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Art becomes activism at 'We Must Breathe' Art becomes activism at 'We Must Breathe'
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FDA partially lifts gay blood ban, advocates not happy - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced recommendations to change the longtime ban on blood donations by gay and bisexual ...
No SCOTUS stay, same-sex marriages to begin in Florida Jan. 6 - Florida apparently will recognize same-sex marriages on Jan. 6, after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to further stay a lower ...
Illinois court ends bias against unmarried couples - From a NCLR press release - Today, in a landmark decision, the Illinois Court of Appeals for the First District ruled that courts may not discriminate ...
Santiago's spouse among those included in settlement - The surviving partner of a prominent community activist is among those included in a settlement after a 2011 Indiana stage ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Trans individual missing from Warren, Michigan area - From a press release - WARREN - Equality Michigan is asking for help in locating Jay Ralko, a 22 year old missing Warren area trans ...

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ACLU files Federal complaint: School board segregates trans bathroom use - RICHMOND, Va. — The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Virginia filed an administrative complaint with the Department ...
DOJ to recognize trans discrimination as sex discrimination - The Department of Justice is expanding a civil-rights law to include protections for transgender workers. NPR noted that Attorney General ...
Guide provides vital information for transgender prisoners - From a press release - ( San Francisco, CA, December 18, 2014 )—Today, the National Center for Lesbian Rights ( NCLR ) and the American ...
Trans individual missing from Warren, Michigan area - From a press release - WARREN - Equality Michigan is asking for help in locating Jay Ralko, a 22 year old missing Warren area trans ...
PASSAGES Harry N. Stamm - Harry N. Stamm, "Chris", 58, former instructor at Harrington Institute of Interior Design for many years and Robert Morris College, ...
Duty stations available to same-sex military couples gontinues to grow - From a press release - WASHINGTON, DC — This month, the list of countries where a same-sex military spouse can be sponsored by the Defense ...
South, Midwest, Mountain state LGBTs face social, economic disparities - From a news release - LOS ANGELES— LGBT Americans face greater social and economic disparities in the South, Midwest, and Mountain states, according to a ...
Lighthouse hosts vigil against police brutality - Congregants and local supporters of Lighthouse Church of Chicago held a vigil and peaceful march Dec. 18 to protest against ...
Santiago's spouse among those included in settlement - The surviving partner of a prominent community activist is among those included in a settlement after a 2011 Indiana stage ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Illinois court ends bias against unmarried couples - From a NCLR press release - Today, in a landmark decision, the Illinois Court of Appeals for the First District ruled that courts may not discriminate ...
No SCOTUS stay, same-sex marriages to begin in Florida Jan. 6 - Florida apparently will recognize same-sex marriages on Jan. 6, after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to further stay a lower ...
Lesbian police officer sues city of Markham - A lesbian police officer on Dec. 17 sued the city of Markham in federal court, maintaining that she was harassed ...
Author: Matt Simonette
EDITORIAL Unconditional - Growing up, my family was a bit unorthodox, on multiple levels. At the same time it was the best of ...
Author: Tracy Baim, Windy City Times
Affinity kicks off 20 year celebration with Burning Bowl - From a press release - Chicago, IL — Affinity Community Services will kick off its 20th year anniversary celebration with their annual Burning Bowl event ...
Lance Bass marries - Former NSYNC member Lance Bass, 35, married artist Michael Turchin, 27, at the Park Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles on ...
PASSAGES Former Ald. "Berny" Stone passes away - Former Ald. Bernard L. "Berny" Stone, who long represented the city's 50th Ward, passed away Dec. 22. He was 87. ...
Author: Matt Simonette
FDA partially lifts gay blood ban, advocates not happy - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced recommendations to change the longtime ban on blood donations by gay and bisexual ...
Author: Matt Simonette
MUSIC Presenting The Presets - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Australian duo The Presets perform live constantly landing them all over the world. They have supported acts like Daft Punk ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
Author details 'Winning Marriage' in Chicago book launch - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Author Marc Solomon took his book tour to Organizing for Action ( OFA ) on Dec. 15 for the Chicago ...
Author: Melissa Wasserman
Notes: TransTech; Court on inmate's gender; UChicago Jabour - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - TransTech partners with MillerCoors As part of its year-end fundraising efforts, TransTech Social Enterprise ( TTSE ) announced a partnership ...
National news: Tim Cook; gay Texas judge; Janet Mock engaged - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Apple CEO Tim Cook has made a "substantial" donation to help fund a gay-rights campaign in his home state of ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
World news: French pol outed; Irish bill; Chinese activist - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - A French far-right politician has said he will sue the French Closer magazine, which "outed" him as gay after it ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Navratilova marries - Tennis icon Martina Navratilova married long-term partner Julia Lemigova in a ceremony in New York, according to The Huffington Post. ...
CDPH reports track changes in HIV landscape - A Chicago Department of Public Health surveillance report from early December contained largely positive news about the city's HIV/AIDS outreach ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Art becomes activism at 'We Must Breathe' - On Dec. 18, playwrights, spoken-word artists and actors gathered to talk about race at Victory Gardens Theater's "We Must Breathe" ...
Author: Caroline Siede
Tech talk with trans journalist Ina Fried - After spending a decade at CNET, where she reported on Microsoft and Apple during the Hewlett Packard-Compaq merger period of ...
Author: Sarah Toce
Local teen's giving campaign - Local gay teen Naheige Lewis was among the first youths to deliver VING checks to a deserving person in their ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Obama takes action vs. Gambian on rights abuses - From a press release - WASHINGTON — The Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) has commended the Obama Administration for taking concrete action against the ...
Michigan transgender man, missing since Dec. 10, found dead - From a Equality Michigan press release - WARREN — On Tuesday, December 23, the body of missing transgender man, Jay Ralko, was found in his truck in ...
PASSAGES Albert Mallett dies - Albert Mallett, 70, world traveler, retired H.R. specialist at Burlington North Santa Fe Railroad, who enjoyed a second career as ...
TransTech announces donor matching program with MillerCoors - From a press release - ( Chicago, IL, December 16th 2014 ) — As part of their year end fundraising efforts, today TransTech Social Enterprise ...
LETTERS Thanking Coors?; Calling out the archdiocese - Grin and beer it? A friend of mine recently pestered me to write a thank-you note to Coors Beer Company ...
VIEWS What's in a greeting? - One would think that an all-inclusive seasonal greeting emblematic of our nation's religious diversity would be embraced by us all ...
Author: Rev. Irene Monroe

Entertainment
Entertainment: Sir Ian's 'Street' moves; Audra on HBO; FCKH8 calendar - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Gay actor Sir Ian McKellen, 75—who plays the wizard Gandalf in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings films ...
Pound of Flesh pushing toward new album in the fall - In the late 1990s, Darrell James was writing and performing pop music, but that turned into darker, heavier songs after ...
Author: Ross Forman, Windy City Times
Billy Masters - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - "Straight men, I think, like to look sexy, too ... especially if they're going on a date with potential of, ...
Author: Billy Masters
Iggy, Meghan Trainor, Fall Out Boy, OneRepublic shine at Jingle Ball - Entertainment news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Finishing out the holiday season in a big way, 103.5 KISS FM's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2014 presented a list of ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
NUNN ON ONE Tanya Saracho on her past with the Goodman - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On Oct. 20, 1925, Goodman Theatre opened its doors for a dedication ceremony. Eighty-nine years later, the theater troupe celebrated ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
OUTmusic; 'Frozen' on ice; Annie Lennox 'Nostalgia'; Spandau Ballet; 'Mourning' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - OUTmusic Jan. 19; nominees announced The 9th OUTMusic Awards will take place Monday, Jan. 19, in New York City. Orange ...
Chicagoan Sam Kirk shines through art - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Sam Kirk was always drawn to use her imagination. As a kid, for instance, she'd ride her Mickey Mouse-themed Big ...
Author: Ross Forman, Windy City Times
NUNN ON ONE: COMEDY Margaret Cho chats about sex, Chicago, Bob Mould - Margaret Cho is one of the biggest names in comedy that has led to a multidimensional career that includes acting, ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
Elton John weds; Trans series in suburbs; Seacrest producing - Elton John Sir Elton John officially married David Furnish—exactly nine years after they tied the knot in a civil-partnership ceremony. ...
Knight at the Movies: Into the Woods; Mr. Turner; film notes - From the first moment when Anna Kendrick as Cinderella sings the words "I wish," the palpable excitement that has been ...
Author: Richard Knight, Jr., for Windy City Times
Theater Spotlight, Critics' Picks - Theater SpotlightThe Merry Widow is back in a new Light Opera Works production that features Lyric Opera of Chicago veteran ...
THEATER REVIEW Airline Highway - Playwright: Lisa D'Amour. At: Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St. Tickets: 312-335-1650; ; $20-$86. Runs through: Feb. 8 The most ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
Holiday chestnuts - When I worked as a paid usher for Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City, I remember my supervisor stating that ...
Author: Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times
NUNN ON ONE: MUSIC Andrew W.K. is throwing a party - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Rocker Andrew Wilkes-Krier—better known as Andrew W. K.—is bringing the party to Chicago for New Year's Eve and 2014 is ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
THEATER REVIEW Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella - Playwright: Douglas Carter Beane; Score: Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. At: Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph St. Tickets: ...
Author: Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times
THEATER REVIEW Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Goose - Playwright: adapted by Michael Menendian and John Weagly from the story by Arthur Conan Doyle. At: Raven Theatre, 6157 N. ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
THEATER REVIEW Burning Bluebeard - Playwright: Jay Torrence. At: The Ruffians at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets: 773-975-8150; $36-50. Runs through: Jan. 4 ...
Author: Steven Chaitman
Student actors present poetic novel "October Mourning" - North Central College presents "October Mourning," a stage production based on Lesléa Newman's book, "October Mourning: A Song for Matthew ...
COMEDY Cameron Esposito: The lesbian linguist of funny - Through BuzzFeed's "Ask a Lesbian" video series, biweekly A.V. Club columns ( "Who in the World is Cameron Esposito?" ), ...
Author: Angelique Smith
Sugar & Spice - Some people might measure their year in cities visited, dollars earned or goals accomplished. I measure mine in delicious food ...
Author: Meghan Streit
Theater notes: 'A Wilde Affair'; Steppenwolf to honor Metcalf - Dead Writers mark 'A Wilde Affair' Dead Writers Theatre Collective announces its 2015 season "A Wilde Affair," focusing on the ...

Outlines
Gift Theatre honors chef Art Smith - The Gift Theatre marked its 13th year with The GIFT Gala 2014, held at the Chicago Cultural Center. The company ...
Dining news: Fabio Viviani's wine; Eduardo's updates - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —Chef Fabio Viviani has launched his eponymous wine brand, Fabio Viviani Wine Collection. The collection will include a 2012 Cabernet ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Photos: Pets at the holidays - HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM WE HEART PETS! A special thanks to everyone who submitted pet photos for this year's installment. May ...
In the Life: Yvette Holt - Yvette Holt has played numerous sports through Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association ( CMSA ) over the past 20 years, particularly ...
Author: Ross Forman, Windy City Times
Lambda Legal hosts 'Holidays on Ice' - Lambda Legal Chicago Leadership Council its fourth annual "Holidays on Ice" at the Boystown nightspot Sidetrack on Dec. 11. Attendees ...


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