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PASSAGES: Police watchdog and LGBT ally Mary Powers dies - Mary Powers nee Downey, 93, long-time activist and LGBT ally, died June 25 at Evanston Hospital following a short illness. ...
Early reports: Fewer incidents during Pride Parade and aftermath - Despite a million-person turnout to watch the 47th Annual Pride Parade, Chicago police are currently reporting only seven arrests during ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Supreme Court rejects Texas abortion law - In what has called its most significant ruling in years, the U.S. Supreme Court, on June 27, rejected a Texas ...
Pope says Catholic Church must apologize to gay people, Dignity responds - On June 26, Pope Francis stated that Christians should apologize to gay people and others who the Church has offended ...
Pride at Montrose event abruptly cancelled by the CPD - As the 47th annual Pride Parade was winding down in Lakeview June 26, Pride at Montrose was just getting started. ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
1 million at Chicago Pride, Orlando victims remembered - The 47th Annual Pride Parade June 26 began with a moment of silence. The 2016 event opened with a procession ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Thousands at Chicago's 20th annual Dyke March - They numbered in the thousands. So many people showed up to the 20th Annual Dyke March June 25 that they ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
Lurie Gender and Sex program receives Pritzker $500K matching gift - According to co-director of Lurie Children's Hospital's Gender and Sex Development Program Rob Garofalo MD/MPH, the Midwest initiative offering a ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
Transgender military ban to be lifted July 1 - From a press release - WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) responded to breaking news reports that on July 1, the ...
Pres. Obama designates Stonewall National Monument, first honoring LGBT Rights - "We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths —- that all of us are created equal —- ...

News
Bipartisan gun-control measure introduced in state House - From a press release - In an effort to further ensure the safety of all residents in the state of Illinois, state Reps. Greg Harris ...
Early reports: Fewer incidents during Pride Parade and aftermath - Despite a million-person turnout to watch the 47th Annual Pride Parade, Chicago police are currently reporting only seven arrests during ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Supreme Court rejects Texas abortion law - In what has called its most significant ruling in years, the U.S. Supreme Court, on June 27, rejected a Texas ...
Pres. Obama designates Stonewall National Monument, first honoring LGBT Rights - "We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths —- that all of us are created equal —- ...
Transgender military ban to be lifted July 1 - From a press release - WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) responded to breaking news reports that on July 1, the ...
Equality Act focus of roundtable talk - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Equality Act was the focus of a roundtable discussion featuring U.S. Rep. David Cicilline, U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, Illinois ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Proud to Run celebrates 35 years with special guest Rep. Quigley - Proud to Run celebrated 35 years with its annual 5K run/walk and 10K run June 25 at The Grove just ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell
Trans women win congressional races - Two trans women have more than their first names in common, as they made history June 28 by winning congressional ...
1 million at Chicago Pride, Orlando victims remembered - The 47th Annual Pride Parade June 26 began with a moment of silence. The 2016 event opened with a procession ...
Author: Matt Simonette
BOOK REVIEW Being Jazz - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - By Jazz Jennings. $17.99; Crown Books for Young Readers; 272 pages There's nothing special about you. You're just an ...
Author: Terri Schlichenmeyer
LGBTQ history: Love finds its way - by Michael Hussey - On July 15-16, the National Archives ( NARA ) will host the National Conversation on Rights and Justice: LGBTQ Human ...
Rep. Quigley to Address Equality Act at 35th Annual Proud to Run - From a press release - As part of the events surrounding Chicago's 35th annual Proud to Run, US Congressman Mike Quigley will be speaking on ...
Lurie Gender and Sex program receives Pritzker $500K matching gift - According to co-director of Lurie Children's Hospital's Gender and Sex Development Program Rob Garofalo MD/MPH, the Midwest initiative offering a ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
DNC video celebrates LGBT progress - Sunday, June 26 will mark one year since the Supreme Court made marriage equality the law of the land nationwide ...
Reaction to UK referendum result, the ILGA-Europe perspective - From a press release - ILGA-Europe have always strongly believed in the power of activists and allies to work together for a common goal, namely ...
LGBT Asians disappointed in immigrant Sup. Ct. ruling, relieved on affirm action - From a press release - On Friday, a badly divided U.S. Supreme Court issued a 4-4 decision in the case U.S. v Texas. The decision ...
Thousands at Chicago's 20th annual Dyke March - They numbered in the thousands. So many people showed up to the 20th Annual Dyke March June 25 that they ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
Illinois woman charged with attack on actress Kelly McGillis - Henderson County authorities say actress Kelly McGillis ( Top Gun; Witness; The Accused; The Innkeepers ), 58, was the victim ...
PASSAGES Marti 'Martha' Rust - Marti "Martha" Rust ( born in 1947 ) of Oregon, Illinois, died peacefully June 21 surrounded by family. Marti was ...
Pride at Montrose event abruptly cancelled by the CPD - As the 47th annual Pride Parade was winding down in Lakeview June 26, Pride at Montrose was just getting started. ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
Pope says Catholic Church must apologize to gay people, Dignity responds - On June 26, Pope Francis stated that Christians should apologize to gay people and others who the Church has offended ...
Wedding, NAMES quilt panels at Navy Pier Pride celebration - Transgender activist and entrepreneur Angelica Ross led an informal "mass wedding" June 25 as part of several Pride-related activities that ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Chicago LGBT Veteran Salute recalls the moment of battle - A June 27 sun beat down on downtown Chicago's Daley Plaza as representatives from American Veterans for Equal Rights ( ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
Chicago/Windy City Black Pride July 1-4 - Chicago/Windy City Black Pride will take place July 1-4, with a variety of events to mark the occasion. Some of ...
PASSAGES: Police watchdog and LGBT ally Mary Powers dies - Mary Powers nee Downey, 93, long-time activist and LGBT ally, died June 25 at Evanston Hospital following a short illness. ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
VIEWS Targeted act of a terrorist's hate - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - June is LGBTQ Pride Month, and parades and festivities abound. Pride 2016 is particularly important because it marks the one-year ...
Author: Rev. Irene Monroe
World news: Italy's adoption law, pro-trans fatwa, David Cameron video - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Italy's highest court has made it easier for gays to adopt a partner's biological child; however, the decision does not ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
National roundup: Marriage poll, Loretta Lynch, NYC Pride Parade - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - A new poll from Gallup indicates that 49 percent of all same-sex couples who are living together are legally married, ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Center kicks off Pride weekend with annual bash - by Tarina Hargrays - People came out to ring in Pride weekend June 24 at the Center on Halsted's annual "TKO: Pride Celebration," held ...
Hollywood Beach Pride - The 5th annual Hollywood Beach Pride was held June 25. More information at http:// . ...
LETTERS Remembering Edward Sotomayor, calls for inclusion, unity - Remembering Edward Sotomayor [Note: The following was a eulogy presented at Orlando shooting victim Edward Sotomayor's funeral on June 25.] ...
Pols push to end blood-donation policy - U.S. Reps. Mike Quigley ( IL-05 ), Vice-Chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, Barbara Lee ( CA-13 ), Jared ...
Activist Janae Bonsu talks BYP100, queer Black identity - Black Youth Project 100 ( BYP100 ) National Public Policy Chair Janaé Bonsu's journey as an activist began about three ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Congregation Or Chadash holds final Pride Shabbat - By Gretchen Rachel Hammond A bittersweet feeling was echoed by most of the over 70 people who attended what was ...
FAMILIES OF CHOICE SERIES Dr. Jesus Ramirez-Valles - Age: 51 Relationship Status: Married Neighborhood: Printer's Row Activities: Director of Community Health Sciences University of Illinois, School of Public ...
Obama designates Stonewall monument - President Obama designated a new national monument at the historic site of the Stonewall uprising in New York City to ...
Blessed Body book looks at Nigerian life - Open To Thinking, A recurring column - REVIEW OF: Blessed Body: The Secret Lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Nigerians, edited by Unoma Azuah. Blessed Body ...
Author: Nick Patricca
Palm Center statement on military seeking more time to lift trans ban - Also see later related coverage at the link: http:// . WASHINGTON, D.C. — Aaron Belkin, director of the Palm Center, ...

Entertainment
Upcoming: Lakeview Orchestra's Orlando Pulse Benefit concert with Rachel Barton Pine - From a press release - Lakeview Orchestra is performing a fundraising concert for the victims of the Orlando shooting on June 28, 2016. Proceeds from ...
Fifth annual Pride North festival rocks Rogers Park - As the clouds broke and gave way to blazing sunshine, the fifth annual Pride North festival kicked off and welcomed ...
Author: Kirk Williamson
Entertainment news: Greg Louganis, Laverne Cox, Taylor Lautner, 'Hairspray' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Out, HIV-positive Olympic diver Greg Louganis ( who's 56 ) is one of the 10 men and nine women who ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Chicago's queer nightlife family produces 'Solidarity' video - A group of 20+ Chicago queer nightlife organizers came together in the wake of Orlando to share a message of ...
Clandestina celebrates Pride in Pilsen - Monica Raymund of the Chicago Fire TV show, Brooke Webster and Alma Izquierdo presented Clandestina Chicago throws down on the ...
MUSIC Jason Maek & Zaena show their Pride - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - New artists Jason Maek & Zaena are supporting the LGBT community in big ways for Pride month. Their tour has ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
Local entertainment shorts: Out and Proud at Davenport's, Lollapalooza, Pitchfork - 'Out and Proud!' July 28 at Davenport's Melissa Young and Nick Sula will aim to take local audiences on ...
Upcoming in theater and film - 'The Boys Upstairs' through July 2 Pride Films and Plays ( PFP ) will present the Chicago premiere of Jason ...
SCOTTISH PLAY SCOTT Singing the praises of GALA - All eyes and ears of the worldwide LGBTQ choral movement will be focused on Denver for the 2016 GALA Festival ...
Author: Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times

Outlines
Out athletes engage in 'Straight Talk' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - OusSports.com wrapped up its two-day conference, held at the Center on Halsted, with nine LGBT people in sports talking about ...
Author: Ed Negron
Backlot Bash kicks off Pride celebrations - The 2016 list of events & line ups for Chicago's Back Lot Bash includes two weekends of events June 16-26. ...
TRAVEL Yes, Michigan!: Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti are cozy, cosmopolitan - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - When I first accepted an assignment to visit Ann Arbor, I was skeptical. If I wanted to go to a ...
Author: Skylar Baker-Jordan
Dining news: Film-inspired drinks, Kizuki's summer eats - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —BIG Bar, located on the second floor of Hyatt Regency Chicago at 151 E. Wacker Dr., offers a lineup of ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Ride for AIDS Chicago: Fighting HIV/AIDS mile after mile - The annual Ride For AIDS Chicago will have about 275 participants this year, including about 200 riders—and about half of ...
Author: Ross Forman, Windy City Times
LA&M to exhibit 'Excavating Experience' in July - "Excavating Experience: The Presence of LGBTQ People of Color in Cook County, IL" is a multimedia exhibit that will open ...
Upcoming: Sam Kirk exhibit July 21 at IPaintMyMind - "Double-Dutch: An Exhibition by Sam Kirk" will open Thursday, July 21, 7-10 p.m., at IPaintMyMind Gallery, 2545 W. Diversey Pkwy. ...


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Entertainment news: Greg Louganis, Laverne Cox, Taylor Lautner, 'Hairspray'
 
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