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Taiwan Constitutional Court Rules In Favor of Marriage Equality - compiled by PRIDEChicago - Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) hailed a decision by Taiwan's Constitutional Court in favor of marriage equality, ...
City expands HIV services, 400% increase people served - From a press release - Mayor Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Public Health ( CDPH ) announced more than 3,600 people living with HIV ...

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PRIDE MONTH CALENDAR - compiled by PRIDEChicago - JUNE ( various dates ) - CENTER ON HALSTED - During June Pride Month, the center will be hosting a ...
141 Men Arrested in Gay Sauna in Indonesia - On May 21, Indonesian authorities arrested 141 men, claiming they were engaging in a "gay sex party" at Atlantis Gym ...
Sherrell Faulkner, Black transgender woman, killed in Charlotte, North Carolina - From a NCAVP press release - NCAVP mourns the homicide of Sherrell Faulkner, a Black transgender woman killed in Charlotte, North Carolina; the11th reported killing of ...
GUEST COLUMN On I Am Not Your Negro - "People invent categories in order to feel safe. White people invented black people to give white people identity...Straight cats invented ...
Author: Max S. Gordon
OutRight Honors LGBTIQ Human Rights Defenders at United Nations - From a press release - On May 15, 2017, OutRight Action International honored Caleb Orozco, the man who successfully challenged Belize's sodomy law and won, ...
Southwest suburban progressives to host equality march - The progressive group Southwest Suburban Activists will hold the Equality March for Unity and Pride on June 11 at Breidert ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Gay teacher fired after being outed by students - Democratic candidate for Congress Marie Newman, who will be challenging incumbent U.S. Rep. Daniel Lipinski (D-CHicago) in the 2018 elections, ...
Author: Matt Simonette
City expands HIV services, 400% increase people served - From a press release - Mayor Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Public Health ( CDPH ) announced more than 3,600 people living with HIV ...
Financing of Pennycuff apartments nears completion - The developer of an LGBT-friendly affordable housing project in Logan Square is nearing completion of financing, and a final plan ...
Author: Matt Simonette
TPAN Moving to New Office, Partnering with Howard Brown Health - From a press release - Chicago, IL. ( May 18, 2017 )—This month, Test Positive Aware Network ( TPAN ) will move its offices to ...
Social media campaign launched supporting suspended Saucedo teacher - The groundswell of support for suspended Saucedo special education teacher Sarah Chambers has grown both locally and online since the ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Center on Halsted gala marks 10th anniversary - Scroll down for videos - According to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Center on Halsted is the "beating heart for the gay and lesbian community of ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Political Animals documentary about four out elected officials on DVD June 6 - From a press release - New, award-winning LGBT knockout doc Political Animals will release on DVD and digitally on June 6th in the U.S. and ...
Family-law firm forges new LGBT partnership - With the freedom to marry won, naturally the LGBTQ community discovered that it has also come with some heavy baggage ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
Belmont-Sheffield Music Fest May 27-28 adds second stage. - From a press release - CHICAGO—May 4, 2017—Top local tribute bands… food… libations… artisans… and an all-new second stage featuring entertainment booked by two popular ...
LGBTQ veterans to dedicate Halsted monument, celebrate 25 years on Memorial Day - The Chicago Chapter of American Veterans for Equal Rights ( AVER ) will hold public events throughout the Memorial Day ...
Working In America Lunch with Ai-jen Poo, Dir. Domestic Worker's Alliance - From a press release - Working In America will hold a last Working Lunch with Ai-jen Poo, Director of Domestic Worker's Alliance, Thursday, May 25. ...
MCC founder Rev. Troy Perry first American given Cuba's CENESEX Award - From a press release - Rev. Troy Perry, founder of the Metropolitan Community Churches ( MCC ), is the first American citizen given Cuba's CENESEX ...
Homicide of Imer Alvarado, in Fresno, California possible hate violence - From a NCAVP press release - The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs ( NCAVP ) has learned of the possible hate-violence homicide of Imer Alvarado on ...
Goodman shows 'Sequins;' Stamos hosts 'Wish Ball' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On May 20, Goodman Theatre held a "Sequins and Soul" extravaganza at the Fairmont Chicago. This year, the annual gala ...
Artemis Singers "Family of Friends" concert June 17 - From a press release - CHICAGO ─ Artemis Singers , Chicago's lesbian feminist chorus, will celebrate Pride month with a special concert and dance, "Family ...
'Rent' cast thrills Sidetrack attendees - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Jonathan Larson's Rent has captivated audiences for more than 20 years. The story, loosely based on Puccini's La Boheme, shows ...
'Big Gay Brunch' June 4 - Pride Month will kick off at Boiler Room, 2210 N. California Ave., with queer nightlife personalities at the Big Gay ...
National roundup: Joe Biden, Texas bills, trans woman murdered - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Former Vice President Joe Biden will headline the Democratic National Committee's ( DNC's ) annual LGBT Gala in New York ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
World news: Caleb Orozco, racism survey, Chechnya, Caitlyn Jenner - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - OutRight Action International honored Caleb Orozco—the man who successfully challenged Belize's sodomy law and won—with the Felipa De Sousa Award ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Clinton to speak at ALA conference - Former Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton will be the American Library Association ( ALA ) Annual Conference's closing ...
ACLU comments on Trump budget - From a press release - WASHINGTON — The Trump administration released its 2018 budget proposal for Congress today. Faiz Shakir, American Civil Liberties Union national ...
Peaceful marches to call for end to culture of deceit in White House - From a press release - Washington, DC- As questions mount on whether the White House has engaged in a cover-up and obstruction of justice in ...
Levithan wins literary prize - Writer David Levithan has received The Chicago Tribune's Young Adult Literary Prize. Levithan is the award-winning author of many bestselling ...
Melt, Yates win Markowitz Award - Lambda Literary, which promotes LGBTQ literature, announced that Chicagoan H. Melt and Victor Yates are the recipients of the 2017 ...
Registration open for AIDS Run & Walk - Registration has opened for the 16th annual AIDS Run & Walk Chicago on Sunday, Oct. 1. The event will start ...
Former bodybuilder is advocate for LGBTQ Asian/Pacific Islander youth - May is Asian American and Pacific Islander ( AAPI ) Heritage Month, and one AAPI activist the LGBTQ community might ...
Author: David Thill
LETTERS Trump's fail - Trump's "Religious Liberty" Fail Shows That He Can Be Stopped As a real-estate developer, President Donald Trump was no doubt ...
VIEWPOINTS Cambridge mayor's call to action - The city of Cambridge, Massachusetts—this writer's hometown—is a stormy hotbed of politics and social issues, and no person has weathered ...
Author: Rev. Irene Monroe
Activist reflects on Berwyn's LGBT transformation - Activist Ted Korbos said "he could never have dreamed" that, 22 years after the formation of Berwyn United Gay and ...
Author: Matt Simonette
GLAAD: 20 percent of millennials identify as LGBTQ - GLAAD unveiled its third annual Accelerating Acceptance report, a survey conducted on GLAAD's behalf by Harris Poll that shows that ...
'Freedom to Marry' shows Evan Wolfson as marriage architect - Widely considered the "architect of same-sex marriage," Evan Wolfson and his colleagues led a decades-long battle to win equal rights ...
Author: Sarah Toce
Center on Halsted, museum host 'Boystown' event - By Molly Sprayregen - On May 18, the Chicago History Museum held an event at the Center on Halsted ( "The Center" ) that ...
Dignity/Chicago marks 45 years with dinner, awards ceremony - DignityUSA Executive Director Marianne Duddy-Burke was the keynote speaker at Dignity/Chicago's ( the advocacy organization for LGBTQI Catholics and their ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
9/11 friar to be honored June 10 - Father Mychal Judge—an openly gay Franciscan friar who was one of the first responders who showed up to the twin ...
Chicago Equality Rally on June 11 - The Chicago LGBTQ community and allies will be gathering Sunday, June 11, at 11 a.m. at Andersonville Midsommarfest in solidarity ...
'Queer Prom' May 26 - The 12th Annual Queer Prom will take place Friday, May 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the National Museum of Mexican ...
Lea DeLaria Pride Chicago 2017 Grand Marshal - Lea DeLaria seems to have achieved overnight stardom with her SAG Award—winning, standout role as Carrie 'Big Boo' Black in ...
Taiwan Constitutional Court Rules In Favor of Marriage Equality - From a press release - Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) hailed a decision by Taiwan's Constitutional Court in favor of marriage equality, ...

Entertainment
SUMMER THEATER SPECIAL Summer theater's hottest picks - For those of you preferring a Windy City "staycations" to a traveling vacation, here's a selected look at live indoor ...
Nothing Without a Company Announces 2017-18 Season - From a press release - CHICAGO, May 17, 2017 - Chicago non-profit theatre company Nothing Without a Company has announced their 12th season, "Identity." The ...
Spotlight - Lesbian love songs are in the mix of Things to Ruin: The Songs of Joe Iconis. Refuge Theatre Project presents ...
THEATER REVIEW Ideation - Written by: Aaron Loeb. Directed by: Gus Menary. At: Jackalope Theater Company Broadway Armory Park, 5917 N. Broadway. Tickets: JackalopeTheatre.org: ...
Author: Eric Karas
Critics Picks - 3C, A Red Orchid Theatre, through June 4. David Adjmi's comically critical deconstruction of the TV series Three's Company can ...
THEATER REVIEW Little Miss Sunshine - By Sean Margaret Wagner - Authors: William Finn ( music and lyrics ) and James Lapine ( book ). At: The Edge Theatre, 5451 N. ...
THEATER REVIEW The Radiant - Playwright: Shirley Lauro. At: Genesis Theatrical Productions at the Athenaeum, 2936 N. Southport Ave. Tickets: $32. Runs through: June 11 ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
THEATER REVIEW Black Pearl: A Tribute to Josephine Baker - Playwright: Daryl Brooks. At: Black Ensemble Theater, 4450 N. Clark St. Tickets: $55-$65. Runs through: June 18 An Art ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
'Pickers' in Illinois throughout June - The show American Pickers—a documentary series that explores the world of antique "picking"—will be filming throughout Illinois in June. The ...
Feminist Frequency sets its sights on Trump in new show - San Francisco, CA—Today, Feminist Frequency premieres the second episode of their brand new series, The FREQ Show! In "The Unmanning ...
Performance of Black Pearl, A Tribute to Josephine Baker, to benefit Legacy Project - From a Legacy Project press release - Kick-Off LGBT Pride 2017 with us on Saturday, June 3rd with a special Legacy Project Benefit performance of Black Ensemble ...
Kate Clinton to be honored at Levity & Justice June 22 in New York - From a press release - Washington, DC ( April 27, 2017 ) — LPAC, the national grassroots lesbian political action committee supporting pro-LGBTQ and pro-women's ...
Five Worth Finding: Popcornopolis, The Baton Show Lounge and more - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —Popcornopolis ( Popcornopolis.com ): Garrett is not the only popcorn master, apparently. Popcornopolis has an incredibly tasty line of offerings, ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Entertainment: Mary Lambert, Jussie Smollett, Manning CD, Harry Styles - From a press release - Lesbian "Same Love" singer Mary Lambert has revealed that she was gang-raped as a teen, according to Page Six. In ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Billy Masters - "If he took a dump on his desk, you would defend it."—Anderson Cooper chastises Jeffrey Lord after the political commentator ...
Author: Billy Masters
House-music film looks at gay origins - A new two-part documentary by the British television broadcaster Channel 4—entitled I Was There When House Took Over the World—is ...
Cinema/Chicago promote Kutza, Plauche - Cinema/Chicago, the parent organization of the Chicago International Film Festival, announced the promotion of two longtime employees. Mimi Plauche has ...
Chicago Underground Film Festival May 31-June 4 - The Chicago Underground Film Festival will showcase more than 100 unique visual works May 31-June 4 at the Logan Theater, ...
Chicago Home Theater Festival through May 29 - The Chicago Home Theater Festival will take place through May 29 in various spots around the city. Some of the ...
SUMMER MOVIE SPECIAL Aliens, apes, Annabelle all part of summer's box office - Chicago is finally heating up, with the summer movie season now in full swing. There are many new releases primed ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
Musician Chelsea Shag wants to spread the love - With her new single "One Kiss," musician Chelsea Shag wants to spread a message of universal love. Shag released a ...
Author: Charlsie Dewey
WCT writer in Steppenwolf event - Windy City Times senior entertainment writer Jerry Nunn will be part of "You're Being Ridiculous: PRIDE," which will take place ...
'Black Pearl' benefit June 3 - A benefit performance of Black Ensemble Theatre's Black Pearl: A Tribute to Josephine Baker will take place Saturday, June 3, ...
New CSO album out June 16 - The Chicago Symphony Orchestra ( CSO ) is releasing its eighth recording with Music Director Riccardo Muti on its own ...
SUMMER DANCE SPECIAL Dance heats up this summer - by Joanna Furnans - Although summer doesn't officially begin for another couple of weeks, the 2017 Chicago summer dance season wastes no time getting ...
Spacey honored while Billings hosts Steppenwolf gala - There were two major theater fundraisers on May 13 in Chicago. One celebrated one of the most respected actors working ...
SUMMER THEATER SPECIAL Chicago theaters offer warm staycations - Your favorite neighborhood playhouses don't close from Memorial to Labor Day, like they did when many of them didn't have ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge

Outlines
VEHICLE REVIEW 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC43 AMG drops hammer on crossovers - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - AMG has a long history of being Mercedes' in-house gym, delivering cars as diverse as the GT-S supercar that blips ...
Author: Casey Williams, Gaywheels.com
Dining news: Travelle series, The Barn, Nutella cafe - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —The Travelle "Chef Collab" dinner series kicks off on Thursday, May 25, at 6 p.m. as Travelle Kitchen + Bar's ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
BOOK REVIEW Edges of the Rainbow: LGBTQ Japan - By Michel Delsol & Haruku Shinozaki $21.95; The New Press; 192 pages Edges of the Rainbow: LGBTQ Japan chronicles modern ...
Author: Angelique Smith
King to speak atNU on June 16 - Advocate/sports icon Billie Jean King will deliver this year's commencement address at Northwestern University on Friday, June 16. King was ...
Loving Oliver Sacks and the city: Bill Hayes' new memoir - Shortly before his death in the summer of 2015, the eminent and beloved neurologist Oliver Sacks did an interview with ...
Author: Liz Baudler
Web series looks at South Side, queer women of color - Quare Life is a comedy web series centering the lives of a group of Chicago queer women of color on ...
In the Life: Monroe Stevens - A photographer found his profile and asked if he'd be interested in doing some modeling; after determining it wasn't a ...
Author: Molly Sprayregen
Sarah Buino changes the tune of therapy - Using her head and heart, Sarah Buino, LCSW, CADC, CDWF brings her own colorful touch to the therapy field. As ...
Author: Melissa Wasserman


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