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Researchers: No simple solutions for tackling LGBTQ youth-homelessness crisis - A newly released brief by an area research institute is shedding light on the issue of youth homelessness, which, according ...
Advocates to court: Stop jailing people due to poverty - From a press release - On any given day, tens of thousands of people are incarcerated in county jails in Illinois. Most of these people ...
HRC: New FBI hate-crimes statistics "harrowing" - New 2016 statistics released by the FBI on Nov. 13 show increases in hate-crimes against persons on the basis of ...
Author: Matt Simonette
City softens single-user restroom regulations - According to a code memo issued by Commissioner Judith Frydland on Oct. 17, businesses have the option of designating each ...
Author: Matt Simonette
HHS accused of censoring LGBTQ homeless advocates - A federally funded conference on youth experiencing homelessness that begins Nov. 13 in Kansas City, Missouri will take place, according ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Trans candidate discusses historic Virginia victory - Danica Roem, who on Nov. 7 won an election to become the Commonwealth of Virginia's—and the nation's—first transgender state legislator ...
Author: Matt Simonette
HRC scores Illinois companies' LGBTQ-inclusive workplace policies - From HRC press releasees - WASHINGTON - Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) Foundation announced a record number of the nation's major companies ...

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Affinity Community Services Black Gold casino night fundraiser, Dec. 2 - Affinity Community Services is hosting Black Gold, their first casino night fundraiser, Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. "Affinity is excited to ...
LGBTQ persecution reported in Azerbaijan, senators call on State Dept. to investigate - From the office of U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin - WASHINGTON, D.C. — A bipartisan group of senators today called on Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to investigate news reports ...
HRC scores Illinois companies' LGBTQ-inclusive workplace policies - From HRC press releasees - WASHINGTON - Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) Foundation announced a record number of the nation's major companies ...
Hall of Fame induction strikes joyous notes - Video by CAN TV below - The overall mood of the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame's Nov. 8 ceremony honoring its 2017 inductees was markedly different ...
Author: Matt Simonette
LGBTQ Forum: Democratic candidates for governor taking questions, viewing sites statewide - From a press release - CHICAGO—The statewide civic power of LGBTQ Illinoisans will be featured at the state's first Illinois LGBTQ Forum: The Democratic Candidates ...
Puerto Rican veterans demand federal hurricane relief for Puerto Rico - From a press release - CHICAGO — During Veterans Day week, Puerto Rican U.S. veterans—including a Purple Heart and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient as ...
Trans candidate discusses historic Virginia victory - Danica Roem, who on Nov. 7 won an election to become the Commonwealth of Virginia's—and the nation's—first transgender state legislator ...
Author: Matt Simonette
'4-Star City' campaign on homelessness in Chicago - Launching Nov. 10, a new integrated ad campaign seeks to create awareness and empathy for Chicagoans who cope with homelessness ...
Under Review: Transgender airman inspired by grandfather's service weighs future - From an ABC press release - Sterling Crutcher grew up idolizing his grandfather, and he said his desire to join the military was shaped in part ...
Attny Gen Lisa Madigan opposes Tribune/Sinclair media merger - From a press release - Chicago — Attorney General Lisa Madigan today led a multistate group of attorneys general in filing comments with the Federal ...
Elton John AIDS Foundation's gala celebrates 25 years, honors founder - From a press release - NEW YORK, NEW YORK ( November 8, 2017 ) — Last night, Tuesday, November 7, 2017, the Elton John AIDS ...
Reyna Ortiz book release highlights Vives Q event - Vives Q presented the final edition of its First Tuesday series for 2017 with a special book-release celebration Nov. 7 ...
Author: Vern Hester
Members of Congress Announce Amicus Brief in Key LGBTQ Rights Case - From a press release - WASHINGTON — ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST AT 10:00 AM, Members of Congress announce an amicus brief in support of civil ...
HHS accused of censoring LGBTQ homeless advocates - A federally funded conference on youth experiencing homelessness that begins Nov. 13 in Kansas City, Missouri will take place, according ...
Author: Matt Simonette
PASSAGES: Documentary filmmaker, activist Debra Chasnoff dies - Academy Award—winning documentary filmmaker and activist Debra Chasnoff, 60, died Nov. 7 of metastatic breast cancer at her home in ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
City softens single-user restroom regulations - According to a code memo issued by Commissioner Judith Frydland on Oct. 17, businesses have the option of designating each ...
Author: Matt Simonette
PASSAGES John Paul De Cecco, pioneer of sexuality studies, dies at 92 - From San Francisco State University - John Paul De Cecco, a professor emeritus at San Francisco State University and longtime scholar in the field of human ...
Men use Grindr app to lure robbery victims - Two men lured nine individuals into armed robberies in the Rogers Park neighborhood using the Grindr hook-up app, according to ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Chicago organizations expose ICE tactics, sue over agency secrecy - From Organized Communities Against Deportations - Organizations around the country are highlighting local ICE enforcement tactics and filing a federal lawsuit against Immigration and Customs Enforcement ...
PASSAGES Longtime gossip writer Liz Smith dies - Longtime gossip columnist Liz Smith, who started her column at the New York Daily News more than four decades ago, ...
Marriage Equality USA publishes The People's Victory - From a press release - New York, NY - Marriage Equality USA ( MEUSA ) announces the release of an inspiring new book of essays ...
HRC: New FBI hate-crimes statistics "harrowing" - New 2016 statistics released by the FBI on Nov. 13 show increases in hate-crimes against persons on the basis of ...
Author: Matt Simonette
HIV/AIDS advocates: AmfAR chair Kenneth Cole should resign - From a press release - More than 60 people living with HIV ( PLHIV ), PLHIV networks and HIV/AIDS community leaders today called on Kenneth ...
Advocates to court: Stop jailing people due to poverty - From a press release - On any given day, tens of thousands of people are incarcerated in county jails in Illinois. Most of these people ...
Victory Fund endorses gubernatorial candidates; could triple LGBTQ representation - From a press release - Washington, DC — Today Victory Fund, the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ leaders to public office, endorsed three ...
UN member states maintain non-discrimination in Olympic Truce Resolution - From a press release - ( New York ) Today, all 193 United Nations Member States adopted the Olympic Truce Resolution maintaining language protecting against ...
Faith in America, Tyler Clementi Foundation join to end religious-based bullying - From a press release - New York, NY ( November 13, 2017 )—Tonight, at The Tyler Clementi Foundation's Upstander Legacy Celebration, Mitchell Gold, co-founder and ...
Change Over Time Journal calls for LGBTQ papers - From a Change Over Time press release - Change Over Time, a semiannual journal publishing original articles on the history, theory, and praxis of conservation and the built ...
Lakeside Pride honors Strawn - Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles members presented Member Resources Director Brandon Strawn with its Founders Award in recognition of his longtime ...
Author: Matt Simonette
EEOC cuts backlog 16%, labor union warns justice denied - From a press release - WASHINGTON — The union representing career civil service employees at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says the agency has set ...
NCLR Fellow Alex Chen Makes Forbes 30 Under 30 for Trans Youth Work - From a press release - National Center for Lesbian Rights ( NCLR ) Equal Justice Works Fellow, Alexander Chen, was named one of Forbes 30 ...
Astraea Foundation Celebrates 40 Years of Activism at Gala - From a press release - On Monday evening, the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice hosted a gala to celebrate the Foundation's 40th anniversary. The annual ...
Loop rally focuses on rights of LGBTs, women - As promised at the Trump/Pence Protest Rally held at the Kluczynski Federal Plaza on Nov. 4, Refuse Fascism held a ...
Author: Vern Hester
World news: Theologian, Gaydar co-founder die, crocodile hunter - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Gregory Baum—who as a theological expert at the Second Vatican Council was one of the drafters of the conciliar document ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
National roundup: Father kills son, Calif. education, Kenneth Cole situation - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - A Nevada man faces murder charges after authorities say he shot and killed his 14-year-old son, and friends say the ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Movember: Bringing back the mustache for a cause - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - It's November. In Chicago, that can either mean people all freeze to death from an arctic blast or that individuals ...
Author: Joe Franco
Covenant House Illinois helps with independent living - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Derek Chairs is 21 years old and is finally living in his own apartment. Having faced challenges such as homelessness ...
Author: Melissa Wasserman
ACLU attorney Strangio discusses trans rights at UChicago event - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - "The legal fight for trans people and rights is entirely antithetical to the vision of my work because I do ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
ALMA recognizes recent award winners - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Association for Latino/a Motivating Action, or shortened as ALMA, honored LatinX inductees of the LGBT Hall of Fame and ...
Free Lakeview gift cards on Nov. 17 - To celebrate the season, Santa's helpers will be handing out free Lakeview gift cards on Friday, Nov. 17 from 7-9 ...
Annual oSTEM confab Nov. 16-19 - oSTEM—a national society dedicated to educating and fostering leadership for LGBTQA communities in the STEM ( science, technology, engineering and ...
Local Trans Day of Remembrance events planned - The National Transgender Day of Remembrance ( TDOR ) is Monday, Nov. 20. It honors the memory of those whose ...
LETTERS Hepatitis crisis - The AIDS Foundation of Chicago ( AFC ) and Legal Council for Health Justice ( LCHJ ) are appalled to ...
THE AMAZON TRAIL Dorky dykes - I suppose I'm at my dorkiest about my stuffed animals. I have my first teddy bear, Buzz. I have the ...
Author: Lee Lynch
New HIV reporting scholarship launches - The nonprofit Bodies on the Line HIV journalism memorial project has announced a new HIV reporting scholarship, "The Kiki." The ...
Australians approve marriage equality - Australia has voted to change the definition of marriage to include same-sex couples in results announced Nov. 15, with 61.6 ...
Morningstar hosts investing for equality discussion - Morningstar's employee resource group hosted an "Investing for Equality" discussion featuring Morningstar's Director of Sustainability Research John Hale and Trillium ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
LGBTQ and HIV intimate partner violence report released - From a press release. Full reports linked below. - The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs ( NCAVP ) released its report today on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and ...
AMA Adopts New Public Health Policies to Improve the Health of the Nation - From a press release - HONOLULU — The American Medical Association ( AMA ), the premier national physician organization in the country, voted this week ...
Researchers: No simple solutions for tackling LGBTQ youth-homelessness crisis - A newly released brief by an area research institute is shedding light on the issue of youth homelessness, which, according ...
Author: Matt Simonette
PASSAGES Local lesbian businesswoman Donalou Hendon dies - Donalou Hendon, 46, died Nov. 10 and at the time of this publication, the cause of death is unknown. Hendon ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Community groups to boycott the Magnificent Mile on Black Friday - From Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression - Members of churches, unions, and community organizations will fan out from the Water Tower at 806 N. Michigan Ave. onto ...
Leadership Conference opposes Don Willett for 5 Circuit Court of Appeals - Letter from The Leadership Conference on Civil and Hum­­­­an Rights - November 14, 2017 Dear Senator: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition of more ...

Entertainment
Showbiz news: Aguilera, Robbie Rogers, 'Jane the Virgin,' Gal Gadot - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The American Music Awards has a packed performance lineup, including a special tribute to Whitney Houston, ABC13.com noted. Christina Aguilera ...
GayCo's 'Depression' Nov. 17-Dec. 22 - GayCo Productions' Tis the Seasonal Depression will take place Fridays at 8 p.m. Nov. 17-Dec. 22 ( as well as ...
Fantastic in any language: Talking with Marlow La Fantastique - A staple at the famous West Berlin cabaret Chez Nous, Marlow La Fantastique has taken the art of drag and ...
Author: Angelique Smith
LGBTQ theater group GayCo to present 'Tis the Seasonal Depression - From a press release - CHICAGO —- Can't find that perfect tree? Emotionally drained by those extra relatives? There is no way Santa can bring ...
Irving Berlin's White Christmas coming to Cadillac Palace Theatre - From a press release - CHICAGO ( November 10, 2017 ) — Broadway In Chicago and the producers of Irving Berlin's White Christmas are delighted ...
THEATER A Big Apple theater tour - Chicago LGBTQ talents have spread their considerable wings in New York this season. Artistic directors Will Davis ( American Theater ...
Author: Jonathan Abarbanel, Windy City Times
'Illumination' back at Morton Arboretum on Nov. 17 - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Celebrating its fifth year, the winter-lights experience "Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum" returns Nov. 17, 2017-Jan. 1, 2018, ...
THEATER REVIEW J.B. - By James R. Wilke - Playwright: Archibald MacLeish At: Edgewater Presbyterian Church, 1020 W Bryn Mawr Ave. Tickets: CityLit.com; $32. Runs through: Dec. 10 All ...
Theater spotlight on three distressing one-man shows - Controversial monologist Mike Daisey returns to Chicago's Theater Wit for a series of three distressing one-man shows. This Is Not ...
Critics' Picks - The Audience, Timeline Theatre Company, extended through Dec. 3. Like the cat in the nursery rhyme, Chicago playgoers can visit ...
THEATER REVIEW Dream Freaks Fall from Space - Playwright: Kelsey Kinney, Ryan Asher, Tyler Davis, Jeffrey Murdoch, Tien Tran and Nate Varrone At: Second City, 1616 N. Wells ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
THEATER REVIEW Wedding Band: A Love/Hate Story in Black and White - Playwright: Alice Childress At: The Artistic Home. 1376 W. Grand Ave. Tickets: $28-$32. Runs through: Dec. 17 The year ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
SCOTTISH PLAY SCOTT A trans opera journey 'As One' - As One is a 2014 chamber opera exploring a transgender woman's journey of self-realization and acceptance. Commissioned by American Opera ...
Author: Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times
GLAAD: Broadcast TV has many LGBTQ characters, often lacks diversity and complexity - From a GLAAD press release - New York — GLAAD, the world's largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, today released its annual Where We Are on TV ...
Joffrey Ballet opens holiday season with newly reimagined Nutcracker - From a press release - CHICAGO ( November 9, 2017 ) — Following a wildly successful world premiere in December 2016, The Joffrey Ballet will ...
VIEWPOINTS Will and Grace 2017: You Can't Go Home Again - 1 Sitcoms, when they are done well, are like families. As a child of the Seventies and Eighties, I ...
Author: Max S. Gordon
Chicago natives launch LGBTQ web series, 5A-5B - Chicago-grown filmmakers Michael Cicetti ( Creator/Director ) and Ella Harris ( Producer ) are filming a new LGBTQ comedic web ...
NBA referee Violet Palmer to be honored by Truth Awards - From a press release - LOS ANGELES — The Better Brothers Los Angeles ( BBLA ) in association with award-winning actress/activist Sheryl Lee Ralph and ...
Lizzie to open at Firebrand Theatre - From a press release - CHICAGO ( November 13, 2017 ) — Firebrand Theatre, the first musical theatre company committed to employing and empowering women ...
Awa Tsireh paintings, metalworks exhibit in Arizona - From a press release - The unique collection of work by San Ildefonso artist Awa Tsireh ( also known as Alfonso Roybal and Cat Tail ...
Live Out Loud fashion show/benefit Nov. 19 - Sherrie Gearheart, the founder of Live Out Loud Charity ( LOLC ), is hosting a fashion show to raise funds ...
THEATER Kristian Espiritu schools audiences at Cadillac Palace - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Based on the hit film, the musical version of School of Rock follows the adventures of Dewey Finn, a rocker ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
Wright studio having free holiday open house - The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust welcomes the public on Saturday, Dec. 2, to Wright's Oak Park Home and Studio for ...
Chicago film part of Wayward fest - The neo-noir short film Lakeshore Drive is part of The Wayward Film Festival that runs through Thursday, Nov. 16. The ...
NUNN ON ONE: COMEDY James Adomian makes an impression - Lincoln Lodge is bringing out comedian James Adomian to town, and things will never be the same. Adomian—best known for ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
Thots & Shares podcast looks at drag, social-media shares - Chicago drag personality Dakota Conduct has launched Thots & Shares, a body-positive podcast. New episodes will run every Tuesday "and ...
'Nutcracker' feature to premiere Nov. 16 - WTTW public media has partnered with the Joffrey Ballet to produce a new 60-minute documentary, Making a New American Nutcracker, ...
THEATER REVIEW Significant Other - Playwright: Joshua Harmon At: About Face Theatre and Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets: 773-975-8150; AboutFaceTheatre.com; TheaterWit.org; $20-$38. Runs ...
Author: Jonathan Abarbanel, Windy City Times
FILM REVIEW Lady Bird - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Director: Greta Gerwig. Starring: Saoirse Ronana, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts Time: 93 minutes. Release Date: Nov. 10 The new movie ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times

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DISH: SAVOR Woven & Bound - Located in Chicago's Prairie District, the Marriott Marquis Chicago has been open for a few weeks, accommodating everyone from McCormick ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Dining news: LGBT cooking party, Lawry's event, Thanksgiving items - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —"Greased, Pounded & Basted: An LGBT Holiday Appetizers Cooking Party!" will take place Thursday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m. at ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
WNBA player marries in 'Dream Wedding' - The online wedding brand The Knot hosted a wedding for Olympic gold medalist and 2015 WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne ...


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