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2016 campaign will be dynamic on LGBT issues - The 2016 presidential campaign is shaping up to be a particularly exciting and meaningful one for LGBT people. Here are ...
HIV/AIDS advocates ready for budget fight - Illinois health advocates have faced budget crises before, but rarely have circumstances seemed as dire as they do now, with ...
Author: Matt Simonette

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Life at 80: Renee Richards on and off the tennis court - She truly is a pioneer, now 80, who has left her three-fold mark worldwide—as a professional tennis player, a still-practicing ...
2016 campaign will be dynamic on LGBT issues - The 2016 presidential campaign is shaping up to be a particularly exciting and meaningful one for LGBT people. Here are ...
Author: Lisa Keen, Keen News Service
Tax day shows inequality for legally married same-sex couples - From an HRC press release - WASHINGTON — Tomorrow's Internal Revenue Service ( IRS ) deadline for filing taxes can be a stark reminder for thousands ...
NCLR and Task Force remove names from Michfest petition - [Updated April 11, 8:11 p.m.] Just days after Kate Kendell and the organization she leads, the National Center for Lesbian ...
Author: Sarah Toce
Married same-sex couples denied health care benefits by employers - A March 2014 release from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services pertaining to health care benefits for same-sex ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
Surgeon General supports protecting LGBT youth from conversion therapy - From a press release - ( Washington, DC, April 10, 2015 )—Today, Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy, M.D., the United States Surgeon General, joined a ...
Chicago LGBTs gear up for supreme court decision - From a press release - CHICAGO — With the Supreme Court hosting oral arguments — really a debate between pro-LGBT and anti-LGBT attorneys — on ...
#BornPerfect event raises awareness of conversion therapy - About 125 people attended a rally calling for an end to conversion therapy practices on LGBT minors in Illinois April ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
HIV/AIDS advocates ready for budget fight - Illinois health advocates have faced budget crises before, but rarely have circumstances seemed as dire as they do now, with ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Emanuel scores big wins along North Lakefront - A number of upsets marked several aldermanic runoff contests on April 7, but some races' final outcomes won't be determined ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Asian Pacific LGBT communities "RiseUp!" April 12- 18 - From a press release - "RiseUp!" LGBT Asian, South Asian, Southeast Asian and Pacific Islanders Demand Immigrants Rights in National Week of Action The National ...
National Politics Panel with LGBT leaders at historic Congress Hall, Philadelphia - From a press release - April 13, 2015, Philadelphia, PA - The organizers of the National LGBT 50th Anniversary Celebration ( July 2 to 5 ...
Top student-historians to compete in Chicago Metro History Fair - From a press release - CHICAGO, IL—Two hundred of the Chicago-area's top student-historians ( grades 9-12 ) will present original historical research projects at the ...
Florida eye clinic to pay $150,000 in trans/sex discrimination case - From a press release - TAMPA, Fla. — Lakeland Eye Clinic, a Lakeland, Fla.-based organization of health care professionals, will pay $150,000 to settle one ...
Poll: Pence, Indiana business hurt by "Religious Liberty" fight - From an HRC press release - WASHINGTON — Governor Mike Pence finds himself deeply damaged following the fight over Indiana's "religious refusal" bill that put LGBT ...
Lesbian political action committee endorses Clinton - LPAC press release - April 12, 2015 — LPAC, the country's first and only lesbian political action committee, announced its board voted to endorse ...
Study: Support for same-sex marriage rising in all 50 states - From a Williams Institute press release - LOS ANGELES — Public support for same-sex marriage has increased in all 50 states since 2004, especially in states that ...
Resolution asks states to protect LGBT youth from conversion therapy - From an NCLR press release - ( San Francisco, CA, April 14, 2015 )—Today, U.S. Congresswoman Jackie Speier ( CA-14th ) introduced the "Stop Harming Our ...
Monthly 'Positive Thoughts' HIV/AIDS column launched - From a Q Syndicate press release - Q Syndicate announces the launch of a new column, "Positive Thoughts," a partnership with four of the leading HIV/AIDS resources ...
Report and web forums detail lives of African-American girls - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Recent incidents involving the deaths of unarmed Black men at the hands of police officers have led to a resurgence ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
Becky Kanis: Champion of change - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - There are certain people in the world that are placed into situations to thrive, and U.S. Army veteran Becky Kanis ...
Author: Sarah Toce
Briefs: Trans soldier; Obama against conversion therapy: blood donation - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Military has first openly trans soldier Army Sgt. Shane Ortega has become the first openly transgender individual in the military, ...
Nat'l roundup: Obama's order; LPAC backs Hillary; Repub. guv's stand - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The executive order President Obama signed that prohibits federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
New chamber ED comes from career built on inclusion - Gerardo Rodriguez recently took over as executive director of the Chicago Area Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce after a ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
Bennett honored; Chairs named; Roosevelt pres named, Hall of Fame benefit - LAGBAC honors Lambda Legal's Jim Bennett The Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago ( LAGBAC ) announced that Jim ...
Talk show on lives of transgender individuals casting April 18 - From a press release - Tibsen Entertainment Productions along with 47th Street Studios is searching to cast for a talk show based onthe lives of ...
Soup-kitchen patron: Sermon with anti-gay remarks preceded meal - An Edgewater man who went for dinner at a weekly soup kitchen hosted by an Uptown church said that he ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Freedom Indiana to work for local nondiscrimination LGBT protections - From a press release - INDIANAPOLIS — Freedom Indiana, the statewide grassroots organization that successfully fought a state constitutional ban on same-sex marriage and the ...
'GLAAD Hatters' gather to raise glasses, awareness - On April 4, about 100 people packed Pasteur, 5525 N. Broadway, donning fabulous apparel and, of course, hats during the ...
Author: Jason Carson Wilson
Southern Poverty Law Center statement on Ashley Diamond case - From a press release - The following statement was issued by SPLC Deputy Legal Director David Dinielli following the disclosure that the Georgia Department of ...
-- World news: Tel Aviv conference; Sarkozy controversy - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The 40 Years of Pride conference, organized by The Aguda and A Wider Bridge, will bring together a diverse group ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
ASK LAMBDA LEGAL Day of Silence - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Q: I'm in high school, and I want to participate in GLSEN's National Day of Silence ( DoS ). I'm ...
Author: Christopher Clark, Lambda Legal
LETTERS Corporate interests - To the Editor: Windy City Times touts the presence of five LGBTQ members on the new Chicago City Council. But ...
VIEWS: MOMBIAN New edition enlivens 'Two Mommies' for families today - A 25th-anniversary edition of Leslea Newman's children's book Heather Has Two Mommies, with brand-new illustrations and updated text, has given ...
Author: Dana Rudolph
Upcoming: Advocacy Day; MPSA; Bon Foster - LGBT Advocacy Day in Springfield April 15 Equality Illinois' LGBT Advocacy Day will take place Wed., April 15, at the ...
YEPP marks fourth anniversary with 'ALIVE' - Youth Empowerment Performance Project ( YEPP ) celebrated its 4th anniversary, "4th YEPPiversary: ALIVE," on April 9 at 835 W. ...
Author: Ed Negron
VIEWS Writing For Justice: The dangerous myth of individualism - A recurring column - On one of the mercifully warm days in March, I ventured out of my apartment and ended up wandering around ...
Author: Caroline Siede

Entertainment
Limited Partnership on Independent Lens, PBS, June 15 - From a press release - ( San Francisco, CA ) — Limited Partnership chronicles the 40-year love story between Filipino-American Richard Adams and his Australian ...
Entertainment news: GLAAD Awards; Ellen; Dirk Shafer; Zachary Quinto - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The New York leg of the GLAAD Media Awards are May 9, and the LGBT watchdog group has just announced ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
THEATER REVIEW The Bird Feeder Doesn't Know - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Playwright: Todd Bauer. At: Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St. Tickets: 773-338-2177; ; $36. Runs through: May 16 The playbill ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
Critics' Picks and Theater Spotlight: Down the Moonlit Path - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The nomadic experiential theater troupe Nothing Without a Company opens its 10th-anniversary season with the world premiere of Rachel Staelens ...
NUNN ON ONE Cody Jamison Strand plays it by the 'Book' - Brought to you by the South Park team Trey Parker and Matt Stone along with Robert Lopez, of Avenue Q, ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
THEATER REVIEW Murder Ballad - Playwright: book and lyrics by Julia Jordon, music and lyrics by Juliana Nash. At: Bailiwick Chicago at the Flat Iron ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
THEATER REVIEW An Issue of Blood: An Historical Parable - Playwright: Marcus Gardley. At: Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. Tickets: 773-871-3000 or ; $15-$60. Runs through May 3 ...
Author: Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times
Upcoming: Steppenwolf gala; Sculpture exhibit - Steppenwolf annual gala on May 9 Steppenwolf Theatre Company will join more than 600 members of Chicago's corporate, civic and ...
SCOTTISH PLAY SCOTT Eclipse focuses on McNally - Eclipse Theatre Company frames each of its seasons around the work of just one playwright. Throughout the company's 23-year history, ...
Author: Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times
Writers Theatre presents "Doubt: A Parable" - From a Writers Theatre press release - Glencoe, IL— Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce the Writers Theatre production of Doubt: A ...
Upcoming entertainment: Armatrading; Lakeside Band; Big Package - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Joan Armatrading at City Winery in April, Oct. Musician Joan Armatrading will perform at City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St., ...
Artist-activists talk '50 Shades of Gay,' other projects - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Artist activists and straight allies Derrick Procell ( singer and music producer ) and Grammy-winner Terry Abrahamson ( song writer ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Steppenwolf, About Face host festive events - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Steppenwolf Theatre Company is busy this spring season throwing specialized events such as the current hit production Marie Antoinette's inspiration ...
'Dancer as Insurgent' part of queer-themed Hull House event - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - "Dancer as Insurgent," which took place at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum on April 8, was a multipart affair focusing ...
Author: Liz Baudler
Exhibit shows history of UChicago LGBTQ life - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times by Jonathan Jones - From lesbian relationships in the early 1900s to student activists struggling with the AIDS crisis to a five-star rating from ...
Report: Manilow married last year - After years of keeping their relationship secret, People.com confirmed that singer Barry Manilow married his longtime manager, Garry Kief, in ...
BOOK REVIEW Frank - By Barney Frank. $28; Farrar, Strausand Giroux; 387 pages   According to what you read in the check-out line at ...
Author: Terri Schlichenmeyer
Billy Masters - "I don't care if Bruce Jenner is transitioning from one gender to another, one political party to another, one religion ...
Author: Billy Masters
SAVOR: Atwood - DISH: WEEKLY DINING GUIDE - With Windy City Times unveiling its re-designed look in print this week, it seems like the perfect time to discuss ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
MOVIES Mo'Nique: On Queen Latifah, 'Blackbird' and honest mothers - Oscar-winning actress and comedienne Mo'Nique throws the word "baby" around a lot—as a term of affection, for comedic effect, and ...
Author: Lawrence Ferber
Skilling to receive film honor - Cinema/Chicago and the Chicago International Film Festival announced that iconic WGN meteorologist Tom Skilling will be honored at the 51st ...
THEATER Denis O'Hare and Lisa Peterson talk 'The Good Book' - A gay and a lesbian are holding court this spring and tackling one of the best-selling books of all time. ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
THEATER REVIEW The Upstairs Concierge - Playwright: Kristoffer Diaz. At: Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St. Tickets: 1-312-443-3800; ; $10-$40. Runs through: April 26 With roots ...
Author: Jonathan Abarbanel, Windy City Times
NUNN ON ONE: TELEVISION Emily Deschanel makes no 'Bones' about it - The crime drama Bones has brought skeletons out of the closet for 10 seasons on Fox Each episode centers around ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
Robin Roberts on cover of AARP Magazine - From an AARP press release - ASHINGTON, DC—Robin Roberts, who at 54 enjoys so much personal and professional success, has also overcome a great deal of ...

Outlines
Survey seeks input on Chicago African American lesbian history - From a press release - Longtime Chicago lesbian activist and historian Melvyna Gaynor is seeking survey respondents for her new history project. She would like ...
Force wins over West Michigan Mayhem - The new-look Chicago Force was just like the old time team on April 11 in the season opener against the ...
Author: Ross Forman, Windy City Times
Food events: Bacon Month; Baconfest; 'Foodphiles' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Honey Butter hosts Bacon Month event; Baconfest on April 17-18 On April 4, Honey Butter Fried Chicken held a class ...
Store opening is a 'Torrid' affair - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On April 8, plus-size clothing store Torrid opened a new location in Chicago, at 7 N. State St. in The ...
In the Life: Greg Cox - Greg Cox has gone from intern to primary therapist at New Hope Recovery Center, a treatment facility for chemical dependency ...
Author: Ross Forman, Windy City Times
Dining news: Waldorf's new chef; Jane's for sale; Indiana pizzeria - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —The Waldorf Astoria Chicago announced that Michael Vaughn will lead the culinary team as executive chef. Vaughn, a Chicago native, ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
iCandee: From idea to flourishing business in four years - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Four years ago, on a drive from Chicago to Bloomington, Illinois, Billy Stevenson had a lot of time to think, ...
Author: Ross Forman, Windy City Times
Chicago Smelts dominate Illinois Masters Swimming Association meet - In the 26-year history of the Chicago Smelts, a predominantly gay swimming club, the team recorded a first, literally, at ...
Author: Ross Forman, Windy City Times


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