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PASSAGES Pioneering LGBTQ advocate Donna Red Wing dies, organizations respond - - From One Iowa: [Des Moines]—Donna Red Wing passed away on Monday, April 16 after a courageous battle with lung cancer. ...
Activist Green to announce 2019 mayoral bid - Activist and advocate Ja'Mal Green is set to officially announce a campaign to be mayor of Chicago. Green, 22, who ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Former Lambda attorney kills self over environment - Well-known Lambda Legal attorney David Buckel was found dead in a public park in Brooklyn, New York, Saturday, having apparently ...
Author: Lisa Keen, Keen News Service

News
Center's 'Human First' gala April 21 - Center on Halsted's annual "Human First" gala will take place Saturday, April 21, that Grammy-Winning music legend Jody Watley is ...
Trans show part of Chicago Fashion Week - A transgender-themed show will be part of Chicago Fashion Week, which will take place April 23-30. ( FashionBar is presenting ...
No Straight Lines: The Story of Queer Comics launches fundraising - April 9, 2018, Berkeley, CA — Today, filmmaker Vivian Kleiman and comics artist and advocate Justin Hall announced that their ...
Communities who Exposed Gang Database Criticize CPD Superintendent's Plan - From a Organized Communities Against Deportations press release - For the last year and a half, a group of community organizations has been working to research and expose the ...
Andersonville Flower & Garden Show April 21-22 - From a press release - CHICAGO ( April 11, 2018 ): The Andersonville Flower & Garden Show returns next weekend for its 4th year of ...
Chicago Filmmakers Ribbon Cutting Ceremony April 28 - From a press release - Chicago Filmmakers invites the public to the opening of its new home, a 1928 Chicago Historic Landmark firehouse purchased from ...
Trinidad and Tobago: Court Overturns Same-Sex Intimacy Ban - From a press release - ( Washington, DC, April 13, 2018 ) — The High Court of Justice in Trinidad and Tobago ruled on April ...
Lambda Legal Challenge to Military Trans Ban on Course to Proceed to Trial - From a press release - ( SEATTLE, April 13, 2018 ) — Today, a federal court in Seattle rejected the Trump Administration's claim that its ...
Former Lambda attorney kills self over environment - Well-known Lambda Legal attorney David Buckel was found dead in a public park in Brooklyn, New York, Saturday, having apparently ...
Author: Lisa Keen, Keen News Service
LGBT candidates positioned to help Democrats take back House and Senate majority - The following is the first in a series of articles examining how LGBT candidates and organizations are positioned to help ...
Author: Lisa Keen, Keen News Service
Activist Green to announce 2019 mayoral bid - Activist and advocate Ja'Mal Green is set to officially announce a campaign to be mayor of Chicago. Green, 22, who ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Pride event held in Pence's hometown - In Columbus, Indiana—the hometown of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence—a Pride event drew more than 2,000 people, according to a ...
LGBT Voices from Middle East, North Africa in 'No Longer Alone' Videos and Report - From a Human Rights Watch press release. Video below - ( Beirut, April 16, 2018 ) — Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender ( LGBT ) activists from Arabic-speaking countries in ...
PASSAGES Pioneering LGBTQ advocate Donna Red Wing dies, organizations respond - From press releases - From One Iowa: [Des Moines]—Donna Red Wing passed away on Monday, April 16 after a courageous battle with lung cancer. ...
Wonka Ball, Saturday Night Live: The Experience, May 11 - About Face Theatre's annual gala, Wonka Ball ( theme "Saturday Night Live: The Experience!" ) will take place Friday, May ...
BUSINESS Button Brigade trying to come to the rescue - Where does one go for a good button-up shirt? For the recently out Katie Cooper, this question proved frustratingly difficult ...
Author: Liz Baudler
LGBT journalist Ronan Farrow wins Pulitzer - Journalist Ronan Farrow—who recently came out as a member of the LGBT community at the Point Foundation event Point Honors ...
Driehaus appoints new executive director - Chicago's Richard H. Driehaus Museum has announced the selection of its new executive director, Richard P. Townsend. The appointment came ...
PrideFest Milwaukee headliners announced - PrideFest Milwaukee will welcome the B-52s, Jussie Smollett, and Daya to the Miller Lite Main stage this June 8-10 on ...
Women2Women launches with party - Women were heard loud and clear at Women2Women's ( W2W ) launch party at EvolveHer on April 14. Women2Women is ...
Author: Melissa Wasserman
GLAAD Media Awards honors Spears, Parsons - The GLAAD Media Awards took place April 12 in Los Angeles, with comedian/actress Wanda Sykes as host. GLAAD honored Britney ...
P'town hosting women's events - ProvincetownForWomen.com announces the dates for a perennial favorite: Single Women's Weekend. The weekend will be May 18-20. Combined with ProvincetownForWomen.com's ...
PHOTOGRAPHY Annie Leibovitz clicks with audience at MCA event - "You will learn the most by looking back at your work," said Annie Leibovitz, the legendary and influential portrait photographer, ...
Author: Tony Peregrin
Barbara Bush dies at 92 - Barbara Bush—who was only the second woman in history (besides Abigail Adams) to be the wife of one president (George ...
NATIONAL Military ban, Joy Reid, Sen. Doug Jones - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Recently, several anonymous White House officials told Slate and Think Progress that hate-group activists were behind the transgender military ban—and, ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
WORLD Anti-gay law, Middle East report, serial killer - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - In Trinidad and Tobago, judge Devindra Rampersad said sections of the Sexual Offences Act—which prohibited "buggery" and "serious indecency" between ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
VIEWPOINT Catholic LGBTQIs see mixed record in first five years of Francis papacy - Marianne Duddy-Burke, executive director of DignityUSA, recently issued the following statement in conjunction with the fifth anniversary of the election ...
Author: Marianne Duddy-Burke
Log Cabin Republicans claims to be locally reactivated - The Illinois affiliate of the Log Cabin Republicans ( LCR ) has been "reactivated," according to Chcagoan Morry Matson, who ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Prevent Blindness' Jeff Todd discusses organization, LGBT activism - For the past 15 years, Jeff Todd has worked as the director of public health and chief operating officer of ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Dr. Margo Jacquot talks career, Juniper Center, LGBTQ initiatives - Dr. Margo Jacquot—the founder/owner/director of the Juniper Center—has been serving the community through her Park Ridge-based psychotherapy practice for more ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Officials say Lesbian mom who drove family off cliff was drunk - In California, Mendocino County authorities said that a woman who drove herself, her wife and their adopted children off a ...
PASSAGES Poet J.D. McClatchy passes away at 72 - J.D. "Sandy" McClatchy, the acclaimed poet at literary critic, died April 10 at his home in Manhattan following a long ...
Illinoisans lobby on behalf of curriculum bill - More than 100 community members became advocates and activists April 11 when Equality Illinois rallied its supporters at LGBTQ Advocacy ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Black women anti-rape advocates unite at UIC - "After Rosa, Before #MeToo"—a panel of the history of Black women's anti-rape organizing efforts—was a chance for four powerful women ...
Author: Liz Baudler
Judge rules lawsuit over anti-trans Trump ban will go to trial - A federal judge in Seattle rejected the Trump administration's claim that its "new" plan to ban transgender people from serving ...
HRC releases HIV college guide - The Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) Foundation has released a new comprehensive guide for college administrators, staff and students ...
LGBT Chamber of Commerce holds spring mixer - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On April 10, The LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois threw a spring mix-and-mingle event that featured networking activities; a ...
Author: Vern Hester
Schock corruption trial continues - Department of Justice prosecutors and attorney for former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock ( R-Illinois ) met in a Chicago federal ...

Entertainment
Howard Brown's 'ChiQ' on April 28 - Howard Brown Health will hold "ChiQ" ( formerly Garden of Eve ) on Saturday, April 28, 7-11 p.m., at South ...
May Pride Film Fest "Celebrating Who We Are" May 8 - From a press release - Chicago, IL - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pride Films and Plays' eighth monthly festival of LGBTQ independent films will be screened ...
Artemis Pride More Than Music concert, dance June 9 - From an Artemis press release - Artemis Singers' More Than Music Pride choral concert and community dance, will include poet e nina jay, author of Body ...
'Waa-Mu Show' May 4-13 at NU - The 87th annual Waa-Mu Show—Northwestern University's student-written and -orchestrated musical presented in collaboration with the Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for ...
BOOKS In 'Red As Blue,' Ji Strangeway creates universe of possibilities - Ji Strangeway describes the 1980s in Denver as the "dark ages," explaining that she grew up surrounded by evangelical-sponsored billboards ...
Author: Charlsie Dewey
Springfield drag show April 28 - On Saturday, April 28, the Phoenix Center will present Springfield Pridefest Club LaCage Drag Show at the Hoogland Center for ...
Siskel showing 'Best of Black Harvest' - The Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago announced increased funding for The Best ...
Ted Allen talks Dining Out for Life, 'Chopped' and 'Queer Eye' - Ted Allen was originally introduced to the country when he was one of the original quintet in Bravo network's television ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
'Stars on Ice' on April 29, with Adam Rippon - Out Olympian Adam Rippon will be among the figure skaters featured when the Stars on Ice tour comes to the ...
Julia Sweeney's show to start April 24 - The Second City announced that SNL vet Julia Sweeney's one-woman show Julia Sweeney: Older and Wider will move to the ...
Lavender Country performing April 26 - The LGBT artist Lavender Country will be performing in Chicago at The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., on Thursday, April ...
'Big Package Auction' April 21 at Center - Chicago Gay Men's Chorus will present The Big Package Auction '18, hosted by the hilarious musical duo Amy & Freddy, ...
Bridge Dance Festival through May 6 - The Bridge Dance Festival—the culmination of four years of Japanese focused programming at Links Hall, 3111 N. Western Ave., including ...
'The Roommate' June 21-Aug. 5 - Steppenwolf Theatre Company will present the Chicago premiere production of The Roommate, by Jen Silverman and directed by Tony Award ...
PFP's 'His Greatness' in Dublin in May; fundraisers planned - Pride Films and Plays' Chicago premiere production of Daniel MacIvor's His Greatness—inspired by a 'potentially true story' during the declining ...
THEATER 'L'Imitation of Life' shows parody will get you everywhere - Hell in a Handbag productions are the gaudiest you'll find in Chicago, with camp parodies ranging from Golden Girls to ...
Author: Sean Margaret Wagner
BOOKS Nina Packenbush talks 'Girls Like Me' - Nina Packebush's first novel, Girls Like Me, breaks new ground with the story of a pregnant queer teenager, Banjo. Recently ...
Author: Rachel Pepper
THEATER REVIEW South Pacific - Playwright: Rodgers & Hammerstein ( music/lyrics/book ) and Joshua Logan ( book ) At: Drury Lane Theatre ( Oakbrook Terrace ...
Author: Jonathan Abarbanel, Windy City Times
THEATER REVIEW Another Jungle - Playwright: Kristin Idaszak At: The Buena at the Pride Arts Center, 4147 N. Broadway. Tickets: $25. Runs through: April 29 ...
Author: James R. Wilke
SHOWBIZ 'Pose,' Beyonce, 'Days of Our Lives,' Serena Williams - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Television audiences got their first glimpse of FX's hotly anticipated, history-making series Pose with the release of the show's first ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
THEATER REVIEW 9 to 5 The Musical - Music and lyrics: Dolly Parton Book: Patricia Resnick. At: Firebrand Theatre at the Den Theatre, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave. Tickets: ...
Author: Catey Sullivan
THEATER SPOTLIGHT Midsummer Night's Dream - When the Joffrey Ballet takes on Swedish choreographer Alexander Ekman's Midsummer Night's Dream, the performance will be a world away ...
THEATER REVIEW Lettie - Playwright: Boo Killebrew At: Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. Tickets: 773-871-3000; VictoryGardens.org; $15-$56. Runs through: May 6 Sometimes ...
Author: Kerry Reid
Critics' Picks - The Gentleman Caller, Raven Theatre, extended through May 27. You can see this play because it's so literary or because ...
THEATER REVIEW Ghosts of War - Playwright: adapted by William Massolia, from the novel by Ryan Smithson. At: Griffin Theatre Company at The Den, 1331 N. ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
THEATER REVIEW 33 to Nothing - Playwright/Composer: Grant James Varjas At: A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells St. Tickets: 312-943-8722; ARedOrchidTheatre.org; $30-$35. Runs through: May ...
Author: Kerry Reid
THEATER REVIEW Our Great Tchaikovsky - Playwright/Performer: Hershey Felder; Music: Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky At: Steppenwolf Theatre Upstairs, 1650 N. Halsted St. Tickets: 312-335-1650 or Steppenwolf.org; $55. ...
Author: Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times
DANCE PROFILE Getting to know Lucky Plush dancer Aaron-Raheim White - How does one go from being a quiet young boy with an unstable home to being a successful Reiki master-teacher ...
Author: Joanna Furnans
Season of Concern hosts 'Cabaret for Care' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Season of Concern's 2018 annual benefit titled Cabaret for Care came to the Goodman Theatre on April 9. The evening ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
NUNN ON ONE TV Ross Marquand on his gay character in 'The Walking Dead' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Hailing from Colorado, performer Ross Marquand grew up impersonating celebrities that eventually led to a career in voiceover work. His ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
NUNN ON ONE MOVIES Peaches Christ, worshipping at altars of John Waters, Mink Stole - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Director John Waters has influenced and created many movie stars over the years with an iconic career. Known as the ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times

Outlines
DINING Earth Day items, Just Salad, Palm Chicago reopens - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —In honor of Earth Day ( April 22 ), I/O Godfrey Executive Chef Nathaniel Cayer will share his mixology techniques ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Getting to know American Beauty Show's Paul Dykstra - Later this month, Cosmetologists Chicago will kick off its annual America's Beauty Show for salon professionals. The first, as it ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times


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