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NOW to convene Speak Truth to Power NOW in San Jose July 6-8 - From a press release - The National NOW Conference, the supreme governing body of the National Organization for Women, will convene the leaders of the ...
Southwest Suburban Activists to Host Pride Fest in Mokena, IL - From a news release - Because love is love, and everyone deserves the same human rights, activists and community members will be hosting Pride Fest ...
Pride Fund to End Gun Violence plans Pride month, Pulse anniversary events in DC - From a news release - June 06, 2018 — Washington, DC — Pride Fund to End Gun Violence — America's only national LGBTQ political organization ...
March For Our Lives, Road To Change Comes to Naperville - From a press release - Friends Who March, Democratic Party of DuPage County and DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church are hosting the second stop of the ...
Eleven agencies receive Red Ribbon funds from Illinois Lottery - The Illinois Lottery and Illinois Department of Public Health distributed funds from the Red Ribbon Cash lottery ticket to 11 ...
Author: Liz Baudler
Masterpiece case used by AZ court to reject anti-LGBTQ discrimination - From news releases - From a NCLR news release: PHOENIX—The Arizona Court of Appeals today correctly relied on this week's U.S. Supreme Court decision ...
Rich Madaleno campaign ad with same-sex kiss aired on Fox & Friends - From a LGBTQ Victory Fund news release - Washington, DC — A new campaign ad for Maryland gubernatorial candidate Richard Madaleno — which focuses on his record of ...
GLSEN ED speaks on school climate and culture before Federal School Safety Commission - From a news release - WASHINGTON, DC ( June 7, 2018 ) —Yesterday, the Federal Commission on School Safety held a Listening Session with educational ...
Legislation introduced affirming U.S. commitment to international LGBTI rights - From a news release - Washington ( June 7, 2018 ) — Seeking to build on the United States' fight for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, ...
Survivors, Community Rally for Action Two Years After Orlando Attack - From a news release - Orlando, FL - Pulse and Parkland survivors will join with grassroots organizations, community and faith leaders, and Orlando March For ...
Country music stars send love and support to LGBTQ community - From a GLAAD press release - New York, NY — June 8, 2018 — GLAAD, the world's largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, today applauded country legend ...
Sharing Light, Sharing Faith in Divided Times, Welcoming Churches Pride Brunch - From a Chicago Coalition of Welcoming Churches press release - The Chicago Coalition of Welcoming Churches ( CCWC ) will sponsor "Sharing Light, Sharing Faith in Divided Times," a Pride ...
SAGE LGBTQ seniors group hosts Chicago reception - Video below - The National Board of Directors of SAGE ( Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders ) held a meeting in Chicago ...
Author: Tracy Baim, Windy City Times
Memorial for musician Paula Walowitz June 16 - A memorial will be held Sat., June 16 for Chicago-based singer/songwriter, therapist and activist Paula A. Walowitz, who died May ...
HRC Marks Two Years Since Deadly Pulse Nightclub Shooting, Honoring Victims with Action - From a news release - HWASHINGTON — Tomorrow, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) will honor the lives of the 49 people — most ...
HRC Responds to SCOTUS Ruling That Could Disenfranchise Millions - From a news release - WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) responded to the Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling in Husted ...
LGBTQ Victory Fund backs gay Dem for Cook County Commissioner - From a LGBTQ Victory Fund news release - The Victory Fund, the only national Political Action Committee dedicated to electing LGBTQ people to all levels of government announced ...
Chicago Equality Rally part of Midsommarfest - On June 10, a soggy atmosphere could not dampen the spirits of the crowd at Andersonville's annual Midsommarfest, held along ...
Author: Liz Baudler
Youth activists hold press conference on gun violence in Chicago - Youth activists from Good Kids Mad City ( GKMC ), No Cop Academy Campaign, March4OurLives Chicago, The VOYCE Project and ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Chicago trans survey in June - Brave Space Alliance is doing a "Dedicated Trans Needs Assessment" this month. This will be inclusive to the trans and ...
AMA's convention features LGBT forum - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The American Medical Association ( AMA ) Advisory Committee on LGBTQ Issues held an LGBTQ and allies reception and presentation, ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Children's Museum hosts drag queens on Family Equality Day - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - A packed crowd of pudgy-faced kiddos accessorized in handmade rainbow-beaded bracelets and PFLAG identity pins waved rainbow flags high above ...
Author: Theresa Volpe
LGBT advancements, challenges discussed at Holocaust Museum - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Several prominent LGBT activists gathered at Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie on June 10 for a discussion ...
Author: Matt Simonette
WORLD Romanian ruling, conversion-therapy first, Elton John - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The European Union's top court has ruled in favor of a Romanian gay man's right to have his U.S. husband ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
NATIONAL Historic ad, bullying case, Trevor Project gala - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - A new campaign ad for Maryland gubernatorial candidate Richard Madaleno—focusing on his record of progressive accomplishments for the state—ends with ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Back Lot Bash, fifteen years and still going strong - Despite having full-time jobs, the dynamic duo of Amie Klujian and Christina Wiesmore-Roberts have put on the famed lesbian-focused yet ...
Author: Liz Baudler
PARADE INFORMATION 49th Annual Chicago Pride Parade Sun., June 24 - Courtesy of PRIDEChicago - DATE: Sunday, June 24. TIME: 12 Noon. STARTING POINT: Broadway & Montrose. LINE UP: North Broadway ( both the ...
AMA Supports Modifying Family, Medical Leave Policies to Include LGBTQs - From an American Medical Association press release - CHICAGO - New policy adopted at the American Medical Association's ( AMA ) Annual Meeting calls for inclusive family and ...
AMA Adopts New Policy Urging Appropriate Placement of Transgender Prisoners - From a news release - CHICAGO - In an effort to address health and safety problems of transgender prisoners, new policy adopted today at the ...
Pride Fund Adds Pulse Survivors to Board of Advisors - From a news release - WASHINGTON, DC/ ORLANDO, FL, June 11, 2018 — The two year anniversary of the Pulse shooting in Orlando is tomorrow, ...
The Merion Becomes Credentialed LGBT-Friendly Senior Living Community - From a press release - EVANSTON, IL — In downtown Evanston, The Merion senior living community is committed to meeting the needs of all older ...
Trigger warning, mental health, suicide prevention and survivor guilt - by Karen Hawkins - Trigger warning: mental health. Simply put, suicide can kiss my ASS. If you're a fellow family/friend survivor, I'm sending you ...
Cakeshop ruling doesn't crumple our opponents - A pall hung over me June 4. The Supreme Court ruled in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission in ...
Author: Rev. Irene Monroe
'OUT of the Office' benefits Affinity, Chicago House - On June 6, the 17th iteration of the Pride networking party "OUT of the Office" took place in the rooftop ...
Author: Vern Hester
Praxis Group helps business professionals go beyond inclusion - An emerging Chicago consulting firm composed primarily of activists within the LGBTQ community has the goal of getting workplaces to ...
Author: Liz Baudler
Committee advances LGBT health resolution to city council - Members of the City Council LGBT Caucus were among those on hand as the Council's Health and Environmental Protection Committee ...
Author: Matt Simonette
'Speak Truth' through June 24 - Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center will present the Midwest debut of "Speak Truth to Power," a major touring exhibition ...
Organizer Pfeiffer looks ahead to 2018 Pride Parade - For longtime coordinator Richard Pfeiffer, each Chicago Pride Parade amounts to a family reunion for the city's LGBT community. "I ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Activist Martinez injured in hit-and-run - A Chicago activist and publicist was severely injured in a hit-and-run accident in the Logan Square neighborhood. Anthony Martinez was ...
City hosts LGBTQ Veterans Salute - Videos below - The City of Chicago hosted its annual LGBTQ Veterans Salute June 13, 2018 inside Daley Center. Keynote speaker for the ...
Angela Davis to Greet Freed Political Prisoners June 17 - Renowned activist and scholar Angela Davis will greet the scores of people released from Illinois prisons after their wrongful convictions ...
Official support missing from Pentagon LGBT pride observance, AMPA comments - From an American Military Partner Association press release - According to the Washington Post, official support for Pride events at the Pentagon have been missing in 2018 for the ...

Entertainment
Black Box Acting hires diversity director - Black Box Acting has announced Alex Dauphin as their new Director of Diversity and Inclusion. This role will help solidify ...
"Pink Orchids" post-show discussions on HIV planned through June - Chicago — Pride Films and Plays has announced a series of discussions in conjunction with its American premiere of PINK ...
AstonRep Theatre Company Presents the Laramie Project - From a press release - CHICAGO ( June 8, 2018 ) — AstonRep Theatre Company is pleased to conclude its 2017-18 season with THE LARAMIE ...
THEATER REVIEW Neverwhere - Playwright: Robert Kauzlaric, adapted from the book by Neil Gaiman At: Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave. Tickets: $20-40; 773-761-4477; ...
Author: Karen Topham
Tonys feature wins, De Niro and tribute to Parkland teacher - Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban hosted the 72nd annual Tony Awards from Radio City Music Hall on June 10 in ...
45th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards announced - From a press release - RChicago, IL ( June 11, 2018 ) — The Jeff Awards announced recipients of the 45th Annual Non—Equity Jeff Awards ...
Gender JUST shows, discusses queer film 'Naz and Maalik' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - "It's not a jazzy film," said Gender JUST's Yasmin Nair, in introducing the 2015 film Naz and Maalik as part ...
Author: Liz Baudler
SHOWBIZ Barry Manilow, Kathy Griffin, Prince, LGBTA country concert - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Barry Manilow has begun a residency at the Westgate Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, with shows running through early ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Chicago Pride Fest 2018 full entertainment schedule - Chicago Pride Fest returns to Boystown Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17, for another weekend filled with sun, fun ...
'Mamby on the Beach' June 23-24 in Chicago - Common, Russ, Spoon, Grizzly Bear, Jamila Woods, Windy City Soul Club and Snakehips are among the acts slated to perform ...
Queen! show with CeCe Peniston, Dajae June 22 - Red Bull Music will present "Queen!" on Friday, June 22, at 9 p.m. at Metro, 3730 N. Clark St. DJ ...
'Black Girl Magic' drag show June 26 - "Black Girl Magic"—a show featuring Chicago drag queens—will take place at the Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., on Tuesday, June ...
Sean Wiggins concerts June 15-17 - Lesbian musician Sean Wiggins will be performing throughout the Midwest in mid-June. On Friday, June 15, in Sheridan Plaza in ...
Disco documentary to screen June 15 - The documentary Jewel's Catch One will screen Friday, June 15, at 7:30 p.m. at the Stony Island Arts Bank, 6760 ...
Elledge at bookstores June 20, 22 - Jim Elledge—the author of The Boys of Fairy Town: Sodomites, Female Impersonators, Third Sexers, Pansies, Queers, and Sex Morons in ...
'Striking Out' at Annoyance - Striking Out: A Gay Baseball Musical—a two-act musical about the first straight baseball player in a world where all professional ...
Artemisia's Fall Festival in Sept.-Oct. - Artemisia launches its 2018-19 theater season with six all-new feminist plays featured in Fall Festival 2018, which will take place ...
THEATER REVIEW The Laramie Project - At: Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St. Tickets: 773-828-9129; AstonRep.com; $15-$25. Runs through: July 8 It's been nearly twenty years ...
Author: Kerry Reid
THEATER REVIEW Father Comes Home from the Wars, Parts 1, 2, & 3 - Playwright: Suzan-Lori Parks At: Goodman Owen Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St. Tickets: 312-443-3800; GoodmanTheatre.org; $10-$40.Runs through: June 24 Playwright Suzan-Lori ...
Author: Catey Sullivan
THEATER SPOTLIGHT Wild Women of Planet Wongo - Attention People of Earth: Did you yearn for the days of Lost in Space and Attack of the 50-Foot Woman? ...
THEATER REVIEW Burnham's Dream: The White City - Playwright: June Finfer ( book/lyrics ) and Elizabeth Doyle ( music/lyrics ) At: Lost and Found Productions at Theater ...
Author: Jonathan Abarbanel, Windy City Times
Critics' Picks - Suddenly Last Summer, Raven Theatre, through June 17. Well-acted, well-directed, well-designed production of Tennessee Williams' psychological thriller pitting rich Mrs. ...
THEATER REVIEW The Opportunities of Extinction - Playwright: Sam Chanse At: Broken Nose Theatre at the Den, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave.. Tickets: pay-what-you-can; BrokenNosetheatre.com. Runs through: June ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
THEATER REVIEW Bat-Hamlet - Playwright: Jordan Pulliam At: Corn Productions at the Cornservatory, 4210 N. Lincoln Ave. Tickets: $10-$15; Cornservatory.org. Runs through: July 14 ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
THEATER Summer pride shines on in five plays - Pride Films and Plays fills the summer season with five plays in PAC Pride Fest. ( The "PAC" stands for ...
Author: Kerry Reid

Outlines
'Out to Climb' raises funds for Howard Brown Health - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On June 5, Cramer Public Relations and Events and Brooklyn Boulders presented the second annual "Out to Climb" as a ...
Author: Vern Hester
LGBTQ sports movie premiering June 28 - The documentary Alone in the Game will premiere Thursday, June 28, on the AT&T AUDIENCE Network, according to a press ...
Washington Heights artist on her work, studio, future event - Washington Heights resident Hana L. Anderson ( who was born and raised in the Chicago neighborhood of Hyde Park ) ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
BOOK REVIEW Tough Mothers - By Jason Porath. $24.99; Dey St; 244 pages First of all, Tough Mothers, which is a charmingly illustrated encyclopedia of ...
Author: Liz Baudler
THEATER REVIEW Pink Orchids - By Sarah Bowden - Playwright: Patrick Cash At: Buena Theater, 4147 N Broadway. Tickets: pridefilmsandplays.com; $25-$30. Runs through: July 7 Monologues are a powerful ...
Formato's Focus - by Eric Formato - Welcome to Formato's Focus, a monthly spotlight that shines light on the interesting people doing amazing things within our community. ...
DINING Trans social, Respect Wine, Father's Day offers - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —The 3rd Annual Transgender Community Ice Cream Social will take place Wed., June 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Center on Halsted, ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times


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