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DAILY BREAKING
Lighthouse Foundation seeks signatures for Center letter - Lighthouse Foundation—a Chicago advocacy principally organizing around matters related to Black LGBT community members—will issue a written letter to Center ...
Activists, officials urge mayor to hire CPDH head, reprioritize HIV spending - A group of community service providers and social-service agencies—as well as various aldermen and one member of Chicago Board of ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Robinson announces new South Side LGBT center - State Rep. Lamont Robinson announced Aug. 24 that he had helped secure $15 million in funding for an LGBT center ...
Author: Matt Simonette
PASSAGES Political activist Michael Bauer passes away - Activist Michael Bauer passed away Aug. 29 after a long bout with cancer. Bauer, who was an attorney and executive, ...
Author: Matt Simonette

News
Mayor Lightfoot presents State of the City address - State of the City August 29, 2019 Good evening. Thank you for tuning in. Tonight, I want to speak to ...
Man alleges Forest Preserve violated whistleblower law - A man is suing the Forest Preserve District of Cook County ( the District ), among others, alleging that he ...
Author: Matt Simonette
NFL player comes out as bisexual - NFL player Ryan Russell told both ESPN and Outsports on Aug. 29 that he is bisexual. Per Outsports, he told ...
Applications out for Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards - Broadway In Chicago is inviting high schools throughout the state to participate in the Ninth Annual Illinois High School Musical ...
PASSAGES Political activist Michael Bauer passes away - Activist Michael Bauer passed away Aug. 29 after a long bout with cancer. Bauer, who was an attorney and executive, ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Robinson announces new South Side LGBT center - State Rep. Lamont Robinson announced Aug. 24 that he had helped secure $15 million in funding for an LGBT center ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Activists, officials urge mayor to hire CPDH head, reprioritize HIV spending - A group of community service providers and social-service agencies—as well as various aldermen and one member of Chicago Board of ...
Author: Matt Simonette
PASSAGES Remembering AIDS activist/volunteer Gerald 'Jerry' Pagorek - Longtime community member and AIDS activist Gerald ( Jerry ) Pagorek died on Aug. 24 following a lengthy illness. He ...
Author: Owen Keehnen
Lighthouse Foundation seeks signatures for Center letter - Lighthouse Foundation—a Chicago advocacy principally organizing around matters related to Black LGBT community members—will issue a written letter to Center ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Maddow, Coates part of CHF fall series - The Chicago Humanities Festival ( CHF ) 30th anniversary fall series will include MSNBC's Rachel Maddow in addition to writer ...
Banned Books Week on Sept. 22-28 - Libraries, bookstores and schools place a national spotlight on the freedom to read during Banned Books Week, Sept. 22-28—a time ...
Paula Basta talks LGBT elder issues, career, honors - Paula Basta has dedicated her more than four-decade career to advocating for the aging community in a variety of roles. ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Naper Pride co-founder running for state rep - Naperville Democrat Denika McMillen said she plans to run for Republican state Rep. Grant Wehrli's seat in the 2020 election, ...
In a first, Arcola event to include LGBTQ group - On Saturday, Sept. 7, the 49th edition of the Arcola Broom Corn Festival will include its first LGBTQ-themed parade entry—consisting ...
Trans athlete to headline ISU dinner Sept. 20 - Swimmer Schuyler Bailar will be the speaker for Illinois State University's ( ISU's ) Housing Services LGBTQA Cultural Dinner at ...
Willie Wilson challenging Durbin for Senate seat - Businessman and experienced political candidate Willie Wilson plans to run for the U.S. Senate against Democratic incumbent Dick Durbin in ...
Chicago Meal Pack of 9/11 Day - The first-ever Chicago Meal Pack of 9/11 Day—co-hosted by Serve Illinois and the Greater Chicago Food Depository—will take place Wed., ...
DINING Passion House Coffee, Etch A Sketch event, Blackbird's menu - —Passion House Coffee, a specialty coffee roasting company based in Chicago, has partnered with My State of Mind ( MSOM ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
NATIONAL Presidential candidates, 'Art After Stonewall,' activist dies - GLAAD announced that it will join One Iowa, The Gazette, and The Advocate as national partners for the upcoming LGBTQ ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
WORLD Bermuda Pride, Russian bakery, marriage in Oaxaca - Organizers of the first Bermuda Pride parade, which took place Aug. 31, said they were overwhelmed with the outpouring of ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
VIEWS A straight man's foray into an LGBTQ world - My first assignment for Windy City Times looked something like this: I hopped in my car and drove from my ...
Author: Joshua Irvine
Stuff happens. Housing discrimination doesn't have to - Stuff happens—sometimes really awful stuff. Most of my 20+ years of involvement in the LGBTQ community in Chicago has been ...
Author: Brent Adams
Foundation's ride/walk event about mental health, dedicated to late gay man - In honor of the late Michael James Dunlap, his family and friends created The Michael James Foundation to raise awareness ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Remembering Michael Bauer, a call to pick up the baton - by Coco Soodek - Remarks as prepared for delivery at the memorial service for community leader Mike Bauer, Sept. 3, 2019. I'm here to ...

Entertainment
FALL THEATER PREVIEW Second looks and overdue appointments: Classics and revivals - Our city has become a worldwide destination for premiering plays ( if Mark Larson's new book on the history of ...
FALL THEATER PREVIEW Checking out this season's musicals - Chicago musical theater lovers have lots to rejoice about the 2019 fall season. There are musicals making Chicago debuts, plus ...
Author: Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times
September Events at Women & Children First include Sonia Sotomayor - CHICAGO, IL ( August 30, 2019 ) - Women & Children First's conversation and book signing with U.S. Supreme Court ...
Steppenwolf benefit with Audra Mcdonald, Seth Rudetsky Sept. 15 - Six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald will reunite with Sirius XM Radio star Seth Rudetsky on Sunday, Sept. 15, at 5 ...
EXPO CHICAGO on Sept. 19-22 - EXPO CHICAGO: The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art will take place at Navy Pier on Sept. 19-22. The ...
Art exhibit to feature Davis, Woods-Morrow - Aspect/Ratio, 864 N. Ashland Ave., is presenting "Thanks for not breeding"—a two person exhibition with Laura Davis and Derrick Woods-Morrow—Sept. ...
NUNN ON ONE MOVIES Sam Harris: Out performer serves it up in 'Ham' - Sam Harris initially grabbed people's attention as the grand-champion singer of Star Search, winning with his version of the classic ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
Comic Con dazzles with stars, cosplay - Thousands of pop-culture aficionados ( many donning the costumes of their favorite characters ) visited Rosemont's Donald E. Stephens Convention ...
Free Lyric Opera concert Sept. 6 - Lyric Opera of Chicago launches its 65th season with the 19th annual Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park concert ...
SHOWBIZ 'Judy,' Jill Soloway, John Cameron Mitchell, Octavia Spencer - Decca and Republic Records announced the release of two star-studded duet, to appear on the brand-new album Judy ( the ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
NUNN ON ONE COMEDY Rachel Dratch talks Biance del Rio, gay friends - Rachel Dratch is originally from Massachusetts; she moved to Chicago to further her comedy career by working with The Second ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
Daryl Nitz sings the hits - There's a musical gay duo with a show in town that's celebrating over 1200 performances this year at Davenport's Piano ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
Billy Masters - "Maybe at a show you can have a moment of knowing that you're not alone. I'm aware that as a ...
Author: Billy Masters
MOVIES Reeling festival rolls out new LGBT films - Reeling 2019, the 37th annual edition of Chicago's LGBT film festival, kicks off Sept. 19, and lasts through Sept. 29 ...
Author: Matt Simonette
THEATER David Cromer on The Band's Visit and more - Director and sometimes actor David Cromer rose to local fame 20+ years ago with fresh ideas about classic plays—Tennessee Williams, ...
Author: Jonathan Abarbanel, Windy City Times
Critics' Picks - All that He Was, Pride Films and Plays, through Sept. 8: This 1993 musical—newly revised by authors Cindy O'Connor and ...
THEATER REVIEW Out of Love - Playwright: Elinor Cook At: Interrobang Theatre Project @ Rivendell, 5779 N. Ridge Ave. Tickets: 312-219-4140; InterrobangTheatreProject.org; $32. Runs through: Sept. ...
Author: Jonathan Abarbanel, Windy City Times
'Savage Love Live' in Chicago on Sept. 26 - Author, sex-advice columnist, podcaster, pundit, public speaker and It Gets Better co-founder Dan Savage will bring his famous column to ...
THEATER The real 'Kevin T' of 'Come from Away' on Gander, lessons learned - "It's a very American and Canadian story," said Kevin Tuerff about what happened in Gander, Newfoundland, on Sept. 11, 2001. ...
Author: Karen Topham
Wrightwood 659 to present Tadao Ando: Museums and Galleries Oct. 3 - Dec. 14 - CHICAGO—September 6, 2019—In connection with the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial, Wrightwood 659 will present Tadao Ando: Museums and Galleries, an ...
FALL THEATER PREVIEW A cornucopia of world premieres - World premieres abound in Chicago theater—sometimes totaling nearly half of all productions in any given month. Here are a dozen ...
Author: Jonathan Abarbanel, Windy City Times
DRAG PROFILE Veronica Pop - NAME "I got my name from one of my biggest inspirations: Britney Spears. I love the name Veronica and Britney ...
Author: Tony Peregrin
THEATER REVIEW All That He Was - Playwright: Larry Todd ( Johnson ) Cousineau At: The Buena, Pride Arts Center, 4147 N. Broadway. Tickets: PrideFilmsandPlays.com; $25-$40. Runs ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
THEATER REVIEW Into the Woods - Score: Stephen Sondheim; Book: James Lapine At: Writers Theatre, 325 Tudor Ct., Glencoe. Tickets: 847-242-6000 or WritersTheatre.org; $35-$80. Runs through: ...
Author: Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times
51st Annual Equity Jeff Awards announces theater nominations - Tuesday, September 3, 2019 — Chicago, IL — Eleven world premiere plays and musicals seen first by Chicago audiences were ...

Outlines
SAVOR Lesbian chef curates 'Play'-ful menu in Gold Coast - DISH Dining Guide - Located on the Division Street strip in Gold Coast are longtime establishments like The Original Mother's and Butch McGuire's. The ...
Author: MacKenzie Murtaugh
Cowboy Eye for the Leather Guy contest in photos - Scenes from the Cowboy Eye for the Leather Guy makeover contest, part of the inaugural Rodeo 'Round Town weekend. ...
DRAG PROFILE Beverly Rage - "Beverly Rage is the lead singer/guitarist of Bev Rage & the Drinks. Bev Rage was my great-great- grandma's name. She ...
South Side Open Mic, Writing Workshop Series planned for survivors of sexual harm - Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation is producing two south side programs for survivors of sexual harm. The monthly writing workshop ...


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