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Virginia shooter gay, manifesto says - In a manifesto, Vester Lee Flanagan II—who shot and killed WDBJ7-TV reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward on Aug. ...
Project Fierce buys building for LGBTQ youth housing - Chicago, IL —Project Fierce Chicago purchased a four-flat building on Chicago's Southwest side last week, that will eventually be home ...
Legacy Project launches Legacy Wall traveling LGBT exhibition - Several dozen supporters of The Legacy Project gathered at the Bridgeport Art Center Aug. 23 for the first showing of ...
Author: Tracy Baim, Windy City Times
Pro-marriage equality state Rep. Sullivan won't seek re-election - State Rep. Ed Sullivan, R-Mundelein, announced, on Aug. 24, that he would not be seeking re-election in the 2016 election. ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Caitlyn Jenner to headline Nov. 12 Chicago House luncheon - Chicago House and Social Services Center announced, on Aug. 24, that Caitlyn Jenner will give the keynote address at Chicago ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame to induct 11 people, 1 group - Eleven individuals and one organization will be inducted into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame, the country's only ...
UN brief to include ISIS terror against LGBTIs - From a press release - ( New York ) — The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission ( IGLHRC ) will brief the U.N. ...
Rauner signs anti-conversion therapy bill - Gov. Bruce Rauner, on Aug. 20, signed HB 217, a law that prohibits so-called "conversion therapy," which supposedly could turn ...
Author: Matt Simonette

News
UN briefed on LGBT persecution, killings in Iraq and Syria - From a press release - ( New York ) — During an historic briefing before the U.N. Security Council on violence against LGBT by ISIS, ...
UN brief to include ISIS terror against LGBTIs - From a press release - ( New York ) — The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission ( IGLHRC ) will brief the U.N. ...
Trans-led documentary series launching soon - From a press release - The Trans Oral History Project ( TOHP ), the oldest transgender-led organization dedicated to sharing trans stories, announced it's launching ...
PASSAGES Roscoe's staffer Sara Sullivan dies - Sara Sullivan, 52, Roscoe's volunteer staff leader and life-long Chicago resident, died Aug. 15 following a 27-year battle with Lupus. ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
NIH: Research at crucial point in AIDS pandemic - From a press release - Extraordinary progress has been made in HIV/AIDS research over the last 34 years, transforming what was once a terrifying and ...
Black gay dads behind photo split - The two African-American dads who cultivated a large Internet following due to their photo-perfect family have split, People reported. In ...
City of Chicago immigrant reform plan unveiled - Determined to put a stamp on Chicago as the most immigrant-friendly city in the United States, 35th Ward Ald. Carlos ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
Social Security will retroactively grant spousal benefits in Lambda case - From a Lambda Legal press release - "With this good news, we are hopeful that widows, widowers and retirees, wherever they lived, who need Social Security spousal ...
Rauner signs anti-conversion therapy bill - Gov. Bruce Rauner, on Aug. 20, signed HB 217, a law that prohibits so-called "conversion therapy," which supposedly could turn ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Ellen Page challenges Ted Cruz on LGBT discrimination at Iowa State Fair - From a press release, link to video included - WASHINGTON — Today, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz found himself on the defensive in Iowa after his speech on the ...
Cuban LGBT activist to tour Chicago - From a Gay Liberation Network press release - Cuban LGBT activist Alberto Roque Guerra will visit Chicago with media appearances and a 7 PM, Tuesday, September 1st public ...
Chicago SlutWalk demands end to rape culture, gender-based oppression - From a press release - CHICAGO — On Saturday, August 22nd, Chicago's largest annual feminist demonstration returns to Water Tower to demand an end to ...
Ramirez-Rosa opens at Sanders rally - Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa ( 35th Ward ), on Aug. 17, was asked to address a rally for Democratic presidential candidate ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame to induct 11 people, 1 group - Eleven individuals and one organization will be inducted into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame, the country's only ...
Caitlyn Jenner to headline Nov. 12 Chicago House luncheon - Chicago House and Social Services Center announced, on Aug. 24, that Caitlyn Jenner will give the keynote address at Chicago ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Pro-marriage equality state Rep. Sullivan won't seek re-election - State Rep. Ed Sullivan, R-Mundelein, announced, on Aug. 24, that he would not be seeking re-election in the 2016 election. ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Legacy Project launches Legacy Wall traveling LGBT exhibition - Several dozen supporters of The Legacy Project gathered at the Bridgeport Art Center Aug. 23 for the first showing of ...
Author: Tracy Baim, Windy City Times
Caitlyn Jenner to headline Chicago House Speaker Series - From a press release - ( August 24, 2015/Chicago, IL ) — It was announced today that Caitlyn Jenner, Olympian and recent winner of the ...
GOP candidates duck on the Equality Act - Polling shows that Americans will oppose candidates who are against Equality Act protections WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights ...
A Wider Bridge opens Chicago office - A Wider Bridge, a San Francisco-based organization sponsoring programming that forges connections between the American LGBT community and the LGBT ...
Author: Matt Simonette
News briefs: Marriage in MI; Clinton rally Sept. 20; College savings accounts - Lesbian Michigan couple marries April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse—the lesbian Michigan couple who challenged the state's same-sex adoption and marriage ...
LGBT groups join Amnesty International in call to decriminalize sex work - From a press release - Today, several LGBT rights organizations across the country issued the following joint statement in support of Amnesty International's August 11th ...
World: Murder suspect charged; fashion figure fired; Montreal parade - Yishai Schlissel, the 39-year-old ultra-Orthodox Jewish man accused of attacking marchers in Jerusalem's gay pride parade, has been charged with ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times.
National: Hillary; Texas hate crime; Trump; 18th trans murder - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Amid media reports of clerks of officials refusing to issue marriage licenses, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said the U.S. ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
35th Ward Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa marks 100 days in office - 35th Ward Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa will mark his 100 days in office by releasing a comprehensive report on the state ...
Upcoming: Sondheim honored; Play marks 10th Katrina anniversary - Sondheim to receive Sandberg Award The Chicago Public Library Foundation and the Chicago Public Library have announced that the 16th ...
THE AMAZON TRAIL Dykey Dorothy and friends - Near where I live, closeted lesbians built and installed a bench on a mostly hidden concrete path between grassy sand ...
Author: Lee Lynch
Cook County Dems slate 2016 candidates - The slating committee of the Cook County Democratic Party met, on Aug. 18-19, to determine its election slate for the ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Gary Gates on the past, present and future LGBT movement - Researching the demographic characteristics of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender population is no easy task, but it's a business ...
Author: Sarah Toce
Trans group to hold 'education rally' outside Warner Bros on Stonewall film - A group of educators and organizers will hold an educational event in response to the new film Stonewall, Aug. 27, ...
Report: Military's transgender ban could end by May 2016 - From press releases - Washington — Today, the American Military Partner Association ( AMPA ), the nation's largest organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and ...
Transgender murders in Aurora, IL and Kansas City, MO - From a NCAVP press release - NCAVP mourns the deaths of Jasmine Collins of Kansas City, MO, and Keyshia Blige of Aurora, IL. These are the ...
Project Fierce buys building for LGBTQ youth housing - Chicago, IL —Project Fierce Chicago purchased a four-flat building on Chicago's Southwest side last week, that will eventually be home ...
Virginia shooter gay, manifesto says - In a manifesto, Vester Lee Flanagan II—who shot and killed WDBJ7-TV reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward on Aug. ...
Purple Tie Affair to benefit Youth Empowerment Performance Project - E3 Radio is planning a party with a purpose. In 2013, Anna DeShawn founder of E3 Radio wanted to do ...
Trans Liberation and Black Lives Matter, Tuesday, 5:30pm, 1255 S. Halsted - From a press release - NATIONWIDE — On Tuesday, August 25th, in cities around the country, Black Lives Matter and organizers will stand against the ...
Alliance's Homecoming to honor visionary Safe Schools heroes - From a press release - Chicago, IL ( August 17, 2015 )— The Illinois Safe Schools Alliance will host An Alliance Homecoming, on Sept. 25 ...
Letters to the editor: Make some noise - Dear Editor: After reviewing numerous recent articles concentrated on many ongoing controversies concerning purported LGBTQ issues, I thought I'd ...
School news: Campus Pride list; new GBT research study - Wis., Ind. schools make Campus Pride list Campus Pride has released its list of the top 25 LGBTQ-friendly colleges and ...
In the Life: Kevin Lee - Kevin Lee has an overflowing business card. Well, he would. He is a personal trainer, dating back to 2008—and still ...
Author: Ross Forman, Windy City Times
ASA forum looks at infertility treatment disparities - Ann Bell ( assistant professor of the department of sociology and criminal justice at the University of Delaware and author ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Together for 29 years, Hill and Jones leaving Chicago for Santa Fe - It started as SID, named for a rabbit who had been named after Sid Vicious from the movie Sid and ...
Author: Ross Forman, Windy City Times
Homeland Security raids Rentboy.com offices in New York - From press releases - Transgender Law Center condemns Rentboy.com raid Yesterday, the Department of Homeland Security suddenly raided the offices of Rentboy.com in New ...
ChicagoTEN Alumni Challenge Aug. 29 - From a press release - The 6th Annual ChicagoTEN Alumni Challenge sweeps through River North's bars with the goal of raising $50,000 for Chicago Public ...

Entertainment
Actor Lily Tomlin talks 'Grandma,' 'Grace' and being grateful - How delightful is it to see Lily Tomlin, one of the heroes of Our Community, having such a good year? ...
Entertainment: Josh Hutcherson; 'Atlanta'; Zachary Quinto; Adam Lambert - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson has said he wishes he could shut down Straight But Not Narrow, an LGBT charity ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times.
Jeff Awards Equity nominations honor 2014-2015 productions - From a press release - Friday, August 21, 2015 - Chicago, IL — Chicago stage, TV and film star Michael Shannon did the honor of ...
Poet Kit Yan performs Queer Heartache at Chicago Fringe - From a press release - Chicago, IL: From September 3-13, Kit Yan, a transgender, queer, Asian American poet from Hawaii, will be performing his show ...
Billy Masters - Filth: disgustingly offensive dirt, garbage, anything viewed as grossly indecent or obscene. That's how Mr. Webster defines "filth," and who ...
Gilded lilies: Lily Tomlin, Laverne Cox unite in 'Grandma' - A pair of LGBT icons from different generations—beloved septuagenarian Lily Tomlin and more recently minted trailblazer Laverne Cox—come together in ...
Author: Lawrence Ferber
Upcoming: Fashion Fest; 'Downton' exhibit; Jeff Awards; Haymarket reading - Haymarket Riot reading Aug. 29 In commemoration of the 130th anniversary of Chicago's Haymarket Riot, there will be a table ...
Knight at the Movies: Lily Tomlin; the late, great Laird Cregar - Lily plays a grandma In Grandma, from writer-director Paul Weitz, Lily Tomlin plays a character who is a lesbian—a big ...
Author: Richard Knight, Jr., for Windy City Times
THEATER REVIEW Chicago's Role in the Crime of the Century - Playwright: Hillel Levin. At: The Museum of Broadcast Communications, 360 N. State St. Tickets: 800-838-3006; ; $49. Runs through: Nov. ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
Theater in Chicago: Opening soon and now on stage - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Addresses in Chicago unless otherwise noted Opening dates August 25, 2015 Mom? A Comedy of Mourners. Clown siblings Victoria, ...
THEATER REVIEW Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight - Playwright: Peter Ackerman. At: Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park Road. Tickets: 773-891-8985 or ; $25-$60. Runs through Oct. ...
Author: Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times
THEATER REVIEW The Rise and Fall of Little Voice - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Playwright: Jim Cartwright. At: No Stakes Theater Project at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets: 1-773-975-8150; ; $13.50-$34.50. Runs ...
Author: Jonathan Abarbanel, Windy City Times
Theater Spotlight on Bad Jews; Critics' Picks - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The kvetching continues since Theater Wit's acclaimed production of Joshua Harmon's scathing comedy Bad Jews is back again in its ...
Bryan Safi has it made in the 'Shade' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Bryan Safi seems to be everywhere lately. The openly gay Emmy winner has done everything from writing on The Ellen ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times.
Celebrate with caution - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times, by Michael Kearns - This speech was in acceptance of the Chuck Rowland Pioneer Award "for groundbreaking and distinguished achievement in the LGBTQ playwrighting ...
SCOTTISH PLAY SCOTT Fringe options - The Chicago Fringe Festival is back for its sixth season, returning again to the Jefferson Park neighborhood at five different ...
Author: Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times
Comic Con hosts thousands of fans - Hordes of comic-book, sci-fi and pop-culture enthusiasts were present in Rosemont, Illinois, as Wizard World Chicago Comic Con took place ...
BENT NIGHTS Coin; Ezra Furman - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Of the seemingly endless string of new and unheard of bands that land on major record labels, Nashville rockers Coin ...
Author: Vern Hester
NUNN ON ONE: MUSIC How Swede it is: Talking with singer Tove Lo - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Swedish songstress Tove Lo has taken the world by storm recently. After signing to Island and Polydor Records, her debut ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
BOOKS Angela Koenig: Lesbian Chicago novelist on works, influences - Chicago lesbian novelist Angela Koenig grew up in rural Nebraska and lived in Sioux City, Iowa. Then, she lived in ...
Author: Jorjet Harper
BOOKS New book spotlights out high-school and college athletes - Jeff Sheng played tennis his first three years at Thousand Oaks High School in California, but opted not to play ...
Author: Ross Forman, Windy City Times
MOVIES Becoming 'Friends' with Zac Efron, Emily Ratajkowski, Max Joseph - There's a new group of Friends in town and this time there is a musical spin to it. Max Joseph, ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
THEATER REVIEW Patchwork Drifter - Playwright: Jennifer L. Mickelson. At: Babes With Blades Theatre Company at City Lit in Edgewater Presbyterian Church, 1020 W. Bryn ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge

Outlines
Chicago 'represented pretty well' at World Series - They had a softball in their dugout with the initials "CS" emblazed on it. And Glen Rexing added the word ...
Author: Ross Forman, Windy City Times
Former Pastoral Cheesemonger Jessica "Jesse" Williams new "Appellation" Chef - From a press release - Chicago, Ill. ( August 20, 2015 ) — Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread and Wine, has hired Jessica "Jesse" Williams as ...
Eating Out with a Girl: The Irish Rose Saloon - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The more I visit Rockford, the more I like it. : ) One of the main reasons is: The Irish ...
Dining news: New Pastoral chef; Browntrout closing - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread and Wine has hired Jessica "Jesse" Williams as chef of Appellation—the company's new wine bar and ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times.
VEHICLE REVIEW 2015 Toyota Camry hybrid still young and restless - BY SAM GOMEZ, GAYWHEELS.COM - You have to wonder how anyone can afford a new car these days when the average price for a new ...
SAVOR Firefly Kitchen - DISH: Weekly Dining Guide - Most of the restaurants I've profiled here—no matter how amazing or unimpressive they are—have one thing in common: They're in ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times.


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