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Arkansas, Mississippi have marriage bans overturned - A federal judge struck down Arkansas' voter-approved gay-marriage ban, but stopped any rush to the altar by putting her order ...
Federal Judge strikes down Mississippi marriage ban - From a press release - WASHINGTON—Today U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves ruled in favor of equality, striking down Mississippi's discriminatory constitutional amendment banning same-sex couples ...
LGBT groups criticize Ferguson grand jury's lack of indictment in Brown killing - From press releases - The National LGBTQ Task Force describes the grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson, Mo., officer Darren Wilson in the ...
Storage issues for youth experiencing homelessness explored by new coalition - From a press release - CHICAGO — A coalition of foundations and advocates has come together to address the issue of storage of personal belongings ...
President Obama announces immigration accountability executive action - FROM THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary - REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT IN ADDRESS TO THE NATION ON IMMIGRATION Cross Hall, 8:01 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: My ...
Country star Ty Herndon comes out of the closet, Billy Gilman follows - Country music star Ty Herndon announced he is "an out, proud, and happy gay man" in an interview with Entertainment ...
U.S. Supreme Court clears way for SC same-sex marriage - From a news release - ( Charleston, SC, November 20, 2014 ) - Today, the U.S. Supreme Court denied the motion filed by South Carolina's ...

News
Panel addresses education for LGBTQ youth - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times by Janean L. Watkins - Teach for America ( TFA ) hosted a Chicago National Conversation Series Event "The State of Education in LGBTQ America" ...
AFC prepares for 30th anniversary - It was an evening draped in celebration, excitement and reflection as staff members, supporters, volunteers and donors crowded into the ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Blickensderfer
U.S. Supreme Court clears way for SC same-sex marriage - From a news release - ( Charleston, SC, November 20, 2014 ) - Today, the U.S. Supreme Court denied the motion filed by South Carolina's ...
Frerichs prevails in treasurer's race - More than two weeks after the Illinois general election, Republican Tom Cross conceded the state treasurer's race to Democrat Mike ...
President Obama announces immigration accountability executive action - FROM THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary - REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT IN ADDRESS TO THE NATION ON IMMIGRATION Cross Hall, 8:01 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: My ...
HRC condemns passage of anti-LGBT law in The Gambia - From a press release - WASHINGTON — Today the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) condemns the decision by Gambian President Yahya Jammeh to sign ...
PASSAGES Dorothy Chvatal dies at 64 - Dorothy Chvatal, 64, devoted daughter of the late Lorraine and Joseph, beloved partner of Pat Davis, cherished godmother of Jenna ...
aChurch4Me observes Transgender Day of Remembrance - Members of aChurch4Me, as well as community members from the transgender community and their friends and loved ones, gathered Nov. ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Immigration reform executive order announced, groups repond - From press releases - Statement from Immigration Equality New York, NY — Immigration Equality calls on President Obama to ensure that his executive order ...
Rogers Park transgender woman, her landlord both file lawsuits - A transgender woman, who has already filed a discrimination complaint against her landlord, alleging that he tried to throw her ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Storage issues for youth experiencing homelessness explored by new coalition - From a press release - CHICAGO — A coalition of foundations and advocates has come together to address the issue of storage of personal belongings ...
Study: Public support for LGBT rights up in last three decades - From a Williams Institute press release - Findings suggest that increase in public support comes from people of all ages, not just younger generation LOS ANGELES— Public ...
Oldest, biggest HIV/AIDS coalition wants scale-up of PrEP; AFC leads locally - From a press release - The largest and longest running national coalition of community-based HIV/AIDS organizations, AIDS United ( AU ), is calling for the ...
Groups to Hagel: Review outdated transgender policy - From press releases - Washington, DC — SPARTA, the national organization of LGBT members of the U.S. armed forces and their families, commended Secretary ...
Congresswoman's trans son; HRC co-founder arrested - National roundup: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - A Miami television station aired Republican Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen's first interview with her transgender son, The Washington Blade reported. Rodrigo ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
National Women's Hall of Fame hosts forum on equality - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Equality was the main focus of a National Women's Hall of Fame forum at Roosevelt University Nov. 17. The National ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
UIC center celebrates two decades of existence - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - There's still injustice happening. That's one reason University of Illinois at Chicago's ( UIC's ) Gender and Sexuality Center ( ...
Author: Jason Carson Wilson
Chicago prepares for World AIDS Day - - A number of local agencies and organization are gearing up for World AIDS Day, which takes place Monday, Dec. 1. ...
Author: Matt Simonette
'Education in Action' summit unites youth leaders, GSA advisors - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - About 150 middle and high school youth leaders and gay-straight alliance ( GSA ) faculty advisors gathered for the Illinois ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Apartment Adoption Project starts for homeless Chicago youth - From a press release - CHICAGO — The 750 Club Apartment Adoption Project is launching this week in Chicago to provide private apartments for youth ...
UChicago students host homeless youth panel - By Gretchen Rachel Blickensderfer On Nov. 19, the University of Chicago's ( UChicago's ) LGBTQ Social Justice and Activism organization ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Blickensderfer
Federal Judge strikes down Mississippi marriage ban - From a press release - WASHINGTON—Today U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves ruled in favor of equality, striking down Mississippi's discriminatory constitutional amendment banning same-sex couples ...
Center, chef host homeless dinner - On Nov. 22, Q-Tea-Pie Chef Shiane Wilcoxen, in partnership with the Center on Halsted, hosted the third annual Thanksgiving dinner ...
Author: Vern Hester
LGBT activist Ouma on work, Tanzania and future hopes - For 41-year old James Wandera Ouma, LGBT activism has become his life's work. As the executive director of LGBT Voice ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Having HIV/AIDS: Fighting stigma - Stigma: a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person Hearing the words "I'm HIV-positive" made Bryan* ...
Author: Lawrence Ferber
Evanston panel to discuss homeless LGBT youth - From a press release - Evanston, IL, Nov. 26, 2014— On Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. the Unitarian Church of Evanston will host a panel ...
Toni Preckwinkle announces funding for Restorative Justice Programs - From a press release - Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle together with Cook County Commissioners Jerry Butler, Bridget Gainer, Jesus Garcia and Robert Steele ...
Arkansas, Mississippi have marriage bans overturned - A federal judge struck down Arkansas' voter-approved gay-marriage ban, but stopped any rush to the altar by putting her order ...
Afraid of Dark to premiere at Chicago Cultural Center - From a press release - Chicago, IL ( November 11, 2014 ) — ImageNation Cinema Foundation and the Illinois Humanities Council will co-present Chicago premier ...
WTTW to premiere @home with social media campaign - WTTW-11 announces the broadcast of the hour-long documentary film @home Wed., Dec. 17 at 9 p.m., raising awareness about the ...
'Rubyfruit' Author Rita Mae Brown in Chicago Dec. 9 - Award-winning author Rita Mae Brown is taking the rails to Chicago to promote her new adventure in the literary world—Let ...
Author: Sarah Toce
LGBT groups criticize Ferguson grand jury's lack of indictment in Brown killing - From press releases - The National LGBTQ Task Force describes the grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson, Mo., officer Darren Wilson in the ...
GLMA adds LGBT nurses' section - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - This past August, GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality ( previously known as the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association ) ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Empowerment from loss at the Transgender Day of Remembrance - Video below - Kandy Hall, 40, Sarito do Sopao, 39, Tiffany Edwards, 28, Thifani, 18, Vitoria, 16, Alex Madeiros, 8, unknown woman … ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Blickensderfer
Michael Sam on coming out, his childhood, being at bottom - From a GQ press release - New York, N.Y. — "If I had it my way, I never would have done it the way I did, ...
Pride at Work Chicago calls for minimum wage vote in veto session - From a press release - ( Chicago ) — Pride at Work Chicago, a coalition of LGBTQ persons in labor seeking to build LGBTQ worker ...
Columbia forum attempts to tackle diversity issue - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - A forum initially billed as a discussion on LGBT concerns at Columbia College Nov. 18 ultimately raised questions among participants ...
Author: Matt Simonette
World news: Malaysian insurer; Ian Thorpe's shame; Nepal survey - World news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - MetLife Inc.'s support for gay rights in the United States is drawing criticism to the insurer's partner in Malaysia, according ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
VIEWS Remembering Thanksgiving - As I prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, I am reminded of the autumnal harvest time's spiritual significance. As a time ...
Author: Rev. Irene Monroe
Bisexual teens face more challenges than peers - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - A study of more than 10,000 LGBT youth ages 13-17 found that bisexual teens face more challenges coming out and ...
Author: Charlsie Dewey
National Park Services focuses on LGBT history - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Currently, the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, New York, is the only LGBT-related landmark across the country to earn a ...
Author: Charlsie Dewey
PFLAG hosts 'Cocktails + Conversation' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - PFLAG leaders and supporters gathered for an event, "Cocktails + Conversation," at Roosevelt University Nov. 20. Attendees noshed on hors ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Courage Campaign: CTA aims to eliminate street harassment - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Red Line serves as a lifeline to Chicago native Kara Crutcher and among the Windy City's noise, she aims ...
Author: Melissa Wasserman
Emanuel honors Harold Washington - Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined Chicago Public Library Commissioner Brian Bannon, the Harold Washington Legacy Committee and community members on Nov. ...
Smithsonian Channel looks at origins of AIDS Dec. 1 - From a press release - New York, November 25, 2014 In the early 1980s a mysterious virus appeared to emerge on the streets of ...
LETTERS Immigration reaction - On Nov. 20, President Obama announced that he would seek executive action to protect some undocumented immigrants, in light of ...
VIEWS Reflections on the Transgender Day of Remembrance - Every Nov. 20, transgender individuals and their allies around the world commemorate the Transgender Day of Remembrance. But make no ...
Author: Rizi Xavier Timane
Groups observe Transgender Day of Remembrance - A number of organizations released statements Nov. 20 in honor of the Transgender Day of Remembrance. Lambda Legal Transgender Rights ...
Local Out & Equal branch receives award - This month, the Out & Equal ( O&E ) Chicagoland Regional Affiliate received the "Affiliate of the Year" award. The ...
Report: ACA has led to fewer uninsured LGBTs - A new report from the Center for American Progress shows that the uninsured rate among low- and middle-income LGBT residents ...
Ald. Tunney receives award from Thresholds - Social-services organization Thresholds honored 44th Ward Ald. Tom Tunney with an award at its annual meeting Nov. 6. In a ...
Barlesque shatters fundraising record - Barlesque: Workout, TPAN's seventh annual month-long online strip-athon and fundraiser pitting bartenders from Chicago's LGBT bars against each other in ...
Immigration executive order praised, criticized - President Obama's recent executive order regarding immigration was generally met with praise from Democrats and with derision from Republicans. ( ...
New study suggests gay genetic link - A recent study of 409 gay brothers suggests that gay people are born that way, according to researchers. The study ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Chicagoans among POZ 100 youth - POZ magazine, a print and online brand for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS, has announced the fifth annual ...

Entertainment
The Voice's Michelle Chamuel to play Lincoln Hall - Amherst, Massachusetts Top 10 contestant on NBC's The Voice Season 4, Michelle Chamuel, is preparing to "Face the Fire" with ...
Country star Ty Herndon comes out of the closet, Billy Gilman follows - Country music star Ty Herndon announced he is "an out, proud, and happy gay man" in an interview with Entertainment ...
Penny Severns book: The price of a closeted political life - "The best years of our lives were written in invisible ink." That phrase comes in the preface to Under This ...
Author: Tracy Baim, Windy City Times
Taylor Swift, Spotify and the Musical Food Chain Myth - "The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any." — Alice Walker I ...
Author: Doria Roberts
Billy Masters - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - "I'm the only artist who needs a leash! I'm King Kong's mother!"—Susan Boyle reveals her struggle with Asperger's syndrome. I've ...
Author: Billy Masters
Knight at the Movies: Happy Valley; film notes - Amir Bar-Lev's documentaries My Kid Could Paint That and The Tillman Story brilliantly illuminated the real stories behind the media's ...
Author: Richard Knight, Jr., for Windy City Times
Theater Spotlight, Critics' Picks - Writer and performer David Sedaris skyrocketed to fame with his essay The Santaland Diaries, which detailed the quirky ins and ...
THEATER REVIEW Dee Snider's Rock and Roll Christmas Tale - Playwright: book, music and lyrics by Dee Snider. At: Broadway In Chicago at the Broadway Playhouse, 175 E. Chestnut St. ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
THEATER REVIEW Lady Balls - Playwright: John Loos. At: Annoyance Theater, 851 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets: 773-697-9693; ; $20. Runs through: Jan. 22 Playwright John ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
THEATER REVIEW Point and Shoot - Playwright: Jake L. Freund and Liz Ellison. At: Cold Basement Dramatics at The Den, 1333 N. Milwaukee. Tickets: ; $15. ...
Author: Jonathan Abarbanel, Windy City Times
OPERA REVIEW Porgy and Bess - Libretto: DuBose and Dorothy Heyward with Ira Gershwin; Score: George Gershwin. At: Lyric Opera of Chicago, 20 N. Wacker Dr. ...
Author: Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times
Cher cancels; Michael Sam's honor; Andy Cohen outs Spacey - Entertainment news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Cher has cancelled her "Dressed to Kill" tour on doctors' orders, Gay Star News noted. The legendary gay icon said ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
New Wicker Park restaurant; "Ballerina Hot Chocolate" - Dining news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —Chicago restaurant veteran Michael Taus is aiming for a mid-to-late January launch of Taus Authentic—a brand-new, 6,000-square-foot Wicker Park restaurant ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
'Nuts & Bolts: 2014' on Nov. 29-30 - The Joel Hall Dancers & Center ( JHDC ) returns its critically acclaimed "Nuts & Bolts" dance extravaganza—a reimagining of ...
NUNN ON ONE: MUSIC Tove Lo gets into the 'Habit' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The new Swedish pop sensation Tove Nilsson—better known as Tove Lo—is quickly taking over the United States. Her single "Habits ...
TRAVEL Las Vegas: Show(s) and tell - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Las Vegas, Nevada, is one of the top tourist destinations in the world and with good reason. Entertainment, dining and ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
BOOK REVIEW The Christmas Truck - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - A rare treat—I get to share a review of a new children's Christmas book with two reviewers who can relate ...
Author: Sally Parsons
Theater, dance, music news and events - Joffrey's 'Nutcracker' Dec. 5-28 The Joffrey Ballet will celebrate the 27th annual presentation of Robert Joffrey's The Nutcracker in a ...
Sugar & Spice: Parlor Pizza Bar - There's a casual new dining option in the West Loop, which usually tends to focus on more upscale restaurants. Parlor ...
Author: Meghan Streit
AFC prepares for World of Chocolate - On Thursday, Dec. 4, at 6 p.m., The AIDS Foundation of Chicago ( AFC ) will present the 13th annual ...
Author: Liz Baudler
TV veteran Verica to direct film in Chicago area - Television veteran Tom Verica ( How to Get Away with Murder ) is making his feature directorial debut with the ...
BOOKS Talking with iconic author Felice Picano - Felice Picano made a stop in Chicago to promote his latest memoir Nights at Rizzoli. The Center on Halsted hosted ...
Author: Lauren E. Childers
Windy City Queercast marks 600th show - On the evening of April 11, 2006, the very first Windy City Queercast was appropriately heralded with Pearl Jam's 1991 ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Blickensderfer
Musical event examines the Black experience - On Nov. 18-19, The Columbia College Center for Black Music Research ( CBMR ) presented "Black Vocality II: Cultural Memory, ...
Author: Vern Hester
OFF-BROADWAY 'Sylvester' musical: Serving realness - Anthony Wayne has appeared in fantastic, Tony-winning Broadway shows including Pippin, The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, and ...
Author: Lawrence Ferber
Winning Marriage book event, Library exhibit explores marriage - 'Winning Marriage' book event Dec. 15 Freedom to Marry and Equality Illinois will host the Chicago launch of Marc ...

Outlines
2016 Bingham Cup heads to Nashville, not Chicago - Nashville has won the hosting rights for the 2016 Bingham Cup—a major, multi-day gay rugby tournament held every other year ...
Author: Ross Forman, Windy City Times
Auto companies at top of equality index-but why Hyundai ? - The Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) has just released its 2015 Corporate Equality Index ( CEI ), which rates ...
Author: Richard Read, GayWheels.com
WINDY CITY TIMES' 2014 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Week one of two - I'll just have one glass Tell the world ( or just visitors at home ) just what working was ...
Author: Andrews Davis
In the Life: Nicole Bashor - Nicole Bashor has been an attorney for seven years and with her current firm for the past three years—and is ...


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