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SCOTUS provides exemption for religious schools from bias lawsuits - On July 8, the U.S. Supreme Court ( SCOTUS ) ruled seven to two in favor of two California religious ...
Petition urges Boystown name change - An online petition launched late in June is demanding that the "Boystown" neighborhood designation be changed to a term that ...
Author: Matt Simonette
COVID-19 Replay closes July 5-6 after employee tests positive - The restaurant Replay Andersonville, 5358 N. Clark St., is closing July 5-6 after owner Mark Liberson posted on Facebook that ...
COVID-19 Survivor doctor denied as a blood donor because of his sexual orientation - Dr. Dillon Barron, MD, is in the business of saving lives. At Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, he as an ...
Author: Melissa Wasserman
Director David Zak steps down from post after community outcry - Pride Films & Plays (PFP) Executive Director David Zak stepped down from his longtime post July 3 after numerous members ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Experts weigh impact of judiciary on LGBTQ rights - A panel consisting of prominent legal and public policy officials met June 23 to discuss recent developments in LGBTQ legal ...
Author: Matt Simonette
LGBTQ activists, leaders respond to police meeting - A Chicago Police Department off-the-record Zoom meeting June 30 with hand-picked leaders from LGBTQ organizations and new CPD Superintendent David ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times

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LGBTQ activists, leaders respond to police meeting - A Chicago Police Department off-the-record Zoom meeting June 30 with hand-picked leaders from LGBTQ organizations and new CPD Superintendent David ...
Chicago Sky hosts 'Unapologetically You' Pride virtual panel - In honor of Pride month, the Chicago Sky held a virtual panel "Being Unapologetically You" June 23 focused on success ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Cook County Circuit Court resuming in-person hearings July 6 - Starting on Monday, July 6, the Circuit Court of Cook County will resume in-person court proceedings, with the exception of ...
Experts weigh impact of judiciary on LGBTQ rights - A panel consisting of prominent legal and public policy officials met June 23 to discuss recent developments in LGBTQ legal ...
Author: Matt Simonette
COVID-19 Survivor doctor denied as a blood donor because of his sexual orientation - Dr. Dillon Barron, MD, is in the business of saving lives. At Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, he as an ...
Author: Melissa Wasserman
LGBT Chamber of Commerce hosts 'Business Is Open' panel - The LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois hosted the virtual panel event "Business Is Open: A Conversation With LGBTQ+ Business ...
Author: Melissa Wasserman
COVID-19 Replay closes July 5-6 after employee tests positive - The restaurant Replay Andersonville, 5358 N. Clark St., is closing July 5-6 after owner Mark Liberson posted on Facebook that ...
Morrison and Preckwinkle host online LGBTQ health forum - Cook County Commissioner Kevin Morrison and Board President Toni Preckwinkle were joined by advocates from three local organizations for a ...
Author: Matt Simonette
World-first Global LGBTQIA+ Pride viewed by 57M+ - --From a press release - Global Pride, the 27-hour virtual Pride that took place on June 27, reached a worldwide audience of 57,050,978 viewers in ...
PASSAGES Brent L. Conn - Brent L. Conn—a caterer and business owner—passed away peacefully July 4 at home in Evanston. He was 67. Born in ...
Commissioners urge passage of Justice for Black Lives resolution - Cook County commissioners Deborah Sims ( D-5th ), Stanley Moore ( D-4th ), Dennis Deer ( 2nd ), Brandon Johnson ...
WORLD African country's pro-LGBT move, Pride marches, lesbian singer - In a landmark decision on July 6, the Senate of Gabon voted to decriminalize same-sex relations with 59 votes in ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
NATIONAL Brayla Stone, anti-LGBTQ attacks, Virginia Values Act, Fire Island - Brayla Stone, a 17-year-old Black trans girl, was murdered in Sherwood, Arkansas, near Little Rock on June 25, a National ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Chicago church that hosted historic same-sex event demolished - Following an extended effort to save the building, Misericordia Homes recently demolished the former Chicago Town and Tennis Club/Unity Church ...
Author: Tim Peacock
LETTERS On justice, racism, solidarity - Demanding justice Dear familia: In June, another transgender woman of color was murdered—this time, in our own home, in the ...
E. Patrick Johnson, a man of firsts - E. Patrick Johnson is a man often associated with the word "first." He was the first in his family to ...
Author: Joshua Irvine
Center on Halsted selling BLM boards - Recently, Center on Halsted reopened—taking down the wooden panels that surrounded the building. The boards were erected as a precaution ...
Nondiscrimination guidelines affirmed after Trump rollback - Illinois state officials issued guidance June 26 affirming the state's existing nondiscrimination protections on the basis of sexual orientation and ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Reproductive health of bisexual women and girls needs greater attention - --From a Williams Institute press release - Over 48 million people of reproductive age assigned female sex at birth currently use contraceptives, including up to 3.9 million ...
Hyde Amendment included in House LHHS Appropriations Bill, NCLR responds - --From a NCLR press release - WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives introduced the Labor, Health and Human Services ( LHHS ) Appropriations ...
Petition urges Boystown name change - An online petition launched late in June is demanding that the "Boystown" neighborhood designation be changed to a term that ...
Author: Matt Simonette
PASSAGES William 'Bill' Walter Weeks - William ( "Bill" ) Walter Weeks passed away suddenly June 29. Bill was a lifelong resident of Chicago and preceded ...
Australian, Irish consulates host LGBTQ+ advocacy panel - By Emily Reilly - Sarah Keating, the vice consul general of Chicago's Consulate General of Ireland; and Amanda Slone, the office services manager at ...
Supreme Court on religious employers, contraceptive coverage under ACA, NCLR responds - --From a NCLR press release - WASHINGTON, DC — The Supreme Court issued two important decisions today that significantly change the relationship between freedom of religion ...
United Nations call for a global ban on conversion therapy, Born Perfect comments - GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — Today, the United Nations' Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and ...
SCOTUS provides exemption for religious schools from bias lawsuits - On July 8, the U.S. Supreme Court ( SCOTUS ) ruled seven to two in favor of two California religious ...

Entertainment
Director David Zak steps down from post after community outcry - Pride Films & Plays (PFP) Executive Director David Zak stepped down from his longtime post July 3 after numerous members ...
INTERNET Juan Pablo Di Pace: Life's all about the small things in 'Minutiae' - The coronavirus pandemic has put many things on hold—but has also led to creative output from individuals who may not ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
SHOWBIZ Paris Jackson, GALECA nods, Halle Berry, Jennifer Holliday - More than 274,000 people have signed a Change.org petition to prevent the distribution of the indie film Habit, which critics ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Billy Masters - "I might as well ask you what your paychecks are. Paul, what's your penis size?"—Chris Evans interviews Paul Rudd and ...
Author: Billy Masters
NUNN ON ONE MOVIES Queer filmmaker has 'Mucho Mucho Amor' for famed astrologer - For generations, Puerto Rican astrologer Walter Mercado has brought hope and the future for many families over the years. He ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
NUNN ON ONE MUSIC Rufus Wainwright on new album, Pride, future - Out and proud performer Rufus Wainwright has always been and continues to be the thinking man's musician. His songs run ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
ACTIVITIES Rollin' on the river, courtesy of the Chicago Electric Boat Company - Running out of ideas regarding what to do this summer? Well, it turns out there's nothing like going down the ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
NUNN ON ONE PHOTOGRAPHY Peter Bussian focuses on New York's trans community - Peter Bussian is a visual artist who continually promotes international themes in his work. He's been published in The New ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
Bisexual actress cast as new lead in 'Batwoman' - God Friended Me co-star Javicia Leslie has been cast as the new Batwoman, succeeding Ruby Rose, who exited the role ...
STREAMING THEATER REVIEW The Golden Girls: The Lost Episodes, Vol. 4, Lockdown! - Playwright: David Cerda At: Hell in a Handbag Productions, streaming online. Tickets: HandbagProductions.org/Stage773.com. Runs through: Aug. 15 As the ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge

Outlines
SAVOR Tzuco - DISH Dining Guide - Beginning July 1, the French-Mexican spot Tzuco ( 720 N. State St.; tzuco.com ) offered indoor seating at 25-percent capacity, ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times


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