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Conversion therapy bill clears Illinois Senate committee - The Illinois State Senate Executive Committee passed HB 217, the Youth Mental Health Protection Act, May 27. The legislation, which ...
LGBT Veterans Monument dedicated - Video below - The first federally approved monument on federal land honoring LGBT veterans was unveiled and dedicated in a grove at the ...
Author: Tracy Baim, Windy City Times
Amendment to hate crimes law clears General Assembly - The Illinois State Senate, on May 20, unanimously passed an amendment to the state's hate crimes statutes that advocates say—if ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Ireland votes yes to marriage equaliy - In Ireland, voters have overwhelmingly approved marriage—making the Emerald Isle the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage ...
Boy Scouts pres OK with gay scout leaders - From a press release - Boy Scouts of America (BSA) President Robert Gates called for the organization to end its ban on gay adults while ...

News
LGBT veterans, Lakeside Pride Freedom Marching Band join Memorial Day Parade - Video below - Two LGBT contingents participated in the City of Chicago Memorial Day Parade May 23, 2015. The Chicago Chapter of the ...
Senators ask DoD for equal opportunity policies for LGB servicemembers - From press releases - Press release from the office of U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Chris Murphy ( D-Conn. ) ...
Illinois Senate bill would removes criminal penalties for marijuana possession - From a press release - SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Senate approved a bill 37-19 Thursday to remove criminal penalties for possession of a small amount ...
Girl Scouts include transgender girls - The Girl Scouts of the United States of America is an organization that welcomes transgender girls. The group's guidance on ...
Study: Reactions of heterosexual siblings to same-sex marriage advances - From a press release - LOS ANGELES — Advances in same-sex marriage impact family members to different degrees depending on how relevant those advances are ...
Amendment to hate crimes law clears General Assembly - The Illinois State Senate, on May 20, unanimously passed an amendment to the state's hate crimes statutes that advocates say—if ...
Author: Matt Simonette
LGBT veterans remember murdered gay sailor - Members of the Chicago Chapter of the American Veterans for Equal Rights gathered Sunday, May 24 in Steger, Illinois to ...
AFTAH stages Leather Archives demonstration - More counter-protestors than protestors showed up for a planned demonstration against the Leather Archives & Museum, 6418 N. Greenview Ave., ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Clinton responds to Chicago couple - Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, during the week of May 13, reached out to the Chicago couple whose upcoming marriage was ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Marijuana possession bill passes Illinois Senate - A bill that removes the criminal penalties for marijuana possession—replacing the prospect of jail-time for a small amount with a ...
Author: Matt Simonette
LGBT Veterans Monument dedicated - Video below - The first federally approved monument on federal land honoring LGBT veterans was unveiled and dedicated in a grove at the ...
Author: Tracy Baim, Windy City Times
International Mr. Leather chosen - Patrick Smith, Mr. Los Angeles Leather 2015, was ultimately chosen from a field of 52 contestants as International Mr. Leather ...
Activists: Reach out to senators on conversion therapy bill - Members of Gay Liberation Network ( GLN ) have started an online petition for Illinoisans who support state legislation that ...
Author: Matt Simonette
US Postal Service called to honor Bayard Rustin with stamp - From a press release - WASHINGTON, DC, May 22, 2015—Today, the National LGBTQ Task Force is joining LGBTQ activists and allies across the country in ...
First federally approved LGBT Veterans Monument unveiled - A dedication was held Memorial Day, May 25, for the first federally approved LGBT Veterans Monument on federal land, at ...
Trans, queer immigrants demand ICE release LGBTQ detainees - About two dozen transgender and queer immigrants rallied in front of Immigration Customs Enforcement ( ICE ) headquarters in Washington ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
Conversion therapy bill clears Illinois Senate committee - The Illinois State Senate Executive Committee passed HB 217, the Youth Mental Health Protection Act, May 27. The legislation, which ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Boy Scouts pres OK with gay scout leaders - From a press release - Boy Scouts of America (BSA) President Robert Gates called for the organization to end its ban on gay adults while ...
World : Moscow Pride canceled again; Swiss anti-gay ruling - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - In Russia, Moscow Pride has been banned for the 10th consecutive year, PinkNews reported. Pride parades are not technically illegal ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
National: Jindal's move; Texan Rep. supports marriage; senators urge DoD Sec'y - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Hours after a committee in the Louisiana Legislature effectively voted down a bill that would explicitly protect people and businesses ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
UK YouTube sensation Pop 'N' Olly launch LGBT videos for children - From a press release - London, UK. May 20, 2015 — A gay fairytale romance is the latest story amongst Pop'n'Olly's educational videos for young ...
Ireland votes yes to marriage equaliy - In Ireland, voters have overwhelmingly approved marriage—making the Emerald Isle the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage ...
PASSAGES Ron Zierer dies at 81 - Ron Zierer died on March 28 at the age of 81 years from a sudden cardiac event. Ron was a ...
PASSAGES James Murphy dies - James Murphy, aka Murph, passed away on Friday, May 15 after a short illness. He was 83 years old. Born ...
LETTERS Honoring Riordan - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Dear Editor: As both a Vietnam veteran and gay man, I must respond to an online letter from Bob Schwartz ...
Global Pride Summit kicks off Pride Month - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - A free online summit will bring together the global LGBT community for the first time. Global Pride Summit is being ...
Author: Charlsie Dewey
Local: "Step Up. Get Tested'; CTA proposal; new Northalsted initiative - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - "Step Up. Get Tested' campaign expands The scope of the 2015 "Step Up. Get Tested." ( SUGT ) campaign for ...
LETTERS Fighting Irish; Ireland and the Church; Remembering Bill - Fighting Irish Dear Editor: In a world increasingly wracked by violence and economic austerity, Ireland's vote for LGBT equal-marriage rights ...
U.S. Senators call for military updates - In a letter to U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, U.S. Sens. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., and Chris Murphy, D-Conn., led ...
'Pink Triangle' event at Center on June 3 - "Remembering the Pink Triangle"—a public event to commemorate the gay victims of Nazi Germany—will take place Wed., June 3, at ...
Writing For Justice: Diversity in our entertainment matters - A recurring column - When I'm not discussing social justice for Windy City Times, I work as an entertainment writer. At first glance those ...
Author: Caroline Siede
Julianne Moore joins Lambda's "I Do" campaign for equality - From a press release - ( New York, May 27, 2105 ) Today, Academy Award winner Julianne Moore joined thousands who have recently said "I ...

Entertainment
American Library Association designated June GLBT Book Month - From a press release - CHICAGO — The American Library Association ( ALA ) has designated June 2015 as GLBT Book Monthâ„¢, a nationwide celebration ...
NUNN ON ONE: CUISINE Chef Cat Cora cooks for Culinary Council - DISH: WEEKLY DINING GUIDE - Macy's continues to not only be a retail outlet but an ambassador for food. Celebrating a record 125 years of ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
BOOK REVIEWS How Long Will I Cry?; Anatomy of a Girl Gang - How Long Will I Cry? edited by Miles Harvey Free ( from BigShouldersBooks.com ); Big Shoulders Press; 244 pages Anatomy ...
Author: Sally Parsons
Knight at the Movies: Summer LGBT movie preview - The release of Mad Max: Fury Road, The Avengers: Age of Ultron and San Andreas within a couple of weeks ...
Author: Richard Knight, Jr., for Windy City Times
SUMMER DANCE SPECIAL Summer is for lovers of dance - Summer is about food, fun and community. Even though there are Lollapolooza, Taste of Chicago, Jazz Fest, Rib Fest, Bacon ...
Author: Lauren Warnecke
In theater: ATC artistic director dies; Barrel of Monkeys ED steps down - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - ATC's Paparelli dies at 40 PJ ( nee: Paul Joseph ) Paparelli, the artistic director of the American Theater ...
In entertainment: Elton John; Wanda Sykes; 'American Horror Story' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - An on-stage Elton John bio-musical has its eyes set on Broadway and then London's West End, Broadway.com reported. The project, ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
'Peep Show' at Links Hall June 1 - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On Monday, June 1, "Peep Show: The Instant Choreography Series" will continue at Links Hall, 3111 N. Western Ave., at ...
SUMMER THEATER SPECIAL Classics and revivals for all ages (and tastes) - A "revival" production, technically, is a show whose premiere run ended less than two years before its remount, the latter ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
SUMMER THEATER SPECIAL What's new this summer - This has been a tough few weeks for the Chicago and national theater scenes. The recent cancer death of longtime ...
Author: Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times
Theater Spotlight and Critics' Picks - Dozens of performances and events are featured in the 3rd Annual Pivot Arts Festival, including a few queer-friendly shows like ...
THEATER REVIEW MIRACLE! - Playwright: Dan Savage. At: Hell in a Handbag Productions at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. Tickets: 800-838-3006 or ; ...
Author: Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times
THEATER REVIEW Cowboy Versus Samurai - Playwright: Michael Golamco. At: A-Squared Theatre Workshop at the Den, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. Tickets: 773-231-0832; ; $25. Runs through: ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
THEATER REVIEW Shining Lives: A Musical - Playwright: music by Andre Pluess and Amanda Dehnert, lyrics and book by Jessica Thebus, based on the play by Melanie ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
THEATER REVIEW Belfast Girls - Playwright: Jaki McCarrick. At: Artemisia, A Chicago Theatre at the Den, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. Tickets: 832-819-4336; ; $25. Runs ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
Women For Women at Center June 13 - From a press release - Chicago, IL — Center on Halsted opens its doors for another By Women For Women ( BWFW ) community event! ...
Five Worth Finding - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —Forcing the Spring: Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality: In this compelling book, New York Times ( and Pulitzer Prize-winning ...
BENT NIGHTS Walk off the Earth; Cathy Richardson, Katie Todd - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - For anyone still wondering when summer will finally arrive in Chicago, I have to tell you it got here last ...
Author: Vern Hester
Billy Masters - "Toni, you need to start using your vagina more."—Toni Braxton shares some advice her doctor gave her. She went on ...
Author: Billy Masters
Gay Black comic has concert film - In August 2013, Sampson McCormick became the first openly gay, Black stand-up comedian to headline the Howard Theater in Washington, ...
Entertainment: GLAAD honors Ripa, Roberts; Rock 'n' Roll May 30; 'Queer Qomedy' - GLAAD honors Kelly Ripa, Thomas Roberts GLAAD Media Award recipients were announced in 15 of this year's 31 media ...
Israeli filmmaker talks about attitudes toward LGBTQ people - Recently, groundbreaking Israeli LGBTQ filmmaker Gal Uchovsky provided an audience at the Landmark Theatre in Chicago with an intimate and ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
Deborah's Place marks 30 years fighting for homeless women - The Old Testament tells a story of a powerful woman of Israel named Deborah who one day saw the terrible ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
ROOF on theWit unveils menu, hosts runway show - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On May 21, ROOF on theWit, 201 N. State St., offered a sneak peek of its spring menu, courtesy of ...
TELEVISION Gethin Anthony dives into Manson role in 'Aquarius' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - It's the Age of Aquarius for Gethin Anthony, who plays Charles Manson in the NBC series Aquarius. After conquering the ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times

Outlines
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame party is community event - From a press release - In Demand Entertainment present the 30th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Viewing Party and 5th annual Memories of ...
Michael Sam signs with Canadian team - Michael Sam—the first openly gay person to be selected in the National Football League ( NFL ) draft—is going to ...
ML 2015 Leather museum formally welcomes Hellfire Club history - A gentleman's agreement that dates back to 1998 became a formal agreement between the Chicago Hellfire Club ( CHC ) ...
Author: Ross Forman, Windy City Times
National Restaurant Assn. notes 96th year at convention - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The 2015 National Restaurant Association's Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show was in Chicago May 16-19. Celebrating the 96th year for the convention ...
Sweets & Snacks Expo takes healthful turn - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The National Confectioners Association returned to Chicago's McCormick Place May 19-21 with its Sweets & Snacks Expo, an industry/media event ...
Dining news: Wine events; El Mariachi cooking demo - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —The Roscoe Village Wine Stroll, sponsored by Lush Wine & Spirits in partnership with Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce, will ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
DISH: SAVOR Riques Cocina Mexicana - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - It's a shame that when some people hear the term "Mexican food," they automatically think of certain fast-food chains. However, ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
VEHICLE REVIEW That's so gay: 2015 Chrysler 300 big and butch as you are - Chrysler has recently changed its name to FCA: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. This name change makes sense, given that 'Fiat' sounds ...
Author: Sam Gomez, GayWheels.com
Leather Vendor Market photos - Scenes from the IML 2015 Leather Vendor Market, held on the second and third floors of the Congress Plaza Hotel. ...
In the Life: Mack Savage - Photo by Gil Leora - She went to a roller-derby match about four years ago with a friend and was instantly in awe. "I remember ...
Author: Ross Forman, Windy City Times

Business Profiles
Gay-owned barber shop opens in Uptown
Starwood shows strong support for LGBT rights


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