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DAILY BREAKING
THE RACE IS ON: Tight race between Clinton and Sanders - There were some interesting LGBT moments in the days running up to Monday's Iowa caucuses—caucuses in which Human Rights Campaign-endorsed ...
Indiana gay-rights measure killed - In Indiana, Senate Bill 344—the so-called "LGB, no T" bill because it did not provide protections for the transgender community—died ...
One Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration bill stopped, another advances - In Indiana, Senate Bill 66—a so-called "Super RFRA ( Religious Freedom Restoration Act )" bill—was stopped Jan. 27, IndyStar.com reported. ...
Hastert sentencing rescheduled for April - U.S. District Judge Thomas M. Durkin rescheduled former U.S. House of Representatives Dennis Hastert's sentencing for April 8, The Chicago ...
Plans for .gay top-level domain at risk - From a press release - ( New York, NY ) With claims from the Economist Intelligence Unit ( EIU ) that the word 'GAY' is ...

News
Trans woman who served years in jail without trial launches fundraiser - Eisha Love—a 26-year-old transgender woman of color released in December, 2015 after serving nearly four years in the Cook County ...
Panel on homelessness and survival sex Feb. 10 - The Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., will host a panel discussion in collaboration with artist Sam Kirk as ...
Large anti-gay rally takes place in Italy - Italians staged a mass rally in Rome's Circus Maximus Jan. 30, urging the government to reject legislation that offers same-sex ...
Plans for .gay top-level domain at risk - From a press release - ( New York, NY ) With claims from the Economist Intelligence Unit ( EIU ) that the word 'GAY' is ...
March 4 Naperville event to focus on LGBTQ+ youth - The DuPage Community Network will present "LGBTQ+ Youth: Incorporating Affirming Policies, Practices and Supporting Intersectionality in Schools" on Friday, March ...
Presidential candidates answer survey on plans to end HIV and AIDS epidemic - From a Gay Men's Health Crisis press release - New York, NY: Gay Men's Health Crisis ( GMHC ) - the world's first and leading HIV and AIDS service ...
One Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration bill stopped, another advances - In Indiana, Senate Bill 66—a so-called "Super RFRA ( Religious Freedom Restoration Act )" bill—was stopped Jan. 27, IndyStar.com reported. ...
Defense Department proposes rule change to give medical benefits to transgender troops - From American Military Partner Association and OutServe-SLDN statements - From a American Military Partner Association press release: WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Defense ( DoD ) has proposed ...
Alderman Burns retiring to join Airbnb - Chicago Ald. Will Burns ( 4th Ward ) will leave his post on City Council to join the private sector ...
New Report connects religious exemptions to historic efforts to deny civil rights - From a press release - ATLANTA — Today, The Leadership Conference Education Fund will release its report, Striking a Balance: Advancing Civil and Human Rights ...
President Obama releases statement for African American History Month - From the White House Office of the Press Secretary - NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH, 2016 PROCLAMATION BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: America's greatness is a ...
THE RACE IS ON: Tight race between Clinton and Sanders - There were some interesting LGBT moments in the days running up to Monday's Iowa caucuses—caucuses in which Human Rights Campaign-endorsed ...
Author: Lisa Keen, Keen News Service
LETTERS Comments on Creating Change protest continue - Condemnation Dear Editor: We condemn the deplorable, disruptive actions of protestors at an event sponsored by A Wider Bridge featuring ...
VIEWS: MARK MY WORDS Insensitive, anti-Semitic protests - VIEWS - When I was a boy of 13, my grandmother took me to my first civil-rights demonstration to teach me about ...
Author: Mark Segal
Report: Trans youth more likely to have Asperger's - Nearly a quarter of young persons diagnosed with gender dysphoria, or transgender, screened positive for Asperger's syndrome, a form of ...
Author: Bob Roehr
First trans murder of 2016 in Texas - Austin, Texas, resident Monica Loera, 43, has become the first transgender murder victim in the United States in 2016. Loera—who ...
EI releases LGBT adoption guide - Equality Illinois has released a resource, "Growing Your Family: A Guide for Prospective LGBT Adoptive Parents." The report contains an ...
HRC releases state equality index - A Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) report says that a patchwork of state and local non-discrimination laws continues to ...
'PrEP4Love' campaign launched - The Chicago PrEP Working Group ( CPWG ) launched PrEP4Love, a citywide, sex-positive media campaign designed to increase awareness of ...
AFC criticizes Rauner speech - The AIDS Foundation of Chicago ( AFC ) issued a statement about Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's most recent State of ...
Nat'l Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day marked with Red Ribbon Cash Scratch Off Ticket - From a press release - ( February 1, 2016 ) CHICAGO, IL - In recognition of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, February 7, 2016, U.S. ...
"Fight Song" charity cabaret concert benefits local groups - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On Jan. 24, the inaugural "Fight Song" charity cabaret concert took place at Uptown Underground in front of a rowdy ...
Author: Vern Hester
PASSAGES Kit Duffy remembered in memorial - Video below - Nearly 100 people turned out to celebrate the life of longtime LGBTQ ally Kit Duffy Jan. 31 at Sidetrack bar. ...
Hastert sentencing rescheduled for April - U.S. District Judge Thomas M. Durkin rescheduled former U.S. House of Representatives Dennis Hastert's sentencing for April 8, The Chicago ...
DNC names LGBT advisory board co-chairs - The Democratic National Committee ( DNC ) has named its LGBT advisory board co-chairs. DNC LGBT Caucus Chairman Earl Fowlkes ...
Indiana gay-rights measure killed - In Indiana, Senate Bill 344—the so-called "LGB, no T" bill because it did not provide protections for the transgender community—died ...
PASSAGES Dr. Marc Singer dies - Dr. Menachim ( Marc ) Singer died Nov. 18, 2015, while visiting family in Israel. Singer was born on July ...
New research released: Spatial Stigma, Health in Post-Industrial Detroit - From a press release - DETROIT, MI, February 1, 2016……Detroit Youth Passages ( DYP ), a project dedicated to understanding how young peoples' life circumstances ...
National: Gay Senate candidate; Utah pro-LGBT bill; Rentboy indictment - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Rand Paul will have an out gay man as challenger in his U.S. Senate re-election campaign in Kentucky, with Lexington ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
World: Marriage in Mexico; hate-crime survey; gay diver retires - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Mexican Supreme Court unanimously struck down the state of Jalisco's same-sex marriage ban, according to The Washington Blade. The ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Nominations sought for 30 Under 30 Awards - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Windy City Times is seeking to recognize 30 more outstanding LGBT individuals ( and allies ) for its annual 30 ...
Rush Center first to provide trans health-care benefits - Chicago's Rush University Medical Center will provide comprehensive transgender health care benefits to all employees enrolled in the organization's health ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
Howard Brown to minimize wait times; to hold meeting March 30 - Howard Brown aims to minimize wait times Howard Brown Health Center and Healthvana, a patient-engagement platform, announced a partnership ...
'Queer Brown Voices' discussed at WC&F - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - At Women and Children First on Jan. 21, activist Letitia Gomez, American University Associate Professor of Sociology Salvador Vidal-Ortiz and ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago names Cecilia Horan President - From a press release - Chicago, Illinois — February 2, 2016 — LAGBAC names new president. The Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago ( ...

Entertainment
SAG Awards exhibit diversity - As opposed to the Oscars—which have received a lot of backlash recently over the issue of race—the 22nd Annual Screen ...
'Clandestina' offers difference -- and a cause - In 2015, three powerful and transformative Chicago women from entirely different but successful backgrounds found each other and decided to ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
COMEDY Margaret Smith talks Ellen, stealing jokes - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Margaret Smith has been tickling people's funny bones for more than two decades. The award-winning comedian and acting vet honed ...
Author: Terri-Lynne Waldron
Knight at the Movies: - Hail, zombies! This week, your local Cineplex offers two films of very different genres. We have a black comedy about ...
Author: Richard Knight, Jr., for Windy City Times
Pride Films and Plays to present Raggedy And world premiere - From a press release - Chicago, IL —Pride Films and Plays is excited to present the World Premiere of David Valdes Greenwood's comedy Raggedy And, ...
Theater Spotlight: La Voix Humaine; Critic's Picks - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Theater Spotlight: La Voix Humaine Lesbian soprano Patricia Racette makes her Chicago Opera Theater debut in gay French composer Francis ...
THEATER REVIEW The Last Defender - Writer and Director: Nathan Allen. At: The House Theatre of Chicago at Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St. Tickets: 773-769-3832 ...
Author: Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times
THEATER REVIEW Mothers and Sons - Playwright: Terrence McNally. At: Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. Tickets: 847-673-6300; ; $25-$79. Runs through: Feb. 27 The title ...
Author: Jonathan Abarbanel, Windy City Times
THEATER REVIEW Another Word for Beauty - Playwright: Jose Rivera. At: Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St. Tickets: 312-443-3800; ; $25-$75. Runs through: Feb. 21 Bogata's Buen ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
SCOTTISH PLAY SCOTT Gun angst in Andersonville - Lesbian playwright Sarah Gubbins spoke slowly and thoughtfully as she carefully chose her words during a phone interview regarding her ...
Author: Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times
THEATER REVIEW The Man Who Murdered Sherlock Holmes - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Playwright: Music & lyrics by Julie. Shannon and Michael Mahler, book by John Reeger. At: Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at Auditorium Theatre in March - From a press release - CHICAGO — The Auditorium Theatre's annual Chicago presentation of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will bring a wide array of ...
Riva Lehrer to give Beauty in Exile talk with clips from film "Self-Preservation" - From a press release - Beauty in Exile: A Lecture and Discussion with Riva Lehrer featuring clips from the film "Self-Preservation: The Art of Riva ...
Series with Riva Lehrer to examine intersections of disability, art, and culture - From a press release - CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, January 29, 2016 — Presented by Bodies of Work, 3Arts, UIC's Department of Disability and Human Development, and ...
Entertainment: Ricky Martin; Vampire Weekend; Celebrity Apprentice; Tim Gunn - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Puerto Rican music superstar Ricky Martin will be receiving a star on the Walk of Fame in Puerto Rico on ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
SAG Awards the model of diversity - As opposed to the Oscars—which have received a lot of backlash recently over the issue of race—the 22nd Annual Screen ...
Upcoming: 'Beauty in Exile' Feb. 9; Joffrey's 'Bold Moves' - 'Beauty in Exile' event Feb. 9 The lecture/discussion event "Beauty in Exile," featuring artist Riva Lehrer, will take place Tuesday, ...

Outlines
Cotillion Volleyball Tournament benefits TPAN, Center on Halsted - Cotillion Volleyball Tournament, with all players in drag and gym shoes, was held Saturday, January 30 at the Center on ...
Teacher talks about coming out and being 'OUTspoken' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - This past summer, Jeffrey Tomlinson was one of the featured performers at OUTspoken! ( Sidetrack's monthly LGBTQ storytelling event ) ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Abandoned Margins: Policing the Black Female Body at Woman Made Gallery - From a press release - CHICAGO - Woman Made Gallery ( WMG ) is pleased to announce Abandoned Margins: Policing the Black Female Body, a ...
Dining: Analogue dinner; Vanille grand opening; Super Bowl events - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —At Analogue, 2523 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chef Alfredo Nogueira will partner with Pork Mafia's Phil Wingo to create a special ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
SAVOR Villains - DISH: Weekly Dining Guide in Windy City Times - Boy, has Villains ( 730 S. Clark St.; Villainschicago.com ) undergone a renovation. Initially, Villains was, essentially, a dive bar. ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
In the Life: Charles Samson - Charles Samson has no problem with Chicago's often-brutal winter weather. "Coming from Hawaii, I think of the snow and cold ...
Author: Ross Forman, Windy City Times
Windy City Times welcomes two to sales team - Windy City Times welcomes Scott Duff and Freddie Bain to the sales team. Scott Duff is a Chicago based actor, ...
Local mental-health group provides safe space, shared experience - By Skylar Baker-Jordan - Following a large number of clinic closures and record budget cuts, the state of mental health in Chicago has made ...
LGBTQ API group celebrates 10 years - To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Invisible to Invincible: Asian Pacific Islander Pride of Chicago ( i2i ) held a fundraising ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
The Child Soldier: From the Congo to Chicago - Open To Thinking, A recurring column - The forced use of a child in armed conflicts profoundly injures the person coerced and gravely insults the idea of ...
Author: Nick Patricca with Katherine Kaufka Walts
Rosemont hosts travel/adventure show - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The 12th Annual Chicago Travel & Adventure Show landed at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois, on ...


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