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U.S. Supreme Court blocks marriage in Virginia - On Aug. 20, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to delay an appeals court ruling striking down Virginia's marriage-equality ban. The ...
Judge: Ind. must recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages - Indiana's gay marriage ban took another hit Aug. 19 when a federal judge ruled that the state must recognize same-sex ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Chicagoans celebrate gold and more at Gay Games 9 - Two teams brought gold back to Chicago, and many individuals shined too as Gay Game 9, the eight-day sports and ...
Author: Ross Forman, Windy City Times
Chicago Rowing Union wins gold at Gay Games 9 - From a press release - ( Cleveland, August 13, 2014 ) — Chicago Rowing Union ( CRU ) — the Midwest's only GLBT rowing team ...
Rally in Chicago on eve of 7th Circuit marriage cases - On Aug. 25—the evening before the Chicago-based 7th Court of Appeals hears oral arguments on Indiana and Wisconsin's gay marriage ...
Author: Matt Simonette

News
U.S. Supreme Court blocks marriage in Virginia - On Aug. 20, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to delay an appeals court ruling striking down Virginia's marriage-equality ban. The ...
Honors roll in for UIC researcher - Dr. Tonda L. Hughes will receive the inaugural Distinguished Research Award, one of the most prestigious honors presented by the ...
Author: Ross Forman, Windy City Times
Investigation exposes housing discrimination in suburbs - From a press release - Winnetka, IL, August 13, 2014 — Open Communities has completed a three-year project to investigate and address discrimination against all ...
Traffic stop data shows persistent patterns of racial bias - From a press release - Chicago — A full decade after Illinois mandated that all law enforcement agencies in the state collect and record data ...
Rally in Chicago on eve of 7th Circuit marriage cases - On Aug. 25—the evening before the Chicago-based 7th Court of Appeals hears oral arguments on Indiana and Wisconsin's gay marriage ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Facebook hosts Chicago 'Fit' event - Small business owners and entrepreneurs gathered in Chicago's West Loop last month to hear from their peers and Facebook experts ...
Author: Tracy Baim, Windy City Times
Campus Pride lists 50 LGBT-friendly colleges, universities - From a press release - Friday, August 15, 2014 - Campus Pride announced today the annual Campus Pride 2014 Top 50 LGBT-Friendly Colleges & Universities. ...
Chicago Rowing Union wins gold at Gay Games 9 - From a press release - ( Cleveland, August 13, 2014 ) — Chicago Rowing Union ( CRU ) — the Midwest's only GLBT rowing team ...
Greg Louganis helps kick off Gay Games Opening Day - Greg Louganis, the first man to win two gold medals in diving in two consecutive Olympiads, headlined "The Power of ...
Tunney posts survey about Pride Parade location change - Ald. Tom Tunney's office has released a survey asking whether the Pride Parade should be moved downtown. "Each year, City ...
Author: Matt Simonette
PASSAGES Robert "Rob" Paradise dies - Robert "Rob" Paradise, a longtime and popular softball player and coach in the Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association ( CMSA ), ...
Author: Ross Forman, Windy City Times
22% of workforce protected from Gender Identity Discrimination - From a press release - LOS ANGELES — 22% of U.S. workers will be covered by the Department of Labor's announcement today that it will ...
ASK LAMBDA LEGAL The executive order and you - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Q: I work for a local social service agency and read about President Obama's executive order protecting LGBT workers. What ...
Author: Greg Nevins
Pot luck: Canna-business confab coming to Chicago - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times by Jason Carson Wilson - Cannabis, or marijuana, is credited with relieving pain and suffering from cancer to HIV/AIDS. KC Stark of the Marijuana Business ...
Celebrating NLGJA with a look back at LGBTs and media - NLGJA national confab, summit in Chicago Aug. 21-24 - Special LGBT Press History Printout Ssction: The four-page display at the link features images that tell part of the story ...
Depression: Not just the word of the day - I am not sure how I got there. I am not sure how many hours I was curled in the ...
Author: Kathleen Guzman
UIC symposium on John D'Emilio Sept. 11-12 - The University of Illinois at Chicago's gender and women's studies department is hosting a two-day symposium honoring Professor Emeritus John ...
ALMA hosts DACA renewal info session - The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ( DACA ) renewal process was the topic of an informational session Aug. 12 ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Appeals court judge speaks about equality - Equality Illinois kicked off the release of its Raising the Bar 2014 Report Aug. 13 with a talk by Diane ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Sept. 7 Victory Fund event to feature Houston's mayor - Lesbian Houston Mayor Annise Parker will be the featured guest at The Victory Fund's annual Chicago Champagne Brunch. The event ...
Report has what youth of color think about LGBT agenda - The Black Youth Project's latest report provides answers to these questions using a nationally representative survey of 1,500 young people ...
Pedro Zamora's honor; N.J. trans student's troubles - National roundup: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The National AIDS Memorial Grove announced the naming of its youth scholarship program in honor of AIDS educator, activist and ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Streisand's new CD; Bourdain's support; Latifah's kiss - Entertainment news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Columbia Records has announced the release of Barbra Streisand's Partners album as Sept. 16, according to a press release. The ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Arizona State football player comes out as gay - Arizona State senior offensive lineman Edward "Chip" Sarafin has come out as gay, USA Today reported. He became the first ...
Three couples tie the knot in festive fashion - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times by Jonathan Jones - TDiana Moreno heard about the 103.5 KISS-FM's wedding sweepstakes one morning and told her partner, Emma Rodriguez, that they should ...
Trans* woman McShan wins right to be herself - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - According to the most recent numbers, one in six transgender individuals report having been imprisoned at some point in their ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Blickensderfer
The loss of queer space: Parlour on Clark - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times by H. Melt - "Nikki and I took a run down tavern in an area of the city that we loved and turned it ...
VIEWS The stigma of Black suicide is killing us - When the first news reports of Robin Williams' death hit the media, few questioned the report that the country's most ...
Author: Rev. Irene Monroe
Pride Toronto ED resigning; Kenya's anti-gay bill - World news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Effective Aug. 31, Kevin Beaulieu is resigning as executive director of Pride Toronto, according to an Interpride press release. During ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Israel LGBTQ leaders discuss history, state of movement - On Aug. 12, Israeli Interior Minister Gideon Sa'ar granted same-sex spouses of Jews the right to citizenship under the country's ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Blickensderfer
Possibilities - A recurring column - In the words of Audrey Hepburn, "Nothing is impossible. The word itself says I'm possible." This is a motto I ...
Author: Shawne Hinkle
Red Pump Project talks HIV/AIDS awareness - Health advocates and community members gathered Aug. 13, at Little Black Pearl Workshop, 1060 E. 47th St., for Red Pump ...
Author: Matt Simonette
'A Fireside Chat' with Victor Salvo on Oct. 1 - "A Fireside Chat" has announced that Victor Salvo, executive director of The Legacy Project, will be the next participant in ...
Out Chicago rabbi heads to Israel for advanced studying - Rabbi Carla Cenker was, fittingly, born in 1948—the same year Israel officially became a Jewish state. She was raised in ...
Author: Ross Forman, Windy City Times
Campus Pride's LGBT-friendliest schools - Campus Pride has announced the annual Campus Pride 2014 Top 50 LGBT-Friendly Colleges & Universities. According to a press release, ...
Dozens of LGBT groups sign Brown letter - Dozens of the nation's LGBT-advocacy organizations joined an open letter of solidarity in response to the tragic death of Michael ...
Judge: Ind. must recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages - Indiana's gay marriage ban took another hit Aug. 19 when a federal judge ruled that the state must recognize same-sex ...
Author: Matt Simonette
LETTERS An uncertain future - Dear Editor: I'd like to thank you for printing Jason's Carson Wilson's "Montrose Rocks annual Event faces Uncertain Future" article ...

Entertainment
John Barrowman talks 'Torchwood,' 'Arrow' and marriage equality - COMIC-CON CHICAGO - John Barrowman is that rare person: the multitalented heartthrob. Barrowman—who was born in Scotland and raised in Joliet, Illinois—may be ...
Barbra Streisand, top male vocalists duet on new album - From a press release - ( Columbia Records; New York, NY — August 13, 2014 ) — Columbia Records has announced the upcoming release of ...
Tales of a Stage 4 Cancer: One woman plus one woman comedy show - From a press release - Chicago, IL —A lot has happened since Judy Fabjance's original one woman show "Are You There, Judy. Its Me Cancer." ...
BENT NIGHTS Soddy Daisy and Donkey Hotel - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - After hearing the brand-new split cassette with unheralded Chicago bands Soddy Daisy and Donkey Hotel, I may chuck my radio ...
Author: Vern Hester
Gay superhero event touches on gender stereotypes, diversity - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - I sit quietly in Dimo's Pizza, 1615 N. Damen Ave., and cut out various articles of clothing to design the ...
Author: Phillip-John Puzzo
BILLY MASTERS - "He's a lovely boy, but someone's got to tell him."—Lauren Bacall's quip in the wings of an AIDS benefit during ...
Author: Billy Masters
BOOKS Sociologist discusses the end of the 'Gayborhood' - On March 1, 1711, the very first issue of The Spectator magazine was published by British essayist and poet Joseph ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Blickensderfer
Knight at the Movies: The Dog; The Giver; film note - On the sweltering afternoon of Aug. 22, 1972—when John Wojtowicz robbed a bank in Brooklyn, taking hostages and standing off ...
Author: Richard Knight, Jr., for Windy City Times
DANCE Francisco AviƱa's one-man show is about 'A.r.T.' - (Anti-Retroviral Therapy) - Francisco Aviña was diagnosed with HIV on June 16, 2011. Aviña, 38, is a professional dancer; presently, he represents Chicago's ...
Author: Phillip-John Puzzo
Willa Taylor showcases Goodman's behind-the-script talents - THEATER PROFILE - Goodman Theatre Director of Education and Community Engagement Willa Taylor is a woman with a wide variety of projects. Whatever ...
Author: Melissa Wasserman
Theater Spotlight: My First Time - Time is running out to relive My First Time, the interactive show of monologues and intimate stories focusing on the ...
Kiss of 'Meth' Writer/performer Strafford on play on addiction - Methtacular!—Steven Strafford's autobiographical account of the three years he spent as a sex-crazed crystal-meth addict in Chicago—is told through a ...
Author: Tony Peregrin
Steppenwolf First Look Repertory of New Work - THEATER REVIEW - Playwright: Tanya Saracho, Joshua Conkel, Martyna Majok. At: Steppenwolf Garage Theater, 1624 N. Halsted St. Tickets: 312-335-1650; ; $20. Runs ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
THEATER REVIEW All Our Tragic - Playwright: Sean Graney. At: The Hypocrites at The Den, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave. Tickets: ; $30 ( $75 for a ...
Author: Jonathan Abarbanel, Windy City Times
THEATER REVIEW Coraline - By Stephin Merritt and David Greenspan, based on the book by Neil Gaiman. At: Black Button Eyes Productions at City ...
Author: Steven Chaitman
CRITICS' PICKS - Apes of Wrath, The Second City e.t.c., an ongoing run. Deep existential despair and sci-fi matters make for great comic ...
THEATER REVIEW Some Men - Playwright: Terrence McNally At: Pride Films and Plays at Rivendell Theater, 5779 N. Ridge Ave. Tickets: 800-838-3006; ; $15-$30. Runs ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
THEATER REVIEW Steppenwolf First Look Repertory of New Work - Playwright: Tanya Saracho, Joshua Conkel, Martyna Majok. At: Steppenwolf Garage Theater, 1624 N. Halsted St. Tickets: 312-335-1650; ; $20. Runs ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
'Orange' wins Creative Emmys - On Aug. 16, the Television Academy presented the 2014 Creative Arts Emmy Awards for programs and individual achievements at the ...
Smith first UK male artist to debut single #1 on AAA, AC, Pop - From a press release - HOLLYWOOD, CA — Sam Smith's record-breaking streak continues, as he becomes the first UK male artist to ever to have ...
Film about George Takei to screen at Facets - To Be Takei will screen at Chicago's Facets Aug. 29 through Sept. 4. As Sulu on TV's Star Trek, George ...
Dance for Life stuns audience and breaks records - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Dance for Life did not disappoint. The 22nd Annual Dance for Life sold a record amount of tickets for the ...
Author: Phillip-John Puzzo
A change is coming for out performer Darrian Ford - NUNN ON ONE: MUSIC Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Cooke Book: The Music of Sam Cooke was created by the talented Darrian Ford. Backed by a live band, ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
Dining news: Chicago q specials; Ann Sather's honor - —Beginning Sept. 4, Chicago q, 1160 N. Dearborn St., will offer four $4 menu items available through Sept. 7 to ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Frank Lloyd Wright Trust seeks volunteers - Frank Lloyd Wright Trust volunteers present world-class historic sites and their neighborhoods to an international audience, cultivate long-lasting relationships and ...
Fashion Fest/New Orleans Fest Aug. 23-24 - The Chicago Fashion Fest, celebrating its sixth year, will pair with Chicago's all-new New Orleans Festival. The "threading" of the ...
BOOK REVIEW The Divide: Book 2 Unity - By Kim Flowers. $13.50; Queerteen Press; 185 pages. Picking up directly after the events in The Divide: Book 1 ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Thompson Twins' Tom Bailey on touring and Howard Jones - The British trio Thompson Twins were a staple of the '80s pop-music diet and they created a dent, both musically ...
Author: Terri-Lynne Waldron
Chicago Dancing Festival Aug. 20-23 - The final program line-up is set for the 8th annual Chicago Dancing Festival, taking place at venues across downtown Chicago ...
'Jangleheart Circus' at The Den Aug. 21-23 - A Jangleheart Circus—a three-day sketch and improv comedy festival produced by Upstairs Gallery—returns to The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwuakee ...
Chicago Theatre Week expanding next year - Chicago Theatre Week is expanding in 2015. The upcoming celebration of theatregoing in Chicago is returning for its third year ...
'The Marvelettes' at Black Ensemble thru Sept. 7 - 'The Marvelettes' at Black Ensemble thru Sept. 7 Black Ensemble Theater Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor has announced the world-premiere ...
Kinky Boots returning to Chicago in 2015 - Broadway In Chicago has announced that Kinky Boots—the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein ( Book ...
Jane Lynch to announce Jeff Award nominations - Actress and Chicago native Jane Lynch will announce the Joseph Jefferson Awards ( "Jeff Awards" ) Thursday, Aug. 21, in ...
'Billy Elliot' at Drury Lane in 2015 - Oakbrook's Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Ln., will present the regional premiere of the hit musical Billy Elliot April 9-June ...
Gay singer Matt Gold at Jackhammer Aug. 22 - As part of the Jackhammer Complex's LGBT Concert Series, openly gay singer Matt Gold will perform at the nightspot, 6406 ...

Outlines
Chicagoans celebrate gold and more at Gay Games 9 - Two teams brought gold back to Chicago, and many individuals shined too as Gay Game 9, the eight-day sports and ...
Author: Ross Forman, Windy City Times
WNBA players Griner, Johnson engaged - WNBA stars Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson are engaged, USA Today reported. Griner proposed to Johnson and both posted it ...
A group trip to Vegas? Plan it right now! - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Planning a 40th birthday party? Getting married to your longtime companion? Looking for the ultimate bachelor or bachelorette party where ...
Author: Jeff Guaracino
NBA referee weds partner - NBA referee Violet Palmer married her partner of 20 years, celebrity hairstylist Tanya Stine, Aug. 1 in Los Angeles, according ...
Spurs hire NBA's first women assistant coach - The world-champion San Antonio Spurs made NBA history, announcing that six-time WNBA All-Star Becky Hammon will join the team as ...
CELEBRATIONS: Wojcik-Austin - Professor Mark E. Wojcik of The John Marshall Law School in Chicago married Professor David W. Austin of San Diego's ...
'Epic Fail Challenge 5K' Aug. 23 at Soldier Field - The Epic Fail Challenge 5K—a TV-inspired event with inflatable obstacles—will make its Chicago debut Saturday, Aug. 23, at Soldier Field. ...
Sugar & Spice: Little Vietnam - Authentic Vietnamese cuisine has trickled up Broadway from the Arglye strip to Bryn Mawr Avenue. Earlier this year, Little Vietnam, ...
Author: Meghan Streit
Gay in the Life: Richard Biasi - Just two years ago, Richard Biasi started crafting bowties from recycled vintage neckties to sell on Etsy. It was a ...
Author: Kirk Williamson, Nightspots Editor
GayWeddings.com head talks about new book - When Kathryn Hamm's mother, Gretchen, set out to plan her daughter's wedding to Amy Walter in 1999, she was at ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Blickensderfer


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