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National LGBTQ Task Force Delivers HHS Restoration of Sexual Orientation Question - - WASHINGTON, DC—The National LGBTQ Task Force ( "the Task Force" ) is celebrating the restoration by the Department of Health ...
3 big LGBT moves by U.S. Supreme Court - The U.S. Supreme Court took dramatic action on three LGBT-related cases today, with results that could be described as bad, ...
Author: Lisa Keen, Keen News Service
U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Anti-LGBT Bakery Case - From a press release - ( Washington—- June 26, 2017 ) — Today, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it has granted review in Masterpiece Cakeshop ...
Supreme Court Smacks Down Attempt to Deny Accurate Birth Certificates to Same-Sex Parents - From a press release - (New York, NY, June 26, 2017) — Today, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a summary reversal, overturned a decision of ...
PRIDE '17 MILLION STRONG: Celebration and resistance at 2017 Pride Parade - City officials predicted that one million Chicagoans and visitors viewed the 48th annual Chicago Pride Parade as it wound its ...
More than 1,500 at Dyke March in Little Village, Jewish Pride flags banned (UPDATED June 25) - The 2017 Dyke March Chicago demonstrated two opposing personalities as it moved, for the first time, to the Little Village ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
Pentagon Considering 6 Month Delay in Policy Change Allowing Trans Recruits - From a press release - WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) responded to reports that the Pentagon may delay implementation ...
LGBT advocates and allies denounce Senate health care plan - Advocates decried details of the U.S. Senate's HR 1628, a.k.a., the Better Health Care Reconciliation Act, after logistics of the ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Springfield, Illinois, bishop issues edicts against Catholics in same-sex marriages - Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, on June 12, published extensive guidelines that could curtail participation by married LGBT persons in ...
Author: Matt Simonette
HRC Opposes Senate GOP Proposal to Rip Health Coverage from Millions - From a press release - WATCH: HRC Releases Video on Consequences of Destroying ACA for Countless LGBTQ People WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ...

News
Dyke March Collective member responds to criticism and attacks - During the rally at Piotrowski Park which followed the 2017 Chicago Dyke March held June 24 in Chicago's Little Village ...
CTA unveils Pride trains - On June 23, the Chicago Transit Authority ( CTA ) unveiled four rainbow-themed Red Line trains in honor of Pride ...
PRIDE '17 MILLION STRONG: Celebration and resistance at 2017 Pride Parade - City officials predicted that one million Chicagoans and visitors viewed the 48th annual Chicago Pride Parade as it wound its ...
Hundreds attend Pride event in south suburbs - In what has been called the first Pride event in the south suburbs of Chicago, hundreds of people attended a ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times...
LGBT advocates and allies denounce Senate health care plan - Advocates decried details of the U.S. Senate's HR 1628, a.k.a., the Better Health Care Reconciliation Act, after logistics of the ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Chicago-area Constituents Protest TrumpCare with Mobile Billboards and Rallies - From a press release - WHEATON, IL, June 22, 2017 — A mobile billboard truck that holds our representatives accountable and spreads awareness about the ...
HRC Opposes Senate GOP Proposal to Rip Health Coverage from Millions - From a press release - WATCH: HRC Releases Video on Consequences of Destroying ACA for Countless LGBTQ People WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ...
Springfield, Illinois, bishop issues edicts against Catholics in same-sex marriages - Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, on June 12, published extensive guidelines that could curtail participation by married LGBT persons in ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Pentagon Considering 6 Month Delay in Policy Change Allowing Trans Recruits - From a press release - WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) responded to reports that the Pentagon may delay implementation ...
Protestors shut down Chicago McDonald's in support of trans worker - While McDonald's has tried to make some hay out of the LGBTQ community and pride month by placing rainbows on ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
More than 1,500 at Dyke March in Little Village, Jewish Pride flags banned (UPDATED June 25) - The 2017 Dyke March Chicago demonstrated two opposing personalities as it moved, for the first time, to the Little Village ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
Chicago Black Gay Men's Caucus holds open house - On June 22, the Chicago Black Gay Men's Caucus ( CBGMC ) held its annual Pre-Pride Parade Open House at ...
Author: Vern Hester
Supreme Court Smacks Down Attempt to Deny Accurate Birth Certificates to Same-Sex Parents - From a press release - (New York, NY, June 26, 2017) — Today, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a summary reversal, overturned a decision of ...
U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Anti-LGBT Bakery Case - From a press release - ( Washington—- June 26, 2017 ) — Today, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it has granted review in Masterpiece Cakeshop ...
3 big LGBT moves by U.S. Supreme Court - The U.S. Supreme Court took dramatic action on three LGBT-related cases today, with results that could be described as bad, ...
Author: Lisa Keen, Keen News Service
Two Years After Obergefell, it's Time for the Equality Act - From a press release - WASHINGTON, DC — Today, on the two-year anniversary of the historic Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, the Human ...
Point Foundation Scholarships go to largest and most diverse group ever - From a press release - LOS ANGELES, JUNE 22, 2017 — Point Foundation ( Point ), the nation's most prominent scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, ...
Community rallies around former Catholic teacher - Extended for the online edition of Windy City Times - Community members rallied June 24 to demand change at a local Catholic high school where a former teacher says he ...
Author: David Thill
Field Museum hosts Pride event at Sidetrack - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Boystown nightspot Sidetrack was the site of a Pride event that might have been unusual for such a spot. However, ...
World news: Death inquest, Pride parades, Queen Elizabeth - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - In Australia, an inquest has heard that soldiers training at the Army School of Artillery at North Head in Sydney ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
National roundup: Sting operation, lesbian police chief, Advocate turns 50 - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - A four-day sting operation at several parks in Florida's Volusia County resulted in the arrest of 17 men for lewd ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Court Reopens Lambda Legal Case of Intersex Citizen Denied a Passport - From a press release - ( Denver, CO, June 27, 2017 ) — A federal district court in Denver today granted Lambda Legal's motion to ...
State's Attorney Foxx hosts pride reception - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx continued the office's tradition of hosting an LGBTQ Pride Celebration. The 8th annual event ...
Author: Tracy Baim, Windy City Times
PRIDE '17 WCT honors 36 at 30 Under 30 - Expanding its number of honorees due to what the determining body saw as a surplus of qualified applicants, Windy City ...
Former member of Pres. Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS on White House HIV remarks - From a press release - ( Chicago, IL, June 27, 2017 )—Today, President Trump issued a statement to mark National HIV Testing Day. This is ...
BOOKS Nathaniel Frank chronicles the road to marriage equality - Nathaniel Frank trained as a historian, but found his calling covering what he calls "first drafts" of recent events. "In ...
Author: Liz Baudler
LETTERS Being valued - The Chicago Pride Parade provides outstanding opportunities to demonstrate that all people want more than anything to feel valued. After ...
VIEWPOINTS The enduring use of the N-word - In this political climate hate speech is becoming common use. And there has been an uptick of the use of ...
Author: Rev. Irene Monroe
PRIDE '17 - SIDEBAR Statement from Pride protesters - Trans and queer communities, leading groups of accomplices, gather in a unified stance against the annual Chicago Pride Parade and ...
National LGBTQ Task Force Delivers HHS Restoration of Sexual Orientation Question - From a press release - WASHINGTON, DC—The National LGBTQ Task Force ( "the Task Force" ) is celebrating the restoration by the Department of Health ...

Entertainment
TELEVISION 'Downward Dog' stars talk Chicago, canine co-star - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - There's a new comedy series called Downward Dog barking its way onto ABC. "Dog" premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, ...
'RuPaul's Drag Race' winner crowned - The champion of season nine of the VH1 show RuPaul's Drag Race has been crowned. Sasha Velour sashayed away with ...
Theater Spotlight - A recently dumped gay guy turns to his circle of straight friends for solace in Lee Peters' new comedy Alone, ...
THEATER REVIEW MacBeth - Playwright: William Shakespeare. At: Oak Park Festival Theatre at Austin Gardens, 167 Forest Ave., Oak Park. Tickets: 773-445-4440 or OakParkFestival.com; ...
Author: Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times
CRITICS'PICKS - Aladdin, Cadillac Palace Theatre, through Sept. 10. This national tour is a corporate Disney product, no doubt. But most audiences ...
THEATER REVIEW London Assurance - Playwright: Dion Boucicault. At: City Lit Theater, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Tickets: 773-293-3682; Citylit.org; $32. Runs through: July 23 ...
Author: Jonathan Abarbanel, Windy City Times
THEATER REVIEW Late Company - Playwright: Jordan Tannahill. At: Cor Theater at the Pride Arts Buena, 4147 N. Broadway. Tickets: $18-$30. Runs through: July 16 ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
SCOTTISH PLAY SCOTT Taylor Mac's here for 'Hir' - Acclaimed out playwright and drag-performance artist Taylor Mac is back in Chicago. But instead of donning glittery deconstructed drag onstage ...
Author: Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times
Some Tito's recipes for Pride - From a press release - Tito's American Mule INGREDIENTS — 1.5 oz Tito's Handmade Vodka — 0.5 oz freshly squeezed lime juice — 3 oz ...
NUNN ON ONE: MUSIC Bipolar Sunshine moves to the 'Middle' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - British singer Bipolar Sunshine may not be a household name yet, but he is on his way. Born Adio Marchant ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
Entertainment news: Ryan Phillippe, Queen Latifah, Glenn Close, Ricky Martin - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Actor Ryan Phillippe, while promoting the movie Wish Upon, said that he's "proud" to have played daytime television's first gay ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
'Lives: Visible' film June 28 at Siskel - Lives:Visible—the new film by Chicagoan Michelle Citron that looks at the working-class butch/fem world of pre-Stonewall Chicago, and the film-based ...
THEATER REVIEW Jacques Brel's Lonesome Losers of the Night - Playwright: music and lyrics by Jacques Brel, translated by Arnold Johnson. At: Theo Ubique Cabaret Theater at the No Exit ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
BENT NIGHTS Rhymefest; Escort - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The 34th Annual Chicago Blues Festival managed to piss off people before it even started. The first development was the ...
Author: Vern Hester

Outlines
Jason Collins at Chicago Sky events - Chicago—The Chicago Sky and retired NBA trailblazer Jason Collins will host Diversity and Inclusion celebrations July 6-8, 2017. Collins became ...
SAVOR Apogee; Mercadito - DISH: Weekly Dining Guide in Windy City Times - Apogee An apogee is officially described as "the highest point in the development of something." Well, the dana hotel and ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Dining news: Steak Month, Glenfiddich's Project XX, 4th of July - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —Michael Jordan's Steak House, 505 N. Michigan Ave., is celebrating National Steak House Month, and Executive Chef Craig Couper is ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
PRIDE '17 Proud to Run sports record participation - by Nina Matti - The 36th annual Proud to Run brought in a record 2,200 participants for the 10K run and 5K run/walk on ...
PRIDE '17 ALMA, PRAA host Pride weekend gathering - The Association of Latino/as/x Motivating Action ( ALMA ) and the Puerto Rican Arts Alliance ( PRAA ) hosted a ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Jason Collins to appear at Chicago Sky events - The Chicago Sky and retired NBA trailblazer Jason Collins will host diversity and inclusion celebrations July 6-8. Collins was the ...
PRIDE '17 Navy Pier holds second Pride celebration - By Tarina Hargrays - =On June 24, thousands of people journeyed to Navy Pier's Pier Pride for a day filled with fun and entertainment ...


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