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Municipal ID ordinance passes Chicago City Council 44-4 - The Chicago City Council, on April 19, passed a measure allowing for the introduction of municipal identification cards. The measure, ...
U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley Condemns LGBTQ Attacks in Chechnya - From a press release - NEW YORK — Last week GLAAD — the world's LGBTQ media advocacy organization — released a public call urging U.N. ...
Trump administration dismisses HB2 lawsuit - Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union ( ACLU ) and ACLU of North Carolina condemned the decision by the ...
Chicago mayor reaffirms ban on travel to NC due to anti-LGBTQ law - Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced, on April 13, that he would introduce a resolution reaffirming the city's previous ban on non-essential ...
Author: Matt Simonette

News
Can the child welfare system handle trans children? - Transgender youth being removed from homes by child welfare agencies - Final Part of a 3-Part Series LGBTQ activist Dee McCord has spent her adult life engaged in ensuring equality for ...
Chicago mayor reaffirms ban on travel to NC due to anti-LGBTQ law - Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced, on April 13, that he would introduce a resolution reaffirming the city's previous ban on non-essential ...
Author: Matt Simonette
World news: Chechnya, Elton John, South Korean army, Church of Scotland - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Amid news that gay men are being rounded up and tortured in concentration camps in the Chechyna region of Russia, ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Renee Wsol: From Planned Parenthood patient to advocate - It's uncertain what the future holds for Planned Parenthood, but Renee Wsol isn't waiting to find out. A single mother ...
Author: David Thill
Trans-advocacy groups demand DCFS stop stealing trans kids - Motivated by the case of a transgender child that the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services ( DCFS ) ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
Madigan, 16 attorneys general file amicus brief in International Refugee case - From a press release - Chicago — Attorney General Lisa Madigan today joined with 16 other state attorneys general in continuing to challenge the unconstitutional ...
Relationships & Law Today: IRS notice allows same-sex estate tax exclusions - The IRS, in conjunction with the Supreme Court's decision in Windsor, 133 S. Ct. 2675 ( 2013 ), issued Notice ...
Author: Matthew J. Ruza
Elected officials, activists to address Illinois Women March on Springfield April 25 - Comptroller Mendoza, Rev. Jesse Jackson, candidates for governor among speakers - Almost 100 organizations and dozens of politicians have endorsed the Illinois Women March on Springfield event Tuesday, April 25. Coming ...
Fight Back PAC launched for small money, big power - From a press release - WASHINGTON, D.C. — In the wake of the news that President Trump has raised $53 million in the first 75 ...
Emanuel reaffirms North Carolina travel ban - Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced, on April 13, that he would introduce a resolution reaffirming the city's previous ban on non-essential ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Trump administration dismisses HB2 lawsuit - Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union ( ACLU ) and ACLU of North Carolina condemned the decision by the ...
ACLU releases statement on Governor Rauner's opposition to HB40 - From a press release - Statement of Lorie Chaiten, Director Reproductive Rights Project, ACLU of Illinois on Governor Rauner's announced opposition to HB40: We are ...
LGBTQ aging summit to address advocacy and service needs in Chicago - From a press release - Pride Action Tank, AARP and Affinity Community Services will host OUTAging: Summit on Our Possibilities, including an opening reception, on ...
Brand devoted to queer women, femmes is launching events - A new national event brand for queer women and femmes called PEACH will hold its first series of pop-up gatherings—Peaches ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Homeless advocate: Uptown decision sets course for appeals - A homeless advocate said that an April 14 ruling by a Cook County judge—though it affirms the City's position in ...
Author: Matt Simonette
District 113 passes trans-inclusive policy revisions - The board of Township High School District 113—a district composed of Highland Park and Deerfield high schools—on April 12 unanimously ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Statewide Healthcare Day of Action seeks pledges to preserve benefits of ACA - From a press release - CHICAGO-As Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans try to resuscitate their efforts to kill the Affordable Care Act ( ACA ) ...
U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley Condemns LGBTQ Attacks in Chechnya - From a press release - NEW YORK — Last week GLAAD — the world's LGBTQ media advocacy organization — released a public call urging U.N. ...
OutRight to Exxon, BP, and Shell, stand up for persecuted gay men In Chechnya - From a press release - OutRight Action International is calling on British Petroleum, Exxon Mobil, and Royal Dutch Shell to take a stand against the ...
TransWorks Program publishes open letter to LGBTQ-friendly businesses - From a press release - Chicago, IL, April 17, 2017 — Chicago House's TransWorks Program sent an open letter to over 40 businesses that are ...
'Global LGBT Rights Movement' April 27 - The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is hosting "The Global LGBTQ Rights Movement" on Thursday, April 27, 6-7:15 p.m., at ...
Groceryland food drive on April 23 - Donations are sought regarding the Jimmy Bissonnette Memorial Food Drive, benefiting Groceryland. A special event will be held Sunday, April ...
Advocates: Contact aldermen ahead of April 19 ID vote - LGBT rights advocates are calling upon Chicagoans to contact their aldermanic representatives on April 18 to register support for a ...
Author: Matt Simonette
National: Anti-hate campaigns, bisexual governor, another United situation - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Media Matters For America—in coalition other organizations including the National Center for Transgender Equality, The National LGBTQ Task Force, SoulForce, ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Howard Brown hosts transgender-focused 'A Call to Action' - With eight reported deaths of transgender women of color throughout the country so far in 2017—including 24-year-old Keke Collier of ...
Author: David Thill
PASSAGES Chuck Hyde memorial May 21 - A memorial for former Sidetrack manager Chuck Hyde will be held Sunday, May 21, 1-5 p.m., at Center on Halsted, ...
Trailblazing judge found dead in N.Y. - Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam—the first African-American woman to serve on New York state's highest court—was found dead April 12 in the ...
Alabama Senate passes anti-LGBTQ bill; HRC Alabama calls Gov. Ivey to reject - Montgomery, Ala. — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) denounced the Alabama State Senate and Senate President Pro ...
Platform for LGBTQ people with intellectual disabilities launches - The Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities has partnered up with Neumann Family Services to offer a one-of-a-kind platform for LGBTQ ...
Author: Sarah Toce
'Garden of Eve' to celebrate women's health - Howard Brown Health celebrates queer and lesbian women's sexual and reproductive health at "Garden of Eve: Forward" on Friday, April ...
Author: Melissa Wasserman
MOMBIAN VIEWS Love and science: How science has helped LGBTQ families - This coming weekend, the March for Science in Washington, D.C. and hundreds of other global locations will encourage science that ...
Author: Dana Rudolph
Lambda Legal Mourns the Passing of Former Board Member Joan Garner - From a press release - ( Atlanta, April 19, 2017 ) Joan Garner, the first openly gay Fulton County Commissioner and former Lambda Legal board ...
Municipal ID ordinance passes Chicago City Council 44-4 - The Chicago City Council, on April 19, passed a measure allowing for the introduction of municipal identification cards. The measure, ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Personal PAC CEO decries Rauner HB 40 reversal - Terry Cosgrove, CEO of Personal PAC, on April 19, publicly released the candidate's questionnaire then-gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner filled out ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Ava's Change4Youth collects votes to raise visual awareness of youth homelessness - From a press release - Young activist Ava Santos-Volpe, age 12, is a girl on a mission. While working on a class leadership project two ...
Senators call for action on Chechen human rights violations against LGBTIs - From a press release - Boston ( April 19, 2017 ) — Senators Edward J. Markey ( D-Mass. ) and Todd Young ( R-Ind. ) ...

Entertainment
Entertainment: VH1 slate, Kristen Stewart, 'Stranger Things,' Morrissey - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - VH1 has unveiled its 2017-18 slate, Deadline noted. It includes a season-10 renewal of recent transplant RuPaul's Drag Race for ...
Ten Dollar House play about preservation, gay partners at Glessner - Glessner House Museum will host two performances of the celebrated play Ten Dollar House Saturday, May 13 at 7 p.m. ...
Documentary About Long-Lost Opera Premieres at Two Chicago Film Festivals - From a press release - CHICAGO ( April 18, 2017 ) — A documentary about the long-lost work of Chicago's first Hispanic composer premieres this ...
Otis Mack: Heavy Diva's show goes on - Otis Mack, also known as "Chicago's Heavy Diva," does not take entertainment lightly. CEO and founder of HeavyDiva Productions and ...
Author: Melissa Wasserman
'Lady X' at Mary's Attic in April-June - Hell in a Handbag Productions will open its 15th season with the world premiere of Lady X—A Musical on April ...
THEATER REVIEW For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday - Playwright: Sarah Ruhl. At: Shattered Globe Theatre at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets: 773-975-8150 or ShatteredGlobe.org; $35. Runs ...
Author: Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times
THEATER REVIEW King of the Yees - Playwright: Lauren Yee. At: Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St. Tickets: $10-$40. Runs through: April 30 Lauren Yee's play is ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
THEATER REVIEW The Mystery of Love & Sex - Playwright: Bathsheba Doran. At: Writers Theatre, 325 Tudor Ct., Glencoe. Tickets: 847-242-6000; WritersTheatre.org; $35-$80. Runs through: July 2 Despite its ...
Author: Jonathan Abarbanel, Windy City Times
THEATER REVIEW Linda Vista - Playwright: Tracy Letts. At: Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St. Tickets: $20-$94. Runs through: May 21 It's been said of ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
Queer Harlem event at Center on April 23 - The Legacy Project's "Harlem Comes to Halsted"—a jazz-and-blues tribute to The Harlem Renaissance—will take place Sunday, April 23, 12-3 p.m., ...
'Survivor' outing generates controversy - On the April 12 episode of the longtime CBS show Survivor, Jeff Varner outed fellow contestant Zeke Smith as transgender—and ...
Two films addressing creative women's movements April 23 - From a press release - April 12, 2017 ( Chicago ) — Announcing the screening of two recently made films that address creative women's movements: ...
Michelle Shocked in town this summer - Controversial singer Michelle Shocked will perform three shows at City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St., this summer. The performances form ...
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago announces 40th Anniversary Season programming - From a press release - CHICAGO — Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton are excited to announce the main company's 2017—18 season ...
NUNN ON ONE The return of Joey McIntyre - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Joseph "Joey" McIntyre will always be remembered as a member of New Kids on the Block. After the madness died ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
Five Worth Finding - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —Indie Cafe: This casual restaurant ( 5951 N. Broadway; IndieCafe.us ) specializes in Asian cuisine—and offers an impressive array of ...
Sense8 benefit April 23 - Aimee Allegretti and Karin Winslow are hosting a benefit screening of Sense8 for the ACLU on April 23 at 4 ...
FILM REVIEW Staying Vertical - Director: Alain Guiraudie. Starring: Damien Bonnard, India Hair, Raphael Thiery. Running Time: 98 min. Release date: April 21 ( on ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
Christian singer Trey Pearson on coming out, Chicago - Christian rock singer Trey Pearson recently came out to the public on his website, where he chronicled his struggles to ...
Author: Terri-Lynne Waldron
Symphony Center to present 2017/2018 Jazz Series - From a press release - CHICAGO—The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association ( CSOA ) announces the 2017/18 Symphony Center Presents ( SCP ) Jazz series programming. ...
DANCIN' FEATS The Post-Butoh Festival: Transgression during Chicago Dance Month - by Joanna Furnans - Originating after World War II as an act of resistance to the Japanese government, Westernization, traditional gender and sexual norms, ...
Driehaus exhibiting French posters - The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, 40 E. Erie St., has announced the special exhibition "L'Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters," ...
NUNN ON ONE: THEATER Chad Beguelin helps give 'Aladdin' its magic - The musical version of Disney's Aladdin takes the popular cartoon and gives it even more of a shine. The story ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
FILMS Putting the LGBT in the CLFF - The Chicago Latino Film Festival ( CLFF ) turns 33 this year and there is a big presence planned for ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
Michelle Shocked in town this summer - Controversial singer Michelle Shocked will perform three shows at City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St., this summer. The performances form ...
NUNN ON ONE: MOVIES Matthew Aaron taps a 'Landline' - Out actor Matthew Aaron wrote, directed, and starred in the new indie film Landline. It stars Tom Arnold, Betsy Brandt, ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
Theater spotlight on Marry Me a Little, Critics' Picks - Theater spotlight Die-hard fans of composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim won't want to miss Porchlight Music Theatre's rare revival of Marry Me ...
Aimee Mann in Chicago on April 29 - Aimee Mann will perform at Park West, 322 W. Armitage Ave, on Saturday, April 29, in support of her new ...

Outlines
New book Edges of the Rainbow, LGBTQ Japan, out in May - From a press release - "The exquisite humanity in this book transcends all geographical and cultural difference to show us what is universal in ourselves, ...
BOOK REVIEW The Art of the Affair - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - By Catherine Lacey and Forsyth Harmon. $20; Bloomsbury; 88 pages It's all about who you know. The guy who bags ...
Author: Terri Schlichenmeyer
Dining news: New Wicker Park spot, Easy Bar, chocolate festival - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —The Delta—located in the former Monarch space at 1745 W. North Ave. in Wicker Park—is new restaurant and cocktail bar ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Chicago Zine Fest May 5-6 - The Chicago Zine Fest—an annual celebration of independent self-publishing—will take place May 5-6, and will feature free workshops, discussions, readings ...
In the Life: Joel Morales - Joel Morales apparently knows what he wants—and, for a long time, he craved a career in public relations. "I actually ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
BOOK REVIEW Trans*Am - by Molly Sprayregen - By Joseph McClellan. $18.28; ThreeL Media; 176 pages In Trans*Am, Joseph McClellan explores what it means to be a cisgender ...
Tattoo exhibit through April 30 - As part of its newest exhibition, "Tattoo," The Field Museum is opening a working tattoo shop. Members of the public ...
A'ville Flower Show April 22-23 - In its third and largest year to date, the annual Andersonville Flower Show will take place April 22-23. Conceived by ...


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