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Ramirez-Rosa blasts Latino Caucus expulsion - Openly gay Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa ( 35th Ward ) has denounced a May 23 decision to expel him made by ...
State rep alleges retaliations from Madigan's allies - Illinois state Rep. Kelly Cassidy ( D-Chicago )—who, this past winter, spoke publicly about sexual-harassment allegations in House Speaker Michael ...
Author: Matt Simonette
LGBT victories in Tuesday's voting - There was big news out of Texas Tuesday night. Lupe Valdez won the Democratic nomination for governor of Texas in ...
Author: Lisa Keen, Keen News Service
CDC will roll back data collection on the health of LGBT people - From a Williams Institute news release - LOS ANGELES — A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) official disclosed that the agency will roll ...

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State rep alleges retaliations from Madigan's allies - Illinois state Rep. Kelly Cassidy ( D-Chicago )—who, this past winter, spoke publicly about sexual-harassment allegations in House Speaker Michael ...
CDC will roll back data collection on the health of LGBT people - From a Williams Institute news release - LOS ANGELES — A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) official disclosed that the agency will roll ...
LGBT activist, volunteer Kea "Kookie" Kelly dies - Kea M. ( Kookie ) Kelly, age 74, passed away on May 15, 2018 at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, following a ...
Black Lesbian Archives Exhibit June 14-July 13 at Affinity - 10F0LD Productions presents the Black Lesbian Archives Exhibit June 14-July 13 at Affinity Community Services, 2850 S. Wabash, suite #108. ...
Sen. Pat Spearman: 'Look out Washington; I'm on my way' - Nevada state Sen. Pat Spearman plays the drums backward because her band director in high school told her he wouldn't ...
Author: Sarah Toce
Pride Action Tank report and project address issues concerning LGBT older adults - From a news release - CHICAGO - In conjunction with May as Older Americans Month and the upcoming Pride Month in June, Pride Action Tank, ...
49th annual Pride Parade June 24, Grand Marshal Orlando "El Fenomeno" Cruz - From a news release - Orlando "El Fenomeno"Cruz, the first openly gay active professional boxer, is scheduled to serve as Grand Marshal of the Chicago ...
2018 Transgender Military Summit June 6-8 in Washington, DC - From a news release - The Transgender American Veterans Association, along with the World Professional Association for Transgender Health and the LGBT Bar, have announced ...
Trump Administration Plans to Dismantle Federal Family Planning Program - From a news release - WASHINGTON — The White House is expected to announce plans to gut Title X, the nation's family planning program that ...
Survey Finds Anti-LGBTQ Bias Overwhelmingly Affects Health, Well-being of LGBTQ Teens - From a news release - WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) Foundation and the University of Connecticut released the largest-of-its-kind survey ...
Recent Preemption Bills Undermine Democracy and Threaten LGBT Equality - From a news release - Washington, D.C., May 8, 2018—Across the country, cities and counties are taking steps to promote progress and to protect their ...
LGBTQI-inclusive initiatives at Urban Prairie Waldorf School - Urban Prairie Waldorf School on Chicago's Southwest Side began more than a decade ago with the goal of educating students ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
In "Alone In The Game" LGBTQ Athletes Explore Ongoing Challenges, June 28 - Coming off an official selection at AFI Docs Film Festival in Washington D.C., AT&T* AUDIENCE® Network unveiled its new, exclusive ...
Chicago street renamed in honor of Chuck Renslow - Dozens of community members gathered just outside Full Kit Gear, 5021 N. Clark St., the afternoon of May 19 as ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Grauer to leave A Wider Bridge - Laurie Grauer announced May 16 that she was leaving her position as Midwest Manager of the LGBT Israel advocacy organization ...
Author: Matt Simonette
'Foster and Adopt' June 29 at Center - The town-hall event "Foster and Adopt Our Children: Recruiting Within the LGBTQ Community and for LGBTQ Children"will take place Friday, ...
Pope's Words to Gay Survivor of Sexual Abuse Have Dogma-Transforming Ramifications - From a DignityUSA news release - May 21, 2018. Boston, MA. According to reports from Spain's El Pais newspaper and the Associated Press, Pope Francis has ...
Pakistan Enacts Legislation Protecting Transgender People from Discrimination - From an HRC news release - WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ), America's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer ( LGBTQ ...
NATIONAL Black queer pol, anti-trans action, Laura Aguilar - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Malcolm Kenyatta made history recently in the face of anti-gay attacks during the wee hours of his campaign, IntoMore.com reported. ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
WORLD Gay artist, Pope Francis, OutRight gala - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - A Reuters item profiled South African gay artist Nakhane. He has reportedly undergone many obstacles, including getting death threats for ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Federal Court Backs Gavin Grimm, Affirming Federal Law Protects Transgender Students - From news releases - From ACLU: NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — A federal court today denied the Gloucester County School Board's motion to dismiss a ...
'P.O.W.E.R. Project' to run in June - The Art Leaders of Color Network ( ALCN ) and the Comfort Station join forces to present the P.O.W.E.R. Project ...
LGBTQ sports movie premiering June 28 - The documentary Alone in the Game will premiere Thursday, June 28, on the AT&T AUDIENCE Network, according to a press ...
Bingham Cup in Amsterdam in June - The Bingham Cup program—the world championship of LGBT-inclusive men's and women's rugby—will take place in Amersterdam June 2-11. The tournament, ...
'Out and Proud' June 3 at Pride Arts Center - Melissa Young and Nick Sula are returning to Chicago with "Out and Proud: A Rainbow Celebration" on Sunday, June 3, ...
LETTER Ban on the run - The Honorable James N. Mattis Secretary Department of Defense 1000 Defense Pentagon Washington, DC 20301-1000 Dear Secretary Mattis: On behalf ...
VIEWS Pimping King - With 2018 being the 50th anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, commemorations honoring the man will be ...
Author: Rev. Irene Monroe
Leather-bound and bigger than ever, IML turns 40 - Size matters at the daddy of all leather competitions with a total of 72 contestants—the largest number on record—competing at ...
Author: Tony Peregrin
Comcast, Out and Equal host forum on adoption - About 40 people from various organizations attended Comcast's Out and Equal's event, "Ever Thought About Adoption?," on May 16 at ...
Author: Liz Baudler
Studs Terkel Radio Archive launches - The Studs Terkel Radio Archive ( STRA )—consisting of more than 5,600 programs in various genres created at Terkel's hometown ...
UIC seeks director of gender/sexuality center - The University of Illinois at Chicago ( UIC ) is seeking applicants for the position of director of the Gender ...
Advocates, health providers laud new PrEP approval - Local HIV/AIDS advocates and health officials hailed a decision by the Food and Drug Administration approving the use of the ...
Author: Matt Simonette
AFC releases HIV/HCV Drug Guide - AIDS Foundation of Chicago ( AFC ) has released its HIV and Hepatitis C Drug Guide. Each year, AFC conducts ...
Non-binary support group to meet May 23 - Two nonbinary community members are facilitating a support group for adults who identify as nonbinary and is interested in attending ...
Advocates launch drive for LGBT senior resources - The LGBT-advocacy organizations Pride Action Tank and the OUTAging Committee announced the launch of a comprehensive, three-pronged initiative to bring ...
Author: Matt Simonette
PASSAGES Lesbian scientist Neena Schwartz dies - Northwestern University reproductive biologist Neena Schwartz—who discovered the hormone inhibin and its role in the regulation of reproductive cycles—died April ...
Court Strikes Unlawful Policy That Denied Health Care to Incarcerated Transgender Woman - From a news release - ( St. Louis, MO, May 23, 2018 ) —A federal district court has struck down a Missouri Department of Corrections ...
LGBT victories in Tuesday's voting - There was big news out of Texas Tuesday night. Lupe Valdez won the Democratic nomination for governor of Texas in ...
Author: Lisa Keen, Keen News Service
HRC, Lawyers' Committee seek investigation of anti-transgender Incident in California - From a news release - WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil ...
Trump-Pence Administration Proposes Nationwide Gag Rule on Abortion Referrals - From a news release - WASHINGTON D.C. — Tonight, the Trump-Pence administration released a nationwide gag rule, marking a radical departure from how health care ...
City Club of Chicago plans "Chicago and Its LGBTQ Community" Jun 19 - From a news release - The City Club of Chicago will host a "Chicago and Its LGBTQ Community" panel on Jun 19. The event will ...
Ramirez-Rosa blasts Latino Caucus expulsion - Openly gay Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa ( 35th Ward ) has denounced a May 23 decision to expel him made by ...
Author: Matt Simonette

Entertainment
OUT AND PROUD! A Rainbow Celebration with Melissa Young June 3 - Melissa Young's tour of the LGBTQ movement through song and comedy returns with a little help from Chicago's best Cabaret ...
Chicago-made Freelancers Anonymous film releases teaser - From a news release - Take a first look at director Sonia Sebastian's new comedy feature Freelancers Anonymous, written by Amy Dellagiarino and Lisa Cordileone, ...
National tour of Broadway production of Falsettos opens here May 28 - CHICAGO ( May 14, 2018 ) — Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce the 2019 National Tour of the ...
Broken Nose will receive award May 21 - The League of Chicago Theatres announced Broken Nose Theatre as the recipient of the 2018 Broadway in Chicago Emerging Theatre ...
LGBTQ comedy company GayCo Productions to present P.ride C.omedy P.arty - From a news release - CHICAGO—- Wanna party in the Chicago comedy scene like it's 1999? Tired of underage twinks asking for cigarettes when all ...
Annual GLAAD film report finds alarming drop in LGBTQ characters - From a news release - Los Angeles, CA — GLAAD, the world's largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, today released its sixth annual Studio Responsibility Index ...
SHOWBIZ Donald Glover, Adore Delano, Jason Statham, Jennifer Aniston - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Donald Glover has backed suggestions that his Star Wars character is pansexual—despite a reported zero same-sex interactions on screen, according ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
BENT NIGHTS Andrew W.K. - Up until last year, I found it extremely difficult to take rocker Andrew Fetterly Wilkes-Krier—otherwise known as Andrew W.K.—seriously. I ...
Author: Vern Hester
'Queer Eye' co-host helps Lowe's, GE roll out product line - Design specialist and Queer Eye for the Straight Guy star Bobby Berk pulled into Chicago on May 16 to help ...
Author: Vern Hester
THEATER: 'THE ORIGINALIST' Talk on LGBT rights, law and religion follows performance - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - University of Chicago Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Law and Ethics Professor Martha Nussbaum and Wayne State University Philosophy Professor and ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
TELEVISION Series continues to examine transgender people's lives - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - In 2004, Dr. Bruce Hensel hosted and co-directed The Opposite Sex: Rene's Story and The Opposite Sex: Jamie's Story—two series ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
House-music fest May 26 in Chicago - The Chicago House Music Festival will take place Saturday, May 26, 1-9 p.m., at the Millennium Park's Jay Pritzker Pavilion. ...
'Get Out,' 'Hairspray' part of movie series - Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Affairs announced its lineup for the Millennium Park Summer Film Series that will ...
Cinema/Chicago CEO Kutza to step down - Michael Kutza—founder and CEO of Cinema/Chicago, the presenting organization of the Chicago International Film Festival—will be retiring from his role ...
BOOK REVIEW What You Want To See - By Kristen Lepionka. $25.99; Minotaur; 336 pages Kristen Lepionka writes a trying-to-be hard-boiled yet oh-so-relatable bisexual PI in the ...
Author: Liz Baudler
Cameron Esposito works on personal material - Lesbian comic and Windy City Times 30 Under 30 alum Cameron Esposito returned to Chicago for two weeks at the ...
Author: Charlsie Dewey
THEATER SPOTLIGHT Hollow/Wave - You won't see any reviews of Anu Bhatt's emotionally gripping one-woman show Hollow/Wave. But you will get a harrowing and ...
Critics' Picks - Buddy, American Blues Theater at Stage 773, through May 26. Far more concert than story, the short, mostly sweet life ...
THEATER REVIEW Mind Reader - Playwright: Written and performed by Mark Toland At: Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Tickets: $25; 773-404-7336; GreenhouseTheater.org. Runs ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
THEATER REVIEW Buried Child - Playwright: Sam Shepard At: Writers Theatre, 625 Tudor Ct, Glencoe. Tickets: $50-70; WritersTheatre.org; 847-242-6000. Runs through: June 17 Buried Child, ...
Author: Karen Topham
THEATER REVIEW A New Attitude, In Tribute to Patti LaBelle - THEATER REVIEW A New Attitude: In Tribute to Patti LaBelle Playwright: Rueben D. Echoles At: Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, ...
THEATER REVIEW A New Attitude, In Tribute to Patti LaBelle - Playwright: Rueben D. Echoles At: Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark St. Tickets: $55-65; BlackEnsemble.org, 773-769-4451. Runs through: ...
Author: Lauren Emily Whalen
THEATER REVIEW Having Our Say - Playwright: Ellen Mann, adapted from the book by Sarah L. Delany and A. Elizabeth Delany with Amy Hill Hearth At: ...
Author: Karen Topham
THEATER 'China Shop' looks at influential lesbian couple - Imagine this: You're at the top of your class. You're off to an Ivy League college, thrilled at the seemingly ...
Author: Catey Sullivan
Queer Prom on June 1 - Queer Prom 2018 will take place Friday, June 1, 6:30-11 p.m., at the National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. ...

Outlines
DINING Goose Island donation, Palm's Power Lunch, Acadia pastry chef - —In honor of Goose Island Beer Co.'s 30th anniversary, the brewery recently presented a $300,000 donation to Chance the Rapper ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
'OUT of the Office'June 6 at I/O Godfrey - OUT of the Office 2018 will take place Wed., June 6, 6-8 p.m., at the I/O Godfrey rooftop lounge, 127 ...


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