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Day 2: GOP subtly seeks LGBT support through Orlando, gun rights - From a press release - CLEVELAND — Amid attacks impugning Hillary Clinton's character and calls for her incarceration, Republicans on the second night of the ...
Jenner denounces anti-trans bathroom bills at 'Big Tent' event - Trans personality attributes suicide rate among youths to online bullying - CLEVELAND — Transgender personality and Olympic decathlete Cailtyn Jenner denounced anti-trans state bathroom measures on Wednesday during an event seeking to promote ...
Author: Chris Johnson, Washington Blade
'Gays for Trump' make case for anti-Islamic policies - Milo Yiannopoulos appears at event after being banned from Twitter - CLEVELAND — Rallying attendees before posters of scantily clad young men in "Make America Great Again" hats, speakers at a ...
Author: Chris Johnson, Washington Blade
At GOP convention, speakers make LGBT attacks, outreach - CLEVELAND, Ohio — Over the course of one night at the Republican National Convention, two different speakers Monday exemplified the ...
Author: Chris Johnson, Washington Blade
GOP delegates ratify platform, express support for anti-LGBT language - By Chris Johnson, The Washington Blade - CLEVELAND, Ohio — Delegates at the Republican National Convention ratified Monday afternoon with little opposition a party platform¯considered to have ...
National LGBTQ Task Force Statement on the Republican 2016 Platform - From a press release - Washington DC, July 18, 2016 —This week's Republican National Convention is likely to ratify what has been described as the ...
Protests welcome attendees to Republican Convention - Protesters are making their way to Cleveland, Ohio for the Republican National Convention this week. Security is high, but it's ...
With Pence Pick, Trump Doubles Down on Anti-LGBTQ Agenda - Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made it official July 15 as he announced Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his ...
Transparent, Her Story, RuPaul among Emmy nominations - The 68th annual Primetime Emmy Award nominations were announced July 14, with a diverse list of nods that included Transparent, ...

News
'Art AIDS America' coming Dec. 1 - From a press release - (CHICAGO) July 14, 2016 — Art AIDS America, a groundbreaking exhibition which underscores the deep and unforgettable presence of HIV ...
LGBT Milwaukee traces history of local pride, supports education - From a press release - Milwaukee, WI. - Milwaukee Pride, Inc. announces the upcoming publication of LGBT Milwaukee, written by local author Michail Takach with ...
Out teachers talk anti-bullying plans at NNSTOY confab - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Out teachers Brett Bigham ( 2014 Oregon Teacher of the Year ), Jane McMahon ( 2014 Wisconsin State Teacher of ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Looking at workplace bias against trans people of color - In April 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ( EEOC ) determined in the case Macy v. Holder that transgender ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Annual Pride party remembers Orlando - For Chicagoan Angie Wines, the June 26 Pride Parade was to be like it had been for the past several ...
Author: Matt Simonette
ACLU Praises Ruling to Uphold Contempt Order Against Kim Davis - From a press release - KENTUCKY — A federal appeals courts today dismissed Kim Davis's appeals in the Rowan County marriage licensing case. The U.S. ...
Legacy Wall exhibited at Center on Halsted - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Legacy Project's "Legacy Wall" debuted on Chicago's North Halsted Street with a week-long engagement at Center on Halsted June ...
Hearing on HB2 set for Aug. 1 - On Aug. 1, U.S. District Judge Thomas Schroeder will hear arguments about blocking provisions of the controversial anti-LGBT law House ...
CA Education Board Adopts LGBT-Inclusive History-Social Science Guidelines - From a press release - Sacramento - The California State Board of Education today unanimously voted to adopt a new History-Social Science Framework. The Framework ...
UN Amb. Power speaks on LGBTI rights and foreign policy - From a press release - Remarks by Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on "A Call on Governments: Integrating LGBTI Rights ...
Report shows state anti-LGBT laws coordinated at national level - From a press release - Campaign for Accountability ( CfA ) has released a new report, Documenting Discrimination, uncovering how national right wing religious groups ...
With Pence Pick, Trump Doubles Down on Anti-LGBTQ Agenda - Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made it official July 15 as he announced Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his ...
Report: No new transmissions between HIV-negative partners and people on HIV treatment - The Human Rights Campaign Foundation hailed the groundbreaking results of the recently released PARTNER study finding no linked cases of ...
Transgender Ad Goes Viral Ahead of Debut at Republican National Convention - From a press release - WASHINGTON, D.C. — An ad depicting the challenges faced by transgender people in accessing public restrooms has been viewed more ...
Vigil held on one-year anniversary of Sandra Bland's death - By Tarina Hargrays - Despite thunderstorms, hundreds of people went to Chicago's Federal Plaza on July 13 for a vigil held in honor of ...
Activists sue City Council over open-meeting violations - LGBT- and housing-rights activists, on July 14, announced they were filing a lawsuit against the Chicago City Council for violation ...
Author: Matt Simonette
National Archives event features LGBTQ rights discussion and YEPP - The National Archives and Records Administration ( NARA ) hosted an event focused on LGBTQ human and civil rights July ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Rita Adair on her activism, upcoming book, social work career - When Rita Adair moved to Chicago five years ago she'd already made a name for herself as an activist and ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Poet Richard Blanco keynotes National Archives LGBTQ Human and Civil Rights discussion - Speaking at the Chicago History Museum July 16, poet Richard Blanco said that his work has long been dominated by ...
Author: Matt Simonette
National Archives event spotlights LGBT civil rights - The National Archives and Records Administration ( NARA ) hosted a series of discussion panels July 16 with local and ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Protests welcome attendees to Republican Convention - Protesters are making their way to Cleveland, Ohio for the Republican National Convention this week. Security is high, but it's ...
National LGBTQ Task Force Statement on the Republican 2016 Platform - From a press release - Washington DC, July 18, 2016 —This week's Republican National Convention is likely to ratify what has been described as the ...
AIDS Healthcare Foundation holds pre-RNC concert - by Michael K. Lavers, Washington Blade - CLEVELAND — More than 3,000 people on Sunday attended an AIDS Healthcare Foundation concert at Cleveland State University that took ...
Clyburn: Election 'most consequential' of lifetime - by Michael Lavers, Washington Blade - CLEVELAND — South Carolina Congressman Jim Clyburn on Monday described this year's election as the "most consequential" of his lifetime. ...
GOP delegates ratify platform, express support for anti-LGBT language - By Chris Johnson, The Washington Blade - CLEVELAND, Ohio — Delegates at the Republican National Convention ratified Monday afternoon with little opposition a party platform¯considered to have ...
Trump supporter: Armed club-goer could have stopped Fla. massacre - By Michael lavers, Washington Blade - CLEVELAND — A prominent gun control opponent who supports Donald Trump said on Monday that fewer people would have been ...
At GOP convention, speakers make LGBT attacks, outreach - CLEVELAND, Ohio — Over the course of one night at the Republican National Convention, two different speakers Monday exemplified the ...
Author: Chris Johnson, Washington Blade
VIEWS Crayons and Black lives - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times by Brad Hauger - When I was younger and in art class I had to have the 64 count of crayons that included the ...
World news: France's blood ban, Prince Harry, Nice attack - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - After a 33-year ban, gay men in France will officially be able to donate blood after a law change came ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times.
National roundup: FBI finding, Trevor Project, Cleveland action, Obergefell - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - U.S. law-enforcement officials have said that the FBI has found no evidence so far that Omar Mateen—who killed 49 people ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
PROFILE Rita Adair talks activism, upcoming book, social work - When Rita Adair moved to Chicago five years ago, she'd already made a name for herself as an activist and ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Michigan activist Montgomery dies - Michigan LGBTQ-rights activist Jeffrey Montgomery, the founding executive director of the Triangle Foundation, died July 18 at age 63, The ...
Center on Halsted reveals new leadership - Center on Halsted announced new leadership within the organization. The new leaders are slated to advance the Center's stated mission ...
Chicago House unveils new leaders - Chicago House and Social Service Agency has welcomed new leaders to assist the organization in achieving its objectives and to ...
New blood-donation rules for gay men slowly take effect - The Food and Drug Administration ( FDA ), in December, significantly reduced the timeframe during which gay men would have ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Activist Rachel Williams talks #SayHerName, BYP100, intersectionality - Chicago native Rachel Williams has been an activist since their high school years at Chicago Public School's John Hope College ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
ELECTIONS 2016 LGBTs among Illinois delegates - A number of individuals from the LGBT community will be among the Illinois delegates at the 2016 Democratic National Convention ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Gay defense analyst Rachel Hoff won't 'leave' GOP over anti-LGBT platform - by Michael K. Lavers, Washington Blade - CLEVELAND — The first openly gay member of the Republican Party's platform committee on Tuesday said she does not "plan ...
'Gays for Trump' make case for anti-Islamic policies - Milo Yiannopoulos appears at event after being banned from Twitter - CLEVELAND — Rallying attendees before posters of scantily clad young men in "Make America Great Again" hats, speakers at a ...
Author: Chris Johnson, Washington Blade
Day 2: GOP subtly seeks LGBT support through Orlando, gun rights - NRA official pledges to protect gun rights regardless of 'race, religion or sexual orientation' - CLEVELAND — Amid attacks impugning Hillary Clinton's character and calls for her incarceration, Republicans on the second night of the ...
Author: Chris Johnson, Washington Blade
Trump kids, Christie at second night of RNC - The second night of the Republican Nationl Convention, July 19, featured two of now-official Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's children, ...
Jenner denounces anti-trans bathroom bills at 'Big Tent' event - Trans personality attributes suicide rate among youths to online bullying - CLEVELAND — Transgender personality and Olympic decathlete Cailtyn Jenner denounced anti-trans state bathroom measures on Wednesday during an event seeking to promote ...
Author: Chris Johnson, Washington Blade
Day 2: GOP subtly seeks LGBT support through Orlando, gun rights - NRA official pledges to protect gun rights regardless of 'race, religion or sexual orientation' - CLEVELAND — Amid attacks impugning Hillary Clinton's character and calls for her incarceration, Republicans on the second night of the ...
Undocumented immigrant: Trump, GOP platform could 'incite' violence - Sheridan Aguirre was born in Mexico, lives in Texas - CLEVELAND — An undocumented immigrant from Mexico on Wednesday said that Donald Trump and the Republican Party's platform could "incite" ...
Author: Michael K. Lavers, Washington Blade
Republican lawmakers attend Family Research Council luncheon - Co-chair of GOP platform committee among speakers - CLEVELAND — The co-chair of the Republican Party's platform committee was among those who spoke at a Family Research Council ...
Author: Michael K. Lavers, Washington Blade

Entertainment
Transparent, Her Story, RuPaul among Emmy nominations - The 68th annual Primetime Emmy Award nominations were announced July 14, with a diverse list of nods that included Transparent, ...
Local entertainment news - Hal Sparks at Zanies July 24 Actor/comedian Hal Sparks will perform at Zanies Comedy Night Club, 1548 N. Wells St., ...
Entertainment news: 'Tarzan' kiss, Christian Siriano, Abby Wambach, Mary Lambert - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The UK Mirror reported that a gay kiss was cut out of the final edit of the new Tarzan film—because ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Saunders and Lumley: The sweetie darlings of Ab Fab talk - Those sweetie darlings—the appallingly self-centered, hard-partying PR maven Edina "Eddy" Monsoon ( played by Jennifer Saunders ) and her constant ...
Author: Richard Knight, Jr., for Windy City Times
SCOTTISH PLAY SCOTT Finding [HOME] - When Andrew Volkoff took over as artistic director for the LGBTQ-focused About Face Theatre in 2013, one of his producing ...
Author: Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times
THEATER REVIEW Schoolhouse Rock Live! - BY ERIC KARAS - Music and lyrics: Various individuals. At: Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut St. Tickets: 800-775-2000; BroadwayinChicago.com; $16-24. ...
THEATER REVIEW Kin Folk - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Playwright: William Glick. At: The New Colony at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. Tickets: TheNewColony.org; $20-$25. Runs through: ...
Author: David Mccann
Theater spotlight on Byhalia, Critics' Picks - Theater spotlight If you missed The New Colony and Definition Theatre's January co-production of Byhalia, Mississippi, Evan Linder's critically acclaimed ...
THEATER REVIEW Between Riverside and Crazy - Playwright: Stephen Adly Guirgis. At: Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St. Tickets: $20-$89. Runs through: Aug. 21 When the ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
PERFORMANCE Hot-button issue at center of Privilege to Pee - Although a theater's Monday night stages are traditionally dark, Stage 773 of Lakeview's Circle Theatre was lit by an ensemble ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
THEATER REVIEW Space Age - Playwrights: Ricardo Gamboa and Sean Parris. At: Free Street Theater at Pulaski Park Field House, 1419 W. Blackhawk St. Tickets: ...
Author: Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times
DOUBLE REVIEW A Midsummer Night's Dream - DOUBLE REVIEW A Midsummer Night's Dream Playwright: Shakespeare. At: First Folio Theatre, Mayslake Forest Preserve, Oak Brook. Tickets: 630-986-8067; FirstFolio.org; ...
Author: Jonathan Abarbanel, Windy City Times
NUNN ON ONE: COMEDY Talking with 'Queen of Mean' Lisa Lampanelli - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Lisa Lampanelli will probably forever be known as "Comedy's Lovable Queen of Mean." Known for not pulling her punches over ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
Chicago Musical Theatre Festival coming Aug. 8 - From a press release - CHICAGO ( July 13, 2016 ) — Underscore Theatre Company is pleased to announce the full line-up for its third ...
Chicago Dancing Festival to debut at Navy Pier - From a press release - CHICAGO ( July 14, 2016 ) — The Chicago Dancing Festival, the nation's largest dance festival, proudly announces repertoire for ...
Legendary Baton owner Jim Flint looks ahead at 75 - In their 2011 biography of one of the Chicago LGBTQ community's most longterm entrepreneurial figures Jim Flint: The Boy From ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
Reeling LGBTQ film fest returns Sept. 22-29 - CHICAGO, IL - Chicago Filmmakers announces the 34th edition of Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival, to be held ...
OUTspoken LGBT storytelling at Sidetrack marks 2 years Aug 2 - From a press release - Retell. Relive. Relate. OUTspoken!, Chicago's monthly evening of LGBTQ Storytelling celebrates its two-year anniversary on Tuesday, August 2. Our August ...
NUNN ON ONE: TELEVISION Katja Bavendam on her 'Giant Life' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Katja Bavendam is making a big splash with My Giant Life on the TLC Network. Season two kicks off with ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
Jazz Jennings part of TLC's block party - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Stadium Green at Soldier Field was full of laughter, music and the smells of local food trucks on July ...
WCPA names new artistic director - Windy City Performing Arts ( WCPA ) has announced the selection and appointment of Dr. Eric Esparza as the artistic ...
Knight at the Movies: Absolutely Fabulous; Star Trek Beyond; The Witness - Sweetie sweetie darlings Patsy and Edina—those two narcissistic, hard-partying London-based "sweetie darlings" who took the world ( and just about ...
Author: Richard Knight, Jr., for Windy City Times
Sami Grisafe Releases 'All-Un-American' Today - Groundbreaking Former Pro-Athlete Pens Protest Song Inspired By Donald Trump's Campaign Strategy - July 13th, 2016, Los Angeles, CA: California Songstress Sami Grisafe will release her forthcoming single 'All-Un-American' to iTunes, Amazon and ...
BENT NIGHTS Taste of Chicago - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The 36th Annual Taste of Chicago tried to offer something for every musical palate and largely succeeded—splendidly. Never mind all ...
Author: Vern Hester

Outlines
Dining news: Restaurant closings, Smack Shack, Uncle Julio's - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —Vivo recently closed after a quarter-century in the West Loop, Eater Chicago noted. The owners of AMK Kitchen Bar, a ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times.
BOOK REVIEW Stand by Me: The Forgotten History of Gay Liberation - By Jim Downs. $27.99; Basic Books; 262 pages You had no idea. How could you know? No one ever ...
Author: Terri Schlichenmeyer
In the Life: Matt Kirouac - Matt Kirouac was approached by Gatehouse Publishing last spring about writing a book about Chicago as part of its The ...
Author: Ross Forman


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