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Boy Scouts end ban on gay leaders, with religious exemption - In a widely expected vote, the leadership of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) voted, on July 27, to lift ...
Obama makes pro-gay remarks in Kenya - Videos below - President Obama's historic visit with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta went relatively smoothly, save for one issue: gay rights. At a ...

News
World news: Trans woman killed; Drag queens banned; Rio prisons - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - In Scotland, drag queens have been banned from performing at a Pride event—with the reason being that they might offend ...
Boy Scouts end ban on gay leaders, with religious exemption - In a widely expected vote, the leadership of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) voted, on July 27, to lift ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Illinois justice talks marriage 'moment' - Illinois State Supreme Court Justice Mary Jane Theis said that the date that the United States Supreme Court's decision on ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Ex-Center On Halsted staffers allege 'toxic' work environment - Thirty-one former employees of the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., have submitted a letter to the Center's board, ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Marriage equality focus of Equality Illinois corporate training session - "Supreme Court Rules for Marriage: What it means for employers" was the focus of the first of many Corporate Social ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Former lawmaker dies in accident - Former state representative and Cook County CFO Henry Woods "Woody" Bowman was killed in an auto accident July 10 in ...
Author: Matt Simonette
CDC awards $3.8 mill to local agencies for 5 year HIV prevention partnership - From a news release - Chicago, IL ( July 23, 2015 ) — The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) ...
Obama makes pro-gay remarks in Kenya - Videos below - President Obama's historic visit with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta went relatively smoothly, save for one issue: gay rights. At a ...
Lawmakers introduce Equality Act - U.S. lawmakers, on the week of July 20, introduced sweeping legislation that would give federal protections to LGBT Americans in ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Transgender student's restroom access case is likely to proceed - NORFOLK, Va. — A federal court in Virginia today heard arguments in the case of a transgender male student at ...
9.5M LGBT adults would be protected under proposed bill - From a press release - LOS ANGELES — A new comprehensive non-discrimination bill introduced July 23, 2015, in Congress would provide protections to an estimated ...
PASSAGES Bill Kelley memorial Aug. 1 - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - A memorial will be held for longtime Chicago-based gay activist and attorney William B. Kelley on Saturday, Aug. 1. A ...
GLAAD Chicago marks Leadership Council's fifth anniversary - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - GLAAD celebrated the fifth anniversary of its Chicago Leadership Council with a reception at the MillerCoors 16th-floor pub on July ...
Author: Melissa Wasserman
Competing trans legal events set to take place in Chicago - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - In order to provide individuals with a cost-effective alternative to the National LGBT Bar Association's Lavender Law Conference—Transgender Law Institute, ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Diversity focus of Lesbian Who Tech/ LinkedIn event - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Lesbians Who Tech Chicago and Linkedin hosted a "Diversity in Tech, More Than Just Buzz Words" event at Linkedin's Chicago ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
ABA conference July 30-Aug. 4 - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Policing in the wake of Ferguson, drones, LGBT issues and legalized marijuana are among the topics that will be explored ...
Nat'l: Pastors attend wedding; pro-LGB military act; 'Black Lives' conference - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - In Michigan, nearly 30 ordained United Methodist Church ( UMC ) pastors ( in addition to 100 others ) gathered ...
Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame honorees inducted - More than 50 people gathered inside the Irving Harris Foundation reception hall in the Center on Halsted for the Third ...
Author: Ben Sanders
Organizations urge Pope to meet with LGBT people during historic visit - From a press release - New York, Tuesday, July 28, 2015 — As news outlets across the globe prepare to report on the Pope's upcoming ...
ACLU to Gov's Commission: Move from "tough on crime" to smart on crime - From a press release - CHICAGO — The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois today urged an Illinois Commission to make smarter choices about criminal ...
New AFC initiative focuses on women of color - According to a 2013 City of Chicago study, HIV-infection rates among the city's Black community are triple that of the ...
Author: Skylar Baker-Jordan
Good Cop? Bad Cop? No Cop! Queer Resistance to Policing - Special guest column by Therese Quinn and Erica R. Meiners - In September 1969 a gay man, David Stienecker, wrote a column in the Mattachine Midwest ( MM ) newsletter about ...
Seattle to host international confab on trans, gender-nonconforming topics - From a press release - Seattle, WA, July 29, 2015….Gender Odyssey, an international conference focused on the needs and interests of transgender and gender-nonconforming ( ...
Chicagoan D'Emilio among Woodhull honorees - From a press release - The Woodhull organization announces the recipients of the 2015 Vicki Sexual Freedom Award—John D'Emilio, Monica Raye Simpson, and Diego Miguel ...
"Into the Lights" mixer to benefit The Crib - From a press release - On Aug. 22 UAW Local 551 will host the "Into the Lights" charity mixer to benefit a youth homeless shelter. ...
OFA hosts LGBTQ history event - Organizing for Action ( OFA ) held a special event on LGBTQ Pride: Past, Present and Future July 23 at ...
Reception to thank supporters of monument to LGBT veterans, Aug. 9 - From a press release - Chicago — The public is invited to celebrate and thank all those who made possible the first federally approved monument ...
Federal Nondiscrimination Bill introduced in Congress - From a press release - ( Washington, D.C., July 23, 2015 )—Today Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley and Rhode Island Representative David Cicilline, together with lead ...
MOMBIAN LGBTQ-inclusive sex-ed book for kids affirms, empowers - A recurring column - Sex Is a Funny Word: A Book about Bodies, Feelings, and YOU ( Seven Stories Press ) continues a groundbreaking, ...
Author: Dana Rudolph
Chicago groups chip in as ADA marks 25 years - In Chicago, a network of more than 160 civic organizations, government agencies and businesses have come together to commemorate the ...

Entertainment
Lea DeLaria: On acting in 'Orange,' covering Bowie on CD - Lea DeLaria has certainly sung for her supper—literally. Since the '90s, the self-identified Illinois-born butch has established herself as a ...
These Boots Are Made for Working - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Kyle Taylor Parker has some mighty big heels to fill in the national tour of Kinky Boots. The part of ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
Indigo Girls, Malone take over The Vic - On July 21, Indigo Girls landed at The Vic Theater for an evening of harmonies, mandolins, guitars and celebration. The ...
Author: Vern Hester
Entertainment: Nick Jonas; Caitlyn Jenner; Lucy Lawless; RuPaul - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Singer/actor Nick Jonas was literally in chains for his performance at G-A-Y at London's Heaven club recently, NewNowNext.com noted. "You ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
SCOTTISH PLAY SCOTT Pop porn - Out actor Steve Love wasn't originally supposed to star in the world premiere musical comedy Stanley in the Name of ...
Author: Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times
Salve Regina: A Coming of Gay Story at Center in August - From a press release - Center on Halsted is proud to announce the upcoming presentation of Javier Rivera's one-man show, Salve Regina: A Coming of ...
Upcoming: Market Days; Lollapalooza; Clarkson; Joel Hall; Tune; Dance for Life - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Market Days acts: Aaron Carter, Salt-N-Pepa Northalsted Market Days has announced the musical acts for the Aug. 8-9 event that ...
NUNN ON ONE: THEATER Mark Burrell is steppin' in 'Pippin' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Life's a three-ring circus for the revival of four-time Tony Award winner Pippin. Now on a national tour, Pippin tells ...
Theater Spotlight and Critics' Picks - Theater Spotlight The Chicago Human Rhythm Project celebrates its 25th anniversary with a special "Jubalee" gala performance of Taps, ...
THEATER REVIEW Grand Concourse - Playwright: Heidi Schreck. At: Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St. Tickets: 312-335-1650; ; $20-$89. Runs through: Aug. 30 BY MARY ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
THEATER REVIEW Loving Repeating - Playwright: Music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics and text adapted by Frank Galati from the writings of Gertrude Stein. At: Kokandy ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
THEATER REVIEW Bette! Live at the Continental Baths - Playwright: Various composers. At: Hell in a Handbag Productions at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. Tickets: ; $20-$35. Runs ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
THEATER REVIEW A Perfect Ganesh - Playwright: Terrence McNally. At: Eclipse Theatre Company at Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave. Tickets: 773-935-6875 or ; $20-$30. Runs ...
Author: Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times
Shakespeare in the Parks thru Aug. 16 - Chicago Shakespeare Theater ( CST ), the City of Chicago, Chicago Park District and Boeing partner to present the annual ...
Chaz Bono on stage in "Down the Road" in LA - From a press release - Actor, "Down the Road" producer and activist Chaz Bono returns to the stage in a dramatic portrayal in the role ...
MUSIC Fed Up Fest - The second Fed Up Festival took place in the heart of Bridgeport July 24-26, and continued the standard set from ...
Author: Vern Hester
NUNN ON ONE: MUSIC Pentatonix's Mitch Grassi's in the mix - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Pentatonix rose to the top of the a cappella world after winning the television competition show The Sing-Off on NBC. ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
VEHICLE REVIEW BMW 335i GT xDrive improves the quintessential sports sedan - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - BMW's 3-Series is the quintessential sport sedan, setting a tough standard that others struggle to attain. But, it is not ...
Author: Casey Williams, Gaywheels.com
Louisiana comedian Jen Kober coming to The Den Theatre - From a press release - CHICAGO ( July 28, 2015 ) — Louisiana comedian JEN KOBER will bring her southern brand of down-home comedy to ...
'Plus One' Web series focuses on lesbian relationships - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Plus One is a Web series filmed in Chicago that delves into the lives of a group of friends—both lesbian ...
Author: Terri-Lynne Waldron
Local film festival celebrates Black LGBT stories - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Black Alphabet Film Festival ( BAFF ) opened July 24 at the Reva and David Logan Center for the ...
Author: Skylar Baker-Jordan

Outlines
BOOK REVIEW There Is Room for You - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - By Zoe Dolan, $14.99; 304 pages Zoe Dolan is a woman of words and places. Her memoir, There is Room ...
Author: Liz Baudler
Auto news: Parking-spot shaming; Speed racer; Texas sticker harrasses - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —Parking-spot shaming: Los Angeles-based makeup artist Andria Farrell started the @parkingspotshaming social-media account on the visual app Instagram, allowing people ...
Hobby baker starts United Nations of Sugar Art collaborative - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Self-taught, part-time hobby baker Zawadi Parizek, who identifies as pansexual, has launched United Nations of Sugar Art ( UNSA ), ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Dining news: Chefs join Elixir, Replay; Tanta's new brunch - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —LKH Management ( LKH )—the group behind Lake View's Hydrate, Elixir, Replay and Halsted's Bar & Grill—announced that Paul Dobroski ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
SAVOR Izakaya Mita - Welcome to the Japanese gastropub scene. And what a welcome it is! Izakaya Mita ( 1960 N. Damen Ave.; IzakayaMita.com ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Torch carried by Jenner to be auctioned - The 1984 Summer Olympics torch that Caitlyn Jenner carried through Lake Tahoe, Nevada ( when she was known as Bruce ...
OUTspoken! marks one year of LGBTQ storytelling - OUTspoken!, Chicago's monthly LGBTQ storytelling event at Sidetrack, is the brainchild of David Fink ( co-founder, producer and board member ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
LETTERS Let the Games begin - Dear Editor: On behalf of the Federation of Gay Games ( FGG ) board of directors, we would like to ...
AIA exec Zurich Esposito living out childhood dream - For Zurich Esposito, the road to executive vice president of the Chicago chapter of the American Institute of Architects ( ...
Author: Ross Forman, Windy City Times


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