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DAILY BREAKING
Michfest to close doors after 40 Years, community responds - Lisa Vogel, creator of the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival ( Michfest ), announced April 21 that the festival would close ...
Reports: Pride Parade to stay in place - The Pride Parade will reportedly stay in Boystown, for now. A confidential source confirmed to DNAInfo that the parade would ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Longtime lesbian-feminist activist Sidney Abbott dies - Sidney Abbott, 77, a longtime New York City-based lesbian-feminist activist, died April 15 in a house fire in Southold, Suffolk ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times

News
Preview: Supreme Court argument April 28 - When the Supreme Court of the United States hears arguments next Tuesday about marriage for same-sex couples, there is much ...
Longtime lesbian-feminist activist Sidney Abbott dies - Sidney Abbott, 77, a longtime New York City-based lesbian-feminist activist, died April 15 in a house fire in Southold, Suffolk ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Chicago rally planned during court hearing - On Tuesday, April 28, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments about striking down bans on same-sex marriage in four ...
Nominations sought for 30 Under 30 Awards - [NOTE: Update: Deadline extended to April 24.] CHICAGO—Windy City Times is seeking to recognize 30 more outstanding LGBT individuals ( ...
LGBT synagogue celebrates 40 years - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Congregation Or Chadash ( Congregation of New Light ) began 40 years ago as a social club and support group ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
ACLU lunch to honor IL House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie - From a press release - CHICAGO — More than 900 supporters of human rights and civil liberties will gather in Chicago on Friday, April 17th ...
National Finance Company sued for firing transgender employee - From a press release - Civil Rights Groups Sue National Finance Company for Illegally Firing Transgender Employee ( New Orleans, LA, April 13, 2015 )—A ...
Bayard Rustin event April 25 - From a press release - CHICAGO, April 15, 2015— Civil rights icon Bayard Rustin is one of the unsung heroes of the movement. A day-long ...
Gerber/Hart celebrates Sandfield Exhibition Gallery - Chicago's LGBT Gerber/Hart Library and Archives unveiled the new Sandfield Exhibition Gallery at a special event April 19, 6500 N. ...
Activists look back on George's legacy - Cardinal Francis George, the former archbishop of Chicago, died April 17 at his home, after a long battle with cancer. ...
Author: Matt Simonette
LGBTQ faith leaders go to Cuba to meet faith, government leaders - From a Metropolitan Community Churches press release - President Obama and Cuban leader, Raul Castro, made history in April of 2015 with a handshake. On April 28, leaders ...
First apartment for youth adopted by 750 Club - From a 750 Club Apartment Adoption Project press release - CHICAGO-The 750 Club Apartment Adoption Project, a new Chicago effort launched in December to provide private apartments for youth moving ...
Former Baldwin staffer lodges ethics complaint - A former staffer for U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin ( D-WI ) has filed an ethics complaint against the senator, who ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Reports: Pride Parade to stay in place - The Pride Parade will reportedly stay in Boystown, for now. A confidential source confirmed to DNAInfo that the parade would ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Vogel: This will be last year of MichFest - Lisa Vogel, the founder of the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival, told the fest's followers on Facebook that this year's 40th ...
ADA 25 Chicago holds launch event - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act ( ADA ), more than 200 people including elected ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
ACLU honors state Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie - More than 900 individuals gathered April 17 at the Hilton Chicago to honor Barbara Flynn Currie as a longtime champion ...
Inclusive ministry battles spread of LGBT hatred in Africa - Despite their stringent denials, U.S. Christian Conservatives such as Rev. Rick Warren of California's Saddleback Church and Truth Abiding Ministries ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
Michelangelo Signorile reminds us why 'It's Not Over' - Sirius XM radio personality and HuffPost Gay Voices vertical editor Michelangelo Signorile begins his book "It's Not Over" with a ...
Author: Sarah Toce
Upcoming: Rita Moreno; Gender Fusions; Film Festival - Moreno speaking at NEIU commencement Award-winning actress Rita Moreno will be the speaker for Northeastern Illinois University's spring commencement ceremony ...
World news: Turing notebook; South African runner; Malawi law - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - A notebook belonging to late British gay codebreaker and computer genius Alan Turing has sold at auction for more than ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Night of Noise puts LGBTQ youth issues on blast - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Unzipping the lip, Illinois Safe Schools Alliance ended the Day of Silence with the 14th annual Night of Noise on ...
Author: Melissa Wasserman
Michfest to close doors after 40 Years, community responds - Lisa Vogel, creator of the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival ( Michfest ), announced April 21 that the festival would close ...
Author: Sarah Toce
HRC shares lesson from Indiana with state lawmakers across nation - From a press release - WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign sent a new case study to state lawmakers across the country urging them ...
ADA 25 Chicago launches, calls for improved access - From a press release - CHICAGO—April 17, 2015—This year marks the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act ( ADA ) ...
AFC: Rauner gets failing grades on HIV/AIDS issues - AIDS Foundation of Chicago ( AFC ), on April 20, issued what officials called a "report card" on Gov. Bruce ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Honors: Groff, Tambor, Skilling - Groff, Tambor honored at Point Foundation gala More than 400 guests attended the annual Point Honors gala April 13 in ...
VIEWS Conversion therapy's deadly outcomes - I wish Leelah Alcorn were alive today. She would know how a petition on the White House website with 120,000-plus ...
Author: Rev. Irene Monroe
LETTERS Issues and answers - To the Editor: The mayoral and aldermanic elections are over. Regardless of the outcome, we must now address the task ...
Political-science panel addresses support of LGBT rights - U.S. viewpoints about LGBT rights are significant to political scientists because they reflect a widespread, and relatively sudden, turnaround in ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Survey: LGBTs live mainly on coasts - A new analysis of Gallup survey data offers the most detailed estimates yet about where LGBT people live, according to ...
Election dates set for Schock seat; ex-U.S. rep sued - Gov. Bruce Rauner has issued amended writs of election to fill the vacancy resulting from the resignation of former U.S. ...
Chicago couple part of Hillary Clinton announcement - A Chicago couple, on April 12, found themselves in the spotlight when their engagement was referenced in the video that ...
Author: Matt Simonette
National roundup: Fla. adoption; Ky. ruling; GOP guv goes to gay wedding - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Florida's Republican-controlled legislature has ended the state's 38-year-old ban on gay adoption, according to WFTV.com. The Florida Senate voted 27-11 ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times

Entertainment
MUSIC Lesbian fronts band Fit for Rivals - Sounding like a mix of Tegan and Sara, Joan Jett and Finland's heavy metal outfit H.I.M., the seven-year-old rock/punk/pop band ...
Knight at the Movies: 'First Period' and second and third and... - If John Waters were to direct a John Hughes film, First Period would be it. New girl Cassie ( former ...
Author: Richard Knight, Jr., for Windy City Times
Steppenwolf Theatre ensemble members reunite for new season - From a press release - CHICAGO ( April 20, 2015 ) — Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today the full cast for the first show of ...
BOOK REVIEW The Old Deep and Dark - By Ellen Hart, $25.99; Minotaur Press; 296 pages Your favorite Hollywood star is in the headlines—again. By now, it ...
Author: Terri Schlichenmeyer
Josh Groban's new CD out April 28 - Multi-platinum recording artist Josh Groban will release a new album, Stages, on April 28 via Reprise Records. Stages features songs ...
Entertainment: Andrew Rannells; Cher; Hugh Jackman; 'Orange Is the New Black' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Actor Andrew Rannells ( Girls ) is set to write and star in a new Judd Apatow movie with his ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
THEATER REVIEW The Herd - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Playwright: Rory Kinnear. At: Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St. Tickets: 312-335-1650; ; $20-$86. Runs through: June 7 The household ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
The Bitchfest Club: A New Musical - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Playwright: Nicolas Reinhart and Kyle Blair. At: Hydrate Nightclub, 3458 N. Halsted St. Tickets: ; $20. Runs through: May 17 ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
Theater Spotlight and Critics' Picks - Opera star Fredericka von Stade previously announced that she had retired from all stage performances. Yet, von Stade has gone ...
THEATER REVIEW Billy Elliot - Music: Elton John; Book and lyrics: Lee Hall. At: Drury Lane Theatre, 10 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. Tickets: 630-530-0111 or ...
Author: Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times
THEATER REVIEW Between You, Me and the Lampshade - Playwright: Raul Castillo. At: Teatro Vista in the Richard Christensen Theatre at the Biograph, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. Tickets: 773-871-3000; ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
THEATER REVIEW The Grown-Up - Playwright: Jordan Harrison. At: Shattered Globe Theatre at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets: 773-975-8150; $33. Runs through: May ...
Author: Steven Chaitman
THEATER REVIEW Carousel - Playwright: Richard Rodgers ( music ), Oscar Hammerstein II ( book/lyrics ). At: Lyric Opera, 20 N. Wacker Dr. Tickets: ...
Author: Jonathan Abarbanel, Windy City Times
SCOTTISH PLAY SCOTT 'Look'-ing at Laura Jacqmin's production - When Chicago playwright Laura Jacqmin got word that Rivendell Theatre Ensemble would produce the world premiere of her drama Look, ...
Author: Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times
Sonoma Valley welcomes LGBT wine travelers - From a press release - SONOMA, Calif. ( April 14, 2015 ) — Out in the Vineyard, an experiential LGBT wine event and travel company ...
BENT NIGHTS The Ting Tings; 'The Devil's Cabaret' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - For those who just wouldn't embrace The Ting Tings' third CD, Super Critical, as fully as the first two, you ...
Author: Vern Hester
Billy Masters - "Yeah, I do my best work naked. ... It's all downhill from there."—David Burtka discusses his thoughts on appearing nude ...
Author: Billy Masters
Upcoming: Bon Foster; Wainwright; Fashion; Lean Times dance; more - Bayard Rustin event April 25 at church An event focused on civil-rights icon Bayard Rustin will take place 8:30 a.m.-4:30 ...
Baconfest: The annual meat-and-greet - DISH: WEEKLY DINING GUIDE - For two days, throngs of people pigged out at Baconfest Chicago, conveniently located at the UIC Forum. April 17-18 were ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
The Baton becomes 'Transformative' - Chicago's Baton Show Lounge has entertained crowds for more than 46 years with female impersonators. Now the producers of a ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
Vicci Martinez releases new EP "I Am" - From a press release - Known for her powerful vocals, unique style, and magnetic charisma, Vicci Martinez is releasing her first new music since Vicci ...
Sonoma to host LGBT business expo - Out in the Vineyard—an experiential LGBT wine event and travel company based in California's Sonoma Valley—has announced the first LGBT ...
Lakeside Pride salutes 'Mr. Holland's Opus' - On April 18, The Lakeside Pride Music Ensemble presented "Mr. Holland's Opus: A 20th Anniversary Tribute" at Northside College Prep. ...
Author: Vern Hester

Outlines
Chicago Red Dress Party readdresses HIV/AIDS awareness - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - It wasn't about who wore the dress best, as guests were all wrapped in red at the Chicago Red Dress ...
Author: Melissa Wasserman
NUNN ON ONE: MUSIC Dar Williams: On androgyny, labels and independence - Singer Dar Williams continues to follow a road less traveled—one that has led her to become a pioneer in the ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
Hall of Fame GBLT Celebrity Bowl May 9 - On Sat, May 9, 2015, Friends of the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame ( GLHF ) will hold ...
Documentary drives down memory lane - Greg Salustro fondly remembers road trips with friends in his 1975 Chevrolet Capris Classic to Chicago, when living in the ...
Author: Melissa Wasserman
Gay activist reflects on Stonewall, music and recovery - In June 1969, Chicagoan Roger Goodman was in New York City, visiting a lover, Michael, with whom he was in ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Dining: Dining Out for Life; Joe Fish open for lunch; Graham Elliot - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —Dining Out for Life will take place Thursday, April 30, in dozens of cities across the nation—including New York City, ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Chicagoan loses 225 pounds, needs financial help for surgeries - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - At rock bottom—which was his heaviest, and just about six years ago—Robert Klein weighed 475 pounds. He wasn't an emotional ...
Author: Ross Forman, Windy City Times
Luella's Southern Kitchen; 'Piggly Wiggly' sandwich - DISH: SAVOR Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Run—don't walk—to Luella's Southern Kitchen ( 4609 N. Lincoln Ave.; http:// ). It starts with the vibe, courtesy of Ernie ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Annual fundraiser aims to help Cuba - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - After several meaningful, emotional, aid-driven trips to Cuba, one of Art Johnston's most memorable was in 2013—for what he missed ...
Author: Ross Forman, Windy City Times


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