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Ward by Ward in the race for Chicago mayor - Chicago's incredibly gerrymandered new ward map boundaries certainly created some newly competitive districts in the 2015 aldermanic races, throwing more ...
Emanuel to face Garcia in April runoff; gay Latino wins big - [Originally posted on WindyCityTimes.com on Feb. 24] Incumbent Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will face a runoff against challenger Jesus Garcia ...
Author: Matt Simonette, Gretchen Rachel Hammond, Andrew Davis
Windy City Times rates the mayoral candidates - Surveys and printable election charts at the links - WCT - In this election cycle, Windy City Times mailed questionnaires to every registered citywide and aldermanic candidate, to their ...

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Ward by Ward in the race for Chicago mayor - Chicago's incredibly gerrymandered new ward map boundaries certainly created some newly competitive districts in the 2015 aldermanic races, throwing more ...
Windy City Times rates the mayoral candidates - Surveys and printable election charts at the links - WCT - In this election cycle, Windy City Times mailed questionnaires to every registered citywide and aldermanic candidate, to their ...
Emanuel to face Garcia in April runoff; gay Latino wins big - [Originally posted on WindyCityTimes.com on Feb. 24] Incumbent Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will face a runoff against challenger Jesus Garcia ...
Author: Matt Simonette, Gretchen Rachel Hammond, Andrew Davis
PASSAGES Chicago activist Barbara 'Robbie' Smith dies - Family and friends have announced the passing of beloved Chicago community member and mentor to many, Barbara "Robbie" Smith. Born ...
Author: Tracy Baim, Windy City Times
Clarence Darrow symposium to explore undocumented laborers, immigration - From a press release - CHICAGO — On the seventy-eighth anniversary of famed attorney Clarence Darrow's death, this year's annual Darrow symposium on Friday, March ...
Alan Cumming stars in GLAAD/GMHC campaign on FDA's blood donor policy - From a press release - New York, Thursday, February 19, 2015 — A coalition of organizations, including GLAAD and Gay Men's Health Crisis ( GMHC ...
Chicagoans join Lambda Legal national board - ( New York, February 9, 2015 ) — Lambda Legal announced it has elected three new leaders to serve on ...
SPLC suit demands healthcare for transgender inmate in Georgia prison - From a press release - MACON, Ga. — The Southern Poverty Law Center ( SPLC ) has filed a federal lawsuit against the Georgia Department ...
Intimate partner violence homicide in Lawrence, Massachusetts - From a National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs press release - The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs ( NCAVP ) has learned of the intimate partner violencehomicide of Oscar Mendez in ...
2015 Trans 100 set to debut under new management - The profound sadness and somber commemoration of the names of those transgender individuals who have fallen over the past year ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
U.S. murders of trans and gender-exploring people continue - Following the Feb. 10 murder of transgender woman Penny Proud in New Orleans, the community nationwide was stunned as two ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
Women & Children First celebrates renovation - Andersonville business Women & Children First Books celebrated their recent major renovation of the store, including new wood floors, a ...
$10 M invested in HIV/AIDS response in two cities hit hard by HIV/AIDS - From a press release - RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Feb. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — ViiV Healthcare today announced the launch of a four-year, $10 million ...
Pritzker's foundation funds trans oral history project - From a press release - MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL—Chicago-based Tawani Foundation has generously awarded a major multi-year grant to the Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, ...
Quigley addresses his LGBTQ Leadership Council - The downtown Chicago offices of law firm Jenner & Block served as the location for Congressman Mike Quigley ( IL-05 ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
DoL extends Family and Medical Leave Act to same-sex spouses - From a press release - The Family Equality Council applauds the Department of Labor's issuance today of a final rule change extending access to job-protected ...
Maya Angelou to be honored with Forever stamp - From a press release - WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service will honor Maya Angelou — the beloved author, poet, actress and champion of equality ...
Report: Michael Sam to take up 'Dancing' - Michael Sam is reportedly set to compete in a different area: dancing. TMZ has reported that Sam will be participating ...
Quigley vice chair of equality caucus - U.S. Congressman Mike Quigley ( D-Ill. ) was appointed vice chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus for the 114th ...
'The Skew' explores trans-identity topics through satire - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Television has so refined the model of caddy woman-centric talk shows that nearly every major network has one. The "by ...
Author: Lauren Warnecke
World news: HIV in Cuba; Global Equality Fund; new envoy - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - In Cuba, a variant of HIV that is much more aggressive than other known forms of the virus has been ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times.
National: Pol and trans granddaughter; suicide; FBI and Fred Phelps - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - U.S. Rep. Mike Honda ( D-Calif. ) has opened up about his transgender granddaughter, according to a Huffington Post column ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
HUD tells homeless shelters to respect self-identified gender - From the National Center for Transgender Equality - Today the Department of Housing and Urban Development ( HUD ) released long-awaited guidance to ensure equal access for transgender ...
THEATER REVIEW The Trial of Moses Fleetwood Walker - Playwright: Ervin Gardner. At: Black Ensemble Theater, 4450 N. Clark St. Tickets: 773-769-4451; ; $55-$65. Runs through: March 15 There's ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
Lesbian couple weds in Texas - The Texas Supreme Court has issued an emergency order blocking gay couples from obtaining marriage licenses after a lesbian couple ...
Looming dilemma: Choosing an advocate - Just beyond the February 27 deadline for filing their briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court to lay out their arguments ...
Author: Lisa Keen, Keen News Service
National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame nominations open - From a press release - ( Chicago, February 18th, 2015 ) — The National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame is now accepting nominations ...
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter comments on transgender service - From a press release - WASHINGTON, DC — Today, at a town hall in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter answered a question concerning service ...
Randy Berry is State Department's first LGBT Human Rights Envoy - From press releases - From an HRC press release WASHINGTON —— Today the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) applauded the appointment of Randy ...
LGBT activists talk community and why 'Black lives matter' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - A discussion on how the "Black Lives Matter" movement incorporated the LGBT community became a widely encompassing meditation on the ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Shigellosis increase traced to North Side gay, bi individuals - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - In recent months the gay and bisexual male community in Chicago, especially in the Lake View and Uptown neighborhoods, has ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
New rule defining spouse in Family and Medical Leave Act could impact 118,000 - From a Williams Institute press release - The U.S. Department of Labor announced today that eligible workers in legal same-sex marriages will be able to take federal ...
MARK MY WORDS Loss of a pioneer - My friend Jerry Hoose died recently. You most likely don't know the name, but he affected your life; he certainly ...
Author: Mark Segal
VIEWS A road map beyond Black History Month - Black History Month ( which kicked off Feb. 1 ) became a national annual observance in 1926. The goal of ...
Author: Rev. Irene Monroe
Upcoming: Patner memorial; StoryCorps; El Rescate homelessness panel - Patner memorial set for March 18 The memorial service for Andrew Patner has been rescheduled for Wed., March 18, at ...
Milwaukee LGBT center names new executive director - The board of directors of the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center is pleased to announce the selection of Karen Gotzler as ...
National: HRC on anti-LGBT bills; Wal-Mart biased - HRC report warns of anti-LGBT bills The Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) issued a report and resource guide, "Chipping ...
HIV/AIDS advocates tackle ACA drug costs - According to officials at AIDS Foundation of Chicago ( AFC ), only one insurer has so far responded to its ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Youth homelessness behind teaming of AFC, Vida/SIDA - The AIDS Foundation of Chicago ( AFC ) and Vida/SIDA—a project of the Puerto Rican Cultural Center ( PRCC )—are ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
At the heart of 'Mama' Gloria Allen - It was Gloria Allen's mother Alma, grandmother Mildred Johnson, great-aunt Fannie Hearn and actress Sophia Loren whom she has said ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
A year of marriage equality shows high demand, diversity - On Feb. 18, the Cook County Clerk's office released a report providing data from one year of same-sex marriage in ...
Author: Margo Anderson
Transcending the Blacklist: Coalitions consist of distinct communities - A recurring column - On Jan. 20, 2015 President Obama became the first sitting president during the annual State of the Union Address to ...
Author: Ashley Love

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Oscars: NPH, Lady Gaga and inclusive remarks - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences held the 87th Academy Awards Feb. 22—and most of the wins went ...
Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles presents "Champagne Showcase: A Night in the Jazz Age - From a press release - CHICAGO, FEBRUARY 16, 2015 — With swing and sass, Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles presents its third annual benefit, "Champagne Showcase: ...
Billy Masters - "Benedict Cumberbatch—it's not only the most awesome name in show business, it's also the sound you get when you ask ...
Author: Billy Masters
Ricky Martin: Beyond the 'Bon Bon' - Ricky Martin talks love life, shirtless selfies and how he'd react to having gay sons A single tweet changed Ricky ...
Author: Chris Azzopardi
NUNN ON ONE: MUSIC Betty Buckley puts out haunting 'Ghostlight' - Tony Award winner Betty Buckley has taken on TV, movies and musicals over the years in a very lengthy career ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
SCOTTISH PLAY SCOTT Catching up with Jill Grove and "The Property" - Lesbian mezzo-soprano Jill Grove has appeared in some of the most critically acclaimed new recent productions at the Lyric Opera ...
Author: Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times
RuPaul's 'Battle' tour comes to Chicago - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Several stars from previous seasons of RuPaul's Drag Race graced the stage at the House of Blues Feb. 19 for ...
Author: Lauren E. Childers
Alfre Woodard talks 'State of Affairs' before local benefit - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Entering into its 15th season, the Louder Than a Bomb poetry festival is holding a benefit and celebration this March. ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
Theater Spotlight and Critics' Picks - Those hopelessly idealistic missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are back to have their outlooks on ...
THEATER REVIEW The Other Place - Playwright: Sharr White. At: Profiles Theatre, The Main Stage, 4139 N. Broadway. Tickets: 773-549-1815 or ; $35-$40. Runs through April ...
Author: Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times
THEATER REVIEW Marie Antoinette - Playwright: David Adjmi. At: Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St. Tickets: 312-335-1650; ; $20-$86. Runs through: May 10 From A ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
BENT NIGHTS Sleater-Kinney; Glitter Creeps - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - As someone who was merely aware of the band in itsheyday, I was mystified by the effect that the Sleater-Kinney ...
Author: Vern Hester
Entertainment: Darren Criss; Kelly Clarkson; chef Art Smith; Tom Ford - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Glee star Darren Criss is set to replace John Cameron Mitchell in the Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Dining news: Ceres' Table dinner; Alpana's new place - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —Ceres' Table, 3124 N. Broadway, will host an intimate five-course dinner Wed., Feb. 25, at 6:30 p.m. that features wines ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times.
NUNN ON ONE Actor Colm Feore reigns as 'King Lear' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Colm Feore became a actor after leaving his birthplace of Boston behind, attending the National Theatre School of Canada in ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
Upcoming: Willa Taylor; Knuckles movie;'Louder than a Bomb'; Armatrading; Writers - Rivendell to honor Willa Taylor Rivendell Theatre Ensemble will hold its 2015 Salon fundraiser—to benefit programming at Rivendell Theatre—on Thursday, ...
Upcoming: Kim Gordon; Kelly Clarkson; Women's Day Dance; 'Frost Fest' - Kim Gordon at Music Box Feb. 26 The Chicago Humanities Festival ( CHF ) will present musician, artist and founding ...
Arts news: Harris; Flower & Garden Show; Brave Face Project; Ronnie Kroell - Harris Theater in the midst of $5M renovation project The Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph St., ...
BOOK REVIEW The Escape Artist - By Judith Katz. $13.46; Bywater Books; 314 pages   Originally published in 1997, The Escape Artist reappears under a new ...
Author: Sally Parsons
DISH Weekly Dining Guide: Dive Bar - Most people associate the term "dive bar" with a casual sort of neighborhood watering hole where residents gather to throw ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Knight at the Movies: The Circle; Maggie Smith - Although a bit clunky in execution, the story related in director Stefan Haupt's The Circle ( Der Kreis ) is ...
Author: Richard Knight, Jr., for Windy City Times
FashionBar puts on fall/winter '15 show - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On Feb. 19, FashionBar Chicago presented its fall/winter 2015 fashion show at the legendary Drake Hotel's Palm Court on Chicago's ...
BENT NIGHTS Kaki King; Melk Belly - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - After having been called one of the most exciting experimental guitarists of her generation, it could be assumed that out ...
Author: Vern Hester
Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull thrill fans with fast-paced show - On Feb. 20, Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull returned to Illinois, bringing their successful act to the Allstate Arena in Rosemont. ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
Her HRC event Feb. 15 - "Chicago Her HRC Presents: 4th Annual Va ~ Va ~ Vaudeville!" took place Feb. 15 at Mayne Stage. The event ...

Outlines
Frankly Speaking ...Expert tips to plan your wedding expertly - The first thing most newly engaged couples ask is "where do I start?" My advice is to first decide on ...
Author: Frank J. Andonoplas
Gay Games generated $6.8M; Sports Hall of Fame noms due - Report: Gay Games generated $6.8M The Gay Games that took place in Cleveland, Ohio, last summer generated $120,000 for the ...
Chicago endurance athlete Hupe excels in marathon, Ironman - Twice during a 10-week stretch last fall, Curt Hupe heard those magical six words—"Curt Hupe, you ARE an Ironman"—that he ...
Author: Ross Forman, Windy City Times
In the Life: Matt Lind - Matt Lind brings a long and successful family slapshot to the Chicago Gay Hockey Association ( CGHA ), which he ...
Author: Ross Forman, Windy City Times


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