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Chicago Pride Parade to commemorate Stonewall anniversary - The 2019 Chicago Pride Parade will be themed around "Stonewall 50: Millions of Moments of Pride," parade officials announced May ...
Ex-officer charged in Andersonville incident - Eric Elkins—a now-retired Chicago police sergeant who was under investigation and who had a history of sexual-abuse allegations—is among two ...
Boystown to sport rainbow crosswalks - Following the lead of several other cities around the globe, Chicago's Boystown neighborhood will get a little more colorful just ...
Brunei scales back from death penalty for gays - After worldwide condemnation of Brunei's penalty for gay sex, the country's ruler has said it will not impose the death ...
Legacy Walk one step closer to historic designation - The Legacy Walk Rainbow Pylon Streetscape in Boystown received a unanimous recommendation from the City's Landmarks Commission May 2 to ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Trump religious conscience rule draws fire - LGBT advocates and service providers resoundingly condemned a so-called "religious conscience rule" that was announced by the Trump administration May ...
Author: Matt Simonette

News
'Queer Prom' at Center on May 10 - Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., is hosting the 2019 Queer Prom ( theme: "Midnight in Paris" ) for ...
FASHION Driehaus Awards honors emerging designers - The Driehaus Design Initiative hosted The Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence on April 26, leaving an encouraging message for local ...
Author: Vee L. Harrison
Center's 'Human First' gala set for May 4 - Center on Halsted is hosting its annual signature event, the Human First Gala—which recognizes the contributions of individuals, businesses and ...
Citywide Pride now a nonprofit organization - Citywide Pride has announced its launch as an independent nonprofit organization. Since its founding in 2002, the Citywide Pride series ...
Chelsea Manning fundraiser May 4 - The Gay Liberation Network ( GLN ) will host a fundraiser on Saturday, May 4, at 7 p.m. for the ...
Regulation would allows medical providers to deny care to LGBTQs, groups respond - From press releases - From The Human Rights Campaign: WASHINGTON — The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced a final ...
Illinois LGBTQ Advocacy Day May 15 - SPRINGFIELD— Champions of equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer ( LGBTQ ) Illinoisans will journey to Springfield on ...
The religious (lack of) conscious rule - It is time for all government officials to start acknowledging "religious conscience" for what it is—a heavy-handed and high-minded euphemism ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Event supporting scholarships for future LGBTQ leaders planned for May 23 - Point Foundation Scholarships support the next generation of LGBTQ leaders through direct financial contribution toward the cost of education. Beyond ...
Trump religious conscience rule draws fire - LGBT advocates and service providers resoundingly condemned a so-called "religious conscience rule" that was announced by the Trump administration May ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Howard Brown Health holds second annual ChiQ funder - Howard Brown Health's second annual ChiQ fundraising event took place May 4 at the South Shore Cultural Center. More than ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Gender-expansive symposium May 13 - On Monday, May 13, Illinois Collaboration on Youth—in partnership with the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission—will be hosting a conference on ...
Legacy Walk one step closer to historic designation - The Legacy Walk Rainbow Pylon Streetscape in Boystown received a unanimous recommendation from the City's Landmarks Commission May 2 to ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Brunei scales back from death penalty for gays - After worldwide condemnation of Brunei's penalty for gay sex, the country's ruler has said it will not impose the death ...
Boystown to sport rainbow crosswalks - Following the lead of several other cities around the globe, Chicago's Boystown neighborhood will get a little more colorful just ...
About Face: Stonewall, Revolt and New Queer Art May 22 - ( CHICAGO, IL — May 6, 2019 ) Wrightwood 659 hails the Stonewall Rebellion on its 50th anniversary with About ...
Center on Halsted gala urges advocates to persist - Hundreds turned out the evening of May 4 as Center on Halsted held its 2019 Human First fundraising gala at ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Ex-officer charged in Andersonville incident - Eric Elkins—a now-retired Chicago police sergeant who was under investigation and who had a history of sexual-abuse allegations—is among two ...
'No Boundaries' motorcycle event May 19 - Organized Chaos and Youth Outlook will host a motorcycle charity ride Sunday, May 19, 10 a.m., at Fox River Harley ...
LGBTQ military and veteran to hold D.C. gala - WASHINGTON — This Saturday, May 11, 2019, the American Military Partner Association ( AMPA ) — the nation's largest organization ...
NATIONAL Dustin Lance Black, presidential candidates, Equality Act advances - Oscar-winning screenwriter/activist Dustin Lance Black said the U.S. is moving backward on LGBT rights, citing the Trump administration's military transgender ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
WORLD Cuba cancels marches, 'gay panic' defense, lesbian UK politician - The organizer of Cuba's annual International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia marches on Monday announced they have been cancelled, ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
COMEDY Joel Kim Booster returns to Chicago - Comedian Joel Kim Booster is returning to Chicago for his stand-up tour at The Den Theatre for four performances May ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
SMART Recovery offers addiction support to local gay men - Chicagoan Anthony Radulovich had already decided he was abstaining from crystal meth, but he wasn't sure that he'd be able ...
Author: Jake Wittich
Support for trans students starts with their names - This fall, my former student Stefan came back to visit me. I was excited to hear about the beginning of ...
Author: Vincent Cefali
Chicago House's brunch/fashion show goes retro - Celebrating its 33rd annual Spring Brunch and Fashion Show at the Harold Washington Library's Winter Garden Ballroom, Chicago House paid ...
Author: Tim Peacock
HRC celebrates area corporate index honorees - Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) officials and local volunteers and supporters gathered at the downtown Chicago law offices of ...
Author: Matt Simonette
LGBTQ veterans' group holding Memorial Day events - On Saturday, May 25, the Chicago Chapter of the American Veterans for Equal Rights ( AVER ) will be the ...
DePaul dinner honors trans icons Johnson, Rivera - On April 24, DePaul University students and faculty attended the Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera Dinner Gala to commemorate ...
No 'shortest way' to the White House for Pete Buttigieg - The last paragraph of Pete Buttigieg's autobiography, The Shortest Way Home, could almost serve as a summary of The Wizard ...
Author: Lisa Keen, Keen News Service
Charlene Carruthers, adrienne maree brown featured in CHF discussion - Among its many events, Chicago Humanities Festival ( CHF ) hosted "Energizing Change: Charlene Carruthers and adrienne maree brown in ...
Author: Melissa Wasserman
Chicago Pride Parade to commemorate Stonewall anniversary - The 2019 Chicago Pride Parade will be themed around "Stonewall 50: Millions of Moments of Pride," parade officials announced May ...
Author: Matt Simonette

Entertainment
SHOWBIZ 'Pose,' Julia Roberts, Jonas Brothers, Madonna - Season two of the groundbreaking FX drama Pose will debut Tuesday, June 11, a press release touted. Pose is a ...
Rocco Steele discusses daddy image and product line - Last year, Instinct Magazine proclaimed popular adult performer and entrepreneur Rocco Steele to be "the daddy of all daddies." Washington, ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Pose, series focusing on ball culture, begins season June 11 - Pose is a drama spotlighting the legends, icons and ferocious house mothers of New York's underground ball culture, a movement ...
THEATER REVIEW Hamlet - Playwright: William Shakespeare At: Chicago Shakespeare Theater at Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Ave. Tickets: ChicagoShakes.org and 312-595-5600; $48-$88. Runs ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
Hedwig and the Angry Inch cast announced - Cast, director and designers have been announced for Hedwig and the Angry Inch—the hard-rocking musical by Stephen Trask and John ...
Lyric's 'West Side Story' through June 2 - Lyric Opera's new co-production of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's West Side Story—featuring nearly 100 artists from Chicago and across ...
Karen Mason's cabaret in May - Broadway star Karen Mason will debut her new show, "Karen Mason: For the First Time," May 17-18 at 7:30 p.m. ...
Billy Masters - "There's a whole lot of sins that will keep you out of the kingdom of God. Here's just a sample: ...
Author: Billy Masters
Critics' Picks - Utility, Interrobang Theatre Projects at Rivendell Theatre, through May 4—The poverty of some Southern white folks may not be as ...
SPOTLIGHT - Sentimental Journey is a story most older baby boomers know well: how World War II delayed marriage and family for ...
THEATER REVIEW Too Heavy for Your Pocket - Playwright: Jireh Breon Holder. At: Timeline Theatre Company at Baird Hall, 615 W. Wellington Ave. Tickets: TimelineTheatre.com and 773-281-8463; $40-$54. ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
Griffin Theatre Company presents "For Services Rendered" - CHICAGO ( May 3, 2019 ) — Griffin Theatre Company is pleased to continue its 31st season withW. Somerset Maugham's ...
MOVIES Wing man Ralph Fiennes on his Nureyev biopic 'The White Crow' - Ralph Fiennes didn't need a magic spell to bring gay ballet icon Rudolf Nureyev back to life. Instead, the actor/director ...
Author: Lawrence Ferber
THEATER FEATURE 'Foolin'' around on Broadway - Do you know the difference between a Shakespearean "clown" and a "fool"? I never pondered that question until a recent ...
Author: Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times
ART Magalie Guerin showing her unique art in Elmhurst - Wicker Park resident and queer artist Magalie Guerin is bringing her work to the Elmhurst Art Museum this summer. The ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
ART Derrick Woods-Morrow collecting underwear for exploration of labor, play - Queer artist Derrick Woods-Morrow wants your underwear. Clean, dirty, new or heavily worn—it doesn't matter to him; he's more interested ...
Author: Jake Wittich
THEATER REVIEW One for the Road - Playwright: Leonard House At: Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Tickets: GreenhouseTheater.org; $22-$40. Runs through: June 2 Set in ...
Author: Sarah Katherine Bowden
MOVIES Non-binary actor Asia Kate Dillon talks 'John Wick 3,' 'Billions' - Asia Kate Dillon is known for the role of Taylor Mason on the Showtime series Billions, earning a Critics' Choice ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
Randy Rainbow in town June 1 - Openly gay comedian, singer and actor Randy Rainbow will bring his national "Randy Rainbow Live!" theater tour to Thalia Hall ...
Megan Mullally and Stephanie Hunt rock out as Nancy and Beth May 7 - Actresses Megan Mullally and Stephanie Hunt are hitting the road as the band Nancy and Beth. The two met while ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
Madonna at Chicago Theatre Oct. 15-17, 21 - In what is being billed as a series of intimate concert experiences, Madonna will perform four shows Oct. 15-17 and ...
SPOTLIGHT - A little girl with special powers, who loves books and storytelling, is unappreciated by her dysfunctional, telly-addicted family and bullied ...
THEATER REVIEW Mad Beat Hip and Gone - Playwright: Steven Dietz At: The Edge Off Broadway, 1133 W. Catalpa Ave. Tickets: PrometheanTheatre.org. Runs through: June 2 There is ...
Author: Karen Topham
'Moonlight,' 'Wonder Woman' part of summer film series - The Millennium Park Summer Film Series will offer a lineup of classic and recent movie selections on Tuesdays, June 4-Aug. ...
ART Jonathan David Katz on curating revolutionary 'Stonewall' exhibit - On Wed., May 22, Wrightwood 659 will launch "About Face: Stonewall, Revolt and New Queer Art"—a major new exhibition marking ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
THEATER REVIEW The Children - Playwright: Lucy Kirkwood At: Steppenwolf Theatre Company, 1650 N. Halsted St. Tickets: 312-335-1650; Steppenwolf.org; $20-$99. Runs through: June 9 ...
Author: Jonathan Abarbanel, Windy City Times
THEATER REVIEW West Side Story - Book: Arthur Laurents; Music: Leonard Bernstein; Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim At: Lyric Opera of Chicago, 20 N. Wacker Dr. Tickets: 312-827-5600 ...
Author: Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times
The Annoyance Theatre presents: "Steamworks: The Musical" - Chicago IL - May 7th 2019. The Annoyance Theatre is proud to bring back the summertime hit, "Steamworks: The Musical" ...
STAYCATION REVIEW The Langham Chicago - The Langham Chicago ( 330 N. Wabash St.; http:// ) has earned plaudits from various publications, including five stars from ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times.

Outlines
FASHION Chicago lesbian offers unique jewelry, accessories - Every fashion lover knows that accessories complete an outfit—whether it's a simple brooch, a pair of earrings or a pair ...
Author: Vee L. Harrison
Players named to third Women's World Cup Team - CHICAGO ( May 2, 2019 ) - With 40 days until the USA's opening match of the 2019 FIFA Women's ...
SAVOR Jojo's Milk Bar; A'ville Wine Walk - Jojo's Milk Bar ( 23 W. Hubbard St.; https:// ) is known for its eye-catching shakes—but, lately, it's been in ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
FASHION Wale Nubi aims to make men more fashionable - Wale Nubi was born and raised in Nigeria. He's a father of two sons and those are his inspirations for ...
Author: Vee L. Harrison
DINING Robert's reopens, farmers markets, Mother's Day items - —Robert's Pizza and Dough Companyvis officially reopening in Streeterville on Friday, May 17. Now located at 465 N. McClurg Ct., ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times


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