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Amicus brief supporting transgender student Grimm filed by HRC, 59 major companies - - WASHINGTON - Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer civil ...
Chicago Equality Rally in Andersonville on June 11 - The Chicago LGBTQ community and allies will be gathering Sunday, June 11, at 11 a.m. at Andersonville Midsommarfest in solidarity ...
DCFS director signs LGBTQ-affirming policy - After years of negotiations and input from a wide range of local and national stakeholders, Illinois Department of Children and ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond

News
'OUTAging' confab May 23-25 - "OUTAging: Summit on Our Possibilities" will take place May 23-25 in Chicago. With Pride Action Tank hosting, the summit will ...
Chicago Equality Rally in Andersonville on June 11 - The Chicago LGBTQ community and allies will be gathering Sunday, June 11, at 11 a.m. at Andersonville Midsommarfest in solidarity ...
DNC hires ex-EMILY's List head as first lesbian CEO - by Chris Johnson, Washington Blade - The Democratic National Committee ( DNC ) has, for the first time ever, hired an out lesbian at its chief ...
Amicus brief supporting transgender student Grimm filed by HRC, 59 major companies - From a press release - WASHINGTON - Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer civil ...
PASSAGES Chuck Hyde memorial May 21 - A memorial for former Sidetrack manager Chuck Hyde will be held Sunday, May 21, 1-5 p.m., at Center on Halsted, ...
ABA launches study to expand opportunities for disabled, LGBT+ lawyers - From an American Bar Association press release - WASHINGTON, May,10, 2017 — The American Bar Association is launching a first-of-its kind nationwide study, conducted by the Burton Blatt ...
National Black Justice Coalition Announces Executive Director Search - From a press release - CHICAGO — May 10, 2017 — National Black Justice Coalition's Executive Director and CEO Sharon J. Lettman-Hicks has announced that ...
Texas House Passes Damaging Child Welfare Bill - From a press release - ( Austin, TX — May 10, 2017 ) — The Texas House of Representatives today passed HB 3859, a discriminatory ...
Madigan among 20 attorneys general calling for special council in Russian interference - From a press release - Chicago — Attorney General Lisa Madigan today sent a letter with 19 other attorneys general to Deputy U.S. Attorney General ...
DCFS director signs LGBTQ-affirming policy - After years of negotiations and input from a wide range of local and national stakeholders, Illinois Department of Children and ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
Sessions' "war on drugs" is "war on people" says National LGBTQ Task Force - From a press release - Washington, DC, May 12, 2017—In a backward move and a major turnabout from the policies of Obama Administration Attorneys General ...
Groups demand expanded Chicago sanctuary policy - From a press release - The following statement on policy demands was issued by Mijente, Black Youth Project 100 and Organized Communities Against Deportations. 1 ...
Think tank urges Congress to address the LGBT data gap - From a press release - WASHINGTON—Congress is overlooking many opportunities to have the federal government publish more of the data it already gathers, collect more ...
Trump Expands "Global Gag Rule" Putting Millions at Risk Worldwide - From an HRC press release - WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Human Rights Campaign condemned the Trump Administration's massive expansion of the so-called "Global Gag Rule" ...
Chelsea Manning makes statement on release - Transgender whistleblower Chelsea Manning has released a statement regarding her May 17 release from U.S. military prison after serving a ...
LGB-Focused Resources Help Stressed Teens Cope - From a press release - TUCSON, Ariz. — "It gets better." These three words have become a pop-culture mantra for struggling young people in the ...
Georgia Transgender Client of Lambda Legal, Rowan Feldhaus, dies after surgery - From a Lambda Legal press release - ( Augusta, GA, May 16, 2017 ) — Today Lambda Legal received word that its client, Rowan Feldhaus, tragically passed ...
'Out at CHM' event to explore Boystown - Chicago History Museum ( CHM ) will continue its Out at CHM series with the program "From New Town to ...
Dignity/Chicago to mark 45 years - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Dignity/Chicago—the advocacy organization for LGBTQI Catholics and their allies—will celebrate its 45th anniversary on Saturday, May 20, with a dinner ...
Internment exhibition to run in June - Alphawood Gallery, 2401 N. Halsted St., is showing "Then They Came for Me: Incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII and ...
National roundup: anti-HIV molecule, gay politicians, Grindr attack - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - For the first time, scientists have shown that it's possible to reduce HIV reservoirs in people living with HIV, due ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Activists at ACT UP movie screening - Owen Keehnen ( from left ), Tim Miller, Victor Salvo and Richard Knight Jr. posed at the Chicago Cultural Center ...
World news: Canadian stamp, Pride festivals, Bermuda OKs marriage - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The latest Canada Post stamp commemorating Canada's 150th birthday pays tribute to the fact that same-sex couples have the right ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Chicago, 14 Other Cities to Host "Welcome Home, Chelsea Manning!" Events - From a Gay Liberation Network press release - CHICAGO, May 17 — To welcome Transgender whistle-blower and anti-war activist Chelsea Manning back into freedom today, Chicago LGBTQs will ...
Dionne Warwick, public officials to join Human First Gala May 20 - From a press release - CHICAGO ( May 17, 2017 ) — Center on Halsted in Chicago is proud to announce that legendary performer and ...
LETTERS Seeking sanctuary - The following statement on policy demands was issued by Mijente, Black Youth Project 100 and Organized Communities Against Deportations: 1 ...
Fund to support women of color, trans people - Groundswell Fund—self-advertised as "the largest funder of the U.S. reproductive justice ( RJ ) movement—announced the launch of a new ...
Huberman named to board of gaming company - Ron Huberman—an openly gay man who, at times, headed both Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Transit Authority, and worked ...
Author: Matt Simonette
GUEST COLUMN Congress pulled plug on our friends, co-workers, neighbors, loved ones - Seven years ago, I sat with my friend Kali in his Brooklyn apartment and watched, in amazement and a little ...
Author: Ramon Gardenhire
Affirming ministries urge CBC to challenge homophobia, transphobia in Africa - From a press release - Washington, DC May 17, 2017 — To commemorate International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia ( "IDAHOT" ), The Fellowship ...
Quigley makes statement on International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia - From a press release - WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley ( IL-05 ), who serves as Vice-Chair of the Equality Caucus and is ...
Report: LGBTQ Funding Surpasses $160 Million for the First Time - From a press release - Today, Funders for LGBTQ Issues is publicly releasing The 2015 Tracking Report: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Grantmaking by ...

Entertainment
Entertainment: Robin Roberts, Frank Ocean, Jim Parsons, Flash co-star - The Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) announced that award-winning broadcast journalist Robin Roberts of ABC News' Good Morning America ...
Collaboraction Theatre season focuses on racism and healing in Chicago - From a press release - Collaboraction Theatre Company will now have a new annual theme each season; The 2017-18 focus is "The Reality of Racism ...
The Radiant on the life of Madame Marie Sklodowska Curie - From a press release - The Radiant, by Shirley Lauro. Directed by Kaitlin Taylor. A bio-drama of Marie Sklodowska Curie. Chicago Premiere Thursday, May 18, ...
David Cerda to be honored with Non-Equity Special Jeff Award - More than 200 members of the Chicago theatre community signed a recommendation that the 2017 Non-Equity Special Jeff Award be ...
Manilow shows postponed - Iconic musician Barry Manilow has postponed his May 17 concert that was slated to be performed at Allstate Arena. Manilow ...
Pride Arts Center celebrates year with 'Nearly 50' - On the cusp of the 50th anniversary of the gay play The Boys in the Band, Pride Arts Center will ...
NUNN ON ONE: OPERA Richard E. Grant: Movie/theater actor makes 'Fair' case - English actor Richard E. Grant tackled his first musical ever with the role of Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
THEATER REVIEW We're Gonna Die - Playwright: Young Jean Lee. At: Haven Theatre at the Den, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. Tickets: $18. Runs through: June 4 ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
THEATER REVIEW Tight End - Playwright: Rachel Bykowski. At: Twenty Percent Theatre Company at the Pride Arts Buena, 4147 N. Broadway. Tickets: $20. Runs through: ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
THEATER REVIEW Objects in the Mirror - Playwright: Charles Smith. At: Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn Ave. Tickets: $20-$75. Runs through: June 4 Our play's author is ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
DANCIN' FEATS J'Sun Howard: Learning to excavate joy - by Joanna Furnans - J'Sun Howard did not grow up dancing—or he did, but not in a traditional dance studio. Raised in Tennessee, the ...
Dick O'Day's Big Lovely bingo to benefit Pride Action Tank - From a press release - After his historic return to the Annoyance Theater ( 851 W. Belmont ) in 2015, Dick O'Day is back for ...
Victory Gardens Theater to present the Chicago Premiere of Native Gardens - From a press release - Chicago, IL— Victory Gardens Theater continues its 42nd season with the Chicago Premiere of Native Gardens, written by Karen Zacarías ...
Chicago BearFeat plans nightly parties for Memorial Day Weekend - From a press release - For many years bears and their fans from across the country and even around the world have gathered in Chicago ...
Trans film makes splash at Chicago Latino Film Festival - Extended for the online edition of Windy City Times - Elia Schneider's film Tamara closed the 33rd Annual Chicago Latino Film Festival this year. The film chronicles the real-life story ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
MUSIC CGMC artistic director talks philosophy and a British invasion - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times by David McCann - With the arrival of spring comes a couple of new concerts by the artists of Chicago Gay Men's Chorus ( ...
'Wright Plus 150' housewalk May 20 - The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust is kicking off a year-long celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Frank ...
Special 'Serial Mom' Blu-ray now out - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Scream Factory is presenting the Serial Mom Collector's Edition Blu-ray for a standard retail price of $34.93. It includes bonus ...
FILM REVIEW Alien: Covenant - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Director: Ridley Scott. Starring: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterstone, Billy Crudup. Running time: 123 min. Release Date: May 19 Five years ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
BOOKS 'Doll Parts': Talking with Amanda Lepore - Nightclub superstar and trans-visibility pioneer Amanda Lepore has just released her heavily illustrated and visually luscious new memoir, Doll Parts. ...
Author: Owen Keehnen
Theater spotlight on Token, Critics' Picks - Theater spotlight In Token, actress/comedian Kaye Winks shares lifelong tales of being that lone Black person in a world of ...
THEATER REVIEW Paradise Blue - Playwright: Dominique Morisseau. At: TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave. Tickets: 773-281-8463; TimelineTheatre.com; $38-$51. Runs through: July 23 Paradise Blue ...
Author: Jonathan Abarbanel, Windy City Times

Outlines
Dining news: Yoshi's Cafe, National Burger Month, Craft Beer Week - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —Yoshi's Cafe, 3257 N. Halsted St., has opened a new bar. In honor of the new bar, the restaurant is ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Center on Halsted hosts screening of 'Gender Revolution' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On May 8, the Center on Halsted, in partnership with Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital, hosted a family-friendly ...
Author: Molly Sprayregen
Video stories narrate diverse LGBTQ experiences - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Growing up in rural Texas, Nathan Manske's awareness of LGBTQ perspectives was extremely limited. "I grew up on a 40-acre ...
Author: Bronson Pettitt
VIEWPOINT Senior moments - SI was recently described as being a role model for LGBT youth—nice compliment, but a role model I am not. ...
Author: Sukie de la Croix
CPS closes year with queer prom - On May 14, Chicago Public Schools ( CPS ), in partnership with GSA Network and The Egalite Group, presented the ...
Author: Vern Hester


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