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Windy City Times publishes book of historical newspaper covers
HIV/AIDS Report: Vaccine may hold promise
Russian leader Putin officially bans same-sex marriage
Equality Illinois celebrates Black trans woman's electoral victory in Decatur, Illinois
Suburban LGBTQ candidates mostly prevail in April 6 elections
COVID Chicago to follow national vaccine-eligibility call
Arkansas legislature overrides governor on anti-trans measure
'Ma Rainey,' 'Schitt's Creek' win during diverse SAG Awards
COVID: CDC updates domestic travel guidelines

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Suburban LGBTQ candidates mostly prevail in April 6 elections
Illinois LGBTQ candidates mostly prevailed in their respective suburban elections on April 6—with two victories marking rare wins by transgender candidates. ... more
 


  

COVID: CDC updates domestic travel guidelines

  

SHOWBIZ 'Special,' Bonnaroo, Broadway items, Rita Moreno, Bridgerton

  

Roommate of victim of 2004 Chicago stabbing seeking justice for unsolved cold case

  

AIDS Healthcare Foundation Lake View clinic holds ribbon-cutting

  

Chicago's LGBTQ+ Armenian community aims to 'Cher the Love for Artsakh'


   Local

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Illinois first state to extend Medicaid postpartum benefits to 12 months
Gov. JB Pritzker announced that Illinois is the first state in the nation to extend full Medicaid benefits from 60 days to 12 months postpartum, following the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approval ... more
 


  

Mayor Lightfoot announces Chicago Blueprint for Fair Housing

  

Roommate of victim of 2004 Chicago stabbing seeking justice for unsolved cold case

  

Kinzinger calls on Gaetz to resign

  

Movie about art sensation born into slavery to premiere April 16

  

Ald. Pat Dowell announces secretary of state run


   Nation & World

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NCAA issues statement hitting back at anti-trans discrimination
The NCAA, which regulates college athletics in the United States, supported transgender athletes April 12, saying it won't hold championship events in locations that aren't "free of discrimination," NBC News reported. As Republicans in more than ... more
 


  

More than 45,000 trans youth put at risk of losing access to gender-affirming care

  

Pastor Donnie McClurkin's struggle with sexuality mirrors the Black church's

  

LGBT media to boycott Georgia


   Film / TV / Gossip

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Billy Masters on The Real Magic Mike and more
"As a Republican man, as soon as it was my turn, I took the vaccine. I would encourage all Republican men to do that … take the vaccination."—Mitch McConnell encourages Republicans to get the COVID vaccine. ... more
 


  

SHOWBIZ Trans singer, 'Pose,' Kate Winslet, Lil Nas X, Broadway

  

Open TV (OTV) to return April 17 with virtual event

  

Lifetime presents Variety's Power of Women The Comedians Special May 10


   Theater / Dance

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THEATER 'A Portrait of My Mother' to start streaming May 9
Jarrott Productions will present the world premiere of A Portrait of My Mother, written and performed by Carlo Lorenzo Garcia and directed by David R. Jarrott. The autobiographical tribute to Garcia's mother, Maria, begins streaming on ... more
 


  

Mercury Theater to reopen; new artistic director named

  

Joffrey Ballet presents world premiere of Nicolas Blanc's "Under the Trees' Voices"

  

Story of Chicagoan and Broadway influencer Sister Rosetta Tharpe on to Broadway


   Music

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SHOWBIZ Trans singer, 'Pose,' Kate Winslet, Lil Nas X, Broadway
Trans femme indie-punk artist Evan Greer (she/her) released a dystopian new music video for the song "Surveillance Capitalism," a press release noted. She is using it to launch StopSpotifySurveillance.org with Fight for the Future, where she ... more
 


  

Story of Chicagoan and Broadway influencer Sister Rosetta Tharpe on to Broadway

  

SHOWBIZ 'Special,' Bonnaroo, Broadway items, Rita Moreno, Bridgerton

  

MOVIES 'The Sound of Identity,' about trans opera star, out June 1


   Books / Art

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ART 'Immersive Van Gogh' to now continue through Nov. 28
Due to popular demand, the U.S. premiere of the art experience "Immersive Van Gogh" exhibit will extend its run to Nov. 28 after having sold out the current block of tickets. It was originally extended through ... more
 


  

Movie about art sensation born into slavery to premiere April 16

  

First U.S. exhibition of Greek 20th-century artist Yannis Tsarouchis: Dancing in Real Life May 7

  

Yvonne Zipter's historical novel 'Infraction' out June 1


   Trans

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NCAA issues statement hitting back at anti-trans discrimination
The NCAA, which regulates college athletics in the United States, supported transgender athletes April 12, saying it won't hold championship events in locations that aren't "free of discrimination," NBC News reported. As Republicans in more than ... more
 


  

More than 45,000 trans youth put at risk of losing access to gender-affirming care

  

Trans, non-binary youth influencers launch book collection with "A Kids Book About"

  

WORLD Trans women arrested, death threats, Russian film, leader apologizes


   AIDS & Health

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Illinois first state to extend Medicaid postpartum benefits to 12 months
Gov. JB Pritzker announced that Illinois is the first state in the nation to extend full Medicaid benefits from 60 days to 12 months postpartum, following the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approval ... more
 


  

More than 45,000 trans youth put at risk of losing access to gender-affirming care

  

NATIONAL College items, Easter rally, mental-health study, Chuck Schumer

  

HIV/AIDS Report: Vaccine may hold promise


   Lesbian

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Gerber/Hart hosts 'Disappeared: Chicago's Lost Lesbian Bars' screening, discussion
Gerber/Hart Library and Archives (Gerber/Hart) hosted a virtual screening of Disappeared: Chicago's Lost Lesbian Bars, a short-film documentary that Jacob Pieczynski directed. A panel discussion followed the screening. The 2017 ... more
 


  

The Amazon Trail, How to Write a Book

  

'Ma Rainey,' 'Schitt's Creek' win during diverse SAG Awards

  

E3 Radio relaunches with new show hosted by Anna DeShawn


   Sports

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NCAA issues statement hitting back at anti-trans discrimination
The NCAA, which regulates college athletics in the United States, supported transgender athletes April 12, saying it won't hold championship events in locations that aren't "free of discrimination," NBC News reported. As Republicans in more than ... more
 


  

SPORTS Red Stars, Dash open Challenge Cup with scoreless draw

  

Chicago Sky, WNBA unveil new uniforms ahead of 2021 season

  

Chicago Red Stars announce 2021 National Women's Soccer League roster


   Youth

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LGBTQ students sue U.S. Department of Education
More than 30 LGBTQ students are suing the U.S. Department of Education in a class-action lawsuit filed March 29, NBC News reported. The students allege that they dealt with discrimination at 25 federally funded Christian colleges ... more
 


  

Trans, non-binary youth influencers launch book collection with "A Kids Book About"

  

Study: 30% of young LGBQ people have attempted suicide in their lifetimes

  

New Equality Map: Bans on transgender youth participation in sports
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