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Gilead: Patients received fake HIV drugs
LGBTQ+-rights activist Jim Obergefell announces political run
Texas' anti-trans youth sports law goes into effect
Mayor Lightfoot tests positive for COVID-19
Chicago Public Schools to reopen Jan. 12
Ahmaud Arbery's killers sentenced to life
WCT EXCLUSIVE Trans woman searches for justice, healing after gun violence
COVID Every state, four territories now on Chicago's travel advisory
Beloved icon Betty White dies at 99

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PASSAGES Jeffrey Wayne ("Jef") Morgan
Jeffrey Wayne "Jef" Morgan, of Chicago's West Rogers Park neighborhood, passed away unexpectedly from a heart attack while shoveling snow on Jan. 2. He was 58. Jef was the well-loved manager at Little Jim's on ... more
 


  

Former Iowa Mr. Leather and computer programmer Ken Ballard dies at 43

  

LGBTQ+ and BIPOC Youth Led Study on Youth and Young Adult COVID-19 Vaccination Finds Surprising Results

  

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Bears fall in season finale to Vikings; Bulls' win streak ends

  

Plaintiff in historic Florida marriage-equality lawsuit found dead


   Local

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COVID Chicago's top doctor 'hopeful' vaccine mandate will end by spring
Chicago's top physician is "hopeful" that Chicago's vaccination requirement for indoor dining and other public areas will be removed once the city's COVID-19 spread declines significantly, The Chicago Tribune noted. ... more
 


  

Abortion Rights Panel marks 49th anniversary with demand to defend historic Roe v Wade

  

VIEWPOINT Who is my neighbor?

  

Planned Parenthood Illinois Action launches virtual Black Community Town Hall Series in February

  

'Jane's Army' to recruit, deploy pro-choice volunteers

  

LGBTQ+ organizations release eighth State Equality Index


   Nation & World

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Former Iowa Mr. Leather and computer programmer Ken Ballard dies at
Former Iowa Mr. Leather, computer programmer and gay Chicagoan Ken Meverick Ballard died Jan. 11 in his Lake View home at the age of 43. The cause of death is currently unknown. Ballard was born July ... more
 


  

HRC condemns NCAA for failure to protect LGBTQ+ athletes

  

Former pope faulted in report on sexual abuse in German diocese

  

Virtual Creating Change rescheduled for March 19-20


   Film / TV / Gossip

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Revry's Black History Month of LGBTQ-First Films and Series celebrates Black
Los Angeles - This Black History Month, Revry is programming LGBTQ-first Black stories with themes from the differently-abled, LGBTQ athletes, activists and the lesbian, trans and the cis-gender lesbian community. Over 35% of Revry's audience is ... more
 


  

MOVIES Siskel films include 'The Power of the Dog,' 'Flee'

  

Billy Masters: Colton Underwood, Golden Globes and more

  

SHOWBIZ Music festivals, Murray Bartlett, Reese Witherspoon, author David Sedaris


   Theater / Dance

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PASSAGES Pansy Kings performance artist, education advocate Murray McKay dies
Pansy Kings performance artist, education advocate, curator, designer and LGBTQ activist Edward Murray McKay died Jan. 4 of cancer. He was 53. McKay was born Oct. 2, 1968, in Brussels, Belgium. The family moved to Toronto ... more
 


  

Mayor Lightfoot, DCASE, dance community designate 2022 the "Year of Chicago Dance"

  

Hubbard Street Dance finds new home at Water Tower Place

  

THEATER Red Orchid's 'The Moors' running through Feb. 27


   Music

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MUSIC Aimee Mann to perform April 29-30 at Old Town School
Musician Aimee Mann is slated to perform April 29-30 at Old Town School of Folk Music's Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave. After several albums with 'Til Tuesday (with songs like "Voices ... more
 


  

SHOWBIZ Music festivals, Murray Bartlett, Reese Witherspoon, author David Sedaris

  

SHOWBIZ Non-binary skater, Cardi B, David Bowie, 'West Hollywood' series

  

Local composer finds inspiration in a queer love story


   Books / Art

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Illinois organizations included in NEA's $33M grant dispersal
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) recently announced the first round of recommended awards for fiscal year 2022, with 1,498 awards totaling nearly $33.2 million, a press release stated. Grants for Arts Projects funding spans ... more
 


  

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Chicago's historic Fine Arts Building launches new website, ticketing for spring productions

  

ART DePaul exhibition to explore themes of torture, reparations


   Trans

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Passing the torch: How generations of trans women approach activism, advocacy
As part of an older generation of transgender women in Chicago (including icon Gloria Allen), advocate Channyn Lynne Parker knows the work will outlast her. That's why she thinks of advocacy like a marathon, not a ... more
 


  

HRC condemns NCAA for failure to protect LGBTQ+ athletes

  

NCAA updates trans-related policies

  

VIEWS Trans women passing the torch


   AIDS & Health

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COVID Chicago's top doctor 'hopeful' vaccine mandate will end by spring
Chicago's top physician is "hopeful" that Chicago's vaccination requirement for indoor dining and other public areas will be removed once the city's COVID-19 spread declines significantly, The Chicago Tribune noted. ... more
 


  

Abortion Rights Panel marks 49th anniversary with demand to defend historic Roe v Wade

  

Gilead: Patients received fake HIV drugs

  

'Jane's Army' to recruit, deploy pro-choice volunteers


   Lesbian

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WORLD Archbishop demoted, Israel ruling, Denmark petition, tennis icon
Pope Francis demoted Archbishop Giacomo Morandi, the number-two official in the doctrine office, due to the belief that he is responsible for the controversial document that bars blessings for same-sex couples, according to Newsweek. Morandi is ... more
 


  

POLITICS Laura Ricketts co-chairing Valencia's finance committee

  

PASSAGES Veronica Drake

  

'Real Housewife' Julia Lemigova talks about Miami Housewives, miniature cattle


   Sports

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SPORTS Bulls end losing streak against Cleveland
The Chicago Bulls (28-15) ended their four-game losing streak with a sorely needed 117-104 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers (27-19) on Jan. 19 at the United Center. DeMar DeRozan and Nikola Vucevic combined for 54 points, ... more
 


  

HRC condemns NCAA for failure to protect LGBTQ+ athletes

  

NCAA updates trans-related policies

  

SPORTS Bulls and Blackhawks both lose


   Youth

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Chicago Public Schools to reopen Jan. 12
Following a deadlock that spanned four school days, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) approved a proposal for Chicago Public Schools (CPS) to resume in-person classes Wed., Jan. 12, The Chicago Tribune reported. The delegates also voted ... more
 


  

LGBTQ+ and BIPOC Youth Led Study on Youth and Young Adult COVID-19 Vaccination Finds Surprising Results

  

Laws targeting TGNC youth already proposed in several states

  

Monks separate from school after it hires coach in same-sex marriage
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