Windy City Media Group Frontpage News

THE VOICE OF CHICAGO'S GAY, LESBIAN, BI, TRANS AND QUEER COMMUNITY SINCE 1985

home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2022-06-08
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
Donate

Sponsor
Sponsor

  WINDY CITY TIMES

NATIONAL California report, AIDS foundation CEO, QueerArt, intersex bill
by Windy City Times staff
2022-01-09

This article shared 1193 times since Sun Jan 9, 2022
facebook twitter pin it google +1 reddit email


California law enforcement officials conduct body searches on Black and transgender people more often than on white and cisgender people, according to a new report from California's Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory (RIPA) Board, LGBTQ Nation reported. The report analyzed stops conducted by 18 law enforcement agencies on 2.9 million people in 2020. The report found that transgender women were 2.4 times more likely to be searched compared to women who appear to be cisgender. Similarly, the report also found that Black people were 2.4 times more likely than white people to be searched by legal authorities. The full report is at https://oag.ca.gov/system/files/media/ripa-board-report-2022.pdf.

The San Francisco AIDS Foundation announced a new CEO—only the second in the organization's 40-year history who is HIV-positive, according to The Bay Area Reporter. Tyler TerMeer, Ph.D., will also be the first non-white leader of the nonprofit health services provider. TerMeer, who is Black, starts Feb. 14. He told the publication he has a lot to learn about San Francisco and is eager to do so as he takes the helm of the city's largest provider of HIV/AIDS and other health services. TerMeer succeeds Joe Hollendoner, a gay man who stepped down in May to lead the Los Angeles LGBT Center.

Recently, 100 LGBTQ+ artists and allies convened in person at The Whitney Museum while many more joined online for Queer|Art's biggest event of the year: The Queer|Art Annual Party, a press release noted. The 2021 Queer|Art Annual Party was a hybrid event that was hosted by poet/performer Candystore and activist/drag artist Junior Mintt. The Black Queer|Art|Mentorship Award, which offers a $10,000 prize, went to Queer|Art|Mentorship mentor Pamela Sneed; also, the 2021 Queer|Art|Prize honored the photographer/activist Lola Flash along with writer/arts worker Anais Duplan with $10,000 prizes. In addition, Queer|Art|Mentorship fellows graduated.

California state Sen. Scott Wiener withdrew a bill that would have banned some medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex children until they are old enough to participate in the decision, TimesHeraldOnline.com noted. Wiener, a Democrat from San Francisco, has tried for three years to ban some types of surgeries on young children born with intersex characteristics. The nations of Germany, Colombia and Malta all restrict certain surgeries on intersex children. Two U.S. children's hospitals—one in Chicago and one in Boston—also limit these types of surgeries on children, but no state has limited the operations.

A South Carolina man who was forced to register as a sex offender because of a 2001 conviction for consensual sex with another man filed a lawsuit in federal court, out.com reported. The law has existed since 1712, when North and South Carolina split in two—even though sodomy laws banning same-sex relations were declared unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2003 (in Lawrence v. Texas). The unnamed man received a full pardon in 2006, but was still required to register as a sex offender.

Atlanta City Councilmember Matt Westmoreland came out as gay just before being sworn in for his second term in office, The Georgia Voice reported. "Tomorrow afternoon, I'll swear an oath for the third time to serve the City of Atlanta and all her residents," he tweeted Jan. 2. "And I'll do it as a proud member of our LGBTQ+ community." With his coming out, there are now four openly LGBTQ members of the Atlanta City Council: Westmoreland, Liliana Bakhtiari, Alex Wan and Keisha Sen Waites.

In New York state, LGBTQ symbols were destroyed at Pearl River High School for the third time this academic year, the Rockland/Westchester Journal News reported. The most recent act, which was discovered the day school resumed after winter recess, occurred in a teacher's classroom. Items that displayed LGBTQ supportive symbols, including two flags and a pencil, were damaged. Pearl River Superintendent Marco Pochintesta said the incident violates the district's code of conduct.

In a historic first, NASCAR is partnering with a prominent LGBTQ chamber of commerce as part of the auto racing league's increasing commitment to foster more inclusion in the sport, Outsports reported. NASCAR plans to partner with the Carolinas LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce, becoming the organization's diversity, equity and inclusion partner for 2022. The partnership will benefit the LGBTQ group's training and education programs focused on equity and inclusion throughout the majority of the Carolinas.

Pittsburgh's first-ever Pride on the Shore concert is scheduled for June 3 at Stage AE, CBS Pittsburgh noted. The event will kick off Pride Month. A portion of the proceeds will benefit a local LGBTQ charity that has not yet been named.

The U.S. Congress dealt with an unprecedented rise in COVID-19 cases, with the seven-day positivity rate at a congressional test site surging to 13%—from just 1% in late November, Reuters reported. Most coronavirus infections on Capitol Hill have been occurring among the vaccinated, with the Omicron variant representing about 61% and the Delta variant 38%, based on a limited sample as of Dec. 15.

The LGBT Meeting Professionals Association (LGBT MPA), a professional MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) organization based in Philadelphia, announced its newly elected 2022 board of directors, per a press release. Led by Jim Clapes, director of meetings at M3 Meet, the organization's nominating committee convened virtually in October to determine the slate of the 2022 board officers and directors for open positions. For more on the board, see https://lgbtmpa.com/board.php.

Twitter banned the personal account of Republican U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene for tweets that repeatedly violated the social media's misinformation policy on COVID-19, Reuters reported. The congresswoman from Georgia is the first member of Congress to ever have a Twitter account permanently suspended. Last June, she apologized after comparing COVID-19 mask requirements and vaccinations to the Holocaust that killed 6 million Jews. Recently, she called Kwanzaa "a fake religion created by a psychopath," The Hill noted.

Anti-gay U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn and his wife are divorcing after eight months because of irreconcilable differences, the North Carolina Republican announced in a statement, according to NBC News. Cawthorn said they were engaged before he was in Congress, and that after he took office their lives changed and they tried "balancing the enormity of such a transition in life." Cawthorn, the youngest member of Congress at 26, is a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus and an ally of former President Donald Trump.

While Urban Meyer was coach of the Ohio State University football team, a staffer used a photo of Trayvon Martin to amplify a team rule that players couldn't wear hoodies in the football building, USA Today noted, citing The Columbus Dispatch. Martin, a Black teen from Florida, was 17 when he was fatally shot by George Zimmerman in 2012. Meyer told The Dispatch he was unaware the Martin photo had appeared during a freshman orientation meeting outlining program rules until he learned of it from a former player that same day. However, he initially told journalist Jeff Snook the photo incident "never happened."

A West Hollywood gym reminded patrons that sex is off-limits at the facility, out.com noted. According to a report in The Sword, Twitter user @rossiferrrr shared a picture of a sign he discovered at Crunch with the caption, "Tell me you work at a gay gym without telling me you work at a gym." "Attention Members," the sign announced boldly at the top of the flyer. "Please DO NOT HAVE SEX in the Men's Locker Room! You can have sex *literally* anywhere else, just not at Crunch Fitness." Reddit users found humor in the situation, with one person commenting, "It's official. I am joining Crunch Fitness."


This article shared 1193 times since Sun Jan 9, 2022
facebook twitter pin it google +1 reddit email

  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Gay News

Young LGBQ adults experience more psychological distress than older LGBQ people
2022-08-11
-- From a Williams Institute press release - A new study by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law finds younger LGBQ adults are physically healthier but have worse psychological distress than older LGBQ people. Researchers examined a representative sample of LGBQ people ...


Gay News

Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom names first queer woman to state supreme court
2022-08-11
California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced his intention to appoint Alameda County Superior Court Judge Kelli Evans to serve as an associate justice of the California Supreme Court to fill the vacancy created by Justice Guerrero's elevation ...


Gay News

NATIONAL Okla. schools, Tenn. lawsuit, political items, Mich. library
2022-08-07
Video below - Oklahoma public schools have started requiring students from kindergarten to college to complete "biological sex affidavits" if they want to compete in school sports, in accordance with a state law that took effect earlier this year, ...


Gay News

WORLD Zelensky, French position, UK drag-queen shows, triathlons
2022-08-07
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky confirmed he will ask Ukraine's government to look into legalizing same-sex marriage after the war with Russia ends, PinkNews reported. Ukraine's constitution defines marriage as between a man and a woman. Last ...


Gay News

Uganda government forces LGBTQ+ group to shut down
2022-08-07
An LGBTQI+-rights group in Uganda said the country's government forced it to shut down, according to The Washington Blade. Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), in a press release, said Uganda's National ...


Gay News

Indiana Gov. Holcomb signs bill banning most abortions
2022-08-06
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has signed a bill that would ban most abortions—making it the first state to pass a restrictive law against the procedure since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade earlier this ...


Gay News

Kinsey Institute exhibiting iconic Tom Fox HIV/AIDS photo series
2022-08-05
An exhibition of 60 iconic photographs documenting Indiana University alumnus Tom Fox's battle with AIDS in the late 1980s will hang in the Grand Hall of Maxwell Hall on the Indiana University-Bloomington campus. "Wild Horse Running: ...


Gay News

Brittney Griner found guilty, sentenced to nine years
2022-08-04
On Aug. 4, a Russian court found out WNBA star Brittney Griner guilty of drug smuggling and possession charges—and sentenced her to nine years in prison. The widely expected verdict came after a monthlong trial ...


Gay News

Sexual-misconduct report findings force Chicago charter-school leader to leave
2022-08-04
A Chicago Public Schools inspector general's report substantiating allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct with a student forced Tim King, the head of a prominent charter school network, to resign recently, WBEZ reported. King, who founded Urban ...


Gay News

Judge: W. Va.'s Medicaid program must cover transgender care
2022-08-04
In West Virginia, U.S. District Judge Chuck Chambers ruled that the state's Medicaid program must provide coverage for gender-confirming care for transgender residents, ABC News reported. Chambers made the ruling on Aug. 2 in a lawsuit ...


Gay News

Attorneys general file brief in Indiana trans case
2022-08-04
A coalition of 22 attorneys general, including Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul and New York counterpart Letitia James, filed an amicus brief in the case of A.C. v. Metropolitan School District of Martinsville opposing the school ...


Gay News

NU sued by student on school's Qatar campus
2022-08-03
On July 28, Northwestern University was slapped with a civil-rights lawsuit in Illinois Northern District Court, according to Law.com. The lawsuit was brought by Disparti Law Group on behalf of a student of the university's Qatar ...


Gay News

Voters preserve abortion rights in red state Kansas
2022-08-03
In the first abortion-related election since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, Kansas voters have rejected a proposed constitutional amendment that would have specified that the right to terminate a pregnancy is not protected, ...


Gay News

Showrunners send abortion-protection letters to Hollywood execs
2022-08-02
Recently, more than 400 TV creators and showrunners—all of them women (including Shonda Rhimes, Issa Rae, Amy Sherman-Palladino, Natasha Lyonne and Ava DuVernay)—sent letters to top executives at Hollywood studios ...


Gay News

Senate vote on marriage bill pushed back to September
2022-08-01
Hope for a quick vote on the Respect for Marriage Act in the U.S. Senate this week has faded, but U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin said over the weekend that she has 10 Republican senators willing to ...


 



Copyright © 2022 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 
 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS







Sponsor
Sponsor


 

Sponsor


Donate


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Advanced Search     
Windy City Queercast      Queercast Archives     
Press  Releases      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast      Blogs     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam     
Privacy Policy     

Windy City Media Group publishes Windy City Times,
The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.