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Broadway Youth Center launches Uptown location - After several years in temporary quarters, Broadway Youth Center ( BYC ) has a permanent home. BYC held the grand ...
Tiara Richmond: a trans woman of color murdered on Chicago's South Side - On the morning of Feb. 21, national media was slowly picking up on the story that the Trump administration intended ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
Trump to rescind guidance on Title IX transgender protections - During a Feb. 21 press conference, White House Press Sec. Sean Spicer hinted that an Obama administration guidance from the ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
Virginia legislature sends anti-LGBTQ bill to governor - From a Equality Virginia press release - RICHMOND — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) and Equality Virginia blasted the Virginia House of Representative's final ...
Openly gay South Bend mayor seeks Democratic leadership post - Openly gay South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg says he is running as chair of the Democratic National Committee ( ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Attorney: Legal loss validates church-based conversion therapy - A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit Feb. 16 that challenged whether the Illinois law prohibiting so-called conversion therapy on minors ...
Author: Matt Simonette
LGBTQs join "A Day Without Immigrants," condemn raids on immigrant communities - From a National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund press release - WASHINGTON, D.C., February 16, 2017—Today, the National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund joined lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer ( ...

News
Dustin Lance Black on latest ABC project, When We Rise - Dustin Lance Black not only juggles three names but usually at least three jobs with screenwriting, directing, and producing. Activism ...
GUIDE TO THE GAYS Primary Feb. 28, general election April 4 - Besides Franklin Ramirez, who is running for Elgin Township supervisor, a number of other openly LGBT individuals will be running ...
Author: Matt Simonette
High court challenging AK's ban on listing both same-sex parents on birth certificates - From an HRC press release - LITTLE ROCK, ARK. — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) hailed a petition to the Supreme Court of ...
Astraea Foundation sets Uprising of Love Fund for most urgent LGBTQI organizing - From an Astraea press release - New York, NY — Today, on Valentine's Day, the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice announced a new initiative —The Uprising ...
Human Rights Watch plans Kiki screening, panel Mar. 10 - The Human Rights Watch Chicago 2017 Film Series, in partnership with Black Cinema House, presents the film Kiki on Mar. ...
SPLC: Hate groups increase in second year, Trump electrifies radical right - From a Southern Poverty Law Center press release - MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The number of hate groups in the United States rose for a second year in a row ...
Immigrants march to protest Trump - Immigrant-rights supporters marched in the Loop Feb. 16 as part of a national protest, following those individuals gathering in Union ...
GLSEN to DeVos: Protect LGBTQ youth protections from Department of Ed. cuts - From a press release - NEW YORK ( February 16, 2017 ) — In a recent interview with a Michigan radio program, Secretary of Education ...
Washington State Supreme Court: Florist discriminated against same-sex couple - From a press release - OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Washington Supreme Court today ruled that a florist in Richland violated the state's anti-discrimination law when ...
Transgender survivor of domestic violence arrested by ICE in Texas - From a press release - NATIONAL - The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs and Transgender Law Center denounce the arrest by immigration authorities of an ...
LGBTQs join "A Day Without Immigrants," condemn raids on immigrant communities - From a National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund press release - WASHINGTON, D.C., February 16, 2017—Today, the National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund joined lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer ( ...
Chicago's Blooming Flower & Garden Show at Navy Pier, March 18-26 - From a press release - CHICAGO ( Jan. 27, 2017 ) — Spring arrives in vivid splendor as the Chicago Flower & Garden Show, presented ...
More than 75,000 LGBT DREAMers; 36,000 have participated in DACA - From a Williams Institute press release - Los Angeles - The Williams Institute estimates that there are over 75,000 LGBT DREAMers in the U.S. and over 36,000 ...
New art by Erik R. Sosa on display at Sleep In Feb. 24 - "No Paint Left Behind," a one-night art exhibition of new paintings by Erik R. Sosa will be unveiled Friday, Feb. ...
Attorney: Legal loss validates church-based conversion therapy - A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit Feb. 16 that challenged whether the Illinois law prohibiting so-called conversion therapy on minors ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Openly gay South Bend mayor seeks Democratic leadership post - Openly gay South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg says he is running as chair of the Democratic National Committee ( ...
Author: Matt Simonette
CTA denies immigration component to Lake View security checks - Chicago Transit Authority ( CTA ), on Feb. 15, denied online rumors that CTA security checkpoints, some of which have ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Virginia legislature sends anti-LGBTQ bill to governor - From a Equality Virginia press release - RICHMOND — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) and Equality Virginia blasted the Virginia House of Representative's final ...
Trump administration may plan to rescind guidance regarding schools and trans - From a press release - WASHINGTON — The Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) responded Feb. 20 to media reports that the Trump administration plans ...
CHIRLA calls for response to Trump administration mass deportation dragnet - From a Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights press release - Los Angeles, CA — The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights ( CHIRLA ), a California-based immigrant rights member-based organization, labeled ...
Gender identity, sexual orientation, genetics boundaries researched - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Although some "macho men" may not want to admit it, each person is a mix of male and female. Men ...
Author: A. J. Smuskiewicz
National roundup: LGBT DREAMers, David Furnish, death of Ohio trans woman - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Williams Institute estimates that there are more than 75,000 LGBT DREAMers in the United States, and more than 36,000 ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
LETTERS Lives at stake - For the third year in a row, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner failed to present the Illinois General Assembly with a ...
VIEWS Senior moments - I don't care how disrespectful it is, or how trivial and superficial I'm being, I will not call him President ...
Author: Sukie de la Croix
Trump to rescind guidance on Title IX transgender protections - During a Feb. 21 press conference, White House Press Sec. Sean Spicer hinted that an Obama administration guidance from the ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
Annual commemoration of Clarence Darrow to take place Monday, March 13 - CHICAGO—Famed attorney Clarence Darrow, inspired by his defense of Patrick Prendergast in Chicago in the 1890s, became attracted to a ...
At Midwest BLGT and Ally College Conference, AIDS activist talks Trump-era organizing - - According to longtime AIDS activist Peter Staley, today's progressives need to be prepared for four difficult years while Donald Trump ...
Author: Matt Simonette
At Midwest BLGT, Ally College Conference, Gutierrez calls for unity in resistance - Celebrated and impassioned trans Latina activist Jennicet Gutiérrez brought the 25th annual Midwest Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, and Ally College ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
#BlackLivesMatter co-founder kicks off Midwest BLGT and Ally College Conference - Openly queer #BlackLivesMatter co-founder, performance artist, NAACP History Maker and Fulbright scholar Patrisse Cullors kicked off the Midwest Bisexual, Lesbian, ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Seminary offering LGBTQ scholarships - Bexley Seabury Seminary, 1407 E. 60th St.—one of 10 accredited seminaries of the Episcopal Church—announced receipt of a $279,000 grant ...
Anti-trans 'bathroom bill' sent to state House subcommittee - Anti-trans legislation limiting transgender students to using either the changing-room and restroom facilities of the gender they were assigned at ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Lambda Legal appeals Niles senior-housing suit - Video below - Lambda Legal, on Feb. 15, filed a Notice of Appeal in a lawsuit by a lesbian who said that she ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Quigley talks community, political resistance in the Trump era - Congressman Mike Quigley ( D-IL ) was in town for a Feb. 9 breakfast at the downtown Chicago offices of ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
GUEST COLUMN Working with allies: Moving beyond the 'Kumbaya' in interfaith work - Imagine soft harmonious music playing right now. We've been doing interfaith work for a long time now especially in the ...
Author: Eman Hassaballa Aly
Roe v. Wade plaintiff dies - Norma McCorvey—who, in the early '70s, was the plaintiff in the Roe v. Wade court case that made legal access ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Ads address stigma with Asian-American queer community - By David Thill - When Joanne Lee's child, Skyler, who was born female, told his mother he was transgender, she had trouble accepting it. ...
Chicago literary initiative embraces exiled writers - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - A celebration for the Chicago City of Refuge project for exiled writers was held at Loyola University Chicago, Lake Shore ...
Author: Melissa Wasserman
World news: French elections, Church of England, Bollywood actor - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Far-right French presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen has quietly pledged to close off same-sex marriage, according to PinkNews. Front National ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Pro-choice bill passes committee - Legislation sponsored by Illinois state Rep. Sara Feigenholtz, D-Chicago, that aims to protect a women's right to choose by striking ...
Aurora candidate Guzman talks staff experience - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Following Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner's October 2016 resignation, four candidates are now competing for the role. A Feb. 28 primary ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
Rep. Chapa LaVia discusses run for Aurora mayor - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - To many, the end of the 2016 presidential election season was as much a relief as it was a shock. ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
Nominations sought for 30 Under 30 Awards - Windy City Times is seeking to recognize 30 more outstanding LGBT individuals ( and allies ) for its annual 30 ...
Cris Williamson classic recorded by Holly Miranda, Ani DiFranco to benefit Standing Rock - Wednesday February 22, 2017 New York, NY — Today the Detroit-born Singer and songwriter Holly Miranda announced the release of ...
Title IX guidance for transgender students revoked, groups and leaders respond - From news releases - From Lambda Legal: Even for a bully like Trump, attacking children is a new low. Administration withdraws guidance for schools ...
Tiara Richmond: a trans woman of color murdered on Chicago's South Side - On the morning of Feb. 21, national media was slowly picking up on the story that the Trump administration intended ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
Broadway Youth Center launches Uptown location - After several years in temporary quarters, Broadway Youth Center ( BYC ) has a permanent home. BYC held the grand ...
Author: Matt Simonette

Entertainment
Entertainment news: 'Moonlight,' Colton Haynes, 'In-Betweens,' Abby Wambach - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) recently honored Moonlight with its Visionary Award at its Greater New York Gala, ...
THEATER REVIEW Unseen - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Playwright: Mona Mansour. At: The Gift Theatre, 4802 N. Milwaukee Ave. Tickets: 773-283-7071; TheGiftTheatre.org; $30-$40. Runs through: April 9 Partisans ...
Author: Jonathan Abarbanel, Windy City Times
THEATER REVIEW Straight White Men - Playwright: Young Jean Lee. At: Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St. Tickets: $20-$89. Runs through: March 19 They are so ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
THEATER REVIEW Sweeney Todd - Music and Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim; Book: Hugh Wheeler. At: Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. Tickets: 630-896-6666 or ParamountAurora.com; ...
Author: Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times
Bernadette Peters in Chicago with Boston Pops on March 31 - Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters will make her Auditorium Theatre debut—and her first Chicago appearance in more than a decade—on ...
Concert for America March 20 - From a press release - CHICAGO — Tickets are on sale now for Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out!, at the Auditorium Theatre one ...
Kodo ensemble performing Feb. 26 - The all-male taiko ensemble Kodo returns to Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave., as a Symphony Center Presents ( SCP ...
Joan Baez, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers in Chicago June 11 - From a press release - Legendary artists and longtime friends Joan Baez, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers will share the stage in ...
BENT NIGHTS White Lies - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The one time I saw White Lies ( Harry McVeigh on vocals/guitar, Charles Cave on bass and Jack Brown on ...
Author: Vern Hester
Hell in a Handbag Productions announces production of Lady X, A Musical - From a press release - CHICAGO, IL ( February 20, 2017 ) — Hold the presses! Hell in a Handbag Productions announced today it will ...
Windy City Gay Chorus, Windy City Treble Quire to perform Faure's Requiem - From a press release - Chicago, IL — Windy City Gay Chorus and Windy City Treble Quire perform Fauré's Requiem under Artistic Director Dr. Eric ...
Rolling Stones exhibit at Navy Pier - The Rolling Stones' first-ever major exhibition, "Exhibitionism," will make its Chicago debut at Navy Pier April 15-July 30. The Chicago ...
Billy Masters - "Every mother I knew went to work pregnant. Black mothers had a baby in the break room and went back ...
Author: Billy Masters
TELEVISION Amiyah Scott: Rising 'Star' - The Feb. 15 episode of the Fox show Star—about a girl group ( composed of actresses Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Love Out Loud Ball closes 10-day festival of events - On Feb. 12, In Demand Entertainment closed out The Love Out Loud Festival of Events with the 14th Annual Love ...
Author: Vern Hester
Theater Spotlight on Nameless Mountains, Critics' Picks - Theater Spotlight Megan Donahue's world-premiere play Nameless Mountains, for Accomplice Theatre, makes a point that LGBTQ people can be found ...
Kevin's Room notes 15 years of Black HIV/AIDS awareness - National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Feb. 7 saw a celebration of the 15th Anniversary of the release of the film ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
THEATER REVIEW By the Bog of Cats - Playwright: Marina Carr. At: Artistic Home, 1376 W. Grand Ave. Tickets: $28-$32. Runs through: March 26 Euripides wasn't the first ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
SCOTTISH PLAY SCOTT Gender Breakdown a collaborative look at theater - There's an old adage that too many cooks spoil the soup. Others would argue the opposite, especially when it comes ...
Author: Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times
Sonny Apollo: From homelessness to successful artist - "One of the first things you have to learn is that you can't base your life on other people's expectations." ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
Northlight Theatre announces 43rd Season - From a press release - Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces its 43rd season, ...
Alex Newell heads 'Love Is Love Is Love' benefit concert - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Recording artist and actor Alex Newell—who played Unique Adams on the Fox show Glee—joined Chicago theatwe artists at a Valentine's ...
Author: Ed Negron
Artists Giving Back holds benefit concert for Donica Lynn - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On Feb. 13, Artists Giving Back presented "Songs of Healing: A Benefit for Donica Lynn" at Mary's Attic. The event ...
Author: Vern Hester
The Joffrey Ballet announces 2017-18 season - From a press release - February 22, 2017 ( Chicago )— Ashley Wheater, Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet, proudly announces an impressive 2017-18 season ...

Outlines
New A'Ville Restaurant Week Feb. 17-26 - Coinciding with the end of Chicago's Restaurant week, more than 20 Andersonville restaurants have signed on for Andersonville's first official ...
NBA warns Texas lawmakers anti-LGBTQ bills could affect All-Star game bids - From a press release - WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) hailed comments from the National Basketball Association, warning Texas lawmakers ...
Dining news: Hugo's 20th anniv., Coco Pazzo Cafe reopens, A'ville Restaurant Week - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —Hugo's Frog Bar, 1024 N. Rush St., is marking its 20th anniversary with a full week of festivities that kicks ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
BOOK REVIEW Indomitable: The Life of Barbara Grier - By Joanne Passet, $28.95; Bella Books; 359 pages On the third page of Indomitable: The Life of Barbara Grier, the ...
Author: Liz Baudler
TRAVEL Climbing the Banyan Tree in Mexico - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Banyan Tree Mayakoba in Riviera Maya, Mexico, makes for an extremely relaxing getaway. A three-hour direct flight from O'Hare ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
DISH: SAVOR Hakka Bakka - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - For the multitudes of restaurants in Chicago, there aren't too many fast-casual Indian spots. However, Kaushik Guha—the owner of Hakka ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Chicago Sky player: Retired athlete 'reinforced stereotypes' - In an open letter to retired WNBA player Candice Wiggins, Chicago Sky center Imani Boyette said that Wiggins dwelled on ...


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