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HB40 clears its first hurdle with House passage - House Bill 40, legislation sponsored by state Rep. Sara Feigenholtz ( D-Chicago ) that would, among other components, eliminate a ...
2,000 women, allies march on Springfield - About 2,000 women and allies were in Springfield April 25 for the Illinois Women March on Springfield for a wide ...
Slain French officer was gay activist - Xavier Jugele—the 37-year-old police officer murdered in the April 20 Islamic State attack on Paris' Champs-Elysees—was openly gay and an ...
City pledges new resources to include help for "doubled-Up" homeless families - From a press release - CHICAGO- A new analysis by Chicago Coalition for the Homeless ( CCH ) shows that 82% of homeless people in ...

News
2,000 women, allies march on Springfield - About 2,000 women and allies were in Springfield April 25 for the Illinois Women March on Springfield for a wide ...
Twenty years at Hull-House - A great Chicago book: A guide to creating civic well-being in troubled times - …that the good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain, is floating in mid-air, until it is secured for ...
Author: Rebecca Anne Sive
Slain French officer was gay activist - Xavier Jugele—the 37-year-old police officer murdered in the April 20 Islamic State attack on Paris' Champs-Elysees—was openly gay and an ...
Federal judge rules against church music director - A federal judge, on April 18, ruled that the Archdiocese of Chicago was within its legal rights to fire a ...
Author: Matt Simonette
HB40 clears its first hurdle with House passage - House Bill 40, legislation sponsored by state Rep. Sara Feigenholtz ( D-Chicago ) that would, among other components, eliminate a ...
Author: Matt Simonette
EDITORIAL Changing course on child welfare - Windy City Times ( WCT ) just concluded a lengthy three-part series on troubles at child welfare agencies in Illinois ...
United Church of Christ installs gay minister - More than 100 people gathered April 15 at the Covenant United Church of Christ in South Holland, Illinois, to celebrate ...
National groups respond to WCT's DCFS investigation - Several national advocacy organizations responded to Windy City Times' three-part investigation into Illinois DCFS and children welfare agencies nationwide removing ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
'Bending Toward Justice' April 26 - Bexley Seabury seminary will present "Bending Toward Justice" on Wed., April 26, 2-7 p.m., at St. James Commons, 65 E. ...
Film with trans teen gets restricted 'R' rating from MPAA, petition launched - From a press release - New York — GLAAD, the world's largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, today continued calls for the Motion Picture Association of ...
City pledges new resources to include help for "doubled-Up" homeless families - From a press release - CHICAGO- A new analysis by Chicago Coalition for the Homeless ( CCH ) shows that 82% of homeless people in ...
Champions for transgender equity honored at Nat'l Trans HIV Testing Day event - From a press release - Chicago, IL — April 21, 2017 —. : South Side Help Center, Affinity Community Services and Coalition for Justice & ...
PFLAG Northern Illinois ready with Kisses from Mom - From a press release - . . . and hugs, back slapping, and good feelings too at the PFLAG "Kisses from Mom" event on Mother's ...
Chicago House and Social Service Agency Spring Brunch & Fashion Show May 7 - CHICAGO, IL — Chicago House, the first organization in the Midwest to provide housing and support for people living with ...
Equality Florida applauds resignation of Frank Artiles - From a press release - TALLAHASSEE, FL — Equality Florida applauds the resignation of Senator Frank Artiles following intense public pressure from advocacy organizations, elected ...
Criminal HIV-transmission charges dropped against suburban man - Criminal charges have been dropped against a Wilmette personal trainer who last year was accused of criminal transmission of HIV. ...
Author: Matt Simonette
PASSAGES Longtime LGBTQ activist Mel Wilson dies - Mel Wilson, 74, one of the co-founders of the Oak Park Lesbian and Gay Association, has died after a years-long ...
Author: Tracy Baim, Windy City Times
Stud 4 Life marks five years - The Stud 4 Life Social Club celebrated its fifth anniversary April 22 with a Royal Blue and White Affair at ...
Author: Vern Hester
Little Village community members hold rally for suspended teacher - About 100 people attended a rally outside of Saucedo Academy to support suspended special education teacher Sarah Chambers April 18. ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Report: States failing trans, gender-expansive, gender-nonconforming youth - From a press release - ( New York, April 24, 2017 ) — A new report published today, Safe Havens: Closing the Gap Between Recommend ...
Health advocate: Revised AHCA is worse than the first version - The revised Affordable Healthcare Act ( AHCA ) has been decried as "terrible for women, LGBTQ people and our families" ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Gay Ugandan Leader to Address Catholic Leaders on LGBT Criminalization - From a press release - CHICAGO—A Nobel Peace Prize nominee who is leading the struggle against laws which criminalize LGBT people in his home country ...
Steppenwolf's Lavey dies at 60 - Martha Lavey—the artistic director of Steppenwolf Theatre from 1995 to 2014—has died in hospice care at Illinois Masonic Hospital. She ...
Madigan lauds hate-crimes legislation after House passage - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, on April 25, lauded the House passage of HB 3711, a measure significantly expanding the ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Reports: GOP urges Trump to reverse Obama-era protections - Republican congressmen, on April 5, urged President Donald Trump to rethink advancing his administration's February executive order that would have ...
Author: Matt Simonette
World news: Nigerian arrests, lesbians attacked, Chechnya items - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Nigerian prosecutors have charged 53 men with conspiracy to organize a gay wedding and related crimes punishable by up to ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
National roundup: Idaho trans suit, skydiver case, Aaron Hernandez - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit challenging Idaho's refusal to allow transgender people to correct the gender on their birth ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Lambda Legal's Bon Foster event honors advocate - The Midwest Regional Office of Lambda Legal held its annual Bon Foster celebration April 20 at Morgan MFG. The annual ...
BOOKS Honduras and the U.S.: Distant neighbors, common struggles - Melissa Cardoza was overwhelmed by the wide selection of products while she shopped at a supermarket in the United States. ...
Author: Bronson Pettitt
May 1 Workers' Day actions in Chicago - May 1—International Workers' Day—will be a national day of action with large marches expected around the country. In Chicago, a ...
ManKind group invites GBTQQ men to training - Chicago-area men who identify as gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning ( GBTQQ ) have the opportunity to experience The ...
Author: David Thill
Personal PAC poll shows Rauner 'out of step' with voters - From a press release - Personal PAC has released the results of a statewide poll it recently conducted showing that Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is ...
LGBT Catholic confab April 28-30 - The conference "Justice & Mercy Shall Kiss: LGBT Catholics in the Age of Pope Francis" will take place April 28-30 ...
Addams in LGBT Hall of Fame - Jane Addams was inducted into the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame in 2008. When Addams founded Hull-House, her close companion ...
GUEST COLUMN City Year Chicago brings diversity, inclusion - "Thank you. No one has ever told me that before." Hearing a third-grade student say those words after I told ...
Author: Fidel Williams Jr.
LGBT religious freedom panel to be held at Notre Dame - From a press release - A LGBT religious freedom panel, "Reconciling Religious Freedom and Civil Rights," will precede a visit by Vice President Mike Pence. ...
YouTube unblocks wrongly restricted LGBTQ videos, GLSEN responds - From a press release - The following statement can be attributed to GLSEN's Executive Director, Eliza Byard: "YouTube has become a vital lifeline to information ...
Undocumented and unafraid: Chicagoan speaks out against ICE raids - On April 19, the Chicago City Council overwhelmingly passed a measure that would allow the city's undocumented community the opportunity ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
Considering Trump's first 100 days - The idea of reflecting upon a president's "first 100 days in office" started with President Franklin Roosevelt. According to The ...
Author: Lisa Keen, Keen News Service

Entertainment
Entertainment news: 'Feud,' Jackie Warner, Luke Evans, Laverne Cox - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Fans of Ryan Murphy's Feud: Bette and Joan have come to learn all about the tumultuous and tense relationship between ...
'Our Christian Nation' through April 29 - Our Christian Nation—a satirical two-act play written by Emmy-winning writer/Second City instructor Joe Janes, with Andrea J. Dymond directing—will run ...
Dance for Life Chicago Aug. 19, Chicago Dancers United changes leaders - Chicago Dancers United ( CDU )—which mobilizes Chicago's dance community by raising funds through dance—announced changes to its administrative and ...
THEATER REVIEW Hookman - Playwright: Lauren Yee. At: Steep Theatre, 1115 W. Berwyn. Tickets: 773-649-3186; SteepTheatre.com; $25-$35. Runs through: May 27 Playwright Lauren Yee ...
Author: Jonathan Abarbanel, Windy City Times
THEATER REVIEW Visiting - Playwright: Ed Proudfoot. At: Artemisia at the Edge, 5154 N. Broadway. Tickets: $25. Runs through: May 7 Bipolar disorder—the psychological ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
THEATER REVIEW La Havana Madrid - Playwright: Sandra Delgado. At: Teatro Vista at Steppenwolf 1700 Theatre, 1700 N. Halsted St. Tickets: $15-$50. Runs through: May 28 ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
THEATER REVIEW Aladdin - Book: Chad Beguelin; Score: Alan Menken with Howard Ashman, Tim Rice & Beguelin. At: Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph ...
Author: Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times
THEATER REVIEW Hookman - Playwright: Lauren Yee. At: Steep Theatre, 1115 W. Berwyn. Tickets: 773-649-3186; SteepTheatre.com; $25-$35. Runs through: May 27 Playwright Lauren Yee ...
Author: Jonathan Abarbanel, Windy City Times
SCOTTISH PLAY SCOTT Camp comebacks - Hell in a Handbag Productions' notorious Lady X is once again plying her trade at Mary's Attic. But unlike in ...
Author: Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times
Nominees Announced For the 44th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards - From a press release - Monday, April 24, 2017 — Chicago, IL. The Jeff Awards announced, via a special video presentation, a total of 127 ...
Chicago theatres to honor Martha Lavey - Marquee lights will be dimmed and a moment of silence will be observed at theatres across Chicago and the suburbs ...
NUNN ON ONE: THEATER David Merino pays the 'Rent' - The globally known musical Rent continues on with a 20th-anniversary tour that began last year. The story—based on Giacomo Puccini's ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
Jenner, Sidibe, Gay, Waters part of CHF's sessions - Caitlyn Jenner, actress Gabourey Sidibe and author Roxane Gay are among those who will be part of the Chicago Humanities ...
NUNN ON ONE: TELEVISION Eugenio Derbez speeds into Chicago - Eugenio Derbez has risen to be one of the most influential forces in Latin America as an actor, writer, producer ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
RuPaul, Grimm named to TIME 100 list - TIME Magazine named entertainer RuPaul and trans activist Gavin Grimm to the 2017 TIME 100, its annual list of the ...
Queer Contra restarts April 29 - After a hiatus, Queer Contra will restart on Saturday, April 29. The dance is 7-9:30 p.m., with an introduction for ...
Driehaus' fashion awards April 28 - Driehaus Design Initiative will celebrate the future of fashion at The 16th Annual Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence on Friday, ...
Theater Spotlight on Global Visionaries, Critics' Picks - Theater Spotlight The Joffrey Ballet affirms its international reputation as a top-flight contemporary dance company with the repertory concert Global ...
Chicago Gay Men's Chorus to present B-Town: From Barbershop to Boybands - From a press release - CHICAGO, April 25, 2017 — Chicago Gay Men's Chorus is about to awaken your inner teenage girl with our upcoming ...
BENT NIGHTS The Magnetic Fields - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - I can think of only one musician foolhardy enough to try a 50-song, autobiographical, five-CD opus like Stephin Merritt's new ...

Outlines
Bookstores create #MyChicagoBookstore Challenge for Independent Bookstore Day - From a press release - Chicago, April 20, 2017 — Two dozen independent bookstores in the greater Chicago area—from Winnetka to Hyde Park, from Naperville ...
Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence April 28 - From a press release - CHICAGO ( April 2017 ) — Driehaus Design Initiative will celebrate the future of fashion at The 16th Annual Driehaus ...
OUT! Chicago, Illinois LGBTQ Visitor's Guide available - From a press release - Visitors to Chicago and Illinois have a guide to help navigate LGBTQ and mainstream events and places to see: The ...
VEHICLE REVIEW 2017 Lexus IS 350 fun, flashy, fabulous - Right up front, you need to know that if you do not have the compact rear-end of someone like Anderson ...
Author: Sam Gomez, GayWheels.com
Dining news: Cocktail competition, 'Chef Bowl,' Common Threads event - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St., will host The Stoli Key West Cocktail Classic—the world's largest annual LGBTQ bartending competition—on Wed., ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Filmmakers' fundraiser April 30 - Chicago Filmmakers will host a firehouse preview event and fundraiser Sunday, April 30, 3-5 p.m., at the Swedish American Museum, ...
Musical-theater fest submissions wanted - Underscore Theatre Company is accepting submissions for its 4th annual Chicago Musical Theatre Festival, set for February 2018. CMFT 4 ...
PEACH has pop-up party kickoff - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On April 21, Black Thread Agency—in partnership with Tito's Handmade Vodka and @LGBT_History—launched PEACH, their first pop-up party event aimed ...
Author: Vern Hester
Center hosts Red Dress Party - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Presented by the Equality Project, Inc., the Chicago Red Dress Party is an event dedicated to raising funds and awareness ...


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