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Pro-LGBT groups laud N.Y. measures - On Jan. 15, the New York legislature passed two pro-LGBTQ bills—the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act ( GENDA ) and a ...
Carol Channing dies at 97 - Broadway legend Carol Channing—who was known for her signature lead role in the Jerry Herman musical Hello, Dolly! and who ...
Deadline looms for LGBT community-needs survey - Members of the Chicago region's LGBT community have until the end of the month to take part in an extensive ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Seventeen-year-old charged with 2018 Stanton murder according to reports - A 17-year-old has been charged with the murder of Dejanany Stanton, a transgender Chicagoan who was killed this past August. ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Madigan Announces Appointment of Rep. Greg Harris as Majority Leader - SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Speaker Michael J. Madigan issued the following statement Thursday announcing his appointment of state Rep. Greg Harris ...

News
Cook County medic says boss 'outed' him as transgender - A medical technician who works at Cook County Jail said his supervisor "outed" him as transgender in a private meeting ...
Gerber/Hart, Howard Brown to host 'Great Believers' discussion - On Wed., Jan. 16, 6-8 p.m., Howard Brown Health Clark and Gerber/Hart Library and Archives will host a discussion on ...
Madigan Announces Appointment of Rep. Greg Harris as Majority Leader - SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Speaker Michael J. Madigan issued the following statement Thursday announcing his appointment of state Rep. Greg Harris ...
LGBTQ, allied groups urge investigation after second death at home of Ed Buck - Today, 41 LGBTQ and allied organizations ( listed below ) released the following statement to demand a thorough investigation by ...
Seventeen-year-old charged with 2018 Stanton murder according to reports - A 17-year-old has been charged with the murder of Dejanany Stanton, a transgender Chicagoan who was killed this past August. ...
Author: Matt Simonette
LGBT groups sign letter calling Barr's civil rights record disqualifying - ( Washington, DC, January 15, 2019 ) — Ahead of today's hearing, Lambda Legal sent a letter to Senate Judiciary ...
Anti-bullying laws including sexual orientation associated with fewer suicides - Sexual minority youth have a higher prevalence of bullying and attempted suicide than non-sexual minority youth. New research from the ...
LPAC endorses Lori Lightfoot for Mayor - Washington, DC ( January 15, 2019 ) — LPAC, the only organization devoted to building the political power of LGBTQ ...
Times Square site of WorldPride Closing Ceremony, Melissa Etheridge to perform - NEW YORK, NY, JANUARY 15, 2019 — NYC Pride, the official host of WorldPride 2019 and Stonewall 50, is thrilled ...
Deportation protest at Gary/Chicago Airport Jan. 18 - A coalition of social justice, immigration advocacy, anti-capitalist and left-wing organizations will be gathering at the Gary/Chicago International Airport to ...
Deadline looms for LGBT community-needs survey - Members of the Chicago region's LGBT community have until the end of the month to take part in an extensive ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Carol Channing dies at 97 - Broadway legend Carol Channing—who was known for her signature lead role in the Jerry Herman musical Hello, Dolly! and who ...
LGBTQ mayoral forum Jan. 19 - An LGBTQ mayoral forum will take place Saturday, Jan. 19, 2-4 p.m., at the Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan ...
Pro-LGBT groups laud N.Y. measures - On Jan. 15, the New York legislature passed two pro-LGBTQ bills—the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act ( GENDA ) and a ...
NATIONAL Trans murder, U.S. House rules, N.C. loses business - The first transgender death of 2019 has occurred, as Dana Martin, 31, was fatally shot in Montgomery, Alabama, on Jan. ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
WORLD Israel medical group, India's ban, Chechnya detention - Members who perform conversion therapy could now be expelled from the Israel Medical Association ( IMA )—which represents 90 percent ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Affinity's Burning Bowl honors former leader Kim Hunt - About a hundred people gathered for Affinity Community Services' annual kick-off event, Burning Bowl, Jan. 12 at Morgan Park United ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
LETTER Let's walk together - To the editor: The Chicago mayoral election on Feb. 26 might provide the LGBTQA community with another point of evolution ...
THE AMAZON TRAIL A poem and a plant - The day was typical for the Pacific Northwest. The brightening sky had stopped sputtering its fine dewdrops for the moment, ...
Author: Lee Lynch
Openly gay judge swears in Pritzker - Longtime Cook County Circuit Court Judge James Snyder swore in Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker the early afternoon of Jan. 14. ...
Author: Matt Simonette
44th Ward aldermanic forum Jan. 17 - The Lakeview Citizens Council, in collaboration with both the East Lakeview & Lakeview Chamber of Commerce, will host a 44th ...
PASSAGES Annie O'Dowd - Ann "Annie" O'Dowd, of The Villages, Florida, passed away Dec. 26, 2018. Annie was born on April 26, 1929 in ...
CFW names 2019 Impact Award honorees - Chicago Foundation for Women ( CFW ) has announced the 2019 Impact Awards honoring local leaders for their efforts to ...
Gerber/Hart seeks board members - The Gerber/Hart Library and Archives, 6500 N. Clark St., is seeking new board members in 2019, as a number of ...

Entertainment
SHOWBIZ Deborah Cox, awards events, gay singer killed, 'Family Guy' - The Sin City Classic Sports Festival presented by Toyota—the world's largest annual LGBTQ sporting event—announced that Grammy-nominated, multi award-winning singer ...
Aaron Alexander on being part of the 'Hamilton' ensemble - Two years and three months into its Chicago run, Hamilton remains one of the costliest and most coveted tickets in ...
Author: Catey Sullivan
Victory Gardens Theater to premiere If I Forget - Chicago, IL— Artistic Director Chay Yew and Managing Director Erica Daniels announce an addition to the 2018-2019 Victory Gardens season—the ...
Yanis Marshall dance class Feb. 1 - Choreographer/dancer Yanis Marshall will teach an exclusive street jazz and heels dance workshop to a limited number of dancers. The ...
Hubbard Street, Malpaso Dance Company on stage at Auditorium Theatre in March - ( CHICAGO, IL ) Two internationally-renowned and innovative contemporary dance companies, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Malpaso Dance Company, share ...
Broadway's Corey Cott, Mikaela Bennett to lead Lyric Opera's West Side Story - CHICAGO ( January 9, 2019 )—Acclaimed Broadway performer Corey Cott and rising star Mikaela Bennett will headline Lyric Opera of ...
Midwest Action; Guided by Voices - Concert-wise, 2018 ended with a shriek while 2019 started with a jolly howl. On Dec. 29, local entrepreneurs and life ...
Author: Vern Hester
GALECA names Dorian winners - GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics—composed of more than 200 gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and ally entertainment journalists ...
LGBTQ performance of "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" one night Feb. 9 - Chicago Theatre Workshop ( CTW ) with permission from authors, Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Roberts will present a one-night only ...
Auditorium offering free tickets to furloughed workers - The Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Pkwy./50 E. Ida B. Wells Dr., wants to reach local furloughed government employees to ...
LQBTQ Artists Gallery Opening Exhibit Jan. 18 - LQBTQ Artists Gallery Opening Exhibit launches on Friday, Jan. 18, from 6:00-8:00 pm. The opening night event is the official ...
Billy Masters - "You can't just proclaim yourself a female and be able to compete against women. There must be some standards, and ...
Author: Billy Masters
Gaga, 'Versace' among Critics' Choice winners - Lady Gaga and The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story were among those who prevailed at the 24th Critics' ...
"Let Freedom Ring, Chicago" Jan. 21 at City Winery - "Let Freedom Ring, Chicago" a musical tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will take place Monday, Jan. 21 at ...
THEATER REVIEW I Call My Brothers - Author: Jonas Hassen Khemiri At: Rivendell Theatre, 5779 N. Ridge Ave. Tickets: 312-219-4140 or InterrobangTheatre.org; $16-$32. Runs through: Feb. 2 ...
Author: Sean Margaret Wagner
Critics' Picks - The Full Monty, Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre, through Jan 26. Though still adjusting to their new quarters, Theo Ubique's trademark ...
Theater Spotlight on Saltine - Cody Sullivan delivers the kind of history lessons you'll never hear at the Art Institute or any other reputable institution. ...
THEATER REVIEW St. Nicholas - By: Conor McPherson At: The Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St. Tickets: GoodmanTheatre.org/StNicholas; $31-$85. Runs through: Jan. 27 Artists ...
Author: Sarah Katherine Bowden
NUNN ON ONE Kristina Valada-Viars: Out actress discusses lengthy career - Out actress Kristina Valada-Viars continues to expand her life in theater. A big part of this is thanks to the ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
'Nina Simone' through March 2 - Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, continues its 2018-19 season ...
18th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival line-up named - SketchFest Executive Producer Jill Valentine announced the official line-up for the 18th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, taking place through ...
OUT on Stage' Jan. 17 on Dekkoo - OUT on Stage: The Series will debut Thursday, Jan. 17, on LGBT subscription-based streaming network Dekkoo. Zach Noe Towers hosts ...
10 questions with Vic: Jan Luis Castellanos - Jan Luis Castellanos seems to have it all-former model turned actor who won the jackpot, playing "Topher" in Marvel's Runaways. ...
Author: Vic Gerami
BOOK REVIEW Growing Up Queer - Growing up is hard. Most sentient adults would agree, and decline a chance to 'teen again; between changing bodies, mean ...
Author: Terri Schlichenmeyer
DiFranco book out May 7 - On May 7, Viking will publish No Walls and the Recurring Dream, a memoir from longtime singer/songwriter/poet/activist Ani DiFranco. According ...
Johnson/Nash book release party Jan. 31 - A joint book release celebrating E. Patrick Johnson's Black. Queer. Southern. Women: An Oral History and Jennifer Nash's Black Feminism ...
Groundbreaking 'I AM... Fest' April 27-29 - Black Lives, Black Words International Project will launch the I AM… Fest, in partnership with Goodman Theatre. This first-of-its-kind international ...
'Hedwig' tour in Chicago in 2019 - John Cameron Mitchell—the Tony-winning, Golden Globe-nominated co-creator of Hedwig & the Angry Inch—will bring his rock spectacle to the United ...
New CSO recording with Muti available - The new CSO ( Chicago Symphony Orchestra ) Resound recording Riccardo Muti Conducts Italian Masterworks is now available in international ...
Fillet of Solo Storytelling Fest, Archy Jamjun, A Boy & A Diva Jan. 18, 25 - Two-time The Moth GrandSLAM winner Archy Jamjun premieres his debut one man show, A Boy & A Diva, Jan. 18 ...
New authors take on hard-hitting subjects at Playwrights Festival - With this year's crop of student one-acts, Pegasus Theatre Chicago is tackling homophobia, gentrification and other urban ordinariness that carries ...
Author: Sean Margaret Wagner

Outlines
DINING Stan's tea partnership, Winnetka spot, Cocoa Crawl - —Stan's Donuts & Coffee has launched a Rishi Tea partnership. To celebrate the launch, the donut destination is coining Tuesday, ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
SAVOR Roanoke brunch; Chicago Restaurant Week - DISH Dining Guide - During the week, Roanoke Restaurant and Club ( 135 W. Madison St.; https:// ) is as busy as a beehive, ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Same-sex couple rocks records at Rattleback - There's a new retailer in town, called Rattlebake Records, located in Andersonville at 5405 N. Clark St. Husband-and-husband team Paul ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
DRAG PROFILE Jerfay - NAME "JerFay simply comes from my boy name being 'Jeffrey' and I just mixed it up for a new persona!" ...
Windy City Times: Change is in the air - Windy City Times is changing its print production schedule for 2019. Effective this January, WCT will be primarily a biweekly ...
Man Up Medical co-founder looks to past to shape present - Dean Hervochon dispenses words of advice like they are business cards. He is the guy who knows everything, as his ...
Author: Ariel Parrella-Aureli


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