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Chicago city council member comes out as queer - Ald. Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez ( 33rd Ward ) came out as queer on a twitter post late June 21, making her ...
Reunion, OTV and Slo 'Mo hosting virtual Pride festival June 26-28 - LGBTQ+-centered organizations Reunion Chicago, Slo 'Mo and OTV-Open Television are combining energies and resources to present an intergenerational and intersectional ...
March centering on Black trans Chicagoans planned for June 28 SEE UPDATE - UPDATE: ACTIVATE:CHI march and rally cancelled. . The grassroots activist organization ACTIVATE:CHI announced June 19 that it is collaborating with ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Supreme Court refuses to end DACA protections - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on June 18 that the Trump administration cannot dismantle the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ...

News
PASSAGES Nightlife figure Cody Laughlin dies at 26 - Lucky Horseshoe Lounge dancer Cody Laughlin died June 15 at his home. The cause of death is currently unknown. He ...
Food truck parodies Nini's; proceeds going to Black/Brown, LGBTQ groups - A food truck parodying the disgraced Nini's Deli is selling empanadas June 19-20, splitting proceeds between a Black/Brown group and ...
March centering on Black trans Chicagoans planned for June 28 SEE UPDATE - UPDATE: ACTIVATE:CHI march and rally cancelled. . The grassroots activist organization ACTIVATE:CHI announced June 19 that it is collaborating with ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Schakowsky issues Pride Month declaration - EVANSTON, IL - Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a founding member of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, issued the following statement celebrating ...
LGBTQ aspect of state aging act taking effect July 1 - An amendment of the Illinois Act on the Aging that protects the needs of LGBTQ older adults and people living ...
Elk Grove Village LGBTQ bar bought for $1.35M - The owner of Chicago's Admiral Theatre is selling the shuttered Phoenix Bar & Nightclub for $1.35 million to Elk Grove ...
Supreme Court refuses to end DACA protections - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on June 18 that the Trump administration cannot dismantle the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ...
NCLR cheers court ruling invalidating attempt to end DACA - WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated the Trump Administration's attempt to end the Department of Homeland Security's ...
81,000 'Dreamers' identify as LGBT, 39,000 of them have participated in DACA - There are an estimated 81,000 LGBT Dreamers in the U.S., including 39,000 who have participated in Deferred Action for Childhood ...
Equality Illinois hosts statewide Pride Month virtual event - Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Equality Illinois held a "Can't Stop Our Pride: One Day, One Illinois" afternoon-long virtual ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell
Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame selection committee to meet - The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame, now entering its 30th year, announced earlier this year that it would resume inducting ...
'Chicago Is a [Digital] Drag Festival' June 30 - The Chicago Is a [Digital] Drag Festival—a Brave Space Alliance fundraiser, with Shea Coulee hosting—will take place Tuesday, June 30, ...
Reunion, OTV and Slo 'Mo hosting virtual Pride festival June 26-28 - LGBTQ+-centered organizations Reunion Chicago, Slo 'Mo and OTV-Open Television are combining energies and resources to present an intergenerational and intersectional ...
Morrison, Preckwinkle hosting Pride talk on health equity - Cook County Commissioner Kevin B. Morrison and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will host a live Pride virtual discussion ...
Lambda Legal Sues HHS to Block Effort to Gut Protections for LGBTQ Patients - ( Washington, D.C., June 22, 2020 ) — Today, Lambda Legal and Steptoe & Johnson LLP filed a lawsuit challenging ...
UIC named Illinois' best college for LGBTQ students - Diversity and inclusion are cornerstones of the University of Illinois at Chicago's mission and its latest recognition gives the campus ...
Chicago city council member comes out as queer - Ald. Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez ( 33rd Ward ) came out as queer on a twitter post late June 21, making her ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Leaders in LGBTQ history documentation, interpretation, outreach create fact sheet - NEW YORK, NY — Tuesday, June 23, 2020 — The Stonewall 50 Consortium, Making Gay History, NYC LGBT Historic Sites ...
PFLAG National, Wear Your Voice elevate voices of LGBTQ+ Black, Indigenous, People of Color - WASHINGTON ( June 23, 2020 ) — This month, as the media turns its lens to the dangers faced by ...
NATIONAL Trans youth guide, march items, Dallas Pride flag, Key West - The Harvard Law School LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic ( HLAC ) and the National Center for Lesbian Rights ( NCLR ) ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
WORLD Israel news, Egyptian activist dies, Spanish singer comes out - In light of the coronavirus pandemic, organizers behind the four largest pride parades in Israel—Haifa, Jerusalem, Be'er Sheva and Tel ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
LGBTQIs face rampant bias in Venezuela, sparking asylum in nearby countries - In the United States, Pride Month is known for widespread festivities, parade floats, rainbow-colored everything and celebration of self-identity. In ...
Author: Emily Reilly
Pride Fest Chicago goes virtual - Chicago's beloved annual Pride Fest made the move to Twitch for a special Virtual Pride Fest, presented by Northalsted Business ...
Queer artist McKinnon among Foundation leaders - Queer artist/advocate Elijah McKinnon is among 11 local individuals The Field Foundation, in partnership with the John D. and =Catherine ...
MOMBIAN Supporting LGBTQ families requires that Black Lives Matter - Black lives matter. Black LGBTQ lives matter. And we will never have a just world for LGBTQ families until we ...
Author: Dana Rudolph
GLAAD unveils inaugural 20 Under 20 list - GLAAD revealed its inaugural Rising Stars 20 Under 20 list. The list spotlights 20 young LGBTQ people, ages 20 and ...
Illinois' LGBTQ cabinet members discuss equality, coronavirus - Among those conte=nding with coronavirus preparedness, not to mention the effects from the resulting shutdowns, were numerous state government officials. ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Organizations respond to murder of trans Chicagoan - A number of organizations released statements on the May murder of a Chicago Latinx transgender woman who, at the time ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Downstate activist Buff Carmichael talks husband, the Prairie Flame - In the May 27 issue of Windy City Times, in the first of a three-part series, Springfield-based activist Buff Carmichael ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Local transgender man on being affected by healthcare rollback - Oli Rodriguez is a transgender man who hopes to carry a child and become a father in the near future. ...
Author: Emily Reilly
Lighthouse Foundation event explores racism's origins for white allies - Lighthouse Foundation presented an online forum June 20 focusing on how white allies in the LGBT community can best focus ...
Author: Matt Simonette
At least two marches centering on Black trans Chicagoans planned for June 28 SEE UPDATE - UPDATE: ACTIVATE:CHI march and rally cancelled. http:// . The grassroots activist organization ACTIVATE:CHI announced June 19 that it is collaborating ...
Author: Matt Simonette and Tim Peacock
Memories of Pride - We asked our readers to share some of their favorite Pride memories from years past. Enjoy our shared history! I ...
Library board president leaves post over anti-LGBTQ statements - Cook Memorial Public Library District Board President Bonnie Quirke has now resigned from her post, The Daily Herald reported. Quirke, ...
Torres wins NYC primary over anti-LGBTQ opponent, could be first openly LGBTQ Afro-Latinx in Congress - Washington, DC — New York City Councilmember Ritchie Torres won the Democratic primary for New York's 15th Congressional District, defeating ...
Mondaire Jones may be among first Black LGBTQ members of Congress - Washington, DC — Today Mondaire Jones won the Democratic primary for New York's 17th Congressional District and is on-track to ...
Holocaust Museum: Pride without the parade, a quiet time to learn and reflect - Due to the pandemic, millions across the globe have been living under "shelter in place" ordinances for months. For those ...
Author: Michelle Gatesy and Matthew Sackel, Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
CHF talk to feature Abby McEnany and Samantha Irby - Actor Abby McEnany and writer Samantha Irby will have a conversation in a Chicago Humanities Festival digital program that will ...

Entertainment
TV: Sam Feder, Laverne Cox discuss trans documentary 'Disclosure' - Disclosure is a new original documentary debuting on Netflix in time for Pride season. Through a series of movie and ...
Sylvester's iconic album 'Step II' to be reissued - Los Angeles, CA ( June 17, 2020 ) — Craft Recordings is proud to reissue Sylvester's iconic 1978 album, Step ...
Nick Jonas joining Virtual Pride Fest Chicago - Chicago Pride Fest will mark its 20th year with a virtual festival format on June 20-21—and Nick Jonas is the ...
Madison Young: Making queer, kinky representation possible - Queer author, adult film star and podcaster Madison Young further secures her "Queen of Kink" title with the new sex-positive ...
Author: Angelique Smith
SHOWBIZ Lee Daniels, 'Walking Dead' star, Sylvester, Richard Simmons - Openly gay producer/director Lee Daniels ( TV's Empire; producer of the movie Monster's Ball ) said he was the original ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
47th Non-Equity Jeff Awards announces honorees - June 22, 2020 — Chicago — As part of the annual recognition of theater excellence, the 47th Non-Equity Jeff Awards ...
NUNN ON ONE Miss Lawrence talks new song, activism and Lee Daniels - Reality-show personality Miss Lawrence has built a diverse career in acting, singing and activism. Growing up in Atlanta, Lawrence pursued ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
Raven Theatre names new managing director - Following a nationwide search, Raven Theatre's board of directors announced Markie Gray as the company's new managing director, effective July ...
Old Town's virtual Pride Jam on June 26 - Old Town School of Folk Music will host a virtual Pride jam Friday, June 26, 6-7:15 p.m. The event will ...
Music Box, Kino Lorber hosting film 'Proud' - To honor Pride Month, the Music Box Theatre and Kino Lorber are presenting Philippe Faucon's three-part episodic cinema event Proud ...
BOOKS Photographer focuses on 'The People of the Pride Parade' - Alyssa Blumstein captured a celebratory photography book The People of the Pride Parade, which was released in honor of the ...
Author: Emily Reilly
Out local musician releasing album, launching music station - Out local musician Scott Free Scott Free is releasing his new album, The Last Revolution, on Friday, July 3, and ...
TELEVISION Marvel's first openly trans actor on Pride, BLM and Hollywood - Zach Barack made cinematic history as Marvel's first openly trans actor in the 2019 film Spider-Man: Far from Home. He ...
Author: Emily Reilly
NUNN ON ONE TELEVISION Brian Tanen talks about 'Love, Simon' spinoff 'Love, Victor' - Ready to binge a new queer-centered television series that had a spoonful too much gay sugar to let the medicine ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
TELEVISION Dashaun Wesley spills the tea on HBO Max's 'Legendary' - "Ladies, gentlemen and genderqueers" exclaims Dashaun Wesley as host and emcee for the new ballroom culture reality-competition show Legendary, on ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
PODCASTS 'A Queer Serial' delves into LGBTQ history - Devlyn Camp, the host of A Queer Serial podcast, is preparing for season two, continuing the stories of milestones in ...
Author: Emily Reilly
THEATER Despite everything, there are shows for Pride Week - It's almost impossible to write about the indelible events of 2020 ( which is still not quite half over ) ...
Author: Jonathan Abarbanel, Windy City Times
Billy Masters - "On our street, we accept all, we love all, and we respect all. Happy #PrideMonth!"—From your friends on Sesame Street. ...
Author: Billy Masters
BOOKS Skokie native writes about creating an LGBTQ family - Steve Disselhorst dreamed of being a parent since he was a kid growing up in Skokie. On June 16, his ...
Author: Melissa Wasserman
EXPO CHICAGO pushed to 2021 - EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art, will present its ninth edition from April 8-11, 2021, at ...
she crew leaders reflect on feats, end of organization - Six years after its founding, {she crew} has announced that the organization will be ending later this year. Co-founders Meredith ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times

Outlines
LGBTQ artists' installation being moved to Chicago - For the closing ceremony of last summer's World Pride in New York City, a work of art celebrating the LGBTQ ...
SAVOR The Clubhouse Oak Brook; Bub City Rosemont - DISH Dining Guide - When the incomparable Nina Simone sang "It's a new dawn/it's a new day" in her immortal song "Feeling Good," it's ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times


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