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Man held on $1 million bond after stabbing - A Chicago man is being held on a $1 million bond for stabbing his boyfriend to death after an argument ...
Pelosi joins Equality Illinois in anniversary celebration - Many of the advancements made in LGBT rights in Illinois have served as models for laws that have, or need ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Police kill trans man in Arizona - Police in Arizona killed 24-year-old Mesa transgender man Kayden Clarke, according to the Arizona Republic. Friends had called police fearing ...

News
White House: Obama administration creating opportunities for all Americans - From the White House Office of the Press Secretary - President Obama believes that the values that made our economy the strongest in the world include making sure everyone does ...
Outserve-SLDN names Matt Thorn Executive Director - From a press release - ( WASHINGTON ) February 4, 2016 — OutServe-SLDN's Board of Directors takes great pride in announcing today that Matt Thorn ...
Tax guide launched to help LGBTQ taxpayers - From a press release - WASHINGTON, DC, February 4, 2016—The National LGBTQ Task Force has launched a groundbreaking income tax preparation guide for lesbian, gay, ...
Police kill trans man in Arizona - Police in Arizona killed 24-year-old Mesa transgender man Kayden Clarke, according to the Arizona Republic. Friends had called police fearing ...
Girl Scout turns anti-trans incident into cookie sale success - A transgender girl in Downstate Herrin, Illinois, has used an incident of anti-trans bigotry as the impetus to sell thousands ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Pelosi joins Equality Illinois in anniversary celebration - Many of the advancements made in LGBT rights in Illinois have served as models for laws that have, or need ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Man held on $1 million bond after stabbing - A Chicago man is being held on a $1 million bond for stabbing his boyfriend to death after an argument ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Black HIV/AIDS event addresses progress, challenges - Ahead of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day ( Feb. 7 ), members of the West Side HIV/AIDS Resource Provider Council ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
South Side Community Art Center gets $300,000 Alphawood Foundation grant - From a press release - CHICAGO — February 8, 2016 — The South Side Community Art Center, the oldest African American art center in the ...
Northwestern study: Some LGBT youth still face bullying - It Doesn't 'Get Better' For Some Bullied LGBT Youths - From a Press Release CHICAGO, Ill. —- Since 2010, more than 613,000 people have pledged to combat bullying of lesbian, ...
Equality Illinois PAC issues first round of endorsement - From a press release - CHICAGO—The Equality Illinois Political Action Committee issued its first round of endorsements for the 2016 primary elections on Monday, supporting ...
Equality Illinois to host Financial Education Fair - From a press release - CHICAGO—To address ongoing economic challenges facing many Chicagoans, Equality Illinois is hosting a free financial education event with a resource ...
National: Conversion therapy in N.Y.; church takeover; Tyler Clementi - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that New York is taking steps to stop conversion therapy for minors, according to USA Today. ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Catching up with Hall of Famer Ellen Meyers - The Illinois secretary of state's office has the two highest ranking out lesbians in any branch of state government. The ...
Author: Ross Forman, Windy City Times
HIV Care Connect reworks education on HIV, mental health - Among the questions on Illinois HIV Care Connect's HIV and Mental Health Quiz is 'people living with HIV and a ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
Credit union unveils gender-affirming loan package - North Side Community Federal Credit Union ( North Side ) has announced a groundbreaking Gender Affirming Procedures Loan Product ( ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
FBI needs info in Near North arson case - The FBI continues to seek information from the public regarding the arson that occurred at the Noble Horse Theatre, 1410 ...
Racism's Toll: Research Center lays bare the moral, human, and economic cost - From a press release - Poverty rates are two to three times higher for Illinoisans of color, and people of color fare far worse on ...
Chicago Foundation for Women's Internat'l Women's Day Dance March 12 - The LBTQ Giving Council of Chicago Foundation for Women ( CFW ) is hosting the 2nd Annual International Women's Day ...
South Dakota may be first state to make law attacking transgender children - From a Human Rights Campaign press release - WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender ( LGBT ...
Affinity Community Services presents voter registration talk - From a press release - Affinity Community Services will be partnering with the Chicago Lawyers' Committee to hold a voter registration talk Saturday, Feb. 20. ...
TPP signing undercuts U.S. commitment to LGBTQ equality, HIV/AIDS fight - From a Pride at Work press release - Washington — Today, in Auckland, New Zealand, US Trade Representative Michael Froman, along with his counterparts from other Trans-Pacific Partnership ...
LETTER Using the charge of "anti-Semitism" - Shouting false charges of "anti-Semitism" is a frequent tactic used by pro-Israel forces to marginalize those who protest the devastating, ...
Priest publicly comes out in newspaper article - A Chicago priest, on Jan. 31, publicly came out in the pages of the Washington Post. The priest, Michael Shanahan, ...
Author: Matt Simonette
NYC LGBT youth agency reaches goal in plan to purchase anti-gay church - From a press release - FEBRUARY 9, 2016, New York, NY…….Less than two weeks after the ATLAH church, home of virulently anti-LGBT Rev. James David ...
Tiny Home Summit to address youth homelessness in Chicago - From a press release - CHICAGO — Pride Action Tank and Polk Bros. Foundation will host a Tiny Home Summit April 18-19, 2016 to bring ...
World: Trade deal criticized; intersex poll; Tutu's honor; gay Indian prince - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Pride at Work issued a statement condemning a pact the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim nations signed ( ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
At ISU in Normal: Legacy Wall, speakers highlight contributions of LGBT individuals - The Legacy Wall, a Chicago-based traveling interactive LGBT history exhibit, will be on display on the main floor of Illinois ...
News briefs - Quigley hosts advisory council On Feb. 8, U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley, Vice-Chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, hosted his ...
LETTERS - Blog days are over An Open Letter to GLAAD regarding the 2016 Media Awards We, the undersigned, respectfully but strongly ...
Argentinian trans activist dies - Longtime transgender activist Lohana Berkins died Feb. 5 after several weeks of hospitalization, prompting an outpouring of grief and tributes, ...
Equality Illinois holds pre-gala event - On Feb. 5—the evening before its 25th-anniversary gala—Equality Illinois held a "Jubilee Reception" at Chez Chicago, 247 E. Ontario St. ...
Howard Brown meeting March 30 - Howard Brown Health will hold its annual meeting Wed., March 30, 6-8 p.m., at the Brown Elephant Andersonville, 5404 N. ...
Quigley backs Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS change - U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley ( IL-05 ), vice-chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, supported the passage of the Housing ...
Univ. of Minnesota libraries honored for LGBT service - The American Library Association's ( ALA's ) Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table ( GLBTRT ) has named the ...
En la Vida: It feels like a lifetime ago - This is part two of Raven's En La Vida column. Part one was in the Jan. 20 Windy City Times. ...
Author: Raven Rodriguez
Greater Than AIDS series on YouTube - From a press release - This latest installment of the popular Greater Than AIDS YouTube series #AskTheHIVDoc is "All about PrEP!" Because HIV should never ...

Entertainment
Curious Wine named 2016 Lee Lynch Classic Award recipient - From a Golden Crown Literary Society press release - Curious Wine by Katherine V. Forrest has been named the 2016 Lee Lynch Classic Award Recipient. The book is the ...
Entertainment news: Nick Jonas; Laverne Cox; Abby Wambach; Hugh Jackman - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Nick Jonas—who's played gay on two different TV shows and has been accused of "baiting" the gay community—was asked to ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Upcoming: Patricia Racette in 'Humaine'; sexual-assault exhibit; Trans exhibit - Patricia Racette in 'Humaine' Feb. 14 Chicago Opera Theater( COT ) continues its 2015-16 season with a double bill featuring ...
Theater Spotlight Muse of Fire; Critics' Picks - Theater Spotlight See what happens when Jewish prisoners interred at Auschwitz concentration camp in 1942 try to perform a ...
THEATER REVIEW Body/Courage - Playwright: Danielle Pinnock. At: Waltzing Mechanics and Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Ave. Tickets: 773-334-7728 or ; $32-$35. Runs ...
Author: Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times
THEATER REVIEW The Old Friends - Playwright: Horton Foote. At: Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St. Tickets: 773-338-2177; ; $42. Runs through: March 26 Romantic impulses ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
THEATER REVIEW The Explorers Club - Playwright: Nell Benjamin. At: Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park Rd. Tickets: 1-773-891-8985; ; $25-$55. Runs through: April 17 ...
Author: Jonathan Abarbanel, Windy City Times
THEATER REVIEW American Buffalo - Playwright: David Mamet. At: Mary-Arrchie Theatre Company at Angel Island, 735 W. Sheridan Rd. Tickets: 773-871-0442; ; $30. Runs through: ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
DANCIN' FEATS Milwaukee Ballet starts conversations with 'Dorian Gray' - The full-length story ballet is back in style, thanks to a number of in vogue, internationally renowned choreographers like Christopher ...
Author: Lauren Warnecke
Lesbian filmmakers earn Oscar nomination; film at Music Box Feb. 5-11 - by Sari Staver - When San Francisco filmmakers Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman were nominated for an Oscar for their film Last Day of ...
Black Ensemble Theater offers Sensational Soulful '60s - From a press release - CHICAGO, IL — Black Ensemble Theater Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor opens the 40th Anniversary Season ( The Season of ...
Productions with LGBTQ+ elements are semi-finalists in contest - From a press release - Chicago, IL — A slate of 11 vibrant and kinetic new LGBTQ+ plays and musicals have emerged as Semi-Finalists in ...
GLAAD Award nods announced - GLAAD has announced the nominees for its 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. The GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies will be held ...
MUSIC Married lesbian couple make music as Whatismu - Musician Lorrie Kountz and wife Laura Jansons make up the instrumental guitar fusion duo Whatismu. The two musicians released their ...
Author: Terri-Lynne Waldron
NUNN ON ONE: THEATER Life is a 'Cabaret' for Randy Harrison - Actor Randy Harrison may always be remembered as fresh-faced Justin Taylor on the Showtime drama Queer as Folk. He played ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
NUNN ON ONE: TELEVISION Amy Landecker lands dream job on 'Transparent' - Actress Amy Landecker has finally hit it big, playing Sarah Pfefferman in the breakout Amazon Studio hit Transparent. Her roots ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
BENT NIGHTS Strawberry Jacuzzi; Le Tour; Velocicopter; Absolutely Not - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Four DIY bands—Strawberry Jacuzzi, Le Tour, Velocicopter and Absolutely Not ( who generally play low-key bars or DIY spaces )—hit ...
Author: Vern Hester
Performance artist LeVan D. Hawkins on career and storytelling - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - While growing up in Robbins, Illinois—the oldest majority-Black suburb in the Chicago area and one of the oldest incorporated Black ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times

Outlines
LGBTQ bowlers prepare for Second City tourney - From a press release - CHICAGO — It's time for bowlers in Chicago and around the country to polish their balls and get their lanes ...
Sheriff Tom Dart and human trafficking survivors to speak tonight - Sex trafficking exhibit launches at Loyola University Museum of Art - From a press release CHICAGO, February 9, 2016 — Human trafficking claims an estimated 27 million victims worldwide, producing ...
Culinary shorts: Vanille; Fogo - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Say 'oui' to Vanille There's a new sweet spot in town and it is located in the heart of Lake ...
The fairy gardener - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - I am spending next Sunday discussing a not-so-interesting book but after the discussion I have arranged a kind of dessert ...
Author: Jim Edminster
The 21st-century wedding movie: Not your mother's wedding video - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - "Why spend so much money on that long boring video that we will only watch once?" Aside from marriage equality ...
Author: Steve Maxey
Sports: CLLAW-entine; Proud to Run; Chicago Sky; Billie Jean King; LGBTQ bowlers - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - 'CLLAW-entine' Feb. 13 at Logan The Chicago League of Lady Arm Wrestlers ( CLLAW ) will host "My Bloody Cllaw-Entine" ...
Dining news: Halsted's closing; Valentine's Day options - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —LKH Management—the group behind Lake View's Hydrate, Replay, Elixir Lounge and VII as well as Andersonville's Replay and Elixir—announced that ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Chicago Auto Show Feb. 13-21 - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Chicago Auto Show will place Feb. 13-21 at McCormick Place. North America's largest auto show, the 2016 Chicago Auto ...
FRANKLY SPEAKING What's hot and what's not: Wedding trends for 2016 - As a wedding consultant, every wedding that I design and coordinate is totally inspired by that couple's style, so the ...
Author: Frank Andonoplas
BOOK REVIEW Marie Equi: Radical Passions and Outlaw Politics - By Michael Helquist, $24.95; Oregon State University Press; 309 pages Marie Equi's name had many reasons to be in ...
Author: Liz Baudler
In the Life: Roberto Rodriguez Torres - Roberto Rodriguez Torres is a team player, on and off the fields of play. Rodriguez manages the contract for a ...


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