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2019 PRIDE PARADE INFORMATION - - HONORARY Grand Marshal MAYOR LORI LIGHTFOOT Mayor Lightfoot's bio is well known to the public who, in record numbers, ...
Pres candidates pull out LGBT plans for Pride and pre-debate - Twenty candidates have qualified to appear in the first nationally televised debates of the Democratic Party for the 2020 presidential ...
Author: Lisa Keen, Keen News Service
High court punts on Lambda case of Oregon baker refusing cake to lesbian couple - Video below - On June 17, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to decide if an Oregon baker can refuse on religious grounds to ...
Man charged in dating-app attack - Uptown resident Cedric Johnson was charged with eight counts of aggravated battery to a peace officer and individual counts of ...
Court lets Trump anti-trans ban stand, and orders new review - On June 14, the The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals allowed President Trump's ban on transgender members of the ...
Dating-app meeting leads to Lake View attack - On June 14, a man was injured after someone he met online attacked him with a hammer in Lake View, ...
Ecuador approves same-sex marriage - By a vote of five to four, Ecuador's highest court approved same-sex marriage in a landmark ruling in the small ...

News
Debate has Warren separate from Biden, Sanders, Buttigieg and Biden - After a random draw in New York City with party and candidate officials in attendance, the June 26-27 Democratic presidential ...
Ecuador approves same-sex marriage - By a vote of five to four, Ecuador's highest court approved same-sex marriage in a landmark ruling in the small ...
GLAAD holding special Pride auction - In honor of Pride Month and the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, eBay for Charity—alongside celebrity supporters including Sarah Jessica Parker, ...
Teens competing at Jimmy Awards - Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards' Marguerite Reed and Jacob Simon will be among 86 students being celebrated at the ...
HRC releases sex discrimination report - WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer ( ...
Lighthouse Church to host anti-racism forum on July 13 - Lighthouse Church of Chicago, 2335 N. Orchard St., will host an event, Racial Justice Summit: Boystown & Beyond, the morning ...
Author: Matt Simonette
TRQPITECA, Night Out in the Parks June 30 at Ping Tom Memorial Park - Chicago, IL - June is Pride month, and 2019 marks the 50th year that queer people across the world collectively ...
'Lavender Scare' screening, panel June 15 - On Saturday, June 15, at 2 p.m., in honor of Pride month, WTTW and The Department of Cultural Affairs and ...
PASSAGES James Andrew Aull - James Andrew Aull, IV; 80; of Oak Park, born Dec. 18, 1938 in West Norriton, Montgomery County, PA; died peacefully ...
Pride South Side hosts inaugural Pride Fest - Chicago, IL — The Pride South Side Organizing Committee has organized its first inaugural pride festival with activities beginning Friday, ...
Dating-app meeting leads to Lake View attack - On June 14, a man was injured after someone he met online attacked him with a hammer in Lake View, ...
Schakowsky, Howard Brown host health talk - On June 14, U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky ( D-Illinois ) hosted a press conference following a roundtable discussion with leaders ...
Court lets Trump anti-trans ban stand, and orders new review - On June 14, the The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals allowed President Trump's ban on transgender members of the ...
City of Berwyn to host third annual Pride Walk - Berwyn, IL ( June 2019 ) For the third year in a row, the City of Berwyn is preparing for ...
ARCHITECTURE New UChicago building gets assistance from Theaster Gates - An open forum with ample natural light, historic exposed quartz beams and polished woodworked benches greet the eye when entering ...
Author: Ariel Parrella-Aureli
HRC Chicago gets 'Social' about 50 years of LGBTQ history - Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) Chicago's event "Social!" celebrated 50 years of LGBTQ history at the Edelman offices in ...
Author: Melissa Wasserman
Man charged in dating-app attack - Uptown resident Cedric Johnson was charged with eight counts of aggravated battery to a peace officer and individual counts of ...
'Out at CHM' event explores current, past activism - Chicago History Museum closed the 16th season of its Out at CHM LGBT-focused programming June 13 with "Quiet as a ...
Author: Matt Simonette
LGBT Chamber, Loop Alliance host business panel on inclusion - LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois and the Chicago Loop Alliance ( CLA ) teamed to celebrate the 50th snniversary ...
Author: Melissa Wasserman
High court punts on Lambda case of Oregon baker refusing cake to lesbian couple - Video below - On June 17, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to decide if an Oregon baker can refuse on religious grounds to ...
MillerCoors celebrates Pride all summer with "Tap Into Change" - CHICAGO ( June 12, 2019 ) — MillerCoors is celebrating Pride all summer long in Chicago through the "Tap Into ...
30 Under 30 Awards to be held June 26 - Windy City Times will again mark Pride Month with its annual 30 Under 30 Awards. The ceremony will take pace ...
NATIONAL San Jose LGBTQ Center vandalized, rainbow-flag items, Ricky Martin - In California, a San Jose LGBTQ center was vandalized—and rather than being a random incident, it is believed the center ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
WORLD Conversion therapy, Bermuda march, trans officer, Belgium ban - Germany plans to ban all conversion therapies under a new law to be introduced this year by German Health Minister ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Family Equality Council holds LGBTQ reproductive options panel discussion - Family Equality Council held an "LGBTQ+ Paths to Pregnancy: Using Donor Sperm to Build Your Family" panel discussion June 12 ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Pres candidates pull out LGBT plans for Pride and pre-debate - Twenty candidates have qualified to appear in the first nationally televised debates of the Democratic Party for the 2020 presidential ...
Author: Lisa Keen, Keen News Service
2019 PRIDE PARADE INFORMATION - Courtesy of PRIDEChicago www.ChicagoPrideCalendar.org - HONORARY Grand Marshal MAYOR LORI LIGHTFOOT Mayor Lightfoot's bio is well known to the public who, in record numbers, ...
LETTER Respecting elders - Dear Editor: No one likes to talk about it, but it happens every day. However, this crisis remains vastly underidentified ...
We remember, we celebrate, we believe - There is a lot of remembering, celebrating and believing going on right now. The "uprising" at the Stonewall Inn 50 ...
Author: Christopher Pett
STONEWALL AT 50 NYPD apologizes for actions - Five decades after the historic Stonewall riots that many said launched the LGBT-rights movement, the New York Police Department ( ...
A stroll through LGBTQ button history - These buttons from the private collections of LGBTQ advocates Robert Castillo, Nancy Katz, and the late Marie J. Kuda date ...
Stonewall: A personal memoir - That night, standing in Stonewall, I could not have imagined what the next few hours would do to change the ...
Author: Mark Segal, Gay Liberation Front 1969-71
Aurora, Woodstock stage Pride Parades - Aurora and Woodstock are among the Chicago suburbs that staged Pride Parades this year. The Aurora Pride Parade took place ...
Reproductive Health Act is law, making Illinois a 'beacon' - BY CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS - CHICAGO—Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker made Illinois the most liberal state in the United States for access to reproductive health care ...
Lighthouse Church to host anti-racism forum July 13 - Lighthouse Church of Chicago, 2335 N. Orchard St., will host a meeting July 13 to address the pervasiveness of racism ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Lightfoot, CPD launch community policing initiative - Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot joined Chicago Police Department ( CPD ) Superintendent Eddie T. Johnson and Department of Business Affairs ...
AMA adopts new pro-LGBTQ policies at annual meeting - The American Medical Association ( AMA ), voted to adopt new policies on emerging health care topics during the first ...
Commissioner looking to amend rights ordinance - Newly elected Cook County Commissioner Kevin Morrison is aiming to amend a section of the human-rights ordinance. The change would ...
Court lets Trump trans ban stand and orders new review - On June 14, the The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals allowed President Trump's ban on transgender members of the ...
HRC Chicago holds Equality Act panel discussion - Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) Chicago hosted a panel discussion, "The Equality Act & Me," May 29 at Morningstar ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Point Foundation announces 2019 scholarships to 41 LGBTQ students - LOS ANGELES, JUNE 19, 2019 — Point Foundation ( Point ), the nation's largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, ...
Zoe Spears is 10th Black trans woman slain in 2019, NBJC responds - WASHINGTON — On Thursday, June 13, Zoe Spears ( 23 ) was killed in Fairmount Heights, Maryland, a Washington D.C. ...

Entertainment
COMEDY Hannah Gadsby pops into Chicago - The Australian, lesbian comic Hannah Gadsby became popular with American audiences thanks to the trail blazing Netflix special Nanette. The ...
Nursing student writes the book on trans healthcare - A nursing student who graduated this year from Resurrection University wrote a manual on healthcare delivery for transgender and gender ...
Author: Matt Simonette
THEATER REVIEW The Ballad of Lefty and Crabbe - Authors: Ben Auxier, Brian Huther and Seth Macchi ( book ); Auxier & Huther ( music & lyrics ) At: ...
Author: Jonathan Abarbanel, Windy City Times
Sweets & Snacks Expo: Celebrities, innovation - Recently, the Sweets & Snacks Expo took place at McCormick Place. This year's event was more about innovation than ever, ...
CONCERT REVIEWS X and The Damned, Gogol Bordello, Bettye Lavette and more - If the concert scene in Chicago this past May was characterized by gloom, dampness and a scarcity of choices, the ...
Author: Vern Hester
Chicago PrideFest set for June 22-23 - The weekend before the 2019 Chicago Pride Parade makes its way through Boystown, the Chicago PrideFest will start the celebration. ...
Gay Holocaust film being shown June 20 - The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, 9603 Woods Dr., Skokie, will show the documentary Dear Fredy on Thursday, June ...
Interrobang marks 10th season - Interrobang Theatre Project announced its 10th anniversary season—"No Man's Land," exploring the fear and anxiety that accompany journeys into the ...
Teens competing at Jimmy Awards - Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards' Marguerite Reed and Jacob Simon will be among 86 students being celebrated at the ...
'Drag Seed' cast announced - Hell in a Handbag Productionshas announced casting for its world premiere of The Drag Seed—an unauthorized parody of the 1956 ...
Details for 'Dance for Life' set - Dance for Life—which mobilizes Chicago's dance community by raising funds through dance—announced updated program information for its annual benefit performance, ...
Aging with HIV focus of Reunion Project event - The Reunion Project 2.0—Chicago hosted a two day event focused on people aging with HIV June 14-15 at Loyola University's ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
THEATER 'Hedwig' director talks compassion, gender and music - Since its off-Broadway premiere, Hedwig and the Angry Inch has garnered a film adaptation, four Tony Awards and a substantial ...
Author: Lauren Emily Whalen
THEATER REVIEW Saving the World - Author: Marc Kelly Smith ( libretto ), Diana Lawrence ( music ) At: Chicago Tap Theatre at Stage 773, 1225 ...
Author: Jonathan Abarbanel, Windy City Times
MUSIC LeAnn Rimes goes from 'Blue' to a rainbow - Singer LeAnn Rimes career took off at the tender age of 13 years old with a Bill Mack song called ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
Critics' Picks - La Havana Madrid, Teatro Vista @ The Den, extended through 30 June—Last two weeks to see this thrice-remounted musical about ...
THEATER SPOTLIGHT Free Street Theater to do 50 plays in all 50 wards - On Sunday June 23, Free Street Theater will mark its 50th anniversary—very few Chicago theaters are older—by performing a play ...
THEATER REVIEW Emma - Author: novel by Jane Austen, stage adaptation by Phil Timberlake At: Lifeline Theatre Company, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave. Tickets: lifelinetheatre.com ...
Author: Sean Margaret Wagner
THEATER REVIEW Prophet$ - Playwright: Anthony Tournis At: Factory Theater, 1623 W. Howard St. Tickets: TheFactoryTheater.com or 866-811-4111; $25. Runs through: July 22 Protestant ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
FILM ANALYSIS Rewatching Stonewall at the movies - Early in gay director Nigel Finch's 1995 sort-of docudrama Stonewall, the drag queen La Miranda ( Guillermo Diaz ), who's ...
Author: Matt Simonette
CAKE Chicago shows diversity in comics - CAKE ( the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo ) took place at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted Ave., on June ...
Terence Alan Smith: The real 'MS. BLAKK' - Terence Alan Smith, the Detroit native behind the drag persona Joan Jett Blakk, is still taken aback that a portion ...
Author: Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times
WTTW hosts screening of 'The Lavender Scare' - During the Cold War era, fear and hatred of communism was extended to those who might be seen as susceptible ...
MOVIES '5B' revisits first AIDS ward in Calif. hospital - The powerful new documentary 5B is about a group of caregivers opening the first AIDS ward at San Francisco General ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
Five Worth Finding: Pride, Carol's Cookies, Kimpton Gray and more - —The Queeriodic Table: A Celebration of LGBTQ+ Culture: Harriet Dyer's book ( a take on the periodic table, of course ...
BOOKS ON STONEWALL Indecent Advances, The Stonewall Riots, Out in Time - Indecent Advances By James Polchin $26; Counterpoint Press; 256 pages The Stonewall Riots Edited by Marc Stein $35; New ...
Author: Terri Schlichenmeyer
SHOWBIZ Sandra Bernhard, 'Love, Simon,' Taylor Swift, Tiffany Haddish - Sandra Bernhard recently sat with Tim Teeman over at the Daily Beast—and made it clear she was done being asked ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
About Face Youth Theatre Ensemble to debut '20/20' - The About Face Youth Theatre Ensemble is celebrating its 20th anniversary with the world premiere of 20/20—a dive into recent ...
THEATER Elizabeth Rex - Playwright: Timothy Findley At: Oak Park Festival Theatre at Austin Gardens, 167 Forest Ave., Oak Park. Phone: 847-; $15-$35. Runs ...
Author: Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times
Billy Masters - "Gay liberation? I ain't against it. It's just that there's nothing in it for me!"—Bette Davis Picture it—Dallas, sometime in ...
Author: Billy Masters
Windy City Times and Reader Theater Series 2019 - Click on the link for full schedule and registration form: https:// . ...
Janet Mock signs historic Netflix deal - Author/director/producer Janet Mock has signed a historic deal with Netflix—making her the first out transgender woman who can call the ...
ONO, Glad Rags to play June 29 concert - Genre-pushing local artists ONO and Glad Rags will join forces at Constellation, 3111 N. Western Ave., on Saturday, June 29, ...
Why Do Robots Kill? reading and discussion by author Judith Markowitz Jun 30 - Author Judith Markowitz will discuss the question, Why Do Robots Kill?, and read from her book Robots that Kill Sunday, ...

Outlines
DINING Pride events, Beatnik on the River, crawfish boil - —For Pride Month, Big Gay Ice Cream is teaming with pastry chef Leigh Omilinsky—this time from her new home, Cold ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
SAVOR Cebu; Rooh - The restaurants profiled this week are considered two of the hottest new spots in the city—but do they live up ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Pridefest Milwaukee - All the colors of the rainbow at Pridefest Milwaukee. Ken Brown Photography ...
Xavier MaatRa continues giving back to the community - Giving back to the community has been the focus of Xavier MaatRa's professional life, culminating in the creation of their ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
'Queer As German Folk' through June - The project "Queer as German Folk" takes the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots as an occasion to examine the ...


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