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Chicago mayor, LGBT Caucus introduce measure to protect trans residents from bias - A new measure was introduced in the Chicago City Council May 18 that prohibits public accommodations—such as hotels, restaurants or ...
Mexico's Wild Ride to Marriage Equality - Mexico is the current hotspot of the marriage-equality movement and requires extensive treatment to wrap one's head around what's happening. ...
Author: Rex Wockner
U.S. Senate confirms gay man, Eric Fanning, for Secretary of Army - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed the nomination of an openly gay man to serve as Secretary of the U.S. ...
Author: Lisa Keen
Latest 'RuPaul's Drag Race' winner crowned - Out of 12 competitors in season eight of the Logo show RuPaul's Drag Race, it all came down to Naomi ...
Statement by Obama on the Int. Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia - From the White House - On May 17, Americans and people around the world mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia by reaffirming the ...
Supreme Ct. refuses to rule on contraceptive case - On May 16, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously decided to send the Zubik v. Burwell case, which challenges the Affordable ...
Anti-gay organization among Gov. Rauner breakfast hosts - After an initial postponement for this year, the Illinois Governor's Prayer Breakfast, which has been an annual event since 1963, ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Groups laud Education Dept. ruling on trans bathroom access - The National Center for Transgender Equality called it "one of the biggest victories of the transgender community ever," referring to ...
Author: Lisa Keen, Keen News Service
HHS confirms ban on healthcare and insurance bias against LGBT People - From press releases - ( May 13, 2016, New York, NY ) — The United States Department of Health and Human Services ( HHS ...
Obama's Education Dept. Affirms the Rights of Transgender Students - From press releases - The Obama administration has issued a directive directing public schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms matching their gender ...
Hillary Clinton meets with HIV/AIDS activists - From a press release - Today, Hillary Clinton met with HIV and AIDS experts and advocates representing a diverse coalition of more than 70 leaders ...
Italy approves civil unions - After a protracted legislative battle, Italy's parliament approved same-sex civil unions and gave some rights to unmarried opposite-sex couples on ...

News
Groups laud Education Dept. ruling on trans bathroom access - The National Center for Transgender Equality called it "one of the biggest victories of the transgender community ever," referring to ...
Anti-gay organization among Gov. Rauner breakfast hosts - After an initial postponement for this year, the Illinois Governor's Prayer Breakfast, which has been an annual event since 1963, ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Supreme Ct. refuses to rule on contraceptive case - On May 16, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously decided to send the Zubik v. Burwell case, which challenges the Affordable ...
Artemis Singers to present "Voices of Joyful Rebellion" Pride Concert - From a press release - Breaking the bounds of the status quo, Artemis Singers, , Chicago's lesbian feminist chorus, will perform songs about rebellion June ...
Italy approves civil unions - After a protracted legislative battle, Italy's parliament approved same-sex civil unions and gave some rights to unmarried opposite-sex couples on ...
EqualityCon panel addresses trans issues, budget impasse - Transgender issues and the state budget impasse took center stage at the State of the State panel, part of Equality ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
U.S. Reps. Cicilline, Schakowsky open EqualityCon 2016 - Since he was getting married, new Equality Illinois CEO Brian C. Johnson could not attend the organization's EqualityCon 2016 held ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
Palm Center Questions Pentagon Claim that Transgender Service "Complicated" - From a press release - SAN FRANCISCO, CA — As the Obama administration signals that defending transgender equality will be a major priority of its ...
Chicagoans react to transgender guidelines - The Obama administration, on May 13, released guidelines directing public schools to allow transgender students to use the restroom facilities ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Clinton meets with HIV/AIDS activists - Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, on May 12, met with a coalition of 20 HIV/AIDS leaders and experts, according to a ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Incoming Chicago House CEO looks ahead - Scott Ammarell says that housing is an issue that he's long been passionate about. "One of the things I've learned ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Lottery extension goes to House Rules Committee - A bill that moves the expiration date on the Quality of Life scratch-off game—proceeds of which go towards persons with ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Lori Cannon honored by Fifth Third Bank - Lori Cannon, founder of OPEN HAND/Chicago, was recently honored as a Community Leader by Fifth Third Bank at a breakfast ...
White House Appoints Force's Barbara Satin to Advisory Council on Faith-based Partnerships - From a press release - Washington, DC, May 12, 2016 — The White House today announced that the National LGBTQ Task Force's Barbara Satin has ...
Hillary Clinton meets with HIV/AIDS activists - From a press release - Today, Hillary Clinton met with HIV and AIDS experts and advocates representing a diverse coalition of more than 70 leaders ...
Obama's Education Dept. Affirms the Rights of Transgender Students - From press releases - The Obama administration has issued a directive directing public schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms matching their gender ...
Trump's 'States' Rights' Policy Assertion on Trans Students Dangerous, Reckless - From an HRC press release - WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) released the following statement after Donald Trump declined this morning ...
HHS confirms ban on healthcare and insurance bias against LGBT People - From press releases - ( May 13, 2016, New York, NY ) — The United States Department of Health and Human Services ( HHS ...
Friends of the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame hosts bowling benefit - The 2016 Dick Uyvari Memorial Celebrity Bowl was May 14 at Waveland Bowl, sponsored by the Friends of the Chicago ...
Court Confirms No-Cost Contraceptive without Deciding Religion Questions - ( New York, May 16, 2016 ) — Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion sending Zubik v. Burwell, ...
Statement by Obama on the Int. Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia - From the White House - On May 17, Americans and people around the world mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia by reaffirming the ...
NEIU becomes site of Evan Wolfson's first commencement address - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Evan Wolfson—LGBT activist, attorney, author and founder and president of the now defunct Freedom to Marry group—delivered his first-ever commencement ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
World news: Gay convictions annulled, Justin Trudeau, lawyer escapes sentence - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Germany is set to annul the convictions of gay men under a law criminalizing homosexuality that was applied zealously in ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
National roundup: Trans appointment, GLSEN honors, Whole Foods hoax - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The White House announced that the National LGBTQ Task Force's Barbara Satin has been appointed to serve on President Obama's ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
U.S. Senate confirms gay man, Eric Fanning, for Secretary of Army - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed the nomination of an openly gay man to serve as Secretary of the U.S. ...
Author: Lisa Keen
Eric Fanning, a gay man, confirmed as the 22nd Secretary of the U.S. Army - From press releases - Today the Senate confirmed Eric Fanning as the next Secretary of the Army. Fanning will be the first openly gay ...
Mexico's Wild Ride to Marriage Equality - Mexico is the current hotspot of the marriage-equality movement and requires extensive treatment to wrap one's head around what's happening. ...
Author: Rex Wockner
Chicago mayor, LGBT Caucus introduce measure to protect trans residents from bias - A new measure was introduced in the Chicago City Council May 18 that prohibits public accommodations—such as hotels, restaurants or ...
Author: Matt Simonette

Entertainment
Trans author Chase Joynt discusses his latest work - Toronto's Chase Joynt just published a new work titled You Only Live Twice. In the book, while coming together over ...
NUNN ON ONE: COMEDY W. Kamau Bell on his name, CNN show and housing benefit - Comedian W. Kamau Bell is hitting it big on the new series United Shades of America, currently running on CNN. ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
BENT NIGHTS: mtvghosts, Lincoln Durham - After watching them cut up onstage at last months Glitter Creeps blow-out at The Empty Bottle ( April 20 ), ...
Author: Vern Hester
Dining news: Italian restaurant's renovation, Craft Beer Week - —Italian restaurant Piccolo Sogno Due, 340 N. Clark St., has closed. However, Chef Tony Priolo will bring back a new ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy CIty Times...
Entertainment news: Mariah Carey, Gus Van Sant, Azealia Banks, Wilson Cruz - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - GLAAD honored Robert De Niro, Mariah Carey and the best in film, television, and journalism at the 27th Annual GLAAD ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Free film series celebrates queer royalty in honor of Gay Pride month - From a press release - The Queer Film Society, in association with The Chicago Public Library present QUEER KINGS & QUEENS, a free series celebrating ...
Joffrey Ballet receives $200 challenge grant - From a press release - May 16, 2016 — The Joffrey Ballet, led by Artistic Director Ashley Wheater and Executive Director Greg Cameron, announced today ...
AROUND CHICAGO: Hotel bar Raised opens at Renaissance - A sure sign of summer is when hotel bars open, welcoming patrons to enjoy ( hopefully ) warmer weather. Raised: ...
Trans actress Shakina Nayfack, out in the open - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Shakina Nayfack has starred in two autobiographical rock musicals, and played the role of the Statue of Liberty in Manuel ...
Author: Jake Ekdahl
TV personality 'New York' gets real on 'Family Therapy' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Tiffany Pollard has become a staple in reality television. From a girl who was spotted on the street by a ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
Latest 'RuPaul's Drag Race' winner crowned - Out of 12 competitors in season eight of the Logo show RuPaul's Drag Race, it all came down to Naomi ...
THEATER REVIEW: The Secretaries - Playwright: The Five Lesbian Brothers At: Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets: 773-975-8150; AboutFaceTheatre.org; $20-$35 Runs through: June 12 ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
Hillbilly music, British style - Skiffle blues in Court Theatre's One Man, Two Guvnors - In the United States—particularly in the Southern mountain regions—it's known as "gutbucket" music, based in Appalachian string-band harmonies ( guitar, ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
THEATER REVIEW: Chimerica - Playwright: Lucy Kirkwood At: TimeLine Theatre, 615 Wellington Ave. Tickets: 773-281-8463 or TimelineTheatre.com; $38-$51 Runs through: July 31 Damaging and ...
Author: Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times
THEATER REVIEW: The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window - Playwright: Lorraine Hansberry At: Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St. Tickets: 773-443-3800; GoodmanTheatre.org; $20-$75 Runs through: June 5 The Sign ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
THEATER: Critics' Pics - 180 Degree Rule, Babes With Blades at City Lit Theater, through May 21. The Babes keep the glamor-noir flowing in ...
Author: Abarbanel, Barnidge, Morgan and Sullivan
THEATER REVIEW: Little Shop of Horrors - Book and Lyrics: Howard Ashman; Music: Alan Menken At: American Blues Theater at Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. ...
Author: Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times
THEATER: Spotlight - Not everyone has time to see a six-hour theater marathon. But if you do, be sure not to miss Chicago ...
Midwest women's weekend rebrands - A new annual women's weekend is coming to the Midwest in June. Go Girl Saugatuck will take place June 3-5 ...
Author: Charlsie Dewey
Four gay Black men host groundbreaking radio show The Sip - It's no secret that representations of LGBT people have been largely whitewashed. Though media visibility and representation has steadily increased ...
Author: Skylar Baker-Jordan
Artemis Singers concerts in June - Drawing its inspiration from today's headlines, lesbian feminist chorus Artemis Singers will devote a whole concert to songs about social ...
NUNN ON ONE: COMEDY: W. Kamau Bell on his name, CNN show and housing benefit - Comedian W. Kamau Bell is hitting it big on the new series United Shades of America, currently running on CNN. ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
NUNN ON ONE: MUSIC Tim Cain: Boys' Entrance and Bear Radio - Members of political pop band Boys' Entrance is returning to Chicago after a five-year hiatus to celebrate their 25th anniversary ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times

Outlines
Enduring Love, gay couple copes with Alzheimer's - On Oct. 19, 2000 Michael A. Horvich and Gregory Lee Maire stood before a Justice of the Peace against the ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
How to donate a kidney to one of your newspaper's readers - This article has been updated as of May 22, 2016 Today I will be discharged from the Mayo Clinic in ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond


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