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Sixteen trans, gay Central America migrants seek asylum in U.S. - - A group of 16 transgender and gay migrants from Central America on Aug. 10 sought asylum in the United States. ...
Chicagoans rally for Charlottesville - At least two events in support of anti-white supremacists protesters in Charlottesville were held in Chicago Aug. 13, the day ...
Author: Tracy Baim
Driver who plowed into Charlottesville crowd reported to have held Nazi views - A 20-year-old Ohio man accused of plowing a car into a crowd of protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Aug. 12—killing ...
LGBT groups decry Va. rally violence - On Aug. 12, a rally turned tragic in Charlottesville, Virginia, as hundreds of white nationalists, Ku Klux Klan members and ...
Channyn Lynne Parker accepts BYC post - Channyn Lynne Parker, currently the project manager for Chicago House's TransLife Project, will be leaving her post effective Aug. 31 ...
Author: Matt Simonette

News
Driver who plowed into Charlottesville crowd reported to have held Nazi views - A 20-year-old Ohio man accused of plowing a car into a crowd of protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Aug. 12—killing ...
Personal PAC, Men4Choice join fight to protect women's reproductive rights - From a press release - Chicago, IL — On August 9, the Illinois-based pro-choice advocacy organizations Personal PAC and Men4Choice have partnered to launch "CallBullshit" ...
133,000 LGBT Indiana workers Lack Statewide Protection from Discrimination - From a Williams Institute press release - LOS ANGELES — Approximately 133,000 LGBT workers in Indiana are vulnerable to employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender ...
Top US newscasts asked to shine a light on Chechnya's anti-gay abuses - From a Media Matters press release - A Media Matters study has found near silence on Chechen human rights abuses against queer men on evening cable and ...
HRC Reacts to Trump's Delusional Assessment of Transgender Troop Ban - From an HRC press release - WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer ( LGBTQ ) ...
Trans, gay Central American migrants to arrive at US-Mexico border seeking asylum - NOGALES, AZ: Today a caravan of 16 transgender and gay Central American migrants, 11 of whom are transgender women, will ...
Channyn Lynne Parker accepts BYC post - Channyn Lynne Parker, currently the project manager for Chicago House's TransLife Project, will be leaving her post effective Aug. 31 ...
Author: Matt Simonette
LGBT groups decry Va. rally violence - On Aug. 12, a rally turned tragic in Charlottesville, Virginia, as hundreds of white nationalists, Ku Klux Klan members and ...
Marchers, police and Zionists collide at SlutWalk - An already tense atmosphere at SlutWalk Chicago exploded when, near the march's conclusion Aug. 12, five marchers were detained and ...
Author: Liz Baudler
Final arrested SlutWalk protester released on bail - SlutWalk Chicago supporters rallied at Cook County Jail Sunday afternoon Aug. 13 in support of the fifth and final marcher ...
Author: Liz Baudler
Chicagoans rally for Charlottesville - At least two events in support of anti-white supremacists protesters in Charlottesville were held in Chicago Aug. 13, the day ...
Author: Tracy Baim
PASSAGES Thomas Spencer Duffield Bowyer - Thomas Spencer Duffield Bowyer, 83; "Spence" or "Bow"; passed away peacefully on August 4, 2017 in Chicago. Thomas was born ...
Sixteen trans, gay Central America migrants seek asylum in U.S. - by Michael K. Lavers, Washington Blade - A group of 16 transgender and gay migrants from Central America on Aug. 10 sought asylum in the United States. ...
Equality Illinois, Equality Illinois Institute announce 2017-2018 boards - From a press release - CHICAGO—Equality Illinois and Equality Illinois Institute announce their 2017-2018 boards of directors, which include six new board members, who, together ...
Houston restroom bill dies again, 50,000+ Texans took action to oppose - A Texas "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people died again Aug. 15, a Houston Chronicle item reported. It is the second ...
Demonstration planned for Federal Building Plaza Tuesday at 5 p.m. - A news conference and a demonstration are planned for Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. The news conference is to begin at ...
LETTERS Affinity statement on healing - Dear Affinity Family, Our hearts are still broken over the weekend's events that continue to unfold in Charlottesville, Virginia. A ...
Texas House Adjourns Without Passing New Anti-Transgender Bill - From a press release - AUSTIN, Texas — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer ...
Provincetown and Boston: Perfect for a fall getaway - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times by Bill Malcolm - Put Provincetown on your bucket list if you have never been. Fall is a perfect time to visit Ptown ( ...
VIEWPOINTS Who was intended to see 'Detroit?' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Fifty years ago this summer, an urban rebellion took place. One hundred and fifty-nine riots erupted in cities with prominent ...
Author: Rev. Irene Monroe
World news: Australia and marriage, gay journalist, Pakistani bill - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's decision to come out opposing same-sex marriage is not going down well with his ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
National roundup: Trans-ban responses, NYC beating, History Month Icons - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The American Military Partner Association ( AMPA ) responded to comments made by President Donald Trump regarding the service of ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Kirk designs River North home - Over the past two years—between art exhibitions, public murals and corporate projects—lesbian artist Sam Kirk has been designing a three-story, ...
MLS commissions Sam Kirk mural - Major League Soccer ( MLS ) celebrated All-Star week in Chicago last week—and, as part of the festivities, commissioned Sam ...
LETTERS Sanctuary, gun violence - Sanctuary situation In response to the lawsuit filed by the City of Chicago against the Department of Justice ( DoJ ...
TPAN 30th-anniversary event Sept. 28 - Test Positive Aware Network ( TPAN ) will commemorate its 30th anniversary with a celebration event on Thursday, Sept. 28. ...
For lesbian couple, creating Jewish home is part of the job - For Megan GoldMarche, creating a home alongside her wife Paige is literally part of her job. Megan has, since 2016, ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Hate-crimes summit Oct. 25 - In Chicago, a coalition of community advocates, government agencies and law-enforcement officials will take part Wed., Oct. 25, in the ...
ELECTIONS 2018: GOVERNOR J.B. Pritzker talks campaign, trans cousin and state budget - J.B. Pritzker seems to be everywhere these days. The seemingly ubiquitous commercials touting his campaign as governor might be the ...
Author: Andrew Davis and Nina Matti
EI solicits pro-trans support at state fair - Equality Illinois has been in Springfield at the Illinois State Fair, which runs Aug. 10-20, seeking support from fairgoers against ...
TEEN SPEAK Sad truth about suicide rates - Depression and suicide awareness are both important topics that have their fair amount of advocates, but what these advocates rarely ...
Author: Kelsi Williams
Trans advocates discuss military ban - Officials from the Trans United Fund, an advocacy working on behalf of transgender and gender-expansive individuals and their allies, and ...
Author: Matt Simonette

Entertainment
THEATER REVIEW The Food Show - Playwright: Dan Kerr-Hobert, Caitlin Stainken and the ensemble. At: The Neo-Futurists at the Metropolitan Brewery, 3031 N. Rockwell St. Tickets: ...
THEATER REVIEW Monticello - Playwright: Thomas Geoghegan. At: Aurora Theater Works at the St. Bonaventure Oratory, 1625 N. Ashland Ave. Tickets: $20. Runs through: ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
THEATER REVIEW Engage! - Playwright: Brendan T. Stallings. At: Stellar Productions at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets: 773-975-8150; TheaterWit.org; $20. Runs through: ...
Author: Jonathan Abarbanel, Windy City Times
DANCIN' FEATS Dance for Life Chicago set to dazzle once again - By Joanna Furnans - Chicago Dancers United will host the 26th annual Dance for Life Chicago gala and performance event on Saturday, Aug. 19. ...
Showbiz news: Stephen Amell, 'Empire,' Michael Stipe, 'Sense8' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Arrow star Stephen Amell has hit back at fans who left homophobic comments on his Facebook page, PinkNews reported. The ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Macklemore, others at Sept. 16 festival - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Fifth Harmony, Prince Royce, DNCE, Fat Joe, Jeremih, Lupe Fiasco, Carl Thomas and Felix da Housecat ...
Manolo Blahnik film out Sept. 22 - Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards—an in-depth portrait of legendary fashion designer Manolo Blahnik—will premiere locally at the ...
'Yippie Fest' Aug. 18-20 - The first-ever Yippie Fest—a continuous, live theater festival in the spirit of the Abbie Hoffman Died for Our Sins Festival ...
'Bewildered' cast announced - Hell in a Handbag Productions, celebrating its 15th-anniversary season, has announced casting for the world premiere of Bewildered—a musical parody ...
Driehaus exhibiting French posters - The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, 40 E. Erie St., has announced the special exhibition "L'Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters," ...
NUNN ON ONE: MUSIC Declan McKenna: Breakout star on trans teens, identity - British singer Declan McKenna is heading for the big leagues and people like Adele are singing his praises. He won ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
MOVIES Actress raps about performing hip-hop in 'Patti Cake$' - Watch out, world: There's a new rapper in town, and her name is Patti Cake$. A plus-sized white girl from ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
Reeling film festival returns Sept. 21-28 - The 35th edition of Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival will run Sept. 21-28. The first Chicago Lesbian & ...
Ken Burns to discuss 'Vietnam War' Sept. 7 - Ken Burns and Lynn Novick will preview their new 10-part documentary, The Vietnam War, with an exclusive screening and discussion ...
'Cards Against Humanity' Aug. 25 - Cards Against Humanity Live will return one night only on Friday, Aug. 25, at 8 p.m. at The Greenhouse Theater ...
George Takei in Chicago on Sept. 7 - In conjunction with its first original exhibition "Then They Came for Me: Incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII and the ...
Benefit concert for Russian violinist Aug. 26 - Chicago LGBTQ community leaders are hosting a benefit concert for Artem Kolesov, a 23-year-old gay man who caught the world's ...
THEATER SPOTLIGHT Gypsy - Reacquaint yourself with the musical theater world's ultimate "stage mother from hell" when Music Theater Works presents the 1959 Broadway ...
THEATER REVIEW HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical - Music: Galt MacDermot. Book & Lyrics: Gerome Ragni & James Rado.Directed by: Brenda Didier. At: Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. ...
Author: Eric Karas
THEATER Critics' Picks - Hir, Steppenwolf Theatre, through Aug. 20. It's hard to like the characters in Taylor Mac's darkly distorted family sitcom, but ...
DIFFA's White Party on Aug. 23 - The Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS/Chicago ( DIFFA/Chicago ) Auxiliary Board is hosting its third annual White Party—"Under the Midsummer's ...
Sedaris, Ginsburg, Ailey dancers part of Auditorium's season - The Auditorium Theatre announced its 2017-18 season under new Chief Executive Officer Tania Castroverde Moskalenko—along with its new tagline, "The ...
Fahrenheit Chicago, Pride South on the Lake Announces Entertainment Lineup - From an Equality Illinois press release - CHICAGO—Non-stop entertainment from top rap artists, R&B and house singers, drag performers, and DJs will be featured at Fahrenheit Chicago—Pride ...

Outlines
DISH: SAVOR Heritage Restaurant & Caviar Bar - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - It would be almost impossible to not have an enjoyable time at Heritage Restaurant & Caviar Bar ( 2700 W. ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
STAYCATION REVIEW Feeling the vibe at ACME Hotel Company - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - I was really feeling the edgy, musical vibe at a recent staycation at ACME Hotel Company ( 15 E. Ohio ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Dining news: Morton's dinner, Travelle series, Charlie Trotter - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —Morton's Steakhouse, 1050 N. State St., is hosting a Silver Oak & Tworney wine dinner on Thursday, Aug. 17, at ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Northalsted Market Days shines on Halsted - Northalsted Market Days is the largest outdoor street festival in the Midwest with national talent, unique vendors, arts, crafts, food ...
BLACK ALPHABET FILM FESTIVAL Jewel Thais-Williams and nightclub subject of documentary - By Emagin Tanaschuk - Jewel Thais-Williams is more than the owner of the popular "Jewel's Catch One" night club, in Los Angeles; rather, she ...
'Big Orange Ball' Oct. 21 at Carnivale - The Halloween costume party known as the "Big Orange Ball" will take place Saturday, Oct. 21, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., at ...
World Roller Derby Week thru Aug. 20 - The first annual World Roller Derby Week—celebrating the history, future and community impact of a sport invented in Chicago, and ...


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