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DAILY BREAKING
100+ congress members seek information on transgender military service ban - By Alex Madison - ( WASHINGTON, D.C., October 10, 2017 )—More than 100 Members of Congress wrote to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis asking him ...
Chicago trans woman alleges discrimination at Indiana apple orchard - A transgender Chicago woman is contemplating legal action after she and her friends were ejected by police from a popular ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Sessions reversing pro-trans policy - Fact sheet below - Attorney General Jeff Sessions is reversing the Justice Department's policy that a 1964 civil-rights law protects transgender individuals from discrimination, ...

News
LGBT HISTORY MONTH Phyllis Lyon, Del Martin paved way for lesbians - By Alex Madison - In a time when President Donald Trump has directed a ban on transgender individuals from serving in the military, his ...
Chicago trans woman alleges discrimination at Indiana apple orchard - A transgender Chicago woman is contemplating legal action after she and her friends were ejected by police from a popular ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Sessions reversing pro-trans policy - Fact sheet below - Attorney General Jeff Sessions is reversing the Justice Department's policy that a 1964 civil-rights law protects transgender individuals from discrimination, ...
Senate committee passes bipartisan resolution condemning violence toward LGBTQs in Chechnya - From a press release - WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) hailed the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's unanimous vote advancing ...
Groups condemn ban on transgender military service - From a press release - Washington, DC — Following the August 25 decision by the Trump Administration, the LGBT Bar, NAPABA, NBA, NAWL, and HNBA ...
Pope denounces gender confirmation technologies, DignityUSA responds - From press release - "Pope Francis' statement denouncing technologies that support gender confirmation demonstrates the Pontiff's tragic ignorance on the challenges faced by transgender ...
The Legacy Project Phase 6 to honor The Harlem Renaissance - From a press release - The Legacy Project will celebrate Phase 6 Dedication of Chicago's Award-Winning Legacy Walk Outdoor LGBT History Museum on Sunday, Oct. ...
Rainbow flag to fly permanently at Stonewall National Monument - From a press release - ( New York, NY— October 5, 2017 ) — The Rainbow Flag, the international symbol of LGBT liberation and pride, ...
CA Gov Signs Bill Modernizing state HIV Laws - From a press release - ( Sacramento, CA — Oct. 6, 2017 )—Governor Jerry Brown today signed into law landmark legislation to reform outdated laws ...
Affinity to host "Our Stories, Our Voices" on coming out day - On Coming Out Day, speakers from Chicago's Black Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer lives community will share the diversity ...
DoJ calls for broad religious exemption interpretation, leading groups speak out - From press releases - From National LGBTQ Task Force: We won't stand for it. WASHINGTON-DC: The Trump-Sessions Department of Justice released guidance this morning ...
Egypt: Mass arrests amid LGBT media blackout, activists get death threats - From a press release - ( Nairobi, October 6, 2017 ) — The Egyptian government has intensified its campaign against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender ...
NCLR decries two anti-trans actions by administration in one day - From a press release - Washington, D.C. — The Trump administration today landed two punches against transgender Americans, first asking the courts to dismiss a ...
Author of trans-focused children's book opens Safe Schools Symposium - Giving the morning keynote at Illinois Safe Schools Alliance's inaugural Symposium on Oct. 9, author Alex Gino acknowledged, "2017 is ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Sandberg Awards Oct. 11 at The Forum - The Chicago Public Library Foundation and Chicago Public Library will present the annual Carl Sandburg Literary Awards to best-selling authors ...
SAG-AFTRA comments on safety of women in entertainment and media - From a press release - SAG-AFTRA today released the following statement on the safety of women in the entertainment and media industry. "We commend the ...
World news: Elton John, UN resolution, Nepalese trans first - The Elton John AIDS Foundation ( EJAF ) announced new funding initiatives to increase advocacy and service delivery for people ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
MIDWEST LGBTQ HEALTH SYMPOSIUM Professor talks bisexual research - Howard Brown's Center for Education, Research and Advocacy hosted the Midwest LGBTQ Health Symposium Oct. 7 at the JW Marriott ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
MIDWEST LGBTQ HEALTH SYMPOSIUM Symposium addresses HIV treatment, prevention and elimination - Delivering the kickoff speech at Howard Brown Health's 2017 Midwest LGBTQ Health Symposium on Oct. 7, Richard Elion, clinical professor ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Legacy Walk dedication Oct. 15 - The Phase 6 dedication of the Legacy Walk Outdoor LGBT History Museum will take place Sunday Oct. 15. This year, ...
National trans group launches political arm for impact on elections - A leading national transgender group has launched a political arm aimed at electing candidates to advance transgender rights. The National ...
Author: Chris Johnson, Washington Blade
UIC to host second hate-crimes summit - Raising awareness and action against hate, the Hate Crime Coalition brings the Hate Crime Summit: Bridging Systems Against Hate to ...
Author: Melissa Wasserman
THE AMAZON TRAIL Happy hours - One day, out of the blue, I received an email from well-respected writer Renee Bess. In her thoughtful, elegant style, ...
Author: Lee Lynch
LETTERS Responding to the pope - The following text is a statement by Francis DeBernardo, executive director of New Ways Ministry, on Pope Francis' Oct. 5 ...
Parking-meter art to benefit youth homeless projects - CHICAGO—Ava's Change4Youth, a program of Pride Action Tank ( PAT ), is launching Oct. 11 as part of the Andersonville ...
GUEST COLUMN Welcome - My name is Toni Marie Preston. I am a Black, queer, trans femme with sickle cell disease. I'm also currently ...
Author: Toni Marie Preston
PASSAGES Karen Knudstrup - Karen Knudstrup passed away Sept. 16 at age 78. She is survived by her widow and partner of 52 years, ...
PASSAGES Russell Pryga - Russell "Russ" Pryga, 52, died Sept. 30 in Chicago; he was 52. He was born June 10, 1965, and grew ...
100+ congress members seek information on transgender military service ban - From a press release - ( WASHINGTON, D.C., October 10, 2017 )—More than 100 Members of Congress wrote to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis asking him ...
Military Partners & Families Coalition to join OutServe-SLDN - From a press release - ( WASHINGTON ) October 11, 2017 — OutServe-SLDN, the nation's leading legal and advocacy organization for LGBT servicemembers, veterans, and ...
LGBT YouTube ads promote Asian, South Asian, and Southeast Asian family acceptance - From a press release - NEW YORK — For LGBTQ National Coming Out Day on October 11, emotionally moving new videos of Asian parents of ...
LGBT Chamber of Commerce welcomes new director - The LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois hosted a welcome reception for their new director, Jerome' Holston, Oct. 10 at ...

Entertainment
THEATER REVIEW Bewildered - Book: Ron Weaver Music & Lyrics: Aaron Benham and Ron Weaver. Directed by: Brigitte Ditmars At: Stage 773, 1225 W ...
THEATER REVIEW Queerly Beloved: An LGBT+ Comedy Revue - Written by: Katie Lee, Meaghan Morris, Kevin "KJ" Snyder, Evan Starkweather and Nathaniel Strain At: Annoyance Theatre & Bar, 851 ...
Author: James R. Wilke
THEATER REVIEW Quixote: On the Conquest of Self - Playwright: Monica Hoth & Claudia Valdes Kuri, translated by Georgina Escobar At: Writers Theatre, 325 Tudor Ct., Glencoe. Tickets: 847-242-6000; ...
Author: Jonathan Abarbanel, Windy City Times
THEATER REVIEW The Making of a Modern Folk Hero - Playwright: Martin Zimmerman At: Other Theater at Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago Ave. Tickets: $25. Runs through: Oct. 29 You ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
THEATER REVIEW Choir Boy - Playwright: Tarell Alvin McCraney At: Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St. Tickets: $43-$46. Runs through: Nov. 12 There are ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
Music ensemble looks to tell Chicago stories - According to Bach + Beethoven Ensemble ( BBE ) Artistic Director Brandi Berry, her musical organization's mission is all about ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Broadway's Nick Adams to headline Pride Films and Plays's Simply Sensational - From a press release - Chicago - Pride Films and Plays' annual fall benefit, Simply Sensational, will feature Broadway musical theater star NICK ADAMS, who ...
His Greatness on stage with Pride Films and Plays - From a press release - Three men - a great American playwright, his trusted and loyal assistant, and a young Canadian street hustler - find ...
Meet Juan(ito) Doe pays tribute to being "brown and down in Chi-town" - From a press release - CHICAGO, IL — From long days working on the Nabisco assembly line to long nights at el baile, from falling ...
SCOTTISH PLAY SCOTT Genius in decline - Out actor Danne W. Taylor was surprised at how quickly the Chicago premiere of His Greatness came about. It was ...
Author: Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times
Critics' Picks - The Heavens are Hung in Black, Shattered Globe at Theater Wit, through Oct. 21. The year 1862 tested Abe Lincoln ...
Theater Spotlight on Les Miserables - Another national tour of the global hit musical Les Miserables is back for a brief, barricade-busting run in Chicago. Do ...
MOVIES Sean Baker on his newest 'Project' - After studying film at New York University, Sean Baker wrote and directed his first film, Four Letter Words. He followed ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
BOOKS Self-made woman: Talking with Denise Chanterelle Dubois - Extended for the online edition of Windy City Times - Milwaukee-born transgender actress and businesswoman Denise Chanterelle Dubois has penned a frank and fearless new memoir entitled, Self-Made Woman about ...
Author: Owen Keehnen
NUNN ON ONE Radio-show host Stephanie Miller talks Trump, tour - Extended for the online edition of Windy City Times - Radio-show host Stephanie Miller continues to mix comedy with politics and these days there's plenty of material. The daughter of ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
FILM REVIEW Professor Marston and the Wonder Women - Director: Angela Robinson. Starring: Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, Bella Heathcote Time: 108 minutes. Release: Oct. 13 Professor Marston and the ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
VALUE TRAVEL D.C. weekend getaway ideas - by Bill Malcolm - Fall is the perfect time to visit Washington, D.C.. The temperatures are cooler and fall lingers. The fall colors in ...
Showbiz news: Jared Leto, Cher, Wanda Sykes, Weinstein fallout - Jared Leto has landed a new role: playing the late Hugh Hefner in an upcoming biopic, Just Jared noted. The ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
National roundup: Rainbow flag, gay Vegas connections, HIV-exposure law - The rainbow flag—the international symbol of LGBT liberation and pride—was unveiled in a special ceremony on Wed., Oct. 11, at ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
TRANSPARENT Jill Soloway discusses the future of the Pfeffermans - Transparent won't be winding down anytime soon. A fifth season of the multiple Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning series ( about ...
CHAVELA Film looks at chanteuse and sexual outlaw Chavela Vargas - by Sari Staver - There is a stunning new documentary about the life and times of iconic chanteuse and sexual outlaw Chavela Vargas. Vargas, ...
Queer Brown filmmakers collaborate with CPS students - Video below - Vincent Martell didn't find himself inspired by filmmaking until he went to college in Barcelona. There, Martell, who now runs ...
Author: Liz Baudler
A-Squared arts fest Nov. 9-12 - Links Hall, 3111 N. Western Ave., is presenting the second edition of the A-Squared Asian American Performing Arts Festival—co-produced in ...
House-music DJs launch Chosen Few Management - House Music DJ and production collective the Chosen Few DJs announced its formation of Chosen Few Artist Management, Inc. ( ...
Social-change film festival Oct. 13-15 - The national nonprofit organizaiton Social Change will host its social-change film festival, #ChangeFest, in three states: Illinois, California and New ...

Outlines
Final Andersonville Dessert Crawl on Halloween - From a press release - CHICAGO ( October 5, 2017 ): The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce ( ACC ) will host the culminating Andersonville Dessert ...
Club Industry moves to yet another venue - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The annual fitness event known as Club Industry took place in Chicago on Oct. 4-6—in yet another venue. In a ...
WEDDINGS Yospin-Valentour - Marcia Yospin and Erin Valentour were married July 15 in the Crystal ballroom in Evanston. Photo of Yospin ( left ...
IN THE LIFE Erik Grazetti - Talking with Erik Grazetti for a few minutes, one realizes that he is in his element as Loews Chicago Hotel's ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Dining news: Breast Cancer Month specials, Naha lunch, cat cafe - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —Several restaurants have specials related to Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For example, Bottleneck Management's Chicagoland locations ( such as Howells ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Five Worth Finding: Monteverde, Chicago Ideas Week and more - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —Monteverde: Monteverde Executive Chef Sarah Grueneberg won Best Chef Great Lakes at the James Beard Awards this year—and for good ...


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