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Conversion therapy ban passes House - The Illinois House, on May 19, passed legislation 68-43 that protects minors from anti-gay "conversion therapy." The bill, HB 217, ...
At inauguration, Emanuel pledges future for Chicago's lost youth - Inclusion was crammed into Mayor Rahm Emanuel's inauguration to a second term held at the Chicago Theatre May 18. The ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
Missing Chicago trans woman located - A 28-year-old Chicago transgender woman named Sherry Berry who had been missing since May 6, 2015 has been located according ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
PASSAGES Longtime gay activist William B. Kelley dies - [Updated May 18, 2015 with memorial service information.] William B. Kelley, 72, who in 2015 was marking 50 years as ...
Author: Tracy Baim, Windy City Times
United Nations LGBTI campaign - From a press release - The United Nations Free & Equal campaign May 14 launched a new video celebrating the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, ...
Gay engineer involved in Amtrak crash - The engineer involved in the May 12 Amtrak train crash in Pennsylvania has been identified as gay activist Brandon Bostian, ...

News
PRIDE MONTH CALENDAR - Compiled by PRIDEChicago - MAY 30 ( pre-Pride Month )- CONCERT & CD RELEASE PARTY - w/ Namoli Brennet, one of the first 100 ...
Gay engineer involved in Amtrak crash - The engineer involved in the May 12 Amtrak train crash in Pennsylvania has been identified as gay activist Brandon Bostian, ...
PASSAGES Longtime gay activist William B. Kelley dies - [Updated May 18, 2015 with memorial service information.] William B. Kelley, 72, who in 2015 was marking 50 years as ...
Author: Tracy Baim, Windy City Times
Missouri HIV case gets national attention - In Missouri, a former college student has been found guilty of exposing one of his sex partners to HIV as ...
Transgender woman reported missing following brain surgery - A 28-year-old Chicago transgender woman named Sherry Berry been missing now for nine days following May 6, 2015 reports filed ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
Great Lakes command reduces religious services, stokes outrage - Religious freedom is in question as Recruit Training Command ( RTC ) at Naval Station Great Lakes has announced that ...
Author: Melissa Wasserman
Black gay man found guilty by Missouri jury of "recklessly infecting" - From press releases - National HIV experts say conviction out of touch with current science and HIV prevention strategies Catherine Hanssens, Executive ...
Griner, Johnson suspended by WNBA after DV incident - From the WNBA - As a result of the domestic violence incident between Brittney Griner of the Phoenix Mercury and Glory Johnson of the ...
United Nations LGBTI campaign - From a press release - The United Nations Free & Equal campaign May 14 launched a new video celebrating the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, ...
AFC marks thirty years of action - The AIDS Foundation of Chicago ( AFC ) transformed the ballrooms of the Chicago Hilton into a crimson Arcadia on ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
At inauguration, Emanuel pledges future for Chicago's lost youth - Inclusion was crammed into Mayor Rahm Emanuel's inauguration to a second term held at the Chicago Theatre May 18. The ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act introduced to block conversion therapy - From a press release - ( Washington, DC, May 19, 2015 )—The National Center for Lesbian Rights ( NCLR ) applauds U.S. Congressman Ted W. ...
Impact of state cuts dire; private philanthropy will not fill hole - From a press release - ( Chicago, Illinois ) — Foundation executives held a press conference today to draw a firm boundary around the extent ...
Chicago Youth Storage Initiative issues report, recommendations - From a press release - CHICAGO — Health outcomes, safety, the ability to access needed services, and social well-being are all influenced by the inability ...
Conversion therapy ban passes House - The Illinois House, on May 19, passed legislation 68-43 that protects minors from anti-gay "conversion therapy." The bill, HB 217, ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Rita Moreno speaks at NEIU graduation, holds press conference - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Legendary Rita Moreno known for Broadway's West Side Story and TV's The Electric Company was the official commencement speaker for ...
SAGE takes initiative on LGBT elder housing, policy - Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Elders ( SAGE ) has an active year planned, starting with ...
Author: Melissa Wasserman
Affinity marks 20 years of grassroots accomplishments - PART TWO OF TWO Video below - When Affinity began work in 1995, at its helm was a group of true idealists determined to do whatever it ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
Longtime gay activist William B. Kelley dies - This week, William B. Kelley, 72, who in 2015 was marking 50 years as a gay activist, passed away peacefully ...
Feigenholtz commends scout for courageous stance on equality - From a press release - Statement from State Representative Sara Feigenholtz Chicago, Ill. — State Rep. Sara Feigenholtz, D-Chicago, expressed her admiration for David ...
Missing Chicago trans woman located - A 28-year-old Chicago transgender woman named Sherry Berry who had been missing since May 6, 2015 has been located according ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
Fifth Third helps grocery center - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Bankers at Fifth Third Bank recently collected hundreds of jars of peanut butter and $1,700 to benefit North Side Grocery ...
Hinshaw & Culbertson hosts marriage debrief event - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn; Kate Kendell, Esq., executive director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights ( NCLR ); ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Cappleman celebrates, announces appointment - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On May 18, 46th Ward Ald. James Cappleman hosted a gathering at the Gold Coast restaurant Connie's Pizza to celebrate ...
Dignity Chicago presents awards at Mass - At Dignity/Chicago's weekly service, held at Broadway Methodist Church, the congregation celebrated its 43rd anniversary and gave out awards to ...
Author: Liz Baudler
World news: Costa Rica ruling; Chelsea Manning statue; Gambia president's words - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Supreme Court of Costa Rica has upheld a ruling that professional associations may not discriminate against people who are ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
National: Blood-donation ban; Jeb Bush; Arkansas city's pro-LGBT move - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) responded to the release of draft guidance from the Food and Drug Administration ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
LETTERS A plea to the pope - An open letter to Pope Francis Pope Francis, you need vibrant parishes and the parishes need you! Pope Francis, your ...
Chicago couple builds arts-enpowerment program for girls - Meredith Montgomery has been working as a teaching artist for almost five years—first in Austin, Texas, and now in Chicago—which ...
Author: Ross Forman, Windy City Times
Homeless youth and reproductive justice - Reproductive Justice at the Intersections, a recurring column - In the early '90s a group of women of color came together to caucus at a primarily white pro-choice conference ...
Author: Gaylon B. Alcaraz
Laramie OKs ordinance 17 years after Shepard's death - In Wyoming, the Laramie City Council approved a local anti-discrimination ordinance—17 years after gay student Matthew Shepard's death took place ...
Illinois Legislative Black Caucus: Remember youth when drafting budget - From a press release - Springfield — A recent study conducted by the University of Chicago Crime Lab revealed that summer youth employment initiatives supported ...
Chicago Public Library observes LGBT Pride Month - From a press release - The Chicago Public Library continues its "Celebrating Diversity" series in June with the observance of LGBT Pride Month, an annual ...

Entertainment
Billy Masters - "It wasn't a match on a lot of levels. My biggest complaint was the feeling that she kinda shit all ...
Knight at the Movies: The Rose is still THE Rose - Mary Rose Foster aka The Rose ( Bette Midler ) gives a tour de force performance in Mark Rydell's 1979 ...
Author: Richard Knight, Jr., for Windy City Times
THEATER REVIEW Twisted Melodies - Playwright: Kelvin Roston, Jr. At: Congo Square Theatre at Athenaeum Studio 2, 2936 N. Southport. Tickets: 773-935-6875; ; $19.50-$37. Runs ...
Author: Jonathan Abarbanel, Windy City Times
THEATER REVIEW Inana - Playwright: Michele Lowe. At: Timeline Theatre Company at Baird Hall, 615 W. Wellington Ave. Tickets: 773-281-8463; ; $39-$52. Runs through: ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
SCOTTISH PLAY SCOTT Coming soon: More 'Sweet Tea' - A lot of Southerners will argue about the perfect recipe or the proper method for making sweet tea. In a ...
Author: Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times
Safe by Donna Hoke wins 2015 Great Gay Play Contest - From a press release - Chicago, IL — Pride Films and Plays has for the last five years celebrated unique voices in the annual Great ...
DIVERSIONS Shedd opens exhibit on amphibians - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - In an exhibit it calls "toadally ribbiting," Shedd Aquarium has opened "Amphibians." The exhibit, which runs through 2017 and which ...
Upcoming: Midler; Skrebneski; Taste; NYT columnist; Queer Qomedy - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Bisexual NYT columnist at library May 26 The Chicago Public Library and Chicago Urban League are partnering to present ...
Entertainment: Robin Williams; Nate Berkus; Jill Soloway; Paris Is Burning - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Starz Digital has picked up the North American rights to Robin Williams' final film, Boulevard, according to NewNowNext.com. Directed by ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Matt and Kim shine with a new 'Glow' - Straight out of Brooklyn, duo Matt and Kim are heading to the Windy City. Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino grew ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
MUSIC:'X Factor' winners Alex and Sierra feel the LGBT love - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Alex Kinsey and Sierra Deaton won the third and final season of X Factor USA. In the process, they wowed ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
Local singer wins grant from Chicago to further career - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - A Chicago native, Marisol Velez—known professionally as Pinqy Ring—released her first album ( Herstory: The Lost Chapters ) in mid-May ...
Author: Ross Forman, Windy City Times
CONCERT REVIEW Chicago Gay Men's Chorus camps it up - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - So gay. Dear God, that was so gay. I've seen Liberace descend from a Lucite trapeze dressed in an ermine ...
Author: Joe Franco
BENT NIGHTS Leon Bridges; Passion Pit - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - In the wake of all the hype surrounding Sam Smith snatching up a horde of Grammy gold, it was obvious ...
Author: Vern Hester
'Taste for the Arts' gala draws hundreds - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On May 12, The Chicago Academy for the Arts ( The Academy ) brought a night of food and entertainment ...
SAVOR: Brunch at Wood - DISH: WEEKLY DINING GUIDE - The website for Boystown restaurant Wood ( 3335 N. Halsted St.; http://woodchicago.com/ ) boasts that the site has noted for ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Gay HIV-positive singer lives life out loud - As a back-up vocalist, out singer/songwriter Billy Newton-Davis has worked with Gloria Gaynor. As a Broadway performer, he has appeared ...
Author: Terri-Lynne Waldron
Kenny Porpora writes emotionally wrenching memoir - Kenny Porpora was often told that he should write his memoirs, that his life would be a hard-to-believe, gripping book—and ...
Author: Ross Forman, Windy City Times
Spotlight and Critics' Picks - The company that launched the acclaimed Stonewall Riots drama Hit the Wall is getting experimental with their latest world premiere ...
THEATER REVIEW The Little Foxes - Playwright: Lillian Hellman. At: Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St. Tickets: 312-443-3800; ; $25-$81. Runs through: June 7 Lillian Hellman ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
THEATER REVIEW Our New Girl - Playwright: Nancy Harris. At: Profiles Theatre's The Main Stage, 4139 N. Broadway. Tickets: 773-549-1815; ; $35-$40. Runs through: June 28 ...
Author: Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times
Harris Theatre unveils 2015-16 dance season - The Harris Theater for Music and Dance President and Managing Director Michael Tiknis announced the dance performances for the 2015—16 ...

Outlines
DIVERSIONS Chicago's Andersonville: A shopper's paradise - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - I recently took part in a media event that involved visiting various Andersonville businesses. Considering that I profile restaurants for ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Community briefs: Theater, film, Pride - Goodman expands on education The group at Goodman Theatre had a stellar week in May with Lillian Hellman's The Little ...
Force wins 74-8 over Kansas City - The Chicago Force improved its record to 5-0 on May 16 with a dominant 74-8 win over the Kansas City ...
Chicago Sky looks to continue 2014 WNBA Finals momentum - They got hot last season at just the right time—during the playoff—leading to shocking series victories over the top-seeded Atlanta ...
Author: Ross Forman, Windy City Times
Fairy gardener - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Let's start this glorious May Day with a seemingly gloomy item from the New York Times: A woman, Katrina Spade, ...
Author: Jim Edminster
Dining news: Chicago q's new menu; lobster festival - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —Chicago q, 1160 N. Dearborn St., has unveiled its new menu featuring creative appetizers and entrees alongside barbecue favorites from ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
TRAVEL French Lick: LGBT hospitality in Indiana - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times by Pamela Dittmer McKuen - Despite the passage of Indiana's potentially discriminatory Religious Freedom Restoration Act ( RFRA ), the historic and luxurious French Lick ...
Griner, Johnson under seven-game suspension - The WNBA has suspended All-Stars and married couple Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson for seven games each after their domestic ...
Queer Prom marks 10th anniversary - On May 15, The National Museum of Mexican Art hosted "Queer Prom 2015," a celebratory 10th-anniversary event aimed at LGBTQ ...
Chicago Force receiver featured in new football cards - Thanks to her productivity on the field, Jeanette Gray has landed her a pretty cool perk off the field: she ...
Author: Ross Forman, Windy City Times
The wild life of Joe Putignano Olympic dreams, drug addiction - Joe Putignano is a talented performing artist and contortionist who has toured with Cirque du Soleil. He was, in fact, ...
Author: Ross Forman, Windy City Times
Grunt dating app to be redesigned for watch - The people behind gay-dating app Grunt plan to capitalize on the new Apple Watch toward the end of this year ...
In the LIFE Luis Tipantasig - Being named Mr. Chicago Leather this past January 24 at The Leather Archives & Museum was extra special for Luis ...
Author: Ross Forman, Windy City Times
Mr. Leather64TEN also to compete for IML - Michael Pacas has been chosen as the first Mr. Leather64TEN. Pacas will represent Leather 64TEN, Chicago's custom-made leather shop. He ...
Upcoming: International Mr. Leather 2015 weekend events - Wed., May 20 IML Best of Chicago Welcome Party Hosted by Mr. Chicago Leather 2015 Luis Tipantasig. Berghoff beer ...


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