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DAILY BREAKING
Aurora City Council committee greenlights city's 1st Pride Parade - Aurora's City Council Government Operations Committee approved, by a vote of 2 to 0, Indivisible Aurora's permit request to hold ...
Education dept. to stop investigating trans restroom complaints - The U.S. Department of Education confirmed Feb. 12 that it will no longer investigate civil rights complaints from transgender students ...
Activists prepare for Aurora Pride Parade vote - Legal advocates are urging Aurora officials to "act swiftly" in approving a request to hold that city's first Pride parade ...
Author: Matt Simonette
ACLU files appeal in local trans student's school suit - ACLU of Illinois has appealed a Jan. 25 decision by a Cook County judge refusing an injunction that would have ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Bermuda revokes same-sex marriage - Less than a year after Bermuda legally approved same-sex marriages, the governor of the British island territory signed a bill ...

News
ACLU files appeal in local trans student's school suit - ACLU of Illinois has appealed a Jan. 25 decision by a Cook County judge refusing an injunction that would have ...
ELECTIONS 2018 Ebonie Davis now off ballot - Ebonie Davis—a candidate for state representative of Illinois' 25th District—was removed from the ballot on Jan. 30, The Hyde Park ...
HIV-criminalization panel Feb. 15 - Legal Health Council for Justice and TPAN will co-host "HIV Criminalization: Beyond Shame and Stigma" on Thursday, Feb. 15, at ...
Local Indivisible groups join forces to endorse Marie Newman - From a press release - WESTERN SPRINGS, LA GRANGE, BROOKFIELD — The Indivisible groups of Western Springs ( and Surrounding Communities ), La Grange/La Grange ...
Bermuda revokes same-sex marriage - Less than a year after Bermuda legally approved same-sex marriages, the governor of the British island territory signed a bill ...
Planned Parenthood launches youth-led campaign about Bbirth control, sexual health - From a press release - ( Chicago ) - Planned Parenthood of Illinois ( PPIL ) has launched My Body. My Story.- a youth-led campaign ...
Planned Parenthood airs HIV prevention videos on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - From a press release - Washington, D.C. — On National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Planned Parenthood Federation of America is launching new educational videos on ...
Out & Equal welcomes new CEO Erin Uritus - From an Out & Equal press release - ( San Francisco, CA ) —Out & Equal Workplace Advocates is thrilled to announce Erin Uritus, longtime executive with experience ...
Civil and Human Rights coalition condemns committee approval of Nielson - From a press release - WASHINGTON — Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement ...
Wilson Men's Hotel residents demand developer cease retaliatory evictions - From a press release - CHICAGO, IL — In a press conference Thursday, tenants of the Wilson Men's Hotel, a Single Room Occupancy building in ...
PASSAGES Dr. Kathryn Noel Farrow dies - Dr. Kathryn Noel Farrow, 46, physician, scientist, wife, mother, and mentor, died peacefully on Feb. 7, 2018, following a three ...
Queer Dance Party for #UptownTentCity, LGBTQIAs dance to support Uptown neighbors - From a press release - Chicago, IL, February 9, 2018 — On Saturday, February 17th, people from the LGBTQIA+ community will gather at Underbar ( ...
Activists prepare for Aurora Pride Parade vote - Legal advocates are urging Aurora officials to "act swiftly" in approving a request to hold that city's first Pride parade ...
Author: Matt Simonette
The Joffrey Ballet Announces 2018-19 Season - From a press release - February 12, 2018 ( Chicago )— Ashley Wheater, Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet, proudly announces an impressive 2018-19 season ...
Campaign to unseat IL Republican chair gets Cong. Jan Schakowsky endorsement - From a press release - Today, candidate for Cook County Commissioner of the 15th District Kevin B. Morrison was endorsed by leading progressive champion Congresswoman ...
Dept. of Ed admits to rejecting civil rights complaints by transgender students - From an HRC news release - WASHINGTON, D.C. Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) responded to a shocking admission by the Department of Education ...
ELECTIONS 14TH CONGRESSIONAL DIST. Victor Swanson on policy, LGBT issues, being a teacher - Victor Swanson is running in the Democratic primaries against six other candidates—Lauren Underwood, Daniel Roldan-Johnson, Matthew Brolley, George Weber, John ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Lambda Legal to Alabama school district: Let lesbian couple go to prom - From a Lambda Legal news release - ( Anniston, AL, February 8, 2018 ) —Lambda Legal sent a letter to eastern Alabama's Calhoun County School District today ...
Precious Minds project seeks to mentor youth - From a press release - Precious Minds Mentoring Program is a program for young women, founded by a youth who has experienced her own struggles ...
AG Madigan, coalition oppose citizenship question on 2020 census - From a press release - Attorney General Lisa Madigan today joined a coalition of 19 attorneys general and the state of Colorado in urging the ...
2018 Stonewall Children's and Young Adult Literature Award winners named - From a press release - DENVER —"Little & Lion" by Brandy Colbert and published by Little, Brown and Company, and "The 57 Bus" by Dashka ...
Trump-Pence release dangerous, irresponsible anti-LGBTQ budget - From an HRC news release - WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer ...
PASSAGES Community activist Elpidia Valles, mother of Center CEO, remembered - Elpidia Casillas Gomez Valles—mother of Center on Halsted CEO Modesto Tico Valle—died peacefully in her sleep on Jan. 16. She ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Education dept. to stop investigating trans restroom complaints - The U.S. Department of Education confirmed Feb. 12 that it will no longer investigate civil rights complaints from transgender students ...
WORLD NEWS Costa Rica election, PrEP news, HIV outbreak - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - New Zealand has announced that it will publicly fund PrEP ( pre-exposure prophylaxis ) for just $1.20 a month for ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times.
NATIONAL ROUNDUP Cold case, trans activist, gay official dies - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Retesting evidence gathered from homicide investigations in the 1970s and early 1980s could help close about 20 cold-case homicides in ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times.
Woodward, Bernstein talk about Nixon, Trump and Watergate at NEIU - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times By SUZANNE ARNOLD - Journalism icons and authors Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein were featured in the latest Daniel L. Goodwin Distinguished Lecture Series ...
CSGS LGBTQ talk series through May - The University of Chicago's Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality ( CSGS ) will hold its LGBTQ speaker ...
NU LGBTQ health talks Feb. 15, 21 - Northwestern University will continue its Current Issues in LGBTQ Health series on Feb. 15 and 21. Dr. Jennifer Brier will ...
BOOKS Salman Rushdie on 'The Golden House,' LGBT subplot, global issues - Extended for the online edition of Windy City Times BY FRANK PIZZOLI - Sir Salman Rushdie's twelfth novel is The Golden House. Set in New York City, the story opens on the day ...
THEATER REVIEW You Got Older - Playwright: Clare Barron At: Steppenwolf Downstairs Theater, 1650 N. Halsted St. Tickets: 312-335-1650, Steppenwolf.org; $20-$89. Runs through: March 11 In ...
Author: Catey Sullivan
LETTER Phill Wilson steps down - The letter below is being run with permission from Phill Wilson: This year's National Black HIVAIDS Awareness Day commemoration is ...
VIEWPOINTS Amid the noise in D.C., dreamers' fate hangs in the balance - Forget about Trump's tweets and demand that Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell pass a clean Dream Act. In September, Donald ...
Author: Glenn Macpantay
ELECTIONS 2018, LGBTQ political activists attend Quinn AG event - On Feb. 8, Rocco Claps, former director of the Illinois Department of Human Rights; Rick Garcia, founder of Equality Illinois; ...
ELECTIONS, COOK COUNTY COMMISSIONER 15th DIST, Gay candidate Kevin B. Morrison on LGBT issues - Openly gay community organizer and campaign staffer Kevin B. Morrison ( D ) is running in the primary against Ravi ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell
Trans women sue Illinois Department of Corrections - Six transgender women have sued the Illinois Department of Corrections over what they say are the gross inadequacies in the ...
Lambda files suit in union case - Lambda Legal—joined by the Human Rights Campaign, National Center for Lesbian Rights, National LGBTQ Task Force and PFLAG—filed a friend-of-the-court ...
Holocaust museum official on making a difference - For Matthew Sackel, who manages the education team at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie, the most ...
Author: Matt Simonette
ELECTIONS, COOK COUNTY COMMISSIONER 4th DIST. LGBTQ activist Gaylon Alcaraz on issues - LGBTQ activist Gaylon Alcaraz ( D ) is running in the primary against incumbent Stanley Moore and challengers Marcel Bright ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
ELECTIONS 2018 No longer on ballot, Ebonie Davis moves forward - In a crowded race to succeed Leader Barbara Flynn Currie as the 25th District's state representative, Ebonie Davis was the ...
Author: Liz Baudler
Aurora City Council committee greenlights city's 1st Pride Parade - Aurora's City Council Government Operations Committee approved, by a vote of 2 to 0, Indivisible Aurora's permit request to hold ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
PASSAGES "Joey" Joseph Thomas Stack, artist and architect, dies - Joseph Thomas Stack, "Joey", 54, visual artist and award-winning architect, of Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood, passed away peacefully Feb. 11, 2018. ...
ELECTIONS, 14th CONG DIST Jim Walz on why he is running again, environmental standards - Jim Walz, the 14th district 2016 Democratic nominee, is running in the primaries against six other candidates—Lauren Underwood, Daniel Roldan-Johnson, ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times

Entertainment
History Lezon fest, nine short plays for Women's History Month - From a press release - Chicago - March has officially been Women's History Month in the U.S. since 1987. In 2018, Pride Films and Plays ...
SHOWBIZ Lin-Manuel Miranda, Roxane Gay, 'Wicked,' Britney Spears - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Award-winning actor, writer, composer and humanitarian Lin-Manuel Miranda will unveil a new salsa-music remix of "Almost Like Praying"—his all-star benefit ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy CIty Times..
DANCE REVIEW Modern Masters - Choreography by: Jerome Robbins, George Balanchine, Nicolas Blanc and Myles Thatcher At: Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress ...
Author: Lauren Emily Whalen
'Hollywood on State' Oscar party March 4 - On March 4, the Gene Siskel Film Center ( GSFC ) of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago ...
Film 'Guys Reading Poems' out Feb. 20 - Gravitas Ventures will release the award-winning, neo-noir feature film Guys Reading Poems on Tuesday, Feb. 20, across digital platforms. The ...
August Wilson contest finals Feb. 26 - Nine hundred high school students are expected to participate in the 2018 August Wilson Monologue Competition in Chicago, which includes ...
LuPone at Steppenwolf March 5 - Steppenwolf's LookOut Series and Mark Cortale will present Patti LuPone, with Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host, on Monday, March ...
'Between States' exhibit thru March 1 - Chicago Architecture Foundation ( CAF ) has launched a major exhibition, "Between States: 50 Designers Transform Chicago's Neighborhoods," that will ...
BOOK REVIEW Juliet Takes a Breath - By Gabby Rivera; $19.99 Riverdale Avenue Books; 266 pages Juliet Takes a Breath is amazing on so many levels, but ...
Author: Liz Baudler
THEATER Soccer is in play as Goodman kicks off 'The Wolves' - For the women of The Wolves, sport and show biz are inextricably linked. In playwright Sarah DeLappe's hyper-kinetic, 90-minute Pulitzer ...
Author: Catey Sullivan
THEATER SPOTLIGHT Grindr the Opera - So you could spend a ziggityzillion dollars for decent seats to Cosi Fan Tutti. Or you could head over to ...
THEATER REVIEW Skeleton Crew - Playwright: Dominique Morisseau At: Northlight Theatre at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie Tickets: ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
THEATER REVIEW Jeeves in Bloom - Playwright: Margaret Raether ( from P. G. Wodehouse ) At: ShawChicago ( sic ), Ruth Page Theater, 1016 N. Dearborn ...
Author: Jonathan Abarbanel, Windy City Times
THEATER REVIEW Cabaret - BY KAREN TOPHAM - Music by: John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and book by Joe Masteroff At: Paramount Theatre, Aurora. 23 E. Galena ...
THEATER New musical spotlights civil-rights activist Bayard Rustin - Look at Bayard Rustin's career as a civil-rights leader and one question becomes glaringly apparent: Why isn't he a household ...
Author: Catey Sullivan
THEATER REVIEW Cyrano - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Playwright: Michael P. Dalberg At: Theater Above the Law at Jarvis Square, 1349 W. Jarvis Ave. Tickets: $20. Runs through: ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
Harris Theater presents 2018-19 Mainstage Season with Opera Atelier, English National Ballet - From a Harris Theater press release - Chicago, Ill. — The Harris Theater for Music and Dance announces its mainstage season lineup for 2018-19, as the Theater ...
The Condition of Femme at Pride Arts Center in March - From a press release - Circle Theatre's World Premiere The Condition of Femme will explore the many facets of rape culture March 2 to April ...

Outlines
VALUE TRAVEL The other Vegas, perfect for a winter getaway - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times by BILL MALCOLM - Las Vegas is a great option for a winter getaway. With temperatures in the 70s, it is not too hot ...
DINING NEWS Carlucci closing, Big Jones, FRIO Gelato - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —Joe Carlucci—proprietor and founder of Carlucci restaurant, in Downers Grove—announced that after 15 years, he has sold his restaurant. The ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times.
STAYCATION REVIEW Millennium Knickerbocker, History, and a bit more - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Millennium Knickerbocker hotel ( 163 E. Walton Pl.; https:// ) has been open since 1927, and has entertained everyone ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times.
Soulforce board member talks spiritual evolution - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Casimiro Pena applies his passion for activism and community organizing to his role as a Soulforce board member. Soulforce is ...
Author: Melissa Wasserman
Chicago Auto Show runs through Feb. 19 - This year marks the 110th edition of the Chicago Auto Show ( #ChiAutoShow ), which runs through Feb. 19 at ...
Illinois Sportswriter of the Year is openly gay man - Chris Hine had stopped to visit a friend and was just about to get back on the highway, driving from ...
Author: Ross Forman, Windy City Times


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