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  BREAKING NEWS

 
Broadway titan Stephen Sondheim dies at 91
New COVID variant discovered in South Africa
Three white men found guilty in fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery
Kyle Rittenhouse found not guilty on all charges
IOC announces framework for trans, intersex athletes
Emails show how Trump, officials planned to downplay COVID dangers
Oklahoma governor orders halt to non-binary birth certificates
BREAKING Lesbian confirmed to appeals court
Departments dismiss appeals of same-sex Social Security survivor case

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'When I Am Free' concert supporting Rainbow Railroad on Dec. 3
"When I Am Free: A Benefit Concert for Rainbow Railroad" will take place at Center on Halsted's Hoover-Leppen Theatre, 3656 N. Halsted St., on Friday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m. During this event, there will be ... more
 


  

SHOWBIZ Theater items, Lady Gaga, 'Justice League Queer,' Tom of Finland

  

THEATER Melissa Gilbert and Dan Butler talk 'Rehab,' LGBTQ+ issues

  

WORLD China clinic, lesbian couple, Mr. Gay World, Ghana bill

  

NATIONAL Navy items, lesbian bar founder, QueerArt, trans guide

  

Northwestern University researchers present data on COVID-19 impacts on minoritized youth


   Local

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SAVOR Mango Pickle offering 21 Days of Thali supper Dec. 3-20
The Indian bistro Mango Pickle (5842 N. Broadway; https://www.mangopicklechicago.com/) will hold its next 21 Days of Thali event Dec. 3-20. Marisa Paolillo and Gregory Bazire—the founders and chef-partners of Mango ... more
 


  

Five Worth Finding: World AIDS Day, 'Benedetta,' books, wine in a can

  

Designer and entrepreneur Kiki Bryant discusses future of 'Lollipop Lola'

  

World AIDS Day events on tap

  

BIPOC LGBTQ+-led orgs and spaces adapt to continued effects of COVID-19

  

House of Chanel creates charitable foundation to promote community service across ballroom scene, beyond


   Nation & World

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Missouri district returning LGBTQ+ books to high school libraries
In Missouri, the North Kansas City School district said it would return two books exploring LGBTQ+ themes to its high school libraries following public outcry, The Hill noted. The district announced its plans to reshelve All ... more
 


  

New COVID variant discovered in South Africa

  

Three white men found guilty in fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery

  

The National Black Justice Coalition mourns death of Angel Naira


   Film / TV / Gossip

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TV JoJo Siwa in finale of 'Dancing with the Stars' and
Queer social-media and reality-show figure JoJo Siwa made history on this season of Dancing with the Stars by being part of the series' first same-sex couple (with partner Jenna Johnson)—and the twosome made it all the ... more
 


  

Billy Masters

  

Activist projects names of trans dead on Netflix HQ

  

SHOWBIZ '9-1-1,' Billie Jean King, Lena Waithe, singer Mary Lambert, White Party


   Theater / Dance

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Broadway titan Stephen Sondheim dies at 91
Stephen Sondheim, one of the giants of Broadway songwriting, died Nov. 26 at his home in Roxbury, Connecticut, according to media reports. He was 91. Among the works in the legend's oeuvre are Company (1970), Follies ... more
 


  

THEATER REVIEW Lighthouses in the Desert

  

Virtual reading, Q&A of 'The Normal Heart' with mostly LGBTQ+ and/or BIPOC cast on Dec. 4

  

Goodman Theatre's 'A Christmas Carol' running through Dec. 31


   Music

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Broadway titan Stephen Sondheim dies at 91
Stephen Sondheim, one of the giants of Broadway songwriting, died Nov. 26 at his home in Roxbury, Connecticut, according to media reports. He was 91. Among the works in the legend's oeuvre are Company (1970), Follies ... more
 


  

MUSIC Controversial rapper DaBaby postpones shows

  

MUSIC Grammy nominations announced; GLAAD comments

  

EVENTS John Grumpy Co. presenting 'Black Sunday' Nov. 28


   Books / Art

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Five Worth Finding: World AIDS Day, 'Benedetta,' books, wine in a
—World AIDS Day event at Belmont Harbor: —The Chicago Parks Foundation will hold a World AIDS Day event on Dec. 1, 9-10:30 a.m., at the Belmont Harbor Yacht Club. Antonio King, LGBTQ health and outreach liaison ... more
 


  

Missouri district returning LGBTQ+ books to high school libraries

  

MCA announces new curatorial leadership

  

Downers Grove parents complain about LGBTQ books


   Trans

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House of Chanel creates charitable foundation to promote community service across
Almost 50 years after the founding of House of Chanel, the ballroom house is creating the Chanel Cares Charitable Foundation to give back to the community. The foundation will organize community engagement projects, including an upcoming ... more
 


  

The National Black Justice Coalition mourns death of Angel Naira

  

Community mourns the losses of transgender people, celebrates the living at TDOR event

  

Activist projects names of trans dead on Netflix HQ


   AIDS & Health

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World AIDS Day events on tap
World AIDS Day takes place every year on Dec. 1. During this year—which marks the 40th anniversary since HIV was officially discovered—here are some of the events taking place (locally, regionally and nationally) on, before and ... more
 


  

New COVID variant discovered in South Africa

  

Five Worth Finding: World AIDS Day, 'Benedetta,' books, wine in a can

  

BIPOC LGBTQ+-led orgs and spaces adapt to continued effects of COVID-19


   Lesbian

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SHOWBIZ '9-1-1,' Billie Jean King, Lena Waithe, singer Mary Lambert, White
Actor Rockmond Dunbar left the Fox show 9-1-1 after four seasons over a vaccine mandate, Deadline noted. His gay character, Michael Grant, was abruptly written off in the Nov. 15 episode, leaving fans of the first-responder ... more
 


  

VIEWS In defense of the word 'lesbian'

  

Biden nominates second lesbian as federal judge

  

WORLD China clinic, lesbian couple, Mr. Gay World, Ghana bill


   Sports

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froSkate creates safe space for BIPOC queer skaters to 'fall, laugh,
The organization froSkate—which hosts skate park meet-ups for the "non-traditional skate community"—launched in spring 2019 after a group chat of BIPOC queer skateboarders "got too big," according to founder Karlie ... more
 


  

SPORTS Bulls, 'Hawks win; former Bear arrested

  

Chicago Bears score Thanksgiving win over winless Detroit

  

Blackhawks to host 'Hockey Fights Cancer' game Nov. 28


   Youth

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LGBTQ+ youth advocates call for action after increased bullying reports
Officials from LGBTQ+-advocacy organizations Equality Illinois, Illinois Safe Schools Alliance, Rainbow Cafe and Youth Outlook announced a sharp increase in the number of bullying incidents directed against LGBTQ+ students across ... more
 


  

CPS staffers fired in wake of Marine Leadership Academy scandal

  

Chicago Public Schools principal fosters social justice, safe space for LGBTQ+ students

  

"Safe Schools For All" to help students take action against bullying
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