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Autopsy shows manner of death in Elise Malary's death is undetermined

Autopsy shows manner of death in Elise Malary's death is undetermined

The Cook County medical examiner's officer revealed that trans activist Elise Malary died from drowning but that the manner of death could not be determined, The Chicago Sun-Times reported. Malary's body was found in Lake Michigan ...
IML mentioned in CDPH monkeypox release

IML mentioned in CDPH monkeypox release

On June 13, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) stated that it continues to investigate reports of monkeypox cases in Chicago residents and is asking people to take proper precautions when in spaces or situations ...
Biden signs executive order advancing equality for LGBTQI+ Americans

Biden signs executive order advancing equality for LGBTQI+ Americans

On June 15 (and during Pride Month), President Joe Biden signed an executive order advancing equality for LGBTQI+ U.S. residents. In part, Biden's order reads, "It is … the policy of my Administration to combat unlawful ...

  News

Photos of Chicago's Daniel Sotomayor included in new Smithsonian exhibit

Photos of Chicago's Daniel Sotomayor included in new Smithsonian exhibit

The Smithsonian's first gallery dedicated to Latino history and culture has opened its doors to the public at the National Museum of American History, NBC News noted. Billed as a precursor to a national Latino museum ...
HRC report: Wage for LGBTQ+ women is 79 cents to the average man's dollar

HRC report: Wage for LGBTQ+ women is 79 cents to the average man's dollar

-- From a press release

WASHINGTON - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, released new data outlining ...
Sky erase 28-point deficit to win; White Sox prevail; Cubs continue slide

Sky erase 28-point deficit to win; White Sox prevail; Cubs continue slide

In WNBA action, the Chicago Sky (11-5) came back from 28 points down to defeat the Las Vegas Aces (13-3) 104-95 at Michelob Ultra Arena on June 21. This game—a preview of the Commissioner's Cup match-up ...
The Andersonville Village Market returns for summer 2022

The Andersonville Village Market returns for summer 2022

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (June 21, 2022) The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) is pleased to welcome back its 2nd annual Andersonville Vintage Market, featuring antiques, home décor, jewelry, accessories, clothing, music and ...
Asians & Friends Chicago hosts former Miss Philippines at pre-Pride Parade event

Asians & Friends Chicago hosts former Miss Philippines at pre-Pride Parade event

Asians & Friends Chicago (AFC)—an LGBTQ+ social organization supporting the Asian community and those who have interests in Asian cultures—hosted former Miss Philippines Maria Isabel Lopez at an AFC member's ...
Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center to open, reuniting historic Stonewall Inn

Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center to open, reuniting historic Stonewall Inn

-- From a press release

New York, NY, June 21, 2022 — Pride Live, a social advocacy and community engagement organization for the LGBTQ+ community, today announced plans to open the Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center (SNMVC). Set to be the ...
White Sox unveil details for Pride Night, June 23

White Sox unveil details for Pride Night, June 23

-- From a press release [UPDATE]

White Sox's Pride Night is presented by Vizzy and will be held Thursday, June 23, when the Chicago White Sox take on Baltimore at 7:10 p.m. CT at Guaranteed Rate Field. The first 10,000 fans (ages ...
Chicago Pride Fest adds new features to the outdoor celebration

Chicago Pride Fest adds new features to the outdoor celebration

The Chicago Pride Fest outdoor celebration returned June 18-19, as local Pride events lead up to the parade on Sunday, June 26. The festival featured music on three stages and more than 150 vendors running down ...
Controversial pastor Rev. James Meeks announces retirement

Controversial pastor Rev. James Meeks announces retirement

Salem Baptist Church Senior Pastor Rev. James Meeks announced he is retiring next January. The church has more than 9,000 members, according to its website. The vision statement is that Salem is "a multi-generational church focused ...
News

Clela Rorex, first County Clerk to issue same-sex marriage licences, has died

-- From a press release

BOULDER, CO - Out Boulder County and the family of Clela Rorex are saddened to announce the death of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer pioneering ally, Clela Rorex. On March 27,1975 Clela issued the first ...
ELECTIONS Guide to the LGBTQ+s

ELECTIONS Guide to the LGBTQ+s

This year's primary elections—taking place Tuesday, June 28, although people can vote now—will feature many openly LGBTQ+ candidates throughout Illinois. (However, one notable name will be missing as longtime state ...
News

Pride Flag arsons raise alarm, church leaders say

-- From a Metropolitan Community Church press release

The intentional burning of two LGBT Pride flags in Baltimore earlier this week resulted in three people being seriously injured and significant damage to multiple homes, and leaders of the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) are expressing ...
Chicago Urban Pride's 'Pride Picnic' on June 26

Chicago Urban Pride's 'Pride Picnic' on June 26

Chicago Urban Pride will hold its Pride Picnic on Sunday, June 26, at Jackson Park, 6300 E. Hayes Dr., noon-8 p.m. The event is free and family-friendly. There will be DJs (playing house, hip-hop, R&B and ...
Governing body restricts trans swimmers; HRC responds

Governing body restricts trans swimmers; HRC responds

On June 19, swimming's world governing body, FINA, voted to restrict the participation of transgender athletes in women's events and will look into creating an "open competition" category, Yahoo! News reported. FINA members voted 71.5% in ...
NATIONAL Sec. of state; Palm Center; judicial nominees; Detroit bar

NATIONAL Sec. of state; Palm Center; judicial nominees; Detroit bar

Secretary of State Antony Blinken held a roundtable with six LGBTQI reporters at the State Department, according to The Washington Blade. It was the first time a secretary of state sat down with a group of ...
WORLD Pride disruption, trans journalists, Tunisian play, marriage bills

WORLD Pride disruption, trans journalists, Tunisian play, marriage bills

Turkish police officers carrying clear-plastic riot shields, wielding batons and deploying pepper powder balls as well as tear gas violently broke up a Pride parade that Middle East Technical University students organized in the capital of ...
Red Stars tie Kansas City; White Sox and Cubs win

Red Stars tie Kansas City; White Sox and Cubs win

The Chicago Red Stars extend their unbeaten streak to six matches after tying the Kansas City Current 2-2 at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas on June 18. The Red Stars walked away with one ...
News

VIEWS The gay general at Valley Forge

Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin von Steuben was born on Sept. 17, 1730, in Magdeburg, Germany. Son of a military father, Friedrich joined the Prussian army— considered the most advanced professional army in Europe at the ...
News

Gov. Pritzker signs bills expanding protection for survivors of sexual assault

-- From a press release

CHICAGO —At Chicago's Rush University Medical Center, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed two bills aimed at making medical and legal care for victims of sexual assault broader and more accessible. HB5441 amends Illinois Criminal Code to ...
News

Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame named beneficiary of Chicago Black Pride event

-- From a press release

The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame announced that it will be the beneficiary of the Black Pride Event being produced by Chicago Urban Pride, Executive Sweet Old School Production and Chef Tarrina at Rainbow Beach (3111 ...
News

Biden's historic executive order strengthens protections for the 2M LGBT youth in U.S.

-- From a press release

Today, President Biden signed an executive order that includes actions to protect LGBTQI+ youth from conversion therapy, expand LGBTQI+ access to comprehensive health care, support LGBTQI+ youth in schools, end ...
News

100 HIV groups call on Congress to fund Biden's National PrEP Program

-- From a press release

(New York City, NY) Wednesday, June 15, 2022—PrEP4All, Inc., along with 100 HIV organizations, are leading the push for Congress to fund a National Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Program that would ...
Northwestern University Libraries and Center for Applied Transgender Studies launch trans studies journal

Northwestern University Libraries and Center for Applied Transgender Studies launch trans studies journal

Northwestern University Libraries (NUL) and the Center for Applied Transgender Studies (CATS) are now publishing the Bulletin of Applied Transgender Studies. The Bulletin of Applied Transgender Studies (BATS)—the first journal ...
Batavia police looking into Pride-flag thefts

Batavia police looking into Pride-flag thefts

In Batavia, four Pride flags displayed on homes were stolen overnight on June 15, causing damage, according to ABC 7 Chicago. Authorities said flagpoles and mounts, which displayed the flags, were broken. Two incidents happened in ...
Kevin Spacey granted bail at UK hearing

Kevin Spacey granted bail at UK hearing

On June 16, embattled actor Kevin Spacey was granted unconditional bail at a magistrates court hearing in Westminster, London, as the sexual-assault case against him was referred to Southwark Crown Court, Deadline reported. Deputy Chief Magistrate ...

  Entertainment

Entertainment

Back Lot Bash taking place June 25-26

The inclusive music fest known as the Back Lot Bash will take place June 25-26 at 5238 N. Clark St., in Andersonville. Back Lot Bash started in 2004 in response to the lack of women's events and the limited presence of
...
TELEVISION John Early and Kate Berlant discuss 'Would It Kill You to Laugh?'

TELEVISION John Early and Kate Berlant discuss 'Would It Kill You to Laugh?'

Peacock is releasing a new sketch comedy show called Would It Kill You to Laugh? Starring Kate Berlant and John Early, the show debuts Friday, June 24. This one-hour special features a comedy duo who have ...
Writers Theatre's 2022-23 season to include 'Tiger Style!,' 'Once' and other productions

Writers Theatre's 2022-23 season to include 'Tiger Style!,' 'Once' and other productions

-- From a press release

Glencoe, IL—Writers Theatre Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma and Interim Artistic Director Bobby Kennedy announce the company's 2022/23 four-play season, to include Mike Lew's Tiger Style!, directed by Brian Balcom; ...
Chicago Philharmonic launches 2022-23 season

Chicago Philharmonic launches 2022-23 season

-- From a press release

CHICAGO, IL - (June 20, 2022) Chicago Philharmonic has announced its 2022-23 symphonic season on the heels of a 2021-22 season that ended with the sold-out Chicago Premiere of Marvel Studios' Black Panther in Concert. The ...
DANCE Chicago's Joffrey Ballet releasing Pride video filmed in NYC

DANCE Chicago's Joffrey Ballet releasing Pride video filmed in NYC

The Joffrey Ballet and Action Lines—a video-production company founded by Joffrey artists Xavier Nunez and Dylan Gutierrez as well as writer/producer Eric Grant—have unveiled a video filmed at the FDR Four Freedoms State Park (on New ...
Gloria Allen screening/gathering to take place June 23

Gloria Allen screening/gathering to take place June 23

A film screening/community gathering to honor the late trans icon Gloria Allen (also known as Mama Gloria) will take place Thursday, June 23, 6-8 p.m., at the South Side Community Art Center, 3831 S. Michigan Ave. ...
Goodman Theatre running musical 'Life After' through July 17

Goodman Theatre running musical 'Life After' through July 17

Goodman Theatre is running the musical Life After through Sunday, July 17. With humor and wit, this "luminous new musical…lush, poetic and surprisingly funny" (The San Diego Union-Tribune) explores how people move through and live with ...
Billy Masters

Billy Masters

"u don't know my alphabet."—Sexy Lukas Gage (from The White Lotus; Love, Victor; and the rebooted Queer as Folk) tweets his response to criticism that Hollywood shouldn't hire him to play LGBTQIA+ roles. When asked to ...
TELEVISION 'Rutherford Falls' returns for season two with double the diversity

TELEVISION 'Rutherford Falls' returns for season two with double the diversity

Peacock's hit comedy Rutherford Falls is back with season two. (It started June 16.) The story follows two lifelong friends—Nathan Rutherford (Ed Helms) and Reagan Wells (Jana Schmieding)—as they navigate ...
SHOWBIZ 'Lightyear,' celebrity event, LGBT runner, Mariah Carey

SHOWBIZ 'Lightyear,' celebrity event, LGBT runner, Mariah Carey

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Pixar's latest film Lightyear is hitting theaters, and it has a special moment for gay fans—a same-sex kiss between the character Hawthorne (voiced by Uzo Aduba) and her female partner—that almost didn't happen, Out Magazine note ...
Steep Theatre's race-centered 'Paris' running June 17-July 23

Steep Theatre's race-centered 'Paris' running June 17-July 23

Steep Theatre, 1044 W. Berwyn Ave., will run the Eboni Booth work Paris on June 17-July 23. Jonathan Berry will direct. Returning home to the small town of Paris, Vermont, Emmie tries to make ends meet ...
Five Worth Finding: WNDR Museum, Prince, queer books, flowers

Five Worth Finding: WNDR Museum, Prince, queer books, flowers

— WNDR Museum's Pride event "Crafting with Queens": The West Loop museum is usually entertainment and, um, wondrous enough on its own—but during Pride Month, WNDR is queering things up with "Crafting with Queens" on Tuesday, ...

  Outlines

Fever rally to beat Sky; Cubs and White Sox also fall

Fever rally to beat Sky; Cubs and White Sox also fall

At Indiana Farmers Coliseum on June 19, the Indiana Fever (5-13) overcame a 15-point deficit to edge the Chicago Sky (10-5) 89-87. Kahleah Copper led Chicago (playing without Candace Parker for the second consecutive game) with ...
Sky outlast Dream in OT; Cubs end two streaks; Sox lose big

Sky outlast Dream in OT; Cubs end two streaks; Sox lose big

On June 17, the Chicago Sky (10-4) defeated the Atlanta Dream (7-8) 104-100 in overtime at Wintrust Arena. Kahleah Copper had 23 points to lead Chicago. The Dream's Cheyenne Parker, who spent her six seasons as ...
WNBA player and lesbian icon Sue Bird to retire

WNBA player and lesbian icon Sue Bird to retire

WNBA legend Sue Bird, who's with the Seattle Storm, will retire after this season, NPR noted. "I've decided this will be my final year," Bird said in a post on her Instagram and Twitter accounts. "I ...






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