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Windy City Times 2022-07-06

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Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' law takes effect

Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' law takes effect

Florida's Parental Rights in Education law—which some have nicknamed the "Don't Say Gay" law—went into effect July 1, and some of the state's public school districts have begun rolling out new policies to limit LGBTQ issues ...
ACLU files case against Indiana's anti-trans law

ACLU files case against Indiana's anti-trans law

On July 1, a law banning transgender girls from playing on girls' sports teams in schools went into effect. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has asked for an injunction on the law, WTHR reported. On ...
Ketanji Brown Jackson becomes first Black woman on U.S. Supreme Court

Ketanji Brown Jackson becomes first Black woman on U.S. Supreme Court

On June 30, Ketanji Brown Jackson marked a milestone in U.S. representation when she was sworn in as the first Black woman in history to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court. She also becomes only the ...

  News

British PM Boris Johnson deals with multiple resignations

British PM Boris Johnson deals with multiple resignations

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's leadership is hanging by a thread after the resignations of two of his most high-profile ministers and several other top officials and ministerial aides in the last 24 hours, CNBC reported. ...
Bette Midler, Macy Gray caught in anti-trans controversies

Bette Midler, Macy Gray caught in anti-trans controversies

Bette Midler explained her controversial tweet about what women are being called and insisted there was nothing "transphobic" about comments she initially made, according to Newsweek. Midler initially caused a huge reaction online when she suggested ...
Andersonville Summer Sidewalk Sale to take place July 29-31

Andersonville Summer Sidewalk Sale to take place July 29-31

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (July 5, 2022) — The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) is pleased to present the annual Andersonville Summer Sidewalk Sale from Friday, July 29-Sunday, July 31, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. (Hours vary by business.) More than ...
Brittney Griner pleads to Biden for release

Brittney Griner pleads to Biden for release

Brittney Griner has appealed to President Joe Biden in a letter passed to the White House through her representatives, NPR reported. In the letter, Griner said she feared she might never return home and asked that ...
Fahrenheit, which honors Black and Brown queer achievements, on Aug. 27-28

Fahrenheit, which honors Black and Brown queer achievements, on Aug. 27-28

Chicago's Pride Parade, Lorde, Rustin & Bates' Board of Directors announced that the 8th Fahrenheit Chicago LGBTQ/SGL Humanities Festival will take place on Saturday, Aug. 27, at Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Dr.; and on Sunday, ...
Dan Wolf, owner of The Bagel, dies at 77

Dan Wolf, owner of The Bagel, dies at 77

Dan Wolf, the longtime owner of the iconic The Bagel Restaurant & Deli, has died at age 77. According to an obituary at legacy.com, Wolf was of the few child survivors of the infamous Theresienstadt concentration ...
PrideIndex's Esteem Awards return in person after two-year hiatus

PrideIndex's Esteem Awards return in person after two-year hiatus

PrideIndex held its 15th annual Esteem Awards on July 2 at Sidetrack during Chicago's Black Pride holiday weekend. The non-profit Esteem Awards is, according to its website, "dedicated to promoting positive images of the African American/People ...
'The Black Church and the LGBTQ+ Community' panel on July 7

'The Black Church and the LGBTQ+ Community' panel on July 7

The Pride in the Pews event "'Don't Ask, Don't Tell': The Black Church and the LGBTQ+ Community" will take place Thursday, July 7, 5:30-7 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 6400 S. Kimbark Ave. The ...
WORLD KyivPride, Romanian bill, marriage items, Cynthia Erivo

WORLD KyivPride, Romanian bill, marriage items, Cynthia Erivo

Ukraine's largest LGBTQ+-rights event, KyivPride, went ahead as a peace march—in Warsaw, Poland, CNBC reported. It joined Warsaw's yearly Equality Parade, the largest such event in central Europe, using it as a platform to keep international ...
NATIONAL Lambda Legal, N.J. politicians, funding, monkeypox

NATIONAL Lambda Legal, N.J. politicians, funding, monkeypox

Lambda Legal issued a statement about the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of a former football coach for a high school in western Washington who lost his job after praying on the 50-yard-line after games. ...
Mental-health specialist Dani LaPlant talks feelings, LGBTQ+ rights, allies and more

Mental-health specialist Dani LaPlant talks feelings, LGBTQ+ rights, allies and more

At a time when this country is seemingly more divided than ever, LGBTQ+ rights, and lives, are on the line. Whether it's states like Texas and Florida fighting to ban gender-affirming healthcare, or the Supreme Court ...
CBS Sports Radio guest host pulled after anti-LGBTQ+ tweets become known

CBS Sports Radio guest host pulled after anti-LGBTQ+ tweets become known

In the sports world, plans to have Dan Sileo guest-host the Jim Rome Show on July 5 on CBS Sports Radio (Audacy Property) were canceled when Sileo's past anti-LGBTQ+ tweets were publicized. An individual named Brian ...
Sen. Baldwin, colleagues applaud confirmation of Global AIDS Coordinator, push for global LGBTQI+ rights

Sen. Baldwin, colleagues applaud confirmation of Global AIDS Coordinator, push for global LGBTQI+ rights

-- From a press release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen.Tammy Baldwin joined her colleagues in congratulating John Nkengasong on his recent confirmation as U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator. The lawmakers also urged Ambassador Nkengasong to ensure ...
Attorneys discuss anti-LGBTQ+ legislation, other legal threats

Attorneys discuss anti-LGBTQ+ legislation, other legal threats

On June 29 at a Citywide Pride event, Elizabeth Myers and Jennifer Ecklund—partners in the Dallas office of law firm Thompson Coburn—shared insight about the unprecedented amount of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation passed this year and how it relates ...
News

U.S. men's soccer team qualifies for 2024 Olympics

The U.S. men's soccer team has qualified for the 2024 Olympics. This will mark the first time since 2008 that the U.S. men will participate in the Olympics, Sports Illustrated noted. The men's U-20 team clinched ...
Rapinoe, Biles among Medal of Freedom honorees

Rapinoe, Biles among Medal of Freedom honorees

Out lesbian soccer player Megan Rapinoe and famed gymnast Simone Biles are among 17 people who will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Joe Biden, media outlets noted. Some of the other honorees include ...
News

New MAP analysis: How states rank on voting & democracy compared to LGBTQ equality

-- From a press release

As we wrap up Pride Month, we at the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) are sharing new analyses utilizing our LGBTQ Equality Maps, which track 50+ LGBTQ state laws and policies, and our new Democracy Maps, which ...
White Sox celebrate Pride Night

White Sox celebrate Pride Night

On June 23, the Chicago White Sox held their annual Pride Night. The Baltimore Orioles were that night's opponent. During the White Sox celebration of Pride Night, presented by Vizzy, wives and significant others of the ...
Chicago LGBTQ+ leaders, activists reflect on Pride Month at event state Sen. Simmons hosts

Chicago LGBTQ+ leaders, activists reflect on Pride Month at event state Sen. Simmons hosts

On June 29, Illinois first out gay state senator, Mike Simmons, hosted a press conference featuring Chicago LGBTQ+ leaders and activists at Gerber/Hart Library and Archives. Speakers included Simmons; Gerber/Hart ...
VIEWS How same-sex couples can ensure parenting rights if Supreme Court reverses Obergefell

VIEWS How same-sex couples can ensure parenting rights if Supreme Court reverses Obergefell

By Jeffery M. Leving

After the U.S. Supreme Court reversed Roe v. Wade last week, many are now wondering if the court would go after same-sex marriage next. Justice Samuel Alito, in his majority decision, wrote that nothing in its ...
News

LPAC endorses Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot for re-election

-- From a press release

LPWashington, DC — LPAC, the national political organization dedicated to electing more LGBTQ women to public office, announced today it has endorsed Lori Lightfoot as she seeks re-election as Mayor of Chicago. LPAC is committed to ...
The group Stud 4 Life celebrates Pride

The group Stud 4 Life celebrates Pride

Local social club Stud 4 Life celebrated Pride on Chicago's South Side. On June 25, members held their Saturday Car Parade. A celebration followed at the Wild Blossom Winery, 9030 S. Hermitage Ave. Wanda B. started ...
Ricky Martin at center of $3M lawsuit

Ricky Martin at center of $3M lawsuit

Superstar singer/actor Ricky Martin has been sued by his former talent manager, Rebecca Drucker, Deadline reported. Drucker was Martin's manager during 2014-18 and 2020-22. The complaint, filed June 29 in Los Angeles Superior Court, seeks in ...
 Lightfoot's Women's Advisory Council releases report on economic impacts of COVID on Chicago women

Lightfoot's Women's Advisory Council releases report on economic impacts of COVID on Chicago women

-- From a press release

CHICAGO — Today, Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot's Women's Advisory Council (WAC), in partnership with World Business Chicago, Women Employed, and Civic Consulting Alliance, published Creating a More Equitable Recovery: Addressing ...
News

R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years

On June 29, Chicago-born R&B superstar R. Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn, The Chicago Tribune reported. The sentence marked a fall from grace after decades of sexual-misconduct ...

  Entertainment

Entertainment

Hannah Gadsby at Chicago Theatre on July 13

Australian LGBTQ+ comedian Hannah Gadsby will bring her "Body of Work" show to The Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., on Wed., July 13, at 7 p.m. Gadsby took the comedy world by storm with the
...
Billy Masters

Billy Masters

"And this was Richard Gere in 1977. … He was so beautiful. And I'm there. My mom didn't go. It was just me and my mom's two gay friends. And I just remember being like, 'Oh my God, I'm gay. … ...
THEATER REVIEW Hurricane Diane

THEATER REVIEW Hurricane Diane

Title: Hurricane Diane. Playwright: Elizabeth George At: Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave; https://www.theaterwit.org/ . Tickets: $25-$48. Runs through: July 31 If you had an exceptionally audacious lit professor, you probably read The Bacchae for your ...
SHOWBIZ JoJo Siwa, NFL player, gay country singer, 'Bliss,' MGK

SHOWBIZ JoJo Siwa, NFL player, gay country singer, 'Bliss,' MGK

LGBTQ+ teen sensation JoJo Siwa will guest-star in the third season of Disney+'s hit series High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, Out Magazine noted. She will play Madison, a Camp Shallow Lake alum. Also, Corbin ...
Hulu's 'Love, Victor' draws to a proud conclusion with season three

Hulu's 'Love, Victor' draws to a proud conclusion with season three

Love is in the air for Pride Monthas the television show Love, Victor concludes with its third season. The gay rom-com Love, Simon came out in 2018 and inspired the Love, Victor Hulu series two years ...

  Outlines

SAVOR The return of NoMI

SAVOR The return of NoMI

Michigan Avenue denizens and shoppers, rejoice! NoMI (800 N. Michigan Ave.; https://www.nomichicago.com/)—the upscale dining destination located at the Park Hyatt Chicago—has reopened after a hiatus of five months. The reopening ...
Chicago Sky's James Wade named WNBA Coach of the Month

Chicago Sky's James Wade named WNBA Coach of the Month

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (July 5, 2022) — Chicago Sky General Manager/Head Coach James Wade has been selected as the WNBA Coach of the Month, the league announced. Wade led the Sky to a 9-2 record throughout the month ...
Food website: Chicago bakery among top LGBTQ-owned spots in the U.S.

Food website: Chicago bakery among top LGBTQ-owned spots in the U.S.

The food website Taste of Home has listed what it feels are the top LGBTQ-owned restaurants in the country—and a Chicago bakery is among the spots. Jennivee's Bakery, 3301 N. Sheffield Ave., "is a queer-owned and ...
Red Stars defeat Gotham; Cubs and White Sox also win

Red Stars defeat Gotham; Cubs and White Sox also win

On July 2, the Chicago Red Stars (5-1-4) defeated the visiting New Jersey/New York Gotham FC (2-5-1) 3-0. Goals from Vanessa DiBernardo, Sarah Luebbert and Ella Stevens secured three points for Chicago and sent them to ...
Sky drop Mercury; Red Stars add team replacement players

Sky drop Mercury; Red Stars add team replacement players

On July 2 at Wintrust Arena, the Chicago Sky (15-5) defeated the Phoenix Mercury (9-13) 91-75. Allie Quigley led Chicago with 19 points, while Skylar Diggins-Smith had 25 for Phoenix. The game featured a matchup between ...
UCLA, USC to join Northwestern, Michigan in Big 10

UCLA, USC to join Northwestern, Michigan in Big 10

The name "Big 10" will be even more of a misnomer as two West Coast schools—USC and UCLA—have announced plans to leave the PAC-12 and join the collegiate sports conference as early as 2024. That will ...
Sky win fourth straight; Fire prevail on Pride Night; Cubs win, White Sox lose

Sky win fourth straight; Fire prevail on Pride Night; Cubs win, White Sox lose

The Chicago Sky (14-5) defeated the Connecticut Sun (13-7) 91-83 on June 29 at Wintrust Arena, scoring their fourth consecutive win. A scorching start helped Chicago. The Sky set a new WNBA shooting record in a ...






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