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Biden reportedly offers arms dealer in exchange for Griner, Whelan

Biden reportedly offers arms dealer in exchange for Griner, Whelan

After months of internal debate, the Biden administration has offered to exchange Viktor Bout, a convicted Russian arms trafficker serving a 25-year prison sentence in Illinois, as part of a potential deal ...
Man arrested for vandalism of LGBTQ+-owned suburban bakery

Man arrested for vandalism of LGBTQ+-owned suburban bakery

Authorities in Lake in the Hills, a suburb of Chicago, have made an arrest in the case of the vandalism of a bakery that had to cancel an all-ages drag show because of the crime, ABC 7 Chicago reported. Joseph I. ...
Green Bay diocese requires pronouns, restrooms align with biological sex

Green Bay diocese requires pronouns, restrooms align with biological sex

In Wisconsin, the Diocese of Green Bay is implementing a new gender identity policy in which people must abide to their biological sex throughout its schools, including pronouns, in bathrooms, locker rooms and athletics, NBC 26 ...
Schakowsky arrested during abortion-rights rally; Quigley takes legislative action

Schakowsky arrested during abortion-rights rally; Quigley takes legislative action

Illinois Congresswoman Jan Schakosky and more than a dozen other Democratic members of Congress were arrested by Capitol Police on July 19 during an abortion-rights protest outside the U.S. Supreme Court, CBS News reported. U.S. Capitol ...

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NCLR applauds Biden administration's restoration of key civil rights protections in health care regulations

-- From a press release

WASHINGTON, DC — The National Center for Lesbian Rights applauds today's issuance of new proposed federal regulations that will restore essential nondiscrimination protections in health care, as required by federal ...
News

Quigley reiterates call for Monkeypox Public Health Emergency

-- From a press release

Kyiv, Ukraine — U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), Vice Chair of the LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus, a member of the House Appropriations Committee, and Chair of the Subcommittee on Financial Services ...
News

Indiana Senate committee adds restrictions to abortion bill

An Indiana Senate committee voted to add criminal penalties to the bill that would ban most abortions, after severe backlash to the bill from anti-abortion groups who thought it didn't go far enough to restrict abortion, ...
21st annual Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest taking place Aug. 19-21

21st annual Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest taking place Aug. 19-21

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (July 26, 2022)—The popular Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest (GAAF) announces complete music lineup for the three-day festival, headlined by Chicago rapper Psalm One, Rock n Roll band from New ...
Trans artist to showcase woodworking on Aug. 13

Trans artist to showcase woodworking on Aug. 13

Trans artist J. Emmett (he/they), of J. Emmett Studios, will open his private studio for the first time to show his custom woodworking, along with works from local ceramicist Krista Tyner (she/her), of TynerWorks. The "A ...
News

Lightfoot, office launch new disability employment center

-- From a press release

CHICAGO - Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) today announced the launch of a new MOPD Career Center. The MOPD Career Center, 2102 W. Ogden Ave., will assist people ...
HHS announces proposed rule to strengthen nondiscrimination in healthcare

HHS announces proposed rule to strengthen nondiscrimination in healthcare

-- From a press release

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a proposed rule implementing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)(Section 1557) that prohibits discrimination on the basis of ...
Greece bans 'normalizing' surgeries for intersex babies

Greece bans 'normalizing' surgeries for intersex babies

Greece's parliament has banned "sex-normalizing" surgeries on intersex babies, Reuters reported. Intersex individuals have atypical chromosomes that affect their bodies in a way that does not fit with the normative definitions of male or female. Under ...
Lightfoot offers Soldier Field proposals, but Bears are unmoved

Lightfoot offers Soldier Field proposals, but Bears are unmoved

On July 25, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced proposals for renovations of Soldier Field, the current home of the Chicago Bears. These proposals stemmed from considerations and recommendations made by the Mayor's Museum Campus Working Group. ...
GoFundMe page for UpRising Bakery raises thousands of dollars

GoFundMe page for UpRising Bakery raises thousands of dollars

A GoFundMe page for Lake in the Hills venue UpRising Bakery and Cafe—an LGBTQ+-owned site that was the subject of protests and vandalism after planning to host a family-friendly drag show that was later canceled—has raised ...
News

LETTERS The Church should practice love and constructive dialogue, not hate

Another U.S. diocese has issued new restrictive policies regarding LGBTQ issues in Catholic schools, and its new directives compare being openly transgender with sexual abuse. The Roman Catholic Church is having an internal dialogue on how ...
Indiana lawmakers to discuss abortion, other issues

Indiana lawmakers to discuss abortion, other issues

On Monday, July 25, Indiana legislators will meet at the Statehouse for a special session on increasing abortion restrictions in the state, among other issues, according to NPR. If the ban takes place, Indiana would join ...
SAVOR Bird's Eye Bar & Grill; Sweet Mandy B's marks 20 years

SAVOR Bird's Eye Bar & Grill; Sweet Mandy B's marks 20 years

Feast while dining among the beasts. Located in the heart of the Lincoln Park Zoo, Bird's Eye Bar & Grill (https://www.lpzoo.org/venue/birds-eye-bar-grill/; right above the venue's gift shop) provides a respite from walking around and seei ...
News

HRC commends World Health Organization for declaring Monkeypox a global health emergency

-- From a press release

WASHINGTON—Today, The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, commended the World Health Organization (WHO) for taking the step to ...
NATIONAL Miami textbooks, Lia Thomas, Florida churches, Key West figure dies

NATIONAL Miami textbooks, Lia Thomas, Florida churches, Key West figure dies

Miami-Dade County students could go months without sex-education books after school board members, by a five-to-four vote, rejected two proposed textbooks over concerns they violate the state's Parental Rights in Education bill, known by opponents as ...
WORLD Women's rugby, EU vs. Hungary, S. Korea festival, Berlin Pride

WORLD Women's rugby, EU vs. Hungary, S. Korea festival, Berlin Pride

Trans women could be barred from playing women's rugby in England under new recommendations from the Rugby Football Union (RFU) that will be voted on soon, PinkNews reported. The move is a U-turn from the governing ...
At NOW's national conference in Chicago, LGBTQ+ activists discuss coalitions, healthcare access

At NOW's national conference in Chicago, LGBTQ+ activists discuss coalitions, healthcare access

Leaders from the National Organization for Women (NOW) invited leaders of human rights organizations to discuss their efforts to support LGBTQ+ and other marginalized people in a June 23 panel during the organization's 2022 national conference ...
City prioritizes first doses of monkeypox vaccine

City prioritizes first doses of monkeypox vaccine

Chicago health officials plan to prioritize the first doses of the monkeypox vaccine—and delay scheduling the second shots—to give as many people as possible their first dose of protection against the spreading virus, The Chicago Tribune ...
News

Registration for the 31st Annual AIDS Run & Walk only $24 for 24 hours on July 24

-- From a press release

(Chicago, IL) AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) announces the return of its popular $24 for 24 promotion on July 24 for discounted registration for the 31st annual AIDS Run & Walk Chicago (ARWC) taking place Oct. 2 ...
Queer teen artist/activist talks Girl Scout Gold Award, LGBTQ+ inclusion, future plans

Queer teen artist/activist talks Girl Scout Gold Award, LGBTQ+ inclusion, future plans

When Molly Kasch became a Brownie at age 8, she never dreamed she would earn the prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award 10 years later for her "Scouting the Rainbow" project. The award "is the highest achievement ...
News

Fifteen organizations receive funding from Illinois African American HIV/AIDS Response Act

-- From a press release

CHICAGO, IL — JULY 22, 2022 — Thirteen African American-led community-based organizations (of 15 possible as the maximum) in Illinois have been awarded grants ranging up to $500,000+ from the ...
Andorra passes civil marriage for same-sex couples

Andorra passes civil marriage for same-sex couples

On July 21, lawmakers in the tiny European country of Andorra voted unanimously to extend civil marriage rights to same-sex couples, The Los Angeles Blade reported. Andorra is a small country known for its ski areas ...
Another Chicago alderperson announces retirement

Another Chicago alderperson announces retirement

Chicago Ald. Michele Smith announced that she will leave office after 11 years, NBC 5 Chicago reported. Smith—whose 43rd Ward includes parts of Gold Coast, Lincoln Park and Old Town—announced that she will retire from her ...
News

Victory Fund: Historic number of LGBTQ people running for office this year

-- From a press release

Washington, DC — Today LGBTQ Victory Fund, the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ leaders to public office, released exclusive data about out LGBTQ people running for office in 2022. With at least 1,008 out ...
Ricky Martin's nephew withdraws incest allegations

Ricky Martin's nephew withdraws incest allegations

The 21-year-old nephew of gay performer Ricky Martin has withdrawn claims that he was in a sexual relationship with the "She Bangs" singer, according to multiple reports. A domestic violence restraining order issued against Martin earlier ...
Chappelle show canceled after social-media pushback

Chappelle show canceled after social-media pushback

On July 20, Dave Chappelle's stand-up show at a Minneapolis club was canceled just hours before the controversial comedian was set to perform, Variety reported. First Avenue—the iconic venue that provided the setting for Prince's Purple ...
Report: Nearly half LGBTQ-owned small businesses that applied for loans denied financing

Report: Nearly half LGBTQ-owned small businesses that applied for loans denied financing

-- From a press release

The Center for LGBTQ Economic Advancement & Research (CLEAR) and the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) released a groundbreaking report on the financial health and needs of LGBTQ-owned small businesses, using ...
Suburban bakery cancels drag event after controversy, vandalism [UPDATE]

Suburban bakery cancels drag event after controversy, vandalism [UPDATE]

After protests, controversy and repeated vandalism, a suburban bakery's planned all-ages drag show/brunch has been canceled, ABC 7 Chicago reported. ...

  Entertainment

Entertainment

MCA Chicago announces Chicago Performs, which focuses on contemporary, POC and queer artists

CHICAGO— The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Chicago, with the support of Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), and Choose Chicago, announced the
...
Story Jam and Cerqua Rivera collaboration on July 27 at Artifact Events

Story Jam and Cerqua Rivera collaboration on July 27 at Artifact Events

Story Jam's next storytelling show—in a series of monthly shows at Artifact Events —will take place Wed., July 27, at 7:30 p.m. at 4325 N. Ravenswood Ave. "Living Truth: True Stories" is a storytelling collaboration with ...
Billy Masters

Billy Masters

"First of all, I'm glad to have a president who can ride a bicycle."—Pete Buttigieg's response to Rep. Troy Nehls' quip that Biden "falls off bicycles." Anyone can sue over anything. There is no guilt or ...
Live music returns to Touche starting July 30 with 'Bear All'

Live music returns to Touche starting July 30 with 'Bear All'

After a nearly three-year hiatus due to COVID-related interruptions, Touche, 6412 N. Clark St., is reviving the bar's live music series "Bear All" at 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 30. Begun in 2011 and produced by ...
SHOWBIZ Broadway, 'Game of Thrones' prequel, Dexter Mayfield, Shania Twain

SHOWBIZ Broadway, 'Game of Thrones' prequel, Dexter Mayfield, Shania Twain

The Broadway League announced that theaters will continue their recently adopted mask-optional policy for audiences at least through August, Deadline reported. The mask-optional policy—in which audiences are encouraged but not ...
Local queer icon DJ's event

Local queer icon DJ's event

Darrell Gordon was the guest presenter for the Lunch Bunch at Third Space at Lakeview Presbyterian on June 1 and 30—the beginning and end of both Pride Month and Black Music Month. ...
TELEVISION In the kitchen with Kristen Kish, newest host of 'Iron Chef'

TELEVISION In the kitchen with Kristen Kish, newest host of 'Iron Chef'

Iron Chef premiered on Japanese television in October 1993. This over-the-top culinary competition took the world by storm. Over the course of seven seasons and 309 episodes, viewers were wowed by renowned chefs facing off against ...

  Outlines

Sky lose Cup final; Cubs, White Sox win

Sky lose Cup final; Cubs, White Sox win

At Wintrust Arena on July 26, the Chicago Sky (21-7) fell to the Las Vegas Aces (20-8) 93-83 in the final of the Commissioner's Cup. A $500,000 prize pool went to Las Vegas, giving an estimated ...
Sky lose; Cubs win; White Sox split; Minoso's Hall of Fame induction

Sky lose; Cubs win; White Sox split; Minoso's Hall of Fame induction

In NYC on July 23, the WNBA's Chicago Sky (21-7) lost to the New York Liberty (10-17) 83-80 at the Barclays Center. Chicago only had 14 points at the end of the first quarter (on a ...
Playoff-bound Sky win again; Cubs easily win but White Sox lose

Playoff-bound Sky win again; Cubs easily win but White Sox lose

On July 22, the Chicago Sky (21-6)—who clinched a playoff spot earlier this week—scored an 89-83 victory over the Dallas Wings (11-15) at Wintrust Arena. It was the second meeting in less than a week between ...
Local non-binary poet wins Stories Matter Scholarship

Local non-binary poet wins Stories Matter Scholarship

The Stories Matter Foundation and StoryStudio Chicago have awarded the annual $1,500 Dana Wood Chaney Writers Fund tuition grant to local non-binary poet A. Ng Pavel. The scholarship is awarded each year to a writer working ...
Outlines

Quidditch organizations cite Rowling's anti-trans statements in acquiring new name

Major League Quidditch, the real-life semi-pro league inspired by the magical contests played by wizards in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter novels and their film adaptations, now has a new name. ...
Sky score historic win; Chicago's Title IX honorees

Sky score historic win; Chicago's Title IX honorees

On July 20, the Chicago Sky (20-6) defeated the Seattle Storm (17-9) 78-74 at Wintrust Arena. It marked the fourth time Chicago has had 20 wins in one season—and there are still several games left to ...






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