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Windy City Times 2022-08-10

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CDPH, community partners provide monkeypox update as Market Days nears

CDPH, community partners provide monkeypox update as Market Days nears

With the event known as Northalsted Market Days happening Aug. 6-7—and with tens of thousands of people expected to attend—the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and community partners held a press conference Aug. 4 about ...
Brittney Griner found guilty, sentenced to nine years

Brittney Griner found guilty, sentenced to nine years

On Aug. 4, a Russian court found out WNBA star Brittney Griner guilty of drug smuggling and possession charges—and sentenced her to nine years in prison. The widely expected verdict came after a monthlong trial ...

  News

Center on Halsted hosting monkeypox vaccine clinics

Center on Halsted hosting monkeypox vaccine clinics

Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., continues its monkeypox vaccine clinics through August. These clinics are for first-dose vaccinations only. Online registration for each clinic opens at 10 a.m. each Wednesday prior to that respective ...
Another queer candidate is part of Chicago mayoral race

Another queer candidate is part of Chicago mayoral race

In addition to incumbent Lori Lightfoot as well as Ald. Raymond Lopez and media figure DJ Doran, there is a new LGBTQ+ candidate in the race for Chicago mayor. According to their website, J Saxon "is ...
Chicago Ald. Sophia King enters mayoral race

Chicago Ald. Sophia King enters mayoral race

Chicago Ald. Sophia King (4th Ward) has officially entered the Chicago mayoral race. "I love this city. We need a Chicago that's safer AND stronger," King says in the video, according to NBC Chicago. "Let's put ...
PASSAGES Trailblazing lesbian activist Pat Norman dies

PASSAGES Trailblazing lesbian activist Pat Norman dies

Pat Norman, a trailblazing lesbian in San Francisco who became a "first" in some important city appointments, died Aug. 5 at an assisted living facility in Las Vegas, according to The Bay Area Reporter. Norman, born ...
WCT co-founder Tracy Baim stepping down from The Chicago Reader

WCT co-founder Tracy Baim stepping down from The Chicago Reader

The board of directors of the Reader Institute for Community Journalism (RICJ), publishers of the Chicago Reader, announced that Tracy Baim (who co-founded Windy City Times in 1985) is stepping down as president and publisher at ...
PASSAGES Singer/actress Olivia Newton-John dead at 73

PASSAGES Singer/actress Olivia Newton-John dead at 73

Olivia Newton-John—the Australian singer who charmed generations of viewers in the 1978 blockbuster movie Grease and had such music hits as "Physical," with both garnering many LGBTQ+ fans—died Aug. 8 at age 73, according to media ...
Journalist Chuck Colbert passes away at 67

Journalist Chuck Colbert passes away at 67

Journalist Charles "Chuck" R. Colbert—who had written for several LGBTQ+ publications, including Windy City Times—passed away June 30. He was 67. He was a freelance journalist based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, according to his biography on ...
Montreal Pride Parade is canceled

Montreal Pride Parade is canceled

Citing security concerns, the organizers of the Fierte Montreal Pride Parade abruptly canceled the Aug. 7 event at the last minute, The Washington Blade reported. The other events scheduled at the Esplanade of the Olympic Park—T-Dance ...
Drag show finally takes place at UpRising Bakery and Cafe

Drag show finally takes place at UpRising Bakery and Cafe

After a series of events that encompassed everything from vandalism to meetings with village officials to a visit from Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker, LGBTQ+-owned Lake in the Hills business UpRising Bakery and Cafe finally held its ...
PASSAGES Lesbian writer/activist Elana Dykewomon dies at 72

PASSAGES Lesbian writer/activist Elana Dykewomon dies at 72

Tributes have poured in following the death of Oakland-based esteemed lesbian writer/activist Elana Dykewomon, who passed away Aug. 7 at age 72, according to EuroWeekly. She received the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction in 1998 ...
NATIONAL Okla. schools, Tenn. lawsuit, political items, Mich. library

NATIONAL Okla. schools, Tenn. lawsuit, political items, Mich. library

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Oklahoma public schools have started requiring students from kindergarten to college to complete "biological sex affidavits" if they want to compete in school sports, in accordance with a state law that took effect earlier this year, ...
WORLD Zelensky, French position, UK drag-queen shows, triathlons

WORLD Zelensky, French position, UK drag-queen shows, triathlons

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky confirmed he will ask Ukraine's government to look into legalizing same-sex marriage after the war with Russia ends, PinkNews reported. Ukraine's constitution defines marriage as between a man and a woman. Last ...
Uganda government forces LGBTQ+ group to shut down

Uganda government forces LGBTQ+ group to shut down

An LGBTQI+-rights group in Uganda said the country's government forced it to shut down, according to The Washington Blade. Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), in a press release, said Uganda's National ...
Pritzker visits UpRising Bakery and Cafe

Pritzker visits UpRising Bakery and Cafe

On Aug. 5, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker met with Corrina Sac, owner of Lake in the Hills business UpRising Bakery and Café, as well as leaders from Equality Illinois and Woodstock Pride and Illinois state Rep. ...
POLITICS Milwaukee gets RNC in '24; Chicago among DNC hopefuls

POLITICS Milwaukee gets RNC in '24; Chicago among DNC hopefuls

Milwaukee will host the 2024 Republican National Convention (RNC). According to Politico, RNC committee chair Ronna McDaniel tweeted, "I am excited to announce that the RNC has voted unanimously to select Milwaukee as the host city ...
Indiana Gov. Holcomb signs bill banning most abortions

Indiana Gov. Holcomb signs bill banning most abortions

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has signed a bill that would ban most abortions—making it the first state to pass a restrictive law against the procedure since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade earlier this ...
Actress Anne Heche in critical condition after car crash

Actress Anne Heche in critical condition after car crash

Actress Anne Heche reportedly crashed her car into a house in the Mar Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles on Aug. 5, setting both the vehicle and the house on fire, according to CNN. She is now ...
ALMA Chicago hires new executive director

ALMA Chicago hires new executive director

The Association of Latinos/as/xs Motivating Action (ALMA) has hired its first executive director. Manuel Hernandez will step into the role, according to a press release. The statement describes Hernandez as "a Puerto Rican New York City ...
Kinsey Institute exhibiting iconic Tom Fox HIV/AIDS photo series

Kinsey Institute exhibiting iconic Tom Fox HIV/AIDS photo series

An exhibition of 60 iconic photographs documenting Indiana University alumnus Tom Fox's battle with AIDS in the late 1980s will hang in the Grand Hall of Maxwell Hall on the Indiana University-Bloomington campus. "Wild Horse Running: ...
Sinema plans to sign on Senate Democrats' climate, health and tax bill

Sinema plans to sign on Senate Democrats' climate, health and tax bill

U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Arizona) announced Aug. 4 that she will "move forward" with Democrats' massive climate, prescription drug and spending bill, after fellow party members appeared to reach an agreement about her concerns with the ...
 Cook County Commissioner Morrison calls for hearing to address monkeypox outbreak

Cook County Commissioner Morrison calls for hearing to address monkeypox outbreak

-- From a press release

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — Aug, 4, 2022 —Cook County Commissioner Kevin Morrison (District 15) has introduced a resolution calling for a public hearing in the Cook County Health and Hospitals Committee that will convene Monday, Aug. 8, ...
News

Judge: Kevin Spacey owes almost $31 million

On Aug. 4, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mel Red Recana confirmed that embattled actor Kevin Spacey must pay House of Cards producer MRC nearly $31 million for alleged sexual misconduct behind the scenes of the ...
PASSAGES Chicago Latino Theater Alliance Executive Director Myrna Salazar dies at 75

PASSAGES Chicago Latino Theater Alliance Executive Director Myrna Salazar dies at 75

The Chicago Latino Theater Alliance (CLATA) announced that co-founder and Executive Director Myrna Salazar passed away Aug. 3—two weeks after celebrating her 75th birthday. According to a press release, "Salazar ...
UpRising Bakery allowed to hold drag brunch, other events

UpRising Bakery allowed to hold drag brunch, other events

UpRising Bakery—a Lake in the Hills business extensively vandalized after scheduling a brunch event featuring drag performers—will be able to host the rescheduled event and other programs after reaching an agreement with Lake in the Hills ...
Sexual-misconduct report findings force Chicago charter-school leader to leave

Sexual-misconduct report findings force Chicago charter-school leader to leave

A Chicago Public Schools inspector general's report substantiating allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct with a student forced Tim King, the head of a prominent charter school network, to resign recently, WBEZ reported. King, who founded Urban ...
Judge: W. Va.'s Medicaid program must cover transgender care

Judge: W. Va.'s Medicaid program must cover transgender care

In West Virginia, U.S. District Judge Chuck Chambers ruled that the state's Medicaid program must provide coverage for gender-confirming care for transgender residents, ABC News reported. Chambers made the ruling on Aug. 2 in a lawsuit ...
Attorneys general file brief in Indiana trans case

Attorneys general file brief in Indiana trans case

A coalition of 22 attorneys general, including Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul and New York counterpart Letitia James, filed an amicus brief in the case of A.C. v. Metropolitan School District of Martinsville opposing the school ...
ART Wrightwood 659 to show 'The First Homosexuals,' 'Michiko Itatani'

ART Wrightwood 659 to show 'The First Homosexuals,' 'Michiko Itatani'

The Lincoln Park space Wrightwood 659, 659 W. Wrightwood Ave., will show two exhibits—"The First Homosexuals: Global Depictions of a New Identity, 1869-1930" and "Michiko Itatani: Celestial Stage"—on Fridays and ...

  Entertainment

Entertainment

Congo Square Theatre's 'What to Send Up When It Goes Down' at Lookingglass on Sept. 24-Oct. 16

CHICAGO (Aug. 10, 2022)—Congo Square Theatre Company, one of the nation's premier African American ensemble theater companies, and Lookingglass Theatre Company announce that single tickets are now on sale for
...
Dance for Life 2022 taking place Aug. 13 at the Auditorium Theatre

Dance for Life 2022 taking place Aug. 13 at the Auditorium Theatre

-- From a press release

Chicago Dancers United (CDU), which supports the health and wellness of Chicago's professional dance community, presents seven companies and a world premiere finale for its 31st annual fundraiser, Dance for Life 2022. The event takes place ...
Market Days marks 40 years

Market Days marks 40 years

The Northalsted Market Days street festival returned to the Halsted Street area for its 40th anniversary on Aug. 6 -7. Running from Belmont Avenue to Addison Street, a $15 suggested donation greeted attendees as they entered ...
Haven Chicago presenting first-ever Festival Au Cinema on Aug. 26-28

Haven Chicago presenting first-ever Festival Au Cinema on Aug. 26-28

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (August 8, 2022) — Haven Chicago is pleased to present its first annual Festival au Cinéma, the company's new platform for visionary and innovative filmmakers and media artists staking their claim in the future of ...
Chicago filmmaker releases documentary about activist, writer Joseph Beam

Chicago filmmaker releases documentary about activist, writer Joseph Beam

A Chicago filmmaker's desire to learn more about the quote "Black men loving Black men is a revolutionary act" led him to a community of writers and activists who helped tell the story of the man ...
Billy Masters

Billy Masters

"I wasn't trying to have his career because he sings, he dances. I'm barely a single threat. I'm just an actor."—Tuc Watkins, explaining how he emulated the career trajectory of Kevin Kline— to the best of ...
SHOWBIZ Jane Lynch, Dwayne Johnson, 'Star Trek,' Beyonce, Shea Coulee

SHOWBIZ Jane Lynch, Dwayne Johnson, 'Star Trek,' Beyonce, Shea Coulee

NBC has renewed the Jane Lynch-hosted game show Weakest Link for a third season, Variety noted. Season three will run for 20 episodes. The series is based on a British format distributed by BBC Studios that ...
TELEVISION 'They/Them' cast members reflect on making the film

TELEVISION 'They/Them' cast members reflect on making the film

They/Them (pronounced "They-slash-Them") is a new 2022 film from Blumhouse Productions in which the terrors of an LGBTQ+ conversion camp invade the lives of a diverse group of young people who spend a summer together. The ...
Casting announced for queer-centered play 'St. Sebastian'

Casting announced for queer-centered play 'St. Sebastian'

Refracted Theatre Company announced casting for its world premiere of Andrew Kramer's dark comedy St. Sebastian, directed by Artistic Director Graham Miller. The play features Nolan Robinson, Mack Spotts and ...
Angelica Ross to be first trans lead in Broadway's 'Chicago'

Angelica Ross to be first trans lead in Broadway's 'Chicago'

Trans actors have made all sorts of impressions on Broadway, but former Chicagoan Angelica Ross has set a precedent. Next month, the leading role of fame-hungry murderess Roxie Hart will be played by Angelica Ross. Ross ...
TELEVISION Darwin Del Fabro ('They/Them') talks horror, love scenes and inner strength

TELEVISION Darwin Del Fabro ('They/Them') talks horror, love scenes and inner strength

Queer Brazilian singer/actor Darwin Del Fabro is one of the cast members of the horror movie They/Them (pronounced "they-SLASH-them")—a slasher movie (get it?) set ...

  Outlines

Sky lose historic game; Cubs fall; White Sox split

Sky lose historic game; Cubs fall; White Sox split

In what was openly lesbian WNBA legend Sue Bird's final regular-season game against the Chicago Sky (25-9), things certainly were memorable for her and the Seattle Storm (21-13). The Storm defeated the Sky 111-100 at Wintrust ...
Sky, Red Stars, Fire and White Sox all win; Cubs do not

Sky, Red Stars, Fire and White Sox all win; Cubs do not

The Chicago Sky (25-8) extended their franchise record with their 25th victory, defeating the Connecticut Sun (22-11) 94-91 on Aug. 7 at Wintrust Arena in a game that was nationally televised on ABC. Courtney Vandersloot led ...
BOOKS Inside Sinkhole, a darkly comic coming-of-age fiction

BOOKS Inside Sinkhole, a darkly comic coming-of-age fiction

Davida G. Breier's debut book, Sinkhole, takes readers on a trip to rural Florida in the 1980s. Amidst golf courses, mobile homes and alligators, some things on the agenda: friendship, identity, sexuality, grief and murder. Breier ...
Sky, Cubs and White Sox all win

Sky, Cubs and White Sox all win

The Chicago Sky (24-8) defeated the Washington Mystics (20-13) 93-83 at Wintrust Arena on Aug. 5. The Sky tied a franchise record with 24 wins in a single season—a record set during the 2013 WNBA regular ...






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