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Windy City Times 2022-08-31
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Biden administration announces monkeypox interventions at upcoming LGBTQ+ events

Officials from the White House, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced in an Aug. 30 press release that it was working with organizers of three ...
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Bennett Lawson launches campaign for alderman of 44th Ward

-- From a press release

CHICAGO - Today, Bennett Lawson launched his campaign for Alderman of the 44th Ward. A lifelong public servant who has served the people of this ward as longtime chief of staff to Alderman Tom Tunney, Lawson ...
Ald. Tom Tunney announces retirement from Chicago City Council

Ald. Tom Tunney announces retirement from Chicago City Council

-- From a press release

CHICAGO, August 30, 2022 - After nearly two decades of dedicated public service on the Chicago City Council, 44th Ward Alderman Tom Tunney today announced that he will retire at the end of his term in ...
Illinois surpasses 1,000 monkeypox cases

Illinois surpasses 1,000 monkeypox cases

On Aug. 26, Illinois passed 1,000 monkeypox cases—less than three months after the disease first appeared in the state, The Chicago Tribune reported. Of the state's 1,005 confirmed and probable cases reported thus far, at least ...

  News

Howard Brown president/CEO reflects on COVID's impact

Howard Brown president/CEO reflects on COVID's impact

According to Howard Brown Health President and CEO David Munar, the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic seemed eerily similar to the AIDS crisis of the '80s. "We saw all the same patterns at the dawning ...
Texas drag brunch brings out armed defenders, protesters

Texas drag brunch brings out armed defenders, protesters

The attacks against drag brunches and related events continue around the country—resulting in people going to great lengths to allow the shows to take place. A group of people armed with AR-15-style assault rifles stood guard ...
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau launches Canada's first 2SLGBTQI+ action plan

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau launches Canada's first 2SLGBTQI+ action plan

The federal government unveiled what it described as a historic first as it announced a five-year, $100-million plan to support 2SLGBTQI+ communities across the country, CBC reported. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled the strategy, called "Canada' ...
LGBTQ+ youths, adult allies gather at Action Camp 2022

LGBTQ+ youths, adult allies gather at Action Camp 2022

LGBTQ+ young people and adult allies gathered under the sun and stars Aug. 1-5 for the 10th Annual Action Camp, co-hosted by the Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago's (PHIMC's) Illinois Safe Schools Alliance (the Alliance&# ...
Aaron Rodgers said he intentionally misled public about vaccination status

Aaron Rodgers said he intentionally misled public about vaccination status

Appearing on Joe Rogan's podcast Aug. 27, Aaron Rodgers—the quarterback of Chicago Bears archrival the Green Bay Packers—admitted to misleading the media about his COVID-19 vaccination status last season, CNN ...
Vietnam ends LGBTQ+ conversion therapy

Vietnam ends LGBTQ+ conversion therapy

Vietnam has said that being LGBTQ+ is "not an illness" and ordered medical providers to end controversial practices like "conversion therapy," UPI reported. The government's health ministry said that being a member of the LGBTQ+ community ...
Beto O'Rourke pauses gubernatorial campaign after diagnosis

Beto O'Rourke pauses gubernatorial campaign after diagnosis

Beto O'Rourke—the onetime Democratic presidential candidate who is now running against Republic incumbent Greg Abbott to be the next governor of Texas—announced that he has been diagnosed ...
Newberry Library hosts 'Bughouse Square: A History in Song and Story'

Newberry Library hosts 'Bughouse Square: A History in Song and Story'

Newberry Library (the Newberry) hosted an interactive, family-friendly event, "Bughouse Square: A History in Song and Story," on Aug. 27 in Washington Square Park, located directly in front of the library. The event featured actor Alma ...
NATIONAL Gay judge, brewery threatened, Victory Fund, AIDS Quilt

NATIONAL Gay judge, brewery threatened, Victory Fund, AIDS Quilt

New York's highest court has designated Associate Judge Anthony Cannataro to serve as acting chief judge after Janet DiFiore steps down, Gay City News reported. Cannataro, the former administrative judge of New York City's civil court, ...
WORLD Trans activist killed, abduction, BlueCity, OutRight, trans golfer

WORLD Trans activist killed, abduction, BlueCity, OutRight, trans golfer

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The murder of a prominent transgender activist in Argentina has sparked outrage across the country, The Washington Blade reported. Clarín, an Argentine newspaper, reported Alejandra Ironici, 45, was found dead in her home in Santa Fe. ...
The Legacy Project hosting two major events in October

The Legacy Project hosting two major events in October

The Legacy Project will host major events in October. On Saturday, Oct. 15, 1-5 p.m., the organization will host the "Legacy Walk 10th Anniversary" event—a free public induction of three individuals to its Legacy Walk that's ...
Center on Halsted's South Side location holds open house

Center on Halsted's South Side location holds open house

On Aug. 25, the new Center on Halsted's South Side site, at 6323 S. Cottage Grove Ave., opened its doors for an open house to welcome community members and potential partners. The hub, which is in ...
Activists, community leaders gather for town-hall meeting in wake of Jeffery Pub hit-and-run

Activists, community leaders gather for town-hall meeting in wake of Jeffery Pub hit-and-run

In the wake of the investigation and apprehension of a suspect in the vehicular deaths of three gay Black men in the third district of Chicago, a quickly assembled town hall meeting was held Aug. 25 ...
Lake View church vandalized over pro-abortion stance

Lake View church vandalized over pro-abortion stance

A Lakeview church was vandalized Aug. 24 by two women who appeared to be upset by its sign backing reproductive rights, Block Club Chicago reported. Second Unitarian Church of Chicago, 656 W. Barry Ave., put up ...
CDPH commissioner, Jesse White both diagnosed with COVID

CDPH commissioner, Jesse White both diagnosed with COVID

Chicago's top health official and one of the state's most visible elected officials have separately tested positive for COVID. Dr. Allison Arwady, Chicago's Department of Public Health commissioner, has tested positive for the first time, NBC ...
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Cook County Board Pres. Preckwinkle announces additional events for 4th annual Racial Equity Week, Sept. 12-16

-- From a press release

COOK COUNTY, IL — Today, the office of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced additional events and details for the upcoming fourth annual Racial Equity Week, to be held September 12-16, 2022. This year's theme ...
Court upholds injunction blocking Ark. ban on healthcare for trans youth

Court upholds injunction blocking Ark. ban on healthcare for trans youth

On Aug. 25, a federal appeals court has said that Arkansas cannot enact Act 626, its law banning gender-affirming healthcare for transgender youth because the law relies on sex discrimination, LGBTQ Nation reported. The three-judge panel ...
Chicago Fire FC, Dawn to host Aug. 31 volunteer community event at Greater Chicago Food Depository

Chicago Fire FC, Dawn to host Aug. 31 volunteer community event at Greater Chicago Food Depository

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (August 25, 2022) — Chicago Fire FC will host a volunteer event, alongside dish-liquid company Dawn® at the Greater Chicago Food Depository Club on Wed., Aug. 31, at the Greater Chicago Food Depository, 4100 W. ...
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HRC PAC endorses nine additional pro-equality champions for U.S. House

-- From a press release

Washington, DC — Today, the Human Rights Campaign PAC (HRC PAC) announced its endorsement of nine additional pro-equality candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives running for election in 2022. U.S. House Candidates Endorsed by HRC ...
Equality Illinois PAC hosting breakfast fundraiser on Sept. 7

Equality Illinois PAC hosting breakfast fundraiser on Sept. 7

The Equality Illinois PAC is hosting the "Red, Pink, and Blue" breakfast fundraiser at 7:30 a.m. on Wed., Sept. 7, at Ann Sather restaurant, 909 W. Belmont Ave. The event will feature a panel discussion with ...
Court blocks Idaho abortion ban regarding emergencies

Court blocks Idaho abortion ban regarding emergencies

On Aug. 25, a U.S. district court granted a Biden Administration request by temporarily blocking Idaho's ban on abortion in situations where the ban conflicts with federal standards for emergency care, CNN reported. ...
Quigley comments on Biden's student-debt announcement

Quigley comments on Biden's student-debt announcement

On Aug. 24, President Joe Biden said the U.S. government will forgive $10,000 in student loans for millions of debt-saddled former college students—keeping a pledge he made in the 2020 campaign for the White House, Reuters ...

  Entertainment

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MUSIC KOKUMO talks about moving to New York City, other endeavors

The multifaceted artist KOKUMO, The Queen of Queer Soul has recently released a new album, Wildflowa': Da' Prelude Ta' Freedom Mixtape, featuring 16 tracks focusing on traumatology, Afro-Elysium and other
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Raven Theatre to open 40th season with Noel Coward's 'Private Lives'

Raven Theatre to open 40th season with Noel Coward's 'Private Lives'

Raven Theatre will open its 40th Anniversary Season with a fresh take on Noel Coward's iconic 1930 comedy Private Lives. The production, directed by Ian Frank, will run Sept. 29-Nov. 13 on Raven's 85-seat East Stage, ...
THEATER Steppenwolf to run 'Spectacularly Lamentable Trial' Sept. 1-Oct. 9

THEATER Steppenwolf to run 'Spectacularly Lamentable Trial' Sept. 1-Oct. 9

Steppenwolf Theatre Company will open its 47th season with the Chicago premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright James Ijames' fantastical play The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington. The production will run Sept. 1-Oct. ...
MUSIC Limited-edition box set of George Michael's 'Older' out Sept. 16

MUSIC Limited-edition box set of George Michael's 'Older' out Sept. 16

Sony Music announced that a deluxe, limited-edition box set of George Michael's album Older will be out Sept. 16. Originally released in the United Kingdom on May 13, 1996, through Virgin Records, Older reached the pinnacle ...
Billy Masters

Billy Masters

"filth — disgustingly offensive dirt, garbage, anything viewed as grossly indecent or obscene."—Webster's Dictionary When this column debuted in late August 1995, we opened with that definition from Mr. Webster (and we apologize to him ...
SHOWBIZ 'Umbrella Academy,' HBO Max, Patti LaBelle, Richard Simmons

SHOWBIZ 'Umbrella Academy,' HBO Max, Patti LaBelle, Richard Simmons

The Umbrella Academy has been renewed for a fourth—and last—season at Netflix, Variety noted. Cast members Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, David Castaneda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Justin H. Min, Ritu Arya and Colm Feore ...
Windy City Performing Arts welcomes Dr. Eric Esparza back as interim conductor

Windy City Performing Arts welcomes Dr. Eric Esparza back as interim conductor

-- From a press release

CHICAGO - Windy City Performing Arts is announcing that Dr. Eric Esparza will be stepping into the position of Interim Conductor for the Windy City Gay Chorus and Windy City Treble Quire this upcoming season. Esparza ...
Hollywood medium Tyler Henry talks tour, coming out and celebrity readings

Hollywood medium Tyler Henry talks tour, coming out and celebrity readings

Odds are that someone you know is familiar with the name Tyler Henry. Henry, star of the Netflix series Life after Death with Tyler Henry, continues to be the most sought-after clairvoyant medium both in the ...
TPAN bringing back 'Barlesque' starting Sept. 1

TPAN bringing back 'Barlesque' starting Sept. 1

Barlesque is back. On Thursday, Sept. 1, at 7 p.m. at Northalsted/Boystown nightspot Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St., Barlesque will kick off. Nightlife figure Khloe Daniels will host introduce this year's bars, performers and choreographers. Attendanc ...
THEATER Otherworld's 10th-anniv. Halloween gala on Oct. 14

THEATER Otherworld's 10th-anniv. Halloween gala on Oct. 14

Sci-fi and fantasy theatrical production company Otherworld Theatre is hosting its 10th-anniversary celebration, "Gothic Galaween: An Evening Celebrating 10 Years of Otherworld Theatre," on Friday, Oct. 14, at Michelle's Ballroom ...
MUSIC Chicago Philharmonic to perform 'Ghostbusters' on Oct. 8

MUSIC Chicago Philharmonic to perform 'Ghostbusters' on Oct. 8

The Chicago Philharmonic Society and the Auditorium Theatre will present "Ghostbusters Live in Concert" on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the Auditorium Theatre, 50 E Ida B Wells Dr. The full Ghostbusters film will ...
Kelly Clarkson's 'Kellyoke' at Navy Pier on Aug. 27

Kelly Clarkson's 'Kellyoke' at Navy Pier on Aug. 27

The Kelly Clarkson Show is bringing its "Kellyoke" segments to fans in Chicago at Navy Pier at 12-7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27. ...

  Outlines

Pride Journey: Orlando

Pride Journey: Orlando

Orlando has always been a place close to my heart. Back in 2002, I attended graduate school there as well as worked in the music industry for a company that launched the careers of Backstreet Boys, ...
SAVOR Indian gastropub Bar Goa

SAVOR Indian gastropub Bar Goa

The Indian state of Goa is known for many things, including tourism. Water-sport enthusiasts and partygoers often visit the area, partaking in activities such as jet-skiing, surfing, marveling at the wonders in the National Institute of ...
Chicago Fire offer free transportation options for Columbus, Cincinnati

Chicago Fire offer free transportation options for Columbus, Cincinnati

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (Aug/ 29, 2022) — Chicago Fire FC announced transportation options for season ticket holders and fans to attend two upcoming Fire away matches. Free round-trip bus rides will be available for the Fire's road match ...
Sky lose Game 1 vs. Sun; Cubs and White Sox both fall

Sky lose Game 1 vs. Sun; Cubs and White Sox both fall

At Wintrust Arena on Aug. 28, the defending-champion Chicago Sky fell to the Connecticut Sun 68-63 in the WNBA semifinals. It was a season low for points for Chicago. The teams are playing against each other ...
Red Stars, Fire FC, NU football, baseball teams

Red Stars, Fire FC, NU football, baseball teams

In an impressive performance, the visiting Chicago Red Stars routed Racing Louisville FC 4-0 on Aug. 27. Yuki Nagasato and Mallory Pugh scored two goals each for Chicago; in fact, one of Pugh's goals occurred just ...






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