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Windy City Times 2022-09-07

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Chicago Dancers United raises $300K at 'Dance for Life'

Chicago Dancers United raises $300K at 'Dance for Life'

Chicago Dancers United (CDU), which supports the health and wellness of Chicago's professional dance community, welcomed more than 1,700 people to the 31st annual Dance for Life on Aug. 13 at the Auditorium Theatre, followed by ...
Breaking News

Indiana Supreme Court upholds firing of gay Catholic-school teacher

The Indiana Supreme Court ruled on Aug. 31 that the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indiana was within its rights to direct the termination of a Catholic-school teacher who was married to a person of the same ...

  News

Oklahoma being sued over anti-trans restroom law

Oklahoma being sued over anti-trans restroom law

Three Oklahoma students are suing the state over its law that bars transgender students from using the bathroom corresponding with their gender identity, KOSU reported. The 42-page suit challenges that Senate Bill 615 is unconstitutional. A ...
Yet another Chicago alderperson (Brookins) is retiring

Yet another Chicago alderperson (Brookins) is retiring

Chicago Ald. Howard B. Brookins (21st Ward) has become the newest member of City Council to announce retirement. On Sept. 7, he stated that he will retire at the end of his term, CBS Chicago reported. ...
News

Maura Healey on track to become one of first lesbian governors in history

-- From a press release

Washington, DC — Tonight LGBTQ Victory Fund endorsed candidate Maura Healey earned the Democratic nomination in the Massachusetts gubernatorial race. She is now on track to become one of the first out lesbian governors in U.S. ...
Sky lose big in playoffs; Cubs win but White Sox are shut out

Sky lose big in playoffs; Cubs win but White Sox are shut out

On Sept. 6, the Chicago Sky were hoping to wrap up their semifinal series with the Connecticut Sun with a win. However, the Sun had other plans. In a game Chicago never led, Connecticut crushed the ...
Ban on same-sex relations overturned in Saint Kitts and Nevis

Ban on same-sex relations overturned in Saint Kitts and Nevis

In a major advance for LGBTQ+ rights in the Caribbean, a court for Saint Kitts and Nevis struck down a colonial-era law that banned the "abominable" crime of "buggery," LGBTQ Nation reported. The same court overturned ...
Report: Trans activist Brady-Davis expected to run for aldermanic seat

Report: Trans activist Brady-Davis expected to run for aldermanic seat

Politico Illinois Playbook reported that Precious Brady-Davis—a longtime trans-rights activist who currently is the associate regional communications director at the environmental organization Sierra Club—is expected to run to represent the ...
News

Report: LGBTQ+-rights activists sentenced to death in Iran

Human-rights groups have said that two LGBTQ+-rights activists have been sentenced to death in Iran, the BBC reported. A court in Urmia found Zahra Seddiqi Hamedani, 31, and Elham Choubdar, 24, guilty of "corruption on Earth." ...
Equality Illinois endorses pro-equality candidates for statewide office

Equality Illinois endorses pro-equality candidates for statewide office

-- From a press release

Equality Illinois announced endorsements of pro-equality champions for the state's six constitutional offices, including Gov. JB Pritzker and Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton for re-election and Alexi Giannoulias for Illinois Secretary ...
DANCE Rogers Park group Synapse Arts to hold Sept. 17 fundraiser

DANCE Rogers Park group Synapse Arts to hold Sept. 17 fundraiser

On Saturday, Sept. 17, there will be another “Crosswalk Dance” from the Rogers Park company Synapse Arts as well as another Jarvis Square Artisan Market and the celebration of National Dance Day. ...
Garza joins Chicago alderperson exodus

Garza joins Chicago alderperson exodus

Ald. Susan Sadlowski Garza—the first member of the Chicago Teachers Union ever elected to City Council and a onetime ally of Mayor Lori Lightfoot—is retiring after two terms, The Chicago Tribune reported. Overall, Garza—the daughter of ...
Family Equality discussion at Center on Halsted on Sept. 9

Family Equality discussion at Center on Halsted on Sept. 9

On Friday, Sept. 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Center on Halsted will host a special Family Equality educational panel discussion about issues facing LGBTQ+ people and families. According to Family Equality, at least 11.3 million U.S. adults identify ...
Liz Truss is the new UK prime minister and has a poor LGBTQ+ record

Liz Truss is the new UK prime minister and has a poor LGBTQ+ record

Britain will get its third prime minister in just over three years as the ruling Conservative Party announced Sept. 5 it had chosen Liz Truss to be its new leader. Truss—who had appointed as secretary of ...
Equality Illinois endorses 15 LGBTQ+ candidates for the general election

Equality Illinois endorses 15 LGBTQ+ candidates for the general election

-- From a press release

CHICAGO - Equality Illinois announced endorsements of a record number of LGBTQ+ candidates running for the office in a general election in Illinois. "We are excited to endorse fifteen out LGBTQ+ candidates, including three incumbent state ...
NATIONAL Convicted killer, school groups, Gloria Casarez, 'Gay Days'

NATIONAL Convicted killer, school groups, Gloria Casarez, 'Gay Days'

A Philadelphia jury convicted Abdullah El-Amin of third-degree murder for taking the life of trans woman Mia Green, per The Philadelphia Gay News. He faces a lengthy prison term when sentenced in November. Green, 27, was ...
WORLD India ruling, Hong Kong dismissal, fatal attack, Mr. Gay Europe

WORLD India ruling, Hong Kong dismissal, fatal attack, Mr. Gay Europe

In India, a Supreme Court ruling affirmed that same-sex couples and other non-traditional families are entitled to social benefits—a decision that stands in stark contrast to recent moves by Singapore to exclude LGBTQ+ people from the ...
Lightfoot, CDPH announce delegate agencies for 'Justice for All' initiative

Lightfoot, CDPH announce delegate agencies for 'Justice for All' initiative

-- From a press release

CHICAGO — Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced that the Chicago Abortion Fund and Planned Parenthood of Illinois have been selected as the two delegate agencies for the city's ...
Philadelphia AIDS and housing activist Michael Hinson Jr. dies at 55

Philadelphia AIDS and housing activist Michael Hinson Jr. dies at 55

Michael Hinson Jr.—a longtime AIDS and housing activist, and leader in Philadelphia's Black LGBTQ+ community—died Aug. 27 of an undisclosed cause at age 55, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. An obituary in the Philadelphia Gay News stated ...
Pro-LGBTQ+ group Agenda PAC to campaign against right-wing candidates

Pro-LGBTQ+ group Agenda PAC to campaign against right-wing candidates

Several elected LGBTQ+ officeholders and veteran Democratic operatives have created Agenda PAC—a national organization that will work to preserve LGBTQ+ rights by campaigning against right-wing candidates, NBC News reported. Founder ...
Serena Williams' remarkable career likely over after US Open loss

Serena Williams' remarkable career likely over after US Open loss

After a career that includes a modern-day record 23 Grand Slam titles, tennis legend Serena Williams likely played her last match after a three-hour, 7-5, 6-7 (4), 6-1 loss to Australian player Ajla Tomljanovic in the ...
Chicago Sky prepare for game three of semis; Fire settle for draw

Chicago Sky prepare for game three of semis; Fire settle for draw

The defending WNBA champions the Chicago Sky will travel to Uncasville, Connecticut for Game 3 and Game 4 of the WNBA semifinals against the Connecticut Sun. Game 3 is on Sunday, Sept. 4, at 12 p.m. ...
WCT co-founder Tracy Baim to host LGBTQ+ history event at UpRising

WCT co-founder Tracy Baim to host LGBTQ+ history event at UpRising

Windy City Times co-founder and Chicago Reader publisher Tracy Baim will host "Chicago's LGBTQ Past, Present and Future; A Special October LGBTQ History Month Program" on Saturday, Oct. 1, 1-3 p.m., at UpRising Bakery and Cafe ...
About Face Theatre announces 2022-2023 season

About Face Theatre announces 2022-2023 season

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (August 31, 2022) — About Face Theatre is excited to announce plans for its 28th season. Dedicated to advancing LGBTQ+ equity through community building, education, and performance, AFT will ...
Local LGBTQ+ icon Dr. C.C. Carter returns to Chicago in a new position

Local LGBTQ+ icon Dr. C.C. Carter returns to Chicago in a new position

Dr. Carla "C.C." Carter is back. After being away for a few years and embarking on a few adventures (like graduating from seminary school), Carter—an acclaimed writer, poet, and performer—is back in Chicago as managing director ...

  Entertainment

Entertainment

DANCE Ensemble Espanol at Auditorium Theatre on Oct. 1

The Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Ida B. Wells Dr., will kick off the 2022-23 season of its Chicago Dance series with Ensemble Espanol Spanish Dance Theater, for one performance only, on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 7:30
...
Non-binary performer Tommy Novak talks being in Lyric Opera's 'Fiddler on the Roof'

Non-binary performer Tommy Novak talks being in Lyric Opera's 'Fiddler on the Roof'

Fiddler on the Roof is a series of stories based on Jewish life in a village that was made into a musical play in 1964. The North American premiere of a new production of this classic musical will debut Sept. 17 ...
THEATER Griffin launches season with 'Marys Seacole'

THEATER Griffin launches season with 'Marys Seacole'

Griffin Theatre Company will launch its 33rd season with the Midwest premiere drama Marys Seacole, written by Pulitzer Prize winner Jackie Sibblies Drury, and directed by Jerrell L. Henderson and Hannah Todd. The production will run ...
Billy Masters

Billy Masters

"You've touched our hearts and minds to be our authentic self, to use our voices, to dream big. Thank you for your leadership and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially for women and women of ...
THEATER Theo Ubique to launch 25th-anniversary season with 'Refuge'

THEATER Theo Ubique to launch 25th-anniversary season with 'Refuge'

Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre will open its 25th-anniversary season with the Midwest premiere of Refuge, a new play with music and puppetry from creators Satya Jnani Chavez and Andrew Rosendorf, with translations by Mari Meza-Burgos. Refuge ...
SHOWBIZ Lady Gaga, VMAs, Emmys, daytime soap, anti-trans comments

SHOWBIZ Lady Gaga, VMAs, Emmys, daytime soap, anti-trans comments

Lady Gaga might perform a virtual concert on the popular online video game Fortnite sometime soon, according to Out Magazine, citing Kotaku. In a previous press release by Fortnite developer Epic Games, the studio announced that ...
'Barlesque' launches at Sidetrack

'Barlesque' launches at Sidetrack

On Sept. 1 at Northalsted/Boystown nightspot Sidetrack, Barlesque kicked off. Nightlife figure Khloe Daniels hosted, introducing this year's bars, performers and choreographers. Barlesque brings Chicago nightlife superstars, local bars and ...
John D'Emilio talks new book, 'Memories of a Gay Catholic Boyhood'

John D'Emilio talks new book, 'Memories of a Gay Catholic Boyhood'

In acclaimed author, LGBTQ+ historian and University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) Gender and Women's Studies Professor Emeritus John D'Emilio's new memoir, Memories of a Gay Catholic Boyhood, he writes about coming of age in the 1950s and ...

  Outlines

Chicago Sky take 2-1 lead in WNBA semifinals

Chicago Sky take 2-1 lead in WNBA semifinals

At Mohegan Sun Arena on Sept. 4, the Chicago Sky defeated the Connecticut Sun 76-72 to take a two-to-one lead in their best-of-five series. Candace Parker (16 points and 11 rebounds) recorded her 27th career playoff ...
Fire settle for another tie; Cease almost gets no-hitter; Cubs fall

Fire settle for another tie; Cease almost gets no-hitter; Cubs fall

On Sept. 3 in Ohio, the Chicago Fire FC settled for a 0-0 draw with the Columbus Crew. Chicago Fire FC Head Coach Ezra Hendrickson said of goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina, "He came up with another great ...
Pride Journey: Provincetown

Pride Journey: Provincetown

I think it's safe to say that I found my new happy place. I had visited Provincetown, Massachusetts once before during the winter season and even then, I enjoyed my time there. Of course, P-Town is ...






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