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Windy City Times 2023-02-15

  Daily Breaking

Sorensen among House Dems calling for Santos' ouster

Sorensen among House Dems calling for Santos' ouster

Freshman U.S. Rep. Eric Sorensen, an openly gay former meteorologist from Moline, is one of seven Democrats calling for the ouster of New York Congressman George Santos, according to multiple reports. U.S. Rep. Robert Garcia (D-Calif.) ...

  News

Elections 2023: Vicko Alvarez, 15th Ward candidate, wants to take on Chicago's 'machine politics'

Elections 2023: Vicko Alvarez, 15th Ward candidate, wants to take on Chicago's 'machine politics'

Vicko Alvarez is a self-identified socialist running for aldermanic office in the 15th Ward. The 34-year-old is the daughter of Mexican immigrants and has been a resident since she moved to Chicago in 2006 to attend ...
180+ journalists and NY Times contributors join HRC, GLAAD to call out biased coverage of trans people in Times coverage

180+ journalists and NY Times contributors join HRC, GLAAD to call out biased coverage of trans people in Times coverage

--From a press release

(New York, NY — Feb. 15, 2023) — Today GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, is joined by hundreds of journalists, organizations ...
Goran Stolevski grows up fast with Of an Age

Goran Stolevski grows up fast with Of an Age

Openly gay filmmaker Goran Stolevski is a triple threat: He handled directing, writing and editing chores for his new project, Of an Age, which Focus Features is now distributing. The film is already taking home trophies ...
Gay Calif. lawmakers introduce Prop 8 repeal

Gay Calif. lawmakers introduce Prop 8 repeal

On Valentine's Day, two gay California lawmakers introduced a constitutional amendment to repeal Prop 8—the state's same-sex marriage ban that remains on the books despite being ruled unconstitutional years ago, according to The Bay Area Repo ...
Queer songwriter donates $500K to Chicago Academy for the Arts

Queer songwriter donates $500K to Chicago Academy for the Arts

Returning to the school that they said saved their life years ago and set them on a path to becoming one of the most celebrated activists and songwriters of the modern era, it was announced Feb. ...
LGBTQ leadership: A conversation with Adler University president Ray Crossman Feb. 28

LGBTQ leadership: A conversation with Adler University president Ray Crossman Feb. 28

--From an Adler University press release

Those seeking to learn more on why LGBTQ representation, visibility, and leadership matters in higher education are invited to a Feb. 28 discussion organized by Adler University and The Chicago Community Trust. The event, "LGBTQ and ...
Famed gay publicist Howard Bragman dies at 66

Famed gay publicist Howard Bragman dies at 66

Howard Bragman—a gay publicist whose clients included Sharon Osbourne and Stevie Wonder, among many others—died at age 66 after privately battling acute monocytic leukemia, Deadline reported. After graduating from ...
NBA: Nets guard fined for anti-gay language after win over Bulls

NBA: Nets guard fined for anti-gay language after win over Bulls

Brooklyn Nets guard Cam Thomas was fined $40,000 for using "derogatory and disparaging language" after the team's Feb. 9 win over the Chicago Bulls, ESPN reported. Two days earlier, new Nets player Spencer Dinwiddie had joked ...
WORLD Church of England, Japanese officials, Hong Kong ruling, drag kings

WORLD Church of England, Japanese officials, Hong Kong ruling, drag kings

The Church of England has voted to bless same-sex marriages for the first time in its history; however, its ban on conducting ceremonies will stay in place, PinkNews reported. It was approved after a six-year consultation ...
NATIONAL Mayor's honor, sexuality oath, Big Freedia, TikTok COO, AIDS Quilt

NATIONAL Mayor's honor, sexuality oath, Big Freedia, TikTok COO, AIDS Quilt

Openly gay San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria recently became the latest recipient of the Latino Leaders Network's Antonio Villaraigosa Leadership Award during the organization's Tribute to Mayors, the Los Angeles Blade reported. The biannual event, held ...
Ben LaBolt of Illinois to be first gay White House communications director

Ben LaBolt of Illinois to be first gay White House communications director

Ben LaBolt—a native of La Grange, Illinois and an alumnus of Middlebury College—is making history as the first openly gay White House communications director, according to an official press release. Kate Bedingfield, who has served as ...
News

SAGECollab launches to expand services, advocacy, engagement to support LGBTQ+ elders nationally

--From a press release

[New York, NY] Today, SAGE, the world's largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBTQ+ elders, announced the launch of SAGECollab, its new innovative partnership model. SAGECollab ...
ELECTIONS 2023 Mayor Lori Lightfoot on LGBTQ+ issues, regrets and Tom Tunney

ELECTIONS 2023 Mayor Lori Lightfoot on LGBTQ+ issues, regrets and Tom Tunney

This is part of a series of interviews Windy City Times is running on LGBTQ+ candidates in the 2023 municipal elections taking place Feb. 28. In 2019, Lori Lightfoot became the 56th mayor of Chicago. What ...
Asians and Friends returns to Lunar New Year celebration

Asians and Friends returns to Lunar New Year celebration

Asians and Friends Chicago (AFC) hosted its annual Lunar New Year dinner and celebration on Feb. 7. The event, which celebrated the Year of the Rabbit, took place at Chengdu Impressions restaurant, 5900 N. Broadway, and ...

  Entertainment

Entertainment

Theater Review: Cabaret continues to reflect on our modern challenges

Title: Cabaret. Book: Joe Masteroff; Score: John Kander & Fred Ebb. At: Porchlight Music Theatre at Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St. Tickets: 773-777-9884 or www.PorchlightMusicTheatre.org; prices begin at $25. Runs through
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Billy Masters: Madonna's guilt-trip

Billy Masters: Madonna's guilt-trip

"Once again I am caught in the glare of ageism and misogyny that permeates the world we live in. A world that refuses to celebrate women past the age of 45."—Madonna. I don't know what 45-year-old ...
SHOWBIZ Isaac Mizrahi, Viola Davis, Laura Jane Grace, Elton John, GLAAD

SHOWBIZ Isaac Mizrahi, Viola Davis, Laura Jane Grace, Elton John, GLAAD

On Sherri Shepherd's talk show, entertainer/fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi said he'd love for out actor Dan Levy to portray him in a potential biopic based on Mizrahi's memoir, I.M., The Wrap noted. "Dan Levy, OK," Mizrahi ...
Windy City Gay Chorus, Windy City Treble Quire present Our Common Thread: Songs of Love, Loss, Life

Windy City Gay Chorus, Windy City Treble Quire present Our Common Thread: Songs of Love, Loss, Life

--From a press release

CHICAGO - The Windy City Gay Chorus and Windy City Treble Quire are excited to announce their upcoming 2023 spring concert, Our Common Thread: Songs of Love, Loss and Life, under the direction of Dr. Eric ...
Keep on Trockin': Ballet Trockadero dances through Chicago Feb. 11

Keep on Trockin': Ballet Trockadero dances through Chicago Feb. 11

Keep on Trockin': Ballet Trockadero dances through Chicago Feb. 11 By Matt Simonette Performer Duane Gosa admits that going to the ballet can sometimes be intimidating for some audience. But he is quick to reassure that ...
CGMC to re-create music videos in drag with 'Lipstick & Lyrics: On MTV'

CGMC to re-create music videos in drag with 'Lipstick & Lyrics: On MTV'

--From a press release

CHICAGO—Chicago Gay Men's Chorus presents their annual live-singing drag show, Lipstick & Lyrics. This year's theme: On MTV. Come enjoy CGMC's drag performers as they recreate epic music videos. With dancers, costumes and sass, these live ...

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