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  Pope criticizes anti-gay laws after Africa trip

On Feb. 5, Pope Francis—along with the head of the Anglican Communion and top Presbyterian minister—denounced the criminalization of homosexuality and said churches should welcome gay people, Time reported. The ...


 
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  The NBJC commemorates National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, re-releases toolkit

--From a press release

WASHINGTON — For National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) today, February 7, the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) has re-released a toolkit that includes information about testing, treatment, and tips ...


 
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  Quigley announces State Sen. Sara Feigenholtz as State of the Union Guest

--From a press release

Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) announced State Senator Sara Feigenholtz as his guest to President Joe Biden's State of the Union on Tuesday, February 7, 2023. Feigenholtz has represented the 6th distri ...


 
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  LGBT poverty dropped to 17% during the COVID-19 pandemic

--From a press release

Economic well-being increased most among LGBT people of color and in households with children A new study by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law finds a dramatic decrease in the number of LGBT and ...


 
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  THEATER REVIEW Toni Stone at the Goodman

Review by Tracy Baim

Lydia R. Diamond's original play, Toni Stone, is simply wonderful on all levels. Directed by Ron OJ Parson in its Chicago premiere at the Goodman Theatre, the play is about the first known woman to play ...


 
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  On State of the Union eve, HRC highlights Biden-Harris record on LGBTQ+ equality, urges action

--From a press release

WASHINGTON — As President Biden prepares to deliver his second State of the Union address on Tuesday, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) — the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender ...


 
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  George Santos accused of sexual harassment

Embattled U.S. Congressman George Santos (R-New York)—who is dealing with fallout from a resume filled with falsehoods, including an FBI investigation—is now being accused of sexual harassment. According to CNN ...


 
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  Billy Masters: Was George Santos lying when he said you looked good in those jeans?

George Santos finally admitted that he actually has done drag—funny how the story changes once a videotape surfaces. And isn't it convenient that the one time he's ever done drag, someone videotaped it? "No, I was not a ...


 
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  Kim Petras is first openly trans singer to win a Grammy

On Feb. 5, Kim Petras made history, becoming the first openly transgender singer to win a Grammy. The German-born singer won in her category of Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Unholy," her chart-topping collaboration with non-binary singer Sam Sm ...


 
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  Equality Illinois signals readiness for anti-discrimination battles at 2023 gala

LGBTQ+ Chicagoans and their supporters gathered the evening of Feb. 4 for the 2023 edition of the Equality Gala. Speakers included Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Equality Illinois CEO Brian Johnson, and Equality Florida CEO Nadine Smith, who ...


 
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  The Jeff Awards announces 2023 Non-Equity theater award nominations

--From a press release

Chicago—The Joseph Jefferson Awards announces its nominations for theater excellence among Non-Equity theater. The Non-Equity awards presented in 2023 spotlight 167 theater artists across 28 categories of excellence in theater ...


 
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  Beyonce adds second Chicago date to tour

Beyonce—now the most-decorated singer in Grammys history—has added a second Chicago date to her newly announced "Renaissance" world tour, according to The Chicago Tribune. She will now perform at Soldier Field on July 22-23. H ...


 
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  WORLD Czech president, ex-athlete's legal dispute, Congo rebels, killing

Former army chief and high NATO official Petr Pavel won the Czech Republic's presidential election, CNN reported. Pavel, a retired general running for office for the first time, won 58.3% of the vote, defeating controversial billionaire ...


 
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  NATIONAL Gun measure, Buttigieg, NBJC's criticism, anti-trans bills

Equality Florida condemned the filing of a bill, announced by Republican Florida House Speaker Paul Renner, that would eliminate training and permitting requirements for the concealed carrying of firearms. In a press statement, Equality Florida Press ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ Jerrod Carmichael, Alan Cumming, Andre Leon Talley, AIDS drama

Openly gay stand-up comic and recent Golden Globes host Jerrod Carmichael is set to star in a comedy documentary series for HBO, according to Entertainment Weekly. The yet-untitled series will center on Carmichael's personal life, following ...


 
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  Five Chicago Red Stars to take part in international play

--From a press release

CHICAGO — As preparations for the FIFA Women's World Cup begin, five Chicago Red Stars will join their respective national teams to participate in the annual SheBelieves Cup later this month. Julia Bianchi (Brazil), Tierna Davidson ...


 
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  Let's Talk presents "Let's Talk & Celebrate" foodie bash March 2

--From a press release

(CHICAGO) — Kick off Women's History Month with a "Let's Talk & Celebrate" Gold Glamour Gourmet bash by 35+ Chicagoland Let's Talk Womxn LetsTalkWomxn.com restaurateurs on Thursday, March 2, at Moe's Cantina in River North fr ...


 
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  Lesbian Singles Over 45 event Feb. 11

--From a press release

Queer Ministries of Lincoln United Methodist Church (LUMC) is hosting the 1st Annual Lesbian Singles Event Over 45 on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.Lincoln United Methodist Church Community Center located a ...


 
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  ELECTIONS 2023: Incumbent 49th Ward Ald. Maria Hadden talks accomplishments, second term goals

ELECTIONS 2023: Incumbent 49th Ward Ald. Maria Hadden discusses accomplishments, second term goals By Carrie Maxwell This is part of a series of interviews Windy City Times is running on LGBTQ+ candidates in the 2023 municipal ...


 
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  THEATER REVIEW Andy Warhol in Iran juggles art, celebrity and geopolitics

Andy Warhol in Iran. Playwright: Brent Askari At: Northlight Theatre at North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie Tickets: 847-673-6300 or www.Northlight.org; $30-$89. Runs through Feb. 19 The prolific 20th century gay ...


 
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  ELECTIONS 2023: 49th Ward challenger Belia Rodriguez on why running, differences from incumbent

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. Belia Rodriguez is a lifelong Chicagoan who attended Chicago Public Schools. ...


 
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  HRC on end of Mpox Public Health Emergency: Today we enter a new phase in a continuing fight

--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 — marked the end of the Mpox Public ...


 
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  PASSAGES Gene R. Matterer

Gene R. Matterer died on Jan. 16, 2023 of cancer, according to his family. He was 82 years old. Matterer was born on Feb. 17, 1940. Following his school days in Crystal Lake, Illinois, he enlisted ...


 
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  Chicago theater charges on through the cold months

The ongoing 2022-2023 theater season—roughly September to June—will be the first complete production season in Chicago in three years. A few troupes cautiously returned to live performances late last spring, but most companies waited until the ...


 
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  ELECTIONS 2023: 48th Ward candidate Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth on why running, biggest differences from other challengers

A lifelong Chicagoan, Leni Manaa-Hoppeworth is running to become the next 48th Ward Alderperson. She is currently a small business owner (Chicago Dance Supply, 5301 N. Clark St., for the past 20 years) in the ward ...


 
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  ELECTIONS 2023 Lamont Robinson talks political switch, guns, LGBTQ+ issues

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. When it comes to politics, Lamont Robinson has, for several years, ...


 
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  ELECTIONS 2023: Candidate Larry Svabek describes his vision for the 48th Ward

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. Twenty-nine year old Larry Svabek has been an instructor, lecturer and ...


 
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  ELECTIONS 2023 Jessie Fuentes: 26th Ward candidate talks mental health, LGBTQ+ Chicagoans

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. The 2023 race to represent Chicago's 26th Ward—which includes parts of ...


 
ELECTIONS-2023-Incumbent-35th-Ward-Ald-Carlos-Ramirez-Rosa-seeks-third-term-talks-accomplishments

  ELECTIONS 2023: Incumbent 35th Ward Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa seeks third term, talks accomplishments

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. A life-long Chicagoan, Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35th Ward) is running unopposed ...


 
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  Chicagoans gather for Jackhammer re-opening

Photos by Joseph Stevens

Rogers Park leather and fetish bar Jackhammer held its grand re-opening the evening of Jan. 27 after a long renovation process. The longtime North Side watering hole opened in 1999, taking over the space previously occupied ...


 
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  Billy Masters: Harry Styles' Pleather pants parting, and all the dish you need

"I will always love Pamela, always in my heart. I left her $10 million in my will. And she doesn't even know that. Nobody knows that." —Jon Peters reveals his bequest to ex-wife Pamela Anderson. Pam ...


 
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  Billy Porter discusses his fashion choices, personal ambitions

Billy Porter—the Tony, Emmy and Grammy winner—needs no introduction—especially to the many fans of his character Pray Tell on Ryan Murphy's hit TV series Pose. Coming up exclusively in theaters Feb. 3, Porter will star as ...


 
ELECTIONS-2023-Raymond-Lopez-on-running-for-alderman-endorsing-Willie-Wilson

  ELECTIONS 2023 Raymond Lopez on running for alderman, endorsing Willie Wilson

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. The last time Chicago Ald. Raymond Lopez talked with Windy City ...


 
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  SAVOR Le Petit Chef: A singular, (literally) animated experience

There are experiences and then there are EXPERIENCES. If you're familiar with those recent Immersive Van Gogh and Kahlo events, imagine that transferred to a table setting and you have an idea of what's involved with ...


 
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  Candace Parker leaving the Chicago Sky

On Jan. 28, Candace Parker announced on Instagram that she plans to leave the Chicago Sky to sign with the Las Vegas Aces. Just last September, Parker was named to the 2022 All-WNBA First Team. It ...


 
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  WORLD Pope Francis, non-binary minor, athlete dies at 35, Taiwan

Pope Francis made headlines when he told the Associated Press on Jan. 24 that "being homosexual is not a crime," although he also described being gay as sinful, Gay City News noted. The pontiff called on ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ Lil Nas X, Sam Smith, tennis items, Oscars, Queerties

Famed children's entertainers The Wiggles sent parents into a frenzy when they posted a photo with out rapper Lil Nas X to their Instagram account and wrote, "New collab in the wind?," according to LGBTQ Nation. ...


 
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  NATIONAL Missing student, Utah bill, Atlanta Pride, crime items, Castro bar

A New York City law student has been missing for weeks—and his brother said his last known location was The Q, a gay bar in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen neighborhood, NBC News reported. Jordan Taylor, 29, a ...


 
News

  Quigley commends progress in FDA LGBTQI+ blood donation draft guidance

--From a press release

Washington, DC — Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), Vice-Chair of the Congressional Equality Caucus, released the following statement commending long-awaited updates to the FDA's blood donation guidance for LGBTQI+ ...


 
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  Director Lukas Dhont's Oscar-nominated drama gets 'Close' to audiences everywhere

Belgian director Lukas Dhont's new French-language film Close—a nominee for Best International Feature Film for the 95th Annual Academy Awards—tells the touching story of two 13-year-old best friends, Leo (Eden ...


 
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  Lesbian named presiding judge of Cook County Circuit Court's Pretrial Division

--From a press release

CHICAGO (January 27) — The Hon. Mary C. Marubio has been named the acting presiding judge of the Pretrial Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans said. Marubio (who Windy ...


 
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  FDA to relax rules of blood donations for gay, bisexual men

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reportedly slated to lift restrictions on blood donations from sexually active gay and bisexual men. However, there's at least one stipulation, The Advocate reported: A gay or bisexual ...


 
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  VIEWPOINT The FBI, Loaves of Bread, Corruption, and Reform

When I was 13 years old I used to ride shot gun with my uncle A. on his Italian bread truck deliveries. My job was to enter the store with him and remove the old, stale loaves of bread while he ...


 
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  Chicago Red Stars unveil 2023 preseason roster

--From a press release

CHICAGO (Jan. 25, 2023) — The Chicago Red Stars announced their preseason roster for the 2023 National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) season. The team kicks off preseason Wed., Jan. 25, with 32 players on the active ...


 
News

  Equality Illinois responds to violence, murder of Black and Brown trans people on the south side

--From a press release

Statement by Myles Brady Davis, Director of Communications at Equality Illinois, the state's civil rights organization for LGBTQ+ people, regarding the violences and murders of Black and Brown trans people on the south side of Chicago: ...


 
News

  Pope says being gay no crime, cites anti-LGBTQ laws in 70 countries. LGBTQ leaders respond

--From press releases

(January 25, 2023) — Pope Francis called laws that criminalize same-sex relationships "unjust," stating that "being homosexual is not a crime" in an interview with the Associated Press today. The Pope also called for the Roman ...


 
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  Billy Masters: George Santos gets to be a real drag, and all the dish you need

"If you're an enemy of drag, you're an enemy of mine." —George Lopez criticizes Ron DeSantis' "War on Drag Queens." There are some stories I try to stay away from, and that includes George Santos—if I ...


 
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  Lesbian tennis player ends 23-year career

Australian tennis player Sam Stosur has called it a career after back-to-back losses at the Australian Open, Yahoo! Sport noted. Stosur—an out lesbian who played for 23 years—lost in the first round of the women's doubles ...


 
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  SAVOR Bacon Lover's Brunch at Frontier; Chicago Restaurant Week

"Bacon's the best. Even the frying of bacon sounds like applause."—Jim Gaffigan Judging from that quote, revered comic Jim Gaffigan would certainly have had a lot of fun at the Bacon Lover's Brunch at Frontier (1072 ...


 
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  ONYX Midwest forum tackles racist performance at Touche's anniversary party

In a response to the racist performance that took place at the leather, fetish and bear-focused Touche Chicago's 45th anniversary celebration on Nov. 1, 2022, ONYX Midwest hosted a community forum Jan. 21 at The Leather ...


 
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  NATIONAL Calif. bills, DeSantis, HIV vaccine, Meta, college items

Buried within the bills California legislators filed after Gov. Gavin Newsom released his budget proposal for the 2023-2024 fiscal year is a line seeking to retrieve $13 million back from the state's Transgender Wellness and Equity ...


 
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  WORLD Dutch vote, landmark ruling, French teen, UK items

Dutch senators voted 56-15 in favor of including an explicit ban on discrimination on the grounds of disability or sexual orientation in the constitution, DutchNews.nl reported. This development clears the way for the constitution to be ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ 'Planet Sex,' Critics Choice Awards, Madonna, Theo James

The show Planet Sex with Cara Delevingne will debut on Hulu on Feb. 14 (Valentine's Day), Out noted. Planet Sex is a six-episode docuseries following the model/actress. "On this immersive journey, she puts her mind and ...


 
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  Des Plaines Theater cancels anti-LGBTQ hate group event after outcry from citizens

DuPage County-based Awake Illinois was set to hold an event called "Out of the Echo Chamber: Coalition for Kids" at the city-owned, but not city-operated, Des Plaines Theatre Wednesday, Feb. 8. This event has now been ...


 
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  TPAN announces merger with Vivent Health

Local HIV/AIDS organization TPAN announced Jan. 19 that it would be merging with Milwaukee-based Vivent Health. The merger is expected to be finalized by March 1, according to both organizations. Vivent Health, so named in 2019, ...


 
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  Theater Review: tick, tick...BOOM!

One of the wonders of live theater is that old works can be revived and reinterpreted to respond to changes in culture and society. Often a new directorial approach can make tried-and-true material feel fresh and ...


 
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  Theater Review: Princess Ivona is a dark but comic portrait of power

Playwright: Witold Gombrowicz. At: Trap Door Theatre, 1655 W. Cortland St. Tickets: 773-384-0494 or www.trapdoortheatre.com; $25 (two-for-one admission Thursdays) Runs through Feb. 18 Trap Door Theatre is now tackling the ...


 
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  ABC Audio launches third season of "Life Out Loud with LZ Granderson"

--From a press release

ABC Audio launched today the third season of "Life Out Loud with LZ Granderson," its award-winning podcast focused on LGBTQ+ issues. The new, six-episode season, hosted by ABC News contributor and Emmy® Award-winning journalist LZ Granderson, ...


 
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  One in five older LGBT adults experienced poverty during the COVID-19 pandemic

--From a press release

A new report from the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law found that during the COVID-19 pandemic LGBT adults aged 50 and older were more likely to have household incomes below the federal poverty level ...


 
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  SAVOR Uproar; Feb. 2 benefit dinner

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, an uproar can be "a loud and impassioned noise or disturbance" or "a public expression of protest and outrage." Scott Horwitch—the owner of Old Town spot Uproar (1252 N. Wells ...


 
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  Controversial conversion therapy doc has its Chicago premiere

Chronicle Cinema presented the celebrated and controversial documentary film Conversion in its Chicago premiere on Jan. 12. The nearly sold-out premiere, which took place at the Landmark Century Centre Cinema, also featured a red-carpet experience and ...


 
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  Rogers Park's R Public House's door destroyed by homophobic vandal

The lesbian-owned restaurant and bar R Public House, 1508 W. Jarvis Ave., was targeted by a hammer-wielding man yelling anti-LGBTQ slurs at about 5:40 p.m. during happy hour on Monday, Jan. 16. Owners (and married couple) ...


 
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  GLAAD announces nominees for 34th Annual GLAAD Media Awards

--From a press release. Video below

Jan. 18, 2023 - GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, today announced the nominees for the 34th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. ...


 
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  Asians and Friends holding Chinese New Year dinner on Feb. 4

In a throwback to the days of Hugh Hefner, Asians and Friends Chicago (AFC) will host a Playboy and Playgirl "Bunny"-themed dinner celebrating the Year of the Rabbit, bringing together members of the LGBTQ+ community to ...


 
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  Windy City Gay Chorus, Windy City Treble Quire begin search for artistic directors

--From a press release

The Board of Directors for Windy City Performing Arts has started their search for two Artistic Directors for the organization's choruses. Applications are now being accepted in hopes to fill these positions prior to the 2023-2024 season. ...


 
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  Early voting in downtown Chicago to start Thursday, January 26

--From a press release

CHICAGO, IL — Early voting in Downtown Chicago for the February 28, 2023 Municipal Election will start at two vote centers — the Voter Supersite at 191 N. Clark and Board Offices at 69 W. Washington, ...


 
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  Billy Masters: Prince Harry tells all and nothing, and all the other dish you need

"As a gay man, I want to apologize for all the gays on behalf of what we tried to do to her on that boat!" —Jerrod Carmichael takes a moment out of the Golden Globes to apologize to White Lotus star ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ Indigo Girls, LGBTQ+ films, GALECA nods, Jeremy Pope

Indigo Girls will perform at an opening-night celebration for the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 19 in Park City, Utah, Variety reported. The Grammy-winning lesbian folk-rock duo are debuting their new documentary, It's Only Life After All, ...


 
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  WORLD Indian marches, delegation in Cuba, anti-LGBTQ+ investigation

Hundreds of people took part in the first Delhi Queer Pride march in three years as pressure grows for legal recognition of same-sex marriage in India, The Manila Times noted. In March, the South Asian's top ...


 
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  NATIONAL Asylum-seekers, equality updates, cannabis, HIV and COVID

Advocacy groups that specifically work with LGBTQI+ asylum-seekers and migrants criticized the Biden administration's expansion of the use of "expedited removal" of Cubans, Nicaraguans, Haitians and Venezuelans who enter the ...


 
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  Pritzker signs bill protecting healthcare providers

Gov. JB Pritzker signed a bill explicitly offering protections to Illinois healthcare providers working on reproductive and/or gender-affirming care issues for their patients on Jan. 13. The bill, HB4664, also protects out-of-state clinicians who come to ...


 
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  Chicago Red Stars select four players in 2023 NWSL Draft

From a press release

CHICAGO—The Chicago Red Stars took part in the 2023 National Women's Soccer League Draft, tonight, selecting Penelope Hocking from Penn State University with their first-round pick (seventh overall). In ...


 
Jordan-Vasquez-treats-Chicago-to-Fosses-Chicago

  Jordan Vasquez treats Chicago to Fosse's Chicago

Actor and openly gay performer Jordan Vasquez, an Illinois native now living in New York City, is giving Chicago audiences "the old razzle dazzle" in the fabulous musical Chicago. This dynamically talented performer brings with him ...


 
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  Black LGBTQ+ film festival among Chicago NEA grant recipients

The Black Alphabet Film Festival—the world's oldest Black LGBTQ+-focused event of its kind—was part of the first round of grant recipients from the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA), receiving $20,000. In a press release, Black ...


 
Chicago-Red-Stars-add-Ella-Masar-to-coaching-staff

  Chicago Red Stars add Ella Masar to coaching staff

--From a press release

CHICAGO (Jan. 11, 2023) - Ella Masar will join the Chicago Red Stars as assistant coach. "Ella has spent over a decade in professional soccer, both as a player and a coach. She is incredibly detailed ...


 






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