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THEATER-About-Face-airing-festival-with-Black-LGBTQ-artists-

  THEATER About Face airing festival with Black LGBTQ+ artists

About Face Theatre is launching its 25th season with Kickback—an online festival of 10 newly commissioned short plays and performances by Black LGBTQ+ artists, inspired by the Rebuild Foundation's collections at the Stony Island Arts Bank. ...


 
Cancer-dangers-from-alcohol-surrounded-by-misinformation

  Cancer dangers from alcohol surrounded by misinformation

Reporting by TheCounter.org highlights the efforts of the alcohol industry to obscure awareness of the known cancer dangers of alcohol by spreading misinformation and undermining research. An article focuses on a 2017 Canadian study of health ...


 
Howard-Brown-Open-Door-announce-collaboration-

  Howard Brown, Open Door announce collaboration

Howard Brown Health and Open Door Health Center of Illinois—a suburban counterpart with clinics in Elgin, Aurora and Joliet—have agreed to collaborate for the mutual benefit of their respective patients. The entities entered into the agreement ...


 
US-Soccer-reaches-partial-settlement-with-World-Cup-womens-team

  U.S. Soccer reaches partial settlement with World Cup women's team

The U.S. Soccer Federation reached a settlement on working conditions with the U.S. women's soccer team in a gender-discrimination lawsuit that the World Cup champions filed, NBC News reported. The agreement was filed Dec. 1 in ...


 
Adler-Planetarium-showcases-work-of-Frank-Kameny

  Adler Planetarium showcases work of Frank Kameny

Adler Planetarium,The Kameny Papers and Google Arts & Culture have created and made available the Frank Kameny/Pride exhibition, an online graphic slide show, viewable at Google Arts & Culture. Thirteen slides document Kameny's life and work. ...


 
Chicago-parking-ban-begins-Dec-1-

  Chicago parking ban begins Dec. 1

The Department of Streets and Sanitation (DSS) is reminding motorists that the Chicago winter overnight parking ban begins on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, and runs through April 1, 2021, according to the city's website. The parking ...


 
Prominent-lesbians-of-color-will-join-Biden-administration

  Prominent lesbians of color will join Biden administration

Two prominent lesbians of color have been appointed to major roles in President-elect Joe Biden's communications department, the transition team announced in a news release November 29. Karine Jean-Pierre, who served as a Biden senior adviser ...


 
The-Prom-out-Dec-11-on-Netflix-

  'The Prom' out Dec. 11 on Netflix

The Prom—a musical-comedy film directed by Ryan Murphy and adapted by Chad Beguelin and Bob Martin (from their and Matthew Sklar's 2018 Broadway musical of the same name)—will be out on Netflix on Dec. 11. The ...


 
New-narrative-podcast-offers-lesbian-rocker-slice-of-life-

  New narrative podcast offers lesbian rocker slice of life

Podcast attached below

For audiophiles in search of punk rock tongue-in-cheek lesbian dramedy-driven narrative storytelling, look no further: "Tampon Rock" is here. The podcast, from Anthem and iHeart Radio, focuses on lesbian bandmates Deja and Chloe as they navigate ...


 
Chicagos-pandemic-budget-passes-

  Chicago's pandemic budget passes

On Nov. 24, The Chicago City Council passed the city's 2021 pandemic budget. According to a media release, "The $12.8 billion budget was built in close collaboration with City Council members, labor partners and other key ...


 
Diabetes-and-HIV

  Diabetes and HIV

Experts suggest that prolonged antiretroviral therapy (ART) of HIV-infected people is associated with increased risk of insulin resistance leading to type 2 diabetes. I suggest that this is not an accurate scientific explanation. Here's why. T ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Awards-Bebop-Andy-Cohen-Mariah-Carey-Revry

  SHOWBIZ: Awards, 'Bebop,' Andy Cohen, Mariah Carey, Revry

The American Music Awards aired live Nov. 22 and some of the biggest names in music took home awards; Taraji P. Henson hosted. According to CNN.com, Doja Cat won new artist of the year and Becky ...


 
MOVIES-Peter-Macdissi-reflects-on-making-Uncle-Frank

  MOVIES Peter Macdissi reflects on making 'Uncle Frank'

In the Amazon Studios movie Uncle Frank, out Nov. 25, Peter Macdissi plays Walid "Wally" Nadeem—the partner of the title character (played by Paul Bettany). However, the dynamics are a bit different in that Frank Bledsoe ...


 
Black-transgender-artist-Heather-Hills-releases-single-video-from-Trans-Trenderz

  Black transgender artist Heather Hills releases single, video from Trans Trenderz

--From a press release

(New York, NY) Electro-pop/rap artist, Heather Hills, has released the new single and video, "Get Dun," on the Trans Trenderz label. "Get Dun" is not for those expecting trauma porn. "I got a cute beat and ...


 
BOOKS-ART-Local-man-releases-sketches-by-famous-artist-uncle

  BOOKS/ART Local man releases sketches by famous artist uncle

Cuban American painter Gustavo Ojeda (1958—89) is best known for lush and meditative urban nightscapes that brought him recognition in the 1980s downtown New York art scene. He exhibited works alongside artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, ...


 
Play-development-series-seeks-new-plays-authored-by-artists-of-color-

  Play development series seeks new plays authored by artists of color

--From a press release

(Chicago, IL) Calling all bold, imaginative new plays authored by artists of color for Future Labs—Goodman Theatre's newest artistic program to develop works authored and directed by Black, Indigenous, Latinx, AAPI and other artists of co ...


 
Five-Worth-Finding-Restaurants-OUT100-childrens-book-face-mask

  Five Worth Finding: Restaurants, OUT100, children's book, face mask

—Perry's Steakhouse & Grille (PerrysSteakhouse.com): This suburban spot (with two restaurants in Oak Brook and Schaumburg) is well-known for its delicious cuts of meat, sumptuous sides and hand-crafted cocktails. It's ...


 
Day-Without-Art-Transmissions-launches-online-Nov-30

  Day With(out) Art: Transmissions launches online Nov. 30

--From a press release

NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2020 — Visual AIDS, the only contemporary arts organization fully committed to raising AIDS and HIV awareness through dialogue, art exhibitions and public forums, announces their ...


 
Daniel-Biss-announces-run-for-mayor-of-Evanston-

  Daniel Biss announces run for mayor of Evanston

Former Illinois state Sen. Daniel Biss, a Democrat, announced that he plans to run for mayor of Evanston next year. A statement read, in part, "The election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris was a relief ...


 
About-Face-Theatre-starts-25th-season-with-Kickback-online-short-play-fest-

  About Face Theatre starts 25th season with Kickback online short play fest

--From a press release

CHICAGO (Nov 9, 2020) — About Face Theatre kicks off its landmark 25th season with KICKBACK, an online festival of newly commissioned short plays and performances by Black LGBTQ+ artists, inspired by the Rebuild Foundation's collections ...


 
Congressional-co-chairs-introduce-World-AIDS-Day-resolution-

  Congressional co-chairs introduce World AIDS Day resolution

U.S. Reps. Barbara Lee (CA-13) and Rep. Jenniffer Gonzalez Colon (PR-At Large), co-chairs of the Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus, introduced a bipartisan resolution supporting the goals of World AIDS Day, according ...


 
Artist-Riva-Lehrer-talks-new-memoir-career-state-of-the-world

  Artist Riva Lehrer talks new memoir, career, state of the world

In queer artist, writer and curator Riva Lehrer's recently released memoir Golem Girl, she takes readers on a journey through her life via the lens of her being born with spina bifida and the way that ...


 
Feds-investigating-alleged-anti-Semitic-activity-at-Univ-of-Illinois

  Feds investigating alleged anti-Semitic activity at Univ. of Illinois

The Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced it has opened a formal investigation into a complaint alleging Jewish students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) ...


 
New-guide-out-for-educators-parents-advocating-for-LGBTQ-students-with-disabilities-

  New guide out for educators, parents advocating for LGBTQ students with disabilities

--From a press release

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation released a new resource to help both parents and educators advocate on behalf of LGBTQ students with disabilities. NCLR partnered with HRC Foundation, the National ...


 
COVID-19-Pritzker-institutes-Tier-Three-mitigations-starting-Nov-20-

  COVID-19 Pritzker institutes Tier Three mitigations starting Nov. 20

With a new wave of COVID-19 surging across Illinois, the Midwest and the nation, Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced, on Nov. 17, additional COVID-19 resurgence mitigations will take effect ...


 
MUSICALS-1997-version-of-Anyone-Can-Whistle-out-Dec-4-

  MUSICALS 1997 version of Anyone Can Whistle out Dec. 4

On Sunday, Dec. 4, Jay Records will release a 1997 recording of the musical Anyone Can Whistle, which originally had music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim as well as a book by Arthur Laurents. The production ...


 
THEATER-Pride-Arts-artistic-director-resigns-PFP-keeps-Zak

  THEATER Pride Arts artistic director resigns; PFP keeps Zak

Two controversial developments have occurred at Pride Arts (in which Pride Films & Plays, PFP, is the main tenant). According to a letter from PrideArts President Cheri Tatar that Windy City Times obtained, PFP Artistic Director ...


 
Hyde-Park-Art-Center-gala-Nov-21

  Hyde Park Art Center gala Nov. 21

Hyde Park Art Center will present its annual gala—held for the first time virtually—on Saturday, Nov. 21, at 3-4 p.m. and 6:30-9 p.m. with the Centerpiece program at 7-8 p.m, and afternoon and evening programming geared ...


 
57th-Street-Art-Fair-to-return-next-June

  57th Street Art Fair to return next June

The 74th annual 57th Street Art Fair is slated to return June 5-6, 2021. The free event is the Midwest's oldest juried art fair, featuring nearly 200 artists, live music, kids' activities and a food court. ...


 
A-Red-Orchid-Theatre-appoints-Travis-Knight-Sadieh-Rifai-to-new-positions

  A Red Orchid Theatre appoints Travis Knight, Sadieh Rifai to new positions

--From a press release

CHICAGO, IL—A Red Orchid Theatre announces the appointments of Ensemble Member Travis Knight as Associate Artistic Director and Ensemble Member Sadieh Rifai as Artistic Development Coordinator. Ensemble member Shade Murray ...


 
Theater-excellence-honored-with-52nd-annual-Equity-Awards

  Theater excellence honored with 52nd annual Equity Awards

--From a press release

Nov. 9, 2020 — CHICAGO — In its 52nd annual celebration of theater excellence, the Jeff Awards has recognized 39 recipients for the 2020 awards, selected from among 142 theater artist nominees across 30 artistic and ...


 
NATIONAL-Stonewall-march-lawsuits-electoral-items-

  NATIONAL Stonewall march, lawsuits, electoral items

A peaceful "We Choose Freedom" march that started at the Stonewall Inn descended into violence as police arrested marchers for a second consecutive night on Nov. 5, out.com reported. Multiple videos of the scuffles with police ...


 
Flu-shots-mental-health-well-being-COVID-resources-part-of-Andersonville-Cares

  Flu shots, mental health, well-being, COVID resources part of Andersonville Cares

--From a press release

CHICAGO — The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) is expanding its ongoing "Andersonville Cares" initiative to help keep businesses and residents safe throughout the fall and winter months. Neighborhood resources ...


 
The-African-American-Arts-Alliance-announces-2020-Black-Excellence-Awards-

  The African American Arts Alliance announces 2020 Black Excellence Awards

--From a press release

Chicago, IL—The African American Arts Alliance (AAAA) will host the 20th annual Black Excellence Awards, an evening celebrating Black artists, Black voices, and Black stories across artistic disciplines, on November 10, 2020 at 7pm. The 2020 ...


 
COVID-19-More-Cook-County-Court-chief-judges-office-employees-test-positive-

  COVID-19 More Cook County Court chief judge's office employees test positive

The Office of the Chief Judge announced that four employees have tested positive for COVID-19. Two employees work for the Adult Probation Department at the Criminal Court Administration Building. The third employee works for the Social ...


 
WORLD-Taiwan-marriages-Nigeria-court-protests-GQ-Awards

  WORLD Taiwan marriages, Nigeria court, protests, GQ Awards

Two women became the first military officers to marry their same-sex civilian partners at a mass military wedding in Taiwan—marking another landmark for LGBTQ+ rights in Asia, CNN.com reported. The island's defense ministry called it an ...


 
OUTspoken-Storytelling-to-host-tales-from-LGBTQ-perspectives-Nov-10

  OUTspoken Storytelling to host tales from LGBTQ perspectives Nov. 10

--From a press release

Another exciting OUTspoken Storytelling Night will offer the perspective of four Chicagoans telling life's stories from their LGBTQ+ viewpoint or that of their close friends and relatives, Tuesday, Nov. 10, starting at 7 p.m. on Zoom. ...


 
Attorney-Knudsen-speaks-about-Zoning-Board-appointment

  Attorney Knudsen speaks about Zoning Board appointment

Timmy Knudsen, an openly gay attorney who was named one of Windy City Times' 30 Under 30 in 2019, was recently named Chair of the city's Zoning Board of Appeals. Knudsen, a partner with the firm ...


 
American-Blues-Theater-to-present-19th-production-of-Its-a-Wonderful-Life-Live-in-Chicago

  American Blues Theater to present 19th production of It's a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago

--From a press release

CHICAGO, IL — American Blues Theater will produce its 199h Annual Production of It's a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago! from Frank Capra's film and directed by Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside with musical direction by Michael Mahler ...


 
Study-LGB-Republicans-less-connected-to-LGBT-community-than-LGB-Democrats

  Study: LGB Republicans less connected to LGBT community than LGB Democrats

--From a Williams Institute press release

Compared to LGB Democrats, fewer LGB Republicans say they feel a part of the LGBT community and view participation in the community as a positive thing. In addition, more LGB Republicans than Democrats say they would ...


 
Mayor-Lightfoot-announces-election-day-safety-plan

  Mayor Lightfoot announces election day safety plan

--From a press release

CHICAGO— Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot today joined the Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC), Chicago Police Department (CPD), Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Department of Business ...


 
Pritzker-administration-grants-94M-to-Illinois-businesses-communities-

  Pritzker administration grants $94M to Illinois businesses, communities

--From a press release

CHICAGO—Governor JB Pritzker today joined the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) to announce the release of $94 million in emergency relief funds for communities and small businesses ...


 
Every-Waiting-Heart-to-be-produced-as-streaming-audio-drama

  Every Waiting Heart to be produced as streaming audio drama

--From a press release

CHICAGO — EVERY WAITING HEART, the full-length play by Lauren Ferebee that was planned pre-COVID for a fully staged production in June 2020, will be produced as an audio drama streaming for an open-ended run and ...


 
COVID-19-restriction-measures-for-Chicago-start-Oct-30

  COVID-19 restriction measures for Chicago start Oct. 30

Gov. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced COVID-19 resurgence mitigations will be implemented in Region 11—the City of Chicago—beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 30. ...


 
Justice-Amy-Coney-Barrett-confirmed-to-US-Supreme-Court-groups-respond

  Justice Amy Coney Barrett confirmed to U.S. Supreme Court, groups respond

--From press releases

NCLR Statement on Rushed Confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett to U.S. Supreme Court: SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Today, the United States Senate voted along party lines to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to a lifetime appointment ...


 
Arts-in-the-Dark-Halloween-Parade-this-year-a-drive-through

  Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade, this year a drive-through

--From a Chicago Park District press release

CHICAGO: LUMA8, in collaboration with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), the Chicago Park District and Presenting Sponsor, the Blommer Chocolate Company, is pleased to announce Arts in the Dark - an UPSIDE ...


 
Undocumented-LGBTQ-activists-speak-on-importance-of-voting

  Undocumented LGBTQ+ activists speak on importance of voting

--From a press release

Los Angeles, CA. - Queer and undocumented filmmaker Armando Ibañez is releasing the videos of 9 undocumented LGTQ+ activists speaking on the importance of the 2020 elections to undocumented communities as part of the #VotaJota digital ...


 
Arts-Public-Life-announces-2020-2021-resident-theatre-company-

  Arts + Public Life announces 2020/2021 resident theatre company

--From a press release

(Chicago, IL Arts + Public Life (APL), an initiative of UChicago Arts, and Definition Theatre Company (DTC) announce Definition as the resident theatre company for Fall 2020/Winter 2021 at the Green Line Performing Arts Center, 329 ...


 
Chicago-Filmmakers-to-participate-in-Masterwork-Industry-Conversations-series-

  Chicago Filmmakers to participate in Masterwork: Industry Conversations series

--From a press release

(Chicago, IL) Chicago Filmmakers is pleased to announce two new editions of Masterwork: Industry Conversations, a series of virtual interviews with long established and award-winning filmmakers followed by a Q&A ...


 
Trans-films-at-Chicago-International-Film-Festival-

  Trans films at Chicago International Film Festival

The 56th Chicago International Film Festival illuminates varying gender norms—in childhood, adolescence and old age—now through Sunday, Oct. 25 as part of the Festival's "Out-Look" LGBTQ+ programming. Three feature films ...


 
Pope-calls-for-same-sex-civil-unions-in-documentary-UPDATED

  Pope calls for same-sex civil unions in documentary (UPDATED)

In a departure from the position held by the Vatican's doctrinal office, Pope Francis called for the passage of civil union laws for same-sex couples in a documentary that aired in Rome, NBC News noted. "Homosexuals ...


 
Writers-Theatre-plans-expanded-season-with-digital-programming-changes-to-live-programming

  Writers Theatre plans expanded season with digital programming, changes to live programming

--From a press release

Glencoe, IL—Writers Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce changes to the company's 2020/21 Season, to include additional digital programming and updates to previously announced ...


 
Virtual-reading-of-Boys-Dont-Wear-Lipstick-Nov-9-

  Virtual reading of Boys Don't Wear Lipstick Nov. 9

--From a press release

Emerging Artist Theatre and Red Spear Productions will present a virtual reading of the award-winning Boy's Don't Wear Lipstick on Monday, Nov. 9 at 8 p.m. celebrating its 20th anniversary. The play is written by Brian ...


 
LGBT-HISTORY-QAnons-SaveOurChildren-slogan-has-long-anti-LGBT-history-

  LGBT HISTORY: QAnon's 'SaveOurChildren' slogan has long anti-LGBT history

Model and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen recently shared devastating news with her social media followers: she and her husband, singer John Legend, had lost their child halfway through her pregnancy. She shared heartbreaking black-and-white photos of ...


 
LGBT-HISTORY-MONTH-SF-supe-vows-to-landmark-Lyon-Martin-house

  LGBT HISTORY MONTH: SF supe vows to landmark Lyon-Martin house

A San Francisco supervisor has vowed to landmark the home where the late lesbian pioneering couple Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin lived throughout most of their 54 years together. Historic preservationists, friends of the couple, and ...


 
Jeannie-Tanner-releases-inspirational-song-art-inclusive-video-

  Jeannie Tanner releases inspirational song, art-inclusive video

Local singer-songwriter Jeannie Tanner has released her new single and video, "I Wanna Be the Change." According to a press release, the song was inspired by many of the speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ...


 
TELEVISION-Our-America-Living-While-Black-Oct-19-25

  TELEVISION 'Our America: Living While Black' Oct. 19-25

ABC Owned Television Stations (a division of Walt Disney Television) go beyond the statistics in a five-part docuseries, Our America: Living While Black, running Oct. 19-23 while airing a different series each day, culminating into an ...


 
Center-on-Halsteds-Valle-artist-Sam-Kirk-among-Latinx-Community-Champions-

  Center on Halsted's Valle, artist Sam Kirk among Latinx Community Champions

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot will join the Office of Community Engagement and other City leaders for a celebratory virtual event to commemorate Latinx Heritage Month by honoring 19 "Campeones de la Communidad Latina" ("Latinx Community Champions") ...


 
Linda-Ronstadt-Danny-Glover-Beto-O-Rourke-in-All-Souls-to-the-Polls-

  Linda Ronstadt, Danny Glover, Beto O' Rourke in 'All Souls to the Polls'

More than 50 artists, social justice and grassroots activists from across the country have created two nights of concerts to spur national voter turnout, with "All Souls to the Polls" on Oct. 17-18 at 7 p.m. ...


 
Court-declines-to-review-ruling-ordering-medically-care-for-Idaho-trans-prisoner-

  Court declines to review ruling ordering medically care for Idaho trans prisoner

--From a NCLR press release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the United States Supreme Court declined to review a federal court decision ordering the Idaho Department of Corrections (IDOC) to provide medically necessary gender confirmation surgery ...


 
Matthew-Lee-Erlbach-talks-Be-An-ArtsHero-career-other-endeavors

  Matthew-Lee Erlbach talks Be An #ArtsHero, career, other endeavors

Writer, actor and filmmaker Matthew-Lee Erlbach is on a mission to get financial relief to the many arts workers and institutions impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Erlbach is calling on U.S. senators to sponsor the DAWN ...


 
Black-Lives-Black-Words-holding-virtual-events-in-October-November-

  Black Lives, Black Words holding virtual events in October, November

Black Lives, Black Words—an international initiative that provides local Black creatives with an artistic platform—is bringing its "Plays for the People" virtual series to a close with two more plays in October and November. On Oct. ...


 
50-50-All-Souls-to-the-Polls-benefit-concert-to-get-out-the-vote

  50-50 All Souls to the Polls benefit concert to get out the vote

--From a press release

Oct. 13, 2020-(Chicago, IL) - A coalition of the nation's top arts presenters have joined forces to create a 6 hour "People's Benefit Concert" to spur Get Out The Vote action in all fifty states. More ...


 
Collaborate-Arts-Institute-to-mark-10th-anniversary

  Collaborate Arts Institute to mark 10th anniversary

Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago (CAIC), 7409 N. Greenview Ave., is celebrating its 10th-anniversary season with fall offerings that include the annual Collaborative Works Festival, two recitals as part of the Lieder Lounge series and the ...


 
All-Souls-to-the-Polls-concerts-to-help-fund-GOTV-efforts

  "All Souls to the Polls" concerts to help fund GOTV efforts

--From a press release

Chicago, IL—Adding art to the urgency of ensuring a robust voter turnout for what all consider to be 'the most important election of our lifetimes, more than 50 artists and activists from 50 states have created ...


 
World-Rugby-bans-trans-women-players-

  World Rugby bans trans women players

International body World Rugby ruled Oct. 9 that transgender women may not participate in elite and international women's rugby, Reuters reported. In new guidelines, World Rugby said the naturally acquired physical benefits that trans women receive ...


 
Red-Stars-add-new-player-lose-finale-and-are-part-of-national-camp-

  Red Stars add new player, lose finale and are part of national camp

The Chicago Red Stars announced the signing of Ella Stevens. The club selected Stevens with the 24th pick in the 2020 NWSL Draft. She made her first appearance for the Red Stars on a short-term contract ...


 
BOOKS-Max-Fox-takes-on-late-friends-work-Sexual-Hegemony

  BOOKS Max Fox takes on late friend's work, 'Sexual Hegemony'

The late Christopher Chitty started a dissertation titled "Sexual Hegemony: Statecraft, Sodomy, and Capital in the Rise of the World System" while he was a PhD candidate. Writer, editor and friend Max Fox took on Chitty's ...


 
Natl-AIDS-Memorial-to-launch-50-state-AIDS-Memorial-Quilt-Virtual-Exhibition

  Nat'l AIDS Memorial to launch 50-state AIDS Memorial Quilt Virtual Exhibition

--From a press release

SAN FRANCISCO (October 9, 2020) — The National AIDS Memorial is announcing a virtual exhibition of the AIDS Memorial Quilt (the Quilt) that will feature more than 10,000 Quilt panels representing all 50 state and U.S. ...


 
Hillary-Clinton-supports-Personal-PACs-virtual-annual-awards-luncheon

  Hillary Clinton supports Personal PAC's virtual annual awards luncheon

--From a press release

Chicago, IL — Personal PAC, the leading non-partisan political action committee (PAC) dedicated to electing pro-choice state and local officials in Illinois is excited to announce that Secretary Hillary Clinton ...


 
Victory-Gardens-Theater-announces-StudentsFirst-Virtual-Showcase

  Victory Gardens Theater announces StudentsFirst Virtual Showcase

--From a press release

Chicago, IL—Victory Gardens Theater announces the Voices of Tomorrow: Their World on Stagefundraising event on Dec. 9, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. The virtual event will showcase powerful and moving spoken word and artistic works created by ...


 
Affinity-celebrating-25-years-virtually-Oct-9-11

  Affinity celebrating 25 years virtually Oct. 9-11

Affinity Community Services—a social-justice organization serving the needs of the Black LGBTQ+ community, with a particular focus on Black women—will celebrate its 25th anniversary virtually Oct. 9-11. The virtual anniversary ...


 
Robin-Roberts-George-Wendt-and-more-part-of-Oct-8-virtual-party

  Robin Roberts, George Wendt and more part of Oct. 8 virtual party

Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts, comedic legends George Wendt and Tim Kazurinsky, and Chicago Bears legend Charles "Peanut" Tillman will be part of a virtual cocktail party supporting the work of the Illinois Medical District ...


 
Newsom-appoints-first-LGBTQ-member-to-Calif-Supreme-Court-

  Newsom appoints first LGBTQ+ member to Calif. Supreme Court

On Oct. 5, California Gov. Gavin Newsom appointed a new state Supreme Court justice, naming Martin Jenkins as the court's first openly gay, third Black man on the judicial panel, The Merced Sun-Star reported. Jenkins, a ...


 
Women-of-Broadway-series-starts-Oct-24-

  'Women of Broadway' series starts Oct. 24

Northlight Theatre is one of a select group of nonprofit arts organizations participating in the three-part virtual concert series "Live from the West Side: Women of Broadway." The series will feature two-time Tony Award winner Patti ...


 





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