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MONKEYPOX-MPXV-More-than-100-groups-call-for-increased-action

  MONKEYPOX/MPXV More than 100 groups call for increased action

Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) penned a letter to elected leaders calling for more funding and action to help stop the monkeypox (MPXV) outbreak. More than 100 LGBTQ+, health ...


 
Hannah-Gadsby-signs-deal-with-Netflix-

  Hannah Gadsby signs deal with Netflix

Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning comedian Hannah Gadsby signed a multi-title deal with Netflix, per a press release. The deal includes a new, hour-long special from Gadsby, recorded on the Australian leg of their Body of Work ...


 
ART-Chicago-artist-part-of-German-exhibit-Queering-the-Crip-

  ART Chicago artist part of German exhibit 'Queering the Crip'

"Queering the Crip, Cripping the Queer"—called the first international exhibit exploring the multiple historical, cultural and political intersections of queerness and disability—will take place through Jan. 30, 2023 at Berlin's ...


 
WORLD-Bias-claims-Qatar-policy-AHF-pledge-drag-queen-dies-at-28

  WORLD Bias claims, Qatar policy, AHF pledge, drag queen dies at 28

People of color have accused several LGBTQ+ venues in the heart of the Gay Village in Manchester, England, of racism and racial prejudice, VICE noted. Ten Black, Asian and Latinx people who identify as lesbian, gay, ...


 
Out-comic-writer-Sam-Jay-talks-career-ahead-of-Wicker-Park-performance

  Out comic/writer Sam Jay talks career ahead of Wicker Park performance

Stand-up comic and Emmy-nominated writer Sam Jay will be performing at The Den Theatre, located in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood, on Sept. 23-24. The first Black lesbian writer in Saturday Night Live's history, Jay is a ...


 
Artemis-Singers-to-present-Samhain--Encounters-through-the-Veil-Oct-29

  Artemis Singers to present 'Samhain - Encounters through the Veil' Oct. 29

-- From a press release

CHICAGO─Artemis Singers, www.artemissingers.org, Chicago's lesbian feminist chorus, will present a unique, timely concert, "Samhain - Encounters through the Veil," about the time of year when we reflect on those who have gone before and honor t ...


 
BOOKS-2022-BannedTogether-virtual-auction-taking-place-Sept-22-25

  BOOKS 2022 #BannedTogether virtual auction taking place Sept. 22-25

On Sept. 22-25, non-profit organization Pride and Less Prejudice (PLP) will hold its second annual #BannedTogether virtual auction to raise $10,000 to send 800 LGBTQ+-inclusive books to elementary schools across the United States and Canada. The ...


 
COMEDY-Cameron-Esposito-at-The-Den-Theatre-on-Dec-30-31-

  COMEDY Cameron Esposito at The Den Theatre on Dec. 30-31

The Den Theatre is welcoming back LGBTQ+ comedian Cameron Esposito, performing two stand-up shows on Dec. 30-31, 2022 on The Heath Mainstage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. Esposito (a onetime Windy City Times 30 Under 30 honoree) ...


 
Human-Rights-Campaign-makes-history-with-new-president-

  Human Rights Campaign makes history with new president

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRCF) announced that Kelley Robinson (she/her) will become the organization's ninth president—and the first Black, queer woman to lead the ...


 
Dozens-arrested-at-EuroPride-march-in-Serbia

  Dozens arrested at EuroPride march in Serbia

Serbian police arrested more than 60 people as thousands of LGBTQI+ activists turned out for Belgrade's EuroPride march on Sept. 17—despite a governmental ban, The Guardian reported. The event had been intended as the culmination of ...


 
LGBTQ-Victory-Fund-endorses-Lightfoot-

  LGBTQ Victory Fund endorses Lightfoot

LGBTQ Victory Fund, the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ+ leaders to public office, endorsed Lori Lightfoot for Chicago mayor. Since her historic victory in 2019, Lightfoot has remained the nation's highest-ranking out LGBTQ+ may ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Watermelon-Woman-Dragula-Indigo-Girls-Dahmer-series

  SHOWBIZ 'Watermelon Woman,' 'Dragula,' Indigo Girls, 'Dahmer' series

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Cheryl Dunye shared a photo on Facebook confirming that her 1996 groundbreaking lesbian-themed film Watermelon Woman is now officially part of the National Film Registry Library. According to the library's website, some of the other movies ...


 
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  Biden meets with Brittney Griner's wife

On Sept. 16, President Joe Biden met with Cherelle Griner, wife of Brittney Griner, and reassured her that he is working to gain the WNBA star's freedom, ESPN reported. Biden sat down in the Oval Office ...


 
Artemis-Singers-Reeling-Fest-screening-lesbian-mockumentary-Vulveeta-Sept-23-

  Artemis Singers/Reeling Fest screening lesbian mockumentary, 'Vulveeta,' Sept. 23

-- From a press release

CHICAGO─Artemis Singers, www.artemissingers.org, Chicago's lesbian feminist chorus, is a Community Partner of Reeling: The 40th Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival for their screening of Vulveeta, a mockumentary about the reunion ...


 
BOOKS-Kemi-Adeyemi-on-Feels-Right-Black-Queer-Women-and-the-Politics-of-Partying-in-Chicago

  BOOKS Kemi Adeyemi on 'Feels Right: Black Queer Women and the Politics of Partying in Chicago'

Author and University of Washington Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies Assistant Professor Kemi Adeyemi is out with a new book, Feels Right: Black Queer Women and the Politics of Partying in Chicago. The book, set to ...


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

  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. ...


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

  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." ...


 
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 ...


 
Local-LGBTQ-icon-Dr-CC-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 ...


 
Dennis-Rodman-planning-to-visit-Russia-for-Brittney-Griner-

  Dennis Rodman planning to visit Russia for Brittney Griner

Former NBA player Dennis Rodman is reportedly planning to visit Russia to help imprisoned WNBA player Brittney Griner, NBC News reported. "I got permission to go to Russia to help that girl," Rodman told NBC News ...


 
Latonya-Maley-named-executive-director-of-Affinity

  Latonya Maley named executive director of Affinity

The board of directors of Affinity Community Services—a Black- and queer-led organization on Chicago's South Side dedicated to social justice in Black LGBTQ+ communities—has named Latonya Maley (she/they) as the ...


 
Suspect-arrested-in-rape-murder-of-Kenyan-non-binary-lesbian

  Suspect arrested in rape/murder of Kenyan non-binary lesbian

The family of Sheila Lumumba—who was raped and murdered in Nyeri County, Kenya, in April—stated that a suspect has been charged in connection with their death, according to openDemocracy. A man was arraigned in court in ...


 
Brittney-Griner-appealing-conviction

  Brittney Griner appealing conviction

Russian news agencies have reported that attorneys for U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner have filed an appeal of her nine-year Russian prison sentence for drug possession, according to PBS Newshour. Griner, an eight-time all-star center with ...


 
SHOWBIZ-The-L-Word-drag-queens-Tanya-Tucker-Wanda-Sykes-David-Bowie-

  SHOWBIZ 'The L Word,' drag queens, Tanya Tucker, Wanda Sykes, David Bowie

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Showtime announced that Grammy and Emmy nominee Margaret Cho, Joey Lauren Adams and Emmy nominee Joanna Cassidy will guest-star in the third season of the series The L Word: Generation Q, along with previously announced Grammy-nominated ...


 
Sky-lose-historic-game-Cubs-fall-White-Sox-split

  Sky lose historic game; Cubs fall; White Sox split

In what was openly lesbian WNBA legend Sue Bird's final regular-season game against the Chicago Sky (25-9), things certainly were memorable for her and the Seattle Storm (21-13). The Storm defeated the Sky 111-100 at Wintrust ...


 
PASSAGES-Trailblazing-lesbian-activist-Pat-Norman-dies

  PASSAGES Trailblazing lesbian activist Pat Norman dies

Pat Norman, a trailblazing lesbian in San Francisco who became a "first" in some important city appointments, died Aug. 5 at an assisted living facility in Las Vegas, according to The Bay Area Reporter. Norman, born ...


 
WCT-co-founder-Tracy-Baim-stepping-down-from-The-Chicago-Reader

  WCT co-founder Tracy Baim stepping down from The Chicago Reader

The board of directors of the Reader Institute for Community Journalism (RICJ), publishers of the Chicago Reader, announced that Tracy Baim (who co-founded Windy City Times in 1985) is stepping down as president and publisher at ...


 
PASSAGES-Lesbian-writer-activist-Elana-Dykewomon-dies-at-72

  PASSAGES Lesbian writer/activist Elana Dykewomon dies at 72

Tributes have poured in following the death of Oakland-based esteemed lesbian writer/activist Elana Dykewomon, who passed away Aug. 7 at age 72, according to EuroWeekly. She received the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction in 1998 ...


 
Brittney-Griner-found-guilty-sentenced-to-nine-years

  Brittney Griner found guilty, sentenced to nine years

On Aug. 4, a Russian court found out WNBA star Brittney Griner guilty of drug smuggling and possession charges—and sentenced her to nine years in prison. The widely expected verdict came after a monthlong trial ...


 
Chicago-LGBT-Hall-of-Fame-Announces-2022-Inductees

  Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame Announces 2022 Inductees

--From a press release

The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame, the only city-sanctioned LGBT Hall of Fame in the world, was founded in 1991 to honor Chicago's people and entities, nominated by the community, who have made significant contributions to ...


 
HRC-commends-White-House-Monkeypox-MPV-Coordinator-appointments-calls-for-greater-federal-response-

  HRC commends White House Monkeypox (MPV) Coordinator appointments; calls for greater federal response

-- 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, commended the Biden Administration for appointing Robert Fenton and ...


 
PASSAGES-Janan-Lindley-wife-of-longtime-activist-former-bar-owner-Marge-Summit

  PASSAGES Janan Lindley, wife of longtime activist/former bar owner Marge Summit

Janan Lindley died in hospice at home with her wife, Marge Summit, by her side July 29 of cancer. She was 82. Lindley was born June 20, 1940 and was raised in New Orleans. She studied at Loop College and from ...


 
NATIONAL-Lesbian-activist-dies-school-report-Robin-Roberts-Joe-Rogan

  NATIONAL Lesbian activist dies, school report, Robin Roberts, Joe Rogan

Rita Addessa—a civil-rights activist and the first executive director of the Philadelphia Lesbian and Gay Task Force (PLGTF, later the Pennsylvania Lesbian and Gay Task Force)—passed away July 9 at Penn Hospice in Philadelphia at age ...


 
Lesbian-fighter-Amanda-Nunes-recaptures-UFC-title

  Lesbian fighter Amanda Nunes recaptures UFC title

On July 30, Amanda Nunes—a Brazilian lesbian who's considered one of the best mixed martial-arts fighters of all time—recaptured the UFC women's bantamweight title from Julianna Pena in a match in Dallas' American Airlines Center, ES ...


 
Biden-reportedly-offers-arms-dealer-in-exchange-for-Griner-Whelan

  Biden reportedly offers arms dealer in exchange for Griner, Whelan

After months of internal debate, the Biden administration has offered to exchange Viktor Bout, a convicted Russian arms trafficker serving a 25-year prison sentence in Illinois, as part of a potential deal ...


 
NCLR-applauds-Biden-administrations-restoration-of-key-civil-rights-protections-in-health-care-regulations-

  NCLR applauds Biden administration's restoration of key civil rights protections in health care regulations

-- From a press release

WASHINGTON, DC — The National Center for Lesbian Rights applauds today's issuance of new proposed federal regulations that will restore essential nondiscrimination protections in health care, as required by federal ...


 
HRC-commends-World-Health-Organization-for-declaring-Monkeypox-a-global-health-emergency

  HRC commends World Health Organization for declaring Monkeypox a global health emergency

-- 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, commended the World Health Organization (WHO) for taking the step to ...


 
TELEVISION-In-the-kitchen-with-Kristen-Kish-newest-host-of-Iron-Chef

  TELEVISION In the kitchen with Kristen Kish, newest host of 'Iron Chef'

Iron Chef premiered on Japanese television in October 1993. This over-the-top culinary competition took the world by storm. Over the course of seven seasons and 309 episodes, viewers were wowed by renowned chefs facing off against ...


 
Pro-Russian-woman-tennis-player-says-shes-in-same-sex-relationship

  Pro Russian woman tennis player says she's in same-sex relationship

Russia's highest-ranked women's tennis player, Daria Kasatkina, said in a video interview released July 18 that she is dating a woman, according to ESPN. The 25-year-old French Open semifinalist's comments come as the Russian parliament discus ...


 
Griners-lawyers-say-she-was-prescribed-medical-cannabis

  Griner's lawyers say she was prescribed medical cannabis

Lawyers for WNBA star Brittney Griner told Russian judges on July 15 that she was prescribed medical cannabis for "severe chronic pain," CNN reported. Griner's defense team submitted to the Russian court a letter from a ...


 
Laura-Ricketts-reportedly-considering-investing-in-the-Chicago-Sky

  Laura Ricketts reportedly considering investing in the Chicago Sky

Chicago Cubs co-owner and out lesbian Laura Ricketts has had preliminary conversations with Sky principal owner Michael Alter about becoming a potential investor in the WNBA team, The Chicago Tribune reported. One source said Ricketts and ...


 
COMEDY-Hannah-Gadsby-talks-Chicago-Netflix-self

  COMEDY Hannah Gadsby talks Chicago, Netflix, self

Global comedy figure Hannah Gadsby took the comedy world by storm just a few years ago with the show Nanette. Among the honors it garnered were a Peabody Award (2018) and an Emmy for Outstanding ...


 
HRC-calls-for-equitable-rollout-of-Monkeypox-MPV-vaccine-

  HRC calls for equitable rollout of Monkeypox (MPV) vaccine

-- From a press release

WASHINGTON - The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, has been closely monitoring the monkeypox (MPV) outbreak in the ...


 
Brittney-Griner-pleads-guilty-in-Russian-court-

  Brittney Griner pleads guilty in Russian court

Out WNBA basketball star Brittney Griner pled guilty to drug charges in a Moscow court on July 7, NBC News reported. This development leaves her facing the prospect of up to 10 years in prison as ...


 
Brittney-Griner-pleads-to-Biden-for-release

  Brittney Griner pleads to Biden for release

Brittney Griner has appealed to President Joe Biden in a letter passed to the White House through her representatives, NPR reported. In the letter, Griner said she feared she might never return home and asked that ...


 
Hannah-Gadsby-at-Chicago-Theatre-on-July-13

  Hannah Gadsby at Chicago Theatre on July 13

Australian LGBTQ+ comedian Hannah Gadsby will bring her "Body of Work" show to The Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., on Wed., July 13, at 7 p.m. Gadsby took the comedy world by storm with the ...


 
THEATER-REVIEW-Hurricane-Diane

  THEATER REVIEW Hurricane Diane

Title: Hurricane Diane. Playwright: Elizabeth George At: Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave; https://www.theaterwit.org/ . Tickets: $25-$48. Runs through: July 31 If you had an exceptionally audacious lit professor, you probably read The Bacchae for your ...


 
Rapinoe-Biles-among-Medal-of-Freedom-honorees

  Rapinoe, Biles among Medal of Freedom honorees

Out lesbian soccer player Megan Rapinoe and famed gymnast Simone Biles are among 17 people who will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Joe Biden, media outlets noted. Some of the other honorees include ...


 
LPAC-endorses-Chicago-Mayor-Lori-Lightfoot-for-re-election

  LPAC endorses Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot for re-election

-- From a press release

LPWashington, DC — LPAC, the national political organization dedicated to electing more LGBTQ women to public office, announced today it has endorsed Lori Lightfoot as she seeks re-election as Mayor of Chicago. LPAC is committed to ...


 
The-group-Stud-4-Life-celebrates-Pride

  The group Stud 4 Life celebrates Pride

Local social club Stud 4 Life celebrated Pride on Chicago's South Side. On June 25, members held their Saturday Car Parade. A celebration followed at the Wild Blossom Winery, 9030 S. Hermitage Ave. Wanda B. started ...


 
HRC-on-how-the-end-of-Roe-v-Wade-impacts-the-LGBTQ-community-

  HRC on how the end of Roe v. Wade impacts the LGBTQ+ community

-- From a press release. Video below.

WASHINGTON — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, in light of the dangerous Supreme Court decision in Dobbs ...


 
Russian-trial-for-Brittney-Griner-to-begin-July-1

  Russian trial for Brittney Griner to begin July 1

More than four months after she was arrested at a Moscow airport for alleged cannabis possession, a Russian court has set the start date for the trial of U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner for Friday, July ...


 
Back-Lot-Bash-attendees-party-during-Pride-weekend-in-Chicago

  Back Lot Bash attendees party during Pride weekend in Chicago

The inclusive music fest known as the Back Lot Bash took place June 25-26 at 5238 N. Clark St., in Andersonville. Back Lot Bash started in 2004 in response to the lack of women's events and the limited presence of ...


 
US-House-passes-resolution-urging-Griners-release-

  U.S. House passes resolution urging Griner's release

The U.S. House passed a bipartisan resolution calling on the Russian government to immediately release WNBA star Brittney Griner, CNN reported. "Not a day goes by that we aren't thinking of Brittney and working to get ...


 
How-Coming-Out-in-the-1970s-Helped-Me-Make-Brave-Life-changing-Decisions

  How Coming Out in the 1970s Helped Me Make Brave, Life-changing Decisions

By Edith Forbes, author of Tracking A Shadow: My Lived Experiment With MS

As a child growing up in Wyoming in the 1960's, I did not know any actual person who was gay. I knew exactly one fact about gay people, a fact universally accepted but never talked about: Gay people were strange. Even ...


 
Maggie-Trevor-among-latest-group-of-Victory-Fund-endorsed-candidates

  Maggie Trevor among latest group of Victory Fund-endorsed candidates

Cook County Board of Commissioners candidate Maggie Trevor is included in the most recent group of political incumbents and candidates with the backing of LGBTQ Victory Fund. LGBTQ Victory Fund endorsed 23 more out LGBTQ candidates, ...


 
ELECTIONS-2022-Activist-Rick-Garcia-talks-about-MWRD-race

  ELECTIONS 2022 Activist Rick Garcia talks about MWRD race

Longtime LGBTQ+-rights activist Rick Garcia is among those who entered the June 28 primary to win a seat on the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District's (MWRD) board of commissioners. Longtime Commissioner Debra Shore, who is a lesbian, ...


 
HRC-report-Wage-for-LGBTQ-women-is-79-cents-to-the-average-mans-dollar

  HRC report: Wage for LGBTQ+ women is 79 cents to the average man's dollar

-- From a press release

WASHINGTON - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, released new data outlining ...


 
Back-Lot-Bash-taking-place-June-25-26

  Back Lot Bash taking place June 25-26

The inclusive music fest known as the Back Lot Bash will take place June 25-26 at 5238 N. Clark St., in Andersonville. Back Lot Bash started in 2004 in response to the lack of women's events and the limited presence of ...


 
Clela-Rorex-first-County-Clerk-to-issue-same-sex-marriage-licences-has-died

  Clela Rorex, first County Clerk to issue same-sex marriage licences, has died

-- From a press release

BOULDER, CO - Out Boulder County and the family of Clela Rorex are saddened to announce the death of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer pioneering ally, Clela Rorex. On March 27,1975 Clela issued the first ...


 
ELECTIONS-Guide-to-the-LGBTQs

  ELECTIONS Guide to the LGBTQ+s

This year's primary elections—taking place Tuesday, June 28, although people can vote now—will feature many openly LGBTQ+ candidates throughout Illinois. (However, one notable name will be missing as longtime state ...


 
WNBA-player-and-lesbian-icon-Sue-Bird-to-retire

  WNBA player and lesbian icon Sue Bird to retire

WNBA legend Sue Bird, who's with the Seattle Storm, will retire after this season, NPR noted. "I've decided this will be my final year," Bird said in a post on her Instagram and Twitter accounts. "I ...


 
34th-annual-Lambda-Literary-award-winners-announced

  34th annual Lambda Literary award winners announced

-- From a press release

New York, NY, June 11, 2022 — Lambda Literary, the nation's premier LGBTQ literary organization, announced the winners of the 34th Annual Lambda Literary Awards (a.k.a. the "Lammys") at a live virtual award ceremony hosted by ...


 
Rebel-Wilson-comes-out-as-LGBTQ-91UPDATE93

  Rebel Wilson comes out as LGBTQ+ [UPDATE]

It's fitting that, during Pride Month, actress Rebel Wilson has seemingly come out as a member of the LGBTQ+ community. On June 9, Wilson shared an Instagram post beside her new love, with the caption: "I ...


 
BOOKS-Artist-Sam-Kirk-talks-The-Meaning-of-Pride-

  BOOKS Artist Sam Kirk talks 'The Meaning of Pride'

In the children's book The Meaning of Pride, Rosiee Thor pens an ode to LGBTQ+ culture and identity by celebrating the beauty, significance and many dimensions of the concept of Pride—and showing that the word can ...


 
Lightfoot-officially-announces-re-election-bid

  Lightfoot officially announces re-election bid

On June 7, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot confirmed rumors and officially announced her re-election bid. In an open announcement, she said, "Since I was sworn into office three years ago, I've led our city through a ...


 
NATIONAL-Mysterious-death-Tennesee-law-lesbians-of-color-Guam

  NATIONAL Mysterious death, Tennesee law, lesbians of color, Guam

Gay bilingual mental-health counselor Julio Ramirez died in April after he fell unconscious in a taxi following a night out at gay bars in Hell's Kitchen—and then his bank accounts were allegedly drained days later, leaving ...


 
HRC-Showtime-launch-third-year-of-QUEER-TO-STAY-an-LGBTQ-small-business-initiative

  HRC, Showtime launch third year of QUEER TO STAY, an LGBTQ+ small business initiative

-- 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, and SHOWTIME announced the third consecutive year of "QUEER ...


 
Theater-Wit-to-run-Hurricane-Diane-starting-June-17-

  Theater Wit to run 'Hurricane Diane' starting June 17

Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., will run Hurricane Diane on June 17-July 31. Hurricane Diane is described as "a hilarious whirlwind of a play about a butch lesbian gardener who just might be the Greek ...


 
Scores-of-LGBTQI-groups-call-on-policymakers-to-protect-abortion-rights

  Scores of LGBTQI+ groups call on policymakers to protect abortion rights

-- From a NCLR press release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the National Center for Lesbian Rights released an open letter signed by 91 organizations representing the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI+) community voicing ...


 
-Leaping-Lesbians-Artemis-Singers-returns-with-its-first-performance-since-pandemic-began

  'Leaping Lesbians': Artemis Singers returns with its first performance since pandemic began

The members of Chicago's lesbian feminist chorus, Artemis Singers, are preparing for their first concert in nearly three years. The show, "Leaping Lesbians! A Celebration of Lesbian Life," features music created by women that expresses themes ...


 
Affinity-to-hold-Family-Reunion-BBQ-Picnic-on-June-18

  Affinity to hold 'Family Reunion BBQ Picnic' on June 18

Affinity Community Services will hold a "Family Reunion BBQ Picnic" on Saturday, June 18, 1-4 p.m., at the Dan Ryan Woods at 83rd Street and Western Avenue. Hosted by Trina TruLuv, this event (with all Black ...


 
President-Biden-issues-LGBTQI-proclamation

  President Biden issues LGBTQI+ proclamation

President Joe Biden issued a proclamation for the LGBTQI+ community. In "A Proclamation on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, And Intersex Pride Month, 2022," Biden said, in part, "I often say that America can be defined ...


 
GLAAD-True-LGBTQ-allyship-extends-to-all-aspects-of-business-including-political-giving

  GLAAD: True LGBTQ allyship extends to all aspects of business, including political giving

-- From a press release

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 (New York, NY)—GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, today announces GLAAD's Recommendations for Corporate Allies to educate corpo ...


 
THEATER-REVIEW-Seven-Days-at-Sea-

  THEATER REVIEW Seven Days at Sea

Title: Seven Days at Sea. Playwright: Martha Hansen At: Light and Sound Productions at the Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway. Tickets: $20-$40. Runs through: June 5 A story set aboard a lesbian cruise ship in 1995 ...


 





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