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|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|
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 ...
|Market Days marks 40 years|
The Northalsted Market Days street festival returned to the Halsted Street area for its 40th anniversary on Aug. 6 -7. Running from Belmont Avenue to Addison Street, a $15 suggested donation greeted attendees as they entered ...
|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 ...
|Drag show finally takes place at UpRising Bakery and Cafe|
After a series of events that encompassed everything from vandalism to meetings with village officials to a visit from Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker, LGBTQ+-owned Lake in the Hills business UpRising Bakery and Cafe finally held its ...
|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 ...
|Pritzker visits UpRising Bakery and Cafe|
On Aug. 5, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker met with Corrina Sac, owner of Lake in the Hills business UpRising Bakery and Café, as well as leaders from Equality Illinois and Woodstock Pride and Illinois state Rep. ...
|UpRising Bakery allowed to hold drag brunch, other events|
UpRising Bakerya Lake in the Hills business extensively vandalized after scheduling a brunch event featuring drag performerswill be able to host the rescheduled event and other programs after reaching an agreement with Lake in the Hills ...
|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|
--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 |
-- 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|
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 ...
|Chalk Howard Street outdoors for the first time since 2019 on Aug. 27|
-- From a press release - CHICAGO, IL (Aug. 1, 2022)—Chicago's only chalk art festival, Chalk Howard Street, announced its entertainment programming and vendors list, as it makes a full return outdoor and in person for the first time since 2019. National ...
|NATIONAL Lesbian activist dies, school report, Robin Roberts, Joe Rogan|
Rita Addessaa 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|
On July 30, Amanda Nunesa Brazilian lesbian who's considered one of the best mixed martial-arts fighters of all timerecaptured the UFC women's bantamweight title from Julianna Pena in a match in Dallas' American Airlines Center, ES ...