WINDY CITY TIMES
||Nini's closes after posting racist, anti-gay messages
This article shared 3087 times since Mon Jun 8, 2020
Nini's Delia fast-casual restaurant that served Cuban-inspired breakfast sandwiches with ropa vieja and empanadas, at 543 N. Noble St.has permanently closed after crowds gathered over the weekend to protest a series of racist and homophobic social media posts made by its owners, Eater Chicago noted.
Co-owner Juany Riesco had a clothing company called Chicago Native ( which has also shut down ), and collaborated on a pair of sneakers with Nike ( which cut ties with him ).
Last week, Riesco was asked what he thought of the Black Lives Matter ( BLM ) movement. The Riesco family then made statements online and outside the restaurant that equated BLM to a terrorist group, with Juany Riesco citing his religious beliefs and that "does not stand behind any movement that hates all police officers." The brothers also made homophobic and anti-Muslim remarks.
The full article is at chicago.eater.com/2020/6/8/21283755/ninis-deli-closes-after-protests-over-racist-and-homophobic-remarks .
This article shared 3087 times since Mon Jun 8, 2020
| ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE|
|Local trans icon June LaTrobe dies|
June M. LaTrobe—a Chicago trans icon known for her activism—has passed away. She turned 81 on June 1. Being an advocate for the trans community, LaTrobe participated in many events (such as protests) and often took ...
|WORLD Nigeria protest, 'Flag in the Map,' Belgium, McDonald's|
Dressed in rainbow-colored vests, members of the LGBTQ+ community marched in a dangerous demonstration in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, to protest a bill introduced by lawmakers in Nigeria's lower house of parliament last month seeking to ban ...
|Reader owner steps down; paper can now go nonprofit route|
Chicago Reader co-owner Len Goodman and three board members stepped down April 26 amid protests from employees, freeing the embattled alternative newspaper to transition to a nonprofit organization, The Chicago Tribune reported. The Reader has been ...
|WORLD Conversion therapy, director attacked, killings, Rwanda, Grag Queen|
Thousands of LGBTQ+ people and allies across the United Kingdom recently protested the British government's refusal to ban anti-trans conversion therapy, Xtra Magazine noted. On April 10, demonstrators gathered at 10 Downing Street, the office of ...
|Disney employees stage full-scale walkout|
On March 22, LGBTQ workers and employee allies at The Walt Disney Company staged a walkout in protest of Florida's Parental Rights in Education bill, nicknamed the "Don't Say Gay" bill by opponents, ABC News reported. ...
|Pride Journey: Iceland|
The only way to describe Iceland is ... magical. It truly is. Iceland is like no other place I've visited in the world. It's topography, climate, people, culture, history, and nightlife blended together make Iceland a ...
|European LGBTQ+ activists show support for Ukraine|
LGBTQ activists across Europe continued to stand in solidarity with their counterparts in Ukraine in the wake of Russia's invasion of their country, The Washington Blade noted. "We are ready to host LGBT+ people from Ukraine ...
|Advocates protest NYC mayor's anti-LGBTQ choices|
Approximately 100 people assembled at City Hall Park on Feb. 24 to denounce New York City Mayor Eric Adams for hiring three anti-LGBTQ pastors to serve in his administration, Gay City News reported. More than a ...
|Queer Ukrainian activists, allies to gather at Stonewall Inn, denounce Russian aggression toward Ukraine|
-- From a press release - NEW YORK, NY— This Saturday, Ukrainian queer activists and their U.S. allies will gather in front of the birthplace of the modern LGBTQ movement— the Stonewall Inn— to protest Vladimir Putin's ongoing aggression and the threat ...
|WORLD Indian plan, Kuwaiti ruling, meetings in Cuba, Thai protest|
In India, the Centre unveiled the roadmap for mainstreaming transgender persons under the umbrella scheme SMILE, or Support for Marginalized Individuals for Livelihood and Enterprise, The Times of India reported. The scheme of the ministry of ...
|Trans protesters file federal suit against Florida county |
On Jan. 31, three transgender peopleGabriela Amaya Cruz, Christian Pallidine and Angel Jae Torres Buccifiled suit in federal court against Miami-Dade County for abuse they contend they suffered while in county custody after being arrested at ...
|ICYMI: NCAA Facilitator quits in protest of NCAA's failure to protect trans athletes|
-- From a press release - WASHINGTON, D.C. Today, Dorian Rhea Debussy, Ph.D. (they/them), one of 54 facilitators in the NCAA Division III LGBTQ OneTeam program, resigned in protest of recent actions the NCAA has taken, including a new policy around ...
|PASSAGES Jeffrey Wayne ("Jef") Morgan|
Jeffrey Wayne "Jef" Morgan, of Chicago's West Rogers Park neighborhood, passed away unexpectedly from a heart attack while shoveling snow on Jan. 2. He was 58. Jef was the well-loved manager at Little Jim's on ...
|"Safe Schools For All" to help students take action against bullying|
--From a press release - WASHINGTON As schools and school districts across the country face hostile protests of LGBTQI+ inclusive education, students who are experiencing discrimination, bullying and harassment based on their sexual orientation ...
|Trans employees plan Oct. 20 walkout at Netflix [UPDATE]|
Netflix's trans employee resource group is planning a company-wide walkout Wed., Oct. 20, to protest statements made by co-CEO Ted Sarandos regarding Dave Chappelle's latest comedy special The Closer, according to The Verge. "Trans Lives Matter. ...