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by TRACY BAIM
2003-02-19

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This week's Windy City Times has lots of election news, including our voter's guide. The Sandra Reed supporters in the 46th Ward can now officially stop harassing me for what they say is our biased coverage towards incumbent Ald. Helen Shiller, a longtime GLBT supporter, having voted for dozens of GLBT and AIDS bills and attended hundreds of GLBT events and rallies. The heated issues in the 46th continue to be rooted in gentrification and all the ugliness that comes along for the ride.

Queerzone hosts a discussion on Polyamory and confronting heterosexism, transphobia, sexism, racism, ageism, classism, etc. leftover from the sexual revolution, Wed., Feb. 19, Autonomous Zone, 7 p.m., 2129 N. Milwaukee.

Chix Mix's Black Bra 3 is Friday, Feb. 21, with DJ Laura B and Jen Porter performing. Black Bra attire encouraged; $10 ($8 VIP), Circuit, 3641 N. Halsted, (773) 325-2233.

Congregation Or Chadash's 27th anniversary Shabbat service is Feb. 21, 8 p.m., 656 W. Barry, (773) 248-9456. Their benefit gala is Sat., Feb. 22, at Embassy Suites.

Human Rights Campaign's Laughing Out Loud featuring Andre' Kelley and Georgia Ragsdale is Friday and Saturday at Park West, 322 W. Armitage, 800-494-TIXS.

Mountain Moving Coffee House for Womyn and Children's Womyn of Color Night is Sat., Feb. 22, an evening of performance by womyn of color from across the country, hosted by C.C. Carter, 7:30 p.m., Summerdale Community Church, 1700 W. Farragut, (312) 409-0276.

About Face Youth Theatre Allies Council presents Youth Speak Out: Safe Schools, a call to action by LGBTQ youth, Sunday, Feb. 23, 4-6 p.m., Thousand Waves, 1212 W. Belmont, (773) 784-8565.

Grace Jones is the featured entertainment for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago annual gala May 3 at the Hilton. She is 6-feet of attitude, but hopefully will be on her best behavior for the benefit. Call (312) 922-2322.

Lesbian comic Suzanne Westenhoefer returns to the Windy City for a show Sat., March 29 at Harold Washington Library. Tickets on sale at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark; (773) 612-0173.

AIDS Care's Carnival in Brazil is March 1 at John Hancock's Observatory; (773) 935-4663.

Windy City Media Group is bringing your favorite Big Goddesses to Circuit, March 27-29; (773) 871-7610.

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