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2006-10-25

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HRC '20s Bowling

\ The Chicago chapter of Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) will hold its Annual Equality Bowl Roaring '20s Night Oct. 29 at Waveland Bowl, 3700 N. Western, 8-10 p.m.

Tickets are $35 each and include admission, shoe rental, dinner buffet and an annual membership to HRC. A lane sponsorship is $150 and includes one ticket, lane signage and vocal acknowledgment during the evening. As the theme indicates, attendees are encouraged to wear costumes from the 1920s.

See www.hrc.org/equalitybowl. E-mail emerink@aol.com to become a lane sponsor.

Gay Ski/Snowboard Club Forming

Since winter is ( rapidly ) approaching, it's fitting that a gay skiing/snowboarding club is forming.

The nascent organization is seeking individuals to fulfill various roles, such as planning trips, marketing the club and even providing lessons. Plans include going on at least one Midwest weekend trip this winter and to host a cocktail hour at one of the Western ( e.g., Aspen ) gay ski week events for Chicago/midwestern skiers and snowboarders.

E-mail information@chicagogayskiers.org for more information.

Chicago Force Banquet Honors Players and Supporters

The Chicago Force women's tackle football team will hold its awards banquet at Colletti's Restaurant, 5707 N. Central, on Oct. 28, 6-10 p.m.

According to a release, the banquet serves two purposes: to celebrate a winning season and to thank all of team's supporters.

There will be an open bar 6-7 p.m. A complimentary dinner will immediately follow. At 8 p.m., the program will begin that will honor both sponsors and players.

RSVP by e-mailing duff@chicagoforcefootball.com .

In addition, the team is already holding tryouts for next season. The next one is scheduled for Nov. 18 at Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. For more info, see www.chicagoforcefootball.com .

Billie Jean King

Honored Again

Two months after having the National Tennis Center named after her, Billie Jean King had the first hall of fame dedicated to women's sports named after her, The New York Times reported. The Billie Jean King International Women's Sports Center will be housed at the National Sports Museum in Lower Manhattan.

Gay Powerlifter

Speaks Out Against Homophobia in Soccer

Chris Morgan, an out British champion powerlifter, has joined the English Football Association's advisory Group on homophobia. ( As most know, soccer in the United States is referred to as football in England. ) Morgan believes that a number of the homophobic problems within the soccer leagues can be addressed by speaking directly with premiership club management and players.

The association and Umbro have agreed to Morgan wearing official England Football gear when he defends his title at the World Powerlifting Championships in November, according to PlanetOut.com .

This deal is apparently the first time that any gay athlete in the United Kingdom has attracted sponsorship from a major sportswear brand. Morgan is a member of the Board of Ambassador for Federation of Gay Games and the 2010 Gay Games that will take place in Cologne, Germany.


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