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Summary of the past week's daily online news posts
These early headlines also appeared in the Feb. 15, 2012 print issue of Windy City Times

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Windy City Times 2012-02-14

First gay group forms on U.S. military base .

Libya to UN: Gays threaten human race .

Amnesty condemns gov. raid Uganda LGBT workshop .

Luna Negra presents Carmen.maquia .

Out & Equal launches Get Your Story Out site .

EI PAC issues more endorsements .

Swedish PM asked to stop forced transgender sterilization .

Alicia Vega to lead Southwest Youth Collaborative .

Lambda creates online resource for Puerto Rico .

Personal PAC files lawsuit challenging campaign finance law .

Fran Drescher to marry 3 gay couples in NYC .

Lambda Legal Freedom to Marry reception Feb. 22 .

Catalonian director Bieito reimagines Camino Real .

Windy City Times 2012-02-13

Washington State Gov's signature makes history with Marriage Equality Law .

Madonna adds 2nd Chicago show .

New Jersey Senate passes marriage bill .

Santorum comments on Washington State marriage .

Bishop Robinson: MSNBC should cut Perkins .

Obama budget pushes for more funding for AIDS .

VH1 to honor Whitney Houston Feb. 13 .

Windy City Times 2012-02-12

LGBT section now on Illinois tourism website .

LGBTs protest outside Holy Name Cathedral .

Equality Illinois celebrates 21 years at gala .

New sexuality education standards published .

Theater: Zastrozzi, the Master of Discipline by: Mary Shen Barnidge .

Jackhammer closed through Feb. 16 .

E. Faye Butler's 'Valentine' Feb. 13 at Millennium Park .

Windy City Times 2012-02-11

Whitney Houston dies at 48 .

Lakeview nightspot Cocktail reopens .

City settles with Iraq war protesters .

P.Y.G. kick off reception For Chicago Takes Off .

Windy City Times 2012-02-10

White House releases new contraception coverage guidelines .

Tribune to present Oscars panel with film critics .

Google's sponsorship of CPAC stirs controversy .

Glessner House to host Dolls and Murder film narrated by John Waters .

Erie Family Health Center hosts Eriedescence HIV/AIDS event .

Windy City Times 2012-02-09

City of Chicago to pay $6.2 million in 2003 war protest case .

Dept. of State comments on anti-gay Russian law .

Pariah lesbian film at Chatham .

Former Chicagoans host $1.4 million fundraiser for Obama in D.C. .

AIDS Legal Council and Windy City Times announce Advocates of the Year .

SLDN to Boehner: End DOMA .

The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later comes to Redtwist Theatre .

MTV and Logo 'It Gets Better' special Feb. 21 with Dan Savage .

Gender identity amendment filed in Illinois .

Judy Shepard to keynote H.E.R. Day 2012 .

National Black Justice Coalition condemns recent anti-LGBT attacks .

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WORLD Church of England, World Cup news, court rulings, Justin Trudeau 2022-11-27
- The Church of England is defending the scrutinized guidance for its 4,700 primary schools on LGBTQ+ issues, claiming that it doesn't allow students as young as 5 to self-identify as the opposite sex, The Christian Post ...

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Chicago's COVID level returns to 'medium'; boosters/shots encouraged 2022-11-26
- According to the latest information on the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) website, the city's COVID-19 risk level is now at medium level. In a news release, the Chicago Department of Public Health explained Cook ...

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Equality Illinois on the Club Q shooting 2022-11-20
-- From a press release - Statement from Brian C. Johnson, CEO of Equality Illinois, the state's LGBTQ+ civil rights organization, on the Club Q shooting: On a day already marked by sadness, the LGBTQ+ community woke up to the tragic news ...

Gay News

Chicago debuts new rugby team 2022-11-18
- On Nov. 17, officials from Major League Rugby announced that a new franchise named the Chicago Hounds will begin play in February 2023, per a press release. At the news conference in downtown Chicago, the league ...

Gay News

Gay man to head Chicago Latino Theater Alliance 2022-11-15
- The Chicago Latino Theater Alliance (CLATA) announced the appointment of Jorge Valdivia as its new executive director, according to the Lawndale News. Valdivia's previous position was director of performing arts at the National Museum of Mexic ...

Gay News

National AIDS Memorial names 2022-2023 Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship recipients 2022-11-09
-- From a press release - SAN FRANCISCO, California, Nov. 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The National AIDS Memorial has announced its 2022/2023 Pedro Zamora Young Leaders scholars, its largest and most diverse class ever, providing ...

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PASSAGES Singer Aaron Carter dies at 34 2022-11-05
- Singer Aaron Carter—the brother of Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter—has died after apparently drowning at his L.A. home at age 34, according to media reports. TMZ originally reported the news. The outlet said that he was ...

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Tulsa business attacked after hosting drag event, HRC responds 2022-11-03
-- From a press release - WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Oct. 31, news broke that a business based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the Donut Hole, was vandalized when someone threw a Molotov cocktail — a hand-thrown incendiary weapon — after hosting an event ...

Gay News

WCT's Andrew Davis moves to The TRiiBE, Matt Simonette named WCT Executive Editor 2022-11-01
Windy City Times news release - Longtime Windy City Times executive editor Andrew Davis is stepping down from his post to take a new full-time role as digital news editor of The TRiiBE, an outlet that is working to reshape the narrative ...

Gay News

Griner's appeal of prison sentence is denied by Russian court 2022-10-25
- A Russian court has denied an appeal from WNBA player Brittney Griner's appeal of a nine-year prison sentence on drug charges, according to NBC News. Griner had been hoping for a reduction to the sentence after ...

Gay News

Calif. judge rules for anti-LGBTQ+ baker in wedding-cake case 2022-10-24
- In California, a judge has ruled in favor of a bakery owner who refused to make wedding cakes for a same-sex couple because it violated her Christian beliefs, according to a U.S. News & World Report ...

Gay News

In historic first, HBCU player comes out as gay 2022-10-21
- A football player at Virginia's Hampton University has come out publicly as gay—a first for such an athlete at a historically Black college or university, according to an NBC News item that cited Outsports. Byron ...

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GOP introduces bill some view as national version of Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' law 2022-10-21
- Congressional Republicans introduced what some are calling a national version of Florida's Parental Rights in Education bill—also called the "Don't Say Gay" measure, according to NBC News. On Oct. 18, U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson of Louisiana ...

Gay News

WORLD Brittney Griner, Montenegro Pride, Nobel Prize winners, Brazilian film 2022-10-16
Video below - (NOTE: This week's news contains some graphic details. Please be advised.) Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Bill Richardson said that lesbian WNBA star Brittney Griner and former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan, who are being ...

Gay News

White House press secretary recounts her story for National Coming Out Day 2022-10-12
- On Oct. 11, Karine Jean-Pierre, the first openly gay White House press secretary, shared her experience of coming out in honor of National Coming Out Day (Oct. 11), per Yahoo! News. In part, she said, "Like ...


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