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|Brittney Griner appealing conviction|
Russian news agencies have reported that attorneys for U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner have filed an appeal of her nine-year Russian prison sentence for drug possession, according to PBS Newshour. Griner, an eight-time all-star center with ...
|THEATER Red Summer, connecting the 1919 Chicago race riots to present-day Chicago, is Sept. 16-25|
-- From a press release - University Park, IL—Governors State University's Center for Performing Arts announces the world premiere of Red Summer written by Lookingglass Theatre's Andrew White and MPAACT's Shepsu Aakhu, composed by Shawn Wallace ...
|Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom names first queer woman to state supreme court|
California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced his intention to appoint Alameda County Superior Court Judge Kelli Evans to serve as an associate justice of the California Supreme Court to fill the vacancy created by Justice Guerrero's elevation ...
|Dance for Life 2022 taking place Aug. 13 at the Auditorium Theatre|
-- From a press release - Chicago Dancers United (CDU), which supports the health and wellness of Chicago's professional dance community, presents seven companies and a world premiere finale for its 31st annual fundraiser, Dance for Life 2022. The event takes place ...
|WORLD Zelensky, French position, UK drag-queen shows, triathlons|
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky confirmed he will ask Ukraine's government to look into legalizing same-sex marriage after the war with Russia ends, PinkNews reported. Ukraine's constitution defines marriage as between a man and a woman. Last ...
|Casting announced for queer-centered play 'St. Sebastian'|
Refracted Theatre Company announced casting for its world premiere of Andrew Kramer's dark comedy St. Sebastian, directed by Artistic Director Graham Miller. The play features Nolan Robinson, Mack Spotts and ...
|Judge: W. Va.'s Medicaid program must cover transgender care|
In West Virginia, U.S. District Judge Chuck Chambers ruled that the state's Medicaid program must provide coverage for gender-confirming care for transgender residents, ABC News reported. Chambers made the ruling on Aug. 2 in a lawsuit ...
|MacArthur Foundation expands support of Chicago area media, storytelling, partnered with Field Foundation|
-- From a press release - August 3, 2022The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today announced the renewal of a three-year, $3 million grant to the Field Foundation'sMedia & Storytelling program, which provides grants to a diverse set of Chicago ...
|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 ...
|Bailey faces backlash after abortion/Holocaust comment|
Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Darren Bailey is facing backlash after footage from 2017 showed him comparing abortion to the Holocaust, according to NBC Chicago. "The attempted extermination of the Jews of World War II doesn't even ...
|THEATER 'Cabaret' coming to Metropolis Arts on Sept. 15|
Musical Broadway classic and hit film Cabaret re-creates the decadent and complicated world of 1929 Berlin at the Arlington Heights venue Metropolis Performing Arts Centre on Sept. 15-Oct. 22. Cabaret is Kander and Ebb's legendary musical ...
|California governor declares monkeypox emergency|
Following New York and Illinois, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has declared a monkeypox emergency in his state. "California is working urgently across all levels of government to slow the spread of monkeypox, leveraging our robust testing, ...
|SAVOR Travelle at the Langham maintains high standards |
For years, The Langham has been considered one of the top hotels not only in Chicago, but throughout the world, with the luxury stop having stops from Hong Kong to Boston to Sydney. And for years, ...
|Cook County prosecutor resigns, cites no respect for Kim Foxx's leadership|
A top Cook County prosecutor resigned, saying he "can't continue to work for an administration I don't respect," according to Yahoo! News. Assistant Cook County State's Attorney Jim Murphy stepped down July 29 after 25 years ...
|New York, San Francisco issue monkeypox declarations|
Public health agencies for New York state and San Francisco issued monkeypox declarations July 28 to try to cope with the continued spread of the virus, NBC News reported. "This declaration means that local health departments ...