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Upcoming: Positively Aware event; Sleep Out; Transfluent; more
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Positively Aware event Oct. 29

Test Positive Aware Network ( TPAN ) will be hosting a complimentary cocktail reception in commemoration of Positively Aware magazine's 25-plus years of HIV journalism.

The event, "Positively Aware: 25 Years and Counting," is open to the public and will take place on Thursday, Oct. 29, 6-8:30 p.m., at the Museum of Broadcast Communications, 360 N. State St.

The featured speaker for the evening will be Tony Mills, MD. Mills is the medical director of a private medical practice in Los Angeles, and is assistant professor of clinical medicine at UCLA. Positively Aware profiled him in 2008.

To RSVP for this free event, go to .

Chicagoans 'Sleep Out' to fight youth homelessness

CHICAGO—Chicagoans know fall means bitter cold is on its way. People will soon scurry to stay inside day and night. Yet, more than 20,000 young adults and students are looking for a permanent home, not just overnight shelter.

In the spirit of giving back this upcoming holiday season, the Chicago-area community will come together Friday, Nov. 20, for an overnight sleep out to raise visibility and funds to help provide a stable living environment for youth experiencing homelessness.

The first-of-its-kind event in Chicago, the "Out in the Open Sleep Out," will bring together members of the community to raise funds for 18 organizations serving youth experiencing homelessness. The event will be at Cricket Hill, near Montrose and Lake Michigan.

Attendees will hear from individual teens and participate in a variety of activities. There will also be dozens of entertainers performing during the event.

"We are striving to bring new people and resources to this critical issue in Chicago," said Tracy Baim, Windy City Times publisher and executive producer of the event. "We've modeled the event after similar events in other cities, and we plan to also showcase the talents of this next generation."

The following non-profit partners will benefit from the event: AIDS Foundation of Chicago; Care2Prevent, U of Chicago; Center on Halsted; Chicago House; Chicago Youth Storage Initiative; HBHC's Broadway Youth Center; Illinois Safe Schools Alliance; La Casa Norte; Lurie Children's Hospital—Division of Adolescent Medicine; Neon Dorms—Heartland Human Care Services; Puerto Rican Cultural Center—El Rescate; Task Force Prevention and Community Services on the Westside; Teen Living Programs; The 750 Club Apartment Adoption Project; The Night Ministry; Thresholds; Unity Parenting and Counseling, Inc.; and YEPP: Youth Empowerment Performance Project.

The event is hosted by the newly formed Pride Action Tank, AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Edelman, Agency EA and Windy City Times newspaper, along with a wide range of other partners.

To donate or sign up for the inaugural event as well as to learn more about individual teen's stories, visit .

For information on sponsorships or other ways to get involved, email Tracy Baim at .

'Transfluent' series through Jan. 9

Transfluent—a public engagement that incorporates visual, performative and conversational expression—will take place at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., through Jan. 9.

Two art exhibitions—"Pearly Foam" and "Trisha Shattuck: Machinations of a Monk"—are being held concurrently at Center on Halsted and David Weinberg Photography, 300 W. Superior St.

Other upcoming events are:

—Nov. 8, 1-4 p.m.: "Oli Rodriguez: Artist Talk and Book Launch" will involve the work The Papi Project. It will take place at David Weinberg Photography.

—Nov. 14, 6 p.m.: At David Weinberg, Wolfie E. Rawk will present a never-before-seen cut of the cult classic Jaws.

—Nov. 19, 6 p.m.: Center on Halsted, David Weinberg Photography and Chicago Media Project will host a screening of From This Day Forward, an award-winning documentary featuring artist Trisha Shattuck. To RSVP for the event at the Center, visit .

—Nov. 20, 6:30-8 p.m.: At the Center, there will be an event to recognize the Transgender Day of Remembrance. Each year on Nov. 20, Transgender Day of Remembrance ( TDOR ) events occur throughout the world to honor the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence in the past year.

—Nov. 21, 12:30-7 p.m.: The very first trans flu·ent·ial Film Festival at Center on Halsted is a daylong celebration of films that capture the unique and influential journey accompanying the trans experience. Screenings are open to the public with a $5 suggested donation; RSVP in advance at .

—Nov. 28, at 6 p.m.: Sofia Moreno will present selections from the "P o r n A g a i n" video series. This event features live performances from Moreno's entourage of sea queens and collaborators throughout this project.

—Dec. 3, 12-1:30 p.m.: There will be a trans-rights panel at David Weinberg. ACLU LGBT Project Director John Knight will lead a discussion on transgender rights.

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