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Upcoming: Uyvari memorial; HBHC's Halloween; youth homelessness talk
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Uyvari memorial Nov. 1 at Center

A memorial service for Dick Uyvari will take place Sunday, Nov. 1, at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St.

Uyvari was 71 and preceded in death by his longtime partner Joe LaPat, who died in 2008. Uyvari, a longtime participant and supporter of Chicago's LGBT and AIDS organizations, was a critical part of the Chicago sports starting in the 1970s. He also played a role in the national gay bowling movement, helping host the International Gay Bowling Organization ( IGBO ) tournament in Chicago, and he played in most of their tournaments.

The reception will start at 10 a.m., with the program beginning at 11 a.m. Donations will go to Center on Halsted or Misericordia.

HBHC's Halloween ball Oct. 24

By Matt Simonette

Howard Brown Health Center ( HBHC ) will find its Halloween-spirit a week early when it holds its first Big Orange Ball Oct. 24.

The event will take place from 6-11 p.m. at The Geraghty, 2520 S. Hoyne Ave.

HBHC encourages all guests to arrive in their spookiest attire—or assemble an ensemble from a costume closet that will be on hand thanks to HBHC's Brown Elephant resale shop. They'll also be able to enjoy specialty cocktails and food, as well as dancing. The proceeds will benefit HBHC's medical care and community initiatives for adults and youth.

"This is really our big splash back onto the event scene," said HBHC Development Manager Lisa Yelton, adding that HBHC has not held an event of this scope for several years. "We're sending a message, that we're back, with this. We have a lot to celebrate this year, being named a Federally Qualified Health Center or our new clinic in Rogers Park."

HBHC will also provide a shuttle to and from the party, leaving and returning from Roscoe's Tavern on Halsted Street in Lake View. For more information and for tickets, visit .

Talk on youth homelessness Oct. 27 at All Chicago

On Oct. 27, 1-4 p.m., the Learning Center at All Chicago Making Homelessness History will host four local experts in LGBTQ communities, homelessness, youth homelessness, fair-housing issues and cultural competencies at 651 W. Washington St.

In 2012, Chicago launched a community plan to end homelessness. The plan identifies youth experiencing homelessness as a strategic area of focus.

The Oct. 27 discussion will cover the current state of LGBTQ communities experiencing homelessness in Chicago; bring insight into how multiple approaches intersect; and highlight specific ways to create safe and inclusive spaces for LGBTQ individuals.

The Learning Center will welcome Kim Hunt, executive director of Pride Action Tank; Owen Daniel-McCarter, policy and advocacy director of Illinois Safe Schools; Imani Rupert, director of Broadway Youth Center; and Mike Ziri, director of public policy for Equality Illinois.


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 .

Full calendar of events at the link: .

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