Windy City Media Group Frontpage News


home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2021-09-01



by Rex Wockner

This article shared 1614 times since Wed Feb 7, 2001
facebook twitter google +1 reddit email


Police in Bucharest, Romania, raided the gay Casablanco Disco Club Jan. 19.

Thirty patrons who were not carrying identification were taken to Police Station 14 and photographed and fingerprinted, activists said.

The raid followed by two days public allegations by the gay organization ACCEPT that a gay activist had been insulted and abused after being summoned to a police station.


About 35,000 people and 80 organizations joined in Melbourne, Australia's Midsumma Pride March Jan. 21.

The parade went down Fitzroy Street in the St. Kilda area.

The biggest cheers went to the People Living With AIDS contingent and to GALPEN, the gay police employees group.

State Health Minister MP John Thwaites was also a crowd-pleaser, local media reported.


A bill that bans discrimination based on sexual orientation and other factors that passed Guyana's National Assembly 55 to 0 has been returned to the parliament by President Bharrat Jadgeo for reconsideration.

The unprecedented move followed a Jan. 25 meeting between Jagdeo and religious leaders who oppose protecting gays.

If the Assembly passes the measure a second time&emdash;by a two-thirds vote&emdash; then Jagdeo must sign it or dissolve parliament.

Guyana&emdash;site of the infamous 1978 mass suicide by more than 900 followers of People's Temple cult leader Jim Jones &emdash;is on the north coast of South America.


The Rev. Charles Raven of St. John the Baptist church in Kidderminster, England, is withholding $22,000 of his congregation's annual $58,700 contribution to the Church of England's Worcester diocese because Raven disagrees with Bishop Peter Selby's stance on homosexuality.

Selby supports ordination of open gays, including those with lovers.


Roman Catholic priests in The Netherlands are surprisingly pro-gay, a survey by De Gay Krant magazine has found.

The magazine mailed a questionnaire to 783 parishes and got a response from 339 of them. Forty-two percent of the responses were anonymous.

All but one priest said gays are welcome in his church. Ninety-five percent said sexually active gays are welcome to take communion&emdash;a violation of church teaching. Fifty-six percent said they would bless a homosexual union in their church and 83 percent said they would do so in private.

Catholic teaching maintains that sexually active gays are living in "mortal sin." The soul of an individual who dies without confessing and being absolved of a mortal sin is condemned to Hell, the church teaches. During life, anyone who has committed a mortal sin and has not been absolved of it is barred from receiving communion. Receiving communion while living in mortal sin is itself an additional mortal sin.

The church's anti-gay doctrines are based on its beliefs that sexual acts are permissible only between opposite-sex spouses and that those acts must be open to the possibility of pregnancy. As such, birth control, oral sex and masturbation are also mortal sins.


HIV diagnoses were up in Britain last year by seven percent&emdash;2,868 new cases were recorded.

Self-described gay or bisexual men accounted for 1,096 cases, heterosexuals for 1,315.

Government AIDS chief Barry Evans said many of the diagnoses were not new infections but rather people infected in earlier years who only recently were tested.

"Many of the diagnoses, however, are new infections which indicate that transmission of the virus continues to occur," he said.

This article shared 1614 times since Wed Feb 7, 2001
facebook twitter google +1 reddit email

Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


Gay News

NATIONAL Carl Bean dies, LGBT History Month, military events, Dykes on Bikes
Archbishop Carl Bean—an openly gay former Motown singer, longtime AIDS activist and leader in the LGBTQ church movement—died at age 77, The New York Daily News reported. In a statement entitled "The Giant Sleeps," the Unity ...

Gay News

WORLD Germany's compensation, Lyra McKee, LGBTQ Afghans, tennis player
Germany has compensated almost 250 people who were prosecuted or investigated under a Nazi-era law criminalizing homosexuality, according to euronews. By September, 317 people had applied for compensation for their ...

Gay News

Former bishop who pushed for LGBTQ+ inclusion dies at 90
Retired Newark Bishop John Shelby Spong—a best-selling author and cleric known for his progressive theology and his support of women and LGBTQ+ clergy in The Episcopal Church—has died at age 90, Episcopal News Service reported. "It ...

Gay News

Stephen Amell, 'Outlander' star to be at Wizard World Chicago
Stephen Amell, known to millions as the crime-fighting vigilante lead in the hit TV series Arrow, will return to Wizard World Chicago on Saturday, Oct. 16. Amell—who also starred in DC Universe vehicles such as DC's ...

Gay News

THEATER Out actor Dan Butler to be in 'When Harry Met Rehab'
Don Clark, a Chicago-based film/theater producer as well as co-owner of the Chicago Magic Lounge, will present the world premiere of When Harry Met Rehab—a comedy that takes sobriety seriously and is based loosely on the ...

Gay News

Gavin Newsom wins Calif. recall election
On Sept. 14, California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom defeated a GOP-backed effort to remove him from office, media outlets reported. Speaking from Sacramento, Newsom thanked Californians for rejecting the recall effort, according to He also ...

Gay News

First Floor Theater announces 2021-22 season
--From a press release - CHICAGO, IL (Sept. 13, 2021) — First Floor Theater is excited to announce their ninth live-production season, featuring one world premiere and one Chicago premiere, along with a second round of The Blueprint Commission, it' new ...

Gay News

Former HRC President Alphonso David accuses organization of racism
Former Human Rights Campaign (HRC) President Alphonso David opened up about the fallout from the investigation into former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) that eventually led to his own firing—and accused the HRC of racism, ...

Gay News

Dutch study: Transgender people face twice the odds for early deaths
A long-term Dutch study revealed that transgender people have double the odds of dying early compared to folks whose identity matches the sex they were assigned at birth (cisgender), according to the U.S. News & World ...

Gay News

Constand breaks silence about Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby accuser Andrea Constand is breaking her silence to NBC News about the comic/actor's release from prison two months ago, Deadline noted. In a brief clip, Constand tells Kate Snow she "was really shocked — ...

Gay News

MUSIC Upcoming 'Carmen' featuring queer lead, male drag
On Sept. 16 and 18 at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph St., Chicago audiences will have the rare opportunity to hear two world-class dramatic mezzo-sopranos debut new roles opposite one another ...

Gay News

SHOWBIZ 'Idol' alums, Zendaya, Gaga, 'Queer As Folk,' women rappers
American Idol alum David Archuleta said that God urged him to come out as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, NBC News noted. The Nashville resident told he wasn't sure if the community would embrace ...

Gay News

NATIONAL Calif. bill, lawsuits, Billy Porter, 'Southern LGBTQ Experiences'
The California legislature okayed a bill that would launch a pilot program to better track the gender identity and sexual orientation of victims of fatal violence, Gay City News noted. Under AB 1094, or the Sexual ...

Gay News

Ukraine president promises to fight for LGBTQ rights
On Sept. 1, the president of Ukraine said his country will continue to fight anti-LGBTQ discrimination, The Washington Blade reported. "With U.S. support, Ukraine will continue to advance respect for human rights, civil liberties and fundamental ...

Gay News

MOVIES Fall films harvest famous names for LGBTQ+ stories
The film industry is featuring world-renowned names like Lady Gaga, Truman Capote and Tammy Faye on the big screen this fall season. Award-winning musicals, true-life stories and far-out fiction are all part of the fun in ...


Copyright © 2021 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.








About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Advanced Search     
Windy City Queercast      Queercast Archives     
Press  Releases      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast      Blogs     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Privacy Policy     

Windy City Media Group publishes Windy City Times,
The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.