|HIV at 40: Long-term AIDS survivor Sean Strub on diagnosis, being mayor, Larry Kramer|
To say Sean Strub is a fighter is almost the supreme understatement. He was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in the mid-1980swhen having the disease was almost certainly a death sentence. (Even the doctor who diagnosed him passed ...
|STILL HERE: Long-term HIV/AIDS survivors in Chicago reflect on their experiences|
When the first reported U.S. cases of what later became known as HIV/AIDS were reported in June 1981, a number of physicians and researchers at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and elsewhere sought to understand ...
|PPIA to feature Lauren Underwood on March 5|
Planned Parenthood Illinois Action (PPIA) has announced a special Activist University Extra Credit session featuring Congresswoman Lauren Underwood on Friday, March 5, at 5:30 p.m. Kicking off Women's History Month ...
|COVID More than 100K United Center vaccine appointments to start March 4
More than 100,000 appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations at the United Center's new mass vaccination site will open March 4, NBC Chicago reported. Appointments will open exclusively to Illinois residents age 65 and older at 8:30 a.m. ...
|United Center vaccination appointments open Thursday for Illinois seniors|
--From a press release - CHICAGO — Beginning Thursday, March 4 at 8:30 a.m., Illinois seniors can schedule their first COVID-19 vaccine appointment at the United Center vaccine site, which will begin to administer a limited number of vaccines on March ...
|Equality Act would provide federal civil rights protections to 13M LGBTs|
--From a press release - Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Equality Act, federal legislation that would expressly prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity under existing civil rights laws. LGBT ...
|Harris reveals legislative agenda for 2021|
--From a press release - With remote committee hearings starting next week, the Spring Session is now truly underway. I wanted to share my legislative agenda for this year with you. In addition to my duties as chief budget negotiator for ...
|DANCE Hubbard Street season to resume with 'In Any Event'
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's (HSDC's) 43rd season will resume Thursday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. with a virtual world premiere of new work by choreographer and former HSDC dancer Penny Saunders. The piece will also be ...
|Three Illinoisans among Victory Fund's latest endorsed candidates
On Feb. 24, LGBTQ Victory Fund—the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ leaders to public office—issued a press release announcing its endorsement of 30 more LGBTQ candidates for 2021 races. Illinois candidates in the group ...
|Author and educator Sarah Chadwick talks new book on female sexuality|
Sarah Chadwick's debut book, The Sweetness of Venus: A History of the Clitoris, was the result of her desire to understand the status of female sexuality in the West from an historical perspective. During Chadwick's research, ...
|Court Theatre announces 2021 Southside Youth Fest, platform for teens|
--From a press release - Chicago, IL - Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, and Executive Director Angel Ysaguirre, announces Court's 2021 Southside Youth Fest, inviting South Side teens to submit original digi ...
|Court Theatre premieres spotlight podcast highlighting Black writers|
--From a press release - Chicago, IL - Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, and Executive Director Angel Ysaguirre, announces the online premiere of its Spotlight Podcast. A key component of Court's community ...
|LGBT Chamber's 'Celebration of Black Business Excellence' on Feb. 23
The LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois will hold its annual "Celebration of Black Business Excellence" on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 5:30-7 p.m. Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council President & Ceo Vince Williams will moderate the event. ...
|New dance film features 46 dancers from 20 countries
Films.Dancea global film series produced by and under the creative direction of LA-based Jacob Jonas The Companycontinues with Match, the single most expansive collaboration in the 15-film series. Match features ...
|Showbiz: Jodie Foster, 'Aretha,' gospel singer, Cody Newman, gay actors|
While promoting her new film The Mauritanian, Jodie Foster said she "was a little scared of" acting alongside Anthony Hopkins in Silence of the Lambs, Yahoo! Entertainment noted. Of Silence (which has its 30th anniversary this ...