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Chicago Games hosts a free Public Meeting to discuss possible bid for 2006 Gay Games, Thursday, Dec. 11, 6-8 p.m., Ann Sather's, 929 W. Belmont, (773) 561-2704, .

Chicago Gay Men's Chorus's A Sassy, Brassy Christmas Dec. 12-13 features the chorus joined by a 10-piece Snowmen of Swing orchestra, Athenaeum Theater, 2936 N. Southport, (773) 296-0541.

Women Obsession Night at Berlin with Chix Mix productions presenting The Hook Up, Wed., Dec. 10, get a number, get a girl. Giveaways and as always hot women, 8 p.m., 954 W. Belmont, (773) 348-4975, .

Jackhammer hosts a CD release party with Sire Records and Mute Records—the very best of Erasure. Prizes and Surprises, Wed., Dec. 10, 11 p.m., 6406 N. Clark.

Homolatte, Scott Free's weekly showcase of queer words and music, Dec. 11 at No Exit Cafe features Kurt Heintz and Ripley Caine, 8 p.m., 6970 N. Glenwood, (773) 743-3355, .

Awaken Performances presents the Obie-winning comedy Parallel Lives: The Kathy and Mo Show, starring Bev Spangler and Lisa Samra, and written by Mo Gaffney and Kathy Najimy, Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 20, Viaduct Theater, 3111 N. Western, (773) 275-2036.

Association of Latino Men in Action's Holiday party at North End is Friday, Dec. 12, with light buffet and cash bar, 7-10 p.m., $5 suggested donation, 3733 N. Halsted, (773) 477-7999.

Pow-Wow Inc. and Loftwerk Productions present the S/He Series, with Girls Rock the Mic on Hip Hop Night, Club Reunion, Sat., Dec. 13, 7-10 p.m., $10, 811 W. Lake, (773) 592-3492.

Stella Productions presents Holiday Frenzy, starring Regina Upright and Julia Knight, with special guests Erika Cartier and Jessica Dupree, Sat., Dec. 13, Hideaway, 11 p.m., 7301 W. Roosevelt, (708) 771-4459.

Funky folk-rock diva Ellen Rosner performs Sat., Dec. 13, at Mountain Moving Coffeehouse for Womyn and Children, 7:30 p.m., Summerdale Community Church, 1700 W. Farragut, (312) 409-0276,

Chicago Black Lesbians and Gays hosts a screening of Kevin's Room, Sunday, Dec. 14. Kevin's Room 1 screens on video at 7 p.m.; Kevin's Room 2 will be broadcast at 9 p.m. on WCIU Channel 26. Food and refreshments will be served. Taskforce, 1130 S. Wabash, Suite 404, (312) 409-4917

Affinity's Social Justice Forum's topic Wed., Dec. 17 is Building a Black Lesbian/Bisexual Women's Community—Is it Still Necessary? 7-9 p.m., 5650 S. Woodlawn, (773) 324-0377, .

Taste bubbly and enjoy views from atop Hotel 71 at Champagne Wrap-Ture Dec. 18 to benefit Chicago House. Holiday packages and decorated champagne bottles will be available, (773) 248-5200 x303.

Benefit performance of the Tony-winning musical Hairspray includes a private reception before the show with hostess Miss Foozie, Dec. 18, benefits Test Positive Aware Network; Ford Center for the Performing Arts/Oriental Theatre, $175, (773) 989-9400.

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Title: Bug. Playwright: Tracy Letts At: Steppenwolf Theatre Company, 1650 N. Halsted St. Tickets: $20-$110; Runs through: Dec. 12 When you hear the word "bug," do you think of an insect, a microbe or a ...

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THEATER Steppenwolf's 'Bug' running Nov. 11-Dec. 12
Steppenwolf Theatre Company will welcome audiences back for in-person performances for the first time in 20 months with its acclaimed revival of Bug by ensemble member Tracy Letts, in the Downstairs Theater on Nov. 11-Dec. 12. ...

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THEATER Steppenwolf presenting three Tracy Letts virtual works Sept. 29-Oct. 24
Leading up to ensemble member Tracy Letts' production Bug returning this November to Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theater, the company is bringing audiences a sampler of the playwright's voice to their homes with a trio of new virtual ...

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WGN-TV features the life and times of Windy City Times
Video link below - WGN-TV produced and aired on Oct. 9 a segment on the history and contributions of Windy City Times, co-founder/owner Tracy Baim, staff, contributors and delivery crew. The segment was reported by WGN's Sean Lewis. Windy City ...

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Windy City Times: Serving a community
Our ship will come in. Those are the words Tracy and I used to say all the time. Well, she'd say it and later during a particular rough time, I'd ask: "So, where's the damn ship??" I started with the company ...

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Trudy Ring, Outlines/Nightlines 1992-1996
I wonder if Tracy Baim knows what a difference she's made in my life. Tracy gave me opportunities at the time I needed them, and those opportunities have had great significance for my journalism career ...

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Outlines 1987-2000
Outlines newspaper started the first week of June 1987. Tracy Baim and most of the staff of Windy City Times left to launch Outlines after major disagreements in personality and goals. Outlines started as a weekly, ...

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Artemisia, A Chicago Podcast, features Julie Proudfoot interviewing Tracy Baim
On Artemisia, A Chicago Podcast #103, Julie Proudfoot interviews Tracy Baim, award-winning journalist and publisher, about her work in Chicago as an openly-gay journalist and, the first-ever joint local ...

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'Women in Business' event March 11
"A Celebration of Women in Business"—an LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois event—will take place Wed., March 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Stock and Ledger, 70 W. Madison St. Chicago Reader Publisher Tracy Baim will moderate a ...

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Equality Illinois to honor Baim, Rainbow Cafe LGBT Youth Center at gala
Equality Illinois will present its annual gala on Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave., starting at 6 p.m. The organization will honor Tracy Baim—former publisher of Windy City Times and current ...

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Baim guest speaker at CME/HRC event
Chicago Reader Publisher and Windy City Times owner Tracy Baim was the featured speaker at a Dec. 10 CME Group LGBTQ PRIDE Employee Group/Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Chicago at Cantina Laredo restaurant. CME Group Corporate Communications ...

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Conversation on the myth of journalistic objectivity Nov. 14
On Thursday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m., Lewis Raven Wallace will be in conversation with Tracy Baim, discussing his book The View from Somewhere: Undoing the Myth of Journalistic Objectivity. The conversation will take place at ...

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EI to honor Baim, Rainbow Cafe at gala
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NATIONAL Trans death, ACA, 1957 gay wedding, serial killer
Several bridges and the city hall building in Houston were lit in transgender flag colors to honor the memory of Tracy Single, 22—a Black transgender woman who was found dead in a possible homicide in July, ...

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Moments in the Public Health Response to AIDS, CDPH LGBTQ Outreach Keynote June 28
Chicago Department of Public Health LGBTQ Outreach Keynote Speech, given by Tracy Baim, June 28, 2019, Chicago Cultural Center The following keynote speech was given in an abbreviated form at the Chicago Department of Public Health ...


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