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COVID: CDC says fully vaccinated people don't need to wear masks indoors - Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said that people fully vaccinated against ...
Gov. Pritzker confirms Illinois will enter Bridge Phase of reopening May 14 - --From a press release - CHICAGO —Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) confirmed today the entire state will move ...
Controversial NU athletic director resigns [UPDATE] - Mike Polisky stepped down May 12 from his newly appointed role as Northwestern University athletic director as criticism continued to ...
'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' to end after 19 seasons - After a rocky season, following a toxic workplace environment controversy and amid declining ratings, Ellen DeGeneres is ending her daytime ...
GOP ousts Liz Cheney from leadership role - On May 12, U.S. House Republicans voted quickly to remove U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney as their number-three leader over her ...
CMSA continues embezzlement investigation - Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association (CMSA) officials are still trying to determine the circumstances under which its former treasurer allegedly took ...
Author: Matt Simonette
HHS: Prohibition on sex discrimination includes sexual orientation, gender identity - --From a press release - Washington D.C. — Today, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that the Office for Civil Rights will interpret ...
Pride Parade coordinator provides latest on the 'likely scenario' for event - Tim Frye, the coordinator of the 2021 Pride Parade, told Windy City Times that the assessment of this year's event ...

News
Quigley advocates for trans immigrants during ICE hearing - --From a press release - WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), Vice-Chair of the LGBT Equality Caucus and a founding member of ...
COVID: CDC says fully vaccinated people don't need to wear masks indoors - Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said that people fully vaccinated against ...
Mayor Lightfoot expands vaccine exemption with Bridge Phase May 14 - --From a press release - CHICAGO — Today, Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot along with CDPH Commissioner Allison Arwady, M.D., and BACP Commissioner Rosa Escareño announced ...
Gov. Pritzker confirms Illinois will enter Bridge Phase of reopening May 14 - --From a press release - CHICAGO —Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) confirmed today the entire state will move ...
Federal judge hears incarcerated trans woman's motion - On May 12, a federal judge heard an emergency motion in a case charging the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) ...
Biden to nominate Lhamon to lead the DoE's Office for Civil Rights - President Joe Biden plans to nominate Catherine Lhamon to lead the Department of Education's (DoE's) Office for Civil Rights, NBC ...
International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, Biphobia to take place May 17 - --From a press release - LGBTQI+ networks, individuals and allies from around the world will be celebrating the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia ...
Controversial NU athletic director resigns [UPDATE] - Mike Polisky stepped down May 12 from his newly appointed role as Northwestern University athletic director as criticism continued to ...
Pritzker announces 'Time for Me to Drive' campaign to jump-start Illinois tourism - Gov. JB Pritzker joined the Illinois Office of Tourism and industry leaders to kick off "Time for Me to Drive"—a ...
LGBQ people six times more likely than general public to be stopped by police - --From a Williams Institute press release - Nearly one in four LGBQ people say they are unlikely to call police in the future A new study by ...
GOP ousts Liz Cheney from leadership role - On May 12, U.S. House Republicans voted quickly to remove U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney as their number-three leader over her ...
UK to ban conversion therapy - Britain will move to ban conversion therapy and provide more support to those in the LGBT community who have undergone ...
Gov. Pritzker announces $1B in Rebuild Illinois grants for Local infrastructure projects - --From a press release - CHAMPAIGN — As summer construction season ramps up, Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) today announced ...
Stephanie Battaglino, New York Life's first transgender officer, releases memoir - --From a press release - May 11, 2021… Educator and motivational speaker Stephanie Battaglino today officially released her memoir, Reflections from Both Sides of the ...
Unprecedented 18 anti-LGBTQ bills enacted in 2021 - --From a Human Rights Campaign press release - WASHINGTON, D.C. — With an unprecedented number of anti-LGBTQ measures sweeping through state legislatures across the country, 2021 has officially ...
Wisdom Awards celebrates accomplishments of Black LGBTQ+ women elders - --From a press release - On Sunday, May 16, at 12 p.m. (ET), the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) and AARP will host the virtual ...
Gerber/Hart holding large book sale/exhibit viewing June 6 - Gerber/Hart Library and Archives, 6500 N. Clark St., is holding a one-day book sale is returning on Sunday, June 6, ...
Evangelical Lutherans select first transgender bishop - The Evangelical Lutheran Church elected its first openly transgender bishop on May 8, The Hill reported. The Rev. Megan Rohrer, ...
CMSA continues embezzlement investigation - Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association (CMSA) officials are still trying to determine the circumstances under which its former treasurer allegedly took ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Biden administration restores anti-bias protections, groups comment - --From a press release - The following statement is from Susan R. Bailey, M.D., President, American Medical Association "The Biden administration did the right thing ...
Gov. Pritzker plans vaccination of workers in commercial buildings as companies open - --From a press release - Chicago — To further expand convenient opportunities for Illinoisans to get vaccinated, Governor JB Pritzker launched a new program today ...
GLAAD issues inaugural Social Media Safety Index - --From a press release - New York, NY - May 10, 2021 - GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) media ...
Billy Masters - "My friends are leaving California. My hangar, the guy right across, he was packing up his hangar and I said, ...
Author: Billy Masters
HHS: Prohibition on sex discrimination includes sexual orientation, gender identity - --From a press release - Washington D.C. — Today, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that the Office for Civil Rights will interpret ...
WORLD Parenting news, Tonga activist, pension fight, drag personality - A Croatian court has ruled that same-sex partners can now adopt children, backing a same-sex couple in their five-year fight ...
Author: Windy City Times staff
NATIONAL Military bill, LGBTQ teen, trans deaths, Pride items, children's book - New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill that directs the Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs in the Garden ...
Author: Windy City Times staff
Pride Parade coordinator provides latest on the 'likely scenario' for event - Tim Frye, the coordinator of the 2021 Pride Parade, told Windy City Times that the assessment of this year's event ...
Simmons, family advocates argue for $600-per-child state tax credit before Senate committee - --From a press release - SPRINGFIELD — Speaking alongside other advocates for Illinois children and families, Illinois state Sen. Mike Simmons (D-Chicago) argued the necessity ...

Entertainment
Jody Watley: Conversation with an icon - Singer Jody Watley has been many things during her illustrious career, including an activist, fashion plate—but, most certainly, a musician. ...
Citadel Theatre to return in fall with a four-show 2021-22 season - --From a press release - LAKE FOREST, IL - Citadel Theatre Company will return to live, in-person, indoor performances in September with a season of ...
SHOWBIZ Tig Notaro, films, E. Lynn Harris, Nick Jonas - Emmy- and Grammy-nominated stand-up comedian Tig Notaro (HBO's Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted), will return to HBO this summer with ...
Author: Windy City Times staff
Dance for Life to take place in person (and for free) Aug. 26 - Chicago Dancers United (CDU)—which supports the health and wellness of Chicago's professional dance community—announced that its primary annual fundraiser, Dance ...
TELEVISION Jasmine Davis returns to 'The Chi' - Actress Jasmine Davis has a past history with Chicago, Illinois that continues into the future. Growing up in the Windy ...
Author: Jerry Nunn
DANCE Joffrey Ballet expands to South Loop - The Joffrey Ballet announced the establishment of new studio space and training facilities at 1920 S.Wabash Ave. (formerly the Chicago ...
'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' to end after 19 seasons - After a rocky season, following a toxic workplace environment controversy and amid declining ratings, Ellen DeGeneres is ending her daytime ...
Tina Turner, The Go-Go's among 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees - The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame revealed its 2021 inductees, calling this class "the most diverse list of inductees ...
Ann Hampton Callaway releases 'Revelation' - --From a press release - The latest in a string of singles, Ann Hampton Callaway, releases "Revelation", a song she composed to a Robert Frost ...
Accidental Shakespeare Company presents virtual Romeo and Juliet - --From a press release - Accidental Shakespeare Company presents a virtual film production of Romeo and Juliet, to air in five weekly installments on their ...
'An Evening with Fran Lebowitz' in April 2022 in NYC - Legendary author, journalist and social observer Fran Lebowitz is slated to return to The Town Hall stage in New York ...
FILM Tello Films founder starts new production entity - Veteran filmmaker Christin Baker, who launched the successful LGBTQ+, SVOD platform, Tello Films, in 2009—the first network dedicated to telling ...
FILM NewFest announces summer film series NewFest Pride - NewFest, New York's leading LGBTQ+ film and media organization, announced programming for NewFest Pride, a new summer film series taking ...
Black Lives, Black Words Int'l Project, Writers Theatre to premier Ride Share - --From a press release - Glencoe, IL— Black Lives, Black Words co-founders Reginald Edmund and Simeilia Hodge-Dallaway and Writers Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and ...

Outlines
Essential tips for your COVID-free travel - COVID-19 will make travel a bit more complicated this summer. Going to Europe? Taking a cruise? Visiting Hawaii, San Juan ...
Author: Jeff Guaracino
SAVOR Takito Street - Takito Street (2423 N. Lincoln Ave.; http://takitostreet.com/) is the third in the Takito line of restaurants (along with Takito Kitchen ...
Author: Andrew Davis
Chicago Sky announce TV broadcast schedule for 2021 - --From a press release - CHICAGO (May 10, 2021) - The Chicago Sky announced the team's broadcast schedule for the 2021 WNBA season today. Sky ...
Chicago Sky waives several players - --From a press release - CHICAGO (May 13, 2021) - The Chicago Sky waived Brittany Boyd-Jones, Alexis Prince, Lexie Brown, Kobi Thornton and Natasha Mack, ...
SPORTS Patrick McEnroe on his podcast, out athletes and Serena - When it comes to tennis, ESPN commentator Patrick McEnroe certainly knows his way around the court. The younger brother of ...
Author: Andrew Davis


 

 



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