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Polis marriage marks first same-sex wedding of sitting governor
Former HRC President Alphonso David accuses organization of racism
Pride Fest will extend to Oct. 3; headliners include Kristine W and Mya
HRC fires its president, Alphonso David
Afghan LGBTQs in peril, with little help in sight
HRC president refuses to resign, despite co-chairs' reported request
Chicago Pride Parade cancelled
Law banning abortions after six weeks is now set in Texas
Chicago announces COVID-19 vaccination requirement for city employees

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PASSAGES Pioneering lesbian business owner Susan Mazer dies
Susan Mazer died August 31 due to COVID-19 complications. She was 77. At the time of her death, Mazer was living in Port Saint Lucie, Florida with her wife Janet Norton. Mazer was born May 10, ... more


SPORTS Blackhawks tickets available Sept. 14; Pride Night on April 12


NATIONAL Calif. bill, lawsuits, Billy Porter, 'Southern LGBTQ Experiences'


Naper Pride set to host inaugural Pride fest


Chicago pro-choice activists outraged by SCOTUS' refusal to overturn Texas abortion ban


Illinois Holocaust Museum to show LGBTQ+ exhibit starting Oct. 17


SAVOR Logan Square restaurant Lardon
As you might guess from its name, Lardon (2200 N. California Ave..; takes meat very seriously. Named after a small piece of pork fat or fatty bacon, the Logan Square spot is a carnivore's paradise, ... more


Naper Pride hosts inaugural Pride fest


Hastert settles sexual-abuse lawsuit


Now, only five of Chicago's 50 aldermen reject automatic pay raises


Chicago alderman apologizes for 'offensive words'


Christkindlmarket marking 25th anniversary; will return to Daley Plaza and Wrigleyville

   Nation & World

Polis marriage marks first same-sex wedding of sitting governor
On Sept. 15, Colorado Democratic Gov. Jared Polis wed longtime partner Marlon Reis—marking the first same-sex marriage of a sitting U.S. governor, NPR reported. Polis keeps making history. In 2018, Polis became the first openly gay ... more


SOCCER Lloyd scores five goals as U.S. women rout Paraguay


Gay Games XI postponed because of pandemic


HHS awards $48M to health centers to expand HIV prevention, treatment

   Film / TV / Gossip

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 ... more


8th Annual Black Alphabet Film Festival on Nov. 5-7


Brittany Devon meets a 'Platonic Girlfriend'


MUSIC Lil Nas X wins top award at MTV VMAs

   Theater / Dance

THEATER Out actor Dan Butler to be in 'When Harry Met
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 ... more


Chicago Dance History Project moving to Ruth Page Center


Frank Ferrante to return as 'Groucho' for one night


Joffrey welcomes four dancers from South Korea, Spain and the U.S.


Pitchfork Music Festival returns and turns 15 in 2021
Pitchfork Music Festival turned 15 years old in Chicago this year after being cancelled last year because of the pandemic. This lively celebration of eclectic music continued in the same spot (Union Park) with the usual ... more


'Andersonville Homecoming' Sept. 24-26; line-up, vendors, safety protocols announced


MUSIC Lil Nas X wins top award at MTV VMAs


CAIC announces 2021 Collaborative Works Festival, immigration, migration in song

   Books / Art

ARCHITECTURE Thompson Center Idea Competition winners named
The Chicago Architecture Center and the Chicago Architectural Club announced the jury's selection of three winning designs for the Thompson Center Design Ideas Competition that represent three distinct, creative visions for the State of Illinois Thomp ... more


Women & Children First hosting virtual event with Anita Hill on Sept. 29


Lightfoot attends 'Parade of Hearts' public-art installation series launch


LGBTQ+ exhibit removed from Missouri Capitol


Brittany Devon meets a 'Platonic Girlfriend'
Queer, genderfluid actor Brittany Devon has created a brand new project to explore with Platonic Girlfriend. It is the story of a relationship between straight woman Alice and a queer, nonbinary person named Dev. Devon stars ... more


WORLD False report, Indian activist dies, fashion exhibit, LGBT Awards


NATIONAL Teachers, GLAAD talks HRC, 9/11 items, Dr. Rachel Levine


Dutch study: Transgender people face twice the odds for early deaths

   AIDS & Health

National groups kick off #BiWeek to celebrate bisexuality+ visibility
Sept. 16 marks the start of #BiWeek, an annual digital campaign to accelerate acceptance for the bisexual+ (bi, pansexual, fluid, queer, unlabeled, etc.) community, according to a joint press release from the organizations The Bisexual Resource ... more


HHS awards $48M to health centers to expand HIV prevention, treatment


Howard Brown hosting Midwest LGBTQ Health Symposium on Sept. 29-30


COVID Southern Illinois reports it has zero ICU beds available


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 — ... more


PASSAGES Pioneering lesbian business owner Susan Mazer dies


TENNIS U.S. Open to celebrate Pride on Sept. 1


ART 'Frida Kahlo: Timeless' extended to Sept. 12


SOCCER Lloyd scores five goals as U.S. women rout Paraguay
Scoring five goals in a soccer match can be called a glut or even a "repoker." Whatever it's called, Carli Lloyd accomplished that incredible feat as the U.S. women's national team routed Paraguay 9-0 in Cleveland ... more


USWNT national soccer team slams contract offer


Gay Games XI postponed because of pandemic


SPORTS Sky come up short vs. Mystics


Campus Pride names one Illinois school to 'Best of the Best'
Campus Pride chose 30 schools this year for the 2021 Best of the Best LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges & Universities List. This list is based on the campuses overall ratings on the Campus Pride Index and specific LGBTQ-inclusive ... more


Students urged to apply for Musical Theatre Awards


Virginia school district settles with Gavin Grimm


Report features eight Illinois child-welfare agencies working with HRC Foundation
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