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Legislation to ensure restroom access passes Illinois House - Legislation to modernize Illinois law to ensure single-occupancy restroom facilities are designated as gender neutral passed the Illinois House of ...
Lightfoot signs first executive order - In her first hours after being sworn in as the 56th mayor of the City of Chicago, Mayor Lori E. ...
Lightfoot sworn in as Chicago Mayor - Attorney Lori Lightfoot became the 56th mayor of Chicago the morning of May 20. Accompanied by her wife and family, ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Chicago's Boystown sports rainbow crosswalks - Chicago's Boystown neighborhood has added a little color, thanks to rainbow pride crosswalks. Initiated by the Northalsted Business Alliance, the ...
LGBTQ activists travel to Springfield for Advocacy Day - On May 15, Equality Illinois hosted the annual Advocacy Day in Springfield, Illinois, in partnership with other statewide LGBTQ organizations. ...
Author: Vern Hester
Lightfoot administration names City Council leadership - Recently elected Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot announced her proposal for City Council committee leadership, which now includes Ald. Tom ...
Taiwan becomes first Asian country to OK same-sex marriage - On May 17, Taiwan's legislature became the first in Asia ( by a vote of 66 to 27 ) to ...
House passes Equality Act - The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Equality Act 236-173 in a May 17 vote. The legislation, which is H.R. ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Hillary Clinton headlines Heartland Alliance benefit - Former senator, secretary of state and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was the keynote speaker at Heartland Alliance's annual Power of ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Honorary Pride Parade grand marshal named - PRIDEChicago has announced that the honorary grand marshal for this year's Chicago 50th Annual Pride Parade will be newly elected ...

News
LGBTQ veterans' group holding Memorial Day events - On Saturday, May 25, the Chicago Chapter of the American Veterans for Equal Rights ( AVER ) will be the ...
Illinois Collaboration on Youth holds gender-expansive services symposium - Illinois Collaboration on Youth ( ICOY ) held a day-long gender expansive services symposium May 13 at the Chicago Teachers ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Richards takes over as Northalsted Executive Director - Kevin Richards, who came on board as executive director of the Northalsted Business Alliance on April 1, has been meeting ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Chelsea Manning back in jail - On May 16, U.S. District Court Judge Anthony Trenga ordered Chelsea Manning back to jail after the transgender former U.S. ...
Honorary Pride Parade grand marshal named - PRIDEChicago has announced that the honorary grand marshal for this year's Chicago 50th Annual Pride Parade will be newly elected ...
Hillary Clinton headlines Heartland Alliance benefit - Former senator, secretary of state and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was the keynote speaker at Heartland Alliance's annual Power of ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
House passes Equality Act - The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Equality Act 236-173 in a May 17 vote. The legislation, which is H.R. ...
Author: Matt Simonette
LGBTQ mental-wellness event May 18 - Award-winning stand-up comedian and writer Sampson McCormick will return to Chicago Saturday, May 18, at the Baton Show Lounge, 4713 ...
Taiwan becomes first Asian country to OK same-sex marriage - On May 17, Taiwan's legislature became the first in Asia ( by a vote of 66 to 27 ) to ...
Lightfoot administration names City Council leadership - Recently elected Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot announced her proposal for City Council committee leadership, which now includes Ald. Tom ...
LGBTQ activists travel to Springfield for Advocacy Day - On May 15, Equality Illinois hosted the annual Advocacy Day in Springfield, Illinois, in partnership with other statewide LGBTQ organizations. ...
Author: Vern Hester
Chicago's Boystown sports rainbow crosswalks - Chicago's Boystown neighborhood has added a little color, thanks to rainbow pride crosswalks. Initiated by the Northalsted Business Alliance, the ...
Lightfoot sworn in as Chicago Mayor - Attorney Lori Lightfoot became the 56th mayor of Chicago the morning of May 20. Accompanied by her wife and family, ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Lightfoot signs first executive order - In her first hours after being sworn in as the 56th mayor of the City of Chicago, Mayor Lori E. ...
Legislation to ensure restroom access passes Illinois House - Legislation to modernize Illinois law to ensure single-occupancy restroom facilities are designated as gender neutral passed the Illinois House of ...
Female CEOs say abortion is a right in full-page open letter in New York Times - NEW YORK — In a new full-page open letter running in today's edition of The New York Times, the CEOs ...
NBJC on transgender deaths, "How Can We Celebrate Pride If We Keep Dying?" - WASHINGTON — This past weekend, Muhlaysia Booker, a young Black Transgender woman, was found murdered in Dallas, Texas. In April ...
Legislation to advance equity for LGBTQ older adults advances to Gov. Pritzker - SPRINGFIELD - Legislation to advance equity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer ( LGBTQ ) older adults has passed ...
Five reasons the Gilead deal is a steaming pile of Truvada - Gilead Sciences, the pharmaceutical that makes Truvada, the only FDA-approved drug for PrEP, is having a great week in the ...
Author: Mark S. King
New national report details police's transgender policies - A newly released report documents the troubled relationship between transgender Americans and the police departments charged with protecting them. "Failing ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Emanuel, Cappleman celebrate Broadway Streetscape Project project - As one of his last official acts, now-former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined Ald. James Cappleman ( 46th Ward ) ...
Legacy Project event June 5 - The Legacy Project will kick off Pride Month on Wed., June 5, 7-8 p.m., at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St., ...
Lurie Children's, DCFS identifying LGBTQ youths in foster-care system - Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago ( Lurie Children's ) and the Illinois Department of Children and ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Pete Buttigieg and homelessness: Advocate on slow South Bend response - Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg cites the revitalization of South Bend, Indiana, which he largely stewarded, as a prime reason he ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Lightfoot names senior staff, finance positions - Mayor-elect Lori E. Lightfoot made the first announcement of key members of her administration's leadership team. The senior staff announced ...
Mujeres, Esperanza announce new health center in Brighton Park - Mujeres Latinas en AcciÃ"n ( Mujeres ), in partnership with Esperanza Health Centers ( Esperanza ), has now opened a ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein graduate to a new level in Booksmart - On the eve of their high school graduation, two best friends Amy ( Kaitlyn Dever ) and Molly ( Beanie ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
WBAI installs new president, announces upcoming transgender-focused program - Wochner Law Firm LLC partner Corinne Cantwell Heggie will become the Women's Bar Association of Illinois ( WBAI ) president ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Historians asking for LGBTQ life experiences - In Tell Me About It, author/historians St. Sukie de la Croix and Owen Keehnen asked a variety of individuals 10 ...
WORLD Lyra McKee, controversial billboard, George Clooney, Chilean school - The detective leading the investigation into the murder of LGBT journalist Lyra McKee in Londonderry has called on the gunman ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
NATIONAL Military items, trans murders, Southern trans report - Sgt. 1st Class Janina Simmons became the first female African-American soldier to complete the U.S. Army Ranger School course in ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Legacy Project event with Stonewall Inn bartender June 5 - The Legacy Project will kick off Pride Month on Wed., June 5, 7-8 p.m., at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St., ...
LGBT Chamber of Commerce events June 4-12 - The LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois will host several events throughut June ( Pride Month ): —The Chicago Pride ...
OP-ED: I didn't know what being gay was until middle school - At 20 years old, I am now an out and proud lesbian—but, growing up, I didn't even know queer people ...
Author: Morgan Lee
Lambda Legal sues HHS for failure to disclose documents on LGBTQs - NEW YORK ( May 22, 2019 ) — Lambda Legal today filed a federal lawsuit to compel the U.S. Department ...

Entertainment
SHOWBIZ Matt Bomer, Megan Rapinoe, Tom Ford, MTV Awards, EBTG - Out actor Matt Bomer stars in the movie Papi Chulo, out June 7, a press release noted. The plot focuses ...
'Stonewall' exhibit talks, performances on May 22-25 - Talks related to the Wrightwood 659 exhibit "About Face: Stonewall, Revolt and New Queer Art" will take place May 22-25 ...
Kokandy Productions announces casting for Head Over Heels - CHICAGO ( May 15, 2019 ) — Kokandy Productions is pleased to announce casting for its Chicago premiere of the ...
Award-winning Songwriter, LGBTQ Activist Justin Tranter Gives Back To Alma Mater - When Justin Tranter was a student at The Chicago Academy for the Arts, they started an AIDS benefit, a student-run ...
Author: Ariel Parrella-Aureli
Van Ness, Gadsby at Chicago Theatre in June - LGBT celebrities Jonathan Van Ness and comedian Hannah Gadsby will be performing in separate shows at The Chicago Theatre, 175 ...
Correct Arts to present All The World's a Stage, evolution of Chicago theater in art - Artists examine the evolution of Chicago area theaters from past to present ( including vaudeville stages, silent pictures, live performance ...
THEATER REVIEW La Havana Madrid - Playwright: Sandra Delgado At: Teatro Vista/Collaboraction at the Den, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. Tickets: TheDenTheatre.com; $30-$60. Runs through: June 22 ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
New play by Black, Brown teens on coming of age in the age of Trump - MAY 2019, CHICAGO, IL: The ensemble of Black, brown, immigrant, queer, and trans teenagers who developed MAKE AMERICA TEEN ALREADY ...
Billy Masters - "Yes, I admit I was stalking Lou Pearlman into the bathroom!"—Ashley Parker Angel on how he met Pearlman and got ...
Author: Billy Masters
BOOK REVIEW Gender Identity: Beyond Pronouns and Bathrooms - by Maria Cook $22.95; Nomad Press; 128 pages What exactly is gender? How does one determine pronouns, for themselves and ...
Author: Lauren Emily Whalen
Jake Shears, Sheila E., Steve Grand part of 2019 Market Days lineup - CHICAGO—The Northalsted Business Alliance ( NBA ) brings the beats to Boystown for this year's Northalsted Market Days, set for ...
Ani DiFranco talks new memoir at Women & Children First event - Women & Children First hosted a reading and conversation with singer-songwriter and social justice activist Ani DiFranco focused on her ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
SUMMER MOVIE PREVIEW Summertime brings out the big guns, to no one's surprise - Summer is heating up at the movies and thanks to Avengers: Endgame, things are off to a good start as ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
SUMMER THEATER FEATURE Turn up the heat: Summertime LGBTQ theater - We all know that a high percentage of LGBTQ folks are theatergoers, and not just the opera-and-musical-theater queens. ( May ...
Author: Stagedoor Jonny
SUMMER THEATER FEATURE Destination theater: Light up the skies! - Summer is when theater moves outdoors to mate with picnics, wine, sun and stars. Indeed, dozens of Midwest theaters operate ...
Author: Jonathan Abarbanel, Windy City Times
SUMMER THEATER FEATURE Saving precious daylight, Summer theater in Chicago - The days are growing longer and the midyear solstice is only a few weeks away. It must be time for ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
Spotlight - "Caged Miami Heat" and "Murder on the Sicilian Express" are the deliciously irresistible titles of The Golden Girls: The Lost ...
THEATER REVIEW The Winter's Tale - Playwright: William Shakespeare At: Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St. Tickets: $20-80; GoodmanTheatre.org/thewinterstale. Runs through: June 9 Why The Winter's ...
Author: Lauren Emily Whalen
THEATER REVIEW The Killing Game - Playwright: Eugene Ionesco, translated by Helen Gary Bishop At: A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells St. Tickets: 312-943-8722; ARedOrchidtheatre.org; ...
Author: Jonathan Abarbanel, Windy City Times
Critics' Picks - Late Nite Catechism, Royal George Theatre, open run—On May 26th, Vicki Quade and MariPat Donovan's internationally acclaimed solo show celebrates ...
THEATER REVIEW La Havana Madrid - Playwright: Sandra Delgado At: Teatro Vista/Collaboraction at the Den, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. Tickets: TheDenTheatre.com; $30-$60. Runs through: June 22 ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
THEATER REVIEW The Crowd You're In With - By: Rebecca Gilman At: AstonRep Theatre Company at Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St. Tickets: 773-828-9129 or AstonRep.com; $25. Runs ...
Author: Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times
THEATER REVIEW Next to Normal - Book and Lyrics: Brian Yorkey; Music: Tom Kitt. At: Writers Theatre, 325 Tudor Ct., Glencoe Tickets: 847-242-6000 or WritersTheatre.org; $35-$80.Runs ...
Author: Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times
MOMBIAN Princess, maiden fall in love in new children's book - A maiden falls in love with a princess at a multiracial royal court in a delightful new children's book that ...
Author: Dana Rudolph
THEATER REVIEW Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - Playwright: adapted by David Catlin from the novel by Mary Shelley At: Lookingglass Theatre Company at the Water Works, 821 ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
Advocate premieres homelessness doc - Community advocate Neil Karski debuted his locally produced Faces Uncovered: Shattered Lives—about Chicagoans experiencing homelessness—at an event held May 16 ...
2019 Pride Month Calendar - compiled by PRIDEChicago - JUNE ( various dates, to be announced ) - CENTER ON HALSTED - During Pride Month, the Center will feature ...
THEATER REVIEW The Crowd You're In With - By: Rebecca Gilman At: AstonRep Theatre Company at Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St. Tickets: 773-828-9129 or AstonRep.com; $25. Runs ...
Author: Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times
THEATER REVIEW La Havana Madrid - Playwright: Sandra Delgado At: Teatro Vista/Collaboraction at the Den, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. Tickets: TheDenTheatre.com; $30-$60. Runs through: June 22 ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
Xavier MaatRa on produce company, consulting, other pursuits - Giving back to the community has been the focus of Xavier MaatRa's professional life and that has culminated in the ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Author documents straight women on front lines of AIDS crisis - A new book by Chicago author Victoria Noe pays tribute to dozens of unsung heroes of the AIDS/HIV crisis, chronicling ...
Author: Matt Simonette
SUMMER DANCE FEATURE Ballet to boogie: Summer dance in Chicago - By Johnny Nevin, Kristi Licera and Jonathan Abarbanel - Over the last 35 years, Chicago has developed into one helluva dance town, and things don't slow down in the ...
Sheila E., Jake Shears, Steve Grand part of Market Days - CHICAGO—The Northalsted Business Alliance ( NBA ) brings the beats to Boystown for this year's Northalsted Market Days, set for ...
Pride poetry-slam competition June 12 - In honor of Chicago's Pride Month, The Blackstone, Center on Halsted and StoryStudio Chicago invite the community to celebrate all ...

Outlines
International Mr. Leather Official Guide - Download the official guide to IML 2019: . ...
SAVOR Bonci Pizza; Bernie's Chicago - Cash isn't accepted—and pizza is purchased by weight. Those are just two of the more unusual concepts you'll find at ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
DINING Pizza museum, restaurant openings, Equality Illinois brunch - —Roosevelt Collection announced the official grand reopening and new exhibits at the U.S. Pizza Museum. Open on Fridays from 1-8 ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times


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