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DAILY BREAKING
Equality Act introduced in U.S. Congress - On March 13, Democrats reintroduced the pro-LGBT measure known as the Equality Act in the U.S. House, The Washington Blade ...
LGBTQ inclusive curriculum bill passes Illinois House - SPRINGFIELD — Students in Illinois public schools would learn about the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in ...
Pentagon proceeding with anti-trans military ban - The Pentagon announced March 12 that a directive has been signed to implement President Trump's policy barring most transgender people ...
ELECTIONS 2019 Lightfoot questions Preckwinkle's comment about lesbianism - During a March 7 debate between mayoral candidates Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle, Preckwinkle lauded Lightfoot's openness about her sexuality ...
PASSAGES Longtime non-profit advocate Vicky DiProva dies - Victoria "Vicky" DiProva died Feb. 12 due to multiple health complications. She was 54. She was born May 18, 1964, ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell
Symphony musicians on strike for first time since 2012 - Despite 11 months of negotiations, Chicago Symphony Orchestra ( CSO ) musicians—represented by the Chicago Federation of Musicians ( CFM ...
Legacy Walk passes first round of landmark status voting - The Chicago Landmarks Commission unanimously voted March 7 to confer historic landmark status on the Legacy Walk in Lake View. ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Ammarell resigns from Chicago House post - Chicago House and Social Services Agency announced the resignation of its CEO, Scott Ammarell, on March 8. Ammarell, who took ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Smollett indicted on 16 counts - A Cook County grand jury charged embattled Empire actor Jussie Smollett in a 16-count indictment that alleges he lied to ...

News
Steans works to update state's suicide prevention strategy - SPRINGFIELD — State Senator Heather Steans ( D-Chicago ) spoke at a press conference today with leaders from the Illinois ...
HRC: Equality Act to be reintroduced next week, 160+ top U.S. companies support - WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) — the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer ...
Smollett indicted on 16 counts - A Cook County grand jury charged embattled Empire actor Jussie Smollett in a 16-count indictment that alleges he lied to ...
Ammarell resigns from Chicago House post - Chicago House and Social Services Agency announced the resignation of its CEO, Scott Ammarell, on March 8. Ammarell, who took ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Chelsea Manning jailed again - Transgender ex-Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning has once again found herself in jail—this time for refusing to testify about her ...
High-school complex to be named after Michelle Obama - Michelle Obama's Chicago high school alma mater, Whitney Young High School, will name its new $4.3-million athletic complex after the ...
Chicagoans contemplate path forward after anti-LGBT church vote - For Rev. Britt Cox, pastor at Church of the Three Crosses, 333 W. Wisconsin St., a Feb. 28 vote at ...
Author: Matt Simonette
South Side trans man discusses life, healthcare journey - When Cheno Pulliam, 33, first stepped foot into Howard Brown Health's Hyde Park location three years ago, he knew this ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Legacy Walk passes first round of landmark status voting - The Chicago Landmarks Commission unanimously voted March 7 to confer historic landmark status on the Legacy Walk in Lake View. ...
Author: Matt Simonette
PASSAGES Longtime non-profit advocate Vicky DiProva dies - Victoria "Vicky" DiProva died Feb. 12 due to multiple health complications. She was 54. She was born May 18, 1964, ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell
Gay Russian talks coming out, seeking asylum in America - When Alexander ( who requests that his last name be withheld ) was in kindergarten he, like the other kids, ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
ELECTIONS 2019 Lightfoot questions Preckwinkle's comment about lesbianism - During a March 7 debate between mayoral candidates Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle, Preckwinkle lauded Lightfoot's openness about her sexuality ...
Pentagon proceeding with anti-trans military ban - The Pentagon announced March 12 that a directive has been signed to implement President Trump's policy barring most transgender people ...
UIC honors scholar Phoenix Matthews - Shortly before they accepted the University of Illinois at Chicago ( UIC ) College of Nursing 2018 Distinguished Researcher Award, ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Millions of LGBTs would gain civil rights protections under Equality Act - New estimates on the number of LGBT people who would gain protections from discrimination in employment, education, public accommodations, housing ...
NATIONAL Trans military ban, Fla. candidate, inmate meets end - A federal judge in Maryland cleared the way for the Pentagon to put in place a Trump administration policy banning ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
WORLD Brazilian video, HIV incidents down, Malaysia's problems - Brazil's far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, has sparked outrage, disgust and ridicule after tweeting a pornographic video in an apparent attempt ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
VIEWS Uplifting Black LGBTQ workers all year round - Black History Month may have ended, but at the National LGBTQ Workers Center, we center Black queer and transgender ( ...
Author: Joan Jones
ELECTIONS 2019. Early voting info; election judges needed - Early voting for the April 2 municipal runoff elections will take place March 18 through April 1. The Loop Super ...
Nominations sought for 30 Under 30 Awards - Windy City Times is seeking to recognize 30 more outstanding LGBT individuals ( and allies ) for its annual 30 ...
Clarence Darrow Symposium in Chicago on March 13 - CHICAGO—The annual Chicago tradition marking the anniversary of the death of famed Chicago attorney Clarence Darrow will take place Wed., ...
Cardinal sentenced in child sex-abuse case - Cardinal George Pell, 77—the most senior Catholic cleric ever to be convicted of child sex abuse—was sentenced to six years ...
LGBTQ inclusive curriculum bill passes Illinois House - SPRINGFIELD — Students in Illinois public schools would learn about the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in ...
BB gun shot at A'ville Starbucks - Several people were taken to the hospital after a "female offender" opened fire with a BB gun at the Starbucks ...
Equality Act introduced in U.S. Congress - On March 13, Democrats reintroduced the pro-LGBT measure known as the Equality Act in the U.S. House, The Washington Blade ...

Entertainment
'Reap the Grove' reading March 15 - Artemisia Theatre will stage a reading of Caity-Shea Violette's LGBT production Reap the Grove—the winner of Artemisia's 2017 Fall Festival ...
NUNN ON ONE, MUSIC. Jess Glynne 'Always' in the mix - English singer Jess Glynne come to widespread attention with the hit single "Rather Be," by Clean Bandit. Her debut album, ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
Robyn performs at Aragon Ballroom; party continues at Berlin - Swedish pop princess Robyn appeared in a puff of smoke at the Aragon Ballroom on March 6. Although it was ...
BOOKS Sissy Pride, Talking With Gender Activist and Author Jacob Tobia - Sissy: A Coming of Gender Storyis a smart, compelling, honest and very funny new memoir by Jacob Tobia. In the ...
Author: Owen Keehnen
THEATER REVIEW The Man Who Was Thursday - Playwright: adapted by Bilal Dardai from the story by G.K. Chesterton At: Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave. Tickets: LifelineTheatre.com ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
Chicago Inclusion Project to offer Professional Performance Training Series - Chicago, IL—The Chicago Inclusion Project is launching a new initiative dedicated to providing performance development training to Chicago area artists ...
Writers Theatre season to include Sondheim's Into The Woods, Ibsen's A Doll's House - Glencoe, IL—Writers Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce the company's 2019/20 six play season, ...
BOOKS Kimberly Dark's 'Daddies' issues - Writer and raconteur Kimberly Dark plucks the fig leaf off the patriarchy in her latest work. In The Daddies, writer ...
Author: Frank Pizzoli
'Legally Blonde' collection now out on Blu-ray - The Legally Blonde Collection, centering on the character Elle Woods ( played by Reese Witherspoon ), is out on Blu-ray. ...
BOOKS Chicago author talks space opera, queer representation - Chicago author/Hollywood stuntwoman SL Huang ( author of the science-fiction novel Zero Sum Game ) has recently teamed with fellow ...
Author: John Stadelman
MUSIC Lakeside Pride unveils new agenda at inaugural gala - On March 9, the Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles unveiled a bold new agenda at its inaugural gala. The event, titled ...
Author: Vern Hester
Symphony musicians on strike for first time since 2012 - Despite 11 months of negotiations, Chicago Symphony Orchestra ( CSO ) musicians—represented by the Chicago Federation of Musicians ( CFM ...
New musical comedy "Once Upon A One More Time" set to Britney Spears music - A musical comedy featuring the songs of Britney Spears will fill the slot at the Chicago theater left vacant when ...
Steppenwolf Theatre Company to present Ms. Blakk for President - CHICAGO ( March 12, 2019 ) — Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today the full casting for the world premiere of ...
SAVOR Tuscany on Taylor; Victory Italian - DISH Dining Guide - "That's Italian!" Besides being the slogan for a popular spaghetti sauce, that was my immediate reaction after visiting a pair ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Gerber/Hart hosts Black Lesbian Archives stop - Kru Maekdo is a 26-year-old creative director, archivist, and artist. She is the owner of Maekdo Productions, a multimedia production ...
Author: Vee L. Harrison
THEATER REVIEW The Ruse of Medusa - Author: Erik Satie At: Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St. Tickets: FacilityTheatre.org; $25. Runs through: April 7 Camped out ...
Author: Sean Margaret Wagner
THEATER REVIEW Dutch Masters - Playwright: Greg Keller At: Jackalope Theatre at the Armory, 5917 N. Broadway. Tickets: JackalopeTheatre.org; $5-$30. Runs through: April 6 A ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
SPRING THEATER REVIEW Hot-button plays for a cold spring - The groundhog lied to us! Winter in Chicago is not yet over, boots and parkas still litter the foyers and ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
Wiggins Weighs In On Giant Little Ones - There's a new, little movie in town that defies labels in big ways while showing a whole spectrum of the ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
Critics' Picks - On Clover Road, American Blues Theater at Stage 773, through March 16. The unplanned Steven Dietz festival continues with this ...
THEATER REVIEW The Man Who Was Thursday - Playwright: adapted by Bilal Dardai from the story by G.K. Chesterton. At: Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave. Tickets: LifelineTheatre.com ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
SHOWBIZ: Aguilera, Beyonce, Tribeca Film Festival, Marc Jacobs - The Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) announced the organization will honor six-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Christina Aguilera with the ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
DINING Cochon555 winner, Lent offerings, St. Patrick's items - —Chicago "Prince of Pork" Chef Daniel Espinoza, of Cantina Laredo, came out on top at the annual pork-centered event Cochon555. ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
SPRING MUSICAL REVIEW Singing and swinging through spring - Chicago will see and hear 20 musicals between now and late May. Some are touring hits calling again, such as ...
Author: Jonathan Abarbanel, Windy City Times
Billy Masters - "He is circumcised. I have a gorgeous, circumcised penis and I want him to have the same."—Andy Cohen is not ...
Author: Billy Masters
THEATER REVIEW Southern Comfort - Authors: Dan Collins ( book/lyrics ) and Julianne Wick Davis ( music ) At: Pride Films & Plays, 4139 N. ...
Author: Jonathan Abarbanel, Windy City Times
THEATER REVIEW The Bridges of Madison County - Authors: Marsha Norman and Jason Robert Brown At: Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre, 721 Howard St., Evanston. Tickets: or 773-347-1109; $39-69. ...
Author: Sean Margaret Wagner
THEATER REVIEW Remember the Alamo - Playwright: Nick Hart At: The Neo-Futurist Theatre, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. Tickets: neofuturists.org; $25 ( pay-what-you can Thursday nights ). ...
Author: Jonathan Abarbanel, Windy City Times
Women In Comedy to host "A Love Letter to Myself, A Chicago Variety Show" - Chicago, Illinois — On Monday March 25, Women in Comedy hosts "A Love Letter to Myself" from 6 to 9 ...

Outlines
New Mr. Leather 64TEN chosen at Jackhammer - Congrats to John William, the newly-chosen Mr. Leather 64TEN! William will join the other titleholders in the pursuit of the ...
DRAG PROFILE OF THE WEEK Rachel Dennis/Her? - NAME "My stage name is Her?. You have to say it like you're confused and maybe add a stink eye. ...


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