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Summer weather draws crowds, and criticism, to Andersonville - Numerous Chicagoans emerged from isolation over Memorial Day weekend looking to enjoy the sunshine and warm weather. Many residents and ...
LGBT giant Larry Kramer dies at 84 - The groundbreaking writer and outspoken LGBT- and AIDS-rights activist Larry Kramer died May 27 in New York at age 84. ...
COVID-19 Preckwinkle vetoes release of patient addresses - In a rare move, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle exercised her veto power—in this instance, to overrule county board ...
COVID-19 LGBT nursing personnel discuss pandemic experiences - Thousands of healthcare professionals in Chicago, many of them members of the city's LGBT community, have been thrown into the ...
Author: Matt Simonette
COVID-19 Lightfoot, CDPH bolster contact-tracing efforts - Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, alongside the Chicago Department of Public Health ( CDPH ), announced, on May 26, a plan ...
IML officially cancelled for 2020 - The annual International Mr. Leather ( IML ) global convention—pushed back from its usual Memorial Day weekend to Sept. 25-27 ...
Driver-service facilities to expand hours June 1 - Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced his office's reopening plan —starting June 1—with the first two months focused on ...
Costa Rica celebrates marriage equality - As of midnight on May 26, Costa Rica became the first country in Central America ( and the 28th United ...
Global panel looks at impact of COVID-19 on LGBTQI people - Following the release of OutRight Action International's report "Vulnerability Amplified: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on LGBTIQ People," the ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
On Memorial Day, LGBT monuments honor those who have died - Memorial Day is a time to honor military personnel who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the United ...
Lightfoot gets win with passage of casino bill - Pulling off a feat that her mayor predecessors could not accomplish, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot scored a win when Illinois ...
Phase 3 guidelines for reopening of businesses/workplaces are unveiled - Governor JB Pritzker released industry-specific guidelines that allow for the safe reopening of businesses as the state progresses into the ...
COVID-19 Lightfoot: Chicago on track to open in early June - Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, alongside the Chicago Department of Public Health ( CDPH ), announced May 22 that Chicago is ...
Buffalo Grove residents all-in on Pride displays after complaint - A family whose activism was crucial to bringing a Pride parade to suburban Buffalo Grove were admonished by an anonymous ...
Author: Matt Simonette
U.S. Supreme Court backs Idaho trans woman's reassignment surgery - The United States Supreme Court denied Idaho's application to stop a transgender inmate's reassignment surgery, East Idaho News reported. The ...
Trevor Project releases report on mental health of trans, non-binary youth - The Trevor Project's research team has published a new peer-reviewed article titled "Understanding the Mental Health of Transgender and Nonbinary ...
Lawsuit urges speedy release of prisoners - Civil-rights attorneys filed an amended suit in a class-action case, now called Richard v. Pritzker, demanding that state officials speed ...

News
Lambda Legal holding HIV/COVID-19 event June 4 - Lambda Legal will hold a virtual town hall, "HIV and COVID-19 in Illinois: Ensuring State Responses Protect Everyone Living with ...
Lawsuit urges speedy release of prisoners - Civil-rights attorneys filed an amended suit in a class-action case, now called Richard v. Pritzker, demanding that state officials speed ...
Trevor Project releases report on mental health of trans, non-binary youth - The Trevor Project's research team has published a new peer-reviewed article titled "Understanding the Mental Health of Transgender and Nonbinary ...
Report shows impact of pandemic on LGBTQ communities of color - The Human Rights Campaign ( hRC ) Foundation—the educational arm of the Human Rights Campaign—released new data outlining the economic ...
Chicago Pride Fest going virtual - Chicago Pride Fest will mark its 20th year with a virtual festival format. On June 20-21, the Northalsted Business Alliance ...
Affinity to mark 25th anniversary virtually - Co-chairs and the Affinity Community Services board of directors recently announced that Affinity's 25th-anniversary event will be a virtual experience ...
Brave Space Alliance announces board of directors - Brave Space Alliance—a Black- and trans-led "LGBTQ center on the South Side of Chicago that is dedicated to creating and ...
U.S. Supreme Court backs Idaho trans woman's reassignment surgery - The United States Supreme Court denied Idaho's application to stop a transgender inmate's reassignment surgery, East Idaho News reported. The ...
Buffalo Grove residents all-in on Pride displays after complaint - A family whose activism was crucial to bringing a Pride parade to suburban Buffalo Grove were admonished by an anonymous ...
Author: Matt Simonette
COVID-19 Lightfoot: Chicago on track to open in early June - Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, alongside the Chicago Department of Public Health ( CDPH ), announced May 22 that Chicago is ...
NCLR honors SF 49ers Offensive Assistant Coach Katie Sowers, comedian Gina Yashere - SAN FRANCISCO, CA — The National Center of Lesbian Rights ( NCLR ) today announced that they will be honoring ...
Forum examines 2020 election preparations - In the opening moments of a May 19 discussion about maintaining the integrity of the 2020 Illinois elections, Equality Illinois ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Chicago House forum looks at coronavirus, HIV overlaps - Illinois state Reps. Lamont Robinson and Greg Harris joined local advocates for an online discussion about the intersection between coronavirus ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Phase 3 guidelines for reopening of businesses/workplaces are unveiled - Governor JB Pritzker released industry-specific guidelines that allow for the safe reopening of businesses as the state progresses into the ...
Lightfoot gets win with passage of casino bill - Pulling off a feat that her mayor predecessors could not accomplish, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot scored a win when Illinois ...
Global panel looks at impact of COVID-19 on LGBTQI people - Following the release of OutRight Action International's report "Vulnerability Amplified: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on LGBTIQ People," the ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
On Memorial Day, LGBT monuments honor those who have died - Memorial Day is a time to honor military personnel who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the United ...
Costa Rica celebrates marriage equality - As of midnight on May 26, Costa Rica became the first country in Central America ( and the 28th United ...
IML officially cancelled for 2020 - The annual International Mr. Leather ( IML ) global convention—pushed back from its usual Memorial Day weekend to Sept. 25-27 ...
MAP releases report on LGBTQ equality in the South - The nonprofit think tank The Movement Advancement Project ( MAP ) has released a report, "LGBTQ Policy Spotlight: Mapping LGBTQ ...
Driver-service facilities to expand hours June 1 - Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced his office's reopening plan —starting June 1—with the first two months focused on ...
COVID-19 Lightfoot, CDPH bolster contact-tracing efforts - Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, alongside the Chicago Department of Public Health ( CDPH ), announced, on May 26, a plan ...
WORLD New HIV news, Catholic event, conversion therapy, Hungary anti-trans bill - A global trial stated that a new HIV drug injected every two months effectively reduces the rate of infection, and ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
NATIONAL 'Drag Fest,' eating disorders, journalist attacked, NCLR event - Political activist/New York City drag staple Marti Gould Cummings and The Only Productions announced the largest digital drag festival during ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
THE AMAZON TRAIL Is there a doctor... - It's that time again. I need to find a healthcare provider. I live in a rural community where there is ...
Author: Lee Lynch
Buff Carmichael reflects on his life and downstate activism - In this series, Windy City Times talks with activist Buff Carmichael regarding various issues and life developments. Activist Buff Carmichael ...
Author: Matt Simonette
COVID-19 LGBT nursing personnel discuss pandemic experiences - Thousands of healthcare professionals in Chicago, many of them members of the city's LGBT community, have been thrown into the ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Planning your legacy: VA benefits for LGBTQ veterans and servicemembers - Dear community: The Department of Veterans Affairs ( VA ) stands strong in supporting our LGBTQ servicemembers and veterans. As ...
COVID-19 Preckwinkle vetoes release of patient addresses - In a rare move, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle exercised her veto power—in this instance, to overrule county board ...
Chicago artists virtually unveil mural honoring LGBTQ community - CHICAGO, IL — Chicago artists Andy Bellomo and Sandra Antongiorgi have virtually unveiled a new mural that highlights queer artists ...
UChicago research shows uninsured, undocumented undertested for COVID-19 - CHICAGO — As Illinois seeks to reduce COVID-19 positivity rates as part of Governor Pritzker's Restore Illinois recovery plan, new ...
LGBT giant Larry Kramer dies at 84 - The groundbreaking writer and outspoken LGBT- and AIDS-rights activist Larry Kramer died May 27 in New York at age 84. ...
Summer weather draws crowds, and criticism, to Andersonville - Numerous Chicagoans emerged from isolation over Memorial Day weekend looking to enjoy the sunshine and warm weather. Many residents and ...
Author: Matt Simonette
National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund mourns death of George Floyd, suggests response - Statement from National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund: "Our thoughts are with the family and friends of George Floyd during ...

Entertainment
BAMtheatre starting virtual classes - In response to the stay-at-home and social distancing orders implemented by the COVID-19 pandemic, BAMtheatre has reimagined its musical theatre-focused ...
THEATER Pride in Place Festival brings LGBTQ theater to stay-at-home audiences - The upheaval of the Stonewall riots had barely settled before the weekend preceding Independence Day was set aside to honor ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
'SapphFest' to take place virtually May 28-29 - On May 28-29 at 7:30 p.m., Violet Surprise Theatre will present SapphFest—a digital variety show celebrating queer women and non-binary ...
Broadway In Chicago reschedules 'Frozen' - In response to the COVID-19 ( coronavirus ) pandemic, Broadway In Chicago announced that the upcoming engagement of Disney's Frozen—originally ...
STREAMING THEATER REVIEW The Happiest Place on Earth - Playwright: Philip Dawkins At: Sideshow Theatre online. Tickets: SideshowTheatre.org; $5+ ( pay what you can ). Runs through: Open run ...
Author: Jonathan Abarbanel, Windy City Times
STREAMING THEATER REVIEW School Girls; Or The African Mean Girls Play - Playwright: Jocelyn Bioh At: Goodman Theatre online at GoodmanTheatre.org/StreamSchoolGirls. Tickets: $20. Runs through: May 31 Ranking in popularity on the ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
STREAMING THEATER REVIEW To Master the Art - Playwright: William Brown and Doug Frew. At: TimeLine Theatre, streaming. Tickets: TimelineTheatre.com; $15-$25. Runs through: June 7 TimeLine Theatre commissioned ...
Author: Jonathan Abarbanel, Windy City Times
Patti LuPone: A comeback in quarantine - Talks Hollywood, basement videos, why 'Ladies Who Lunch' never the same - In Ryan Murphy's Hollywood, the wife becomes the boss, the "Black screenwriter" is simply a screenwriter, and the gay leading ...
Author: Chris Azzopardi
Steppenwolf names first woman Executive Director - Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced that Brooke Flanagan—who previously worked at Steppenwolf for seven years—will return to the organization in the ...
DCASE annouces new online series Millennium Park at Home - Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events today announced new virtual events for everyone missing Millennium Park's renowned cultural ...
BOOK REVIEW Calamity: The Many Lives of Calamity Jane - You can call yourself whatever you want. Nobody says you can't have a different name every day, if that's your ...
Author: Terri Schlichenmeyer
SHOWBIZ Rufus Wainwright, LGBTQ films, Billy Porter, Janelle Monae - Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright unveiled the latest single from his eagerly anticipated new pop album, Unfollow the Rules, a press ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
NUNN ON ONE DRAG Miz Cracker on being an 'All Star' and using karate - Drag personality Miz Cracker drove into the spotlight by placing fifth on the 10th season of RuPaul's Drag Race. The ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
Billy Masters - "Hate and discrimination against LGBTQ+ people started long before Trump and Pence took office. Defeating them will not solve the ...
Author: Billy Masters
Chita: A Legendary Celebration to stream May 29 - Chita: A Legendary Celebration , Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS' one-night-only evening of song and dance celebrating the legendary Chita Rivera ...

Outlines
Red Stars hosting virtual Pride party on May 28 - The Chicago Red Stars will kick off pride month in Chicago by teaming with local businesses and talent for a ...
SAVOR Alpana Singh talks restaurants, show in the age of COVID-19 - DISH Dining Guide - Since the stay-at-home order was imposed weeks ago, the national restaurant industry has collectively been delivered an economic gut punch. ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
AUTOS Elegant 2020 BMW 840i knows how to butter your rolls - I've been craving a grilled chicken sandwich and rolls from the Beef House Restaurant near Covington, Indiana. With a BMW ...
Author: Casey Williams, Gaywheels.com
Red Stars part of Challenge Cup, which starts June 27 - The National Women's Soccer League announced May 27 that the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup, presented by P&G and Secret, will ...
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 ...


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