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Applications open for Chicago community advisory councils - CHICAGO— Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Chicago Commission on Human Relations ( CCHR ) today launched an open call ...
Boy Scouts files for bankruptcy in wake of sex-abuse lawsuits - The Boy Scouts of America has filed for bankruptcy as it deals with approximately 300 lawsuits from men who say ...
Candace Gingrich endorses Warren at LGBTQ event - Activist Candace Gingrich announced her endorsement of Elizabeth Warren for President at a Chicago LGBTQ and allies Come Out for ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Local deportation defense group calls for vigilance, reporting ICE, border patrol activity - Chicago, IL - This afternoon reports announced the Trump administration's intent to send Border Patrol tactical units from the southern ...
Reports: Tactical border agents to deploy to immigrant-welcoming cities - CHICAGO ( February 14, 2020 ) — The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights is issuing the following response ...
EI announces legislative endorsements, including 13 LGBTQ legislative candidates - CHICAGO - Equality Illinois, the state's civil rights organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Illinoisans, today announced endorsements ...
Equality Illinois endorses Kim Foxx for Cook County State's Attorney - CHICAGO - Equality Illinois, the state's civil rights organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer ( LGBTQ ) Illinoisans, ...

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Applications open for Chicago community advisory councils - CHICAGO— Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Chicago Commission on Human Relations ( CCHR ) today launched an open call ...
Equality Illinois endorses Kim Foxx for Cook County State's Attorney - CHICAGO - Equality Illinois, the state's civil rights organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer ( LGBTQ ) Illinoisans, ...
March 7 fundraiser set for Elgin's first Pride Parade and Festival - Organizers of the first Elgin Pride Parade and Festival will be holding a benefit for the summer event on Saturday, ...
Mary Griffith, Champion of LGBTQ rights, has passed away - LOS ANGELES—Mary Griffith, iconic crusader for LGBTQ equality, passed away after a lengthy illness on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020 at ...
PASSAGES Gordon Lewis Smith - Gordon Lewis Smith, age 68, of Chesterton, Indiana, died January 14, 2020. On that day, he'd taken the train to ...
NEA supports dozens of Chicago arts organizations - National Endowment for the Arts ( NEA ) Chairman Mary Anne Carter announced that organizations in every state in the ...
EI announces legislative endorsements, including 13 LGBTQ legislative candidates - CHICAGO - Equality Illinois, the state's civil rights organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Illinoisans, today announced endorsements ...
Howard Brown Health unveils expansion plans for North and South sides - Howard Brown Health announced a multi-year expansion plan that it says will better serve its current and future patients. Howard ...
Reports: Tactical border agents to deploy to immigrant-welcoming cities - CHICAGO ( February 14, 2020 ) — The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights is issuing the following response ...
Local deportation defense group calls for vigilance, reporting ICE, border patrol activity - Chicago, IL - This afternoon reports announced the Trump administration's intent to send Border Patrol tactical units from the southern ...
Candace Gingrich endorses Warren at LGBTQ event - Activist Candace Gingrich announced her endorsement of Elizabeth Warren for President at a Chicago LGBTQ and allies Come Out for ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Reeling co-director stepping down - Richard Knight Jr. is stepping down from his role as co-programming director of the annual event Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ ...
30 Under 30 Awards to be held June 24 - Windy City Times will again mark Pride Month with its annual 30 Under 30 Awards. The ceremony will take pace ...
Boy Scouts files for bankruptcy in wake of sex-abuse lawsuits - The Boy Scouts of America has filed for bankruptcy as it deals with approximately 300 lawsuits from men who say ...
WORLD Marriage in Mexico, European report, arrests in journalist's murder - The Congress in the Mexican state of Sonora is now getting pressure from federal legislators to approve a measure allowing ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
NATIONAL Legislators walk out, hit-and-run arrest, lawsuits, Dan Reynolds - Democratic lawmakers in Virginia's legislature walked out as a Republican-invited pastor delivered a prayer that condemned homosexuality, LGBTQ Nation reported. ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
ELECTIONS 2020 JUDGES (COGHLAN VACANCY) James Derico Jr. on current judgeship, church, LGBTQ history - Cook County Circuit Court Judge James Derico Jr.—a member of the LGBTQ community—finds himself in the position of several of ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
ELECTIONS 2020 ILLINOIS STATE REP (9TH DISTRICT) Candidate Ty Cratic on LGBT issues, campaign challenges - Political consultant TyJuan "Ty" Cratic, who is openly gay, is one of several candidates vying to fill the vacancy left ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Panel talks lesbians, feminism in Chicago during the '70s and '80s - Extended for the online edition of Windy City Times - Lesbians and Feminism in Chicago in the 1970s and '80s was the focus of a panel discussion Feb. 12 at ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
ELECTIONS 2020 Early voting info; election judges needed - Early voting for the March 17 primary elections will take place March 2-16. From Feb. 19 through March 1, early ...
'Drag Them to the Polls!' Feb. 20 - "Drag Them to the Polls!"—a voter education effort to get out the LGBTQ+ vote in the Chicago area by celebrating ...
LGBT-procurement goals make up main part of MWRD meeting - The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District's ( MWRD's ) Committee on Affirmative Action held an informational study session on LGBT procurement ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Affinity says goodbye to executive director Imani Rupert-Gordon - Staff and supporters of Affinity Community Services sent off departing Executive Director Imani Rupert-Gordon with a celebration at its South ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Suburban district settles anti-trans lawsuit - After more than four years, Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 settled a lawsuit brought by transgender former student Nova Maday, ...
Census official talks LGBTQs' relevance - According to Timothy P. Olson, associate director for field operations for the U.S. Census Bureau, it is imperative that members ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Exhibit examines works of refugee, immigrant writers - The American Writers Museum, 180 N. Michigan Ave., celebrates refugee and immigrant writers with its newest exhibit, "My America: Immigrant ...
ELECTIONS 2020: ILLINOIS STATE REP (5TH DISTRICT) Lamont Robinson on past accomplishments, future goals - Lamont Robinson, Jr.—a Chicago business owner and insurance agent who became the first openly gay Black state legislator in Illinois ...
Author: Matt Simonette
ELECTIONS 2020 COOK COUNTY CLERK Jacob Meister talks hopes for reforms - Attorney/activist Jacob Meister is making his second attempt vying for the Cook County Court Clerk post that is being vacated ...
Author: Matt Simonette
ELECTIONS 2020 Guide to the LGBTQs - This year's primary elections will feature a record number of openly LGBT candidates throughout Illinois. The list includes: 1. Karla ...
Windy City Times printable election charts - For printable Election Guide charts, please follow the link: . Please check back here on March 4, 2020. ...

Entertainment
Steppenwolf for Young Adults offers I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter events - CHICAGO ( February 13, 2020 ) — Steppenwolf for Young Adults ( SYA ) is proud to announce two additional ...
OUTspoken at Beverly Arts Center to Place LGBTQ Stories in the Spotlight - ( Chicago, February 12, 2020 ) — The Beverly Arts Center presents an evening with LGBTQIA storytelling collective OUTspoken on ...
At 20 years of The Laramie Project, call goes out for submissions - The Laramie Project, a play by Moises Kaufman and the members of Tectonic Theater Project, had its world premiere production ...
THEATER REVIEW Roan @ The Gates - Playwright: Christina Telesca Gorman At: American Blues Theater at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets: $19-$39. Runs through: Feb. ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
FASHION 2020 Sneaker Gala shares message about local human trafficking - Sneakers brought together fashion enthusiasts at the 2020 Sneaker Gala this year, hosted at Loft on the Lake. The purpose ...
Author: Vee L. Harrison
'Butches Who Cook'on March 15 - The Facebook group LezInColor is hosting its first cooking competition, "Butches Who Cook," Sunday, March 15, 1-6 p.m., at the ...
'Lipstick & Lyrics' Feb. 22, 28-29 - Chicago Gay Men's Chorus will present "Lipstick & Lyrics: All In The Family,"—a live-singing drag show on Feb. 22, 28 ...
Black Ensemble Theater opens Season of Change with Legends the Musical - CHICAGO, IL — Black Ensemble Theater opens its 2020 Season: Season of Change with Legends the Musical: A Civil Rights ...
ShOWBIZ 'Drag Race' judges, Dwyane Wade, 'Porgy,' Of Montreal, Cirque du Soleil - RuPaul Drag Race's season-12 guest judges consist of film, music, television, fashion and political figures such as Nicki Minaj, Whoopi ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Joffrey Ballet announces 2020-2021 season - February 18, 2020 ( Chicago )— Ashley Wheater MBE, The Mary B. Galvin Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet, proudly ...
ART Vaginal Davis talks storied career at Art Institute event - A packed house greeted renowned artist Vaginal Davis as she took the stage for her one-woman show, No One Leaves ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
THEATER REVIEW Lipstick Lobotomy - Playwright: Krista Knight At: Trap Door Theater, 1655 W. Cortland Ave. Tickets: $20-$25; Trapdoor.ticketleap.com. Runs through: March 21 Home, goes ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
THEATER REVIEW Emma - Playwright: Paul Gordon ( book, music & lyrics ) At: Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Navy Pier. Tickets: 312-595-5600; ChicagoShakes.com; $35-$90. Runs ...
Author: Jonathan Abarbanel, Windy City Times
THEATER REVIEW Roan @ The Gates - Playwright: Christina Telesca Gorman At: American Blues Theater at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets: $19-$39. Runs through: Feb. ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
OPERA REVIEW The Queen of Spades - Score: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Libretto: Modest Tchaikovsky; after Alexander Pushkin. At: Lyric Opera of Chicago, 20 N. Wacker Dr. Tickets: ...
Author: Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times
THEATER REVIEW The Boys in the Band - Playwright: Mart Crowley At: Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park Rd. Tickets: WindyCityPlayhouse.com Price: $75-95. Runs through: April 19 ...
Author: Karen Topham
NUNN ON ONE COMEDY Zach Zimmerman bringing 'Fabulous' tour to Chicago - Out comedian Zach Zimmerman's first comedy album Clean Comedy debuted at number one on the iTunes Comedy charts. He's a ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
CONCERTS Grammy Awards; Super Bowl's halftime; Yola and Amythyst; Deadmau5 - January and part of February felt like springtime in Chicago, with intermittent snow showers, clouds of fog and the rare ...
Author: Vern Hester
NUNN ON ONE TELEVISION Actress brings Da'Vine performances to various roles - Performer Da'Vine Joy Randolph grew up in Philadelphia and studied musical theater in school. This led to a Tony-nominated performance ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
Billy Masters - "I thought, 'Why does he have to do that?' I mean, it seemed like he was living a fine life. ...
Author: Billy Masters
MUSIC Mykal Kilgore: Out singer on NAACP award nod, $2 wine and Billy Porter - Mykal Kilgore definitely marches to the beat of his drum. The singer certainly possesses talent ( as witnessed by his ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
'...Love Is Queer to Stay' throughout Feb. - The Laughing Stock Theatre production The Masquerade; Or, Love Is Queer to Stay presents a queer spin on classical tropes, ...
SocialWorks' Black History Month Film Festival through March 1 - SocialWorks' 3rd Annual Black History Month Film Festival will run at Showplace Icon Theater, 1011 S. Delano Ct., through March ...
'Judy & Liza' tribute March 5-April 5 - The tribute show "Judy & Liza—Once In A Lifetime: The London Palladium Concert" will be presented at the Greenhouse Theater ...

Outlines
Chicago Gay Hockey Association participating in Blackhawks Pride Night - The CGHA ( Chicago Gay Hockey Association ) is participating in the first official Chicago Blackhawks Pride Night at the ...
Make a pit stop in Indy for a gay ol' time - Approximately three hours outside of Chicago, Indianapolis, Indiana has a lot to offer travelers in terms of cuisine, history and ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
SAVOR Doc B's; The Dandy Crown - DISH Dining Guide - I first had a taste of the offerings at the River North location of Doc B's Restaurant + Bar ( ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Four Red Stars players invited to SheBelieves Cup camp - The United States Women's National Team announced its 26-player roster for the upcoming SheBelieves Cup training camp. Chicago Red Stars ...
Women to report, produce Blackhawks match on March 8 - International Women's Day is on Sunday, March 8—and NBC Sports Network will celebrate by using an all-female crew to broadcast ...
BUSINESS Entrepreneur works with Beyonce's parents on 'Diverse Perspective' - Entrepreneur Rhett Lindsey has created a news and social platform so unique that even Beyonce's parents were eager to be ...
Author: Sarah Toce
Yarbrough officiates special Valentine's Day wedding - On Valentine's Day, Cook County Clerk Karen Yarbrough officiated the wedding of Bronzeville couple Ivan Bujan, 34, and Charles Long, ...
PHOTOS Sidetrack - Feeling the love of Sidetrack's Valentine's Day party. Joseph Stevens Photography ...
PHOTOS Jackhammer - No one does it harder than Joe Whitaker's FuKr party. Joseph Stevens Photography ...


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