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  BREAKING NEWS

 
Colin Powell dies from COVID-19 complications
Chicago Sky win their first WNBA championship
Trans employees plan Oct. 20 walkout at Netflix [UPDATE]
President Biden appoints Debra Shore to key EPA position
South Side LGBTQ+ center projected to break ground next summer, open early 2024
HRC marks National Coming Out Day with new resource for youth
Appeals court reinstates Texas abortion law
Report: Debra Shore to run EPA's Midwest operations
Federal judge blocks strict Texas abortion law

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Trans employees plan Oct. 20 walkout at Netflix [UPDATE]
Netflix's trans employee resource group is planning a company-wide walkout Wed., Oct. 20, to protest statements made by co-CEO Ted Sarandos regarding Dave Chappelle's latest comedy special The Closer, according to The Verge. "Trans Lives Matter. ... more
 


  

DRAG Utica Queen finds a home in Chicago

  

Donations needed for LGBTQ+-affirming spiritual leader's recovery

  

Activists speak about former Chicago Mayor Harold Washington's LGBTQ legacy

  

South Side LGBTQ+ center projected to break ground next summer, open early 2024

  

Co-founder of LGBTQ Latinx organization reflects after decades of activism


   Local

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EXCLUSIVE: Family and friends mourn loss of Brianna Hamilton
Janiece Lewis said her older sister Brianna Hamilton was her first best friend. The two oldest of four girls, spending time together was, for them, "a different kind of love." In between playing Barbies and dress-up, ... more
 


  

Illinois high schoolers distribute anti-LGBTQ+ survey

  

CTA proposes reduced fare changes

  

Mayor Lightfoot: $20M+ in grants will support business, nonprofit recovery

  

Local business gives historic Edgewater storefront new life with holiday pop-up

  

'Out of the Shadows, Into the Streets' LGBTQ+ Representation in the Media' panel Nov. 4


   Nation & World

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On Spirit Day, celebrities and others reach LGBTQ+ youth around the
New York, NY, Friday, Oct. 22, 2021 - Yesterday, GLAAD celebrated Spirit Day, when participants around the world wear purple or go purple online in a united stand against bullying and show of support for LGBTQ ... more
 


  

LGBT History Month: Staten Island museum throws open Austen's closet door

  

Author Margaret Atwood in anti-trans controversy

  

More than half of American Indian, Alaskan Native LGBT adults in the U.S. have been attacked


   Film / TV / Gossip

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'Out of the Shadows, Into the Streets' LGBTQ+ Representation in the
In recent years LGBTQ+ people have increasingly seen representations of themselves, celebrations of their lives and stories, and coverage of LGBTQ+ issues across media channels. This has led to a worldwide rise in understanding, cultural acceptance, ... more
 


  

Reeling: Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Fest names winners

  

MOVIES 'Bolshoi Ballet' series to start locally Nov. 7

  

Black Alphabet returns to host annual film festival in November


   Theater / Dance

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Lyric Opera presenting 'Florencia en el Amazonas' Nov. 13-28
During Nov. 13-28, Lyric Opera of Chicago will run the company premiere of Florencia en el Amazonas—the first Spanish-language work to be presented as part of Lyric's mainstage opera season. There will be evening performances on ... more
 


  

MOVIES 'Bolshoi Ballet' series to start locally Nov. 7

  

Hubbard Street Dance back on the stage with 'RE/TURN'

  

THEATER E. Faye Butler to star in 'Fannie' Oct. 25-Nov. 14


   Music

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MUSIC Elton John's 'The Lockdown Sessions' now out
Elton John's The Lockdown Sessions is now out, courtesy of Interscope Records. An album of collaborations recorded remotely over the last 18 months, The Lockdown Sessions features UK #1 single "Cold Heart (PNAU remix)," with Dua ... more
 


  

Lyric Opera presenting 'Florencia en el Amazonas' Nov. 13-28

  

SHOWBIZ Superman, TheWrap, Oscar Wilde, Billy Porter, Cher, 'Dragula'

  

'Tapping into Ca$h' : CaSera Heining lives double life as DJ Ca$h Era and radio producer


   Books / Art

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ATTRACTIONS Pizza pop-up, WNDR, Wrightwood
—Rewired's pizza pop-up: Rewired Pizza Cafe & Bar, 1102 W. Thorndale Ave., is getting in on the Halloween fun by paying homage to classic restaurant chains and "dressing up" as owner Daniel Barat's favorite pizza chain: ... more
 


  

Alphawood chooses LGBTQ+ individual to head foundation

  

Portrait series 'Still Searching' highlights missing Black women, children

  

3Arts awards nearly $1M to women artists, artists of color, Deaf, disabled artists


   Trans

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Author Margaret Atwood in anti-trans controversy
The Handmaid's Tale author Margaret Atwood has been called transphobic after she shared an article complaining about gender-neutral language on Twitter. According to PinkNews, the opinion piece—which Toronto Star columnist ... more
 


  

Celebrities support trans employees in Netflix walkout with video

  

WORLD Plus magazine, The Guardian, Dutch princess, anti-trans ruling

  

Colorado becomes first state to require trans care as essential health benefit


   AIDS & Health

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COVID Two more states and D.C. removed from Chicago's travel advisory
The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) removed two states and the District of Columbia from its weekly COVID-19 travel advisory on Oct. 19. The advisory now includes 45 states and two territories following the removal ... more
 


  

Gov. Pritzker announces campaign to increase COVID-19 booster rates among older Illinoisans

  

Ald. Maria Hadden encourages community to be active participants

  

Colorado becomes first state to require trans care as essential health benefit


   Lesbian

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LGBT History Month: Staten Island museum throws open Austen's closet door
It's been a long time coming, but officials at the Alice Austen House on New York's Staten Island have thrown open the closet door, now fully embracing the lesbian pioneer and photographer who lived in the ... more
 


  

LGBT History Project: Tee A. Corinne: Photographer of lesbian sexuality

  

MUSIC Janis Ian's last Chicago concert May 14

  

Donations needed for LGBTQ+-affirming spiritual leader's recovery


   Sports

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SPORTS Chicago Bulls win season opener
On Oct. 20, the Chicago Bulls defeated the Detroit Pistons 94-88 in the Motor City to win the team's first season opener since 2016, according to NBA.com. It's also the first time the team (1-0) has ... more
 


  

Lightfoot, Chicago to celebrate WNBA champion Chicago Sky Oct. 19 with parade, rally

  

SPORTS Red Stars top KC 2-1 on Fan Appreciation Night

  

Chicago Sky win their first WNBA championship


   Youth

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On Spirit Day, celebrities and others reach LGBTQ+ youth around the
New York, NY, Friday, Oct. 22, 2021 - Yesterday, GLAAD celebrated Spirit Day, when participants around the world wear purple or go purple online in a united stand against bullying and show of support for LGBTQ ... more
 


  

Illinois high schoolers distribute anti-LGBTQ+ survey

  

HRC marks National Coming Out Day with new resource for youth

  

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