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Chicago Pride Parade cancelled

Chicago Pride Parade cancelled

--From a press release

The following statement was sent from Pride Chicago on the cancellation of this year's Chicago Pride Parade: We did not want to be sending this letter. Earlier this year, we decided that the parade might have ...
Law banning abortions after six weeks is now set in Texas

Law banning abortions after six weeks is now set in Texas

Legislation banning abortions after about six weeks is now the law in Texas, effectively ending Roe v. Wade protections in the state, NPR reported. Late on Sept. 1, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to block the law. ...

  News

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Chicago now has 48 states in travel advisory

On Aug. 31, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) added five states — Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan and New Hampshire, as well as the District of Columbia and Guam—to its weekly COVID-19 travel advisory. Vermont ...
Steamworks' general manager defends vaccine requirement

Steamworks' general manager defends vaccine requirement

The general manager of Northalsted gay sauna/bathhouse Steamworks recently defended the venue's policy that only fully vaccinated individuals can enter the space. Someone who self-identified "as a former customer" wrote a letter to management saying, ...
Mayor Harold Washington centennial event looks at his LGBTQ+ legacy

Mayor Harold Washington centennial event looks at his LGBTQ+ legacy

--From a press release

CHICAGO—The LGBTQ legacy of late Chicago Mayor Harold Washington (1922-1987) will be discussed as part of a series of events marking his 100th birthday in 2022. This free LGBTQ event will be Wed., Oct. 13, 6-8 ...
Celebration of life for Roman Buenrostro taking place Oct. 5

Celebration of life for Roman Buenrostro taking place Oct. 5

A celebration of life for the late Chicago advocate Roman Buenrostro will take place Tuesday, Oct. 5, 3-6 p.m., at Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St. Buenrostro was an LGBTQ- and HIV/AIDS-rights activist who passed away ...
GLAAD releases '2021 State of HIV Stigma' study

GLAAD releases '2021 State of HIV Stigma' study

GLAAD recently released its second annual State of HIV Stigma Study, a national survey among U.S. adults with the sample supplied by research firm Cint. The survey, funded by Gilead COMPASS Initiative, measures U.S. attitudes toward ...
WORLD WorldPride items, Afghanistan resident, Irish exhibit, Poland

WORLD WorldPride items, Afghanistan resident, Irish exhibit, Poland

The WorldPride 2021 Human Rights Conference that took place in Copenhagen was the largest in-person LGBTQ rights gathering since the pandemic began, the Los Angeles Blade reported. More than 1,000 LGBTQ activists from around the world ...
NATIONAL Marsha P. Johnson, Utah, five-year study, Pride fests cancelled

NATIONAL Marsha P. Johnson, Utah, five-year study, Pride fests cancelled

In New York City, visitors to Christopher Park have been greeted by the bust of the late trans activist Marsha P. Johnson, ActionNewsNow.com reported. The bust was erected on what would have been Jonhson's 76th birthday—and ...
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City of Chicago files lawsuits against DoorDash, GrubHub

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, Acting Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) Commissioner Kenneth Meyer and Corporation Counsel Celia Meza announced that the City of Chicago has filed two ...
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Virginia school district settles with Gavin Grimm

A Virginia school district that discriminated against a transgender individual by making him go to the bathroom in a converted supply closet will have to pay $1.3 million in attorney's fees and other costs accrued over ...
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U.S. falls to Canada in women's world hockey championships

At the women's world hockey championships, Canada stunned the United States 5-1 on Aug. 26, CBC.ca reported. Jamie Lee Rattray scored twice for the Canadian team as the U.S. squad's win streak ended at 29 games. ...
MCA names Laura Herrera Senior Director of Communications and Content

MCA names Laura Herrera Senior Director of Communications and Content

--From a press release

Madeleine Grynsztejn, Pritzker Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, announces the appointment of Laura Herrera as Senior Director of Communications and Content, a newly created position that advances ...
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The National Black Justice Coalition mourns death of Pooh Johnson

--From a press release

SHREVEPORT, LA — The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) mourns the loss of Pooh Johnson, a 25-year-old Black gender-nonconforming person. Pooh was found shot to death inside a car early in the morning on August 23, ...
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Mental health of Black and Latinx LGBQ people worsened after the 2016 presidential election

--From a Williams Institute press release

A new study from the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law finds that the mental health of Black and Latinx LGBQ people declined in the 17 months following the 2016 presidential election of Donald ...
Pritzker announces COVID-19 vaccine requirement for some workers, statewide indoor mask mandate

Pritzker announces COVID-19 vaccine requirement for some workers, statewide indoor mask mandate

--From a press release

CHICAGO — As COVID-19 infection and hospitalization rates across the state continue to increase, particularly in downstate communities with the lowest vaccination rates, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker and IDPH Director ...
Feds expand insurers' requirements for PrEP coverage

Feds expand insurers' requirements for PrEP coverage

Insurers and service-providers have until September to comply with a new federal guidance requiring insurance companies to cover the entire cost of PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) interventions. Many insurers have been ...
Quigley, Equality Caucus ask Biden to emphasize LGBTQ+ rights when Ukraine president visits

Quigley, Equality Caucus ask Biden to emphasize LGBTQ+ rights when Ukraine president visits

U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Illinois), along with 20 members of the Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus, sent a letter to President Joe Biden asking him to emphasize the importance of LGBTQ+ rights in Ukraine during Ukrainian President ...
Report features eight Illinois child-welfare agencies working with HRC Foundation

Report features eight Illinois child-welfare agencies working with HRC Foundation

--From a press release

WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, released a new report ...
Campus Pride names one Illinois school to 'Best of the Best' list

Campus Pride names one Illinois school to 'Best of the Best' list

Campus Pride chose 30 schools this year for the 2021 Best of the Best LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges & Universities List. This list is based on the campuses overall ratings on the Campus Pride Index and specific LGBTQ-inclusive ...

  Entertainment

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The U.S. of Gay

51 ab-fab road-trip destinations and pit stops—one in each state and the District of Columbia—that are must sees and dos for out-and-proud wanderlusters There are a million things to love about traveling the United States—from our
...
FALL THEATER PREVIEW All together In one room: Indoor theater returns

FALL THEATER PREVIEW All together In one room: Indoor theater returns

Expanded preview

Two years ago, September would have been greeted by a cluster of opening nights—sometimes as many as three overlapping the same evening—to signal the entrance of the bright-lights-and-glamour CHICAGO THEATER SEASON. This year is 2021, howeve ...
MOVIES Fall films harvest famous names for LGBTQ+ stories

MOVIES Fall films harvest famous names for LGBTQ+ stories

The film industry is featuring world-renowned names like Lady Gaga, Truman Capote and Tammy Faye on the big screen this fall season. Award-winning musicals, true-life stories and far-out fiction are all part of the fun in ...
MOVIES 'On Broadway' to open Sept. 10 in Highland Park

MOVIES 'On Broadway' to open Sept. 10 in Highland Park

As theatergoers prepare for the return of Broadway after an unprecedented absence of 18 months, Kino Lorber is releasing Academy Award nominee Oren Jacoby's documentary On Broadway. The tribute to one of the most vibrant ...
MUSIC Local band Glad Rags releasing 'All of Them' on Oct. 15

MUSIC Local band Glad Rags releasing 'All of Them' on Oct. 15

Chicago-based queer psychedelic orchestra band Glad Rags will release the LP All of Them on Oct. 15. The six-member band began recording the record in late 2018 at Jamdek Studio, and spent 2019 tracking overdubs and ...
Hacks, I May Destroy You, Pose rule LGBTQ Critics' Dorian TV Awards

Hacks, I May Destroy You, Pose rule LGBTQ Critics' Dorian TV Awards

--From a press release

AUGUST 29, 2021—HOLLYWOOD, CA—Venerable actress Jean Smart; Saturday Night Live wit Bowen Yang; rising satirist Ziwe; Pose co-creator Steven Canals; teen heartthrob Michael Cimino, of Hulu's Love, Victor; and revered ...
Billy Masters

Billy Masters

"I wasn't looking forward to this conversation. But you and your questions and your reintroduction to some of my past enlightened me [and] inspirited me, and I eagerly took the bait."—Ed Asner on Billy Masters LIVE. ...
SHOWBIZ Billy Porter, 'Death Drop,' Brandi Carlile, vintage films, Gaga

SHOWBIZ Billy Porter, 'Death Drop,' Brandi Carlile, vintage films, Gaga

Billy Porter will direct a queer teen comedy feature titled To Be Real for Amazon Studios, which is being helmed by Gabrielle Union's I'll Have Another Productions, NME.com noted. Porter, who is currently working on his ...
THEATER 'School Girls' serendipity for out performer & pageant contestant Ashley Crowe

THEATER 'School Girls' serendipity for out performer & pageant contestant Ashley Crowe

Fact and fiction are intertwining for out performer Ashley Crowe. It's as if this moment in Crowe's life is being scripted by the late Italian playwright Luigi Pirandello, who is best known for Six Characters in ...
EVENTS Celebrity attendees named for Wizard World Chicago

EVENTS Celebrity attendees named for Wizard World Chicago

William Shatner (Star Trek; TV's Boston Legal), Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy, TV's The Walking Dead), Matthew Lewis (All Creatures Great and Small), James Marsters (TV series Buffy the ...
THEATER REVIEW The Things I Could Never Tell Steven

THEATER REVIEW The Things I Could Never Tell Steven

The Things I Could Never Tell Steven. Playwright: Jye Bryant At: PrideArts Broadway. 4139 N. Broadway. Tickets: $30; PrideArts.org. Runs through: Sept. 19 Steven is missing, to begin with—not dead, like Marley; or imprisoned, like Edmond ...
TV Netflix animated series 'Chicago Party Aunt' debuts Sept. 17

TV Netflix animated series 'Chicago Party Aunt' debuts Sept. 17

The LGBTQ-inclusive series Chicago Party Aunt will debut on Netflix on Friday, Sept. 17. Inspired by the popular Twitter account Chicago Party Aunt, this eight-episode adult animated comedy follows Diane Dunbrowski and nephew Daniel as they ...
MUSICALS 'Beautiful' in Chicago on Nov. 2-7; tickets on sale Sept. 1

MUSICALS 'Beautiful' in Chicago on Nov. 2-7; tickets on sale Sept. 1

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced that individual tickets for the Tony- and Gramm-winning Broadway hit Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of ...
TV 'Dancing with the Stars' to feature first same-sex partnership

TV 'Dancing with the Stars' to feature first same-sex partnership

ABC's Dancing With the Stars will be breaking new ground in the upcoming 30th season—with its first same-sex partnership. According to Deadline, on Aug. 26, host Tyra Banks and executive producer Andrew Llinares revealed that the ...
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Andersonville Chamber of Commerce to present Andersonville Homecoming

--From a press release

CHICAGO (August 26, 2021) — The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) is pleased to announce Andersonville Homecoming, a three-night, two-day outdoor festival featuring live entertainment, local artisans and merchants, food ...
Writers Theatre announces 2021-22 season

Writers Theatre announces 2021-22 season

--From a press release

Glencoe, IL—Writers Theatre Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma and Interim Artistic Director Bobby Kennedy announce the company's 2021/22 four-play season and are excited to welcome patrons back in-person in December ...
ART 'Frida Kahlo: Timeless' extended to Sept. 12

ART 'Frida Kahlo: Timeless' extended to Sept. 12

"Frida Kahlo: Timeless," hosted by the Cleve Carney Museum of Art (CCMA) and the McAninch Arts Center (MAC) at the College of DuPage (COD), has been extended an additional week to Sept. 12. To date, "Timeless" ...

  Outlines

Get Out! LGBTQ travelers show how to travel safely this fall

Get Out! LGBTQ travelers show how to travel safely this fall

By Ed Salvato, courtesy of the National LGBT Media Association

Just when we thought it was safe to hit the road, we were walloped by the Delta variant, the latest plot twist in the 18-month-and-counting pandemic story. The surprising data that fully vaccinated people could transmit ...
Pride Journey: Colorado Springs

Pride Journey: Colorado Springs

Did you know that Colorado Springs is also known as Olympic City U.S.A.? Neither did I. Not only is the city home to the U.S. Olympic Training Center, but Colorado Springs recently celebrated the grand opening ...
HIV AT 40: Global activist Phill Wilson talks Chicago, the '80s and vaccines

HIV AT 40: Global activist Phill Wilson talks Chicago, the '80s and vaccines

Phill Wilson is one of the best-known HIV/AIDS activists/educators around the globe. The Chicago native was the co-founder of the National Black Lesbian and Gay Leadership Forum and the National Task Force on AIDS Prevention. He ...
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HOCKEY Canada edges U.S. to win women's championships

Marie-Philip Poulin scored the golden goal at 7:22 of the first overtime period to give Canada a 3-2 win over the United States, according to the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) website. It was Canada's first ...
SPORTS Chicago Sky fall to Phoenix Mercury

SPORTS Chicago Sky fall to Phoenix Mercury

At Phoenix's Footprint Center, the Chicago Sky fell to the Phoenix Mercury 103-83 on Aug. 31. The loss followed a 32-point win over the Seattle Storm on Aug. 29. Chicago once again had balanced scoring, with ...
SPORTS Chicago Sky have record-breaking win over Seattle

SPORTS Chicago Sky have record-breaking win over Seattle

At the Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, Washington, the Chicago Sky had a record-breaking win Aug. 29 when they routed the Seattle Storm 107-75. The Sky's 32-point win over the Seattle Storm is the ...
SAVOR The Press Room

SAVOR The Press Room

At The Press Room (1134 W. Washington Blvd..; https://www.pressroomchicago.com/), a lot of patrons may encounter the unexpected. The West Loop restaurant—which is only open Wednesday through Sunday evenings—has undergone quite ...
Chicago Red Stars defeat Kansas City 3-0

Chicago Red Stars defeat Kansas City 3-0

Sarah Woldmoe scored a brace (meaning two goals) and Katie Johnson added another to give Chicago a 3-0 victory over Kansas City (2-11-4) on Aug. 28 at SeatGeek Stadium. Woldmoe's performance earned her an emphatic Player ...
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HOCKEY U.S. women's team routs Japan to advance to semis

In Canada, the defending champion United States scored five first-period goals en route to a 10-2 quarterfinal thrashing of Japan on Aug. 28 in Calgary, IIHF.com noted. U.S. scoring leader Hilary Knight led the way with ...
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TENNIS Svitolina wins inaugural Chicago Women's Open title

Top seed Elina Svitolina of Ukraine took home her first WTA (Women's Tennis Association) singles title of the season by defeating number-nine seed Alize Cornet of France 7-5, 6-4 to win the inaugural Chicago Women's Open ...
TENNIS U.S. Open to celebrate Pride on Sept. 1

TENNIS U.S. Open to celebrate Pride on Sept. 1

Rainbow flags will be flying at the USTA (United States Tennis Association) Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Wed., Sept. 1, as the USTA celebrates and welcomes the LGBTQ+ community to the first-ever Open Pride ...
SPORTS Chicago Sky defeat Seattle 73-69

SPORTS Chicago Sky defeat Seattle 73-69

Chicago Sky forward Kahleah Copper, just mere hours from her birthday, scored a game-high 26 points en route to the Sky's comeback victory over the Seattle Storm (18-9) on Aug. 27 in Seattle. The Sky (13-12) ...
SPORTS Blackhawks launch first NFT collection

SPORTS Blackhawks launch first NFT collection

The Chicago Blackhawks announced the team's first officially licensed non-fungible token (NFT) collection composed of 12 hockey character cards and 2,000 digital tickets, all inspired by retro 8-bit gaming graphics. ...





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