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Former HRC President Alphonso David accuses organization of racism

Former HRC President Alphonso David accuses organization of racism

Former Human Rights Campaign (HRC) President Alphonso David opened up about the fallout from the investigation into former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) that eventually led to his own firing—and accused the HRC of racism, ...
Pride Fest will extend to Oct. 3; headliners include Kristine W and Mya

Pride Fest will extend to Oct. 3; headliners include Kristine W and Mya

Mya, Shangela, VINCINT, Crystal Waters, Kristine W, Brooke Eden and St. Panther are among the headliners for Chicago Pride Fest now taking place over three days, Oct. 1-3, in Chicago's LGBTQ+ landmark Northalsted/Lake View district. The ...

  News

Christkindlmarket marking 25th anniversary; will return to Daley Plaza and Wrigleyville

Christkindlmarket marking 25th anniversary; will return to Daley Plaza and Wrigleyville

--From a press release

(CHICAGO, IL)-(September 15, 2021)-The Christkindlmarket Chicago celebrates its 25th anniversary and will be back in-person as well as online in 2021! Visitors can enjoy their most beloved holiday tradition at two locations this season: ...
News

Gov. Pritzker signs transformative energy legislation for Illinois

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Delivering on principles previously laid out, Governor JB Pritzker signed landmark legislation into law that puts the state on a path toward 100% clean energy, invests in training a diverse workforce for the jobs ...
News

OneWheaton to mark 10th Homecoming Weekend on Oct. 8-9

OneWheaton—a group of LGBTQA alumni and students of Wheaton College—will mark its 10th annual Homecoming Weekend with virtual activities on Oct. 8-9. On Oct. 8, at 6 p.m., there will be an LGBTQIA Storytelling Hour. Attendees ...
News

COVID Southern Illinois reports it has zero ICU beds available

Amid a COVID-19 surge, Illinois' southern region reported Sept. 13-14 that it ran out of intensive care unit (ICU) beds—which has delayed surgeries and resulted in longer waits for appropriate care, The Chicago Tribune reported. In ...
Gavin Newsom wins Calif. recall election

Gavin Newsom wins Calif. recall election

On Sept. 14, California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom defeated a GOP-backed effort to remove him from office, media outlets reported. Speaking from Sacramento, Newsom thanked Californians for rejecting the recall effort, according to CNN.com. He also ...
Howard Brown hosting Midwest LGBTQ Health Symposium on Sept. 29-30

Howard Brown hosting Midwest LGBTQ Health Symposium on Sept. 29-30

Howard Brown Health will host its 2021 Midwest LGBTQ Health Symposium in a virtual format Sept. 29-30. The conference, presented by the Howard Brown Health Center for Education, Research and ...
News

COVID Connecticut, D.C., removed from Chicago's travel advisory

On Sept. 14, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) took one state—Connecticut—and the District of Columbia off its weekly COVID-19 travel advisory. The advisory now includes 48 states and three territories, as daily COVID case ...
Catholic theologians urge protections for LGBTQ+ people

Catholic theologians urge protections for LGBTQ+ people

More than 750 of the nation's leading Catholic theologians, church leaders, scholars, educators and writers have joined New Ways Ministry in voicing support for nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people, according to a New Ways press release. ...
ARCHITECTURE Thompson Center Idea Competition winners named

ARCHITECTURE Thompson Center Idea Competition winners named

The Chicago Architecture Center and the Chicago Architectural Club announced the jury's selection of three winning designs for the Thompson Center Design Ideas Competition that represent three distinct, creative visions for the State of Illinois Thomp ...
'Homophile' organization New Gay Liberation Front launches

'Homophile' organization New Gay Liberation Front launches

The New Gay Liberation Front—which described itself in a press release as a "homophile organization"—has launched. "Homophile" is a term that was used by some gay and lesbian groups in the 1950s. According to the University ...
Men Having Babies surrogacy conference on Oct. 9

Men Having Babies surrogacy conference on Oct. 9

The Men Having Babies 2021 Midwest Surrogacy Conference & Expo will take place Saturday, Oct. 9, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St. According to a press statement, more than 100 (vaccinated!) ...
NATIONAL Teachers, GLAAD talks HRC, 9/11 items, Dr. Rachel Levine

NATIONAL Teachers, GLAAD talks HRC, 9/11 items, Dr. Rachel Levine

In North Carolina, a former teacher won a lawsuit against Charlotte Catholic High School and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte after he lost his job following an announcement on Facebook that he planned to marry ...
WORLD False report, Indian activist dies, fashion exhibit, LGBT Awards

WORLD False report, Indian activist dies, fashion exhibit, LGBT Awards

In Spain, a man who claimed eight hooded men carved an anti-gay slur on his butt using a knife in a horrific hate crime later said the act was consensual, according to out.com. According to police ...
Women & Children First hosting virtual event with Anita Hill on Sept. 29

Women & Children First hosting virtual event with Anita Hill on Sept. 29

Anita Hill—the University Professor of Social Policy, Law, and Women's and Gender Studies at Brandeis University who played a major role in the 1991 Senate confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas—will be part ...
Three Red Stars join USWNT for upcoming games against Paraguay

Three Red Stars join USWNT for upcoming games against Paraguay

Three Chicago Red Stars will join the United States Women's National Team (USWNT) later this month as the squad takes on Paraguay Sept. 16 and 21. Defenders Casey Krueger and Tierna Davidson will be joined by ...

  Entertainment

Entertainment

'Andersonville Homecoming' Sept. 24-26; line-up, vendors, safety protocols announced

CHICAGO (Sept. 15, 2021) — The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) is pleased to announce the full entertainment line-up and vendors for Andersonville Homecoming--a three-night, two-day outdoor festival featuring
...
Brittany Devon meets a 'Platonic Girlfriend'

Brittany Devon meets a 'Platonic Girlfriend'

Queer, genderfluid actor Brittany Devon has created a brand new project to explore with Platonic Girlfriend. It is the story of a relationship between straight woman Alice and a queer, nonbinary person named Dev. Devon stars ...
Joffrey welcomes four dancers from South Korea, Spain and the U.S.

Joffrey welcomes four dancers from South Korea, Spain and the U.S.

The Joffrey Ballet's Mary B. Galvin Artistic Director Ashley Wheater MBE, The and President and CEO Greg Cameron announced the addition of four dancers to the Joffrey roster for the 2021-22 season: Brian Bennett (Lanham, Maryland), ...
Frank Ferrante to return as 'Groucho' for one night

Frank Ferrante to return as 'Groucho' for one night

Actor/director Frank Ferrante returns to his internationally heralded stage performance for one night only in "An Evening With Groucho" on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at the Spiegeltent ZaZou, on the 14th floor of the Cambria Hotel Chicago ...
THEATER Out actor Dan Butler to be in 'When Harry Met Rehab'

THEATER Out actor Dan Butler to be in 'When Harry Met Rehab'

Don Clark, a Chicago-based film/theater producer as well as co-owner of the Chicago Magic Lounge, will present the world premiere of When Harry Met Rehab—a comedy that takes sobriety seriously and is based loosely on the ...
Entertainment

Students urged to apply for Musical Theatre Awards

Broadway in Chicago is inviting high schools across Illinois to participate in the 11th Annual Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards. These awards celebrate excellence in high school theater throughout the state. Beginning Thursday, Sept. 16, ...
Entertainment

CAIC announces 2021 Collaborative Works Festival, immigration, migration in song

--From a press release

CHICAGO— Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago (CAIC) begins its eleventh anniversary season with its annual Collaborative Works Festival, held in venues around Chicago from October 6—9, 2021. The 2021 Collaborative ...
First Floor Theater announces 2021-22 season

First Floor Theater announces 2021-22 season

--From a press release

CHICAGO, IL (Sept. 13, 2021) — First Floor Theater is excited to announce their ninth live-production season, featuring one world premiere and one Chicago premiere, along with a second round of The Blueprint Commission, it' new ...
AstonRep Theatre Company announces 2021-22 season:

AstonRep Theatre Company announces 2021-22 season:

--From a press release

CHICAGO (Sept. 13, 2021) — AstonRep Theatre Company is pleased to welcome back live audiences this fall, kicking off with a revival of Yasmina Reza's frenetic dark comedy God of Carnage, translated by Christopher Hampton and ...
TELEVISION 'Drag Race,' 'Queer Eye,' 'Pose' among Creative Emmy winners

TELEVISION 'Drag Race,' 'Queer Eye,' 'Pose' among Creative Emmy winners

Three 2021 Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremonies took place Sept. 11-12—and Netflix's The Queen's Gambit led the way with nine wins going into next weekend's Primetime Emmys, Deadline reported. LGBTQ+ individuals and shows also scored se ...
Billy Masters

Billy Masters

"If you want the most dramatic season ever, do an LGBT version. I think maybe it's the time for The Bachelor to do a gay Bachelor."—Lance Bass pitches his idea to ABC. You may recall that ...
MUSIC Lil Nas X wins top award at MTV VMAs

MUSIC Lil Nas X wins top award at MTV VMAs

The MTV VMA Awards took place Sept. 12—and an LGBTQ+ artist took home one of the night's top awards. Lil Nas X won Video of the Year for "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)," besting Cardi ...
SHOWBIZ 'Boy Meets Boy,' Jennifer Hudson, 'SVU,' tennis honor, ABBA

SHOWBIZ 'Boy Meets Boy,' Jennifer Hudson, 'SVU,' tennis honor, ABBA

Ariztical Entertainment is releasing the German movie Boy Meets Boy on DVD and VOD on Oct. 26. According to a press release, the plot of the 70-minute movie is as follows: "Harry has been partying for ...
THEATER 'Dear Mom, I'm Gay!' on Oct. 1-2

THEATER 'Dear Mom, I'm Gay!' on Oct. 1-2

Dear Mom, I'm Gay!—a workshop of a new musical by David Dilsizian—is running at The Jarvis Square Theater, 1439 W. Jarvis Ave. It will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 1; and 2 and ...
TV Rory O'Malley lands his second gay cartoon role with 'Chicago Party Aunt'

TV Rory O'Malley lands his second gay cartoon role with 'Chicago Party Aunt'

Inspired by a popular Twitter account, Netflix's latest adult cartoon, Chicago Party Aunt, takes the Windy City to a whole new level. Superstore star and Second City alumna Lauren Ash plays the titular character, Diane Dunbrowski. ...
ARC Music Festival debuts in Chicago over Labor Day Weekend

ARC Music Festival debuts in Chicago over Labor Day Weekend

Replacing North Coast Music Festival's usual spot in Union Park, ARC Music Festival launched Sept. 4-5. North Coast was forced to move to SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview, Illinois, that same weekend to a stadium that was ...
Saint Sebastian Players to perform four shows during 40th season

Saint Sebastian Players to perform four shows during 40th season

--From a press release

The Saint Sebastian Players (SSP) announce the company is resuming live, in-person production with an expanded 40th Anniversary Season. The four-play lineup celebrates genres that have been popular with SSP ...
Victory Gardens Theater announces plans for 2021-22 season

Victory Gardens Theater announces plans for 2021-22 season

--From a press release

Chicago, IL— Victory Gardens Theater announces their 2021/2022 Season, which will be presented in-person at the Biograph Theater in Lincoln Park. The season will feature three mainstage productions: Queen of the Night by travis tate, the ...
Broken Nose Theatre presenting Black LGBTQ drama 'Kingdom' Oct. 4-24

Broken Nose Theatre presenting Black LGBTQ drama 'Kingdom' Oct. 4-24

Broken Nose Theatre is launching its tenth season with an audio adaptation of its hit 2018 play Kingdom, written by resident playwright Michael Allen Harris and directed by Manny Buckley. Kingdom features ensemble members RjW Mays ...
DANCE Ensemble Espanol to open Auditorium Theatre season Oct. 16

DANCE Ensemble Espanol to open Auditorium Theatre season Oct. 16

Ensemble Espanol Spanish Dance Theater, in residence at Northeastern Illinois University, will return to the Auditorium Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m. The company will mark the finale performance of its 45th-anniversary "Zafiro Flamenco ...
Lightfoot attends 'Parade of Hearts' public-art installation series launch

Lightfoot attends 'Parade of Hearts' public-art installation series launch

--From a press release

CHICAGO (September 8, 2021) — The Love, Unity & Values (LUV) Institute, a Chicago non-profit, unveiled a new series of neighborhood art installations Sept. 8 to launch the Parade of Hearts, an initiative to commemorate the ...
MUSIC 'Global Citizen Live' to run Sept. 25-26

MUSIC 'Global Citizen Live' to run Sept. 25-26

International advocacy organization Global Citizen announced the expansion of "Global Citizen Live" to include Los Angeles and London with an outdoor event in L.A., which is presented by Verizon, and headlined by Stevie Wonder with Adam ...

  Outlines

Outlines

SPORTS Sky come up short vs. Mystics

At Wintrust Arena on Sept. 12, the Chicago Sky lost to the Washington Mystics 79-72. Sky center Azura Stevens scored a season-high 18 points in the Sky's loss. Earlier this season, the former first round pick ...
TRAVEL Local hotels make Travel + Leisure's 'Best' lists

TRAVEL Local hotels make Travel + Leisure's 'Best' lists

Hotels in Chicago were among those honored in Travel + Leisure's annual best-of lists, with readers serving as voters. ...
SAVOR Sunny Bowls

SAVOR Sunny Bowls

Looking for a comforting, healthful option for lunch? Then look no further than Sunny Bowls: Souper Food (theMart, #201.; https://sunnybowls.com/), which specializes in various soups? Part of the food court at theMART (which some also call ...
SPORTS Blackhawks tickets available Sept. 14; Pride Night on April 12

SPORTS Blackhawks tickets available Sept. 14; Pride Night on April 12

The Chicago Blackhawks announced that single-game tickets for the team's 2021-22 regular season at the United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 12 p.m. ...





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