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  ELECTIONS 2023 Jessie Fuentes: 26th Ward candidate talks mental health, LGBTQ+ Chicagoans

This is part of a series of interviews Windy City Times is running on LGBTQ+ candidates in the 2023 municipal elections taking place Feb. 28. The 2023 race to represent Chicago's 26th Ward—which includes parts of ...


 
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  ELECTIONS 2023: Incumbent 35th Ward Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa seeks third term, talks accomplishments

This is part of a series of interviews Windy City Times is running on LGBTQ+ candidates in the 2023 municipal elections taking place Feb. 28. A life-long Chicagoan, Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35th Ward) is running unopposed ...


 
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  Chicagoans gather for Jackhammer re-opening

Photos by Joseph Stevens

Rogers Park leather and fetish bar Jackhammer held its grand re-opening the evening of Jan. 27 after a long renovation process. The longtime North Side watering hole opened in 1999, taking over the space previously occupied ...


 
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  Billy Masters: Harry Styles' Pleather pants parting, and all the dish you need

"I will always love Pamela, always in my heart. I left her $10 million in my will. And she doesn't even know that. Nobody knows that." —Jon Peters reveals his bequest to ex-wife Pamela Anderson. Pam ...


 
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  Billy Porter discusses his fashion choices, personal ambitions

Billy Porter—the Tony, Emmy and Grammy winner—needs no introduction—especially to the many fans of his character Pray Tell on Ryan Murphy's hit TV series Pose. Coming up exclusively in theaters Feb. 3, Porter will star as ...


 
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  ELECTIONS 2023 Raymond Lopez on running for alderman, endorsing Willie Wilson

This is part of a series of interviews Windy City Times is running on LGBTQ+ candidates in the 2023 municipal elections taking place Feb. 28. The last time Chicago Ald. Raymond Lopez talked with Windy City ...


 
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  SAVOR Le Petit Chef: A singular, (literally) animated experience

There are experiences and then there are EXPERIENCES. If you're familiar with those recent Immersive Van Gogh and Kahlo events, imagine that transferred to a table setting and you have an idea of what's involved with ...


 
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  Candace Parker leaving the Chicago Sky

On Jan. 28, Candace Parker announced on Instagram that she plans to leave the Chicago Sky to sign with the Las Vegas Aces. Just last September, Parker was named to the 2022 All-WNBA First Team. It ...


 
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  WORLD Pope Francis, non-binary minor, athlete dies at 35, Taiwan

Pope Francis made headlines when he told the Associated Press on Jan. 24 that "being homosexual is not a crime," although he also described being gay as sinful, Gay City News noted. The pontiff called on ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ Lil Nas X, Sam Smith, tennis items, Oscars, Queerties

Famed children's entertainers The Wiggles sent parents into a frenzy when they posted a photo with out rapper Lil Nas X to their Instagram account and wrote, "New collab in the wind?," according to LGBTQ Nation. ...


 
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  NATIONAL Missing student, Utah bill, Atlanta Pride, crime items, Castro bar

A New York City law student has been missing for weeks—and his brother said his last known location was The Q, a gay bar in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen neighborhood, NBC News reported. Jordan Taylor, 29, a ...


 
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  Quigley commends progress in FDA LGBTQI+ blood donation draft guidance

--From a press release

Washington, DC — Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), Vice-Chair of the Congressional Equality Caucus, released the following statement commending long-awaited updates to the FDA's blood donation guidance for LGBTQI+ ...


 
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  Director Lukas Dhont's Oscar-nominated drama gets 'Close' to audiences everywhere

Belgian director Lukas Dhont's new French-language film Close—a nominee for Best International Feature Film for the 95th Annual Academy Awards—tells the touching story of two 13-year-old best friends, Leo (Eden ...


 
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  Lesbian named presiding judge of Cook County Circuit Court's Pretrial Division

--From a press release

CHICAGO (January 27) — The Hon. Mary C. Marubio has been named the acting presiding judge of the Pretrial Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans said. Marubio (who Windy ...


 
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  FDA to relax rules of blood donations for gay, bisexual men

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reportedly slated to lift restrictions on blood donations from sexually active gay and bisexual men. However, there's at least one stipulation, The Advocate reported: A gay or bisexual ...


 
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  VIEWPOINT The FBI, Loaves of Bread, Corruption, and Reform

When I was 13 years old I used to ride shot gun with my uncle A. on his Italian bread truck deliveries. My job was to enter the store with him and remove the old, stale loaves of bread while he ...


 
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  Chicago Red Stars unveil 2023 preseason roster

--From a press release

CHICAGO (Jan. 25, 2023) — The Chicago Red Stars announced their preseason roster for the 2023 National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) season. The team kicks off preseason Wed., Jan. 25, with 32 players on the active ...


 
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  Equality Illinois responds to violence, murder of Black and Brown trans people on the south side

--From a press release

Statement by Myles Brady Davis, Director of Communications at Equality Illinois, the state's civil rights organization for LGBTQ+ people, regarding the violences and murders of Black and Brown trans people on the south side of Chicago: ...


 
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  Pope says being gay no crime, cites anti-LGBTQ laws in 70 countries. LGBTQ leaders respond

--From press releases

(January 25, 2023) — Pope Francis called laws that criminalize same-sex relationships "unjust," stating that "being homosexual is not a crime" in an interview with the Associated Press today. The Pope also called for the Roman ...


 
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  Billy Masters: George Santos gets to be a real drag, and all the dish you need

"If you're an enemy of drag, you're an enemy of mine." —George Lopez criticizes Ron DeSantis' "War on Drag Queens." There are some stories I try to stay away from, and that includes George Santos—if I ...


 
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  Lesbian tennis player ends 23-year career

Australian tennis player Sam Stosur has called it a career after back-to-back losses at the Australian Open, Yahoo! Sport noted. Stosur—an out lesbian who played for 23 years—lost in the first round of the women's doubles ...


 
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  SAVOR Bacon Lover's Brunch at Frontier; Chicago Restaurant Week

"Bacon's the best. Even the frying of bacon sounds like applause."—Jim Gaffigan Judging from that quote, revered comic Jim Gaffigan would certainly have had a lot of fun at the Bacon Lover's Brunch at Frontier (1072 ...


 
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  ONYX Midwest forum tackles racist performance at Touche's anniversary party

In a response to the racist performance that took place at the leather, fetish and bear-focused Touche Chicago's 45th anniversary celebration on Nov. 1, 2022, ONYX Midwest hosted a community forum Jan. 21 at The Leather ...


 
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  NATIONAL Calif. bills, DeSantis, HIV vaccine, Meta, college items

Buried within the bills California legislators filed after Gov. Gavin Newsom released his budget proposal for the 2023-2024 fiscal year is a line seeking to retrieve $13 million back from the state's Transgender Wellness and Equity ...


 
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  WORLD Dutch vote, landmark ruling, French teen, UK items

Dutch senators voted 56-15 in favor of including an explicit ban on discrimination on the grounds of disability or sexual orientation in the constitution, DutchNews.nl reported. This development clears the way for the constitution to be ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ 'Planet Sex,' Critics Choice Awards, Madonna, Theo James

The show Planet Sex with Cara Delevingne will debut on Hulu on Feb. 14 (Valentine's Day), Out noted. Planet Sex is a six-episode docuseries following the model/actress. "On this immersive journey, she puts her mind and ...


 
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  Des Plaines Theater cancels anti-LGBTQ hate group event after outcry from citizens

DuPage County-based Awake Illinois was set to hold an event called "Out of the Echo Chamber: Coalition for Kids" at the city-owned, but not city-operated, Des Plaines Theatre Wednesday, Feb. 8. This event has now been ...


 
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  TPAN announces merger with Vivent Health

Local HIV/AIDS organization TPAN announced Jan. 19 that it would be merging with Milwaukee-based Vivent Health. The merger is expected to be finalized by March 1, according to both organizations. Vivent Health, so named in 2019, ...


 
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  Theater Review: tick, tick...BOOM!

One of the wonders of live theater is that old works can be revived and reinterpreted to respond to changes in culture and society. Often a new directorial approach can make tried-and-true material feel fresh and ...


 
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  Theater Review: Princess Ivona is a dark but comic portrait of power

Playwright: Witold Gombrowicz. At: Trap Door Theatre, 1655 W. Cortland St. Tickets: 773-384-0494 or www.trapdoortheatre.com; $25 (two-for-one admission Thursdays) Runs through Feb. 18 Trap Door Theatre is now tackling the ...


 
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  ABC Audio launches third season of "Life Out Loud with LZ Granderson"

--From a press release

ABC Audio launched today the third season of "Life Out Loud with LZ Granderson," its award-winning podcast focused on LGBTQ+ issues. The new, six-episode season, hosted by ABC News contributor and Emmy® Award-winning journalist LZ Granderson, ...


 
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  One in five older LGBT adults experienced poverty during the COVID-19 pandemic

--From a press release

A new report from the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law found that during the COVID-19 pandemic LGBT adults aged 50 and older were more likely to have household incomes below the federal poverty level ...


 
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  SAVOR Uproar; Feb. 2 benefit dinner

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, an uproar can be "a loud and impassioned noise or disturbance" or "a public expression of protest and outrage." Scott Horwitch—the owner of Old Town spot Uproar (1252 N. Wells ...


 
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  Controversial conversion therapy doc has its Chicago premiere

Chronicle Cinema presented the celebrated and controversial documentary film Conversion in its Chicago premiere on Jan. 12. The nearly sold-out premiere, which took place at the Landmark Century Centre Cinema, also featured a red-carpet experience and ...


 
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  Rogers Park's R Public House's door destroyed by homophobic vandal

The lesbian-owned restaurant and bar R Public House, 1508 W. Jarvis Ave., was targeted by a hammer-wielding man yelling anti-LGBTQ slurs at about 5:40 p.m. during happy hour on Monday, Jan. 16. Owners (and married couple) ...


 
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  GLAAD announces nominees for 34th Annual GLAAD Media Award

--From a press release. Video below

Jan. 18, 2023 - GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, today announced the nominees for the 34th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. ...


 
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  Asians and Friends holding Chinese New Year dinner on Feb. 4

In a throwback to the days of Hugh Hefner, Asians and Friends Chicago (AFC) will host a Playboy and Playgirl "Bunny"-themed dinner celebrating the Year of the Rabbit, bringing together members of the LGBTQ+ community to ...


 
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  Windy City Gay Chorus, Windy City Treble Quire begin search for artistic directors

--From a press release

The Board of Directors for Windy City Performing Arts has started their search for two Artistic Directors for the organization's choruses. Applications are now being accepted in hopes to fill these positions prior to the 2023-2024 season. ...


 
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  Early voting in downtown Chicago to start Thursday, January 26

--From a press release

CHICAGO, IL — Early voting in Downtown Chicago for the February 28, 2023 Municipal Election will start at two vote centers — the Voter Supersite at 191 N. Clark and Board Offices at 69 W. Washington, ...


 
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  Billy Masters: Prince Harry tells all and nothing, and all the other dish you need

"As a gay man, I want to apologize for all the gays on behalf of what we tried to do to her on that boat!" —Jerrod Carmichael takes a moment out of the Golden Globes to apologize to White Lotus star ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ Indigo Girls, LGBTQ+ films, GALECA nods, Jeremy Pope

Indigo Girls will perform at an opening-night celebration for the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 19 in Park City, Utah, Variety reported. The Grammy-winning lesbian folk-rock duo are debuting their new documentary, It's Only Life After All, ...


 
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  WORLD Indian marches, delegation in Cuba, anti-LGBTQ+ investigation

Hundreds of people took part in the first Delhi Queer Pride march in three years as pressure grows for legal recognition of same-sex marriage in India, The Manila Times noted. In March, the South Asian's top ...


 
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  NATIONAL Asylum-seekers, equality updates, cannabis, HIV and COVID

Advocacy groups that specifically work with LGBTQI+ asylum-seekers and migrants criticized the Biden administration's expansion of the use of "expedited removal" of Cubans, Nicaraguans, Haitians and Venezuelans who enter the ...


 
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  Pritzker signs bill protecting healthcare providers

Gov. JB Pritzker signed a bill explicitly offering protections to Illinois healthcare providers working on reproductive and/or gender-affirming care issues for their patients on Jan. 13. The bill, HB4664, also protects out-of-state clinicians who come to ...


 
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  Chicago Red Stars select four players in 2023 NWSL Draft

From a press release

CHICAGO—The Chicago Red Stars took part in the 2023 National Women's Soccer League Draft, tonight, selecting Penelope Hocking from Penn State University with their first-round pick (seventh overall). In ...


 
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  Jordan Vasquez treats Chicago to Fosse's Chicago

Actor and openly gay performer Jordan Vasquez, an Illinois native now living in New York City, is giving Chicago audiences "the old razzle dazzle" in the fabulous musical Chicago. This dynamically talented performer brings with him ...


 
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  Black LGBTQ+ film festival among Chicago NEA grant recipients

The Black Alphabet Film Festival—the world's oldest Black LGBTQ+-focused event of its kind—was part of the first round of grant recipients from the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA), receiving $20,000. In a press release, Black ...


 
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  Chicago Red Stars add Ella Masar to coaching staff

--From a press release

CHICAGO (Jan. 11, 2023) - Ella Masar will join the Chicago Red Stars as assistant coach. "Ella has spent over a decade in professional soccer, both as a player and a coach. She is incredibly detailed ...


 
News

  Illinois General Assembly passes legislation to protect reproductive and gender-affirming healthcare, leaders respond

--From a news release

From Equality Illinois Statement from Equality Illinois Deputy Director Mony Ruiz-Velasco on passage by the Illinois General Assembly of essential legislation to protect patients, providers, and families seeking and providing ...


 
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  Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame calls for nominations

--From a news release

The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame has announced a call for nominations for the 2023 Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame. Those wishing to may nominate individuals, organizations, businesses, or "Friends of the Community," up until April ...


 
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  Brittney Griner named 2022 Outsports Person of the Year

The LGBTQ+ sports website Outsports named WNBA star Brittney Griner as its 2022 Person of the Year. Some of the previous honorees include figure skater Adam Rippon, former NFL player Michael Sam, soccer superstar Megan Rapinoe ...


 
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  Billy Masters: A weatherman's thirst trap triggers a bomb cyclone, and all the other dish you need

"Upon arriving home I'd been horrified to discover that my nether regions were frost nipped...While the ears and cheeks were already healing, the todger wasn't. It was becoming more of an issue by the day." —As ...


 
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  Chicago Red Stars defender Zoe Morse leaves Chicago Red Stars

CHICAGO (January 8, 2022) - Defender Zoe Morse will not return to the Chicago Red Stars next season. Morse's contract ended following the 2022 National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) regular season. "Zoe showed great leadership and ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ Diversity report, Dave Bautista, Leslie Jordan, greatest singers

The USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative's latest "Inclusion in the Director's Chair" report analyzes the gender and race/ethnicity of the directors behind last year's 100 highest-grossing movies in the country, while the San Diego State Center ...


 
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  WORLD Murder suspect arrested, Israeli official, conversion therapy, couple's win

Kenyan authorities arrested a suspect in the death of fashion designer/LGBTQ+-rights activist Edwin Chiloba after his body was found dumped in a metal box by the roadside near the town of Eldoret, according to CNN. Last ...


 
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  NATIONAL Democrats and trans issues, political wins, gay bars, HIV drug

Republicans and Democrats differ widely in their views on gender identity and transgender issues—but there are notable differences among Democrats, too, especially by race and ethnicity, according to Pew Research. Overall, 60% of U.S. adults say ...


 
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  26th Ward alderman withdraws from race; LGBTQ+ candidate still in it

The Chicago Board of Elections confirmed that 26th Ward Ald. Roberto Maldonado has withdrawn from the race, The Chicago Tribune reported. After 13 years, there will be another person representing the ward—which includes Humboldt Park and ...


 
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  Howard Brown, union officials dispute allegations around sidewalk incident

As striking Howard Brown Health Workers United (HBH Workers United) members represented by the Illinois Nurses Association (INA) and their allies were picketing outside of the Andersonville Brown Elephant location at 5404 N. Clark St. on ...


 
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  Cherkasov to head Illinois Holocaust Museum

-- From a press release

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center is proud to announce the appointment of national nonprofit leader Bernard Cherkasov as the Museum's Chief Executive Officer. [Cherkasov is gay and has been a longtime advocate for LGBTQ+ rights.] ...


 
Howard-Brown-strike-reaches-third-day

  Howard Brown strike reaches third day

Amid layoffs of 60 unionized and four non-union staffers at multiple Howard Brown Health (Howard Brown), Broadway Youth Center and Brown Elephant locations across Chicago, over 400 HBH Workers United non-nurse members represented by the Illinois ...


 
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  Brave Space Alliance to Illinois General Assembly: Don't back down on trans protections

-- From a press release

CHICAGO, IL - January 4, 2023 - Brave Space Alliance (BSA), the South Side LGBTQ+ Center, has been made aware of active discussions to exclude protections for trans people and gender-affirming care from pending legislation that ...


 
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  Cavaliers' Mitchell scores 71 points as Bulls fall again

The Chicago Bulls might not want to see the Cleveland Cavaliers' Donovan Mitchell anytime soon. In Ohio, Mitchell set a team record with 71 points—the most by an NBA player in 17 years—and the Cavaliers (24-14) rallied from ...


 
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  Navratilova diagnosed with two types of cancer

Out lesbian tennis legend Martina Navratilova revealed on Jan. 2 that she has been diagnosed with throat cancer and breast cancer, ESPN reported. In a statement released by her rep, the 18-time Grand Slam singles champion ...


 
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  Billy Masters: It wasn't Jim Parsons' soul Kirk Cameron stirred up...and all the dish

"Look, the best guess I could probably give you is that I did think Kirk Cameron was awfully cute when I watched Growing Pains. So maybe things arose then." —Jim Parsons' response to Andy Cohen's question of ...


 
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  Letter to the Editor: Pope Benedict XVI passes away

The Rainbow Sash Movement mourns the passing of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on Dec. 31 in the Vatican. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, known most recently as the pontiff who renounced the papacy—but who was situated squarely ...


 
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  Bears, Blackhawks and NU all lose

The Chicago Bears entered the new year with the same old problems. Lack of offense and defense again plagued Chicago (3-13) as the team lost to the host Detroit Lions (8-8) 41-10 on Jan. 1. The ...


 
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  AFC's World of Chocolate on Feb. 17

After a nearly three-year hiatus, AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) will host the return of its famed World of Chocolate fundraiser on Friday, Feb. 17, at Union Station, 225 S. Canal St. This event features a menu ...


 
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  The First Homosexuals extended at Wrightwood 659 by popular demand

-- From a press release

(CHICAGO, IL — Dec. 1, 2022) It was announced today that the crowd-pleasing pair of exhibitions currently selling out at Wrightwood 659 will extend into the new year, now closing Saturday, January 28, 2023. The two ...


 
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  VIEWPOINT It's The End...again and again and again ...

Jesus thought the end of the world would occur during his lifetime.* As Jesus hanged dying on the cross, he had to deal with the fact that the world had not ended. Paul thought he understood ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ Best in theater, TV, film and music; Obama's favorites; 'Glass Onion'

Deadline's Broadway critic revealed his picks for the best of 2022. Leopoldstadt topped his list, but other productions included Kimberly Akimbo, Some Like It Hot, Into the Woods, Hangmen, Ain't No Mo', A Strange Loop, Topdog/Underdog, ...


 
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  WORLD Conversion therapy, Indian school, trans boxers, anti-LGBTQ+ move

South Florida Gay News noted that efforts to ban so-called conversion therapy gained a lot of traction around the world in 2022. For example, Canada and France introduced LGBTQ+-inclusive bills to ban conversion therapy for minors ...


 
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  NATIONAL Indiana's 'Don't Say Gay,' drag show, Citi, new LGBTQ+ terms

GOP lawmakers in Indiana have said that a proposal to restrict discussions of sexual orientation and gender identity in schools—modeled after Florida's "Don't Say Gay" bill—will be drafted in the new year, according to INTO. The ...


 
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  Dignity USA: LGBTQ+ Catholics recall Pope Benedict XVI's reign as causing LGBTQ+s tremendous damage

-- From a press release

Dec. 31, 2022. The passing of former Pope Benedict XVI "marks what is, hopefully, the end of a long, painful era for LGBTQIA+ Catholics, our families, and the entire church," said Marianne Duddy-Burke, Executive Director of ...


 
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  Blackhawks lose; NU edges Brown; DePaul wins

On Dec. 29, the Chicago Blackhawks (8-22-4) lost at the St. Louis Blues (17-16-3) 3-1. In the first period, the Blues struck first in the game, but the Blackhawks battled back with a power play goal ...


 
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  LGBTQ+ police officer remembered as 'wonder woman'

On Dec. 29, the friends and loved ones of LGBTQ+ Bradley Police Sgt. Marlene Rittmanic gathered at the Comfort Inn in Bourbonnais to mark the one-year anniversary of her passing, ABC 7 Chicago reported. The hotel ...


 






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