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  SAG Awards honor Streisand, few LGBTQ+ actors

Queer entertainers made their mark—although not a major one—at the 2024 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, held Feb. 24 in Los Angeles. The event was live-streamed on Netflix for the first time. Indigenous and Two-Spirit actor ...


 
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  Oprah Winfrey, Niecy Nash-Betts to be honored at the 35 annual GLAAD Media Awards in LA March 14

--From a press release

Los Angeles, CA -Feb. 20, 2024 - GLAAD announced that global media leader, producer, philanthropist, actress and author Oprah Winfrey will receive GLAAD'sVanguard Award and Emmy-winning actress and producer Niecy ...


 
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  Cher, Mariah Carey among Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees

Cher, Mariah Carey among Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees On Feb. 10, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced the nominees for its 2024 class. According to NPR, two-thirds of the artists on the list for "rock's highest ...


 
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  GALECA announces nominees for the Dorian Film Awards

--From a press release

Feb. 5, 2024 - GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics, consisting of over 500 entertainment critics, journalists and media icons, today announced the group's democratically chosen nominees for its 15th Dorian Film Awards. All of ...


 
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  The Jeff Awards announces the 50th-anniversary non-Equity theater nominations

--From a press release

(Feb. 6, 2024 - Chicago) — Celebrating its 50th anniversary awarding recognition for Non-Equity theater, the Joseph Jefferson Awards announces its nominations for theater excellence among Non-Equity theater during the ...


 
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  Women dominate 2024 Grammys

It was the year of the woman at the 2024 Grammys. Regarding everything from performances to wins, women dominated the 2024 Grammys that took place Feb. 4 at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. Tracy Chapman ...


 
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  HRC honors Domingo, Lysette, Macy's CEO at New York dinner

On Feb. 3, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) brought together more than 1,000 LGBTQ+ advocates and supporters from across the country for its annual Greater New York Dinner. This year's event honored members of the LGBTQ+ ...


 
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  SAVOR Jean Banchet Awards, new Black-owned spots and free pizza

Congrats!: The winners of the Jean Banchet Awards—which honor Chicago cuisine—were recently announced at Venue Six10. Longtime Chicago Tribune critic Phil Vettel was (justifiably) honored with the Culinary Excellence of ...


 
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  Equality Illinois 2024 Gala Feb. 3

--From a press release

CHICAGO- Equality Illinois with presenting sponsor Molson Coors will present its annual gala on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024, at the Hilton Chicago. More than 1,500+ attendees are set to hear about the successes and ongoing challenges ...


 
Windy-City-Times-seeks-nominations-for-30-Under-30-Awards

  Windy City Times seeks nominations for 30 Under 30 Awards

Windy City Times news release

CHICAGO—After a four-year hiatus, Windy City Times has revived its 30 Under 30 Awards. Windy City Times is seeking to recognize 30 more outstanding LGBTQ+ individuals (and allies). Nominees should be 30 years or younger as ...


 
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  OSCARS Gladstone, Domingo receive nominations

LGBTQ+ actors Lily Gladstone and Colman Domingo were among those receiving Oscar nominations when they were announced Jan. 23. Gladstone received a Best Actress nod for her role in the Martin Scorsese-directed Killers of the Flower ...


 
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  GLAAD announces nominees for the 35th annual GLAAD Media Awards

--From a press release

Following its acceptance of the iconic Governors Award at the 2023 Emmys Ceremony presented by the Television Academy, GLAAD announced the nominees for the 35th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. The GLAAD Media Awards honor media for ...


 
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  EMMYS RuPaul, Niecy Nash-Betts win; Elton's EGOT status; GLAAD's award

Succession, The Bear and Beef dominated the 2024 Emmys, held Jan. 16. The ceremony was televised on Fox. Succession was named best drama series, The Bear was named best comedy series and Beef was named best ...


 
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  GLAAD holds reception ahead of Emmys honor

On Jan. 10, GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis and Kathy Hilton hosted a pre-event cocktail reception celebrating The Future of Representation ahead of GLAAD's historic Governors Award Emmy honor at Hilton's private L.A. residence. ...


 
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  'Barbie,' 'Succession,' LGBTQs receive Golden Globe nods

WarnerBrothers' Barbie (with nine nods) and Universal's Oppenheimer (with eight) led film nominations for the 81st annual Golden Globe Awards that were announced Dec. 11, while TV's leaders included HBO's ...


 
Three-films-score-10-nods-each-in-Chicago-Film-Critics-Associations-2023-Awards-

  Three films score 10 nods each in Chicago Film Critics Association's 2023 Awards

--From a press release

Chicago, IL (December 8, 2023) — The Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA) announced nominees for their top film honors of 2023; winners will be announced at the organization's annual awards ceremony to be held in Chicago ...


 
Trans-actress-gay-actors-Kokomo-City-receive-Spirit-Award-nominations

  Trans actress, gay actors, 'Kokomo City' receive Spirit Award nominations

The nominations for the 39th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards have been announced—and LGBTQ+ actors, directors and productions definitely made their mark. Trans actress Trace Lysette was announced as one of the nominees for Best Lead ...


 
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  World AIDS Day commemorated at AIDS Garden Chicago

On the rainy morning of Dec. 1, Chicago Parks Foundation and the AIDS Garden Chicago Board of Directors hosted a World AIDS Day commemoration at AIDS Garden Chicago, just south of Belmont Harbor on the Lakefront. ...


 
She-was-hereand-she-is-here-Street-to-be-renamed-after-Elise-Malary

  'She was here...and she is here': Street to be renamed after Elise Malary

By Alec Karam

The memory of the late activist Elise Malary will soon become a permanent part of Andersonville's Catalpa Avenue. The renamed "Elise Malary Way" will encompass the Catalpa Plaza area, a planned pedestrian plaza between Ashland Avenue ...


 
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  AVER celebrates LGBTQ+ veterans at annual Veterans Day dinner

Writer and historian Owen Keehnen was keynote speaker at the the American Veterans for Equal Rights (AVER) Chicago Chapter's 32nd annual LGBTQ Veterans Day Banquet held on Veterans Day at Ann Sather restaurant on Belmont. Keehnen ...


 
30th-anniversary-of-LGBTQ-Bud-Billiken-Parade-contingent-celebrated-

  30th anniversary of LGBTQ+ Bud Billiken Parade contingent celebrated

The 30th Anniversary Ad Hoc Committee of Proud Black Lesbians and Gays celebrated the original Ad Hoc Committee of Proud Black Lesbians and Gays and members of the LGBTQIA+ community who in 1993 actively participated as ...


 
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  State Sen. Mike Simmons receives awards

Openly gay Illinois state Sen. Mike Simmons has received the 2023 U.S. Senator Paul Simon Public Service Award from the Illinois Hunger Coalition. Simmons was honored at high school alma mater, St. Ignatius College Prep, according ...


 
Longtime-gay-Chicago-couple-reflects-on-their-50-year-love-story-

  Longtime gay Chicago couple reflects on their 50-year love story

When Chicagoans Bob Wolf and Peter Tortorello met each other for the second time, during the Friday night cocktail hours at the now-defunct gay-owned restaurant-bar The Trip in Chicago's Streeterville neighborhood, in 1973, they knew right ...


 
IDHS-Secretary-Dulce-Quintero-to-receive-inaugural-ALMA-del-Lider-Award-at-ALMAs-2nd-Annual-Community-Reception

  IDHS Secretary Dulce Quintero to receive inaugural "ALMA del Lider" Award at ALMA's 2nd Annual Community Reception

--From a press release

[Chicago, IL] — On November 30, the Association of Latinos/as/xs Motivating Action (ALMA) will present Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) Secretary Dulce Quintero with the inaugural ALMA del Líder ...


 
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  Sky player receives WNBA's sportsmanship award

The WNBA announced that Chicago Sky veteran center Elizabeth Williams is the recipient of the 2023 Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award, per a press release. The award is given to a player that exemplifies the ideals of ...


 
MWRD-Commissioner-Precious-Brady-Davis-honors-former-Illinois-House-Majority-Leader-Greg-Harris-at-breakfast-reception

  MWRD Commissioner Precious Brady-Davis honors former Illinois House Majority Leader Greg Harris at breakfast reception

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) of Greater Chicago Commissioner Precious Brady-Davis honored former Democratic Illinois House Majority Leader Rep. Greg Harris at a breakfast reception and bi-monthly board meeting Oct. ...


 
Plaques-honoring-MLBs-Burke-and-marriage-equality-added-to-Legacy-Walk

  Plaques honoring MLB's Burke and marriage-equality added to Legacy Walk

On the afternoon of Oct. 14, the Legacy Walk dedicated two new plaques, acknowledging both a prominent gay sports figure and the celebration for a historic milestone for Illinois. This year's additions honored gay Major League ...


 
State-Treasurer-Michael-Frerichs-honors-LGBTQ-leaders

  State Treasurer Michael Frerichs honors LGBTQ+ leaders

--From a press release

Gay Men's Chorus, Bar Association president, DePaul art professor honored during LGBTQ+ History Month celebration CHICAGO — Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs today hosted a celebration to commemorate LGBTQ+ History ...


 
Black-Excellence-Awards-taking-place-Nov-6-will-feature-avery-r-young

  Black Excellence Awards taking place Nov. 6, will feature avery r. young

The Black Arts & Culture Alliance will present the 23rd Annual Black Excellence Awards on Monday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. at the Black Ensemble Theater, 4450 N. Clark St. Hosted by Melissa Duprey, this year's ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ Holiday TV movies, GLAAD concert, Janet Jackson, muscle-fem singer

Hallmark has revealed its full slate of holiday movies—and there are more than 40 films, Entertainment Weekly noted. Among the movie's stars are Lacey Chabert, Jonathan Bennett, Luke Macfarlane, Phylicia Rashad, Nikki DeLoach, Andrew Walker and ...


 
Chicago-LGBT-Hall-of-Fame-inducts-2023-recipient-class

  Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame inducts 2023 recipient class

The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame (founded in 1991) held its annual induction ceremony Oct. 3 at the Chicago History Museum. These individuals and organizations were chosen by 29 previous Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame inductees ...


 
LGBTQ-player-wins-WNBAs-MVP-Award

  LGBTQ+ player wins WNBA's MVP Award

Breanna Stewart won her second WNBA MVP award after a career-best scoring season in her first season with the New York Liberty, Yahoo! Sports reported. The WNBA posted on X (formerly Twitter), "Stewie averaged 23.0 PPG, ...


 
SAVOR-Nobodys-Darling-pastry-chef-The-Albert-and-more

  SAVOR Nobody's Darling, pastry chef, The Albert and more

Congrats go to Daisies and Thattu. These two spots—in Logan Square and Avondale, respectively—were among the restaurants on a New York Times list of the publication's "50 places in the country [it's] most excited about right ...


 
Organizers-found-the-Cure-for-the-Riot-Fest-in-Douglass-Park

  Organizers found the Cure for the Riot (Fest) in Douglass Park

Picture it: Chicago, 2023. There were punk rockers, some in their golden years, attending Riot Fest in Douglass Park on Sept. 15, 16 and 17. Split between South Albany and South California Avenues, along West Ogden ...


 
Marge-Summits-life-to-be-celebrated-Oct-15-

  Marge Summit's life to be celebrated Oct. 15

--From a press release

A celebration of the extraordinary life of Marge Summit, the legendary Chicago bar owner, promoter of live music artists, political advocate and much more who passed away on May 16, 2023. Born Sept. 3, 1935 in ...


 
National-Museum-of-Puerto-Rican-Arts-Raices-Gala-hosts-Lin-Manuel-Miranda-Ricky-Martin

  National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts Raices Gala hosts Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ricky Martin

--From a press release

CHICAGO, Illinois (September 15, 2023) — The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture released photos and video from its 10th Raices Gala, where Lin-Manuel Miranda bestowed the National Ceiba Award on international superstar ...


 
NLGJA-Association-of-LGBTQ-Journalists-names-Hall-of-Fame-honorees-

  NLGJA: Association of LGBTQ+ Journalists names Hall of Fame honorees

--From a press release

Washington, D.C. — Today, NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ+ Journalists announced that co-publishers Susan Horowitz and Jan Stevenson, publisher Franco Stevens, and journalist James B. Stewart are the 2023 inductees ...


 
Weve-had-a-ball-Prominent-activists-Jim-Darby-and-Patrick-Bova-celebrate-60th-anniversary

  'We've had a ball': Prominent activists Jim Darby and Patrick Bova celebrate 60th anniversary

One of the first couples to be legally married in Illinois is celebrating their 60th anniversary this year. Jim Darby and Patrick Bova fell in love decades before they became the lead plaintiffs in Lambda Legal's ...


 
On-the-gay-horizon-Center-on-Halsted-marks-50-years

  On the (gay) horizon: Center on Halsted marks 50 years

In 1973, a group of Chicagoans organized a telephone hotline, which they named Helpline, allowing the community to more easily find and assist one another. This was a time when LGBTQ+ bars were still regularly raided ...


 
March-on-Washington-remembered-Kierra-Johnson-of-the-National-LGBTQ-Task-Force-among-speakers

  March on Washington remembered, Kierra Johnson of the National LGBTQ Task Force among speakers

--From a press release

The 60th anniversary of the March on Washington was observed on Aug. 26, 2023. Kierra Johnson, Executive Director of the National LGBTQ Task Force was among those who spoke. ...


 
UIC-among-nations-top-30-campuses-for-LGBTQ-students

  UIC among nation's top 30 campuses for LGBTQ+ students

--From a press release

The University of Illinois Chicago has been named one of the top 30 colleges and universities for LGBTQ+ students, according to Campus Pride, a national organization serving LGBTQ+ and ally student leaders and campus organizations in ...


 
Christina-Kahrl-Named-the-2023-Recipient-of-the-Jeanne-Cordova-Award

  Christina Kahrl Named the 2023 Recipient of the Jeanne Cordova Award

--From a press release

Washington, D.C. (August 23, 2023) — Today, NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ+ Journalists announced that Christina Kahrl is the recipient of the 2023 Jeanne Córdova Award. "We are thrilled to honor Christina Kahrl with the Jeanne ...


 
The-Jeff-Awards-marks-55th-anniversary-with-Equity-nominations

  The Jeff Awards marks 55th anniversary with Equity nominations

--From a press release

(August 14, 2023 - Chicago, IL) — The 2022-2023 Equity Jeff Awards nominees include 214 theater artists across 32 categories of excellence in theater production among shows from 35 companies. During the most recent season, which ...


 
Amigas-Latinas-Forever-and-queer-Gage-Park-art-exhibits-open-at-Chicago-Art-Department

  Amigas Latinas Forever and queer Gage Park art exhibits open at Chicago Art Department

Amigas Latinas Forever, an art exhibit exploring this important Chicago organization (1995-2015), opened Aug. 11 at the Chicago Art Department, 1932 S. Halsted St. An additional exhibit, En El Abismo, Me Encontre by the Gage Park ...


 
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  WORLD Marielle Franco, trans student dies, Iranian official, 'Drag Race'

Brazilian Justice Minister Flavio Dino announced a plea agreement with one of two police officers accused of assassinating Rio de Janeiro councilwoman Marielle Franco, a Black lesbian and human-rights activist who was killed by gunfire from ...


 
Chicago-LGBT-Hall-of-Fame-announces-2023-inductees

  Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame announces 2023 inductees

The 2023 class of Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame inductees was revealed August 31. Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame Co-Chair Tarrina Dikes and Board Emeritus and 1992 Inductee Gary Chichester announcing the latest individuals, organizations and allies to be inducted. ...


 
Batons-Jim-Flint-celebrates-82nd-birthday

  Baton's Jim Flint celebrates 82nd birthday

Jim Flint, owner of the Baton Show Lounge, and the founder of the Miss Continental pageantry system, celebrated his 82nd birthday at the Baton on July 25. The special occasion featured cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and entertainment ...


 
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  Hollywood Beach revels in yuletide cheer

Both the Sidetrack nightclub and 44th Ward Ald. Bennett Lawson sponsored the Christmas in July Beach Bash at Hollywood Beach July 23. Santa's Sexy Elves scoured the sands, spreading the word that the Santa Speedo Run ...


 
Gay-attorney-Ray-Koenig-talks-about-historic-Chicago-Bar-Association-post

  Gay attorney Ray Koenig talks about historic Chicago Bar Association post

After 150 years in existence, the Chicago Bar Association (CBA) has started another new chapter in the story of inclusion. Ray J. Koenig III, a longtime attorney for the firm Clark Hill, is the CBA's newest ...


 
Poet-Laureate-avery-r-young-draws-inspiration-from-West-Side-upbringing

  Poet Laureate avery r. young draws inspiration from West Side upbringing

By Michelle Zacarias

North Austin native and multi-dimensional poet avery r. young made history in April after being selected as Chicago's inaugural Poet Laureate. The announcement came as no surprise to those who follow young's career as an award-winning ...


 
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  Ehrenfeld becomes first gay AMA president during Chicago event

On June 13, a truly historic inauguration took place at the annual American Medical Association (AMA) meeting of its House of Delegates as Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld became the first openly gay president in the history of ...


 
Andersonville-Midsommarfest-celebration-continues-Swedish-tradition

  Andersonville Midsommarfest celebration continues Swedish tradition

The Andersonville neighborhood hosted its annual Midsommarfest celebration June 9-11. Thousands of people came to take part in the Swedish summer tradition, and many great musicians, artists, vendors and different kinds of food were on hand on hand. Among ...


 
Nonbinary-actors-make-history-at-Tonys

  Nonbinary actors make history at Tonys

A Tony Awards ceremony that was already unique when queer Oscar-winning host Ariana DeBose hosted an unscripted event (because of the writers' strike) became even more historic when two nonbinary ...


 
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  Sidetrack marks its 41st year

Sidetrack and its owners, Art Johnston & Pepe Pena, celebrated the club's 41st Anniversary on June 8 along with hundreds of patrons. Food was provided—as well as specially priced cocktails at $3.00 a piece and drawings ...


 
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  Lambda Literary names winners of the Jim Duggins, PhD Outstanding Mid-Career Novelist Prize

--From a Lambda Literary press release

Lambda Literary is pleased to announce Ryka Aoki and Aaron Hamburger as the winners of the 2023 Jim Duggins, PhD Outstanding Mid-Career Novelist Prize. Dedicated to the memory of author and journalist Jim Duggins, this prize ...


 
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  Lambda Legal marks 50 years with Bon Foster Civil Rights Celebration

Lambda Legal marked its 50th anniversary with The Bon Foster Civil Rights Celebration May 19 at the Art Institute of Chicago. The event honored Windy City Times Owner and Co-Founder Tracy Baim. The celebration was named ...


 
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  Gloria Allen to be honored on National LGBTQ Wall of Honor on June 22

The International Imperial Court System and the National LGBTQ Task Force are honoring seven legends of the LGBTQ+-rights movement as 2023 National LGBTQ Wall of Honor inductees at NYC's historic Stonewall Inn on June 22, per ...


 
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  GLAAD ceremony honors celebrities and welcomes TGNC state reps

On May 13, GLAAD announced recipients for the final 18 of this year's 33 categories of the 34th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York City. Maren Morris accepted GLAAD's Excellence in Media Award, introduced by ...


 
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  UIC's 'lavender' graduates step out into the world

On May 2, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) held its 17th annual Lavender Graduation Ceremony in front of a crowded room of queer graduates and their friends, allies and families. The event was held in ...


 
Lambda-Legal-to-celebrate-50-years-with-Bon-Foster-Civil-Rights-Celebration-May-19

  Lambda Legal to celebrate 50 years with Bon Foster Civil Rights Celebration May 19

--From a press release

Lambda Legal's Bon Foster Civil Rights Celebration returns on Friday, May 19, 2023 at The Art Institute of Chicago. The event is named after Robert Bonvoulier "Bon" Foster, a Chicago attorney and civil rights leader who ...


 
2023-Leppen-Leadership-Awards-announced-event-May-14

  2023 Leppen Leadership Awards announced, event May 14

--From a press release

About Face Theatre has announced the return of the Leppen Leadership Awards. Now in the 28th season, About Face has been honoring community luminaries since 2001 with the Leppen Leadership Award, named for founding supporter and ...


 
LAMMY-Awards-announce-host-presenters-special-guests-for-June-9-event

  LAMMY Awards announce host, presenters, special guests for June 9 event

--From a press release

New York, NY, May 4, 2023 — Lambda Literary, the nation's premier LGBTQ literary arts organization, announced updates and additions, including host, special guests and more at the upcoming 35th Annual Lambda Literary Awards — aka ...


 
Tony-nominations-are-out

  Tony nominations are out

The 2023 Tony nominations are out. With 13 nominations, the musical Some Like It Hot led all productions, with & Juliet; New York, New York; and Shucked tying for second with nine nominations, per Deadline. Kimberly ...


 
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  NLGJA, Curve Foundation announce recipients of inaugural Curve Award for Excellence in Lesbian Coverage

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 27, 2023) — Today, NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ+ Journalists and The Curve Foundation announced the recipients of the inaugural Curve Award for Excellence in Lesbian Coverage. ...


 
Gala-raises-hundreds-of-thousands-for-Center-on-Halsted

  Gala raises hundreds of thousands for Center on Halsted

Photos by Kat Fitzgerald

Hundreds of community members met at the Geraghty, 2520 S. Hoyne Ave., the evening of April 15 for Center on Halsted's 2023 edition of its annual Human First gala. Honorees that evening included local activists Ann ...


 
LA-LGBT-Centers-gala-raises-1M-Leslie-Jordan-among-those-honored

  LA LGBT Center's gala raises $1M+; Leslie Jordan among those honored

On April 22, the Los Angeles LGBT Center raised more than $1 million to support its lifeline services and advocacy benefiting the LGBTQ+ community ...


 
Birthplace-of-house-music-to-become-a-Chicago-landmark

  'Birthplace' of house music to become a Chicago landmark

Shortly after being named to Preservation Chicago's annual list of the city's "most endangered" buildings, the Warehouse—the club at 206 S. Jefferson St. that has been often called the "birthplace" of house music—is on its way ...


 
The-Jeff-Awards-announce-grants-to-inspire-artists-of-color

  The Jeff Awards announce grants to inspire artists of color

--From a press release

CHICAGO—As an extension of its mission to promote and recognize theater excellence, The Jeff Awards is launching a new grant award program called the Jeff Impact Fellowship to help inspire early to mid-career artists of color ...


 
GLAAD-Media-Awards-held-Christina-Aguilera-Bad-Bunny-Bros-among-honorees

  GLAAD Media Awards held; Christina Aguilera, Bad Bunny, 'Bros' among honorees

On March 30 at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, GLAAD announced recipients for 15 of this year's 33 categories for the 34th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, per a press release. Christina Aguilera ...


 
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  Lambda Literary announces award finalists

--From a press release

Lambda Literary has announced the finalists in 25 categories for the 35th Annual Lambda Literary Awards. The finalists were selected by a panel of over 65 literary professionals from more than 1,350 book submissions. These selections ...


 
Anna-DeShawn-wins-prestigious-Ambie-award-for-the-Queer-News-podcast

  Anna DeShawn wins prestigious Ambie award for the Queer News podcast

--From a press release

Las Vegas, NV (March 13, 2023) — The Podcast Academy hosted the Ambies, the most preeminent awards in podcasting, at the Westgate Hotel in Las Vegas on Tuesday, March 7, 2023. Anna DeShawn, the producer & ...


 
PFLAG-holds-50th-anniversary-celebration-gala-honors-Tom-Daley-with-George-Takei-Advocate-Award

  PFLAG holds 50th anniversary celebration gala, honors Tom Daley with George Takei Advocate Award

--From a press release

NEW YORK (Mar. 4, 2023) — Last night, iconic LGBTQ+ community organization PFLAG celebrated 50 years of leading with love at a spectacular gala event hosted by comedian and actress Amber Ruffin at New York's Marriott ...


 
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  Queerties honor LGBTQ+ creatives at Feb. 28 event

The 11th Annual Queerties Awards—which recognizes LGBTQ+ creators, tastemakers, storytellers and newsmakers—took place Feb. 28 at Eden Sunset in Los Angeles. Hosted by drag comedian Bianca Del Rio, the ceremony ...


 
The-Jeff-Awards-to-honor-Myrna-Salazar-with-special-non-Equity-honor

  The Jeff Awards to honor Myrna Salazar with special non-Equity honor

--From a Jeff Awards press release

(March 1, 2023 - Chicago) — Recognizing a lifetime of theater excellence, the Joseph Jefferson Awards will honor the late arts activist Myrna Salazar at the organization's 49th Anniversary Non-Equity Awards celebration on Monday, March 2 ...


 
Old-Town-home-of-gay-pioneer-Henry-Gerber-finds-buyer

  Old Town home of gay pioneer Henry Gerber finds buyer

An Old Town row house that was home to two of the founders of the country's first gay-rights organization recently found a buyer, according to Crain's Chicago Business. The Henry Gerber House, 1710 N. Crilly Ct., ...


 




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The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
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