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Oak-Park-River-Forest-Chamber-of-Commerce-elects-first-Black-LGBTQ-president-in-organizations-history

  Oak Park-River Forest Chamber of Commerce elects first Black LGBTQ president in organization's history

In November, the Oak Park-River Forest Chamber of Commerce elected Darien Marion-Burton to serve as the organization's first Black LGBTQ president. Marion-Burton will begin his role in January 2022 and said he's excited to bring a ...


 
Honoring-Emmett-Tills-mothers-100th-birthday-Medill-launches-institute

  Honoring Emmett Till's mother's 100th birthday, Medill launches institute

--From a Northwestern University press release

EVANSTON, Ill. —- November 23 marks the 100th birthday of Mamie Till-Mobley, the mother of Emmett Till, the 14-year-old Chicago boy who was brutally lynched in the Mississippi Delta in 1955. Her decision to "let the ...


 
TV-JoJo-Siwa-in-finale-of-Dancing-with-the-Stars-and-the-winner-is8230

  TV JoJo Siwa in finale of 'Dancing with the Stars' and the winner is…

Queer social-media and reality-show figure JoJo Siwa made history on this season of Dancing with the Stars by being part of the series' first same-sex couple (with partner Jenna Johnson)—and the twosome made it all the ...


 
SPORTS-Northwestern-wins-first-national-title-in-field-hockey

  SPORTS Northwestern wins first national title in field hockey

In Ann Arbor, Michigan, the Northwestern University field hockey team made school history by winning its first national title, shutting out the Liberty University Flames 2-0, The Daily Northwestern reported. In a tightly contested match between ...


 
184-LGBTQ-candidates-won-elected-office-in-2021-trans-cisg-women-best-win-loss-records

  184 LGBTQ candidates won elected office in 2021; trans, cisg women best win/loss records

--From a press release

Washington, DC — At least 184 out LGBTQ candidates won elected office throughout 2021, more than in any other odd-numbered election year in U.S. history. The previous record was 169 candidates set in 2019. Transgender women ...


 
Kane-makes-history-as-Blackhawks-win-first-game

  Kane makes history as Blackhawks win first game

On Nov. 1, the Chicago Blackhawks turned things around. The team beat the Ottawa Senators 5-1 at the United Center, as co-captain Patrick Kane took sole possession of third in all-time franchise goals (408) and moved ...


 
LGBT-HISTORY-MONTH-Snapshots-showcase-life-in-queer-1970s-San-Francisco

  LGBT HISTORY MONTH Snapshots showcase life in queer 1970s San Francisco

The California Historical Society is in the process of digitizing two collections of photographs and negatives from the wild and heady early days of LGBTQ liberation in San Francisco. The snapshots were discovered in boxes in ...


 
In-midst-of-Blackhawks-sex-assault-scandal-Quenneville-resigns

  In midst of Blackhawks sex-assault scandal, Quenneville resigns

On Oct. 28, Joel Quenneville resigned as coach of the NHL's Florida Panthers—two days after the second-winningest coach in league history was among those implicated for not swiftly responding to allegations by a Chicago Blackhawks player ...


 
Pres-Biden-nominates-Gigi-Sohn-FCC-Commissioner-would-be-first-out-LGBTQ-FCC-Commissioner-

  Pres. Biden nominates Gigi Sohn FCC Commissioner; would be first out LGBTQ FCC Commissioner

--From a press release

Washington, DC — Today President Joe Biden nominated Gigi Sohn to fill a vacant seat at the Federal Communications Commission, putting her on-track to become the first out LGBTQ FCC commissioner in history, if confirmed by ...


 
LGBT-HISTORY-MONTH-Angela-Davis-revolutionary-

  LGBT HISTORY MONTH Angela Davis, revolutionary

By Victoria A. Brownworth

"You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world. And you have to do it all the time," said Angela Davis, 78, the country's most famous living revolutionary. She was born ...


 
lllinois-Holocaust-Museum-hosts-talk-on-Stonewall-and-the-LGBTQ-rights-movement

  lllinois Holocaust Museum hosts talk on Stonewall and the LGBTQ-rights movement

On Oct. 17, Skokie's Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center hosted a "Legacy of Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement" panel discussion to kick off its latest exhibit, "Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement." ...


 
LGBT-History-Month-Staten-Island-museum-throws-open-Austens-closet-door

  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 ...


 
LGBT-History-Project-Tee-A-Corinne-Photographer-of-lesbian-sexuality-

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

By Victoria A. Brownworth

Over her decades as a lesbian photographer and artist, Tee Corinne said, "I'm one of the most obscure famous artists." Famous? Yes. Obscure? Certainly not within artistic circles nor within the queer art world where she ...


 
Legacy-Walk-plaques-added-for-Pauli-Murray-Matthew-Shepard

  Legacy Walk plaques added for Pauli Murray, Matthew Shepard



The Legacy Project unveiled two bronze plaques recognizing LGBTQ+ historical figures Pauli Murray and Matthew Shepard on Oct. 16. The plaques, part of Northalsted's half-mile Legacy Walk, recognized Murray and ...


 
LGBT-History-Month-40s-and-50s-instant-photography-gave-LGBT-people-Safe-Haven

  LGBT History Month: '40s and '50s instant photography gave LGBT people 'Safe/Haven'

Two men dressed in drag for a tea party, and two women cuddled up at the beach. Today these might be benign photographs but, in the early 1950s, they were memories shuttered away from public view. ...


 
Kit-Kat-Lounge-hosting-Kamayan-feast-Oct-24-

  Kit Kat Lounge hosting Kamayan feast Oct. 24

Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club, 3700 N. Halsted St., in honor of Filipino American History Month, will host a special "diva-infused" Kamayan feast featuring Chef Jordan Andino on Sunday, Oct. 24. Andino is the creative ...


 
Activists-speak-about-former-Chicago-Mayor-Harold-Washingtons-LGBTQ-legacy

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

by Max Lubbers

LGBTQ+ advocates reflected on former Chicago Mayor Harold Washington's legacy at Center on Halsted Oct. 13, discussing his role in the city's Human Rights Ordinance and outreach to the LGBTQ+ community. A display of 1980s Windy ...


 
LGBTQ-History-Month-Pauli-Murray-architect-of-history-

  LGBTQ History Month: Pauli Murray, architect of history

By Victoria A. Brownworth

(Note: The pronouns she/her are used in keeping with Murray's own writings, but Murray was a transmasculine and gender-nonconforming lesbian.) Some say Pauli Murray is the most important U.S. activist many have never heard of. An ...


 
ART-Contemporary-yet-timeless-exhibition-Young-Gifted-and-Black-arrives-at-Gallery-400

  ART Contemporary yet timeless exhibition 'Young, Gifted and Black' arrives at Gallery 400

To be a Black art collector is to stand on the shoulders of a proud lineage. Throughout history, Black patrons have supported Black artists when nobody else did. Bernard Lumpkin—a New York City-based art patron, educator ...


 
Coming-Out-for-LGBTQ-History

  Coming Out for LGBTQ+ History

October 11th is National Coming Out Day, a day established in 1988 by members of the LGBTQ+ community to encourage people to stop hiding and be open about their identity. Coming out increases visibility of the ...


 
LGBT-History-Month-Reclaiming-41-journey-to-heal-notorious-trauma-for-LGBT-Mexicans-

  LGBT History Month: Reclaiming 41, journey to heal notorious trauma for LGBT Mexicans

Until recently, Alberto B. Mendoza hated 41. He cringed if his dinner bill or hotel room number had the number in it, and with the countdown to his 41st birthday, he dreaded the year to come. ...


 
THEATER-REVIEW-Songs-for-Nobodies-

  THEATER REVIEW Songs for Nobodies

Title: Songs for Nobodies. Playwright: Joanna Murray-Smith At: Northlight Theatre at the North Shore Center for the Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd. Tickets: $30-$89. Runs through: Sunday, Oct. 31 You won't find their names in the history ...


 
Pandemic-Pivot-Museum-launches-major-digital-exhibit-for-LGBT-History-Month

  Pandemic Pivot: Museum launches major digital exhibit for LGBT History Month

"In Plain Sight' offers website visitors a digital timeline of LGBT achievements including 800 entries across 10 categories Visitors to the Stonewall National Museum and Archives (SNMA) in Fort Lauderdale, one of the largest LGBT lending ...


 
LGBT-HISTORY-MONTH-Pro-baseball-player-Glenn-Burke-refused-to-live-a-lie

  LGBT HISTORY MONTH Pro baseball player Glenn Burke refused to live a lie

You could say that Glenn Burke, the first Major League Baseball player to come out, is having a good season. In March, best-selling author Andrew Maraniss published a thoughtful biography called Singled Out: The True Story ...


 
LGBT-History-Month-Dutch-gay-man-defied-the-Nazis-and-saved-thousands

  LGBT History Month: Dutch gay man defied the Nazis and saved thousands

In the final days before his execution in July 1943 at the hands of the Nazi party, Willem Arondeus asked his lawyer for one last request: to spread a message after he was gone. "Let it be known," he said. "Homosexuals ...


 
LGBTQ-History-Month-Until-legal-ruling-Disneyland-banned-same-sex-dancers

  LGBTQ History Month: Until legal ruling, Disneyland banned same-sex dancers

Deemed the "Happiest Place on Earth," Disneyland sadly didn't live up to that billing for same-sex couples during its first three decades. Opened in 1955 by the late Walt Disney, the family-oriented amusement park was built ...


 
Few-LGBTQ-nods-from-the-Emmys-even-as-RuPaul-makes-TV-history-

  Few LGBTQ nods from the Emmys even as RuPaul makes TV history

Netflix's The Crown and Apple TV+'s Ted Lasso were among the big winners as the Television Academy presented its 2021 Emmy Awards on Sept. 19 in Los Angeles. While the Academy had drawn praise for the ...


 
Equality-Illinois-deeply-troubled-by-investigation-into-pro-LGBTQ-teacher-

  Equality Illinois 'deeply troubled' by investigation into pro-LGBTQ teacher

Equality Illinois issued a press release stating it is "deeply troubled" after a DuPage County teacher is being investigated for posts about LGBTQ history and racial justice. The videos, which were reposted to Twitter in early ...


 
NATIONAL-Carl-Bean-dies-LGBT-History-Month-military-events-Dykes-on-Bikes

  NATIONAL Carl Bean dies, LGBT History Month, military events, Dykes on Bikes

Archbishop Carl Bean—an openly gay former Motown singer, longtime AIDS activist and leader in the LGBTQ church movement—died at age 77, The New York Daily News reported. In a statement entitled "The Giant Sleeps," the Unity ...


 
Affirming-Powerhouse-Church-establishes-permanent-home-in-Chicago

  Affirming Powerhouse Church establishes permanent home in Chicago

Powerhouse Church has come a long way in a decade. Out Pastor Keith McQueen recently told Windy City Times about the church's history. "We actually started in Indianapolis in 2012, and after a series of supernatural ...


 
Polis-marriage-marks-first-same-sex-wedding-of-sitting-governor

  Polis marriage marks first same-sex wedding of sitting governor

On Sept. 15, Colorado Democratic Gov. Jared Polis wed longtime partner Marlon Reis—marking the first same-sex marriage of a sitting U.S. governor, NPR reported. Polis keeps making history. In 2018, Polis became the first openly gay ...


 
Chicago-Dance-History-Project-moving-to-Ruth-Page-Center

  Chicago Dance History Project moving to Ruth Page Center

Chicago Dance History Project (CDHP)—which investigates, documents and presents the individual and institutional past of Chicago dance—plans to move into The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St., as an artist in residence. ...


 
WNBA-names-25-greatest-players-in-history

  WNBA names 25 greatest players in history

On Sept. 5, the WNBA commemorated its landmark 25th season by announcing the selection of "The W25"—a collection of the 25 greatest and most influential players in WNBA history, according to a press release. The unveiling ...


 
Filmmakers-debut-Latinx-centered-pandemic-documentary

  Filmmakers debut Latinx-centered pandemic documentary

Community members gathered at Chicago History Museum (CHM) July 22 for the debut of the locally produced documentary Seguimos Aqui: Pride, Pandemic and Perseverance as well as a conversation with that film's primary collaborators. Seguimos Aqu ...


 
NBC-Sports-apologizes-for-misgendering-Olympian-GLAAD-responds

  NBC Sports apologizes for misgendering Olympian; GLAAD responds

GLAAD responded to media coverage of the first several days of the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo, including the misgendering of Team USA skateboarder Alana Smith. Smith made Olympic history July 25 as the first ...


 
Plaque-added-to-childhood-home-of-Emmett-Till

  Plaque added to childhood home of Emmett Till

On what would have been Civil Rights icon Emmett Till's 80th birthday on July 25, his childhood home in Chicago's West Woodlawn neighborhood received a historic landmark plaque, CBS Chicago reported. The plaque recognizes Till and ...


 
Gina-Ortiz-Jones-Shawn-Skelly-confirmed-by-US-Senate-both-make-LGBTQ-history

  Gina Ortiz Jones, Shawn Skelly confirmed by U.S. Senate; both make LGBTQ history

--From a press release

Washington, DC — The United States Senate today confirmed two historic LGBTQ presidential nominees by unanimous consent. Gina Ortiz Jones, confirmed for Under Secretary of the Air Force, will be the first out lesbian to serve ...


 
Hockey-prospect-makes-history-by-coming-out

  Hockey prospect makes history by coming out

Just weeks after the first active pro-football came out as gay, a professional hockey prospect has done the same. Nashville Predators prospect Luke Prokop has come out as gay, becoming the first active player under contract ...


 
Trans-model-makes-history-with-SI-Swimsuit-cover

  Trans model makes history with SI Swimsuit cover

On July 19, Sports Illustrated (SI) Swimsuit announced this year's cover models: rapper Megan Thee Stallion, tennis player Naomi Osaka and model/actress Leyna Bloom—each making history in her own way. A press release sent to Windy ...


 
Pose-makes-history-with-Emmy-nominations-

  'Pose' makes history with Emmy nominations

On July 13, the Emmy-winning father-daughter duo Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us) and Jasmine Cephas Jones (#FreeRayshawn) unveiled the nominations for the 73rd Emmy Awards—and the FX show Pose made history. Not only is Pose ...


 
Local-film-about-Latinx-community-and-COVID-to-screen-July-22-

  Local film about Latinx community and COVID to screen July 22

On Thursday, July 22, at 6 p.m., the Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St., will host a screening of the film Seguimos Aqui. This documentary tells four unique stories of the impact of COVID on ...


 
Gov-Pritzker-signs-legislation-Asian-American-history-to-be-taught-in-public-schools

  Gov. Pritzker signs legislation, Asian American history to be taught in public schools

--From a press release

SKOKIE - On July 9, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed HB 376, the Teaching Equitable Asian American History Act, into law, making Illinois the first state in the nation to require a unit of Asian American ...


 
Womens-Liberation-Center-listed-on-National-Registers-of-Historic-Places

  Women's Liberation Center listed on National Registers of Historic Places

--From a press release

NEW YORK, NY—Tuesday, June 29, 2021— The site of the Women's Liberation Center, located at 243 West 20th Street from 1972 to 1987, has been listed on the New York State and National Registers of Historic ...


 
Ten-incredible-places-to-visit-in-Armenia

  Ten incredible places to visit in Armenia

Armenia is one of the most fascinating places in the world, with rich millennia-old history, ancient monuments, majestic countryside, lush highlands and much more. I just came back from this country. It was my third time ...


 
WNBA-Skys-win-streak-hits-all-time-high

  WNBA: Sky's win streak hits all-time high

The Chicago Sky set a new franchise-record for consecutive games won—seven—thanks to a 91-68 victory over the New York Liberty on June 25. In the Sky's 15-year history, its longest winning streak was previously six games, ...


 
Holocaust-Memorial-Museum-presents-How-Lesbian-and-Gay-Resistance-Leaders-Defied-Nazi-Persecution

  Holocaust Memorial Museum presents "How Lesbian and Gay Resistance Leaders Defied Nazi Persecution"

--From a press release

To celebrate the contributions of the LGBTQ community this month, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum presents its forthcoming Facebook Live virtual event, "Pride Month: Defying Nazi Persecution," on Wednesday, June 30, at 9:30 a.m. ET. The ...


 
Making-Gay-History-Podcast-to-launch-Season-9-Coming-of-Age-During-the-AIDS-Crisis

  Making Gay History Podcast to launch Season 9:"Coming of Age During the AIDS Crisis"

--From a press release

NEW YORK, NY — Thursday, June 24, 2021 — The award-winning Making Gay History podcast will debut its ninth season, "Coming of Age During the AIDS Crisis," on July 1, 2021. After eight seasons of episodes ...


 
First-active-pro-football-player-comes-out-as-gay-

  First active pro football player comes out as gay

Las Vegas Raiders defensive lineman Carl Nassib became the first active NFL player in history to announce that he is gay, according to Outsports. "What's up people," Nassib posted on Instagram. "I'm at my house in ...


 
PASSAGES-Fritzie-Fritzshall-Auschwitz-survivor-innovator-in-Holocaust-education-

  PASSAGES Fritzie Fritzshall, Auschwitz survivor, innovator in Holocaust education

--From a press release

As a Survivor of the Holocaust and the President of Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, Fritzie Fritzshall devoted her life to combatting hatred and prejudice, inspiring people to become Upstanders instead of bystanders, and speaking ...


 
WNBA-Chicago-Sky-notch-fifth-straight-win-	-

  WNBA: Chicago Sky notch fifth straight win

On June 19, the Chicago Sky won their fifth consecutive game, 91-81 over the Connecticut Sun at Chicago's Wintrust Arena. Winning that many consecutive games has only been achieved three times in franchise history. There has ...


 
Senate-hearings-for-Gina-Ortiz-Jones-Shawn-Skelly-historic-if-confirmed

  Senate hearings for Gina Ortiz Jones, Shawn Skelly; historic if confirmed

--From a press release

Washington, DC — The Senate Armed Services Committee will hold confirmation hearings for two LGBTQ presidential nominees this Wednesday and both will make history if confirmed. Gina Ortiz Jones, nominated for Under Secretary of the Air ...


 
US-womens-soccer-team-beats-Jamaica-4-0-	-

  U.S. women's soccer team beats Jamaica 4-0

Carli Lloyd's 24-second strike—the second quickest goal in the United States women's national team history—helped her team beat Jamaica 4-0 on June 13, ESPN.com reported. Lindsey Horan, Midge Purce and Alex Morgan all added goals for ...


 
LGBTQ-pioneers-trailblazers-and-heroes-to-be-honored-at-Stonewall-Inn-on-June-24

  LGBTQ pioneers, trailblazers, and heroes to be honored at Stonewall Inn on June 24

--From a press release

(New York, NY, June 15, 2021)... On June 24, 2021, The International Imperial Courts of the U.S.A., Canada and Mexico and the National LGBTQ Task Force will again come together to honor LGBTQ pioneers, trailblazers, and ...


 
Chicago-History-Museum-to-mark-Juneteenth-with-event-free-admission

  Chicago History Museum to mark Juneteenth with event, free admission

The Chicago History Museum will celebrate Juneteenth with free museum admission for all and a virtual event, "Resounding Liberty: Remembering Juneteenth." The virtual celebration includes a civic talk on the history and national impact of Juneteenth; ...


 
First-gay-Black-man-elected-to-office-in-Texas

  First gay Black man elected to office in Texas

On June 5, Jalen McKee-Rodriguez was elected to represent District 2 for the San Antonio City Council—making him the first openly gay Black man elected to any office in Texas history, KEN5.com reported. McKee-Rodriguez, 26, defeated ...


 
National-AIDS-Memorial-brings-leaders-of-AIDS-movement-together-to-mark-40-years

  National AIDS Memorial brings leaders of AIDS movement together to mark 40 years

--From a press release

San Francisco (Saturday, June 5, 2021) — Leaders of the AIDS movement came together in the National AIDS Memorial — the nation's federally-designated memorial to AIDS — to mark forty years since the first cases of ...


 
Mayor-Lori-Lightfoot-to-kick-off-A-Legacy-of-Pride-June-7

  Mayor Lori Lightfoot to kick off "A Legacy of Pride" June 7

--From a press release

The Legacy Project and Rep. Lamont Robinson will present "A Legacy of Pride" at Chicago's Legacy Walk Outdoor LGBTQ+ History Museum/Jane Addams Memorial, 3600 N. Halsted St. on June 7 at 10:30 a.m. Mayor Lori Lightfoot ...


 
Wisconsin-LGBTQ-History-fundraiser-honors-60th-anniversary-of-LGBTQ-uprising

  Wisconsin LGBTQ History fundraiser honors 60th anniversary of LGBTQ uprising

--From a press release

Milwaukee, WI - As Pride Month kicks off today across America, the Wisconsin LGBTQ History Project is launching a campaign to celebrate the birthplace of "pride" in Wisconsin, recognize a turning point in local LGBTQ history, ...


 
NATIONAL-Press-secretary-LGBTQ-passings-poll-results-Pride-items

  NATIONAL Press secretary, LGBTQ passings, poll results, Pride items

Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre made history as the first gay woman to lead a White House press briefing in the James S. Brady Briefing Room, and the second Black woman to do so, LGBTQ Nation ...


 
Remembering-Kay-Tobin-Lahusen

  Remembering Kay "Tobin" Lahusen

Much of LGBTQ history, and history in general, has been lost. Even after photography was invented, the lens (and pen) was often directed subjectively, documenting what the mainstream media thought were the significant moments of the ...


 
Thompson-Coburn-LLP-hosts-virtual-tea-with-history-making-Judge-Jill-Rose-Quinn

  Thompson Coburn LLP hosts virtual tea with history-making Judge Jill Rose Quinn

Thompson Coburn LLP hosted a Citywide Pride virtual tea event May 26 that featured Cook County Circuit Court Judge Jill Rose Quinn. Quinn made history last November when she became Illinois' first transgender elected official. She ...


 
Loving-The-Exhibition-A-Photographic-History-of-Men-in-Love-1850s-1950s

  Loving: The Exhibition, A Photographic History of Men in Love 1850s-1950s

--From a press release

Hogarth Worldwide (https://www.hogarthww.com), world leader in creative production, will host the inaugural exhibition for LOVING. A Photographic History of Men in Love in their 30,000 square foot facility in midtown ...


 
Windy-City-Times-publishes-book-of-historical-newspaper-covers

  Windy City Times publishes book of historical newspaper covers

Windy City Times newspaper, founded in 1985, is publishing a limited-edition, four-color book featuring hundreds of covers from its own archives, plus covers from other LGBTQ Chicago media, including Outlines, BLACKlines, En La Vida, Identity and more ...


 
Tina-Turner-The-Go-Gos-among-2021-Rock-Roll-Hall-of-Fame-inductees

  Tina Turner, The Go-Go's among 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame revealed its 2021 inductees, calling this class "the most diverse list of inductees in the history of the organization." In the Performer category, inductees include The Go-Go's, Tina Turner, ...


 
TELEVISION-Jasmine-Davis-returns-to-The-Chi

  TELEVISION Jasmine Davis returns to 'The Chi'

Actress Jasmine Davis has a past history with Chicago, Illinois that continues into the future. Growing up in the Windy City has certainly paid off for the transgender performer throughout her career. After attending Kenwood High ...


 
Jonathan-Ned-Katz-talks-new-book-LGBTQ-history-state-of-the-world

  Jonathan Ned Katz talks new book, LGBTQ history, state of the world

Author, historian and activist Jonathan Ned Katz will come out with a new book, The Daring Life and Dangerous Times of Eve Adams, on May 18. The biography is centered on the life of Adams, a Jewish lesbian immigrant, and also ...


 
Home-of-LGBTQ-pioneers-Phyllis-Lyon-Del-Martin-first-San-Francisco-lesbian-history-landmark

  Home of LGBTQ pioneers Phyllis Lyon, Del Martin first San Francisco lesbian history landmark

--From a press release

SAN FRANCISCO — On Tuesday, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed an ordinance authored by District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman to designate the former home of pioneering LGBTQ and civil rights activists Phyllis Lyon ...


 
Northalsted-plans-to-hold-Market-Days-Aug-6-8

  Northalsted plans to hold Market Days Aug. 6-8

The Northalsted Business Alliance plans to host Market Days August 6-8, adding a Friday night edition, the first in its 38-year history. As vaccinations increase and Illinois begins planning for stage 5 reopening, organizers of the ...


 
1971-The-Chicago-Daughters-of-Bilitis

  1971: The Chicago Daughters of Bilitis

Excerpt from Chicago After Stonewall: Gay Lib to Gay Life

An excerpt from Chicago After Stonewall: Gay Lib to Gay Life, a new book by St Sukie de la Croix. You can buy the book from Amazon.com, all good bookstores, and for a signed copy, rattlinggoodyarns.com ...


 
Victory-Institute-launches-LGBTQ-political-history-website

  Victory Institute launches LGBTQ political history website

--From a press release

Washington, DC — Today LGBTQ Victory Institute — the only organization dedicated to identifying and supporting LGBTQ public leaders — released its new website "Pride & Progress: A history of LGBTQ political power in the United ...


 
Hate-mail-threatening-Obamas-Biden-Harris-sent-to-DuSable

  Hate mail threatening Obamas, Biden, Harris sent to DuSable

The Secret Service is investigating six threatening letters sent to the DuSable Museum of African American History that mention President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and the Obama family, among others, The Chicago Tribune reported. ...


 
Chicago-Cultural-Center-historic-interiors-to-be-restored-for-June-reopening

  Chicago Cultural Center historic interiors to be restored for June reopening

--From a press release

CHICAGO, IL — Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) today announced the historic restoration of the landmark Chicago Cultural Center to reclaim two lost interiors decorated by the ...


 
Windy-City-Times-publishes-book-of-historical-newspaper-covers-

  Windy City Times publishes book of historical newspaper covers

Windy City Times newspaper, founded in 1985, is publishing a limited-edition, four-color book featuring hundreds of covers from its own archives, plus covers from other LGBTQ Chicago media, including Outlines, BLACKlines, En La Vida, Identity and ...


 
LGBTQ-History-Podcast-Queer-Serial-launches-third-and-final-season-

  LGBTQ+ History Podcast Queer Serial launches third and final season

--From a press release

Queer Serial, the acclaimed LGBTQ+ history podcast produced and hosted by 2021 GLAAD Award nominee Devlyn Camp, returns Monday, April 12, with its final season. Season 3 picks up in 1963, as militant gay activists, taking ...


 
465-feminist-leaders-sign-open-letter-in-solidarity-with-trans-women-and-girls-

  465+ feminist leaders sign open letter in solidarity with trans women and girls

--From a GLAAD press release

More than 465 feminist leaders sign open letter standing in solidarity with transgender women and girls in honor of Women's History Month and Transgender Day of Visibility. The letter, organized by GLAAD & Raquel Willis, comes ...


 





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Windy City Media Group publishes Windy City Times,
The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
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