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National-AIDS-Memorial-releases-The-Black-Community-AIDS

  National AIDS Memorial releases 'The Black Community & AIDS'

The National AIDS Memorial has released its latest mini-documentary, "The Black Community & AIDS," the seventh film in its oral history project. "The Black Community & AIDS" chronicles the personal stories of nearly two dozen survivors ...


 
Out-comic-writer-Sam-Jay-talks-career-ahead-of-Wicker-Park-performance

  Out comic/writer Sam Jay talks career ahead of Wicker Park performance

Stand-up comic and Emmy-nominated writer Sam Jay will be performing at The Den Theatre, located in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood, on Sept. 23-24. The first Black lesbian writer in Saturday Night Live's history, Jay is a ...


 
Human-Rights-Campaign-makes-history-with-new-president-

  Human Rights Campaign makes history with new president

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRCF) announced that Kelley Robinson (she/her) will become the organization's ninth president—and the first Black, queer woman to lead the ...


 
Phantom-of-the-Opera-closing-on-Broadway-after-35-years

  'Phantom of the Opera' closing on Broadway after 35 years

After more than three decades, The Phantom of the Opera, the longest-running show in Broadway history, is closing. A representative verified that the play's final performance will be on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023. It will have ...


 
ART-Jonathan-D-Katz-previews-his-upcoming-First-Homosexuals-exhibit

  ART Jonathan D. Katz previews his upcoming 'First Homosexuals' exhibit

Activist, art historian, educator and writer Jonathan D. Katz's new exhibit, "The First Homosexuals: Global Depictions of a New Identity, 1869-1930," will be available to see at Wrightwood 659, 659 W. Wrightwood Ave., on Fridays and ...


 
Mayor-Lightfoot-to-present-awards-at-Chicago-LGBT-Hall-of-Fame-induction-ceremony

  Mayor Lightfoot to present awards at Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame induction ceremony

-- From a press release

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is scheduled to present awards to 14 individuals and organizations being inducted into The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame on Oct. 11, at 6 p.m, at The Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. ...


 
IHSA-to-make-history-when-two-Black-women-football-coaches-face-off

  IHSA to make history when two Black women football coaches face off

When DuSable and Fenger high schools face off on the football field on Thursday, Sept. 15, the game will make IHSA (Illinois High School Association) history. Fenger's Jouscelyn Mayfield and DuSable's Konesha Rhea will be the ...


 
HBO-documentary-about-Dustin-Lance-Black-to-debut-Oct-18

  HBO documentary about Dustin Lance Black to debut Oct. 18

The HBO documentary Mama's Boy, directed by Laurent Bouzereau (HBO's Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind), will debut Tuesday, Oct. 18, during LGBTQ History Month. The film will debut on HBO and be available to stream on ...


 
The-National-Hellenic-Museum-to-exhibit-Chicago-Street-Photography-Cloth-and-Light

  The National Hellenic Museum to exhibit 'Chicago Street Photography,' 'Cloth and Light'

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (Sept. 8, 2022)—The National Hellenic Museum (NHM)—a Greektown museum dedicated to sharing Greek history, art, culture and the Greek American story—announced two additional exhibitions as part of its grand ...


 
THEATER-Paramount-to-run-BULL-a-love-story-

  THEATER Paramount to run 'BULL: a love story'

Aurora's Paramount Theatre will run BULL: a love story on Oct. 5-Nov. 20. Bull will be the first suburban production in Destinos Festival history. Destinos: Chicago International Latino Theater Festival is an annual, city-wide event produced ...


 
Miami-Dade-school-board-rejects-LGBTQ-History-Month-over-Dont-Say-Gay-fears

  Miami-Dade school board rejects LGBTQ History Month over 'Don't Say Gay' fears

On Sept. 7, the Miami-Dade School Board struck down a proposal that would have recognized October as "LGBTQ History Month" out of concern that it would violate the state's Parental Rights in Education law, known by ...


 
Maura-Healey-on-track-to-become-one-of-first-lesbian-governors-in-history

  Maura Healey on track to become one of first lesbian governors in history

-- From a press release

Washington, DC — Tonight LGBTQ Victory Fund endorsed candidate Maura Healey earned the Democratic nomination in the Massachusetts gubernatorial race. She is now on track to become one of the first out lesbian governors in U.S. ...


 
WCT-co-founder-Tracy-Baim-to-host-LGBTQ-history-event-at-UpRising

  WCT co-founder Tracy Baim to host LGBTQ+ history event at UpRising

Windy City Times co-founder and Chicago Reader publisher Tracy Baim will host "Chicago's LGBTQ Past, Present and Future; A Special October LGBTQ History Month Program" on Saturday, Oct. 1, 1-3 p.m., at UpRising Bakery and Cafe ...


 
Newberry-Library-hosts-Bughouse-Square-A-History-in-Song-and-Story

  Newberry Library hosts 'Bughouse Square: A History in Song and Story'

Newberry Library (the Newberry) hosted an interactive, family-friendly event, "Bughouse Square: A History in Song and Story," on Aug. 27 in Washington Square Park, located directly in front of the library. The event featured actor Alma ...


 
The-Legacy-Project-hosting-two-major-events-in-October

  The Legacy Project hosting two major events in October

The Legacy Project will host major events in October. On Saturday, Oct. 15, 1-5 p.m., the organization will host the "Legacy Walk 10th Anniversary" event—a free public induction of three individuals to its Legacy Walk that's ...


 
NYC-Black-Pride-to-mark-25th-anniversary-with-events

  NYC Black Pride to mark 25th anniversary with events

New York City Black Pride is returning this month—and celebrating its 25th anniversary—with a days-long slate of engaging events, including an awards ceremony, discussions and other activities, according to Gay ...


 
Ketanji-Brown-Jackson-becomes-first-Black-woman-on-US-Supreme-Court

  Ketanji Brown Jackson becomes first Black woman on U.S. Supreme Court

On June 30, Ketanji Brown Jackson marked a milestone in U.S. representation when she was sworn in as the first Black woman in history to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court. She also becomes only the ...


 
Pride-Live-hosts-NYC-center-groundbreaking-Stonewall-Day-

  Pride Live hosts NYC center groundbreaking, 'Stonewall Day'

On June 24, Pride Live held an official groundbreaking ceremony for the Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center (SNMVC), which is the first LGBTQ+ visitor center within the National Park System. Slated to open on June 28, ...


 
General-Hospital-Kelly-Clarkson-among-Daytime-Emmy-winners

  'General Hospital,' Kelly Clarkson among Daytime Emmy winners

ABC's General Hospital—already the winningest sudser in daytime history—was named Outstanding Daytime Drama on June 24 while The Kelly Clarkson Show took home the prize for Outstanding Talk Show at the 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards. ...


 
Out-at-CHM-Panelists-discuss-HIV-AIDS-continued-impact-on-dance-community

  Out at CHM: Panelists discuss HIV/AIDS' continued impact on dance community

The Chicago History Museum (CHM) hosted a June 23 panel with doctors and dancers who shared their experiences with the HIV/AIDS epidemic as well as ideas for continuing to address the disease today. Following the discussion, ...


 
Parker-makes-history-in-Sky-victory-Cubs-White-Sox-lose

  Parker makes history in Sky victory; Cubs, White Sox lose

On June 23, Chicago Sky player Candace Parker made history as the first WNBA player with three career triple-doubles in Chicago's (12-5) 82-59 win over the Los Angeles Sparks (6-10) at crypto.com Arena. An audience of ...


 
Photos-of-Chicagos-Daniel-Sotomayor-included-in-new-Smithsonian-exhibit

  Photos of Chicago's Daniel Sotomayor included in new Smithsonian exhibit

The Smithsonian's first gallery dedicated to Latino history and culture has opened its doors to the public at the National Museum of American History, NBC News noted. Billed as a precursor to a national Latino museum ...


 
Stonewall-National-Monument-Visitor-Center-to-open-reuniting-historic-Stonewall-Inn-

  Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center to open, reuniting historic Stonewall Inn

-- From a press release

New York, NY, June 21, 2022 — Pride Live, a social advocacy and community engagement organization for the LGBTQ+ community, today announced plans to open the Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center (SNMVC). Set to be the ...


 
WORLD-Pride-events-Darren-Hayes-Virgin-Mary-poster-LGBTQ-Scotland

  WORLD Pride events, Darren Hayes, Virgin Mary poster, LGBTQ+ Scotland

A celebratory march made its way through the Thailand capital of Bangkok—the first of its kind in almost 16 years, DW.com reported. The "Naruemit Pride 2022" event, using the Thai word for "creation," was the result ...


 
Out-at-CHMs-Dancing-for-Life-to-take-place-June-23

  Out at CHM's 'Dancing for Life' to take place June 23

The Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St., is continuing its Out at CHM series with "Dancing for Life: Moving through HIV/AIDS" on Thursday, June 23, 5:30-8:30 p.m. In honor of Chicago designating 2022 as the ...


 
Critically-acclaimed-Queer-Serial-History-Podcast-continues-new-series-into-Pride-Month

  Critically acclaimed Queer Serial History Podcast continues new series into Pride Month

-- From a press release

In Queer Serial's radio drama style, NLGJA award-winning producer Devlyn Camp is bringing gay history to life with news & gay radio shows from the archives, unheard interviews between historian Will Roscoe & Supervisor Harry Britt, ...


 
Vandersloot-makes-history-in-Sky-win-Cubs-White-Sox-lose-NU-softball-

  Vandersloot makes history in Sky win; Cubs, White Sox lose; NU softball

In WNBA action, the Chicago Sky (6-3) defeated the Atlanta Dream (6-4) 73-65 on June 3 in College Park, Georgia. The Sky are still undefeated (4-0) in Commissioner's Cup games. Courtney Vandersloot passed Allie Quigley to ...


 
Probable-monkeypox-case-confirmed-in-Chicago

  Probable monkeypox case confirmed in Chicago

On June 2, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced a single presumptive monkeypox case in an adult male Chicago resident with recent travel history to Europe, per ...


 
Imperial-Court-Task-Force-to-add-five-icons-to-Wall-of-Honor-at-the-Stonewall-Inn-on-June-23-

  Imperial Court, Task Force to add five icons to 'Wall of Honor' at the Stonewall Inn on June 23

-- From a press release

NEW YORK, NY, JUNE 1, 2022—On Thursday, June 23, five LGBTQ icons will be added to the National LGBTQ Wall of Honor at the Stonewall Inn in New York City. The honor wall was inaugurated in ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Laverne-Cox-PBS-special-Ricky-Martin-queer-books-authors

  SHOWBIZ Laverne Cox, PBS special, Ricky Martin, queer books/authors

Nouveau Productions and PBS announced a new collaboration for Pride Month, per a press release. The special True Colors: LGBTQ+ Our Stories, Our Songs will offer a unique look at the history of the LGBTQ+ community ...


 
Chicago-Bears-release-schedule-Yankees-pound-White-Sox

  Chicago Bears release schedule; Yankees pound White Sox

After alternating home and road games throughout the entire 2021 season for the first time in franchise history, the Chicago Bears have a more conventional schedule in 2022, according to a press release. It features three ...


 
Plaque-unveiled-in-NYC-to-honor-headquarters-of-NAACP-other-progressive-groups

  Plaque unveiled in NYC to honor headquarters of NAACP, other progressive groups

On May 11, Village Preservation and The New School were joined by historians David Levering Lewis, Amy Aronson, Brian McGrath and Stephen Brier for the unveiling of a plaque marking 70 Fifth Ave. as the historic ...


 
LGBT-Milwalkee-project-earns-first-round-of-funding

  'LGBT Milwalkee' project earns first round of funding

-- From a press release. LGBT Milwaukee history video below

Milwaukee, WI. - Thanks to generous financial support, the LGBT MILWALKEE project has achieved its first round of fundraising goals and will launch a local walking tour app on Thursday, June 1. "To date, we've received ...


 
MUSIC-Madonna-curating-releasing-dance-music-compilation-Finally-Enough-Love

  MUSIC Madonna curating, releasing dance-music compilation 'Finally Enough Love'

Madonna made history once again when she topped the Dance Club Songs chart for the 50th time, making her the first and only recording artist to have 50 number-one hits on any Billboard chart. To celebrate ...


 
Wisconsin-LGBTQ-History-Project-showcases-History-of-Milwaukee-Drag-starting-June-27

  Wisconsin LGBTQ History Project showcases 'History of Milwaukee Drag' starting June 27

-- From a press release

Milwaukee, WI. - A History of Milwaukee Drag: Seven Generations of Glamour, by local historians Michail Takach and BJ Daniels, will be released Monday, June 27 by The History Press. For nearly 150 years, Milwaukee has ...


 
ONE-Archives-running-exhibit-of-vintage-LGBTQ-activist-posters

  ONE Archives running exhibit of vintage LGBTQ+ activist posters

Los Angeles-based ONE Archives Foundation announced "Days of Rage, a web-based multimedia exhibit featuring newly digitized LGBTQ+ activist posters from the ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries. The exhibit, which has launched ...


 
FILM-TV-New-Drag-Race-All-Stars-to-only-feature-previous-winners

  FILM/TV New 'Drag Race All Stars' to only feature previous winners

In a watershed moment in "RuPaul's Drag Race" history (or herstory), all eight returning queens on season seven of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars have won previous seasons of "Drag Race" or "All Stars," Variety noted. ...


 
News-coverage-of-trans-athletes-reflects-partisan-biases-data-show

  News coverage of trans athletes reflects partisan biases, data show

-- From a press release

WATERLOO, ONTARIO, CANADA — News coverage of transgender athletes, including the history-making NCAA Division I champion swimmer Lia Thomas, often reflected the ideological biases of news outlets, which presented readers ...


 
FILM-TV-Janora-McDuffie-Black-queer-actress-set-to-make-Oscars-history-as-announcer

  FILM/TV Janora McDuffie: Black queer actress set to make Oscars history as announcer

Janora McDuffie has accomplished many things during her career, including being on many TV series, including Grey's Anatomy, Criminal Minds, Veronica Mars, Firefly and New Girl. However, on Sunday, March 27, the queer actress will be ...


 
Groups-condemn-attacks-on-Womens-History-Month-Program

  Groups condemn attacks on Women's History Month Program

-- From a press release

White supremacists broke into a virtual Women's History Month program presented by the Racial Justice Coalition of West Central Illinois and Democratic Women of McDonough County IL last weekend. Prior to the start of recording and ...


 
Pride-Journey-Iceland

  Pride Journey: Iceland

The only way to describe Iceland is ... magical. It truly is. Iceland is like no other place I've visited in the world. It's topography, climate, people, culture, history, and nightlife blended together make Iceland a ...


 
NATIONAL-Mayor-makes-history-LGBTQ-Latinx-demo-fashion-show-NC-law

  NATIONAL Mayor makes history, LGBTQ+ Latinx demo, fashion show, N.C. law

In Florida, Boynton Beach elected its first out LGBTQ mayor—as well as the first Asian-American mayor in the state's history, LGBTQ Nation noted. Ty Penserga not only won the election, but he beat a homophobe who ...


 
Trans-collegiate-swimmer-makes-history-and-courts-controversy

  Trans collegiate swimmer makes history--and courts controversy

Lia Thomas, a transgender woman, has made history by becoming a national champion. Thomas, who attends the University of Pennsylvania, finished the 500-yard freestyle in 4 minutes, 33.24 seconds on March 17 to become the first ...


 
For-Bayard-Rustins-birthday-NBJC-asks-Congress-for-Forever-stamp-honoring-Rustins-life-and-work

  For Bayard Rustin's birthday, NBJC asks Congress for Forever stamp honoring Rustin's life and work

-- From a press release

WASHINGTON, DC — In commemoration of Black Queer civil rights leader Bayard Rustin's birthday today, March 17th, the National Black Justice Coalition, a leading Black LGBTQ+/SGL civil rights organization, is urging Congress to pass the Bayard ...


 
POLITICS-Jaylin-McClinton-aims-for-history-in-Cook-County-commissioner-race

  POLITICS Jaylin McClinton aims for history in Cook County commissioner race

Jaylin McClinton is running for the Cook County commissioner representing the 5th District and, in so doing, is aiming for history. Should he be elected, McClinton will be the first Black, openly gay Cook County and the ...


 
TELEVISION-The-Queerties-award-show-premiering-on-Revry-YouTube-on-March-16

  TELEVISION 'The Queerties' award show premiering on Revry, YouTube on March 16

The Queerties 10th-anniversary award show will begin streaming on Revry and YouTube on Wed., March 16—the first time in its history the fully-produced live show ceremony will be viewable on national TV. The Queerties is a ...


 
NATIONAL-Electoral-items-BiHealthMonth-Disney-NYC-mayor-jury-award

  NATIONAL Electoral items, #BiHealthMonth, Disney, NYC mayor, jury award

More than 100 openly LGBTQ+ people announced Congressional bids this year—the most in U.S. history, The Hill noted. Sixteen of those candidates are running in competitive districts that will determine control of the House, and three ...


 
PASSAGES-Civic-leader-LGBTQ-ally-Josephine-Minow-dies-at-95

  PASSAGES Civic leader, LGBTQ+ ally Josephine Minow dies at 95

Josephine Baskin Minow—a civic leader with an interest in social justice and Chicago and Jewish history—has died at age 95, The Chicago Tribune reported. Minow was the past president of the Juvenile Protective Agency and a ...


 
Chicago-historian-invites-the-audience-to-the-party-that-is-queer-history-

  Chicago historian 'invites the audience to the party' that is queer history

The book Voices in Isolation: 4 Queer Plays at a Social Distance is a collection of stories about the LGBTQ+ community designed to preserve "fading memories" of queer history and experiences by "inviting the audience to ...


 
Planned-Parenthood-Illinois-Action-hosts-Black-History-Month-LGBTQ-healthcare-town-hall

  Planned Parenthood Illinois Action hosts Black History Month LGBTQ+ healthcare town hall

Planned Parenthood Illinois Action (PPIA) hosted a virtual Black Community Town Hall: LGBTQIA+ Health Feb. 22 to cap off a four-part series in honor of Black History Month. The three prior town halls focused on community ...


 
SAVOR-Aurelios-Pizza-

  SAVOR Aurelio's Pizza

Aurelio's Pizza has a lot of history behind it. Working with the motto "Tell 'em Joe Sent Me" (referring to founder Joe Aurelio), Aurelio's launched in 1959 in Homewood, Illinois. This small storefront had just enough ...


 
THEATER-Trial-in-the-Delta-The-Murder-of-Emmett-Till-to-take-place-Feb-26-27

  THEATER 'Trial in the Delta: The Murder of Emmett Till' to take place Feb. 26-27

Collaboraction and The DuSable Museum of African American History are partnering to present Trial in the Delta: The Murder of Emmett Till—the first-ever stage adaptation of the actual, recently unearthed 1955 trial transcript of the two ...


 
Non-binary-skater-and-partner-finish-eighth-at-Winter-Olympics

  Non-binary skater and partner finish eighth at Winter Olympics

Timothy LeDuc—who made history as the first non-binary competitor at a Winter Olympics—and partner Ashley Cain Gribble finished eighth in the pairs figure-skating competition in Beijing on Feb. 19. China's Wenjing Sui and Cong Han took ...


 
DeRozan-makes-history-in-Bulls-latest-win-Blackhawks-get-throttled

  DeRozan makes history in Bulls' latest win; Blackhawks get throttled

The Chicago Bulls (36-21) won their third straight game, defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder (17-39) 106-101 at the United Center on Feb. 12. DeMar DeRozan continued his scoring onslaught with 38 points in his latest game; ...


 
National-AIDS-Memorial-observes-Black-History-Month-with-online-programs

  National AIDS Memorial observes Black History Month with online programs

-- From a press release

SAN FRANCISCO (Feb. 7, 2022) — The National AIDS Memorial marks Black History Month and National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day with featured online programming honoring Black lives touched by AIDS. A specially curated selection of stories ...


 
LGBTQ-speed-skater-makes-Olympics-history

  LGBTQ speed skater makes Olympics history

On Feb. 7, Dutch speed skater Ireen Wust a member of the LGBTQ+ community made Olympics history as the first athlete to claim individual gold medals at five consecutive games, PinkNews reported. The 35-year-old was already the most ...


 
Historian-explores-LGBTQ-experiences-under-Nazis-in-Illinois-Holocaust-Museum-event-

  Historian explores LGBTQ+ experiences under Nazis in Illinois Holocaust Museum event

In the Feb. 3 virtual event entitled "LGBTQ+ Life and Death Under the Nazi State," which the Illinois Holocaust Museum hosted, historian Lauri Marhoefer shared research about various queer individuals' experiences while the Nazis were in ...


 
THEATER-Adam-Jennings-talks-Sons-of-Hollywood-life-lessons

  THEATER Adam Jennings talks 'Sons of Hollywood,' life lessons

The theatrical production Sons of Hollywood covers an important part of cinematic history. Silent-film stars Ramon Novarro and William Haines enjoyed lives as Hollywood royalty, engulfed in luxury. But when the Motion Picture Production Code brings ...


 
ALMA-showing-LGBTQ-COVID-documentary-Feb-13

  ALMA showing LGBTQ+ COVID documentary Feb. 13

On Sunday, Feb. 13, ALMA (Association of Latino/as Motivating Action), in collaboration with the Chicago History Museum program OUT at CHM, will show the documentary Seguimos Aqui (We Are Still ...


 
Black-History-Month-celebrations-planned-by-Chicago-Park-District

  Black History Month celebrations planned by Chicago Park District

-- From a press release

Join the Chicago Park District in celebrating Black History Month! Several parks across Chicago have been named in honor of African Americans who have been instrumental in shaping the city's legacy. Events will take place Feb. ...


 
LGBTQ-Victory-Fund-recognizes-Black-History-Month-uplifts-23-Black-out-LGBTQ-candidates

  LGBTQ Victory Fund recognizes Black History Month, uplifts 23 Black out LGBTQ candidates

-- From a press release

Washington, DC — In recognition of Black History Month, Mayor Annise Parker, President & CEO of LGBTQ Victory Fund, released the following statement: "At the heart of it, representation is about getting diverse voices in the ...


 
Hidden-Gems-art-pop-up-at-Goodman-Theatre-Feb-3-27

  'Hidden Gems' art pop-up at Goodman Theatre Feb. 3-27

In celebration of Black History Month, Goodman Theatre is presenting its first-ever on-site art expo "Hidden Gems: A Celebration of African American Artists & Art" in conjunction with the major revival of August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean ...


 
Illinois-Legislative-Black-Caucus-Foundation-holding-virtual-soiree-Feb-2

  Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundation holding virtual soiree Feb. 2

On Feb. 2, the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundation (ILBCF)—the philanthropic and civic partner of the 34 member Illinois Legislative Black Caucus (ILBC)—will host its annual Black History Month Soiree ...


 
POLITICS-Robinson-endorses-Black-LGBTQ-Cook-County-board-candidate

  POLITICS Robinson endorses Black LGBTQ+ Cook County board candidate

Jaylin D. McClinton (he/him/el) announced that Illinois state Rep. Lamont J. Robinson—the first openly LGBTQ+ Black state legislator in Illinois history—is endorsing his campaign in the race for Cook County ...


 
THEATER-REVIEW-Relentless-

  THEATER REVIEW Relentless

Title: Relentless. Playwright: Tyla Abercrumbie At: Timeline Theatre Company at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets: $42-$57; TimelineTheatre.com. Runs through: Feb. 26 The scholarly history of African immigrants in North America is all too often ...


 
DANCE-Alvin-Ailey-company-at-Auditorium-Theatre-on-March-2-6

  DANCE Alvin Ailey company at Auditorium Theatre on March 2-6

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to stages on a coast-to-coast national tour starting Jan. 28 in Philadelphia; kicking off Black History Month at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 1; and traveling to ...


 
Equality-California-endorses-openly-LGBTQ-candidates-for-state-legislature

  Equality California endorses openly LGBTQ+ candidates for state legislature

-- From a press release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — For the first time in history, California's Legislative LGBTQ Caucus could increase to 10% of the state legislature in 2022. Equality California, the nation's largest statewide LGBTQ+ ...


 
VIEWPOINT-Who-is-my-neighbor

  VIEWPOINT Who is my neighbor?

The notion of functioning as a Good Samaritan is one that transcends any particular faith tradition. The idea of humans treating humans in a humane way sounds so simple, yet history and modernity are replete with ...


 
Planned-Parenthood-Illinois-Action-launches-virtual-Black-Community-Town-Hall-Series-in-February

  Planned Parenthood Illinois Action launches virtual Black Community Town Hall Series in February

-- From a press release

CHICAGO - Planned Parenthood Illinois Action (PPIA) proudly announces a new Black Community Town Hall series in honor of Black History Month. The series of virtual discussions will tackle topics such as community wellness and care, ...


 
Revrys-Black-History-Month-of-LGBTQ-First-Films-and-Series-celebrates-Black-stories

  Revry's Black History Month of LGBTQ-First Films and Series celebrates Black stories

-- From a press release

Los Angeles - This Black History Month, Revry is programming LGBTQ-first Black stories with themes from the differently-abled, LGBTQ athletes, activists and the lesbian, trans and the cis-gender lesbian community. Over 35% of Revry's audience is ...


 
LGBTQ-rights-activist-Jim-Obergefell-announces-political-run

  LGBTQ+-rights activist Jim Obergefell announces political run

Jim Obergefell the LGBTQ+-rights activist and named plaintiff in the Supreme Court case that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide announced Jan. 18 that he is launching a bid for the Ohio state House, CNN.com reported. "I took a history-ma ...


 
THEATER-DuSable-puppet-company-to-run-Toni-Morrisons-The-Bluest-Eye

  THEATER DuSable, puppet company to run Toni Morrison's 'The Bluest Eye'

The DuSable Museum of African American History is partnering with the 4th Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival to present a production of The Bluest Eye, based on Toni Morrison's 1970 groundbreaking coming-of-age novel. The production will ...


 
Trans-actress-Rodriguez-makes-history-at-quiet-Golden-Globes

  Trans actress Rodriguez makes history at quiet Golden Globes

On Jan. 9, Michaela Jae "Mj" Rodriguez won a Golden Globe for best actress in a TV drama for her role as Blanca on the FX show Pose, according to media reports. The awards were announced on social media, as the Globes were not broadcast or live-streamed ...


 
Non-binary-skater-makes-history-as-part-of-US-Olympic-team

  Non-binary skater makes history as part of U.S. Olympic team

Timothy LeDuc, a figure skater who identifies as non-binary, and partner Ashley Cain-Gribble won the pairs event at the 2022 U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Jan. 9 in Nashville, MSN.com reported. This was their second time ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Non-binary-skater-Cardi-B-David-Bowie-West-Hollywood-series

  SHOWBIZ Non-binary skater, Cardi B, David Bowie, 'West Hollywood' series

U.S. figure skating champion Timothy LeDuc is hoping to make history as the first out non-binary Winter Olympian in Beijing, out.com noted. The 31-year-old Iowa native and their skating partner, Ashley Cain-Gribble, already have a gold ...


 





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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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