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ELECTIONS-2023-Jessie-Fuentes-26th-Ward-candidate-talks-mental-health-LGBTQ-Chicagoans

  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 ...


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

  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 ...


 
Chicagoans-gather-for-Jackhammer-re-opening

  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 ...


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

  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 ...


 
SAVOR-Le-Petit-Chef-A-singular-literally-animated-experience-

  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 ...


 
Candace-Parker-leaving-the-Chicago-Sky-

  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 ...


 
Lesbian-named-presiding-judge-of-Cook-County-Circuit-Courts-Pretrial-Division-

  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 ...


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

  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 ...


 
Chicago-Red-Stars-unveil-2023-preseason-roster

  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 ...


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

  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: ...


 
SAVOR-Bacon-Lovers-Brunch-at-Frontier-Chicago-Restaurant-Week

  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 ...


 
ONYX-Midwest-forum-tackles-racist-performance-at-Touches-anniversary-party

  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 ...


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

  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 ...


 
TPAN-announces-merger-with-Vivent-Health-

  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, ...


 
Theater-Review-tick-tickBOOM

  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 ...


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

  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 ...


 
SAVOR-Uproar-Feb-2-benefit-dinner

  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 ...


 
Controversial-conversion-therapy-doc-has-its-Chicago-premiere

  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 ...


 
Rogers-Parks-R-Public-Houses-door-destroyed-by-homophobic-vandal

  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) ...


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

  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 ...


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

  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. ...


 
Early-voting-in-downtown-Chicago-to-start-Thursday-January-26-

  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, ...


 
Pritzker-signs-bill-protecting-healthcare-providers

  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 ...


 
Chicago-Red-Stars-select-four-players-in-2023-NWSL-Draft

  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 ...


 
Jordan-Vasquez-treats-Chicago-to-Fosses-Chicago

  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 ...


 
Black-LGBTQ-film-festival-among-Chicago-NEA-grant-recipients

  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 ...


 
Chicago-Red-Stars-add-Ella-Masar-to-coaching-staff

  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 ...


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

  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 ...


 
Chicago-LGBT-Hall-of-Fame-calls-for-nominations

  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 ...


 
Brittney-Griner-named-2022-Outsports-Person-of-the-Year

  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 ...


 
Chicago-Red-Stars-defender-Zoe-Morse-leaves-Chicago-Red-Stars

  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 ...


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

  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 ...


 
Howard-Brown-union-officials-dispute-allegations-around-sidewalk-incident

  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 ...


 
Cherkasov-to-head-Illinois-Holocaust-Museum

  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 ...


 
Brave-Space-Alliance-to-Illinois-General-Assembly-Dont-back-down-on-trans-protections

  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 ...


 
Cavaliers-Mitchell-scores-71-points-as-Bulls-fall-again

  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 ...


 
Bears-Blackhawks-and-NU-all-lose

  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 ...


 
AFCs-World-of-Chocolate-on-Feb-17

  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 ...


 
The-First-Homosexuals-extended-at-Wrightwood-659-by-popular-demand

  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 ...


 
VIEWPOINT-Its-The-Endagain-and-again-and-again-

  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 ...


 
Blackhawks-lose-NU-edges-Brown-DePaul-wins

  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 ...


 
LGBTQ-police-officer-remembered-as-wonder-woman

  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 ...


 
Bulls-defeat-Bucks

  Bulls defeat Bucks

The Chicago Bulls (15-19) came through against a team with a winning record, defeating the Milwaukee Bucks (22-12) 119-113 at the United Center on Dec. 28. DeMar DeRozan recorded a double-double with 42 points and 10 ...


 
Bulls-win-streak-ends-against-Houston

  Bulls' win streak ends against Houston

At the United Center on Dec. 26, the Chicago Bulls (14-19) lost to the Houston Rockets (10-23) 133-118. The Rockets ended a five-game losing streak while the Bulls had a three-game winning streak snapped. Chicago's DeMar ...


 
Howard-Brown-Health-staff-prepares-for-January-strike

  Howard Brown Health staff prepares for January strike

Illinois Nursing Association (INA) filed an intent-to-strike notice against the Howard Brown Health medical organization on Dec. 23, after negotiations between the two sides have further strained in recent months. ...


 
Bulls-win-again-Blackhawks-lose-again

  Bulls win again; Blackhawks lose again

In Atlanta on Dec. 21, the Chicago Bulls (13-18) edged the Hawks (16-16) by a score of 110-108. The Bulls' Ayo Dosunmu clinched the victory with a putback at the buzzer—the first game-winner of his NBA ...


 
PrideArts-Chicago-drag-artists-co-produce-story-of-a-drag-familys-tribulations

  PrideArts, Chicago drag artists co-produce story of a drag family's tribulations

-- From a press release

CHICAGO — PrideArts will celebrate the arrival of the year 2023 by teaming up with the Chicago drag performers Tirrany Reigns and Ramona Mirage to stage Reigns' original Queer Family Dramedy, set just after New Year's ...


 
Life-Is-Work-Brave-Space-Alliance-to-distribute-Grubhub-gift-cards

  Life Is Work, Brave Space Alliance to distribute Grubhub gift cards

Life Is Work (LIW)—a Black and Brown trans-led social services and advocacy organization on Chicago's West Side—is collaborating with community partner and South Side trans- and Black-led organization Brave Space ...


 
Bulls-end-losing-streak-in-Miami-NU-rolls-over-UIC

  Bulls end losing streak in Miami; NU rolls over UIC

Nikola Vucevic had 29 points and 12 rebounds while DeMar DeRozan had 24 points and Zach LaVine added 21 as the Chicago Bulls (12-18) beat the host Miami Heat (16-16) 113-103 on Dec. 20.� In winning, ...


 
Activists-gather-outside-Pritzkers-home-call-for-lesbian-prisoner-Bernina-Matas-release-

  Activists gather outside Pritzker's home, call for lesbian prisoner Bernina Mata's release

Free Bernina Team and Love and Protect members, among other groups and individuals, gathered outside of Gov. J.B. Prizker's Chicago home Dec. 19 to call for the release and commutation of 52-year old Latinx lesbian prisoner ...


 
Oak-Park-Festival-Theatre-makes-history-with-new-artistic-director

  Oak Park Festival Theatre makes history with new artistic director

The Oak Park Festival Theatre (OPFT)—the oldest professional classical theater in the Midwest—announced that Peter G. Andersen will be joining the company as its new artistic director in January 2023. It is the first time that a person ...


 
OPINION-Remember-the-youngest-victims-of-anti-LGBTQ-discrimination

  OPINION Remember the youngest victims of anti-LGBTQ+ discrimination

On Dec. 13, the Ohio State Board of Education voted 10-7 in favor of a non-binding resolution opposing proposed changes to the federal government's Title IX protecting LGBTQ+ students. It was just one more blow for ...


 
Bears-Blackhawks-and-Bulls-all-lose-college-football-champs

  Bears, Blackhawks and Bulls all lose; college football champs

On Dec. 18 at Soldier Field, the Chicago Bears (3-11) fell to the playoff-bound Philadelphia Eagles (13-1) 25-20. It was the Bears' seventh straight loss—their worst skid since dropping eight in a row in 2002 to ...


 
Outgoing-state-Rep-Greg-Harris-feted-at-Baton-retirement-party

  Outgoing state Rep. Greg Harris feted at Baton retirement party

In recognition of his 16-year career in the Illinois House of Representatives, many efforts in public service, not to mention staunch support of the LGBTQ community, state Rep. Greg Harris, who is also the house majority ...


 
Chicago-Red-Stars-board-releases-statement-on-club-culture

  Chicago Red Stars board releases statement on club, culture

-- From a press release

CHICAGO, Ill. (December 15, 2022) - The following is a statement from the board of the Chicago Red Stars: "The past year presented a sobering opportunity to examine our club and its culture, including the harm ...


 
Life-is-a-Cabaret-for-James-Harkness-these-days

  Life is a Cabaret for James Harkness these days

Out performer James Harkness is one of the many performers in Cabaret ZaZou's Luminaire, the latest project from the creative team behind the successful show Teatro ZinZanni. Currently in an open run since Sept. 7, 2022, ...


 
Washington-skates-by-Blackhawks-as-Ovechkin-makes-history

  Washington skates by Blackhawks as Ovechkin makes history

At the United Center on Dec. 13, the Chicago Blackhawks (7-16-4) fell to the Washington Capitals (15-12-4) by a score of 7-3. Washington's Alex Ovechkin scored three times to become the third NHL player with 800 ...


 
Chicago-Red-Stars-transfer-Sarah-Luebbert-to-Club-America

  Chicago Red Stars transfer Sarah Luebbert to Club America

-- From a press release

CHICAGO — The Chicago Red Stars have permanently transferred Sarah Luebbert to Club America of Liga MX Femenil in exchange for an agreed-upon-transfer fee. "I'd like to thank Sarah for her contributions to the Red Stars over ...


 
Cook-Countys-Kevin-Morrison-attends-signing-of-Respect-for-Marriage-Act-at-the-White-House

  Cook County's Kevin Morrison attends signing of Respect for Marriage Act at the White House

-- From a press release

Washington D.C. — December 13thth 2022 — Cook County Commissioner Kevin Morrison attended the signing of the historic Respect for Marriage Act recently passed by both chambers of congress. The bill guarantees the federal rights ...


 
Brave-Space-Alliance-to-offer-name-change-clinic-for-queer-trans-people

  Brave Space Alliance to offer name change clinic for queer, trans people

-- From a press release

CHICAGO, IL — December 13, 2022 — In its continual efforts of creating and protecting "brave spaces" for transgender and queer Black people to affirm their dignity, Brave Space Alliance (BSA) is providing a free name ...


 
Trans-activist-Precious-Brady-Davis-endorses-Mayor-Lightfoots-reelection-campaign

  Trans activist Precious Brady-Davis endorses Mayor Lightfoot's reelection campaign

-- From a press release

Chicago, IL — This week, transgender activist Precious Brady-Davis endorsed Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot's reelection campaign. Brady-Davis is a celebrated author and activist who published the memoir I Have Always ...


 
Tatumn-Milazzo-extends-contract-with-Chicago-Red-Stars

  Tatumn Milazzo extends contract with Chicago Red Stars

CHICAGO — The Chicago Red Stars and defender Tatumn Milazzo have agreed to terms on a contract extension that will see the Chicagoland native remain with the Red Stars through the 2024 season in a two-year contract ...


 
Bulls-roll-over-Dallas

  Bulls roll over Dallas

At the United Center on Dec. 10, the Chicago Bulls (11-14) crushed the Dallas Mavericks (13-13) 144-115. DeMar DeRozan had 28 points and nine rebounds and the Chicago Bulls took advantage of NBA ...


 
Pfleger-reinstated-at-St-Sabina-after-abuse-investigation-ends

  Pfleger reinstated at St. Sabina after abuse investigation ends

On Dec. 10, the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago reinstated activist/St. Sabina leader Father Michael Pfleger following an investigation into abuse allegations against the priest, The Chicago Tribune reported. Pfleger was forced away from the church in ...


 
Chicago-Red-Stars-midfielder-Sarah-Woldmoe-announces-retirement

  Chicago Red Stars midfielder Sarah Woldmoe announces retirement

-- From a press release

CHICAGO, Ill. (December 7, 2022) - Chicago Red Stars midfielder Sarah Woldmoe has announced her retirement from professional soccer. The Indiana native joined the Red Stars at the end of 2020 from Sky Blue FC. "After ...


 
Johnson-among-HRC-Chicagos-Nov-12-honorees

  Johnson among HRC Chicago's Nov. 12 honorees

E. Patrick Johnson, dean of the School of Communication and Annenberg University Professor of Performance Studies at Northwestern University, was recognized by HRC Chicago at its 2022 gathering Nov. 12 at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park ...


 
Memorial-set-for-Charlotte-Newfeld

  Memorial set for Charlotte Newfeld

Memorial set for Charlotte Newfeld Memorial services for LGBTQ+ community ally and Lakeview activist Charlotte Newfeld will be Tuesday, Jan. 24 at Ann Sather's on Belmont, from 6-8 p.m. Newfeld died Nov. 17 due to natural causes. She ...


 
Theater-Review-Mosque4Mosque

  Theater Review: Mosque4Mosque

Author: Omer Abbas Salem. At: About Face Theatre at The Den Tickets: www.thedentheatre.com; $7.50-$41.25. Runs through: Dec. 17 Sara and her children are Syrian immigrants with a nice suburban house. Sara (Rula Gardenier) is an accountant, ...


 
Chicago-LGBT-Hall-of-Fame-and-Imperial-Court-Holiday-Social

  Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame and Imperial Court Holiday Social

—From a press release

Charlie's Chicago, 3726 N. Broadway, Chicago 60613, will hold a Holiday Social for the Imperial Windy City Court of the Prairie State Empire as a fundraiser for the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame on Friday, Dec. ...


 
Attorney-General-Raoul-joins-coalition-to-protect-access-to-gender-affirming-care

  Attorney General Raoul joins coalition to protect access to gender-affirming care

—From a press release

CHICAGO — Attorney General Kwame Raoul today stood up for transgender rights, joining a coalition of 16 attorneys general in filing an amicus brief supporting efforts to promote equal access to healthcare in West Virginia ...


 
Chicago-activist-Jeff-Berry-discusses-advocacy-for-aging-persons-living-with-HIV

  Chicago activist Jeff Berry discusses advocacy for aging persons living with HIV

For longtime Chicago activist Jeff Berry, becoming the first executive director of the Reunion Project—a national alliance centering aging persons living with HIV, which Berry co-founded in 2015—was a significant ...


 
Art-and-Pep-documents-the-accomplishments-by-and-love-between-Chicago-activists-

  'Art and Pep' documents the accomplishments by and love between Chicago activists

While giving a speech at a party early in the new documentary Art and Pep, activist and Sidetrack co-owner Arthur Johnston says, "The only ones we gay people can rely on is each other." Art and ...


 
Their-stories-Chicago-scholar-focuses-their-work-on-LGBTQ-seniors

  Their stories: Chicago scholar focuses their work on LGBTQ+ seniors

When we think about how LGBTQ+ age, helping people feel connected and "seen" is just one of the many ways a community can care for LGBTQ+ elders. It can contribute to their mental health as they ...


 
Pride-Journey-Oklahoma-City

  Pride Journey: Oklahoma City

Since I began Pride Journeys 5 years ago, I have had the incredible opportunity to visit dozens of destinations around the world. Some destinations I visited once, while others left such an impression, that I was ...


 






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