Windy City Media Group Frontpage News

THE VOICE OF CHICAGO'S GAY, LESBIAN, BI, TRANS AND QUEER COMMUNITY SINCE 1985

Social Media home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2023-12-13
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
Donate

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor

  Music 

SHOWBIZ-Jerrod-Carmichael-9-1-1-actor-Kayne-the-Lovechild-STARZ-shows-Cynthia-Erivo

  SHOWBIZ Jerrod Carmichael, '9-1-1' actor, Kayne the Lovechild, STARZ shows, Cynthia Erivo

Gay comedian/filmmaker Jerrod Carmichael criticized Dave Chappelle, opening up about the pair's ongoing feud and calling out Chappelle's opinions on the LGBTQ+ community, PinkNews noted, citing an Esquire article. Carmichael ...


 
Andersonville-Chamber-announces-Andersonville-Midsommarfest-entertainment-lineup

  Andersonville Chamber announces Andersonville Midsommarfest entertainment lineup

--From a press release

CHICAGO (April 8, 2024) — The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) is pleased to announce the full entertainment line-up for Andersonville Midsommarfest, one of Chicago's oldest and most beloved summer ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Outfest-Chita-Rivera-figure-skaters-letter-playwright-dies

  SHOWBIZ Outfest, Chita Rivera, figure skaters, letter, playwright dies

For more than four decades, Outfest has been telling LGBTQ+ stories through the thousands of films screened during its annual Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ+ Film Festival—but that event may have a different look this year because ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Dionne-Warwick-OUTshine-Ariana-DeBose-Showgirls-Harlem

  SHOWBIZ Dionne Warwick, OUTshine, Ariana DeBose, 'Showgirls,' 'Harlem'

Video below

Iconic singer Dionne Warwick was honored for her decades-long advocacy work for people living with HIV/AIDS at a star-studded amfAR fundraising gala in Palm Beach, per the Palm Beach Daily News. Warwick received the "Award of ...


 
Rumors-performers-create-alternative-drag-playground

  'Rumors' performers create alternative drag playground

At first glance, Dorian's Through The Record Shop (1939 W. North Ave.) looks like a brightly-lit shop with a handful of records on the wall, but there's a secret world behind those unassuming shelves. Visitors are ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Queer-musicians-Marvel-situation-Elliot-Page-Nicole-Kidman

  SHOWBIZ Queer musicians, Marvel situation, Elliot Page, Nicole Kidman

Queer musician Joy Oladokun released the single "I Wished on the Moon," from Jack Antonoff's official soundtrack for the new Apple TV+ series The New Look, per a press release. The soundtrack, ...


 
Lollapalooza-announces-lineup-SZA-Skrillex-among-headliners

  Lollapalooza announces lineup; SZA, Skrillex among headliners

Lollapalooza has released its line-up for the event that's taking place Aug. 1-4 at Grant Park. Headliners include SZA, Blink-182, Skrillex, The Killers, Hozier, Melanie Martinez and Stray Kids, among others. Some of the other acts ...


 
Jamie-Barton-brings-nuances-of-identity-to-her-Lyric-Opera-Aida-performance-

  Jamie Barton brings nuances of identity to her Lyric Opera 'Aida' performance

Chicago's Lyric Opera is currently featuring a production of Giuseppe Verdi's Aida starring Michelle Bradley as Aida, Jamie Barton as Amneris and Russell Thomas as Radamès. The opera runs through April 7, 2024, with Francesca Zambello ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Lady-Gaga-P-Valley-Wendy-Williams-Luke-Evans-Queer-Eye-Transition

  SHOWBIZ Lady Gaga, 'P-Valley,' Wendy Williams, Luke Evans, 'Queer Eye,' 'Transition'

Lady Gaga came to the defense of Dylan Mulvaney after a post with the trans influencer/activist for International Women's Day received hateful responses, People Magazine noted. On Instagram, Gaga stated, "It's appalling to me that a ...


 
House-music-festival-on-Aug-30-Sept-1-icons-Idris-Elba-to-be-part-of-it-

  House-music festival on Aug. 30-Sept. 1; icons, Idris Elba to be part of it

The ARC Music Festival—an event celebrating house music—will take place Aug. 30-Sept. 1 at Chicago's Union Park, per WGN-TV. This will mark the fourth year that the festival will celebrate the genre at Union Park—less than ...


 
COBRAH-slithers-into-Chicago-and-brings-Feminine-Energy

  COBRAH slithers into Chicago and brings Feminine Energy

COBRAH snaked her way into Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St., for two nights March 7 and 8 for her Succubus Tour. This Swedish-born talent has a way with naughty words and ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Jinkx-Monsoon-Xavier-Dolan-Frida-Lena-Waithe-out-singer

  SHOWBIZ Jinkx Monsoon, Xavier Dolan, 'Frida,' Lena Waithe, out singer

Two-time RuPaul's Drag Race winner Jinkx Monsoon is headed back to the New York stage, joining off-Broadway's Little Shop of Horrors as Audrey beginning April 2, according to Playbill. The casting makes Monsoon the first drag ...


 
Queer-Eyes-Jai-Rodriguez-is-set-to-slay-at-The-Big-Gay-Cabaret

  Queer Eye's Jai Rodriguez is set to slay at The Big Gay Cabaret

Out and proud performer Jai Rodriguez is set to play at The Big Gay Cabaret this March for three days. Presented by RuPaul Drag Racer Ginger Minj, this monthly series highlights the wide world of cabaret ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Queer-actors-icons-duet-Hunter-Schafer-Oscars-Elizabeth-Taylor

  SHOWBIZ Queer actors, icons duet, Hunter Schafer, Oscars, Elizabeth Taylor

Queer actor Kal Penn is set to star in Trust Me, I'm a Doctor—a film that chronicles the final days of actress/model Anna Nicole Smith, whose overdose death in 2007 at age 39 sparked a tabloid ...


 
Always-Olivia-celebrates-Olivia-Newton-John-at-Raue-Center

  'Always Olivia' celebrates Olivia Newton-John at Raue Center

From a press release: Always Olivia, a tribute to one of the most celebrated and beloved pop culture icons of all time, the late Olivia Newton-John comes to Raue Center in Crystal Lake on Saturday, May ...


 
Samuel-Savoir-Faire-Williamss-violin-stylings-help-COH-mark-Black-History-Month

  Samuel Savoir-Faire Williams's violin stylings help COH mark Black History Month

As part of its celebration of Black History Month, Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., presented a solo jazz performance by violinist Samuel Savoir-Faire Williams on Feb. 21. The two-hour long performance presented a showcase ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Kristen-Stewart-Rock-Hudson-Talia-Keys-True-Detective-Marvel-comic

  SHOWBIZ Kristen Stewart, Rock Hudson, Talia Keys, 'True Detective,' Marvel comic

At the Berlin Film Festival, Kristen Stewart defended her photo shoot for a Rolling Stone magazine cover that went viral and divided audiences on social-media platforms, per The Hollywood Reporter. "The existence of a female body ...


 
Theater-Review-Billy-Elliot-The-Musical

  Theater Review: Billy Elliot, The Musical

Book and Lyrics: Lee Hall; Music: Elton John. At: Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora Tickets: 630-896-6666 or Paramountaurora.com; $28-$79. Runs through March 24 Billy Elliot: The Musical may nearly be two decades old, but ...


 
REFLECTIONS-An-Evening-of-original-music-with-the-Jeannie-Tanner-Quartet

  REFLECTIONS: An Evening of original music with the Jeannie Tanner Quartet

--From a press release

REFLECTIONS will be a night of feel-good, upbeat original music written by Jeannie Tanner. Songs range from jazz, to pop, to soulful R&B. Jeannie's music can be heard in many television shows and movies, with recordings ...


 
Lakeside-Pride-Wilde-Cabaret-Valentines-Day-Feb-17

  Lakeside Pride Wilde Cabaret Valentine's Day Feb. 17

--From a press release

Lakeside Pride Wilde Cabaret puts their own spin on Valentine's Day with a show celebrating things done and sacrificed for love - not just romantic love, but love for pets, friends, family and art. Join the ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Elton-John-Hannah-Gadsby-video-game-Jennifer-Lopez-queer-thriller

  SHOWBIZ Elton John, Hannah Gadsby, video game, Jennifer Lopez, queer thriller

Video below

Sir Elton John has sold his Atlanta home and is now auctioning off more than 900 of his personal items that were kept in the 13,500-square-foot condo, The Daily Mail noted. The massive collection includes rare ...


 
Wic-Whitney-spills-the-Afternoon-Tea

  Wic Whitney spills the Afternoon Tea

Born in Arkansas and now based in Chicago, queer performer Wic Whitney is a storyteller with a great deal to say, preaching his Southern soul message through unique vocal stylings as a rapper and singer. This ...


 
CGMC-presents-Lipstick-Lyrics-Forty-Foxy-A-Glamorous-Feast-for-the-Senses-

  CGMC presents Lipstick & Lyrics: Forty & Foxy, A Glamorous Feast for the Senses

--From a press release

CHICAGO, February 13, 2024 — The Chicago Gay Men's Chorus proudly presents Lipstick & Lyrics: Forty & Foxy, a dazzling, live-singing drag show that celebrates the sensuality and empowerment of middle age. Get ready to unleash ...


 
Cher-Mariah-Carey-among-Rock-Roll-Hall-of-Fame-nominees

  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 ...


 
Dr-Lady-J-explains-how-opera-can-be-a-drag

  Dr. Lady J explains how opera can be a drag

On Feb. 8, Center on Halsted, in partnership with Lyric Opera of Chicago, presented a lecture by historian, drag activist, podcaster and curator Dr. Lady J. The event, titled "Castrated Superstars, Cross Dressed Divas, and Queer ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Raven-Symone-womens-sports-Wayne-Brady-Jinkx-Monsoon-British-Vogue

  SHOWBIZ Raven-Symone, women's sports, Wayne Brady, Jinkx Monsoon, British Vogue

In celebration of Black History Month, the LA LGBT Center announced that lesbian entertainer Raven-Symone will be presented with the Center's Bayard Rustin Award at its new event, Highly Favored, per a press release. She joins ...


 
Women-dominate-2024-Grammys

  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 ...


 
SHOWBIZ-JoJo-Siwa-Tom-Holland-Bowen-Yang-Pet-Shop-Boys-Mariah-Carey

  SHOWBIZ JoJo Siwa, Tom Holland, Bowen Yang, Pet Shop Boys, Mariah Carey

In the wake of Nigel Lythgoe exiting So You Think You Can Dance, queer personality JoJo Siwa is returning to the series, per Deadline. Siwa, who was a judge on season 17 of the Fox show, will replace Lythgoe, who left ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Sundance-items-Green-Day-Wednesday-Queerties-The-Wiz

  SHOWBIZ Sundance items, Green Day, 'Wednesday,' Queerties, 'The Wiz'

At the Sundance Film Festival, Jodie Foster told Variety that the $1.4-billion success of Barbie helps confirm that Hollywood no longer views women directors as too much of a risk. She said, "With a big success ...


 
WORLD-Arrest-in-Brazil-athlete-dies-Ghana-attack-World-Economic-Forum

  WORLD Arrest in Brazil, athlete dies, Ghana attack, World Economic Forum

A 30-year-old man was arrested in Brazil on Jan. 18 for his alleged role in the stabbing murder of prominent NYC art dealer Brent Sikkema, Gay City News reported. Authorities took Cuban resident Alejandro Triana Trevez ...


 
Upcoming-Lyric-Opera-performance-Champion-explores-famed-boxers-gay-identity

  Upcoming Lyric Opera performance Champion explores famed boxer's gay identity

Grammy Award-winning composer Terence Blanchard and Tony Award-winning librettist Michael Cristofer's opera, Champion, is set for its Lyric Opera of Chicago debut Jan. 27. It runs through Feb. 11. This contemporary "opera in jazz" features the ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Laid-Nimona-Lukas-Gage-Lil-Nas-X-Lily-Gladstone-John-Waters

  SHOWBIZ 'Laid,' 'Nimona,' Lukas Gage, Lil Nas X, Lily Gladstone, John Waters

Peacock has given a straight-to-series order to the comedy Laid, which is slated to feature queer actress Stephanie Hsu (Everything Everywhere All at Once), Variety noted. Based on the Australian series of the same name, the ...


 
Indigo-Girls-Melissa-Etheridge-tour-to-start-Aug-11-at-Ravinia

  Indigo Girls/Melissa Etheridge tour to start Aug. 11 at Ravinia

Grammy-winning folk icons Indigo Girls will join Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter/rocker and fellow queer legend Melissa Etheridge for several co-billed shows this August. The tour kicks off at Ravinia at Highland Park, Illinois on Sunday, Aug. 11, ...


 
EMMYS-RuPaul-Niecy-Nash-Betts-win-Eltons-EGOT-status-GLAADs-award

  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 ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Call-Me-By-Your-Name-awards-Aspen-Gay-Ski-Week-Miss-Cleo

  SHOWBIZ 'Call Me By Your Name,' awards, Aspen Gay Ski Week, Miss Cleo

The Oscar-winning gay romance Call Me by Your Name is leaving Netflix after Jan. 31, per Out. The coming-of-age romance was helmed by Bones and All director Luca Guadagnino, and stars Timothee Chalamet as 17-year-old Elio ...


 
Artemis-Singers-winter-performance-inspires-listeners-to-Embrace-the-Night

  Artemis Singers' winter performance inspires listeners to 'Embrace the Night'

This winter's annual Artemis Singers' concert, "Embracing the Night," is designed to help listeners connect with their inner strength as they brave the cold winter months. The program begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20 ...


 
Baby-Tate-grows-up-with-Sexploration

  Baby Tate grows up with 'Sexploration'

The multitalented pansexual artist Baby Tate has plenty to say on her Sexploration: The Tour. She's packing up her "Wig" and traveling to Chicago to perform an inclusive set of songs such as "Luv Everybody" at ...


 
Scott-Frees-new-album-revives-protest-music-for-the-modern-era

  Scott Free's new album revives protest music for the modern era

By Alec Karam

Gay Chicago musician Scott Free wants to bring protest music back to the mainstream. With his new album Songs to Fight Oppression, Free has unveiled several new sing-along social justice songs to accompany protests, or simply ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Kelly-Clarkson-Billy-Porter-and-Luke-Evans-All-of-Us-Book-of-Mormon

  SHOWBIZ Kelly Clarkson, Billy Porter and Luke Evans, 'All of Us,' 'Book of Mormon'

Video below

At Kelly Clarkson's "Chemistry: An Intimate Evening" residency show in Las Vegas, two men got married with the help of the singer/talk-show host as a witness, EW.com noted. In an audience video from the show, fans ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Streisand-Kristen-Stewart-James-Baldwin-Cher-Relighting

  SHOWBIZ Streisand, Kristen Stewart, James Baldwin, Cher, 'Relighting'

Video below

Barbra Streisand will be honored with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild, TheWrap noted. The honor will be seen live at the 2024 SAG Awards, which will take place at the Shrine ...


 
Bradley-Cooper-conducts-a-symphony-of-queer-history-in-Maestro

  Bradley Cooper conducts a symphony of queer history in Maestro

Composer-conductor Leonard Bernstein was one of the most important musicians of his time, receiving many accolades—the Kennedy Center Honor among them, in 1981—before passing away in 1990. Behind the scenes ...


 
Artemis-Singers-to-present-Embracing-the-Night-concert-Jan-20

  Artemis Singers to present "Embracing the Night" concert Jan. 20

--From a press release

CHICAGO─Artemis Singers, www.artemissingers.org, Chicago's lesbian feminist chorus, will present "Embracing the Night," a concert of choral and popular music about finding inner strength. The program begins at 7 p.m., Saturday ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Former-Disney-star-womens-sports-Latifah-Lenny-Kravitz-Barbie

  SHOWBIZ Former Disney star, women's sports, Latifah, Lenny Kravitz, 'Barbie'

Videos below

In an essay about mental health that ran in Teen Vogue, former Disney star Karan Brar came out as bisexual, Out noted. In the essay, Brar talked about moving out of his parents' place —something that ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Bodyshop-Beyonce-Ani-DiFranco-Billie-Jean-King

  SHOWBIZ 'Bodyshop,' Beyonce, Ani DiFranco, Billie Jean King

The Breaking Glass Pictures film Bodyshop will be out on digital on Dec. 5, per a press release. The plot is described thusly: "The ghost of a young soldier sexually assaulted by his lieutenant says goodbye ...


 
Jerry-Mitchell-bops-into-Boop-

  Jerry Mitchell bops into Boop!

Director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell is bringing black-and-white Boop! The Betty Boop Musical into a world of color at the CIBC Theatre this winter. It's a pre-Broadway world premiere for the musical starring Jasmine Amy Rogers ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Billy-Porter-queer-novel-Tammy-Faye-queer-DJ-Bella-Ramsey

  SHOWBIZ Billy Porter, queer novel, 'Tammy Faye,' queer DJ, Bella Ramsey

Billy Porter released his long-awaited new album, Black Mona Lisa, via Island Records UK/Republic Records, and it's executive-produced by Justin Tranter, a press release noted. Porter said, "So many of the songs on my album have ...


 
Photographer-Irene-Young-launches-book-with-stellar-concerts

  Photographer Irene Young launches book with stellar concerts

"Something About the Women" was appropriately the closing song for two sold-out, stellar concerts at Berkeley's Freight & Salvage November 19, in celebration of the new book of the same name by Irene Young, the legendary ...


 
Jersey-Boys-stars-reunite-as-Midtown-Men-on-Dec-2-in-Glen-Ellyn

  'Jersey Boys' stars reunite as Midtown Men on Dec. 2 in Glen Ellyn

The original stars of the Broadway hit Jersey Boys—Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and J. Robert Spencer—will reunite as Midtown Men on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m. at McAninch Arts Center's Belushi Performance Hall ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Kaytranada-NFL-star-Alexandra-Billings-video-game-George-Michael-

  SHOWBIZ Kaytranada, NFL star, Alexandra Billings, video game, George Michael

Out Montreal DJ/producer Kaytranada teased his latest single, "Out of Luck," with Mariah the Scientist, on Twitter, Complex noted. "THIS IS THE ANTHEM!" Kaytra wrote in his quote-tweet of the song playing at a release party. ...


 
Chicago-Gay-Mens-Chorus-celebrates-40-years-of-holiday-music-in-The-Big-4-0-ho-ho

  Chicago Gay Men's Chorus celebrates 40 years of holiday music in 'The Big 4-0, ho, ho'

--From a press release

CHICAGO, November 1, 2023 — Chicago Gay Men's Chorus celebrates its 40th Anniversary with The Big 4-0, ho, ho!, a celebration of CGMC's holiday favorites over the last 40 years. Featuring festive arrangements from current Artistic ...


 
In-Praise-of-Sondheim-Theo-dedicates-the-rest-of-its-season-to-a-legendary-composer

  In Praise of Sondheim: Theo dedicates the rest of its season to a legendary composer

Evanston’s Theo theater company didn't originally set out to devote the majority of its 2023-24 season to the late gay composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim. But then the company's artistic leadership saw a creative Sondheim offer ...


 
CABARET-Karen-Mason-celebrating-Davenports-25th-anniversary-on-Nov-10-12-

  CABARET Karen Mason celebrating Davenport's 25th anniversary on Nov. 10-12

On Nov. 10-12, award-winning vocalist, Broadway star, actress and recording artist Karen Mason will return in concert to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Chicago cabaret venue Davenport's, 1383 N. Milwaukee Ave. Mason was the first performer ...


 
UPDATE-Illinois-school-district-approves-LGBTQ-musical-The-Prom

  UPDATE: Illinois school district approves LGBTQ+ musical 'The Prom'

After reconsidering a decision to postpone the event, Community Unit School District 300 will allow Hampshire High School to run its spring musical—The Prom, which is about ...


 
Broadways-Andy-Mientus-lugs-his-Jug-Band-to-Chicago-for-the-holidays

  Broadway's Andy Mientus lugs his Jug-Band to Chicago for the holidays

Prepare to reconnect with your inner child through puppetry this holiday season with Jim Henson's Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas. Puppets will play onstage Nov. 15-Dec. 31 at the historic Fine Arts Building, 410 South Michigan Ave., ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Shucked-Melissa-Etheridge-Elite-composer-dies-Orville-Peck

  SHOWBIZ 'Shucked,' Melissa Etheridge, 'Elite,' composer dies, Orville Peck

The Broadway production Shucked has set a closing date of Jan. 14, 2024 at the Nederlander Theatre, Playbill noted. At closing, the Tony-nominated musical will have played 28 previews and 327 regular performances. A North American ...


 
Billy-Porter-to-release-Black-Mona-Lisa-on-Nov-17

  Billy Porter to release 'Black Mona Lisa' on Nov. 17

Billy Porter will release his long-awaited new album, Black Mona Lisa, via Island UK/Republic Records on Nov. 17. Justin Tranter, also a member of the LGBTQ+ community, is the album's executive producer. Black Mona Lisa contains ...


 
WORLD-Mauritius-ruling-Justin-Trudeau-couple-attacked-Dame-Shirley-Bassey

  WORLD Mauritius ruling, Justin Trudeau, couple attacked, Dame Shirley Bassey

In a historic ruling, the Supreme Court of Mauritius decriminalized same-sex sexual relations when it declared the African country's British colonial-era anti-sodomy laws relations to be unconstitutional, The Advocate reported. ...


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

  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 ...


 
Trans-pop-star-Kim-Petras-to-perform-in-Chicago-on-Oct-18

  Trans pop star Kim Petras to perform in Chicago on Oct. 18

Grammy-winning, international trans pop sensation Kim Petras will bring her larger-than-life live show to Chicago at the Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence Ave., on Wed., Oct. 18, as part of her Feed The Beast ...


 
PASSAGES-Lighting-specialist-Chicago-Gay-Mens-Chorus-alum-Xavier-Yager-

  PASSAGES: Lighting specialist, Chicago Gay Men's Chorus alum Xavier Yager

Lighting specialist, former Proctor and Gamble pharmaceutical sales representative and Chicago Gay Men's Chorus alum Xavier Yager died Oct. 1 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico in his home due to heart failure. He was 66. Yager was ...


 
MUSIC-Sufjan-Stevens-dedicates-new-album-to-late-partner

  MUSIC Sufjan Stevens dedicates new album to late partner

The usually private singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens posted an Instagram message dedicating his new album Javelin, out Oct. 6, to his late partner Evans Richardson, Deadline noted. Richardson was the chief of staff of the Studio Museum ...


 
PASSAGES-Renowned-DJ-music-producer-Teresa-K-Bristol-aka-Teri-Bristol

  PASSAGES: Renowned DJ, music producer Teresa K. Bristol aka Teri Bristol

Renowned DJ and music producer Teresa Kaye Bristol, aka Teri Bristol, died Sept. 25 in Beechgrove, Tennessee of kidney failure, following an over three-year battle with the disease. She was 66. Bristol was born Dec. 26, ...


 
SHOWBIZ-True-Detective-Rock-Roll-HoF-Sheryl-Lee-Ralph-RuPaul-Outfest

  SHOWBIZ 'True Detective,' Rock & Roll HoF, Sheryl Lee Ralph, RuPaul, Outfest

Video below

The six-episode HBO Original drama series True Detective: Night Country—starring Oscar-winning and Emmy-nominated Jodie Foster and Kali Reis, with Finn Bennett, Fiona Shaw, Christopher Eccleston, Isabella Star LaBlanc and John ...


 
MUSIC-Former-Idol-finalist-Jim-Verraros-on-his-new-song-Chicago-and-Kelly-Clarkson

  MUSIC Former 'Idol' finalist Jim Verraros on his new song, Chicago and Kelly Clarkson

Jim Verraros, the first openly gay top 10 finalist from American Idol (from the show's very first season in 2002, which Kelly Clarkson won) is back on the music scene with his first song in 12 ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Outfest-Halo-Sex-Education-trans-singer-Doctor-Who

  SHOWBIZ Outfest, Halo, 'Sex Education,' trans singer, 'Doctor Who'

Outfest announced that it will honor Oscar winner Shirley MacLaine with the James Schamus Ally Award and trans actress Trace Lysette with the Trailblazer Award at the 2023 Legacy Awards presented by Genesis Motor America, per ...


 
Chicago-Parks-celebrates-Queers-in-Gospel-Music-with-Concert

  Chicago Parks celebrates Queers in Gospel Music with Concert

As part of its summer Night Out in the Parks series, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs presented Shout Out: A Tribute Concert to Queers in Sacred and Gospel Music. The event which took place on ...


 
Mexican-Museum-presents-Queer-Fiesta

  Mexican Museum presents Queer Fiesta

In celebration of National Latino Month and Mexican Independence Day, the National Museum of Mexican Art presented Noche De Musas II and Queer Fiestas Patrias on Sept. 23. The event, which spotlighted female, queer and non-binary ...


 
PASSAGES-Chicago-musician-producer-and-DJ-Don-Crescendo

  PASSAGES: Chicago musician, producer and DJ Don Crescendo

Queer Chicago musician, producer and DJ Rodney Donovan Taylor, a.k.a. Don Crescendo, was fatally stabbed on the evening of Sept. 12 in his Avondale neighborhood apartment building. He died Sept. 15 at Illinois Masonic Hospital after ...


 
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 ...


 
SHOWBIZ-John-Waters-Madonna-Miriam-Margoyles-Angelica-Ross-Cassandro

  SHOWBIZ John Waters, Madonna, Miriam Margoyles, Angelica Ross, 'Cassandro'

Openly gay film director John Waters (Pink Flamingos, Serial Mom, Cry-Baby) received his star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, The Hollywood Reporter noted. (Actors Ricki Lake and Mink Stole as well as photographer Greg Gorman were ...


 
Jann-Wenner-comments-on-women-and-Black-musicians-later-apologizes

  Jann Wenner comments on women and Black musicians, later apologizes

Openly gay Rolling Stone magazine founder Jann Wenner apologized for telling The New York Times that, for his book The Masters, he chose interviews with white male musicians who he called the "philosophers of rock" because ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Kim-Petras-LGBTQ-movies-TIFF-canceled-shows-yachts-

  SHOWBIZ Kim Petras, LGBTQ+ movies, TIFF, canceled shows, yachts

Video below

Ahead of her Feed the Beast world tour, Grammy-winning international trans pop singer/songwriter Kim Petras has shared reimagined, symphonic, seven-piece string-ensemble performances of fan favorites from her debut album Feed ...


 
Billy-Masters-Russell-Tovey-and-the-new-Superman-both-go-to-the-dogs

  Billy Masters: Russell Tovey and the new Superman both go to the dogs

"I just can't believe I will be 80 at some point, sooner than I wish. And I will still be wearing my jeans. And I will still be wearing long hair. And I will still be doing the same stuff I've ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Sex-Education-star-Rotten-Tomatoes-Jessica-Lange-Queer-Art

  SHOWBIZ 'Sex Education' star, Rotten Tomatoes, Jessica Lange, Queer/Art

Video below

Sex Education star Ncuti Gatwa officially came out during an interview with Elle UK, according to Out. "I remember being at Manchester Pride, going through the streets with all my boys, shaking my cha-chas, living it ...


 
Painting-Chi-town-Pnk-at-Wrigley-Field

  Painting Chi-town P!nk at Wrigley Field

P!nk got the party started on a Saturday night at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Aug. 12—and it didn't stop for almost two hours. Thanks to leftover outfits from Barbie movie screenings, much of the crowd knew ...


 




Copyright © 2024 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.

All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS







Sponsor
Sponsor


 



Donate


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Advanced Search     
Windy City Queercast      Queercast Archives     
Press  Releases      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast      Blogs     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam     
Privacy Policy     

Windy City Media Group publishes Windy City Times,
The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.