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DAILY BREAKING
CDPH issues statement about monkeypox - The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued a statement about the monkeypox virus. "[The department] is working closely ...
Indiana institutes anti-trans sports ban, overrides Holcomb's veto - The Indiana General Assembly overturned Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb's veto of House Bill 1041, which prohibits transgender girls from playing ...

News
Lambda Legal discusses court decisions granting same-sex couples fair access to Social Security benefits - Lambda Legal—a national organization committed to actualizing the rights of LGBTQ+ people through impact litigation, public policy work and education—hosted ...
Equality Illinois to host Pride Kickoff Brunch on June 4 - Equality Illinois will host its Pride Kickoff Brunch on Saturday, June 4, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Venue West, 221 N. ...
Jussie Smollett back to work; BET+ plans to show his directorial debut - Embattled former Empire actor Jussie Smollett is back to work after being convicted of faking a hate crime in Chicago ...
Okla. governor signs anti-trans, strict abortion measures - Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has recently signed a couple controversial measures into law. According to ABC News, Stitt has signed ...
'Community Parades and Activism: LGBTQ Claiming its Space' on June 4 - The discussion-centered event "Community Parades and Activism: LGBTQ Claiming its Space" will take place Saturday, June 4, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. ...
Milwaukee LGBT Community Center has first Black executive director - The Milwaukee LGBT Community Center has broken a barrier by hiring its first Black executive director, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ...
State Farm drops GenderCool Project; Illinois General Assembly LGBTQ Caucus, Equality Illinois respond - This week in response to an outcry from a hateful few, Illinois-based insurer State Farm dropped their support for The ...
Kevin Spacey charged with sexual assault in the UK - In the United Kingdom, embattled actor Kevin Spacey has been charged with four counts of sexual assault and one count ...
CDPH issues statement about monkeypox - The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued a statement about the monkeypox virus. "[The department] is working closely ...
Howard Brown Health unveils Pride mural at Walsh Park - On May 25, Howard Brown Health unveiled a mural celebrating Pride month, in collaboration with local artist David Anthony Geary. ...
OUTBermuda hires first-ever executive director - Bermuda's LGBTQ+ advocacy nonprofit OUTBermuda has hired its first-ever executive director—Tiffany Paynter—as it looks to expand its impact and strengthen ...
LGBTQ Victory Fund endorses 20 more LGBTQ candidates - -- From a press release - Washington, DC — Today LGBTQ Victory Fund, the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ leaders to public office, endorsed ...
Trevor Project: 45% of LGBTQ youth considered suicide in the past year - The Trevor Project recently released its 2022 survey on the mental health of LGBTQ+ youth. According to an introduction from ...
Brave Space Alliance purchases South Side building in expansion move - In its ongoing efforts to provide safe spaces for transgender and gender non-confirming BIPOC, Brave Space Alliance (BSA) closed on ...
Governor Pritzker, Lt. Governor Stratton comment on Texas tragedy - -- From a press release - Chicago — In the wake of a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, that killed at least ...
The Museum of Public Relations to address wave of anti-LGBTQ legislation June 2 - -- From a press release - (New York, NY) - The Museum of Public Relations in New York City will host its fourth annual event focused ...
Indiana institutes anti-trans sports ban, overrides Holcomb's veto - The Indiana General Assembly overturned Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb's veto of House Bill 1041, which prohibits transgender girls from playing ...
NBA coach/former Chicago Bull pleads for gun control after Texas shootings - Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr discussed something besides basketball in his pregame news conference heading into Game 4 of ...
CDC publishes new HIV surveillance reports - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a new HIV surveillance report: Diagnoses of HIV Infection in the ...
VIEWS Another 'Handmaid's Tale,' or sex and the supreme Catholics - Amy Vivian Coney Barrett was confirmed as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court by the U.S. Senate on ...
Author: Nick Patricca
Batavia public school rally to call for equity in education - -- From an Equality Illinois press release - BPS Parents for Equity and Justice and Batavia Public School (BPS) students to host a rally and call to action ...
Molson Coors to host Tap Into Change program kickoff at Roscoe's - -- From a press release - With Pride Month right around the corner, Molson Coors is celebrating the return of its Tap Into Change Program, a ...
Chicago Red Stars to celebrate Pride Night on May 28 - The Chicago Red Stars will host their annual Pride Night Saturday, May 28, at SeatGeek Stadium when the club takes ...
NIH LGBTQ+ webinar to be presented June 9 - On Thursday, June 9, 1-2:30 p.m. CT, the NIH Sexual & Gender Minority Research Office will host a special Pride ...
Pritzker signs measure protecting Illinoisans with disabilities in housing, state government - -- From a press release - Chicago— Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed HB2775 and SB180 into law today, expanding protections for Illinoisans with disabilities in state ...
Planned Parenthood of Illinois launches abortion pill-by-mail service within the state - -- From a press release - CHICAGO - Planned Parenthood of Illinois (PPIL) will offer abortion pills through the mail to qualifying patients with an Illinois ...
Equality Florida Executive Director Nadine Smith named to Time100 List - -- From a press release - St. Petersburg, FL — TIME named Equality Florida Executive Director Nadine Smith to the 2022 TIME100, its annual list of ...
Report: Southern Baptist Convention leaders mishandled allegations of sexual abuse - A bombshell report stated that leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) mishandled allegations of sexual abuse, intimidated victims and ...
Howard Brown Health releases annual report - Recently, Howard Brown Health released its annual report, "Building Towards Health Equity." The report begins, "In 2021, Howard Brown Health ...
PREVIEW Here comes the sun: Summer plays are blooming indoors and outside - There were times when we thought that the sunshine would never return, but despite climate change and contagion, there's no ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
'LGBTQ Rights on the Line: The Role of Communicators Advocating for Equality' event preview - -- From a press release - Celebrating, honoring and acknowledging Pride Month is more important this year than ever (and it should be celebrated all year, ...
Author: Ben Finzel
NATIONAL Idaho groups, Clay Aiken, Radio Milwaukee, Louisville school - In northern Idaho, two groups with different agendas plan to hold events on the same day (June 11) at Coeur ...
Author: Andrew Davis
WORLD Nigeria protest, 'Flag in the Map,' Belgium, McDonald's - Dressed in rainbow-colored vests, members of the LGBTQ+ community marched in a dangerous demonstration in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, to protest ...
Author: Andrew Davis

Entertainment
THEATER REVIEW The Chinese Lady - It began in 1834 as an advertising gimmick: In order to promote sales of their Far East Oriental imported goods, ...
Comedian criticized for letting Chappelle open and tell anti-trans jokes [UPDATE] - Comedian John Mulaney surprised his audience—and drew criticism from some fans—when Dave Chappelle appeared as the opener and reportedly told ...
SHOWBIZ Broadway, JoJo Siwa, WEHO Pride, 'Jurassic World,' Madonna - The Broadway League announced that all 41 Broadway theaters in New York City have extended the current mask requirement for ...
Author: Andrew Davis
'EMERGENCE: Intersections at the Center' exhibit highlights queer community art - South Side Community Art Center's (SSCAC) newest exhibition explores the center's role in uplifting and supporting a community of queer ...
Author: Kayleigh Padar
Chicago attractions named to U.S. summer travel list - Four Chicago area attractions have been named among the 150 best things to do in the United States this summer ...
Billy Masters: Theater - "Well, thanks Colin. That's the end of my career. Because you know, that role really should have been mine."—Rupert Everett ...
Author: Billy Masters
Lakeside Pride to present 'Sweet Home Chicago" May 29, part of Pride Bands Alliance Conference - -- From a press release - On Sunday, May 29 at 7pm, Chicago's Auditorium Theatre will host the culmination of the 40th annual Pride Bands Alliance ...
THEATER Musical 'Get Out Alive' running July 8-Aug. 7 - Haven will continue its 2021-22 season with Nikki Lynette's multidisciplinary afrogoth musical Get Out Alive, co-directed by Roger Ellis and ...
Gayla Turner talks new book uncovering her grandmother's secret queer identity - In Gayla Turner's debut book, Don't You Dare: Uncovering Lost Love (BookBaby, May 24), she reveals her Grandmother Ruby's (1896-1977) ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell
Siskel to show 'Judy Garland Summer Centennial Retrospective' - This June and July, the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St., will celebrate Judy Garland to mark the ...
Actor/model David Pevsner challenges age and body stereotypes in recent book - When writing his recent book—Damn Shame: Desire, Defiance and Show Tunes—actor/model/filmmaker David Pevsner noticed three themes coming to the fore: ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Ricky Gervais courts controversy with graphic anti-trans jokes - (WARNING: There is graphic language in this article.) Yet another Netflix special is courting controversy because of a comedian making ...
MOVIES 'George Michael: Freedom Uncut' to be released June 22 - Sony Music Entertainment and Trafalgar Releasing will release the movie George Michael: Freedom Uncut as a global event on Wed., ...
THEATER Lesbian-cruise drama 'Seven Days at Sea' running thru June 5 - Light and Sound Productions is running the world premiere of Seven Days at Sea, written by Martha Hansen and directed ...
THEATER REVIEW Seagull - Title: Seagull. Playwright: Anton Chekhov At: Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St.; Steppenwolf.org Tickets: $20-$88. Runs through: June 12 The ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
Artist Rick Sindt explores queer desire and pornography in 'Skin Remembers' - Rick Sindt, a Chicago-based artist who recently moved to St. Louis, explores the discovery and development of queer attraction in ...
Author: Andrew Pirrotta
DANCE Cerqua Rivera's 'Mood Swing' on May 28 - On Saturday, May 28, Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre will host "Inside/Out with Mood Swing" at 7:30 p.m. at Dovetail Studios, ...
Jodie Foster to star in fourth season of 'True Detective' - The Silence of the Lambs star Jodie Foster is to lead the fourth iteration of HBO's True Detective franchise, True ...
THEATER Steppenwolf's gay-themed 'Choir Boy' to run June 16-July 24 - Steppenwolf Theatre Company will run the Tony-nominated play Choir Boy. by Oscar-winning Steppenwolf ensemble member Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight), on ...
About Face to run immersive comedy about climate-change activism - About Face Theatre brings its 27th season to a close with a world premiere comedy created by and starring the ...

Outlines
SPORTS Sky, Red Stars, Cubs and White Sox all win - Candace Parker gave a historic performance as the Chicago Sky (3-2) defeated the Washington Mystics (5-2) 82-73 on May 22 ...
Yankees player suspended for comment about White Sox's Anderson - Major League Baseball issued a one-game suspension and undisclosed fine to New York Yankees third baseman Josh Donaldson for what ...
Sky win on Ring Night; Cubs soar; White Sox routed by Red Sox - On May 24, the Chicago Sky (4-2) defeated the Indiana Fever (2-7) 95-90 at Wintrust Arena. Prior to the game, ...


 

 



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