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DNC speakers, including Biden, not traveling to Milwaukee - After ongoing consultation with public health officials and experts—who underscored the worsening coronavirus pandemic—the Democratic National Convention Committee announced that ...
LGBTQ performers and stories among 2020 Emmy nominations - Streaming services and cable networks were well-represented among the Television Academy's 2020 Emmy nominations, which were announced July 28. Netflix ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame announces 2020 inductees, virtual ceremony - --From a press release - The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame was founded in 1991 to honor people and entities, nominated by the community, who ...
Ken Ilio, one of the first gay men to marry in Illinois, dies at 63 - Keneth Yerro Ilio—who became one of the first gay men to wed in Illinois when he married Ron Dorfman in ...
COVID-19: Lightfoot announces $6.2M for Together Now applicants - Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot announced that the city is awarding $6.2 million in grant allocations to the Together Now fund ...
Report: Millions of LGBTQs could gain more protections after Bostock ruling - A new report by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law finds that millions of LGBT people could gain ...
Ald. Lopez's office vandalized again - Alderman Raymond Lopez said July 30 that his 15th Ward office in the Brighton Park neighborhood has been vandalized again, ...

News
U.S. House of Representatives votes to end Trump-Pence transgender military ban - --From a MMAA press release - WASHINGTON — Today, the Modern Military Association of America ( MMAA ), the nation's largest LGBTQ military and veteran non-profit ...
Blackhawks ban Native American headdresses at games - The NHL team the Chicago Blackhawks announced that they are barring headdresses from their home games at the United Center ...
Ald. Lopez's office vandalized again - Alderman Raymond Lopez said July 30 that his 15th Ward office in the Brighton Park neighborhood has been vandalized again, ...
Commissioners praise passage of 'Justice for Black Lives' resolution - Cook County commissioners Brandon Johnson and Kevin Morrison hailed the July 30 passage of the Justice for Black Lives Resolution ...
Teen LGBTQ+ activist aims to inspire with Be You Tiful Initiative - Allison Frank is a 16-year-old lesbian activist from Lincolnshire's Stevenson High School who found her passion for activism and began ...
Author: Emily Reilly
Report: Millions of LGBTQs could gain more protections after Bostock ruling - A new report by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law finds that millions of LGBT people could gain ...
House members demand LGBTQ Pride flags be allowed on military installations - WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Armed Services Committee Vice Chair and 30-year Army veteran Congressman Anthony Brown ( MD-04 ), Subcommittee ...
COVID-19: Lightfoot announces $6.2M for Together Now applicants - Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot announced that the city is awarding $6.2 million in grant allocations to the Together Now fund ...
31st Annual GLAAD Awards airs virtually; Lil Nas X, Dolly appear - The 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards aired virtually July 30. Fortune Feimster and Gina Yashere co-hosted the event. Some celebrities ...
Pritzker announces new approach for juvenile justice - On July 31, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker and Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton announced the 21st Century Illinois Transformation Model—a new ...
Ken Ilio, one of the first gay men to marry in Illinois, dies at 63 - Keneth Yerro Ilio—who became one of the first gay men to wed in Illinois when he married Ron Dorfman in ...
Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame announces 2020 inductees, virtual ceremony - --From a press release - The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame was founded in 1991 to honor people and entities, nominated by the community, who ...
People sought for LGBTQ South Side needs assessment survey - Pride Action Tank ( PAT ) is seeking input on people's needs, inspirations and preferences through an anonymous needs assessment ...
WORLD Human Rights Watch items, Indian prince, British Vogue - A Human Rights Watch report says that gay and bisexual men in Syria, along with transgender women, have been suffering ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
NATIONAL Anti-trans killings, surveys, 'Trans Care' book, gay-bar news - Gay City News reported that an individual who the NYPD said was fatally stabbed at a Bronx apartment building on ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Local lesbian couple celebrate 50 years together - When Alice Cozad and Linda Young met each other as freshmen at the University of Iowa they knew almost instantly ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Asha Ransby-Sporn talks building on the anti-racism movement's legacy - With anti-racism protests happening around the United States, in what some media outlets are saying is the largest movement in ...
Author: Angelique Smith
Restorative juvenile courts coming to Avondale, Englewood - The Circuit Court of Cook County is set to launch its latest effort to address nonviolent crime and prevent recidivism ...
Byers advances in Kansas; may be first trans person elected to state legislature - --LGBTQ Victory Fund press release - Washington, DC — Today LGBTQ Victory Fund endorsed candidate Stephanie Byers won her primary for a Kansas state House seat ...
DNC speakers, including Biden, not traveling to Milwaukee - After ongoing consultation with public health officials and experts—who underscored the worsening coronavirus pandemic—the Democratic National Convention Committee announced that ...

Entertainment
LGBTQ performers and stories among 2020 Emmy nominations - Streaming services and cable networks were well-represented among the Television Academy's 2020 Emmy nominations, which were announced July 28. Netflix ...
Lollapalooza running virtually July 30-Aug. 2 - The annual Chicago music event Lollapalooza is running virtually ( because of the COVID-19 pandemic ) July 30-Aug. 2 on ...
MOVIES Reeling taking place virtually Sept. 24-Oct. 4 - The 38th edition of Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival will be held as an online virtual event from ...
BOOKS In fashion: Jay Manuel dishes on 'The Wig, The Bitch & The Meltdown' - Jay Manuel has been many things, including an make-up artist and a creative director—and he is probably best known as ...
Author: Emily Reilly
Documentary about Miss Continental pageant released - Independent nonprofit filmmakers The Reporters Inc. have released The Queens—a feature-length documentary celebrating the transgender women of the internationally revered ...
STREAMING THEATER REVIEW Alas: A Monologue from Matei Visniec's Cabaret of Words - Playwright: Matei Visniec, translation by Daniela Silindean. At: Trap Door Theatre streaming online . Tickets: TrapDoorTheatre.com; $10 suggested donation. Runs ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
BOOKS Yvonne Zipter: Looking at Chicagoan's life, poetry collection - Writer Yvonne Zipter nurtures nature and other ideas in her new book of poetry Kissing the Long Face of the ...
Author: Melissa Wasserman
SHOWBIZ Janet Mock, 'Pose,' Joan Jett, Sam Smith, 'Digging Up Dorothy' - Transgender writer/director/author Janet Mock is teaming with actor Jeremy Pope ( who has received an Emmy nod for his role ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Billy Masters - "Jane was just so cute and sweet and bubbly and her little voice. We both had crushes on each other; ...
Author: Billy Masters
Cerqua Rivera Dance unveils new schedule - After some restructuring, Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre has announced its plans to develop work in this time, about this time. ...
Fellowship for local Black theater artists announced - The League of Chicago Theatres announced The Samuel G. Roberson Jr. Resident Fellowship, a grant to fund a residency for ...
WCPA names William Southerland as new artistic director - Local LGBTQ+ choral organization Windy City Performing Arts ( WCPA ) has named Dr. William Southerland as the artistic director ...

Outlines
Sky end Mystics' undefeated season - On Aug. 1, the Chicago Sky ended the Washington Mystics' status as the WNBA's lone undefeated team by stopping them ...
SAVOR Chef James Sanders gets 'Dirty' with Southern cuisine - DISH Dining Guide - Chef James Sanders—after navigating everything from working for the Chicago Bears to living the quintessential corporate life—is reopening Dirty Birds ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
SPORTS Lindsay Frounfelkner takes over Chicago LGBTQ+ sports league - Lindsay Frounfelkner joined the Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association ( CMSA ) in 2008 to play in the Open Sunday Softball ...
Author: Ross Forman, Windy City Times


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