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Panic-defense bills introduced in Congress - On June 5, Sen. Edward Markey (D-Massachusetts) and Congressman Joe Kennedy III (D-Massachusetts) introduced bills (the Gay and Trans Panic ...
Mayor keynotes Equality Illinois pride brunch - Video below - Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot was the keynote speaker for the Equality Illinois LGBTQ Pride Month brunch June 2 at Venue ...
Community groups hold protest against Progress Bar - Video below - Affinity Community Services, Chicago Black Gay Men's Caucus and Lighthouse Church of Chicago members and their allies protested against Boystown's ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Trump acknowledges Pride Month amid much backlash - For the first time during his term of office, President Donald Trump recognized LGBTQ Pride Month—but many criticized the move, ...
Progress Bar protesters issue statement before June 2 event - Protesters planning to participate Sunday, June 2, at Boystown's Progress Bar issued a statement before the event. Justin Romme, the ...
Progress Bar owner solicits community feedback after controversial email - The owner of Progress Bar said in a May 31 statement that he's asking for community input after an email ...
Author: Matt Simonette
House sends cannabis-legalization bill to Pritzker - A bill legalizing recreational use of marijuana in Illinois, having gotten its final passage in the House on May 31, ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Boystown bar owner apologizes for 'hurtful' email - The owner of Boystown nightclub Progress Bar said that his business would be closed the evening of May 30 so ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Boystown dedicates Rainbow-flag Crosswalks - A few dozen people gathered at the corner of Roscoe and Halsted streets the morning of May 30 to dedicate ...

News
Gerber/Hart exhibit to focus on LGBTQ activism - Gerber/Hart Library and Archives, 6500 N. Clark St., will run the exhibit "Out of the Closets & Into the Streets: ...
Male lawmakers urge Senate to follow House in passing abortion bill - By Rebecca Anzel, Capitol News Illinois - SPRINGFIELD—Six male, Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday encouraged their Senate colleagues to follow the House in approving a bill that would ...
Boystown dedicates Rainbow-flag Crosswalks - A few dozen people gathered at the corner of Roscoe and Halsted streets the morning of May 30 to dedicate ...
Illinois General Assembly Advances Non-Binary Gender Marker on Licenses - Springfield — Illinois would allow individuals to select a non-binary gender marker on their drivers' licenses and state identity cards ...
Boystown bar owner apologizes for 'hurtful' email - The owner of Boystown nightclub Progress Bar said that his business would be closed the evening of May 30 so ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Illinois Senate Directs Auditor General to Evaluate Care to LGBTQ Youth in DCFS - SPRINGFIELD - Today, the Illinois Senate passed Senate Resolution 403, which calls on the Auditor General to evaluate the care ...
House sends cannabis-legalization bill to Pritzker - A bill legalizing recreational use of marijuana in Illinois, having gotten its final passage in the House on May 31, ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Progress Bar owner solicits community feedback after controversial email - The owner of Progress Bar said in a May 31 statement that he's asking for community input after an email ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Progress Bar protesters issue statement before June 2 event - Protesters planning to participate Sunday, June 2, at Boystown's Progress Bar issued a statement before the event. Justin Romme, the ...
Trump acknowledges Pride Month amid much backlash - For the first time during his term of office, President Donald Trump recognized LGBTQ Pride Month—but many criticized the move, ...
Community groups hold protest against Progress Bar - Video below - Affinity Community Services, Chicago Black Gay Men's Caucus and Lighthouse Church of Chicago members and their allies protested against Boystown's ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Mayor keynotes Equality Illinois pride brunch - Video below - Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot was the keynote speaker for the Equality Illinois LGBTQ Pride Month brunch June 2 at Venue ...
Gerber/Hart unveils Stonewall-era activism exhibit - Gerber/Hart Library and Archives debuted a new exhibit, "Out of the Closets & Into the Streets: Power, Pride & Resistance ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
JUSSIE SMOLLETT CASE Foxx releases items, talks recusal - On May 31, the Office of the Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx released more than 2,000 pages of documents ...
CTA marks Pride Month with rainbow train - Throughout June, Chicago residents will be able to commute around town in a rainbow-covered Chicago Transit Authority ( CTA ) ...
Semenya now able to compete - Mid-distance runner Caster Semenya will be allowed to compete without having to take testosterone-reducing medication after the Swiss Federal Tribunal ...
Playboy, Trevor Project launch campaign to fight conversion therapy - ( NEW YORK, NY June 4, 2019 ) Playboy announced today its collaboration with The Trevor Project, the world's largest ...
Planned Parenthood Celebrates Resilience of LGBTQ Communities - New York, NY — This June, Planned Parenthood proudly celebrates the resilience and strength of LGBTQ communities by joining efforts ...
NATIONAL Conversion therapy, honoring trans pioneers, case against ex-guv - Colorado banned gay conversion therapy as openly gay Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill one day before the start of ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
WORLD Trans woman murdered, gay-sex laws, trans mayor - A transgender woman was murdered and decapitated during the weekend of International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia ( IDAHOBIT ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Buffalo Grove holds first Pride Parade - On June 2, Buffalo Grove marked LGBTQ Pride Month by holding its first Pride Parade—an event spurred by the actions ...
Designer Oyejide to lecture June 5 - Wale Oyejide—a writer, musician, lawyer, designer, and creative director and founder of the fashion house Ikire Jones—will present a lecture ...
LETTER CLASP reaches out - Dear lover of humanity: Chicago LGBT Asylum Support Partners ( CLASP ) continues to assist asylum-seekers resettling in Chicago with ...
Trans asylum-seeker dies while in ICE custody - Johana Medina, a transgender asylum-seeker from El Salvador, died while in Immigration and Customs Enforcement ( ICE ) custody on ...
Reunion Project 2.0 event June 14-15 - The Reunion Project 2.0—Chicago will convene June 14-15 at Loyola University-Water Tower campus. As part of the event, The Reunion ...
Dr. Tom Klein: Helping patients through Man Up Medical, own practice - Dr. Thomas Klein has an extensive career in family medicine and has added to it with Man Up Medical, a ...
Author: Melissa Wasserman
Smollett not coming back to 'Empire' - Embattled actor Jussie Smollett will not be returning to the Fox show Empire for its sixth and final season, USA ...
Laquan McDonald doc '16 Shots' out June 14 - Showtime Documentary Films announced it will premiere the new documentary 16 Shots, from Oscar-nominated director Richard Rowley ( Dirty Wars ...
City Council Latino Caucus announces new leadership - The Chicago City Council Latino Caucus elected new leadership to lead their mission and legislative work that prioritizes Latinos. The ...
NBJC on Murder of Chynal Lindsey, "We Are Still Fighting For Our Lives" - WASHINGTON — Recently, Chynal Lindsey, 26, a Black transgender woman from Dallas, Texas was killed. Gender violence continues to disproportionately ...
Aging with HIV focus of upcoming Reunion Project 2.0 event - Five years ago, The Reunion Project hosted the first day-long summit for long-term survivors of HIV/AIDS in Chicago. This year, ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Panic-defense bills introduced in Congress - On June 5, Sen. Edward Markey (D-Massachusetts) and Congressman Joe Kennedy III (D-Massachusetts) introduced bills (the Gay and Trans Panic ...
'LGBTQ+ Paths to Pregnancy' talk June 12 - "LGBTQ+ Paths to Pregnancy: Using Donor Sperm to Build Your Family" will take place Wed., June 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at ...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR Respecting elders - Dear Editor: No one likes to talk about it, but it happens every day. However, this crisis remains vastly underidentified ...
Author:  Paula Basta, M.Div. Director, Illinois Department on Aging
Morrison hosting 'Earth, Air, Water and Fire Day' event June 15 - Cook County Commissioner Kevin B. Morrison will host Earth, Air, Water, and Fire Day—featuring a fishing derby, casting lessons, kids' ...

Entertainment
THEATER REVIEW Ms. Blakk for President - Playwrights: Tina Landau and Tarell Alvin McCraney At: Steppenwolf Upstairs Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St. . Tickets: 312-335-1650 or steppenwolf.org; ...
Alternative comics expo June 1-2 - CAKE ( the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo ) will take place at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted Ave., on ...
Rachael Sage in concert June 13 - Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Rachael Sage will be performing at Uncommon Ground, 1401 W. Devon Ave., on Thursday, June 13, ...
Halston film opens at Music Box on June 7 - Director Frederic Tcheng's Halston will open Friday, June 7, at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave. The film ...
Artemis Singers'Pride concert June 15 - Artemis Singers, Chicago's lesbian feminist chorus, will present its Pride concert and dance, "We Sing What Sparkles," on Saturday, June ...
Lambda Literary Award winners honored - Lambda Literary Award winners were celebrated at a star-studded ceremony last night in New York City at the NYU Skirball ...
Ms. Blakk for President - Co-author and director Tina Landau, Co-author Tarell Alvin McCraney Steppenwolf Theatre through July 14. . Whether the effort was performative ...
Author: Jean Albright, Windy City Times
Recipients of the 46th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards Announced - Chicago, IL — The Jeff Awards announced recipients of the 46 th Annual Non—Equity Jeff Awards on Monday, June 3, ...
'Hedwig' cast announced - Cast, director and designers have been announced for Hedwig and the Angry Inch—the hard-rocking musical by Stephen Trask and John ...
Show with The Go-Go's songs to start July 1 - Head Over Heels—featuring songs by The Go-Go's—will run July 1-Aug. 25 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. The cast ...
SHOWBIZ Jane Fonda, Lee Daniels, Lady Gaga, 'The Babadook' - Jane Fonda said she suffered a nervous breakdown during the first season of Grace and Frankie because she felt "triggered" ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Billy Masters - "My Administration has launched a global campaign to decriminalize homosexuality and invite all nations to join us in this effort!"—The ...
Author: Billy Masters
MOVIES Siskel showing LGBTQ+ movies - The Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St., is showing several LGBTQA+ features throughout Pride Month. Films include: —Sauvage ...
Midsommarfest in A'ville June 7-9 - The Andersonville Midsommarfest will take place Friday-Sunday, June 7-9. The event will take place from Summerdale Avenue to Catalpa Avenue ...
ComedySportz hosting LGBTQ performances during June - ComedySportz Chicago ( CSZ ) will commence Pride Month with the company's very first ComedySportz Chicago Pride Month featuring a ...
MUSIC Ndegeocello, Bennett to perform at Taste of Chicago - Out neo-soul musician Meshell Ndegeocello and LGBT hip-hop artist Taylor Bennett ( brother of Chance the Rapper ) are among ...
Rachael Sage in concert June 13 - Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Rachael Sage will be performing at Uncommon Ground, 1401 W. Devon Ave., on Thursday, June 13, ...
Howard Jones to perform June 20 - New wave icon/synth pioneer Howard Jones has just released his first new studio album in nearly a decade: Transform. In ...
MUSIC May's concerts: An intriguing mix reflects the weather - Despite the promise of hot fun in the summertime, the month of May largely delivered an infuriating mix of dark ...
Author: Vern Hester
'Tales' producer discusses return to 28 Barbary Lane - Producer Alan Poul, who is gay and is among the returning crew and cast for Netflix's Tales of the City ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Spotlight on Falsettos - Falsettos, continuing through June 9 at the Nederlander Theatre, is William Finn and James Lapine's 1992 landmark gay musical about ...
THEATER REVIEW Queen of the Mist - Playwright: Michael John LaChiusa ( words & music ) At: Firebrand Theatre @ The Den, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. Tickets: ...
Author: Jonathan Abarbanel, Windy City Times
Critics' Picks - First Love Is the Revolution, Steep Theatre, through June 8—Star-crossed species are a metaphor for many things as a boy ...
THEATER REVIEW For Services Rendered - By: W. Somerset Maugham At: Griffin Theatre Company at TheDen Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. Tickets: 773-697-3830 or GriffinTheatre.com; $32-$37. ...
Author: Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times
Spotlight on Physical Theater Festival - Chicago plays host this week to the Sixth Edition of the Physical Theater Festival featuring shows from around the world ...
THEATER REVIEW Four Places - Playwright: Joel Drake Johnson At: Den Productions at the Den, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. Tickets: TheDenTheatre.com 773-697-3830; $45. Runs through: ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
Trans deaths are real deaths - In a suburb just outside of Dallas, and to the disbelief of many—straight and LGBTQ—across the country, a transgender mural ...
Author: Rev. Irene Monroe
Chicago Blues Fest on June 7-9 - The 36th Annual Chicago Blues Festival will take place June 7-9 in Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph St. Blues Hall ...
MUSIC Lion Babe roaring into the Windy City - The R&B duo Lion Babe is composed of singer Jillian Hervey ( whose mother is actress/singer Vanessa Williams ) and ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
Final Dyke Delicious screening, Stonewall Uprising, June 8 - Trailer below - The final screening of the Dyke Delicious film series, Stonewall Uprising, will take place June 8 at Chicago Filmmakers, 5720 ...

Outlines
'OUT of the Office' kicks off Pride Month, helps local organizations - On May 30, members of Chicago's LGBTQ community kicked off a month of pride and the 50th anniversary of Stonewall ...
Author: Tim Peacock
DINING Food-truck social, Ina Mae's Sno-Balls, JoJo's brunch - —The Pilsen Food Truck Social will take place June 8-9 at 1200-1300 W. 18th St., 12-10 p.m. A few of ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
SAVOR Lunch at The Albert, Walton Street Kitchen - DISH Dining Guide - Maybe it's the scientist in me ( having majored in biology as an undergrad ), but I found The Albert ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times


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