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Powerful AIDS group may be examined for use of federal funds - California state Sen. Ben Hueso ( D-Chula Vista ) has asked state Attorney General Xavier Becerra to investigate if the ...
Pritzker bolsters Illinois Human Rights Act - On Aug. 20, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed several measures—including HB 252—which strengthens the Illinois Human Rights Act to protect ...
SAGE endorses aid-in-dying laws - Patient-rights organization Compassion & Choices issued a press release praising SAGE, dedicated to improving the lives of LGBT elders, for ...
Mayor of Canada's capital comes out - Jim Watson—the longtime mayor of Ottawa, the capital of Canada—came out as gay in a column in the Ottawa Citizen, ...

News
LGBT neighborhoods favor Buttigieg, then Harris - Heavily LGBT neighborhoods' dollars go to Democrats - This may not be a surprise, but it is news: Openly gay presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has outraised his Democratic ...
Study finds older transgender men who are pregnant risk depression, lack of care - Older transgender men who become pregnant need better mental health care than female counterparts Transgender men who become pregnant are ...
LGBTQ+ Biz Bootcamp to start Oct. 5 - The LGBT Chamber of Commerce announced that applications are open for its first-ever LGBTQ+ Biz Bootcamp. This six-week cohort program ...
IL Safe Schools Alliance, Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago merge - Chicago, IL - After almost a year of integrating operations, the Boards of Directors for Public Health Institute of Metropolitan ...
Event promotes LGBTQ tourism in Israel - On Aug. 8 at Goddess and the Baker, 225 N. Lasalle St., the Israel Ministry of Tourism hosted a happy ...
Author: Julia Hale
Log Cabins endorse Trump for 2020 election - The Washington Blade has reported that—in a stunning reversal from 2016—the LGBT group the National Log Cabin Republicans has endorsed ...
Reports say Schock may be stepping out of closet - LGBTQ Nation reported that former Congressman Aaron Schock ( R-Illinois )—who favored anti-gay legislation while in office—appears to be taking ...
New HRC president to go on national tour - The Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) announced that new President Alphonso David will embark on a national tour of ...
Leigh Gallery closing party Aug. 23 - The Boystown business The Leigh Gallery, 3306 N. Halsted St., will end its 15-year run with closing party Friday, Aug. ...
Mayor of Canada's capital comes out - Jim Watson—the longtime mayor of Ottawa, the capital of Canada—came out as gay in a column in the Ottawa Citizen, ...
Lighthouse plots continuing protest strategies - Community members, among them stakeholders from several Chicago-area religious organizations, gathered at Lighthouse Church in Lincoln Park the morning of ...
Author: Matt Simonette
CBGMC launching Caucus Corps Aug. 29 - The Chicago Black Gay Men's Caucus ( CBGMC ) is officially launching its new membership program, the Caucus Corps, on ...
FASHION A 'Peach' of an event inspires queer fashion - Black Thread Agency is a cultural marketing and events agency based in Chicago. The agency has hosted a series of ...
Author: Vee L. Harrison
SAGE endorses aid-in-dying laws - Patient-rights organization Compassion & Choices issued a press release praising SAGE, dedicated to improving the lives of LGBT elders, for ...
Reports: Teen to testify against Aurora church employee - A minor alleging that an Aurora area church employee solicited nude photos from them via Snap Chat and text messages ...
PASSAGES Paul Baker - Paul Baker, long-time Northside resident, passed away on Aug. 19 at the age of 88. He was born on Jan. ...
Pritzker bolsters Illinois Human Rights Act - On Aug. 20, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed several measures—including HB 252—which strengthens the Illinois Human Rights Act to protect ...
WORLD Fleeing Russia, Cuban activist, UNAIDS, Magnum ad - Gay married couple Andrei Vaganov and Yevgeny Yerofeyev were forced to flee Russia over concerns their adopted children could be ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Equality Illinois looks ahead with more diverse board - LGBT-rights advocacy Equality Illinois recently began its new fiscal year with a board of directors organization officials say better reflects ...
Author: Matt Simonette
HRC releases HEI; 16 Illinois hospitals cited as leaders - The Human Rights Campaign Foundation ( HRC ) released its 12th annual Healthcare Equality Index ( HEI ), which scores ...
NATIONAL Trans death, ACA, 1957 gay wedding, serial killer - Several bridges and the city hall building in Houston were lit in transgender flag colors to honor the memory of ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times.
Powerful AIDS group may be examined for use of federal funds - California state Sen. Ben Hueso ( D-Chula Vista ) has asked state Attorney General Xavier Becerra to investigate if the ...
Matt Herek on the state of CMSA - Matt Herek was in his first season playing in the Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association ( CMSA ). He was on ...
Author: Ross Forman, Windy City Times
NEH awards $29M to 215 humanities projects - The National Endowment for the Humanities ( NEH ) announced $29 million in awards for 215 humanities projects across the ...
LGBTQ journalists to convene in Chicago in 2020 - NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists announced that its 2020 National Convention will be held in Chicago on Sept. 10-13, ...
African Festival of the Arts (AFA) hosts Annual Gala at Logan Center - ( CHICAGO ) — August 19, 2019 — "The Spirit of Africa," the 30th Annual African Festival of the Arts ...

Entertainment
Victory Gardens Theater announces Directors Inclusion Initiative assistant directors - Chicago, IL— Victory Gardens Theater announces the 2019/20 Season Directors Inclusion Initiative Assistant Directors including Alexander ( Lex ) Turner ...
10 Questions with Vic Featuring Xabiani Ponce de Leon - It's hard to stand out as an actor during a film festival such as Outfest where over 150 films are ...
Author: Vic Gerami
Drag-and-dining venue Lips to open Aug. 22 - Lips, a drag-and-dining venue, will have a grand opening Thursday, Aug. 22, at 2229 S. Michigan Ave. Just some of ...
London Gay Symphonic-Lakeside Pride Joint in concert Aug. 24 - CHICAGO ( August 15, 2019 ) — Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles presents an international collaboration with London's only LGBTQ symphonic ...
Kinley Preston previews Lips Chicago dinner theater - Lips, billed as "the ultimate in drag dining," is locating its fifth location in Chicago. The South Loop venue, opening ...
Author: Julia Hale
Music Box calls on Parton and Poppins for 90th anniversary - An all-night Dolly Parton film festival and a Mary Poppins sing-a-long screening are among the offerings at Music Box Theatre, ...
Author: Matt Simonette
NUNN ON ONE: COMEDY Flame Monroe's career heats up - The Netflix comedy special Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready premiered recently on Aug. 13. Haddish hand-picked her favorite comedians to ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
THEATER REVIEW The Hunchback of Notre Dame - Music: Alan Menken; Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz; Book: Peter Parnell At: Music Theater Works at Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson St., Evanston. ...
Author: Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times
CONCERTS Activate: Green Room, Alice Cooper, Hozier, Parker Milsap, Hunx - In case you didn't get enough queer cheer in June, July and August came packed with plenty of treats for ...
Author: Vern Hester
David Sedaris' "The Santaland Diaries" returns to Goodman Theatre - ( Chicago, IL ) Goodman Theatre announces the return of The Santaland Diaries—a "funny, sardonic, wickedly funny look at the ...
The Camino Project, an experiment in travel - Far removed from the constructs of your typical theater experience, Theatre Y evokes participation, both physical and emotional. The Camino ...
Author: Amelia Orozco
NUNN ON ONE CABARET Rizo's 'Chaos' theory - Teatro Zinzanni's Love, Chaos & Dinner is currently playing at the newly opened Cambria Hotel Chicago, 32 W. Randolph St., ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
Invictus Announces 2019-20 Season - CHICAGO— Invictus Theatre, a theater company that emerged in November 2017 with an intimate production of OTHELLO and followed it ...
Illinois Gay Rodeo Association presents Rodeo Round Town - The Illinois Gay Rodeo Association presents Rodeo Round Town, a three-day series of events throughout Chicago, continuing the tradition of ...
Billy Masters - "I don't know if you noticed or not, but there's a bit of an age difference between the two of ...
Author: Billy Masters
THEATER SPOTLIGHT Doing Fine - Joanna Furnans may be the only dancer on view in Doing Fine, Aug. 22-Sept. 8 at the grey space, but ...
THEATER REVIEW Women of 4G - Playwright: Amy Tofte At: Factory Theater, 1623 W. Howard St. Tickets: TheFactoryTheater.com and BabesWithBlades.org; $20-$28. Runs through: Sept. 14 It ...
Author: MacKenzie Murtaugh
SHOWBIZ Tituss Burgess, IMDb, Halsey, Stephen Colbert, 'Queer As Folk' - Quibi has greenlit Dishmantled—described as "a high-octane cooking competition that will literally blow your socks off," with Tituss Burgess ( ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
NUNN ON ONE MUSIC Michael Feinstein, The legend returns to Ravinia - Cabaret king Michael Feinstein returns to Ravinia Festival this month with singer Haley Reinhart in her Ravinia debut. Songs will ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
Critics' Picks - The Band's Visit, Cadillac Palace, Sept. 3-15—Critics' Picks rarely promotes shows not yet open, but this disarming, tender, compassionate and ...
THEATER REVIEW The Fly Honey Show - Authors: Erin Killmurray ( concept ), Mary Williamson and Shannon Matesky. At: The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. Tickets: ...
Author: Julia Hale
BOOK REVIEW The Ghost Photographer - By Julie Rieger $25; Enliven/Atria Books; 243 pages You know how they do it. It's a snap, really. A little ...
Author: Terri Schlichenmeyer
THEATER REVIEW All Quiet on the Western Front - Playwright: adapted by Matt Foss, from the novel by Erich Maria Remarque At: Red Tape Theatre at the Greenhouse, 2257 ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
THEATER REVIEW You Can't Fake the Funk - Author: Daryl D. Brooks At: Black Ensemble Theater, 4450 N. Clark St. Tickets: BlackEnsembletheater.org, 773-769- 4451; $55-65. Runs through Sept. ...
Author: Joshua Irvine
Reports: Wachowski back in the Matrix - Transgender filmmaker and Chicago native Lana Wachowski announced Aug. 20 that she would be directing a fourth Matrix film, according ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Maria Callas hologram performance Sept. 7 - On Saturday, Sept. 7, at 7:30 p.m., legendary opera diva Maria Callas will return to the Lyric Opera House, 20 ...
About Face names new associates - About Face Theatre has announced the addition of five new artists to the company's roster of artistic associates. Along with ...
Chicago performers 'Dance for Life' in annual showcase - Patrons of the arts gathered Aug. 17 in the South Loop for the 28th Dance for Life benefit performance. Dancers ...
Author: Joshua Irvine
Bechdel Fest 7 set for Aug. 25-28 - Broken Nose Theatre ( BNT ) has announced the full line-up for Bechdel Fest 7: Momentum—the company's annual festival of ...
Muslim performers' event Aug. 30-31 - On Aug. 30-31, at 8 p.m., the Muslim Writers Collective will host a program at Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted ...
BAC Announces Season of Inclusion, Productions to Focus on Diversity - ( Chicago, August 20, 2019 ) — The Beverly Arts Center announces the productions for their upcoming 2019-2020 season, dubbed ...
Considering Matthew Shepard concert st Ravinia Festival Sept. 12 - On Thursday, Sept. 12, Considering Matthew Shepard will be performed at Ravinia Festival. The concert focuses on the brutal 1998 ...

Outlines
SAVOR, GT Fish & Oyster - DISH Dining Guide - Led by Michelin-starred Giuseppe Tentorri, the River North spot GT Fish & Oyster ( 531 N. Wells St.; GTOyster.com ) ...
Author: Joshua Irvine
DINING Travelle dinner, National Bao Day, Winestyr Fest, ladies' night - —On Wed., Aug. 21, Travelle at The Langham Chef Jeff Vucko will collaborate with Granor Farm Chef ( and Ruffage ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
SAVOR Lesbian chef curates 'Play'-ful menu in Gold Coast - DISH Dining Guide - Located on the Division Street strip in Gold Coast are longtime establishments like The Original Mother's and Butch McGuire's. The ...
Author: MacKenzie Murtaugh
SAVOR Chiya Chai - DISH Dining Guide - What could beat an iced chai on the riverwalk? Four flavorful kinds of chai on the riverwalk, maybe. All this ...
Author: MacKenzie Murtaugh
MOMBIAN Pushing for inclusivity in children's books, one publisher shows how - Orca Book Publishers of British Columbia, Canada, is an independent publisher with the goal of offering "reading material that represents ...
Author: Dana Rudolph
Goldie Goldbloom on new book, being a queer Chasidic Jew - Chicago author and queer Chasidic Jew Goldie Goldbloom's newest book is On Division. It centers on the life of Surie ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Paxton Pride organizer didn't give up on hometown - When the first hateful comments against Paxton's planned Pride parade appeared on the Ford County Record's Facebook page, organizer Tyger ...
Author: Joshua Irvine
Michael Bauer reflects on a life of activism - Activist Michael Bauer, originally an attorney and executive who has been active in fundraising in local LGBT, Jewish and womens' ...
Author: Matt Simonette


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