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Chicago-based-Transit-Tees-launches-LOOP-The-Elevated-Card-Game

  Chicago-based Transit Tees launches LOOP: The Elevated Card Game

CHICAGO ( October 29, 2018 )—Chicago-based Transit Tees, an official manufacturer of Chicago Transit Authority ( CTA ) products that also designs and produces its own local and transit-themed merchandise, is excited to launch the next ...


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  A new breed, Chicago artist draws his way to LGBT comic success

Tony Breed, a Chicago-based artist and writer who has been making comics which he publishes online since 2006, is also active in making sure the work of LGBT comic artists is amplified across the country. Breed ...


CAKE-offering-minicomic-award

  CAKE offering minicomic award

Organizers of next year's Chicago Alternative Comics Expo ( CAKE ) are now accepting applications for the fifth annual Cupcake Award. The Cupcake Award is a juried prize that supports the publication of a new minicomic ...


Ruby-Rose-to-play-lesbian-superhero-Batwoman-

  Ruby Rose to play lesbian superhero Batwoman

Orange Is the New Black alum/LGBT actress Ruby Rose has been cast to play lesbian superhero Batwoman ( a.k.a. Kate Kane ), Entertainment Weekly reported. The character will be introduced in the network's annual DC crossover ...


SHOWBIZ-Jennifer-Hudson-Horror-Story-Kathy-vs-Ellen-gay-boy-band

  SHOWBIZ Jennifer Hudson, 'Horror Story,' Kathy vs. Ellen, gay boy band

Special to the online edition of Windy City Times

Jennifer Hudson will be making a new movie "Memory" playing the "glamour cat" Grizabella in Universal and Working Title's big-screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's beloved stage musical Cats, TheWrap reported. Taylor Swift, James Corden and ...


Women-Children-First-July-events-to-include-annual-used-book-sale

  Women & Children First July events to include annual used book sale

From a press release

July at Women & Children First brings Annual Used Book Sale & Where's Waldo Scavenger Hunt! Plus, author events with bestselling authors Ottessa Moshfegh and Porochista Khakpour July 1st through 21st Annual Neighborhood-wide Where's Waldo ...


Temple-Professor-Helps-Launch-First-Exhibit-of-LGBTQ-Video-Game-Archives-

  Temple Professor Helps Launch First Exhibit of LGBTQ Video Game Archives

From a press release

PHILADELPHIA — June 21, 2018 — For the first time worldwide, the queer history of video games will be explored in a major museum exhibition: "Rainbow Arcade" will open at Schwules Museum Berlin in December 2018. ...


LGBTQ-inclusive-CAKE-comics-expo-hits-Center-on-Halsted

  LGBTQ-inclusive CAKE comics expo hits Center on Halsted

The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo ( CAKE ) landed at Center on Halsted to celebrate the world of alternative comic art June 2-3. With an army of exhibitors, artists, fans, debut authors and illustrators as well ...


NUNN-ON-ONE-TV-Ross-Marquand-on-his-gay-character-in-The-Walking-Dead

  NUNN ON ONE TV Ross Marquand on his gay character in 'The Walking Dead'

Special to the online edition of Windy City Times

Hailing from Colorado, performer Ross Marquand grew up impersonating celebrities that eventually led to a career in voiceover work. His talents have been heard on the cartoons Robot Chicken, and Phineas and Ferb, as well as ...







Huberman-named-to-board-of-gaming-company

  Huberman named to board of gaming company

Ron Huberman—an openly gay man who, at times, headed both Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Transit Authority, and worked in several other official capacities for the city during the Richard M. Daley administration—has been named ...


Animated-series-to-feature-transgender-actress-lead-character

  Animated series to feature transgender actress, lead character

Special to the online edition of Windy City Times

A new animated comedy will make history when it launches later this year as the first animated series to feature a transgender character in a lead role that is also voiced by a transgender actress, Julie ...


AllOutorg-thanks-Electronic-Arts-for-Dark-Side-inclusion

  AllOut.org thanks Electronic Arts for 'Dark Side' inclusion

From a news release

San Francisco, CA - In the face of right-wing attacks by the Family Research Council, consumers and citizens around the world are strongly backing one of the largest video game makers, Electronic Arts for their inclusion ...


Female-Force-Cher-comic-book-out-in-December

  "Female Force: Cher" comic book out in December

From a Bluewater Productions news release

She has had a career that has spanned almost five decades and she looks as amazing today as she did when she first began performing with her first husband, Sonny Bono. Now Bluewater Comics has got ...


Media-Watch

  Media Watch

From the 'Batman-Makes-Sissies' file, the online magazine Slate ( Apr. 4 ) , in an off-hand review of David Hajdu's new book, The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic Book Scare and How It Changed America, has ...


World-Wide-Weird

  World Wide Weird

I was more of an Atari guy actually www.freewebarcade.com/game/nes-quiz This isn't terribly weird. OK, it's not weird at all, but those of you looking for a bit of 8-bit retro gaming nostalgia will get a few ...


Local-Briefs

  Local Briefs

Game over?: Media mavens will participate in a forum in 'The Culture of Gaming: A Glimpse into the World of Simulated Reality' on May 3 at 6:00 p.m. at Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. Call ...




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