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LGBT Veterans Monument dedicated
Amendment to hate crimes law clears General Assembly
Ireland votes yes to marriage equaliy
Boy Scouts pres OK with gay scout leaders
Conversion therapy ban passes House
At inauguration, Emanuel pledges future for Chicago's lost youth
Missing Chicago trans woman located
PASSAGES Longtime gay activist William B. Kelley dies
United Nations LGBTI campaign

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Michael Sam signs with Canadian team
Michael Sam—the first openly gay person to be selected in the National Football League ( NFL ) draft—is going to Canada. The Montreal ... more
 


  

CONCERT REVIEW Chicago Gay Men's Chorus camps it up

  

Chicago Youth Storage Initiative issues report, recommendations

  

Entertainment: Robin Williams; Nate Berkus; Jill Soloway; Paris Is Burning

  

LGBT Veterans Monument dedicated

  

MUSIC:'X Factor' winners Alex and Sierra feel the LGBT love

     
Local
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Leather Vendor Market photos
Scenes from the IML 2015 Leather Vendor Market, held on the second and third floors of the Congress Plaza Hotel. Photos by Jerry ... more
 


  

DISH: SAVOR Riques Cocina Mexicana

  

Local: "Step Up. Get Tested'; CTA proposal; new Northalsted initiative

  

Dining news: Wine events; El Mariachi cooking demo

  

Starwood shows strong support for LGBT rights

  

Gay-owned barber shop opens in Uptown

     
Nation & World
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VEHICLE REVIEW That's so gay: 2015 Chrysler 300 big and butch
Chrysler has recently changed its name to FCA: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. This name change makes sense, given that 'Fiat' sounds very European and ... more
 


  

National: Jindal's move; Texan Rep. supports marriage; senators urge DoD Sec'y

  

World : Moscow Pride canceled again; Swiss anti-gay ruling

  

Global Pride Summit kicks off Pride Month

     
Film / TV / Gossip
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Billy Masters
"Toni, you need to start using your vagina more."—Toni Braxton shares some advice her doctor gave her. She went on to add that ... more
 


  

Entertainment: GLAAD honors Ripa, Roberts; Rock 'n' Roll May 30; 'Queer Qomedy'

  

Israeli filmmaker talks about attitudes toward LGBTQ people

  

In entertainment: Elton John; Wanda Sykes; 'American Horror Story'

     
Theater / Dance
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Gay Black comic has concert film
In August 2013, Sampson McCormick became the first openly gay, Black stand-up comedian to headline the Howard Theater in Washington, D.C., where a ... more
 


  

In theater: ATC artistic director dies; Barrel of Monkeys ED steps down

  

'Peep Show' at Links Hall June 1

  

Community briefs: Theater, film, Pride

     
Music
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In entertainment: Elton John; Wanda Sykes; 'American Horror Story'
An on-stage Elton John bio-musical has its eyes set on Broadway and then London's West End, Broadway.com reported. The project, currently titled Rocketman ... more
 


  

Women For Women at Center June 13

  

BENT NIGHTS Walk off the Earth; Cathy Richardson, Katie Todd

  

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame party is community event

     
Books / Art
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BOOK REVIEWS How Long Will I Cry?; Anatomy of a Girl
How Long Will I Cry? edited by Miles Harvey Free ( from BigShouldersBooks.com ); Big Shoulders Press; 244 pages Anatomy of a Girl ... more
 


  

American Library Association designated June GLBT Book Month

  

Five Worth Finding

  

Kenny Porpora writes emotionally wrenching memoir

     
Trans
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Missing Chicago trans woman located
A 28-year-old Chicago transgender woman named Sherry Berry who had been missing since May 6, 2015 has been located according to her father ... more
 


  

Girl Scouts include transgender girls

  

Conference shows consequences of gender norms

  

HRC, Gender Proud work for visibility of Philippine trans community

     
AIDS & Health
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Missouri HIV case gets national attention
In Missouri, a former college student has been found guilty of exposing one of his sex partners to HIV as well as attempting ... more
 


  

Activists: Reach out to senators on conversion therapy bill

  

Local: "Step Up. Get Tested'; CTA proposal; new Northalsted initiative

  

Marijuana possession bill passes Illinois Senate

     
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Affinity marks 20 years of grassroots accomplishments
When Affinity began work in 1995, at its helm was a group of true idealists determined to do whatever it took to ensure ... more
 


  

Women For Women at Center June 13

  

Chicago Force receiver featured in new football cards

  

Chicago couple builds arts-enpowerment program for girls

     
Sports
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Michael Sam signs with Canadian team
Michael Sam—the first openly gay person to be selected in the National Football League ( NFL ) draft—is going to Canada. The Montreal ... more
 


  

Chicago Force receiver featured in new football cards

  

The wild life of Joe Putignano Olympic dreams, drug addiction

  

Chicago Sky looks to continue 2014 WNBA Finals momentum

     
Youth
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Chicago Youth Storage Initiative issues report, recommendations
CHICAGO — Health outcomes, safety, the ability to access needed services, and social well-being are all influenced by the inability to safely store ... more
 


  

Girl Scouts include transgender girls

  

UK YouTube sensation Pop 'N' Olly launch LGBT videos for children

  

Homeless youth and reproductive justice

     
Windy City Times Index
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COVER STORY: Longtime gay activist William B. Kelley dies
This week, William B. Kelley, 72, who in 2015 was marking 50 years as a gay ... more
 


  

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International Mr. Leather chosen

  

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame party is community event

  

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Windy City Queercast
WCQ627 Author James Dawson and This Book is Gay

Host: Amy Matheny

Amy is giving thanks to our military who have fallen on this Memorial Day. She is championing our guest's new book and also has a very big announcement! Don't miss it!

Guest: Gay Award Winning Author James Dawson joins Amy on the Queercast. James is also an LGBT activist and has written a fantastic book titled This Book is Gay. He shares how this book came to be and how it was crafted. James also discusses some politics happening in London and how it's affecting the LBGT community. He's heading to Manhattan in June for book signings. For more information visit his website at www.jamesdawsonbooks.com.

Music Featured on This Queercast: Bean - "Wildfire" and The Monotones - "Who Wrote the Book of Love"

Photo Credit: Cover Art for This Book is Gay




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