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  Navratilova says she is cancer-free

Legendary tennis figure Martina Navratilova said she is now cancer-free—four months after announcing she had been diagnosed with throat and breast cancer, ESPN reported. "As far as they know I'm cancer-free," Navratilova told Piers Morgan for ...


 
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  UpRising Bakery and Cafe could soon close due to revenue losses, ongoing anti-LGBTQ+ harassment

Award-winning UpRising Bakery and Café (UpRising) in Lake in the Hills faces possible closure March 31 after many months of revenue losses and ongoing anti-LGBTQ+ harassment. This stems from the harassment owner Corinna Sac received when ...


 
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  Kendrick Lamar, Billie Eilish, Diplo and more to headline Lollapalooza on Aug. 3-6

--From a press release

(Chicago—March 21, 2023) Lollapalooza has unveiled a powerhouse lineup for the 2023 edition, featuring first-time headliners Kendrick Lamar and Billie Eilish along with Red Hot Chili Peppers, ODESZA, Lana Del Rey, Karol G, who will make ...


 
NY-attorney-general-hosts-Drag-Story-Hour

  N.Y. attorney general hosts Drag Story Hour

On March 19, New York Attorney General Letitia James—along with a coalition of advocacy organizations and elected leaders—hosted a first-of-its-kind Drag Story Hour Read-A-Thon for families in New York City, per a press release from her ...


 
Chicago-Red-Stars-release-roster-ahead-of-2023-NWSL-season

  Chicago Red Stars release roster ahead of 2023 NWSL season

--From a press release

CHICAGO (March 20, 2023) — The Chicago Red Stars released their roster ahead of the 2023 National Women's Soccer League's (NWSL) season. The Red Stars kick off the 2023 season Saturday, March 25, against San Diego ...


 
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  Chicago Red Stars sign all three draft picks from 2023 NWSL Draft

--From a press release

CHICAGO, Ill. (March 20, 2023) — The Chicago Red Stars announced the signing of all three of the team's draft picks from the 2023 National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) Draft. Penelope Hocking (Penn State, 7th overall) ...


 
Billy-Masters-David-Geffen-sticks-to-what-he-knows

  Billy Masters: David Geffen sticks to what he knows

"I'm sure I've gotten a blow job from a guy before. For sure. I don't know if it's gay unless you make eye contact while there's a blow job happening." - DJ Diplo answers a question about having gay sex, which ...


 
Kentucky-lawmakers-pass-anti-trans-youth-bill-governor-plans-to-veto-measure

  Kentucky lawmakers pass anti-trans youth bill; governor plans to veto measure

In Kentucky, Republican lawmakers passed a bill that bans minors from receiving gender-affirming care, lets educators refuse to refer to trans students by their preferred pronouns and would not allow schools to discuss sexual orientation or ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ 'Black Adam,' Cyndi Lauper, Sondheim, Oscars, OutFest

Cultured Magazine recently profiled Quintessa Swindell—who became the first out, non-binary actor to play a lead superhero in the DC universe when they portrayed Cyclone in the 2022 movie Black Adam. Swindell grew up in Virginia ...


 
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  WORLD German bishops, trans woman's death, Hungary, human-rights event

Germany's Catholic bishops voted (38 to nine, with 11 abstentions) to adopt formal ceremonies for the blessing of same-sex relationships, defying the Vatican and testing church unity on what has become one of the most contentious ...


 
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  NATIONAL Ritchie Torres, N.J. towns, Karine Jean-Pierre, Tennessee items

New York Congressman Ritchie Torres has talked about his own struggle with depression and the importance of mental health in the wake of U.S. Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.)'s recent hospitalization for clinical depression, The Washington Blade ...


 
Opera-Preview-Life-of-gay-World-War-II-hero-Alan-Turing-transformed-into-a-world-premiere-opera

  Opera Preview: Life of gay World War II hero Alan Turing transformed into a world-premiere opera

It has taken a decade for The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turing to grow from an idea into a full- fledged opera. Chicago Opera Theater stages the world premiere of composer Justine F. Chen and ...


 
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  'Spring Fling' at The Baton on Thursday, April 13 to benefit Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame

--From a press release

The Baton Show Lounge (4713 North Broadway, Chicago) has been entertaining folks for 54 years and will host a special "Spring Fling", an all-new show to benefit the Chicago LGBT of Fame on Thursday, April 13 ...


 
Johnson-and-Vallas-to-take-part-in-LGBTQ-focused-candidate-forum-March-22

  Johnson and Vallas to take part in LGBTQ+-focused candidate forum March 22

Affinity Community Services (Affinity), Association of Latinos/as/xs Motivating Action (ALMA) Chicago, Brave Space Alliance, Chicago Black Gay Men's Caucus, Life is Work and Task Force Chicago are co-hosting a virtual ...


 
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  HRC settles race-based lawsuit with former president

Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and its Black former president, Alphonso David, settled a lawsuit in which David had alleged racial discrimination in his firing, Reuters reported. In September 2021, David was fired after New York state ...


 
News

  Major national LGBTQ+ groups condemn Oklahoma House censure motion against Rep. Mauree Turner

--From a press release

Last week, Oklahoma Representative Mauree Turner was the target of a censure motion by Republican leaders — a blatant attempt to silence the first openly non-binary U.S. state legislator. The motion passed on a party line ...


 
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  PASSAGES: Visual artist, Chicago nightlife scene drag performer legend and hairdresser Jojo Baby

Visual artist, Chicago nightlife scene drag performer legend, doll-maker and hairdresser Jojo Baby died March 14 of liver, lung and stomach cancer. They were 51. Baby was born April 10, 1971, in Chicago and grew up ...


 
Lambda-Literary-announces-award-finalists-

  Lambda Literary announces award finalists

--From a press release

Lambda Literary has announced the finalists in 25 categories for the 35th Annual Lambda Literary Awards. The finalists were selected by a panel of over 65 literary professionals from more than 1,350 book submissions. These selections ...


 
Elijah-McKinnon-A-Chicago-creative-talks-about-Open-Television-and-intersectionality-

  Elijah McKinnon: A Chicago creative talks about Open Television and intersectionality

Elijah McKinnon (they/them/their) is definitely marching to the beat of their own drummer—and many people are benefiting from their vision. McKinnon—who describes themself as a BlaQ, non-binary #queerdragon—is an artivist ...


 
ELECTIONS-2023-48th-Ward-candidate-Leni-Manaa-Hoppenworth-speaks-about-her-run-off-race

  ELECTIONS 2023: 48th Ward candidate Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth speaks about her run-off race

Note: The following interview is part of Windy City Times' ongoing coverage of LGBTQ+ candidates in the 2023 Chicago municipal elections. The run-off election takes place Tuesday, April 4. Following the Feb. 28 primary election—where 10 ...


 
Arkansas-governor-signs-anti-trans-medical-malpractice-bill

  Arkansas governor signs anti-trans medical malpractice bill

Republican Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed into law a measure that makes it easier to sue providers of gender-affirming care for children, ABC News reported. This move, involving a law that will take effect this ...


 
Chicago-Black-Dance-Legacy-Project-to-present-dance-concert-Sans-Pareil

  Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project to present dance concert 'Sans Pareil'

--From a press release

Deeply Rooted Dance Theater joins the Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project again to take the stage in a dance concert entitled Sans Pareil—French for "unparalleled," a nod to the Haitian lineage of Chicago's founder, Jean-Baptiste Pointe ...


 
Lyric-Opera-of-Chicago-announces-its-2023-24-season

  Lyric Opera of Chicago announces its 2023-24 season

--From a press release

CHICAGO (3/14/2023) — Lyric Opera of Chicago, led by General Director, President & CEO Anthony Freud and Music Director Enrique Mazzola, today announces the company's 2023/24 Season, which takes audiences on a global tour of opera ...


 
Editorial-In-praise-of-Drag-Story-Hour

  Editorial: In praise of Drag Story Hour

Drag Story Hours have really come to the fore in our political consciousness in the last few years, as the radical right has strategically targeted events raising the visibility of individuals who are gender-nonconforming, transgender or ...


 
NYC-Pride-unveils-2023-theme-Strength-in-Solidarity

  NYC Pride unveils 2023 theme: 'Strength in Solidarity'

--From a press release

NYC Pride announces the official theme for 2023, "Strength in Solidarity," as the kick-off to this year's events and programming. Amidst a backdrop of increased attacks against members of the LGBTQIA+ community, especially in the form ...


 
News

  Mayoral candidate Brandon Johnson endorses 48th Ward alderperson candidate Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth

--From a press release

CHICAGO, IL — Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth, community organizer and progressive advocate, earned the endorsement of Chicago Mayoral Candidate Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson. Since the February 28th runoff election, Manaa-Hoppenworth has ...


 
News

  House Musical, Coming of Age in the Age of House, coming to Hoover-Leppen Theatre

--From a press release

Campsongs Productions presents the world premiere of House Musical - Coming of Age in the Age of House, with book by Marcus Waller, music by Scott Free (with Michael Foley) and lyrics by Scott Free and ...


 
News

  Personal PAC to endorse Brandon Johnson for mayor

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Personal PAC, one of Illinois' leading organizations dedicated to protecting reproductive rights, announces today an endorsement for Brandon Johnson for mayor: From the organization: "Personal PAC is proud to stand with Brandon Johnson ...


 
News

  Black & Brown LGBTQ+ Mayoral Forum Wednesday, March 22 [UPDATED]

--From a press release

The Chicago Mayoral Forum, hosted by leading Black and Brown LGBTQ+ organizations, will provide candidates with an opportunity to discuss with LGBTQ+ communities how they will ensure equity and improve the lives of Black and Brown LGBTQ+ Chicagoans. ...


 
Protest-held-outside-New-Life-Covenant-Church-over-alleged-anti-LGBTQ-practices

  Protest held outside New Life Covenant Church over alleged anti-LGBTQ practices

Now-former New Life Covenant Church parishioner Rosaly Andino, who is a lesbian, and her allies gathered across the street from the church in the Humboldt Park neighborhood March 12 to protest alleged anti-LGBTQ practices by Pastor David Marrero. ...


 
Mayoral-candidate-Johnson-appears-at-monthly-LGBTQ-event

  Mayoral candidate Johnson appears at monthly LGBTQ+ event

On the evening of March 11, mayoral candidate Brandon Johnson made a surprise appearance in front of a packed room at the monthly LGBTQ+ event Slo Mo Jam, which was held at Sleeping Village, 3734 W. ...


 
Mayor-Lightfoot-DCASE-announce-dates-for-summer-festivals-and-events

  Mayor Lightfoot, DCASE announce dates for summer festivals and events

--From a press release

CHICAGO—Today, Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) announced the 2023 dates for some of the City of Chicago's most beloved summertime traditions. Returning festivals and events include ...


 
News

  Billy Masters: From the Oscars to the Grebes

"31 years ago in 1992, Brendan Fraser and Ke Huy Quan were in a movie together. . . two actors from 'Encino Man' are nominated for Oscars. Incredible night it must be for the two of you, and what a very ...


 
Anna-DeShawn-wins-prestigious-Ambie-award-for-the-Queer-News-podcast

  Anna DeShawn wins prestigious Ambie award for the Queer News podcast

--From a press release

Las Vegas, NV (March 13, 2023) — The Podcast Academy hosted the Ambies, the most preeminent awards in podcasting, at the Westgate Hotel in Las Vegas on Tuesday, March 7, 2023. Anna DeShawn, the producer & ...


 
31ST-annual-Elton-John-AIDS-Foundation-Academy-Awards-Viewing-Party-raises-more-than-9-million

  31ST annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party raises more than $9 million

--From a press release

LOS ANGELES, March 13, 2023 — The 31st annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards® Viewing Party hosted by Sir Elton John and David Furnish, with special guests Eric McCormack and Michaela Jae Rodriguez, raised more ...


 
RuPauls-Drag-Race-WERQ-THE-WORLD-in-Chicago-Aug-4

  RuPaul's Drag Race WERQ THE WORLD in Chicago Aug. 4

--From a press release

RuPaul's Drag Race WERQ THE WORLD, the largest drag show on earth, returns in 2023 with a show in Chicago Aug. 4 and in 100+ cities across the United States, Canada, Australia, Asia, Europe and Mexico! ...


 
TransLash-Media-CEO-Imara-Jones-reflects-on-JK-Rowling-and-Hogwarts-Legacy-

  TransLash Media CEO Imara Jones reflects on JK Rowling and 'Hogwarts Legacy'

The action role-playing game Hogwarts Legacy has been making big news lately—and it's not just because so many people are playing it. Hogwarts Legacy, inspired by writer J.K. Rowling's wizarding ...


 
News

  Study: Outcomes for children similar regardless of the LGBTQ+ identity of the children's parents

--From a press release

NEW YORK — This week a new report was released by BMJ Global Health examining outcomes between LGBTQ+ families and families headed by heterosexual couples. The report, a literature review and synthesis of dozens of academic ...


 
Valle-leaving-longtime-Center-on-Halsted-CEO-role

  Valle leaving longtime Center on Halsted CEO role

Longtime Center on Halsted CEO Modesto Tico Valle is leaving his post, according to organization officials. Board Chair Victor Ravago announced Valle's departure in a March 10 statement: "I share with you today that Modesto Tico ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Little-Richard-Indigo-Girls-Rodriguezs-honor-dance-film-Pedro-Pascal-

  SHOWBIZ Little Richard, Indigo Girls, Rodriguez's honor, dance film, Pedro Pascal

Video below

Produced by Bungalow Media + Entertainment for CNN Films and HBO Max, in association with Rolling Stone Films, director Lisa Cortes' Sundance opening-night documentary Little Richard: I Am Everything will debut in theaters and on VOD ...


 
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  WORLD Zero Discrimination Day, African countries, facility damaged, travel items

On Zero Discrimination Day this year (March 1), under the theme "Save lives: Decriminalize," UNAIDS showed how the decriminalization of key populations and people living with HIV saves lives and helps advance the end of the ...


 
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  NATIONAL Folx Health, gay mayor arrested, powerlifter's suit, Versace visit

Boston-based Folx Health—which provides primary healthcare services and gender-affirming healthcare to LGBTQIA people—made Fast Company's list of the world's 50 most innovative businesses. A few of the other healthcare companies ...


 
Minn-governor-signs-order-protecting-gender-affirming-healthcare

  Minn. governor signs order protecting gender-affirming healthcare

At a time when so many political officials seem to be backing anti-LGBTQ+ measures, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz is doing just the opposite. On March 8, Walz signed an executive order protecting the rights of LGBTQ+ ...


 
SAVOR-Peruvian-spot-Tanta-fundraiser-for-The-Evolved-Network

  SAVOR Peruvian spot Tanta; fundraiser for The Evolved Network

One of the best things about Chicago cuisine is that you can travel the world without ever leaving the Windy City. The River North spot Tanta (118 W. Grand Ave.; https://www.tantachicago.com/) embodies one such example. Tanta ...


 
News

  Study examines straight men and their sexual attraction to transgender women

--From a press release

An analysis of online Reddit conversations also revealed a paradox: the same men devalue both trans and cisgender women Some straight men said they sexually desire transgender women because of the women's supposed hyper-feminine traits. Brandon ...


 
News

  LPAC expands board of directors, building on successful 2023 midterms

--From a press release

Washington, DC — LPAC, the national political organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ women and nonbinary people to public office, announced today that Liz Culley and Janelle Perez have joined its Board of Directors. LPAC is the ...


 
Mexican-Womens-National-Team-to-kick-off-inaugural-MexTour-W-this-April-in-Chicago-and-Houston

  Mexican Women's National Team to kick off inaugural MexTour W this April in Chicago and Houston

--From a press release

NEW YORK CITY & MEXICO CITY (Wed., March 8, 2023) — In celebration of International Women's Day, the Federación Mexicana de FÀtbol (FMF) and Soccer United Marketing (SUM) announced the ...


 
Non-binary-Okla-state-rep-censured-after-incident-LGBTQ-groups-respond

  Non-binary Okla. state rep censured after incident; LGBTQ+ groups respond

On March 7, the Oklahoma House voted to censure (or publicly express strong disapproval of) Democratic non-binary state Rep. Mauree Turner for allegedly harboring a fugitive following a recent confrontation ...


 
Chicagos-Fine-Arts-Building-celebrates-125th-anniversary-with-exhibits-and-tours

  Chicago's Fine Arts Building celebrates 125th anniversary with exhibits and tours

--From a press release

CHICAGO (March 7, 2023)—Chicago's historic Fine Arts Building (410 S. Michigan Avenue) celebrates its 125th anniversary this year with two new public exhibits, a self-guided walking tour of significant sites ...


 
VIEWPOINT-The-scrutiny-of-Kamala-Harris

  VIEWPOINT The scrutiny of Kamala Harris

President Biden had a cancerous lesion successfully removed from his chest last month, which was just now reported. At 80, questions continue about Biden's fitness to serve a second term. But questions also abound concerning Vice ...


 
Worlds-first-transgender-MP-passes-away-at-65

  World's first transgender MP passes away at 65

On March 6, Georgina Beyer—a pioneering New Zealand politician who, in 1999, became the world's first openly transgender member of Parliament—passed away at the age of 65. Beyer's friends said she died peacefully in hospice care, ...


 
Steppenwolf-Theatre-Companys-2023-Gala-May-13-at-The-Old-Post-Office

  Steppenwolf Theatre Company's 2023 Gala May 13 at The Old Post Office

--From a press release

CHICAGO (March 6, 2023) — The Steppenwolf Ensemble and Board of Trustees are pleased to host Steppenwolf 2023 Gala—an unforgettable evening celebrating 47 years of powerful and thought-provoking storytelling. Emceed ...


 
Center-on-Halsted-presents-annual-Intergenerational-Talent-Show

  Center on Halsted presents annual Intergenerational Talent Show

On March 2, Center on Halsted hosted its Fifth Annual Intergenerational Talent Show, featuring performances from participants from the Youth and Family Services and the Senior Services programs. Participants in the free event presented a program ...


 
Billy-Masters-Raunchier-Uncoupled-on-the-rebound-with-Showtime

  Billy Masters: Raunchier Uncoupled on the rebound with Showtime

"I never liked when she did this in concerts either. I don't like when females are overly sexualized in art. It degrades and objectivy's [sic] women in a way that's not healthy." —TJ Jackson on reports ...


 
PFLAG-holds-50th-anniversary-celebration-gala-honors-Tom-Daley-with-George-Takei-Advocate-Award

  PFLAG holds 50th anniversary celebration gala, honors Tom Daley with George Takei Advocate Award

--From a press release

NEW YORK (Mar. 4, 2023) — Last night, iconic LGBTQ+ community organization PFLAG celebrated 50 years of leading with love at a spectacular gala event hosted by comedian and actress Amber Ruffin at New York's Marriott ...


 
National-Gay-Basketball-Association-founder-steps-down-after-more-than-three-decades-at-helm

  National Gay Basketball Association founder steps down after more than three decades at helm

Mark Chambers—the founder of the National Gay Basketball Association (NGBA)—has stepped down after more than 30 years in the business, Outsports reported. The player and organizer has been on the LGBTQ+ basketball scene since 1990, when ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Wanda-Sykes-Jonas-Brothers-Queen-of-Versailles-Bloodshed

  SHOWBIZ Wanda Sykes, Jonas Brothers, 'Queen of Versailles,' 'Bloodshed'

Adam Lambert video below

Award-winning comedian Wanda Sykes' new comedy special, I'm An Entertainer, will premiere globally on Netflix on May 23, a press release announced. The special, directed by Linda Mendoza, was filmed in early February 2023 at Philadelphia's ...


 
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  WORLD Kenyan group, Alan Emtage, trans anchor, Hershey campaign

The Kenyan Supreme Court allowed an LGBTQI+-rights group to register as a non-governmental organization, The Washington Blade reported. Ten years ago, Eric Gitari, the former executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission ...


 
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  NATIONAL Drag shows, LGBTQ+ honors, Bragman memorial, Fred Karger

Video below

Dozens of supporters turned out outside the Crazy Aunt Hellen's restaurant in D.C. in anticipation of a drag show's planned protest by the far-right group Proud Boys—but police said members of the far-right, neo-fascist organization didn' ...


 
News

  Home of long-term NCLR Legal Director Shannon Minter devastated by Texas tornado, NCLR comments on outpouring of support

--From a press release

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Yesterday during violent storms in several southern states, the home of long-time NCLR Legal Director Shannon Minter and his Robin was destroyed by a powerful tornado in rural Texas. The house also ...


 
News

  Coalition of tradeswomen, teachers, civil rights groups applaud end of Trump-Era rule allowing discrimination

--From a press release

Washington, D.C. — On March 1, the United States Department of Labor's (DOL) Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) officially rescinded a Trump-era rule that vastly expanded the ability ...


 
News

  LGBTQ+ groups criticize Tenn. bill that bans access to medical care for trans youth

--From a press release

NASHVILLE — On March 2, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed into law HB1/SB1, a bill that prohibits transgender-related healthcare in Tennessee for people under the age of 18. The bill is set to take effect on ...


 
News

  Raoul, IDHR issue guidance on protections against bias related to pregnancy, reproductive health

--From a press release

Chicago — Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul and the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) today released a guide on the state's protections against discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth, and ...


 
Jussie-Smollett-appeals-hoax-related-ruling

  Jussie Smollett appeals hoax-related ruling

Nearly a year after being sentenced to five months in jail for disorderly conduct related to an attack he staged—although he was released on bond just days later—actor Jussie Smollett has filed his appeal. The Chicago ...


 
House-Ethics-Committee-announces-investigation-into-George-Santos

  House Ethics Committee announces investigation into George Santos

On March 2, the U.S. House Ethics Committee announced it is officially investigating embattled Rep. George Santos as the gay Republican from New York faces multiple legal issues and calls to resign for extensively lying about ...


 
News

  LGBTQ+ Victory Fund launches new brand; celebrates LGBTQ+ progress, joy and resilience

Video below. From a press release

Washington, DC — Today LGBTQ+ Victory Fund launched its new name, new logo and new visual identity. This new brand honors LGBTQ+ progress since the organization's inception in 1991, celebrates LGBTQ+ people's joy and resilience in ...


 
Theater-Review-one-in-two-

  Theater Review: one in two

Playwright: Donja R. Love. At: PrideArts at Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway Tickets: 773-857-0222; $35. Runs through March 19 Playwright Donja R. Love stresses that lower case letters should be used for the title of ...


 
Queerties-honor-LGBTQ-creatives-at-Feb-28-event

  Queerties honor LGBTQ+ creatives at Feb. 28 event

The 11th Annual Queerties Awards—which recognizes LGBTQ+ creators, tastemakers, storytellers and newsmakers—took place Feb. 28 at Eden Sunset in Los Angeles. Hosted by drag comedian Bianca Del Rio, the ceremony ...


 
The-Jeff-Awards-to-honor-Myrna-Salazar-with-special-non-Equity-honor

  The Jeff Awards to honor Myrna Salazar with special non-Equity honor

--From a Jeff Awards press release

(March 1, 2023 - Chicago) — Recognizing a lifetime of theater excellence, the Joseph Jefferson Awards will honor the late arts activist Myrna Salazar at the organization's 49th Anniversary Non-Equity Awards celebration on Monday, March 2 ...


 
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  Patriarch Kirill: Darth Putin's Altar Boy

Christianity—based on the person and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, who preached love as the most important expression of religion—has often been co-opted and distorted to support wars, persecutions and ...


 
Lightfoot-concedes-but-other-LGBTQ-candidates-make-inroads

  Lightfoot concedes but other LGBTQ+ candidates make inroads

Incumbent Lori Lightfoot, the city's first Black lesbian mayor, conceded defeat the evening of Feb. 28, after a tumultuous term and a difficult election season, where she competed against eight challengers for her post. "I stand ...


 
Singer-Zolita-zips-through-Chicago-on-a-whirlwind-tour

  Singer Zolita zips through Chicago on a whirlwind tour

Zoe Montana Hoetzel has evolved into the multidimensional artist known as Zolita while cultivating a massive following. Her personality is multifaceted as well. She identifies as a lesbian, an activist and a witch, but she's also ...


 
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  Elections 2023: Timmy Knudsen discusses run for office and last-minute appointment

This is part of a series of interviews Windy City Times is running on LGBTQ+ candidates in the 2023 municipal elections taking place Feb. 28 Attorney Timmy Knudsen was appointed by Mayor Lori Lightfoot this past ...


 
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  DuSable Black History Museum to show paintings from collection of Emmy award-nominated actress CCH Pounder

--From a press release

CHICAGO (Feb. 24,2023) — The DuSable Black History Museum and Education Center is pleased to announce a new exhibition featuring paintings from the Collection of Emmy® award-nominated actress CCH Pounder. ...


 
Elections-2023-Rosanna-Rodriguez-Sanchez-vies-for-second-term-representing-the-33rd-Ward

  Elections 2023: Rosanna Rodriguez Sanchez vies for second term representing the 33rd Ward

This is part of a series of interviews Windy City Times is running on LGBTQ+ candidates in the 2023 municipal elections taking place Feb. 28. Youth educator and activist Rosanna Rodriguez Sanchez is seeking her second ...


 






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The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
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