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  SAVOR Cody's dog drive, 'Dandy Holiday' and Santa

New addition: Firewood BBQ, 1856 W. North Ave., has launched its newest weekend brunch item—the brisket pierogi Benedict. For a limited time only, Chef Art Wnorowski and wife/business partner Gosia Pieniazek are presenting this Benedict that ...


 
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  Openly gay OpenAI CEO back in charge of company

On Nov. 21, OpenAI said it had reinstated Sam Altman as its chief executive—the latest chapter in a saga that involved a boardroom coup and staff backlash. The company, which is behind ChatGPT, also said it ...


 
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  NATIONAL Bishop removed, business news, Jezebel shutting down, MAP head

Pope Francis removed the bishop of Tyler, Texas—a conservative prelate active on social media who has been a fierce critic of the pontiff, PBS reported. A one-line statement from the Vatican said the pope had "relieved" ...


 
Howard-Brown-Health-Workers-United-members-gather-for-post-strike-rally

  Howard Brown Health Workers United members gather for post-strike rally

Howard Brown Health (HBH) Workers United members held an evening post-Unfair Labor Practices (ULP) strike rally Nov. 15 in front of the new multi-story HBH Halsted clinic. It was the conclusion of their two-day strike that ...


 
Longtime-Edgewater-framing-business-owner-contemplates-whats-next

  Longtime Edgewater framing business owner contemplates what's next

The large spit stains were still crusty and dry on Wall to Wall Framing's window on Saturday. They're evidence that remains more than two weeks after the incident that brought attention to the custom-frame shop's years-long ...


 
Berlin-Nightclub-workers-urge-customers-to-boycott-as-they-fight-for-fair-contract

  Berlin Nightclub workers urge customers to boycott as they fight for fair contract

Berlin Nightclub workers are calling for people to boycott the LGBTQ+ club while they push for their first contract, which they hope will include increased wages and access to healthcare. Berlin Nightclub workers unionized in April ...


 
SAVOR-Bakery-recommendation-venue-slated-to-reopen-upcoming-dinners

  SAVOR Bakery recommendation, venue slated to reopen, upcoming dinners

Recommendation: Provo's Bakery is offering some really cool options for the latter part of the year. (Think holiday dinners and business catering events.) The Thanksgiving menu includes items such as pumpkin bread, various pies (pumpkin, a ...


 
HRC-and-Dylan-Mulvaney-to-partner-for-2024-SXSW-Featured-Session

  HRC and Dylan Mulvaney to partner for 2024 SXSW Featured Session

--From a press release

WASHINGTON — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) announced a key Featured Session at the South By Southwest (SXSW®) Conference and Festivals curated to discuss poignant LGBTQ+ issues. The panel, titled "When Beer Goes Viral: The Role ...


 
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  Boisterous activist/business owner Marge Summit remembered

A group of Chicago-area friends gathered Oct. 15 at the Baton Show Lounge to celebrate the extraordinary life of LGBTQ+ activist and community organizer and former bar owner Marge Summit. Summit, the former owner of the ...


 
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  SAVOR A recommendation, a few Halloween events and stein-hoisting

Restaurant recommendation: I've eaten at the Uptown mainstay Pho 888 several times—and I've never been disappointed. And apparently I'm not the only one who likes this "hole-in-the-wall" restaurant, as it's received several "best of ...


 
New-research-Eight-in-ten-LGBTQ-employees-feel-comfortable-being-out-at-work

  New research: Eight in ten LGBTQ+ employees feel comfortable being out at work

--From a press release

NEW YORK CITY, NY — As our nation prepares to commemorate National Coming Out Day, Out Leadership's "Out to Succeed 2.0," [ https://outleadership.com/ ] a global workplace survey of LGBTQ+ employees finds historic progress for LGBTQ+ ...


 
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  Nobody's Darling celebrates expansion into adjoining property with soft opening event

In the little over two years since its opening, Nobody's Darling in Andersonville has emerged as one of the premiere inclusive spaces to gather in Chicago. Nobody's Darling has become so successful that co-owners Angela Barnes ...


 
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  19th annual Andersonville Arts Weekend Sept. 29 - Oct. 1

--From a press release

CHICAGO (September 18, 2023) The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) is pleased to welcome back its 19tn annual Andersonville Arts Weekend, with the neighborhood transformed into a "walkable art gallery" ...


 
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  NATIONAL Historic political win, Columbus situation, trans coach, Gold + Williams

Fabian Nelson won a Democratic primary runoff in Mississippi's 66th state House district—and he's now the state's first openly gay legislator, The Guardian noted. (Republicans are not running a candidate for the general election sched ...


 
SAVOR-Crumbl-franchise-co-owner-talks-about-the-sweet-business-of-cookies

  SAVOR Crumbl franchise co-owner talks about the sweet business of cookies

When it comes to success stories in the world of sweets, few companies and brands can compare to Crumbl and its signature pink box. Started by Jason McGowan (CEO) & Sawyer Hemsley (COO) in 2017 in ...


 
Openly-gay-football-player-Carl-Nassib-retiring-at-30

  Openly gay football player Carl Nassib retiring at 30

On Sept. 6, openly gay free agent defensive end Carl Nassib announced his retirement from the NFL after seven seasons, Sports Illustrated reported. Nassib—who played for the Cleveland Browns, the Las Vegas Raiders and twice for ...


 
Openly-gay-airline-CEO-resigns-amid-controversy

  Openly gay airline CEO resigns amid controversy

Alan Joyce, the openly gay CEO of Australian airline Qantas, has resigned after being accused of participating in illegal ticket sales, Reuters reported. Joyce, the company's head for 15 years, had been scheduled to retire in ...


 
Can-Chicago-escape-the-urban-doom-loop

  Can Chicago escape the 'urban doom loop?'

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, major U.S. cities were experiencing strong growth fueled by financial and technological sectors of the economy. COVID, however, caused a massive change in population migration and work behavior which has created ...


 
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  Laura Ricketts-led group of diverse investors buys Chicago Red Stars in $60 million deal

From an Sept. 1 press release: A diverse investor group led by Laura Ricketts and prominent Chicago women business and civic leaders has officially taken ownership of the Chicago Red Stars National Women's Soccer League ...


 
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  SAVOR Japanese-inspired brunch, Jose Andres, cake decorating and more

Itoko, a Japanese restaurant courtesy of Chef Gene Kato and BOKA Restaurant Group that's at 3325 N. Southport Ave., is debuting its weekend brunch at 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Brunch is centered around Japanese-inspired dishes such as ...


 
LGBT-Chamber-of-Commerce-holds-15th-NetWERQ-Cruise

  LGBT Chamber of Commerce holds 15th NetWERQ Cruise

On the evening of Aug. 21, the LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois held its 15th annual networking and fundraising event NetWERQ on Lake Michigan. Members of the group boarded the cruise ship Spirit of Chicago ...


 
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  Calif. store owner killed over Pride flag display

In California, Cedar Glen business owner Laura Ann Carleton was shot and killed after a dispute over the Pride flag she'd displayed outside her shop, The Advocate reported. Authorities received a report that someone had been ...


 
Man-pleads-guilty-to-hate-crime-at-UpRising-Bakery

  Man pleads guilty to hate crime at UpRising Bakery

Alsip, Illinois resident Joseph I. Collins, 25, pled guilty on Aug. 16 to committing a hate crime last summer at UpRising Bakery and Cafe, a Lake in the Hills business that was preparing to host a ...


 
Chicago-Cubs-co-owner-Laura-Ricketts-to-purchase-Red-Stars

  Chicago Cubs co-owner Laura Ricketts to purchase Red Stars

An investor group headed by out lesbian Chicago Cubs co-owner/Chicago Sky minority owner Laura Ricketts reached an agreement to purchase the NWSL's Chicago Red Stars, according to ...


 
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  SAVOR Fulton Market taqueria Tacombi; upcoming events

The Fulton Market district of Chicago (just west of the Loop) has changed significantly over the past several years—and is altering more every day, with sleek and new office towers, condos and businesses populating the area. ...


 
Law-will-reduce-barriers-to-gender-neutral-multiple-occupancy-restrooms-in-businesses-universities-building-

  Law will reduce barriers to gender-neutral multiple-occupancy restrooms in businesses, universities, building

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Advocates celebrated Governor JB Pritzker's signing of House Bill 1286, legislation that will reduce barriers for businesses serving their communities and customers by allowing for the adoption of ...


 
SAVOR-Epic-Burger-CEO-talks-nutrition-money-upcoming-specials

  SAVOR Epic Burger CEO talks nutrition, money, upcoming specials

Epic Burger's David Grossman is probably one of the most affable and down-to-earth CEOs you're likely to meet. Grossman will talk about a variety of subjects (including some tumultuous days at his alma mater, the University ...


 
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  Baton's Jim Flint celebrates 82nd birthday

Jim Flint, owner of the Baton Show Lounge, and the founder of the Miss Continental pageantry system, celebrated his 82nd birthday at the Baton on July 25. The special occasion featured cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and entertainment ...


 
Take-Up-Space-founders-reach-for-community-building-possibilities

  Take Up Space founders reach for community-building possibilities

Two Chicagoans are working to bring a new business—one part coffee shop, one part co-working space, one-part events venue—centering Black and queer identities to Lake View. Co-founder M. Rashaad Barnett said he envisions the business, to ...


 
Supreme-Court-ruling-on-303-Creative-How-bad-was-it-Depends-on-who-you-ask

  Supreme Court ruling on 303 Creative: How bad was it? Depends on who you ask

Some believe the U.S. Supreme Court's decision June 30 in 303 Creative v. Elenis may be one of the most consequential in LGBTQ legal history—a kind of "separate but equal" pronouncement on how the courts should ...


 
Gilead-prevails-in-HIV-antitrust-suit-brought-by-consumers

  Gilead prevails in HIV antitrust suit brought by consumers

On June 30, pharmaceutical giant Gilead Sciences triumphed over consumers in a $3.6-billion class-action suit that claimed the company deliberately manipulated the market in order to profit off of its expensive HIV treatment drugs, Courthouse News ...


 
PASSAGES-Music-producer-vocalist-business-owner-Ralph-Lampkin-Jr

  PASSAGES Music producer, vocalist, business owner Ralph Lampkin Jr.

Music producer, vocalist and business owner Ralph Lampkin, Jr. died June 24 of a heart attack. He was 66. Lampkin was born April 29, 1957, in New York City, where he lived with his parents Ralph ...


 
Supreme-Court-rules-in-favor-of-anti-gay-Colorado-web-designer-LGBTQ-groups-respond

  Supreme Court rules in favor of anti-gay Colorado web designer, LGBTQ+ groups respond

On June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court—which has a conservative majority—ruled in favor of Lorie Smith, an evangelical Christian web designer from Colorado who refuses to work on same-sex weddings, ...


 
The-Andersonville-Vintage-Market-returns-for-summer-2023

  The Andersonville Vintage Market returns for summer 2023

--From a press release

CHICAGO (June 26, 2023) The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) is pleased to welcome back its 3rd annual Andersonville Vintage Market, featuring antiques, home décor, jewelry, accessories, clothing, music and ...


 
SAVOR-Movie-cookbook-A-Night-of-Hope-restaurant-closings-and-more

  SAVOR Movie cookbook, 'A Night of Hope,' restaurant closings and more

This week, SAVOR with Andrew's spotlight is actually on a book—Scrounging: A Cookbook. This unique cookbook contains late-night, last-ditch recipes and ingenious back-of-the-pantry meals straight from movies. Scrounging includes an ...


 
Pride-Fest-returns-with-a-rainbow-of-representation

  Pride Fest returns with a rainbow of representation

Chicago Pride Fest took over the Lake View community area of Chicago's North Side once more on June 17—18. Presented by the Northalsted Business Alliance, this two-day street festival featured over 150 merchandise and food vendors ...


 
PASSAGES-Athlete-and-retired-restaurant-manager-Michael-L-Reid

  PASSAGES Athlete and retired restaurant manager Michael L. Reid

Athlete and retired restaurant manager Michael L. Reid died peacefully under hospital care June 11 due to complications from a decade-long battle with cancer. He was 65. Reid was born February 28, 1958, in Dayton, Ohio ...


 
Study-More-than-70-of-US-adults-oppose-using-religion-to-discriminate-against-LGBTQ-people

  Study: More than 70% of U.S. adults oppose using religion to discriminate against LGBTQ people

--From a press release

Large majorities of U.S. adults oppose denying medical care, employment, and business services to LGBTQ people based on religious beliefs, according to a new report from the Williams Institute ...


 
Were-queer-all-year-Nobodys-Darling-Dorothy-Whiskey-Girl-Tavern-new-spaces-for-queer-women

  'We're queer all year': Nobody's Darling, Dorothy, Whiskey Girl Tavern: new spaces for queer women

Three Chicago lesbian-owned bars have opened in the past few years, creating more spaces where queer women can feel comfortable and build community with each other. Andersonville's Nobody's Darling, Dorothy in Ukranian Village, and Rogers Park' ...


 
Consumer-affairs-reporter-Jason-Knowles-discusses-being-out-and-proud-on-the-air

  Consumer affairs reporter Jason Knowles discusses being out and proud on the air

If a Chicago-area resident has been ripped-off, swindled or otherwise cheated, there's a good chance they'll call Jason Knowles. Knowles, who is gay, has been ABC 7's consumer investigative reporter since 2014, and has been with ...


 
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  Sidetrack marks its 41st year

Sidetrack and its owners, Art Johnston & Pepe Pena, celebrated the club's 41st Anniversary on June 8 along with hundreds of patrons. Food was provided—as well as specially priced cocktails at $3.00 a piece and drawings ...


 
Chicago-Pride-event-organizers-unveil-plans-including-safety-measures-in-light-of-increased-anti-LGBTQ-attacks

  Chicago Pride event organizers unveil plans, including safety measures in light of increased anti-LGBTQ attacks

Due to the recent onslaught of anti-LGBTQ+ attacks directed at businesses and events this past year, Windy City Times spoke to the organizers of some of this year's biggest Pride Month events in Chicago to find ...


 
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  WORLD Global survey, Turkey, Russians in Argentina, trans-rights activist

A new survey showed that nearly one in 10 adults across 30 countries identify as LGBTQ, according to NBC News. Age and geographic location played primary roles in the findings, with younger respondents and those in ...


 
HRC-president-calls-on-business-community-to-reject-coordinated-extremist-anti-LGBTQ-attacks

  HRC president calls on business community to reject coordinated, extremist anti-LGBTQ+ attacks

--From a press release

WASHINGTON - Earlier today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest LGBTQ+ civil rights advocacy organization, in partnership with over 100 LGBTQ+ and allied organizations, renewed its call for Target and the business community t ...


 
More-than-100-pro-LGBTQ-groups-allies-urge-Target-and-business-community-to-reject-anti-LGBTQ-attacks

  More than 100 pro-LGBTQ+ groups, allies urge Target and business community to reject anti-LGBTQ+ attacks

--From a press release

WASHINGTON - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), GLAAD, GLSEN, Family Equality, National LGBTQ Task Force, National Center for Lesbian Rights and National Black Justice Coalition, in partnership with more ...


 
Leading-LGBTQ-groups-raise-alarm-to-business-community-on-coordinated-anti-LGBTQ-attacks-call-on-Target-to-lead

  Leading LGBTQ+ groups raise alarm to business community on coordinated anti-LGBTQ+ attacks; call on Target to lead

--From a press release

Organizations calling on Target and all businesses to stand up against anti-LGBTQ2S+ extremism in statement below: Family Equality, GLAAD, GLSEN, The Human Rights Campaign, National Center For Lesbian Rights, National LGBTQ Task Force, National Black J ...


 
SAVOR-Round-Table-II-brings-chefs-nonprofits-together-to-discuss-collective-vision

  SAVOR 'Round Table II' brings chefs, nonprofits together to discuss collective vision

On May 15, the Avondale restaurant eden, 2734 W. Roscoe St., was the site of a rather extraordinary gathering of Chicagoland chefs, nonprofit CEOs and other business leaders in a moving discussion that centered on building ...


 
Advocates-applaud-Illinois-General-Assembly-passage-of-House-Bill-1286-for-gender-neutral-multiple-occupancy-restrooms

  Advocates applaud Illinois General Assembly passage of House Bill 1286 for gender-neutral multiple-occupancy restrooms

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Advocates celebrated passage by the Illinois General Assembly of House Bill 1286, legislation that will reduce barriers for businesses serving their communities and customers by allowing for the ...


 
General-Assembly-moves-closer-to-passing-optional-all-gender-bathroom-bill

  General Assembly moves closer to passing optional all-gender bathroom bill

On May 18, the Illinois Senate passed an amended version of a bill that would allow businesses and public institutions to provide multi-occupant all-gender bathrooms if they so choose, The Daily Herald reported. House Bill 1286 ...


 
Sidetrack-drops-Anheuser-Busch-products-after-Bud-Light-controversy

  Sidetrack drops Anheuser-Busch products after Bud Light controversy

Sidetrack announced May 4 that it would cease selling Anheuser-Busch products after the beverage giant gave in to an anti-trans backlash following an online Bud Light advertisement featuring trans activist Dylan Mulvaney. In a Facebook post, ...


 
Chicago-LGBTQ-bar-to-discontinue-use-of-brewer-after-anti-trans-acts-

  Chicago LGBTQ+ bar to discontinue use of brewer after anti-trans acts

In light of what it considers to be anti-trans acts by Anheuser-Busch InBev, the Uptown LGBTQ+ spot 2Bears Tavern Group is discontinuing all Anheuser Busch InBev products, including Busch Light, Bud Light and Goose Island 312. Mark ...


 
Lauren-Verdich-memorial-May-20

  Lauren Verdich memorial May 20

Celebration of Life for longtime Chicagoan LGBTQ activist and business owner Lauren Verdich will be Saturday May 20, 2023, 12:30-4 p.m., University Club Chicago, 76 E. Monroe. Donations can be sent to Lambda Legal in Lauren's ...


 
Lambda-Legal-applauds-re-introduction-of-Federal-Do-No-Harm-Act

  Lambda Legal applauds re-introduction of Federal Do No Harm Act

--From a press release

"As the Supreme Court gets ready possibly to expand even further the ability of businesses to use religion to discriminate, the federal RFRA law absolutely needs this fix."—Lambda Legal Chief Legal Officer Jennifer C. Pizer (Washington, ...


 
Lesbian-owned-Taylors-Tacos-opens-shop-on-Chicagos-Near-West-Side-

  Lesbian-owned Taylor's Tacos opens shop on Chicago's Near West Side

In the world of brick-and-mortar businesses, Taylor's Tacos (1512 W. Taylor St.; https://www.taylorstacoschicago.com) is finally making its mark, as the place selling authentic street-style tacos with soulful twists is firmly ...


 
Uprising-Bakery-to-remain-open-for-now-plans-eventual-move

  Uprising Bakery to remain open for now, plans eventual move

Uprising Bakery & Cafe, which was slated to close March 31, will be staying open for business, according to owner Corrina Sac. The Lake in the Hills establishment had faced reduced business after a number of ...


 
Illinois-House-passes-legislation-allowing-gender-neutral-multiple-occupancy-restrooms

  Illinois House passes legislation allowing gender-neutral multiple-occupancy restrooms

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Advocates celebrated passage by the Illinois House of legislation that will reduce barriers for businesses serving their communities and customers by allowing for the adoption of gender-neutral multiple-occupancy ...


 
More-than-thirty-five-LGBTQ-leaders-endorse-Brandon-Johnson-for-mayor-of-Chicago

  More than thirty-five LGBTQ+ leaders endorse Brandon Johnson for mayor of Chicago

--From a press release

CHICAGO, IL — More than thirty-five LGBTQ+ community leaders are united in their support for Brandon Johnson for Mayor in Chicago's runoff election, representing the city's business, philanthropic, academic, civic ...


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

  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 ...


 
NATIONAL-Folx-Health-gay-mayor-arrested-powerlifters-suit-Versace-visit

  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 ...


 
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 ...


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

  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 ...


 
Woman-owned-Family-Tree-Resale-shop-helps-Chicagoans-in-need

  Woman-owned Family Tree Resale shop helps Chicagoans in need

When Elizabeth Basa opened Family Tree Resale shop in 2009 at 5066 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago's Lincoln Square neighborhood, her mission was "to build an environmentally sustainable shop centered on helping those in need in ...


 
Old-Town-home-of-gay-pioneer-Henry-Gerber-finds-buyer

  Old Town home of gay pioneer Henry Gerber finds buyer

An Old Town row house that was home to two of the founders of the country's first gay-rights organization recently found a buyer, according to Crain's Chicago Business. The Henry Gerber House, 1710 N. Crilly Ct., ...


 
PASSAGES-LGBTQ-and-HIV-AIDS-activist-retired-business-owner-Lauren-Verdich-

  PASSAGES: LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS activist, retired business owner Lauren Verdich

Longtime LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS activist and businesswoman Lauren Verdich died Feb. 12 of complications from pancreatic cancer. She was 77. Verdich was born Dec. 30, 1945, in Chicago. She grew up in the Albany Park neighborhood ...


 
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  ELECTIONS 2023: 48th Ward candidate Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth on why running, biggest differences from other challengers

A lifelong Chicagoan, Leni Manaa-Hoppeworth is running to become the next 48th Ward Alderperson. She is currently a small business owner (Chicago Dance Supply, 5301 N. Clark St., for the past 20 years) in the ward ...


 
Chicagoans-gather-for-Jackhammer-re-opening

  Chicagoans gather for Jackhammer re-opening

Photos by Joseph Stevens

Rogers Park leather and fetish bar Jackhammer held its grand re-opening the evening of Jan. 27 after a long renovation process. The longtime North Side watering hole opened in 1999, taking over the space previously occupied ...


 
Chicago-LGBT-Hall-of-Fame-calls-for-nominations

  Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame calls for nominations

--From a news release

The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame has announced a call for nominations for the 2023 Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame. Those wishing to may nominate individuals, organizations, businesses, or "Friends of the Community," up until April ...


 
NATIONAL-Queer-to-Stay-gay-pol-dies-drag-show-attacks-Dont-Say-Gay-lawmaker

  NATIONAL 'Queer to Stay,' gay pol dies, drag-show attacks, 'Don't Say Gay' lawmaker

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Showtime announced the 25 recipients of "Queer to Stay: An LGBTQ+ Business Preservation Initiative" to support and uplift small businesses that focus on LGBTQ+ people of color, women and the trans+ community ...


 
WORLD-Mexican-report-Kristen-Stewart-Elton-John-Netanyahu

  WORLD Mexican report, Kristen Stewart, Elton John, Netanyahu

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRCF) launched the sixth annual HRC Equidad MX: Programa Global de Equidad Laboral—a survey evaluating LGBTQ+ workplace inclusion within major Mexican businesses and multinationals, a press ...


 
Supreme-Court-hears-Colorado-religious-objection-case-

  Supreme Court hears Colorado religious objection case

The ordinary rights of LGBTQ people are on the line again at the U.S. Supreme Court —this time on Monday, December 5, with a case seeking to allow any business to deny service to a customer ...


 
Windy-City-Times-holiday-shopping-guide

  Windy City Times holiday shopping guide

If you're looking for ideas for holiday gifts, check out what we have to offer: A supreme idea: You may not know this but one of the coolest new stores in Chicago is the Wicker Park spot Supreme, at 1438 N. ...


 
The-Northalsted-Business-Alliance-makes-statement-on-Club-Q-Shooting-in-Colorado-Springs-

  The Northalsted Business Alliance makes statement on Club Q Shooting in Colorado Springs

-- From a press release

The Northalsted Business Alliance shares its thoughts and prayers with our LGBTQ+ family in Colorado suffering from yet another senseless gun tragedy. We mourn the five lives lost and stand with those injured and traumatized ...


 
Tulsa-business-attacked-after-hosting-drag-event-HRC-responds

  Tulsa business attacked after hosting drag event, HRC responds

-- From a press release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Oct. 31, news broke that a business based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the Donut Hole, was vandalized when someone threw a Molotov cocktail — a hand-thrown incendiary weapon — after hosting an event ...


 
WCTs-Andrew-Davis-moves-to-The-TRiiBE-Matt-Simonette-named-WCT-Executive-Editor-

  WCT's Andrew Davis moves to The TRiiBE, Matt Simonette named WCT Executive Editor

Windy City Times news release

Longtime Windy City Times executive editor Andrew Davis is stepping down from his post to take a new full-time role as digital news editor of The TRiiBE, an outlet that is working to reshape the narrative ...


 
Esquire-Chicago-has-three-of-the-countrys-most-fun-LGBTQ-inclusive-bars

  Esquire: Chicago has three of the country's 'most fun' LGBTQ+-inclusive bars

Esquire magazine's editorial staff curated a list of the "most fun and inclusive LGBTQ+-friendly bars"—and the choices may seem surprising. The magazine chose the Uptown spots Big Chicks and Carol's Pub as well as the Andersonville ...


 




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Windy City Media Group publishes Windy City Times,
The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
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