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UpRising-Bakery-hosts-LGBTQ-history-event-protesters-still-a-constant

  UpRising Bakery hosts LGBTQ+ history event; protesters still a constant

A handful of anti-LGBTQ+ protesters regularly stand outside the mall that houses UpRising Bakery and Cafe in Northwest suburban Lake in the Hills. That was the case again Oct. 1, the start of LGBTQ+ History Month, ...


 
Person-found-dead-at-Berlin-Nightclub

  Person found dead at Berlin Nightclub

Police are investigating a death at Berlin, a longtime LGBTQ+ nightclub in Chicago's Lake View neighborhood at 954 W. Belmont Ave., according to ABC 7 Chicago. A 27-year-old person (identified as female by Chicago police, according ...


 
FashionBar-hosting-Chicago-Fashion-Week-PFLAG-conference

  FashionBar hosting Chicago Fashion Week, PFLAG conference

Fashion Bar announced that it's hosting Chicago Fashion Week. The shows will take place Oct. 16-23 at Water Tower Place, 835 N. Michigan Ave. Additionally, FashionBar will host the. PFLAG Northern Illinois conference at Water Tower ...


 
Molson-Coors-donates-50000-to-14-LGBTQ-organizations-through-annual-Tap-Into-Change-program

  Molson Coors donates $50,000 to 14 LGBTQ+ organizations through annual Tap Into Change program

The beverage company Molson Coors presented $50,000 to 14 LGBTQ+ organizations at Sidetrack Sept. 26 as part of its 11th annual Tap Into Change program. Organizations partnered with local bars during the summer to raise money ...


 
City-asks-Bloomington-LGBTQ-bar-to-remove-Pride-artwork-

  City asks Bloomington LGBTQ+ bar to remove Pride artwork

The city of Bloomington, Illinois has asked an LGBTQ+ bar to remove its Pride decorations, according to Central Illinois Proud. Last month, The Bistro, hosted its annual downtown Pridefest with at least 6,000 attendees from all ...


 
Chicago-Red-Stars-and-VfL-Wolfsburg-Women-launch-strategic-alliance

  Chicago Red Stars and VfL Wolfsburg Women launch strategic alliance

-- From a press release

CHICAGO, Ill. (Sept. 20, 2022) - The Chicago Red Stars and VfL Wolfsburg Women, of the German Frauen-Bundesliga, today launched a strategic alliance that will see the two clubs collaborate and coordinate technical and business resources ...


 
WORLD-Malta-PM-Kenya-official-Kharkiv-Pride-sex-education-campaign

  WORLD Malta PM, Kenya official, Kharkiv Pride, sex-education campaign

Malta Prime Minister Robert Abela has promised reforms for the country's LGBTQ+ community, including free gender-affirming surgery for trans people, according to PinkNews. In an interview with ONE Radio, he said, "I believe that social reform ...


 
SAVOR-Latin-Restaurant-Weeks-running-Sept-16-30

  SAVOR Latin Restaurant Weeks running Sept. 16-30

Latin Restaurant Weeks (LRW) will take place Sept. 16-30 in various cities, including Chicago. Illinois has the nation's fifth-largest Hispanic population; Chicago has more than 29% of people who identify as Hispanic. LRW partners with Hispani ...


 
Six-Flags-hosts-Out-in-the-Park

  Six Flags hosts 'Out in the Park'

Out in the Park—an annual private diversity event featuring unlimited riding of all Six Flags Great America's thrill rides—took place Sept. 10. Attendees enjoyed rides, eats and music (the latter courtesy of DJs). According to a ...


 
Ricky-Martin-sues-maladjusted-nephew-for-20-million-91UPDATE93

  Ricky Martin sues 'maladjusted' nephew for $20 million [UPDATE]

Actor/singer/author Ricky Martin has filed a $20-million lawsuit against the nephew who accused him of sexual abuse, Deadline reported. "The reckless, malicious and culpable actions by Defendant Sanchez were motivated by the desire to expose Plaintiff ...


 
DANCE-Rogers-Park-group-Synapse-Arts-to-hold-Sept-17-fundraiser

  DANCE Rogers Park group Synapse Arts to hold Sept. 17 fundraiser

On Saturday, Sept. 17, there will be another “Crosswalk Dance” from the Rogers Park company Synapse Arts as well as another Jarvis Square Artisan Market and the celebration of National Dance Day. ...


 
POLITICS-Talking-with-queer-mayoral-candidate-J-Saxon

  POLITICS Talking with queer mayoral candidate J Saxon

With the 2023 mayoral election rapidly approaching, names such as Ald. Raymond Lopez, businessman Willie Wilson and, of course, incumbent Lori Lightfoot have proven to be some of the most recognizable so far. However, J Saxon, ...


 
Ald-Tom-Tunney-announces-retirement-from-Chicago-City-Council

  Ald. Tom Tunney announces retirement from Chicago City Council

-- From a press release

CHICAGO, August 30, 2022 - After nearly two decades of dedicated public service on the Chicago City Council, 44th Ward Alderman Tom Tunney today announced that he will retire at the end of his term in ...


 
POLITICS-Queer-businesswoman-running-for-alderperson-in-48th-Ward

  POLITICS Queer businesswoman running for alderperson in 48th Ward

Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth—a queer native Chicagoan and 23-year resident of Andersonville who also describes herself as a "mother of three, tango dancer, small business owner and community organizer"—announced her candidacy for ...


 
Chicago-Digital-Equity-Fund-and-Tech-Desk-launched

  Chicago Digital Equity Fund and Tech Desk launched

GET Cities—an initiative focused on accelerating the leadership and influence of women, trans and non-binary people in tech—has partnered with Gumbo Media and DePaul University's Women in Entrepreneurship Institute to ...


 
Market-Days-marks-40-years

  Market Days marks 40 years

The Northalsted Market Days street festival returned to the Halsted Street area for its 40th anniversary on Aug. 6 -7. Running from Belmont Avenue to Addison Street, a $15 suggested donation greeted attendees as they entered ...


 
Drag-show-finally-takes-place-at-UpRising-Bakery-and-Cafe

  Drag show finally takes place at UpRising Bakery and Cafe

After a series of events that encompassed everything from vandalism to meetings with village officials to a visit from Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker, LGBTQ+-owned Lake in the Hills business UpRising Bakery and Cafe finally held its ...


 
Pritzker-visits-UpRising-Bakery-and-Cafe

  Pritzker visits UpRising Bakery and Cafe

On Aug. 5, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker met with Corrina Sac, owner of Lake in the Hills business UpRising Bakery and Café, as well as leaders from Equality Illinois and Woodstock Pride and Illinois state Rep. ...


 
UpRising-Bakery-allowed-to-hold-drag-brunch-other-events

  UpRising Bakery allowed to hold drag brunch, other events

UpRising Bakery—a Lake in the Hills business extensively vandalized after scheduling a brunch event featuring drag performers—will be able to host the rescheduled event and other programs after reaching an agreement with Lake in the Hills ...


 
Chalk-Howard-Street-outdoors-for-the-first-time-since-2019-on-Aug-27

  Chalk Howard Street outdoors for the first time since 2019 on Aug. 27

-- From a press release

CHICAGO, IL (Aug. 1, 2022)—Chicago's only chalk art festival, Chalk Howard Street, announced its entertainment programming and vendors list, as it makes a full return outdoor and in person for the first time since 2019. National ...


 
Northalsted-Market-Days-to-take-place-Aug-6-7

  Northalsted Market Days to take place Aug. 6-7

The 40th Northalsted Market Days—a live music street festival celebrating community in Chicago's Northalsted/Lakeview district—will take place Aug. 6-7. The half-mile long summer festival features all-day lineups of live music ...


 
Michigan-court-State-law-protects-LGBTQ-people

  Michigan court: State law protects LGBTQ+ people

A landmark ruling from the Michigan Supreme Court held that state law prohibits businesses, landlords and others from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity, The Detroit Free Press reported. The five-to-two decision will have ...


 
Lightfoot-office-launch-new-disability-employment-center-

  Lightfoot, office launch new disability employment center

-- From a press release

CHICAGO - Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) today announced the launch of a new MOPD Career Center. The MOPD Career Center, 2102 W. Ogden Ave., will assist people ...


 
Quidditch-organizations-cite-Rowlings-anti-trans-statements-in-acquiring-new-name-

  Quidditch organizations cite Rowling's anti-trans statements in acquiring new name

Major League Quidditch, the real-life semi-pro league inspired by the magical contests played by wizards in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter novels and their film adaptations, now has a new name. ...


 
Report-Nearly-half-LGBTQ-owned-small-businesses-that-applied-for-loans-denied-financing

  Report: Nearly half LGBTQ-owned small businesses that applied for loans denied financing

-- From a press release

The Center for LGBTQ Economic Advancement & Research (CLEAR) and the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) released a groundbreaking report on the financial health and needs of LGBTQ-owned small businesses, using ...


 
Suburban-bakery-cancels-drag-event-after-controversy-vandalism-91UPDATE93

  Suburban bakery cancels drag event after controversy, vandalism [UPDATE]

After protests, controversy and repeated vandalism, a suburban bakery's planned all-ages drag show/brunch has been canceled, ABC 7 Chicago reported. ...


 
ACTIVITIES-Architectural-Artifacts-brings-the-goods-to-new-Chicago-location

  ACTIVITIES Architectural Artifacts brings the goods to new Chicago location

Following its 35-year legacy as one of the nation's top destinations for globally sourced design and architectural statement pieces, Architectural Artifacts, Inc. (AAI) has reimagined a 35,000-square-foot Mid Century-style school ...


 
Laura-Ricketts-reportedly-considering-investing-in-the-Chicago-Sky

  Laura Ricketts reportedly considering investing in the Chicago Sky

Chicago Cubs co-owner and out lesbian Laura Ricketts has had preliminary conversations with Sky principal owner Michael Alter about becoming a potential investor in the WNBA team, The Chicago Tribune reported. One source said Ricketts and ...


 
More-than-500-women-sue-Uber-over-claims-of-sexual-assault

  More than 500 women sue Uber over claims of sexual assault

Uber is being sued by more than 500 women who claim they were assaulted by drivers who use the ride-hailing platform, CNBC reported. The complaint—filed in San Francisco County Superior Court—claims that "women passengers in multiple ...


 
-Lightfoot-to-travel-to-London-Paris-to-highlight-Chicagos-economy-

  Lightfoot to travel to London, Paris to highlight Chicago's economy

-- From a press release

CHICAGO — Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot will lead a delegation of City officials and business leaders on a five-day trip to London and Paris on July 11-15. The mayor will meet with city and business leaders ...


 
Andersonville-Summer-Sidewalk-Sale-to-take-place-July-29-31

  Andersonville Summer Sidewalk Sale to take place July 29-31

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (July 5, 2022) — The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) is pleased to present the annual Andersonville Summer Sidewalk Sale from Friday, July 29-Sunday, July 31, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. (Hours vary by business.) More than ...


 
Dan-Wolf-owner-of-The-Bagel-dies-at-77

  Dan Wolf, owner of The Bagel, dies at 77

Dan Wolf, the longtime owner of the iconic The Bagel Restaurant & Deli, has died at age 77. According to an obituary at legacy.com, Wolf was of the few child survivors of the infamous Theresienstadt concentration ...


 
CBS-Sports-Radio-guest-host-pulled-after-anti-LGBTQ-tweets-become-known

  CBS Sports Radio guest host pulled after anti-LGBTQ+ tweets become known

In the sports world, plans to have Dan Sileo guest-host the Jim Rome Show on July 5 on CBS Sports Radio (Audacy Property) were canceled when Sileo's past anti-LGBTQ+ tweets were publicized. An individual named Brian ...


 
-Lightfoots-Womens-Advisory-Council-releases-report-on-economic-impacts-of-COVID-on-Chicago-women-

  Lightfoot's Women's Advisory Council releases report on economic impacts of COVID on Chicago women

-- From a press release

CHICAGO — Today, Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot's Women's Advisory Council (WAC), in partnership with World Business Chicago, Women Employed, and Civic Consulting Alliance, published Creating a More Equitable Recovery: Addressing ...


 
Gay-owned-Galena-inn-receives-honor-from-Tripadvisor-

  Gay-owned Galena inn receives honor from Tripadvisor

Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages—a gay-owned bed and breakfast in Galena, Illinois—announced it has been recognized by Tripadvisor as a 2022 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best award winner for Bed and Breakfasts, ranking 13th out ...


 
Equal-Employment-Opportunity-Commission-adds-X-gender-marker-to-charge-intake-process

  Equal Employment Opportunity Commission adds X gender marker to charge intake process

-- From a press release

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today full implementation of the opportunity to select a nonbinary "X" gender marker during the intake process for filing a charge of discrimination. "By adding a ...


 
Indiana-Univ-establishes-Kinsey-Kelley-Center-for-Gender-Equity-in-Business-

  Indiana Univ. establishes Kinsey-Kelley Center for Gender Equity in Business

A new research center at Indiana University (IU) Bloomington will address issues of gender inequity, sexual misconduct and sexual harassment in the workplace, through an innovative partnership between the Kinsey Institute and the Kelley School of ...


 
HRC-report-Wage-for-LGBTQ-women-is-79-cents-to-the-average-mans-dollar

  HRC report: Wage for LGBTQ+ women is 79 cents to the average man's dollar

-- From a press release

WASHINGTON - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, released new data outlining ...


 
The-Andersonville-Village-Market-returns-for-summer-2022

  The Andersonville Village Market returns for summer 2022

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (June 21, 2022) The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) is pleased to welcome back its 2nd annual Andersonville Vintage Market, featuring antiques, home décor, jewelry, accessories, clothing, music and ...


 
New-report-looks-at-LGBTQ-restaurant-workers-and-job-risks-they-face

  New report looks at LGBTQ+ restaurant workers and job risks they face

-- From a press release

Today, One Fair Wage, a national nonprofit representing tipped subminimum wage restaurant workers, released a new report on the harsh realities of being a LGBTQ+ restaurant worker. The report shows that the subminimum wage encourages rampant ...


 
Venture-capital-firm-Colorful-Capital-launches-with-a-focus-on-undervalued-companies-led-by-LGBTQ-founders

  Venture capital firm 'Colorful Capital' launches with a focus on undervalued companies led by LGBTQ+ founders

-- From a press release

EVANSTON, IL — JUNE 8, 2022 — With LGBTQ+ founders receiving less than 1% of U.S. venture funding, Colorful Capital launched today with a mission of delivering capital and support to an undervalued community of business ...


 
Molson-Coors-hosts-return-to-Tap-Into-Change-program

  Molson Coors hosts return to Tap Into Change program

Molson Coors recently marked the return of its Tap Into Change Program—in which proceeds of sales from Molson Coors products at select locations are donated to local LGBTQ+ non-profit organizations—by hosting a kickoff event at the ...


 
ELECTIONS-2022-Democratic-Gubernatorial-race-Gov-JB-Pritzker-talks-record-future-plans-if-re-elected

  ELECTIONS 2022 Democratic Gubernatorial race: Gov. JB Pritzker talks record, future plans if re-elected

Gov. JB Pritzker is running for re-election in the Democratic primary against challenger Beverly Miles. Prior to becoming governor, Pritzker spearheaded the creation of the non-profit business incubator 1871 and was the co-founder and managing partner ...


 
WORLD-Grindr-ads-British-mayor-Billie-Jean-King-Australian-awards

  WORLD Grindr ads, British mayor, Billie Jean King, Australian awards

In Australia, a retail worker-turned-Greens politician credited catchy ads on gay hookup app Grindr for his stunning victory in Brisbane, The Daily Mail noted. Stephen Bates defeated Liberal-National Party incumbent Trevor Evans in the inner-city seat ...


 
Pritzker-Stratton-visit-queer-owned-businesses-in-Andersonville

  Pritzker, Stratton visit queer-owned businesses in Andersonville

-- From a press release

Chicago, IL — Following visits to several queer-owned small businesses in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker and Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton reaffirmed their commitment to Illinois' LGBTQ+ community ...


 
HRC-Showtime-launch-third-year-of-QUEER-TO-STAY-an-LGBTQ-small-business-initiative

  HRC, Showtime launch third year of QUEER TO STAY, an LGBTQ+ small business initiative

-- From a press release

WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, and SHOWTIME announced the third consecutive year of "QUEER ...


 
20th-OUT-of-the-Office-held-at-The-Godfrey

  20th OUT of the Office held at The Godfrey

Andrew Hayes, founder and producer of OUT of the Office, rebounded with a fabulous 20th anniversary event after a two-year COVID-19-imposed hiatus. The June 1 celebration, at The Godfrey Hotel in River North, attracted more than ...


 
US-Chamber-of-Commerce-report-72-of-small-biz-willing-to-lose-customers-over-pro-LGBTQ-policies

  U.S. Chamber of Commerce report: 72% of small biz willing to lose customers over pro-LGBTQ+ policies

-- From a press release

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce (https://www.uschamber.com/) has released its Special Report on Small Business and LGBTQ+ Inclusion, focusing on how the small business community has increased inclusivity initiatives, non-discrimination policies ...


 
GLAAD-True-LGBTQ-allyship-extends-to-all-aspects-of-business-including-political-giving

  GLAAD: True LGBTQ allyship extends to all aspects of business, including political giving

-- From a press release

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 (New York, NY)—GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, today announces GLAAD's Recommendations for Corporate Allies to educate corpo ...


 
State-Farm-drops-GenderCool-Project-Illinois-General-Assembly-LGBTQ-Caucus-Equality-Illinois-respond

  State Farm drops GenderCool Project; Illinois General Assembly LGBTQ Caucus, Equality Illinois respond

This week in response to an outcry from a hateful few, Illinois-based insurer State Farm dropped their support for The GenderCool Project, which provides LGBTQ-affirming books to schools across the country on a voluntary basis. We ...


 
Molson-Coors-to-host-Tap-Into-Change-program-kickoff-at-Roscoes

  Molson Coors to host Tap Into Change program kickoff at Roscoe's

-- From a press release

With Pride Month right around the corner, Molson Coors is celebrating the return of its Tap Into Change Program, a program in which proceeds of sales from Molson Coors products at select locations are donated to ...


 
Leather-business-64TEN-to-name-street-after-Ed-Negron-on-May-30

  Leather business 64TEN to name street after Ed Negron on May 30

On May 25-30, leather shop 64TEN, 6410 N. Clark St., will mark its 21st anniversary. The celebrations will coincide with the International Mr. Leather (IML)/Memorial Day holiday weekend. ...


 
Gov-Pritzker-signs-legislation-addressing-rise-in-organized-retail-thefts

  Gov. Pritzker signs legislation addressing rise in organized retail thefts

-- From a press release

CHICAGO — On May 13, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker joined Attorney General Kwame Raoul, lawmakers, advocates and law-enforcement officials to sign legislation designed to combat a nationwide rise in coordinated retail thefts. "This new law represents ...


 
Deadline-for-Chicago-LGBT-Hall-of-Fame-nominations-is-May-31

  Deadline for Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame nominations is May 31

The deadline to nominate individuals, businesses, organizations, and allies to the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame is on May 31 at midnight. Nominations may be made online at www.chicagolgbthalloffame.org/nominate. The goal is to honor people and ...


 
Grindr-going-public-in-21-billion-deal

  Grindr going public in $2.1-billion deal

The people behind the LGBTQ+ dating app Grindr said the company would go public through a merger with a blank-check acquisition firm—a deal that values it at $2.1 billion and features Tiga Investments CEO Raymond Zage ...


 
Mayor-names-Ballys-at-Tribune-Publishing-Center-for-Chicagos-sole-casino-license-

  Mayor names Bally's at Tribune Publishing Center for Chicago's sole casino license

-- From a press release

CHICAGO —Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot announced May 5 that the City has selected Bally's Corporation to be the recipient of its sole casino license and the developer to create a world-class casino-resort and entertainment experience in ...


 
Two-Whole-Foods-stores-to-close-Lightfoot-Hunter-respond

  Two Whole Foods stores to close; Lightfoot, Hunter respond

Whole Foods is closing two Chicago stores—including one it opened on the South Side six years ago amid promises to end the food desert in that area, Block Club Chicago reported. The Englewood spot and a ...


 
Annual-LGBTQ-networking-event-Out-of-the-Office-to-take-place-June-1

  Annual LGBTQ+ networking event 'Out of the Office' to take place June 1

The annual LGBTQ+ networking event Out of the Office will take place Wed., June 1, 4:30-7 p.m., at The Godfrey Hotel Chicago's rooftop lounge, I|O, 127 W. Huron St., to kick off Pride Month. The event ...


 
Reader-owner-steps-down-paper-can-now-go-nonprofit-route

  Reader owner steps down; paper can now go nonprofit route

Chicago Reader co-owner Len Goodman and three board members stepped down April 26 amid protests from employees, freeing the embattled alternative newspaper to transition to a nonprofit organization, The Chicago Tribune reported. The Reader has been ...


 
Exxon-Mobils-plan-to-ban-Pride-flag-triggers-employee-pushback

  Exxon Mobil's plan to ban Pride flag triggers employee pushback

Exxon Mobil Corp. plans to prohibit the LGBTQ+ Pride flag from being flown outside its offices during Pride month in June, prompting backlash from Houston-based employees, Time Magazine reported. The company updated company guidance on what ...


 
The-Andersonville-Wine-Walk-returns-for-its-16th-year-on-May-15

  The Andersonville Wine Walk returns for its 16th year on May 15

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (April 21, 2022) — The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC), in partnership with In Fine Spirits, is pleased to welcome back its annual Andersonville Wine Walk, an afternoon of ...


 
Florida-legislature-passes-anti-Disney-bills-in-wake-of-Dont-Say-Gay-fight

  Florida legislature passes anti-Disney bills in wake of 'Don't Say Gay' fight

On April 21, the Florida legislature passed a pair of bills aimed at Disney—weeks into the company's feud with Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis over its objections to a new law (the "Don't Say Gay" statute) that ...


 
Andersonville-Wicker-Park-bakery-fired-employee-after-pay-complaints

  Andersonville/Wicker Park bakery fired employee after pay complaints

LGBTQ-owned Andersonville/Wicker Park bakery Lost Larson paid more than $2,000 last month to a former employee after the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) supported her claim that she was fired for joining colleagues to address workplace ...


 
Mayor-Lightfoot-candidate-Willie-Wilson-raise-questions-with-gas-giveaways

  Mayor Lightfoot, candidate Willie Wilson raise questions with gas giveaways

Both Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and businessman/mayoral candidate Willie Wilson are involved in new situations involving gas giveaways. Lightfoot is tweaking her proposed gas-card giveaway yet again in an attempt to mollify opposition and pave the ...


 
Diversity-training-sessions-for-suburban-executives-May-19-and-26-

  Diversity training sessions for suburban executives May 19 and 26

On May 19 and 26, there will be half-day "Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism" training sessions via Zoom. The primary audience will consist of senior executives and board members. The event will be free for nonprofits ...


 
Andersonville-Farmers-Market-returns-May-11--Oct-19

  Andersonville Farmers Market returns May 11 - Oct. 19

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (April 14, 2022) — The Andersonville Farmers Market (AFM) is pleased to return for its 13th season featuring 30 vendors on Wednesdays from 3 — 7 pm from May 11 — October 19, 2022 on ...


 
Willie-Wilson-joining-Chicago-mayoral-race-again

  Willie Wilson joining Chicago mayoral race again

Entrepreneur and previous Chicago mayoral candidate Willie Wilson announced April 11 that he will also be part of the 2023 race to lead the city. According to Politico, Wilson, a business owner and McDonald's franchisee, has ...


 
Andersonville-Chamber-of-Commerce-welcomes-spring-with-Andersonville-in-Bloom-throughout-April

  Andersonville Chamber of Commerce welcomes spring with Andersonville in Bloom throughout April

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (April 8, 2022) — The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) celebrates all things Spring during Andersonville in Bloom, a month-long celebration featuring Earth Month and Spring-inspired events, plus seasonal ...


 
In-Chicago-We-Believe-targets-anti-LGBTQ-legislation-with-ad-campaigns-in-Orlando-Dallas-and-Phoenix

  'In Chicago We Believe' targets anti-LGBTQ+ legislation with ad campaigns in Orlando, Dallas and Phoenix

On April 7, World Business Chicago launched the new advertising campaign "In Chicago We Believe." According to a press release, "the campaign promotes the city's long-standing commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, not just as a ...


 
200-major-US-companies-oppose-anti-LGBTQ-state-legislation

  200+ major U.S. companies oppose anti-LGBTQ+ state legislation

-- From a press release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Human Rights Campaign and Freedom for All Americans announced that more than 200 major companies have joined together to sign on to the Human Rights Campaign and Freedom for All ...


 
LGBTQIA-focused-talent-group-launches-in-Orlando-Chicago-and-Miami

  LGBTQIA+-focused talent group launches in Orlando, Chicago and Miami

Orlando-based experiential marketing company, 82 South, Inc., has launched MODE (Made on Diversity and Equality) Talent Group this month to promote LGBTQIA+ and other underrepresented talent for bookings in fashion ...


 
Disney-employees-stage-full-scale-walkout

  Disney employees stage full-scale walkout

On March 22, LGBTQ workers and employee allies at The Walt Disney Company staged a walkout in protest of Florida's Parental Rights in Education bill, nicknamed the "Don't Say Gay" bill by opponents, ABC News reported. ...


 
Willie-Wilson-donating-1M-in-free-gas-on-March-24

  Willie Wilson donating $1M in free gas on March 24

Businessman, minister and former Chicago mayoral candidate Willie Wilson will give away $1 million more worth of gas Thursday, March 24—despite a similar move leading to long traffic snarls in Chicago recently, Block Club Chicago reported. ...


 
Disney-employees-to-walk-in-wake-of-companys-Dont-Say-Gay-response

  Disney employees to walk in wake of company's 'Don't Say Gay' response

A group of Disney employees have planned a week of in-person and virtual walkouts in response to the company and CEO Bob Chapek's handling of Florida's "Don't Say Gay" bill, Variety reported. Recently, the Twitter account ...


 
Nobodys-Darling-named-James-Beard-Award-finalist

  Nobody's Darling named James Beard Award finalist

A month after being named a Chicago-area semifinalist for the 2022 James Beard Foundation Awards, the Black- and queer-owned spot Nobody's Darling has been named a finalist for Outstanding Bar Program. Nobody's Darling will compete against ...


 





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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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