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SPORTS-Sky-one-win-from-first-WNBA-title-after-routing-Phoenix

  SPORTS Sky one win from first WNBA title after routing Phoenix

On Oct. 15 at Wintrust Arena, the Chicago Sky defeated the Phoenix Mercury by 36 points (86-50)—the largest margin of victory in a WNBA Finals game—to take a two-to-one series lead in the best-of-five series. The ...


 
Jury-selection-in-Smollett-trial-starts-Nov-29-

  Jury selection in Smollett trial starts Nov. 29

The Jussie Smollett saga continues. Almost three years since out actor Jussie Smollett (TV's Empire; the film Alien: Covenant) was allegedly attacked in Chicago's Streeterville neighborhood, Cook County Judge James ...


 
SPORTS-Skys-Vandersloot-named-to-All-WNBA-Second-Team

  SPORTS Sky's Vandersloot named to All-WNBA Second Team

Chicago Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot has been named to the 2021 All-WNBA Second Team, per a team press release. This is the fourth consecutive season and fifth time overall Vandersloot is an All-WNBA honoree. It also ...


 
LGBT-Chamber-of-Commerce-to-build-1000-school-supply-kits-for-underserved-kids

  LGBT Chamber of Commerce to build 1,000 school supply kits for underserved kids

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Back 2 School Illinois (B2SI), the state's largest free school supply program, in partnership with the LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois, will host a build-A-kit event at the Center on Halsted on Monday, ...


 
Chicago-Plumbing-Code-allows-all-gender-multiple-occupancy-restrooms-

  Chicago Plumbing Code allows all-gender multiple occupancy restrooms

--From a Community Restroom Access Project (CRAP) press release

CHICAGO — The Community Restroom Access Project (CRAP) applauds passage Thursday by the Chicago City Council of the plumbing code modernization ordinance that will allow businesses and building owners to ...


 
SAVOR-Brunch-at-Cobblestone

  SAVOR Brunch at Cobblestone

Recently, there have been a few restaurants I've visited multiple times—if for no other reason than to see if there is consistency in the quality (especially, if good) or some sort of improvement (if the food ...


 
CIFF-featuring-LGBTQ-films-running-through-Oct-24

  CIFF, featuring LGBTQ+ films, running through Oct. 24

North America's longest-running competitive film festival, this year's event expands throughout Chicago with presentations at venues across the city, including at AMC River East 21; the Music Box Theatre; the Gene Siskel Film Center; special drive ...


 
Kit-Kat-Lounge-hosting-Kamayan-feast-Oct-24-

  Kit Kat Lounge hosting Kamayan feast Oct. 24

Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club, 3700 N. Halsted St., in honor of Filipino American History Month, will host a special "diva-infused" Kamayan feast featuring Chef Jordan Andino on Sunday, Oct. 24. Andino is the creative ...


 
MUSICALS-Pretty-Woman-tickets-go-on-sale-Oct-15

  MUSICALS 'Pretty Woman' tickets go on sale Oct. 15

After a pre-Broadway run in Chicago and being on Broadway, Pretty Woman: The Musical, based on one of Hollywood's most beloved romantic stories of all time, returns to Chicago. The production will run at the CIBC ...


 
THEATER-Broken-Nose-presenting-looter-drama-Primer-Nov-15-Dec-5

  THEATER Broken Nose presenting looter drama 'Primer' Nov. 15-Dec. 5

Broken Nose Theatre, a pay-what-you-can theater company, will run the world premiere audio drama Primer, described in a release as "a deeply honest look at the prioritization of property over people. Ensemble member Spenser Davis wrote ...


 
Andersonville-celebrates-Halloween-with-Halloween-on-Catalpa-Oct-30

  Andersonville celebrates Halloween with 'Halloween on Catalpa' Oct. 30

--From a press release

CHICAGO (October 14, 2021) — Families are in for a special treat this year as Andersonville once again hosts its socially-distanced "Halloween on Catalpa" event and celebrates the return of ...


 
Activists-speak-about-former-Chicago-Mayor-Harold-Washingtons-LGBTQ-legacy

  Activists speak about former Chicago Mayor Harold Washington's LGBTQ legacy

by Max Lubbers

LGBTQ+ advocates reflected on former Chicago Mayor Harold Washington's legacy at Center on Halsted Oct. 13, discussing his role in the city's Human Rights Ordinance and outreach to the LGBTQ+ community. A display of 1980s Windy ...


 
Brave-Space-Alliances-Out-N-Brave-panel-on-beauty-coming-out

  Brave Space Alliance's 'Out 'N Brave' panel on beauty, coming out

By Cris Villalonga-Vivoni

Coming out is one of the most terrifying yet liberating experiences that an LGBTQ+ person must endure to achieve happiness. Brave Space Alliance (BSA)—Chicago's South Side, Black-led, trans-led LGBTQ+ resource ...


 
SPORTS-Blackhawks-drop-season-opener-against-Colorado-

  SPORTS Blackhawks drop season opener against Colorado

On Oct. 13, the Chicago Blackhawks fell in an early hole and couldn't recover, falling 4-2 to the Colorado Avalanche in the season opener. Colorado scored thrice in the first 10 minutes of play, which proved ...


 
SPORTS-Chicago-Red-Stars-power-past-Orlando-1-0

  SPORTS Chicago Red Stars power past Orlando 1-0

The Chicago Red Stars, behind an early Kealia Watt goal and a clean sheet from Cassie Miller, defeated the Orlando Pride at home (Bridgeview's SeatGeek Stadium) Oct. 13 by a score of 1-0. During the game's ...


 
SPORTS-Chicago-Sky-lose-in-OT-to-Phoenix-finals-tied-at-1-1

  SPORTS Chicago Sky lose in OT to Phoenix; finals tied at 1-1

On Oct. 13, the Chicago Sky fell to the Phoenix Mercury 91-86 in overtime in game two of the 2021 WNBA Finals at Phoenix's Footprint Center. Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot dished out a team-high 20 points ...


 
Rosa-Escareno-named-interim-head-of-Chicago-Park-District

  Rosa Escareno named interim head of Chicago Park District

Former Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) Commissioner Rosa Escareno has been named the interim general superintendent and CEO of the Chicago Park District. In an Oct. 13 statement, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot ...


 
MOVIES-Holiday-comedy-short-centers-on-Muslim-family-and-BIPOC-queer-relationship-

  MOVIES Holiday comedy short centers on Muslim family and BIPOC queer relationship

The short film The Syed Family Xmas Eve Game Night follows Noor, a Muslim queer woman, and her experience with bringing her Puerto Rican partner home to meet her family for the first time. When Noor's ...


 
MUSIC-Janis-Ians-last-Chicago-concert-May-14

  MUSIC Janis Ian's last Chicago concert May 14

In what is being advertised as her last concert in Chicago, LGBTQ singer Janis Ian will be performing at the Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave. on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at 8 p.m. Tickets ($48-$50) will ...


 
ART-Contemporary-yet-timeless-exhibition-Young-Gifted-and-Black-arrives-at-Gallery-400

  ART Contemporary yet timeless exhibition 'Young, Gifted and Black' arrives at Gallery 400

To be a Black art collector is to stand on the shoulders of a proud lineage. Throughout history, Black patrons have supported Black artists when nobody else did. Bernard Lumpkin—a New York City-based art patron, educator ...


 
SPORTS-White-Sox-eliminated-from-playoffs-

  SPORTS White Sox eliminated from playoffs

The Chicago White Sox's season has ended. The Houston Astros advanced to their fifth consecutive American League Championship Series on Oct. 12 by defeating the White Sox 10-1 at Chicago's Guaranteed Rate Field in game four ...


 
THEATER-A-Rocky-Horror-Picture-Party-at-The-Den-on-Oct-30-31

  THEATER 'A Rocky Horror Picture Party' at The Den on Oct. 30-31

Haven is presenting Science Fiction / Double Feature: A Rocky Horror Picture Party—an immersive Halloween experience that brings to life in vivid technicolor the world of the cult-classic film—directed by ...


 
THEATER-Rivendells-8-46-to-run-Oct-21-23-stream-Nov-1-

  THEATER Rivendell's '8:46' to run Oct. 21-23, stream Nov. 1

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE)—Chicago's only Equity theater dedicated to producing new work with women at the core—announced 8:46 (Breathing Room), a new play festival of four commissioned plays each eight ...


 
President-Biden-appoints-Debra-Shore-to-key-EPA-position-

  President Biden appoints Debra Shore to key EPA position

--From a press release

Washington, DC — Today President Joe Biden appointed former LGBTQ Victory Institute board chair Debra Shore to be the next Region Five Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency — representing six states in the Midwest and ...


 
COMEDY-Janeane-Garofalo-at-The-Den-Theatre-on-Nov-19-20

  COMEDY Janeane Garofalo at The Den Theatre on Nov. 19-20

The Den Theatre will present comedian Janeane Garofalo for four performances on Nov. 19-20 (at 7 and 9:30 p.m. each night) on The Heath Mainstage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. Garofalo has had many memorable and critically ...


 
DRAG-Utica-Queen-finds-a-home-in-Chicago

  DRAG Utica Queen finds a home in Chicago

Ethan Mundt rose to fame as Utica Queen in season 13 of the Emmy-winning show RuPaul's Drag Race. Ultimately placing sixth in the competition, this young, gay 25-year-old showed creativity and personality. Mundt's latest project, Homecoming ...


 
Donations-needed-for-LGBTQ-affirming-spiritual-leaders-recovery

  Donations needed for LGBTQ+-affirming spiritual leader's recovery

In July, Sofia G. Sarabia—an activist and community leader who provided spiritual counseling to LGBTQ+ youth and undocumented immigrants—suffered an unexpected stroke that injured her brain and left her immobile and unable to speak or eat. ...


 
Northwestern-Univ-names-first-woman-president

  Northwestern Univ. names first woman president

Rebecca M. Blank, chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been named the next president of Northwestern University, the school announced. Blank—the university's first woman president in the school's 170-year ...


 
Co-founder-of-LGBTQ-Latinx-organization-reflects-after-decades-of-activism

  Co-founder of LGBTQ Latinx organization reflects after decades of activism

When activist Julio Rodriguez was 5 years old, a teacher forced him to stand up in class and choose another name—maybe John, she suggested, since people couldn't pronounce "Julio." By the time he got home, he ...


 
South-Side-LGBTQ-center-projected-to-break-ground-next-summer-open-early-2024

  South Side LGBTQ+ center projected to break ground next summer, open early 2024

The $15-million LGBTQ+ center slated for creation on the city's South Side is in phase two of an anticipated five phases to completion, with a projected 2024 opening, according to stakeholders. Illinois state Rep. Lamont Robinson, ...


 
Black-Incubator-and-Accelerator-BIA-program-to-offer-support-for-Black-led-organizations-

  Black Incubator and Accelerator (BIA) program to offer support for Black-led organizations

A new program—Black Incubator and Accelerator (BIA)—is offering funding and resources to Black-led organizations that primarily serve Black communities on the South and West Sides. BIA is new this year and run by University of Chicago ...


 
THEATER-Dr-Horribles-Sing-Along-Blog-running-through-Nov-6

  THEATER 'Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog' running through Nov. 6

Black Button Eyes Productions is welcoming back live audiences with the popular internet musical Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog—an authorized fan production to benefit the Chicago charity Season of Concern—playing through ...


 
Lyric-Opera-running-seven-performances-of-The-Magic-Flute-Nov-3-27

  Lyric Opera running seven performances of 'The Magic Flute' Nov. 3-27

Lyric Opera of Chicago is running seven performances of The Magic Flute, Mozart's final opera, on Nov. 3-27. There will be performances at 7 p.m. on Nov. 3; matinees on Nov. 7, 11, 14 and 17, ...


 
Coming-Out-for-LGBTQ-History

  Coming Out for LGBTQ+ History

October 11th is National Coming Out Day, a day established in 1988 by members of the LGBTQ+ community to encourage people to stop hiding and be open about their identity. Coming out increases visibility of the ...


 
ART-Van-Gogh-balloon-celebrates-installations-extension-to-Feb-6

  ART Van Gogh balloon celebrates installation's extension to Feb. 6

Following a maiden flight in Toronto to herald the return of the city's "Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit," Lighthouse Immersive's Vincent van Gogh hot-air balloon made its way to Goebbert's Farm, in the Kane County village of ...


 
SPORTS-Chicago-Red-Stars-fall-to-OL-Reign-3-2

  SPORTS Chicago Red Stars fall to OL Reign 3-2

Mallory Pugh returned to the scoresheet with a first half goal and Tatumn Milazzo scored her first career NWSL (National Women's Soccer League) goal in the second. However, the Chicago Red Stars fell to the OL ...


 
SPORTS-Chicago-Sky-win-first-game-of-WNBA-finals

  SPORTS Chicago Sky win first game of WNBA finals

The Chicago Sky are going into game two of the WNBA finals with a 1-0 series lead after defeating the Phoenix Mercury 91-77 in an away game on Oct. 10. The Sky had six players in double figures (all five starters ...


 
Chicago-Park-CEO-resigns-amid-sexual-harassment-scandal

  Chicago Park CEO resigns amid sexual-harassment scandal

On Oct. 9, Chicago Park District CEO and General Superintendent Michael P. Kelly announced his resignation amid a controversy over sexual harassment and abuse, WGN-TV reported. Kelly released a statement to the public and Board President ...


 
Madonnas-latest-concert-film-Madame-X-now-out

  Madonna's latest concert film, Madame X, now out

The concept film to Madonna's acclaimed Madame X Tour has debuted in the United States Latin America, Australia, the Nordics and Canada exclusively on Paramount+, the streaming service from ViacomCBS. Fans outside these markets can watch ...


 
SAVOR-Adorn-Bar-Restaurant-take-two

  SAVOR Adorn Bar & Restaurant, take two

The last time I stopped by Adorn Bar & Restaurant—in the Four Seasons Hotel, 120 E. Delaware St. (which was also the first time I went there)—I encountered one of the most innovative brunch menus ever, ...


 
Howard-Browns-Big-Orange-Ball-on-Oct-23

  Howard Brown's 'Big Orange Ball' on Oct. 23

Howard Brown Health will hold its annual Big Orange Ball virtually Saturday, Oct. 23, 8-9 p.m. The event will then be shown On-Demand through Sunday, Oct. 31, at midnight. This year, people can kick off Halloween ...


 
Activist-Rick-Garcia-seeks-to-be-MWRD-commissioner

  Activist Rick Garcia seeks to be MWRD commissioner

Longtime LGBTQ- and human-rights activist Rick Garcia announced he is running for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD), and has asked Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker to appoint him to the seat Debra Shore is vacating to ...


 
Toni-Preckwinkle-addresses-security-incidents

  Toni Preckwinkle addresses security incidents

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle released a statement regarding two recent situations connected with her security detail. "In the past few months, there have been two separate incidents when members of my Executive Detail have ...


 
VIEWS-Finding-the-Crossroads-

  VIEWS Finding the Crossroads

By Martha Miller

The first time I saw a psychic, I was 19 and my friend Sandy and I drove to Jacksonville to see an old woman who read cards. We were young and it was fun going to her old house where a ...


 
Ex-NU-professor-found-guilty-of-murdering-boyfriend

  Ex-NU professor found guilty of murdering boyfriend

On Oct. 7, Cook County jurors deliberated for less than two hours before finding former Northwestern University Wyndham Lathem guilty in the gruesome stabbing death of his boyfriend, The Chicago Tribune reported. Jurors heard about a ...


 
THEATER-Im-Not-A-Comedian8230-Im-Lenny-Bruce-returns-Nov-5

  THEATER 'I'm Not A Comedian… I'm Lenny Bruce' returns Nov. 5

Theatre 68 and the Venus Cabaret Theater, 3745 N. Southport Ave., announced the return of the critically acclaimed production, I'm Not A Comedian… I'm Lenny Bruce, to Chicago beginning Friday, Nov. 5. Ronnie Marmo wrote and ...


 
Book-about-musician-Tori-Amos-works-coming-out

  Book about musician Tori Amos' works coming out

The book Tori Amos: every album, every song—by rock journalist Lisa Torem—will be out in the United States on Friday, Oct. 29, courtesy of Sonic Bond Publishing. In 1992, Amos—an acclaimed singer, pianist and composer—achieved fame ...


 
Report-Debra-Shore-to-run-EPAs-Midwest-operations

  Report: Debra Shore to run EPA's Midwest operations

Debra Shore—a longtime commissioner of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District and member of the LGBTQ+ community—will be selected to run Midwest operations for the Environmental Protection Agency, according to Politico. ...


 
Five-Worth-Finding-Harold-Washington-volcanic-water-and-more

  Five Worth Finding: Harold Washington, volcanic water and more

—Mayor Harold Washington's LGBTQ+ legacy: The LGBTQ legacy of late Chicago Mayor Harold Washington (1922-1987) will be discussed as part of a series of events marking his 100th birthday in 2022. This free LGBTQ event will ...


 
Affinitys-Virtual-Black-Gold-on-Oct-23

  Affinity's 'Virtual Black Gold' on Oct. 23

Affinity Community Services—a social-justice organization serving the needs of the Black LGBTQ+ community, with a particular focus on Black women—will hold its "Virtual Black Gold" casino event Saturday, Oct. 23. ...


 
Chicago-LGBT-Hall-of-Fame-in-30th-year-holds-induction-ceremony-at-Sidetrack

  Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame, in 30th year, holds induction ceremony at Sidetrack

The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame, celebrating its 30th year, held its annual induction ceremony for 2021 inductees October 6 at Sidetrack, sponsored by Sidetrack, J&L Catering, Rick Aguilar Photography, and Dalila Fridi and Elizabeth McNight. ...


 
Filmmakers-Bennett-Singer-Patrick-Sammon-talk-new-documentary-Cured

  Filmmakers Bennett Singer, Patrick Sammon talk new documentary Cured

Producer-directors Bennett Singer and Patrick Sammon have created a new LGBTQ documentary: Cured. The film tells the story of the LGBTQ activists, allies and events surrounding the American Psychiatric Association's ...


 
Sisters-in-Cinema-DocuClub-providing-consulting-opportunities-to-filmmakers

  Sisters in Cinema, DocuClub providing consulting opportunities to filmmakers

Sisters in Cinema—a Chicago-based 501(C)3 that aims to center and celebrate Black girls, women and gender non-conforming media makers—and DocuClub, a work-in-progress screening series, have entered into a strategic partnership ...


 
SPORTS-Chicago-Sky-win-advance-to-first-finals-since-2014

  SPORTS Chicago Sky win, advance to first finals since 2014

The Chicago Sky are headed to the WNBA Finals for the first time since 2014, as the team defeated the Connecticut Sun 79-69 in game four of the 2021 WNBA playoff semifinals on Oct. 6 to win the series three to ...


 
THEATER-REVIEW-Songs-for-Nobodies-

  THEATER REVIEW Songs for Nobodies

Title: Songs for Nobodies. Playwright: Joanna Murray-Smith At: Northlight Theatre at the North Shore Center for the Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd. Tickets: $30-$89. Runs through: Sunday, Oct. 31 You won't find their names in the history ...


 
Eli-Tea-Bar-brings-LGBTQ-sober-bar-to-Andersonville

  Eli Tea Bar brings LGBTQ+ sober bar to Andersonville

--From a press release

October 6, 2021 - Chicago, IL - Eli Tea Bar is set to open its second store located at 5507 N Clark St in Chicago, Illinois. The LGBT-owned and operated sober space plans to open later this fall and will feature ...


 
30th-Annual-AIDS-Run-Walk-raises-more-than-400K

  30th Annual AIDS Run & Walk raises more than $400K

CHICAGO — More than 1,800 advocates, community partners, runners, walkers, volunteers, staff members and more gathered at Soldier Field on Oct. 2 for the 30th annual AIDS Run & Walk Chicago. The event raised approximately $420,000 ...


 
MUSIC-Rachael-Sage-at-Uncommon-Ground-on-Oct-14

  MUSIC Rachael Sage at Uncommon Ground on Oct. 14

Rachael Sage—described as an "award-winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist and member/supporter of the LGBTQ+ community"—will perform at Uncommon Ground-Lake View, 3800 N. Clark St., on Thursday, Oct. 14, at 8 p.m. ...


 
Visceral-Dance-Chicago-bringing-world-premieres-to-Athenaeum-Theatre

  Visceral Dance Chicago bringing world premieres to Athenaeum Theatre

--From a press release

CHICAGO, Oct. 5, 2021 — Visceral Dance Chicago—a contemporary company committed to the progression of diverse artists, programs and community collaborations—announced its Fall Engagement 2021 program. The dance company returns ...


 
PHIMC-to-present-second-Mary-F-Morten-Award-on-Nov-7

  PHIMC to present second Mary F. Morten Award on Nov. 7

Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago (PHIMC) announced Chicago Freedom School as the 2021 recipient of the Mary F. Morten Award for Justice. According to a release, "Chicago Freedom School is being recognized for its vital ...


 
Chicago-Sky-player-named-to-WNBA-All-Rookie-Team

  Chicago Sky player named to WNBA All-Rookie Team

Chicago Sky guard Dana Evans has been selected to the 2021 WNBA All-Rookie Team. Evans is joined on the squad by Aari McDonald (Atlanta Dream), Michaela Onyenwere (New York Liberty), Charli Collier (Dallas Wings) and DiDi ...


 
AMA-panel-examines-the-role-of-critical-race-theory-in-contemporary-healthcare

  AMA panel examines the role of critical race theory in contemporary healthcare

An Oct. 4 online forum hosted by the Chicago-based American Medical Association (AMA) addressed critical race theory (CRT) and its applications for equity in healthcare settings. CRT has achieved notoriety ...


 
Illinois-HIV-Care-Connect-launches-HIV-Innovation-campaign

  Illinois HIV Care Connect launches HIV Innovation campaign

On Oct. 5, Illinois HIV Care Connect launched its HIV Innovation web and social-media campaign, showcasing several Illinois HIV initiatives that are helping to prevent or treat HIV more effectively. Articles about five initiatives so far ...


 
TRAVEL-Conde-Nast-readers-select-The-Gwen-as-Chicagos-best-hotel

  TRAVEL Conde Nast readers select The Gwen as Chicago's best hotel

Conde Nast Traveler's readers have spoken—and their views of Chicago's hotels are distinctly different from those of another top travel publication. While Viceroy Chicago topped Travel + Leisure's readers' list of local spots to stay, ...


 
COVID-Connecticut-removed-from-Chicago-travel-advisory

  COVID Connecticut removed from Chicago travel advisory

On Oct. 5, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) removed one state—Connecticut—from its weekly COVID-19 travel advisory. The advisory now stands at 47 states and three territories. Although the ...


 
LGBTQ-group-OneWheaton-puts-up-billboard

  LGBTQ+ group OneWheaton puts up billboard

The LGBTQ+ organization OneWheaton—composed of Wheaton College alumni—is noting its 10th homecoming season in a special way. OneWheaton has put up a billboard near campus on Roosevelt Road, just east of the intersection of Interstate 355. ...


 
Intl-Film-Fest-to-premiere-queer-Muslim-film-directed-by-Chicagoan-Fawzia-Mirza

  Int'l Film Fest to premiere queer Muslim film directed by Chicagoan Fawzia Mirza

--From a press release

LOS ANGELES CA - THE SYED FAMILY XMAS EVE GAME NIGHT will have its U.S. premiere at the 57th edition of the Chicago International Film Festival running October 13 - 24, 2021. This comes on the ...


 
TRAVEL-Conde-Nast-again-recognizes-Chicago-as-top-big-city

  TRAVEL Conde Nast again recognizes Chicago as top big city

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, Choose Chicago and World Business Chicago announced Conde Nast Traveler recognized Chicago as the #1 Best Big City in the U.S. for the fifth consecutive year in a row in the results ...


 
Report-Older-LGBTQs-lack-access-to-healthcare-financial-security-caregiving

  Report: Older LGBTQs lack access to healthcare, financial security, caregiving

--From a press release

Chicago — LGBTQ older adults across Illinois are struggling to get the healthcare, financial security and caregiving support they desperately need, according to a new report from AARP Illinois and SAGE released today. The disparities, outlined ...


 
Opera-singer-Ketelson-to-give-Center-on-Halsted-performance

  Opera singer Ketelson to give Center on Halsted performance

World renowned bass-baritone opera singer Kyle Ketelsen will perform Italian arias at the Center on Halsted to raise funds both to support his alma mater, Clinton (Iowa) High School (Vocal Department) and Care for Real Pantry ...


 
Pride-Fest-sees-rainbows-over-rain

  Pride Fest sees rainbows over rain

After last year's COVID-related cancellation, the LGBTQ+-focused outdoor affair Pride Fest returned to Lake View after a delay of a few months, as it usually takes place in June. An additional full day was added to ...


 
Chicago-Inclusion-Project-offers-anti-racism-workshops-for-arts-organizations

  Chicago Inclusion Project offers anti-racism workshops for arts organizations

--From a press release

Chicago, IL—The staff of The Chicago Inclusion Project is excited to launch a new workshop and continuum developed by staff members Jessica Vann and Arti Ishak. The workshop, entitled "Being Anti-Racist: An Active Action," is designed ...


 
Urban-Village-Church-hosting-drag-worship-service-Pride-prom-Oct-10

  Urban Village Church hosting drag worship service, Pride prom Oct. 10

On Sunday, Oct. 10, Urban Village Church (UVC) will host a drag worship service at its Wicker Park site, 1012 N. Noble St. Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. (CST) with performances from local drag artists, including ...


 
ART-Nick-Cave-Bob-Faust-to-unveil-Rapt-on-the-Mile-on-Michigan-Avenue

  ART Nick Cave, Bob Faust to unveil 'Rapt on the Mile' on Michigan Avenue

The Magnificent Mile has recently installed a monumental, multi-story public art installation entitled "Rapt on The Mile" that renowned artists (and couple) Nick Cave and Bob Faust created. The mural, which now wraps the 679 N. ...


 
SPORTS-Chicago-White-Sox-hold-Pride-Night

  SPORTS Chicago White Sox hold Pride Night

On Sept. 29, the Chicago White Sox held Pride Night. LGBTQ+ activist Gary Chichester threw the first pitch of the game—which featured the White Sox taking on the Cincinnati Reds—at Guaranteed Rate field. BMO Harris invited ...


 





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