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

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


  

CONCERT REVIEW Chicago Gay Men's Chorus camps it up

  

Chicago Youth Storage Initiative issues report, recommendations

  

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

  

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

  

National: Blood-donation ban; Jeb Bush; Arkansas city's pro-LGBT move

     
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International Mr. Leather chosen
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LGBT Veterans Monument dedicated

  

Marijuana possession bill passes Illinois Senate

  

Clinton responds to Chicago couple

  

ML 2015 Leather museum formally welcomes Hellfire Club history

  

AFTAH stages Leather Archives demonstration

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


  

Ireland votes yes to marriage equaliy

  

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

  

Study: Reactions of heterosexual siblings to same-sex marriage advances

     
Film / TV / Gossip
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"It wasn't a match on a lot of levels. My biggest complaint was the feeling that she kinda shit all over my mother's ... more
 


  

Community briefs: Theater, film, Pride

  

Knight at the Movies: The Rose is still THE Rose

  

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

     
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Community briefs: Theater, film, Pride
Goodman expands on education The group at Goodman Theatre had a stellar week in May with Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes opening, a ... more
 


  

THEATER REVIEW Twisted Melodies

  

THEATER REVIEW Inana

  

SCOTTISH PLAY SCOTT Coming soon: More 'Sweet Tea'

     
Music
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Gay HIV-positive singer lives life out loud
As a back-up vocalist, out singer/songwriter Billy Newton-Davis has worked with Gloria Gaynor. As a Broadway performer, he has appeared in shows such ... more
 


  

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame party is community event

  

Harris Theatre unveils 2015-16 dance season

  

Matt and Kim shine with a new 'Glow'

     
Books / Art
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Kenny Porpora writes emotionally wrenching memoir
Kenny Porpora was often told that he should write his memoirs, that his life would be a hard-to-believe, gripping book—and probably a movie, ... more
 


  

Chicago Public Library observes LGBT Pride Month

  

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2015 'Out at CHM' series ends with story of StoryCorps

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


  

Girl Scouts include transgender girls

  

Conference shows consequences of gender norms

  

HRC, Gender Proud work for visibility of Philippine trans community

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


  

Marijuana possession bill passes Illinois Senate

  

Illinois Senate bill would removes criminal penalties for marijuana possession

  

Gay HIV-positive singer lives life out loud

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


  

Chicago Force receiver featured in new football cards

  

Chicago couple builds arts-enpowerment program for girls

  

Chicago Sky looks to continue 2014 WNBA Finals momentum

     
Sports
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Michael Sam signs with Canadian team
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The wild life of Joe Putignano Olympic dreams, drug addiction

  

Chicago Sky looks to continue 2014 WNBA Finals momentum

     
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Chicago Youth Storage Initiative issues report, recommendations
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Girl Scouts include transgender girls

  

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

  

Homeless youth and reproductive justice

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


  

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Welcome to Chicago and to the official start of gay summer in the Windy City: Memorial Day weekend. It's over this very weekend ... more
 


  

International Mr. Leather chosen

  

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame party is community event

  

Mr. Leather64TEN also to compete for IML

  

Upcoming: International Mr. Leather 2015 weekend events

  

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

Host: Amy Matheny

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

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

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

Photo Credit: Cover Art for This Book is Gay




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