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DAILY BREAKING
SAG nominees include 'A Star Is Born,' 'Maisel' - Awkwafina and Laverne Cox announced the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild ( SAG ) Awards nominees Dec. 12—and A Star ...
Baton to relocate to Uptown - Longtime River North nightspot Baton will relocate to an Uptown location on Broadway in Spring 2019, owner Jim Flint announced ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Hart steps down as Oscars host after anti-gay comments draw response - Only two days after being announced as the host of the 2019 Oscars, actor/comedian Kevin Hart has stepped down over ...
'Versace,' 'Rhapsody,' 'Pose' receive Golden Globe nods - The nominations for the 76th annual Golden Globes were announced Dec. 6 at the Beverly Hilton, with 25 categories spanning ...

News
NCLR Files Brief Highlighting Stories of LGBTQ Asylum Seekers - SAN FRANCISCO—The National Center for Lesbian Rights ( NCLR ) yesterday filed an amicus brief highlighting the stories of LGBTQ ...
'One of a Kind Holiday Show' through Dec. 9 - Through Dec. 9, the One of a Kind Holiday Show is returning to the seventh floor of The Mart, 222 ...
CTA agrees to pay for transgender man's surgery - Chicago Transit Authority ( CTA ) will pay for the surgery needed by a male transgender employee after the city ...
Author: Matt Simonette
WORLD Marriage news, HIV prosecution, Cuba travel - The president of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, on Dec. 5, reiterated her support of marriage rights for same-sex ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Artist Tom Bachtell on exhibit and late partner Andrew Patner - Self-taught artist Tom Bachtell's work is currently featured in a exhibit, "Tom Bachtell in AdventureLand," at AdventureLand Gallery, 1513 N. ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
NATIONAL 24th trans death, HIV lab closing, Biden, asylum brief - Three years after a trans woman in her Detroit neighborhood was killed, Keanna Mattel became the latest transgender victim of ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Report shows most budget-friendly LGBTQ campuses - Student Loan Hero commissioned a report that spotlights the most budget-friendly LGBTQ college campuses in the nation. This report features ...
Wrightwood 659 celebrates social justice, architecture - The Chicago Architecture Center isn't the only major new venue dedicated to celebrating architecture in the city. A new space ...
Author: Kerry Reid
With Kavanaugh on the court, what now for LGBTQ rights? - Viewpoint by James Esseks - As the reality of a new and intensely conservative Supreme Court majority sinks in, some people are asking, "What's the ...
Coming out to your kids in midlife - How to navigate tough conversations and a new family model - When the parents of Natalie Perry and her sister sat their girls down for a family meeting, Perry learned that ...
Author: Phyllis L. Cohen
Baton to relocate to Uptown - Longtime River North nightspot Baton will relocate to an Uptown location on Broadway in Spring 2019, owner Jim Flint announced ...
Author: Matt Simonette
DignityUSA condemns Pope Francis' book - Pro-LGBTQ Catholic organization responded to Pope Francis' new book, The Strength of a Vocation, in which the pontiff is quoted ...
Black LGBTQ/SGL Group Urges Courageous Conversations During Holidays - WASHINGTON — This past weekend, Twitter and traditional media blew up after comedian D.L. Hughley called Trans actress Indya Moore ...
152 LGBTQ Elected Officials Call on 116th Congress to Act on Four Key Initiatives - Washington, DC — More than 150 openly LGBTQ elected officials and newly elected officials from across the nation are calling ...
'Activists and Icons' at Holocaust Museum through June 23 - "Activists and Icons: The Photographs of Steve Schapiro," an exhibit at Skokie's Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, will run ...
Day With(out) Art screening Dec. 15 - Visual AIDS' Chicago marquee screening of Alternate Endings, Activist Risings on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Museum ...
Providers launch statewide plan to stop new HIV infections - AIDS Foundation of Chicago ( AFC ), Illinois Department of Public Health ( IDPH ) and Chicago Department of Public ...
Author: Matt Simonette
NRA settles with 'The Bean' artist - The National Rifle Association ( NRA ) has agreed to remove an image of the Millennium Park sculpture "The Bean" ...

Entertainment
Hedwig' tour in Chicago in 2019 - John Cameron Mitchell—the Tony-winning, Golden Globe-nominated co-creator of Hedwig & the Angry Inch—will bring his rock spectacle to the United ...
'Unicorn Ball' Dec. 15 at The Shapiro - The 2018 Unicorn Ball—Brave Space Alliance's largest annual fundraiser—will take place Saturday, Dec. 15, at 9 p.m.-2 a.m. at The ...
'Versace,' 'Rhapsody,' 'Pose' receive Golden Globe nods - The nominations for the 76th annual Golden Globes were announced Dec. 6 at the Beverly Hilton, with 25 categories spanning ...
About Face Theatre announces casting for DADA WOOF PAPA HOT - CHICAGO ( December 6, 2018 ) — About Face Theatre is pleased to announce casting for its Chicago premiere of ...
Hart steps down as Oscars host after anti-gay comments draw response - Only two days after being announced as the host of the 2019 Oscars, actor/comedian Kevin Hart has stepped down over ...
Interrobang Theatre Project to present "I Call my Brothers" - CHICAGO ( December 6, 2018 ) Interrobang Theatre Project is pleased to continue its ninth season, exploring "identity/crisis"with the Chicago ...
Dance Film Better Off Dead Premieres at Links Hall - Motion/Pictures Dance Project is a Chicago-based film production collective created by Talia Koylass. On Oct. 8, 2018, Chicago police officer ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
Carlile, Monae, Lamar get Grammy nods - The 2019 Grammy nominations were announced Dec. 8—and rapper Kendrick Lamar led everyone with eight nominations. Drake scored seven, and ...
Holiday Hootenanny Radio Hour presents Cricket on the Mantle, benefits AVER - CHICAGO ( November 16, 2018 ) — The Holiday Hootenanny Radio Hour is pleased to announce Nick Thornton's heart warming ...
Best of The Infinite Wrench 2018 - At: The Neo-Futurists Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. Tickets: 312-932-9950; Neofuturists.org . Special performance: Dec. 31 Who would have thought ...
Author: Ada Cheng
Haven Theatre, About Face Theatre announce casting for The Total Bent - CHICAGO ( December 5, 2018 ) — Haven Theatre, in association with About Face Theatre, is pleased to announce casting ...
T.R. Knight talks about upcoming 'Dream' role - T.R. Knight might still be best known for his five-season run as Dr. George O'Malley on ABC's Grey's Anatomy—and for ...
Author: Kerry Reid
NUNN ON ONE Actor John Barrowman part of team that spins a Celtic tale - Legendary Comics and Webtoon are running a new comic series called Acursian rooted in Celtic lore. Fresh from the minds ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
Twelfth Night - Playwright: William Shakespeare At: Writers Theatre, 325 Tudor Ct., Glencoe. Tickets: 847-242-6000; WritersTheatre.org; $35-$80. Runs through: Dec. 16 In Shakespeare's ...
Author: Jonathan Abarbanel, Windy City Times
Grammy Award-winning artist Common to perform with CSO June 2019 - CHICAGO—The League of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association ( CSOA ) presents its 30th annual Corporate Night benefit concert on ...
Les Miserables comes to Cadillac Palace Theatre July 2019 - CHICAGO ( December 10, 2018 ) Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, ...
Stomp - By: Luke Cresswell and Steve MacNicholas At: Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut St.. Tickets: BroadwayInChicago.com; $39-$84. ...
Author: Sarah Katherine Bowden
Critics' Picks - Buttcracker: A Nutcracker Burlesque, ( Sub )version Productions at Reggie's Music Joint, through Dec. 26. Fan-dancing snowflakes, a glass-eating "Calavera ...
The Santaland Diaries - Playwright: Steve Scott, adapted from the essay by David Sedaris At: Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St. Tickets: $15-45; GoodmanTheatre.org ...
Author: Lauren Emily Whalen
Hyde Park has the season's biggest, coolest Nutcracker - By Sheri Flanders - The holiday season is here, which means ( among other things ) the arrival of The Nutcracker, the ubiquitous holiday ...
Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins - Author: Michael Daily, from the book by Eric Kimmel At: Strawdog Theatre, 1802 W. Berenice Ave. Tickets: strawdog.org; $20-$25. Runs ...
Author: Jonathan Abarbanel, Windy City Times
Windy City Times previews winter movies - Escape the cold weather by hitting the warm movie theater, where sunny comedies, strong superheroes and unbelievably true stories can ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
Carlo Chappelle, born to sing - "Carlo is somebody who loves to sing with every ounce of his body," said Beckie Menzie. "There are people who ...
Author: Ana Serna
Gay chorus, LGBTQ groups mark holidays - Dec. 2 marked the finale of the Chicago Gay Men's Chorus' ( CGMC's ) three-day "Holiday Hullabaloo" run. Partnering onstage ...
Author: John Stadelman
The Second City 107th Mainstage Revue, Algorithm Nation or The Static Quo - Writers: Ryan Asher, Tyler Davis, Jeffrey Murdoch, Emma Pope, Nate Varrone, Kimberly Michelle Vaughn At: The Second City Mainstage, 1616 ...
Author: Sean Margaret Wagner
'STRUT' show marks World AIDS Day - The 10th annual STRUT fashion show took place Dec. 2 at the Promontory. The evening featured a runway fashion show ...
SHOWBIZ 'Rent,' Ariana Grande, Lena Waithe, Elton John - Fox has announced the full cast for the upcoming live musical event Rent, which will air Sunday, Jan. 27, a ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Trans author talks 'gender outlaws,'prison breaks in novel - The New York Times called Jordy Rosenberg's debut novel, Confessions of the Fox, "[a] mind-bending romp through a gender-fluid, 18th-century ...
Author: Lauren Emily Whalen
SAG nominees include 'A Star Is Born,' 'Maisel' - Awkwafina and Laverne Cox announced the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild ( SAG ) Awards nominees Dec. 12—and A Star ...
BOOKS Thom Bierdz talks about sex, and a lot more, In 'Young, Gay & Restless' - In Young, Gay & Restless: My Scandalous On-Screen & Off-Screen Sexual Liberations, Thom Bierdz—an actor/artist/advocate who is probably best known ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Billy Masters - "It would not have been possible without the help of the president, who not only gave us the impetus for ...
Author: Billy Masters
BOOK REVIEW Honor Girl/Lost Soul, Be at Peace - By Maggie Thrash $14.99; Candlewick Press; 267 pages ( Honor Girl ), $18.99; Candlewick Press; 190 pages ( Lost Soul, ...
Author: Lauren Emily Whalen
MOMBIAN's LGBTQ children's book gift guide - It's time for my annual roundup of some of this year's best LGBTQ-inclusive children's and middle-grade books! This is one ...
Author: Dana Rudolph
The Play That Goes Wrong - Playwright: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields At: Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph St. Tickets: BroadwayInChicago.com . Runs through: ...
Author: Karen Topham

Outlines
THE SPORTING LIFE Drew Ladochi - Win or lose, Drew Ladochi always has fun playing gay sports—always. Take, for instance, the registration parties for gay softball ...
Author: Ross Forman, Windy City Times
DINING Twain brunch, Little Goat, December Pride event - —Midwestern-inspired spot Twain, 2445 N. Milwaukee Ave., is now open for Sunday brunch. Menu items include cast iron butterscotch pecan ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Thrift shop exhibits AIDS artwork by homeless youth - December usually means holiday cheer, hot cocoa and family gatherings. For Monarch Thrift Shop in Avondale, at 2866 N. Milwaukee ...
Author: Ariel Parrella-Aureli
A Cradle Song: Part Nine - by Mark Zubro; Illustrated by W.S. Reed - A Cradle Song, written by Mark Zubro and illustrated by W.S. Reed, debuts in the Windy City Times as the ...
IN THE LIFE Lala Thomas - Lala Thomas' life has been shaped by working hard, fighting for what she wants and speaking her mind on a ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Santa Speedo Run - Charity: Check. Underwear: Check check! Debbie Fox and Dixie Lynn Cartwright host the annual Santa Speedo Run, Sat., December 8, ...


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