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Arts for Illinois launches with grants for artists, groups - Arts Alliance Illinois joined Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot in launching Arts for Illinois—a collaboration between ...
International Prides coming together for June 27 event amid COVID-19 cancellations - Pride organizations around the world have come together to organize a "Global Pride" event on Saturday, June 27, in response ...
Pritzker extends state's stay-at-home order through April 30 - Building on the state's efforts to flatten the curve of new COVID-19 cases in Illinois and following consultation with experts ...
Most Cook County cases postponed; video appearances ordered - Citing COVID-19-related concerns, Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans entered an order that extends the postponement of many criminal and civil ...
COVID-19 Forest preserves being monitored for overcrowding - The Forest Preserves of Cook County remain open, but specific locations have been closed that do not allow visitors to ...
OPEN LETTER Census 2020: The LGBTQ+ community counts - It's a new decade, and that means it's time to complete the Census. The Census is done every 10 years, ...
Fundraisers online for workers sidelined by Chicago bar closings - In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor JB Pritzker has ordered the closing of all bars and restaurants for ...
Federal REAL ID deadline extended to Oct. 1, 2021 - Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security ( DHS ) has extended the ...
COVID-19 Quigley, Larsen urge FDA to allow healthy gay, bi men to donate blood - U.S. Reps. Mike Quigley ( D-Illinois ) and Rick Larsen ( D-Washington ) urged the Food and Drug Administration ( ...
COVID-19 Chicago lakefront, trails closed to public - Chicago aldermen have noted to their constituents that their access to public places has been curtailed. Starting March 26, all ...

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Open Letter to Cook County on COVID-19, Cook County jail decarceration - UPDATE Correction: A previous version of this message was sent out in error without including the Chicago Community Bond Fund, ...
COVID-19 Chicago lakefront, trails closed to public - Chicago aldermen have noted to their constituents that their access to public places has been curtailed. Starting March 26, all ...
COVID-19 Quigley, Larsen urge FDA to allow healthy gay, bi men to donate blood - U.S. Reps. Mike Quigley ( D-Illinois ) and Rick Larsen ( D-Washington ) urged the Food and Drug Administration ( ...
Federal REAL ID deadline extended to Oct. 1, 2021 - Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security ( DHS ) has extended the ...
Pride at Work on COVID-19, working people, AAPIs - Statement from Pride at Work: We know this is a very concerning time for everyone right now, and we are ...
Coalition of states fighting Texas on blocking abortions during pandemic - NEW YORK — New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced that she will be building and leading a multistate ...
Fundraisers online for workers sidelined by Chicago bar closings - In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor JB Pritzker has ordered the closing of all bars and restaurants for ...
OPEN LETTER Census 2020: The LGBTQ+ community counts - It's a new decade, and that means it's time to complete the Census. The Census is done every 10 years, ...
COVID-19 Ramirez-Rosa urges undocumented locals to apply for housing help - Chicago Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa ( 35th Ward ) issued a press release urging undocumented Chicagoans to apply for the city's ...
PFLAG to launch TransKids, SoFierce social media campaign on March 31 - WASHINGTON, DC—Beginning Tuesday, March 31, PFLAG invites allies, family, and friends of transgender kids ( trans kids ) to join ...
COVID-19: LGBT Chicagoans weather pandemic's economic storm - Millions of U.S. residents will face uncertain financial futures as the coronavirus pandemic unfolds. Nearly 3.3 million people filed new ...
Author: Matt Simonette
COVID-19 AFC gala moved to Nov. 21 - Because of coronavirus-related concerns, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago ( AFC ) is postponing its 35th-anniversary gala until Saturday, Nov. ...
Chicagoan alleges anti-trans bias against Orangetheory location - Following two years of repeated requests to address alleged anti-trans discrimination at Orangetheory Fitness Chicago-Edgewater, non-binary Chicagoan Jes Scheinpflug posted ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
International AIDS Conference to go digital - Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 23rd International AIDS Conference ( AIDS 2020 ), to be held July 6-10, will ...
COVID-19 Forest preserves being monitored for overcrowding - The Forest Preserves of Cook County remain open, but specific locations have been closed that do not allow visitors to ...
COVID-19, closed churches and LGBTQ Catholics - BY FRANCIS DEBERNARDO - Is anyone anywhere around the globe thinking about anything other than COVID-19, the coronavirus that has paralyzed almost all human ...
COVID-19 Agencies offering services, resources during pandemic - AIDS Foundation of Chicago and Center on Halsted have partnered on a helpline for persons with HIV/AIDS who need assistance ...
Author: Matt Simonette
THEATER Mourning Terrence McNally - The prolific Emmy and Tony Award-winning writer Terrence McNally passed away at the age of 81 in Florida at a ...
Author: Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times
Most Cook County cases postponed; video appearances ordered - Citing COVID-19-related concerns, Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans entered an order that extends the postponement of many criminal and civil ...
NCLR condemns Idaho law barring transgender girls from sports - BOISE, ID — The National Center for Lesbian Rights strongly condemns Idaho Governor Brad Little's decision to sign HB 500, ...
LGBTQ Chicagoans weigh in on 2020 Census - The U.S. Census Bureau has asked people to stand up ( or, at least, fill out a form ) and ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Idaho governor signs two anti-trans bills - On March 30, Idaho Gov. Brad Little signed two bills into law that restrict the rights of transgender people. According ...
Over 6.5M LGBT adults to get $1,200 payout under coronavirus stimulus bill - More than 6.4 million single LGBT adults and 324,000 same-sex couples will receive the full direct payout under the Coronavirus ...
WORLD Singapore ruling, athlete comes out, Canadian gym owner, UK Black Pride - Singapore's highest court upheld a law that criminalizes sex between men, dismissing three separate appeals that argued that the legislation ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
NATIONAL Lesbian bishop, iconic activist dies, military lawsuit, drag legend passes - Rev. Bonnie Perry was recently ordained as the 11th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan—beconing the first woman and ...
Brave Space Alliance, Trans Liberation Collective begin COVID-19 Trans Relief Fund - CHICAGO — On the International Trans Day of Visibility, a day dedicated to the celebration and liberation of the trans ...
Courts stand up for women's reproductive rights during Coronavirus Pandemic - Multistate coalition formed to ensure abortion remains "Essential" service - NEW YORK — New York Attorney General Letitia James today released the following statement after a federal judge ensured that ...
Organizations ask LGBTQs to pledge to run for office, online panel April 2 - Washington, DC — This Thursday, April 2, LGBTQ Victory Institute and 40 partner organizations will hold the second annual National ...
Cook County commissioner urges census participation - Cook County Commissioner Kevin B. Morrison will wrap up "#2020Census at the Brookfield Zoo," a weekly video series featuring information ...
Pritzker extends state's stay-at-home order through April 30 - Building on the state's efforts to flatten the curve of new COVID-19 cases in Illinois and following consultation with experts ...
Billy Masters - "Spend more time on your knees than on the internet."—Mike Pence shares his advice at a Christian school. I'm not ...
Author: Billy Masters
ELECTIONS 2020 Jill Rose Quinn heads toward being state's first openly transgender judge - Among those notching victories on March 14, during Illinois' primary, was Democratic judicial candidate Jill Rose Quinn. Her win was ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Advocates: LGBTQs face additional complications in pandemic - Members of the LGBT community face additional healthcare challenges as they contend with the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, according to national ...
Author: Matt Simonette
International Prides coming together for June 27 event amid COVID-19 cancellations - Pride organizations around the world have come together to organize a "Global Pride" event on Saturday, June 27, in response ...
About Face Theatre's Wonka Ball and Laced production postponed - Video below - CHICAGO ( April 1, 2020 )— About Face Theatre today announced the postponement of its annual benefit gala and its ...
Arts for Illinois launches with grants for artists, groups - Arts Alliance Illinois joined Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot in launching Arts for Illinois—a collaboration between ...

Entertainment
Raven Theatre postpones world premiere of Eden Prairie, 1971 due to COVID-19 - CHICAGO ( March 25, 2020 ) — In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Raven Theatre today announced it will postpone ...
Chicago Alternative Comics Expo CAKE 2020 postponed - A statement to the CAKE community from Chicago Alternative Comics Expo: We know that many of you are rightly concerned ...
STREAMING THEATER REVIEW Teenage Dick - Playwright: Mike Lew At: Theater Wit ( on line streaming only ) Tickets: TheaterWit.org; $28. Runs through: April 19 In ...
Author: Jonathan Abarbanel, Windy City Times
Chicago DJ taps online music energy - As the coronavirus pandemic unfolds, numerous creative professionals have kept their audiences engaged, and kept themselves working, by taking their ...
Author: Matt Simonette
SHOWBIZ Troye Sivan, Digital Drag Fest,'Killing Eve,' rapper comes out, 'Star Trek' - On March 22, singer Troye Sivan revealed that his brand new single, "Take Yourself Home," would be officially coming out ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Benjamin Scheuer releases "I Am Samantha" for International Transgender Visibility Day - Canvasback Records/Atlantic Records is proud to announce the release of "I Am Samantha" from singer-songwriter Benjamin Scheuer. The touching track ...
Court Theatre reschedules The Gospel at Colonus to the 2020-2021 season - Chicago, IL - Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, and Angel Ysaguirre, ...
Bolshoi Ballet June performance at Auditorium Theatre postponed - The Bolshoi Ballet's performances of Swan Lake at the Auditorium Theatre, originally scheduled for June 10-14, have been postponed as ...
Open TV virtual screenings April 7 - Open TV—the platform that helped launch the careers of Brown Girls, Fatimah Asghar and Sam Bailey and the Brown Girls ...
New Order, Pet Shop Boys in Chicago in September - New Order and Pet Shop Boys confirmed a co-headlining tour of North America. The two British electronic bands announced that ...
MOVIES Astrid Ovalles hits the 'Road' - Venezuelan-born actress/writer/director Astrid Ovalles is the secret ingredient in the upcoming kinky dramedy Road of Bygones. The coming-of-age story centers ...
Author: Sarah Toce
BOOKS Legendary Chicago 'lesbian of conscience' tells her story - In Emily L. Quint Freeman's no-holds-barred 262-page memoir, Failure to Appear: Resistance, Identity and Loss, she provides a gripping true-life ...
Author: Frank Pizzoli
STREAMING THEATER REVIEW Methtacular! - Playwright: Steven Strafford Via: 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th St., Berwyn. Tickets: 708-795-6704 or 16thStreetTheater.org; . $12 per person/on your ...
Author: Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times
CAKE postponed until June 2021 - Because of coronavirus-related concerns, Chicago Alternative Comics Expo ( CAKE ) and CAKE-related activities are being postponed until a proposed ...
Five Worth Finding: From an absorbing memoir to cool socks - —Ordinary Girls: A Memoir: In this hard-hitting memoir, Jaquira Diaz writes of struggling with depression and drug abuse while growing ...

Outlines
Restaurants: COVID-19 responses, tips and developments - With Illinois pretty much under lockdown through at least April 30, restaurants are doing what they can to help others—but ...
IN THE LIFE Bradshaw Wish: Yoga in the age of COVID-19 - Bradshaw Wish is a yoga instructor with quite a following. However, dealing with the coronavirus pandemic has been difficult for ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
CMSA events shut down through May 9 - Because of COVID-19-related concerns, The Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association ( CMSA ) is expanding its suspending all game play, team ...
Gay sign-language interpreter on press conferences, LGBTQs - As a child, Michael Spencer Albert never knew how important his hands would be one day as an interpreter for ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times


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