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Windy City Times Election Guide, candidate interviews and printable chart - PRINTABLE CHART ONLY For the printable chart only, please follow the link: . INTERVIEWS AND ELECTION NEWS For all candidate ...
HRC urges Congress to pass FAMILY Act - The Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) called on Congress to advance the FAMILY Act—a measure the organization called critically ...
Patricia Nell Warren, author of first gay novel on NYT Best Seller List, dies - LOS ANGELES - Patricia Nell Warren, age 82, died on Saturday February 9th at the UCLA Medical Center in Santa ...
PASSAGES Writer Patricia Nell Warren dies at 82 - Best-selling novelist Patricia Nell Warren has died at 82, several outlets reported. Warren's 1974 novel, The Front Runner, told the ...
Women rule Grammys - It may have been a man ( Childish Gambino aka Donald Glover ) who won for Song and Record of ...
Canadian serial killer gets life sentence - Canadian serial killer Bruce McArthur, 67, received a life sentence for murdering eight men—some of them close friends, BBC.com reported. ...
Committee passes inclusive curriculum bill - The Illinois House Education School Curriculum Committee has passed the Inclusive Curriculum Bill ( SB 3249 and HB 5596 )—legislation ...
Equality Illinois PAC endorses Lori Lightfoot for Mayor of Chicago - The Equality Illinois PAC has endorsed Lori Lightfoot for Chicago mayor. The PAC is the only statewide political action committee ...

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DePaul U. College of Law to hold summit, panels on combating sex trafficking - CHICAGO — The state of affairs of sex trafficking in the city of Chicago and what can be done to ...
Howard Brown annual meeting March 21 - Howard Brown Health is inviting staff, patients and community supporters to its annual meeting, to be held Thursday, March 21, ...
Equality Illinois PAC endorses Lori Lightfoot for Mayor of Chicago - The Equality Illinois PAC has endorsed Lori Lightfoot for Chicago mayor. The PAC is the only statewide political action committee ...
Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Support Trans Military Service, Groups Respond - ( Washington, D.C., Feb. 7, 2019 ) — Earlier today, in a joint and bipartisan effort, the Senate and the ...
Committee passes inclusive curriculum bill - The Illinois House Education School Curriculum Committee has passed the Inclusive Curriculum Bill ( SB 3249 and HB 5596 )—legislation ...
Black Lesbian Archives Chicago Tour 2019 at Gerber/Hart Feb. 23 - Maekdo Productions Black Lesbian Archives Chicago Tour 2019 opening event will take place Feb. 23, 2019 from 6 to 9:30 ...
Clarence Darrow Commemoration, two events March 13 - The Clarence Darrow Commemorative Committee will hold the annual wreath-tossing and symposium commemorating Darrow on the 81st anniversary of Darrow's ...
New Network of Black HIV Policy Advocates Tackle HIV in Black Communities in the South - Dallas, Texas - Today, the Southern Black Policy & Advocacy Network, a non-profit focused on improving health outcomes and reducing ...
DNC on Trump's Promise to Help Discriminate Against LGBTQ Families - Today, President Trump vowed to "always protect our country's long and proud tradition of faith-based adoption" and praised a Michigan ...
Canadian serial killer gets life sentence - Canadian serial killer Bruce McArthur, 67, received a life sentence for murdering eight men—some of them close friends, BBC.com reported. ...
PASSAGES Brian Patrick Donegan, Air Force veteran - Brian Patrick Donegan—a U.S. Air Force veteran and much-loved dog-walker and house sitter who was a native of Algonquin—passed away ...
Trans military item to be heard Feb. 19 - A public hearing involving a resolution about President Trump's anti-transgender military ban is slated to go before the Cook County ...
ELECTIONS 2019, MAYOR Willie Wilson talks 10-point plan, Ed Burke and more - Willie Wilson was a Chicago mayoral candidate in 2015 and a U.S. presidential candidate in 2016. He was born in ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
ELECTIONS 2019, MAYOR. Amara Enyia on innovation and equity for Chicago - "What I would want 40 years from now is for 2019 to be a watershed moment in the city where ...
Author: Angelique Smith
ELECTIONS 2019, MAYOR. Paul Vallas on background, minimum wage, LGBT issues - Paul Vallas ran as a 2002 Democratic gubernatorial candidate and was the 2014 Lieutenant Governor candidate alongside then Democratic incumbent ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
ELECTIONS 2019, MAYOR. La Shawn Ford on Marshall Plan, LGBT issues - With a focus on fighting poverty, La Shawn Ford hopes to become the next mayor of Chicago. When he spoke ...
Author: Tim Peacock
ELECTIONS 2019, MAYOR. Bob Fioretti seeks to be an LGBT ally in City Hall - In a recent interview, former 2nd Ward Ald. Robert "Bob" Fioretti told Windy City Times he wants to be "an ...
PASSAGES Joseph 'Patrick' Miska - On Dec. 9, 2018, San Francisco resident Joseph "Patrick" Miska passed away unexpectedly in Chicago, The Bay Area Reporter noted. ...
Film on Chicago trans woman running Feb. 19 - The ACLU of Illinois, Pride Action Tank and the Transformative Justice Law Project are hosting a special screening of Chicago ...
At DuSable, Black LGBTQ leaders talk HIV/AIDS awareness - Bringing awareness and creating conversations is just one of the many ways individuals from Black communities can change the way ...
Author: Ashley Collins
Library foundation president named - The Chicago Public Library Foundation ( CPLF ) announced that Brenda Langstraat is its new president. Langstraat comes to the ...
'FACES: Out and Proud' debuting March 1 - The Center on Halsted is presenting "FACES: Out & Proud," an exhibition of the fine art photographs by Chicagoan Chuck ...
Business workshop held on being an ally of trans, GNC people - Andersonville Chamber of Commerce ( ACC ), Praxis Group and Upswing Advocates hosted "Being a Stronger Ally: Trans and GNC ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Gay Van Dyke juror talks ex-officer's sentencing - Will Harpest—a gay man who this past fall sat on the jury that convicted Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Chicagoan among Pedro Zamora scholarship honorees - Karlo Manzo-Arroyo, a freshman at the University of Illinois in Chicago, is among 10 undergraduate students nationally who have been ...
PASSAGES Writer Patricia Nell Warren dies at 82 - Best-selling novelist Patricia Nell Warren has died at 82, several outlets reported. Warren's 1974 novel, The Front Runner, told the ...
Congressional resolution for open trans military service put forward, groups comment - WASHINGTON — Today, Congressman Joe Kennedy III ( D-MA,4 ) led efforts for a resolution opposing President Trump's ban on ...
ELECTIONS 2019, 48TH WARD. Ald. Harry Osterman shares ward priorities - Harry Osterman has been alderman for the 48th Ward since 2011, serving parts of Andersonville, Uptown and Edgewater. For 11 ...
Author: Angelique Smith
ELECTIONS 2019, Alderman, 48th Ward. David Earl Williams III challenges incumbent - David Earl Williams III was born in Evanston and grew up in Uptown, attending Senn High School in the 48th ...
Author: Angelique Smith
Patricia Nell Warren, author of first gay novel on NYT Best Seller List, dies - LOS ANGELES - Patricia Nell Warren, age 82, died on Saturday February 9th at the UCLA Medical Center in Santa ...
ELECTIONS 2019, 49TH WARD. Joe Moore talks LGBT issues, ethics reforms - Joe Moore has been the 49th Ward alderman since 1991. His ward is among the most economically, culturally and racially ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
ELECTIONS 2019, 40TH WARD. Andre Vasquez on why running, LGBT issues - The son of Guatemalan immigrants, Andre Vasquez was born and raised in Chicago and is currently an AT&T area manager ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
ELECTIONS 2019, 35TH WARD. Ramirez-Rosa seeks second term, promotes economic reform - Seeking a second term serving Chicago's 35th Ward, Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa offered Windy City Times a bold vision for the ...
Author: Tim Peacock
HRC urges Congress to pass FAMILY Act - The Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) called on Congress to advance the FAMILY Act—a measure the organization called critically ...
NATIONAL Trans military ban, Black icons, Edie Windsor, trans art exhibit - A high-ranking officer in the California National Guard said that the group will not comply with Donald Trump's transgender military ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
WORLD Alan Turing, Mexico murder, 'Boy Erased' - The late Brit Alan Turing—known as the father of the modern computer—was recently named the greatest person of the 20th ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
LETTER Miscarriages of justice - Dear Editor: The lenient sentencing of Jason Van Dyke for his murder of LaQuan McDonald calls to mind the White ...
THE AMAZON TRAIL How to celebrate Valentine's Day - Valentine's Day is one of those do-it-yourself celebrations. There are no parades or feasts or family gatherings. When I was ...
Author: Lee Lynch
ELECTIONS 2019, 33RD WARD. Lesbian alderperson Deb Mell talks feats, LGBT issues - Deb Mell has been the 33rd Ward alderman since 2013 and previously served in the Illinois General Assembly as a ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
CFW announces 'Talk It Out' series - Chicago Foundation for Women ( CFW ) announced the fourth annual Talk It Out—a week-long conversation series designed to spark ...
ELECTIONS 2019 Guide to the LGBTs - This year's mayoral/aldermanic elections featured a record number of openly LGBT candidates thorughout Illinois. From those races, several of those ...
10 questions with Vic: Ashlee Marie Preston - Ashlee Marie Preston is an award-winning Media Personality, Producer and Civil Rights Activist. She is historically the first trans woman ...
Author: Vic Gerami
Windy City Times Election Guide, candidate interviews and printable chart - PRINTABLE CHART ONLY For the printable chart only, please follow the link: . INTERVIEWS AND ELECTION NEWS For all candidate ...
ELECTIONS 2019, MAYOR. Gery Chico on LGBT issues, policing, Ald. Ed Burke - Gery Chico is a lawyer who is aiming to be Chicago's next mayor. He is a former Chicago Park District ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
ELECTIONS 2019, MAYOR. Susana Mendoza on accusations, LGBT platform - Illinois state Comptroller Susana Mendoza is among the many individuals aiming to be Chicago's next mayor. Her supporters say she ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Daley discusses his mayoral run - Attorney and administrative official William Daley has a last name that, for many Chicagoans, instantly brings to mind the word ...
Author: Matt Simonette
ELECTION 2019, 47th WARD. Angie Maloney on hopes for aldermanic post - Educator Angie Maloney, who is one of several openly LGBT candidates running in the Feb. 26 citywide elections, hopes to ...
Author: Matt Simonette
ELECTIONS 2019, 44TH. Tom Tunney on accomplishments, LGBT issues, Wrigley Field - Tom Tunney has been alderman of Chicago's 44th Ward—which includes Lake View—for more than 15 years, and was the first ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
ELECTIONS 2019, 44TH WARD. Austin Baidas on challenging Tunney for council seat - Lake View Austin Baidas is attempting to do something few have tried over the past 15 years: unseat Tom Tunney ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Bird-Martinez vies for 31st Ward City Council spot - Openly gay automotive software designer Colin Bird-Martinez is currently running to represent the 31st Ward in the Feb. 26 citywide ...
Author: Matt Simonette
ELECTIONS 2019, 50th WARD. Rowlas competes for city council seat - Openly gay retired educator Andrew Rowlas is running in the Feb. 26 citywide elections to replace longtime Ald. Debra Silverstein ...
Author: Matt Simonette

Entertainment
TELEVISION Who is John Presloid? Gay Jeopardy! champ makes waves - Telegenic research assistant John Presloid opened eyes last month when he appeared on the game show Jeopardy!—and won $94,200 in ...
'Evan Hansen' digital lottery announced - Broadway In Chicago and the people behind Dear Evan Hansen have announced there will be a digital lottery held for ...
Alan Menken to perform March 30 - Legendary songwriter Alan Menken comes to Chicago for "A Whole New World of Alan Menken"—a one-night-only performance at the historic ...
Lipstick & Lyrics: Band Together, live-singing drag show takes up songs of protest - CHICAGO, February 7, 2019 — Chicago's largest live-singing drag show returns with Lipstick & Lyrics: Band Together featuring songs of ...
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder - Playwright: Book by Robert L. Freedman, music by Steven Lutvak, lyrics by Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak. At: Porchlight ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
Chicago Theatre Week February 7 - 17 - Chicago — Tickets for Chicago Theatre Week ( #CTW19 ), an annual celebration of the rich tradition of theatre-going in ...
Chicago floral designer discusses Grammys role - One decade ago, Chicago-based horticulturalist/landscaper Tu Bloom heeded the advice of a mentor: Never be afraid to ask for something, ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Pride Films and Plays offers Buyer & Cellar, comedy of life in Streisand's basement - Pride Films and Plays will mount Jonathan Tolin's one-man play BUYER & CELLAR in the Broadway Theater of the Pride ...
Afterglow opening at Pride Arts Center March 27 - Chicago, IL - Casting for the Chicago Premiere of AFTERGLOW, an off-Broadway hit from 2017 exploring the emotional, intellectual, and ...
Auto Show humming along, runs through Feb.18 - The Chicago Auto Show will take place through Feb. 18 at McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. North America's ...
Women rule Grammys - It may have been a man ( Childish Gambino aka Donald Glover ) who won for Song and Record of ...
Cider Summit at Navy Pier benefits Heartland Alliance - Part of a tour that takes place throughout the United States, Cider Summit took place Feb. 9 in Navy Pier's ...
THEATER REVIEW Pipeline - Playwright: Dominique Morisseau At: Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave.. Tickets: $27-60; VictoryGardens.org . Runs through: March 3 Thinking ...
Author: Lauren Emily Whalen
THEATER REVIEW A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder - Playwright: Book by Robert L. Freedman, music by Steven Lutvak, lyrics by Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak At: Porchlight ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
Critics' Picks - A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, Porchlight Music Theatre at the Ruth Page Auditorium, through March 16. A score ...
SPOTLIGHT on Underscore Theatre's Chicago Musical Theatre Festival - Is the next Hamilton lurking in Chicago? Stranger things have happened. Underscore Theatre's ambitious 5th Annual Chicago Musical Theatre Festival ...
NUNN ON ONE, MUSIC. John Cameron Mitchell bringing 'Hedwig'-inspired songs - Two-time Tony winner John Cameron Mitchell is bringing moments of Hedwig and the Angry Inch back to life for Chicago ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
The Jeff Awards to present panel on Latinx Theater - February 12, 2019, Chicago, IL - The Jeff Awards meeting on Monday, February 18, 2019 at the Greenhouse Theater will ...
Nederlander Theatre lights marquee - Broadway In Chicago's newly named James M. Nederlander Theatre recently lit its marquee for the first time. The venue, at ...
SHOWBIZ Troye Sivan, 'Perfectionists,' Janelle Monae, Oprah - SHOWBIZ Troye Sivan, 'Perfectionists,' Janelle Monae, Oprah COMPILED BY ANDREW DAVIS Troye Sivan candidly discussed the correlation between his sexuality ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Trans art show launches Feb. 14 - Chicago Therapy Collective is presenting the exhibit "Trans Art Is: Love & Liberation." An opening ceremony will take place at ...
Gender pay-gap admission at MCA - On Saturday, Feb. 23, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 220 E. Chicago Ave., will open "Laurie Simmons: Big Camera/Little ...
Duncan receives arts academy award - On Feb. 9, longtime choreographer/teacher Randy Duncan was honored with The Chicago Academy for the Arts Faculty Legacy Award during ...
NUNN ON ONE, MUSIC. Donna Missal talks tattoos, Valentine's Day - Singer Donna Missal comes from a long line of songwriters in her family. Her career began in 2013 with writing ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
CONCERT REVIEW Cher entertains in United Center show - The United Center was packed Feb. 8 for Cher's show, filled to the rafters with the LGBT community, drunk middle-aged ...
Billy Masters - "I don't know why. I just ... I always feel like I know him. I mean, maybe I have a ...
Author: Billy Masters
The Baton Show Lounge at 50 - Over the past fifty years, the Baton Show Lounge helped to set a new standard for female impersonation; heightening the ...
Author: Owen Keehnen
THEATER REVIEW Fulfillment Center - Playwright: Abe Koogler At: A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells St. Tickets: $30-40; ARedOrchidTheatre.org. Runs through: March 24 ...
Author: Lauren Emily Whalen
'Chicago Magic Lounge: A Family Show' Feb. 16 - "Chicago Magic Lounge: A Family Show" will take place Saturday, Feb. 16, 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. ...
Before Stonewall, The Making of a Gay and Lesbian Community restoration out in June - ( February 14, 2019 ) — First Run Features is proud to announce the theatrical re-release of the legendary documentary ...

Outlines
Roller-derby teams vie for cup Feb. 9 - Sports fans are invited to join the Windy City Rollers at Vertiport Chicago, 1339 S. Wood St., on Saturday, Feb. ...
SAVOR Taureaux Tavern; Black Restaurant Week - DISH Dining Guide - Those fluent in French probably know what Taureaux Tavern ( 155 W. Van Buren St.; TaureauxTavern.com ) is all about—especially ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
DINING New Nico chef, DropShot, Valentine's Day options - —Joe Lambert has been named the new executive chef at Nico Osteria and the Thompson Chicago hotel, 1015 N. Rush ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
DRAG PROFILE OF THE WEEK Dusty Bahls - NAME: "A long time ago, I had taken a hiatus from performing drag and when I decided to come ...
Author: Tony Peregrin


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