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DAILY BREAKING
Trans employees plan walkout at Netflix [UPDATE] - Netflix's trans employee resource group is planning a company-wide walkout Wed., Oct. 20, to protest statements made by co-CEO Ted ...
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 ...
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 ...
Author: Henry Roach
HRC marks National Coming Out Day with new resource for youth - On Oct. 11, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is commemorating the 33rd annual National Coming Out Day (NCOD) by announcing ...

News
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 ...
LGBT History Month: '40s and '50s instant photography gave LGBT people 'Safe/Haven' - Two men dressed in drag for a tea party, and two women cuddled up at the beach. Today these might ...
Author: Christiana Lilly
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 ...
Attorneys general file pro-transgender brief - A coalition of 20 attorneys general, including Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul and New York counterpart Letitia James, filed an ...
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 ...
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 ...
Dozens of celebrities, companies set to take part in Spirit Day on Oct. 21 - --From a press release - New York, NY, Thursday, October 14, 2021 - Today, GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
LGBTQ History Month: Pauli Murray, architect of history - By Victoria A. Brownworth - (Note: The pronouns she/her are used in keeping with Murray's own writings, but Murray was a transmasculine and gender-nonconforming lesbian.) ...
Trans employees plan walkout at Netflix [UPDATE] - Netflix's trans employee resource group is planning a company-wide walkout Wed., Oct. 20, to protest statements made by co-CEO Ted ...
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 ...
OP-ED The Black church was one of R. Kelly's enablers - The long-awaited justice for R. Kelly's survivors finally came last month when a New York federal jury found him guilty ...
Author: The Rev. Irene Monroe
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 ...
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 ...
Author: Kayleigh Padar
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 ...
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 ...
Author: Max Lubbers
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 ...
Author: Henry Roach
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 ...
Author: Kayleigh Padar
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 ...
Author: Leah Rauch
HRC marks National Coming Out Day with new resource for youth - On Oct. 11, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is commemorating the 33rd annual National Coming Out Day (NCOD) by announcing ...
LGBT History Month: Reclaiming 41, journey to heal notorious trauma for LGBT Mexicans - Until recently, Alberto B. Mendoza hated 41. He cringed if his dinner bill or hotel room number had the number ...
Author: Christiana Lilly

Entertainment
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 ...
Billy Masters - "I kept hearing about Fat Bear Week and thought it was a celebration of body positivity within a gay subculture. ...
Author: Billy Masters
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 ...
Achy Obejas' bilingual poetry book Boomerang/Bumeran explores immigration, liberation - By Max Lubbers - Achy Obejas is a Cuban-American writer, translator and activist. Boomerang/Bumerán, her newest book, confronts questions of immigration, love and liberation. ...
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 ...
Netflix suspends trans employee who tweeted about Chapelle special - Netflix suspended a transgender employee who criticized the new Dave Chappelle stand-up special The Closer, writing on Twitter that Chappelle's ...
PBS to air queer documentary 'Things We Dare Not Do' Oct. 25 - American Documentary | POV announced the national broadcast premiere of Things We Dare Not Do (Cosas que no hacemos), the ...
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 ...
Author: Jerry Nunn
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 ...
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), ...
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 ...
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 ...
Author: Henry Roach
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 ...
BOOK REVIEW Activist Peter Staley's Memoir 'Never Silent' is a real-life thriller - --From marksking.com - "Attention must be paid to such a man." — Arthur Miller Peter Staley's much-anticipated new memoir, Never Silent, opens with ...
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 ...
Author: Kayleigh Padar
'Tapping into Ca$h' : CaSera Heining lives double life as DJ Ca$h Era and radio producer - Minutes before DJ Ca$h Era hosted Lollapalooza's first drag show, the Black queer woman behind the stage name was pacing ...
Author: Kayleigh Padar
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

Outlines
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 ...
SPORTS Raiders coach resigns after anti-LGBTQ, racist emails surface - Following recent articles in The Wall Street Journal and New York Times detailing the use of racist, homophobic and misogynistic ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
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 ...


 

 



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