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  BREAKING NEWS

 
COVID Chicago, Cook County currently still at 'medium' level
PASSAGES Urvashi Vaid dies, The National LGBTQ Task Force releases statement
Pro-choice coalition to rally May 14 in Chicago's Union Park
Texas court okays child-abuse inquries into families of trans kids
Griner's detention in Russia extended by a month
Former White Sox head trainer alleges sexual orientation-based bias
U.S. Senate Republicans and one Democrat block abortion-protection bill
All WNBA courts to honor Brittney Griner
COVID Indoor masking 'strongly recommended' for Chicago as numbers rise

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Leather business 64TEN to name street after Ed Negron on May
On May 25-30, leather shop 64TEN, 6410 N. Clark St., will mark its 21st anniversary. The celebrations will coincide with the International Mr. Leather (IML)/Memorial Day holiday weekend. ... more
 


  

THEATER 'The Secretaries: A Parable' running through June 11

  

TELEVISION Kate McKinnon, Pete Davidson and others to exit 'SNL'

  

Judge blocks part of Alabama law criminalizing care for trans youth

  

PASSAGES Urvashi Vaid dies, The National LGBTQ Task Force releases statement

  

Chicago Bears release schedule; Yankees pound White Sox


   Local

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Here comes the sun: Summer plays are blooming indoors and outside
There were times when we thought that the sunshine would never return, but despite climate change and contagion, there's no stopping summer—and while we usually associate expanded daylight hours with outdoor activities, a number of theaters ... more
 


  

'LGBTQ Rights on the Line: The Role of Communicators Advocating for Equality' event preview

  

COVID Chicago, Cook County currently still at 'medium' level

  

HIV/AIDS activist Rae Lewis-Thornton on her new memoir, 'Unprotected'

  

POLITICS GOP candidate Irvin called Trump an 'idiot,' backed LGBTQ+s

  

Police officer enters Chicago mayoral race


   Nation & World

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NATIONAL Idaho groups, Clay Aiken, Radio Milwaukee, Louisville school
In northern Idaho, two groups with different agendas plan to hold events on the same day (June 11) at Coeur d'Alene City Park—and both organizations have issued statements, according to the Bonner County Daily Bee. The ... more
 


  

WORLD Nigeria protest, 'Flag in the Map,' Belgium, McDonald's

  

Penn. LGBTQ+ candidates mostly suffer losses on primary night

  

Johnny Weir envisions his dream of hosting the Eurovision Song Contest's live stream


   Film / TV / Gossip

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Comedian criticized for letting Dave Chappelle open and tell anti-trans jokes
Comedian John Mulaney surprised his audience—and drew criticism from some fans—when Dave Chappelle appeared as the opener and reportedly told "transphobic jokes," per Variety. Chappelle's opening set occurred during a ... more
 


  

SHOWBIZ Broadway, JoJo Siwa, WEHO Pride, 'Jurassic World,' Madonna

  

TELEVISION Kate McKinnon, Pete Davidson and others to exit 'SNL'

  

Billy Masters


   Theater / Dance

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THEATER REVIEW The Chinese Lady
It began in 1834 as an advertising gimmick: In order to promote sales of their Far East Oriental imported goods, the Carnes Brothers procured their company a real-life spokesperson. This was the teenage Afong Moy, known ... more
 


  

SHOWBIZ Broadway, JoJo Siwa, WEHO Pride, 'Jurassic World,' Madonna

  

Here comes the sun: Summer plays are blooming indoors and outside

  

THEATER Season of Concern to present 'Jerry's Girls' on June 27


   Music

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SHOWBIZ Broadway, JoJo Siwa, WEHO Pride, 'Jurassic World,' Madonna
The Broadway League announced that all 41 Broadway theaters in New York City have extended the current mask requirement for audiences through at least June 30, Playbill noted. Charlotte St. Martin, president of The Broadway League, ... more
 


  

SHOWBIZ Queer playwright, LGBTQ+ films, BMI Pop Awards, new superhero

  

Inaugural Heatwave Music Festival in Chicago on July 16-17

  

Casting announced for 'Queer Eye: The Musical Parody' at Second City


   Books / Art

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HIV/AIDS activist Rae Lewis-Thornton on her new memoir, 'Unprotected'
Emmy-winning HIV/AIDS activist, author, minister, political organizer, motivational speaker, life coach, jewelry designer and social media figure Rae Clara Lewis-Thornton's recently released book, Unprotected: A Memoir, is already a pre-release ... more
 


  

Quiz program 'Wait, Wait' to start taping June 16 at the Studebaker

  

BOOKS 'Tinderbox' author to appear in Palatine on June 14

  

57th Street Art Fair marking 75th anniversary on June 4-5


   Trans

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Comedian criticized for letting Dave Chappelle open and tell anti-trans jokes
Comedian John Mulaney surprised his audience—and drew criticism from some fans—when Dave Chappelle appeared as the opener and reportedly told "transphobic jokes," per Variety. Chappelle's opening set occurred during a ... more
 


  

WORLD Nigeria protest, 'Flag in the Map,' Belgium, McDonald's

  

For International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, Biphobia HRC highlights grants

  

Judge blocks part of Alabama law criminalizing care for trans youth


   AIDS & Health

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WORLD Nigeria protest, 'Flag in the Map,' Belgium, McDonald's
Dressed in rainbow-colored vests, members of the LGBTQ+ community marched in a dangerous demonstration in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, to protest a bill introduced by lawmakers in Nigeria's lower house of parliament last month seeking to ban ... more
 


  

Monkeypox in U.S., other countries; cases include gay, bi men

  

COVID Chicago, Cook County currently still at 'medium' level

  

HIV/AIDS activist Rae Lewis-Thornton on her new memoir, 'Unprotected'


   Lesbian

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TELEVISION Kate McKinnon, Pete Davidson and others to exit 'SNL'
In a major shake-up on the long-running hit Saturday Night Live (or SNL), several of the main stars are leaving—including out cast member Kate McKinnon, Deadline reported. McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, Kyle Mooney and Pete Davidson (who's ... more
 


  

Los Angeles LGBT Center mourns passing of legendary LGBT activist, leader Urvashi Vaid

  

PASSAGES Urvashi Vaid dies, The National LGBTQ Task Force releases statement

  

Griner's detention in Russia extended by a month


   Sports

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Johnny Weir envisions his dream of hosting the Eurovision Song Contest's
Johnny Weir envisions his dream of hosting the Eurovision Song Contest's live stream by Jerry Nunn Out figure skater Johnny Weir is an award-winning Olympian and an LGBTQ+ champion. This gay media spokesman brings past experience ... more
 


  

Chicago Sky activate Copper, release Krajisnik

  

Sky Comeback falls short in road loss to Storm; 74-71

  

Cubs blank Pirates; White Sox win


   Youth

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NATIONAL Idaho groups, Clay Aiken, Radio Milwaukee, Louisville school
In northern Idaho, two groups with different agendas plan to hold events on the same day (June 11) at Coeur d'Alene City Park—and both organizations have issued statements, according to the Bonner County Daily Bee. The ... more
 


  

GLSEN holds Respect Awards in New York

  

LGBTQs 4X more likely than non-LGBTQs to choose a college away from home

  

Florida schools censoring students even before Don't Say Gay law goes into effect
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