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  BREAKING NEWS

 
Trans employees plan walkout at Netflix [UPDATE]
President Biden appoints Debra Shore to key EPA position
South Side LGBTQ+ center projected to break ground next summer, open early 2024
HRC marks National Coming Out Day with new resource for youth
Appeals court reinstates Texas abortion law
Report: Debra Shore to run EPA's Midwest operations
Federal judge blocks strict Texas abortion law
Trans woman D'isaya Dior Monaee Smith, a victim of violence, dies
Chicago Ald. Cappleman attacked

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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 sixth in the competition, this young, gay 25-year-old showed creativity and personality. Mundt's latest project, Homecoming ... more
 


  

Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame, in 30th year, holds induction ceremony at Sidetrack

  

Donations needed for LGBTQ+-affirming spiritual leader's recovery

  

Co-founder of LGBTQ Latinx organization reflects after decades of activism

  

South Side LGBTQ+ center projected to break ground next summer, open early 2024

  

AIDS Run & Walk celebrates 30 years with annual event


   Local

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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 allegedly attacked in Chicago's Streeterville neighborhood, Cook County Judge James ... more
 


  

LGBT Chamber of Commerce to build 1,000 school supply kits for underserved kids

  

Chicago Plumbing Code allows all-gender multiple occupancy restrooms

  

SAVOR Brunch at Cobblestone

  

Andersonville celebrates Halloween with 'Halloween on Catalpa' Oct. 30

  

Activists speak about former Chicago Mayor Harold Washington's LGBTQ legacy


   Nation & World

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LGBT History Month: '40s and '50s instant photography gave LGBT people
Two men dressed in drag for a tea party, and two women cuddled up at the beach. Today these might be benign photographs but, in the early 1950s, they were memories shuttered away from public view. ... more
 


  

Attorneys general file pro-transgender brief

  

Dozens of celebrities, companies set to take part in Spirit Day on Oct. 21

  

LGBTQ History Month: Pauli Murray, architect of history


   Film / TV / Gossip

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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 at AMC River East 21; the Music Box Theatre; the Gene Siskel Film Center; special drive ... more
 


  

Jury selection in Smollett trial starts Nov. 29

  

MOVIES Holiday comedy short centers on Muslim family and BIPOC queer relationship

  

Netflix suspends trans employee who tweeted about Chapelle special


   Theater / Dance

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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 "a deeply honest look at the prioritization of property over people. Ensemble member Spenser Davis wrote ... more
 


  

MUSICALS 'Pretty Woman' tickets go on sale Oct. 15

  

THEATER 'Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog' running through Nov. 6

  

DRAG Utica Queen finds a home in Chicago


   Music

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'Tapping into Ca$h' : CaSera Heining lives double life as DJ
Minutes before DJ Ca$h Era hosted Lollapalooza's first drag show, the Black queer woman behind the stage name was pacing nervously behind the scenes and listening to a drag queen animatedly remind her they were "making ... more
 


  

MUSIC Janis Ian's last Chicago concert May 14

  

Lyric Opera running seven performances of 'The Magic Flute' Nov. 3-27

  

SHOWBIZ 'Drag Race' winners, Playboy, punk band, The Dinah, Daniel Craig


   Books / Art

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LGBT History Month: '40s and '50s instant photography gave LGBT people
Two men dressed in drag for a tea party, and two women cuddled up at the beach. Today these might be benign photographs but, in the early 1950s, they were memories shuttered away from public view. ... more
 


  

ART Contemporary yet timeless exhibition 'Young, Gifted and Black' arrives at Gallery 400

  

BOOK REVIEW Activist Peter Staley's Memoir 'Never Silent' is a real-life thriller

  

ART Van Gogh balloon celebrates installation's extension to Feb. 6


   Trans

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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 amicus brief in the case of Soule v. Connecticut Association of Schools, opposing the plaintiffs' efforts ... more
 


  

Chicago Plumbing Code allows all-gender multiple occupancy restrooms

  

Brave Space Alliance's 'Out 'N Brave' panel on beauty, coming out

  

Trans employees plan walkout at Netflix [UPDATE]


   AIDS & Health

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Black Incubator and Accelerator (BIA) program to offer support for Black-led
A new program—Black Incubator and Accelerator (BIA)—is offering funding and resources to Black-led organizations that primarily serve Black communities on the South and West Sides. BIA is new this year and run by University of Chicago ... more
 


  

Report: Older LGBTQs lack access to healthcare, financial security, caregiving

  

COVID Connecticut removed from Chicago travel advisory

  

Illinois HIV Care Connect launches HIV Innovation campaign


   Lesbian

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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 Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave. on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at 8 p.m. Tickets ($48-$50) will ... more
 


  

Donations needed for LGBTQ+-affirming spiritual leader's recovery

  

President Biden appoints Debra Shore to key EPA position

  

Achy Obejas' bilingual poetry book Boomerang/Bumeran explores immigration, liberation


   Sports

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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 victory in a WNBA Finals game—to take a two-to-one series lead in the best-of-five series. The ... more
 


  

SPORTS Sky's Vandersloot named to All-WNBA Second Team

  

SPORTS Chicago Sky lose in OT to Phoenix; finals tied at 1-1

  

SPORTS Chicago Red Stars power past Orlando 1-0


   Youth

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NATIONAL Victory Institute, LGBTQ books, youth items, NASA, LGBTQ Nation
LGBTQ Victory Institute and nine additional candidate-training organizations announced a partnership with Snap Inc., the parent company of Snapchat, to provide a native-to-mobile tool to encourage young people to run for office, a press release noted. ... more
 


  

HRC marks National Coming Out Day with new resource for youth

  

Texans protest anti-trans youth measures at capitol in Austin

  

Crystal Lake's Raue Center for the Arts opens new school
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