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Windy City Times 2020-01-08
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U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin endorses Yoni Pizer for State Rep

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin endorses Yoni Pizer for State Rep

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin) has endorsed progressive Democrat Yoni Pizer for state Representative in Illinois' 12th state House district. "Today, I am proud to endorse my dear friend, Yoni Pizer, for ...
Ellen DeGeneres, Elton John among Golden Globe honorees

Ellen DeGeneres, Elton John among Golden Globe honorees

The 77th Annual Golden Globes were distributed by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills on Jan. 5. Contributions from members of the LGBT community in the entertainment industry—as well as ...
UMC may split over same-sex marriage, inclusion

UMC may split over same-sex marriage, inclusion

A schism is expected within the United Methodist Church (UMC) over same-sex marriage and LGBTQ inclusion, media outlets reported. UMC leaders signed a proposal that outlines the separation, and this could be approved at a general ...
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Advocates laud final Medicaid rule for gender-affirming surgery

Advocates across Illinois celebrated the final rule that regulates Medicaid coverage for gender-affirming surgery. The final rule prioritizes the patient-provider relationship, allowing Medicaid to cover life-saving, medically necessary procedures for ...
Democrat Lipinski sides with GOPs who want to overturn Roe

Democrat Lipinski sides with GOPs who want to overturn Roe

U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Illinois) is being criticized for aligning with Republicans who ultimately want to overturn the abortion case Roe v. Wade, CBS Pittsburgh noted. On Jan. 2, more than 200 members of Congress signed ...
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Center on Halsted lays off employees

Center on Halsted has cut two positions for financial reasons, according to organization officials. The Center's Director of Gender Equity and Inclusion, Vanessa Sheridan, posted to Facebook the morning of Jan. 2 that her position had ...
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Olympian, LGBTQ+ icon Adam Rippon to campaign for Elizabeth Warren

Charlestown, MA — On Sunday, Jan. 5, Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon will campaign for Elizabeth Warren in Las Vegas, Nevada. Rippon will kick off Nevada for Warren's latest field office opening event and host a ...
Julian Castro ends presidential campaign

Julian Castro ends presidential campaign

On Jan. 2, Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro officially ended his campaign. Low polling and fundraising totals contributed to the development. "It's with profound gratitude to all of our supporters that I suspend my campaign for ...

  News

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Trans, undocumented students can now access college aid

Undocumented and some transgender students can now access state college aid, now that a loophole preventing them from doing so has closed, The Chicago Sun-Times reported. The new statute—called the Retention of Illinois Students and Equity ...
Affinity's annual 'Burning Bowl' Jan. 11

Affinity's annual 'Burning Bowl' Jan. 11

Affinity Community Services will hold its annual "Burning Bowl" ceremony Saturday, Jan. 11, 1-4 p.m., at the Charles A. Hayes Family Investment Center, 4859 S. Wabash Ave. Outgoing Executive Director Imani Rupert-Gordon will be the keynote ...
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MOMBIAN LGBTQ parenting: The year in review

This past year saw many challenges to LGBTQ equality—but there was still some progress. Let's review the parenting-specific news of the year. Some setbacks The Trump administration's Department of Health and Human ...
Local passages in 2019

Local passages in 2019

A number of LGBT Chicagoans (as well as persons who otherwise left their marks on the city's LGBT community) passed away in 2019. Among the passages Windy City Times noted: —A. J. Petras died in Boston ...
ELECTIONS 2020
Levander Smith Jr.: Out judicial candidate on status, campaign

ELECTIONS 2020 Levander Smith Jr.: Out judicial candidate on status, campaign

Levander Smith Jr. is in a unique position. It's his first campaign for Cook County Circuit Court judge—but he already sits on the bench. In February 2019, the Illinois Supreme Court appointed Smith as a judge ...
2019 global roundup, from Toronto to Taiwan

2019 global roundup, from Toronto to Taiwan

There was no shortage of the good, the bad and ugly regarding global LGBTQ developments. Below are just a few of media reports (highlights and lowlights): —Bus attack: In London in late May, a group of ...
National roundup 2019, highlights and lowlights

National roundup 2019, highlights and lowlights

In the last Windy City Times print issue, the publication covered 10 of the most important LGBTQ events that happened nationally in 2019. However, media outlets reported a lot more that occurred, from the sublime to ...
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LGBT Community Fund accepting grant applications

The LGBT Community Fund is now accepting applications for Community Grants from nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations in Cook County serving or intending to serve the LGBT community. Community grants are designed for a ...
Me Too movement founder at NU Jan. 27

Me Too movement founder at NU Jan. 27

Me Too movement founder Tarana Burke will keynote Martin Luther King Jr. Dream Week on Monday, Jan. 27. Burke will speak on the Chicago campus at noon in Northwestern Pritzker School of Law's Thorne Auditorium, 375 ...
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Boston IVF announces Landmark Transgender Male Fertility Research Study

WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Boston IVF, a worldwide leader in fertility care and a pioneer in LGBTQ+ family building, today announced the results of its landmark transgender fertility clinical study — which shows ...
NATIONAL Anti-LGBTQ crimes, Richard Grenell, two-spirit marriage, Adam Rippon

NATIONAL Anti-LGBTQ crimes, Richard Grenell, two-spirit marriage, Adam Rippon

A transgender man driving a taxi in McAlester, Oklahoma, was fatally shot early New Year's Day, Advocate.com reported. Dustin Parker, 25, leaves a wife, Regina, and four children, was a founding member of the McAlester chapter ...
WORLD Israeli activist, PrEP and anxiety, Irish curriculum, Tom of Finland

WORLD Israeli activist, PrEP and anxiety, Irish curriculum, Tom of Finland

LGBTQ activist and founder of the Bar Noar Tel Aviv LGBT youth center Shaul Ganon will receive hundreds of thousands of shekel in compensation from the state after charges that he was part of the motive ...
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Prosperity Project town hall Jan. 14

The Chicago Black Gay Men's Caucus will hold its Prosperity Project town hall Tuesday, Jan. 14, 5:30-8 p.m. at the Stony Island Arts Bank, 6760 S. Stony Island Ave. The organization will update and share findings ...
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Bulls to host Pride Night Jan. 4

The Chicago Bulls will host the organization's second annual Pride Night in partnership with BMO Harris Bank on Saturday, Jan. 4th, when the team takes on the Boston Celtics at the United Center. The night will ...
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Planned Parenthood Illinois denounces Lipinski's support of abortion case

CHICAGO — Planned Parenthood Illinois Action (PPIA) denounces Congressman Dan Lipinski for signing an amicus brief in support of the Louisiana anti-abortion law that is before the U.S. Supreme Court in 2020. Lipinski joined 200 Republican ...

  Entertainment

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Kathy Acker tribute Jan. 10

"Re: Acker"—a tribute to experimental writer/artist Kathy Acker (1947-1997)—will take place Friday, Jan. 10, 7-9 p.m., at M. LeBlanc Gallery, 3514 W. Fullerton Ave. This dialogue between international and local
...
Performer of the Week Alex Jenny

Performer of the Week Alex Jenny

BEHIND THE NAME "Alex is my given name and Jenny is my mom's name. When choosing my stage name, I knew I wanted it to feel less like a character or a persona and more of an authentic reflection of who ...
Billy Masters

Billy Masters

"This is 20/20."—Cheri Oteri rang in the new year as Barbara Walters alongside a stoic Andy Cohen and a giggling Anderson Cooper on CNN. I'm a lot like Tina Turner. Now, the obvious question to ask ...
WINTER THEATER PREVIEW Classics and revivals abound this season

WINTER THEATER PREVIEW Classics and revivals abound this season

One advantage to 2019's abbreviated lead-up to the holidays is the number of shows that decided not to close when the mirror-ball dropped, but instead extended into 2020. People can still catch Black Ensemble's The Other ...
Parasite,' 'Peanut Butter' and pachyderms, best and worst movies of 2019

Parasite,' 'Peanut Butter' and pachyderms, best and worst movies of 2019

In the cinematic world, 2019 will be forever remembered for its sheer variety. For once, movies did not squeeze into a neat little box or get stuck in a rut as in years past. Bong Joon Ho's Parasite is a perfect ...
The Collection hosting Agha exhibit

The Collection hosting Agha exhibit

The Collection: Where Art Meets Fashion—the multifaceted contemporary art program located within Fashion Outlets Chicago, in Rosemont—announced the unveiling of the program's latest site-specific installation, by Pakistani artist Anila Quayy ...
SHOWBIZ Best LGBTQ films, Eddie Murphy, Obama's songs, DJ retires

SHOWBIZ Best LGBTQ films, Eddie Murphy, Obama's songs, DJ retires

Advocate released its list of the 30 best LGBTQ films of the 2010s. Some on the list include Appropriate Behavior, Moonlight, The Kids Are All Right, Spa Life, The Handmaiden, Colette, Tangerine, Weekend, Booksmart, Rafiki, Beats ...
Screen queens, best and worst TV of 2019

Screen queens, best and worst TV of 2019

The television entertainment landscape continued to evolve and grow in 2019, with Disney+ and Apple TV+ both making their debuts. Hopefully, the lists below will give TV watchers a way to separate the good, the bad ...
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theWit celebrating Warhol with package

theWit Hotel, 201 N. State St., is celebrating the arrival of "Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again," the acclaimed traveling Andy Warhol exhibit that has just made its debut in Chicago—with a hotel package ...
Bowie Ball celebrates with drag and dance Jan. 10

Bowie Ball celebrates with drag and dance Jan. 10

Heaven Malone and A Queer Pride will present "Bowie Ball: David Bowie's Birthday" Friday, Jan. 10, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., at Le Nocturne, 4810 N. Broadway. Lucy Stoole will be mistress of ceremonies. Mick Douch, Ari Gato, ...
NUNN ON ONE THEATER Eric Huffman goes from 'Mormon' to 'Mean Girls'

NUNN ON ONE THEATER Eric Huffman goes from 'Mormon' to 'Mean Girls'

The original Mean Girls movie was partially based on a self-help book and was released in 2004. Now that the popular tale has turned 15 years old, it's the perfect time to wear pink and celebrate ...
MUSIC Whitney; The Joy Formidable; Roy Kinsey

MUSIC Whitney; The Joy Formidable; Roy Kinsey

Despite my predictions for a gloomy holiday season, Christmastime in Chicago turned out to be just short of blissful. With nary a snowflake or raindrop in sight and with temperatures lodged in the 50s, a near-record ...
Funny Feminism: Podcast "The Guilty Feminist" comes to Chicago

Funny Feminism: Podcast "The Guilty Feminist" comes to Chicago

Deborah Frances-White knew there was humor to be mined from her bungled attempts to be a good feminist. Which is why the U.K.-based Australian comedian/writer/producer co-created the comedy podcast The ...

  Outlines

Jackhammer New Years' photos

Jackhammer New Years' photos

Have a fetishy 2020! Joseph Stevens Photography ...
Lips Chicago New Years' photos

Lips Chicago New Years' photos

Dropping the ball with ABC-7! Photos courtesy of Lips Chicago ...
SIDETRACK New Years'

SIDETRACK New Years'

This ... is 2020! Photos by Jed Dulanas ...
SAVOR Best restaurants of 2019

SAVOR Best restaurants of 2019

DISH Dining Guide

Last year, I had the pleasure of visiting dozens of spots covering a wide variety of cuisines. Here are some of the best—so indulge in what these spots have to offer: —Roanoke Restaurant and Club (135 ...
AUTOS Vehicles of the decade

AUTOS Vehicles of the decade

The 2010s were a decade of progress for LGBT people. Our visibility and representation increased multi-fold with major strides made by our government, our lives, and our culture. Our community broke through many barriers that are ...
Chicago Bulls hold Pride Night

Chicago Bulls hold Pride Night

The Chicago Bulls hosted the organization's second annual Pride Night in partnership with BMO Harris Bank on Jan. 4, when the team took on the Boston Celtics at the United Center. (The Bulls lost 111-104.) The ...
FASHION Live Out Loud marks 10th anniversary with inclusive message

FASHION Live Out Loud marks 10th anniversary with inclusive message

Live Out Loud Charity (LOLC) hosted its 10th Annual International Chicago Fashion Show last month, and their message was loud and clear. "Live Out Loud Charity is a positive outlet for individuals who do not have ...
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Fifth annual Mr. Leather64Ten March 14

The fifth annual Mr. Leather64Ten contest weekend will be held from March 12, 2020 - March 15, 2020. Leather64Ten and The Jackha.m.mer Complex will host a weekend of events to promote our search for the next ...





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