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Windy City Times 2020-01-22
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Center announces new security provider

Center on Halsted has finally selected a new security provider, according to a statement released by Center officials the afternoon of Jan. 22. The security firm—Quantum Security, LLC, whose other clients include Howard Brown Health Center, ...
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LGBTQ military non-profit names veteran Jennifer Dane Interim ED

WASHINGTON — Today, the Modern Military Association of America (MMAA) — the nation's largest non-profit organization working to advance fairness and equality for the LGBTQ military and veteran community — ...
GLSEN slams religious exemptions that Trump proposes

GLSEN slams religious exemptions that Trump proposes

GLSEN—which works to create safe and inclusive schools for LGBTQ students—denounced religious exemptions to federally funded programs across nine federal agencies recently proposed by the Trump Administration. In a press ...
Sara Feigenholtz sworn in as state senator at ceremony

Sara Feigenholtz sworn in as state senator at ceremony

Call her state senator instead of state rep. A packed house of dignitaries and other supporters gathered Jan. 21 at the Ann Sather on Belmont Avenue in Chicago's Lake View neighborhood for the swearing-in ceremony of ...
Nancy Pelosi play debuting Jan. 26

Nancy Pelosi play debuting Jan. 26

The Adult in the Room, a new play by Bill McMahon about the life of U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, will receive its world premiere Sunday, Jan. 26, at 2 p.m. at Chicago's Victory Gardens Theater's Richard Christiansen Theater, ...
Rush kicks off ambitious LGBT-health initiative

Rush kicks off ambitious LGBT-health initiative

Officials from Rush University Medical Center marked the launch of their new LGBT-focused health program, Affirm: The Rush Center for Gender, Sexuality and Reproductive Health, at an event in the facility's lobby the morning of Jan. ...
Actors honor their own at 2019 SAG Awards

Actors honor their own at 2019 SAG Awards

The acclaimed South Korean thriller Parasite won the Screen Actors Guild's (SAG) Award for outstanding performance by a motion picture cast the evening of Jan. 19, the first time that peer honor has been given to ...
Don Harmon chosen to lead state Senate

Don Harmon chosen to lead state Senate

During a special session on Jan. 19, Oak Park Democrat Don Harmon was chosen as the next Illinois Senate president, The Chicago Tribune reported. After more than a decade, John Cullerton retired from the position, making ...
wct 2020-01-22

Indiana same-sex parents can list both names on children's birth certificates

On Jan. 17—after more than two and a half years—the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that married same-sex couples in Indiana can list both parents on their children's birth certificates, CNN.com reported. In so ...
Women's March Chicago honors the disabled, highlights key issues

Women's March Chicago honors the disabled, highlights key issues

Women's March Chicago (WMC) kicked off its fourth large-scale march on a wintry Jan. 18 morning in Grant Park. The march—with more than 50,000 participants—honored people with disabilities and celebrated ...
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First woman coach in MLB history hired

On Jan. 16, Alyssa Nakken became the first female coach in Major League Baseball (MLB) history when she was named an assistant under new San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler, media outlets reported. Nakken played softball ...
Lightfoot criticizes aldermen over LGBT study

Lightfoot criticizes aldermen over LGBT study

On Jan. 15, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot criticized aldermen for objecting to a plan to determine if the LGBT community faces obstacles in obtaining city contracts, CBS Chicago reported. "I feel compelled to speak to this ...
Red Stars acquire Hill, draft five others

Red Stars acquire Hill, draft five others

The 2020 National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) Draft has concluded, with Chicago acquiring forward Rachel Hill and making five selections. Among other things, the Red Stars began the draft by acquiring the second and third overall ...

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wct 2020-01-22

Study says 6% of sexual minority adults in the US identify as queer

The first study to examine queer identity in a U.S. nationally representative sample An estimated 6% of sexual minority adults in the U.S. identify as queer, according to a new study by the Williams Institute at ...
Federal court ruling benefits same-sex couples

Federal court ruling benefits same-sex couples

A federal appeals panel of Republican appointees ruled Jan. 17 that the state of Indiana must treat same-sex married couples the same as male-female married couples when determining who to list on a child's birth certificate. ...
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 ...
wct 2020-01-22

Lambda Legal releases report on judicial nominees

Lambda Legal released the third edition of its annual report of judicial nominees, showing how the Trump-Pence administration, with the help of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, has filled the federal judiciary with what the organization ...
wct 2020-01-22

LETTER Impeachment

Dear Editor: President Donald J. Trump has been impeached. These words, for me, mean an intentional check on Trump's efforts to corrupt the 2020 election. Dec. 18 was a reckoning for my ancestors who lived on ...
ELECTIONS 2020 Cassidy, Lightfoot among those at Pizer kickoff

ELECTIONS 2020 Cassidy, Lightfoot among those at Pizer kickoff

Out officials Illinois state Rep. Kelly Cassidy and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot were among those joining community members, as well as other elected officials, present as openly gay Lake View resident and activist Yoni Pizer officially ...
Chicago LGBTQ icon/dance group co-founder Troy Winston dies

Chicago LGBTQ icon/dance group co-founder Troy Winston dies

By Carrie Maxwell Imported Taste dance group co-founder and LGBTQ icon Troy Winston died Dec. 26, 2019 due to congestive heart failure. He was 56. Winston was born June 15, 1963, on the South Side of ...
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Equality Illinois to honor Baim, Rainbow Cafe LGBT Youth Center at gala

Equality Illinois will present its annual gala on Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave., starting at 6 p.m. The organization will honor Tracy Baim—former publisher of Windy City Times and current ...
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Planned Parenthood, We Testify release "Ours to Tell" short film

New York, NY — Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) and We Testify, an organization dedicated to the leadership and representation of people who have had abortions, are thrilled to debut "Ours to Tell" — a ...
GoFundMe page launched for DJ Bristol

GoFundMe page launched for DJ Bristol

A GoFundMe campaign has been launched to help Teri Bristol, who has been a longtime DJ at various LGBTQ venues as well as spots such as Smartbar. After DJing a New Year's show with longtime mixing ...
WORLD Swiss votes, HIV+ pilot, Indonesian raids, Dutch beauty expert

WORLD Swiss votes, HIV+ pilot, Indonesian raids, Dutch beauty expert

On Feb. 9, Switzerland residents will decide on extending the scope of anti-racism legislation to include discrimination based on sexual orientation, according to SwissInfo.ch. According to the website, this revision is needed, as current law does ...
NATIONAL Presidential candidates, HIV news, Seattle LGBTQ bars, Tom of Finland

NATIONAL Presidential candidates, HIV news, Seattle LGBTQ bars, Tom of Finland

Presidential candidate Tom Steyer was baffled by his own comments he previously made on protecting the health of LGBTQ asylum seekers when asked to flesh out his plan during a New York Times interview, The Washington ...
Children Born Abroad to Married U.S. Same-Sex Parents Are U.S. Citizens

Children Born Abroad to Married U.S. Same-Sex Parents Are U.S. Citizens

(New York, NY — January 17, 2020) Lambda Legal, Immigration Equality and pro bono counsel Morgan Lewis this week urged federal district courts in Georgia and Maryland to compel the U.S. State Department to recognize the ...
wct 2020-01-22

Women's March Chicago returns to Grant Park Saturday

Women's March Chicago and partner organizations will host its fourth large-scale march on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. The event will honor our marchers with disabilities along with *Illinois' top elected women officials. The March will also ...
Honorees named for Impact Awards

Honorees named for Impact Awards

The honorees have been named for the Chicago Foundation for Women's 2020 Impact Awards, which celebrate the people that are working to make a better future for women and girls in our region a reality. —Founders ...
Access Living names new CEO

Access Living names new CEO

Access Living's board of directors announced that Karen Tamley has been named the next president/CEO of Access Living. Tamley takes the role March 2, bringing experience with advocacy, public funding and policy, having served as commissioner ...

  Entertainment

wct 2020-01-22

BOOK REVIEW Buzz: A Stimulating History of the Sex Toy

By Hallie Lieberman, $26.95; Pegasus Books; 359 pages Double-A. It has many uses, that little word-dash-letter. It's good for future baseball players. Good for a pre-teen girl. Great, if you're a student trying to bring those
...
Theater Spotlight on The Merry Widow

Theater Spotlight on The Merry Widow

Glamorous young widow Hannah Glawari has all the money to save the bankrupt country of Pontevedro, but all she wants is a reunion with her childhood sweetheart, Count Danilo. After many complications, Franz Lehar's evergreen, ravishing ...
NUNN ON ONE MUSIC King Princess, ruling the musical realm

NUNN ON ONE MUSIC King Princess, ruling the musical realm

Born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in the studio thanks to a recording engineer father, Mikaela Mullaney Straus eventually evolved into pop singer King Princess. In 2018, she released the single "1950—a tribute to the ...
Area author Jacobi addresses love, loss in acclaimed book

Area author Jacobi addresses love, loss in acclaimed book

Glenview-based author Yehuda Jacobi often received some pivotal advice from his late partner, Arthur. Jacobi recently recalled that Arthur would say, "Everybody is going through something. You may not see it in their face. Give them ...
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Show examines life of Barbara Jordan

The life of the late lawyer, educator and politician Barbara Jordan will be examined in City Lit Theatre's Voice of Good Hope. Voice of Good Hope is being described as "a dramatic portrait" of Jordan's life. ...
Billy Masters

Billy Masters

"OK, people, time to recalibrate our gaydar. Batwoman is a lesbian? Not that there's anything wrong with that, but talk to me, Gotham—what ever happened to politics staying out of our superheroes?"—Not only did Batwoman just ...
wct 2020-01-22

'Freedom Ride' talk, performance Jan. 29

Newberry Library is hosting a discussion and performance with Chicago Opera Theater (COT) involving the production Freedom Ride on Wed., Jan. 29, 6-7:30 p.m., at the library's Ruggles Hall, 60 W. Walton St. The production's plot ...
Patin at Hyde Park through Feb. 28

Patin at Hyde Park through Feb. 28

Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., is welcoming Nikki Patin as its new flex space resident through Feb. 28, 2020; she will be developing ongoing performative work combining text, music and movement. Patin is ...
Young Playwrights Festival running through Jan. 25

Young Playwrights Festival running through Jan. 25

Pegasus Theatre Chicago is presenting the 33rd Young Playwrights Festival through Saturday, Jan. 25, at The Courtyard Theatre in The Getz Theater Center at Columbia College Chicago, 72 E. 11th St. The Young Playwrights Festival (YPF) ...
Sean Hayes at Feb. 5 Goodman event

Sean Hayes at Feb. 5 Goodman event

Goodman Theatre, now in its 95th season, will host the "Legacy & Promise" Education and Engagement Luncheon Wed., Feb. 5, featuring Emmy-winning and Tony-nominated actor Sean Hayes. The event will take place at The Palmer House ...
THEATER REVIEW The Gulf

THEATER REVIEW The Gulf

Playwright: Audrey Cephaly At: Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets: AboutFacetheatre.org. Price: $32. Runs through: Feb. 15 You walk into the theater and the first thing you see is veteran actress Kelli Simpkins standing on ...
THEATER REVIEW Whisper House

THEATER REVIEW Whisper House

Playwright: Duncan Sheik (music and lyrics) and Kyle Jarrow (book and lyrics) At: Black Button Eyes Productions, the Athenaeum, 2936 N. Southport Ave. Tickets: 773-935-6875; A thenaeumTheatre.org; $30. Runs to: ...
THEATER REVIEW Stop Kiss

THEATER REVIEW Stop Kiss

Playwright: Diana Son At: Arc Theatre/Pride Films and Plays at the Pride Arts Buena, 4147 N. Broadway. Tickets: $30-$40. Runs through: Feb. 9 What could be more romantic than love at first sight, unless it's love ...
SHOWBIZ Bi comedian, 'Ugly Betty,' Aaron Hernandez, women's sports news

SHOWBIZ Bi comedian, 'Ugly Betty,' Aaron Hernandez, women's sports news

NBC crowned comedians Franqi French and Rene Vaca as the winners of its 16th annual StandUp NBC competition, the network's annual nationwide search for comedians of diverse backgrounds, a press release noted. French (who happens to ...
Actors honor their own at 2019 SAG Awards

Actors honor their own at 2019 SAG Awards

The acclaimed South Korean thriller Parasite won the Screen Actors Guild's (SAG) Award for outstanding performance by a motion picture cast the evening of Jan. 19, the first time that peer honor has been given to ...
Mister Chicago Leather 2020 contest Jan. 23-26

Mister Chicago Leather 2020 contest Jan. 23-26

Mister Chicago Leather 2020, the contest to choose a representative for the Windy City at this year's International Mr. Leather, kicks off Thursday, January 23, and continues through the weekend. The highlight of this action-packed ...

  Outlines

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VIEWS College for LGBTQ students

Finding yourself and becoming comfortable with your identity is something that people within the LGBTQ community struggle with every day. There is coming to terms with your sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and how you choose ...
wct 2020-01-22

THE AMAZON TRAIL The tabloid edition

Bath Door Balks at Booting Hostage Hostage Trapped for NINETY-MINUTES Suspect Subdued with Electrical Weapon A woman in a remote town in Oregon suffered a harrowing 90 minutes before her rescue by three brave public servants. ...
'Positive reactions' follow local hockey player coming out

'Positive reactions' follow local hockey player coming out

Anthony Arnoni is the senior skating king for the co-op Leyden Eagles, a four-year varsity hockey player in jersey No. 22 who shoots left-handed and plays defense. The 17-year-old Franklin Park resident attends East Leyden High ...
Jerry Nunn's 50th at Mary's Attic

Jerry Nunn's 50th at Mary's Attic

Seeing red at Jerry Nunn's 50th birthday/fundraiser for Heartland Alliance. Photos by Jerry Nunn ...
Drag Performer of the Week: Laila McQueen

Drag Performer of the Week: Laila McQueen

BEHIND THE NAME "I used to work a small store inside a strip club and Laila sounded like a pretty stripper name that none of the other girls had. And as far as McQueen, I was paying homage to one my ...
SAVOR Galit; Chicago Restaurant Week

SAVOR Galit; Chicago Restaurant Week

DISH Dining Guide

Friends of mine, who happen to be a couple, told me they had to wait two months to get into the Lincoln Park restaurant Galit (2429 N. Lincoln Ave.; GalitRestaurant.com). I discovered two reasons for this ...





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