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Windy City Times 2020-03-04
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Bloomberg drops out of presidential race

Bloomberg drops out of presidential race

Michael Bloomberg suspended his presidential campaign March 4 after failing to persuade Democratic voters he was the best choice to defeat President Donald Trump despite record spending that topped $500 million, according to Bloomberg. (Bloomberg is ...
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LGBTQ candidates key to fate of Texas State House, LGBTQ reps could nearly double

Washington, DC — Four openly LGBTQ non-incumbent candidates won their Texas state House primary races Tuesday night — Madeline Eden, Eric Holguin, Ann Johnson and Eliz Markowitz— as did all five incumbent LGBTQ state legislators. The ...
Biden makes big Super Tuesday primary gains

Biden makes big Super Tuesday primary gains

The tumultuous primary season only intensified March 3 as voters in 14 states and one territory went to the polls to make their choices for the Democratic candidate who'll face off against incumbent President Donald Trump ...
Arrest warrant issued in case of bisexual man stabbed at local bar

Arrest warrant issued in case of bisexual man stabbed at local bar

A no-bail arrest warrant was issued Thursday, Feb. 27 for 30-year-old U.S. Marine Corps veteran and University Village resident Thomas Tansey in the fatal stabbing of 23-year-old bisexual barista and Pilsen resident Kenneth Paterimos Jr. According ...
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Buttigieg drops out of presidential race

Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg—who ran a historic presidential campaign as the first openly gay contender in the Democratic Party—dropped out of the race March 1. Buttigieg lost momentum after finishing in the top ...
ELECTIONS 2020 Report: 378K trans citizens could encounter voting hurdles

ELECTIONS 2020 Report: 378K trans citizens could encounter voting hurdles

A new report by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law says that an estimated 965,350 transgender adults will be eligible to vote in the 2020 general election—but that approximately 378,000 of them could have ...

  News

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Center on Halsted plans Find Your Center: Program Updates

Join the Center on Halsted for a private Find Your Center Program Update, led by one of our Center on Halsted Board members, Fridays at 6:15 p.m., Saturdays at 10:15 a.m. at 3656 N. Halsted. Presentations ...
Women's History Month events planned at Chicago's Feminist Bookstore

Women's History Month events planned at Chicago's Feminist Bookstore

CHICAGO, IL (March 3, 2020) - Chicago's only feminist bookstore—one of only ten feminist bookstores left in the U.S.—is celebrating Women's History Month with author readings and conversations, an in-store ...
Physician brings LGBTQ advocacy to the AMA

Physician brings LGBTQ advocacy to the AMA

For Milwaukee-based anesthesiologist Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, M.D., becoming the chair of the board of trustees of the Chicago-based American Medical Association (AMA) stemmed from a deep commitment to health policy. "When I'm working in the ...
MOMBIAN Needing more than a moment: LGBTQ representation in children's media

MOMBIAN Needing more than a moment: LGBTQ representation in children's media

The Academy Award-winning songwriters behind Disney's Frozen, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and husband Bobby Lopez, announced recently that they are working on Universal Pictures' movie musical adaptation of The Prince and the ...

ELECTIONS 2020 Robinson holds birthday fundraiser at Jeffery Pub

ELECTIONS 2020 Robinson holds birthday fundraiser at Jeffery Pub

A re-election fundraiser for Illinois state Rep. Lamont J. Robinson—the South Side Democrat who is the first out gay African-American ever elected to the Illinois General Assembly—emphasized the coming together of people and leaders in an ...
Leather64TEN Presents Kurt Allen Outstanding Community Service Award 2020

Leather64TEN Presents Kurt Allen Outstanding Community Service Award 2020

On Saturday, March 14, Leather64TEN will present the very first Kurt Allen Outstanding Community Service Award to Gerald "Daddy G" Cernak. The event will take place 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Jackhammer Bar, 6406 N. Clark St. ...
'Women in Business' event March 11

'Women in Business' event March 11

"A Celebration of Women in Business"—an LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois event—will take place Wed., March 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Stock and Ledger, 70 W. Madison St. Chicago Reader Publisher Tracy Baim will moderate a ...
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International Women's Day Crawl March 8

The Edgewater Chamber of Commerce will host its annual International Women's Day Crawl throughout various women-owned businesses along Broadway's northern corridor between Granville and Thorndale avenues on Sunday, March 8 ...
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APA Updates Resolutions Related to LGBTQ Issues

WASHINGTON — The American Psychological Association has revised three key policies related to LGBTQ issues to take into account the most recent research and changes in law, such as the legalization of same-sex marriage. APA's governing ...
WORLD Effigy in Croatia, conversion therapy, Israel law

WORLD Effigy in Croatia, conversion therapy, Israel law

Croatia President Zoran Milanovic condemned the burning of an effigy of two men and a child at a festival weeks after the country's highest court ruled that same-sex couples could foster children, Reuters reported. Organizers of ...
NATIONAL Cartoonist's memorial, mayor dies, Idaho bill, panic defense, political news

NATIONAL Cartoonist's memorial, mayor dies, Idaho bill, panic defense, political news

A public celebration of the life and work of Howard Cruse, a pioneer in the LGBTQ cartooning movement, will be held in New York City on Saturday, March 28, 6-8:30 p.m., at The LGBT Community Center, ...
ELECTIONS 2020 Guide to the LGBTQs

ELECTIONS 2020 Guide to the LGBTQs

This year's primary elections will feature a record number of openly LGBT candidates throughout Illinois. The list includes: 1. Karla Bailey-Smith Race: Illinois state representative (88th District) Website: Unite88.org The ...
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Victory Fund: Pete Buttigieg candidacy a "Revolution in American Politics"

Washington, DC — Today LGBTQ Victory Fund, the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ leaders to public office, congratulated Pete Buttigieg on his historic run for president of the United States. Buttigieg is the first ...
ELECTIONS 2020 ILLINOIS STATE REP Trevor on district, guns, LGBTQ issues

ELECTIONS 2020 ILLINOIS STATE REP Trevor on district, guns, LGBTQ issues

(54TH DISTRICT)

Maggie Trevor is back. Two years after losing to Republican Tom Morrison by 43 votes (out of almost 45,000 ballots cast), Trevor who identifies as lesbian, faces Ryan Huffman in the March 17 Democratic primary for ...
Local LGBTQ writers'group marks 40 years

Local LGBTQ writers'group marks 40 years

Writing another chapter, LGBTQ writers group Newtown Writers celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Randy Gresham founded the group in August 1980, when he moved to Chicago from Atlanta. He had been involved with some mixed ...
LAGBAC welcomes new board members

LAGBAC welcomes new board members

A number of prominent area judges, among them Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans, and legal professionals were in attendance when Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago (LAGBAC) swore its new board at a reception ...
ELECTIONS 2020 ILLINOIS STATE REP Garfield on reform, term limits, LGBT issues

ELECTIONS 2020 ILLINOIS STATE REP Garfield on reform, term limits, LGBT issues

(12TH DISTRICT)

Chicago attorney James Garfield is one of four openly gay men taking part in the election to win the 12th District's state House representative seat—a position long held by state Sen. Sara Feigenholtz and for the ...
Chicago House looks into alleged theft of agency funds

Chicago House looks into alleged theft of agency funds

Chicago House and Social Service Agency has launched an investigation into alleged theft by its former chief financial officer (CFO), who was arrested in late January for allegedly embezzling from another agency. The recently discovered theft ...
ELECTIONS 2020 ILLINOIS STATE REP Malone on reform, LGBT concerns, taxes

ELECTIONS 2020 ILLINOIS STATE REP Malone on reform, LGBT concerns, taxes

(12TH DISTRICT)

Chicagoan Marty Malone was one of the first entrants into the now crowded race to capture the 12th District state rep's seat that was vacated by state Sen. Sara Fiegenholtz and is now being held by ...
Pride Media announces new leadership at Out, The Advocate

Pride Media announces new leadership at Out, The Advocate

Weeks after key leadership left Out magazine and The Advocate, Pride Media—the country's largest LGBTQ media company—announced a new and innovative leadership structure with the appointment of several editors. The ...
ELECTIONS 2020 IL STATE REP New incumbent Pizer on LGBT youth, district, gun violence

ELECTIONS 2020 IL STATE REP New incumbent Pizer on LGBT youth, district, gun violence

(12TH DISTRICT)

Lake View activist and businessman Yoni Pizer was recently named by Democratic Party officials to replace outgoing state Rep. Sara Feigenholtz when she departed for the state senate. Pizer had already been a part of the ...
ELECTIONS 2020 ILLINOIS STATE REPIncumbent Yingling talks economy, LGBTQ issues

ELECTIONS 2020 ILLINOIS STATE REPIncumbent Yingling talks economy, LGBTQ issues

(62ND DISTRICT)

State representative Sam Yingling—the first openly gay person elected to the state legislature from outside of Chicago—sees economics as the driving issue in his re-election campaign in the Illinois House's ...
Terry Cosgrove marks 30 years heading Personal PAC

Terry Cosgrove marks 30 years heading Personal PAC

For 30 years, the nonpartisan organization Personal PAC has been successfully working toward a society where reproductive justice is the law of the land across Illinois. To celebrate this milestone, Personal PAC will be holding a ...
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Equal Pay Day, Latina Equal Pay Day rally planned

CHICAGO —Tomorrow is Leap Day. And even though we get an extra day in 2020, that's not nearly enough for women's earnings to catch up to men's. Women still face an average wage gap of almost ...
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Report looks at isolation, loneliness among older adults

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (National Academies), with support from the AARP Foundation, released a report entitled "Social Isolation and Loneliness in Older Adults: Opportunities for the ...
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Broad coalition to rally March 4 to defend the right to abortion

As the Supreme Court hears oral arguments about a Louisiana abortion case that could severely limit or overturn the right to abortion, a who's who of local pro-choice groups will rally with 'Defend the Right to ...
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LGBTQ Victory Fund condemns homophobic remarks by Bloomberg's NC State Director

Washington, DC — Today LGBTQ Victory Fund, the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ leaders to public office, condemned a homophobic remark by Michael Bloomberg's North Carolina state director ...
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LGBTQ Victory Fund condemns homophobic campaign of Florida state Senate candidate

Washington, DC — Today LGBTQ Victory Fund, the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ leaders to public office, condemned the homophobic campaign of Miami Gardens Councilmember Erhabor Ighodaro, calling it ...
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Darrow ceremony, symposium to mark 125th anniversary of speech on social justice

CHICAGO — With its mission of bringing the spirit of famed attorney and social justice advocate Clarence Darrow to bear on contemporary issues, this year's Darrow commemoration and symposium will focus on the Right of Revolution ...
Majority of active duty servicemembers oppose trans military ban

Majority of active duty servicemembers oppose trans military ban

WASHINGTON — Today, the Modern Military Association of America (MMAA) — the nation's largest non-profit organization dedicated to advancing fairness and equality for the LGBTQ military and veteran community — ...
ELECTIONS 2020 JUDICIAL James Crawley on running again, having LGBTQ judges

ELECTIONS 2020 JUDICIAL James Crawley on running again, having LGBTQ judges

(ROTI VACANCY)

James Crawley has been an attorney for 30 years working for both the government and in private practice where he represented plaintiffs and defendants on a variety of cases. Crawley, an openly gay candidate, is running ...
ELECTIONS 2020 JUDICIAL Deidre Baumann seeks diversity on Cook County bench

ELECTIONS 2020 JUDICIAL Deidre Baumann seeks diversity on Cook County bench

(C. SHEEHAN VACANCY)

Capping off a nearly 30-year career as an attorney, Deidre Baumann has set her sights on becoming a judge in the Cook County Circuit Court during the upcoming election. As an out member of the Chicago ...
Chicago's seven most endangered buildings, areas announced

Chicago's seven most endangered buildings, areas announced

Preservation Chicago released its 2020 Chicago 7 Most Endangered buildings list, covering some of the most vulnerable sites. —The James R. Thompson Center/State of Illinois, 100 W. Randolph St., designed by Helmut Jahn, will be listed ...

  Entertainment

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'Five Encounters' at Pride Arts March 7 through April 12

Five Encounters on a Site Called Craigslist—an Edinburgh Festival hit by the British playwright and actor Sam Ward—will run at Pride Arts Center's The Broadway, 4139 N. Broadway, March 7-April 12. According to a press release,
...
Chicago Dance Month March 30 through May 18

Chicago Dance Month March 30 through May 18

On March 30-May 18, See Chicago Dance (SCD), the dance industry's nonprofit service organization, will present the eighth annual Chicago Dance Month—which showcases the city's numerous and diverse opportunities to ...
'Mexican Daughter' extended at Steppenwolf

'Mexican Daughter' extended at Steppenwolf

Steppenwolf for Young Adults' production of I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter has been extended and will return to Steppenwolf for six additional performances following the tour to Juvenile Justice Facilities. Tickets for added performances ...
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THEATER REVIEW Titus Andronicus

Playwright: William Shakespeare At: Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. Tickets: HavenChi.org . Price: $35. Scheduled to run through March 14, the decision was made to close the show March 5. Director Ian Damont Martin's vision ...
Cerqua Rivera Dance holding sneak preview April 16

Cerqua Rivera Dance holding sneak preview April 16

Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre is building on the momentum from its 20th anniversary (in 2019) by launching three brand new art works and engaging with audiences across Chicago. The company will kick off its season at ...
Margaret Cho at Chicago Improv on May 8-9

Margaret Cho at Chicago Improv on May 8-9

Actress/comedian/author Margaret Cho will perform at Schaumburg's Chicago Improv Comedy Club, 5 Woodfield Rd., on May 8-9. Cho, among other accomplishments, has three Grammy Award nominations for Best Comedy Album under her belt. Her tours sell ...
Billy Masters

Billy Masters

"They think I'm fucking dumb. I'm literally painted out to be this big, dumb idiot." - Pete Davidson says what he believes his "Saturday Night Live" castmates think about him. I have my doubts. Nobody uses ...
SHOWBIZ Angelica Ross, Madonna, 'Love, Victor,' trans writer/activist, Judge Judy

SHOWBIZ Angelica Ross, Madonna, 'Love, Victor,' trans writer/activist, Judge Judy

Better Brothers Los Angeles (BBLA)—in association with award-winning actress/activist Sheryl Lee Ralph and her non-profit organization, The DIVA Foundation—announced that actress and transgender advocate Angelica Ross ...
'Priscilla' at Mercury March 20-June 28

'Priscilla' at Mercury March 20-June 28

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert will run in the Venus Cabaret Theater at Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Ave., March 20-June 28. Cast members include Honey West, as Bernadette; Josh Houghton, as Tick/Mitzi; and Parker ...
Out comedian Cameron Esposito in town March 29

Out comedian Cameron Esposito in town March 29

Comedian Cameron Esposito will bring her "Save Yourself Tour" to The Den Theatre Sunday, March 29, at 8 p.m. on The Den's Heath Mainstage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. Esposito is a standup comic, actor and writer ...
'Art after Stonewall' at Columbus museum

'Art after Stonewall' at Columbus museum

Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, and organized by the Columbus Museum of Art (CMA), "Art After Stonewall, 1969-1989" will be at CMA March 6-May 31. The exhibit debuted in 2019 in New ...
BOOK REVIEW Headcase: LGBTQ Writers and Artists on Mental Health and Wellness

BOOK REVIEW Headcase: LGBTQ Writers and Artists on Mental Health and Wellness

Edited by Stephanie Schroeder and Teresa Theophano. $29.95; Oxford University. Press; 287 pages You had a flu shot this year. You watch your cholesterol, eat better, stay active, and brush twice a day. So why do ...
THEATER REVIEW Titus Andronicus

THEATER REVIEW Titus Andronicus

Playwright: William Shakespeare At: Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave., Tickets: HavenChi.org Price: $35. Runs through: March 14 Director Ian Damont Martin's vision of Shakespeare's most graphically bloody play, Titus ...
THEATER REVIEW Charley's Aunt

THEATER REVIEW Charley's Aunt

Playwright: Brandon Thomas At: Saint Sebastian Players at St. Bonaventure Oratory, 1641 W. Diversey Ave. Tickets: $25; SaintSebastianPlayers.org, 773-404-7922. Runs through: March 15 Scholars may attribute the birth of cross-dressing ...
SPRING THEATER PREVIEW Origin stories highlight theater in Chicago

SPRING THEATER PREVIEW Origin stories highlight theater in Chicago

The equinox is only two weeks away, but it's still wet and snowy—not the kind that gives us an excuse to snuggle down by the fire with a hot drink, but the sloppy shivery kind that creeps down collars and up ...
SPRING THEATER PREVIEW New shows worth singing about

SPRING THEATER PREVIEW New shows worth singing about

Spring brings forth new life, and so, too, do Chicago area theaters with new stage productions. Take your pick between local or world premieres, both big and small. All shows in Chicago unless otherwise noted. Aiming ...
THEATER REVIEW Middle Passage

THEATER REVIEW Middle Passage

Author: Ilesa Duncan & David Barr III from Charles Johnson's novel At: Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave. Tickets: 773-761-4477; LifelineTheatre.com; $45. Runs through: April 5 Set in 1830, this classic picaresque ...
NUNN ON ONE DANCE James B. Whiteside on drag, ballet and being with Milk

NUNN ON ONE DANCE James B. Whiteside on drag, ballet and being with Milk

American Ballet Theatre is returning to the Auditorium Theatre to celebrate an 80th anniversary. One of the pieces brought to life is Twyla Tharp's Deuce Coupe that was first performed by ABT in 2019 and now ...
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Rebuild Foundation to collaborate with Po'Chop

CHICAGO — Rebuild Foundation, the arts, education and cultural development organization committed to transforming urban communities, announced today that Jenn Freeman, acclaimed Chicago-based performance artist otherwise known as Po'Chop, will ...

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AUTOS 2020 Jeep Wrangler, diesel go together like Grace and Frankie

AUTOS 2020 Jeep Wrangler, diesel go together like Grace and Frankie

One of my guilty pleasures for the last few years has been Netflix's series Grace and Frankie starring Jane Fonda and Lilly Tomlin. Individually, the two are icons. Together, they are a match made in Heaven ...
SAVOR MAD Social; Labriola

SAVOR MAD Social; Labriola

DISH Dining Guide

Few Chicago restaurants capitalize on a thoroughfare like MAD Social (1140 W. Madison St.; MADSocialChicago.com), which incorporates Madison Street into everything from menu items to, obviously, its name. The spot—the ...
NIGHTLIFE The Sofo Tap

NIGHTLIFE The Sofo Tap

Seeing red at Otter: Lumbersexual. Joseph Stevens Photography ...
NIGHTLIFE SIDETRACK Circuit Mom

NIGHTLIFE SIDETRACK Circuit Mom

A fat and happy Tuesday at Circuit Mom's Mardi Gras takeover. Joseph Stevens Photography ...
BUSINESS Lost Larson: A'ville bakery/cafe has multiple goals

BUSINESS Lost Larson: A'ville bakery/cafe has multiple goals

Andersonville spot Lost Larson has some spectacular bakery items (as this writer discovered), but the people behind it has other goals involving two separate demographics: lesbians and the Swedish. The ...
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Women to report, produce Blackhawks match on March 8

International Women's Day is on Sunday, March 8—and NBC Sports Network will celebrate by using an all-female crew to broadcast and produce game coverage of the match between the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks, Deadline ...
NBA, WNBA figures take part in dinner, talk at Center

NBA, WNBA figures take part in dinner, talk at Center

Former NBA and WNBA players and members of the NBA/WNBA family recently participated in a conversation with LGBTQ youth and allies from the Center on Halsted. Among the current and former athletes were Horace Grant, Jason ...
Operation Taste on March 2

Operation Taste on March 2

Operation Taste 2020 will take place Monday, March 2, 5:30-9:30 p.m., at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. More than 30 renowned Chicagoland chefs—including Chef Sam Plotneck, of ...





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