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wct 2020-04-01

Arts for Illinois launches with grants for artists, groups

Arts Alliance Illinois joined Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot in launching Arts for Illinois—a collaboration between the State of Illinois, the City of Chicago and members of the philanthropic community to support ...
wct 2020-04-01

International Prides coming together for June 27 event amid COVID-19 cancellations

Pride organizations around the world have come together to organize a "Global Pride" event on Saturday, June 27, in response to the hundreds of Pride celebrations that have been cancelled or postponed because of the COVID-19 ...
wct 2020-04-01

Pritzker extends state's stay-at-home order through April 30

Building on the state's efforts to flatten the curve of new COVID-19 cases in Illinois and following consultation with experts in Illinois and across the nation, Gov. JB Pritzker announced that he will sign a 30-day ...
wct 2020-04-01

Most Cook County cases postponed; video appearances ordered

Citing COVID-19-related concerns, Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans entered an order that extends the postponement of many criminal and civil cases in the Circuit Court of Cook County through Monday, May 18. The order also expands ...
COVID-19 Forest preserves being monitored for overcrowding

COVID-19 Forest preserves being monitored for overcrowding

The Forest Preserves of Cook County remain open, but specific locations have been closed that do not allow visitors to follow social distancing and other public health guidelines for COVID-19. At a March 29 press conference ...
wct 2020-04-01

OPEN LETTER Census 2020: The LGBTQ+ community counts

It's a new decade, and that means it's time to complete the Census. The Census is done every 10 years, and informs funding for neighborhood improvements, school districts, public health, the building of new roads and ...
Fundraisers online for workers sidelined by Chicago bar closings

Fundraisers online for workers sidelined by Chicago bar closings

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor JB Pritzker has ordered the closing of all bars and restaurants for dine-in business at least through the end of April. This is a necessary action to stem ...
wct 2020-04-01

Federal REAL ID deadline extended to Oct. 1, 2021

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has extended the federal REAL ID deadline an additional year to Oct. 1, 2021. DHS cited the COVID-19 pandemic and the ...
COVID-19 Quigley, Larsen urge FDA to allow healthy gay, bi men to donate blood

COVID-19 Quigley, Larsen urge FDA to allow healthy gay, bi men to donate blood

U.S. Reps. Mike Quigley (D-Illinois) and Rick Larsen (D-Washington) urged the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to overturn the FDA's guidance on blood donation by men who have sex with men. In a letter to FDA ...
wct 2020-04-01

COVID-19 Chicago lakefront, trails closed to public

Chicago aldermen have noted to their constituents that their access to public places has been curtailed. Starting March 26, all of Chicago's lakefront with its adjoining parks will be closed to the public until further notice. ...

  News

wct 2020-04-01

Advocates: LGBTQs face additional complications in pandemic

Members of the LGBT community face additional healthcare challenges as they contend with the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, according to national LGBTQ-health advocates and officials speaking in a March 25 webinar. ...
ELECTIONS 2020
Jill Rose Quinn heads toward being state's first openly transgender judge

ELECTIONS 2020 Jill Rose Quinn heads toward being state's first openly transgender judge

Among those notching victories on March 14, during Illinois' primary, was Democratic judicial candidate Jill Rose Quinn. Her win was significant in many ways—including the fact that she will apparently be the first openly transgender judge ...
Billy Masters

Billy Masters

"Spend more time on your knees than on the internet."—Mike Pence shares his advice at a Christian school. I'm not sure what one has to do with the other—except for gay sex. In which case, he's ...
wct 2020-04-01

Open Letter to Cook County on COVID-19, Cook County jail decarceration

UPDATE Correction: A previous version of this message was sent out in error without including the Chicago Community Bond Fund, a primary author of the letter. Across the world, the impact of the coronavirus and COVID-19 ...
Cook County commissioner urges census participation

Cook County commissioner urges census participation

Cook County Commissioner Kevin B. Morrison will wrap up "#2020Census at the Brookfield Zoo," a weekly video series featuring information about the 2020 census and Brookfield Zoo animal ambassadors April 1—when Census Day is observed nationwide. ...
wct 2020-04-01

Organizations ask LGBTQs to pledge to run for office, online panel April 2

Washington, DC — This Thursday, April 2, LGBTQ Victory Institute and 40 partner organizations will hold the second annual National Out to Win Day, which aims to inspire LGBTQ people to consider a run for office. ...
wct 2020-04-01

Courts stand up for women's reproductive rights during Coronavirus Pandemic

Multistate coalition formed to ensure abortion remains "Essential" service

NEW YORK — New York Attorney General Letitia James today released the following statement after a federal judge ensured that women in the State of Texas and those all over the country can continue to access ...
wct 2020-04-01

Brave Space Alliance, Trans Liberation Collective begin COVID-19 Trans Relief Fund

CHICAGO — On the International Trans Day of Visibility, a day dedicated to the celebration and liberation of the trans community worldwide, two of Chicago's leading trans organizations have collaborated to announce a Trans Relief Fund ...
NATIONAL Lesbian bishop, iconic activist dies, military lawsuit, drag legend passes

NATIONAL Lesbian bishop, iconic activist dies, military lawsuit, drag legend passes

Rev. Bonnie Perry was recently ordained as the 11th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan—beconing the first woman and openly gay person to hold the position, ClickOnDetroit.com noted. "Jesus said almost nothing about homosexuality," Perry ...
WORLD Singapore ruling, athlete comes out, Canadian gym owner, UK Black Pride

WORLD Singapore ruling, athlete comes out, Canadian gym owner, UK Black Pride

Singapore's highest court upheld a law that criminalizes sex between men, dismissing three separate appeals that argued that the legislation was unconstitutional, Reuters reported. The ruling came after challenges last year to ...
wct 2020-04-01

Over 6.5M LGBT adults to get $1,200 payout under coronavirus stimulus bill

More than 6.4 million single LGBT adults and 324,000 same-sex couples will receive the full direct payout under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), according to a new analysis by the Williams ...
Idaho governor signs two anti-trans bills

Idaho governor signs two anti-trans bills

On March 30, Idaho Gov. Brad Little signed two bills into law that restrict the rights of transgender people. According to CNN, one item (House Bill 500, also called the Fairness in Women's Sports Act) prohibits ...
LGBTQ Chicagoans weigh in on 2020 Census

LGBTQ Chicagoans weigh in on 2020 Census

The U.S. Census Bureau has asked people to stand up (or, at least, fill out a form) and be counted. (Note: Because of the coronavirus, the bureau has extended the deadline for two weeks, until mid-August.) ...
wct 2020-04-01

NCLR condemns Idaho law barring transgender girls from sports

BOISE, ID — The National Center for Lesbian Rights strongly condemns Idaho Governor Brad Little's decision to sign HB 500, a law that bars transgender girls from participating in sports. As a result of the Governor's ...
THEATER Mourning Terrence McNally

THEATER Mourning Terrence McNally

The prolific Emmy and Tony Award-winning writer Terrence McNally passed away at the age of 81 in Florida at a Sarasota hospital on Tuesday, March 24. The cause of death was due to complications of the ...
COVID-19 Agencies offering services, resources during pandemic

COVID-19 Agencies offering services, resources during pandemic

AIDS Foundation of Chicago and Center on Halsted have partnered on a helpline for persons with HIV/AIDS who need assistance with rent and/or utilities. Call 844-HUB-4040. Brave Space Alliance (BSA) announced March 15 that it would ...
COVID-19, closed churches and LGBTQ Catholics

COVID-19, closed churches and LGBTQ Catholics

BY FRANCIS DEBERNARDO

Is anyone anywhere around the globe thinking about anything other than COVID-19, the coronavirus that has paralyzed almost all human activity? I imagine that very few are. The cloud of the virus hangs over everything from ...
wct 2020-04-01

International AIDS Conference to go digital

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 23rd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2020), to be held July 6-10, will become the first virtual edition of the International AIDS Conference. An announcement from AIDS 2020 International Chair Anton ...
Chicagoan alleges anti-trans bias against Orangetheory location

Chicagoan alleges anti-trans bias against Orangetheory location

Following two years of repeated requests to address alleged anti-trans discrimination at Orangetheory Fitness Chicago-Edgewater, non-binary Chicagoan Jes Scheinpflug posted about their experiences on their blog to raise awareness about ...
wct 2020-04-01

COVID-19 AFC gala moved to Nov. 21

Because of coronavirus-related concerns, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) is postponing its 35th-anniversary gala until Saturday, Nov. 21, at Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave., 6-11 p.m. In a statement, AFC President/CEO John Peller said, ...
COVID-19: LGBT Chicagoans weather pandemic's economic storm

COVID-19: LGBT Chicagoans weather pandemic's economic storm

Millions of U.S. residents will face uncertain financial futures as the coronavirus pandemic unfolds. Nearly 3.3 million people filed new unemployment claims the week of March 23, while economic activity has ground to a virtual halt ...
wct 2020-04-01

PFLAG to launch TransKids, SoFierce social media campaign on March 31

WASHINGTON, DC—Beginning Tuesday, March 31, PFLAG invites allies, family, and friends of transgender kids (trans kids) to join a an uplifting social media campaign called #TransKids ...
COVID-19 Ramirez-Rosa urges undocumented locals to apply for housing help

COVID-19 Ramirez-Rosa urges undocumented locals to apply for housing help

Chicago Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35th Ward) issued a press release urging undocumented Chicagoans to apply for the city's COVID-19 Housing Assistance Grant. The grant, announced March 27 by the Department of Housing and Mayor Lori Lightfoot, ...
wct 2020-04-01

Coalition of states fighting Texas on blocking abortions during pandemic

NEW YORK — New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced that she will be building and leading a multistate coalition of attorneys general from around the country to ensure women nationwide can continue to have ...
wct 2020-04-01

Pride at Work on COVID-19, working people, AAPIs

Statement from Pride at Work: We know this is a very concerning time for everyone right now, and we are reaching out to provide important information pertinent to LGBTQ workers. Many of you are on the ...

  Entertainment

wct 2020-04-01

Five Worth Finding: From an absorbing memoir to cool socks

—Ordinary Girls: A Memoir: In this hard-hitting memoir, Jaquira Diaz writes of struggling with depression and drug abuse while growing into her identity as a queer, biracial girl in Miami and Puerto Rico. And as Diaz
...
CAKE postponed until June 2021

CAKE postponed until June 2021

Because of coronavirus-related concerns, Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) and CAKE-related activities are being postponed until a proposed date of June 2021. In a statement, organizers said, "Though the quality ...
STREAMING THEATER REVIEW Methtacular!

STREAMING THEATER REVIEW Methtacular!

Playwright: Steven Strafford Via: 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th St., Berwyn. Tickets: 708-795-6704 or 16thStreetTheater.org; . $12 per person/on your honor. Available through: April 4 The show cannot go on for so many live theaters nationwide. ...
BOOKS 
Legendary Chicago 'lesbian of conscience' tells her story

BOOKS Legendary Chicago 'lesbian of conscience' tells her story

In Emily L. Quint Freeman's no-holds-barred 262-page memoir, Failure to Appear: Resistance, Identity and Loss, she provides a gripping true-life story of a lesbian of conscience who became a fugitive, on the run for over nineteen ...
MOVIES Astrid Ovalles hits the 'Road'

MOVIES Astrid Ovalles hits the 'Road'

Venezuelan-born actress/writer/director Astrid Ovalles is the secret ingredient in the upcoming kinky dramedy Road of Bygones. The coming-of-age story centers around three women who embark on a road trip to retrieve the ashes of a figure ...
wct 2020-04-01

New Order, Pet Shop Boys in Chicago in September

New Order and Pet Shop Boys confirmed a co-headlining tour of North America. The two British electronic bands announced that The Unity Tour will kick off Saturday, Sept. 5, in Toronto and will stop in select ...
Open TV virtual screenings April 7

Open TV virtual screenings April 7

Open TV—the platform that helped launch the careers of Brown Girls, Fatimah Asghar and Sam Bailey and the Brown Girls series—is releasing its fifth cycle digitally Tuesday, April 7, 7-9 p.m. Normally, there is a screening ...
Bolshoi Ballet June performance at Auditorium Theatre postponed

Bolshoi Ballet June performance at Auditorium Theatre postponed

The Bolshoi Ballet's performances of Swan Lake at the Auditorium Theatre, originally scheduled for June 10-14, have been postponed as a result of COVID-19. The Auditorium Theatre is working closely with the company to schedule new ...
wct 2020-04-01

Court Theatre reschedules The Gospel at Colonus to the 2020-2021 season

Chicago, IL - Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, and Angel Ysaguirre, Executive Director, announces new dates for its production of The Gospel at Colonus, featuring book and ...
Benjamin Scheuer releases "I Am Samantha" for International Transgender Visibility Day

Benjamin Scheuer releases "I Am Samantha" for International Transgender Visibility Day

Canvasback Records/Atlantic Records is proud to announce the release of "I Am Samantha" from singer-songwriter Benjamin Scheuer. The touching track recounts the real-life journey of Samantha Williams — a transgender woman who Scheuer first met and ...
SHOWBIZ Troye Sivan, Digital Drag Fest,'Killing Eve,' rapper comes out, 'Star Trek'

SHOWBIZ Troye Sivan, Digital Drag Fest,'Killing Eve,' rapper comes out, 'Star Trek'

On March 22, singer Troye Sivan revealed that his brand new single, "Take Yourself Home," would be officially coming out on April 1, Billboard.com noted. Alongside his announcement, Sivan also appeared to give fans a quick ...
Chicago DJ taps online music energy

Chicago DJ taps online music energy

As the coronavirus pandemic unfolds, numerous creative professionals have kept their audiences engaged, and kept themselves working, by taking their work online. Marc Moder—a local DJ who works under the name Moose the DJ and is ...
STREAMING THEATER REVIEW Teenage Dick

STREAMING THEATER REVIEW Teenage Dick

Playwright: Mike Lew At: Theater Wit (on line streaming only) Tickets: TheaterWit.org; $28. Runs through: April 19 In a smart move before shutting down, Theater Wit video recorded a live performance of Teenage Dick, now offered ...
Chicago Alternative Comics Expo CAKE 2020 postponed

Chicago Alternative Comics Expo CAKE 2020 postponed

A statement to the CAKE community from Chicago Alternative Comics Expo: We know that many of you are rightly concerned about how the COVID-19 pandemic could potentially affect Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) and CAKE-related activities. ...
wct 2020-04-01

Raven Theatre postpones world premiere of Eden Prairie, 1971 due to COVID-19

CHICAGO (March 25, 2020) — In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Raven Theatre today announced it will postpone its upcoming world premiere of Mat Smart's Eden Prairie, 1971, directed by Henry Wishcamper, originally scheduled for May ...

  Outlines

Gay sign-language interpreter on press conferences, LGBTQs

Gay sign-language interpreter on press conferences, LGBTQs

As a child, Michael Spencer Albert never knew how important his hands would be one day as an interpreter for the deaf community. He was born in Edgewater Hospital and grew up in Skokie. In college, ...
wct 2020-04-01

CMSA events shut down through May 9

Because of COVID-19-related concerns, The Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association (CMSA) is expanding its suspending all game play, team practices and social events through at least May 9, GoPride.com noted. "We ...
IN THE LIFE Bradshaw Wish: Yoga in the age of COVID-19

IN THE LIFE Bradshaw Wish: Yoga in the age of COVID-19

Bradshaw Wish is a yoga instructor with quite a following. However, dealing with the coronavirus pandemic has been difficult for everyone, including those involved in the health/fitness/wellness field. When asked ...
Restaurants: COVID-19 responses, tips and developments

Restaurants: COVID-19 responses, tips and developments

With Illinois pretty much under lockdown through at least April 30, restaurants are doing what they can to help others—but it's also about people supporting culinary spots as well: —James Beard Award-winning Prairie Grass Chef Sarah ...





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