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Windy City Times 2020-07-22
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Survey open for potential Boystown name change

Survey open for potential Boystown name change

Northalsted Business Alliance is asking for the public to weigh in on the "Boystown" moniker. The Alliance has published a survey asking community members' opinions on the Lake View neighborhood, which was officially designated an "LGBTQ+ ...
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COVID-19 Lightfoot to re-tighten restrictions

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) announced a re-tightening of COVID-19 restrictions for bars, restaurants ...
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Reports: Lopez's Brighton Park office vandalized

The Brighton Park office of openly gay Ald. Raymond Lopez (15th Ward) was vandalized in the late evening on July 19, according to ABC 7. Suspects reportedly threw bricks through the windows at about 11:45 p.m. ...
Civil-rights icon Congressman John Lewis dies at 80

Civil-rights icon Congressman John Lewis dies at 80

Congressman John Lewis—who rose from humble beginnings to become an iconic politician and civil-rights activist—has died of pancreatic cancer at age 80, media outlets reported. He died on the same day as civil rights leader the ...
wct 2020-07-22

ComEd to pay $200M in bribery scheme; Madigan possibly involved

The U.S. Attorney's Office said that ComEd will pay a $200-million criminal fine as part of a federal investigation into a "years-long bribery scheme" involving jobs, contracts and payments to allies of Illinois House Speaker Michael ...
MWRD passes policies that include LGBTs, people with disabilities

MWRD passes policies that include LGBTs, people with disabilities

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) Board of Commissioners unanimously approved policies to assist LGBT-owned and -operated business enterprises (LGBTBE) as well as those owned and operated by persons with ...
Affinity ED steps down shortly after being named

Affinity ED steps down shortly after being named

Effective July 9, Affinity Executive Director McKensie Mack is no longer with the organization, a press release stated. In June, Mack was named as the new leader of Affinity, a social-justice organization serving the needs of ...

  News

VIEWPOINTS 'All Boys Aren't Blue' is the audacious memoir of a Black queer man

VIEWPOINTS 'All Boys Aren't Blue' is the audacious memoir of a Black queer man

George M. Johnson could not have known about this moment in history when he wrote his memoir, All Boys Aren't Blue, but for this white male reader, the sounds of courageous protestors in our streets were ...
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LETTER Taking a stand

Dear community: We must stand opposed to racism, whatever the cost. The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis was not just a case of excessive force or brutality. It was a murder—plain and simple. Police officer ...
Activists fight against anti-LGBTQ+ zones and bias in Poland

Activists fight against anti-LGBTQ+ zones and bias in Poland

There is a crisis happening in the LGBTQ+ community in Poland, as in many countries around the world. Poland's historically patriarchal and Christian values are deeply woven into social and political settings—and the effects on the ...
VIEWPOINT Uncle Charley

VIEWPOINT Uncle Charley

I was 17 when I finally figured out that my Uncle Charley was queer. We didn't have the word "gay" in 1953—it just was not in our vocabulary. So, we said "queer" or "fairy" or sometimes the Yiddish word "faygele," which ...
Studio Responsibility Index reveals mix of high, low numbers

Studio Responsibility Index reveals mix of high, low numbers

GLAAD released its eighth annual Studio Responsibility Index (SRI)—a report that maps the quantity, quality and diversity of LGBTQ characters in films released by the eight film studios that had the highest theatrical grosses from films ...
How community organizations tackle diversity: Complete responses

How community organizations tackle diversity: Complete responses

Windy City Times surveyed a number of community organizations to see how they address diversity within their ranks, including board leadership, senior management and employees. In our questions, we were most interested in how advocates have ...
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Racial and LGBT bias persists in ridesharing platforms, research shows

--From a Indiana University Kelley School of Business press release

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Despite efforts by ridesharing companies to eliminate or reduce discrimination, research from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business finds that racial and LGBT bias persists. Platforms such as Uber, Lyft and Via ...
BOOK REVIEW Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man

BOOK REVIEW Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man

By Mary L. Trump, Ph.D. $28; Simon and Schuster; 227 pages. You hadn't seen that container in ages. You really can't remember when you put it on the shelf. Sometime this year, six years ago, when ...
NATIONAL Pioneering scientist dies, flag controversy, panic defense

NATIONAL Pioneering scientist dies, flag controversy, panic defense

Flossie Wong-Staal—a molecular virologist most famous for co-discovering and first cloning HIV—died July 8 of complications from pneumonia in La Jolla, California, at age 73, The Scientist reported. Wong-Staal arrived ...
SHOWBIZ: Ellen, Scooby-Doo, 'Survivor,' LGBTQ singers, Andy Cohen

SHOWBIZ: Ellen, Scooby-Doo, 'Survivor,' LGBTQ singers, Andy Cohen

The executive producers of The Ellen DeGeneres Show are responding to claims that employees experienced a toxic environment while working on the popular daytime talk show, USA Today noted. In interviews with BuzzFeed News, one current ...
WORLD Israel's lawmakers, Poland, Pride flag, Global Pride grants

WORLD Israel's lawmakers, Poland, Pride flag, Global Pride grants

Israel swore in its latest openly gay lawmaker recently—marking a record for the country considered a regional pioneer on LGBT rights despite opposition from religious conservatives, VOA News reported. Yorai Lahav Hertzanu ...
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Goodman reimagines summer education

Free programming for participants "aged eight to 80" is underway online, as Goodman Theatre's popular Education and Engagement summer offerings for multigenerational learners go virtual, a press release noted. In ...
Former state National Guard enlistee alleges anti-trans discrimination

Former state National Guard enlistee alleges anti-trans discrimination

Former Illinois Army National Guard enlistee Liam Papworth has filed a complaint with the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) against Dr. Lawrence Gottlieb and UChicago Medicine, alleging anti-trans medical ...
wct 2020-07-22

Pentagon confirms LGBTQ Pride flag banned

--From a press release

WASHINGTON — Today, the Modern Military Association of America, the nation's largest LGBTQ military and veteran non-profit organization, responded to Secretary Mark Esper's decision to ban the LGBTQ pride flag. ...
PASSAGES Josef Nicholas Zumstein

PASSAGES Josef Nicholas Zumstein

Josef Nicholas Zumstein—a longtime service professional at Chicago's Mid-America Club, formerly of Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood—passed away peacefully at his home at Liberty Court Assisted Living in Dixon, Illinois. He was ...

  Entertainment

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Five Worth Finding: Bill T. Jones book, Music Box thriller and more

—Story/Time: The Life of an Idea: This book came out in 2014, but this is an excellent time to appreciate this tome. In it, out gay African American dancer, choreographer and director Bill T. Jones reflects
...
NUNN ON ONE PHOTOGRAPHY Peter Bussian focuses on New York's trans community

NUNN ON ONE PHOTOGRAPHY Peter Bussian focuses on New York's trans community

Peter Bussian is a visual artist who continually promotes international themes in his work. He's been published in The New York Times, LA Times, Paris Match and O: The Oprah Magazine, among others. Several galleries in ...
Billy Masters

Billy Masters

"We're going to start this off with Chris being the only uncircumcised one amongst the four of us, which was a mystery to us as young boys because we only knew the penis to be one way."—Jake Gyllenhaal discusses the penis ...
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New public artworks coming to Chicago Riverwalk

--From a Chicago Dep't, Cultural Affairs, Special Events press release

CHICAGO, IL — The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) in collaboration with the Department of Assets, Information and Services (AIS) today announced new public artworks on the ...
NUNN ON ONE DRAG RuPaul's Drag Race' winner Jaida revs up for a drive-in performance

NUNN ON ONE DRAG RuPaul's Drag Race' winner Jaida revs up for a drive-in performance

Jaida Essence Hall (real name: Jared Johnson) won the twelfth season of RuPaul's Drag Race. America's current drag superstar is from Milwaukee and began performing in the early 2010s. Her drag family includes mothers Tajma Hall ...
MOVIES Film probes Chechen's anti-LGBTQ atrocities

MOVIES Film probes Chechen's anti-LGBTQ atrocities

The Toronto-based LGBT-rights advocacy Rainbow Railroad hosted an online discussion of the HBO documentary Welcome to Chechnya on July 16. That film, which premiered last month, details both hostilities facing LGBTQ persons in that Russian state, ...
STREAMING THEATER REVIEW Groups of Ten or More People

STREAMING THEATER REVIEW Groups of Ten or More People

Playwright: Gaby Labotka and Zach Barr At: Littlebrain Theatre streaming online. Tickets: Facebook.com/LittlebrainTheatre/ . Runs through: Open run The forays into digital playmaking, Zoom-grid scenic design and headshot acting engendered ...
TELEVISION
Caroline Aaron talks social justice, podcasting,'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel'

TELEVISION Caroline Aaron talks social justice, podcasting,'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel'

Caroline Aaron is known for her many captivating roles in film, TV, Broadway and, most recently, as Shirley Maisel on the award-winning show The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Talking with Windy City Times, Aaron described the values ...
'Christmas Bingo: Summer Edition' online through July

'Christmas Bingo: Summer Edition' online through July

Christmas Bingo: Summer Edition—written by Vicki Quade, one of the creators of the hit comedy Late Nite Catechism—is streaming through Friday, July 31. A portion of every ticket sold will go to help the Daughters of ...
BOOKS Local activist Wanda B. tells her life story in 'Leader by Fault'

BOOKS Local activist Wanda B. tells her life story in 'Leader by Fault'

Founder of Stud 4 Life, Lawanda Green—or Wanda B.—is no stranger to giving back. Her organization has marched to stop the violence and does cancer walks in honor of her late mother, Dorothy Jean Green. And ...
Concert for Cuba July 18-19

Concert for Cuba July 18-19

--From a press release

July 15, 2020—(Chicago, IL) — With a final program set, more than 60 renowned musicians from around the globe, from Dionne Warwick to Arturo O'Farrill, to Dayramir Gonzalez to Tom Morello will perform and appear in ...
MCA reopening July 24

MCA reopening July 24

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Chicago announced it is planning to reopen to the public Friday, July 24, after several months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. With support from Northern Trust, the museum ...
wct 2020-07-22

Fellowship for local Black theater artists announced

The League of Chicago Theatres announced The Samuel G. Roberson Jr. Resident Fellowship, a grant to fund a residency for early to mid-career Black theater artists based in Chicago for a one-year partnership with a Chicago-area ...

  Outlines

La Cage aux FUN, opening weekend at A-ville's The Bird Cage

La Cage aux FUN, opening weekend at A-ville's The Bird Cage

Photos by Joseph Stevens Photography ...
SAVOR Paulina Meat Market

SAVOR Paulina Meat Market

DISH Dining Guide

There's no mistaking when you're in the vicinity of Paulina Meat Market (3501 N. Lincoln Ave.; PaulinaMarket.com). The scent of various smoked meats is enough to make most people's mouths water, including this writer's ...





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