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Windy City Times 2020-08-05
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DNC speakers, including Biden, not traveling to Milwaukee

DNC speakers, including Biden, not traveling to Milwaukee

After ongoing consultation with public health officials and experts—who underscored the worsening coronavirus pandemic—the Democratic National Convention Committee announced that speakers for the 2020 Democratic National ...
LGBTQ performers and stories among 2020 Emmy nominations

LGBTQ performers and stories among 2020 Emmy nominations

Streaming services and cable networks were well-represented among the Television Academy's 2020 Emmy nominations, which were announced July 28. Netflix led the pack with 160 nominations, followed by HBO, which had 107. LGBTQ programming and creative ...
Ken Ilio, one of the first gay men to marry in Illinois, dies at 63

Ken Ilio, one of the first gay men to marry in Illinois, dies at 63

Keneth Yerro Ilio—who became one of the first gay men to wed in Illinois when he married Ron Dorfman in December 2013—has died in Chicago. He was 63. Windy City Times reported that on Dec. 16, ...
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COVID-19: Lightfoot announces $6.2M for Together Now applicants

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot announced that the city is awarding $6.2 million in grant allocations to the Together Now fund applicants. The Together Now fund was launched last month—in partnership with Chicago Community Trust and One ...
wct 2020-08-05

Report: Millions of LGBTQs could gain more protections after Bostock ruling

A new report by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law finds that millions of LGBT people could gain additional non-discrimination protections if courts interpret state laws consistent with the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in ...
Ald. Lopez's office vandalized again

Ald. Lopez's office vandalized again

Alderman Raymond Lopez said July 30 that his 15th Ward office in the Brighton Park neighborhood has been vandalized again, ABC7Chicago.com reported. He quoted Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot in a tweet that stated, "'We'll make sure ...

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Restorative juvenile courts coming to Avondale, Englewood

The Circuit Court of Cook County is set to launch its latest effort to address nonviolent crime and prevent recidivism with the opening of new Restorative Justice Community Courts in Chicago's Avondale and Englewood neighborhoods, Chief ...
Asha Ransby-Sporn talks building on the anti-racism movement's legacy

Asha Ransby-Sporn talks building on the anti-racism movement's legacy

With anti-racism protests happening around the United States, in what some media outlets are saying is the largest movement in this country's history, demands to abolish the police have increasingly been a part of the rallying ...
Local lesbian couple celebrate 50 years together

Local lesbian couple celebrate 50 years together

When Alice Cozad and Linda Young met each other as freshmen at the University of Iowa they knew almost instantly that they would be together as a couple for the rest of their lives. "The electricity ...
NATIONAL Anti-trans killings, surveys, 'Trans Care' book, gay-bar news

NATIONAL Anti-trans killings, surveys, 'Trans Care' book, gay-bar news

Gay City News reported that an individual who the NYPD said was fatally stabbed at a Bronx apartment building on July 26 was a Black transgender woman, according to Princess Janae Place, an organization that supports ...
WORLD Human Rights Watch items, Indian prince, British Vogue

WORLD Human Rights Watch items, Indian prince, British Vogue

A Human Rights Watch report says that gay and bisexual men in Syria, along with transgender women, have been suffering horrific sexual violence in that nation during its civil war, Out.com noted. (The report is based ...
People sought for LGBTQ South Side needs assessment survey

People sought for LGBTQ South Side needs assessment survey

Pride Action Tank (PAT) is seeking input on people's needs, inspirations and preferences through an anonymous needs assessment survey. Completing the needs assessment will help PAT better advocate for individuals; ...
Pritzker announces new approach for juvenile justice

Pritzker announces new approach for juvenile justice

On July 31, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker and Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton announced the 21st Century Illinois Transformation Model—a new plan that aims to transform the state's juvenile-justice system over the next four years. The model ...
31st Annual GLAAD Awards airs virtually; Lil Nas X, Dolly appear

31st Annual GLAAD Awards airs virtually; Lil Nas X, Dolly appear

The 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards aired virtually July 30. Fortune Feimster and Gina Yashere co-hosted the event. Some celebrities who appeared were Lil Nas X, Dolly Parton, Dan Levy, Kandi Burruss, Cara Delevingne, Kaitlyn Dever, ...
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House members demand LGBTQ Pride flags be allowed on military installations

WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Armed Services Committee Vice Chair and 30-year Army veteran Congressman Anthony Brown (MD-04), Subcommittee on Military Personnel Chair Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) ...
Teen LGBTQ+ activist aims to inspire with Be You Tiful Initiative

Teen LGBTQ+ activist aims to inspire with Be You Tiful Initiative

Allison Frank is a 16-year-old lesbian activist from Lincolnshire's Stevenson High School who found her passion for activism and began the Be You Tiful Initiative. It all started when Frank was feeling overwhelmed in a makeup ...
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Commissioners praise passage of 'Justice for Black Lives' resolution

Cook County commissioners Brandon Johnson and Kevin Morrison hailed the July 30 passage of the Justice for Black Lives Resolution by a near-unanimous vote of 15 to one (with one voting present). The resolution directs Cook ...
wct 2020-08-05

Blackhawks ban Native American headdresses at games

The NHL team the Chicago Blackhawks announced that they are barring headdresses from their home games at the United Center as part of their pledge to honor the Native American community, according to USA Today. While ...
wct 2020-08-05

U.S. House of Representatives votes to end Trump-Pence transgender military ban

--From a MMAA press release

WASHINGTON — Today, the Modern Military Association of America (MMAA), the nation's largest LGBTQ military and veteran non-profit organization, released the following statement following the U.S. House of Representatives' vote ...

  Entertainment

wct 2020-08-05

WCPA names William Southerland as new artistic director

Local LGBTQ+ choral organization Windy City Performing Arts (WCPA) has named Dr. William Southerland as the artistic director of Windy City Gay Chorus and Windy City Treble Quire. Southerland joins WCPA following a seven-year run as
...
wct 2020-08-05

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 ...
wct 2020-08-05

Cerqua Rivera Dance unveils new schedule

After some restructuring, Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre has announced its plans to develop work in this time, about this time. Cerqua Rivera's 2020 new work creatively responds to and utilizes social distancing. Work will be created ...
Billy Masters

Billy Masters

"Jane was just so cute and sweet and bubbly and her little voice. We both had crushes on each other; I guess you could say, but we were girlfriends for a while. She was the boss in the relationship. I was ...
BOOKS Yvonne Zipter: Looking at Chicagoan's life, poetry collection

BOOKS Yvonne Zipter: Looking at Chicagoan's life, poetry collection

Writer Yvonne Zipter nurtures nature and other ideas in her new book of poetry Kissing the Long Face of the Greyhound. Zipter grew up in Milwaukee and lived there until she was 24. She earned a ...
SHOWBIZ Janet Mock, 'Pose,' Joan Jett, Sam Smith, 'Digging Up Dorothy'

SHOWBIZ Janet Mock, 'Pose,' Joan Jett, Sam Smith, 'Digging Up Dorothy'

Transgender writer/director/author Janet Mock is teaming with actor Jeremy Pope (who has received an Emmy nod for his role in the Ryan murphy miniseries Hollywood) on a new drama called Scandalous!, Out.com noted, citing Deadline ...
STREAMING 
THEATER REVIEW Alas: A Monologue from Matei Visniec's Cabaret of Words

STREAMING THEATER REVIEW Alas: A Monologue from Matei Visniec's Cabaret of Words

Playwright: Matei Visniec, translation by Daniela Silindean. At: Trap Door Theatre streaming online . Tickets: TrapDoorTheatre.com; $10 suggested donation. Runs through: Sept. 4 Romania's location amid the quasi-feudal Balkan states ...
Documentary about Miss Continental pageant released

Documentary about Miss Continental pageant released

Independent nonprofit filmmakers The Reporters Inc. have released The Queens—a feature-length documentary celebrating the transgender women of the internationally revered Miss Continental female impersonator pageant. Nearly a decade in the ...
BOOKS In fashion: Jay Manuel dishes on 'The Wig, The Bitch & The Meltdown'

BOOKS In fashion: Jay Manuel dishes on 'The Wig, The Bitch & The Meltdown'

Jay Manuel has been many things, including an make-up artist and a creative director—and he is probably best known as taking on the latter role for several years on the reality-competition show America's Next Top Model. ...
LGBTQ performers and stories among 2020 Emmy nominations

LGBTQ performers and stories among 2020 Emmy nominations

Streaming services and cable networks were well-represented among the Television Academy's 2020 Emmy nominations, which were announced July 28. Netflix led the pack with 160 nominations, followed by HBO, which had 107. LGBTQ programming and creative ...
MOVIES Reeling taking place virtually Sept. 24-Oct. 4

MOVIES Reeling taking place virtually Sept. 24-Oct. 4

The 38th edition of Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival will be held as an online virtual event from Sept. 24-Oct. 4. Chicago Filmmakers, the presenting organization of Reeling, made the decision to go virtual ...
Lollapalooza running virtually July 30-Aug. 2

Lollapalooza running virtually July 30-Aug. 2

The annual Chicago music event Lollapalooza is running virtually (because of the COVID-19 pandemic) July 30-Aug. 2 on its YouTube channel. Hosted by Perry and Etty Farrell, the free event will include more than 150 performances ...

  Outlines

SPORTS Lindsay Frounfelkner takes over Chicago LGBTQ+ sports league

SPORTS Lindsay Frounfelkner takes over Chicago LGBTQ+ sports league

Lindsay Frounfelkner joined the Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association (CMSA) in 2008 to play in the Open Sunday Softball League with one of her best friends, Brian Frazee, on the Just Us League team (now the Sausage ...
SAVOR Chef James Sanders gets 'Dirty' with Southern cuisine

SAVOR Chef James Sanders gets 'Dirty' with Southern cuisine

DISH Dining Guide

Chef James Sanders—after navigating everything from working for the Chicago Bears to living the quintessential corporate life—is reopening Dirty Birds Southern Kitchen on Friday, Aug. 4, at 8052 S. Racine ...
wct 2020-08-05

Sky end Mystics' undefeated season

On Aug. 1, the Chicago Sky ended the Washington Mystics' status as the WNBA's lone undefeated team by stopping them 88-86. Among other achievements, the Sky shot 48 percent from the three-point line, and Chicago's bench ...





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