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Windy City Times 2020-09-16
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Former PFLAG board member Rev. Gil Caldwell dies

Former PFLAG board member Rev. Gil Caldwell dies

Former PFLAG National board member Rev. Dr. Gilbert H. Caldwell passed away, the organization announced in a press release. A retired United Methodist Church minister, Caldwell participated in the 1963 March on Washington, the 1964 Mississippi ...
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PASSAGES Gay philanthropist Henry van Ameringen dies

Henry van Ameringen, a major donor to LGBTQ+ and HIV organizations, died Sept. 9. He was 90, according to a Plus magazine item. Lambda Legal CEO Kevin Jennings said in a statement that Windy City Times ...
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Midwest LGBTQ Health Symposium going virtual Sept. 16-17

The Midwest LGBTQ Health Symposium 2020—with its theme, "Being Healthy is a Radical Act"—will be going virtual Sept. 16-17. The symposium (presented by Howard Brown Health's Center for Education, Research ...
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg exhibit extended

The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center has extended the run of its exhibit "Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg" through Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021. Based on the New York Times best-selling ...
PASSAGES Computer programmer/Chi-Town Squares member Bill Klein passes away

PASSAGES Computer programmer/Chi-Town Squares member Bill Klein passes away

Longtime Chi-Town Squares member and COBOL computer programmer William "Bill" Michael Klein died Sept. 5 due to health complications after he fell down in his home a few days prior. He was 70. Klein was born ...
Out Illinois State coach dives into new position

Out Illinois State coach dives into new position

Logan Pearsall, an accomplished college diver who has since transitioned into master's level diving, was competing at the 2017 FINA World Masters Championships in Budapest, Hungary. He was doing a challenging inward dive from a one-meter ...
SciLine hosts intersectional briefing regarding LGBTQ+, Black communities

SciLine hosts intersectional briefing regarding LGBTQ+, Black communities

Recently, SciLine held a media briefing discussing mental health in LGBTQ+ and Black communities. Yale School of Medicine's Dr. John Pachankis and Tufts University's Dr. Madina Agenor were panelists who contributed to the conversation of racial ...
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HRC Foundation, HIT release study on voters of color, voting by mail

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation and HIT Strategies released the first results of a national survey of voters of color, including LGBTQ voters of color, to determine sentiment regarding voting by mail. Conducted in partnership ...
MOMBIAN True stories, trans tales and more in new picture books

MOMBIAN True stories, trans tales and more in new picture books

New books can be a delightful relief in these days of quarantine. Here are some of the many new LGBTQ-inclusive picture books that just came out last month. (See Mombian.com for even more.) The Fighting Infantryman, ...
Gerber/Hart reveals future plans

Gerber/Hart reveals future plans

Gerber/Hart Library and Archives, 6500 N. Clark St., hosted several relatively informal, socially distanced gatherings the weekend of Sept. 12-13 to let community supporters know about its plans for the next few years. The various sessions—which ...
Quigley, Demings introduce blood-donation bias measure

Quigley, Demings introduce blood-donation bias measure

U.S. Reps. Mike Quigley (IL-05), who serves as Vice Chair of the LGBT Equality Caucus, and Val Demings (FL-10) introduced the Science in Blood Donation Act of 2020, which would require the Food and Drug Administration ...
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Big 10 decides to start football season Oct. 24

On Sept. 16, The Big Ten conference (which includes schools such as Northwestern University, the Ohio State University and the University of Michigan) announced it will kick off its football season the weekend of Oct. 24, ...
VIEWPOINTS Get involved in Michigan now

VIEWPOINTS Get involved in Michigan now

You probably feel anxious and frustrated by the political climate and the risk that the Republicans will cheat their way to victory or the Democrats will bumble their way to defeat. The best thing you can ...
WORLD Argentina pro-trans move, Canada survey, Uganda groups, sports items

WORLD Argentina pro-trans move, Canada survey, Uganda groups, sports items

Argentina President Alberto Fernandez is now requiring 1% of public sector jobs be set aside for transgender people, LGBTQ Nation noted, citing Pagina 12. Fernandez signed a decree that reads, "Every [trans] person has a right ...
NATIONAL Lambda Legal, Catholic school, gay-bar raid, Buttigieg

NATIONAL Lambda Legal, Catholic school, gay-bar raid, Buttigieg

Lambda Legal said that President Trump's shortlist of potential U.S. Supreme Court nominees "is teeming with anti-LGBT extremists and dangerous ideologues," a press release noted. The list includes Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals judges Kyle Duncan ...
Howard Brown breaks ground on new Broadway Youth Center location

Howard Brown breaks ground on new Broadway Youth Center location

Officials from the Howard Brown Health organization, public officials and community supporters gathered in Uptown Sept. 10 to break ground on a new Broadway Youth Center location. Projected for a 2021 opening, the five-story facility, at ...
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Series to celebrate Mexican artist Frida Kahlo

GLEN ELLYN, Ill. — The McAninch Arts Center (MAC), in association with the Cleve Carney Museum of Art (CCMA), will host a monthly series of events celebrating iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Kicking off the series, ...
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PASSAGES Henry van Ameringen, early LGBTQ supporter, philanthropic giant, dies

--From a Movement Advancement Project press release

Henry van Ameringen passed away on Sept. 9, 2020. He was a generous, thoughtful and relentless advocate for LGBTQ equality and other progressive causes. Henry began funding LGBTQ causes in 1987 in response to the beginning ...
Care for Real names new executive director

Care for Real names new executive director

Care for Real—one of the largest food pantries in the Chicago area—has named Gregory D. Gross as its new executive director. Gross is moving to Care for Real from The Night Ministry, where he most recently ...
Submissions sought for Lambda Literary Awards

Submissions sought for Lambda Literary Awards

Submissions are now being sought for the 33rd Annual Lambda Literary Awards, which honors the best of LGBTQ+ literature. Due to COVID-19, the organization has implemented an entirely digital submission process using Submittable. Submissions are judged ...
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Pritzker aims to connect unemployed with COVID-19 response jobs

Illinois Gov. Pritzker announced a new $16.6-million investment to expand job opportunities for Illinoisans who have lost their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through two new grants received from the U.S. Department of Labor, the Illinois ...

  Entertainment

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Billy Masters

"The fact is, I'm a cheerleader for this country. I love our country. And I don't want people to be frightened. I don't want to create panic."—Donald Trump. No offense to any leaders of cheers out
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MOVIES Reeling goes online for 2020 edition

MOVIES Reeling goes online for 2020 edition

The pandemic did not stop officials from Chicago Filmmakers, the organization behind Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival, from planning a diverse program of feature-length and short-subject narrative and ...
MOVIES David Pevsner brings performance to home screens

MOVIES David Pevsner brings performance to home screens

Although Los Angeles-based performer David Pevsner's solo performance piece Musical Comedy Whore! is technically a one-man show, Pevsner takes care to differentiate it from others. "I think people are kind of surprised by it, [thinking] that ...
TELEVISION Actors talk about tackling 'Ratched' roles, working with Ryan Murphy

TELEVISION Actors talk about tackling 'Ratched' roles, working with Ryan Murphy

It takes the winning combination of gay producer Ryan Murphy and lesbian actress Sarah Paulson to bring the fictional story of Ratched to life in unexpected ways. The new drama series on Netflix already has a ...
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'Under the Stars with Handbag' drive-in fest through Sept. 19

Hell in a Handbag Productions is hosting "Under the Stars with Handbag: A Drive-In Festival," which is running Fridays and Saturdays through Sept. 19 at The Red Box Workshop, 4242 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., at 7:30 ...
THEATER REVIEW Pride and Prejudice: A Virtual Play

THEATER REVIEW Pride and Prejudice: A Virtual Play

Playwright: Adapted by Christina Calvit from the novel by Jane Austen At: Streaming online at LifelineTheatre.com . Tickets: Free with donation. Runs through: Oct. 4 For starters, what we've got are two wealthy young bachelors, two ...
SOCIAL MEDIA Sam Cushing talks COVID-19, creating meaningful content

SOCIAL MEDIA Sam Cushing talks COVID-19, creating meaningful content

Sam Cushing is a multihyphenate talent—musician, fitness consultant, digital content creator and mental-health advocate—with a focus on building his social media presence to pursue his interests and generate a positive ...
EXPO Chicago hosting EXHIBITION Weekend Sept. 24-27

EXPO Chicago hosting EXHIBITION Weekend Sept. 24-27

EXPO Chicago has announced EXHIBITION Weekend (Sept. 24—27)—a digital initiative showcasing Chicago-based exhibitions, curatorial projects and artist programs through virtual studio visits, exhibition and gallery tours; ...
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Sarah Brightman in Chicago in Dec. 2021

Soprano Sarah Brightman will bring "HYMN: Sarah Brightman In Concert" to the historic Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Ida B. Wells Dr., on Friday, Dec. 10, 2021 at 8 p.m. CDT. Tickets will go on sale to ...
SHOWBIZ 'Pose,' Matt Bomer, 'Mr. Soul,' Lil Nas X, Halsey, Dave Koz

SHOWBIZ 'Pose,' Matt Bomer, 'Mr. Soul,' Lil Nas X, Halsey, Dave Koz

SHOWBIZ 'Pose,' Matt Bomer, 'Mr. Soul,' Lil Nas X, Halsey, Dave Koz COMPILED BY ANDREW DAVIS FX's award-winning series Pose is planning to return to production in October, Variety noted. Production on season three was halted ...
Reeling 2020 reviews

Reeling 2020 reviews

For complete festival information and to buy tickets, visit http://reelingfilmfestival.org/2020. Ratings are on a **** scale but I'm a tough grader, so nothing gets over ***. Note: This year's installment of Reeling: ...
'Iconic: A Broadway Hits Cabaret' on Sept. 25, 27

'Iconic: A Broadway Hits Cabaret' on Sept. 25, 27

Oil Lamp Theater has announced the first event in its Onstage and Outdoors: A Live Performance Series—" Iconic: A Broadway Hits Cabaret." The shows will take place Friday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Sept. ...

  Outlines

Sky's season ends with loss to Connecticut

Sky's season ends with loss to Connecticut

The Chicago Sky's season came to an end Sept. 15 with a 94-81 loss to the Connecticut Sun in the single-elimination first round of the 2020 WNBA Playoffs at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. When asked ...
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Red Stars lose opening Fall Series match

The Chicago Red Stars fell to the Washington Spirit 2-1 in their NWSL Fall Series opening match. Chicago's lone goal came from Sarah Luebbert, who would score her first professional goal. The former University of Missouri ...





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