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Windy City Times 2020-10-14

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Linda Ronstadt, Danny Glover, Beto O' Rourke in 'All Souls to the Polls'

Linda Ronstadt, Danny Glover, Beto O' Rourke in 'All Souls to the Polls'

More than 50 artists, social justice and grassroots activists from across the country have created two nights of concerts to spur national voter turnout, with "All Souls to the Polls" on Oct. 17-18 at 7 p.m. ...
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Alliance of Illinois Judges hosting 'Coming Out Stories'

In celebration of National Coming Out Day (which took place Oct. 11), the Alliance of Illinois Judges (AIJ) unveiled the short film Coming Out Stories. Coming Out Stories features members of the judiciary sharing coming out ...
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Equality Illinois condemns transphobic posts by State Rep. Deanne Mazzochi

--From a press release

CHICAGO - Newly exposed discriminatory comments show it's deja vu in DuPage County following racist and homophobic remarks by State Rep. Amy Grant last month. The Patch reported that voters learned that state Rep. Deanne Mazzochi ...
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Campus Pride announces 2020 Best of the Best LGBTQ-friendly colleges, universities

--From a press release

Campus Pride commemorates LGBTQ History Month and National Coming Out Day by releasing its 2020 BEST OF THE BEST LGBTQ-Friendly listing of colleges and universities. The announcement features forty campuses ...
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Court declines to review ruling ordering medically care for Idaho trans prisoner

--From a NCLR press release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the United States Supreme Court declined to review a federal court decision ordering the Idaho Department of Corrections (IDOC) to provide medically necessary gender confirmation surgery ...
'Lives at Stake' virtual panel Oct. 19

'Lives at Stake' virtual panel Oct. 19

On Monday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. Rainbow Railroad, joined by the American Immigration Lawyers Association's Chicago chapter, will present a unique and timely virtual panel discussion entitled, "Lives at Stake: Implications of the U.S. Election ...
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Born Perfect responds to Barrett's use of "preference"

--From a press release

WASHINGTON, DC Today during confirmation hearings in front of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett used the dangerous term "sexual preference" when responding to Sen. Dianne Feinstein about her commitment to ...
News

Transphobic ad attacks U.S. House candidate Gina Ortiz Jones

--From a press release

Washington, DC — Today LGBTQ Victory Fund, the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ people to public office, condemned the National Republican Campaign Committee (NRCC) for releasing a transphobic ...
News

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Lambda Legal responds to nomination of Judge Barrett

--From a press release

Lambda Legal sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee urging its members to oppose Judge Amy Coney Barrett. The rushed confirmation hearings began today for President Trump's nominee to fill the seat of the late ...
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Equality Illinois distributes $115,000+ in COVID relief grants to LGBTQs

--From a press release

Equality Illinois, the state's civil rights organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer people; through a grant the Illinois COVID Response Fund (ICRF) and community organizations, has awarded over $115,000 in COVID relief grants ...
Legacy Walk inducts singers Mercury and Sylvester

Legacy Walk inducts singers Mercury and Sylvester

Musicians Freddie Mercury and Sylvester became the latest inductees onto the Legacy Walk, the Northalsted landmark functioning as an open-air museum paying tribute to notable members of the LGBTQ community. Thanks to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, ...
50-50 All Souls to the Polls benefit concert to get out the vote

50-50 All Souls to the Polls benefit concert to get out the vote

--From a press release

Oct. 13, 2020-(Chicago, IL) - A coalition of the nation's top arts presenters have joined forces to create a 6 hour "People's Benefit Concert" to spur Get Out The Vote action in all fifty states. More ...
News

Supreme Court nominee Barrett's past comments troubling

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, whose confirmation hearing began Monday, predicted in 2016 that "religious exemption cases" were going to be big in the coming years, as well as cases deciding whether there can ...
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Nat'l Fair Housing Alliance, LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance address discrimination

--From a press release

St. Paul, Minn. — The new LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) allowing for joint efforts to identify and rid the nation of housing ...
WORLD India couple, Japan items, pro-trans writers, Nigeria job fair

WORLD India couple, Japan items, pro-trans writers, Nigeria job fair

In India, a same-sex couple approached the Delhi High Court seeking legal recognition of their marriage under the Foreign Marriage Act, India.com reported. The petitioners, an Indian citizen and an overseas citizen, are two gay men ...
NATIONAL Marriage equality, minister and trans journalist die, HRC

NATIONAL Marriage equality, minister and trans journalist die, HRC

LGBTQ-rights advocates are warning of a renewed threat to marriage equality, NBC News reported. President Donald Trump's nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court to succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ignited fears of ...
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IVI-IPO releases endorsements for 2020 general election

IVI-IPO Endorsements for the Nov. 3, 2020 general election. Illinois Constitution 'Fair Tax' Amendment Yes Federal Offices Joseph Biden - President - D Kamala Harris - Vice President - D Marie Newman - Congress, 3rd district ...
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Italian American Heritage Society backs replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day

--From a press release

CHICAGO, IL The Italian American Heritage Society of Chicago (IAHSC) announces this morningits support of a bill introduced by state Rep. Delia C. Ramirez (D-4) to replace Columbus Day withIndigenous Peoples ...
WGN-TV features the life and times of Windy City Times

WGN-TV features the life and times of Windy City Times

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WGN-TV produced and aired on Oct. 9 a segment on the history and contributions of Windy City Times, co-founder/owner Tracy Baim, staff, contributors and delivery crew. The segment was reported by WGN's Sean Lewis. Windy City ...
HRC releases newest Congressional Scorecard

HRC releases newest Congressional Scorecard

On Oct. 8, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) released its Congressional Scorecard measuring support for LGBTQ equality in the 116th Congress. Members of Congress were scored based on a range of key indicators of support—from votes ...
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World Rugby bans trans women players

International body World Rugby ruled Oct. 9 that transgender women may not participate in elite and international women's rugby, Reuters reported. In new guidelines, World Rugby said the naturally acquired physical benefits that trans women receive ...
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Chicago Sky's Courtney Vandersloot named to All-WNBA First Team

Chicago Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot was named to the 2020 All-WNBA First Team. It marks the second straight All-WNBA First Team selection for Vandersloot, who also made the First Team in 2019. This season Vandersloot became ...
News

Nat'l AIDS Memorial to launch 50-state AIDS Memorial Quilt Virtual Exhibition

--From a press release

SAN FRANCISCO (October 9, 2020) — The National AIDS Memorial is announcing a virtual exhibition of the AIDS Memorial Quilt (the Quilt) that will feature more than 10,000 Quilt panels representing all 50 state and U.S. ...
Hillary Clinton supports Personal PAC's virtual annual awards luncheon

Hillary Clinton supports Personal PAC's virtual annual awards luncheon

--From a press release

Chicago, IL — Personal PAC, the leading non-partisan political action committee (PAC) dedicated to electing pro-choice state and local officials in Illinois is excited to announce that Secretary Hillary Clinton ...
News

PASSAGES Transgender advocate, journalist Monica Roberts dies

--From a National LGBTQ Task Force press release

"This week, the LGBTQ+ community lost one of our fiercest voices in Monica Roberts, an activist who not only lifted up the stories of trans people and inspired generations of countless transgender and non-binary people but ...
News

City passes ordinance recognizing nonbinary Chicagoans

Chicago City Council passed a new ordinance Oct. 7 ensuring that non-binary Chicagoans will not be marginalized in City rules and forms. The new rules take effect within 60 days. The measure, introduced this past spring ...
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2020 LGBTQ Candidate Diversity Report released; 1,006+ LGBTQs running

--From a press release

Washington, DC — Today LGBTQ Victory Fund, the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ leaders to public office, released its inaugural Out on the Trail report, which details the diversity of LGBTQ candidates who ran ...
News

VP debate sparks heated response online

The vice presidential debate the evening of Oct. 7 was a draw: Vice President Mike Pence completely dodged difficult questions, and U.S. Senator Kamala Harris and moderator Susan Page let him. The winner was a random insect ...

  Entertainment

Entertainment

'Manual Cinema's Christmas Carol' running Dec. 3-20

Tickets are now on sale for the world premiere of Manual Cinema's Christmas Carol, a live streaming adaption of Charles Dickens's holiday classic created specifically for the 2020 holiday season.
...
Entertainment

Goodman Theatre offers A Christmas Carol, an audio play, free

(Chicago, IL) This holiday season, as indoor performances remain suspended due to COVID-19, Goodman Theatre produces A Christmas Carol as an audio play directed by Jessica Thebus. Offered free for all audiences, the 43rd annual production ...
Black Lives, Black Words holding virtual events in October, November

Black Lives, Black Words holding virtual events in October, November

Black Lives, Black Words—an international initiative that provides local Black creatives with an artistic platform—is bringing its "Plays for the People" virtual series to a close with two more plays in October and November. On Oct. ...
Entertainment

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. To enhance her world of enchantment, ...
Philharmonic orchestra's free virtual concert Oct. 24

Philharmonic orchestra's free virtual concert Oct. 24

Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO), named 2020 Professional Orchestra of the Year by Illinois Council of Orchestras, announced its virtual opening night concert, "IPO Reimagined," featuring 30 IPO string players performing ...
Director's cut of 'But I'm a Cheerleader' will be out Dec. 8

Director's cut of 'But I'm a Cheerleader' will be out Dec. 8

People can celebrate the 20th anniversary of a classic lesbian film when But I'm a Cheerleader: Director's Cut arrives on Digital 4K Ultra HD on Dec. 8, from Lionsgate. From Primetime Emmy-nominated director Jamie Babbit ...
Entertainment

Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival names winners

--From a press release

(Chicago, IL) Reeling is pleased to announce the winners of the 38th annual Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival. The festival was held virtually this year from September 24 to October 7. The event included ...
'Twisted Tales of Poe' Oct. 26-31

'Twisted Tales of Poe' Oct. 26-31

Just in time for Halloween, AstonRep Theatre Company launches its 2020-21 season with a free streaming radio broadcast of Twisted Tales of Poe, based on Tales of Edgar Allan Poe, adapted by Philip Grecian and directed ...
Hubbard Street piece to examine Chicago's racial disparities

Hubbard Street piece to examine Chicago's racial disparities

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's (HSDC) 43rd season (2020-21) will begin Thursday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m. with a virtual premiere presentation of new work from former Hubbard Street dancer and acclaimed choreographer Rena Butler. The piece ...
Entertainment

Collaborate Arts Institute to mark 10th anniversary

Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago (CAIC), 7409 N. Greenview Ave., is celebrating its 10th-anniversary season with fall offerings that include the annual Collaborative Works Festival, two recitals as part of the Lieder Lounge series and the ...
SHOWBIZ Diversity report, Zachary Quinto, 'Schitt's Creek,' Mariah Carey

SHOWBIZ Diversity report, Zachary Quinto, 'Schitt's Creek,' Mariah Carey

In a new report from the UCLA-based Center for Scholars and Storytellers titled "Beyond Checking A Box: A Lack of Authentically Inclusive Representation Has Costs at the Box Office," researchers found that bringing authentic diversity to ...
Interrobang launching season with 'The Spin'

Interrobang launching season with 'The Spin'

Interrobang Theatre Project (ITP) is launching its 11th season with The Spin, a virtual dark comedy ripped from the headlines, written and directed by Spenser Davis and commissioned by ITP. The plot is described as follows: ...
Entertainment

"All Souls to the Polls" concerts to help fund GOTV efforts

--From a press release

Chicago, IL—Adding art to the urgency of ensuring a robust voter turnout for what all consider to be 'the most important election of our lifetimes, more than 50 artists and activists from 50 states have created ...
BOOKS Max Fox takes on late friend's work, 'Sexual Hegemony'

BOOKS Max Fox takes on late friend's work, 'Sexual Hegemony'

The late Christopher Chitty started a dissertation titled "Sexual Hegemony: Statecraft, Sodomy, and Capital in the Rise of the World System" while he was a PhD candidate. Writer, editor and friend Max Fox took on Chitty's ...
Entertainment

Hell in a Handbag to celebrate Halloween by streaming Airport 1970something

--From a press release

CHICAGO (Oct. 9, 2020) — Hell in a Handbag Productions once again takes on the classic 1970s disaster film genre with a totally ridiculous twist! Airport 1970SOMETHING is a parody that celebrates the popular '70s Airport ...

  Outlines

Matthew-Lee Erlbach talks Be An #ArtsHero, career, other endeavors

Matthew-Lee Erlbach talks Be An #ArtsHero, career, other endeavors

Writer, actor and filmmaker Matthew-Lee Erlbach is on a mission to get financial relief to the many arts workers and institutions impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Erlbach is calling on U.S. senators to sponsor the DAWN ...
Red Stars add new player, lose finale and are part of national camp

Red Stars add new player, lose finale and are part of national camp

The Chicago Red Stars announced the signing of Ella Stevens. The club selected Stevens with the 24th pick in the 2020 NWSL Draft. She made her first appearance for the Red Stars on a short-term contract ...





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