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Windy City Times 2020-10-21

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Lightfoot releases 2021 budget proposal

Lightfoot releases 2021 budget proposal

On Oct. 21, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot presented to City Council the 2021 budget recommendations—described in a press release as "a fiscally responsible spending plan that leads the City along the road to recovery from the ...
Breaking News

Pope calls for same-sex civil unions in documentary (UPDATED)

In a departure from the position held by the Vatican's doctrinal office, Pope Francis called for the passage of civil union laws for same-sex couples in a documentary that aired in Rome, NBC News noted. "Homosexuals ...
Equality Illinois town hall focuses on 2020 vote

Equality Illinois town hall focuses on 2020 vote

Equality Illinois held an Oct. 19 town hall discussion to discuss the current state of the voting process. A relatively-energized electorate is expected to show up to the polls by Nov. 3—which has been referred to ...

  News

News

Inclusive curriculum tools offered to schools during LGBTQ History Month

--From a press release

October is LGBTQ History Month, and a coalition of LGBTQ organizations are celebrating by making tools available to school administrators, educators, youth, and families to help implement the state's new Inclusive Curriculum Law. The Illinois Inclusiv ...
NATIONAL Autistic trans guide, trans death, AIDS Quilt, intersex study

NATIONAL Autistic trans guide, trans death, AIDS Quilt, intersex study

The National LGBTQ Task Force and the AWNNetwork released a collaborative guide, "Before You Go: Know Your Rights & What to Expect at the Doctor and in the Hospital"—a groundbreaking first-of-its-kind publication filled with tips and ...
News

Diversity report: More than 1,000 LGBTQs running for office

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 for office in 2020. At ...
WORLD French plan, 'gay panic' defense, trans youth case, Northern Triangle

WORLD French plan, 'gay panic' defense, trans youth case, Northern Triangle

The French government unveiled a national plan to combat hatred and discrimination against LGBTQ people, and the initiative emphasises the importance of inclusive education in stamping out homophobia, RFI.fr reported. The three-year plan aims to make ...
News

Restaurant employee relief fund now open

Executives at the Illinois Restaurant Association (IRA) announced the opening of online applications for the Illinois Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (IRAEF) Restaurant Employee Relief Fund. This ...
News

Study shows young queer adults face high rates of discrimination

A new study from the progressive think tank the Center for American Progress (CAP) and the research group NORC at the University of Chicago reported that young queer adults face high rates of discrimination. The survey ...
LGBT HISTORY: Surviving the Silence, The Unexpected Story of Col. Pat Thompson

LGBT HISTORY: Surviving the Silence, The Unexpected Story of Col. Pat Thompson

In 1989, U.S. Army Col. Margarethe (Grethe) Cammermeyer was undergoing a routine security clearance interview when she said four simple words, "I am a lesbian." At the time, she was a highly decorated nurse and war ...
LGBT HISTORY: QAnon's 'SaveOurChildren' slogan has long anti-LGBT history

LGBT HISTORY: QAnon's 'SaveOurChildren' slogan has long anti-LGBT history

Model and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen recently shared devastating news with her social media followers: she and her husband, singer John Legend, had lost their child halfway through her pregnancy. She shared heartbreaking black-and-white photos of ...
LGBT HISTORY MONTH: SF supe vows to landmark Lyon-Martin house

LGBT HISTORY MONTH: SF supe vows to landmark Lyon-Martin house

A San Francisco supervisor has vowed to landmark the home where the late lesbian pioneering couple Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin lived throughout most of their 54 years together. Historic preservationists, friends of the couple, and ...
News

Major advocacy organizations mailing to highlight candidate Morrison's record

--From a press release

SPRINGFIELD - As the race to represent HD 54 heats up in the final weeks, with wealthy right-wing interests writing big checks to try and shield Tom Morrison from the backlash to his toxic record, members ...
TPAN names Colleen O'Neill as its new CEO

TPAN names Colleen O'Neill as its new CEO

TPAN has announced the hiring of Colleen O'Neill as its new CEO to assist in empowering the organization to continue to provide care and far-reaching education to people affected by HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and all related issues, ...

  Entertainment

Entertainment

THEATER A War of the Worlds

Playwright: Adapted by Mack Gordon and Corey Bradberry from the novel by H.G. Wells At: Theatre In the Dark online at TheatreInTheDark.com . Tickets: Suggested donation of $20-$25 Runs through: Nov. 21 Nothing makes an imperialist
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Billy Masters

Billy Masters

"I think it's important to find a way, all of us, to move on and fly away from this subject onto something else."—Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris responding to Rachel Maddow asking if she saw the ...
Entertainment

Writers Theatre plans expanded season with digital programming, changes to live programming

--From a press release

Glencoe, IL Writers Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce changes to the company's 2020/21 Season, to include additional digital programming and updates to previously announced ...
About Face Theatre announces 25th season of new work, digital performances

About Face Theatre announces 25th season of new work, digital performances

--From a press release

CHICAGO About Face Theatre is excited to announce plans for its landmark 25th anniversary season. Featuring new and original works, the company will focus on using digital streaming and online tools for most of the ...
Virtual reading of Boys Don't Wear Lipstick Nov. 9

Virtual reading of Boys Don't Wear Lipstick Nov. 9

--From a press release

Emerging Artist Theatre and Red Spear Productions will present a virtual reading of the award-winning Boy's Don't Wear Lipstick on Monday, Nov. 9 at 8 p.m. celebrating its 20th anniversary. The play is written by Brian ...
SHOWBIZ 'Lovecraft,' Tony nominees, RuPaul, Megan Thee Stallion

SHOWBIZ 'Lovecraft,' Tony nominees, RuPaul, Megan Thee Stallion

The HBO show Lovecraft Country recently introduced a new character, Yahima—a Two-Spirit person who was quickly murdered and never mentioned again. But now, showrunner Misha Green has gone on Twitter to apologize for what she calls ...
MOVIES Ruby Rose talks new film 'The Doorman,' LGBTQ actors

MOVIES Ruby Rose talks new film 'The Doorman,' LGBTQ actors

In the new movie The Doorman, out actress Ruby Rose (TV's Orange Is the New Black and Batwoman; movies such as John Wick: Chapter 2 and Pitch Perfect 3) stars as the titular character in an ...
Jeannie Tanner releases inspirational song, art-inclusive video

Jeannie Tanner releases inspirational song, art-inclusive video

Local singer-songwriter Jeannie Tanner has released her new single and video, "I Wanna Be the Change." According to a press release, the song was inspired by many of the speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ...
'Jagged Little Pill,' 'Moulin Rouge!' lead Tony nods

'Jagged Little Pill,' 'Moulin Rouge!' lead Tony nods

The nominations for the 2020 Tony Awards were revealed Oct. 15. The Alanis Morissette musical Jagged Little Pill led with 15 nominations, earning at least one nomination in every eligible category (including six for the show's ...
TELEVISION 'Our America: Living While Black' Oct. 19-25

TELEVISION 'Our America: Living While Black' Oct. 19-25

ABC Owned Television Stations (a division of Walt Disney Television) go beyond the statistics in a five-part docuseries, Our America: Living While Black, running Oct. 19-23 while airing a different series each day, culminating into an ...
Queen + Adam Lambert release first live album

Queen + Adam Lambert release first live album

Queen + Adam Lambert have released their first-ever live album, Queen + Adam Lambert: Live Around the World. The release is in CD, CD+DVD, CD+Blu-ray and vinyl formats. The set presents a compilation of concert highlights ...

  Outlines

SAVOR Fulton Market Kitchen

SAVOR Fulton Market Kitchen

Over the years, Fulton Market Kitchen (311 N. Sangamon St.; FultonMarketKitchen.com)—which is, naturally, in the Fulton Market District—has intrigued and even dazzled patrons, thanks to the combination of inviting food ...
Outlines

Women's pro soccer draft Nov. 12

The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) announced that the 2020 NWSL Expansion Draft, featuring Racing Louisville Football Club, will take place Thursday, Nov. 12. The trade/waiver window beginning the expansion draft process will close Oct. ...





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