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Windy City Times 2020-10-28

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Talkin' Tech: Trump campaign website hacked and defaced

Talkin' Tech: Trump campaign website hacked and defaced

On Oct. 27, 2020 shortly before 6 p.m. central time, Donald Trump's campaign website, www.donaldjtrump.com, was hacked. The hackers left a message claiming they had proof the Trump administration was involved the origin of the Corona Virus ...
COVID-19 restriction measures for Chicago start Oct. 30

COVID-19 restriction measures for Chicago start Oct. 30

Gov. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced COVID-19 resurgence mitigations will be implemented in Region 11 the City of Chicago beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 30. ...
U.S. Senate confirms Coney Barrett to Supreme Court

U.S. Senate confirms Coney Barrett to Supreme Court

The U.S. Senate voted Oct. 26 to confirm the nomination of right-wing federal appeals judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court. The vote was 52 to 48, with only one Republican voting against confirmation. ...
Breaking News

Lightfoot imposes curfew on city, cracks down on bars

In light of a spike of coronavirus infections in the city, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot followed through Oct. 22 by imposing a 10 p.m. curfew on all nonessential city businesses, The Chicago Tribune reported. In addition, ...

  News

Jane Fonda, Hillary Clinton attend Personal PAC's virtual luncheon

Jane Fonda, Hillary Clinton attend Personal PAC's virtual luncheon

Actor/Activist Jane Fonda, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Governor JB Pritzker were among those who took place in Personal PAC's Oct. 21 virtual luncheon. The reproductive-rights organization's principal ...
News

HRC Chicago seeks nominations for corporate equality award

Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Chicago has announced the inaugural HRC Corporate Champion for Equality Award to honor individuals who have made a significant contribution to advancing equality through their workplaces. ...
Talkin' Tech: Election technology; Pitfalls and triumphs explained

Talkin' Tech: Election technology; Pitfalls and triumphs explained

It is election season 2020 and a lot of false information is circling the recent news (and fake news) regarding your vote. The 2016 elections showed a lot of technology pitfalls when it came to foreign ...
News

Live election night tracking to watch for 310 Victory Fund endorsed candidates

--From a press release

Washington, DC Today LGBTQ Victory Fund shared eight LGBTQ Election Night stories to watch and announced it will live track results for its 310 LGBTQ endorsed candidates on Election Night. Victory Fund will provide live ...
News

LETTER Pope Francis appoints America's first African American cardinal

Pope Francis has appointed 13 new cardinals world wide. Archbishop Gregory is listed as elevated to cardinal by his Holiness. The archbishop served in Chicago for 10 years under Cardinal Joseph Bernadine, being transferred to Atlanta ...
News

GAO Report: Veteran health system falling short for LGBTQs

A recent report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) finds that Veterans Administration (VA) healthcare service to LGBTQs is hampered by a failure in reporting and analysis. VA hospitals ...
News

Same-sex parents are 7X more likely to raise adopted, foster children

--From a Williams Institute press release

A summary of data on same-sex parenting to inform reporting on Fulton v. City of Philadelphia On Nov. 5, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia. The case will ...
News

Justice Amy Coney Barrett confirmed to U.S. Supreme Court, groups respond

--From press releases

NCLR Statement on Rushed Confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett to U.S. Supreme Court: SAN FRANCISCO, CA Today, the United States Senate voted along party lines to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to a lifetime appointment ...
NATIONAL Marriage support, GLSEN, LGBTQ voting campaigns

NATIONAL Marriage support, GLSEN, LGBTQ voting campaigns

Seventy percent of Americans support same-sex marriage, according to the 11th annual American Values Survey—the highest percentage recorded by a major national poll, NBC News reported. The results found just 28 percent of respondents oppose the ...
WORLD Church leaders, Amnesty International, students

WORLD Church leaders, Amnesty International, students

Pope Francis included a U.S. archbishop who has made several strong, positive statements about LGBTQ people in the group of 13 church leaders named cardinals; there are also a bishop from the island nation of Malta ...
News

AIDS Foundation of Chicago's 'Gala35' Nov. 19

AIDS Foundation of Chicago's (AFC's) "Gala35"—marking its 35th anniversary—will be a virtual event taking place Thursday, Nov. 19, at 6 p.m. Gala35 marks the organization's 35th year of service and will be its premier gatheri ...
News

LETTER: Message to Illinois Patients, B.E. W.E.L.L.

Dear Editor: As we approach the holiday season and we continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, now is the time to double our efforts to minimize our exposure to the virus and to do everything ...
News

Undocumented LGBTQ+ activists speak on importance of voting

--From a press release

Los Angeles, CA. - Queer and undocumented filmmaker Armando Ibañez is releasing the videos of 9 undocumented LGTQ+ activists speaking on the importance of the 2020 elections to undocumented communities as part of the #VotaJota digital ...
Talkin' Tech: Ocasio-Cortez first in Congress to use Twitch platform to 'get out the vote'

Talkin' Tech: Ocasio-Cortez first in Congress to use Twitch platform to 'get out the vote'

In what is a first, U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez used the Twitch streaming platform for gamers to encourage gamers to help her 'get out the vote' before the Nov. 3 elections. She played the game Among ...
News

Andersonville Farmers Market extended through November

The Andersonville Farmers Market (AFM) will remain open four additional weeks at a new day and time. The extension will take place Nov. 1, 8, 15 and 22, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the shared street space on Catalpa ...
LGBTQAs plan "Get Out The Vote" event for Michigan candidate

LGBTQAs plan "Get Out The Vote" event for Michigan candidate

--From a press release

Chicago, IL — Members of Chicagoland's LGBTQ+ Allies community have organized a COVID-19 responsible day of "Get Out The Vote" (GOTV) canvassing in Southwest Michigan's Berrien County on Election Day, Nov. 3, 2020 to turn out ...
News

Black sex offenders twice as likely as White to be civilly committed

--From a Williams Institute press release

There are more than 6,300 sex offenders detained in state and federal civil commitment programs in the United States, according to a new study by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law. Results from states ...
News

Booksellers launch "Boxed Out" campaign, a look at consumer choices

--From a press release

(New York, New York) 20% of independent bookstores across the country are in danger of closing. Today, theAmerican Booksellers Association launched the "Boxed Out" campaign to draw attention to the high stakes indie bookstores face this ...
Open House Chicago extended to Nov. 1

Open House Chicago extended to Nov. 1

The Chicago Architecture Center (CAC) is extending its 10th annual Open House Chicago festival (OHC) through Sunday, Nov. 1. Attendees have seven more days to follow 25 trails for self-guided ...
News

LETTER Thank you, Pope Francis

I never thought I would live to see the day when a pope would endorse civil rights for LGBTQ couples. Praise God for His Grace. Also, the many Roman Catholic individuals and organizations who worked so ...
News

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Nomination of Amy Coney Barrett

Women-Church Convergence, a coalition of Catholic-rooted organizations including DignityUSA, deplores the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. We have serious concerns about the judgment of any nominee ...

  Entertainment

Entertainment

Blumhouse's Diverse Box of Halloween Horrors

Over the past several years, Blumhouse Productions has been the force behind a number of horror films with a sense of diversity rolling down the backbone of their creation. In 2017, openly gay-writer director Christopher Landon
...
Michelle Lauto to host Jeff Awards Nov. 9

Michelle Lauto to host Jeff Awards Nov. 9

--From a Jeff Awards press release

Oct. 28, 2020 — Chicago — Award-winning actress and singer Michelle Lauto is host of this year's Jeff Awards celebrating Equity theater in a virtual program scheduled to stream Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. With theater stages ...
SHOWBIZ Viola Davis, Tyler Posey, Elton John, Tegan and Sara

SHOWBIZ Viola Davis, Tyler Posey, Elton John, Tegan and Sara

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom will premiere on Netflix on Dec. 18, a press release noted. The movie—based on the August Wilson play—will star Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman, Glynn Turman and Colman Domingo. In the film and ...
Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade, this year a drive-through

Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade, this year a drive-through

--From a Chicago Park District press release

CHICAGO: LUMA8, in collaboration with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), the Chicago Park District and Presenting Sponsor, the Blommer Chocolate Company, is pleased to announce Arts in the Dark - an UPSIDE ...
BOOKS Former Warner Brothers head Alan Shayne reflects on a pivotal summer

BOOKS Former Warner Brothers head Alan Shayne reflects on a pivotal summer

Many things happened in 1941—Pearl Harbor was attacked, the Wonder Woman comic began publication and Franklin D. Roosevelt was sworn in for his third term as U.S. president. It was also a pivotal year for Alan ...
Entertainment

Arts + Public Life announces 2020/2021 resident theatre company

--From a press release

(Chicago, IL Arts + Public Life (APL), an initiative of UChicago Arts, and Definition Theatre Company (DTC) announce Definition as the resident theatre company for Fall 2020/Winter 2021 at the Green Line Performing Arts Center, 329 ...
Entertainment

Chicago Filmmakers to participate in Masterwork: Industry Conversations series

--From a press release

(Chicago, IL) Chicago Filmmakers is pleased to announce two new editions of Masterwork: Industry Conversations, a series of virtual interviews with long established and award-winning filmmakers followed by a Q&A ...
Entertainment

'V for Vendetta' at Music Box Oct. 30. includes talk with Wachowski

The 15th-anniversary theatrical re-release of V for Vendetta, which now includes bonus content a 13-minute, pre-recorded conversation with director James McTeigue and writer/producer Lana Wachowski will run at the Music Box Theatre ...
Trans films at Chicago International Film Festival

Trans films at Chicago International Film Festival

The 56th Chicago International Film Festival illuminates varying gender norms—in childhood, adolescence and old age—now through Sunday, Oct. 25 as part of the Festival's "Out-Look" LGBTQ+ programming. Three feature films ...
BOOK REVIEW Gay Like Me: A Father Writes to His Son

BOOK REVIEW Gay Like Me: A Father Writes to His Son

By Richie Jackson $24.99; Harper; 163 pages Like father, like son. When you were small, people said you looked just like your dad. As you grew up, they said you had his sense of humor or his temper, you laughed alike, ...

  Outlines

SAVOR Fairgrounds Coffee & Tea

SAVOR Fairgrounds Coffee & Tea

With so many coffeehouses in Chicago, some of them have come up with compelling and/or unique ways to keep or lure patrons. Count Fairgrounds Coffee & Tea (multiple locations; Fairgrounds.cafe) as one of those coffeehouses. Sure, ...





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