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Windy City Times 2020-11-11

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LGBTQ+ groups respond to Biden and Harris' win

LGBTQ+ groups respond to Biden and Harris' win

Media outlets officially declared Nov. 7 that former Vice President Joe Biden defeated current President Donald Trump in the presidential race. LGBTQA+ organizations and individuals (local and national) immediately responded ...
BIDEN WINS

BIDEN WINS

The two major news coalitions monitoring the vote count in the presidential election both declared Democrat Joe Biden as the winner Saturday morning (Nov. 7). Meanwhile, new data available from precincts with heavily LGBT populations contradict ...
Polls look at LGBTQ voting in presidential election, other updates

Polls look at LGBTQ voting in presidential election, other updates

Early data from exit polls conducted with voters Nov. 3 indicate that two-thirds of the LGBT vote went to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, who appears to have be poised Friday morning to easily win enough ...

  News

News

Healthcare for tens of millions, including LGBT elders, at stake in Supreme Court hearing

--From a SAGE press release

Today, the Supreme Court hears yet another case challenging the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This challenge takes up whether eliminating the penalty for not having health insurance makes the individual ...
News

Victory Institute calls for LGBTQ cabinet appointee

--From a press release

Washington, DC — Today LGBTQ Victory Institute called on President-elect Joe Biden to appoint at least one out LGBTQ person to a Senate-confirmed Cabinet position and said it will provide the transition team with a list ...
News

Number of COVID-19 cases among Cook County Circuit Court employees updated

The Office of the Chief Judge has announced that four employees and two judges have tested positive for COVID-19. One judge works at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse, while the other judge works in the Cook County ...
WORLD Canada museum, gay NZ leader, marriage items, 'Drag Race'

WORLD Canada museum, gay NZ leader, marriage items, 'Drag Race'

The embattled Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) said it's planning sweeping changes to rebuild the organization more than four months after staff came forward with shocking allegations of racism and LGBT censorship, CBC.ca reported. The ...
NATIONAL Stonewall march, lawsuits, electoral items

NATIONAL Stonewall march, lawsuits, electoral items

A peaceful "We Choose Freedom" march that started at the Stonewall Inn descended into violence as police arrested marchers for a second consecutive night on Nov. 5, out.com reported. Multiple videos of the scuffles with police ...
News

VIEWPOINT Harris stands on shoulders of giants

The struggle to get President-elect Joe Biden to the finish line first with 270 electoral college votes was unquestionably an epic battle. However, Biden's battle wasn't a century-long one like women finally winning the right to ...
News

Gov. Pritzker and staff test negative for COVID-19

--From a press release

Chicago — Governor Pritzker and staff who attended the meeting Monday where they were exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 have tested negative. The PCR tests were conducted Friday afternoon. This is the second ...
News

Flu shots, mental health, well-being, COVID resources part of Andersonville Cares

--From a press release

CHICAGO The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) is expanding its ongoing "Andersonville Cares" initiative to help keep businesses and residents safe throughout the fall and winter months. Neighborhood resources ...

  Entertainment

Entertainment

MOVIES Henry Golding gets intimate in 'Monsoon'

Taking a turn from larger-budget movies such as A Simple Favor and Crazy Rich Asians, actor Henry Golding stars in the intimate film Monsoon. The movie features Golding as Kit, a young British-Vietnamese man who returns
...
THEATER Andre De Shields to help celebrate youth Dec. 9

THEATER Andre De Shields to help celebrate youth Dec. 9

Andre De Shields—a Grammy-, Emmy- and Tony-winning actor, director and educator, and the 2019 "Triple Crown" winner for his portrayal of Hermes in Hadestown—will be the keynote speaker of the Victory Gardens Theater event "Voices of ...
TELEVISION Parvesh Cheena connects to NBC

TELEVISION Parvesh Cheena connects to NBC

Openly gay actor Parvesh Cheena is coping with the pandemic on NBC with a show called Connecting. This new ensemble comedic tale is told through video chats each week covering current topics such as mask wearing, ...
Theater community to offer online plays, musicals, dance, comedy for holidays

Theater community to offer online plays, musicals, dance, comedy for holidays

--From a press release

Chicago, IL (November 10, 2020)— The Chicago theater community will produce a wide variety of online festive plays, musicals, dance and comedy offerings this Holiday season. Theatre venues in Chicago and across the world remain closed ...
57th Street Art Fair to return next June

57th Street Art Fair to return next June

The 74th annual 57th Street Art Fair is slated to return June 5-6, 2021. The free event is the Midwest's oldest juried art fair, featuring nearly 200 artists, live music, kids' activities and a food court. ...
Mama Gloria, about Chicago's elder, trans, activist icon, to screen

Mama Gloria, about Chicago's elder, trans, activist icon, to screen

--From a press release

CHICAGO, IL — Luchina Fisher's Mama Gloria, an important and timely documentary about Chicago's trailblazing Black trans elder icon and activist Gloria Allen, will hold nationwide screenings during Transgender Awareness ...
Entertainment

A Red Orchid Theatre appoints Travis Knight, Sadieh Rifai to new positions

--From a press release

CHICAGO, IL—A Red Orchid Theatre announces the appointments of Ensemble Member Travis Knight as Associate Artistic Director and Ensemble Member Sadieh Rifai as Artistic Development Coordinator. Ensemble member Shade Murray ...
Theater excellence honored with 52nd annual Equity Awards

Theater excellence honored with 52nd annual Equity Awards

--From a press release

Nov. 9, 2020 CHICAGO In its 52nd annual celebration of theater excellence, the Jeff Awards has recognized 39 recipients for the 2020 awards, selected from among 142 theater artist nominees across 30 artistic and ...
SHOWBIZ Rock Hudson, The CW, Jillian Michaels, Isis King

SHOWBIZ Rock Hudson, The CW, Jillian Michaels, Isis King

Among Kino Lorber's December DVD and Blu-ray releases is a three-movie set (with the 1953-54 features Seminole, Golden Blade and Bengal Brigade) starring the late actor Rock Hudson, a press release noted. Co-stars in the films ...
Billy Masters

Billy Masters

"My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over. Our Constitution works; our great republic is a government of laws and not of men. Here, the people rule."—Gerald Ford during his inaugural remarks. Who would have ...
The African American Arts Alliance announces 2020 Black Excellence Awards

The African American Arts Alliance announces 2020 Black Excellence Awards

--From a press release

Chicago, IL—The African American Arts Alliance (AAAA) will host the 20th annual Black Excellence Awards, an evening celebrating Black artists, Black voices, and Black stories across artistic disciplines, on November 10, 2020 at 7pm. The 2020 ...

  Outlines

SAVOR Untitled Supper Club, dinner and a show

SAVOR Untitled Supper Club, dinner and a show

DISH Dining Guide

The night before COVID-19 restrictions recently tightened on restaurants and bars (again), a friend and I checked out Untitled Supper Club (111 W. Kinzie St.; UntitledSupperClub.com) which offered not just a ...





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