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Windy City Times 2020-11-25

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Chicago native named as state's fifth poet laureate

Illinois First Lady MK Pritzker announced Angela Jackson as the next poet laureate for the state. Jackson, a Chicago native, is the fifth Illinoisan to hold the title, an honorary position selected by a committee of ...
WINDY CITY TIMES 2020 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

WINDY CITY TIMES 2020 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

Even as crazy as this year has been, there have been some constants such as the observations of holidays (although they have been a lot more virtual). Among said observations is holiday shopping, and Windy City Times ...
Chicago's pandemic budget passes

Chicago's pandemic budget passes

On Nov. 24, The Chicago City Council passed the city's 2021 pandemic budget. According to a media release, "The $12.8 billion budget was built in close collaboration with City Council members, labor partners and other key ...
Breaking News

Lawsuit filed regarding trans exclusion for health benefits

Lambda Legal and Sirianni Youtz Spoonemore Hamburger PLLC filed a federal lawsuit challenging Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois' (BCBSIL's) administration of a blanket exclusion of gender-affirming care in an ...
Breaking News

New study: Military transgender ban hurts readiness

--From a press release

SAN FRANCISCO, CA A new study has found that the current ban on military service by transgender Americans has harmed the armed forces, contradicting claims by the Trump administration that the ban was needed to ...
AFC holds virtual 'Gala35' celebration

AFC holds virtual 'Gala35' celebration

AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) marked 35 years with a virtual "Gala35" celebration and awards ceremony Nov. 19. Among the honorees were Newsweb Corporation Chairperson, Alphawood Foundation President and social-justice activist ...
Breaking News

GLAAD: 81% of LGBTQs voted for Biden

GLAAD released the findings of its 2020 Post-election Poll of LGBTQ registered voters. The findings included a phenomenal turnout of the LGBTQ vote, a surge of first-time LGBTQ voters, an overwhelming vote for President-elect Joe Biden, ...
Lopez's office vandalized again

Lopez's office vandalized again

A brick was thrown through the front window of Chicago Ald. Raymond Lopez's Southwest Side office Nov. 19 the fourth instance of vandalism targeting his properties this year (including three times in July), The Chicago Sun-Times reported. ...

  News

News

PASSAGES Adrian Ford

Adrian Robert Ford, of Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood, died unexpectedly Nov. 17. He was 74 Born in Rochester, New York, on May 11, 1946 to Clarence and Ruth Ford, Adrian grew up in Webster, New York, ...
News

State Senator Feigenholtz encourages all to sign up for ACA benefits

--From a press release

CHICAGO State Senator Sara Feigenholtz (D-Chicago) is encouraging everyone to sign up for health coverage during the Affordable Care Act's Open Enrollment period, which lasts until Dec. 15. "The Affordable Care Act expanded health care ...
Diabetes and HIV

Diabetes and HIV

Experts suggest that prolonged antiretroviral therapy (ART) of HIV-infected people is associated with increased risk of insulin resistance leading to type 2 diabetes. I suggest that this is not an accurate scientific explanation. Here's why. T ...
NATIONAL Conversion therapy, LGBTQ deaths, Pantene, Ralph Lauren

NATIONAL Conversion therapy, LGBTQ deaths, Pantene, Ralph Lauren

A federal appeals court overturned a lower court ruling and struck down local ordinances prohibiting licensed therapists from practicing the debunked "conversion therapy" on minors, out.com reported. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ...
WORLD European Union, groundbreaking case, Caster Semenya

WORLD European Union, groundbreaking case, Caster Semenya

The European Union announced its first strategy to protect the rights of LGBTQ+ people, out.com noted. Many saw the development as a response to the rising anti-LGBTQ+ hate and rhetoric in Poland and Hungary. The new ...
COVID-19 Queer-led FamilyQ helps distribute masks

COVID-19 Queer-led FamilyQ helps distribute masks

FamilyQ is an LGBTQ-led volunteer effort to support nonprofit organizations and social-justice groups by donating more than 100,000 disposable face masks. Proceeds help provide resources to overlooked and underresourced communities. ...
News

11th Circuit Court rules on conversion therapy protections, groups respond

--From a press release

ATLANTA, GA Today, in a split decision, a three-judge panel of the Eleventh Circuit issued a decision today striking down local laws in Boca Raton and Palm Beach County, Florida protecting minors from undergoing conversion ...
33rd Creating Change Conference to go virtual Jan. 28-31

33rd Creating Change Conference to go virtual Jan. 28-31

--From a press release

WASHINGTON, DC, Nov. 19, 2021….. Thousands of LGBTQ advocates, activists, leaders, and allies will, for the first time ever, gather virtually for the 33rd Creating Change Conference from Jan. 28 through Jan. 31, 2020. The Creating ...

  Entertainment

Entertainment

SHOWBIZ: Awards, 'Bebop,' Andy Cohen, Mariah Carey, Revry

The American Music Awards aired live Nov. 22 and some of the biggest names in music took home awards; Taraji P. Henson hosted. According to CNN.com, Doja Cat won new artist of the year and Becky
...
Billy Masters

Billy Masters

"I think maybe I had something to do with it, because I was always a big fan of doing fancy dress with them when they were smaller, which Gemma hated, but Harry always embraced. Who doesn't love playing dress up?"—Harry Styles' ...
MOVIES Paul Bettany talks 'Uncle Frank' and his own closeted father

MOVIES Paul Bettany talks 'Uncle Frank' and his own closeted father

In the critically acclaimed Amazon Studios movie Uncle Frank, out Nov. 25, Paul Bethany (the Avengers and Iron Man series; Master and Commander; The Da Vinci Code) plays the title character a literature professor who has two ...
MOVIES Peter Macdissi reflects on making 'Uncle Frank'

MOVIES Peter Macdissi reflects on making 'Uncle Frank'

In the Amazon Studios movie Uncle Frank, out Nov. 25, Peter Macdissi plays Walid "Wally" Nadeem the partner of the title character (played by Paul Bettany). However, the dynamics are a bit different in that Frank Bledsoe ...
Black transgender artist Heather Hills releases single, video from Trans Trenderz

Black transgender artist Heather Hills releases single, video from Trans Trenderz

--From a press release

(New York, NY) Electro-pop/rap artist, Heather Hills, has released the new single and video, "Get Dun," on the Trans Trenderz label. "Get Dun" is not for those expecting trauma porn. "I got a cute beat and ...
THEATER Harry Lennix to direct Dec. 13 reading of 'Mercy'

THEATER Harry Lennix to direct Dec. 13 reading of 'Mercy'

Northlight Theatre will present an Interplay New Play Development Program reading of Mercy, written by Felicia Oduh and directed by Harry Lennix (known for his acting roles on TV shows such as The Blacklist and Billions ...
BOOKS/ART Local man releases sketches by famous artist uncle

BOOKS/ART Local man releases sketches by famous artist uncle

Cuban American painter Gustavo Ojeda (1958—89) is best known for lush and meditative urban nightscapes that brought him recognition in the 1980s downtown New York art scene. He exhibited works alongside artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, ...
Hubbard Street Dance presents surrealist film online Dec. 3, 5 and 6

Hubbard Street Dance presents surrealist film online Dec. 3, 5 and 6

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (HSDC) continues its 2020/21 43rd season with a virtual premiere presentation of new work from former Hubbard Street dancer and acclaimed choreographer Jonathan Fredrickson ...
Entertainment

Play development series seeks new plays authored by artists of color

--From a press release

(Chicago, IL) Calling all bold, imaginative new plays authored by artists of color for Future Labs—Goodman Theatre's newest artistic program to develop works authored and directed by Black, Indigenous, Latinx, AAPI and other artists of co ...

  Outlines

WINDY CITY TIMES 2020 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

WINDY CITY TIMES 2020 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

Even as crazy as this year has been, there have been some constants such as the observations of holidays (although they have been a lot more virtual). Among said observations is holiday shopping, and Windy City Times ...
Outlines

Blackhawks hire woman as player development coach

The Chicago Blackhawks hired U.S. women's national team captain Kendall Coyne Schofield as a player development coach and promoted Meghan Hunter, previously general manager Stan Bowman's executive assistant, to director ...
Chicago Red Stars announce annual #SHEINSPIRESME award winners

Chicago Red Stars announce annual #SHEINSPIRESME award winners

--From a press release

CHICAGO (November 23, 2020) The Chicago Red Stars announced the three winners of the 2020 #SHEINSPIRESME award. The Chicago Red Stars #SHEINSPIRESME Award is an annual award that is presented to women who exemplify leadership, ...
Five Worth Finding: Restaurants, OUT100, children's book, face mask

Five Worth Finding: Restaurants, OUT100, children's book, face mask

Perry's Steakhouse & Grille (PerrysSteakhouse.com): This suburban spot (with two restaurants in Oak Brook and Schaumburg) is well-known for its delicious cuts of meat, sumptuous sides and hand-crafted cocktails. It's ...





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