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Windy City Times 2020-12-02

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PASSAGES LGBT activist, former Oak Park, Illinois mayor Joanne Trapani dies

PASSAGES LGBT activist, former Oak Park, Illinois mayor Joanne Trapani dies

LGBT activist and former Oak Park, Illinois Mayor Joanne Trapani died Nov. 29 due to complications from her endometrial cancer diagnosis. She was 71. Trapani was born in Corona, Queens, New York City on Aug. 5, ...
Breaking News

Howard Brown, Open Door announce collaboration

Howard Brown Health and Open Door Health Center of Illinois—a suburban counterpart with clinics in Elgin, Aurora and Joliet—have agreed to collaborate for the mutual benefit of their respective patients. The entities entered into the agreement ...
Breaking News

U.S. Soccer reaches partial settlement with World Cup women's team

The U.S. Soccer Federation reached a settlement on working conditions with the U.S. women's soccer team in a gender-discrimination lawsuit that the World Cup champions filed, NBC News reported. The agreement was filed Dec. 1 in ...
Breaking News

Actor formerly known as Ellen Page comes out as trans

Elliot Page has come out as transgender. The star of movies like Juno and TV shows like The Umbrella Academy, formerly known as Ellen Page, posted about his transition on social media on Dec. 1, according ...
Breaking News

Chicago parking ban begins Dec. 1

The Department of Streets and Sanitation (DSS) is reminding motorists that the Chicago winter overnight parking ban begins on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, and runs through April 1, 2021, according to the city's website. The parking ...
Prominent lesbians of color will join Biden administration

Prominent lesbians of color will join Biden administration

Two prominent lesbians of color have been appointed to major roles in President-elect Joe Biden's communications department, the transition team announced in a news release November 29. Karine Jean-Pierre, who served as a Biden senior adviser ...
Laverne Cox 'in shock' but okay after transphobic attack

Laverne Cox 'in shock' but okay after transphobic attack

Transgender actress/activist Laverne Cox (Orange Is the New Black) said she was "definitely in shock" and "triggered" but okay after an anti-trans attack while walking with a friend in a Los Angeles park, USA Today reported. ...
PASSAGES Joanne E. Trapani

PASSAGES Joanne E. Trapani

According to Facebook posts, Joanne E. Trapani, one-time village president of Oak Park, has passed away. Read about her life and work in the community at the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame: http://chicagolgbthalloffame.org/trapani-joanne/ . and at ...
Breaking News

Chicago native becomes first Black cardinal; has pro-LGBTQ history

On Nov. 28, Pope Francis formally elevated 13 new cardinals in a ceremony, including Chicago native Wilton Daniel Gregory, who is the archbishop of Washington D.C. Gregory, 73, is the first African-American cardinal. He told the ...
Award-winning journalist Deb Price dead at 62

Award-winning journalist Deb Price dead at 62

Deb Price, the award-winning journalist and author who wrote the first nationally syndicated column on LGBT issues in mainstream newspapers, has died in a hospital at age 62 in Hong Kong, where she had lived for ...

  News

Adler Planetarium showcases work of Frank Kameny

Adler Planetarium showcases work of Frank Kameny

Adler Planetarium,The Kameny Papers and Google Arts & Culture have created and made available the Frank Kameny/Pride exhibition, an online graphic slide show, viewable at Google Arts & Culture. Thirteen slides document Kameny's life and work. ...
News

NWSL opens registration for rebranded 2021 Draft

The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) announced the opening of player registration for the rebranded 2021 NWSL Draft. The 2021 NWSL Draft will stream live exclusively on the NWSL's Twitch channel Wed., Jan. 13, 2021, at ...
News

New drive-thru COVID-19 testing site open in Crestwood

--From a press release

Crestwood, IL - The Village of Crestwood announces the opening of a drive-through COVID-19 Testing Center at the Crestwood Civic Center, located at 14025 S Kostner Avenue in Crestwood Illinois. The new Alzein COVID Testing Center ...
NATIONAL Guv tests positive, lawsuits

NATIONAL Guv tests positive, lawsuits

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis tweeted that he and First Gentleman Marlon Reis have tested positive for COVID-19, The Denver Post reported. Polis said he will work remotely and "continue to fulfill his duties and responsibilities." Polis ...
WORLD German soldiers, UK HIV rates, OutRight, Chopin

WORLD German soldiers, UK HIV rates, OutRight, Chopin

Chancellor Angela Merkel's government agreed on a draft bill that would compensate gay soldiers who faced discrimination in the armed forces between 1955 and 2000, TheLocal.de reported. Under the proposed law, which needs to be approved ...
Billy Masters

Billy Masters

"Will you issue pardons before leaving office? Will you be issuing a pardon for yourself?" A reporter asked El Presidente this question after the traditional pardoning of the Thanksgiving turkeys. And by turkey, we don't mean anyone ...
News

AIDS Foundation Chicago, Cook County Health mark World AIDS Day

--From a press release

AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) and Cook County Health are collaborating for a special virtual event in honor of World AIDS Day, a global movement to increase public awareness and dialogue about HIV and AIDS, on Dec. ...
VIEWS Taking care of your mental health during a COVID holiday season

VIEWS Taking care of your mental health during a COVID holiday season

By Adam Ouanes

This holiday season is unlike any before, and it leaves many people feeling unsure about how to get into the holiday spirit. It's not unusual for many people to find this time of year overwhelming, but ...

  Entertainment

Entertainment

Big Fat Socially Distant Holiday Adventure Show defies depression

CHICAGO, IL (December 1, 2020) Experimenting with new forms of live, interactive performance, focused on creating space for conversations on loneliness, depression and anxiety, LevityTV presents the day-long stream-a-thon
...
Entertainment

Actor formerly known as Ellen Page comes out as trans

Elliot Page has come out as transgender. The star of movies like Juno and TV shows like The Umbrella Academy, formerly known as Ellen Page, posted about his transition on social media on Dec. 1, according ...
Chicago Cabaret Professionals make a gift of their free gala concert

Chicago Cabaret Professionals make a gift of their free gala concert

--From a press release

For over twenty years the Chicago Cabaret Professionals' (CCP) annual Gala has been a festive live event. This association of over two hundred singers refuses to be deterred by the pandemic and will make a gift ...
SHOWBIZ Singer Justin Utley, Gus Kenworthy, video game, 'Jackplot' film

SHOWBIZ Singer Justin Utley, Gus Kenworthy, video game, 'Jackplot' film

OUTMusic Award winner Justin Utley has released the single "All Is Bright" his first holiday release, a press release noted. Utley described the song as a little-bit of Lumineers/Mumford & Sons mixed in with a lot-a-bit of ...
Laverne Cox 'in shock' but okay after transphobic attack

Laverne Cox 'in shock' but okay after transphobic attack

Transgender actress/activist Laverne Cox (Orange Is the New Black) said she was "definitely in shock" and "triggered" but okay after an anti-trans attack while walking with a friend in a Los Angeles park, USA Today reported. ...
MUSIC (Colton) Ford tough: Singer is back and 'Stronger' than ever

MUSIC (Colton) Ford tough: Singer is back and 'Stronger' than ever

Colton Ford has been an actor (in mainstream, off-Broadway and adult features) as well as singer, but he had see out of the spotlight for a few years until now. Ford (who's openly gay) is back with ...
'The Prom' out Dec. 11 on Netflix

'The Prom' out Dec. 11 on Netflix

The Prom—a musical-comedy film directed by Ryan Murphy and adapted by Chad Beguelin and Bob Martin (from their and Matthew Sklar's 2018 Broadway musical of the same name)—will be out on Netflix on Dec. 11. The ...
New narrative podcast offers lesbian rocker slice of life

New narrative podcast offers lesbian rocker slice of life

Podcast attached below

For audiophiles in search of punk rock tongue-in-cheek lesbian dramedy-driven narrative storytelling, look no further: "Tampon Rock" is here. The podcast, from Anthem and iHeart Radio, focuses on lesbian bandmates Deja and Chloe as they navigate ...

  Outlines

Outlines

U.S. Soccer reaches partial settlement with World Cup women's team

The U.S. Soccer Federation reached a settlement on working conditions with the U.S. women's soccer team in a gender-discrimination lawsuit that the World Cup champions filed, NBC News reported. The agreement was filed Dec. 1 in ...





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