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Windy City Times 2020-12-09

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COVID-19 Lightfoot, CDPH announce vaccine distribution plans

On Dec. 9, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced distribution plans for the COVID-19 vaccines when they become available. There is a commitment to allocate initial doses to all 34 ...
Biden considering Buttigieg for high-profile ambassadorship

Biden considering Buttigieg for high-profile ambassadorship

Axios reported that President-elect Joe Biden is considering a high-profile ambassadorship for former presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg—possibly sending him to China. The outlet stated that Buttigieg—the openly gay 38-year-old former ...
Buffalo Grove LGBTQ+ teen named one of HRC's ambassadors

Buffalo Grove LGBTQ+ teen named one of HRC's ambassadors

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) announced that Buffalo Grove teen Molly Pinta (she/her) a 14-year-old who identifies as bisexual has been named a member of the 2021 class of HRC Foundation Youth ...
Breaking News

Lamont Robinson fundraiser with Chasten Buttigieg on Dec. 9

Lamont Robinson, Jr. a Chicago business owner and insurance agent who became the first openly gay Black state legislator in Illinois history, and who is running for a second term representing the 5th District in the Illinois ...
Breaking News

COVID-19 City investigators look into Ann Sather violation

City inspectors stopped by Lake View Ald. Tom Tunney's Ann Sather restaurant, 909 W. Belmont Ave., because the official has been allowing people to eat inside the establishment in violation of city and state coronavirus restrictions, ...
Breaking News

Judge orders restoration of DACA

Judge Nicholas Garaufis, of the U.S. District Court in Brooklyn, ordered the Trump administration to fully restore Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)—an Obama-era initiative that protects undocumented immigrants brought ...
Harmon to continue to lead state Senate Democrats

Harmon to continue to lead state Senate Democrats

Illinois Senate President Don Harmon (D-Oak Park) will continue to lead the chamber next year, WSILTV.com reported. Illinois Senate Democrats caucused virtually Dec. 3 to discuss the upcoming session and hold their leadership election. The caucus ...
Breaking News

HRC report: Cities, not states, lead charge for LGBTQ+ protections

A report from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) shows that cities continue to lead the way on equality, even in times of national crisis and absent state and federal leadership. The organization's Municipal Equality Index (MEI) ...

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Chicago law professor receives award from civil-justice organization

Chicago law professor receives award from civil-justice organization

Mark E. Wojcik, a professor at Chicago's UIC John Marshall Law School, received the 2021 Civil Justice Scholarship Award from the Pound Civil Justice Institute, according to Yahoo! Finance. The award is bestowed upon published legal ...
News

Report: HIV & Aging, Integrating Services to Improve Care for Overlooked Population

--From a press release

(December 8, 2020) — HIV has become an aging issue now that more than half of people living with HIV/AIDS in the U.S. are 50 or older. Thanks to advancements in treatment, people with HIV can ...
News

334 out LGBTQ candidates won elected office in 2020; most of any election year

--From a press release

Washington, DC More openly LGBTQ candidates won elected office in 2020 than in any other election year in United States history. As of today, a total of 334 out LGBTQ candidates won their races out ...
News

Missouri lesbian couple settles discrimination suit against senior housing community

--From a press release

ST. LOUIS, MO — Today, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), along with co-counsel Relman Colfax PLLC, St. Louis LGBTQ civil rights attorney Arlene Zarembka, and the ACLU of Missouri announced the settlement of Walsh ...
News

American Writers Museum launches virtual American Voices exhibit

--From a press release

(CHICAGO - December 7, 2020) - The American Writers Museum (AWM) today announced the launch of a new website NationofWriters.org, an online resource featuring a virtual American Voices exhibit, educational ...
News

Largest survey of undocumented immigrants finds acute economic distress

LOS ANGELES — The members of the California Immigrant Relief Assistance Coalition announce the release of one of the largest surveys of undocumented immigrant needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 91,000 Californians participated in the ...
WORLD Dutch apology, Swiss gov't, Victory Institute, 'Queer Japan'

WORLD Dutch apology, Swiss gov't, Victory Institute, 'Queer Japan'

The Dutch government issued a formal apology to transgender and intersex citizens who were required to undergo sterilization surgeries to legally change their gender and agreed to compensate some of those who underwent the procedures, The ...
NATIONAL Trans deaths, Elizabeth Taylor, Kamala's successor

NATIONAL Trans deaths, Elizabeth Taylor, Kamala's successor

Chae'Meshia Simms, a Black transgender woman, was killed in Richmond, Virginia, advocate.com reported, citing The Richmond Times-Dispatch. Simms's body was found in a car that had crashed into a garage Nov. 23; she had suffered a ...
News

LGBTQ Victory Fund celebrates Sean Patrick Maloney's election to DCCC Chair

--From a press release

Washington, DC — Today LGBTQ Victory Fund, the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ people to public office, celebrated the election of U.S. Representative Sean Patrick Maloney to serve as the next chair of the ...
News

Andersonville Chamber of Commerce highlights COVID-friendly shopping, dining

--From a press release

CHICAGO (Dec. 2, 2020) From shopping in your pajamas to late-night curbside pick-up to Glogg-to-go, the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) is rolling out a festive line-up of COVID-friendly ...

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Entertainment

Kylie Minogue's 'Infinite Disco' to stream New Year's Eve

Singer Kylie Minogue announced that her performance event "Kylie: Infinite Disco" will be streaming New Year's Eve, Dec. 31, at 9 p.m. across respective time zones. The performance premiered last month following the release of Kylie's
...
Newest competitors on 'RuPaul's Drag Race' revealed

Newest competitors on 'RuPaul's Drag Race' revealed

VH1 revealed the cast for the 13th season of RuPaul's Drag Race, premiering Friday, Jan. 1, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. After winning six Emmy Awards this year and becoming the most awarded reality competition show in ...
New Joffrey Studio Series offers interactive virtual season

New Joffrey Studio Series offers interactive virtual season

--From a press release

The Joffrey Ballet is pleased to introduce the Joffrey Studio Series, a comprehensive roster of virtual programming from livestream performances and company rehearsals to ...
Entertainment

Andersonville at Home for the Holidays virtual variety show Dec. 13

--From a press release

CHICAGO (Dec. 8, 2020) — Although we can't all gather for the traditional caroling and festivities that are customary in the Andersonville business district during the holiday season, the Andersonville ...
SHOWBIZ Naya Rivera, Jodie Foster, MTV, Marc Jacobs

SHOWBIZ Naya Rivera, Jodie Foster, MTV, Marc Jacobs

Naya Rivera's Glee co-stars are honoring the late actress with a fundraiser launched in her memory, Page Six noted. A GoFundMe account has been established by the crew in her name, with proceeds going toward Alexandria ...
Cyndi Lauper's 'Home for the Holidays' event Dec. 11

Cyndi Lauper's 'Home for the Holidays' event Dec. 11

Award-winning singer, icon and advocate Cyndi Lauper announced that her 10th annual Home for the Holidays benefit concert will premiere on Friday, Dec. 11, exclusively on her TikTok at 8 p.m. ET, with an additional stream ...
Billy Masters

Billy Masters

"You're assuming that I'm completely straight. Maybe I am, maybe I'm not. And it's frankly none of your business."—Viggo Mortensen responds to a reporter's question about whether he should be playing a gay character in Falling."Wh ...
THEATER About Face airing festival with Black LGBTQ+ artists

THEATER About Face airing festival with Black LGBTQ+ artists

About Face Theatre is launching its 25th season with Kickback—an online festival of 10 newly commissioned short plays and performances by Black LGBTQ+ artists, inspired by the Rebuild Foundation's collections at the Stony Island Arts Bank. ...
Black Ensemble Theater's 'Holiday' event Dec. 18-25

Black Ensemble Theater's 'Holiday' event Dec. 18-25

The Black Ensemble Theater is celebrating the 2020 holiday season with The Black Ensemble Virtual Holiday Extravaganza, written and directed by Producing Managing Director Daryl D. Brooks. Filmed from the performers' homes and the theater, the ...

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