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Windy City Times 2021-01-13

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U.S. House votes to impeach Trump again

On Jan. 13, a majority of the U.S. House has voted to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time. Trump would be the first U.S. president to be impeached twice. This development occurred a week ...
Welch set to be new Illinois House speaker, ending Madigan era

Welch set to be new Illinois House speaker, ending Madigan era

State Rep. Emanuel "Chris" Welch is positioned to become Illinois' speaker of the House, ending Mike Madigan's decades-long occupation of that role, The Chicago Tribune reported. Welch will also be the state's first Black speaker ...
Choucair part of Biden/Harris COVID-19 response team

Choucair part of Biden/Harris COVID-19 response team

Dr. Bechara Choucair—the senior vice president and chief health officer at Kaiser Permanente, and onetime commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health—is part of new President Joe Biden and ...
Breaking News

Madigan suspends bid for another term as House speaker

Embattled Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan announced Jan. 11 that he was suspending his bid for another term leading the chamber—but is not withdrawing from the race, The Chicago Tribune reported. Madigan fell nine votes short ...
Breaking News

COVID-19 Chicago's stay-at-home advisory extended

Chicago's stay-at-home advisory has been extended for another 12 days (from Jan. 10), ABC7Chicago.com reported. Residents are advised to only leave their home to go to work or school, or for essential needs; examples include requiring ...
Indiana pols propose anti-conversion therapy bill

Indiana pols propose anti-conversion therapy bill

Indiana Stonewall Democrats issued a press release lauding state Sen. JD Ford (District 39) and state Rep. Sue Errington (District 26) for introducing a new bill to effectively end so-called "conversion therapy" practices across the state ...
Breaking News

Trump to skip Biden's Jan. 20 inauguration

Outgoing President Donald Trump conveyed on social media that he will not be attending new President Joe Biden's inauguration. "To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January ...
Breaking News

National LGBTQ organizations call for Trump's removal from office

--From a press release

New York, NY - Thursday, Jan. 7, 2020 - GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, along with leading LGBTQ legal, health, youth, justice and equality organizations, is callin ...
Democrats take control of the U.S. Senate

Democrats take control of the U.S. Senate

A look at the numbers in the Jan. 5 U.S. Senate races in Georgia indicate that Democrats have won control of the Senate—a development with enormous favorable consequences for the LGBT community and the nation. As ...
Breaking News

Congress finalizes Biden's win after Capitol is stormed

After an extraordinary day in which supporters of outgoing Republican President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol, Congress was finally able to finalize Democratic President-elect Joe Biden's win. Vice President ...

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State Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch elected Speaker of Illinois House, leaders respond

--From press releases

Statement from Equality Illinois CEO Brian C. Johnson on the election of State Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch as Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives for the 102nd General Assembly: "Equality Illinois congratulates Rep. Welch on ...
News

Two-Spirit/LGBTQAI Native American Powwow plans a week of virtual events

--From a press release

Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits (BAAITS) exists to restore and recover the role of Two-Spirit people within the American Indian/First Nations community by creating a forum for the spiritual, cultural ...
News

Illinois legislature passes bill ending money bond

--From a press release by The Coalition to End Money Bond

Since 2016, communities across Illinois have been rigorously organizing to end money bond. Today, after years of work by the Coalition to End Money Bond and Illinois Network for Pretrial Justice, the state's legislature has voted in ...
GLSEN executive director stepping down

GLSEN executive director stepping down

After a dozen years leading the national organization GLSEN—which aims to create a better world for LGBTQ+ students—Executive Director Eliza Byard is stepping down March 1. Deputy Executive Director Melanie ...
Kim Foxx names new chief of staff and policy

Kim Foxx names new chief of staff and policy

Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx has appointed Alyson Miller to the hybrid role of chief of staff and policy. Miller will assume this newly created position later this month, when Foxx's current chief of staff, Jennifer Ballard Croft, leaves ...
Stanton re-signs with Red Stars

Stanton re-signs with Red Stars

The Chicago Red Stars announced the signing of midfielder Nikki Stanton, who is returning to the club after a season with Norwegian sports club Klepp IL. Stanton began her National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) career with ...
News

Mayor Lightfoot, DCASE announce $2.5M in arts grants

--From a press release

CHICAGO, IL — Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) today announced $2.5 million in funding opportunities for Chicago artists and arts organizations. A new "Artist Response Program," ...
News

Vulnerable communities slow to adopt key strategy to stop HIV's spread

--From a UCLA press release

LOS ANGELES — Taking a daily pill to prevent HIV transmission is one of the most effective biomedical strategies available to combat the virus' spread, yet use of this health regimen remains low among vulnerable communities ...
NATIONAL Anti-bias rule nixed, trans deaths, lesbian archivist dies

NATIONAL Anti-bias rule nixed, trans deaths, lesbian archivist dies

Under the cover of chaos the day after Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, the Trump administration officially nixed regulations barring federal grantees in the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) from discriminating against LGBTQ ...
WORLD Greece appointee, India trans items, top LGBTQ issues

WORLD Greece appointee, India trans items, top LGBTQ issues

The center-right government of Greece announced the country's first out minister, out.com reported. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis appointed Nicholas Yatromanolakis as the new deputy minister of culture. The 44-year-old native ...
Calif. court blocks Trump administration's asylum rule

Calif. court blocks Trump administration's asylum rule

In response to a request from Immigration Equality, Lambda Legal, and Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued an order on Jan. 8 blocking, in its ...
News

OP-ED: New Year's Eve circuit parties go on despite COVID-19 travel concerns

This past New Year's Eve, thousands of gay men flocked to Mexico to attend a New Year's eve "White Party" hosted by long time party promoter Jeffrey Sanker—the host of the annual white party in Palm ...
STATE/LOCAL POLITICS State rep invokes Hitler; former alderman reports to jail

STATE/LOCAL POLITICS State rep invokes Hitler; former alderman reports to jail

U.S. Rep. Mary Miller (R-Illinois) is facing criticism for her comments about Adolf Hitler during a rally, WGN-TV reported. Miller made the remark at a Jan. 5 rally that the conservative group Moms of America hosted. ...
News

NCLR joins call for removal and impeachment of President Trump

--From a press release

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — After witnessing President Trump's role in instigating the violence that took place in Washington, D.C. yesterday, NCLR joins the growing bipartisan call for removal and impeachment of the president in order to ...
News

LGBTQ task force wants 25th Amendment used to remove Trump

On Jan. 6, the National LGBTQ Task Force and National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund issued a press release for the immediate removal of outgoing President Donald Trump under the 25th Article. The release read, in ...
Four Red Stars chosen for WNT camp

Four Red Stars chosen for WNT camp

Chicago Red Stars defender Tierna Davidson, midfielder Julie Ertz, goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher and forward Mallory Pugh have been selected as part of the roster for the U.S. women's national team's (WNT's) camp taking place Jan. 9-22 ...

  Entertainment

Artemisia Theatre announces entirely virtual 2021 season

Artemisia Theatre announces entirely virtual 2021 season

--From a press release

CHICAGO - In order to continue its strong feminist story-telling tradition, Artemisia Theatre announces an entirely virtual 2021 season. The new season includes two World Premiere theater productions and eight audio performances airing on its podcast ...
'Mombian Database' released

'Mombian Database' released

Mombian columnist Dana Rudolph has released the Mombian Database of LGBTQ Family Books, Media, and More, with more than 500 books, music albums, movies, games and toys for and about LGBTQ families. The site offers multiple ...
Chicago Dance History Project's Interview Marathon on Jan. 31

Chicago Dance History Project's Interview Marathon on Jan. 31

Chicago Dance History Project (CDHP) has confirmed the lineup and schedule for its Interview Marathon on Sunday, Jan. 31, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Interviewees will appear live from international locations and ...
SHOWBIZ Laverne Cox, lesbian coach, Jim Parsons, 'Brokeback,' theater items

SHOWBIZ Laverne Cox, lesbian coach, Jim Parsons, 'Brokeback,' theater items

Laverne Cox is teaming with Meryl Streep and Rashida Jones to executive-produce a new documentary exploring one of the most critical issues at the intersection of race, feminism, and power: the sex industry, out.com noted. Sell/Buy/Date ...
Billy Masters

Billy Masters

"Harry Styles is looking REALLY good. I'm into the fishnets. And we have very similar tastes. I think sharing a closet, sharing a life together, it just makes sense."—Miley Cyrus. I'd rather see Harry with Miley's ...
Five Worth Finding: Workout gear, $2 subs, LGBTQ book

Five Worth Finding: Workout gear, $2 subs, LGBTQ book

1. Lived Experience: Reflections on LGBTQ Life: "Lived Experience," in this case, refers to 60 LGBTQ people in this country who are older than 50—those who especially have so much to offer. This is a generation ...
Entertainment

African American Arts Alliance, Black Ensemble to present MLK event Jan. 18

The African American Arts Alliance of Chicago and Black Ensemble Theater will present the 10th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration on Monday, Jan. 18, at 6 p.m. The online event will be free. This ...

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