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Windy City Times 2021-03-03
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Most states are considering anti-transgender bills

Most states are considering anti-transgender bills

Legislators in more than half the states are debating bills to limit access to sports or medical care for transgender people, according to an article by The Hill. Across the nation, at least 35 bills have ...
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Reggie Greer to be White House Senior Advisor on LGBTQ Issues, Victory Institute applauds

--From a press release

Washington, DC — LGBTQ Victory Institute praised the appointment of Reggie Greer to be President Joe Biden's Director of Priority Placement at PPO and Senior Advisor on LGBTQ Issues at the White House. Greer served as ...
COVID More than 100K United Center vaccine appointments to start March 4

COVID More than 100K United Center vaccine appointments to start March 4

More than 100,000 appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations at the United Center's new mass vaccination site will open March 4, NBC Chicago reported. Appointments will open exclusively to Illinois residents age 65 and older at 8:30 a.m. ...
Organizations campaign for stamps honoring LGBTQ icons

Organizations campaign for stamps honoring LGBTQ icons

The International Imperial Court System (IICS) of the United States, Canada, and Mexico and the National LGBTQ Task Force have launched a national campaign asking the U.S. Post Office Department to issue stamps honoring LGBTQ icons ...
Awards season kicks off with 2021 Golden Globes

Awards season kicks off with 2021 Golden Globes

The 78th Annual Golden Globes Awards were distributed Feb. 28 in a quasi-virtual event hosted by performers Tina Fey at the Rainbow Room in New York City and Amy Poehler at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly ...
U.S. House passes COVID stimulus bill

U.S. House passes COVID stimulus bill

A $1.9-trillion coronavirus stimulus bill—the first major legislation of President Joe Biden's term—passed the U.S. House mostly along party lines early on Feb. 27. The legislation includes stimulus checks of $1,400 for individuals making up ...
COVID Vaccinations at United Center starting March 10

COVID Vaccinations at United Center starting March 10

On Feb. 26, the Biden administration, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, and U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth announced that eligible Illinoisans from every part ...
House passes Equality Act, LGBTQ Victory Institute demands Senate vote

House passes Equality Act, LGBTQ Victory Institute demands Senate vote

--From a press release

Washington, DC — Today LGBTQ Victory Institute — the only national organization dedicated to supporting LGBTQ elected officials — applauded the U.S. House for passing the Equality Act and called on U.S. senators not to filibuster ...
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Advocates, legislators introduce bill to decriminalize HIV in Illinois

--From a press release

SPRINGFIELD, IL - Legislation was introduced in Springfield this week to end criminal penalties against people living with HIV (PLWH), which serve only to stigmatize and discriminate against PLWH. Current Illinois law makes legal behavior — ...

  News

PPIA to feature Lauren Underwood on March 5

PPIA to feature Lauren Underwood on March 5

Planned Parenthood Illinois Action (PPIA) has announced a special Activist University Extra Credit session featuring Congresswoman Lauren Underwood on Friday, March 5, at 5:30 p.m. Kicking off Women's History Month ...
COVID Lightfoot: Bars, restaurants can be at 50%, stay open until 1 a.m.

COVID Lightfoot: Bars, restaurants can be at 50%, stay open until 1 a.m.

On March 2, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced that the city will allow bars and restaurants to boost indoor capacity to 50% and remain open until 1 a.m., The Chicago Tribune reported. Lightfoot also will allow ...
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LGBTQ heroes postage stamp campaign launched

--From a press release

San Diego, CA: The United States oldest LGBTQ organization; the International Imperial Court System (IICS) of the United States, Canada, and Mexico (founded in 1965), and the oldest LGBTQ civil rights organization; the National LGBTQ Task ...
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APA adopts resolution opposing efforts to change people's gender identity

--From a press release

WASHINGTON — The American Psychological Association has adopted a resolution opposing efforts to change people's gender identity, citing scientific research showing that such actions may be harmful. The resolution, adopted ...
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Chicago Red Stars updates 2021 National Women's Soccer League preseason roster

--From a press release

Chicago (March 2, 2021) - The Chicago Red Stars have announced the following updates to their 2021 National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) preseason roster. The roster features 32 players including 25 contracted players, a 2021 NWSL ...
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United Center vaccination appointments open Thursday for Illinois seniors

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Beginning Thursday, March 4 at 8:30 a.m., Illinois seniors can schedule their first COVID-19 vaccine appointment at the United Center vaccine site, which will begin to administer a limited number of vaccines on March ...
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Howard Brown Health expands access to medical care of sexual-assault survivors

Howard Brown Health is now providing access to medical forensic exams and evidence collection for survivors of sexual assault on the North and South sides of Chicago through its In Power program. Together with local rape-crisis ...
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Treasurer Frerichs honors Illinois leaders during Women's History Month

--From a press release

SPRINGFIELD — In honor of Women's History Month, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs today kicked off a virtual campaign to highlight and celebrate the achievements of women in Illinois. This year's national theme for Women's Histo ...
Red Stars announce 'groundbreaking' ownership group

Red Stars announce 'groundbreaking' ownership group

The Chicago Red Stars announced the first members of what the team called "its groundbreaking ownership group." According to a press release, "the Chicago owners' group is [composed] of homegrown fans and believers in the power ...
WORLD Ghana turmoil, Malaysia case, Copenhagen 2021, Brazil churches

WORLD Ghana turmoil, Malaysia case, Copenhagen 2021, Brazil churches

Anti-gay outcry has forced Ghana's first LGBT+ community center to temporarily close to protect its staff and visitors three weeks after it opened, Reuters reported. Church groups, politicians and anti-gay rights groups have called on the ...
NATIONAL Nebraska measure, Williams Institute, Audre Lorde, journalist dies

NATIONAL Nebraska measure, Williams Institute, Audre Lorde, journalist dies

In Nebraska, the Lincoln City Council passed an ordinance that bans licensed mental-health professionals from subjecting LGBTQ youth to the discredited practice of conversion therapy, according to a Trevor Project ...
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Equality Act would provide federal civil rights protections to 13M LGBTs

--From a press release

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Equality Act, federal legislation that would expressly prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity under existing civil rights laws. LGBT ...
National Restaurant Association Show cancelled

National Restaurant Association Show cancelled

Event organizers of the National Restaurant Association Show announced the cancellation of the 2021 National Restaurant Association Show, which was scheduled to take place May 22-25 at Chicago's McCormick Place. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Illinois ...
ELECTIONS Chicago alderman exploring secretary of state run

ELECTIONS Chicago alderman exploring secretary of state run

According to Politico Playbook, Chicago Ald. Pat Dowell (3rd Ward) is exploring the possibility of running for secretary of state. I know I can build on the work that Secretary [of State Jesse] White has done ...
Preservation Chicago unveils list of most endangered Chicago buildings

Preservation Chicago unveils list of most endangered Chicago buildings

Preservation Chicago—which works with city officials, neighborhood residents, owners and stakeholders to prevent what is often viewed as the wholesale loss of Chicago's important buildings—has revealed its 2021 list of ...
Harris reveals legislative agenda for 2021

Harris reveals legislative agenda for 2021

--From a press release

With remote committee hearings starting next week, the Spring Session is now truly underway. I wanted to share my legislative agenda for this year with you. In addition to my duties as chief budget negotiator for ...
Mike Madigan picks second successor

Mike Madigan picks second successor

On Feb. 25, Angelica Guerrero-Cuellar was sworn in as the new 22nd District state representative, media outlets reported. Guerrero-Cuellar is the second person to succeed now-former Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan in less than a week. ...
COVID Ann Sather restaurant fined $2,000

COVID Ann Sather restaurant fined $2,000

The Ann Sather restaurant at 909 W. Belmont Ave. has been fined $2,000 for violating the state's indoor dining ban last year, ABC7Chicago.com reported. Chicago Ald. Tom Tunney owns the restaurant, which was cited Dec. 4. ...
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Vaccine eligibility opens to Illinoisans with serious medical conditions

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Building on efforts to equitably distribute the COVID-19 vaccine, Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Health today announced that Illinoisans with serious medical conditions can be vaccinated ...
Dr. Rachel Levine confirmation hearing today, to be first trans Senate-confirmed appointee

Dr. Rachel Levine confirmation hearing today, to be first trans Senate-confirmed appointee

--From a press release

Washington, DC — Today Dr. Rachel Levine will testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions about her experience and qualifications to be the next U.S. Assistant Secretary of Health. If moved ...
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One-third of gay, bisexual men who take PrEP discontinue within three years

--From a press release

Familiarity and favorable attitudes towards PrEP have increased over time, though use remains low A new study from the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law finds a significant increase in familiarity with pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) ...
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Victory Institute condemns Rand Paul attack on Dr. Rachel Levine, trans youth

--From a press release

Washington, DC — Today LGBTQ Victory Institute condemned Senator Rand Paul's transphobic attack on Dr. Rachel Levine during her confirmation hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. He attacked trans you ...
Newman, Taylor Greene clash over Equality Act

Newman, Taylor Greene clash over Equality Act

Illinois U.S. Rep. Marie Newman's push to pass the Equality Act—a law that would ban discrimination against LGBTQ Americans—has put her at odds with controversial Georgia Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene, according to The Chicago Tribun ...
 Team USA defends women's soccer title with 6-0 win

Team USA defends women's soccer title with 6-0 win

The U.S. Women's National Soccer Team won its fourth SheBelieves Cup on Feb. 24 after a commanding 6-0 victory over Argentina, the Olympic Channel reported. The victory makes the team the first to win back-to-back titles; ...

  Entertainment

Awards season kicks off with 2021 Golden Globes

Awards season kicks off with 2021 Golden Globes

The 78th Annual Golden Globes Awards were distributed Feb. 28 in a quasi-virtual event hosted by performers Tina Fey at the Rainbow Room in New York City and Amy Poehler at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly ...
Billy Masters

Billy Masters

"Bridgerton is like a guilty pleasure, but it's like if The CW decided to go the route of Masterpiece Theatre."—Nathan Lane during a recent appearance on "Virtual Halston" with the divine Julie Halston. When does "no ...
MOVIES Director Ali LeRoi on his LGBT time-loop film
'The Obituary of Tunde Johnson'

MOVIES Director Ali LeRoi on his LGBT time-loop film 'The Obituary of Tunde Johnson'

The Obituary of Tunde Johnson is a movie with some familiar elements—but they're used to make a novel film. The movie uses the time-loop element that's probably most popular in the film Groundhog Day. However, director ...
SHOWBIZ Leslie Jordan, Zendaya, 'Handmaid's Tale,' Hulu, Chaka Khan

SHOWBIZ Leslie Jordan, Zendaya, 'Handmaid's Tale,' Hulu, Chaka Khan

Emmy winner and viral sensation Leslie Jordan announced his debut album. Company's Comin', will drop April 2 via Platoon, a press release noted. Inspired by his weekly "Sunday Mornin' Hymn Singin'" live stream, the album has ...
Spots revealed for Chicago Restaurant Week 2021

Spots revealed for Chicago Restaurant Week 2021

The venues participating in Chicago Restaurant Week (March 19-April 4) have been revealed. This year's participants include a range of restaurants throughout Chicagoland offering specially priced, prix fixe menus for ...
DANCE Hubbard Street season to resume with 'In Any Event'

DANCE Hubbard Street season to resume with 'In Any Event'

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's (HSDC's) 43rd season will resume Thursday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. with a virtual world premiere of new work by choreographer and former HSDC dancer Penny Saunders. The piece will also be ...

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