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Windy City Times 2021-03-10

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Virtual LGBTQ Advocacy Day is May 12

Virtual LGBTQ Advocacy Day is May 12

Equality Illinois' 2021 Virtual LGBTQ Advocacy Day—"Show Up and Speak Up"—will take place Wed., May 12. Individuals who register will participate in a virtual lunch program and virtual early evening reception. They will also be asked ...
SPECIAL ISSUE: AIDS at 40

SPECIAL ISSUE: AIDS at 40

In this special quarterly issue, produced by Windy City Timesas as an insert to the Chicago Reader, Windy City Times speaks with long-term HIV/AIDS survivors, deals with HIV-positive representation in media, checks in on young activists of today ...
Robin Kelly chosen as new state Democratic Party chair

Robin Kelly chosen as new state Democratic Party chair

On March 3, Illinois Democratic leaders selected U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly as their new state party chairman, The Chicago Tribune reported. She succeeds embattled former House Speaker Michael Madigan, who held the post for 23 years. ...

  News

News

177 IL organizations document COVID-19 stories, support racial equity work

--From a press release

CHICAGO — A report detailing the hardships and successes of 177 Illinois-based community organizations underscores the need for more support in protecting our social fabric in a post-COVID world. Illinois Humanities, the Illinois affiliate to the ...

LGBTQ+ Intergenerational Dialogue Project connects youth, elders in conversation

LGBTQ+ Intergenerational Dialogue Project connects youth, elders in conversation

A chance encounter in 2019 has blossomed into an intergenerational dialogue project that brings together younger and older LGBTQ folks. Adam Greteman, a gay philosopher and School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) faculty member, ...
Indiana politician apologizes after blackface photos surface

Indiana politician apologizes after blackface photos surface

In Indiana, a town councilman stepped down as vice president of the council after photos surfaced of him wearing blackface at a Halloween party, NBC Chicago reported. Merrillville Councilman Jeffrey Minchuk—who is also a Lake County ...
AFC holds virtual annual meeting, awards ceremony: Innovation Through Action

AFC holds virtual annual meeting, awards ceremony: Innovation Through Action

AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) held its annual meeting and awards ceremony, "Innovation Through Action," March 4 via Zoom. (It was virtual due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.) AFC President/CEO John Peller said that although much has ...
News

LGBT people protected from financial discrimination by Equal Credit Opportunity Act

--From a press release

[New York, NY] Today, the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that according to the Supreme Court's decision in Bostock v. Clayton County and President Biden's January 20, 2021 Executive ...
News

Forward Illinois Coalition outlines progressive agenda for 2021 legislative session

--From a press release

SPRINGFIELD - On Tuesday, March 9, members of Forward Illinois - a coalition of major advocacy organizations and labor unions united around a progressive vision for our state - outlined, in a virtual press conference, a ...
News

Nearly one-quarter of LBQ women are parents

--From a press release

New research from the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law examines the demographic and mental health differences ...
Morten and Robinson discuss roles as Black LGBTQ business owners

Morten and Robinson discuss roles as Black LGBTQ business owners

Illinois state Rep. Lamont Robinson and consultant Mary Morten were among those who participated in an online forum highlighting Black LGBTQ business leaders in Illinois on Feb. 23. The forum, "Celebration of Black LGBTQ+ Business Excellence," ...
Annual Clarence Darrow Commemoration March 13

Annual Clarence Darrow Commemoration March 13

--From a press release

The Clarence Darrow Commemorative Committee will host its annual outdoor tribute to Darrow Saturday, March 13, 10 a.m. at the Darrow bridge in Jackson Park, behind the Museum of Science & Industry. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, ...
News

National LGBTQ+ Women's Survey confronts lack of attention to women's needs in the movement

--From a press release

A group of seasoned activists and scholars have formed an independent national research project focused on the concerns of LGBTQ+ women. The initiative is spearheaded by veteran lesbian activist Urvashi Vaid, one of the first women ...
WORLD Court rulings, trans kids' books, activist dies, Naomi Campbell

WORLD Court rulings, trans kids' books, activist dies, Naomi Campbell

A Chinese court upheld a ruling that a textbook description of homosexuality as "a psychological disorder" was not a factual error but merely an "academic view," according to the South China Morning Post. The Chinese LGBT ...
NATIONAL Lesbian bar closes, COVID survey, trans lawsuit, Andy Towle

NATIONAL Lesbian bar closes, COVID survey, trans lawsuit, Andy Towle

The Toasted Walnut—a lesbian bar in Philadelphia's Gayborhood that was refuge to queer women for the past five years—will close for good, according to an Eater Philly item that cited Billy Penn. The bar had been ...
Lesbian Amanda Nunes defends UFC title

Lesbian Amanda Nunes defends UFC title

Amanda Nunes—a Brazilian lesbian who many consider to be the great women's mixed-martial artist of all time—successfully defended one of her UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) titles on Feb. 6. Nunes—who ...
Illinois attorney general reacts to ERA ruling

Illinois attorney general reacts to ERA ruling

Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul issued a statement in response to a U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia decision to dismiss the lawsuit filed by Raoul, Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford and Virginia Attorney ...
Racial justice coalition urges prosecutor to drop Jussie Smollett charges

Racial justice coalition urges prosecutor to drop Jussie Smollett charges

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Today, a coalition of racial justice and faith based organizations led by the National Black Justice Coalition and including Black Gifted and Whole, National Center for Lesbian Rights, Community Renewal Society, Black AIDS Institute, ...
News

Applications for asylum based on LGBT status top 11,000 between 2012, 2017

--From a press release

A new study from the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law estimates that 11,400 applications for asylum on the basis of LGBT status were filed in the U.S. between 2012 and 2017. Three out of ...
Forty years later, still a call for accurate HIV-positive representation

Forty years later, still a call for accurate HIV-positive representation

"I can look back at a show like Girlfriends and see how they dramatized living with HIV; how the character made a quick appearance and then died. For the time that it came out in the early 2000s, the reality of ...

  Entertainment

Poetry = Life

Poetry = Life

"Writing these poems kept me alive." That sentence was spoken decades ago by Paul Monette about his book, Love Alone, Eighteen Elegies for Rog, which was published in 1986. Rog was Roger Hurwitz, Monette's partner who ...
Billy Masters

Billy Masters

"First gay man to go to space? I certainly can relate to that dream!"—George Takei applauded the efforts of New York-based astrophotographer Jon Carmichael. He added, "Jon's story is truly inspired. To my LGBTQs and allies, ...
LGBTQ members of Lyric Opera of Chicago's Ryan Opera Center perform online

LGBTQ members of Lyric Opera of Chicago's Ryan Opera Center perform online

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Lyric Opera of Chicago was forced to scrap its season of live performances in favor of filmed online concerts. And in many of those presentations, the featured performers were ...
SHOWBIZ 'The World to Come' film, Dan Reynolds, Broadway, Green Lantern

SHOWBIZ 'The World to Come' film, Dan Reynolds, Broadway, Green Lantern

The lesbian-themed film The World to Come is available to buy or rent, a press release noted. In this 19th-century romance (from Bleeker Street) that's set in the Northeast, Abigail (played by Katherine Waterston), a farmer's ...
Author Rick Karlin speaks about Chicago memoir and local LGBTQ press

Author Rick Karlin speaks about Chicago memoir and local LGBTQ press

Author Rick Karlin was recently interviewed about his 2019 memoir, Paper Cuts, in a online discussion sponsored by Gerber-Hart Library and Archive. Karlin was interviewed by author and historian Owen Keehnen. They opened with a summary ...
TELEVISION
'Pose' to end after season three

TELEVISION 'Pose' to end after season three

The FX show Pose—the groundbreaking series focused on New York City's African-American and Latino LGBTQ+ drag ball culture scene in the 1980s and ‘90s—will end after its third season, Deadline reported. ...
Music Box to run Pedro Almodovar films starting March 12

Music Box to run Pedro Almodovar films starting March 12

On Friday, March 12, Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., and Sony Pictures Classics will present Pedro Almodovar's critically acclaimed English-language debut, the short film The Human Voice, starring Tilda Swinton and freely based on ...

  Outlines

Outlines

NWSL releases schedule for 2021 NWSL Challenge Cup

--From a press release

Chicago (March 9, 2021) - The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) announced the remainder of the schedule along with the broadcast details of the group stage for the 2021 NWSL Challenge Cup, presented by Secret Deodorant. ...
SAVOR Wood: Boystown/Northalsted spot returns

SAVOR Wood: Boystown/Northalsted spot returns

SAVOR

Some people may snicker when they hear that there's a restaurant named Wood (3335 N. Halsted St.; WoodChicago.com) in the city's Boystown/Northalsted neighborhood—and there is even a currently discontinued Sunday ...
Red Stars to face Houston on April 9

Red Stars to face Houston on April 9

The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) announced the opening match of 2021 NWSL Challenge Cup, presented by Secret Deodorant, with the Chicago Red Stars facing the Houston Dash at Houston's BBVA Stadium on Friday, April 9, ...
SAVOR Nonnina: New team maintains high standards

SAVOR Nonnina: New team maintains high standards

I'm not gonna lie: I was a little concerned about Nonnina (340 N. Clark St.; NonninaChicago.com). News trickled down that the highly esteemed team of Executive Chef Tony Priolo and business partner Ciro Longobardo (who are ...
PrEP options likely to change following Truvada patent expiration

PrEP options likely to change following Truvada patent expiration

Among the myriad challenges facing HIV/AIDS advocates and healthcare providers has been increasing use of pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, among persons at risk for HIV transmission. A PrEP intervention, which usually consists of taking the oral ...
TANIA UNZUETA: Fighting for justice, one cause at a time

TANIA UNZUETA: Fighting for justice, one cause at a time

LGBTQ, immigration and political activist Tania Unzueta has spent the last three years living in Georgia involved in political and electoral organizing. She returned to Chicago in January with her partner. Unzueta came to Chicago from ...
HIV at 40: Long-term AIDS survivor Sean Strub on diagnosis, being mayor, Larry Kramer

HIV at 40: Long-term AIDS survivor Sean Strub on diagnosis, being mayor, Larry Kramer

To say Sean Strub is a fighter is almost the supreme understatement. He was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in the mid-1980s—when having the disease was almost certainly a death sentence. (Even the doctor who diagnosed him passed ...
STILL HERE: Long-term HIV/AIDS survivors in Chicago reflect on their experiences

STILL HERE: Long-term HIV/AIDS survivors in Chicago reflect on their experiences

When the first reported U.S. cases of what later became known as HIV/AIDS were reported in June 1981, a number of physicians and researchers at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and elsewhere sought to understand ...





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