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Windy City Times 2021-03-17

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Former Chicago House employees charged with theft

Former Chicago House employees charged with theft

Two former employees of Chicago House and Social Services Agency have been charged with robbing the HIV/AIDS services and advocacy organization of nearly $400,000. Chicago Tribune reported March 11 that former Chief Financial Officer Andrea Peoples ...
Breaking News

Equality Act would provide civil rights protections to millions of LGBT people

--From a press release by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law

Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee is holding the first-ever Senate hearing on the Equality Act, federal legislation that would expressly prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in ...
DignityUSA: Vatican denying same-sex blessings "Exacerbates pain and anger"

DignityUSA: Vatican denying same-sex blessings "Exacerbates pain and anger"

--From a press release

March 15, 2021. DignityUSA, the organization of Catholics working for justice, equality, and full inclusion of LGBTQI people in the church and society, is deeply disappointed by the Vatican's statement unequivocally denying blessings to same-sex coupl ...
Oscar nods for Boseman, Davis; 'Mank' leads films with 10

Oscar nods for Boseman, Davis; 'Mank' leads films with 10

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled its nominations March 15 morning for the 93rd Oscars, with Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas announcing. Netflix's Mank which led all movies with 10 nods, including ...
Vatican won't bless same-sex unions

Vatican won't bless same-sex unions

The Catholic Church said it cannot bless same-sex unions, adding that it is "not licit" to bless relationships that involve sexual activity outside of marriage, according to an NBC News item. The Congregation for the Doctrine ...
Women dominate 63rd Grammys

Women dominate 63rd Grammys

At this year's Grammys (which took place March 14), it was the year of the woman. The winners in the top four categories were Taylor Swift (album of the year, for Folklore), Billie Eilish (record of ...
Wis. senator backs Capitol rioters, rails against BLM and Antifa

Wis. senator backs Capitol rioters, rails against BLM and Antifa

Criticism is growing against U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) after comments he made on a conservative talk-radio show with syndicated host Joe Pagliarulo about the Jan. 6 Capitol violence, WISN.com reported. In part, Johnson said, "I'm ...
Minneapolis to pay George Floyd's family $27M

Minneapolis to pay George Floyd's family $27M

The city of Minneapolis has reached a $27 million civil settlement with the family of George Floyd—the Black man whose death at the hands of police last May sparked a wave of protests around the world. ...

  News

New LGBTQ film, ART AND PEP, launches website

New LGBTQ film, ART AND PEP, launches website

--From a press release

CHICAGO—A teaser and website for the new film ART AND PEP was just released, giving a first glimpse into the documentary that will feature the life and love of LGBTQ+ civil rights leaders, Art Johnston and ...
Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame extends deadline for 2021 nominees

Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame extends deadline for 2021 nominees

--From a press release

The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame, celebrating its 30th year, has extended the deadline for nominations for new inductees. The new deadline for nominations is April 30, 2021. The nominations will be reviewed by a committee ...
WNBA marking Women's History Month

WNBA marking Women's History Month

In celebration of Women's History Month, the WNBA announced plans for the league's landmark 25th season, which include the new campaign "Count It" and a 25th-season logo. Among season-long celebrations to highlight the league's milestones and ...
Foxx appoints new chief diversity officer, deputy chief of staff

Foxx appoints new chief diversity officer, deputy chief of staff

Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx announced two key leadership roles within her office: Ted Berger, as deputy chief of staff; and Lea Gutierrez, as chief diversity and inclusion officer. Berger most recently served as the ...
WORLD Adoption ban, trans soldier, Belgium killing, archbishop

WORLD Adoption ban, trans soldier, Belgium killing, archbishop

Same-sex couples will be barred from adopting children in Poland even as single parents, under a new law announced by a nationalist ruling party that has made anti-gay policies a major part of its governing platform, ...
NATIONAL Biden tracker, Task Force, trans journalist, Cuomo, West Virginia

NATIONAL Biden tracker, Task Force, trans journalist, Cuomo, West Virginia

GLAAD announced the launch of its Biden Equality Accountability Tracker—a real-time record of the Biden administration's executive orders, announcements, legislative support and speeches that impact LGBTQ people and rights, a ...
Chicago Architecture Center announces
Spring 2021 reopening schedule

Chicago Architecture Center announces Spring 2021 reopening schedule

--From a press release

CHICAGO — The Chicago Architecture Center (CAC) announces plans for a safe Spring 2021 reopening of its popular CAC walking tours, CAFC River Cruise and CAC exhibits. Review COVID-19 safety policies for CAC experiences here. CAC ...
2021 Andersonville Midsommarfest postponed due to pandemic

2021 Andersonville Midsommarfest postponed due to pandemic

--From a press release

The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) today announced the official postponement of this year’s Andersonville Midsommarfest due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
Patrik-Ian Polk on 'Noah's Arc,' representation that resonates

Patrik-Ian Polk on 'Noah's Arc,' representation that resonates

Director, screenwriter and producer Patrik-Ian Polk brought us Noah's Arc: The 'Rona Chronicles last year—which felt like a comforting and comfortable Zoom call with old friends during a time when the world was everything but. The ...
GLAAD, Athlete Ally respond to trans-inclusion letter

GLAAD, Athlete Ally respond to trans-inclusion letter

Athlete Ally, a national nonprofit working at the intersection of sport and LGBTQI+ equality, and LGBTQ media advocacy organization GLAAD, responded to a letter from at least 5005 National Collegiate Athletic Association student-athletes sent to the ...

  Entertainment

'Disappeared: Chicago's Lost Lesbian Bars' screening April 3

'Disappeared: Chicago's Lost Lesbian Bars' screening April 3

Gerber/Hart Library and Archives will present a virtual screening of the short documentary film Disappeared: Chicago's Lost Lesbian Bars, by Jacob Pieczynski. The event will take place Saturday, April 3, at 1 p.m. The screening will ...
Pope Francis documentary 'Francesco' to debut March 26

Pope Francis documentary 'Francesco' to debut March 26

Pope Francis—in the news lately because of the Catholic Church's stance that it cannot bless same-sex unions, adding that it is "not licit" to bless relationships that involve sexual activity outside of marriage—is the subject of ...
Elliot Page makes cover of Time

Elliot Page makes cover of Time

Oscar-nominated transgender actor Elliot Page is on the latest cover of Time magazine—and he wants to be an advocate for others, NBC News reported. "My privilege has allowed me to have resources to get through and ...
Ravinia plans to present live music this summer

Ravinia plans to present live music this summer

Taking a step toward resuming pre-pandemic conditions, the Ravinia Festival announced that it plans to reopen in July for the 2021 summer season, presenting its signature mix of classical, popular, and chamber music programming. A press ...
MOVIES Two versions of one woman: Billie Holiday

MOVIES Two versions of one woman: Billie Holiday

By Anthony Eaton

"There's no damn business like show business. You have to smile to keep from throwing up."—Billie Holiday Billie Holiday's life was complicated with great extremes and she lived it on her terms, and the now-Oscar-nominated Andra ...
Oscar nods for Boseman, Davis; 'Mank' leads films with 10

Oscar nods for Boseman, Davis; 'Mank' leads films with 10

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled its nominations March 15 morning for the 93rd Oscars, with Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas announcing. Netflix's Mank which led all movies with 10 nods, including ...
Billy Masters

Billy Masters

"We're raising him gay until he decides he's straight."—Jesse Tyler Ferguson tells Ellen DeGeneres how he and hubby Justin are raising their son. He added, "Justin and I were saying we can just tell he's gonna ...
Women dominate 63rd Grammys

Women dominate 63rd Grammys

At this year's Grammys (which took place March 14), it was the year of the woman. The winners in the top four categories were Taylor Swift (album of the year, for Folklore), Billie Eilish (record of ...
SHOWBIZ Oscars art, Billie Jean King, Billy Eichner, Randy Rainbow

SHOWBIZ Oscars art, Billie Jean King, Billy Eichner, Randy Rainbow

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed the campaign art for the 93rd Oscars, an ABC press release noted. The 2021 campaign illustrates this year's tagline, "Bring Your Movie Love," celebrating our global appreciation ...
'The Great Chicago Quiz Show' to debut March 26

'The Great Chicago Quiz Show' to debut March 26

The Great Chicago Quiz Show will premiere Friday, March 26, at 8 p.m. on WTTW and at WTTW.com/quiz, where at-home viewers can play alongside contestants. In each of the four weekly 30-minute episodes, Geoffrey Baer puts ...
Entertainment

Chicago Fringe Opera announces the spring half of the 2020-2021 season

--From a press release

Chicago Fringe Opera (CFO), called Chicago's "alt-opera company" (John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune), announces the spring portion of its seventh season. Built within the parameters of our global pandemic, the ...
Webinar to spotlight secret gay life of culinary giant James Beard May 5

Webinar to spotlight secret gay life of culinary giant James Beard May 5

--From a press release

James Beard, who changed how Americans eat, is spotlighted on May 5 with an entertaining live webinar by Food Network star Ted Allen, and author John Birdsall. In the Kitchen Closet takes place May 5 at ...
POETRY E'mon Lauren Black talks queerness,
podcast, Black mobility

POETRY E'mon Lauren Black talks queerness, podcast, Black mobility

Even though she's only in her early 20s, E'mon Lauren Black has accomplished so much. Not only was Black named Chicago's first youth poet laureate in 2016 (an honor from Young Chicago Authors, in partnership with ...

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