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Windy City Times 2021-04-21

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Illinois Senate passes proposal removing gendered language from marriage certificates

Illinois Senate passes proposal removing gendered language from marriage certificates

--From a press release

On April 21, on its third reading, the Illinois Senate passed (by a bipartisan vote of 44-13) a proposal that amends the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act to allow the removal of gendered language ...
Ex-cop Chauvin found guilty of murder, manslaughter; LGBTQs react

Ex-cop Chauvin found guilty of murder, manslaughter; LGBTQs react

On April 20, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of second- and third-degree murder as well as second-degree manslaughter in his case involving George Floyd. Floyd died in May 2020 after Chauvin placed ...

  News

Bechdel, Rannells among upcoming CHF guests

Bechdel, Rannells among upcoming CHF guests

The Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) announced its line-up of virtual programs with award-winning writers, scholars and cultural icons in late April and throughout May. Among LGBTQ participants/guests will be Fun ...
Jennifer Pritzker threatens to leave Tennessee over anti-trans legislation

Jennifer Pritzker threatens to leave Tennessee over anti-trans legislation

Jennifer Pritzker—the world's first out and only known transgender billionaire, as well as a cousin of Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker—threatened to pull her fortune from Tennessee if lawmakers pass transphobic ...
News

Gay, trans panic defenses continue in court cases in many US states

--From a press release

Gay and trans panic defenses first appeared in court cases in the 1960s and continue to be raised in criminal trials today. ...
PASSAGES Donald Duane Slater

PASSAGES Donald Duane Slater

Donald Duane Slater, age 73, of Kalamazoo Michigan made his transition on April 8, 2021 in his home, of natural causes. Don worked in several bars in the 1970's and 80's. Among them the Glory Hole ...
GLAAD responds to increase in suicide attempts among trans youth in Arkansas

GLAAD responds to increase in suicide attempts among trans youth in Arkansas

--From a press release

(New York, NY - April 19, 2021) — GLAAD is responding to reports of an increase in suicide attempts among transgender youth in Arkansas, which on April 6 became the first U.S. state to outlaw gender-affirming ...
Hall of Fame honors 21 LGBTQ elected and appointed leaders

Hall of Fame honors 21 LGBTQ elected and appointed leaders

--From a press release

Washington, DC — On Sunday, May 2 during a virtual event, LGBTQ Victory Institute will launch its LGBTQ Victory Hall of Fame to honor the LGBTQ elected officials, appointed officials and candidates who made a lasting ...
Indy Pride to be virtual again in 2021

Indy Pride to be virtual again in 2021

Indy Pride, Indianapolis' largest LGBTQ celebration, will be virtual again for a second consecutive year as event holders say it's "not reasonable to plan and host an in-person festival during Pride Month at this time," IndyStar.com ...
Lightfoot calls resignation rumors 'homophobic, racist and misogynistic'

Lightfoot calls resignation rumors 'homophobic, racist and misogynistic'

On April 18, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot called rumors that she's resigning "homophobic, racist and misogynistic," The Chicago Tribune reported. Lightfoot tweeted, "1/ Good morning from my mansion in Sauganash. ...
NATIONAL More trans deaths, bullied teen, Manhunt, trans writer, Biden

NATIONAL More trans deaths, bullied teen, Manhunt, trans writer, Biden

A Black transgender woman in Missouri was shot to death—and investigators swiftly tracked down a suspect they believe shot her after meeting on an online dating website, LGBTQ Nation reported. Dominique Lucious was found dead April ...
WORLD Peru items, Kenya, UK government, Poland city

WORLD Peru items, Kenya, UK government, Poland city

The first lesbian elected to Peru's Congress promised to put up a "strong battle" for LGBTQ+ rights in the South American nation as two social conservatives go head to head for a presidential run-off vote in ...
Poll: Most Americans oppose anti-trans laws

Poll: Most Americans oppose anti-trans laws

A new PBS NewsHour/NPR/Marist poll showed that two-thirds of U.S. residents oppose laws that would limit transgender rights, PBS reported. About one half of one percent of U.S. adults are transgender, according to a recent Gallup ...
News

Pilsen Law Center responds to death of Adam Toledo

--From a press release

Chicago Illinois — The shooting by Chicago Police of 13-year-old Adam Toledo, is yet another reminder to our community that much critical work remains to be done to prevent the use of lethal force through policies ...
Lighthouse Foundation prepares for upcoming Black LGBTQ equity survey

Lighthouse Foundation prepares for upcoming Black LGBTQ equity survey

Chicago-based Lighthouse Foundation hosted an online presentation April 15 to discuss its upcoming Black Queer Equity Index project. The initiative—announced last winter by Rev. Jamie Frazier, who heads the foundation ...
News

Everytown for Gun Safety groups respond to police shooting of Adam Toledo

--From a press release

The Illinois chapter of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety's grassroots networks, released the following statement responding to the video and subsequent reports of the fatal police shooting ...
LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois celebrates 25th anniversary with new brand

LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois celebrates 25th anniversary with new brand

--From a press release

CHICAGO - The LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois (LGBTCC) is celebrating 25 years of advocating for LGBTQ+ businesses by unveiling a refreshed brand and logo created by its creative agency of record TimeZoneOne (TZO) a ...
Groundbreaking drag-queen ministry candidate speaks at Illinois UMC

Groundbreaking drag-queen ministry candidate speaks at Illinois UMC

Hope United Methodist Church (in Bloomington, Illinois) celebrated Drag Sunday on April 11 with a message from Ms. Penny Cost, Religion News Service reported. The Illinois Great Rivers Conference's Vermillion ...
News

Equality Florida, HRC condemn Florida House passage of trans sports ban

--From a press release

Tallahassee, FL - The Florida House has voted 77-40 to ban transgender girls from playing sports alongside their peers. The vote comes just hours after transgender students and advocates held a press conference in the Florida ...
Simmons moves to gather data on how COVID-19 has harmed LGBTQ+ communities

Simmons moves to gather data on how COVID-19 has harmed LGBTQ+ communities

--From a press release

SPRINGFIELD — To better determine how the COVID-19 pandemic has harmed LGBTQIA+ communities in Illinois, State Sen. Mike Simmons (D-Chicago) passed legislation out of an Illinois Senate committee Thursday that ...
News

Illinois Latino Agenda issues statement on shooting of Adam Toledo

--From a press release

On March 29, 2021, 13-year-old Adam Toledo was shot and killed by a Chicago police officer. Since the shooting, there have been different narratives formed of who Adam Toledo was. Various media have made allegations saying ...
International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia theme announced

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia theme announced

--From a collective press release

LGBTQI+ networks from around the world have announced the theme for this year's International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia: "Together: Resisting, Supporting, Healing!" We are inspired by this very ...

  Entertainment

Entertainment

The Andersonville Farmers Market returns May 12 - Oct. 20

--From a press release

CHICAGO (April 20, 2021) — The Andersonville Farmers Market (AFM) is pleased to return for its 12th season on Wednesdays from 3 — 7 pm from May 12 — October 20, 2021 on Catalpa Ave. between ...
HRC to honor FX show 'Pose' at national virtual event 'Time for Equality Live'

HRC to honor FX show 'Pose' at national virtual event 'Time for Equality Live'

--From a press release

Eight cast members and creators of "Pose," including Steven Canals, Mj Rodriguez, Billy Porter, Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore, Hailie Sahar, Dyllón Burnside and Sandra Bernhard, will speak at event WASHINGTON ...
BOOKS Chicago After Stonewall available May 11

BOOKS Chicago After Stonewall available May 11

Chicago After Stonewall: Gay Lib to Gay Life—a detailed account of how LGBTQ's in Carl Sandburg's "City of the Big Shoulders" responded to the Stonewall Riots—will be available May 11. This book pulls together jigsaw pieces ...
Billy Masters

Billy Masters

"I'm so glad to do this for The Actors Fund, because actors are not working. Because restaurants are closed!"—Mel Brooks on Stars in the House celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Producers opening on Broadway. He ...
GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics hands out Dorian Awards

GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics hands out Dorian Awards

--From a press release

LOS ANGELES, CA, April 18, 2021 — Nomadland, the spare and fact-based drama of a group of struggling Americans living off the grid; the vivid blueswoman biopic Ma Rainey's Black Bottom; the family-happy fish-out-of-water fable Minari; ...
SHOWBIZ Brandi Carlile, 'Legendary,' children's book, film festival, Janet Mock

SHOWBIZ Brandi Carlile, 'Legendary,' children's book, film festival, Janet Mock

Lesbian musician Brandi Carlile memoir, Broken Horses, debuted at number one on The New York Times Best Sellers list, a press release announced. In addition to the hardback book, a very special audiobook edition of the ...
Belting for Life Sunday May 16, streaming through May 31

Belting for Life Sunday May 16, streaming through May 31

--From a press release

CHICAGO - Jeff Award-winning director and HIV+ activist Christopher Pazdernik presents the 6th annual Belting for Life (formerly known as Chris' Birthday Belt Fest), an annual benefit concert for Howard Brown Health, one of the nation's ...

  Outlines

Outlines

Chicago Sky finalize 2021 training-camp roster

--From a press release

CHICAGO (April 21, 2021) —The Chicago Sky has announced its 20-player roster for 2021 training camp, which begins this Sunday, April 25, at the team's practice facility in Deerfield. ...
U.S. women's hockey coach abruptly steps down

U.S. women's hockey coach abruptly steps down

Bob Corkum abruptly stepped down as coach of the U.S. women's hockey team with fewer than three weeks before the world championships open in Canada, ESPN.com reported. USA Hockey's director of women's national team programs, Katie ...





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