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PASSAGES Kay "Tobin" Lahusen, a founding mother of the gay rights movement, 91

PASSAGES Kay "Tobin" Lahusen, a founding mother of the gay rights movement, 91

Kay Lahusen, 91, died in gentle hospice care at Chester County Hospital on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, after a brief illness. She was born in Cincinnati in January 1930 and as an infant was adopted and ...
Pride Parade date announced

Pride Parade date announced

PRIDEChicago announced that the date of this year's Pride Parade is Sunday, Oct. 3. The Parade route will remain the same as past years. The path will begin at Montrose Avenue and Broadway and then move ...
Breaking News

Senate approves Peters' HIV decriminalization proposal

--From a press release

SPRINGFIELD — Illinoisans living with human immunodeficiency virus will soon be free from fear of criminal prosecution after a measure sponsored by State Senator Robert Peters (D-Chicago) cleared its final ...
President Biden signs historic hate crimes bill into law

President Biden signs historic hate crimes bill into law

WASHINGTON — Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement after President Biden signed into law the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, which included the Khalid ...

  News

Illinois Holocaust Museum to host "Reflecting on LGBTQ+ Pride in the Time of COVID-19"

Illinois Holocaust Museum to host "Reflecting on LGBTQ+ Pride in the Time of COVID-19"

--From a press release

Skokie, IL — On June 30, Illinois Holocaust Museum will host a thoughtful reflection and celebration of LGBTQ+ Pride Month with a dynamic panel of thought leaders and advocates. Since the 1970s, the last Sunday in ...
News

HRC, leading policy, health organizations call for LGBTQ-inclusive sexual education

--From a press release

WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, in partnership with leading ...
An Evening with Fran Lebowitz at the Auditorium Theatre on April 15, 2022

An Evening with Fran Lebowitz at the Auditorium Theatre on April 15, 2022

--From a press release

Chicago, IL May 24, 2021 — An Evening with Fran Lebowitz on Friday, April 15th at Auditorium Theatre located at 50 E. Congress Pkwy Chicago, IL. This show is all ages and begins at 7:30 PM ...
Pfleger reinstated at South Side church after investigation

Pfleger reinstated at South Side church after investigation

Cardinal Blase Cupich told parishioners that the Rev. Michael Pfleger will return to the pulpit at his South Side parish after a Chicago archdiocese panel found "insufficient reason to suspect" that he is guilty of sexual-abuse ...
Equality Illinois names Ruiz-Velasco as deputy director

Equality Illinois names Ruiz-Velasco as deputy director

Mony Ruiz-Velasco will join Equality Illinois as its inaugural Deputy Director beginning July 15. Ruiz-Velasco has represented and counseled hundreds of LGBTQ families and asylum seekers who were seeking protection from persecution; also, she has worked ...
News

UIC removing 'John Marshall' from law school's name, citing slave ownership

The UIC John Marshall Law School will change its name to the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law after receiving approval from the University of Illinois Board of Trustees, according to UIC Today. The name ...
West Hollywood celebrates Pride on Harvey Milk Day, honors Lady Gaga and The Abbey

West Hollywood celebrates Pride on Harvey Milk Day, honors Lady Gaga and The Abbey

Each year in California, the City of West Hollywood celebrates the artistic contributions of the LGBTQ community with its 40-day-long One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival. The festival kicked off on Harvey Milk Day (May ...
News

Mayor Lightfoot, Dept of Housing announce $79.8 M rental assistance

--From a press release

MAYOR LIGHTFOOT AND CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING ANNOUNCE $79.8 MILLION IN HOUSING RENTAL ASSISTANCE The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) will provide up to 15 months of rental assistance for renters and landlords impacted by COVID-19 ...
Little library honoring John Pennycuff is unveiled

Little library honoring John Pennycuff is unveiled

Chicago's Unity Park Advisory Council (UPAC) held "Park Day" May 22 at the site, 2636 N. Kimball Ave.—and one of the events involved the unveiling of a custom-designed little library that honors late LGBTQ-rights activist John ...
News

SPORTS NU women's lacrosse beats Duke, advances to Final Four

On May 22 in Evanston, the Northwestern University's women's lacrosse team defeated Duke University 22-10 to advance to the 2021 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Final Four, InisdeNU.com reported. Duke scored first ...
NATIONAL Victory Institute, activists pass on, Mikayla Miller, Nina West

NATIONAL Victory Institute, activists pass on, Mikayla Miller, Nina West

On May 2, The Victory Institute inducted 21 leaders to its newly formed LGBTQ Victory Hall of Fame, according to PrideSource.com. Twenty members were inducted as part of the founding class while U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin ...
WORLD Myanmar activist, Cyprus official, brutal crimes, UK youth

WORLD Myanmar activist, Cyprus official, brutal crimes, UK youth

In Myanmar, Equality Myanmar Executive Director Aung Myo Min broke another barrier, becoming the first LGBTQ person to become sworn in as a member of cabinet after being appointed by the National Unity Government as its ...
New-look Red Stars play NJ/NY Gotham to 0-0 draw

New-look Red Stars play NJ/NY Gotham to 0-0 draw

At SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview, Illinois, the Chicago Red Stars—debuting their new Momentum Jersey—played NJ/NY Gotham to a scoreless draw on May 22, a press release stated. Mallory Pugh consistently ran at the NJ/NY Gotham FC ...
PASSAGES Social-justice activist, dominatrix Mistress Velvet dies

PASSAGES Social-justice activist, dominatrix Mistress Velvet dies

PASSAGES Social-justice activist, dominatrix Mistress Velvet dies By Carrie Maxwell Social-justice activist and dominatrix Mistress Velvet (who used they/them pronouns) died by suicide May 9 in Chicago. They were 33. ...
News

LGBT-inclusive marriage-certificate act passes state General Assembly

--From a press release

May 21. 2021 - In an effort to modernize marriage certificates in Illinois, state Sen. Sara Feigenholtz and state Rep. Ann Williams helped pass The Marriage Certificate Modernization Act through the Illinois General Assembly. The legislation ...
News

LETTER A matter of race

I applaud Mayor Lori Lightfoot's courageous statement on only giving one-on-one interviews to journalists of color. She obviously wants to see a public dialogue on this matter. White privilege is a topic we must look at ...
News

LGBTQ-Inclusive Corporate Board Leadership Bill passes Illinois General Assembly

--From a press release

Equality Illinois and the LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois celebrated final passage by the Illinois General Assembly of a legislative measure to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion on corporate boards of directors. State law already ...
POLITICS Morita to run for Cook County commissioner seat

POLITICS Morita to run for Cook County commissioner seat

Josina Morita, a commissioner with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD), is entering the race for Cook County commissioner of the 13th District now held by Commissioner Larry Suffredin, who ...
685,000 AAPI LGBT adults live in the U.S.

685,000 AAPI LGBT adults live in the U.S.

--From a press release

Nearly one in five AAPI LGBT adults in the country said they felt unsafe in their communities A new study by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law finds that an estimated 685,000 adults in ...

  Entertainment

ARTS New cabaret series 'Emerge' taking place this summer

ARTS New cabaret series 'Emerge' taking place this summer

Labyrinth Arts and Performance Collective (LAPC) will present Emerge—a new cabaret series of live music and performance art—on June 11, July 9 and Aug. 13 at 10 p.m. in the cabaret space of Pork Chop, 1132 ...
Entertainment

Northlight Theatre to open its 2021-2022 season in September

--From a press release

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces its 2021-2022 season, opening with the tour-de-force musical Songs for Nobodies, by Joanna ...
ARTS 'Teatro ZinZanni' returning July 8

ARTS 'Teatro ZinZanni' returning July 8

Teatro ZinZanni is returning to the Chicago Loop with new acts and a unique, immersive dining and live entertainment experience. Its brand-new show begins July 8 in the Spiegeltent ZaZou, located on the 14th floor in ...
Court Theatre announces return to live theatrical programming for 2021/22

Court Theatre announces return to live theatrical programming for 2021/22

--From a press release

COURT THEATRE ANNOUNCES 2021/22 SEASON, RETURN TO LIVE PROGRAMMING Chicago, IL - Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, and Executive Director Angel Ysaguirre, announces a return to live ...
ARTS 'Black Tie and Sneaker Ball' on July 9

ARTS 'Black Tie and Sneaker Ball' on July 9

The Art of Giving Foundation—dedicated to funding local art programs and artists in need of seed funding to launch or maintain social initiative programs that benefit their communities—announced its second annual fundraising gala, the "Black Tie ...
Billy Masters

Billy Masters

"I really thought I'd arrived when I did Leprechaun."—Jennifer Aniston to Howard Stern, in an oldie but goodie interview. If she'd be up for a remake, perhaps they could enlist the aid of Peter Dinklage. Billy ...
SHOWBIZ 'Love, Victor,' R.E.M., Cher, HIV film, Jane Lynch

SHOWBIZ 'Love, Victor,' R.E.M., Cher, HIV film, Jane Lynch

The Holy teen dramedy series Love, Victor returns June 11, as season two finds a newly out of the closet Victor entering his junior year at Creekwood High, a press release noted. This season, Victor faces ...
MUSIC Adam Lambert to curate, perform at 'Stonewall Day'

MUSIC Adam Lambert to curate, perform at 'Stonewall Day'

The organization Pride Live announced its fourth annual Stonewall Day—a global campaign to elevate awareness and support for the Stonewall legacy and the continuing fight for full LGBTQ+ equality. This year, Pride Live is teaming with ...
'Real Housewives' expert Brian Moylan keeps it real in new tell-all book

'Real Housewives' expert Brian Moylan keeps it real in new tell-all book

Bravo's Real Housewives franchise, which has been stirring the pot for more than 15 years, has launched 31 books and a cocktail line; featured two jail sentences and a couple of supermodel daughters; made Andy Cohen ...
MUSIC 'Can't Cancel Pride' to include Ricky Martin, Demi Lovato, Lil Nas X

MUSIC 'Can't Cancel Pride' to include Ricky Martin, Demi Lovato, Lil Nas X

Ricky Martin, Demi Lovato, Lil Nas X and Pink are among the artists who will perform or appear at "Can't Cancel Pride," a virtual relief benefit for the LGBTQ+ community from P&G and iHeartMedia, Variety reported. ...
Doc10 Film Festival returns and includes LGBTQ+ features

Doc10 Film Festival returns and includes LGBTQ+ features

Chicago Media Project (CMP) announced the full slate of films being showcased at the annual Doc10 Documentary Film Festival, returning June 17-20. The festival will feature socially distanced, COVID-responsible in-person ...
SAVOR Punch Bowl Social

SAVOR Punch Bowl Social

Summer is approaching and COVID restrictions are being relaxed—and restaurants are among the many types of businesses benefiting from these changes. A recent visit to Chicago's Punch Bowl Social (310 ...
FILM Lesbian Bar Project, Jagermeister collaborate on documentary

FILM Lesbian Bar Project, Jagermeister collaborate on documentary

Following the success of The Lesbian Bar Project PSA and fundraising campaign in 2020, The Lesbian Bar Project and Jagermeister's #savethenight initiative will premiere a documentary short that aims to bring greater awareness to the remaining ...
About Face Theatre starts Green Room Collective for LGBTQ+ arts leadership development

About Face Theatre starts Green Room Collective for LGBTQ+ arts leadership development

--From a press release

CHICAGO (May 19, 2021) — About Face Theatre announces the launch of the Green Room Collective, a new program for early career LGBTQ+ arts leaders. This program builds on over two decades of leadership development work ...
Congo Square Theatre Company, Sydney Chatman recipients of 2021 Joyce Awards

Congo Square Theatre Company, Sydney Chatman recipients of 2021 Joyce Awards

--From a press release

CHICAGO (May 20, 2021)—Sydney Chatman and Congo Square Theatre Company were announced this week as recipients of the Joyce Foundation's 2021 Joyce Awards. Since 2003, the Joyce Awards have supported the creation of new work by ...

  Outlines

Outlines

Chicago Sky drop second consecutive game

The Chicago Sky dropped their second straight game, 93-80 to the Atlanta Dream, on May 25. The Sky (2-2)—who played without injured teammates Candace Parker and Allie Quigley—are in the rare position of having won both ...
Outlines

Two Red Stars selected for U.S. WNT Summer Series roster

--From a press release

CHICAGO (May 25th, 2021) - The United States Women's National Team (U.S. WNT) announced their roster for the upcoming Summer Series presented by AT&T 5G. The series includes matches against Portugal, Jamaica, and Nigeria on June ...
Outlines

SPORTS Chicago Sky lose home opener to Liberty

In a game that was televised on ESPN and which was the first regular-season game for the Chicago Sky at Wintrust Arena since Sept. 1, 2019, the home team lost 93-85 to the New York Liberty on May 23. The team's ...
SAVOR Brunch at Adorn Bar & Restaurant

SAVOR Brunch at Adorn Bar & Restaurant

I first became acquainted with Chef Jonathon Sawyer's cuisine at Cleveland's famed Greenhouse Tavern in 2013—and I still occasionally dream about the corn-and-creste pasta dish I had there. Therefore, I had high hopes about Sawyer's move ...
Outlines

Chicago Sky stay undefeated

The Chicago Sky ran their record to 2-0, thanks to an 85-77 victory over hosts the Atlanta Dream on May 19. This game marked the Sky's 500th game as a franchise, picking up its 226th victory over 15 full seasons in ...





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