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Chicago Pride Fest planned for October

Chicago Pride Fest planned for October

--From a press release

CHICAGO — The 20th annual Chicago Pride Fest® returns on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 1-2. The popular LGBTQ+ street festival, organized by Northalsted Business Alliance, is a two-day community celebration of Pride, concluding the day before ...
Buffalo Grove holds Pride Drive

Buffalo Grove holds Pride Drive

On June 6, a Pride Drive took place in Buffalo Grove. More than 100 residential and commercial properties were decorated with pride decor, balloon art by Balloons by Tommy, music, rainbow treats and more. The Pride ...
"People's Pride" to replace corporate parade this June

"People's Pride" to replace corporate parade this June

--From a press release

LGBTQ activists organizing under the banner #PrideWithoutPrejudice, who proudly participated in the year-long #blacklivesmatter uprising since George Floyd's murder by police, are organizing two inclusive "People's Pride" actions in the ...

  News

Pritzker Military Museum hosting June 23 Pride panel

Pritzker Military Museum hosting June 23 Pride panel

Chicago's Pritzker Military Museum & Library is presenting a panel discussion, "Exploring the Intersection of the U.S. Military and the LGBTQ Community," on Wed., June 23, at noon CT in celebration of Pride Month. The virtual ...
'Drag March for Change' on June 13

'Drag March for Change' on June 13

The second annual Drag March for Change will take place Sunday, June 13. The event will kick off on the corner of Belmont Avenue and Halsted Street (in Boystown/Northalsted) at 1 p.m. Last year, a coalition ...
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Howard Brown Health announces first Fellowship Class of Future Public Leaders Program

--From a Howard Brown Health press release

(Chicago, Ill., June 7, 2021) - Howard Brown Health is honored to announce the first six fellows to receive paid internships as part of the Gregory Shapen Public Health Fellowship Endowment Fund. The program was established ...
Lambda Literary Award winners announced

Lambda Literary Award winners announced

On June 1, Lambda Literary announced the winners of its 33rd Annual Lambda Literary Awards. The winners were selected by a panel of more than 60 literary professionals from more than 1,000 book submissions from more ...
Fifth annual Pulse Nightclub memorial in downstate Illinois on June 12

Fifth annual Pulse Nightclub memorial in downstate Illinois on June 12

On Saturday, June 12, at 7 p.m. in Bloomington, Illinois, local organizations will remember the 49 lives lost at the Pulse Nightclub in 2016 with their fifth annual outdoor memorial service, according to a joint press ...
Lightfoot marks Pride Month at Legacy Project event

Lightfoot marks Pride Month at Legacy Project event

Mayor Lori Lightfoot was among the speakers at a June 7 Legacy Project event marking Chicago's 2021 Pride Month observance. Other speakers at the event, which was moved indoors to Center on Halsted due to inclement ...
TransTech Social and Linux Foundation offering tech-training scholarships

TransTech Social and Linux Foundation offering tech-training scholarships

TransTech Social Enterprises—the co-working, co-learning community dedicated to empowering LGBTQ+ people and allies with practical, career-ready skills founded by actress/activist Angelica Ross—is teaming with Linux Foundation ...
Illinois Holocaust Museum Panel Discussion: Pride in the time of COVID-19

Illinois Holocaust Museum Panel Discussion: Pride in the time of COVID-19

--From a press release

The global pandemic has been a roadblock to traditions and celebrations for consecutive years. Since the 1970s, the last Sunday in June was an opportunity for thousands of LGBTQ+ individuals to celebrate their individuality, to be ...
WORLD: Domestic violence, activist dies, Jerusalem Pride, Olympics

WORLD: Domestic violence, activist dies, Jerusalem Pride, Olympics

On May 28, the LGBTQ Domestic Violence Foundation launched its #SeenAndBelieved campaign to shine a light on the prevalence of DFV (domestic and family violence) in LGBTQ communities, aiming to break down the barriers to victims ...
NATIONAL Election news, AsylumConnect, Pride business items, 'Bears'

NATIONAL Election news, AsylumConnect, Pride business items, 'Bears'

In Pennsylvania, in a race between contenders in the Democratic primary for Erie County executive, Tyler Titus—a trans person who currently serves as Erie School Board president—was declared the winner, according to The Washington Blade. Titus ...
First gay Black man elected to office in Texas

First gay Black man elected to office in Texas

On June 5, Jalen McKee-Rodriguez was elected to represent District 2 for the San Antonio City Council—making him the first openly gay Black man elected to any office in Texas history, KEN5.com reported. McKee-Rodriguez, 26, defeated ...
National AIDS Memorial brings leaders of AIDS movement together to mark 40 years

National AIDS Memorial brings leaders of AIDS movement together to mark 40 years

--From a press release

San Francisco (Saturday, June 5, 2021) — Leaders of the AIDS movement came together in the National AIDS Memorial — the nation's federally-designated memorial to AIDS — to mark forty years since the first cases of ...
Noriega named chair of the state's Human Rights Commission

Noriega named chair of the state's Human Rights Commission

Among the appointments Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker named to various state boards and commissions on June 4 was Mona Noriega as chair of the Human Rights Commission. ...
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Harold J. Phillips appointed director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy

--From a press release

Statement from Jeffrey S. Crowley, distinguished scholar and director of the Infectious Disease Initiatives at the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Center: I applaud President Biden's appointment of ...
Gov. Pritzker issues guidelines for Illinois reopening on June 11

Gov. Pritzker issues guidelines for Illinois reopening on June 11

--From a press release

SPRINGFIELD — Following weeks of steady decreases in new positive COVID-19 cases and with over 67% of residents age 18 and older receiving their first vaccine dose, Governor JB Pritzker is releasing guidelines for Phase 5 ...
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Trans-affirming election legislation passed by Illinois General Assembly, Equality Illinois responds

--From a press release

Statement from Brian C. Johnson, CEO of Equality Illinois, on passage of Senate Bill 825, the trans-affirming election omnibus legislation passed by the Illinois General Assembly on Monday, May 31, 2021: "During Pride Month and at ...
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Mayor Lori Lightfoot to kick off "A Legacy of Pride" June 7

--From a press release

The Legacy Project and Rep. Lamont Robinson will present "A Legacy of Pride" at Chicago's Legacy Walk Outdoor LGBTQ+ History Museum/Jane Addams Memorial, 3600 N. Halsted St. on June 7 at 10:30 a.m. Mayor Lori Lightfoot ...
Cook County commissioners mark Pride Month

Cook County commissioners mark Pride Month

On June 1, Cook County commissioners held a flag-raising event at Daley Plaza to celebrate Pride Month. Among those who spoke were openly gay Commissioner Kevin Morrison. In part, he said, "By raising the rainbow flag, ...
Planned Parenthood Illinois launches COVID-19 vaccine awareness campaign

Planned Parenthood Illinois launches COVID-19 vaccine awareness campaign

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Planned Parenthood Illinois Action (PPIA) is kicking off a summer-long COVID-19 vaccine awareness campaign with two virtual Community Conversations on June 17 and June 24 (Spanish language event) ...
Mayra Hidalgo Salazar named National LGBTQ Task Force Deputy ED

Mayra Hidalgo Salazar named National LGBTQ Task Force Deputy ED

--From a press release

Washington, D.C. — The National LGBTQ Task Force has named Mayra Hidalgo Salazar (she/her/ella) as its new Deputy Executive Director, effective today. Hidalgo Salazar will join recently appointed Executive Director ...
Bud Billiken Parade to return this summer

Bud Billiken Parade to return this summer

The South Side event known as the Bud Billiken Parade will return Aug. 14, ABC7Chicago.com reported. The parade is the largest Black parade in the world and the second-largest parade in the country. Organizers said the ...
Howard Brown, partners launch research collaborative on COVID and LGBTQs

Howard Brown, partners launch research collaborative on COVID and LGBTQs

In order to bridge the gap in knowledge about COVID-19 health experiences for LGBTQ people, five federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) that specialize in reducing barriers to care for LGBTQ populations—along with The PRIDE Study, the ...

  Entertainment

About Face Theatre announces recipients of playwriting grants

About Face Theatre announces recipients of playwriting grants

--From a press release

CHICAGO (June 3, 2021) - About Face Theatre announced today that it is awarding grants to two local LGBTQ+ playwrights to support their creative work. Playwrights Hannah Ii-Epstein (she/her) and ...
Ravinia Festival announces updates to 2021 summer programming

Ravinia Festival announces updates to 2021 summer programming

--From a press release

HIGHLAND PARK, IL — The Ravinia Festival is pleased to announce the following additions to its summer 2021 schedule: Counting Crows, Aug. 19 Marie Osmond with special guest David Archuleta (Ravinia debuts), Aug. 25 Allison Russell ...
'Let's Talk Womxn Supper Club & Conversation' on June 25

'Let's Talk Womxn Supper Club & Conversation' on June 25

The group of 40 Chicago independent, women-led restaurants—better known as Let's Talk Womxn Chicago—has launched the monthly "Let's Talk Womxn Supper Club & Conversation." The next event will take place Friday, June 25, 6:30-9 p.m., with ...
Chaka Khan, Tiesto, drag queens to be at 'Pride in the Park' June 26-27

Chaka Khan, Tiesto, drag queens to be at 'Pride in the Park' June 26-27

The acts have been revealed who will perform at Pride in the Park on June 26-27 in Grant Park. It will be 2-10 p.m. on June 26, and 3-10 p.m. the following day. Performers in the line-ups include Chaka Khan, Tiesto, ...
ATTRACTIONS Chicago Architecture Center reopens with new exhibits

ATTRACTIONS Chicago Architecture Center reopens with new exhibits

On May 22, the Chicago Architecture Center (CAC), 111 E. Wacker Dr., opened all-new and updated exhibits in its 10,000 square feet of galleries full of scale models of new building designs from Chicago and around ...
Tracy Young: DJ on Kim Zolciak, pronouns and 'Pride in the Park'

Tracy Young: DJ on Kim Zolciak, pronouns and 'Pride in the Park'

From DJ Steve Aoki throwing rainbow cakes into the crowd to drag queens keeping the party pumping for two fun filled days in 2019 at the Petrillo Music Shell stage in Grant Park, music has quickly ...
Actor/artist creates huge mural for new Steppenwolf center

Actor/artist creates huge mural for new Steppenwolf center

Chicago-based artist/actor Tony Fitzpatrick has created a massive mural for the exterior of Steppenwolf Theatre Company's new Arts and Education Center, 1646 N. Halsted St. Commissioned by Steppenwolf as a highly visible public-art installation for th ...
MUSIC Adam Lambert, Billy Porter, Demi Lovato 
part of 4th Annual Stonewall Day

MUSIC Adam Lambert, Billy Porter, Demi Lovato part of 4th Annual Stonewall Day

On June 6, Pride Live held the 4th annual Stonewall Day event—a global campaign to elevate awareness and support for the Stonewall legacy and the continuing fight for full LGBTQ+ equality. This year, Pride Live teamed ...
Billy Masters

Billy Masters

"This is to announce my retirement from touring and from working in the record business. I've gotten older and I'm tired. So it's time for me to hang up my nipple tassels, having truly given my ...
SHOWBIZ Todrick Hall, LGBTQIA+ podcast, Pride TV programs, '80s music

SHOWBIZ Todrick Hall, LGBTQIA+ podcast, Pride TV programs, '80s music

Todrick Hall is celebrating Pride with the release of his new album, Femuline, on June 8, a press release noted. The album's lead single, "Boys In The Ocean," is described as "an irresistible funk jam." Femuline ...
New Streisand album coming out Aug. 6

New Streisand album coming out Aug. 6

Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, will present Release Me 2—a new collection of 10 previously unreleased studio performances from the legendary Barbra Streisand—on Friday ...
NBC Out releases annual #Pride30 list

NBC Out releases annual #Pride30 list

--From a press release

NBC Out, part of NBCNews.com, has released its annual #Pride30 list, recognizing members of the LGBTQ community around the world who are making a difference. This year's list honors 30 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer ...
WTTW celebrates LGBTQ Pride Month with special content

WTTW celebrates LGBTQ Pride Month with special content

--From a press release

WTTW recently released its schedule of special programming in celebration of LGBTQ Pride Month. Highlights include: Stonewall Uprising: American Experience Sunday, June 13 from 10:00 pm-12:00 am In an era when homosexuality was illegal, ...
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's Season 43: A Virtual Homecoming June 24

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's Season 43: A Virtual Homecoming June 24

--From a press release

CHICAGO CHICAGO — Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's (HSDC) Season 43: A Virtual Homecoming will conclude with the world premiere of Greener Grass, a full-company work choreographed and directed by former HSDC company dancer Jie-Hung Connie S ...
Chipotle partners with Chicago's Kim Chi and other queens for Pride Month

Chipotle partners with Chicago's Kim Chi and other queens for Pride Month

Chipotle Mexican Grill announced it will celebrate drag culture and support affiliated LGBTQIA+ organizations throughout June's Pride Month. The brand will offer two events: Chipotle Queen of Pride and a special Chipotle Drag Lunch. The celebration ...
Jay Españo named Artistic Director of PrideArts, planning 2021-22 season

Jay Españo named Artistic Director of PrideArts, planning 2021-22 season

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Jay Espano, a Chicago actor, director, and filmmaker whose theater training includes education in The Philippines as well as an MFA from Chicago's Columbia College, has been named Artistic Director of PrideArts. Cheri Tatar, ...

  Outlines

SAVOR Talking with new Travelle Chef de Cuisine Qi Ai; Profile of Travelle's breakfast

SAVOR Talking with new Travelle Chef de Cuisine Qi Ai; Profile of Travelle's breakfast

Travelle Chef de Cuisine Qi Ai Travelle at the Langham (330 N Wabash Ave.; https://www.travellechicago.com/) has undergone a major change during the COVID pandemic: New Chef de Cuisine Qi (pronounced "tee") Ai was promoted from sous ...
Red Stars top North Carolina 1-0

Red Stars top North Carolina 1-0

At Bridgview's SeatGeek Stadium, the Chicago Red Stars, led by Rachel Hill's 29th minute goal and Alyssa Mautz's NWSL return, defeated the North Carolina Courage 1-0. In addition to scoring the lone goal, Hill had 57 ...
L.A. Sparks defeat Chicago Sky 68-63

L.A. Sparks defeat Chicago Sky 68-63

On June 5, the Chicago Sky lost to the L.A. Sparks 68-63 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Forward Ruthy Hebard recorded her third double-double of the season (fourth career) with 14 points and 10 rebounds ...
Sky's slide hits six with overtime loss

Sky's slide hits six with overtime loss

The Chicago Sky started the season with two wins, but now have dropped six consecutive games—the latest being a 77-74 overtime loss to the Phoenix Mercury on June 3. The Sky and Mercury finished a two-game ...
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Ex-Blackhawks video coach faces second sexual-assault suit

A former Michigan high-school hockey player is suing the Chicago Blackhawks in a second complaint tied to sexual-assault allegations against former video coach Bradley Dale Aldrich, according to The Chicago Tribune. The second plaintiff, identified as ...





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