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SPORTS Chicago Sky center qualifies for Olympic 3X3 team

SPORTS Chicago Sky center qualifies for Olympic 3X3 team

Chicago Sky center Stefanie Dolson is among four athletes who qualified USA Basketball for the inaugural 3X3 Olympic competition this summer to represent the USA at the Tokyo Games. Dolson ...
Three Red Stars make Olympic women's soccer team

Three Red Stars make Olympic women's soccer team

The United States Women's National Team (U.S. WNT) announced its 2020 Olympic team roster for the upcoming games in Tokyo. Red Stars defender Tierna Davidson, midfielder Julie Ertz and goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher were selected as part ...
First active pro football player comes out as gay

First active pro football player comes out as gay

Las Vegas Raiders defensive lineman Carl Nassib became the first active NFL player in history to announce that he is gay, according to Outsports. "What's up people," Nassib posted on Instagram. "I'm at my house in ...
Breaking News

Biden, Harris make Juneteenth a national holiday

On June 17, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris signed a bill designating June 19 as officially Juneteenth National Independence Day—a U.S. federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in this country. With the ...
U.S. Supreme Court sides with anti-LGBTQ Catholic foster-care agency

U.S. Supreme Court sides with anti-LGBTQ Catholic foster-care agency

The U.S. Supreme Court, on June 17, said that Philadelphia violated the First Amendment when it froze the contract of a Catholic foster-care agency that refused to work with same-sex couples as potential foster parents because ...
U.S. Supreme Court upholds Affordable Care Act

U.S. Supreme Court upholds Affordable Care Act

On June 17, the U.S. Supreme Court dismissed a challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in a decision that will leave the law intact and save healthcare coverage for millions of U.S. residents. According to ...

  News

News

VIEWPOINT Pride at work

Pride Month is a chance for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) people to be proud and visible in a world that tells us not to be. Pride Month is a chance to celebrate and ...
Buffalo Grove teen among GLAAD's '20 Under 20'

Buffalo Grove teen among GLAAD's '20 Under 20'

Molly Pinta—a 15-year-old who was the catalyst behind Pride celebrations in Buffalo Grove, including this year's Pride Drive—is listed in Teen Vogue as one of GLAAD's second annual 20 Under 20 list. Pinta is a bisexual ...
News

Business owner Christy Webber faces criminal charges

Business owner Christy Webber, a prominent donor to, and activist in, local LGBTQ and other causes and campaigns, is facing a number of criminal charges following a traffic accident and altercation last month. Webber, owner of ...
News

1.2 million LGBTQ adults in the U.S. identify as nonbinary

--From a press release

An estimated 11% of LGBTQ adults in the U.S.—approximately 1.2 million people—identify as nonbinary, according to a new study by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law. The majority of them are under age 29, ...
Chicago Dyke March on June 26

Chicago Dyke March on June 26

The Chicago Dyke March is slated to resume Saturday, June 26, at 2 p.m., starting at Palmer Square Park, 2200 N. Kedzie Ave. ...
adidas celebrates Illinois Olympic icon with Honoring Black Excellence Initiative

adidas celebrates Illinois Olympic icon with Honoring Black Excellence Initiative

At a private engagement at The Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation Headquarters, adidas and track-and-field icon Jackie Joyner-Kersee gathered friends and family for an intimate mural unveiling for the launch of the ...
HRC Foundation launches national HIV/AIDS campaign

HRC Foundation launches national HIV/AIDS campaign

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation announced the launch of "My Body, My Health," a comprehensive public education campaign that works toward building a generation free of HIV/AIDS and stigma. ...
News

New book: Majority Leader Hoyer unsung hero of Don't Ask, Don't Tell repeal

--From a press release

WASHINGTON, DC — In a new book, LGBTQ Lobbying in the United States, authored by Dr. Christopher Pepin-Neff, LGBTQ researcher and Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at the University of Sydney and first lobbyist for Don't ...
Cost-free breast-health testing offered to hospitality workers

Cost-free breast-health testing offered to hospitality workers

The Illinois Restaurant Association announced a new partnership with A Silver Lining Foundation to provide uninsured hospitality employees with respectful and equal access to cost-free breast-health testing through a network ...
News

The Cost of Pride: Research goes inside LGBTQ movement's two decades of progress

--From a press release

Sydney, Australia With LGBTQ Pride Month upon us, new University of Sydney research released today paints a vivid picture of how the LGBTQ community has achieved groundbreaking advancements over the past two decades. The study ...
Chicago Urban Pride Picnic/Festival on June 27

Chicago Urban Pride Picnic/Festival on June 27

The fifth Chicago Urban Pride Picnic/Festival will take place Sunday, June 27, 12-8 p.m., at 6300 E. Hayes Dr., in Jackson Park. Some of the acts slated to perform/appear at the free event include DJ Superman, ...
STAYCATION
Rating The Godfrey Hotel Chicago's Pride Month package

STAYCATION Rating The Godfrey Hotel Chicago's Pride Month package

The Godfrey Hotel Chicago (127 W. Huron St.; https://www.godfreyhotelchicago.com/) is currently offering a Pride Month hotel package for June that includes overnight accommodations, a table for two at the I/O Godfrey rooftop, a massage at the ...
PASSAGES Fritzie Fritzshall, Auschwitz survivor, innovator in Holocaust education

PASSAGES Fritzie Fritzshall, Auschwitz survivor, innovator in Holocaust education

--From a press release

As a Survivor of the Holocaust and the President of Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, Fritzie Fritzshall devoted her life to combatting hatred and prejudice, inspiring people to become Upstanders instead of bystanders, and speaking ...
NATIONAL Fairness Act, trans murder, Caitlyn Jenner, controversial baker

NATIONAL Fairness Act, trans murder, Caitlyn Jenner, controversial baker

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and Democratic state lawmakers joined members of the LGBTQ community to reintroduce the Fairness Act, which is meant to extend non-discrimination provisions in the commonwealth, WFMZ.com reported. "It's going to be good ...
WORLD Poland march, Google's donation, Ireland incidents, True Colors

WORLD Poland march, Google's donation, Ireland incidents, True Colors

In Poland, thousands marched through central Warsaw on June 19 in an "Equality Parade" demanding an end to discrimination against the LGBT community—amid what campaigners said has been a rising tide of homophobia in the country ...
News

One dead, another injured after Florida Pride incident

In Florida, two pedestrians at a Wilton Manors Pride parade on June 19 were hit by a truck, leaving one dead and the other injured, according to media reports. Video from CNN affiliate WPLG showed a ...
VA to offer surgery to transgender vets for the first time

VA to offer surgery to transgender vets for the first time

U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) Denis McDonough announced that officials, for the first time, will offer surgeries for transgender veterans seeking to transition, Military Times reported. The move follows ...
Nobody's Darling offers Chicago's queer women a new space to gather

Nobody's Darling offers Chicago's queer women a new space to gather

Angela Barnes and Renauda Riddle are co-owners of Nobody's Darling a new Andersonville spot that focuses on queer women. The bar, named after Alice Walker's poem "Be Nobody's Darling," opened May 20 and is located in the ...
News

LGBTQ-owned business ribbon cutting Monday, thanks to PPP, Restaurant Relief

--From a press release

EVANSTON — On Monday, June 21, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Founding Member of the LGBTQ Equality Caucus; Alderman Harry Osterman, 48th Ward; Rich Sypniewski, owner of Vincent Restaurant and Representatives of ...
Pride celebration with Lightfoot, tennis legend King on June 24

Pride celebration with Lightfoot, tennis legend King on June 24

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and tennis legend Billie Jean King will co-host a virtual Pride celebration Thursday, June 24, 6-7 p.m. Howard Brown Health's Dr. Magda Houlberg, Chicago House's Avi Rudnick and Brave Space Alliance's LaSaia ...
U.S. Bank opens branch in Lake View with LGBTQ+ design

U.S. Bank opens branch in Lake View with LGBTQ+ design

U.S. Bank has brought what it calls "an enhanced banking experience" to customers of the Lake View East branch at 3214 N. Broadway. The branch is one of four LGBTQ+ flagship branches, with others at West ...
News

HIV/AIDS AFC, Getting to Zero award $350K in grants

AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) joined Getting to Zero Illinois (GTZ-IL) in announcing the grant recipients for the first-ever Getting to Zero Illinois Community Grant Program a pool of grants totaling $350,000. ...
ABC 7 to present 'Our Chicago: Celebrate Pride' June 26-27

ABC 7 to present 'Our Chicago: Celebrate Pride' June 26-27

ABC 7 Chicago is presenting a half-hour special, Our Chicago: Celebrating Pride, hosted by the ABC 7 Eyewitness News Morning anchor team of Tanja Babich and Terrell Brown, with contributions by I-Team Consumer Investigative Reporter Jason ...
News

Report: Major corporations celebrating Pride month also funding Fox' anti-LGBTQ+ programming

--From a press release

WASHINGTON, DC According to a new report from Media Matters for America, a nonprofit media watchdog, major corporations that are publicly celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride Month are also simultaneously advertising on Fox News, funding the network's ...
News

Morten Group celebrates 20th anniversary with "Forging Innovation in Racial Equity (FIRE) Grant"

--From a press release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Applications are now open for Morten Group, LLC's Forging Innovation in Racial Equity (FIRE) Grant and will close at 12midnight CST on March 15, 2021. Eligible 501(c)3 entities are based in the ...
Pritzker announces $10M vaccination lottery

Pritzker announces $10M vaccination lottery

As Illinois continues to lead the Midwest in vaccinating our residents, Gov. JB Pritzker announced a new $10 million "All In for the Win" promotion that will reward vaccinated Illinoisans by automatically entering them into a ...
News

Gov. Pritzker signs FY22 state budget into law

--From a press release

SPRINGFIELD — After speaking to the investments made possible by the FY22 state budget this morning, Governor JB Pritzker signed Senate Bill 2017, the FY22 Budget Implementation Act, as well as the certification of the General ...
News

Narrow SCOTUS ruling allows governments to prohibit anti-LGBTQ discrimination, NCLR explains

--From a NCLR press release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia that the City of Philadelphia violated the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment by failing to give Catholic ...
News

Same-sex parents 7 times more likely than different-sex to raise adopted, foster children

--From a Williams Institute press release

Today's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia finds that Philadelphia had violated the constitutional rights of Catholic Social Services by canceling the agency's contract when they refused to work with ...
News

Study finds overrepresentation of LGBTQ+ youth in Midwest Foster Care System

--From a U of Maryland School of Social Work press release

The study outlined here is one of the first of its kind to be conducted in a Midwestern state, where available data on LGBTQ+ youth is extremely limited. It follows similar studies in New York City ...

  Entertainment

Entertainment

THEATER The New Colony changes course, name

Longtime off-Loop Chicago theater company The New Colony announced it will change its name to The New Coordinates (TNC). The rebranding is part of a larger restructuring process to actively work towards being an anti-racist organization.
...
MOVIES 'Truman & Tennessee' opening July 2 at Music Box

MOVIES 'Truman & Tennessee' opening July 2 at Music Box

The film Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation will open Friday, July 2, in physical and virtual theater in Chicago at Music Box Theatre. Actors Zachary Quinto and Jim Parsons make voiceover contributions in the film ...
ARC Music Festival to take place Sept. 4-5 in Union Park

ARC Music Festival to take place Sept. 4-5 in Union Park

ARC Music Festival has announced the complete lineup for its Labor Day Weekend 2021 debut at Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St. The dance event will feature acts such as Channel Tres, Derrick Carter, DJ Heather, ...
Entertainment

Chicago Red Stars fall to OL Reign 2-0

The Red Stars welcomed Alyssa Mautz, Nikki Stanton and Bianca St. Georges back as starters, but fell to the OL Reign 2-0 on June 22 in Tacoma, Washington. After returning to the pitch June 5 ...
Entertainment

WNBA: Sky's win streak hits six

Candace Parker had 23 points, 12 rebounds and six assists to lead the Chicago Sky to a 92-72 win over the New York Liberty on June 22, The Chicago Tribune reported. It was the sixth consecutive win for the Sky ...
Auditorium Theatre's 'Devil's Ball' on Aug. 27

Auditorium Theatre's 'Devil's Ball' on Aug. 27

The Auditorium Theatre Auxiliary Board is hosting its annual Devil's Ball on Friday, Aug. 27—the first public event at the venue since its closure in March 2020. This year's theme, Roaring Back, is a revival of ...
BOOKS Grandma, Grace Jones are heroes in non-binary author's children's book

BOOKS Grandma, Grace Jones are heroes in non-binary author's children's book

Non-binary author, alternative hip hop artist, mother and activist Ris iRAWniQ Anderson has published the children's book in Charlie's Best Work Yet. Charlie's Best Work Yet tells the semi-autobiographical story of Charlie—a shy, artistic ...
'Queer As Folk' reunion on 'Stars in the House' June 22

'Queer As Folk' reunion on 'Stars in the House' June 22

Hosts Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley announced, on June 22, two very special episodes of "Stars in the House" that will celebrate and honor Pride Month and the LGBTQ community. On June 22, the cast of ...
Entertainment

Emmys allow actors/actresses to be recognized as 'performers'

The Television Academy's Board of Governors approved a pair of rules changes for the Emmy Awards including one that neutralizes gender, Deadline reported. One change will allow anyone nominated in the actor or actress category the option ...
Billy Masters

Billy Masters

"I like dick. 'Are you gay?' Where've you been? I'm REALLY gay. I love it. I love being gay. Happy Pride everybody." —Adam Lambert's response when someone on social media asked if he's gay. Asked and ...
SHOWBIZ Pride anthems, celebrities come out, PBS, Diana Ross, Mark Wahlberg

SHOWBIZ Pride anthems, celebrities come out, PBS, Diana Ross, Mark Wahlberg

Billboard listed 20 Pride anthems by LGBTQ artists in a feature. Among some of the songs are Sylvester's "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)," Tegan and Sara's "Closer," George Michael's "Freedom! '90," Hayley Kiyoko and Kehlani's ...
MUSIC 'Miley Cyrus Presents Stand by You' airing June 25

MUSIC 'Miley Cyrus Presents Stand by You' airing June 25

Peacock announced that the concert event Miley Cyrus Presents Stand by You will stream Friday, June 25 in celebration of Pride Month. The hour-long concert event, filmed in Nashville, will feature multi-platinum recording artist, songwriter and ...
BOOKS Precious Brady-Davis has arrived

BOOKS Precious Brady-Davis has arrived

Recently honored by Mayor Lightfoot and the LGBTQ Advisory Council as a community leader who has "helped build the foundation for a more welcoming, equitable and inclusive Chicago," Precious Brady-Davis wants to do it all. She ...
Entertainment

"Chicago: Where comics came to life (1880-1960)" at Chicago Cultural Center

--From a press release

"Chicago: Where comics came to life (1880-1960)" opens Saturday, June 19 at Chicago Cultural Center. The new exhibition celebrates Chicago as the comics capital of the world. Current exhibitions include ...
Black Ensemble Theater receives $5M grant from MacKenzie Scott

Black Ensemble Theater receives $5M grant from MacKenzie Scott

Black Ensemble Theater founder, Executive Director and CEO Jackie Taylor announced that the theater has received a $5 million grant from MacKenzie Scott. Taylor said she hopes that this gift will motivate other philanthropists and funders ...

  Outlines

SPORTS Chicago Sky center qualifies for Olympic 3X3 team

SPORTS Chicago Sky center qualifies for Olympic 3X3 team

Chicago Sky center Stefanie Dolson is among four athletes who qualified USA Basketball for the inaugural 3X3 Olympic competition this summer to represent the USA at the Tokyo Games. Dolson ...
Schakowsky participates in reopening of Chicago restaurant

Schakowsky participates in reopening of Chicago restaurant

On June 21, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky—a senior chief deputy whip and founding member of the LGBTQ Equality Caucus—attended the ribbon-cutting for the reopening of Vincent, an Andersonville restaurant in her ...
Courtney Vandersloot wins WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week

Courtney Vandersloot wins WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week

--From a press release

CHICAGO (June 21, 2021) - Chicago Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot was named as the WNBA's Eastern Conference Player of the Week, the league announced today. This is the sixth time in Vandersloot's career, including the third ...
SAVOR Rewired Pizza Bar & Cafe

SAVOR Rewired Pizza Bar & Cafe

Rewired Pizza Bar & Cafe (1100 W. Thorndale Ave.; https://rewiredcafe.com/) may come across as a largely unassuming cafe—but this spot hides several pleasant surprises that separate it from similar spots and make it a place worth ...
WNBA: Chicago Sky notch fifth straight win

WNBA: Chicago Sky notch fifth straight win

On June 19, the Chicago Sky won their fifth consecutive game, 91-81 over the Connecticut Sun at Chicago's Wintrust Arena. Winning that many consecutive games has only been achieved three times in franchise history. There has ...
St. Georges debuts as Red Stars tie Washington

St. Georges debuts as Red Stars tie Washington

Bianca St. Georges made her Chicago Red Stars debut as the team tied the Washington Spirit 1-1 on Juneteenth (June 19) at SeatGeek Stadium. Morgan Gautrat scored a late penalty in stoppage time; she also led ...
SAVOR Gordon Ramsay Burger to open spot in River North

SAVOR Gordon Ramsay Burger to open spot in River North

Expanding the chef namesake's empire, Gordon Ramsay North America announced that Gordon Ramsay Burger is coming to Chicago's River North neighborhood. Gordon Ramsay Burger will be located at the corner of State and Ontario, just west ...
Chicago Sky win fourth consecutive game

Chicago Sky win fourth consecutive game

The Chicago Sky are on a roll. The team won its fourth consecutive game, defeating the Connecticut Sun 81-75 at Wintrust Arena on June 17. Matching its high from 2020 (when the team won four straight ...
Filicia reunites with the 'Fab Five'

Filicia reunites with the 'Fab Five'

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy debuted on television in 2003 on Bravo. It starred the "Fab Five," each with a different specialty. Ted Allen was the expert on food, Kyan Douglas was in charge of ...
Chicago Gourmet returning in September

Chicago Gourmet returning in September

The organizers of Chicago Gourmet announced details surrounding the September 2021 celebration. With a focus on reuniting gourmet enthusiasts with Chicago's culinary community, founding sponsors at the Illinois Restaurant Association ...





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