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National Black Justice Coalition commemorates International Non-Binary People's Day

--From a press release

Statement from David J. Johns, executive director of the National Black Justice Coalition, issued the following statement in commemoration of International non-binary people's Day: "Non-binary people have existed throughout human ...
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Association of LGBTQ Journalists names 2021 Excellence in Journalism awardees

--From a press release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 14, 2021) Today, NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists announced the recipients of its 2021 Excellence in Journalism Awards and recognized exemplary work produced in 2020. ...
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Gov. Pritzker announces next round of rental assistance as eviction moratorium ends

--From a press release

CHICAGO — As the state's gradual phaseout of the pandemic eviction moratorium continues, Governor JB today encouraged renters and landlords to apply for $500 million in existing aid and announced that an additional round of assistance ...
LGBTQIA+ tavern to open in Uptown this fall

LGBTQIA+ tavern to open in Uptown this fall

2Bears Tavern Group—which owns and operates Andersonville's The SoFo Tap and Meeting House Tavern as well as Rogers Park's Jackhammer—is opening 2Bears Tavern Uptown in the former Nick's on Wilson space at 1140 W. Wilson Ave. ...
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SAGE and MAP: Why LGBT older people need the Equality Act now

--From a press release

(July 14, 2021) A new issue brief released today by SAGE and the Movement Advancement Project, Why LGBT Older People Need the Equality Act Now, details how LGBT older people would benefit from passage of ...
Chicago Auto Show taking place July 15-19

Chicago Auto Show taking place July 15-19

An abridged version of the annual Chicago Auto Show will take place July 15-19 at McCormick Place, 2301 S. King Dr. The auto show will be one of McCormick Place's first live, in-person events since the ...
30th Annual 2021 AIDS Run & Walk Chicago to benefit 25 groups, AIDS Foundation Chicago

30th Annual 2021 AIDS Run & Walk Chicago to benefit 25 groups, AIDS Foundation Chicago

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Now in its 30th year, AIDS Run & Walk Chicago returns to Soldier Field on Saturday, October 2 to support individuals living with and vulnerable to HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses. AIDS Run & ...
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Lightfoot announces 27 Neighborhood Opportunity Fund Grant finalists

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot today announced 27 new Neighborhood Opportunity Fund (NOF) grant finalists. A Greater Grand Crossing shared kitchen, a Calumet Heights dance studio, and a Humboldt Park juice bar are among the ...
Alderwoman presents her side in Pride North fee situation

Alderwoman presents her side in Pride North fee situation

Chicago Ald. Maria Hadden (49th Ward) spoke with Windy City Times about a recent controversy that involved fees regarding Pride North. On June 26 (Saturday), the $20 fee was listed as a suggested donation. However, the ...
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Soldier Field sued for allowing anti-LGBTQ+ slurs

Four men Jordan Penland, Karl Gerner, Edward R. Burke and Paul C. Burke are suing Chicago's Soldier Field, saying they were subjected to anti-LGBTQ+ slurs during a 2019 soccer game there and stadium personnel did nothing to stop ...
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Israel court: Surrogacy for same-sex couples should be allowed

On July 11, Israel's High Court of Justice ruled hat the state must allow same-sex couples and single men to become parents through surrogacy, after the government said last week that passing a law to this ...
NATIONAL Spa incident, N.J. items, AIDS gala, Tenn. lawsuits

NATIONAL Spa incident, N.J. items, AIDS gala, Tenn. lawsuits

Tensions rose between protesters and counterprotesters in Los Angeles over a spa incident involving a transgender woman, The Hill reported. Recently, a cisgender woman complained to staff at Wi Spa in Koreatown after a transgender woman ...
WORLD Anti-LGBTQ crimes, conversion therapy, out prime minister, Pakistan school

WORLD Anti-LGBTQ crimes, conversion therapy, out prime minister, Pakistan school

In England, police are treating the painting of a homophobic slur on an LGBTQ Pride mural as a hate crime, the BBC reported. The wall in St Helens, Merseyside, which was painted by volunteers and artists ...
After 50 years, Boston Pride dissolves

After 50 years, Boston Pride dissolves

After more than 50 years, Boston Pride decided to stop operating and dissolve, LGBTQ Nation reported. The group—one of the oldest Pride organizations in operations—decided that the Boston community "needs and wants change without the involvement ...
Protest organizer now eyeing Arlington Heights after Pride flag rejection

Protest organizer now eyeing Arlington Heights after Pride flag rejection

The individual who organized a June 30 protest in Elk Grove Village against what many perceived to be an anti-trans+ law as well as the lack of a Pride flag flying there is now looking at what is happening in a ...
Results of South Side community center survey released

Results of South Side community center survey released

Community advocates released the initial findings from a survey examining the needs for LGBTQ residents on the city's South Side on July 8. That assessment will largely determine the scope of a $15 million LGBTQ community ...
CDC: Fully vaccinated students and teachers don't need masks

CDC: Fully vaccinated students and teachers don't need masks

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said July 9 that fully vaccinated teachers, students and staff can return back to K-12 schools without wearing masks, Politico reported. On its website, the CDC stated, "Students ...
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HHS to improve interoperability for handling data on sexual orientation, gender identity

--From a press release

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) today released the United States Core Data for Interoperability version 2 (USCDI v2), a standardized set of he ...
Quigley again calls for end to detention of trans migrants

Quigley again calls for end to detention of trans migrants

--From a press release

CHICAGO, IL Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), Vice Chair of the LGBT Equality Caucus and a founding Member of the Transgender Equality Task Force, led thirty House Democrats in calling for an end to ...
Gov. Pritzker signs legislation, Asian American history to be taught in public schools

Gov. Pritzker signs legislation, Asian American history to be taught in public schools

--From a press release

SKOKIE - On July 9, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed HB 376, the Teaching Equitable Asian American History Act, into law, making Illinois the first state in the nation to require a unit of Asian American ...
Ohio governor OKs anti-LGBTQ healthcare amendment

Ohio governor OKs anti-LGBTQ healthcare amendment

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, a Republican, approved a last-minute amendment to a budget bill that allows medical providers and insurers "the freedom to decline to perform, participate in, or pay for any health care service which ...
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Gov. Pritzker hails Illinois' second ratings upgrade in recent days

--From a press release

SPRINGFIELD Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker hailed the state's improved bond rating from S&P Global Ratings on Thursday, the second such rating upgrade in recent days. The announcement follows Moody's credit upgrade and Fitch's upgraded cre ...
Uniting Pride of Champaign County announces dates, theme of Pride events

Uniting Pride of Champaign County announces dates, theme of Pride events

Uniting Pride of Champaign County announced the dates and theme for the 2021 Champaign-Urbana PrideFest and Parade. C-U Pridefest will be held the weekend of Sept. 24-26. After a year of isolation due to COVID-19 and ...
Report: Queer cis women candidates outperform queer cis men

Report: Queer cis women candidates outperform queer cis men

--From a press release

Washington, DC — A new LGBTQ Victory Institute report (bhttps://victoryinstitute.org/resource/five-year-analysis-electoral-success-of-lgbtq-candidates-by-gender-identity/) shows queer cisgender women* run for office at significantly lower ra ...
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Spanish authorities arrest three in beating death of gay man

In Spain, authorities said they have arrested three men for the brutal beating death of a gay man July 3 that sparked widespread protests across the country, out.com noted, citing El Mundo. Nursing assistant Samuel Luiz, ...
ALMA, AFC host Latino/a/x-focused COVID-19 grand rounds virtual presentation

ALMA, AFC host Latino/a/x-focused COVID-19 grand rounds virtual presentation

Association of Latino/as/x Motivating Action (ALMA) and AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) hosted a "COVID-19 Grand Rounds—Systemic Racism and Health Disparities: The Impact of COVID-19 on Latino/a/x populations" virtual presentation July ...
Six LGBTQ candidates prevail in NYC primaries

Six LGBTQ candidates prevail in NYC primaries

Six out LGBTQ candidates won their Democratic primaries for New York City Council seats all of whom are likely to win their November general elections in the heavily Democratic city, according to a Victory Fund press release. ...

  Entertainment

Entertainment

MOVIES 'In the Heights' available as soon as July 30

The 2021 musical film In the Heights will arrive on 4K, Blu-ray and DVD on Aug. 31. However, it will arrive for Premium Digital Ownership at home on July 30. The film is directed by Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians)
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Entertainment

Victory Gardens Theater to hold series of virtual Town Hall forums

--From a press release

Chicago, IL Victory Gardens Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director Ken-Matt Martin and Acting Managing Director Roxanna Conner, will hold a series of Town Halls to introduce Ken-Matt to the VG community and share news ...
Neon and Light Museum pop-up to start Sept. 9

Neon and Light Museum pop-up to start Sept. 9

The new Neon and Light Museum pop-up invites guests to stand in, under and around approximately 70 professional neon and light-based sculptures in an exhibition opening in River North at 325 W. Huron St. (formerly the ...
'Pose' makes history with Emmy nominations

'Pose' makes history with Emmy nominations

On July 13, the Emmy-winning father-daughter duo Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us) and Jasmine Cephas Jones (#FreeRayshawn) unveiled the nominations for the 73rd Emmy Awards—and the FX show Pose made history. Not only is Pose ...
Barbara Kruger's works to be part of 'Art on theMART'

Barbara Kruger's works to be part of 'Art on theMART'

In partnership with Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, Art on theMART announced a major new addition to its fall program: a projection by renowned conceptual artist Barbara Kruger. The projection will be shown ...
Aug. 11 CHF Comedic Showcase to feature Abby McEnany

Aug. 11 CHF Comedic Showcase to feature Abby McEnany

On Wed., Aug. 11, 7-8 p.m., the Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) will host "Work in Progress: A Comedic Showcase of Chicago," featuring Abby McEnany, on Navy Pier's Lake Stage. There will be a virtual introduction by ...
Entertainment

Goodman Theatre reopens with School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play

--From a press release

(Chicago, IL) School is back in session! Goodman Theatre returns to the stage with the Chicago-premiere production of the Off-Broadway smash sensation, School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play. Full casting is below. Written by ...
New mural by artist Molly Costello celebrates diverse Andersonville neighborhood

New mural by artist Molly Costello celebrates diverse Andersonville neighborhood

Residents and visitors of Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood are enjoying a colorful new mural by Chicago artist Molly Costello (they/them or she/her) that celebrates the diverse lives in the community. ...
BOOKS Author, activist Roy Wesley on his new book about his father

BOOKS Author, activist Roy Wesley on his new book about his father

Gay Chicago author, activist and Fermalogic, Inc. COO Roy Wesley has written a new book about his father Invisible Vision: The hidden story of Dr. Newton K. Wesley, American contact-lens pioneer. Windy City Times: What made you ...
Raven Theatre announces 2021-22 season

Raven Theatre announces 2021-22 season

--From a press release

CHICAGO (July 12, 2021) — Raven Theatre is pleased to welcome back live audiences with the announcement of its 2021-22 season, featuring three productions previously postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new season also marks ...
American Blues to present 'The Great American (and French) Songbook'

American Blues to present 'The Great American (and French) Songbook'

On Friday, July 16, American Blues Theater, under the continued leadership of Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside, will present The Great American (and French) Songbook, performed by Suzy Petri and guests as part of its music series ...
Entertainment

Local film about Latinx community and COVID to screen July 22

On Thursday, July 22, at 6 p.m., the Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St., will host a screening of the film Seguimos Aqui. This documentary tells four unique stories of the impact of COVID on ...
Billy Masters: Judy Gold, Provincetown and more

Billy Masters: Judy Gold, Provincetown and more

"I don't know. I just … I think I'd be good at it." The fabulous Jennifer Coolidge explained why she would like to come back as a gay man. If reincarnation exists, I'd like to come back ...
SHOWBIZ 'Pray Away,' film contest, LGBTQ book, musicians, 'Star Trek'

SHOWBIZ 'Pray Away,' film contest, LGBTQ book, musicians, 'Star Trek'

The new Netflix Original Documentary Pray Away, from executive producers Ryan Murphy and Jason Blum, will make its global launch on the platform Aug. 3, a press release noted. In the film, former leaders of the ...
THEATER Playhouse, renowned chef to present 'Recipe for Disaster' Oct. 6

THEATER Playhouse, renowned chef to present 'Recipe for Disaster' Oct. 6

James Beard Award-winning chef Rick Bayless and Windy City Playhouse Artistic Director Amy Rubenstein announced they will present "A Recipe for Disaster" a farcical experience set in the world of restaurants starting Oct. 6. Bayless, Rubenstein ...
Dance for Life to present 10 companies, world-premiere finale

Dance for Life to present 10 companies, world-premiere finale

Chicago Dancers United (CDU), which supports the health and wellness of Chicago's professional dance community, announced an expanded lineup and program for the 30th anniversary of its annual fundraiser, Dance for Life, which takes place in ...

  Outlines

Outlines

Chicago Red Stars partner with Black Bread Company, support minority businesses

--From a press release

Club Launches 'Stars of Chicago Business' Initiative to Support Local, Minority Owned Businesses CHICAGO (July 13, 2021) The Chicago Red Stars today announced a new partnership with The Black Bread Company, the first ever Black-own ...
Chicago Red Stars defeat Houston 2-1, thanks to two own-goals

Chicago Red Stars defeat Houston 2-1, thanks to two own-goals

On July 11 in SeatGeek Stadium, the Chicago Red Stars staged a unique comeback with two own-goals to defeat the Houston Dash 2-1. After a scoreless first half, Houston scored when Veronica Latsko netted a goal in the ...
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Chicago Sky lose to Mystics in overtime thriller

At Chicago's Wintrust Arena, the Chicago Sky lost to the Washington Mystics 89-85 in an overtime matchup on July 10. Chicago had five players (Kahleah Copper, Stefanie Dolson, Courtney Vandersloot, Allie Quigley and Candace Parker) score ...
Chicago Sky guard to take part in three-point contest

Chicago Sky guard to take part in three-point contest

Chicago Sky guard Allie Quigley has been selected to participate in the WNBA MTN DEW 3-Point Contest at Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, in Las Vegas. The event will take place live ...
SPORTS Krueger joins U.S. women's soccer team as full member

SPORTS Krueger joins U.S. women's soccer team as full member

After previously being named as one of four alternates to the 2020 U.S. Olympic women's soccer national team (UWSNT), Chicago Red Stars defender Casey Krueger is now a full member of the United States' 22-player roster ...
Outlines

Chicago Fire FC extends win streak to three games

Chicago Fire FC (3-7-2, 11 points) came from behind to defeat Orlando City SC (6-3-3, 21 points) 3-1 at Soldier Field on July 7, getting its third consecutive victory, according to a press release. Three different ...





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