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Olympics: U.S. women's soccer team loses, must play bronze-medal match

Olympics: U.S. women's soccer team loses, must play bronze-medal match

At the Tokyo Olympics, Canada stunned the United States 1-0 in the women's soccer semifinals to advance to the gold-medal match on Aug. 2. According to ESPN.com, the USWNT has now failed to reach the final ...
Breaking News

DaBaby out of Lolla line-up after anti-gay rant, video

Following various homophobic comments made at another festival stage as well as on video, rapper DaBaby was taken out of the Lollapalooza line-up for Aug. 1, The Chicago Tribune reported. Young Thug, previously slated for ...
Breaking News

HEALTH Face masks recommended indoors throughout Chicago

Chicago now recommends that everyone older than 2 should wear a mask when indoors as the delta variant spreads and the city passes 200 new COVID-19 cases a day, The Chicago Tribune reported. The move, announced ...
Bernie Hansen's gay-rights legacy remembered

Bernie Hansen's gay-rights legacy remembered

Activist Arthur Johnston recalled the late 44th Ward Alderman Bernie Hansen as perhaps "the most unlikely gay-rights alderman." Johnston one of the activists involved with, among other endeavors, the push for the city's Human Rights Ordinance i ...
Photographer/activist Ed Negron's funeral will take place Aug. 3

Photographer/activist Ed Negron's funeral will take place Aug. 3

On his own Facebook page, one of the brothers of the late Chicago photographer/activist Ed Negron has revealed the details of his impending funeral. According to Leo Negron Rodriguez, Negron's funeral will take place at ...

  News

Dr. Ezike meets with Black coalition about HIV/AIDS act

Dr. Ezike meets with Black coalition about HIV/AIDS act

Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike recently met with members of the Black Leadership Advocacy Coalition For Healthcare Funding Equity (BLACHFE) in Chicago. The meeting took ...
Chicago adds five states, Puerto Rico to COVID travel advisory

Chicago adds five states, Puerto Rico to COVID travel advisory

On Aug. 3, Chicago added five states and Puerto Rico to its travel advisory, recommending that unvaccinated people entering the city from those areas test negative for COVID-19 or quarantine upon arrival, according to NBC Chicago. ...
News

Wis. man attacks trans couple but won't be charged with a hate crime

In Wisconsin, a La Crosse official said incomplete state laws prevented them from charging a man with a hate crime after he attacked a transgender couple in a public park, according to Wisconsin Public Radio. La ...
News

Olympics: Transgender weightlifter exits competition early

New Zealand transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard was knocked out of the women's 87+-kilogram competition early after failing on all three of her attempts, according to Yahoo! Sports. Hubbard was the only one of the 13 ...
News

Biles takes bronze in final gymnastics event of Tokyo Olympics

Simone Biles ended her 2020 Tokyo Olympics with a bronze medal on the balance beam the last event of the women's gymnastics competition. Biles missed the finals on vault, uneven bars and floor exercise, as well as ...
News

DaBaby apologizes for 'misinformed' comments about AIDS, LGBTQ people

After his headlining sets at Lollapalooza, Governors Ball and Day N Vegas festivals were canceled within 24 hours of each other, rapper DaBaby issued another apology to the LGBTQ community, Variety reported. "Social Media moves so ...
News

Olympics: IOC investigating out shot-putter for protest gesture

U.S. shot-putter Raven Saunders—a Black, LGBTQ athlete—has explained what the gesture she made following her silver medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics meant, according to CNN.com. She raised her hands and crossed them in an X ...
News

EI, LGBT Chamber mark approval of LGBTQ-inclusive corporate law

--From a press release

Equality Illinois and the LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois celebrated approval by Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker of a legislative measure to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion on corporate boards of directors. State law already requires ...
News

Olympics: U.S. women's basketball team tops France

A'ja Wilson scored 22 points and Breanna Stewart added 17 to help the U.S. beat France 93-82 in women's Olympic basketball play Aug. 2, ESPN.com reported. The win was the 52nd in a row for the ...
Women's soccer roundup: Injured player in Olympics match, Red Stars win

Women's soccer roundup: Injured player in Olympics match, Red Stars win

United States women's national team (USWNT) and Chicago Red Stars player Alyssa Naeher was forced off with an injury in the first half of the USWNT's Olympics semifinal against Canada on Aug. 2, according to ESPN.com. ...
Equality Illinois' new deputy director talks goals, position and books

Equality Illinois' new deputy director talks goals, position and books

On July 15, Mony Ruiz-Velasco officially started in the new position of Equality Illinois' deputy director. Ruiz-Velasco is an experienced attorney who has worked for immigrants rights for many years, and has even been the legal ...
OLYMPICS Out U.S. shot-putter wins silver medal

OLYMPICS Out U.S. shot-putter wins silver medal

Even in the glittery celebrity-laden world of track and field, U.S. shot-putter Raven Saunders stands out—and now she has a medal. Sporting multicolored hair, Saunders won the silver medal with a toss of 19.79 meters (64.9 ...
WORLD Central America migration, New Zealand, asylum, Olympics

WORLD Central America migration, New Zealand, asylum, Olympics

A State Department spokesperson said the United States will continue to urge the governments of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras to protect LGBTQ rights as part of its efforts to address the "root causes" of migration ...
NATIONAL Trans women's updates, Virginia case, Lambda Legal, GLAAD, gay men's chorus

NATIONAL Trans women's updates, Virginia case, Lambda Legal, GLAAD, gay men's chorus

The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office (DAO) announced updates on the murders of trans women Michelle "Tameka" Washington and Dominique "Rem'mie" Fells at a press conference, Philadelphia Troy Bailey, who was ...
News

OLYMPICS U.S. fencers protest teammate accused of sexual assault

Three fencers on the men's U.S. Olympic team wore pink masks during their match against Japan to protest a teammate accused of sexual assault, The Hill noted. Jake Hoyle, Curtis McDowald and Yeisser Ramirez wore their ...
OLYMPICS U.S. women's basketball team wins, but there are concerns

OLYMPICS U.S. women's basketball team wins, but there are concerns

The U.S. beat Japan 86-69 on July 30, three days after beating Nigeria by nine in the opener, according to ESPN.com. That was the first time a team had come within single digits of the U.S. team in the Olympics since ...
 Gov. Pritzker issues executive order creating new office of equity

Gov. Pritzker issues executive order creating new office of equity

--From a press release

SPRINGFIELD — Building on the administration's ongoing work to advance equity and inclusion, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed an executive order establishing the Office of Equity to promote diversity, equity ...
News

Olympics: U.S. women's soccer team advances to semis

The United States women's national team are through to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic soccer semifinals after a penalty shootout win against Netherlands, following a 2-2 draw after extra-time, ESPN.com noted. Vivianne Miedema, who was making her ...
News

Bill would expose schools that discriminate against LGBTQ students

--From a press release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark (MA-5) and Representatives Chris Pappas (NH-1), Sharice Davids (KS-3), and Mondaire Jones (NY-17) introduced the Exposing Discrimination in ...
Taste of River North cancelled

Taste of River North cancelled

On July 29, the River North Residents Association, along with theMART and Duff Entertainment, announced the cancellation of the 2021 edition of Taste of River North. The event was slated to take place Aug. 20-21 at ...
Olympics: Tennis player apologizes for anti-gay slur

Olympics: Tennis player apologizes for anti-gay slur

Italian tennis player Fabio Fognini apologized for yelling at himself with an anti-gay slur during a loss in the Olympic tennis tournament, ESPN.com reported. Fognini used the offensive Italian word repeatedly during a three-set loss to ...
Passenger claims rainbow mask was banned; airline responds

Passenger claims rainbow mask was banned; airline responds

On his flight out of Los Angeles International Airport earlier this month for a 46th birthday vacation in Greece, gay West Hollywood resident Scott Schmidt donned a rainbow-colored surgical mask in order to adhere to the ...
News

Pappas introduces legislation to establish LGBTQ veterans advisory committee

--From a press release

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01), a member of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee and Chair of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, introduced legislation to establish an ...

  Entertainment

Entertainment

Hilton-Asmus showing works from National Geographic photographers

Hilton | Asmus Contemporary announced a specially curated exhibition of images from the archives of acclaimed National Geographic photographers, filmmakers and marine biologists Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier. "ORIGINS," will
...
Entertainment

Neo-Futurists' The Infinite Wrench returns for weekly in-person shows

--From a press release

CHICAGO (August 3, 2021)—Chicago's longest running late-night show, The Neo-Futurists' The Infinite Wrench, returns for weekly in-person performances on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021 (opening night Monday, Sept. 20), 19 months ...
Entertainment

Aug. 12 dance film to explore gender, queerness in South Asian arts

Ashwaty Chennat, a Chicago Dancemakers 2021 Digital Dance grantee, has continued her collaboration with Abhijeet Rane to explore gender, queerness and the body in South Asian arts and traditions. An excerpt of Chennai and Rane's ...
Matt Damon responds to anti-gay controversy

Matt Damon responds to anti-gay controversy

Actor Matt Damon is insisting that he has never used the anti-gay "f-word" following backlash from a recent interview, Variety reported. In an article posted by the U.K.'s Sunday Times, the star was quoted saying he had stopped ...
Billy Masters

Billy Masters

"If you are fortunate enough to be in a relationship with a supportive family, in a country or place where living openly is pretty safe, I really would recommend it because it will only benefit you ...
THEATER 'Intimate Apparel' surfaces in Utah after delayed Northlight staging

THEATER 'Intimate Apparel' surfaces in Utah after delayed Northlight staging

Some Chicago-area theaters plan to welcome back live audiences with shows that were physically on their stages at the time of the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown last year. That's not the case with Intimate Apparel at Northlight ...
First-ever managing artistic director of Fine Arts Building named

First-ever managing artistic director of Fine Arts Building named

Following a comprehensive national search, theater director and producer Jacob Harvey has been named the first-ever managing artistic director of the historic theaters at Chicago's Fine Arts Building at 410 S. Michigan Ave. Harvey returns to ...
'The Chi' picked up for fifth season

'The Chi' picked up for fifth season

Showtime has picked up The Chi for a fifth season. Created and executive produced by out Emmy winner Lena Waithe (Twenties; Boomerang) and executive-produced by Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe winner Common (Selma), The Chi is ...
SAVOR Cobblestone Restaurant

SAVOR Cobblestone Restaurant

It's a case of "better late than never" for Cobblestone (4337 N. Lincoln St.; https://cobblestone-chicago.com/). After selling his Bohemian House restaurant in River North, Cobblestone Restaurant owner Dr. Markus Chwajol—who ...
Entertainment

DaBaby out of Lolla line-up after anti-gay rant, video

Following various homophobic comments made at another festival stage as well as on video, rapper DaBaby was taken out of the Lollapalooza line-up for Aug. 1, The Chicago Tribune reported. Young Thug, previously slated for ...
SHOWBIZ Ruby Rose, Matt Ryan, Beyonce, The Dinah, Simone Biles

SHOWBIZ Ruby Rose, Matt Ryan, Beyonce, The Dinah, Simone Biles

Ruby Rose (Batwoman; Orange Is the New Black) tearfully revealed that it took her hours to get accepted into an emergency room due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, EW.com revealed. Rose took to her Instagram Story ...
Gerber/Hart comedy benefit Sept. 18

Gerber/Hart comedy benefit Sept. 18

Gerber/Hart Library and Archives, 6500 N. Clark St.. will host a comedy benefit, "Stacks of Laughter," on Saturday, Sept. 18. At 6 p.m., there will be a VIP reception with local historian John D'Emilio. Also, a ...
Entertainment

Millennium Park Summer Music Series starts Monday

--From a press release

Millennium Park Summer Music Series, presented by the Millennium Park Foundation, features a wide variety of music from established and emerging artists in 10 genre-defying concerts at the iconic Jay Pritzker Pavilion. This year's series ...
THEATER Proof of vaccination required to attend 'Teatro Zinzanni'

THEATER Proof of vaccination required to attend 'Teatro Zinzanni'

Randolph Entertainment, presenting Teatro ZinZanni in Chicago, announced that it will be requiring all guests older than 12 to show proof of vaccination to attend its dinner and performance. This requirement will apply to all performances ...
About Face Theatre's 27th season to be produced at The Den Theatre beginning March

About Face Theatre's 27th season to be produced at The Den Theatre beginning March

--From a press release

CHICAGO (July 27, 2021) — About Face Theatre is excited to announce its return to live, in-person theatre with its 27th season. Dedicated to telling queer stories that advance dialogue about gender and sexuality, AFT will ...

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