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Chicago announces COVID-19 vaccination requirement for city employees

Chicago announces COVID-19 vaccination requirement for city employees

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot today announced that, effective Oct. 15, the City of Chicago will require all city employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, joining many other major municipalities and government agencies in ...
COVID Chicago adds four states to travel advisory

COVID Chicago adds four states to travel advisory

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) most recently added four states—Colorado, Maryland, Nebraska and South Dakota—to its weekly COVID-19 Travel Advisory. There are now 43 states and two territories ...

  News

News

COVID FDA grants full approval to Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine

On Aug. 23, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA granted full approval to the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for people age 16 and older, media outlets reported. This is the first coronavirus vaccine approved by the ...
Trans woman and cancer survivor makes her debut at SEA BLUE Prostate Cancer Walk & Run

Trans woman and cancer survivor makes her debut at SEA BLUE Prostate Cancer Walk & Run

Among all the men, Iris Farley—a prostate cancer survivor and trans woman—will be running in Us TOO's SEA Blue Prostate Cancer Walk & Run on Sept. 26 in Lincoln Park. Farley, a Chicago resident, is the ...
NATIONAL Ann Arbor ban, Buttigieg, NYC settlement, Gloria Allred

NATIONAL Ann Arbor ban, Buttigieg, NYC settlement, Gloria Allred

Using gay conversion therapy on minors to try to change their sexual orientation or gender identity is now officially banned in Ann Arbor, Michigan, according to MLive.com. "So-called conversion therapy is, of course, an abomination," Mayor ...
WORLD Trapped in Afghanistan, lesbian pioneer, anti-gay crimes, Valencia's bid

WORLD Trapped in Afghanistan, lesbian pioneer, anti-gay crimes, Valencia's bid

Among the Americans trapped in the suburban areas of Kabul, Afghanistan, under Taliban control was Josie Thomas, 32, a transgender government contractor for the U.S. State Department and former U.S. Air Force Sergeant, The Washington Blade ...
Biden nominates Emanuel to be Japan ambassador

Biden nominates Emanuel to be Japan ambassador

President Joe Biden is nominating former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to be "ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary [diplomat with full powers]" to Japan, according to a White House press release. Emanuel also "previously served as Chief of ...
COVID Rev. Jackson, wife hospitalized

COVID Rev. Jackson, wife hospitalized

The Rev. Jesse Jackson, 79, and wife, Jacqueline, 77, were admitted to Northwestern Memorial Hospital after testing positive for COVID-19, NBC Chicago reported. Anyone who has been around either person in the last five to six ...
Indiana school district wrestles with Pride flag issue

Indiana school district wrestles with Pride flag issue

A Pride flag hanging in a middle-school classroom has caused an issue that could give rise to a new policy in Indiana's Bluffton-Harrison Metropolitan School District, WANE.com reported. District Superintendent Dr. Brad Yates wrote in a ...
Nat'l Black Justice Coalition, James Baldwin Legacy Awards honor Black elders

Nat'l Black Justice Coalition, James Baldwin Legacy Awards honor Black elders

--From a press release

On Saturday, August 21, 2021, at 12:00pm ET, the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) and AARP, will host a virtual celebration entitled the James Baldwin Legacy Awards in honor of the invaluable contributions of Black men ...
News

New Simmons-sponsored law gathers data on effect of COVID-19 in LBGTQ+ communities

--From a press release

CHICAGO — A new law sponsored by State Senator Mike Simmons (D-Chicago) requires hospitals and state agencies to gather more data in order to better understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has harmed LGBTQIA communities, older adults, ...
News

LGBTQ-Inclusive demographic data collection, reporting bill signed by Pritzker

--From an Equality Illinois press release

Legislation signed by Governor Pritzker to expand demographic data collection and reporting by the State of Illinois will help advocates and policymakers recognize and tackle disparities regarding marginalized communities' access ...
News

Pritzker signs the Keeping Youth Safe and Healthy Act

--From a press release

On Friday, Governor JB Pritzker signed the Keeping Youth Safe and Healthy Act, which creates age-appropriate learning standards for public schools that decide to teach comprehensive personal health and safety ...
COVID Cook County institutes mandatory employee vaccination policy

COVID Cook County institutes mandatory employee vaccination policy

Cook County will implement a mandatory employee vaccination policy, a press release announced. The county wishes "to ensure that members of the public who interact with county employees and our facilities are safe when doing so, ...
News

Gov. Pritzker signs legislation expanding immigrant, refugee protections

--From a press release

SPRINGFIELD — Building on efforts to protect immigrant and refugee communities, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed House Bill 709 and House Bill 2790 into law, further cementing Illinois' leadership as the most welcoming state in the ...

  Entertainment

Entertainment

Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival announces full slate

CHICAGO, Illinois Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival today announced the full slate of programming for 2021, opening September 23, 2021 at the Music Box Theatre (3733 N. Southport Ave.) and running September 24
...
Next OUTspoken show Sept. 7

Next OUTspoken show Sept. 7

An OUTspoken Storytelling Night taking place Tuesday, Sept. 7, will offer tales told by six people who will relate their stories of fun and fortune from a LGBTQ+ perspective. The entertainment will start at 7 p.m. ...
MUSIC R.E.M.'s 'Hi-Fi' set for 25th-anniversary reissue

MUSIC R.E.M.'s 'Hi-Fi' set for 25th-anniversary reissue

Craft Recordings is celebrating the 25th anniversary of R.E.M.'s 10th studio album, New Adventures in Hi-Fi, with a special reissue, currently available for pre-order and set for release Oct. 29. The bonus-filled 2-CD/1-Blu-ray Deluxe Edition offers ...
MUSIC Diplo, Galantis part of Spring Awakening

MUSIC Diplo, Galantis part of Spring Awakening

The organizers of the Chicago electronic dance music (EDM) festival Spring Awakening have added the acts Diplo and Galantis to the Oct. 2-3 event. Spring Awakening will take place in Addams/Medill Park, 1301 W. 14th St. ...
MOVIES 'Mr. SOUL!' looks at groundbreaking '60s show and Black, gay host

MOVIES 'Mr. SOUL!' looks at groundbreaking '60s show and Black, gay host

Al Green, Stevie Wonder, Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Nikki Giovanni, James Baldwin, Cicely Tyson, Harry Belafonte, Muhammad Ali, The Last Poets, Earth, Wind & Fire, Sidney Poitier, Mavis Staples and even a teenaged Arsenio Hall were ...
Billy Masters

Billy Masters

"When I heard it was going to be done again, it was supposed to be Will Smith and Beyonce, I thought, that's interesting. … I thought that was a great idea. So, I was surprised when I saw how alike it ...
MUSIC Morrissey, Slipknot added to Riot Fest

MUSIC Morrissey, Slipknot added to Riot Fest

With Nine Inch Nails cancelling all 2021 tour dates, including this year's Riot Fest (Sept. 16-19, in Chicago's Douglass Park), festival organizers revealed headliner additions and that a second batch of Riot Fest Late Night show ...
MUSIC George Clinton, Neko Case at Out of Space Fest on Sept. 2-5

MUSIC George Clinton, Neko Case at Out of Space Fest on Sept. 2-5

The line-up of Evanston SPACE's summer concert series, "Out of Space"—at Temperance Beer Company (Sept. 2-5)—has been unveiled. Acts include Big Boi and Twista (Sept. 2); Drive-By Truckers and JD ...
SHOWBIZ RuPaul, GALECA toast, Elliot Page, 'Chippendales,' bi model

SHOWBIZ RuPaul, GALECA toast, Elliot Page, 'Chippendales,' bi model

RuPaul revealed a new wax figure at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, a press release noted. The all-new Rainbow Runway experience invites guests to "meet" and take cues from the most commercially successful drag queen of all ...
Romanticism to Ruin exhibition opening September 24

Romanticism to Ruin exhibition opening September 24

--From a press release

Romanticism to Ruin: Two Lost Works of Sullivan and Wright, Wrightwood 659's fall exhibition, opens Sept. 24. Tickets are now available. The great American architects Louis H. Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright had rare gifts for ...

  Outlines

SPORTS Chicago Sky defeat Atlanta 86-79

SPORTS Chicago Sky defeat Atlanta 86-79

On Aug. 24, the Chicago Sky secured its first win on its most-recent five-game road trip with an 86-79 victory over the Atlanta Dream. Those scoring in double digits for the Sky included Candace Parker (18 ...
SPORTS Venus Williams bounced out of Chicago Women's Open Tournament

SPORTS Venus Williams bounced out of Chicago Women's Open Tournament

Venus Williams was on the South Side for the Chicago Tennis Festival this week, ABC7Chicago.com reported. Williams was competing in the Chicago Women's Open Tournament at XS Tennis in the Washington Park neighborhood. However, according to ...
Outlines

SPORTS Red Stars teaming with Univision for Sept. 25 game

The Chicago Red Stars of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) and Univision Chicago—part of Univision Communications Inc., the leading Spanish-language media and content company in the country—announced a first-time ...
Outlines

SPORTS U.S. blanks Finland in women's hockey championships

In the 2021 Ice Hockey Women's World Championship, the defending champion U.S. team blanked 2019 silver medalist Finland 3-0 in Aug. 22 at Calgary's WinSport Arena, according to the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) website. Power ...
SPORTS Chicago Sky fall to Lynx 101-95

SPORTS Chicago Sky fall to Lynx 101-95

In WNBA action, the Chicago Sky fell to the Minnesota Lynx 101-95 at WinTrust Arena on Aug. 21. Courtney Vandersloot and Allie Quigley put on dominant offensive performances, combining for more than half of the Sky's ...
SAVOR South Branch Tavern & Grille

SAVOR South Branch Tavern & Grille

Before taking a bite of anything at South Branch Tavern & Grille (100 S. Wacker Dr.; https://www.southbranchchicago.com/), patrons are likely to be impressed. The reason lies in the picturesque views surrounding the spot. Ensconced near some ...
SPORTS Red Stars tie Racing Louisville 1-1

SPORTS Red Stars tie Racing Louisville 1-1

Kealia Watt scored in the 57th minute as the Chicago Red Stars drew level with Racing Louisville 1-1 in National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) play on Aug. 19. Morgan Gautrat made her return to the Red ...





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