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Windy City Times 2021-09-22

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Chicago Ald. Cappleman attacked

Chicago Ald. Cappleman attacked

On the night of Sept. 18, Chicago Ald. James Cappleman was attacked in the Uptown area of the city, The Chicago Tribune reported. Cappleman, in charge of the 46th Ward, is one of five members of ...
Polis marriage marks first same-sex wedding of sitting governor

Polis marriage marks first same-sex wedding of sitting governor

On Sept. 15, Colorado Democratic Gov. Jared Polis wed longtime partner Marlon Reis—marking the first same-sex marriage of a sitting U.S. governor, NPR reported. Polis keeps making history. In 2018, Polis became the first openly gay ...

  News

News

Art Institute workers forming union

With backing for a majority of employees, organizers at the Art Institute of Chicago announced they are asking the museum to voluntarily recognize the first labor union at the cultural institution, The Chicago Tribune reported. The ...
Equality Illinois CEO Brian C. Johnson on new book, 'Our Fair Share'

Equality Illinois CEO Brian C. Johnson on new book, 'Our Fair Share'

In Equality Illinois CEO Brian C. Johnson's new book, Our Fair Share: How One Small Change Can Create a More Equitable American Economy, he posits that receiving a Citizen Dividend will help all U.S. residents achieve ...
News

America250 to host LGBTQ+ Community Conversation Webinar Sept. 23

--From a press release

Washington, D.C. —America250, the nationwide commemoration of America's 250th anniversary in 2026 led by the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission, will host its next Community Conversation on Thursday, Sept. 23, at 4 pm ET. Members of the LGBTQ+ ...
News

Black Leadership Advocacy Coalition for Healthcare Funding Equity (BLACHFE) launches

--From a press release

CHICAGO IL — September 20, 2021 — Eleven African-American-led organizations have united to form the Black Leadership Advocacy Coalition for Healthcare Funding Equity (BLACHFE). The purpose of BLACHFE is to ...
COVID California, Puerto Rico off Chicago's travel advisory list; others return

COVID California, Puerto Rico off Chicago's travel advisory list; others return

On Sept. 22, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) took one state and one territory—California and Puerto Rico—off its weekly COVID-19 Travel Advisory, while Connecticut and the District of Columbia returned to the advisory. The ...
News

LGBTQ blood donation discrimination assessed, PULSE shootings cited

--From a press release

Chicago, Ill. — Last week, Reps. Mike Quigley (IL-05), Val B. Demings (FL-10), Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), Adam B. Schiff (CA-28), Barbara Lee (CA-13), and Ritchie Torres (NY-15) received a ...
News

Mayor Lightfoot to present awards at Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame induction ceremony

The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame, celebrating its 30th year, announced today that it will hold a scaled-back version of its annual induction ceremony for 2021 inductees on Wednesday Oct. 6, at 5:30-8 p.m. The event ...
OPALGA+ Scholarship Gala taking place Oct. 23

OPALGA+ Scholarship Gala taking place Oct. 23

The 2021 OPALGA+ (Oak Park Area Lesbian & Gay Association+) Scholarship Gala will take place Saturday, Oct. 23, at Nineteenth Century Club, 178 Forest Ave., Oak Park. Cocktails will begin at 6 p.m., with the program/dinner ...
News

[UPDATE] Lisle school offers job to lacrosse coach in same-sex marriage

The administration at Lisle’s Benet Academy, a west suburban Catholic school, has reversed course and offered a job to a woman in a same-sex marriage after initially rescinding the offer, The Chicago Tribune reported. ...
News

Resolution recognizes 10th anniversary of the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

--From a press release

Washington, DC — Today, Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA), along with Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Rep. Chris Pappas (D-NH), lead a resolution to recognize the 10th anniversary of the enactment of the repeal of "Don't Ask, ...
Equality Illinois 'deeply troubled' by investigation into pro-LGBTQ teacher

Equality Illinois 'deeply troubled' by investigation into pro-LGBTQ teacher

Equality Illinois issued a press release stating it is "deeply troubled" after a DuPage County teacher is being investigated for posts about LGBTQ history and racial justice. The videos, which were reposted to Twitter in early ...
BOOKS 'Mission Possible' released before 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' anniversary

BOOKS 'Mission Possible' released before 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' anniversary

C. Dixon Osburn, co-founder and former CEO of the Servicmembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN), has written Mission Possible: The Story of the Repealing 'Don't Ask Don't Tell. This is the inside story of SLDN, which was ...
NATIONAL Carl Bean dies, LGBT History Month, military events, Dykes on Bikes

NATIONAL Carl Bean dies, LGBT History Month, military events, Dykes on Bikes

Archbishop Carl Bean—an openly gay former Motown singer, longtime AIDS activist and leader in the LGBTQ church movement—died at age 77, The New York Daily News reported. In a statement entitled "The Giant Sleeps," the Unity ...
WORLD Germany's compensation, Lyra McKee, LGBTQ Afghans, tennis player

WORLD Germany's compensation, Lyra McKee, LGBTQ Afghans, tennis player

Germany has compensated almost 250 people who were prosecuted or investigated under a Nazi-era law criminalizing homosexuality, according to euronews. By September, 317 people had applied for compensation for their ...
Former bishop who pushed for LGBTQ+ inclusion dies at 90

Former bishop who pushed for LGBTQ+ inclusion dies at 90

Retired Newark Bishop John Shelby Spong—a best-selling author and cleric known for his progressive theology and his support of women and LGBTQ+ clergy in The Episcopal Church—has died at age 90, Episcopal News Service reported. "It ...
Affirming Powerhouse Church establishes permanent home in Chicago

Affirming Powerhouse Church establishes permanent home in Chicago

Powerhouse Church has come a long way in a decade. Out Pastor Keith McQueen recently told Windy City Times about the church's history. "We actually started in Indianapolis in 2012, and after a series of supernatural ...
News

Pope again refuses to bless same-sex marriages

Pope Francis told reporters recently on a return flight from Hungary that the Catholic Church is unable to bless same-sex marriages because marriage is a divine sacrament between a man and a woman, per The Advocate. ...
Patrick J. Kennedy to receive award from Trilogy at virtual gala

Patrick J. Kennedy to receive award from Trilogy at virtual gala

Chicago-based Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare will present its Partner in Recovery Award to The Kennedy Forum founder, mental-health advocate and former Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy as a part of its virtual 50th-anniversary gala on Thursday, Oct. 21. ...
Gay Games XI postponed because of pandemic

Gay Games XI postponed because of pandemic

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the upcoming Gay Games XI have been moved from November 2022 to November 2023, Outsports reported. "Given the ongoing uncertainty regarding the state of travel restrictions internationally and in Hong Kong, ...
News

HHS awards $48M to health centers to expand HIV prevention, treatment

On Sept. 16, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), awarded more than $48 million to 271 HRSA-supported health centers across 26 states, Puerto Rico and ...
Naper Pride hosts inaugural Pride fest

Naper Pride hosts inaugural Pride fest

Naper Pride held its inaugural pride fest event, "Coming Together, One Community—One Naperville," on Sept. 11-12 in Naperville. Incidentally, "Coming Together, One Community—One Naperville" was also Naper Pride's organizational philosoph ...
National groups kick off #BiWeek to celebrate bisexuality+ visibility

National groups kick off #BiWeek to celebrate bisexuality+ visibility

Sept. 16 marks the start of #BiWeek, an annual digital campaign to accelerate acceptance for the bisexual+ (bi, pansexual, fluid, queer, unlabeled, etc.) community, according to a joint press release from the organizations The Bisexual Resource ...
News

Hastert settles sexual-abuse lawsuit

Days before a trial was set to begin, former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert reached a tentative settlement in a hush-money lawsuit filed by a man whose decades-old sexual-abuse allegations led to the politician's downfall six ...
Now, only five of Chicago's 50 aldermen reject automatic pay raises

Now, only five of Chicago's 50 aldermen reject automatic pay raises

Forty-five out of 50 Chicago aldermen have opted to accept a 5.5% pay increase in 2022 that will push the highest paid among them to an annual salary of more than $130,000, according to The Chicago Tribune. ...

  Entertainment

Entertainment

THEATER Steppenwolf's 'Bug' running Nov. 11-Dec. 12

Steppenwolf Theatre Company will welcome audiences back for in-person performances for the first time in 20 months with its acclaimed revival of Bug by ensemble member Tracy Letts, in the Downstairs Theater on Nov. 11-Dec. 12.
...
REVIEWS: Movies of Reeling 2021

REVIEWS: Movies of Reeling 2021



Reeling: The 39th Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival will take place Friday, Sept. 23-Thursday, Oct. 7. After a virtual edition in 2020, Reeling returns with in-person screenings this year, kicking off with the Estonian romantic drama ...
MUSIC ROUNDUP: Riot Fest rocks and rolls with the punches

MUSIC ROUNDUP: Riot Fest rocks and rolls with the punches

Riot Fest is a massive music festival held annually at Chicago's Douglas Park, held this year on Sept. 16-19 Usually a three-day celebration, Riot held a preview party Sept.16 that began at 2:30 p.m. for the ...
LGBTQ+ lullaby album to be released Oct. 28

LGBTQ+ lullaby album to be released Oct. 28

Broadway Records announced the impending release of The Rainbow Lullaby—which the label said is "the world's first LGBTQ lullaby album." The album will be available Thursday, Oct. 28, wherever digital music is sold and on BroadwayRecords.com. ...
THEATER 'Hot Pink, or Ready to Blow' available for download

THEATER 'Hot Pink, or Ready to Blow' available for download

It's Pompeii meets Heathers as New American Folk Theatre continues its "season of audio theatre" with a new studio recording of its 2018 hit comedy Hot Pink, or Ready to Blow. The production was written by ...
Few LGBTQ nods from the Emmys even as RuPaul makes TV history

Few LGBTQ nods from the Emmys even as RuPaul makes TV history

Netflix's The Crown and Apple TV+'s Ted Lasso were among the big winners as the Television Academy presented its 2021 Emmy Awards on Sept. 19 in Los Angeles. While the Academy had drawn praise for the ...
Congo Square Theatre Co. announces new Artistic Director Ericka Ratcliff

Congo Square Theatre Co. announces new Artistic Director Ericka Ratcliff

Congo Square Theatre Company, an African American theater company, announced that longtime company member Ericka Ratcliff will serve as its new artistic director, effective immediately. Ratcliff becomes only the fourth ...
MOVIES 'Shang-Chi' actor in anti-gay controversy

MOVIES 'Shang-Chi' actor in anti-gay controversy

Actor Simu Liu—the star of the latest Marvel action movie Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings—is embroiled in controversy over alleged Reddit comments he made about how pedophilia is "no different from being gay," ...
FILM REVIEW Chastain mesmerizes in 'Tammy Faye,' but bio offers few surprises

FILM REVIEW Chastain mesmerizes in 'Tammy Faye,' but bio offers few surprises

Televangelists featured in some of the of the most spectacular falls from grace in the '80s. Television preachers who'd spent the better part of the '70s and the '80s insinuating themselves into pocketbooks, not to mention ...
Billy Masters on RuPaul and more

Billy Masters on RuPaul and more

"The reason I said no wasn't because I wasn't proud of who I was, or I didn't want to represent the LGBTQ+ community in any way. It was because Raven Baxter is Raven Baxter is Raven Baxter. And Raven Baxter is ...
SHOWBIZ 'Genera+ion' axed, sports items, Wilson Cruz, k.d. lang, Lil Nas X

SHOWBIZ 'Genera+ion' axed, sports items, Wilson Cruz, k.d. lang, Lil Nas X

HBO Max did now renew Genera+ion, its OC-high-school-set dramedy, out.com noted. "We will not be moving forward with a second season of Genera+ion," a spokesperson for HBO Max said in a statement. "We are very proud ...
THEATER Steppenwolf presenting three Tracy Letts virtual works Sept. 29-Oct. 24

THEATER Steppenwolf presenting three Tracy Letts virtual works Sept. 29-Oct. 24

Leading up to ensemble member Tracy Letts' production Bug returning this November to Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theater, the company is bringing audiences a sampler of the playwright's voice to their homes with a trio of new virtual ...
Andersonville Wine Walk returns Sunday, Oct. 3

Andersonville Wine Walk returns Sunday, Oct. 3

--From a press release

CHICAGO (September 17, 2021) — The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce(ACC) is pleased to welcome back its annual Andersonville Wine Walk on Sunday, October 3 from 3 pm — 6 pm. Enjoy a Sunday afternoon of sipping, ...
8th Annual Black Alphabet Film Festival on Nov. 5-7

8th Annual Black Alphabet Film Festival on Nov. 5-7

The 8th Annual Black Alphabet Film Festival (BAFF) will take place Nov. 5-7 at the University of Chicago's Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St. One of the longest running Black ...
Stephen Amell, 'Outlander' star to be at Wizard World Chicago

Stephen Amell, 'Outlander' star to be at Wizard World Chicago

Stephen Amell, known to millions as the crime-fighting vigilante lead in the hit TV series Arrow, will return to Wizard World Chicago on Saturday, Oct. 16. Amell—who also starred in DC Universe vehicles such as DC's ...
Entertainment

Chicago Dance History Project moving to Ruth Page Center

Chicago Dance History Project (CDHP)—which investigates, documents and presents the individual and institutional past of Chicago dance—plans to move into The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St., as an artist in residence. ...
Pitchfork Music Festival returns and turns 15 in 2021

Pitchfork Music Festival returns and turns 15 in 2021

Pitchfork Music Festival turned 15 years old in Chicago this year after being cancelled last year because of the pandemic. This lively celebration of eclectic music continued in the same spot (Union Park) with the usual ...

  Outlines

RECREATION Metropolitan Club's BigShots Golf Lounge

RECREATION Metropolitan Club's BigShots Golf Lounge

BigShots Golf Lounge is part of the Metropolitan Club's rebranding. Despite the perceived exclusivity of the Metropolitan, the lounge—on the 67th floor of Willis Tower, 233 S. Wacker Dr.—is a state-of-the-art area that is accessible to ...
Outlines

SOCCER U.S. women win big over Paraguay again

Five days after Carli Lloyd scored five goals against Paraguay, Alex Morgan scored a hat trick (three goals) as the U.S. women's national soccer team (USWNT) downed the same country 8-0 on Sept. 21 in Cincinnati, ...
SPORTS Sky end regular season with win, get ready for playoffs

SPORTS Sky end regular season with win, get ready for playoffs

The Chicago Sky ended their regular season on a positive note, beating the Indiana Fever 98-87 at Chicago's Wintrust Arena on Sept. 19. Diamond DeShields tied her career-high point total, scoring 30 while shooting 61.5% from ...
Outlines

SPORTS Aces rout Sky 103-70

In WNBA action, the Las Vegas Aces routed the Chicago Sky 103-70 at Wintrust Arena on Sept. 17. A day after Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot declared Sept. 16 to be "Candace Parker Day," the Sky forward ...
SOCCER Lloyd scores five goals as U.S. women rout Paraguay

SOCCER Lloyd scores five goals as U.S. women rout Paraguay

Scoring five goals in a soccer match can be called a glut or even a "repoker." Whatever it's called, Carli Lloyd accomplished that incredible feat as the U.S. women's national team routed Paraguay 9-0 in Cleveland ...
SAVOR Logan Square restaurant Lardon

SAVOR Logan Square restaurant Lardon

As you might guess from its name, Lardon (2200 N. California Ave..; https://www.lardonchicago.com/) takes meat very seriously. Named after a small piece of pork fat or fatty bacon, the Logan Square spot is a carnivore's paradise, ...
Outlines

USWNT national soccer team slams contract offer

The United States Women's National Team Players Association (USWNTPA) is calling the U.S. Soccer Federation's offer of identical contracts for its women's and men's national teams a publicity stunt, according to Yahoo! Sports. On S ...





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