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Trans woman D'isaya Dior Monaee Smith, a victim of violence, dies

Trans woman D'isaya Dior Monaee Smith, a victim of violence, dies

D'isaya Dior Monaee Smith was shot and killed Sept. 6 at the Prestige Motel in Dolton, Illinois. She was 27. A Human Rights Campaign report showed that, in 2020, a record 44 transgender, nonbinary or gender-nonconforming ...

  News

News

COVID Chicago's latest travel advisory remains the same

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) did not add or remove any states from its weekly COVID-19 Travel Advisory on Sept. 28. The numbers of states and territories remain at 48 and three, respectively. California ...
Chicago Reader celebrates 50th anniversary

Chicago Reader celebrates 50th anniversary

--From a press release

The Chicago Reader, a fearless, innovative, and nationally respected media voice in Chicago since 1971, is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a variety of exhibitions, events, and projects. The Chicago Reader's first issue was October 1, ...
Pritzker Military Museum, Library to screen TransMilitary doc, Q&A with special guests

Pritzker Military Museum, Library to screen TransMilitary doc, Q&A with special guests

--From a press release

CHICAGO, IL (September 27, 2021) On Thursday, Sept. 30, at 5:30 p.m., the Pritzker Military Museum & Library will host the screening of the 2018 SXSW Audience Award Winner for Best Documentary TransMilitary. The program will ...
Pro-choice rally takes place in the Loop

Pro-choice rally takes place in the Loop

On Sept. 27—the first day of the new U.S. Supreme Court session—various women's- and reproductive-rights groups held a rally in Federal Plaza in the Loop. Planned Parenthood of Illinois Jennifer Welch said she wanted Americans to ...
News

Defend Abortion Access marches/rallies planned across Illinois Oct. 2

--From a press release

CHICAGO — A coalition of more than 20 progressive organizations, supporters, and providers of reproductive health care are holding "Defend Abortion Access" events across Illinois on Saturday, October 2, in response to the Texas abortion ban ...
News

Lambda Literary to expand LGBTQ Writers in Schools Program in New York City schools

--From a press release

New York, NY — Today, Lambda Literary announced that New York City has quadrupled its investment in the organization's LGBTQ Writers in Schools program, increasing funding from $100,000 to $400,000 to reach 10,000 students and provide ...
A new street festival comes home to Andersonville

A new street festival comes home to Andersonville

The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce presented the new event Andersonville Homecoming on Sept. 24-26. As guests entered the area blocked off Clark Street between Catalpa and Summerdale avenues, a $10 donation fee was suggested to benefit ...
News

Ex-NU professor standing trial in sexual thrill-kill case

Former Northwestern University professor Wyndham Lathem was slated to stand trial starting Sept. 27 for first-degree murder in a case that involves what prosecutors said was a sexual thrill-kill, The Chicago Tribune reported. The victim, 26-year-old ...
News

Latinx Humanist Alliance, American Humanist Association hosting activism training

The Latinx Humanist Alliance and the American Humanist Association, in partnership with the Midwest Academy, are hosting a virtual grassroots activism 101 training on Friday, Oct. 1, 4-5:30 p.m. CT; and Saturday, Oct. 2, 1-2:30 p.m. ...
Crystal Lake's Raue Center for the Arts opens new school

Crystal Lake's Raue Center for the Arts opens new school

On its 20th anniversary, the Crystal Lake, Illinois-based nonprofit organization Raue Center for the Arts has launched a new school. Raue Center School for the Arts (RCSA) will provide youth and adult classes in a wide ...
News

Chicago announces strategic plan to address gender-based violence, human trafficking

--From a press release

CHICAGO — On Sept. 27, Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot launched the City's first-ever citywide strategic plan to address gender-based violence (GBV) and human trafficking. The work to build this plan began in February 2021 when Mayor ...
News

R. Kelly found guilty of racketeering

On Sept. 27, a federal jury in Brooklyn convicted embattled R&B singer R. Kelly of racketeering by a federal jury in Brooklyn, the US Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York said, according to ...
Liz Cheney: 'I was wrong' to oppose same-sex marriage

Liz Cheney: 'I was wrong' to oppose same-sex marriage

U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney said—in a segment of the CBS show 60 Minutes that aired Sept. 26—she was "wrong" to oppose same-sex marriage when her objection to it caused a public split with her family, including ...
Nearly two-thirds of Swiss residents vote for marriage equality

Nearly two-thirds of Swiss residents vote for marriage equality

Almost two-thirds of Switzerland's voters backed the government's plan to introduce same-sex marriage in a referendum held Sept. 26, with campaigners calling it a historic day for gay rights in Switzerland, Yahoo! News reported, citing AFP. ...
NATIONAL Danica Roem, 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' abortion appeal, Lambda Legal

NATIONAL Danica Roem, 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' abortion appeal, Lambda Legal

Transgender Virginia legislator Danica Roem is facing a conservative marriage-equality opponent and former Trump administration member in her re-election race this November, Yahoo! News noted. Roem, a Democrat, was elected to the House of Delegates in ...
WORLD Marches, world leaders, Swiss marriage, soccer match

WORLD Marches, world leaders, Swiss marriage, soccer match

Thousands of people including soldiers and diplomats marched peacefully through the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv in an annual Pride parade despite some opposition to an event called off last year because of the coronavirus pandemic, Reuters ...
SPORTS Chicago Red Stars edge Portland 2-1

SPORTS Chicago Red Stars edge Portland 2-1

The Chicago Red Stars, behind goals from Kealia Watt and Rachel Hill, defeated the Portland Thorns 2-1 at home on Sept. 25. In the game's 24th minute, Portland's Christine Sinclair's curling shot from outside the box ...
SAVOR Funkenhausen

SAVOR Funkenhausen

When it comes to fusion, West Town spot Funkenhausen, 1709 W. Chicago Ave., might be one of the more unusual restaurants. The cuisine here is a mixture of German ...
Month-long Open House Chicago 2021 to feature in-person site visits Oct. 16-17

Month-long Open House Chicago 2021 to feature in-person site visits Oct. 16-17

--From a press release

(September 20, 2021) CHICAGO — Chicago Architecture Center (CAC) announced that Open House Chicago 2021 will again offer its popular in-person, indoor site visits, providing rare behind-the-scenes access to more ...
NGLCC, Grubhub team to help LGBTQA-owned restaurants

NGLCC, Grubhub team to help LGBTQA-owned restaurants

The country's vulnerable LGBTQ+-owned restaurants and bars serving food will find help this fall, courtesy of a partnership formed by the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) and Grubhub. These small business owners have been among ...
Protesters expected in D.C. on Sept. 27 to decry Emanuel's nomination

Protesters expected in D.C. on Sept. 27 to decry Emanuel's nomination

With the nomination of former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel as the U.S. ambassador to Japan expected to come before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee soon, a coalition of organizations will bring opposition to the steps of ...
News

Indiana students sue over gay-straight club's alleged treatment

In Pendleton, Indiana, a group of Pendleton Heights High School students has filed a lawsuit against the school and South Madison Community School Corporation over allegations that the school has been treating its Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) ...
GLAAD releases 'Local Media Accountability Index - U.S. South'

GLAAD releases 'Local Media Accountability Index - U.S. South'

--From a press release

GLAAD—he world's largest LGBTQ media-advocacy organization—has released its "Local Media Accountability Index - U.S. South," a measurement and evaluation of LGBTQ and HIV coverage in local news outlets across nine ...
ART The Peninsula hosting installation by Bob Faust

ART The Peninsula hosting installation by Bob Faust

The Peninsula Chicago, 108 E. Superior St., an art installation featuring Chicago artist Bob Faust—half of a power couple of the art world, with Nick Cave. Titled "with all, and still…," this exhibit debuted mid-September and ...
News

Report: 2.3M Latinx LGBT adults live in the U.S.

--From a press release

A new study by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law finds that an estimated 2.3 million adults in the U.S. identify as Hispanic or Latino/a and LGBT. Researchers found that Latinx LGBT people fare ...

  Entertainment

Entertainment

THEATER REVIEW Thirteen Days

Thirteen Days. adapted by Brian Pastor from the book by Robert F. Kennedy At: City Lit Theatre at Edgewater Presbyterian Church, 1030 West Bryn Mawr Ave., Tickets: $27-$32. Runs through: Oct. 24 Palace Intrigue has been
...
THEATER 'The Last Pair of Earlies' running Oct. 27-Dec. 12 at Raven

THEATER 'The Last Pair of Earlies' running Oct. 27-Dec. 12 at Raven

Raven Theatre, Chicago's newest Equity-affiliated theatre, is welcoming back audiences this fall with the world premiere of Joshua Allen's The Last Pair of Earlies, directed by Wardell Julius Clark. This new drama—which follows the hardships ...
Joffrey's Nutcracker returns for the holidays

Joffrey's Nutcracker returns for the holidays

--From a press release

(Chicago) — The Joffrey Ballet's reimagined holiday classic, The Nutcracker, by Tony Award®-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, returns to Chicago during the Joffrey's first-ever season at the historic Lyric Opera House ...
Next OUTspoken 'Storytelling Night' Oct. 5

Next OUTspoken 'Storytelling Night' Oct. 5

--From a press release

Six Chicagoans will tell compelling stories with a LGBTQ+ perspective when another OUTspoken "Storytelling Night" takes place Tuesday, Oct. 5, starting at 7 p.m., at Sidetrack Bar, 3349 N. Halsted St. All attendees must be masked ...
THEATER 'Moulin Rouge!,' gay play 'The Inheritance' win top Tonys

THEATER 'Moulin Rouge!,' gay play 'The Inheritance' win top Tonys

Moulin Rouge! The Musical was the runaway winner at the Tony Awards on Sept. 26, snagging 10 awards. Among its honors were Best Musical, Best Performance By an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical ...
Billy Masters

Billy Masters

"Honey, turn that clock off; I ain't paying no attention to it. Turn it off—turn it off!"—Debbie Allen during her acceptance speech for the Governors Award at the Primetime Emmys. Four co-hosts go in, two come ...
SHOWBIZ Transgender Talent, celebrity deaths, film festival, Whitney Houston

SHOWBIZ Transgender Talent, celebrity deaths, film festival, Whitney Houston

Transgender Talent—the trans-owned and operated management and production company—is looking to help Hollywood get better at portraying transgender and non-binary characters on screen with the launch of a new consulting ...
THEATER REVIEW The Golden Girls: The Lost Episodes, Volume 5-SEX!

THEATER REVIEW The Golden Girls: The Lost Episodes, Volume 5-SEX!

Title: The Golden Girls: The Lost Episodes, Volume 5—SEX! Playwright: David Cerda At: Hell In a Handbag Productions at the Leather Archives and Museum. Tickets: $27-$45. Runs through: HandbagProductions.org It could almost be the premise for ...
MOVIES 24-hour horror marathon at Music Box on Oct. 23-24

MOVIES 24-hour horror marathon at Music Box on Oct. 23-24

"The Music Box of Horrors," sponsored by CreepyCo., will return to the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., from noon on Saturday, Oct. 23 through noon on Sunday, Oct. 24. The event will include special ...
Entertainment

THEATER Ex-'Jagged Little Pill' performers accuse production of anti-TGNC behavior

Two former cast members of Broadway's Jagged Little Pill—including Tony-nominated featured actress Celia Rose Gooding—released statements accusing the production of committing "harm to the trans and non-binary community, both onstage ...
Entertainment

TimeLine Theatre Company announces 25th Anniversary Season

Video below--From a press release

Chicago, IL, September 24, 2021 — TimeLine Theatre Company, acclaimed for presenting plays that explore today's social and political issues through the lens of the past, is thrilled to announce that it will celebrate its 25th ...
DANCE Hubbard Street presenting drive-in edition of 'Inside/Out' Oct. 2

DANCE Hubbard Street presenting drive-in edition of 'Inside/Out' Oct. 2

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago will hold its annual "Inside/Out" choreographic workshop, "Drive-In(side Out)," on Saturday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. at ChiTown Movies, 2343 S. Throop St., preceded by a welcome party and DJ starting at ...
Chicago's holiday cultural and arts events to reopen for in-person

Chicago's holiday cultural and arts events to reopen for in-person

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) today announced DCASE fall and holiday programming as Chicago's vital arts scene continues to safely and fully reopen. In-person holiday ...
'Firebird' opens Reeling Chicago LGBTQ+ Internat'l Film Fest tonight

'Firebird' opens Reeling Chicago LGBTQ+ Internat'l Film Fest tonight

--From a press release

CHICAGO, Illinois — Tonight, the 39th annual Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival invites audiences to enjoy an in-person pre-party and theater screening of 'Firebird' for Opening Night at the Music Box Theater. Director P ...

  Outlines

Latin Restaurant Weeks taking place in Chicago Oct. 4-18

Latin Restaurant Weeks taking place in Chicago Oct. 4-18

National Hispanic Heritage Month takes place Sept. 15-Oct. 15, recognizing the many contributions of Hispanic Americans. As an effort to acknowledge the successful influences and cultures of Hispanic Americans, Latin Restaurant Weeks, LLC, will host its ...
SAVOR Brunch at Wood

SAVOR Brunch at Wood

"Morning Wood" has returned. This provocative name was given to the brunch service at Boystown/Northalsted restaurant Wood, 3335 N. Halsted St., and it drew lots of people before the COVID pandemic changed the world. However, like ...
SPORTS Chicago Fall Tennis Classic in gear with pro women players

SPORTS Chicago Fall Tennis Classic in gear with pro women players

The Chicago Fall Tennis Classic, a part of the WTA (Women's Tennis Association) tour, is in town through Oct. 3. Just a few of the players in the first round, or round of 64, are top seed and Ukrainian player Elena ...
SPORTS Chicago Sky score another playoff win, beating Minnesota

SPORTS Chicago Sky score another playoff win, beating Minnesota

The sixth-seeded Chicago Sky (2-0) defeated the third-seeded Minnesota Lynx (0-1) 89-76 at the Target Center in Minneapolis in round two of the 2021 WNBA playoffs on Sept. 26. With the win, the franchise moves on ...
SPORTS Chicago White Sox clinch playoff spot

SPORTS Chicago White Sox clinch playoff spot

For the first time in 13 years, the Chicago White Sox are the American League Central champions. The team defeated Cleveland 7-2 on Sept. 23 as it split a doubleheader that officially eliminated the Guardians (formerly ...
SPORTS Chicago Sky win playoff game against Dallas Wings

SPORTS Chicago Sky win playoff game against Dallas Wings

In WNBA action, the Chicago Sky defeated the Dallas Wings 81-64 in the first round of the 2021 playoffs, at Wintrust Arena on Sept. 23. Under current head coach and general manager James Wade, the team ...





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