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Windy City Times 2021-10-06

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30th Annual AIDS Run & Walk raises more than $400K

CHICAGO — More than 1,800 advocates, community partners, runners, walkers, volunteers, staff members and more gathered at Soldier Field on Oct. 2 for the 30th annual AIDS Run & Walk Chicago. The event raised approximately $420,000 ...
PHIMC to present second Mary F. Morten Award on Nov. 7

PHIMC to present second Mary F. Morten Award on Nov. 7

Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago (PHIMC) announced Chicago Freedom School as the 2021 recipient of the Mary F. Morten Award for Justice. According to a release, "Chicago Freedom School is being recognized for its vital ...
Equality Now's virtual global gala Oct. 12

Equality Now's virtual global gala Oct. 12

Equality Now announced that its annual Make Equality Reality Gala will be held Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT. Since 1992, Equality Now has worked to ensure that laws treat men and women ...
News

HHS awards $2.21B in FY2021 for HIV care, support services, medication

--From a press release

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced approximately $2.21 billion in Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program funding for cities, counties, states, and local community-based organizations in fiscal year ...
AMA panel examines the role of critical race theory in contemporary healthcare

AMA panel examines the role of critical race theory in contemporary healthcare

An Oct. 4 online forum hosted by the Chicago-based American Medical Association (AMA) addressed critical race theory (CRT) and its applications for equity in healthcare settings. CRT has achieved notoriety ...
News

Illinois HIV Care Connect launches HIV Innovation campaign

On Oct. 5, Illinois HIV Care Connect launched its HIV Innovation web and social-media campaign, showcasing several Illinois HIV initiatives that are helping to prevent or treat HIV more effectively. Articles about five initiatives so far ...
News

COVID Connecticut removed from Chicago travel advisory

On Oct. 5, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) removed one state—Connecticut—from its weekly COVID-19 travel advisory. The advisory now stands at 47 states and three territories. Although the ...
LGBTQ+ group OneWheaton puts up billboard

LGBTQ+ group OneWheaton puts up billboard

The LGBTQ+ organization OneWheaton—composed of Wheaton College alumni—is noting its 10th homecoming season in a special way. OneWheaton has put up a billboard near campus on Roosevelt Road, just east of the intersection of Interstate 355. ...
TRAVEL Conde Nast again recognizes Chicago as top big city

TRAVEL Conde Nast again recognizes Chicago as top big city

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, Choose Chicago and World Business Chicago announced Conde Nast Traveler recognized Chicago as the #1 Best Big City in the U.S. for the fifth consecutive year in a row in the results ...
News

Report: Older LGBTQs lack access to healthcare, financial security, caregiving

--From a press release

Chicago LGBTQ older adults across Illinois are struggling to get the healthcare, financial security and caregiving support they desperately need, according to a new report from AARP Illinois and SAGE released today. The disparities, outlined ...
Pandemic Pivot: Museum launches major digital exhibit for LGBT History Month

Pandemic Pivot: Museum launches major digital exhibit for LGBT History Month

"In Plain Sight' offers website visitors a digital timeline of LGBT achievements including 800 entries across 10 categories Visitors to the Stonewall National Museum and Archives (SNMA) in Fort Lauderdale, one of the largest LGBT lending ...
LGBT HISTORY MONTH Pro baseball player Glenn Burke refused to live a lie

LGBT HISTORY MONTH Pro baseball player Glenn Burke refused to live a lie

You could say that Glenn Burke, the first Major League Baseball player to come out, is having a good season. In March, best-selling author Andrew Maraniss published a thoughtful biography called Singled Out: The True Story ...
Urban Village Church hosting drag worship service, Pride prom Oct. 10

Urban Village Church hosting drag worship service, Pride prom Oct. 10

On Sunday, Oct. 10, Urban Village Church (UVC) will host a drag worship service at its Wicker Park site, 1012 N. Noble St. Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. (CST) with performances from local drag artists, including ...
SPORTS Chicago White Sox hold Pride Night

SPORTS Chicago White Sox hold Pride Night

On Sept. 29, the Chicago White Sox held Pride Night. LGBTQ+ activist Gary Chichester threw the first pitch of the game—which featured the White Sox taking on the Cincinnati Reds—at Guaranteed Rate field. BMO Harris invited ...
"I can't be silent": Michael O'Connor discusses his longtime activism

"I can't be silent": Michael O'Connor discusses his longtime activism

By Kayleigh Padar

Years ago, longtime activist Michael O'Connor heard that some Black legislators in Illinois didn't want to support the Marriage Equality Act because they didn't believe Black people would benefit from same-sex marriage. He decided to prove ...
BUSINESS Black council, HRCF release first-ever 'Black in Fashion' index

BUSINESS Black council, HRCF release first-ever 'Black in Fashion' index

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation and The Black in Fashion Council, an organization that promotes and advances Black representation in the fashion and beauty industry, released their inaugural Black in Fashion Index report, which measures ...
GLAAD launches video series spotlighting Black LGBTQ+ small-business owners

GLAAD launches video series spotlighting Black LGBTQ+ small-business owners

GLAAD has launched "Changemakers," a four-part video series spotlighting Black LGBTQ+ small-business owners and their impact within their local communities before and throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The series, presented by ...
New Supreme Court session: Religion dominates

New Supreme Court session: Religion dominates

First in the spotlight as the U.S. Supreme Court begins its new session Monday (October 4) is the seemingly precarious state of the right to abortion, an issue LGBT groups have long considered to be of ...
Out state Sen. Mike Simmons aims to 'prioritize people' in economic, healthcare equity fight

Out state Sen. Mike Simmons aims to 'prioritize people' in economic, healthcare equity fight

Each week, Illinois state Sen. Mike Simmons' constituents pile into his office to share ideas about how to improve their lives. Through conversations with single mothers raising young children in poverty, residents facing displacement and teenagers ...
SPORTS Women's soccer commissioner resigns in wake of scandal

SPORTS Women's soccer commissioner resigns in wake of scandal

National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) Commissioner Lisa Baird resigned after approximately 19 months on the job amid allegations that a former coach engaged in sexual harassment and misconduct, NPR reported. ...
SPORTS Sky edge top seed Sun to take 2-1 playoff lead

SPORTS Sky edge top seed Sun to take 2-1 playoff lead

In a game that featured 16 lead changes and 10 ties, the Chicago Sky made clutch shots down the stretch and edged the Connecticut Sun in game three of the 2021 WNBA playoff semifinals 86-83 at ...
WORLD Movie items, tennis survey, German politics, Thai court

WORLD Movie items, tennis survey, German politics, Thai court

Kenya's Film Censorship Board (KFCB) banned I Am Samuel, claiming the documentary which has a gay protagonist contravenes Kenyan values, Human Rights Watch noted. In a statement, the KFCB denounced the film ...
NATIONAL Black AIDS Institute, non-binary person attacked, Rachel Maddow

NATIONAL Black AIDS Institute, non-binary person attacked, Rachel Maddow

The board of directors of the Black AIDS Institute (BAI) announced the appointments of Toni Newman as its interim chief executive officer and Dr. Kemal M. Atkins as managing director, a press release noted. In addition, ...
Texans protest anti-trans youth measures at capitol in Austin

Texans protest anti-trans youth measures at capitol in Austin

GLAAD and Equality Texas issued a release highlighting a week of protest at the Texas state capitol in Austin—where measures targeting transgender children are being considered during the legislature's third special session of the year. Three ...
AIDS Run & Walk celebrates 30 years with annual event

AIDS Run & Walk celebrates 30 years with annual event

Following a year where AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) held its annual AIDS Run & Walk fundraiser virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event returned to Soldier Field on Oct. 2 with the theme "Forward ...

  Entertainment

Entertainment

Born Perfect, Enfranchisement release all-star video combating conversion therapy

SAN FRANCISCO, CA BOBBY'S BIG PROBLEM, produced by Born Perfect and Enfranchisement, was released today digitally, featuring a celebrity cast, including Patton Oswalt, D'Arcy Carden, Jasika Nicole, and RB Butcher. The video tells the stor
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MUSIC Rachael Sage at Uncommon Ground on Oct. 14

MUSIC Rachael Sage at Uncommon Ground on Oct. 14

Rachael Sage—described as an "award-winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist and member/supporter of the LGBTQ+ community"—will perform at Uncommon Ground-Lake View, 3800 N. Clark St., on Thursday, Oct. 14, at 8 p.m. ...
Entertainment

Visceral Dance Chicago bringing world premieres to Athenaeum Theatre

--From a press release

CHICAGO, Oct. 5, 2021 Visceral Dance Chicago a contemporary company committed to the progression of diverse artists, programs and community collaborations announced its Fall Engagement 2021 program. The dance company returns ...
TRAVEL Conde Nast readers select The Gwen as Chicago's best hotel

TRAVEL Conde Nast readers select The Gwen as Chicago's best hotel

Conde Nast Traveler's readers have spoken—and their views of Chicago's hotels are distinctly different from those of another top travel publication. While Viceroy Chicago topped Travel + Leisure's readers' list of local spots to stay, ...
Int'l Film Fest to premiere queer Muslim film directed by Chicagoan Fawzia Mirza

Int'l Film Fest to premiere queer Muslim film directed by Chicagoan Fawzia Mirza

--From a press release

LOS ANGELES CA - THE SYED FAMILY XMAS EVE GAME NIGHT will have its U.S. premiere at the 57th edition of the Chicago International Film Festival running October 13 - 24, 2021. This comes on the ...
Opera singer Ketelson to give Center on Halsted performance

Opera singer Ketelson to give Center on Halsted performance

World renowned bass-baritone opera singer Kyle Ketelsen will perform Italian arias at the Center on Halsted to raise funds both to support his alma mater, Clinton (Iowa) High School (Vocal Department) and Care for Real Pantry ...
Pride Fest sees rainbows over rain

Pride Fest sees rainbows over rain

After last year's COVID-related cancellation, the LGBTQ+-focused outdoor affair Pride Fest returned to Lake View after a delay of a few months, as it usually takes place in June. An additional full day was added to ...
Entertainment

Chicago Inclusion Project offers anti-racism workshops for arts organizations

--From a press release

Chicago, IL—The staff of The Chicago Inclusion Project is excited to launch a new workshop and continuum developed by staff members Jessica Vann and Arti Ishak. The workshop, entitled "Being Anti-Racist: An Active Action," is designed ...
ART Nick Cave, Bob Faust to unveil 'Rapt on the Mile' on Michigan Avenue

ART Nick Cave, Bob Faust to unveil 'Rapt on the Mile' on Michigan Avenue

The Magnificent Mile has recently installed a monumental, multi-story public art installation entitled "Rapt on The Mile" that renowned artists (and couple) Nick Cave and Bob Faust created. The mural, which now wraps the 679 N. ...
Billy Masters talks Dolly, Katie Couric and more

Billy Masters talks Dolly, Katie Couric and more

"I was so excited when someone told me that Lil Nas X had done my song #Jolene. I had to find it and listen to it immediately … and it's really good. Of course, I love him anyway. I was surprised ...
SHOWBIZ 'Queer/Art,' sports items, Kevin Bacon, Indya Moore

SHOWBIZ 'Queer/Art,' sports items, Kevin Bacon, Indya Moore

Queer|Art—New York City's home for the creative and professional development of LGBTQ+ artists—announced the fall season of Queer|Art|Film, returning in person through Dec. 13, a press release noted. The line-up ...
THEATER REVIEW: American Mariachi

THEATER REVIEW: American Mariachi

Title: American Mariachi. Playwright: Jose Cruz Gonzalez At: Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St. Tickets: $25-$98; GoodmanTheatre.org. Runs through: Oct. 24 From the first moment, when a shrill "grito" proclaims the commencement of a Mariachi bolero, ...

  Outlines

Chicago Sky player named to WNBA All-Rookie Team

Chicago Sky player named to WNBA All-Rookie Team

Chicago Sky guard Dana Evans has been selected to the 2021 WNBA All-Rookie Team. Evans is joined on the squad by Aari McDonald (Atlanta Dream), Michaela Onyenwere (New York Liberty), Charli Collier (Dallas Wings) and DiDi ...
Outlines

SPORTS Muguruza wins Chicago Fall Tennis Classic

On Oct. 3, Garbine Muguruza strengthened her qualifying chances for the Akron WTA Finals Guadalajara after coming back from a set and a break down to win the last 10 games to defeat Ons Jabeur, 3-6, ...
LGBT History Month: Dutch gay man defied the Nazis and saved thousands

LGBT History Month: Dutch gay man defied the Nazis and saved thousands

In the final days before his execution in July 1943 at the hands of the Nazi party, Willem Arondeus asked his lawyer for one last request: to spread a message after he was gone. "Let it be known," he said. "Homosexuals ...
LGBTQ History Month: Until legal ruling, Disneyland banned same-sex dancers

LGBTQ History Month: Until legal ruling, Disneyland banned same-sex dancers

Deemed the "Happiest Place on Earth," Disneyland sadly didn't live up to that billing for same-sex couples during its first three decades. Opened in 1955 by the late Walt Disney, the family-oriented amusement park was built ...
Outlines

Four Chicago players score double figures as Sky lose; WNBA semifinal series tied at 1-1

--From a press release. Video below

The Connecticut Sun outscored the Chicago Sky 21-9 in the fourth quarter as the Sun took Game #2 of the five-game series with a final score of 79-68 over the Sky at the Mohegan Sun Arena on Thursday evening. Tonight's officials ...





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