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Trans employees plan Oct. 20 walkout at Netflix [UPDATE]

Trans employees plan Oct. 20 walkout at Netflix [UPDATE]

Netflix's trans employee resource group is planning a company-wide walkout Wed., Oct. 20, to protest statements made by co-CEO Ted Sarandos regarding Dave Chappelle's latest comedy special The Closer, according to The Verge. "Trans Lives Matter. ...
President Biden appoints Debra Shore to key EPA position

President Biden appoints Debra Shore to key EPA position

--From a press release

Washington, DC — Today President Joe Biden appointed former LGBTQ Victory Institute board chair Debra Shore to be the next Region Five Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency — representing six states in the Midwest and ...
South Side LGBTQ+ center projected to break ground next summer, open early 2024

South Side LGBTQ+ center projected to break ground next summer, open early 2024

The $15-million LGBTQ+ center slated for creation on the city's South Side is in phase two of an anticipated five phases to completion, with a projected 2024 opening, according to stakeholders. Illinois state Rep. Lamont Robinson, ...
Breaking News

HRC marks National Coming Out Day with new resource for youth

On Oct. 11, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is commemorating the 33rd annual National Coming Out Day (NCOD) by announcing the release of a new resource, "Online Communities and LGBTQ+ Youth." "National Coming Out Day exists ...
Breaking News

Appeals court reinstates Texas abortion law

On Oct. 8, a federal appeals court put a temporary hold on a judge's order that had blocked Texas' six-week abortion ban, CNN.com reported. Just two days earlier, U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman issued an order ...
Report: Debra Shore to run EPA's Midwest operations

Report: Debra Shore to run EPA's Midwest operations

Debra Shore—a longtime commissioner of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District and member of the LGBTQ+ community—will be selected to run Midwest operations for the Environmental Protection Agency, according to Politico. ...
Breaking News

Federal judge blocks strict Texas abortion law

On Oct. 6, U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman issued an order blocking the state's six-week abortion ban, according to Texas Lawyer. Pitman, of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, granted the department's request for ...

  News

Rosa Escareno named interim head of Chicago Park District

Rosa Escareno named interim head of Chicago Park District

Former Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) Commissioner Rosa Escareno has been named the interim general superintendent and CEO of the Chicago Park District. In an Oct. 13 statement, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot ...
News

OP-ED The Black church was one of R. Kelly's enablers

The long-awaited justice for R. Kelly's survivors finally came last month when a New York federal jury found him guilty of racketeering and sex trafficking. For nearly 30 years, underage Black girls and their families have ...
Donations needed for LGBTQ+-affirming spiritual leader's recovery

Donations needed for LGBTQ+-affirming spiritual leader's recovery

In July, Sofia G. Sarabia—an activist and community leader who provided spiritual counseling to LGBTQ+ youth and undocumented immigrants—suffered an unexpected stroke that injured her brain and left her immobile and unable to speak or eat. ...
Northwestern Univ. names first woman president

Northwestern Univ. names first woman president

Rebecca M. Blank, chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been named the next president of Northwestern University, the school announced. Blank—the university's first woman president in the school's 170-year ...
Co-founder of LGBTQ Latinx organization reflects after decades of activism

Co-founder of LGBTQ Latinx organization reflects after decades of activism

When activist Julio Rodriguez was 5 years old, a teacher forced him to stand up in class and choose another name—maybe John, she suggested, since people couldn't pronounce "Julio." By the time he got home, he ...
Black Incubator and Accelerator (BIA) program to offer support for Black-led organizations

Black Incubator and Accelerator (BIA) program to offer support for Black-led organizations

A new program—Black Incubator and Accelerator (BIA)—is offering funding and resources to Black-led organizations that primarily serve Black communities on the South and West Sides. BIA is new this year and run by University of Chicago ...
Coming Out for LGBTQ+ History

Coming Out for LGBTQ+ History

October 11th is National Coming Out Day, a day established in 1988 by members of the LGBTQ+ community to encourage people to stop hiding and be open about their identity. Coming out increases visibility of the ...
LGBT History Month: Reclaiming 41, journey to heal notorious trauma for LGBT Mexicans

LGBT History Month: Reclaiming 41, journey to heal notorious trauma for LGBT Mexicans

Until recently, Alberto B. Mendoza hated 41. He cringed if his dinner bill or hotel room number had the number in it, and with the countdown to his 41st birthday, he dreaded the year to come. ...
NATIONAL Victory Institute, LGBTQ books, youth items, NASA, LGBTQ Nation

NATIONAL Victory Institute, LGBTQ books, youth items, NASA, LGBTQ Nation

LGBTQ Victory Institute and nine additional candidate-training organizations announced a partnership with Snap Inc., the parent company of Snapchat, to provide a native-to-mobile tool to encourage young people to run for office, a press release noted. ...
WORLD Japan politics, video games, lesbian tennis player, Mr. Gay World

WORLD Japan politics, video games, lesbian tennis player, Mr. Gay World

LGBTQ+-rights activists were hoping Japan would finally allow same-sex marriage if Taro Kono, who has publicly supported same-sex marriage, became the country's next prime minister—but their hopes were dashed. Japan's ...
Chicago Park CEO resigns amid sexual-harassment scandal

Chicago Park CEO resigns amid sexual-harassment scandal

On Oct. 9, Chicago Park District CEO and General Superintendent Michael P. Kelly announced his resignation amid a controversy over sexual harassment and abuse, WGN-TV reported. Kelly released a statement to the public and Board President ...
Sally Ride to be among women on U.S. coins next year

Sally Ride to be among women on U.S. coins next year

The United States Mint announced the official designs for the first five coins in the American Women Quarters Program. The 2022 coins will recognize the achievements of author/social activist Maya Angelou; physicist/astronaut Dr. Sally Ride, a ...
Activist Rick Garcia seeks to be MWRD commissioner

Activist Rick Garcia seeks to be MWRD commissioner

Longtime LGBTQ- and human-rights activist Rick Garcia announced he is running for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD), and has asked Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker to appoint him to the seat Debra Shore is vacating to ...
Homophobic comments from N.C. lieutenant governor surface

Homophobic comments from N.C. lieutenant governor surface

Controversy is swirling around North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson after video surfaced of what he said at a June event, according to ABC11.com. There's no reason anybody anywhere in America should be telling any child ...
Toni Preckwinkle addresses security incidents

Toni Preckwinkle addresses security incidents

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle released a statement regarding two recent situations connected with her security detail. "In the past few months, there have been two separate incidents when members of my Executive Detail have ...
News

VIEWS Finding the Crossroads

By Martha Miller

The first time I saw a psychic, I was 19 and my friend Sandy and I drove to Jacksonville to see an old woman who read cards. We were young and it was fun going to her old house where a ...
News

Ex-NU professor found guilty of murdering boyfriend

On Oct. 7, Cook County jurors deliberated for less than two hours before finding former Northwestern University Wyndham Lathem guilty in the gruesome stabbing death of his boyfriend, The Chicago Tribune reported. Jurors heard about a ...
News

Monday, Oct. 11, marks both Indigenous Peoples' Day and National Coming Out Day

The Trevor Project's Coming Out: A Handbook for LGBTQ Young People is a resource that covers a wide range of topics to support LGBTQ young people in exploring what coming out safely can mean for them. ...
New study reveals disparities for LGBTQ+ seniors

New study reveals disparities for LGBTQ+ seniors

Although many LGBTQ+ seniors have lived through the arc of the LGBTQ-rights movement, they are nevertheless often forgotten in conversations about discrimination. A new study is shedding light on that omission. AARP Illinois and SAGE Research's ...
LGBTQ+ groups call out Dave Chappelle over latest special

LGBTQ+ groups call out Dave Chappelle over latest special

Dave Chappelle's new Netflix comedy special, The Closer, is already making headlines due to material several groups have called anti-LGBTQ, Variety reported. In a statement, GLAAD called out the pattern of derogatory jokes, saying that "Chappelle' ...
Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame, in 30th year, holds induction ceremony at Sidetrack

Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame, in 30th year, holds induction ceremony at Sidetrack

The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame, celebrating its 30th year, held its annual induction ceremony for 2021 inductees October 6 at Sidetrack, sponsored by Sidetrack, J&L Catering, Rick Aguilar Photography, and Dalila Fridi and Elizabeth McNight. ...

  Entertainment

Entertainment

MOVIES Holiday comedy short centers on Muslim family and BIPOC queer relationship

The short film The Syed Family Xmas Eve Game Night follows Noor, a Muslim queer woman, and her experience with bringing her Puerto Rican partner home to meet her family for the first time. When Noor's
...
BOOK REVIEW Activist Peter Staley's Memoir 'Never Silent' is a real-life thriller

BOOK REVIEW Activist Peter Staley's Memoir 'Never Silent' is a real-life thriller

--From marksking.com

"Attention must be paid to such a man." — Arthur Miller Peter Staley's much-anticipated new memoir, Never Silent, opens with almost unbearable nail-biting suspense, sweeping us into the behind-the-scenes machinations of an ACT UP takeover of ...
MUSIC Janis Ian's last Chicago concert May 14

MUSIC Janis Ian's last Chicago concert May 14

In what is being advertised as her last concert in Chicago, LGBTQ singer Janis Ian will be performing at the Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave. on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at 8 p.m. Tickets ($48-$50) will ...
ART Contemporary yet timeless exhibition 'Young, Gifted and Black' arrives at Gallery 400

ART Contemporary yet timeless exhibition 'Young, Gifted and Black' arrives at Gallery 400

To be a Black art collector is to stand on the shoulders of a proud lineage. Throughout history, Black patrons have supported Black artists when nobody else did. Bernard Lumpkin—a New York City-based art patron, educator ...
THEATER 'A Rocky Horror Picture Party' at The Den on Oct. 30-31

THEATER 'A Rocky Horror Picture Party' at The Den on Oct. 30-31

Haven is presenting Science Fiction / Double Feature: A Rocky Horror Picture Party—an immersive Halloween experience that brings to life in vivid technicolor the world of the cult-classic film—directed by ...
THEATER Rivendell's '8:46' to run Oct. 21-23, stream Nov. 1

THEATER Rivendell's '8:46' to run Oct. 21-23, stream Nov. 1

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE)—Chicago's only Equity theater dedicated to producing new work with women at the core—announced 8:46 (Breathing Room), a new play festival of four commissioned plays each eight ...
COMEDY Janeane Garofalo at The Den Theatre on Nov. 19-20

COMEDY Janeane Garofalo at The Den Theatre on Nov. 19-20

The Den Theatre will present comedian Janeane Garofalo for four performances on Nov. 19-20 (at 7 and 9:30 p.m. each night) on The Heath Mainstage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. Garofalo has had many memorable and critically ...
DRAG Utica Queen finds a home in Chicago

DRAG Utica Queen finds a home in Chicago

Ethan Mundt rose to fame as Utica Queen in season 13 of the Emmy-winning show RuPaul's Drag Race. Ultimately placing sixth in the competition, this young, gay 25-year-old showed creativity and personality. Mundt's latest project, Homecoming ...
PBS to air queer documentary 'Things We Dare Not Do' Oct. 25

PBS to air queer documentary 'Things We Dare Not Do' Oct. 25

American Documentary | POV announced the national broadcast premiere of Things We Dare Not Do (Cosas que no hacemos), the second feature film from Mexican director and cinematographer Bruno Santamaría, as part of POV's 34th season. ...
Entertainment

Netflix suspends trans employee who tweeted about Chapelle special

Netflix suspended a transgender employee who criticized the new Dave Chappelle stand-up special The Closer, writing on Twitter that Chappelle's jokes were harmful to transgender people and the LGBTQ community, NBC News noted. The company denied ...
THEATER 'Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog' running through Nov. 6

THEATER 'Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog' running through Nov. 6

Black Button Eyes Productions is welcoming back live audiences with the popular internet musical Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog—an authorized fan production to benefit the Chicago charity Season of Concern—playing through ...
Achy Obejas' bilingual poetry book Boomerang/Bumeran explores immigration, liberation

Achy Obejas' bilingual poetry book Boomerang/Bumeran explores immigration, liberation

Achy Obejas is a Cuban-American writer, translator and activist. Boomerang/Bumerán, her newest book, confronts questions of immigration, love and liberation. Like a boomerang, these ideas return throughout the collection, even ...
Lyric Opera running seven performances of 'The Magic Flute' Nov. 3-27

Lyric Opera running seven performances of 'The Magic Flute' Nov. 3-27

Lyric Opera of Chicago is running seven performances of The Magic Flute, Mozart's final opera, on Nov. 3-27. There will be performances at 7 p.m. on Nov. 3; matinees on Nov. 7, 11, 14 and 17, ...
Billy Masters

Billy Masters

"I kept hearing about Fat Bear Week and thought it was a celebration of body positivity within a gay subculture. It turns out it is about actual bears! Either way, I am here for it."—Lynda Carter ...
ART Van Gogh balloon celebrates installation's extension to Feb. 6

ART Van Gogh balloon celebrates installation's extension to Feb. 6

Following a maiden flight in Toronto to herald the return of the city's "Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit," Lighthouse Immersive's Vincent van Gogh hot-air balloon made its way to Goebbert's Farm, in the Kane County village of ...
SHOWBIZ 'Drag Race' winners, Playboy, punk band, The Dinah, Daniel Craig

SHOWBIZ 'Drag Race' winners, Playboy, punk band, The Dinah, Daniel Craig

Video below

As part of VH1's #LGBTQHerstoryMonth project, five winners from the RuPaul's Drag Race winner's circle—season one's BeBe Zahara Benet, All Stars 4 winner Monet X Change, season 11 winner Yvie Oddly, season 12 victor Jaida Essence ...
Madonna's latest concert film, Madame X, now out

Madonna's latest concert film, Madame X, now out

The concept film to Madonna's acclaimed Madame X Tour has debuted in the United States Latin America, Australia, the Nordics and Canada exclusively on Paramount+, the streaming service from ViacomCBS. Fans outside these markets can watch ...
MOVIES Colman Domingo to star in Bayard Rustin biopic

MOVIES Colman Domingo to star in Bayard Rustin biopic

LGBTQ+ actor Colman Domingo—who has been in movies such as Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and Candyman, and TV shows ranging from Fear the Walking Dead to The Big Gay Sketch Show—has landed the lead role the ...
Howard Brown's 'Big Orange Ball' on Oct. 23

Howard Brown's 'Big Orange Ball' on Oct. 23

Howard Brown Health will hold its annual Big Orange Ball virtually Saturday, Oct. 23, 8-9 p.m. The event will then be shown On-Demand through Sunday, Oct. 31, at midnight. This year, people can kick off Halloween ...
THEATER 'I'm Not A Comedian… I'm Lenny Bruce' returns Nov. 5

THEATER 'I'm Not A Comedian… I'm Lenny Bruce' returns Nov. 5

Theatre 68 and the Venus Cabaret Theater, 3745 N. Southport Ave., announced the return of the critically acclaimed production, I'm Not A Comedian… I'm Lenny Bruce, to Chicago beginning Friday, Nov. 5. Ronnie Marmo wrote and ...
Book about musician Tori Amos' works coming out

Book about musician Tori Amos' works coming out

The book Tori Amos: every album, every song—by rock journalist Lisa Torem—will be out in the United States on Friday, Oct. 29, courtesy of Sonic Bond Publishing. In 1992, Amos—an acclaimed singer, pianist and composer—achieved fame ...
Affinity's 'Virtual Black Gold' on Oct. 23

Affinity's 'Virtual Black Gold' on Oct. 23

Affinity Community Services—a social-justice organization serving the needs of the Black LGBTQ+ community, with a particular focus on Black women—will hold its "Virtual Black Gold" casino event Saturday, Oct. 23. ...
Filmmakers Bennett Singer, Patrick Sammon talk new documentary Cured

Filmmakers Bennett Singer, Patrick Sammon talk new documentary Cured

Producer-directors Bennett Singer and Patrick Sammon have created a new LGBTQ documentary: Cured. The film tells the story of the LGBTQ activists, allies and events surrounding the American Psychiatric Association's ...
Sisters in Cinema, DocuClub providing consulting opportunities to filmmakers

Sisters in Cinema, DocuClub providing consulting opportunities to filmmakers

Sisters in Cinema—a Chicago-based 501(C)3 that aims to center and celebrate Black girls, women and gender non-conforming media makers—and DocuClub, a work-in-progress screening series, have entered into a strategic partnership ...
THEATER REVIEW Songs for Nobodies

THEATER REVIEW Songs for Nobodies

Title: Songs for Nobodies. Playwright: Joanna Murray-Smith At: Northlight Theatre at the North Shore Center for the Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd. Tickets: $30-$89. Runs through: Sunday, Oct. 31 You won't find their names in the history ...

  Outlines

Outlines

SPORTS White Sox eliminated from playoffs

The Chicago White Sox's season has ended. The Houston Astros advanced to their fifth consecutive American League Championship Series on Oct. 12 by defeating the White Sox 10-1 at Chicago's Guaranteed Rate Field in game four ...
SPORTS Raiders coach resigns after anti-LGBTQ, racist emails surface

SPORTS Raiders coach resigns after anti-LGBTQ, racist emails surface

Following recent articles in The Wall Street Journal and New York Times detailing the use of racist, homophobic and misogynistic terms by Jon Gruden in emails reportedly dating back to 2010, he has resigned as Las ...
SPORTS Chicago Red Stars fall to OL Reign 3-2

SPORTS Chicago Red Stars fall to OL Reign 3-2

Mallory Pugh returned to the scoresheet with a first half goal and Tatumn Milazzo scored her first career NWSL (National Women's Soccer League) goal in the second. However, the Chicago Red Stars fell to the OL ...
SPORTS Chicago Sky win first game of WNBA finals

SPORTS Chicago Sky win first game of WNBA finals

The Chicago Sky are going into game two of the WNBA finals with a 1-0 series lead after defeating the Phoenix Mercury 91-77 in an away game on Oct. 10. The Sky had six players in double figures (all five starters ...
SAVOR Adorn Bar & Restaurant, take two

SAVOR Adorn Bar & Restaurant, take two

The last time I stopped by Adorn Bar & Restaurant—in the Four Seasons Hotel, 120 E. Delaware St. (which was also the first time I went there)—I encountered one of the most innovative brunch menus ever, ...
Five Worth Finding: Harold Washington, volcanic water and more

Five Worth Finding: Harold Washington, volcanic water and more

—Mayor Harold Washington's LGBTQ+ legacy: The LGBTQ legacy of late Chicago Mayor Harold Washington (1922-1987) will be discussed as part of a series of events marking his 100th birthday in 2022. This free LGBTQ event will ...
SPORTS Chicago Sky win, advance to first finals since 2014

SPORTS Chicago Sky win, advance to first finals since 2014

The Chicago Sky are headed to the WNBA Finals for the first time since 2014, as the team defeated the Connecticut Sun 79-69 in game four of the 2021 WNBA playoff semifinals on Oct. 6 to win the series three to ...





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