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Windy City Times 2021-10-20

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Colin Powell dies from COVID-19 complications

Colin Powell dies from COVID-19 complications

Colin Powell—the first Black U.S. secretary of state, whose leadership in several Republican administrations helped shape the country's foreign policy in the last years of the 20th century and the early years of the 21st—died from ...
Chicago Sky win their first WNBA championship

Chicago Sky win their first WNBA championship

The sixth-seeded Chicago Sky defeated the fifth-seeded Phoenix Mercury 80-74 in game four of the 2021 WNBA Finals on Oct. 17 to close the series and secure the franchise's first WNBA championship in front of a ...

  News

Alphawood chooses LGBTQ+ individual to head foundation

Alphawood chooses LGBTQ+ individual to head foundation

Alphawood Foundation Chicago announced Chirag G. Badlani as its newest executive director, effective Nov. 8. Badlani succeeds Jim McDonough, who retired this month after leading the foundation since 2012 and who will remain Alphawood's legal counsel ...
News

Gov. Pritzker announces campaign to increase COVID-19 booster rates among older Illinoisans

--From a press release

CHICAGO With 1.5 million Illinoisans currently eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination booster shot and millions more set to become eligible in the coming weeks, Gov. JB Pritzker and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) ...
COVID Two more states and D.C. removed from Chicago's travel advisory

COVID Two more states and D.C. removed from Chicago's travel advisory

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) removed two states and the District of Columbia from its weekly COVID-19 travel advisory on Oct. 19. The advisory now includes 45 states and two territories following the removal ...
News

Portrait series 'Still Searching' highlights missing Black women, children

--From a press release, video below

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. On Friday, Oct. 22, 2021 from 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Damon Lamar Reed, Nicole So Random, and 345 Art Gallery will collaborate to present Still Searching Art Exhibition at 345 Art Gallery in Chicago, ...
LGBT History Project: Tee A. Corinne: Photographer of lesbian sexuality

LGBT History Project: Tee A. Corinne: Photographer of lesbian sexuality

By Victoria A. Brownworth

Over her decades as a lesbian photographer and artist, Tee Corinne said, "I'm one of the most obscure famous artists." Famous? Yes. Obscure? Certainly not within artistic circles nor within the queer art world where she ...
News

EI celebrates Pritzker for increase in LGBTQ leaders appointed to state boards, commissions

--From a Equality Illinois press release

CHICAGO On October 1, 2021, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker released his 2021 Boards and Commissions Appointment Demographics Report. The bottom line of the report is that a wider cross section of Illinoisans are applying and ...
Ald. Maria Hadden encourages community to be active participants

Ald. Maria Hadden encourages community to be active participants

By Cris Villalonga-Vivoni

AIt was Chicago Ald. Maria Hadden's friends who convinced her to run for city council as the 49th Ward's alderperson. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Hadden moved to Rogers Park 20 years ago after graduating from The ...
Lightfoot, Chicago to celebrate WNBA champion Chicago Sky Oct. 19 with parade, rally

Lightfoot, Chicago to celebrate WNBA champion Chicago Sky Oct. 19 with parade, rally

--From a press release

CHICAGO The City of Chicago will celebrate the 2021 WNBA Champion Chicago Sky on Tuesday, Oct. 19, with a downtown parade and rally. The parade will begin at 11AM when the team departs from Wintrust ...
Legacy Walk plaques added for Pauli Murray, Matthew Shepard

Legacy Walk plaques added for Pauli Murray, Matthew Shepard



The Legacy Project unveiled two bronze plaques recognizing LGBTQ+ historical figures Pauli Murray and Matthew Shepard on Oct. 16. The plaques, part of Northalsted's half-mile Legacy Walk, recognized Murray and ...
Colorado becomes first state to require trans care as essential health benefit

Colorado becomes first state to require trans care as essential health benefit

Colorado has become the first state in the country to include transition-related care for transgender people as part of the requirements for essential healthcare in the state, The Washington Blade reported. As part of the change, ...
NATIONAL Foster-parent case, stars speak out, Texas youth, 'Queer Eye,' HIV

NATIONAL Foster-parent case, stars speak out, Texas youth, 'Queer Eye,' HIV

Americans United for Separation of Church and State and Lambda Legal, together with the law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), along ...
WORLD Plus magazine, The Guardian, Dutch princess, anti-trans ruling

WORLD Plus magazine, The Guardian, Dutch princess, anti-trans ruling

The largest circulated HIV publication in the country, Plus, unveiled its 25 Amazing People of the Year, per a press release. Just a few of the individuals are actor Billy Porter; Mandisa Nikita Dukashe: South African ...
Jury selection in Smollett trial starts Nov. 29

Jury selection in Smollett trial starts Nov. 29

The Jussie Smollett saga continues. Almost three years since out actor Jussie Smollett (TV's Empire; the film Alien: Covenant) was allegedly attacked in Chicago's Streeterville neighborhood, Cook County Judge James ...
LGBT History Month: '40s and '50s instant photography gave LGBT people 'Safe/Haven'

LGBT History Month: '40s and '50s instant photography gave LGBT people 'Safe/Haven'

Two men dressed in drag for a tea party, and two women cuddled up at the beach. Today these might be benign photographs but, in the early 1950s, they were memories shuttered away from public view. ...
SPORTS Sky's Vandersloot named to All-WNBA Second Team

SPORTS Sky's Vandersloot named to All-WNBA Second Team

Chicago Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot has been named to the 2021 All-WNBA Second Team, per a team press release. This is the fourth consecutive season and fifth time overall Vandersloot is an All-WNBA honoree. It also ...
Attorneys general file pro-transgender brief

Attorneys general file pro-transgender brief

A coalition of 20 attorneys general, including Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul and New York counterpart Letitia James, filed an amicus brief in the case of Soule v. Connecticut Association of Schools, opposing the plaintiffs' efforts ...
News

LGBT Chamber of Commerce to build 1,000 school supply kits for underserved kids

--From a press release

CHICAGO Back 2 School Illinois (B2SI), the state's largest free school supply program, in partnership with the LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois, will host a build-A-kit event at the Center on Halsted on Monday, ...
News

Chicago Plumbing Code allows all-gender multiple occupancy restrooms

--From a Community Restroom Access Project (CRAP) press release

CHICAGO — The Community Restroom Access Project (CRAP) applauds passage Thursday by the Chicago City Council of the plumbing code modernization ordinance that will allow businesses and building owners to ...
Dozens of celebrities, companies set to take part in Spirit Day on Oct. 21

Dozens of celebrities, companies set to take part in Spirit Day on Oct. 21

--From a press release

New York, NY, Thursday, October 14, 2021 - Today, GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, announced a preliminary list of celebrities, shows ...
Andersonville celebrates Halloween with 'Halloween on Catalpa' Oct. 30

Andersonville celebrates Halloween with 'Halloween on Catalpa' Oct. 30

--From a press release

CHICAGO (October 14, 2021) — Families are in for a special treat this year as Andersonville once again hosts its socially-distanced "Halloween on Catalpa" event and celebrates the return of ...
Activists speak about former Chicago Mayor Harold Washington's LGBTQ legacy

Activists speak about former Chicago Mayor Harold Washington's LGBTQ legacy

LGBTQ+ advocates reflected on former Chicago Mayor Harold Washington's legacy at Center on Halsted Oct. 13, discussing his role in the city's Human Rights Ordinance and outreach to the LGBTQ+ community. A display of 1980s Windy ...
Brave Space Alliance's 'Out 'N Brave' panel on beauty, coming out

Brave Space Alliance's 'Out 'N Brave' panel on beauty, coming out

By Cris Villalonga-Vivoni

Coming out is one of the most terrifying yet liberating experiences that an LGBTQ+ person must endure to achieve happiness. Brave Space Alliance (BSA) Chicago's South Side, Black-led, trans-led LGBTQ+ resource ...

  Entertainment

Entertainment

Black Alphabet returns to host annual film festival in November

The Black Alphabet Film Festival (BAFF) is returning to Chicago after the pandemic forced the organization to cancel last year's event. On Nov. 5-7, BAFF will showcase 21 films and shorts about the Black queer experience
...
3Arts awards nearly $1M to women artists, artists of color, Deaf, disabled artists

3Arts awards nearly $1M to women artists, artists of color, Deaf, disabled artists

--From a press release

CHICAGO, IL (OCTOBER 18, 2021) 3Arts, the Chicago-based nonprofit grantmaking organization, will award Chicago artists with nearly $1 million in unrestricted cash grants during the 14th annual 3Arts Awards, taking place ...
Billy Masters

Billy Masters

"But we can curl your hair and put lotion on your face at the same time." William Shatner's response to Prince William's criticism of space tourism. Are there any people less likely to be discussing hair than ...
BOOKS Twelfth (and final) 'Boystown' cover revealed

BOOKS Twelfth (and final) 'Boystown' cover revealed

Boystown author Jake Biondi has revealed the cover of the twelfth book of his series—while simultaneously sharing that the next installment will be the final one. Boystown: Season Twelve: The Final Season will be released in ...
SHOWBIZ Superman, TheWrap, Oscar Wilde, Billy Porter, Cher, 'Dragula'

SHOWBIZ Superman, TheWrap, Oscar Wilde, Billy Porter, Cher, 'Dragula'

The ongoing comic Superman: Son of Kal-El, by writer Tom Taylor and artist John Timms, launched in July and saw Jon Kent officially take up the mantle of the Man of Steel now that his father, ...
Wizard World Comic Con returns to Chicago

Wizard World Comic Con returns to Chicago

After being canceled last year because of the COVID pandemic, Wizard World Comic Con Chicago returned to Rosemont's Donald E. Stephens Convention Center on Oct. 15-17—and thousands of people attended. People ranging from attendees to vendors ...
Theater review: This Wide Night

Theater review: This Wide Night

Title: This Wide Night. Playwright: Chloe Moss At: Shattered Globe Theatre/Interrobang Theatre Project at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets: $25-$45; SGTheatre.org. Runs through: Nov. 13 The landlord calls ...
CIFF, featuring LGBTQ+ films, running through Oct. 24

CIFF, featuring LGBTQ+ films, running through Oct. 24

North America's longest-running competitive film festival, this year's event expands throughout Chicago with presentations at venues across the city, including at AMC River East 21; the Music Box Theatre; the Gene Siskel Film Center; special drive ...
Kit Kat Lounge hosting Kamayan feast Oct. 24

Kit Kat Lounge hosting Kamayan feast Oct. 24

Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club, 3700 N. Halsted St., in honor of Filipino American History Month, will host a special "diva-infused" Kamayan feast featuring Chef Jordan Andino on Sunday, Oct. 24. Andino is the creative ...
MUSICALS 'Pretty Woman' tickets go on sale Oct. 15

MUSICALS 'Pretty Woman' tickets go on sale Oct. 15

After a pre-Broadway run in Chicago and being on Broadway, Pretty Woman: The Musical, based on one of Hollywood's most beloved romantic stories of all time, returns to Chicago. The production will run at the CIBC ...
THEATER Broken Nose presenting looter drama 'Primer' Nov. 15-Dec. 5

THEATER Broken Nose presenting looter drama 'Primer' Nov. 15-Dec. 5

Broken Nose Theatre, a pay-what-you-can theater company, will run the world premiere audio drama Primer, described in a release as "a deeply honest look at the prioritization of property over people. Ensemble member Spenser Davis wrote ...
'Tapping into Ca$h' : CaSera Heining lives double life as DJ Ca$h Era and radio producer

'Tapping into Ca$h' : CaSera Heining lives double life as DJ Ca$h Era and radio producer

Minutes before DJ Ca$h Era hosted Lollapalooza's first drag show, the Black queer woman behind the stage name was pacing nervously behind the scenes and listening to a drag queen animatedly remind her they were "making ...

  Outlines

SAVOR Lure Fishbar

SAVOR Lure Fishbar

Recently, I had a biscuit sandwich in the Gold Coast. The item was very good but I'm not sure it was worth the $11 price tag. This was the same feeling my dining companion and I had after dining at Lure Fishbar, ...
SPORTS Red Stars top KC 2-1 on Fan Appreciation Night

SPORTS Red Stars top KC 2-1 on Fan Appreciation Night

On the team's Fan Appreciation Night (Oct. 16) at SeatGeek Stadium, the Chicago Red Stars (10-8-5) defeated Kansas City (3-13-6) 2-1 in NWSL action. The Red Stars scored behind an own-goal from Kansas City's Kristen Edmonds ...
SPORTS Sky one win from first WNBA title after routing Phoenix

SPORTS Sky one win from first WNBA title after routing Phoenix

On Oct. 15 at Wintrust Arena, the Chicago Sky defeated the Phoenix Mercury by 36 points (86-50)—the largest margin of victory in a WNBA Finals game—to take a two-to-one series lead in the best-of-five series. The ...
SAVOR Brunch at Cobblestone

SAVOR Brunch at Cobblestone

Recently, there have been a few restaurants I've visited multiple times—if for no other reason than to see if there is consistency in the quality (especially, if good) or some sort of improvement (if the food ...
Outlines

SPORTS Blackhawks drop season opener against Colorado

On Oct. 13, the Chicago Blackhawks fell in an early hole and couldn't recover, falling 4-2 to the Colorado Avalanche in the season opener. Colorado scored thrice in the first 10 minutes of play, which proved ...
SPORTS Chicago Red Stars power past Orlando 1-0

SPORTS Chicago Red Stars power past Orlando 1-0

The Chicago Red Stars, behind an early Kealia Watt goal and a clean sheet from Cassie Miller, defeated the Orlando Pride at home (Bridgeview's SeatGeek Stadium) Oct. 13 by a score of 1-0. During the game's ...
Outlines

SPORTS Chicago Sky lose in OT to Phoenix; finals tied at 1-1

On Oct. 13, the Chicago Sky fell to the Phoenix Mercury 91-86 in overtime in game two of the 2021 WNBA Finals at Phoenix's Footprint Center. Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot dished out a team-high 20 points ...





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