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Windy City Times 2021-10-27

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COVID Four more states removed from Chicago's travel advisory

On Oct. 26, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) removed four states from its weekly COVID-19 Travel Advisory. The advisory now includes 41 states and two territories following the removal of Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland and ...
Ronn Harris: Evanston resident's initiative rewards good deeds

Ronn Harris: Evanston resident's initiative rewards good deeds

"You've got to accentuate the positive/ Eliminate the negative/ Latch on to the affirmative/ Don't mess with Mister In-Between" The lyrics above may be from the Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters song "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive," ...
Howard Brown Health unveils new Broadway Youth Center

Howard Brown Health unveils new Broadway Youth Center

--From a press release

Howard Brown Health recently unveiled the new permanent home for Broadway Youth Center, its program for LGBTQ people ages 12-24 and young people experiencing homelessness. Located at 1023 W. Irving Park Road, the new space has ...
News

410 LGBTQ candidates ran for office in 2021; racial, ethnic diversity up

--From a LGBTQ Victory Fund press release

Washington, DC — Today LGBTQ Victory Fund, the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ leaders to public office, released its 2021 Out on the Trail report, which details the number and diversity of LGBTQ candidates ...
Texas governor signs anti-trans sports bill

Texas governor signs anti-trans sports bill

Texas' transgender student-athletes will be restricted from playing on K-12 school sports teams that align with their gender identity under a bill Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law Oct. 25, The Texas Tribune reported. House Bill ...
News

Another John Wayne Gacy victim identified

On Oct. 25, the Cook County sheriff's office announced that another previously unnamed victim of the infamous serial killer John Wayne Gacy has been identified, NBC Chicago reported. Authorities have identified the human remains formerly known ...
Personal PAC holds virtual annual awards luncheon

Personal PAC holds virtual annual awards luncheon

Sen. Rev. Raphael Warnock was the keynote speaker at Personal PAC's 28th annual awards luncheon Oct. 20. The event was held virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Personal PAC's vision, according to its website, is ...
Campus Pride releases list of worst anti-LGBTQ schools

Campus Pride releases list of worst anti-LGBTQ schools

Campus Pride officially released its 2021 Worst List, naming 180 campuses across the country as "the absolute worst, most unsafe campuses for LGBTQ youth." The colleges and universities included in this year's list have either received ...
Twitter suspends Indiana politician for misgendering trans official

Twitter suspends Indiana politician for misgendering trans official

Twitter suspended the account of U.S. Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., after he intentionally misgendered Health and Human Services official, Dr. Rachel Levine—the first transgender person to hold an office that ...
LGBTQ+ activists celebrated at Fahrenheit Chicago Honors, launch of Lorde, Rustin & Bates, inc.

LGBTQ+ activists celebrated at Fahrenheit Chicago Honors, launch of Lorde, Rustin & Bates, inc.

In the beautiful, amber atmosphere of the Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St., numerous well-known Chicago LGBTQ+ activists gathered to celebrate each other and look toward the community's future. The sixth annual Fahrenheit Honors cocktail reception, ...
LGBT HISTORY MONTH Angela Davis, revolutionary

LGBT HISTORY MONTH Angela Davis, revolutionary

By Victoria A. Brownworth

"You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world. And you have to do it all the time," said Angela Davis, 78, the country's most famous living revolutionary. She was born ...
NATIONAL Trans women in sports, Grindr crime, 'Berlin Patient,' trans death

NATIONAL Trans women in sports, Grindr crime, 'Berlin Patient,' trans death

Sports icon Billie Jean King, U.S. National Women's Soccer Team Co-Captain and World Cup Champion Megan Rapinoe, and WNBA stars Layshia Clarendon and Brianna Turner joined more than 150 fellow athletes in women's sports to support ...
WORLD Indian commission, queer royals, MTV, Putin, attack in Jamaica

WORLD Indian commission, queer royals, MTV, Putin, attack in Jamaica

India's National Medical Commission has ordered publishers and medical schools to edit their textbooks and curricula to exclude discriminatory and unscientific portrayals of LGBTI people, according to Human Rights Watch. ...
lllinois Holocaust Museum hosts talk on Stonewall and the LGBTQ-rights movement

lllinois Holocaust Museum hosts talk on Stonewall and the LGBTQ-rights movement

On Oct. 17, Skokie's Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center hosted a "Legacy of Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement" panel discussion to kick off its latest exhibit, "Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement." ...
EXCLUSIVE: Family and friends mourn loss of Brianna Hamilton

EXCLUSIVE: Family and friends mourn loss of Brianna Hamilton

Janiece Lewis said her older sister Brianna Hamilton was her first best friend. The two oldest of four girls, spending time together was, for them, "a different kind of love." In between playing Barbies and dress-up, ...
News

Illinois high schoolers distribute anti-LGBTQ+ survey

At Anna-Jonesboro Community High School in Anna, Illinois, a student group calling itself the "Anti-Queer Association" distributed a survey asking others if they think "queers" should be allowed to use the school restroom with "normal people," ...
CTA proposes reduced fare changes

CTA proposes reduced fare changes

During a time when the prices of just about everything seems to increase, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is proposing the opposite, according to The Chicago Sun-Times. The CTA has proposed slashing some fares to boost ...
News

Mayor Lightfoot: $20M+ in grants will support business, nonprofit recovery

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) announced today a $20M Chi Biz Strong Grant Program for small business and nonprofit relief and a ...
On Spirit Day, celebrities and others reach LGBTQ+ youth around the world

On Spirit Day, celebrities and others reach LGBTQ+ youth around the world

--From a press release. Video below

New York, NY, Friday, Oct. 22, 2021 - Yesterday, GLAAD celebrated Spirit Day, when participants around the world wear purple or go purple online in a united stand against bullying and show of support for LGBTQ ...
LGBT History Month: Staten Island museum throws open Austen's closet door

LGBT History Month: Staten Island museum throws open Austen's closet door

It's been a long time coming, but officials at the Alice Austen House on New York's Staten Island have thrown open the closet door, now fully embracing the lesbian pioneer and photographer who lived in the ...
Author Margaret Atwood in anti-trans controversy

Author Margaret Atwood in anti-trans controversy

The Handmaid's Tale author Margaret Atwood has been called transphobic after she shared an article complaining about gender-neutral language on Twitter. According to PinkNews, the opinion piece—which Toronto Star columnist ...
News

More than half of American Indian, Alaskan Native LGBT adults in the U.S. have been attacked

--From a Williams Institute press release

A new study by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law finds that the estimated 285,000 adults in the U.S. that identify as American Indian or Alaskan Native (AIAN) and LGBT report high rates of ...
Local business gives historic Edgewater storefront new life with holiday pop-up

Local business gives historic Edgewater storefront new life with holiday pop-up

--From a press release

Oct. 20, 2021 - Chicago, IL - The iconic former Granville Pictures storefront at 6200 Broadway in Edgewater is getting a second life with a holiday pop-up from local business City Grange. For nearly 90 years ...
'Out of the Shadows, Into the Streets' LGBTQ+ Representation in the Media' panel Nov. 4

'Out of the Shadows, Into the Streets' LGBTQ+ Representation in the Media' panel Nov. 4

--From a press release

In recent years LGBTQ+ people have increasingly seen representations of themselves, celebrations of their lives and stories, and coverage of LGBTQ+ issues across media channels. This has led to a worldwide rise in understanding, cultural acceptance, ...

  Entertainment

Entertainment

THEATER 'A Michael Martin Tribute' Nov. 11-28

Curious Theatre Branch will host a three-week celebration of the solo performance monologues of the late Michael Martin, curated by Kelly Anchors. A Michael Martin Tribute will take place Nov. 11-28 at Pride Arts Center, 4139
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Annie Leibovitz at Chicago Humanities Festival on Dec. 7

Annie Leibovitz at Chicago Humanities Festival on Dec. 7

On Tuesday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m., influential photographer Annie Leibovitz will come to the Chicago Humanities Festival for an exclusive conversation—her only event in the Midwest to celebrate the publication of her newest collection, Wonderland. ...
Entertainment

THEATER Melissa Gilbert joins 'Rehab' cast with Dan Butler

Melissa Gilbert an Emmy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated actor, director, producer and New York Times best-selling author known for her role on TV's Little House on the Prairie will join the cast of the upcoming world premiere of When ...
MCA to showcase Justin Vivian Bond on Oct. 30

MCA to showcase Justin Vivian Bond on Oct. 30

On Saturday, Oct. 30, at 3 p.m., The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 220 E. Chicago Ave., will present "Music Talk: Justin Vivian Bond and Jim Hodges," featuring singer-songwriter, author, painter, performance artist and actor Mx. ...
Billy Masters

Billy Masters

"There was talk of Harry Styles, but I think he ran. He was too scared."—Boy George discusses who will play him in a biopic—or, rather, who won't. The frontrunner currently is Yungblud—a young British singer. If ...
REVIEW Randy Rainbow tackles politics, shows talent at The Chicago Theatre

REVIEW Randy Rainbow tackles politics, shows talent at The Chicago Theatre

YouTube sensation Randy Rainbow brought The Pink Glasses Tour to The Chicago Theatre on Oct. 22. Best known for videos that parody musical numbers with a focus on politics, the heavily curated show began with a ...
SHOWBIZ JoJo Siwa, Haring/Ortiz mural, Jamie Lee Curtis, Billy Porter

SHOWBIZ JoJo Siwa, Haring/Ortiz mural, Jamie Lee Curtis, Billy Porter

Dancing the foxtrot alongside partner Jenna Johnson to Olivia Newton John's "Look At Me, I'm Sandra Dee (Reprise)" for Dancing with the Stars' Grease night, 18-year-old social-media star JoJo Siwa received the season's first perfec ...
MUSIC Indie band Fleece is queering country

MUSIC Indie band Fleece is queering country

Eight years ago, gay songwriter and lead singer Matt Rogers and his friend, bisexual drummer Ethan Soil, founded Montreal quartet Fleece. A few years later, bisexual vocalist Megan Ennenberg and straight man Jameson Daniel—who are both ...
Entertainment

Mayor Lightfoot, DCASE reveal more fall, holiday event details

--From a press release

CHICAGO—Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) today announced more details for DCASE fall and holiday traditions as Chicago's vital arts and culture scene continues to safely and fully ...
MUSIC Elton John's 'The Lockdown Sessions' now out

MUSIC Elton John's 'The Lockdown Sessions' now out

Elton John's The Lockdown Sessions is now out, courtesy of Interscope Records. An album of collaborations recorded remotely over the last 18 months, The Lockdown Sessions features UK #1 single "Cold Heart (PNAU remix)," with Dua ...
LGBT Chamber of Commerce holding 25th-anniv. gala Dec. 7

LGBT Chamber of Commerce holding 25th-anniv. gala Dec. 7

The LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois will come together with sponsors, corporate partners, members and friends to celebrate its 25th anniversary with a gala. The gala (dress code: cocktail chic) will take place Tuesday, Dec. ...
ATTRACTIONS Pizza pop-up, WNDR, Wrightwood

ATTRACTIONS Pizza pop-up, WNDR, Wrightwood

—Rewired's pizza pop-up: Rewired Pizza Cafe & Bar, 1102 W. Thorndale Ave., is getting in on the Halloween fun by paying homage to classic restaurant chains and "dressing up" as owner Daniel Barat's favorite pizza chain: ...
Stage Left Theatre names new artistic director

Stage Left Theatre names new artistic director

Stage Left Theatre announced Bobbi Masters as its new artistic director. Masters has directed plays at theaters around the nation such as No Strings Theatre Company in Las Cruces, New Mexico (The Bald Soprano); and Kitchen ...
THEATER E. Faye Butler to star in 'Fannie' Oct. 25-Nov. 14

THEATER E. Faye Butler to star in 'Fannie' Oct. 25-Nov. 14

Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St., will host the run of Cheryl L. West's Fannie (The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer), which will run Oct. 25-Nov. 14. E. Faye Butler stars as U.S. civil-rights ...
Hubbard Street Dance back on the stage with 'RE/TURN'

Hubbard Street Dance back on the stage with 'RE/TURN'

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (HSDC) will present Fall Series: RE/TURN to herald its return to the stage at the Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph St. The program will feature new premieres as well as audience favorites ...
MOVIES 'Bolshoi Ballet' series to start locally Nov. 7

MOVIES 'Bolshoi Ballet' series to start locally Nov. 7

The "2021-2022 Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema" series is set to begin Sunday, Nov. 7 with Bolshoi Ballet: Spartacus LIVE. Spartacus is considered a ballet tour de force, set to Aram Khachaturian's score. Bolshoi Ballet: Spartacus LIVE is set t ...
Entertainment

Reeling: Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Fest names winners

--From a press release

CHICAGO, Illinois The 39th Reeling: Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival today announced the winning films from its 2021 program, which included 33 feature films and 54 short films curated in nine programs. This year's submissions ...
Lyric Opera presenting 'Florencia en el Amazonas' Nov. 13-28

Lyric Opera presenting 'Florencia en el Amazonas' Nov. 13-28

During Nov. 13-28, Lyric Opera of Chicago will run the company premiere of Florencia en el Amazonas—the first Spanish-language work to be presented as part of Lyric's mainstage opera season. There will be evening performances on ...

  Outlines

SPORTS Bulls improve to 3-0 for first time since 2016

SPORTS Bulls improve to 3-0 for first time since 2016

The Chicago Bulls improved to 3-0 for the first time since 2016, thanks to a 97-82 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Oct. 23. DeMar DeRozan led six Bulls in double figures with 21 points.Nikola Vucevic ...
SPORTS Chicago Fire FC defeat Real Salt Lake 1-0

SPORTS Chicago Fire FC defeat Real Salt Lake 1-0

Playing its final home match of the 2021 season, Chicago Fire FC (9-16-7) defeated Real Salt Lake (12-12-6) 1-0 in front of 31,308 fans at Soldier Field on Oct. 23. As the Fire celebrated their supporters ...
SPORTS Chicago Bulls win season opener

SPORTS Chicago Bulls win season opener

On Oct. 20, the Chicago Bulls defeated the Detroit Pistons 94-88 in the Motor City to win the team's first season opener since 2016, according to NBA.com. It's also the first time the team (1-0) has ...





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