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National AIDS Memorial to hold World AIDS Day national events Nov. 30 and Dec. 1

National AIDS Memorial to hold World AIDS Day national events Nov. 30 and Dec. 1

--From a press release

SAN FRANCISCO (Nov. 9, 2021) — On December 1, the National AIDS Memorial brings three powerful programs to the public for World AIDS Day that offer inspiration, hope, remembrance, and reflection. The programming, free to the ...
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Russia labels LGBTQ+ group 'foreign agents'

On Nov. 8, Russia declared the main group defending LGBTQ+ rights a "foreign agent" as part of a continuing crackdown on media outlets and rights groups, The Moscow Times reported. The Russian LGBT Network, which was ...
News

COVID Arkansas comes off Chicago's latest travel advisory

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) removed one state—Arkansas—from its most recent weekly COVID-19 travel advisory, issued Nov. 9. The advisory stands at 40 states and one territory. Alabama ...
News

Human Rights Campaign Foundation releases data on COVID-19 & LGBTQ+ health equity

--From a Human Rights Campaign Foundation press release

WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization ...
Secretary Becerra visits Humboldt Park, AIDS Foundation Chicago

Secretary Becerra visits Humboldt Park, AIDS Foundation Chicago

On Nov. 8, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra traveled to sites in Chicago to highlight Biden-Harris administration's plans to build back better through investments in maternal health, the Affordable Ca ...
News

Iceland, Norway, Netherlands have highest levels of LGBTI acceptance

--From a press release

The updated Global Acceptance Index ranks LGBTI acceptance in 175 countries and locations New research from the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law finds that the average levels of acceptance for LGBTI people and their ...
Lawsuits filed in Indiana and Tennessee regarding trans students

Lawsuits filed in Indiana and Tennessee regarding trans students

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a federal lawsuit against an Indiana school district on behalf of two transgender high school students, according to Newsweek. Also, Lambda Legal, the ACLU and the ACLU of ...
Actor Kal Penn discusses coming out, acting journey, systemic racism during tour

Actor Kal Penn discusses coming out, acting journey, systemic racism during tour

Following the publishing of actor Kal Penn's memoir You Can't Be Serious, he stopped in Chicago on Nov. 6 to discuss his Hollywood and White House careers—and the news of his coming out. Co-founder of Vice ...
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Chicagoans to sleep outside Nov. 18 to support homeless youth

--From a press release

On Thursday, Nov. 18, people from across Chicago and around the region will be spending the night away from the comfort of their homes, to raise awareness about and funds for young people overcoming homelessness. This ...
COVID U.S. lifts international travel ban

COVID U.S. lifts international travel ban

On Nov. 8, the United States lifted restrictions on travel from a long list of countries including Mexico, Canada and most of Europe—allowing tourists to make long-delayed trips and family members to reconnect with loved ones ...
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Report: Lightfoot administration withheld name of worker accused of sexual harassment

The Illinois attorney general's office ruled that Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot's administration improperly redacted the name of an emergency management supervisor who was accused of sexually harassing a woman at work, The Chicago Tribune reported. ...
NATIONAL Creating Change, trans patient case, queer artist, D.C. activist dies

NATIONAL Creating Change, trans patient case, queer artist, D.C. activist dies

The National LGBTQ Task Force has opened registration for the Creating Change Conference, the largest LGBTQ+ activist conference in the country, per a press release. The conference will be held in person in host city New ...
WORLD Mexico City altar, Bulgaria situation, hacker group, 'Eternals'

WORLD Mexico City altar, Bulgaria situation, hacker group, 'Eternals'

Mexico City honored the LGBTQ+ community with an altar called "'Phobias That Kill: The Colors That Hurt," Yahoo! News noted. It featured colorful skulls painted in Mexican hues as well as an elaborate arrangement of bright ...
LaVelle urged to step down following report on lifeguards' allegations

LaVelle urged to step down following report on lifeguards' allegations

At least three Chicago aldermen are urging Chicago Park District Board chair Avis LaVelle to resign in the wake of an independent report that found district management failed to properly investigate widespread claims of sexual assault, ...
SPORTS Blackhawks fire coach after 1-9-2 start

SPORTS Blackhawks fire coach after 1-9-2 start

The Chicago Blackhawks have relieved Jeremy Colliton, Tomas Mitell and Sheldon Brookbank of their coaching duties and have named Derek King the interim head coach, effective immediately. The Blackhawks are currently 1-9-2 this season, with the ...
GoFundMe page launched for local gay writer/advocate Max Smith

GoFundMe page launched for local gay writer/advocate Max Smith

A GoFundMe page has been launched for Maxsonn "Max" Smith, a longtime writer and LGBTQ+-rights advocate who resides in Chicago and who suffered a mild stroke earlier this year. According to the page, Smith has lived ...
Northalsted's Haunted Halloween Parade returns in 2021

Northalsted's Haunted Halloween Parade returns in 2021

The 24th annual Northalsted Haunted Halloween Parade returned Oct. 31 after a hiatus due to the pandemic. The route was extended from Aldine Avenue to Waveland Avenue, finishing at a stage near Broadway. There was live ...
News

Same-sex partners can now access Social Security survivor's benefits

--From a press release

[New York, NY] This week, Lambda Legal has announced that the Social Security Administration (SSA) has withdrawn its appeals in two cases on behalf of surviving same-sex partners and spouses whom SSA had previously denied from ...
News

Chamber of Commerce elects Marion-Burton Board President,first Black, LGBT Pres.

--From a press release

[Oak Park, IL] On Tuesday, November 2, the Oak Park-River Forest Chamber of Commerce elected Darien Marion-Burton as President of its Board of Directors. Marion-Burton, who will take over for Dr. Mary Ann Bender starting January ...
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Cook County Board unanimously passes resolution recognizing Transgender Awareness Week

--From a press release

CHICAGO, Ill. — Nov. 4, 2021 — Today, the Cook County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed Commissioner Kevin Morrison's resolution honoring and recognizing Transgender Awareness Week and Transgender Day of ...
Israeli LGBTQ-rights activist accused of sexual misconduct

Israeli LGBTQ-rights activist accused of sexual misconduct

In Israel, LGBTQ-rights activist Etai Pinkas Arad has been accused of sexual misconduct, with two men saying he had sexual relations with them when he met them as teens through a youth group, The Times of ...
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Kinzinger considering runs for governor, president

U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Illinois) is actively weighing whether to seek his political fortunes in the U.S. Senate, the Illinois governor's mansion and even the White House—despite serious questions about whether there's any future ...
Combining creativity with consulting, trans-rights activists launch Better World Collaborative

Combining creativity with consulting, trans-rights activists launch Better World Collaborative

With years of activism behind them, transgender-rights advocates Crispin Torres and Rebecca Kling have sat through countless workshops. But they'd often leave their seats—or Zoom calls—feeling disappointed. Workshops don't need ...
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1000+ LGBTQ elected officials will serve for first time

--From a LGBTQ Victory Fund press release

Washington, DC — As of 3:45pm ET on November 3 and as ballots continue to be counted, 83 LGBTQ candidates endorsed by LGBTQ Victory Fund have won their races and five remain undecided, out of the ...
News

National Black Justice Coalition applauds Black, LGBTQ+ candidate victories

--From a press release

WASHINGTON, DC — The National Black Justice Coalition celebrates the election and re-election of Black LGBTQ+ elected officials across the country. The following Black LGBTQ+ or same gender loving people won at the polls last night: ...
SPORTS Aldrich's name crossed off Stanley Cup

SPORTS Aldrich's name crossed off Stanley Cup

The Hockey Hall of Fame has crossed out the name of former Chicago Blackhawks' video coach Brad Aldrich on the team's 2009-10 Stanley Cup—at the team's request, ESPN.com reported. Former Blackhawks player Kyle Beach has accused ...
N.J. governor re-elected in tight race

N.J. governor re-elected in tight race

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has become the first Democratic governor in more than four decades to win re-election in the Garden State, according to CNN.com. Murphy's victory over Republican nominee Jack Ciattarelli, albeit slim, defied ...
COVID Chicago's travel advisory includes 41 states, one territory

COVID Chicago's travel advisory includes 41 states, one territory

The Chicago Department of Public Health removed two states and one territory from its weekly COVID-19 travel advisory on Nov. 2. However, two states whose daily COVID case rate per 100,000 residents rose above 15 are ...

  Entertainment

Entertainment

THEATER REVIEW The Last Pair of Earlies

Title: The Last Pair of Earlies. Playwright: Joshua Allen At: Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St. Tickets: $40; RavenTheatre.com. Runs through: Dec. 12 Is there any story beginning more romantic than lovers fleeing hostile authority figures?
...
Joffrey announces return of reimagined classic, The Nutcracker

Joffrey announces return of reimagined classic, The Nutcracker

--From a press release

CHICAGO (November 8, 2021)— The Joffrey Ballet's critically acclaimed reimagined classic, The Nutcracker, by Tony Award®-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, will be a part of the Joffrey's first-ever season at the historic Lyric ...
TV 'General Hospital' star blasted for anti-trans post [UPDATE]

TV 'General Hospital' star blasted for anti-trans post [UPDATE]

Ingo Rademacher, a star of ABC's General Hospital since joining the show in 1996 as Jasper "Jax" Jacks, has been slammed by castmates for posting a transphobic social-media message, Deadline noted. Rademacher had previously been known ...
Billy Masters

Billy Masters

"Of course I have. I'm an actor, for f**k's sake!"—Tom Hardy, when asked if he's had sex with men. Good to know. Sherri Shepherd is having a busy fall. She kicked off October by returning to ...
SHOWBIZ Gay men's chorus, upcoming films, 'Tiger King,' Mariah Carey

SHOWBIZ Gay men's chorus, upcoming films, 'Tiger King,' Mariah Carey

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The New York City Gay Men's Chorus announced its return to the rehearsal room, per a press release. On Nov. 1, 51 members gathered at P.S. 11 in Chelsea, Manhattan, to sing for the first time ...
STAYCATION REVIEW The Gwen

STAYCATION REVIEW The Gwen

Since opening in 2015, The Gwen, A Luxury Collection Hotel (521 N. Rush St.; https://www.thegwenchicago.com/) has earned plaudits from all over the globe. Some of the most recent honors came courtesy of the readers of Conde ...
MUSIC ABBA releases new album, Voyage

MUSIC ABBA releases new album, Voyage

ABBA, one of the most successful pop groups of all time, released Voyage—their first album in nearly 40 years. Details of Voyage were announced in early September, along with "ABBA Voyage," the new concert that will ...
THEATER 'A Recipe for Disaster' extended through next spring

THEATER 'A Recipe for Disaster' extended through next spring

James Beard Award-winning Chef Rick Bayless and Windy City Playhouse Artistic Director Amy Rubenstein announced the extension of their immersive production, A Recipe For Disaster, through March 27, 2022. The fully immersive event gives audiences the ...
Actress Angelica Ross transfers leadership of trans talent incubator to E.C. Pizarro III

Actress Angelica Ross transfers leadership of trans talent incubator to E.C. Pizarro III

In 2017, E.C. Pizarro III listened as Angelica Ross presented about TransTech Social Enterprises, an incubator to build and promote transgender talent in technology fields. He approached her afterward, volunteering to design artwork for TransTech. Now, ...
THEATER Immersive 'Edgar Allan Poe' extended to Nov. 21

THEATER Immersive 'Edgar Allan Poe' extended to Nov. 21

Oak Park Festival Theatre's 2021 Jeff-recommended production of David Rice's immersive The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe: A Love Story at Oak Park's historic Pleasant Home, originally scheduled to run through Nov. 7, has been extended ...
Bisexual youth tell their identity stories in new book

Bisexual youth tell their identity stories in new book

While Zoomer (Gen Z) and millennial young adults are increasingly rejecting traditional sexual labels, Ritch C. Savin-Williams explores the topic of bisexuality in his newest book BI: Bisexual, Pansexual, Fluid ...
MOVIES 'Manual Cinema's Christmas Carol' Nov. 26-Jan. 3

MOVIES 'Manual Cinema's Christmas Carol' Nov. 26-Jan. 3

Chicago's interdisciplinary performance collective Manual Cinema is ready to virtually broadcast Manual Cinema's Christmas Carol, its inventive mixed-media adaptation of the most famous holiday tale of all time. Tickets, on ...
Steppenwolf opens Liz and Eric Lefkofsky Arts and Education Center

Steppenwolf opens Liz and Eric Lefkofsky Arts and Education Center

On Nov. 2, Steppenwolf Theatre Company opened its new 50,000-square-foot theater building and education facility, the Liz and Eric Lefkofsky Arts and Education Center. Designed by architect Gordon Gill FAIA of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill ...

  Outlines

Outlines

SPORTS Bears come up short against Pittsburgh, lose fourth straight

On Nov. 8, the Chicago Bears rallied from a 20-6 deficit entering the fourth quarter with three touchdowns, ultimately taking a 27-26 lead before falling 29-27 to the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Bears fell to 3-6, losing ...
Outlines

SPORTS Blackhawks win first game with new coach

The Blackhawks scored a 2-1 overtime win over the Nashville Predators on Nov. 7 in the first game under interim head coach Derek King. The game's lone regulation goals came 1:50 apart in the second period, ...
SPORTS Red Stars score playoff win, advance to play Thorns

SPORTS Red Stars score playoff win, advance to play Thorns

The Chicago Red Stars, behind a second-half goal thanks to Sarah Woldmoe and Mal Pugh (who scored), defeated Gotham FC 1-0 at SeatGeek Stadium and advanced to the NWSL semifinal next week versus Portland. Pugh scored ...
Chef Sheldrick Holmes embraces spirituality, authenticity at The Grail Cafe

Chef Sheldrick Holmes embraces spirituality, authenticity at The Grail Cafe

Officially, The Grail Cafe is a restaurant in the South Loop. But for owner and chef Sheldrick Holmes, one of the few openly gay Black restaurant owners in the area, the cafe is both home and ...





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