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wct 2021-11-17

IOC announces framework for trans, intersex athletes

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced a new framework for transgender and intersex athletes, dropping controversial policies that required competing athletes to undergo "medically unnecessary" procedures or treatment, NBC News ...
wct 2021-11-17

Emails show how Trump, officials planned to downplay COVID dangers

The House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis released new emails and documents that show the extent to which top White House officials, under former President Donald Trump, interfered in the Centers for Disease Control and ...
Oklahoma governor orders halt to non-binary birth certificates

Oklahoma governor orders halt to non-binary birth certificates

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has issued an executive order to stop the Oklahoma State Department of Health from issuing non-binary birth certificates, KFOR.com reported. "Neither this statute nor Oklahoma law otherwise [provides] OSDH or others any ...

  News

Lightfoot signs order helping those returning from incarceration

Lightfoot signs order helping those returning from incarceration

Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, alongside Ald. Walter Burnett and community leaders, signed an executive order to create a first-of-its-kind Interagency Reentry Council, a press release noted. This newly established ...
wct 2021-11-17

"Safe Schools For All" to help students take action against bullying

--From a press release

WASHINGTON — As schools and school districts across the country face hostile protests of LGBTQI+ inclusive education, students who are experiencing discrimination, bullying and harassment based on their sexual orientation ...
wct 2021-11-17

184 LGBTQ candidates won elected office in 2021; trans, cisg women best win/loss records

--From a press release

Washington, DC — At least 184 out LGBTQ candidates won elected office throughout 2021, more than in any other odd-numbered election year in U.S. history. The previous record was 169 candidates set in 2019. Transgender women ...
Local chef heading sixth annual 'Chefsgiving' for local shelters

Local chef heading sixth annual 'Chefsgiving' for local shelters

For the sixth year running, Chef Bill Kim and Cornerstone Restaurant Group will host Chefsgiving the weekend before Thanksgiving. In partnership with Inspiration Kitchens, Kim and more than 45 Chicago chefs will prepare meals and come ...
COVID Chicago's travel advisory down to 38 states, one territory

COVID Chicago's travel advisory down to 38 states, one territory

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) removed three states and returned one to its weekly COVID-19 travel advisory on Nov. 16. The advisory stands at 38 states and one territory. Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee—all of ...
wct 2021-11-17

SAGE Board of Directors dedicates $1M to support trans elders

--From a press release

[New York, NY] SAGE, the world's largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBTQ+ elders, is proud to announce the Transgender and Non-Binary (TGNB) Elder Program Equity Fund. Trans Awareness Week is ...
Word is Out: Queer Media Collaborative launched by LMA

Word is Out: Queer Media Collaborative launched by LMA

--From a press release

Local Media Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of Word Is Out: The Queer Media Collaborative, with initial funding from the Google News Initiative Innovation Challenge. The Queer Media Collaborative (QMC) will focus on business ...
Rebirth Garments, Roscoe's among HRC/Showtime grant recipients

Rebirth Garments, Roscoe's among HRC/Showtime grant recipients

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Showtime announced the 20 recipients of "Queer to Stay: An LGBTQ+ Business Preservation Initiative" to support and uplift small businesses that focus on LGBTQ+ people of color, women and the ...
wct 2021-11-17

More than a quarter of LGBT state, local employees face discrimination at work

--From a Williams Institute press release

More than one-quarter of LGBT state and local employees have experienced discrimination at work About half of LGBT people who work in education and law enforcement are not out to their supervisors Over 600,000 LGBT employees ...
Chicago Therapy Collective to honor Trans Day of Resilience

Chicago Therapy Collective to honor Trans Day of Resilience

On Saturday, Nov. 20, Chicago Therapy Collective will release an original music video cover of Wildfires (Sault, 2020) in honor of Trans Day of Resilience (TDOR) 2021 and the racial justice uprisings of 2020. According to ...
Downers Grove parents complain about LGBTQ books

Downers Grove parents complain about LGBTQ books

Continuing a battle that's been taking place in several other states, parents in the Chicago suburb of Downers Grove say they want publications they call "pornography" removed from the high schools' libraries, according to WGN-TV. At ...
Wyoming GOP no longer recognizes Liz Cheney

Wyoming GOP no longer recognizes Liz Cheney

The Wyoming Republican Party will no longer recognize U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney as a member of the GOP in its second formal rebuke for her criticism of former President Donald Trump, NBC News reported. The 31-29 ...
wct 2021-11-17

Fraternal Order of Police head says he will resign

John Catanzara—the controversial head of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7, Chicago's largest police union—said Nov. 15 he will retire from the Chicago Police Department, The Chicago Tribune reported. He made the announcement after h ...
Northwestern University researchers present data on COVID-19 impacts on minoritized youth

Northwestern University researchers present data on COVID-19 impacts on minoritized youth

Two Northwestern University-affiliated researchers presented a webinar Nov.9 about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on youth in minoritized communities in the United States, among them youths in the LGBTQ+ community. The webinar was part of ...
New posters advise Native American caregivers on raising LGBTQ-2S children

New posters advise Native American caregivers on raising LGBTQ-2S children

By Cris Villalonga-Vivoni

On Oct. 27, the Family Acceptance Project (FAP) at San Francisco State University further expanded its ongoing "Healthy Futures" poster series by launching three new behavioral guides for indigenous parents ...
NATIONAL Navy items, lesbian bar founder, QueerArt, trans guide

NATIONAL Navy items, lesbian bar founder, QueerArt, trans guide

A Navy ship named for slain gay-rights leader Harvey Milk, who served four years in the Navy before being forced out, was christened and launched in San Diego Bay, Navy Times noted. The replenishment oiler USNS ...
WORLD China clinic, lesbian couple, Mr. Gay World, Ghana bill

WORLD China clinic, lesbian couple, Mr. Gay World, Ghana bill

China launched its first medical clinic to treat transgender children and adolescents, NBC News reported. The Chinese state-backed media outlet The Global Times recently reported that the clinic opened at the Children's Hospital of Fudan University ...
Taiwan's Kaohsiung Pride to host WorldPride in 2025

Taiwan's Kaohsiung Pride to host WorldPride in 2025

InterPride announced that Kaohsiung Pride, in Taiwan, has won the bid to host WorldPride in 2025. With this vote by InterPride members, a WorldPride event will be held in East Asia for the first time. The ...
Veterans Day event features Col. Pritzker, Kinzinger and Duckworth

Veterans Day event features Col. Pritzker, Kinzinger and Duckworth

On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, the Pritzker Military Museum & Library (PMML), 104 S. Michigan Ave., hosted a free Veteran's Day program that was livestreamed live via YouTube. Transgender Col. (IL) Jennifer Pritzker, IL ARNG (Retired ...
Lambda Literary executive director stepping down

Lambda Literary executive director stepping down

Lambda Literary Executive Director Sue Landers announced that she is stepping down. In an open letter, Landers stated, "On December 1, I will step down as executive director. Maxwell Scales and Cleopatra Acquaye-Reynolds will join the ...
wct 2021-11-17

National groups to NCAA: include protections for trans athletes in new rules

--From a press release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Athlete Ally sent a letter to National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) President Mark Emmert and NCAA governance calling on the ...
COVID Colorado governor opens boosters for everyone

COVID Colorado governor opens boosters for everyone

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed an executive order Nov. 10 allowing any fully vaccinated Colorado adult to receive a COVID-19 booster shot, Rocky Mountain PBS reported. "The health and safety of Coloradans [have] been my top ...
AIDS Foundation Chicago awards grants to Black- and Latinx-led organizations

AIDS Foundation Chicago awards grants to Black- and Latinx-led organizations

AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) has awarded eight grants—totaling $72,000—to BIPOC-led organizations working to address the HIV/AIDS crisis in Black and Latinx neighborhoods across Chicago. The grants came from AFC's Learning ...
Ann Sather to serve Thanksgiving dinners in dining room

Ann Sather to serve Thanksgiving dinners in dining room

The Ann Sather Restaurants family is planning to serve dozens of its regular diners a traditional Thanksgiving dinner in its dining rooms. Such dining was unavailable last year because of the COVID pandemic. Chicago Alderman and ...
wct 2021-11-17

Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame 2021 presenting virtual induction ceremony Nov. 15

--From a press release

The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame, celebrating its 30th year, will present a virtual induction ceremony with the 2021 inductees on Monday, Nov. 15, at 6 p.m. WGN-TV personality Dean Richards will host the event. Chicago ...
Chicago groups to mark Transgender Day of Remembrance

Chicago groups to mark Transgender Day of Remembrance

To mark the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR)—on Saturday, Nov. 20—some Chicago groups will hold events: —Brave Space Alliance (BSA)—the first Black-led, trans-led LGBTQ+ Center located on the South ...
wct 2021-11-17

LaVelle concedes to criticism, resigns from Chicago Park District

In the wake of widespread criticism regarding the Chicago Park District's handling of the lifeguard sexual-abuse investigation, Board President Avis LaVelle announced her resignation Nov. 10, The Chicago Tribune reported. "I am deeply sorry for the ...

  Entertainment

wct 2021-11-17

THEATER AstonRep's 'God of Carnage' through Dec. 12

AstonRep Theatre Company is running a revival of Yasmina Reza's frenetic dark comedy God of Carnage, translated by Christopher Hampton and co-directed by directed by Derek Bertelsen and Robert Tobin. God of Carnage is running through
...
Cirque du Soleil's "Twas the Night Before' Nov. 26-Dec. 5

Cirque du Soleil's "Twas the Night Before' Nov. 26-Dec. 5

Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. (MSG Entertainment) and Cirque du Soleil announced that the family holiday theatrical event "'Twas the Night Before…" by Cirque du Soleil is returning to The Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., ...
Lil Nas X part of 'Jingle Ball' on Dec. 7

Lil Nas X part of 'Jingle Ball' on Dec. 7

Queer rapper Lil Nas X will headline KISS FM's Jingle Ball Presented by Capital One this year, run in coordination with iHeart Radio. The event will take place Tuesday, Dec. 7, at Allstate Arena at 7:30 ...
'When I Am Free' concert supporting Rainbow Railroad on Dec. 3

'When I Am Free' concert supporting Rainbow Railroad on Dec. 3

"When I Am Free: A Benefit Concert for Rainbow Railroad" will take place at Center on Halsted's Hoover-Leppen Theatre, 3656 N. Halsted St., on Friday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m. During this event, there will be ...
Billy Masters

Billy Masters

"I was like, 'I hope this doesn't make anyone uncomfortable, but this is how I feel.' I love this person, and I want to be open in every way … and hopefully show people that they also don't need to hide ...
SHOWBIZ Theater items, Lady Gaga, 'Justice League Queer,' Tom of Finland

SHOWBIZ Theater items, Lady Gaga, 'Justice League Queer,' Tom of Finland

Eighteen months after he died of COVID, the life of playwright Terrence McNally was celebrated in a packed house Nov. 1 at the Schoenfeld Theatre, Gay City News noted. Tributes poured in from theater artists, while ...
THEATER Melissa Gilbert and Dan Butler talk 'Rehab,' LGBTQ+ issues

THEATER Melissa Gilbert and Dan Butler talk 'Rehab,' LGBTQ+ issues

Straight from the mind of Chicago sports-radio personality Harry Teinowitz comes a play built on diversity called When Harry Met Rehab. Former ESPN personality Spike Manton teamed with Teinowitz to write the script, and Jackson Gay ...
ATTRACTIONS 'The Dr. Seuss Experience' at Water Tower Place

ATTRACTIONS 'The Dr. Seuss Experience' at Water Tower Place

It's certainly a time and place to be immersed in nostalgia. The family-friendly attraction "The Dr. Seuss Experience" is running through Jan. 2, 2022, at Water Tower Place, 835 N. Michigan Ave. It's certainly hard to ...
Britney Spears' conservatorship ends

Britney Spears' conservatorship ends

The conservatorship that has controlled Britney Spears' finances, personal life and medical decisions since 2008, and which for many years was controlled by her father, Jamie Spears, has ended. On Nov. 12, Los Angeles County Superior ...
THEATER REVIEW Pump Boys and Dinettes

THEATER REVIEW Pump Boys and Dinettes

Title: Pump Boys and Dinettes. Playwright: Book, music and lyrics by John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel and Jim Wann At: Porchlight Music Theatre at the Ruth Page Auditorium. Tickets: $45-$74; PorchlightMusicTheatre.org. ...
Hell in a Handbag Productions to present Christmas Dearest

Hell in a Handbag Productions to present Christmas Dearest

--From a press release

Book & Lyrics David Cerda Music by David Cerda and Scott Lamberty. Directed by Derek Van Barham. Nov. 27 — Dec. 31, 2021 at Ebenezer Lutheran Churchz CHICAGO (November 11, 2021) — Hell in a Handbag ...
Venus Cabaret hosting monthly comedy night

Venus Cabaret hosting monthly comedy night

Venus Cabaret Theater, the 80-seat intimate performance space at Mercury Theater Chicago (3745 N. Southport Ave.), is presenting the monthly Comedy Night Series as part of The Dark Night Series. ...

  Outlines

Chicago Red Stars announce 2021 player award winners

Chicago Red Stars announce 2021 player award winners

--From a press release

CHICAGO — The Chicago Red Stars announced the winners of the 2021 season player awards. The winners of each category were decided by votes from fans, players, owners and front office staffers. Multiple players were nominated ...
wct 2021-11-17

SPORTS Bulls beat Lakers 121-103

DeMar DeRozan scored a season-high 38 points and Zach LaVine added 26 as the Chicago Bulls defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 121-103 in California on Nov. 15, according to ESPN.com. In addition, Lonzo Ball had a ...
Chicago Red Stars win 2-0, will play in NWSL title game

Chicago Red Stars win 2-0, will play in NWSL title game

While Chicago's men's pro sports teams have largely languished (with the Bulls being a current exception), the women's teams have excelled. Weeks after the Chicago Sky won the WNBA title, the city's women's soccer team is playin ...
SAVOR Talking with Uvae's Lindsey Anderson

SAVOR Talking with Uvae's Lindsey Anderson

Uvae (pronounced "ooh-vay") is a popular Andersonville restaurant that has undergone a substantial change. Through Dec. 30, there is now a market next door that sells cheese, charcuterie, gift baskets and, of course, wine. (After all, ...
SPORTS Bulls win again, push record to 8-3

SPORTS Bulls win again, push record to 8-3

Lonzo Ball made seven of Chicago's 15 three-pointers and Zach LaVine scored 23 points, powering the Bulls to a 117-107 victory over the Dallas Mavericks (one of the NBA's quality teams) on Nov. 10 at the ...





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