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Mayor Lightfoot tests positive for COVID-19

Mayor Lightfoot tests positive for COVID-19

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced that she's tested positive for COVID-19. On Jan. 11, she issued a statement saying, "Earlier today, I tested positive for COVID-19. I am experiencing cold-like symptoms but otherwise feel fine which ...
Chicago Public Schools to reopen Jan. 12

Chicago Public Schools to reopen Jan. 12

Following a deadlock that spanned four school days, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) approved a proposal for Chicago Public Schools (CPS) to resume in-person classes Wed., Jan. 12, The Chicago Tribune reported. The delegates also voted ...
Breaking News

Ahmaud Arbery's killers sentenced to life

On Jan. 7, three white men who chased and murdered Ahmaud Arbery were sentenced to life in prison in a Georgia courthouse for the 25-year-old's murder in 2020. According to CNN.com, Travis McMichael, 35; his father, ...
WCT EXCLUSIVE Trans woman searches for justice, healing after gun violence

WCT EXCLUSIVE Trans woman searches for justice, healing after gun violence

Five months ago, Khalina Goodlow came to a startling realization: Her name could have been added to the long list of transgender people killed in 2021. Though her life may have been mourned by her community ...

  News

News

Duval Princess, 24 year old Black trans woman, found shot to death in Florida

--From a NBJC press release

FLORIDA — The National Black Justice Coalition mourns the loss of Duval Princess, a 24-year-old Black transgender woman. Princess was found shot in a car at Highland Square shopping center in Jacksonville, Florida, on January 3, ...
Martwick: Dept on Aging seeking nominees for Senior Hall of Fame

Martwick: Dept on Aging seeking nominees for Senior Hall of Fame

Illinois state Sen. Robert Martwick (D-Chicago) announced the Illinois Department on Aging is seeking nominations for the Senior Illinoisan Hall of Fame. "Many of our senior citizen neighbors have put incredible amounts of time and effort ...
Global reports show pervasiveness of conversion therapy info

Global reports show pervasiveness of conversion therapy info

Two reports released from the Global Project Against Hate and Extremism (GPAHE) expose how tech companies have failed to de-platform anti-LGBTQ+ conversion therapy disinformation and ban providers pushing the discredited ...
Chicago Travel & Adventure Show now Feb. 19-20

Chicago Travel & Adventure Show now Feb. 19-20

The 17th annual Chicago Travel & Adventure Show will now take place Feb. 19-20 at Rosemont's Donald E. Stephens Convention Center—two weeks after the original dates. The date change is due to the ongoing rise in ...
SPORTS Chicago Red Stars see return of Yuki Nagasato

SPORTS Chicago Red Stars see return of Yuki Nagasato

The Chicago Red Stars announced a trade with Racing Louisville FC that will see fan favorite Yuki Nagasato return to the club for the 2022 season. In exchange for Nagasato, the Red Stars are sending their ...
PASSAGES Jeffrey Wayne ("Jef") Morgan

PASSAGES Jeffrey Wayne ("Jef") Morgan

Jeffrey Wayne "Jef" Morgan, of Chicago's West Rogers Park neighborhood, passed away unexpectedly from a heart attack while shoveling snow on Jan. 2. He was 58. Jef was the well-loved manager at Little Jim's on ...
Center on Halsted states COVID requirements and is offering free testing [UPDATE]

Center on Halsted states COVID requirements and is offering free testing [UPDATE]

Center on Halsted, in compliance with the City of Chicago public health order effective Jan. 3, requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination for anyone (ages 5 and older) gathering in its ground-floor lobby area. Other events and ...
COVID Chicago travel advisory remains unchanged

COVID Chicago travel advisory remains unchanged

Chicago's COVID travel advisory remains the same. The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) did not add or remove any states or territories from its COVID-19 Travel Advisory on Jan. 11. For the second consecutive week, ...
PASSAGES Black trans activist Ke'Yahonna Stone, victim of gun violence, dies

PASSAGES Black trans activist Ke'Yahonna Stone, victim of gun violence, dies

Ke'Yahonna Stone was shot at Castle Run Shopping Center's Epic Ultra Lounge parking lot in Indianapolis, Indiana, in the early morning hours of Dec. 26. She was taken to the hospital and died Dec. 28 after ...
COVID Insurers to cover at-home tests

COVID Insurers to cover at-home tests

Beginning Saturday, Jan. 15, private health insurers will be required to cover up to eight home COVID-19 tests per month for people on their plans, The Chicago Tribune reported. The Biden administration announced the change Jan. ...
News

Minneapolis City Councilor Andrea Jenkins elected City Council President

—From an HRC press release

MINNEAPOLIS — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) congratulates Andrea Jenkins, a Minneapolis City Councilor and Human Rights Campaign board member, on her election to the role of City Council President. Jenkins, who became the first ...
News

LGBTQ+ and BIPOC Youth Led Study on Youth and Young Adult COVID-19 Vaccination Finds Surprising Results

—From a news release

BOULDER, CO - Out Boulder County in partnership with El Centro AMISTAD and Unwoven Ventures with the leadership of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) youth created ...
Clay Aiken announces another political run

Clay Aiken announces another political run

Former American Idol star Clay Aiken announced he's running for Congress in North Carolina, seeking the Democratic nomination in the 6th District, WOKV.com reported. In a video posted online, the openly gay father reintroduces himself, saying, ...
Lightfoot announces director for new public-safety commission

Lightfoot announces director for new public-safety commission

On Jan. 10, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced that Adam Gross will be the first-ever executive director of the newly created Community Commission for Public Safety and Accountability. "The establishment of a community-led Commission for oversight ...
WORLD German official, museum items, cake case

WORLD German official, museum items, cake case

WORLD COMPILED BY WCT STAFF In Senegal, lawmakers stopped from passing to parliamentary vote a draft bill that sought to toughen already severe laws against same-sex relations, Openly News reported. Gay sex is punishable by up ...
NATIONAL California report, AIDS foundation CEO, QueerArt, intersex bill

NATIONAL California report, AIDS foundation CEO, QueerArt, intersex bill

California law enforcement officials conduct body searches on Black and transgender people more often than on white and cisgender people, according to a new report from California's Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory (RIPA) Board, LGBTQ Na ...
Lightfoot, CTU still stuck in stalemate; classes canceled Jan. 10 [UPDATE]

Lightfoot, CTU still stuck in stalemate; classes canceled Jan. 10 [UPDATE]

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) are still stuck in a stalemate over remote versus in-person learning, with classes canceled again for Jan. 10. ...
VIEWPOINT For LGBTQ community, the movement behind Jan. 6 is an existential threat

VIEWPOINT For LGBTQ community, the movement behind Jan. 6 is an existential threat

The stakes could not be higher. The LGBTQ movement has succeeded beyond our wildest dreams in democratic societies worldwide. Where we have had access to freedom of speech and assembly, remarkable advances have followed. This is ...
Laws targeting TGNC youth already proposed in several states

Laws targeting TGNC youth already proposed in several states

In the first week of 2022, officials in at least seven states have already proposed laws that would limit the rights of transgender and non-binary youth, The Hill reported. Legislators in Arizona, Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, Oklahoma, ...
Conversion therapy now illegal in Canada

Conversion therapy now illegal in Canada

The conversion therapy ban has taken effect in Canada, CTVNews.ca reported. After parliamentarians came together to unanimously pass legislation to eradicate the harmful practice in late 2021, the Criminal Code sanctions came into force on Jan. ...
News

LETTER Continue the dialogue on racism

I am writing this letter to the editor about the article that appeared on the Windy City Times website titled "A look at Northalsted/Boystown bars since 2020 town hall on racism," written by Cris Villalonga-Vivoni. Also, ...
Transgender 'Jeopardy!' contestant passes $1-million mark

Transgender 'Jeopardy!' contestant passes $1-million mark

Transgender Jeopardy! contestant Amy Schneider passed the $1-million mark on an episode that aired Jan. 7, becoming the first woman (cis or trans) to do so, The New York Times noted. Schneider—who's from Oakland, California—marked he ...
Bobblehead Hall of Fame unveils Pete Buttigieg figure

Bobblehead Hall of Fame unveils Pete Buttigieg figure

The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum, in Milwaukee, unveiled the first bobblehead of United States Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, who was the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, during 2012-20, earning him the nickname ...
IDHR issues guidance regarding TGNC students

IDHR issues guidance regarding TGNC students

The Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) has issued its Guidance Relating to Protection of Transgender, Nonbinary, and Gender Nonconforming Students. The document is a non-regulatory guidance on non-discrimination protections ...
News

Pritzker issues statement on anniversary of Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection

Chicago, IL - On the one-year anniversary of the Jan. 6 Insurrection, Governor JB Pritzker released the following statement. "One year ago, a vicious attack on American democracy left five police officers dead and scores of ...
LGBTQ Illinois police sergeant to be laid to rest Jan. 7

LGBTQ Illinois police sergeant to be laid to rest Jan. 7

Bradley, Illinois, Police Sergeant Marlene Rittmanic—who was killed in the line of duty on Dec. 30, 2021—will be laid to rest Friday, Jan. 7, NewsChannel20.com reported. A visitation will be held for Rittmanic at 2-7 p.m. ...

  Entertainment

Entertainment

SAG nominees include 'Gucci,' 'Power of the Dog,' 'Squid Game'

Nominees for the 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards honoring outstanding individual, cast and ensemble performances for the past year were announced Jan. 12 by actors Rosario Dawson and Vanessa Hudgens via Instagram Live, according to
...
THEATER 'This Is Only a Test' Feb. 11-March 12

THEATER 'This Is Only a Test' Feb. 11-March 12

Broken Nose Theatre, a pay-what-you-can theater company, is welcoming back live audiences this winter with the world premiere of Eric Reyes Loo's drama This Is Only a Test, directed by Toma Tavares Langston. The production will ...
Entertainment

NBJC celebrates Mj Rodriguez on Golden Globes win

—From a press release

The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) congratulates Michaela Jae "Mj" Rodriguez on earning the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a TV Drama during the 2022 Golden Globe Awards. Rodriguez won for her role as Blanca ...
THEATER Queer-themed 'Queen of the Night' to run Jan. 29-March 13

THEATER Queer-themed 'Queen of the Night' to run Jan. 29-March 13

Victory Gardens Theater is slated to open its 2021-22 Mainstage Season with Queen of the Night, written by travis tate and directed by Victory Gardens Artistic Director Ken-Matt Martin. Queen of the Night features Terry Guest ...
THEATER 'Mary Rose' running through Feb. 12

THEATER 'Mary Rose' running through Feb. 12

Black Button Eyes (BBE) Productions is concluding its 2021-22 season with the world-premiere musical Mary Rose, featuring book and lyrics by Producing Artistic Director Ed Rutherford, music and lyrics by Jeff Bouthiette, direction by Ed Rutherford ...
Billy Masters: Andy Cohen, SJP and more

Billy Masters: Andy Cohen, SJP and more

The virus hit us both like a freight train. Thankfully, we were both triple vaccinated and the vaccinations did their job, which kept us out of real danger and out of the hospital… [We're] still isolating and waiting to see until we test ...
Trans actress Rodriguez makes history at quiet Golden Globes

Trans actress Rodriguez makes history at quiet Golden Globes

On Jan. 9, Michaela Jae "Mj" Rodriguez won a Golden Globe for best actress in a TV drama for her role as Blanca on the FX show Pose, according to media reports. The awards were announced on social media, as the Globes were not broadcast or live-streamed ...
Jason Lee talks Kevin Hart, Jussie Smollett and 'Hollywood Unlocked'

Jason Lee talks Kevin Hart, Jussie Smollett and 'Hollywood Unlocked'

In just a few years, LGBTQ+ media personality Jason Lee's star has shone brightly in Hollywood. In 2015, Lee started appearing on the reality show Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood as well as the MTV improv ...
SHOWBIZ Non-binary skater, Cardi B, David Bowie, 'West Hollywood' series

SHOWBIZ Non-binary skater, Cardi B, David Bowie, 'West Hollywood' series

U.S. figure skating champion Timothy LeDuc is hoping to make history as the first out non-binary Winter Olympian in Beijing, out.com noted. The 31-year-old Iowa native and their skating partner, Ashley Cain-Gribble, already have a gold ...
THEATER 'Queens of Infinite Space' canceled because of COVID

THEATER 'Queens of Infinite Space' canceled because of COVID

With the increase in COVID-19 cases in Chicago and beyond, Proboscis Theatre has decided to cancel the performances of The Queens of Infinite Space set to run at Epiphany Center for Arts, 201 S. Ashland Ave., ...
Entertainment

THEATER Steppenwolf delays '1919' premiere due to COVID

Due to the COVID-19 surge driven by the Omicron variant, and out of an abundance of caution for public health, Steppenwolf Theatre Company has postponed its Steppenwolf for Young Adults world-premiere adaptation of Eve L. Ewing's ...
Chicago's first-ever Festival au Cinema to take place Aug. 26-28

Chicago's first-ever Festival au Cinema to take place Aug. 26-28

Haven Chicago has announced its first-ever Festival au Cinema, described as "the company's new platform for visionary and innovative filmmakers and media artists staking their claim in the future of digital storytelling." Festival au Cinema will ...
Entertainment

Mercury Theater Chicago announces casting and artists for 'Women of Soul'

--From a press release

Chicago —Artistic Director Christopher Chase Carter, Managing Director Shane Murray-Corcoran, and Executive Producers Walter Stearns and Eugene Dizonannounce the cast and creative team for the next Mainstage production of the ...

  Outlines

SOCCER Three Red Stars join USWNT's January training camp

SOCCER Three Red Stars join USWNT's January training camp

Three Chicago Red Stars will join the United States Women's National Team (USWNT) next week for the team's annual January training camp taking place Jan. 19-28. Defender Tierna Davidson, goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher and forward Mallory Pugh ...
Bulls win by 46; Blackhawks also prevail

Bulls win by 46; Blackhawks also prevail

The Chicago Bulls (27-11) got back on the winning track Jan. 11, routing the Detroit Pistons (9-31) 133-87 at the United Center. The Bulls only led 61-52 at the half. However, Chicago outscored Detroit 36-14 in ...
Chicago Auto Show to take place Feb. 12-21

Chicago Auto Show to take place Feb. 12-21

The Chicago Auto Show is slated to return to its traditional February dates: Feb. 12-21 at McCormick Place. The show is open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day, except for the final day (Presidents Day), ...
Outlines

VIEWS Hoarders

One TV program that I alternately love and hate is Hoarders. The producers send a team of psychologists, organizers and laborers into a person's home and they all work (and argue) about cleaning the place up ...
SPORTS Bears fire Nagy and Pace

SPORTS Bears fire Nagy and Pace

The Chicago Bears fired coach Matt Nagy and General Manager Ryan Pace on Jan. 10, ending his tenure after the team posted a 6-11 record this season, according to ESPN.com and ABC 7 Chicago. Nagy was ...
Bears fall in season finale to Vikings; Bulls' win streak ends

Bears fall in season finale to Vikings; Bulls' win streak ends

—In what was possibly head coach Matt Nagy's last game with the Chicago Bears, the team fell to the Minnesota Vikings 31-17 on Jan. 9. It was a tale of two halves, as the Bears led 14-3 at halftime. The Bears ...
Non-binary skater makes history as part of U.S. Olympic team

Non-binary skater makes history as part of U.S. Olympic team

Timothy LeDuc, a figure skater who identifies as non-binary, and partner Ashley Cain-Gribble won the pairs event at the 2022 U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Jan. 9 in Nashville, MSN.com reported. This was their second time ...
Bulls extend win streak to nine games on fourth Pride Night

Bulls extend win streak to nine games on fourth Pride Night

The Chicago Bulls now have their longest win streak since 2011. The team (26-10) beat the Washington Wizards 130-122 at the United Center on Jan. 7 to extend their win streak to nine games. Zach LaVine ...





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