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LGBTQ+ organizations call on CDC to expand Monkeypox virus testing, vaccine distribution

-- From a press release

CALIFORNIA — Today, a coalition of LGBTQ+ legal and health organizations sent a letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) demanding the implementation of a more robust federal response to the burgeoning spread ...
U.S. House passes Respect for Marriage Act

U.S. House passes Respect for Marriage Act

On July 19, almost 50 House Republicans joined Democrats to pass legislation that would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and enshrine marriage equality into federal law, Axios reported. The legislation, approved 267-157, is part of ...
Catholic hospital system denies fertility treatments for LGBTQ+ couples

Catholic hospital system denies fertility treatments for LGBTQ+ couples

An Illinois-based Catholic hospital system that employs more than 24,000 people will only cover fertility treatments for workers in opposite-sex marriages—a policy some lawyers say could violate federal discrimination statutes ...
Ted Cruz wants marriage equality revoked

Ted Cruz wants marriage equality revoked

To the surprise of few, a leading Republican figure would like marriage equality overturned. On July 16, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said the U.S. Supreme Court was "clearly wrong" and "overreaching" when it legalized same-sex ...
Breaking News

Griner's lawyers say she was prescribed medical cannabis

Lawyers for WNBA star Brittney Griner told Russian judges on July 15 that she was prescribed medical cannabis for "severe chronic pain," CNN reported. Griner's defense team submitted to the Russian court a letter from a ...

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News

VIEWPOINT Now, they're gunning to take away our vote

It took them 50 years to get the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe. It might take them only two years to get the court to take your vote from you. In addition to all the efforts to make voting difficult ...
Cook County treasurer's report: Redlining has led to cities' Black exoduses

Cook County treasurer's report: Redlining has led to cities' Black exoduses

A new Cook County treasurer's office study, "Maps of Inequality: From Redlining to Urban Decay and the Black Exodus" details how federal government-sanctioned housing discrimination from the 1940s brought about urban decay and the ensuing exodus ...
Pro Russian woman tennis player says she's in same-sex relationship

Pro Russian woman tennis player says she's in same-sex relationship

Russia's highest-ranked women's tennis player, Daria Kasatkina, said in a video interview released July 18 that she is dating a woman, according to ESPN. The 25-year-old French Open semifinalist's comments come as the Russian parliament discus ...
Gay Illinois candidate named to 'Red to Blue' list

Gay Illinois candidate named to 'Red to Blue' list

Openly gay congressional candidate Eric Sorensen has been named to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's "Red to Blue" list. According to a press release, the "list is a highly competitive ...
DePaul Art Museum fall exhibitions to showcase Latinx, BIPOC surrealist women artists

DePaul Art Museum fall exhibitions to showcase Latinx, BIPOC surrealist women artists

-- From a press release

CHICAGO —— This fall DePaul Art Museum will present exhibitions featuring surrealist artists who explore themes of finding freedom in oppressive contexts. "A Natural Turn: María Berrío, Joiri Minaya, Rosana ...
National LGBTQ Task Force to honor Jonathan Capehart

National LGBTQ Task Force to honor Jonathan Capehart

The National LGBTQ Task Force will honor MSNBC anchor and Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post Associate Editor Jonathan Capehart with the National Leadership Award at the 26th Annual National LGBTQ Task Force Gala on Saturday, Oct. 22, ...
WORLD Argentina report, Gay Games, conversion therapy, Ukraine petition

WORLD Argentina report, Gay Games, conversion therapy, Ukraine petition

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), in partnership with Instituto de Políticas Publicas LGBT, released its first-ever, Argentina-focused HRC Equidad AR: Global Workplace Equality Program report, a press release noted. ...
NATIONAL Victory Fund, Hawaii bills, anti-sodomy laws, PrEP access

NATIONAL Victory Fund, Hawaii bills, anti-sodomy laws, PrEP access

LGBTQ Victory Fund, the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ leaders to public office, announced Sean Meloy's return as vice president of political programs—a role he held for more than four years until announcing his ...
New 988 National Suicide Prevention Hotline number launches

New 988 National Suicide Prevention Hotline number launches

On July 16, Vibrant Emotional Health—the nonprofit that operates the lifeline on behalf of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)—launched ...
Judge blocks Dept. of Education's pro-trans Title IX guidance

Judge blocks Dept. of Education's pro-trans Title IX guidance

On July 15, Eastern District of Tennessee Judge Charles Atchley Jr. temporarily blocked the Education Department's Title IX guidance, which prohibits discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation, Politico ...
Mayor Lightfoot unveils Plan for Citywide Equity, Resiliency

Mayor Lightfoot unveils Plan for Citywide Equity, Resiliency

-- From a press release

CHICAGO — Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot announced Chicago's first-ever citywide plan, drafted by neighborhood residents and community leaders, which is now available for public comment and discussion through the fall. As a 10-year framework to enhance ...
ACTIVITIES Architectural Artifacts brings the goods to new Chicago location

ACTIVITIES Architectural Artifacts brings the goods to new Chicago location

Following its 35-year legacy as one of the nation's top destinations for globally sourced design and architectural statement pieces, Architectural Artifacts, Inc. (AAI) has reimagined a 35,000-square-foot Mid Century-style school ...
ELECTIONS Fioretti running for office again, this time as a Republican

ELECTIONS Fioretti running for office again, this time as a Republican

Bob Fioretti—an attorney/partner at Roth Fioretti LLC and former Chicago alderman who has unsuccessfully run for other offices as a Democrat—is now running for Cook County board president as a Republican, Politico reported. Fioretti, 69, has ...
Man indicted for attacking men in D.C. for their sexual orientation

Man indicted for attacking men in D.C. for their sexual orientation

A federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Michael Thomas Pruden, 48, with five counts of assault on federal land, one count of impersonating a federal officer and a hate-crimes sentencing enhancement alleging that Pruden assaulted ...
News

Planned Parenthood of Illinois, Wisconsin affiliates to partner to increase abortion access

-- From a press release

Waukegan, IL—Nearly three weeks following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, leaders of the Planned Parenthood of Illinois (PPIL) and Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin (PPWI) affiliates held ...
GLAAD releases 2022 Social Media Safety Index

GLAAD releases 2022 Social Media Safety Index

GLAAD has released its 2022 Social Media Safety Index (SMSI). The SMSI provides recommendations for the industry at large and reports on LGBTQ user safety across the five major social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube ...
Laura Ricketts reportedly considering investing in the Chicago Sky

Laura Ricketts reportedly considering investing in the Chicago Sky

Chicago Cubs co-owner and out lesbian Laura Ricketts has had preliminary conversations with Sky principal owner Michael Alter about becoming a potential investor in the WNBA team, The Chicago Tribune reported. One source said Ricketts and ...
More than 500 women sue Uber over claims of sexual assault

More than 500 women sue Uber over claims of sexual assault

Uber is being sued by more than 500 women who claim they were assaulted by drivers who use the ride-hailing platform, CNBC reported. The complaint—filed in San Francisco County Superior Court—claims that "women passengers in multiple ...
News

Kevin Spacey pleads not guilty in London in sexual-assault case

On July 14, two-time Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey pled not guilty of sexual assault in London's Central Criminal Court, according to WAGM-TV. The former House of Cards star, who ran London's Old Vic theater between 2004 ...

  Entertainment

Entertainment

Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra performing historic concert on Aug. 6

The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture announced a once-in-a-lifetime concert event featuring the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra to be held Saturday, Aug. 6, at Chicago's Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave. The performance,
...
MUSIC Hulu to stream Lollapalooza

MUSIC Hulu to stream Lollapalooza

Hulu announced that it would serve as the official streaming destination for three of C3 Presents' biggest music festivals—Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits Music Festival—in 2022 and 2023. To that end, Hulu announced the streami ...
THEATER 'The Mamalogues' in Evanston on July 23-Aug. 7

THEATER 'The Mamalogues' in Evanston on July 23-Aug. 7

The Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre will present Lisa B. Thompson's The Mamalogues—an evening of monologues about the experience of parenting while Black, unmarried and middle-class in the age of anxiety—from July 23 to Aug. 7 at the Noyes ...
Band featuring actor Michael C. Hall in Chicago on July 24

Band featuring actor Michael C. Hall in Chicago on July 24

Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum—a band that features Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning and Emmy-nominated actor/musician Michael C. Hall (TV's Six Feet Under and Dexter) as well ...
Pitchfork Music Festival faces a few pitfalls due to the weather

Pitchfork Music Festival faces a few pitfalls due to the weather

Pitchfork Music Festival faced some tough challenges this year, with unpredictable weather over the weekend of July 15-17. Held in Union Park annually, this gathering to hear a multitude of types of music usually is packed; ...
Billy Masters

Billy Masters

"You ain't never seen shade like gay man shade!"—Ana Navarro when discussing Chasten Buttigieg's tweet about U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh sneaking out of a restaurant to avoid people staging a peaceful pro-choice demonstratio ...
THEATER 'The Devil Wears Prada' cast members dish about musical's Chicago debut

THEATER 'The Devil Wears Prada' cast members dish about musical's Chicago debut

"All right, everyone! Gird your loins" as a stage musical version of The Devil Wears Prada is set for a world premiere in the Windy City this July as part of the lineup for Broadway in Chicago. Tony Award winner Beth ...
SHOWBIZ Warhol/Basquiat, 'Raven's Home,' Jonathan Bailey, Broadway, Ricky Martin

SHOWBIZ Warhol/Basquiat, 'Raven's Home,' Jonathan Bailey, Broadway, Ricky Martin

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The Collaboration—Anthony McCarten's hit London play about artists Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat—will make its U.S. premiere on Broadway this fall, with Paul Bettany and Jeremy Pope as the two ...
'A Midsummer Night's Dream' in Chicago parks through Aug. 21

'A Midsummer Night's Dream' in Chicago parks through Aug. 21

For Midsommer Flight's annual summer production of Shakespeare in Chicago parks, the company will celebrate its 10th anniversary by revisiting the play that in 2012 began the company's 10-year run as an arts partner with Chicago ...
Streisand interpreter Steven Brinberg at The Acorn on July 31

Streisand interpreter Steven Brinberg at The Acorn on July 31

Celebrating Barbra Streisand's 80th birthday, Steven Brinberg will perform the live musical performance "Simply Barbra" on Sunday, July 31, at The Acorn, 107 Generation Dr., Three Oaks, Michigan (approximately 70 miles from Chicago). ...
THEATER Lookingglass event 'Sunset 1919' taking place July 27

THEATER Lookingglass event 'Sunset 1919' taking place July 27

Lookingglass Theatre Company begins its 35th season with "Sunset 1919: A Ritual" on Wed., July 27, at the Eugene Williams Memorial Marker, 125 Ft. Dearborn Dr., at 7 p.m. The location is near 29th Street, on ...
THEATER REVIEW A Fine Feathered Murder: A Miss Marbled Mystery

THEATER REVIEW A Fine Feathered Murder: A Miss Marbled Mystery

A Fine Feathered Murder: A Miss Marbled Mystery. Playwright: David Cerda At: Hell In a Handbag Productions at the Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St. Tickets: $29-$65. Runs through: July 31 If your source material is ...
'Dance Divas' on July 31-Aug. 1 at the Baton

'Dance Divas' on July 31-Aug. 1 at the Baton

Showcasing Chicago dancers with performances of music, dance and laughter, Chicago Dancers United will present Dance Divas 2022 on Sunday, July 31, at 6 p.m.; and Monday, Aug. 1, at 7 and 9 p.m. Performances will ...

  Outlines

SAVOR Kala Modern Greek

SAVOR Kala Modern Greek

Kala Modern Greek (2523 N. Clark St.; https://www.kalachicago.com/) is a charming spot in the heart of Lincoln Park that attracts a mix of residents and workers. ...
U.S. women's soccer team qualifies for Olympics

U.S. women's soccer team qualifies for Olympics

The U.S. women's soccer team qualified for the 2024 Paris Olympics by beating Canada 1-0 in the CONCACAF women's championship final on July 18, NBC Sports reported. The final score was the reverse of the Tokyo ...
SAVOR Spanish spot Jaleo by Jose Andres

SAVOR Spanish spot Jaleo by Jose Andres

One of the best compliments I feel a restaurant can receive is if it can make items you previously felt indifferent about or even hated seem almost addictive. That was the case with ...
Sky win again; Red Stars and MLB teams lose

Sky win again; Red Stars and MLB teams lose

At College Park Center, the Chicago Sky (19-6) defeated the Dallas Wings (11-14) 89-81 on July 16 in WNBA action. It was the first matchup between the Sky and Wings this season. Kahleah Copper and Emma ...
Cubs slide while White Sox win; Wrigley Field suit; Sky continue to roll

Cubs slide while White Sox win; Wrigley Field suit; Sky continue to roll

The Chicago Cubs (34-55) fell to the New York Mets (56-34) 8-0 at Wrigley Field on July 14, showing the chasm between the teams. It was the Cubs' seventh consecutive loss. The Mets won for the ...





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