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Windy City Times 2022-08-17

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'Yellowjackets,' 'Abbott Elementary' among GALECA TV award winners

'Yellowjackets,' 'Abbott Elementary' among GALECA TV award winners

-- From a press release

Aug. 17, 2022'—Los Angeles—Proving once more that the "gay agenda" is out to force its will on God-fearing freedom lovers, GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics today announced the winners of its 14th Dorian TV ...
In a first, gold-medal Olympian comes out as transgender

In a first, gold-medal Olympian comes out as transgender

During the Aug. 16 opening address of the international LGBTQ+ rugby competition The Bingham Cup, taking place in the Canadian capital of Ottawa through Aug. 21, Ellia Green came out as trans—and is the first Olympian ...
Three men hit by car and killed near Jeffery Pub; car found, but not driver [UPDATES]

Three men hit by car and killed near Jeffery Pub; car found, but not driver [UPDATES]

Three men were killed and another was injured after a hit-and-run crash in the city's South Shore neighborhood. Authorities said the crash happened around 5 a.m. on Aug. 14 in the 7000 block of S. Jeffery ...
Monkeypox vaccine events being held Aug. 13-14

Monkeypox vaccine events being held Aug. 13-14

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), along with City Colleges, will be holding monkeypox (MPV) vaccination events. The two events will be held at Malcolm X College on the West Side and Kennedy-King College on ...
Big Cities Health Coalition holds monkeypox virus briefing

Big Cities Health Coalition holds monkeypox virus briefing

Big Cities Health Coalition (BCHC) held a virtual monkeypox virus briefing Aug. 10 fthat ocused on local public health activities in Chicago. Speakers included BCHC Executive Director Chrissie Juliano and BCHC member and Chicago Department of ...

  News

HRC endorses Pritzker, Stratton for re-election

HRC endorses Pritzker, Stratton for re-election

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) announced its endorsements of Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker and Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton for re-election. A press release stated, "HRC PAC is committed to engaging its volunteers, members and supporters to ...
GLAAD publishes back-to-school guide

GLAAD publishes back-to-school guide

LGBTQ+ media-advocacy organization GLAAD is publishing a new back-to-school guide on how to respond to book bans and school censorship, titled "Back To School [Redacted]." The organization also announced that it has joined two national efforts ...
Planned Parenthood organizations launch largest-ever electoral program

Planned Parenthood organizations launch largest-ever electoral program

Planned Parenthood advocacy and political organizations launched the 2022 electoral program "Take Control," which represents the groups' largest ever investment in an electoral cycle, an organizational press release announced. The ...
Skaters from Chicago BIPOC queer collective froSkate release Nike SB shoe

Skaters from Chicago BIPOC queer collective froSkate release Nike SB shoe

Members of froSkate—an organization dedicated to creating safe spaces for BIPOC queer skateboarders—recently became the first Black women to design a colorful sneaker with Nike SB, and the shoe was recently released. Two of froSkate's le ...
Reeling Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Fest coming Sept. 22 - Oct. 6

Reeling Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Fest coming Sept. 22 - Oct. 6

-- From a press release

The 40th edition of the Reeling Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival will run from Sept. 22 to Oct. 6, 2022, two weeks of powerful filmmaking with over 100 films from LGBTQ+ filmmakers all over the world. ...
Gay NFL player to rejoin Tampa Bay

Gay NFL player to rejoin Tampa Bay

Super Bowl contender the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed defensive end Carl Nassib—pro football's first openly gay, active player—bringing him back to where he delivered two of his most productive seasons, NBC News reported. Last year, Nassib ...
U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney loses to Trump-endorsed candidate

U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney loses to Trump-endorsed candidate

Overnight on Aug. 16, U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney—the vice-chair of the House Jan. 6 panel and one of former U.S. President Donald Trump's biggest Republican critics—lost her seat in Congress to a challenger backed by the ...
Actor Ezra Miler seeking treatment for mental-health issues

Actor Ezra Miler seeking treatment for mental-health issues

After troubling behavior that has included charges of harassment and felony burglary, as well as allegations of assault and abuse, non-binary actor Ezra Miller (Justice League; The Perks of Being a Wallflower), said they are seeking ...
Brittney Griner appealing conviction

Brittney Griner appealing conviction

Russian news agencies have reported that attorneys for U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner have filed an appeal of her nine-year Russian prison sentence for drug possession, according to PBS Newshour. Griner, an eight-time all-star center with ...
Chicago Digital Equity Fund and Tech Desk launched

Chicago Digital Equity Fund and Tech Desk launched

GET Cities—an initiative focused on accelerating the leadership and influence of women, trans and non-binary people in tech—has partnered with Gumbo Media and DePaul University's Women in Entrepreneurship Institute to ...
10th biennial Bingham Cup taking place through Aug. 21

10th biennial Bingham Cup taking place through Aug. 21

The LGBTQ+ rugby tournament known as the Mark Kendall Bingham Memorial Tournament—or the Bingham Cup—is taking place in Ottawa, Canada, through Sunday, Aug. 21. According to a press release, "The Bingham Cup is the largest amateur ...
Sky snag #2 seed in playoffs; Red Stars, Cubs fall; White Sox win

Sky snag #2 seed in playoffs; Red Stars, Cubs fall; White Sox win

In Phoenix's Footprint Center, the Chicago Sky (26-10) defeated the Mercury (15-21) 82-67 on Aug. 14 in WNBA action to end the regular season on a high note. By winning, the Sky—the defending champions—secured the number-two ...
Taste of Greektown festival returns to Chicago Aug. 26-28

Taste of Greektown festival returns to Chicago Aug. 26-28

-- From a press release

CHICAGO—Greektown Chicago's Taste of Greektown festival returns for its 32nd year this summer with the city's largest celebration of Hellenic cuisine and culture on Friday-Sunday, Aug. 26-28 along Halsted Street from Adams to Van Buren. The ...
WORLD Vietnam's pro-LGBTQ+ move, Grindr kidnappings, Taiwan event

WORLD Vietnam's pro-LGBTQ+ move, Grindr kidnappings, Taiwan event

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Vietnam took a major step forward in the recognition of LGBTQ+ rights with the country's Ministry of Health stating that being gay, bisexual or transgender is not a disease and urging medical practitioners to end discrimination ...
NATIONAL: Conn. candidate, trans study, D.C. attacks, Palm Springs Pride

NATIONAL: Conn. candidate, trans study, D.C. attacks, Palm Springs Pride

LGBTQ Victory Fund-endorsed candidate Erick Russell won the Democratic primary election for Connecticut state treasurer, according to an organizational press release. With this victory, he is on track to become the first out Black LGBTQ+ person ...
COVID CDC 'streamlines guidance'; new info for immunocompromised

COVID CDC 'streamlines guidance'; new info for immunocompromised

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a statement saying it is "streamlining its COVID-19 guidance to help people better understand their risk, how to protect themselves and others, what actions to take if ...
Actress Anne Heche dies at age 53

Actress Anne Heche dies at age 53

Anne Heche—the actress who starred in a string of high-profile late '90s movies including Six Days Seven Nights, Donnie Brasco and Wag the Dog as well as Emmy-winning TV shows such as Men in Trees and ...
Cook County officials discuss MPV timelines

Cook County officials discuss MPV timelines

Members of the Cook County Health and Hospitals Committee gathered Aug. 8 to hear details from local health officials on the monkeypox virus' (MPV's) impact on both suburban Cook County and Chicago, and their planned responses. ...
Cubs win 'Field of Dreams' game; White Sox, Sky lose

Cubs win 'Field of Dreams' game; White Sox, Sky lose

In the "Field of Dreams" game on Aug. 11, the Chicago Cubs (46-65) defeated the Cincinnati Reds (44-67) 4-2 in Dyersville, Iowa. True to the nature of the classic 1989 movie, the game was played by ...
News

Young LGBQ adults experience more psychological distress than older LGBQ people

-- From a Williams Institute press release

A new study by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law finds younger LGBQ adults are physically healthier but have worse psychological distress than older LGBQ people. Researchers examined a representative sample of LGBQ people ...
Howard Brown Health employees win union election

Howard Brown Health employees win union election

More than 470 employees at Chicago-based Howard Brown Health clinics, Broadway Youth Center and Brown Elephant retail locations announced Aug. 10 that they have won their union election, with 97% of the votes cast. This is ...
StoryStudio Chicago's LGBTQ+ nonfiction writing class starting Aug. 17

StoryStudio Chicago's LGBTQ+ nonfiction writing class starting Aug. 17

StoryStudio Chicago is offering a unique writing class titled "June Is Not Enough: An LGBTQ+ Nonfiction Writing Class." The idea behind the class is to promote and foster the work of LGBTQ+ people. Writers who register ...
Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom names first queer woman to state supreme court

Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom names first queer woman to state supreme court

California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced his intention to appoint Alameda County Superior Court Judge Kelli Evans to serve as an associate justice of the California Supreme Court to fill the vacancy created by Justice Guerrero's elevation ...

  Entertainment

Entertainment

Queer Chicago rapper Psalm One to perform Aug. 19 at Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest

Psalm One—a queer rapper from Chicago—will take the stage at the annual Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest on Friday, Aug. 19, at 8:15 p.m. "I'm really, really excited to perform," she told Windy City Times. "I'm nervous,
...
'Yellowjackets,' 'Abbott Elementary' among GALECA TV award winners

'Yellowjackets,' 'Abbott Elementary' among GALECA TV award winners

-- From a press release

Aug. 17, 2022'—Los Angeles—Proving once more that the "gay agenda" is out to force its will on God-fearing freedom lovers, GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics today announced the winners of its 14th Dorian TV ...
Joffrey Academy offers historic contemporary dance track

Joffrey Academy offers historic contemporary dance track

Ashley Wheater MBE, The Mary B. Galvin Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet, announced the launch of the Joffrey Academy Contemporary Ballet Trainee Program—the first full-time contemporary ballet training program ...
Billy Masters

Billy Masters

"Steven Spielberg recently remade West Side Story and bent over [backward] to respect ethnicities and ended up pleasing nobody. And it's too bad, because the original musical was written by Stephen Sondheim, Arthur Laurents and Leonard ...
Chicago trans rapper Lila Star releases new song

Chicago trans rapper Lila Star releases new song

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Chicago trans rapper Lila Star (most known for her guest vocals on Shea Coulee's 2017 single "Cocky") has released the music video for her latest single, "Sex Appeal," which may strike some as a tribute to ...
THEATER Red Summer, connecting the 1919 Chicago race riots to present-day Chicago, is Sept. 16-25

THEATER Red Summer, connecting the 1919 Chicago race riots to present-day Chicago, is Sept. 16-25

-- From a press release

University Park, IL—Governors State University's Center for Performing Arts announces the world premiere of Red Summer written by Lookingglass Theatre's Andrew White and MPAACT's Shepsu Aakhu, composed by Shawn Wallace ...
SHOWBIZ 'The L Word,' drag queens, Tanya Tucker, Wanda Sykes, David Bowie

SHOWBIZ 'The L Word,' drag queens, Tanya Tucker, Wanda Sykes, David Bowie

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Showtime announced that Grammy and Emmy nominee Margaret Cho, Joey Lauren Adams and Emmy nominee Joanna Cassidy will guest-star in the third season of the series The L Word: Generation Q, along with previously announced Grammy-nominated ...
THEATER Kokandy's 'Sweeney Todd' running Sept. 8-Nov. 6

THEATER Kokandy's 'Sweeney Todd' running Sept. 8-Nov. 6

Kokandy Productions will continue its 10th-anniversary season with a revival of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street that will run Sept. 8-Nov. 6. The production will feature music and lyrics by Sondheim, ...
COMEDY Talking with 'World' traveler Annick Adelle

COMEDY Talking with 'World' traveler Annick Adelle

Bay Area attorney Annick Adelle has decided to face one of her biggest fears: stand-up comedy. After starting in 2016, she is releasing her own album and touring throughout the United States. ...

  Outlines

STAYCATION REVIEW Sofitel Chicago

STAYCATION REVIEW Sofitel Chicago

Bonjour! If you're like me, you've walked past the Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile (20 E. Chestnut St.; https://www.sofitel-chicago.com/) a million times. You've probably also admired the hotel's unique architecture almost ...
Chicago Fire FC fall; Cubs, White Sox both win

Chicago Fire FC fall; Cubs, White Sox both win

In Chester, Pennsylvania, on Aug. 13, the Chicago Fire FC fell to the Philadelphia Union 4-1. The away defeat snapped the Fire's five-game unbeaten run, including consecutive away wins, as the team moved three points below ...
MCA to show 'Forecast Form: Art in the Caribbean Diaspora, 1990s to Today'

MCA to show 'Forecast Form: Art in the Caribbean Diaspora, 1990s to Today'

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago will run "Forecast Form: Art in the Caribbean Diaspora, 1990s—Today," organized by Marilyn and Larry Fields Curator Carla Acevedo-Yates, on Nov. 19, 2022-April 23, 2023. According to a press release, ...
Five Worth Finding: Movie short, 'Kaepernick,' ice cream and more

Five Worth Finding: Movie short, 'Kaepernick,' ice cream and more

—Fraud: Non-binary director Zen Zadih Pace's debut narrative short, Fraud—starring trans actress Dana Aliya Levinson (STARZ's American Gods) and Babak Tafti (Showtime's Super Pumped)—was selected for ...






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