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Windy City Times 2022-08-24

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HHS Secretary Becerra announces more than $20 million in funding to end HIV epidemic

HHS Secretary Becerra announces more than $20 million in funding to end HIV epidemic

-- From a press release

Today, at the National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care and Treatment, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra announced more than $20 million in funding to expand HIV prevention, testing, and ...
Man charged with killing three in hit-and-run at Jeffery Pub [UPDATE]

Man charged with killing three in hit-and-run at Jeffery Pub [UPDATE]

South Side resident Tavis Dunbar has been charged with murder after a hit-and-run crash that killed three people and injured a fourth person outside the Black gay bar Jeffery Pub last week, Block Club Chicago reported. ...
Dr. Anthony Fauci to step down in December

Dr. Anthony Fauci to step down in December

Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden, announced Aug. 22 that he intends to retire from government service in December after four decades of work advising seven presidents, USA Today reported. Fauci, who ...
Florida school to refer to students by 'biological sex' and ask LGBTQ+ students to leave

Florida school to refer to students by 'biological sex' and ask LGBTQ+ students to leave

A religious school in Florida said it will only refer to students by their sex assigned at birth, while pupils who are LGBTQ+ "will be asked to leave the school immediately," NBC News reported. A June ...
Utah judge halts law banning trans girls from playing on girls' sports teams

Utah judge halts law banning trans girls from playing on girls' sports teams

In Utah, transgender kids will not be subjected to sports-participation limits at the start of the upcoming school year after Judge Keith Kelly delayed the implementation of a statewide ban passed earlier this year, WGEM reported. ...
CDPH announces more monkeypox vaccine supplies, appointments as eligibility expands

CDPH announces more monkeypox vaccine supplies, appointments as eligibility expands

-- From a press release

CHICAGO — The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced today that the City of Chicago will receive up to an additional 20,000 doses of MPV (monkeypox) JYNNEOS vaccine from ...

  News

LGBTQ+ leather bar Touche hosting monkeypox vaccine clinics

LGBTQ+ leather bar Touche hosting monkeypox vaccine clinics

Chicago leather nightspot Touche, 6412 N. Clark St., is hosting a series of monkeypox vaccine clinics—called "Pox Vax Parties"—through September. Events will be held Wed., Aug. 24; Wed., Aug. 31; Tuesday, Sept. 6; Wed., Sept. 14; ...
The Baton's Continental pageants to take place Sept. 2-5

The Baton's Continental pageants to take place Sept. 2-5

The iconic club known as The Baton—celebrating more than five decades of entertaining with performers who excel in the art of female impersonation, according to the website—will hold its Continental pageants Sept. 2-5 in Chicago. The ...
Chicago's WNDR Museum announces national expansion

Chicago's WNDR Museum announces national expansion

WNDR Museum—a Chicago immersive art and technology experience—announced an expansion plan to include several additional locations across the United States, with San Diego, Boston and Seattle locations scheduled to open ...
Families and activists gather to honor Jeffery Pub hit-and-run victims

Families and activists gather to honor Jeffery Pub hit-and-run victims

On Aug. 21, a brief memorial service was held at The Rainbow Beach Field House to honor the three victims of a hit-and-run incident that took place in front of the Black gay bar The Jeffrey Pub, located on Chicago's South ...
Singapore to decriminalize same-sex relations, but will ban marriage equality

Singapore to decriminalize same-sex relations, but will ban marriage equality

Singapore will decriminalize sex between men by repealing a colonial-era statute but will amend the constitution to ensure same-sex marriage is not allowed, ABC News reported. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said he believed repealing the ...
Dennis Rodman planning to visit Russia for Brittney Griner

Dennis Rodman planning to visit Russia for Brittney Griner

Former NBA player Dennis Rodman is reportedly planning to visit Russia to help imprisoned WNBA player Brittney Griner, NBC News reported. "I got permission to go to Russia to help that girl," Rodman told NBC News ...
Latonya Maley named executive director of Affinity

Latonya Maley named executive director of Affinity

The board of directors of Affinity Community Services—a Black- and queer-led organization on Chicago's South Side dedicated to social justice in Black LGBTQ+ communities—has named Latonya Maley (she/they) as the ...
SPORTS Red Stars routed; Cubs win in 11; White Sox also win

SPORTS Red Stars routed; Cubs win in 11; White Sox also win

The Chicago Red Stars fall to the North Carolina Courage 4-0 on Aug. 20. Despite the loss the Red Stars still find themselves in playoff contention, hanging on to the sixth spot on the National Women's ...
NATIONAL Hospital attacked, trans murder, Alaska candidates, awards program

NATIONAL Hospital attacked, trans murder, Alaska candidates, awards program

Anti-LGBTQ far right extremists have targeted Boston Children's Hospital, threatening its employees and medical staff after lies and misinformation spread online recently about the healthcare facility's treatment of trans+ youth ...
WORLD Trans activist, COVID surveys, Michael Sam, Saudi Arabian sisters

WORLD Trans activist, COVID surveys, Michael Sam, Saudi Arabian sisters

Some people in London, Ontario, Canada's LGBTQ+ community reacted strongly to how a popular trans activist was treated by London Police Services earlier this month, CBC reported. Clara Sorrenti, 28, known as Keffals on the online ...
Suspect arrested in rape/murder of Kenyan non-binary lesbian

Suspect arrested in rape/murder of Kenyan non-binary lesbian

The family of Sheila Lumumba—who was raped and murdered in Nyeri County, Kenya, in April—stated that a suspect has been charged in connection with their death, according to openDemocracy. A man was arraigned in court in ...
West Hollywood cancels Halloween Carnaval

West Hollywood cancels Halloween Carnaval

The Halloween Carnaval—considered one of the most over-the-top and most-attended events that the city of West Hollywood, California, has annually offered—is being canceled. For two years now, the city's Halloween ...
Event for Jeffery Pub crash victims to be held Aug. 21

Event for Jeffery Pub crash victims to be held Aug. 21

There will be an event to remember the victims of the Aug. 14 car crash at Black gay nightspot Jeffery Pub on Sunday, Aug. 21, at 3 p.m. at Rainbow Beach Field House, 3111 E. 77th St. The victims were Devonta ...
News

Office of the Chief Judge of Cook County's YouTube accounts to be restored [UPDATE]

-- From a Chief Judge of Cook County news release

On Aug. 23, the Office of the Chief Judge (OCJ) was notified by Google that the OCJ’s YouTube accounts, used to provide public access to court proceedings, will be restored after being temporarily disabled last week. ...
POLITICS Queer businesswoman running for alderperson in 48th Ward

POLITICS Queer businesswoman running for alderperson in 48th Ward

Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth—a queer native Chicagoan and 23-year resident of Andersonville who also describes herself as a "mother of three, tango dancer, small business owner and community organizer"—announced her candidacy for ...
NBJC to hold James Baldwin Legacy Awards on Aug. 21

NBJC to hold James Baldwin Legacy Awards on Aug. 21

-- From a press release

On Sunday, Aug. 21—National Senior Citizens Day—at 2 p.m. CT, the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) will host the 2nd annual James Baldwin Legacy Awards to honor the invaluable contributions of Black men and masculine elders ...
'Out in the Park' at Six Flags taking place Sept. 10

'Out in the Park' at Six Flags taking place Sept. 10

Out in the Park—an annual private diversity event featuring unlimited riding of all Six Flags Great America's thrill rides—will take place Saturday, Sept. 10, 8 p.m.-12 midnight. With this being a private event, the park is ...
Report: U.S. has record number of LGBTQ+ elected officials

Report: U.S. has record number of LGBTQ+ elected officials

-- From a press release

Washington, DC — LGBTQ Victory Institute released its 2022 Out for America Report, the only national census of out LGBTQ elected officials in the United States. With at least 1,043 out LGBTQ elected officials currently serving, ...
Bailey's running mate's anti-LGBTQ posts unearthed

Bailey's running mate's anti-LGBTQ posts unearthed

Stephanie Trussell—Republican Darren Bailey's running mate for Illinois governor/lieutenant governor—has made controversial posts (including ones against the LGBTQ+ community) on social media, WGN-TV reported. "Stick your ...
Penn. governor ends conversion therapy for LGBTQ+ youth

Penn. governor ends conversion therapy for LGBTQ+ youth

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed Executive Order 2022-2 "to protect Pennsylvanians from conversion therapy," according to a press release from his office. "Conversion therapy is a traumatic practice based on junk science that actively harms the ...
The Art Institute of Chicago to present works of David Hockney

The Art Institute of Chicago to present works of David Hockney

-- From a press release

Chicago—The Art Institute of Chicago is pleased to announce David Hockney: The Arrival of Spring, Normandy, 2020—an exhibition of new work by a man considered one of England's most versatile and inventive artists of the post-war ...

  Entertainment

Entertainment

Music of the Baroque opens 2022-2023 season with Handel's 'Jephtha' Sept. 18-19

CHICAGO - Music of the Baroque officially opens its 2022-23 season with Handel's "Jephtha" on Sept. 18-19. The season marks the 20th anniversary of the appointments of Music Director Dame Jane Glover and Principal Guest Conductor
...
Ruido Fest celebrates fifth year

Ruido Fest celebrates fifth year

The popular outdoor music fair known as Ruido Fest returned to Chicago for the fifth time on Aug. 19-21 at Chicago's Union Park. Inspired by Spanish words describing noise and sound, this outdoor gathering highlights Latin ...
Chicago Sky advance to semifinals; coach gets honor

Chicago Sky advance to semifinals; coach gets honor

Kahleah Copper and Allie Quigley each scored 15 points as the Chicago Sky defeated the New York Liberty 90-71 in Brooklyn—allowing Chicago to advance to the WNBA ...
THEATER 'Botticelli in the Fire' running Sept. 22-Nov. 5

THEATER 'Botticelli in the Fire' running Sept. 22-Nov. 5

First Floor Theater is launching its 10th season with the Chicago premiere of Jordan Tannahill's Botticelli in the Fire—described as "a hot-blooded queering of Renaissance Italy that questions the value of art at the collapse of ...
The Jeff Awards marks 54th anniversary with Equity Wing Award nominations

The Jeff Awards marks 54th anniversary with Equity Wing Award nominations

-- From a press release

August 23, 2022 — Chicago — Recognizing a strong return to the spotlight over the 2021-2022 Equity theater season, the Joseph Jefferson Awards announces its nominations for theater excellence. This year's nominees include 201 theater art ...
Mercury Theater Chicago announces cast for 'Clue'

Mercury Theater Chicago announces cast for 'Clue'

Mercury Theater Artistic Director Christopher Chase Carter, Managing Director Kristi J. Martens and executive producers L. Walter Stearns and Eugene Dizon announced the cast and creative team for the murder mystery comedy Clue. This Chicago premiere ...
Real-life-based gay military movie 'The Inspection' coming out Nov. 18

Real-life-based gay military movie 'The Inspection' coming out Nov. 18

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The movie The Inspection—based on director Elegance Bratton's own life—will be out in theaters on Friday, Nov. 18. In Bratton's film inspired by his own story, a young, gay Black man—rejected by his mother and with ...
Billy Masters

Billy Masters

"It has nothing to do with not wanting to see Lea. I text with Lea. She and I are fine. I'm thrilled for her. I love working with Julie. I loved working with Beanie. There's no drama here. None."—Jane Lynch's exit ...
MUSIC Mavis Staples added to Symphony Center's 2022-23 programming

MUSIC Mavis Staples added to Symphony Center's 2022-23 programming

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association (CSOA) announced that legendary Grammy winner and soul, gospel and R&B artist Mavis Staples will return to Orchestra Hall for a Symphony Center Presents concert on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023, at ...
SHOWBIZ Ariana DeBose, trans child model, 'Take Me Out,' 'Feud'

SHOWBIZ Ariana DeBose, trans child model, 'Take Me Out,' 'Feud'

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Prime Video and Blumhouse Television announced the upcoming psychological thriller House of Spoils, starring queer Academy Award winner Ariana DeBose, per a press release. The film (directed by Bridget Savage Cole and Danielle Krudy from their ...
THEATER Hell in a Handbag's 'Frankenstreisand' running Sept. 29-Oct. 31

THEATER Hell in a Handbag's 'Frankenstreisand' running Sept. 29-Oct. 31

This Halloween season, Hell in a Handbag Productions kicks off its 2022-23 season with the world premiere of Frankenstreisand, written by Tyler Anthony Smith and directed by Stephanie Shaw. It will run Sept. 29-Oct. 31 at ...
THEATER Noel Coward's 'Hay Fever' to open Sept. 4 at City Lit

THEATER Noel Coward's 'Hay Fever' to open Sept. 4 at City Lit

Producer and Artistic Director Terry McCabe will direct Noel Coward's 1924 comedy Hay Fever as the final production of City Lit Theater's 41st season. (It replaces the previously announced Aztec Human Sacrifice, which has been moved ...

  Outlines

Pro-LGBTQ+ organization You Can Play hit with allegations of transphobia, abuse

Pro-LGBTQ+ organization You Can Play hit with allegations of transphobia, abuse

The pro-LGBTQ+ sports organization You Can Play—with aims "to challenge the culture of locker rooms and spectator areas by developing a culture of respect, in every player, coach and fan," per its website—has been accused of ...
ART DuPage County museum, MAC to host Warhol exhibition in 2023

ART DuPage County museum, MAC to host Warhol exhibition in 2023

Following the success of the summer 2021 exhibition, "Frida Kahlo: Timeless," the Cleve Carney Museum of Art (CCMA) and the McAninch Arts Center (MAC) at the College of DuPage (COD) will present an exhibition of Andy ...
SAVOR Whiskey distillery Judson & Moore

SAVOR Whiskey distillery Judson & Moore

Along the north side of the Chicago River—in the event space known as Rockwell on the River—sits Judson & Moore (3057 N. Rockwell St.; https://judsonandmoore.com/)—a whiskey distillery full of welcoming ...
SPORTS Sky exact revenge, stretch series to three games

SPORTS Sky exact revenge, stretch series to three games

The Chicago Sky certainly didn't panic Aug. 20. Playing at Wintrust Arena and facing elimination, the Chicago Sky paved the way to a third and deciding game by defeating the New York Liberty 100-62—the largest margin ...
Sky stumble in playoffs; Cubs win but White Sox lose

Sky stumble in playoffs; Cubs win but White Sox lose

On Aug. 17, the Chicago Sky relinquished a late lead—and are now facing elimination from the playoffs. The defending WNBA champions fell to the New York Liberty 98-91 at Wintrust Arena as the seventh seed scored ...






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