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Windy City Times 2022-09-14

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'White Lotus,' Sheryl Lee Ralph among 2022 Emmy winners

'White Lotus,' Sheryl Lee Ralph among 2022 Emmy winners

Unless they were among the cast, crew and staff of The White Lotus, members of the LGBTQ+ community were few and far between among the winners at the Television Academy's 2022 Emmy Awards, which were distributed ...
Queen Elizabeth II dies in Scotland at age 96

Queen Elizabeth II dies in Scotland at age 96

The Queen died peacefully on the afternoon of Sept. 8, the Royal Family announced on its social media accounts. Elizabeth ascended to the throne in 1952, on the death of her father, King George VI. She ...
Miami-Dade school board rejects LGBTQ History Month over 'Don't Say Gay' fears

Miami-Dade school board rejects LGBTQ History Month over 'Don't Say Gay' fears

On Sept. 7, the Miami-Dade School Board struck down a proposal that would have recognized October as "LGBTQ History Month" out of concern that it would violate the state's Parental Rights in Education law, known by ...
Texas judge: Mandated PrEP coverage violates religious freedom

Texas judge: Mandated PrEP coverage violates religious freedom

On Sept. 7, a federal judge in Texas (U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor) ruled that the government cannot force a Christian-owned company to cover HIV preventative medication (HIV PrEP) because it violates their religious freedom under ...

  News

ONE Archives names Tony Valenzuela as executive director

ONE Archives names Tony Valenzuela as executive director

The Los Angeles-based ONE Archives Foundation announced that longtime LGBTQ+ activist and nonprofit leader Tony Valenzuela (he/him) has been named as its new executive director. Valenzuela is the first Latinx ...
Cook County chief judge elected to eighth term

Cook County chief judge elected to eighth term

Circuit Court of Cook County Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans was elected Sept. 13 to an eighth term as chief judge. His new three-year term will begin Dec. 5. The results were announced by the Hon. ...
Lindsey Graham proposes national abortion bill

Lindsey Graham proposes national abortion bill

On Sept 13, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) introduced a measure that would ban abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. It's the most significant proposal by Republicans in Congress to curtail the procedure since the ...
NBA team criticizes player's anti-gay video

NBA team criticizes player's anti-gay video

The NBA team the Minnesota Timberwolves said in a statement it was "disappointed" in guard Anthony Edwards for anti-gay comments he made in an Instagram video, ESPN reported. "We are disappointed in the language and actions ...
Reboyras becomes latest City Council member to announce retirement

Reboyras becomes latest City Council member to announce retirement

On Sept. 13, Northwest Side Ald. Ariel Reboyras announced he is stepping down at the end of his term next year—marking the 15th retirement or pending departure of a Chicago City Council member ahead of the ...
Six Flags hosts 'Out in the Park'

Six Flags hosts 'Out in the Park'

Out in the Park—an annual private diversity event featuring unlimited riding of all Six Flags Great America's thrill rides—took place Sept. 10. Attendees enjoyed rides, eats and music (the latter courtesy of DJs). According to a ...
Downers Grove library cancels drag event after threats emerge

Downers Grove library cancels drag event after threats emerge

Another drag-related controversy is taking place in the Chicago suburbs. On Sept. 12, the Downers Grove Public Library announced it has been forced to cancel an October Drag Bingo event for LGBTQ+ teens after threats were ...
NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists names 2022-23 national board of directors

NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists names 2022-23 national board of directors

-- From a press release

Washington, D.C. (Sunday, Sept. 11) — Today, NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists announced its 2022-2023 national board of directors. The newly elected directors were elected to their positions during ...
WORLD Death in Bali, Chile constitution, Wales items, Israel petition

WORLD Death in Bali, Chile constitution, Wales items, Israel petition

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Bowing to pressure from activists, prosecutors in Peru launched an investigation into the suspicious death of a transgender man from Peru who died in custody in Bali after he was arrested for alleged cannabis possession, Gay ...
NATIONAL Protests, Respect for Marriage Act, photographer, Fla. Democrat

NATIONAL Protests, Respect for Marriage Act, photographer, Fla. Democrat

The Inland Empire Pride festival in Riverside, California, was disrupted when far-right extremists demonstrated outside the event venue, The Advocate reported. Violent clashes erupted between protesters and those attending the ...
Bronze sculpture at Indiana Univ. honors Kinsey

Bronze sculpture at Indiana Univ. honors Kinsey

-- From a press release

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — A new bronze sculpture memorializing Alfred C. Kinsey's significant and enduring contributions to Indiana University now sits on the Bloomington campus, marking the 75th anniversary of the institute that bears his name. Kinse ...
Report: Black Chicagoans' gap in life expectancy vs. non-Blacks is growing

Report: Black Chicagoans' gap in life expectancy vs. non-Blacks is growing

A report stated that Black Chicagoans are expected to live more than nine fewer years than non-Black residents—and that gap in life expectancy is only growing, according to The Chicago Sun-Times. The Chicago Department of Public ...
Equality Illinois announces Illinois General Assembly and county-level endorsements

Equality Illinois announces Illinois General Assembly and county-level endorsements

-- From a press release

CHICAGO - Equality Illinois, the state's civil rights organization for LGBTQ+ Illinoisans, on Thursday announced Illinois General Assembly and county-level endorsements for the November 8, 2022 General Election. "Equality Illinois ...
The National Hellenic Museum to exhibit 'Chicago Street Photography,' 'Cloth and Light'

The National Hellenic Museum to exhibit 'Chicago Street Photography,' 'Cloth and Light'

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (Sept. 8, 2022)—The National Hellenic Museum (NHM)—a Greektown museum dedicated to sharing Greek history, art, culture and the Greek American story—announced two additional exhibitions as part of its grand ...
News

Campus Pride releases 'absolute worst, most unsafe campuses for LGBTQ+ people'

-- From a press release

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — Campus Pride released The Worst List documenting the "Absolute Worst, Most Unsafe Campuses for LGBTQ+ Youth." The Worst List is an annual listing of colleges and universities that have chosen to openly ...
Ricky Martin sues 'maladjusted' nephew for $20 million [UPDATE]

Ricky Martin sues 'maladjusted' nephew for $20 million [UPDATE]

Actor/singer/author Ricky Martin has filed a $20-million lawsuit against the nephew who accused him of sexual abuse, Deadline reported. "The reckless, malicious and culpable actions by Defendant Sanchez were motivated by the desire to expose Plaintiff ...
News

VIEWPOINT The art of citizenship 2022, or night sweats of a classical humanist get worse …

Ten years ago this September, I published my first op-ed for Windy City Times: The art of citizenship 2012, or night sweats of a classical humanist. I wrote this op-ed because of the serious damage being ...
Black Excellence Award nominations announced; gala on Nov. 14

Black Excellence Award nominations announced; gala on Nov. 14

-- From a press release

Chicago—The Board of Directors of the African American Arts Alliance (AAAA), and the Black Excellence Awards Committee announce the nominations for the 22nd Annual Black Excellence ...
Michigan judge invalidates 1931 abortion ban

Michigan judge invalidates 1931 abortion ban

On Sept. 7, a Michigan Court of Claims judge ruled that the state's 1931 abortion ban violates the state constitution, Yahoo! reported, based on a copy of the ruling that ABC News obtained. The ruling permanently ...

  Entertainment

Entertainment

HBO documentary about Dustin Lance Black to debut Oct. 18

The HBO documentary Mama's Boy, directed by Laurent Bouzereau (HBO's Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind), will debut Tuesday, Oct. 18, during LGBTQ History Month. The film will debut on HBO and be available to stream on
...
THEATER PrideArts appoints new managing director, three new board members

THEATER PrideArts appoints new managing director, three new board members

The board of directors of PrideArts—the Uptown-based theater company focused on presenting queer stories on live stages and virtual platforms—announced the appointment of Amber Mandley (she/her/hers) as Managing Director, a ...
Entertainment

Artemis Singers/Reeling Fest screening lesbian mockumentary, 'Vulveeta,' Sept. 23

-- From a press release

CHICAGO─Artemis Singers, www.artemissingers.org, Chicago's lesbian feminist chorus, is a Community Partner of Reeling: The 40th Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival for their screening of Vulveeta, a mockumentary about the reunion ...
'White Lotus,' Sheryl Lee Ralph among 2022 Emmy winners

'White Lotus,' Sheryl Lee Ralph among 2022 Emmy winners

Unless they were among the cast, crew and staff of The White Lotus, members of the LGBTQ+ community were few and far between among the winners at the Television Academy's 2022 Emmy Awards, which were distributed ...
ATTRACTIONS Haunted events set to scare Chicagoland residents

ATTRACTIONS Haunted events set to scare Chicagoland residents

Fall is definitely approaching when the haunted events/sites start to emerge. —Dungeon of Doom, in the suburb of Zion, will take place Sept. 23-Oct. 31. Popular attractions and new updates for the site's 26th season include ...
BOOKS Kemi Adeyemi on 'Feels Right: Black Queer Women and the Politics of Partying in Chicago'

BOOKS Kemi Adeyemi on 'Feels Right: Black Queer Women and the Politics of Partying in Chicago'

Author and University of Washington Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies Assistant Professor Kemi Adeyemi is out with a new book, Feels Right: Black Queer Women and the Politics of Partying in Chicago. The book, set to ...
MUSIC Raue Center to host ABBA tribute on Oct. 15

MUSIC Raue Center to host ABBA tribute on Oct. 15

Raue Center for the Arts will welcome "Mania: The Abba Tribute," from London's West End, to downtown Crystal Lake at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15. "Mania" takes audiences back in time by recreating one of ...
Elton John's 'last' U.S. show to air Nov. 20 on Disney+

Elton John's 'last' U.S. show to air Nov. 20 on Disney+

The show being promoted as Sir Elton John's "last" U.S. concert—a Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour gig at Los Angeles' Dodger Stadium—will livestream on Disney+ on Nov. 20, Rolling Stone reported. The streaming service officially announce ...
Billy Masters

Billy Masters

"The old woman finally died."—Billy Masters left this as a voice message for a friend. Said friend was sure I meant Barbara Walters. But BW will outlive us all, much to the chagrin of her handsome ...
THEATER Goodman running 'Pequenos Territorios' Sept. 21-25

THEATER Goodman running 'Pequenos Territorios' Sept. 21-25

Goodman Theatre and the Chicago Latino Theater Alliance (CLATA) will present the Midwest premiere of Pequenos Territorios en Reconstruccion, by Teatro Linea de Sombra of Mexico City, Sept. 21-25 at the Goodman, 170 N. Dearborn St. ...
SHOWBIZ Religion movie, Laverne Cox, 'Will & Grace,' Jeopardy!, Elton John

SHOWBIZ Religion movie, Laverne Cox, 'Will & Grace,' Jeopardy!, Elton John

The LGBTQ+ film Wonderfully Made—LGBTQ+R(eligion) will have its New York premiere at the Woodstock Film Festival on Thursday, Sept. 29, following its world premiere at Out in Film in Atlanta on Saturday, Sept. 24, per a ...
THEATER Chicago Shakespeare running 'The Notebook' through Oct. 16

THEATER Chicago Shakespeare running 'The Notebook' through Oct. 16

Chicago Shakespeare Theater is running the world premiere of The Notebook, a new musical based on the best-selling novel by Nicholas Sparks that inspired the iconic film. The production will run through Oct. 16. Allie and ...
Chicago House Music Festival to showcase national and local talent Sept. 15 - 18

Chicago House Music Festival to showcase national and local talent Sept. 15 - 18

-- From a press release

CHICAGO—Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) announced today the full lineup and expanded dates for the annual Chicago House Music Festival and ...
Broadway musical Chicago to open Sept. 12 with Angelica Ross as Roxie Hart

Broadway musical Chicago to open Sept. 12 with Angelica Ross as Roxie Hart

-- From a press release

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome actress and human rights advocate Angelica Ross ("Pose," "American Horror Story") making her Broadway debut in the ...
Chicago Gay Men's Chorus, 'Carrie 2' part of Venus Cabaret Theater's fall programming

Chicago Gay Men's Chorus, 'Carrie 2' part of Venus Cabaret Theater's fall programming

-- From a press release

Chicago, IL — Venus Cabaret Theater, the intimate performance space at Mercury Theater Chicago, under the director of Cabaret Director Honey West, Artistic Director Christopher Chase Carter, Managing Director Kristi ...
THEATER Paramount to run 'BULL: a love story'

THEATER Paramount to run 'BULL: a love story'

Aurora's Paramount Theatre will run BULL: a love story on Oct. 5-Nov. 20. Bull will be the first suburban production in Destinos Festival history. Destinos: Chicago International Latino Theater Festival is an annual, city-wide event produced ...
TV 'Dancing with the Stars' has first drag contestant

TV 'Dancing with the Stars' has first drag contestant

The show Dancing with the Stars is recording a couple of firsts in its 31st season—including its first-ever drag queen competitor. Actor and Performer D.J. "Shangela" Pierce—the first contestant to compete on three separate seasons of ...
George Michael is the focus of the new film 'Portrait of an Artist'

George Michael is the focus of the new film 'Portrait of an Artist'

On Christmas Day 2016, the world awoke to shocking news. George Michael, one of music's brightest stars since the 1980s, had died suddenly in his sleep at age 53. So many were left reeling—people who felt ...

  Outlines

SAVOR Latin Restaurant Weeks running Sept. 16-30

SAVOR Latin Restaurant Weeks running Sept. 16-30

Latin Restaurant Weeks (LRW) will take place Sept. 16-30 in various cities, including Chicago. Illinois has the nation's fifth-largest Hispanic population; Chicago has more than 29% of people who identify as Hispanic. LRW partners with Hispani ...
Fire FC falls to CF Montreal; Cubs and White Sox win

Fire FC falls to CF Montreal; Cubs and White Sox win

On Sept. 13, the Chicago Fire FC (9-14-8) fell 3-2 to CF Montreal (17-9-5) at Stade Saputo. Chicago's three-game unbeaten run (1-0-2) was snapped. Designated player Xherdan Shaqiri converted two penalty kicks on the night, but ...
SAVOR Fogo de Chao; chef fundraisers

SAVOR Fogo de Chao; chef fundraisers

Brazilian steakhouses utilize that all-too-familiar U.S. restaurant theme: Eat until you can't consume any more. Fogo de Chao—roughly meaning "ground fire," a reference to the gaucho method of roasting meats over an open fire—is one of ...
Bears start season with win; Chicago's MLB teams fall

Bears start season with win; Chicago's MLB teams fall

=In the middle of a swirling rainstorm, the Chicago Bears (1-0) started their season on the right foot by defeating the visiting—and heavily favored—San Francisco 49ers (0-1) 19-10 on Sept. 11. The Bears erased a 10-point ...
Chicago Fire continue unbeaten streak; White Sox win but Cubs lose

Chicago Fire continue unbeaten streak; White Sox win but Cubs lose

Chicago Fire FC (9-13-8, 35 points) defeated Inter Miami CF (10-13-6, 36 points) 3-1 at SeatGeek Stadium on Sept. 10 as the club celebrated its annual Kick Childhood Cancer match. Jhon Duran (who's all of 18 ...
Red Stars score tie with OL Reign, Rapinoe; White Sox, Cubs win

Red Stars score tie with OL Reign, Rapinoe; White Sox, Cubs win

On Sept. 9, the Chicago Red Stars scored a 2-2 tie with the OL Reign (and onetime Red Stars player Megan Rapinoe) in Seattle. In a back-and-forth contest, Chicago's Ella Stevens and Danielle Colaprico found the ...
Chicago Sky bounced out of playoffs

Chicago Sky bounced out of playoffs

There will be a new WNBA champion this year. Even with home-court advantage, the defending champion Chicago Sky couldn't quite take the next step to the WNBA finals as they fell to the Connecticut Sun 72-63 ...
Blackhawks single-game tickets to go on sale Sept. 14 [UPDATE]

Blackhawks single-game tickets to go on sale Sept. 14 [UPDATE]

The Chicago Blackhawks announced single-game tickets for the team's 2022-23 regular-season home games at the United Center will go on sale on Wed., Sept. 14, at 2 p.m. to the general public. The team will also ...






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