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Windy City Times 2022-09-21

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Report: Newsom to run for president if Biden doesn't

Report: Newsom to run for president if Biden doesn't

California Gov. Gavin Newsom—a staunch LGBTQ+ ally—is "undeniably, unequivocally" planning to run for president in 2024 if President Biden chooses not to seek a second term, two individuals with knowledge of Newsom's plans told TheWrap, Yaho ...
Biden meets with Brittney Griner's wife

Biden meets with Brittney Griner's wife

On Sept. 16, President Joe Biden met with Cherelle Griner, wife of Brittney Griner, and reassured her that he is working to gain the WNBA star's freedom, ESPN reported. Biden sat down in the Oval Office ...

  News

LETTER Vote 'yes' for the environment

LETTER Vote 'yes' for the environment

Concerned about climate change? Interested in protecting our precious resources of breathable air, drinkable water, and native habitat? Want to create jobs while mitigating local flooding? Here's a way: in the upcoming midterm election, vote YES ...
Human Rights Campaign makes history with new president

Human Rights Campaign makes history with new president

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRCF) announced that Kelley Robinson (she/her) will become the organization's ninth president—and the first Black, queer woman to lead the ...
Chicago Red Stars and VfL Wolfsburg Women launch strategic alliance

Chicago Red Stars and VfL Wolfsburg Women launch strategic alliance

-- From a press release

CHICAGO, Ill. (Sept. 20, 2022) - The Chicago Red Stars and VfL Wolfsburg Women, of the German Frauen-Bundesliga, today launched a strategic alliance that will see the two clubs collaborate and coordinate technical and business resources ...
Chicago Fire FC sign midfielder and Chicago native Brian Gutierrez to new contract

Chicago Fire FC sign midfielder and Chicago native Brian Gutierrez to new contract

-- From a press release

CHICAGO—Chicago Fire FC announced that the club has signed homegrown midfielder Brian Gutierrez to a new four-year contract. Gutierrez, a Chicago native who was born in Berwyn, is now under contact with the club through the ...
Anti-LGBTQ+ newspapers reach area households

Anti-LGBTQ+ newspapers reach area households

Several households in the Chicago and collar counties have received what are ostensibly newspapers, but are actually anti-LGBTQ+ mailers created and paid for by GOP supporters. Area media reported the week of Sept. 5 that various ...
Pritzker appoints Isoye to chair the Illinois State Board of Education

Pritzker appoints Isoye to chair the Illinois State Board of Education

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker appointed Dr. Steven Isoye, a former educator and superintendent, to chair the Illinois State Board of Education, effective immediately. Isoye follows in the footsteps of Darren Reisberg, a member of the LGBTQ+ ...
Lightfoot names Timmy Knudsen as 43rd Ward alderperson

Lightfoot names Timmy Knudsen as 43rd Ward alderperson

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot announced that Timmy Knudsen—a resident of the Lincoln Park and Old Town community for nearly a decade, as well as the chairman of the Zoning Board of Appeals—will serve as the new ...
DoJ secures agreement resolving HIV-discrimination suit in Indiana

DoJ secures agreement resolving HIV-discrimination suit in Indiana

The Justice Department filed a proposed consent decree with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana to resolve its lawsuit against the town of Clarksville, Indiana, for violating Title I of the Americans ...
Andersonville Arts Weekend to take place Sept. 30 - Oct. 2

Andersonville Arts Weekend to take place Sept. 30 - Oct. 2

-- From a press release

CHICAGO—The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC), in partnership with The Bramble Arts Loft and Connect Gallery, is welcoming back its 18th annual Andersonville Arts Weekend, with the neighborhood transformed into ...
HRC Chicago dinner set for Nov. 12

HRC Chicago dinner set for Nov. 12

The Human Rights Chicago (HRC) Dinner & Auction will take place Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park, 200 N. Columbus Dr., at 5:30 p.m., with the main program starting at 7 p.m. The ...
Dozens arrested at EuroPride march in Serbia

Dozens arrested at EuroPride march in Serbia

Serbian police arrested more than 60 people as thousands of LGBTQI+ activists turned out for Belgrade's EuroPride march on Sept. 17—despite a governmental ban, The Guardian reported. The event had been intended as the culmination of ...
AIDS organization honors actors Farrell, Ralph and Theron

AIDS organization honors actors Farrell, Ralph and Theron

On Sept. 15, The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) honored actors Sheryl Lee Ralph, Charlize Theron and Colin Farrell with the Elizabeth Taylor Commitment to End AIDS Award at The Elizabeth Taylor Ball to End AIDS ...
ELECTIONS Republicans may control Illinois Supreme Court after November

ELECTIONS Republicans may control Illinois Supreme Court after November

For the first time since 1969, the Illinois Supreme Court may have a Republican majority after the November elections. Two seats are open on the court that cover large sections of the Chicago suburbs, WBEZ noted—and ...
LGBTQ Victory Fund endorses Lightfoot

LGBTQ Victory Fund endorses Lightfoot

LGBTQ Victory Fund, the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ+ leaders to public office, endorsed Lori Lightfoot for Chicago mayor. Since her historic victory in 2019, Lightfoot has remained the nation's highest-ranking out LGBTQ+ may ...
WORLD Malta PM, Kenya official, Kharkiv Pride, sex-education campaign

WORLD Malta PM, Kenya official, Kharkiv Pride, sex-education campaign

Malta Prime Minister Robert Abela has promised reforms for the country's LGBTQ+ community, including free gender-affirming surgery for trans people, according to PinkNews. In an interview with ONE Radio, he said, "I believe that social reform ...
NATIONAL Marriage bill, drag queen dies, Dutch queen visits, university sued

NATIONAL Marriage bill, drag queen dies, Dutch queen visits, university sued

A bipartisan group of senators trying to pass same-sex marriage protection legislation pushed a vote until after the November election—a move the officials say increases their chances of success but avoids forcing the GOP on record ...
Actress/singer/advocate Lynda Carter honored at National Museum of Mexican Art

Actress/singer/advocate Lynda Carter honored at National Museum of Mexican Art

On Sept. 17, iconic actress, award-winning producer and accomplished singer Lynda Carter received the prestigious Sor Juana Legacy Award from the National Museum of Mexican Art. In a sold-out lunch and interview program held in the ...
Suburban priest once again faces sexual-assault allegations

Suburban priest once again faces sexual-assault allegations

A priest in the Chicago suburbs is on leave once again after sexual-assault allegations have been leveled against him, according to ABC 7 Chicago. Father David Ryan, the pastor at Lake Zurich's Saint Francis de Sales ...
Elle Lett keynotes 'Transgender Health Equity in Troubled Times' at symposium

Elle Lett keynotes 'Transgender Health Equity in Troubled Times' at symposium

Statistician, epidemiologist, physician-in-training and Boston Children's Hospital post-doctoral fellow Elle Lett kicked off the eighth annual Midwest LGBTQ+ Health Symposium with a keynote, "Transgender Health Equity in Troubled Times," on ...
Chicago International Film Festival founder talks about memoir, coming out at event

Chicago International Film Festival founder talks about memoir, coming out at event

Michael Kutza—who founded the Chicago International Film Festival almost six decades ago—told stories about his long, award-winning career in the film industry Sept. 14 at Center on Halsted and signed copies of his new memoir, Starstruck. ...
Texas district court issues third directive benefiting trans youths

Texas district court issues third directive benefiting trans youths

On Sept. 16, the Travis County District Court issued a third injunction blocking Texas from implementing a directive targeting trans youth and their families across the state. The directive ordered the Department of Family and Protective ...
Four LGBTQ+ alderpeople among those forgoing pay raises

Four LGBTQ+ alderpeople among those forgoing pay raises

LGBTQ+ Alds. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35th Ward), Raymond Lopez (15th), Maria Hadden (49th) and Tom Tunney (44th) are among 17 of the 50 members of the Chicago City Council who are forgoing raises that would have hiked ...
Gov. Pritzker adjusts COVID-19 requirements to address current needs

Gov. Pritzker adjusts COVID-19 requirements to address current needs

-- From a press release

Chicago — As part of his continuing plan to carefully unwind the state's COVID-19 executive orders, Gov. JB Pritzker updated testing requirements for school and childcare personnel, rescinding the requirement ...
SCOTUS sides with New York university's LGBTQ+ club for now

SCOTUS sides with New York university's LGBTQ+ club for now

On Sept. 14, the U.S. Supreme Court, by a vote of five to four, declined a request from Yeshiva University in New York to block a New York County Supreme Court order that requires the university ...
Montana judge strikes down anti-trans birth-certificate rule

Montana judge strikes down anti-trans birth-certificate rule

A Montana state judge blocked a 2021 state law that would have banned transgender people from changing the gender listed on their birth certificates unless they have undergone gender-affirming surgery, Axios reported. District Court Judge Michael ...
Mayor Lightfoot to present awards at Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame induction ceremony

Mayor Lightfoot to present awards at Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame induction ceremony

-- From a press release

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is scheduled to present awards to 14 individuals and organizations being inducted into The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame on Oct. 11, at 6 p.m, at The Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. ...
PASSAGES Timothy Lamar Schannep

PASSAGES Timothy Lamar Schannep

Timothy Lamar Schannep, of Evanston, passed away on Aug, 24 at age 71. He was born on July 17, 1951, in Phoenix, and was the youngest of seven children. He was raised in North Manchester, Indiana, ...
Indiana abortion law goes into effect; PPIL expands services

Indiana abortion law goes into effect; PPIL expands services

Sept. 15 marks the day that Indiana's near-total ban on abortion takes effect, according to IndyStar. Gov. Eric Holcomb signed the new policy into law in early August after the Indiana General Assembly passed the measure ...
Park district pushing change as criticisms of Chicago music festivals increase

Park district pushing change as criticisms of Chicago music festivals increase

As criticism increases over the use of public parks for large-scale events put on by private companies, leaders at the Chicago Park District are moving to change their code to mandate a board vote to sign ...
Illinois HIV Care Connect introduces its HIV and Aging Campaign

Illinois HIV Care Connect introduces its HIV and Aging Campaign

In advance of National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day on Sept. 18, Illinois HIV Care Connect has introduced its HIV and Aging Campaign. Persons aged 50 and older make up nearly half of persons living with ...
Raoul convenes roundtable on fighting hate speech, violence

Raoul convenes roundtable on fighting hate speech, violence

On Sept. 13, Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul convened a roundtable meeting with representatives of leading civil rights organizations, places of worship and community-based groups to facilitate a conversation on ...

  Entertainment

Entertainment

MOVIES 'Scrooge & Marley' coming to digital, 10th-anniversary DVD

On digital for the first time, and available in a 10th-anniversary DVD, the classic Chicago-made LGBTQ+ holiday comedy Scrooge & Marley is coming this October from Dark Star Pictures. An adaptation of Charles Dickens' 1843 novella
...
MOVIES 2022 Reeling Film Festival reviews

MOVIES 2022 Reeling Film Festival reviews

Universal Pictures must have felt guilty about opening Bros, touted as "the first gay rom-com released by a major studio," i.e., aimed at a general audience (What about The Birdcage or In and Out?) opposite the ...
Mercury Theater Chicago announces fun enhancements to the Clue live on-stage experience

Mercury Theater Chicago announces fun enhancements to the Clue live on-stage experience

-- From a press release

Chicago (September 16, 2022) — Mercury Theater Artistic Director Christopher Chase Carter, Managing Director Kristi J. Martens and Executive Producers L. Walter Stearns and Eugene Dizon have announced fun experiences ...
Billy Masters

Billy Masters

"I was born and raised in Boston, and I still haven't made it to Martha's Vineyard."—Billy Masters. They're dropping like flies in England—literally! My faithful followers know that nothing makes me happier than a video of ...
SHOWBIZ 'Watermelon Woman,' 'Dragula,' Indigo Girls, 'Dahmer' series

SHOWBIZ 'Watermelon Woman,' 'Dragula,' Indigo Girls, 'Dahmer' series

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Cheryl Dunye shared a photo on Facebook confirming that her 1996 groundbreaking lesbian-themed film Watermelon Woman is now officially part of the National Film Registry Library. According to the library's website, some of the other movies ...
'Phantom of the Opera' closing on Broadway after 35 years

'Phantom of the Opera' closing on Broadway after 35 years

After more than three decades, The Phantom of the Opera, the longest-running show in Broadway history, is closing. A representative verified that the play's final performance will be on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023. It will have ...
ART Jonathan D. Katz previews his upcoming 'First Homosexuals' exhibit

ART Jonathan D. Katz previews his upcoming 'First Homosexuals' exhibit

Activist, art historian, educator and writer Jonathan D. Katz's new exhibit, "The First Homosexuals: Global Depictions of a New Identity, 1869-1930," will be available to see at Wrightwood 659, 659 W. Wrightwood Ave., on Fridays and ...
THEATER 'Cabaret' at Metropolis through Oct. 22

THEATER 'Cabaret' at Metropolis through Oct. 22

Musical Broadway classic and hit film Cabaret re-creates the decadent and complicated world of 1929 Berlin at the Arlington Heights venue Metropolis Performing Arts Centre through Oct. 22. Cabaret is Kander and Ebb's legendary musical masterpiece ...
'The Wizards,' a genderqueer play that examines racism, to run Oct. 14-Nov. 19

'The Wizards,' a genderqueer play that examines racism, to run Oct. 14-Nov. 19

The Wizards, written by Ricardo Gamboa and directed by Katrina Dion, will run at the APO Cultural Center, 1438 W. 18th St., on Oct. 14-Nov. 19. The production follows Amado and Sam (played by Gamboa and ...
'Saturday Night Live' announces first non-binary cast member

'Saturday Night Live' announces first non-binary cast member

Actor/comedian Molly Kearney will become the first non-binary cast member on Saturday Night Live in its upcoming 48th season, NBC News noted. ...
ART Nick Cave retrospective 'Forothermore' to close at MCA on Oct. 2

ART Nick Cave retrospective 'Forothermore' to close at MCA on Oct. 2

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA) and celebrated Chicago artist Nick Cave announced that the blockbuster exhibition, Forothermore, must close at the MCA on Sunday, Oct. 2. The most comprehensive survey of Cave's work to ...
THEATER Shattered Globe's 'Stew' running through Oct. 22

THEATER Shattered Globe's 'Stew' running through Oct. 22

Shattered Globe Theatre will launch its 2022-23 season with the Chicago premiere of Stew, Zora Howard's Pulitzer Prize Finalist for Drama that Malkia Stampley is directing. The production is running through Oct. 22 at Theater Wit, ...

  Outlines

SPORTS Las Vegas Aces take WNBA championship

SPORTS Las Vegas Aces take WNBA championship

On Sept. 18, the Las Vegas Aces beat the Connecticut Sun 78-71 to win the WNBA Finals 3-1—giving the city of Las Vegas its first major professional sports championship, ESPN reported. "We didn't like that feeling ...
SPORTS Packers beat Bears (again); White Sox win while Cubs lose

SPORTS Packers beat Bears (again); White Sox win while Cubs lose

On Sept. 18, the Chicago Bears (1-1) lost to their hated archrival, the Green Bay Packers (1-1), 27-10 in Wisconsin in front of a national audience. Aaron Jones rushed for 132 yards and a touchdown and ...
LOCAL SPORTS Soccer teams fall; MLB teams have mixed results; NU stunned

LOCAL SPORTS Soccer teams fall; MLB teams have mixed results; NU stunned

Sept. 17 was a down day for most of Chicago's sports teams. —At Soldier Field, the Chicago Fire FC (9-15-8, 35 points) fell 3-2 to Charlotte FC (12-17-2, 38 points). With the loss, the Fire were ...
Sky's Parker named to All-WNBA First Team

Sky's Parker named to All-WNBA First Team

The Chicago Sky's Candace Parker was named to the 2022 All-WNBA First Team. This is Parker's seventh time being named to the All-WNBA First Team, previously being named in 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017 and 2020. ...
IHSA to make history when two Black women football coaches face off

IHSA to make history when two Black women football coaches face off

When DuSable and Fenger high schools face off on the football field on Thursday, Sept. 15, the game will make IHSA (Illinois High School Association) history. Fenger's Jouscelyn Mayfield and DuSable's Konesha Rhea will be the ...
Cubs sweep one of MLB's top teams; White Sox lose; Red Stars rout Current

Cubs sweep one of MLB's top teams; White Sox lose; Red Stars rout Current

The Chicago Cubs (61-82) won't be in the playoffs, but they're relishing their role as spoiler. The Cubs defeated the New York Mets (89-55) 6-3 in New York to sweep one of the top teams in ...






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