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Windy City Times 2022-09-28

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Coalition decries Des Plaines candidate training sponsored by anti-LGBTQ+ groups

Coalition decries Des Plaines candidate training sponsored by anti-LGBTQ+ groups

A coalition of parents, educators and pro-LGBTQ+, pro-equity groups held a press conference Sept. 24 in front of the Courtyard by Marriott Chicago O'Hare hotel in Des Plaines to protest a school-board candidate training being held ...
Update: Paddock to no longer print LGIS publications

Update: Paddock to no longer print LGIS publications

Arlington Heights-based Paddock Publications, the parent company of the Daily Herald newspaper, announced Sept. 22 that it was ...

  News

MONKEYPOX/MPXV Rapid PCR test in development

MONKEYPOX/MPXV Rapid PCR test in development

Last spring, a rapid polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for COVID-19—developed by Northwestern University spinoff company Minute Molecular Diagnostics—received emergency use authorization (EUA) status from the ...
MONKEYPOX/MPXV More than 100 groups call for increased action

MONKEYPOX/MPXV More than 100 groups call for increased action

Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) penned a letter to elected leaders calling for more funding and action to help stop the monkeypox (MPXV) outbreak. More than 100 LGBTQ+, health ...
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AIDS Foundation Chicago holding Women's Connection Summit of Hope on Oct. 6

-- From a press release

AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) is hosting a Women Connection Summit of Hope in partnership with the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) to address the needs of cis and transgender women who have been recently released from ...
Howard Brown Health partners with Chicago Dancers United

Howard Brown Health partners with Chicago Dancers United

-- From a press release

Howard Brown Health and Chicago Dancers United (CDU) have announced a partnership to improve healthcare outcomes for local dance community members. Through the partnership, Howard Brown will be the go-to ...
EPA launches Office of Environmental Justice and External Civil Rights

EPA launches Office of Environmental Justice and External Civil Rights

The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) announced that it is establishing a new national office charged with advancing environmental justice and civil rights. The new Office of Environmental Justice and External ...
Molson Coors donates $50,000 to 14 LGBTQ+ organizations through annual Tap Into Change program

Molson Coors donates $50,000 to 14 LGBTQ+ organizations through annual Tap Into Change program

The beverage company Molson Coors presented $50,000 to 14 LGBTQ+ organizations at Sidetrack Sept. 26 as part of its 11th annual Tap Into Change program. Organizations partnered with local bars during the summer to raise money ...
EVENTS Fahrenheit heats things in the cool autumn

EVENTS Fahrenheit heats things in the cool autumn

In the early throes of autumn, the LGBTQ+ organizational development service Lord, Rustin, and Bates Inc. presented part one of the yearly Fahrenheit Humanities Festival at Haven, an entertainment and performance space at 932 E. 43rd ...
New Italian prime minister has anti-LGBTQ+ record

New Italian prime minister has anti-LGBTQ+ record

Far-right leader Giorgia Meloni—who has rallied against "[LGBTQ+] lobbies" and so-called "gender ideology"—is set to become Italy's first female prime minister, PinkNews reported. Meloni is expected to form Italy's farthest-right ...
Cuba legalizes same-sex marriage

Cuba legalizes same-sex marriage

Cuba has legalized marriage equality after Cubans voted in favor of a family code that increased protections for minorities on the island, CNN reported. With 94% of the votes counted as of 8 a.m. CT on ...
GLAAD responds to weekend of anti-LGBTQ+ violence, poll suggests 2/3 of GOPs back discussion of LGBTQ+s in schools

GLAAD responds to weekend of anti-LGBTQ+ violence, poll suggests 2/3 of GOPs back discussion of LGBTQ+s in schools

-- From a press release

(Monday, September 26, 2022) GLAAD condemns a wave of violence against the LGBTQ community across the country and calls for increased protections and support for LGBTQ people and youth, as new data reveals that a vast ...
Palm Center to close permanently on Sept. 30

Palm Center to close permanently on Sept. 30

The Palm Center—an independent research institute that uses scholarship to inform the national conversation about military policy concerning LGBTQ+ service members—will close permanently on Sept. 30 after running for 24 ...
Michelle Obama among those inducted into Women's Hall of Fame

Michelle Obama among those inducted into Women's Hall of Fame

Attorney/author/former First Lady and native Chicagoan Michelle Obama was among nine women celebrated on Sept. 23-25 as they were inducted into The National Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, New York. Other inductees included science-fiction ...
City asks Bloomington LGBTQ+ bar to remove Pride artwork

City asks Bloomington LGBTQ+ bar to remove Pride artwork

The city of Bloomington, Illinois has asked an LGBTQ+ bar to remove its Pride decorations, according to Central Illinois Proud. Last month, The Bistro, hosted its annual downtown Pridefest with at least 6,000 attendees from all ...
WORLD Bias claims, Qatar policy, AHF pledge, drag queen dies at 28

WORLD Bias claims, Qatar policy, AHF pledge, drag queen dies at 28

People of color have accused several LGBTQ+ venues in the heart of the Gay Village in Manchester, England, of racism and racial prejudice, VICE noted. Ten Black, Asian and Latinx people who identify as lesbian, gay, ...
NATIONAL Veterans bill, Charlie Crist, Task Force honor, Elton John

NATIONAL Veterans bill, Charlie Crist, Task Force honor, Elton John

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation to assist LGBTQ+ veterans discharged under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) in updating their records and accessing education, health, burial and other benefits available ...
AIDS Foundation Chicago hosts two-day event about unique challenges facing elders living with HIV/AIDS

AIDS Foundation Chicago hosts two-day event about unique challenges facing elders living with HIV/AIDS

AIDS Foundation Chicago hosted a two-part educational webinar about the complex needs of elders living with HIV/AIDS Sept. 22-23, where experts discussed how to better serve patients through healthcare, policies ...
Chicago, Cook County drop to low COVID-19 community-level rating

Chicago, Cook County drop to low COVID-19 community-level rating

COVID-19 case and hospitalization rates are steadily improving in Chicago and Cook County—moving both the city and county from the medium into the low COVID-19 level for the first time since early May, the Chicago Department ...
National AIDS Memorial releases 'The Black Community & AIDS'

National AIDS Memorial releases 'The Black Community & AIDS'

The National AIDS Memorial has released its latest mini-documentary, "The Black Community & AIDS," the seventh film in its oral history project. "The Black Community & AIDS" chronicles the personal stories of nearly two dozen survivors ...
Bisexual, pansexual leaders meet with HHS officials in historic roundtable

Bisexual, pansexual leaders meet with HHS officials in historic roundtable

For Bisexual Awareness Week, bisexual and pansexual community leaders met with federal agency officials at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Sept. 20 to discuss remedies to the health disparities facing the bisexual ...
DoJ announces $22M to address, prevent sexual assault on campuses

DoJ announces $22M to address, prevent sexual assault on campuses

The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) announced nearly $22 million in upcoming grant awards to address and prevent sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking on college campuses; provide services to youth victims and children ...
Indiana judge blocks state's abortion ban

Indiana judge blocks state's abortion ban

On Sept. 22, an Indiana judge blocked the state's abortion ban, putting the new law on hold as abortion-clinic operators argue that it violates the state constitution, NPR reported. Owen County Judge Kelsey Hanlon issued a ...
Chicago Fire FC's Gabriel Slonina named to BODYARMOR's 22 Under 22 List for 2022

Chicago Fire FC's Gabriel Slonina named to BODYARMOR's 22 Under 22 List for 2022

-- From a press release

CHICAGO—Chicago Fire FC goalkeeper Gabriel "Gaga" Slonina was named to the MLSsoccer.com 22 Under 22, presented by BODYARMOR, the League announced today. The 18-year-old Homegrown comes in at fourth in the rankings. The voting panel was ...
Center on Halsted makes senior staff hires in development, DEI and culinary arts programs

Center on Halsted makes senior staff hires in development, DEI and culinary arts programs

-- From a press release

CHICAGO — Three senior hires have been added to Center on Halsted's staff recently. Brittany Terry was named senior director of diversity, equity, and inclusion/training services. Brad Snyder began work as chief development officer last month. ...

  Entertainment

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MUSIC Jessie Mueller and Seth Rudetsky at Steppenwolf on Jan. 14, 2023

On Jan. 14, 2023 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theater, 1650 N. Halsted St., Steppenwolf Theatre and Mark Cortale will present Tony winner Jessie Mueller (Beautiful; Waitress) for a hometown concert, hosted and music directed by Sirius XM
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Joffrey Ballet welcomes nine new dancers

Joffrey Ballet welcomes nine new dancers

The Joffrey Ballet's Ashley Wheater MBE, The Mary B. Galvin Artistic Director and President/CEO Greg Cameron announced the addition of nine dancers to the Joffrey roster for the 2022-23 season. They are Coco Alvarez-Mena (Miami, Florida), ...
TELEVISION Original 'Queer Eye' cast member Thom Filicia reveals his 'Secret'

TELEVISION Original 'Queer Eye' cast member Thom Filicia reveals his 'Secret'

RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race debuted in 2020 on VH1 as a spinoff of the Emmy Award-winning RuPaul's Drag Race. For its second season this year, there were more episodes and the celebrities' identities were hidden ...
Hannah Gadsby signs deal with Netflix

Hannah Gadsby signs deal with Netflix

Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning comedian Hannah Gadsby signed a multi-title deal with Netflix, per a press release. The deal includes a new, hour-long special from Gadsby, recorded on the Australian leg of their Body of Work ...
Billy Masters

Billy Masters

"I just heard about Leonardo DiCaprio's 25-year rule. His loss. You don't know what you're missing."—Dionne Warwick tweeted her disdain over reports that DiCaprio does not date anyone over 25. Where were you during Queen Elizabeth ...
ART Chicago artist part of German exhibit 'Queering the Crip'

ART Chicago artist part of German exhibit 'Queering the Crip'

"Queering the Crip, Cripping the Queer"—called the first international exhibit exploring the multiple historical, cultural and political intersections of queerness and disability—will take place through Jan. 30, 2023 at Berlin's ...
REELING Billy Eichner and Luke Macfarlane on their big-budget LGBTQ+ movie 'Bros'

REELING Billy Eichner and Luke Macfarlane on their big-budget LGBTQ+ movie 'Bros'

The new movie Bros could prove to be a very important movie in LGBTQ+ culture this year. This gay romantic comedy is directed by Nicholas Stoller, who co-wrote the script with Billy Eichner. Stoller and Eichner ...
SHOWBIZ Cardi B, Sam Smith, 'Wednesday' series, Sean Hayes, Serena

SHOWBIZ Cardi B, Sam Smith, 'Wednesday' series, Sean Hayes, Serena

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Cardi B clapped back at someone on Twitter who declared her a celebrity who "came out as bisexual but never dated someone of the same gender," per Out Magazine. The tweet,—featuring pictures of Cardi, Grimes, Lady ...
Jackalope Theatre Company announces 15th season

Jackalope Theatre Company announces 15th season

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (September 20th, 2022) — Jackalope Theatre Company announces its return to in-person productions with its 2022-23 season featuring the Among the Dead by Hansol Jung, directed by Jackalope Artistic ...
Queer As Folk' reboot canceled after one season

Queer As Folk' reboot canceled after one season

Peacock has opted not to pick up a second season of the series reboot of Queer As Folk, Deadline noted. A reimagining of the British series created by Russell T Davies, the new iteration—which premiered June ...
REELING Producer, co-director talk about the 'International Male' documentary

REELING Producer, co-director talk about the 'International Male' documentary

Back in 1976, Gene Burkard (influenced by what he saw in Europe) created and sold the "Jock Sock" out of his San Diego shop. That sartorial invention led to the emergence and popularity of International Male—a ...
THEATER Underscore to permanently close; festival gains new home

THEATER Underscore to permanently close; festival gains new home

The board of directors of Underscore Theatre Company announced the company will close its doors permanently after eleven dynamic years of producing musical theatre in Chicago, including 16 world premieres. However, the company's Chicago Musical Theatr ...
THEATER The Gift running thriller 'The Locusts' Oct. 20-Nov. 19

THEATER The Gift running thriller 'The Locusts' Oct. 20-Nov. 19

The Gift Theatre will conclude its 2022 season with the world premiere of Jennifer Rumberger's thriller The Locusts, commissioned and developed by The Gift and directed by ensemble member John Gawlik. The Locusts will run Oct. ...
COMEDY Extra performances added for Jerrod Carmichael at Steppenwolf

COMEDY Extra performances added for Jerrod Carmichael at Steppenwolf

Due to popular demand, Steppenwolf Theatre has added two additional performances of Emmy award-winning comedian Jerrod Carmichael's new solo show on Friday-Saturday, Nov. 4-5, at 10 p.m. as part of ...
MUSIC Cabaret singer Jeff Harnar talks Sondheim, coming out

MUSIC Cabaret singer Jeff Harnar talks Sondheim, coming out

Jeff Harnar wasn't born in Chicago, but he will tell you first-hand that it is his home. Having spent his formative years in this city, Harnar discovered a passion for musical theater. Decades later, he has ...
Out comic/writer Sam Jay talks career ahead of Wicker Park performance

Out comic/writer Sam Jay talks career ahead of Wicker Park performance

Stand-up comic and Emmy-nominated writer Sam Jay will be performing at The Den Theatre, located in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood, on Sept. 23-24. The first Black lesbian writer in Saturday Night Live's history, Jay is a ...
MUSIC 'A Boy Band Christmas' coming to Hard Rock Live on Dec. 18

MUSIC 'A Boy Band Christmas' coming to Hard Rock Live on Dec. 18

A Boy Band Christmas is coming to Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana's Hard Rock Live venue in Gary, Indiana on Sunday, Dec. 18. Doors open at 6 p.m. The event will feature Jeff Timmons, Drew Lachey ...
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Artemis Singers to present 'Samhain - Encounters through the Veil' Oct. 29

-- From a press release

CHICAGO─Artemis Singers, www.artemissingers.org, Chicago's lesbian feminist chorus, will present a unique, timely concert, "Samhain - Encounters through the Veil," about the time of year when we reflect on those who have gone before and honor t ...
BOOKS 2022 #BannedTogether virtual auction taking place Sept. 22-25

BOOKS 2022 #BannedTogether virtual auction taking place Sept. 22-25

On Sept. 22-25, non-profit organization Pride and Less Prejudice (PLP) will hold its second annual #BannedTogether virtual auction to raise $10,000 to send 800 LGBTQ+-inclusive books to elementary schools across the United States and Canada. The ...
COMEDY Cameron Esposito at The Den Theatre on Dec. 30-31

COMEDY Cameron Esposito at The Den Theatre on Dec. 30-31

The Den Theatre is welcoming back LGBTQ+ comedian Cameron Esposito, performing two stand-up shows on Dec. 30-31, 2022 on The Heath Mainstage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. Esposito (a onetime Windy City Times 30 Under 30 honoree) ...
Riot Fest heats up (through music and controversy) in 2022

Riot Fest heats up (through music and controversy) in 2022

For three days, Riot Fest took rock and roll fans on a rollercoaster of a ride in Douglass Park. Located in Chicago's North Lawndale community area at 1401 S. Sacramento Dr., this loud outdoor celebration of ...

  Outlines

LETTER A concerning change at the Art Institute

LETTER A concerning change at the Art Institute

I have a fond, reverent remembrance of the first time I encountered Felix Gonzalez-Torres' "Untitled" (Portrait of Ross in L.A.) at the Art Institute nearly a decade ago. I was encouraged by a nearby guide to ...
Chicago Fire FC sign midfielder Federico Navarro to five-year contract

Chicago Fire FC sign midfielder Federico Navarro to five-year contract

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (Sept. 27, 2022) — Chicago Fire FC announced that the club has signed midfielder Federico Navarro to a new contract. Navarro is now under contract with the club through the 2027 season with a club ...
U.S. women earn 27th consecutive win at FIBA World Cup

U.S. women earn 27th consecutive win at FIBA World Cup

Kelsey Plum scored 20 points, Chelsea Gray added 16 and the United States routed Bosnia and Herzegovina 121-59 on Sept. 27 to break the team record for consecutive wins at the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup ...
SPORTS Chicago Red Stars fall; Cubs win; White Sox continue slide

SPORTS Chicago Red Stars fall; Cubs win; White Sox continue slide

The visiting Chicago Red Stars fell to the Portland Thorns 3-0 on Sept. 25. A brace from Morgan Weaver and a goal from Taylor Porter secured all three points for the Thorns, SBNation noted. The Thorns ...
SPORTS Bears beat Texans, former coach Lovie Smith

SPORTS Bears beat Texans, former coach Lovie Smith

On Sept. 25 at Soldier Field, the Chicago Bears (2-1) defeated the Houston Texans (0-2-1)—and former Bears coach Lovie Smith—23-20. Roquan Smith set up Cairo Santos' 30-yard game-ending field goal ...
SPORTS Cubs, White Sox and NU all lose but Fire win

SPORTS Cubs, White Sox and NU all lose but Fire win

On Saturday, Sept. 24, the Chicago Cubs (66-86) lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates (56-96) 6-0 at PNC Park, snapping a four-game win streak. Pittsburgh's Johan Oviedo tied his career high with seven strikeouts in seven innings, ...
Sky provide update regarding the FIBA Women's World Cup

Sky provide update regarding the FIBA Women's World Cup

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (Sept. 23, 2022) — The 2022 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup continued its Group Phase play in Sydney, with four Chicago Sky players taking action with their respective countries: Kahleah Copper (USA), Emma Meesseman and ...






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