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Windy City Times 2022-10-05

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Report finds systemic abuse in U.S. women's soccer

Report finds systemic abuse in U.S. women's soccer

An independent investigation into the scandals that were revealed in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) last season found emotional abuse and sexual misconduct were systemic in the sport, impacting multiple teams, coaches and players, N ...
Russian court sets Brittney Griner's appeal date

Russian court sets Brittney Griner's appeal date

Brittney Griner's date in front of an appeals court has been set. ...
LGBTQ+ cases in front of the new-look U.S. Supreme Court

LGBTQ+ cases in front of the new-look U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court sometimes makes significant moves long before it hears arguments in a case. Such is true in a blockbuster LGBTQ case pending before the court—which now has Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson—in its newly ...
UpRising Bakery hosts LGBTQ+ history event; protesters still a constant

UpRising Bakery hosts LGBTQ+ history event; protesters still a constant

A handful of anti-LGBTQ+ protesters regularly stand outside the mall that houses UpRising Bakery and Cafe in Northwest suburban Lake in the Hills. That was the case again Oct. 1, the start of LGBTQ+ History Month, ...
Person found dead at Berlin Nightclub

Person found dead at Berlin Nightclub

Police are investigating a death at Berlin, a longtime LGBTQ+ nightclub in Chicago's Lake View neighborhood at 954 W. Belmont Ave., according to ABC 7 Chicago. A 27-year-old person (identified as female by Chicago police, according ...
BREAKING Howard Brown Health nurses' strikes averted

BREAKING Howard Brown Health nurses' strikes averted

On Sept. 30, the Illinois Nurses Association (INA)—which represents 30 registered nurses who work at Howard Brown Health—reached a tentative agreement with the North Side clinic, averting a series of strikes slated to begin Monday, Oct. ...
Newsom signs bill making California a sanctuary state for trans youths

Newsom signs bill making California a sanctuary state for trans youths

On Sept. 29, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law that aims to protect transgender youths and their families from bans against gender-affirming care, the Los Angeles Times reported. Senate Bill 107, by state ...

  News

'Gays and Gospel' on Oct. 11 at Northwestern University

'Gays and Gospel' on Oct. 11 at Northwestern University

"Gays and Gospel"—a tribute to the LGBTQ+ community and all the contributions it has made to gospel music from its genesis in the 1920s until today—will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 11 (National Coming Out Day), ...
Equality Illinois praises Pritzker for state board/commission diversity

Equality Illinois praises Pritzker for state board/commission diversity

In light of Gov. JB Pritzker releasing his 2022 Boards and Commissions Appointment Demographics Report—and revealing that Illinois now has the highest number of out LGBTQ+ people serving on state boards and commissions in the state's ...
Chicago Marathon adds non-binary division, albeit quietly

Chicago Marathon adds non-binary division, albeit quietly

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon—taking place Sunday, Oct. 9, throughout the city—has quietly made a significant change this year. The race will hold a non-binary division for the first time ever, The Chicago Sun-Times reported. ...
Chicago voted 'Best Big City' for sixth straight year

Chicago voted 'Best Big City' for sixth straight year

Choose Chicago President and CEO Lynn Osmond announced that Chicago has been named the "Best Big City in the U.S." for the sixth straight year by Conde Nast Traveler through their 2022 Readers' Choice Awards. The ...
National Day of Action reproductive-rights rally set for Oct. 8

National Day of Action reproductive-rights rally set for Oct. 8

In Chicago, a broad group of more than 40 organizations—including a who's who of reproductive-justice groups—is organizing a rally in solidarity with a National Day of Action to defend and expand access to safe and legal ...
Harris receives Outstanding Leadership Award from IHA

Harris receives Outstanding Leadership Award from IHA

Illinois House Majority Leader Greg Harris was presented the Outstanding Leadership Award at the recent Illinois Health and Hospital Association's (IHA) Leadership Summit in Lombard. Harris, who is retiring from ...
Art Institute revises Gonzales-Torres placard to include HIV-related details

Art Institute revises Gonzales-Torres placard to include HIV-related details

Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) has revised the label accompanying the Felix Gonzalez-Torres' installation "Untitled (Portrait of Ross in L.A.)" to reinstate references both to Gonzalez-Torres' partner Ross Laycock and ...
Brave Space Alliance announces CEO change

Brave Space Alliance announces CEO change

CHICAGO, IL - The board of directors of Brave Space Alliance (BSA) has announced that BSA's founder, LaSaia Wade, will no longer serve as CEO of the organization, effective Oct. 3. Board chair Channyn Lynne Parker ...
Bears fall; Cubs and White Sox win

Bears fall; Cubs and White Sox win

On Oct. 2 in East Rutherford, New Jersey, the Chicago Bears (2-2) lost to the New York Giants (3-1) 20-12 as the Monsters of the Midway failed to score a touchdown. The Bears' defense gave up ...
Iceland releases extensive LGBTQ+ action plan

Iceland releases extensive LGBTQ+ action plan

Iceland has published its extensive action plan on LGBTQ+ issues for the years 2022 to 2025, PinkNews reported. The strategy includes an end to discrimination for queer blood donors, training in LGBTQ+ issues for police, "appropriate ...
NATIONAL Gay political contest, trans man killed, Kansas Pride, researcher dies

NATIONAL Gay political contest, trans man killed, Kansas Pride, researcher dies

In New York, two gay candidates, Democrat Robert Zimmerman and Republican George Santos, are running to fill the seat vacated by Democrat Tom Suozzi in New York's 3rd Congressional District—marking the first time in U.S. history ...
WORLD Fertility strategy, trans youth charity, French PM, Mexican spots

WORLD Fertility strategy, trans youth charity, French PM, Mexican spots

The British government committed to a 10-year strategy to end discrimination against "female same-sex couples" seeking fertility services, according to Human Rights Watch. The first-ever Women's Health Strategy for England ...
Cubs roll on; White Sox lose; NU's slide continues; Illinois surprises

Cubs roll on; White Sox lose; NU's slide continues; Illinois surprises

The Chicago Cubs (72-86) are on a roll. As the regular season speeds toward ending, the North Siders defeated the Cincinnati Reds (60-98) 2-1 on Oct. 1 as Seiya Suzuki hit a tie-breaking solo homer in ...
Celebration of trans icon Gloria Allen's life on Oct. 6

Celebration of trans icon Gloria Allen's life on Oct. 6

A celebration of life for the late Chicago trans icon "Mama" Gloria Allen will take place Thursday, Oct. 6, at 10 a.m. at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., inside the third-floor theater. Allen founded ...
LGBT HISTORY MONTH 'Memory Book' details history of 1970s-era LGBTQ+ attorneys in U.S.

LGBT HISTORY MONTH 'Memory Book' details history of 1970s-era LGBTQ+ attorneys in U.S.

Stephen Lachs remembers the 1970s as being a particularly wonderful era in the history of the LGBTQ+-liberation movement. Lachs, 83, was the first out LGBTQ+ person appointed to a judgeship in the United States. Tapped by ...
LGBT HISTORY MONTH Archives for ALL, y'all!

LGBT HISTORY MONTH Archives for ALL, y'all!

The contributions of LGBTQ people toward the betterment of the world cannot be underestimated and the world is a better place when LGBTQ people are allowed to flourish. From government and warfare to engineering and science ...
FashionBar hosting Chicago Fashion Week, PFLAG conference

FashionBar hosting Chicago Fashion Week, PFLAG conference

Fashion Bar announced that it's hosting Chicago Fashion Week. The shows will take place Oct. 16-23 at Water Tower Place, 835 N. Michigan Ave. Additionally, FashionBar will host the. PFLAG Northern Illinois conference at Water Tower ...
Trevor Project returns donation from controversial tech company

Trevor Project returns donation from controversial tech company

The Trevor Project—a leading nonprofit devoted to the mental well-being of LGBTQ+ youth which wants "a world where all LGBTQ young people see a bright future for themselves," according to its website—has returned a donation from ...
Gerber/Hart fall benefit on Oct. 15

Gerber/Hart fall benefit on Oct. 15

Gerber/Hart Library and Archives, 6500 N. Clark St., will hold its fall benefit on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. "Unboxing Queer History LIVE!" will be an in-person event to celebrate and support its mission to ...
News

Trans U.S. Army doctor, wife charged with helping Russia in war against Ukraine

A U.S. Army major doctor and their physician wife were arrested for an alleged criminal plot to give Russia confidential medical information about people connected to the U.S. military and government, CNBC reported. Federal prosecutors claim ...
SPORTS Soccer legend leaves drug company; women's team in gold-medal game

SPORTS Soccer legend leaves drug company; women's team in gold-medal game

Lesbian soccer legend Abby Wambach told ESPN that she intends to fully sever ties with a concussion drug company that is backed by former NFL quarterback Brett Favre and is at the center of a Mississippi ...
31st annual AIDS Run & Walk, with the theme 'Forward Together,' returns this weekend

31st annual AIDS Run & Walk, with the theme 'Forward Together,' returns this weekend

The 31st annual AIDS Run & Walk returns to Chicago on Sunday, Oct. 2, in order to raise awareness about the disease and funds for the organizations that help people impacted by HIV/AIDS across the city. ...
Lightfoot forgoing property-tax increase

Lightfoot forgoing property-tax increase

Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced that there will be no property-tax increase for Chicagoans next year. "Because our economy continues to show better than projected recovery, our city revenues continue to exceed our estimates," Lightfoot said in ...
Chicago-area media to host joint fundraiser Oct. 3-17

Chicago-area media to host joint fundraiser Oct. 3-17

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CHICAGO —Nearly 40 independent Chicago-area media outlets, members of the Chicago Independent Media Alliance (CIMA), are joining forces for their third annual fundraising campaign kicking off next week. Under the ...
GLAAD releases third annual 20 Under 20 list

GLAAD releases third annual 20 Under 20 list

-- From a press release

New York, NY—GLAAD revealed its third annual 20 Under 20 list, spotlighting 20 young LGBTQ people, ages 20 and younger, who are accelerating acceptance of LGBTQ people while shaping the future of media and activism. GLAAD's ...
Howard Brown Health nurses planning series of strikes

Howard Brown Health nurses planning series of strikes

Thirty nurses employed by Howard Brown Health and represented by the Illinois Nurses Association (INA) will go on a series of strikes starting Monday, Oct. 3, ...
News

Girl, I Guess releases new voter guide, on election races

-- From a press release

[CHICAGO, IL September 29th] — Author and Editor Stephanie Skora released the latest edition of the widely-read Girl, I Guess Progressive Voter Guide, featuring coverage and endorsements in political races up and down the ballot for ...

  Entertainment

Entertainment

BoHo Theatre exec director to leave; search for successor begins

BoHo Theatre Executive Director Sana Selemon announced she will be stepping down from her position in March 2023. Selemon—from Columbus, Ohio—became a company member before taking over as executive director in August 2020. BoHo's board of
...
Velma officially a lesbian in new 'Scooby Doo' movie

Velma officially a lesbian in new 'Scooby Doo' movie

Confirming what many in the LGBTQ+ community already knew, the animated character Velma has officially come out as lesbian. Clips from the brand-new Prime Video movie Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo! that show the Mystery Inc. member ...
MUSIC Janet Jackson to release deluxe edition of 'The Velvet Rope'

MUSIC Janet Jackson to release deluxe edition of 'The Velvet Rope'

Five-time Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Janet Jackson will release a new deluxe edition of her sixth full-length album, The Velvet Rope, on Friday, Oct. 7—the 25th anniversary of the original ...
BOOKS Events related to 'Last Call Chicago' on Oct. 10 and 12

BOOKS Events related to 'Last Call Chicago' on Oct. 10 and 12

Last Call Chicago: A History of 1,001 LGBTQ-Friendly Taverns, Haunts & Hangouts is a historical account of LGBTQ+ venues in the Windy City. The book's authors, Rick Karlin and St. Sukie de la Croix, are journalists ...
Yvie Oddly summons sinful drag queens in upcoming 'Night of the Living Drag'

Yvie Oddly summons sinful drag queens in upcoming 'Night of the Living Drag'

RuPaul's Drag Race: Night of the Living Drag is coming to the Rosemont Theater on Tuesday, Oct. 25, starring Yvie Oddly as The Boogie Man and featuring ...
MOVIES 'Bros' stumbles at box office

MOVIES 'Bros' stumbles at box office

The Billy Eichner/Luke Macfarlane same-sex romantic-comedy film Bros made history with its LGBTQ+ cast being in a big-budget movie—but, unfortunately, it fizzled at the box office. The Paramount horror movie Smile debuted to a sizzling $22 ...
THEATER Steppenwolf running Eve L. Ewing's '1919' Oct. 4-29

THEATER Steppenwolf running Eve L. Ewing's '1919' Oct. 4-29

Steppenwolf Theatre Company will present the Steppenwolf for Young Adults' world premiere of 1919, adapted by J. Nicole Brooks from Eve L. Ewing's collection of poems about the killing of Black teenager Eugene Williams in 1919 ...
SHOWBIZ Hallmark film, Oprah, Janelle Monae, 'Dahmer,' Met Gala

SHOWBIZ Hallmark film, Oprah, Janelle Monae, 'Dahmer,' Met Gala

As a part of its "Countdown to Christmas" event, Hallmark Channel announced its first holiday movie that focuses on a gay romance, according to Out. The Holiday Sitter will be released on Sunday, Dec. 11, on ...
THEATER About Face showing LGBTQ+ play 'Mosque4Mosque'

THEATER About Face showing LGBTQ+ play 'Mosque4Mosque'

About Face Theatre opens its 2022-23 season with the world premiere of Omer Abbas Salem's new play Mosque4Mosque, directed by Sophiyaa Nayar. Mosque4Mosque is a family comedy about a queer Arab-American Muslim man navigating his first ...
DANCE Cerqua Rivera kickoff/benefit on Oct. 22

DANCE Cerqua Rivera kickoff/benefit on Oct. 22

Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre (CRDT) will hold its season kickoff/benefit on Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St., at 7:30 p.m. CRDT's Dance Ensemble and Jazz ...
More special guests announced for Chicago International Film Festival

More special guests announced for Chicago International Film Festival

-- From a press release

CHICAGO, Illinois (September 28, 2022) — Today, the Chicago International Film Festival announced new guests and details for its 58th edition, running October 12 - 23, 2022. Film screenings and programs will take place at theaters ...
World Music Festival Chicago Sept. 30-Oct. 9

World Music Festival Chicago Sept. 30-Oct. 9

World Music Festival Chicago will return Friday, Sept. 30-Sunday, Oct. 9 in venues across the city. The festival returns with 34 bands (including three DJs) representing 22 countries and spotlighting 10 local music groups. Now in ...

  Outlines

Report finds systemic abuse in U.S. women's soccer

Report finds systemic abuse in U.S. women's soccer

An independent investigation into the scandals that were revealed in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) last season found emotional abuse and sexual misconduct were systemic in the sport, impacting multiple teams, coaches and players, N ...
Red Stars clinch another playoff spot with latest win

Red Stars clinch another playoff spot with latest win

The Chicago Red Stars clinched the final spot in the National Women's Soccer League playoffs with a 2-0 win over Angel City FC on Oct. 2. With the season-ending win, Chicago clinched a spot in the ...
Fire to celebrate 25th anniversary with season-ender against New England

Fire to celebrate 25th anniversary with season-ender against New England

Chicago Fire FC will face the New England Revolution on Decision Day in the final match of the 2022 MLS regular season at SeatGeek Stadium on Sunday, Oct. 9. The kickoff against the Revolution is slated ...
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL U.S. team wins fourth straight FIBA gold medal

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL U.S. team wins fourth straight FIBA gold medal

On Oct. 1, Team USA won a fourth consecutive World Cup gold and 11th overall behind an 83-61 victory over China in the final of the women's basketball tournament in Sydney in front of a pro-China ...
SAVOR Hundreds attend Chicago Gourmet

SAVOR Hundreds attend Chicago Gourmet

Hundreds of people attended this year's Chicago Gourmet, one of the nation's most distinguished culinary festivals. Founding partner Illinois Restaurant Association, along with presenting sponsor Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits ...
21c Museum Hotel Chicago launches art-centered series

21c Museum Hotel Chicago launches art-centered series

The spot 21c Museum Hotel Chicago, 55 E. Ontario St.—which blurs the line between a contemporary art museum and a boutique hotel—announced plans for its fall/winter 2022 season and 2023 edition of the "Art of"— a ...






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