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Windy City Times 2022-10-12

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POLITICS Guide to the LGBTQ+ candidates in the state/local Nov. 8 elections

POLITICS Guide to the LGBTQ+ candidates in the state/local Nov. 8 elections

This year's primary elections—taking place Tuesday, Nov. 8, although people can vote now—will feature many openly LGBTQ+ candidates throughout Illinois. (However, one notable name will be missing as longtime state ...
Red Stars remove Arnim Whisler from board of directors

Red Stars remove Arnim Whisler from board of directors

In the wake of a scathing investigation ("Report of the Independent Investigation to the U.S. Soccer Federation Concerning Allegations of Abusive Behavior and Sexual Misconduct in Women's Professional Soccer") conducted ...
Slain LGBTQ+ police officer to be honored in Bradley on Oct. 6

Slain LGBTQ+ police officer to be honored in Bradley on Oct. 6

A candlelight vigil will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Bradley Police Department to honor Sgt. Marlene Rittmanic's 50th birthday, The Daily Journal reported. "What was supposed to be a day ...

  News

OutHistory reveals discovery in LGBTQ+ history: identity of pioneering LGBTQ+ author Jennie June

OutHistory reveals discovery in LGBTQ+ history: identity of pioneering LGBTQ+ author Jennie June

-- From a press release

New York, NY—Oct. 10, 2022—In celebration of LGBTQ+ History Month, the website OutHistory announced a groundbreaking discovery: the probable identity of Jennie June, the pioneering LGBTQ+ author who bravely defended ...
News

NCLR hails U.S. Supreme Court decision that paves way for release of Prop 8 recordings

-- From a press release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the U.S. Supreme Court denied review of the Ninth Circuit's 2021 ruling that allowed for the public release of the video recording of the federal trial challenging Proposition 8 — the 2009 ...
Federal judge rejects 'Don't Say Gay' challenge

Federal judge rejects 'Don't Say Gay' challenge

U.S. District Judge Allen Winsor dismissed a challenge to Florida's so-called "Don't Say Gay" law on technical grounds, per The Bay Area Reporter. The ruling took place Sept. 29. Winsor, a Donald Trump appointee, dismissed the ...
White House press secretary recounts her story for National Coming Out Day

White House press secretary recounts her story for National Coming Out Day

On Oct. 11, Karine Jean-Pierre, the first openly gay White House press secretary, shared her experience of coming out in honor of National Coming Out Day (Oct. 11), per Yahoo! News. In part, she said, "Like ...
Halloween parades coming to Chicago, led by Halsted

Halloween parades coming to Chicago, led by Halsted

The 25th annual Halsted Halloween Night Parade—considered one of the such festivals in the country—will again take place that very night (Monday, Oct. 31), no matter what the weather. The costume contest registration will take place ...
Philadelphia hosts street renaming ceremony for gay tourism expert

Philadelphia hosts street renaming ceremony for gay tourism expert

On Oct. 11, Philadelphia officials will honor the late civic pride booster, celebrated author and former Visit Philadelphia President/CEO Jeff Guaracino by renaming a portion of South 13th Street after the tourism marketer and LGBTQ+ trailblazer ...
HRC celebrates National Coming Out Day and the significance of chosen family

HRC celebrates National Coming Out Day and the significance of chosen family

-- From a press release. Video below

WASHINGTON—Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, is commemorating the 34th annual National Coming Out Day (NCOD) by ...
POLITICS Conference with Hadden interrupted; Kinzinger endorses Democrats

POLITICS Conference with Hadden interrupted; Kinzinger endorses Democrats

In Chicago's Pottawattomie Park on Indigenous Peoples Day (Oct. 10), a news conference featuring LGBTQ+ Chicago Ald. Maria Hadden and openly gay Illinois state Sen. Mike Simmons as well as state Rep. Will Guzzardi was moved ...
ViiV announces recipients of largest U.S. fund for HIV prevention in Black women

ViiV announces recipients of largest U.S. fund for HIV prevention in Black women

ViiV Healthcare announced the recipients of an $8-million investment to increase awareness and action around HIV prevention and care for Black women, according to a press release via CSR Wire. Funding will support community programs focused ...
AT&T celebrates National Coming Out Day (early) with performances, panel

AT&T celebrates National Coming Out Day (early) with performances, panel

AT&T—in partnership with Center on Halsted and with the participation of do312.com—held "Turn Up the Love," a pre-celebration for National Coming Out Day that took place Oct. 8 at its flagship store at 600 N. Michigan ...
Thousands take part in Chicago Marathon; non-binary participants noted

Thousands take part in Chicago Marathon; non-binary participants noted

Thousands of individuals ran, walked, rode in wheelchairs and relied on other forms of movement as they took part in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon throughout the city on Oct. 9. And for the first ...
LGBTQ+ HISTORY MONTH Urvashi Vaid: A Voice for Liberation and Justice

LGBTQ+ HISTORY MONTH Urvashi Vaid: A Voice for Liberation and Justice

When Urvashi Vaid died at 63 in May 2022 after a valiant fight with breast cancer, thousands of LGBTQ+ people who had been touched by her decades of activism mourned her passing. Over a half-century of ...
LGBTQ+ HISTORY MONTH San Francisco Public Library digitizes LGBTQ+ archives, including Harvey Milk holdings

LGBTQ+ HISTORY MONTH San Francisco Public Library digitizes LGBTQ+ archives, including Harvey Milk holdings

LGBTQ+ HISTORY MONTH

Shot with black-and-white film, two small children stand outside in a San Francisco public plaza draped in protest signs. One reads, "We're Proud, Not Stigmatized." The other declares, "We Love Our Gay Parents." In the right ...
NATIONAL Health advisor, Supreme Court, Monica Roberts, bar promoters

NATIONAL Health advisor, Supreme Court, Monica Roberts, bar promoters

Spahr Center Executive Director Adrian Shanker has been appointed senior advisor on LGBTQI+ health equity in the office of the assistant secretary for health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, The Advocate reported. ...
WORLD Trans women elected, Zambia protest, Spice Girl, public figures come out

WORLD Trans women elected, Zambia protest, Spice Girl, public figures come out

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On Oct. 2, two transgender women won seats in the Brazilian Congress, The Washington Blade reported. Voters in Sao Paulo elected Municipal Councilwoman Erika Hilton, a Black former sex worker who is a member of the ...
Lambda Legal names Jenny Pizer as new permanent chief legal officer

Lambda Legal names Jenny Pizer as new permanent chief legal officer

Lambda Legal announced that Jennifer C. Pizer has been named permanent chief legal officer (CLO). Pizer has served as the organization's acting CLO since June, leading a department of 26 attorneys and 11 paraprofessionals with offices ...
New arrest connected to killing of northern Illinois LGBTQ+ police officer

New arrest connected to killing of northern Illinois LGBTQ+ police officer

Another person has been arrested in connection with the killing of one police officer and the wounding of a second at a northern Illinois hotel in late December 2021, ABC 7 Chicago reported. The announcement came ...
The life of trans icon Gloria Allen celebrated at event

The life of trans icon Gloria Allen celebrated at event

A celebration of the life of noted transgender activist, mentor and teacher Gloria Allen was held on Oct. 6 at Center on Halsted. Allen—who wasaffectionately called "Mama Gloria" by her friends and colleagues, saw her efforts ...
Attorney general's office receives $390K grant for hate-crime training

Attorney general's office receives $390K grant for hate-crime training

Attorney General Kwame Raoul's office was awarded a $394,772 Department of Justice (DoJ) grant for a 48-month project to provide specialized hate-crime training to law enforcement officers and prosecuting attorneys ...
Comic and LGBTQ+ ally Judy Tenuta dies at 72

Comic and LGBTQ+ ally Judy Tenuta dies at 72

Judy Tenuta—an unconventional stand-up comic who often played the accordion and who guested on numerous TV shows and appeared in two "Weird" Al Yankovic videos—died Oct. 6 of ovarian cancer in Studio City, California at age ...
CDPH report: New HIV, AIDS diagnoses at lowest points since the 1980s; other STIs rise

CDPH report: New HIV, AIDS diagnoses at lowest points since the 1980s; other STIs rise

-- From a press release

CHICAGO — The number of Chicagoans newly diagnosed with HIV and AIDS in 2020 was at the lowest level in four decades, according to a comprehensive new HIV and STI (sexually transmitted infections) report from the ...
AIDS Run & Walk raises approximately $500K

AIDS Run & Walk raises approximately $500K

Nearly 2,400 advocates, community partners, runners, walkers, volunteers, staff members and more gathered at Soldier Field on Oct. 2 for the 31st annual AIDS Run & Walk Chicago. The event raised approximately $500,000 (although online fundraising ...
Congressman proposes national LGBTQ+ museum

Congressman proposes national LGBTQ+ museum

Recently, U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wisconsin)—a co-chair of the Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus—introduced two measures to begin the process of creating a National Museum of American LGBTQ+ History and Culture. ...
BOOKS David Sedaris returns to the Raue Center on Nov. 4

BOOKS David Sedaris returns to the Raue Center on Nov. 4

Best-selling author David Sedaris will return to the Crystal Lake venue the Raue Center on Friday, Nov. 4, at 8 p.m. The openly gay humor writer is known for books such as Calypso, Theft By Finding, ...
Quigley helps send letter about ending reproductive-care bias against LGBTQI+ individuals

Quigley helps send letter about ending reproductive-care bias against LGBTQI+ individuals

-- From a press release

Chicago—U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) and U.S. Representative Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06) sent a comment letter to the Administration affirming Congress's intent that health plans provide covered services regardless of gen ...
Kevin Spacey's sexual-misconduct trial starts Oct. 6

Kevin Spacey's sexual-misconduct trial starts Oct. 6

Actor Kevin Spacey is the defendant in a lawsuit filed by Anthony Rapp, the actor who in 2017 made the first in a string of sexual-misconduct allegations, MassLive noted, citing the Associated Press. The trial, expected ...

  Entertainment

Entertainment

Black Public Media launches gender affirming doc series during LGBT History Month

NEW YORK (October 5, 2022) — Black Public Media (BPM) is going beyond the gender binary and weighing in on the pronoun debate with a short film series — part of its latest BE HEARD! social
...
Chelsea Manning, Jessica Lange and more are part of CHF's fall slate

Chelsea Manning, Jessica Lange and more are part of CHF's fall slate

This fall, the Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) is bringing some of the biggest names in film, politics, music, literature and activism to stages across Chicago for conversations addressing the theme of "PUBLIC" and how people are ...
THEATER Attendees encouraged to dress in costume at 'Southern Gothic'

THEATER Attendees encouraged to dress in costume at 'Southern Gothic'

Windy City Playhouse Artistic Director Amy Rubenstein, with Goodman Theatre and Greg Schaffert, announced the theater invites guests to attend the Oct. 20, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30 evening performances of the immersive production ...
Groundbreaking Broadway musical 'A Strange Loop' set to close

Groundbreaking Broadway musical 'A Strange Loop' set to close

A Strange Loop, the 2022 Tony Award winner for best musical, will close on Broadway on Jan. 15, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The musical, which also took home the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for drama, will ...
DANCE Deeply Rooted performing Nov. 5 at Auditorium Theatre

DANCE Deeply Rooted performing Nov. 5 at Auditorium Theatre

The Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Ida B. Wells Dr., will present Deeply Rooted Dance Theater—a Chicago-based African-American contemporary dance company—in a one-night-only performance Saturday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m. as ...
Rainbow Railroad set to hold fundraising event with out singer Patricia Barber

Rainbow Railroad set to hold fundraising event with out singer Patricia Barber

Rainbow Railroad will hold its fourth annual fundraising event, "When I Am Free"—featuring renowned lesbian jazz singer, composer and pianist Patricia Barber—on Wed., Oct. 26, at Jazz Showcase, 806 S. Plymouth Ct., 6:30-9:30 p.m. This event ...
Lakeside Pride members gather to celebrate 25 years of music

Lakeside Pride members gather to celebrate 25 years of music

In June 2016, shortly after the Pulse nightclub shootings in Orlando, members of a Lakeside Pride musical ensemble took a photo of their spectators at a pride event; everyone in the photo was each formed hearts ...
Billy Masters

Billy Masters

"If only I'd taken that job at Camp Lejeune."—Billy Masters You know how people often say that you can't tell if someone is gay by just looking at them? Well, I'm here to tell you that's ...
SHOWBIZ 'Black Panther,' 'Horror Story,' Beyonce, video game

SHOWBIZ 'Black Panther,' 'Horror Story,' Beyonce, video game

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I May Destroy You actress Michaela Coel will play Aneka in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, according to Out. In the comics, Aneka is a Wakandan warrior who identifies as queer and has a relationship with Ayo ...
TELEVISION Lea DeLaria celebrates premiere of 'The Lesbian Bar Project'

TELEVISION Lea DeLaria celebrates premiere of 'The Lesbian Bar Project'

On Oct. 6, Lea DeLaria (Orange Is the New Black) premiered her executive-produced docuseries The Lesbian Bar Project at The Metrograph in NYC, presented by Jagermeister and The Roku Channel. Ahead of the docuseries' launch on ...
DANCE Joffrey celebrates return of 'The Nutcracker' on Dec. 3-27

DANCE Joffrey celebrates return of 'The Nutcracker' on Dec. 3-27

This holiday season, The Joffrey Ballet celebrates the return of Tony-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon's production of The Nutcracker. Set in Chicago's World Fair in 1893, The Nutcracker will be presented at the Lyric Opera House, 20 ...
Album of 1962 Streisand concerts to be released on CD and digitally on Nov. 4

Album of 1962 Streisand concerts to be released on CD and digitally on Nov. 4

Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, announced the album Barbra Streisand: Live at the Bon Soir will be released digitally and on CD on Friday, Nov. 4. With new mixes supervised ...

  Outlines

Chicago Sky overseas update: Seven players play with other countries during off-season

Chicago Sky overseas update: Seven players play with other countries during off-season

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (Oct. 12, 2022)—Seven Chicago Sky players are taking their talents overseas with their respective teams this off-season. Below are the listed players and their teams and country. Dana Evans ...
Red Stars name Kim Vender Moffat as board chair and Mike Ernst as interim chief business officer

Red Stars name Kim Vender Moffat as board chair and Mike Ernst as interim chief business officer

-- From a press release

CHICAGO—The Chicago Red Stars announced the changes to the board of directors and front office to further the club's efforts to reorganize leadership. Kim Vender Moffat will now serve as the chairwoman on the board of ...
Fire FC ends season with a tie; Bears fall to Vikings

Fire FC ends season with a tie; Bears fall to Vikings

In Bridgeview's SeatGeek Stadium in front of more than 14,000 attendees, the Chicago Fire FC (10-15-9, 39 points) drew 1-1 with the New England Revolution (10-12-12, 42 points) on Oct. 9, courtesy of a 92nd-minute equalizer ...
SAVOR Plant-based spot Planta Queen

SAVOR Plant-based spot Planta Queen

I will admit it: I was skeptical about dining at the River North spot Planta Queen (413 N. Clark St.; https://www.plantarestaurants.com/location/planta-chicago/). Although I do love my meat, I have occasionally ...
Cubs, White Sox end seasons in different ways

Cubs, White Sox end seasons in different ways

The Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox ended their seasons in very different ways. —The Cubs (74-88) defeated the Cincinnati Reds (62-100) 15-2 in Ohio. Cincinnati lost seven of its last nine games to finish ...






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