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Windy City Times 2022-10-19

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Report: Anti-trans violence doubled between 2017 and 2021

Report: Anti-trans violence doubled between 2017 and 2021

The number of homicides of transgender people in the country nearly doubled between 2017 and 2021, and were mostly driven by gun violence, according to a new report from Everytown for Gun Safety, The Hill reported. Known transgender homicides ...

  News

ELECTIONS Democrats may lose Illinois Supreme Court majority for the first time in over 50 years on Nov. 8

ELECTIONS Democrats may lose Illinois Supreme Court majority for the first time in over 50 years on Nov. 8

Since 1969, the Illinois Supreme Court has had a Democratic majority—but that might change after the Nov. 8 elections. Should Gov. JB Pritzker be re-elected and the Illinois Supreme Court flips to Republican control, those justices ...
'Martinis That Matter' to honor former TPAN CEO Jeff Berry on Oct. 30

'Martinis That Matter' to honor former TPAN CEO Jeff Berry on Oct. 30

Marty's Martini Bar, 1511 W. Balmoral Ave., presents "Martinis That Matter," a community giving-back program that funds community groups, charities and organizations. Profits from the sales during these events go to the organizations hosting. On Sunda ...
GLAAD: Empire State Building to go purple for Spirit Day on Oct. 19-20

GLAAD: Empire State Building to go purple for Spirit Day on Oct. 19-20

New York—GLAAD announced that the iconic Empire State Building will go purple on Wednesday evening, Oct. 19, in honor of GLAAD's Spirit Day taking place on Thursday, Oct. 20. RuPaul's Drag Race fan favorite Jujubee and ...
Racial-equity symposium in Andersonville on Nov. 5

Racial-equity symposium in Andersonville on Nov. 5

Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC), in partnership with Dynamic Cooperative, will host "Re-imagining Health, Safety and Racial Justice in Andersonville"—a free, one-day collaborative learning environment to explore the meaning of ...
Spacey sobs on stand during trial, blames publicist for apology to Rapp

Spacey sobs on stand during trial, blames publicist for apology to Rapp

Two-time Oscar winner Kevin Spacey became visibly distraught in a New York City courtroom on Oct. 17, breaking down as he blamed his publicist for convincing him to publicly apologize to Anthony Rapp in 2017 after ...
Gerber/Hart Library and Archives holds 'Unboxing Queer History LIVE' fall benefit

Gerber/Hart Library and Archives holds 'Unboxing Queer History LIVE' fall benefit

Gerber/Hart Library and Archives (Gerber/Hart) held its fall benefit, "Unboxing Queer History LIVE!," on Oct. 15 at Gerber/Hart to raise funds in support of the library's mission to preserve LGBTQ+ history in Chicago and the Midwest. ...
Ezra Miller pleads not guilty to burglary charges

Ezra Miller pleads not guilty to burglary charges

On Oct. 17, The Flash star Ezra Miller pled not guilty to felony burglary charges in Vermont, Deadline reported. Allowed to appear remotely for the session in the criminal division of the Vermont Superior Court, the ...
THEATER Queer-inclusive original play 'The Cleanup' set to debut

THEATER Queer-inclusive original play 'The Cleanup' set to debut

Playwright Hallie Palladino's The Cleanup focuses on four parents, one of whom is a gay father, as they interact behind the scenes of a DIY preschool co-op. The play, directed by Jen Poulin, will run Oct. ...
Legacy Walk marks 10th anniversary with newest dedications: Hart, Sarria and Sotomayor

Legacy Walk marks 10th anniversary with newest dedications: Hart, Sarria and Sotomayor

On the afternoon of Oct. 15, the Legacy Project celebrated its 10th anniversary with the dedication of three new bronze memorials along Chicago's Legacy Walk. The Legacy Walk, which runs along Halsted Street between Addison and ...
Father Michael Pfleger faces another sexual-abuse claim, steps away from duties

Father Michael Pfleger faces another sexual-abuse claim, steps away from duties

For the second time in less than two years, minister/activist the Rev. Michael Pfleger, 73, is stepping away from his ministry while under investigation for a decades-old sexual abuse allegation, The Chicago Tribune reported. In the ...
WORLD Brittney Griner, Montenegro Pride, Nobel Prize winners, Brazilian film

WORLD Brittney Griner, Montenegro Pride, Nobel Prize winners, Brazilian film

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(NOTE: This week's news contains some graphic details. Please be advised.) Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Bill Richardson said that lesbian WNBA star Brittney Griner and former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan, who are being ...
NATIONAL Cleveland's ban, LGBT center, Black Public Media, Folx Health

NATIONAL Cleveland's ban, LGBT center, Black Public Media, Folx Health

The Cleveland City Council passed a ban on conversion therapy for LGBTQ+ youth and impose criminal penalties for mental health professionals who provide it, cleveland.com reported. The ban, which Councilman Brian Mooney proposed, applies to talk, ...
Police: Calif. serial-killer suspect has no connection to 2018 Chicago shootings

Police: Calif. serial-killer suspect has no connection to 2018 Chicago shootings

In California, as Stockton police continue to dig for any clues that could lead to an arrest in a series of killings, investigators were looking into a possible connection in Chicago; however, police confirmed that Chicago ...
LGBTQ+ HISTORY MONTH Putting an end to the myths of Stonewall

LGBTQ+ HISTORY MONTH Putting an end to the myths of Stonewall

For years, people have debated what actually happened that night in June 1969 when Stonewall was raided and a new, more militant struggle for equality was born. Due to the debates, and insistence of some to ...
PASSAGES Kathleen Joan DeBold

PASSAGES Kathleen Joan DeBold

-- From www.kfhpa.com/obituary/Kathleen-DeBold

Kathleen Joan DeBold, celebrated DC LGBT activist, died suddenly on October 9, 2022 in Ocean City, MD. Kathleen was born on November 16, 1955 in Brooklyn, NY, to Francis Charles and Joan Marie DeBold. During childhood, ...
LGBTQ+ HISTORY MONTH Dave Kopay shocked the sports world in 1975

LGBTQ+ HISTORY MONTH Dave Kopay shocked the sports world in 1975

When the NFL's 2022 season began, just one player, Carl Nassib, identified openly as gay. An outside linebacker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Nassib came out in a video posted to his Instagram account in June ...
ALMA welcomes its first executive director at community reception

ALMA welcomes its first executive director at community reception

The Association of Latino/as Motivating Action (ALMA) welcomed its first executive director at a reception on Oct. 13. The event, which took place at Pilsen's Quesadilla La Reina del Sur restaurant, celebrated ALMA's 38-year evolution whil ...
Two die in connection to shooting at Slovak LGBTQ+ bar

Two die in connection to shooting at Slovak LGBTQ+ bar

Two people are dead in connection to an Oct. 12 shooting in front of a popular LGBTQ+ bar in the old town neighborhood of the Slovak capital of Bratislava, The Washington Blade reported. The Polícia Slovenskej ...
Plainfield Pride event set to take place despite some opposition

Plainfield Pride event set to take place despite some opposition

Plainfield Pride is hosting its first official event, "Pride at PARC," on Sunday, Oct. 16, despite opposition from some, Patch reported. The organization will gather from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Plainfield Park District's ...
News

Human Rights Campaign scores members of Congress on LGBTQ+ support

-- From a press release

WASHINGTON — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) — the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization — today released its Congressional Scorecard measuring support for ...
THINGS TO DO Open House Chicago taking place Oct. 15-16

THINGS TO DO Open House Chicago taking place Oct. 15-16

The Chicago Architecture Center (CAC) is presenting Open House Chicago (OHC) 2022 presented by Wintrust on Oct. 15-16. The public is encouraged to discover a roster of 150+ sites in 20 community areas over the weekend, ...
ART McAninch Arts Center announces 'Warhol Public Pop Art Challenge'

ART McAninch Arts Center announces 'Warhol Public Pop Art Challenge'

Following the success of the summer 2021 exhibition, "Frida Kahlo: Timeless," the Cleve Carney Museum of Art (CCMA) and the McAninch Arts Center (MAC) at the College of DuPage (COD) will present "Warhol: Featuring Andy Warhol ...
BOOKS 'Last Call Chicago' release party held at Sidetrack

BOOKS 'Last Call Chicago' release party held at Sidetrack

On Oct. 12, co-authors Rick Karlin and St. Sukie de la Croix held a book-release party for their book, Last Call Chicago: A History of 1,001 LGBTQ-Friendly Taverns, Haunts & Hangouts. Last Call Chicago is a ...
Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame 2022 induction ceremony honors activists, artists, community organizations

Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame 2022 induction ceremony honors activists, artists, community organizations

The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame inducted eight individuals, three organizations and three "Friends of the Community" (allies) at an Oct. 11 ceremony hosted by The Chicago History Museum. Founded in 1991, it's the only city-sanctioned ...

  Entertainment

Entertainment

Steppenwolf offering free performances of '1919' on Nov. 1-5 in Chicago parks

Steppenwolf for Young Adults' (SYA) will bring its world-premiere adaptation of 1919 to audiences across Chicago this fall for a series of free performances through the Chicago Park District's "Night Out in the Parks" initiative. The
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Chicago History Museum to host 'Supreme Models' screening Nov. 4

Chicago History Museum to host 'Supreme Models' screening Nov. 4

The Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum will host the official Midwest screening of Supreme Models and an exclusive in-person celebration on Friday, Nov. 4, 5:30-9:30 p.m. at The Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark ...
Chicago Artists Coalition announces departure of executive director

Chicago Artists Coalition announces departure of executive director

Chicago Artists Coalition (CAC) announced that Teresa Silva, CAC's executive and artistic director, will leave the organization on Wed., Oct. 26. CAC Board Chair J. Gibran Villalobos will serve as interim executive director during the executiv ...
Haven hosting 'Rocky Horror Picture Party' on Oct. 29-30

Haven hosting 'Rocky Horror Picture Party' on Oct. 29-30

Haven is welcoming back its "Science Fiction/Double Feature: A Rocky Horror Picture Party"—an immersive Rocky Horror-themed Halloween party that brings to life in vivid technicolor the world of the cult-classic film. Hosted by Helena Handbasket, the ...
Sam Smith releasing new album, 'Gloria,' in January 2023

Sam Smith releasing new album, 'Gloria,' in January 2023

Multi-platinum-selling Grammy-, Brit-, Golden Globe- and Oscar-winning artist/songwriter Sam Smith will release Gloria, their fourth studio album, on Jan. 27, 2023 via Capitol Records. According to a press release, the ...
Jeff Awards for Equity Theater presented

Jeff Awards for Equity Theater presented

-- From a press release

CHICAGO — In its 54th anniversary celebration of Equity theater excellence, the Jeff Awards recognized 46 award recipients selected from among 201 theater artist nominees across 38 artistic and technical categories on Oct. 17. Award-winning Chicago ...
Billy Masters

Billy Masters

"I can't tell you how many times I have heard that young queer kids used to do the Wonder Woman spin when they were closeted. Whether you're out and proud now or you're still living with a secret identity, you are ...
SHOWBIZ 'Mean Girls' actor, Melissa Etheridge, asexual singer, Elton John, 'Glee'

SHOWBIZ 'Mean Girls' actor, Melissa Etheridge, asexual singer, Elton John, 'Glee'

Openly gay actor Jonathan Bennett (Mean Girls), in an Instagram video, reminded his followers of the importance of regular cancer screenings by documenting his experience getting a mammogram, according to ...
TELEVISION 'And Just Like That…' out on DVD on Dec. 13

TELEVISION 'And Just Like That…' out on DVD on Dec. 13

Carrie Bradshaw (played by Sarah Jessica Parker), Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) and Charlotte (Kristin Davis) as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases the first season of And Just Like That…—the new chapter ...
Sarah Siddons Society to honor Sandy Duncan on Nov. 14

Sarah Siddons Society to honor Sandy Duncan on Nov. 14

The Sarah Siddons Society, celebrating its 70th-anniversary year, will present its 2022 Award to three-time Tony Award nominee Sandy Duncan. The annual award is presented to an individual who has achieved outstanding artistic achievement in theater. ...
MOVIES 'Art and Pep' documents the accomplishments from and love between Chicago activists

MOVIES 'Art and Pep' documents the accomplishments from and love between Chicago activists

While giving a speech at a party early in the new documentary Art and Pep, activist and Sidetrack co-owner Arthur Johnston says, "The only ones we gay people can rely on is each other." Art and ...
MOVIES 'Beyond Ed Buck' to kick off Black Alphabet Film Festival on Nov. 5

MOVIES 'Beyond Ed Buck' to kick off Black Alphabet Film Festival on Nov. 5

Black Alphabet—a nonprofit committed to promoting equity awareness on behalf of the Black LGBTQ+ community through the use of media and the arts—announced the 9th Annual Black Alphabet Film Festival (BAFF) will kick off with the ...
MOVIES Reeling Film Festival announces award recipients

MOVIES Reeling Film Festival announces award recipients

Reeling: The 40th Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival announced the winners of the Best Narrative and Documentary Feature Jury and Audience Awards, recognizing artistic achievements in global LGBTQ+ independent ...
Queer rapper Chi Waller talks about her journey, music and Chicago connections

Queer rapper Chi Waller talks about her journey, music and Chicago connections

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Many people have taken the past couple of years to take stock of themselves and take their lives in new directions (often called pivoting, of course). Queer rapper Chi Waller has certainly done the same thing. ...

  Outlines

Chicago Fire FC announces club leadership moves

Chicago Fire FC announces club leadership moves

CHICAGO (Oct. 18, 2022) — Chicago Fire FC today announced a series of moves at the club leadership level. The club has exercised the 2023 contract options for Sporting Director Georg Heitz and Technical Director Sebastian ...
BOOKS Lesbian co-author discusses 'No More Police: A Case for Abolition'

BOOKS Lesbian co-author discusses 'No More Police: A Case for Abolition'

"We don't need all the answers to start down the road toward where we want to go: a world where everyone has safety, food, clean water, shelter, education, health, art, beauty, and rest."—No More Police: A ...
WNBA Draft Lottery 2023 presented by State Farm to take place Friday, Nov. 11

WNBA Draft Lottery 2023 presented by State Farm to take place Friday, Nov. 11

NEW YORK—WNBA Draft Lottery 2023 Presented by State Farm will be broadcast on Friday, Nov. 11, at 5:30 p.m. ET, the WNBA announced today. ESPN2 will air a 30-minute WNBA Draft Lottery special leading into its ...
Chicago Red Stars' playoff run ends with 2-1 loss to San Diego

Chicago Red Stars' playoff run ends with 2-1 loss to San Diego

In California, the Chicago Red Stars' seventh consecutive playoff campaign came to an early end after a 2-1 overtime loss to San Diego Wave FC in the quarterfinal round of the National Women's Soccer League playoffs ...
Bears, Blackhawks both lose

Bears, Blackhawks both lose

On Oct. 13 in front of a national audience that could watch the game on Prime Video, the Chicago Bears (2-4) fell at home to the Washington Commanders (2-4) by the low score of 12-7. After ...
SPORTS Blackhawks' season begins on low note

SPORTS Blackhawks' season begins on low note

For their first game of the 2022-23 season, the Chicago Blackhawks had to take on the NHL defending champion Colorado Avalanche—in Colorado. So the result wasn't unexpected: Chicago (0-1-0) fell to Colorado (1-0-0) 5-2 on Oct. ...






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