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Windy City Times 2022-11-02

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The Haunted Halsted Halloween Parade turns 25

The Haunted Halsted Halloween Parade turns 25

The legendary Haunted Halsted Halloween Parade returned for the 25th time on Oct. 31. Kicking off at 7:30 p.m. from Halsted Street and Belmont Avenue, the parade route traveled north before looping back to a large ...
News

GUEST EDITORIAL The Workers' Rights Amendment is a vote for equality

It is the American Dream: Work hard and you can achieve a middle-class life. This narrative is a broken bargain for too many in today's workforce. A far worse bargain exists for the LGBTQ+ community, especially ...
School of the Art Institute auction on Nov. 1-14, auction party on Nov. 11

School of the Art Institute auction on Nov. 1-14, auction party on Nov. 11

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is inviting all art collectors and enthusiasts to an online auction taking place Nov. 1-14 on Artsy.net, where a diverse group of SAIC alums and faculty will ...
Santa Speedo Run Northalsted to return, has raised more $500,000+ for Chicago's LGBTQ+ community

Santa Speedo Run Northalsted to return, has raised more $500,000+ for Chicago's LGBTQ+ community

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (Nov. 1, 2022) The Santa Speedo Run Northalsted is back with a full afternoon of events that begin at noon on Saturday, Dec 3. Proceeds from the annual event benefit Center on Halsted, Chicago's LGBTQ ...
WCT's Andrew Davis moves to The TRiiBE, Matt Simonette named WCT Executive Editor

WCT's Andrew Davis moves to The TRiiBE, Matt Simonette named WCT Executive Editor

Windy City Times news release

Longtime Windy City Times executive editor Andrew Davis is stepping down from his post to take a new full-time role as digital news editor of The TRiiBE, an outlet that is working to reshape the narrative ...
Queer Art announces 2023 Queer Art Mentorship Fellow

Queer Art announces 2023 Queer Art Mentorship Fellow

-- From a press release

Queer|Art, NYC's home for the creative and professional development of LGBTQ+ artists, is pleased to announce the new Fellows for the 2023 Queer|Art|Mentorship (QAM) program cycle. The Mentorship program is ...
Billy Masters

Billy Masters

"Well, I am as hurt and shocked as if I have lost a family member. Leslie and I had a special bond. I think the world felt they had a special bond with him. I know people always say, 'Oh, they ...
2023 ELECTIONS Sarandon, Epps back Green; Johnson enters mayoral race

2023 ELECTIONS Sarandon, Epps back Green; Johnson enters mayoral race

Chicago mayoral candidate Ja'Mal Green has received the endorsement of two high-profile celebrities in his run, according to a campaign press release. Actress Susan Sarandon and actor/comedian Mike Epps both offered their full support to energize ...
Brazil's far-right president Bolsonaro defeated in election

Brazil's far-right president Bolsonaro defeated in election

Brazil's former leftist president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, has completed an astonishing political comeback, beating the far-right, staunchly anti-LGBTQ+ incumbent Jair Bolsonaro in one of the most significant elections ...
NATIONAL Birth certificates, university items, drag-show standoff, 'Models of Pride'

NATIONAL Birth certificates, university items, drag-show standoff, 'Models of Pride'

Following a lawsuit from ACLU, ACLU of West Virginia and the Harvard Law School LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources' Vital Registration Office has introduced more accessible and safer policies ...
WORLD World Cup, Ukraine president, purge survivors, Eddie Izzard

WORLD World Cup, Ukraine president, purge survivors, Eddie Izzard

Fahad bin Mohammed Al-Attiyah, Qatar's ambassador to the UK, said LGBTQ+ couples visiting the country for the World Cup can "hold hands" but should be mindful of "public displays of affection," according to PinkNews. He told ...
N.Y. governor signs bill that helps LGBTQ+ seniors

N.Y. governor signs bill that helps LGBTQ+ seniors

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a bill into law making New York the latest state to expand the accessibility of services to LGBTQ+ people ages 60 and older—a demographic that is disproportionately affected by poverty ...
News

$44B Musk/Twitter deal raises questions about content moderation, HRC responds

-- From a press release

WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, issued a statement following Elon Musk completing his purchase ...
Memorial for Urvashi Vaid to be livestreamed Nov. 3

Memorial for Urvashi Vaid to be livestreamed Nov. 3

A memorial celebration of the life of Urvashi Vaid will be held on Thursday, Nov. 3, at 5 p.m. ET/4 p.m. CT at B'Nai Jesherun, 258 W. 88th St., New York City. In-person RSVPs are at capacity. However, the event will ...
Sheryl Lee Ralph producing HIV/AIDS documentary

Sheryl Lee Ralph producing HIV/AIDS documentary

Recent Emmy winner Sheryl Lee Ralph has signed on to produce Unexpected, a documentary short about women of color living with HIV in the South, Variety reported. Directed by Zeberiah Newman, the film will chronicle Masonia ...
Nancy Pelosi's husband violently attacked at home [UPDATE]

Nancy Pelosi's husband violently attacked at home [UPDATE]

Paul Pelosi, the husband of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was attacked at the couple's home in San Francisco early on Oct. 28. Drew Hammill, a spokesman for Nancy Pelosi, said the assailant is in custody ...
Indiana court upholds decision to separate trans child from allegedly abusive parents

Indiana court upholds decision to separate trans child from allegedly abusive parents

The Indiana Court of Appeals upheld a lower court's decision to remove a transgender child from the parents' custody due to allegations of abuse and their refusal to support the teen's gender identity, The Los Angeles ...
Lighthouse Foundation to host LGBTQ+ prom on Nov. 5

Lighthouse Foundation to host LGBTQ+ prom on Nov. 5

Lighthouse Foundation of Chicagoland (LF) invites LGBTQ+ folks 18 and older to attend LF's inaugural LGBTQ+ Prom, "Fall Ball." The event—a re-imagination of the prom experience through a Black, queer lens—will be held Saturday, Nov. ...
Chicago mural of Kanye West painted over in wake of antisemitic remarks

Chicago mural of Kanye West painted over in wake of antisemitic remarks

A West Loop mural image of Ye, the artist formerly known as Kanye West, was painted over on Oct. 27, as fallout continued over the Chicago native's recent controversial and antisemitic public statements, The Chicago-Sun Times ...
News

GLAAD releases research featuring LGBTQ records of candidates in key midterm election races

-- From a press release. Video below

(New York, NY - October 27, 2022) In partnership with local and state equality groups, GLAAD released a compilation of resources highlighting what's at stake for voters who care about LGBTQ-related issues in this year's midterm ...
Howard Brown Health's Big Orange Ball has 'Saturday Night Fever' theme

Howard Brown Health's Big Orange Ball has 'Saturday Night Fever' theme

Howard Brown Health's Big Orange Ball was back in-person at Park West on Oct. 22—this time with a big (not orange) disco ball. About 300 people brought their Halloween spirit to the event, dressed in costumes ...
Esquire: Chicago has three of the country's 'most fun' LGBTQ+-inclusive bars

Esquire: Chicago has three of the country's 'most fun' LGBTQ+-inclusive bars

Esquire magazine's editorial staff curated a list of the "most fun and inclusive LGBTQ+-friendly bars"—and the choices may seem surprising. The magazine chose the Uptown spots Big Chicks and Carol's Pub as well as the Andersonville ...
Last Mexican state approves marriage equality

Last Mexican state approves marriage equality

On Oct. 27, Mexico's northeastern border state of Tamaulipas voted to recognize same-sex marriage, making it legal in every district in the country, Reuters reported. In its official Twitter account, the congress of Tamaulipas approved the ...

  Entertainment

Entertainment

SHOWBIZ Nathan Lane, gala, Beyonce, Kevin Aviance, Henry Cavill, Shania

Nathan Lane is returning to Broadway this winter to star in the debut run of Pictures of Home, per The Hollywood Reporter. Based on the photo memoir by Larry Sultan of the same name and adapted
...
Dave Koz's annual Christmas concert on Dec. 8 at The Chicago Theatre

Dave Koz's annual Christmas concert on Dec. 8 at The Chicago Theatre

Out gay saxophonist Dave Koz has released his eighth Christmas CD, Christmas Ballads, and will perform at the Chicago Theatre on Thursday, Dec. 8, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Dave Koz & Friends Christmas ...
'Too Hot to Handel' taking place Dec. 3-4

'Too Hot to Handel' taking place Dec. 3-4

The Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Ida B. Wells Dr., welcomes back "Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah" for its 18th presentation. This year, for the first time, the popular jazz-gospel-rock-funk version of G.F. Handel's traditional ...
Young trans playwright queers Shakespeare in new production 'Malapert Love'

Young trans playwright queers Shakespeare in new production 'Malapert Love'

The Artistic Home will debut Malapert Love on Nov. 5-Dec. 11 in Wicker Park at The Den Theatre's Upstairs Mainstage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. The gender-bending, Shakespearean romantic comedy was written by 18-year-old Siah Berlatsky, who's ...
THEATER 'The Golden Girls' holiday special Nov. 26-Dec. 30

THEATER 'The Golden Girls' holiday special Nov. 26-Dec. 30

Hell in a Handbag Productions is in The Golden Girls: The Lost Episodes, The Obligatory Holiday Special, playing Nov. 26-Dec. 30 at The Hoover-Leppen Theatre at The Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St. Dorothy, Rose, ...

  Outlines

Bulls beat Nets and controversial star Irving; Blackhawks lose fourth straight

Bulls beat Nets and controversial star Irving; Blackhawks lose fourth straight

It wasn't pretty, but the Chicago Bulls (4-4) battled back to beat the Brooklyn Nets 108-99 (2-6) on Nov. 1 in New York City. Zach LaVine had a season-high 29 points (20 in the fourth quarter), ...
Chicago Red Stars loan two players to Australian A-League women's clubs

Chicago Red Stars loan two players to Australian A-League women's clubs

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (October 31, 2022) - Two Chicago Red Stars players will spend the offseason on loan to clubs in the Australian A-League Women. Forward, Chelsie Dawber, will return to play with Adelaide United FC until May ...
Chicago Fire FC announces 2022 roster decisions

Chicago Fire FC announces 2022 roster decisions

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (Oct. 31, 2022) — Chicago Fire FC announced roster decisions for five players on the 2022 squad. The Fire have exercised the 2023 contract options for center backs Kendall Burks and Wyatt Omsberg. "We're very ...
Three Red Stars called up to national teams

Three Red Stars called up to national teams

-- From a press release

CHICAGO, Ill. (October 31, 2022) - Three Chicago Red Stars will join their national teams for international friendlies in November. Goalkeeper, Alyssa Naeher, and forward, Mallory Pugh, will join the ...
SAVOR Matcha Cita

SAVOR Matcha Cita

Just steps from the Morgan stop on the Pink and Green lines is a heavenly place. And if you don't believe this writer about Matcha Cita (1017 W. Lake St., with an additional spot at Studio ...
Bears lose to Cowboys; Blackhawks have a Wild loss

Bears lose to Cowboys; Blackhawks have a Wild loss

On Oct. 30, the Chicago Bears (3-5) fell to the Dallas Cowboys (6-2) 49-29 in Texas. Cowboys running back Tony Pollard got his fourth career start with Ezekiel Elliott sidelined with a knee injury—and ran for ...
Bulls and Blackhawks fall

Bulls and Blackhawks fall

At the United Center on Oct. 29, the Chicago Bulls (3-4) lost to the Philadelphia 76ers (3-4) 114-109. Philadelphia led by 19 midway through the second quarter before Chicago went on a big run to get ...
Portland Thorns are the new NWSL champions

Portland Thorns are the new NWSL champions

The Portland Thorns became NWSL (National Women's Soccer League) champions after a 2-0 win over the Kansas City Current at D.C.'s Audi Field on Oct. 29, NWSL Soccer reported. Portland opened the scoring after just four ...
DeRozan hits milestone in Bulls loss

DeRozan hits milestone in Bulls loss

The Chicago Bulls (3-3) fell to the San Antonio Spurs (4-2) 129-124 in Texas on Oct. 28—but there was one bright spot. Forward DeMar DeRozan (who finished with 33 points) scored his 20,000th career point across ...






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