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Windy City Times 2022-11-09

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History made: More LGBTQ+ people elected to congress than ever before

-- From an HRC press release

Washington, DC — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) — the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization — hailed the victory of at least ...
Brittney Griner sent to Russian penal colony

Brittney Griner sent to Russian penal colony

U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner has been moved from a detention center outside of Moscow to a Russian penal colony to begin serving out her nine-year sentence on drug smuggling charges, NPR reported. A statement from ...
Breaking News

Wednesday morning election results: LGBT+ governor, congressional candidates

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, a popular Democrat in a deeply blue state, coasted to victory Tuesday as predicted, becoming the first lesbian to be elected governor of any state. Another lesbian candidate for governor, Tina ...
Pritzker projected to defeat Bailey, win second term as governor

Pritzker projected to defeat Bailey, win second term as governor

Incumbent Gov. JB Pritzker was projected to quickly and handily win a second term in the governor's mansion the evening of Nov. 8, defeating state Sen. Darren Bailey in a contentious race that had seemed to ...
Maura Healey shatters lavender ceiling in Massachusetts; no U.S. state had elected a lesbian governor

Maura Healey shatters lavender ceiling in Massachusetts; no U.S. state had elected a lesbian governor

-- From a press release

Washington, DC — Tonight LGBTQ Victory Fund candidate Maura Healey won the Massachusetts gubernatorial race — becoming the first out LGBTQ governor of Massachusetts and one of the first out lesbian governors in U.S. history. Tina ...

  News

News

Erick Russell shatters lavender ceiling; first Black LGBTQ person elected to statewide position in U.S. history

-- From a press release

Washington, DC — Today LGBTQ Victory Fund candidate Erick Russell won the election for Connecticut state Treasurer. With this victory, he is now the first Black out LGBTQ person ever elected to statewide office in U.S. ...
News

HISTORY MADE: Oregon's Tina Kotek one of first lesbian governors in U.S history

-- From a press release

SALEM — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, hailed the victory of HRC-endorsed Tina Kotek in her bid to become the governo ...
News

Eric Sorensen wins Illinois' 17th Congressional District general election

-- From a press release

MOLINE, IL — Tonight, Eric Sorensen declared victory in Illinois' 17th Congressional District General Election and issued the following statement: "From day one, we said this campaign was about electing a Representative who was known and ...
News

National AIDS Memorial names 2022-2023 Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship recipients

-- From a press release

SAN FRANCISCO, California, Nov. 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The National AIDS Memorial has announced its 2022/2023 Pedro Zamora Young Leaders scholars, its largest and most diverse class ever, providing ...
ELECTIONS 2022 Illinois Supreme Court results (Updated)

ELECTIONS 2022 Illinois Supreme Court results (Updated)

The Illinois Supreme Court has been in Democratic control since 1969 and seems likely to remain that way for the next ten years. Democratic candidate and 19th Circuit Court Associate Judge Elizabeth Rochford defeated Republican candidate ...
News

ELECTIONS 2022 U.S. Senate and House races in Illinois results (Updated)

Incumbent U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D), as was widely expected by political commentators, defeated challengers Kathy Salvi (R) and Bill Redpath (I) with 57 percent of the vote. In the House, three members from Illinois are ...
Election 2022: Guide to the LGBTQ+ candidates' results

Election 2022: Guide to the LGBTQ+ candidates' results

This year's general election featured many openly LGBTQ+ candidates on ballots throughout Illinois. Here are results known as of publication the evening of Nov. 8. Windy City Times will update this list as more information becomes ...
Mister International Rubber takes the stage at Center on Halsted, Riviera Theatre

Mister International Rubber takes the stage at Center on Halsted, Riviera Theatre

The MIR26 (Mister International Rubber) competition took place at the Center on Halsted and the Riviera Theatre over the Nov. 4-6 weekend. Pusckatt Pumera Onyx won the competition. The event was co-emceed by Lucy Stoole and ...
Chicago History Museum holds special screening, panel discussion

Chicago History Museum holds special screening, panel discussion

The Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum presented a special screening of the Youtube Originals series Supreme Models: The Documentary and a panel with an array of A-list fashion industry panelists. Among the participants were ...
News

ABA names recipients of 2023 Stonewall Award honoring LGBT advancements in legal profession

-- From a press release

CHICAGO, Nov. 7, 2022 — Three longstanding LGBT legal activists will be honored by the American Bar Association Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity with its 10th annual Stonewall Award during a ceremony on Feb. ...
WORLD Gay governor, Tokyo partnership policy, Daniel Radcliffe, Korean first

WORLD Gay governor, Tokyo partnership policy, Daniel Radcliffe, Korean first

On Oct. 30, the first openly gay governor of Brazil was re-elected in a runoff election, The Washington Blade noted. Rio Grande do Sul Gov. Eduardo Leite, a member of the centrist Brazilian Social Democracy Party, ...
NATIONAL Pageant ruling, AOC, gay journalists, Dwyane Wade, trans activist

NATIONAL Pageant ruling, AOC, gay journalists, Dwyane Wade, trans activist

A federal appeals court ruled that the operator of the Miss United States of America pageant (not to be confused with the Miss USA pageant) can't be forced to allow openly transgender women into its competitions, ...
PASSAGES Singer Aaron Carter dies at 34

PASSAGES Singer Aaron Carter dies at 34

Singer Aaron Carter—the brother of Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter—has died after apparently drowning at his L.A. home at age 34, according to media reports. TMZ originally reported the news. The outlet said that he was ...
Officials visit Brittney Griner for first time in months

Officials visit Brittney Griner for first time in months

Officials from the U.S. embassy in Moscow met with Brittney Griner on Nov. 3, according to Reuters. It was the first visit in months for the out lesbian WNBA star who is jailed in Russia and could soon be transferred to ...
News

Chicago Teachers Union: Lightfoot's CPS team must remove Jones HS principal, address racially hostile environment

-- From a Chicago Teachers Union press release

CHICAGO, Nov. 3, 2022 — The Chicago Teachers Union issued the following statement after learning of another incidence of intolerance at Jones College Prep High School, which has been dogged by complaints of antisemitism, racism and ...
News

HRC Chicago to bestow annual Community Visibility Award, spotlight local partners

-- From a press release

CHICAGO, IL, November 3, 2022 — E. Patrick Johnson, Dean of the School of Communication and Annenberg University Professor of Performance Studies and African American Studies at Northwestern University is to be recognized for distinguished service ...
News

Washington DC to host WorldPride in 2025

-- From a press release

Washington DC, November 4, 2022… InterPride, an international association of over 400 Pride organizations from over 70 countries, announced that the Capital Pride Alliance (CPA) has been selected to host WorldPride in 2025. "CPA is thrilled ...
News

Tulsa business attacked after hosting drag event, HRC responds

-- From a press release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Oct. 31, news broke that a business based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the Donut Hole, was vandalized when someone threw a Molotov cocktail — a hand-thrown incendiary weapon — after hosting an event ...
Touche Chicago's 45th-anniversary celebration marred by racist performance

Touche Chicago's 45th-anniversary celebration marred by racist performance

Racist performance mires Touche Chicago's 45th anniversary celebration By Carrie Maxwell On Nov. 1, the leather, fetish and bear-focused Touche Chicago celebrated its 45th anniversary with a feature performance by ...

  Entertainment

Entertainment

Billy Masters: Connor shocks by holding hands with a girl, and other dish to start the week

"Beverly Hills is riveting. It is riveting for many reasons. All the gays that I have are obsessed with it, so I would go on that one. Lisa Rinna is such a good villain. So I like that one." —Jennifer Coolidge
...
SHOWBIZ Gay racer, GALECA, Lena Waithe, 'Chicago,' LGBTQ+ films

SHOWBIZ Gay racer, GALECA, Lena Waithe, 'Chicago,' LGBTQ+ films

Gay motorsports racer Zach Herrin made his long-awaited debut in a NASCAR-affiliated race in Phoenix, The Advocate noted. "I know I have a lot of eyes on me, and all I want to do is get out there and blur everything ...
Actress Rebel Wilson gets engaged, announces birth of first child [UPDATE]

Actress Rebel Wilson gets engaged, announces birth of first child [UPDATE]

Actress Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect) is engaged to girlfriend Ramona Agruma after dating for seven months, according to Page Six. ...
Openly gay country performer Patrick Haggerty passes away

Openly gay country performer Patrick Haggerty passes away

Patrick Haggerty was the first of his kind. Long before Ty Herndon, Paisley Fields, Brandi Carlile, Orville Peck, Andrew Sa, or Trixie Mattel, Haggerty recorded what is widely cited as the first gay Country music album ...

  Outlines

Sydney WorldPride plans a celebration like no other

Sydney WorldPride plans a celebration like no other

Special to Windy City Times

WorldPride is heading Down Under in 2023. Sydney has been named the official location for WorldPride next year, and the cosmopolitan city is planning to go all-out to welcome LGBTQ+ guests from all over the world. ...
Bulls exact revenge on Raptors; NU has mixed results; Loyola wins

Bulls exact revenge on Raptors; NU has mixed results; Loyola wins

In the second of back-to-back games against the Toronto Raptors (6-5), the Chicago Bulls (6-6) won 111-97 as Zach LaVine posted his first 30-point game of the season, according to NBC Sports. "They want me to ...
Bears fall to Dolphins; Bulls lose, too

Bears fall to Dolphins; Bulls lose, too

At Soldier Field on Nov. 6, the Chicago Bears (3-6) suffered a tough loss to the Miami Dolphins (6-3), falling 35-32. However, Chicago quarterback Justin Fields managed to shine. He rushed for 178 yards—including a highlight-reel ...
SAVOR Tabu

SAVOR Tabu

The West Loop has no shortage of tantalizing brunches to try each weekend. Add Tabu's (401 N. Morgan St.; https://tabuchicago.com/) to the mix. This pan-Latin spot ...
Ohio State gets by NU; Blackhawks get shut out

Ohio State gets by NU; Blackhawks get shut out

On a blustery, rainy day in Evanston, the Ohio State Buckeyes football team (#2 in the country with a 9-0 record) got by the Northwestern Wildcats 21-7 on Nov. 5. "I've never been around conditions like ...
Chicago Red Stars assistant coach Morinao Imaizumi leaves club

Chicago Red Stars assistant coach Morinao Imaizumi leaves club

CHICAGO, Ill. (Nov. 3, 2022) - Chicago Red Stars assistant coach Morinao Imaizumi will depart the club after helping lead the team to a seventh-consecutive playoff berth. "Ima is a first-class professional. He made an immediate ...






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