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Windy City Times 2022-11-16

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Senate marriage equality bill advances with 62-37 bipartisan vote

Senate marriage equality bill advances with 62-37 bipartisan vote

A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators voted 62-37 for cloture—the end of debate—for the Respect for Marriage Act (RMA), signaling passage in the near future for the measure that enshrines marriage equality into federal law. The ...
Rights advocates: Nov. 16 Senate vote a 'backstop' against SCOTUS overreach

Rights advocates: Nov. 16 Senate vote a 'backstop' against SCOTUS overreach

Representatives from HRC and GLAD met with media virtually the morning of Nov. 16 to discuss the implications of the Respect of Marriage Act. That legislation, scheduled for a Senate vote the same day, codifies marriage ...
Reports: Senate to vote on marriage equality law Nov. 16

Reports: Senate to vote on marriage equality law Nov. 16

The U.S. Senate will vote on a measure enshrining marriage equality into law Wednesday, according to reports. Supporters of the measure, known as the Respect for Marriage Act, which aims to protect against an eventual repeal ...
AG Raoul files amicus brief supporting transgender athlete's rights

AG Raoul files amicus brief supporting transgender athlete's rights

AG Raoul files amicus brief supporting transgender athlete's rights Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul was one of an interstate coalition of attorneys general filing an amicus brief challenging an Indiana ...
REPORTS: Tunney will not run to be Chicago mayor

REPORTS: Tunney will not run to be Chicago mayor

Outgoing Ald. Tom Tunney (44th ward) will not be among the challengers to incumbent Mayor Lori Lightfoot in the upcoming city election, according to multiple reports. Tunney's decision was first reported Nov. 10 in Chicago Tribune. ...

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Opinion: What are the most banned books? Take a guess.

Opinion: What are the most banned books? Take a guess.

The Latin word for book is liber. It is also the Latin word for "free," as in not a slave but a person who enjoys freedom (liberty). The word library means a home for books, a place of liberation, a sacred ...
NATIONAL Political results, communicable-disease law, Urvashi Vaid

NATIONAL Political results, communicable-disease law, Urvashi Vaid

Sharice Davids won the election for Kansas' 3rd Congressional District. In 2018, she made history when she became the first out LGBTQ+ person elected to Congress from Kansas and one of the first two Native American women ever ...
WORLD Indian judge, marriage items, LGBTQ+-friendly countries

WORLD Indian judge, marriage items, LGBTQ+-friendly countries

A judge who could pave the way to legalizing marriage equality in India took charge as chief justice, Bloomberg reported. As a judge on the top court, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud was a member of the five-member ...
Lambda Legal challenges anti-HIV military policy

Lambda Legal challenges anti-HIV military policy

Lambda Legal filed a legal challenge to the U.S. military policy that prevents people living with HIV from enlisting in the U.S. Armed Forces, according to a press release. The current policy requires that applicants for ...
Chicago Black Gay Men's Caucus presents its 2022 LoveFest

Chicago Black Gay Men's Caucus presents its 2022 LoveFest

headline; Black Gay Men's Caucus holds Annual LoveFest by Vernon Hester After a two-year hiatus following the Covid-19 Pandemic, The Black Gay Men's Caucus held its annual LoveFest on November 6 at Bassline Bar at 2239 ...
Center on Halsted hosts health resource event for LGBTQ+ seniors

Center on Halsted hosts health resource event for LGBTQ+ seniors

Center on Halsted hosted How to Plan for your Changing Health Needs, a Senior Citizen Resource Fair with a particular focus for members of the LGBTQ community on Nov. 8. A host of representatives from medical, ...

  Entertainment

Entertainment

Wright re-signs with Red Stars; NU wins; Cubs' offer rejected

The Chicago Red Stars announced the re-signing of defender Arin Wright to a two-year contract.
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Gay man to head Chicago Latino Theater Alliance

Gay man to head Chicago Latino Theater Alliance

The Chicago Latino Theater Alliance (CLATA) announced the appointment of Jorge Valdivia as its new executive director, according to the Lawndale News. Valdivia's previous position was director of performing arts at the National Museum of Mexic ...
Hong Kong lesbian romance premieres at local film festival

Hong Kong lesbian romance premieres at local film festival

Hong Kong Lesbian Romance Premieres At Film Festival by Vernon Hester �As part of the semi-annual Asian Pop-Up Cinema Film Festival, which ran from September 10 through November 6, The First Girl I Loved had its ...
Filmmaker Elegance Bratton reflects on The Inspection

Filmmaker Elegance Bratton reflects on The Inspection

Gay writer and director Elegance Bratton has come a long way after growing up in New Jersey and being unhoused for 10 years. He eventually joined the Marine Corps, which led to his becoming the filmmaker ...
Siah Berlatsky writes a love letter with new play Malapert Love

Siah Berlatsky writes a love letter with new play Malapert Love

Transgender playwright Siah Berlatsky has created an original work called Malapert Love that is currently being presented by the team of The Artistic Home. The world premiere opened on November 10, 2022, at The Den Theatre ...
Billy Masters: Everyone counts their eggs before they're hatched, and other dish to start the week

Billy Masters: Everyone counts their eggs before they're hatched, and other dish to start the week

"I'm Not Defending us.Haters are Gonna Hate...Doesn' Matter That we're Happy & Not Bothering Anyone" —Cher tweets her response to criticism of her relationship with music producer Alexander Edwards—who is less than half her age. ...
Bears fall to Lions; Bulls get blown out; Hossa celebration

Bears fall to Lions; Bulls get blown out; Hossa celebration

Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, the Chicago Bears (3-7) fell to the Detroit Lions (3-6) 31-30 at Soldier Field on Nov. 13. The loss happened despite another stellar performance from Chicago quarterback Justin Fields—and ...
SHOWBIZ Queer channel, gay actor dies, Jeopardy!, Luke and Chris Evans

SHOWBIZ Queer channel, gay actor dies, Jeopardy!, Luke and Chris Evans

Fuse Media—a Latino-owned, multiplatform entertainment company—announced that in partnership with OUTtv, it is expanding its suite of DEI FAST channels with the launch of the channel OUTtv Proud, per a press release. Set for a 2023 ...
Blackhawks win; NU loses again

Blackhawks win; NU loses again

The Chicago Blackhawks (6-5-3) edged the Anaheim Ducks (4-10-1) 3-2 in California on Nov. 12. It was the Blackhawks' first win in regulation since ...
Nagasato re-signs with Red Stars

Nagasato re-signs with Red Stars

The Chicago Red Stars announced the re-signing of Yuki Nagasato to a one-year contract with a one-year option. Nagasato was a member of the Red Stars during 2017-2020 and spent one year in Kentucky as a ...
THEATER REVIEW: The Mark of Kane

THEATER REVIEW: The Mark of Kane

The Mark of Kane Playwright: Mark Pracht At: City Lit Theatre Tickets: www.cityl ...
U.S. women's soccer makes history after loss to Germany

U.S. women's soccer makes history after loss to Germany

The United States women's soccer team lost again, falling 2-1 to Germany on Nov. 10 at DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. According to The Guardian, it's the U.S. team's first three-game skid since 1993 ...

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