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Windy City Times 2022-11-23

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Brave Space Alliance releases statement on forensic audit of organizational finances

-- From a press release

CHICAGO, IL - The Board of Directors ("Board") of Brave Space Alliance (BSA) has sent a report to the Illinois Attorney General Office's Charitable Trust Bureau outlining the findings of ...
Chicagoans pay tribute to Club Q victims

Chicagoans pay tribute to Club Q victims

Community advocates and political officials were among those who gathered for a candlelight vigil outside Nobody's Darling, 1744 W. Balmoral Ave., the evening of Nov. 20 to remember the LGBTQ+ individuals killed and injured the previous ...
Breaking News

Five dead after mass shooting at Colorado LGBTQ+ nightclub

At least five people are dead and 18 people were injured after a mass shooting took place at a Colorado Springs LGBTQ+ nightclub late the evening of Nov. 19, according to multiple reports. An unidentified suspect ...

  News

PASSAGES: LGBTQ+ ally, activist and artist Charlotte Newfeld passes away

PASSAGES: LGBTQ+ ally, activist and artist Charlotte Newfeld passes away

LGBTQ+ ally, activist and artist Charlotte Newfeld died Nov. 17 due to natural causes. She was 91. At the time of her death, Newfeld was living at the Dobson Memory Care facility in Evanston. Newfeld was ...
News

The Northalsted Business Alliance makes statement on Club Q Shooting in Colorado Springs

-- From a press release

The Northalsted Business Alliance shares its thoughts and prayers with our LGBTQ+ family in Colorado suffering from yet another senseless gun tragedy. We mourn the five lives lost and stand with those injured and traumatized. Violent ...
Gay candidates Lopez, Lawson file papers for 2023 aldermanic race

Gay candidates Lopez, Lawson file papers for 2023 aldermanic race

Ald. Raymond Lopez (15th Ward), an openly gay City Council member who has been an ardent foe of Mayor Lightfoot, announced Nov. 21 that he was dropping his bid for Lightfoot's mayoral seat, and would instead ...
News

Kris Mayes shatters lavender ceiling; first LGBTQ person elected Arizona Attorney General

-- From a press release

Washington, DC — Today LGBTQ Victory Fund candidate Kris Mayes won the election for Arizona Attorney General. With this historic win, she is now the first out LGBTQ Attorney General in Arizona history. Mayor Annise Parker, ...
Trans Day of Remembrance 2022: Chicagoans remember Elise Malary

Trans Day of Remembrance 2022: Chicagoans remember Elise Malary

Dozens of community members and advocates gathered in Andersonville the afternoon of Nov. 20, braving cold temperatures to honor the memory of activist Elise Malary. The event, a collaboration between local organizations that included Chicago Therapy ...
News

OnePulse releases statement on Club Q mass shooting

-- From a press release

Orlando, FL — onePULSE Foundation, the not-for-profit established following the June 12, 2016 tragedy to honor and preserve the legacy of those killed and create a sanctuary of hope, today released the following statement: "We are ...
Equality Illinois on the Club Q shooting

Equality Illinois on the Club Q shooting

-- From a press release

Statement from Brian C. Johnson, CEO of Equality Illinois, the state's LGBTQ+ civil rights organization, on the Club Q shooting: On a day already marked by sadness, the LGBTQ+ community woke up to the tragic news ...
News

Lambda Legal reacts to shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs

-- From a press release

New York, November 20, 2022 — Lambda Legal CEO Kevin Jennings issued the following statement about the mass shooting at Club Q, the LGBTQ+ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado: "We mourn with the LGBTQ+ community in ...
News

GLAAD responds to mass shooting in Colorado Springs

-- From a press release

(New York, NY - November 20, 2022) - GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, is responding to the mass shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs that killed ...
News

HRC responds to fatal shooting at LGBTQ+ nightclub in Colorado Springs

-- From a press release

Colorado Springs, CO — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, responded to media reports of a fatal shooting at Club Q in Colo ...
NATIONAL Respect for Marriage Act, lesbian judge, gay official resigns

NATIONAL Respect for Marriage Act, lesbian judge, gay official resigns

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) said that debate on the Respect for Marriage Act (RFMA) is suspended and will continue on Nov. 28, when the Senate reconvenes after Thanksgiving, LGBTQ Nation reported. The RFMA ...
WORLD Brazilian musician, top LGBTQ+ cruises, Elon Musk, anti-trans attack

WORLD Brazilian musician, top LGBTQ+ cruises, Elon Musk, anti-trans attack

Brazilian musician Pedro Sampaio revealed that he dates men and women, Out noted. Sampaio has 7 million monthly listeners on Spotify, more than 5 million followers on Instagram and several music videos with more than 50 ...
Passages: Sexologist and activist Dr. Thomas Gertz passes away

Passages: Sexologist and activist Dr. Thomas Gertz passes away

Sexologist and activist Dr. Thomas Gertz died Oct. 28 due to natural causes. He was 77. At the time of his death, Gertz was in an assisted living facility. He had previously lived at Heartland ...
News

VIEWPOINT 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 ...
News

VIEWPOINT The geopolitics of being Brittney Griner

WNBA All-Star Brittney Griner was arrested a week before Russia invaded Ukraine. On Feb. 17, the Russian Federal Customs Service detained Griner at Sheremetyevo International Airport for allegedly transporting cannabis-derived ...

  Entertainment

Entertainment

Baton Show Lounge unveils new male burlesque

On the evening of Nov. 17, Baton Show Lounge, 4713 N. Broadway, presented Burlesque Royale, a new male review featuring local and national talent. Produced by noted photographer Ramsey Prince, the sold-out show featured vocalists Danika
...
New York theaters bounce back: Four shows ask questions about identity

New York theaters bounce back: Four shows ask questions about identity

All theater critics worth their salt should take a bite of the Big Apple now and then, savoring the bright lights of Broadway and a soggy slice of what passes for pizza. On my first visit in nearly three years, Broadway ...
Billy Masters: Candace Cameron Bure keeps it in the family, and all the Thanksgiving dish you need to start the week

Billy Masters: Candace Cameron Bure keeps it in the family, and all the Thanksgiving dish you need to start the week

"I will be dating Pete Davidson next." —Dionne Warwick tweets she'll be the next woman in Davidson's long list of ex-paramours. Davidson's former SNL co-star Jay Pharoah says Pete told him the secret of his success. ...
SHOWBIZ Grammy nominees, Gabrielle Union, Trevor Noah, Brendan Fraser

SHOWBIZ Grammy nominees, Gabrielle Union, Trevor Noah, Brendan Fraser

Out Magazine compiled a list of some of the 2023 LGBTQA+ Grammy nominees. Among those on the list were Brandi Carlile (who earned another seven Grammy nominations this year, raising her career total to 25), Lady ...
Red Stars update roster; Blackhawks, Bulls lose; Hossa's thoughts

Red Stars update roster; Blackhawks, Bulls lose; Hossa's thoughts

The Chicago Red Stars have updated the status of the club's roster as the team prepares for the 2023 season. With 13 players already under contract at least through next season, ...

  Outlines

Fields hurt as Bears lose; 'Hawks fall; NU field hockey; Loyola

Fields hurt as Bears lose; 'Hawks fall; NU field hockey; Loyola

Nov. 20 was a long day for Chicago sports teams. In Georgia, the Chicago Bears (3-8) fell to the Atlanta Falcons (5-6) by a score of 24-21 on Nov. 20 as the Bears' dynamic starting quarterback, ...
SAVOR The Hen of Lincoln Park

SAVOR The Hen of Lincoln Park

There are several reasons that The Hen of Lincoln Park (2423 N. Clark St.; https://thehenoflp.com/) is a popular brunch spot. Nested in the heart of—surprise!—Lincoln Park, this casual spot is in a location that draws a ...
Blackhawks get crushed; NU's futility streak continues

Blackhawks get crushed; NU's futility streak continues

Taking on the nearly invincible Boston Bruins (16-2-0) at their home, the Chicago Blackhawks (6-8-3) were routed 6-1 on Nov. 19. Boston's win extends the Bruins' home winning streak to start the season at 11 games, ...
Bulls lose to Magic as LaVine is benched; NU women's field hockey

Bulls lose to Magic as LaVine is benched; NU women's field hockey

On Nov. 18 at the United Center, the Chicago Bulls (6-10) lost to the Orlando Magic (5-11) by a score of 108-107. Coach Billy Donovan benched Zach LaVine (who only had four points) for the final ...
Chicago debuts new rugby team

Chicago debuts new rugby team

On Nov. 17, officials from Major League Rugby announced that a new franchise named the Chicago Hounds will begin play in February 2023, per a press release. At the news conference in downtown Chicago, the league ...
SAVOR Celebrity Chef Ball; 'Chefsgiving'; Ralph's Coffee

SAVOR Celebrity Chef Ball; 'Chefsgiving'; Ralph's Coffee

More than 50 top Chicago chefs—including many Michelin, James Beard, and Bib Gourmand awardees—worked together to create a truly unique experience for supporters of Meals on Wheels Chicago (MoWC). Because of their hard work and the ...






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