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  SAVOR 'Hot Ones,' 101 complex opening, Casati's closing, Crumbl

—Feeling hot, hot, hot: The addictive show Hot Ones is coming to Chicago, Time Out Chicago noted. First We Feast is teaming with Stella Artois to bring the show/YouTube sensation—which has featured guests such as Tyra ...


 
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  The importance of becoming Ernest: Out actor Christopher Sieber dishes about the Death Becomes Her musical

Out and proud actor Christopher Sieber is part of the team bringing Death Becomes Her to life as a stage musical in the Windy City this spring. Sieber plays Ernest Menville, who was originally portrayed by ...


 
News

  Legislation to increase HIV testing, Linkage to Care Act passes Illinois House with bipartisan vote of 106

--From a press release

SPRINGFIELD — Thursday night, House Bill 5417, the Connection to HIV Testing and Linkage to Care Act, or the HIV TLC Act, championed by State Representative Kelly Cassidy (D-Chicago) passed the Illinois House of Representatives with ...


 
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  SAVOR Arshiya Farheen talks about her welcoming bakery, Verzenay

Just walking into the Lincoln Park bakery Verzanay, 2507 N. Lincoln Ave., is an experience. Somehow, the patisserie (named after a commune/town in France) simultaneously seems upscale and cozy. Friendly ...


 
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  LGBTQ+ Intergenerational Dialogue Project set to hold its second annual exhibition

The LGBTQ+ Intergenerational Dialogue Project will hold its second annual exhibition Friday, April 26 from 6-8 p.m. at Center on Addison, 806 W. Addison St., in Chicago's Lake View neighborhood. This free and open to the ...


 
News

  HRC continues call for Title IX rules that protect transgender student-athletes

--From a press release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced it has finalized a Title IX rule that clarifies the scope of nondiscrimination protections on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity throughout educational activities ...


 
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  New Title IX rules protects LGBTQ+ students...to a point

New Title IX guidelines finalized April 19 will protect the rights of LGBTQ+ students by federal law and further safeguards of victims of campus sexual assault, according to ABC News. But those protections don't extend to ...


 
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  Gerber/Hart Library and Archives holds third annual Spring Soiree benefit

Gerber/Hart Library and Archives (Gerber/Hart) hosted the "Courage in Community: The Gerber/ Hart Spring Soiree" event April 18 at Sidetrack, marking the everyday and extraordinary intrepidness of the entire LGBTQ+ ...


 
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  WORLD Nigeria arrest, Chilean murderer, trans ban, Olivier Awards, marriage items

Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission's (EFCC's) decision to arrest well-known transgender woman Idris Okuneye (also known as Bobrisky) over the practice of flaunting money has sparked questions among several ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ Celine Dion, 'The People's Joker,' Billy Porter, Patti LuPone, 'Strange Way'

I Am: Celine Dion will stream on Prime Video starting June 25, according to a press release. The film is described as follows: "Directed by Academy Award nominee Irene Taylor, I Am: Celine Dion gives us ...


 
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  NATIONAL Ohio law blocked, Trevor Project, Rev. Troy Perry, ICE suit, Elon Musk

In Ohio, Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Judge Michael Holbrook temporarily blocked a Republican-backed state law banning gender-affirming care (such as puberty blockers and hormones) for transgender minors from ...


 
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  BOOKS Frank Bruni gets political in 'The Age of Grievance'

In The Age of Grievance, longtime New York Times columnist and best-selling author Frank Bruni analyzes the ways in which grievance has come to define our current culture and politics, on both the right and left. ...


 
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  Kokandy Productions now accepting submissions for Chicago Musical Theater Fest returning Aug. 8-11

--From a press release

CHICAGO (April 18, 2024) — Kokandy Productions is pleased to open submissions for the 2024 Chicago Musical Theatre Festival, returning this summer following a four-year hiatus. Kokandy is thrilled to ...


 
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  Schools are back in downsized Chicago Pride Parade after merging under 'welcoming schools' umbrella

At least four schools are back in the Chicago Pride Parade lineup after they were previously told they wouldn't be able to march in this year's celebration due to new limitations enforced by the city. They ...


 
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  Hunter leads resolution declaring April 2024 as Minority Health Month

--From a press release

SPRINGFIELD — To raise awareness about the importance of cardiovascular health, particularly among minority communities, State Senator Mattie Hunter passed a resolution declaring April 2024 as Minority Health Month in ...


 
Supreme-Court-allows-Idaho-ban-on-gender-affirming-care-for-minors

  Supreme Court allows Idaho ban on gender-affirming care for minors

The U.S. Supreme Court has granted a request by Republican Idaho Attorney General Raul Labrador to lift a lower court's temporary injunction preventing the state from enforcing its felony ban on gender-affirming care for minors, The ...


 
THEATER-Blue-in-the-Right-Ways-Women-Beware-Women-offers-feminist-trans-take-on-a-troubling-Jacobean-tragedy

  THEATER Blue in the Right Way's 'Women Beware Women' offers feminist, trans take on a troubling Jacobean tragedy

"Problematic" is a great go-to adjective to describe Women Beware Women. This 1621 Jacobean tragedy is by English playwright Thomas Middleton, who is probably best remembered as a collaborator with William Shakespeare on their pessimistic tragedy ...


 
Howard-Brown-reaches-tentative-agreement-with-union-after-15-years-of-contentious-negotiations

  Howard Brown reaches tentative agreement with union after 1.5 years of contentious negotiations

Howard Brown Health has reached a tentative agreement with its union, after a year and a half of negotiations that included two workers strikes. The Illinois Nurses Association, which represents about 360 employees at Howard Brown ...


 
City-Council-passes-Lesbian-Visibility-Week-proclamation

  City Council passes Lesbian Visibility Week proclamation

Chicago alderwomen Maria Hadden (49th) and Jessie Fuentes (26th) introduced a resolution at Chicago's April 17 City Council meeting to declare April 22-28 as Lesbian Visibility Week in Chicago. This is part of a nationwide effort ...


 
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  SAVOR Vivent Health/TPAN leader talks about Dining Out for Life

On Thursday, April 25, people can join the city's restaurant community for Dining Out For Life Chicago, an event ensuring people affected by HIV/AIDS can access essential services. We want to show up in the communities ...


 
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  Morrison to run for Cook County clerk (UPDATED)

Openly gay Cook County Commissioner Kevin Morrison has decided to run for the Cook County clerk position that opened following Karen Yarbrough's death, according to Politico Illinois Playbook. Playbook added that Morrison also wants to run ...


 
Hubbard-Street-Dance-Chicago-announces-programs-for-May-17-19-season-finale

  Hubbard Street Dance Chicago announces programs for May 17-19 season finale

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (HSDC) announced program selections for Spring Series: Of Joy, the final installment of Season 46, Abundance. The engagement will include four unique works, once ...


 
United-Not-Uniform-Lesbian-Visibility-Week-starts-April-22-nationwide

  'United, Not Uniform': Lesbian Visibility Week starts April 22 nationwide

--From a press release

San Francisco — Lesbian Visibility Week (#LVW24) kicks off on Monday, April 22 with a private event at the London Stock Exchange USA headquarters in New York City. This exclusive gathering marks the beginning of a ...


 
Tatumn-Milazzo-wins-National-Womens-Soccer-League-Impact-Save-of-the-Week

  Tatumn Milazzo wins National Women's Soccer League Impact Save of the Week

--From a press release

CHICAGO (April 16, 2024) — Chicago Red Stars defender Tatumn Milazzo earned National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) Deloitte Impact Save of the Week honors, the league announced today. In the 32nd minute of Chicago's April 13 ...


 
News

  Appeals court overturns W. Va. trans sports ban

On April 16, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with teen trans runner Becky Pepper-Jackson and overturned a West Virginia law that banned transgender athletes from competing on girls' and women's sports teams in ...


 
News

  Fed appeals panel ruling helps trans athlete

A three-judge federal appeals court panel ruled Tuesday (April 16) that West Virginia's law barring transgender female students from participating on female student sports teams violates federal law. In a 2 to 1 decision, the panel ...


 
Chicago-Pride-Parade-downsizing-Politicians-corporations-most-affected-but-private-schools-could-still-be-in

  Chicago Pride Parade downsizing: Politicians, corporations most affected, but private schools could still be in

Nearly 100 groups are on the waitlist to be in this year's Chicago Pride Parade after city officials mandated the annual event be cut by almost 40 percent. The waitlist for the June 30 parade includes ...


 
NAIA-votes-to-ban-trans-women-from-athletics-affecting-Chicago-conference

  NAIA votes to ban trans women from athletics, affecting Chicago conference

The National Association of Intercollegiate College on April 8 released a new policy on transgender athletes, banning trans women from competing under its jurisdiction. The new policy, which is set to go into effect Aug. 1, ...


 
News-is-Out-Word-In-Black-Comcast-NBCUniversal-welcomes-16-Journalism-Fellows-to-cover-Black-LGBTQ-communities

  News is Out, Word In Black, Comcast NBCUniversal welcomes 16 Journalism Fellows to cover Black, LGBTQ+ communities

Philadelphia (April 15, 2024) — Today, News is Out and Word In Black, together announced the 16 fellows selected for The Digital Equity Local Voices Lab, a new initiative powered by Comcast NBCUniversal to place journalists ...


 
Chicago-Sky-select-Cardoso-Reese-in-WNBA-Draft

  Chicago Sky select Cardoso, Reese in WNBA Draft

On April 15, the Chicago Sky chose two key players from the past two women's national college basketball championship teams—South Carolina's Kamilla Cardoso and LSU's Angel Reese—in the first round of the WNBA Draft. The Sky ...


 
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  Brittney Griner, wife expecting first baby

Brittney Griner is expecting her first child with wife Cherelle Griner. According to NBC News, the couple announced on Instagram that they are expecting their baby in July. "Can't believe we're less than three months away ...


 
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  ART Thousands attend EXPO CHICAGO at Navy Pier

EXPO CHICAGO: The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art drew thousands when it was held April 11-14 at Navy Pier, as the event continued to expand the parameters of the meaning of art. The exhibit—the ...


 
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  A prom of their own: Chicago orgs host LGBTQ+ youth celebration

On April 13, Center on Halsted hosted its queer prom, MasQUEERade, for folks enrolled in its youth services. Prom goers created their own masquerade masks thanks to craft stations at the door. The evening included a ...


 
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  SAVOR Prairie Grass' honor, Aviary reservations, 4/20 events

—Congrats!: Northbrook restaurant Prairie Grass Cafe was honored for its Sensory Friendly Hour program at the 18th Annual Disability Matters North America Awards held in Milwaukee on April 4. Victoria's Secret & Co., Walt Disney Imagineering, ...


 
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  Red Stars' undefeated season ends against Angel City FC

The Chicago Red Stars' undefeated streak came to an end on April 13 after a 1-0 loss to Angel City FC at SeatGeek Stadium. An unlucky touch by Chicago defender Maximiliane Rall led to an own-goal ...


 
Q-FORCE-launches-2024-election-efforts-in-Chicago

  Q FORCE launches 2024 election efforts in Chicago

More than 100 people attended the launch of 2024 election efforts by Q FORCE Midwest Action Group at Sidetrack April 12. Q FORCE is a Chicago-based, all-volunteer, grassroots movement organizing to recruit and activate "at least ...


 
First-Queer-and-BIPOC-owned-Illinois-cannabis-company-opens-Northalsted-dispensary

  First Queer and BIPOC-owned Illinois cannabis company opens Northalsted dispensary

A small group gathered April 12 at 3340 N. Halsted St. to celebrate the grand opening of a historic new Northalsted business. SWAY, Illinois' first queer and BIPOC-owned cannabis company, marked the opening of its dispensary ...


 
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  Through a queer lens: Photographer Paul Mpagi Sepuya discusses Chicago exhibition

Paul Mpagi Sepuya is a photographer whose works incorporate several elements, including history, literary modernism and queer collaboration. The art of Sepuya—who is also an associate professor in visual arts ...


 
LGBTQ-film-fest-Queer-Expression-to-feature-Alexandra-Billings-in-Queen-Tut

  LGBTQ+ film fest Queer Expression to feature Alexandra Billings in 'Queen Tut'

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Pride Film Fest celebrates its second decade with a new name—QUEER EXPRESSION—and has announced its slate of LGBTQ+-themed feature, mid-length and short films for in-person and virtual events in April and May. QUEER EXPRESSI ...


 
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  WORLD Ugandan law, Japan, Cass report, Tegan and Sara, Varadkar done

Ugandan LGBTQ+-rights activists asked the international community to mount more pressure on Uganda's government to repeal an anti-gay law that the country's Constitutional Court refused to nullify, PBS reported. Activist ...


 
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  NATIONAL Trans woman killed, Tenn. law, S. Carolina coach, Evan Low, Idaho schools

Twenty-four-year-old Latina trans woman and makeup artist Meraxes Medina was fatally shot in Los Angeles, according to the website them, citing The Los Angeles Times. Authorities told the Times they found Medina's broken fingernail and a ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ Jerrod Carmichael, '9-1-1' actor, Kayne the Lovechild, STARZ shows, Cynthia Erivo

Gay comedian/filmmaker Jerrod Carmichael criticized Dave Chappelle, opening up about the pair's ongoing feud and calling out Chappelle's opinions on the LGBTQ+ community, PinkNews noted, citing an Esquire article. Carmichael ...


 
Women-Children-First-marks-its-45th-anniversary

  Women & Children First marks its 45th anniversary

By Tatiana Walk-Morris

It has been about 45 years since Ann Christophersen and Linda Bubon co-founded the Women & Children First bookstore in 1979. In its early days, the two were earning their English degrees at the University of ...


 
News

  VIEWPOINT Meditation on the killing of journalists

Trigger warning: I am a journalist and I read newspapers. I've been reading newspapers since I first learned to read. Newspapers were a lively part of the daily life in my family. I even wrote letters ...


 
David-E-Munar-reflects-on-Howard-Brown-leadership-and-new-Columbus-Ohio-post

  David E. Munar reflects on Howard Brown leadership and new Columbus, Ohio post

On April 1, David E. Munar started his tenure as CEO of the Columbus, Ohio-based non-profit health system Equitas. The date marked the latest chapter for Munar, who previously helmed AIDS Foundation Chicago and, most recently, ...


 
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  UK's NHS releases trans youth report; JK Rowling chimes in

An independent report issued by the UK's National Health Service (NHS) declared that children seeking gender care are being let down, The Independent reported. The report—published on April 10 and led by pediatrician and former Royal ...


 
RUSH-others-receive-grant-related-to-HIV-prevention-for-Black-women

  RUSH, others receive grant related to HIV prevention for Black women

--From a press release

CHICAGO — RUSH, in collaboration with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital, University of Chicago Medicine, University of Illinois Chicago and Planned Parenthood of Illinois (PPIL), has been awarded ...


 
New-leather-contest-at-the-Baton-Show-Lounge-could-send-someone-to-International-Mr-Leather

  New leather contest at the Baton Show Lounge could send someone to International Mr. Leather

The Baton Show Lounge, 4713 N. Broadway, is looking for competitors for a new contest for Chicago's leather community — and the winner could be sponsored to compete in International Mr. Leather. The inaugural Mr. Windy ...


 
Judith-Butler-focuses-on-perceptions-of-gender-at-Chicago-Humanities-Festival-talk

  Judith Butler focuses on perceptions of gender at Chicago Humanities Festival talk

In an hour-long program filled with dry humor—not to mention lots of audience laughter—philosopher, scholar and activist Judith Butler (they/them) spoke in depth on their new book at Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., on ...


 
Big-Gay-Sals-pizzeria-named-after-owners-larger-than-life-presence-opens-in-Northalsted

  Big Gay Sal's, pizzeria named after owner's larger-than-life presence, opens in Northalsted

Salvador Mora has always been known for his cheerful smile, warm hugs and big heart, but now it's his pizza that has people talking. Mora co-owns Big Gay Sal's, a late-night pizzeria that opened in March ...


 
News

  LPAC, Arizona LGBTQ officials denounce Arizona Supreme Court ruling on abortion

--From a press release

Washington, DC — Yesterday, in a decision that starkly undermines reproductive freedoms, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled to enforce a 160-year-old law that criminalizes abortion and penalizes healthcare providers who ...


 
US-womens-soccer-team-caught-in-anti-LGBTQ-controversy

  U.S. women's soccer team caught in anti-LGBTQ+ controversy

On April 9, the U.S. Women's National Team (USWNT) narrowly defeated Canada to win the SheBelieves Cup trophy. However, there were boos on the field for the USWNT—due primarily to an LGBTQ+-related controversy involving one player: ...


 
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  Cook County Commissioner Kevin Morrison announces inaugural Cook County LGBTQ+ Youth Art Competition

--From a press release

Schaumburg, Ill. — April 9, 2024 — Cook County Commissioner Kevin Morrison recently announced the firs ever LGBTQ+ Youth Art Competition. The competition's theme is "Pride is Power!" and will set the ton for Pride celebrations ...


 
Coach-activist-Tara-VanDerveer-retires-from-Stanford-after-38-seasons

  Coach/activist Tara VanDerveer retires from Stanford after 38 seasons

Stanford University women's basketball coach and gender-rights advocate Tara VanDerveer has retired after 38 seasons, media outlets reported. In 45 years as a head coach at Idaho (1978-80), Ohio State ...


 
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  Lesbian prime minister steps down

Ana Brnabic—the first woman and the first lesbian to hold the office of prime minister of Serbia, or to be a leader of any Eastern European country—has stepped down after seven years in power, in a ...


 
Chicago-Pride-Parade-smaller-this-year-amid-safety-and-logistical-concerns

  Chicago Pride Parade smaller this year amid 'safety and logistical' concerns

The Chicago Pride Parade is downsizing this year due to 'safety and logistical' concerns brought on by the city. The parade, which is set for June 30, will be capped at 125 entries, said Tim Frye, ...


 
Chicago-LGBT-Hall-of-Fame-seeks-nominations-for-2024-induction

  Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame seeks nominations for 2024 induction

--From a press release

The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame has announced a call for nominations for the 2024 class of inductees into the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame. Those wishing to may nominate individuals, organizations, businesses, or "Friends of ...


 
Chicago-Red-Stars-announce-first-ever-match-at-Wrigley-Field-on-June-8

  Chicago Red Stars announce first-ever match at Wrigley Field on June 8

--From a press release

CHICAGO (April 9, 2024) — The undefeated Chicago Red Stars announced today that they will host Bay FC at historic Wrigley Field Saturday, June 8, at 6:30 p.m. CT, making it the first National Women's Soccer ...


 
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  Tiny Home Summit 2.0 convenes experts to explore affordable, small-scale housing June 13

--From a press release

CHICAGO—A gathering of more than 250 elected officials, developers, advocates, philanthropists, community members, and people with lived experience will take place June 13, 2024 to discuss and strategize around the ...


 
Andersonville-Chamber-announces-Andersonville-Midsommarfest-entertainment-lineup

  Andersonville Chamber announces Andersonville Midsommarfest entertainment lineup

--From a press release

CHICAGO (April 8, 2024) — The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) is pleased to announce the full entertainment line-up for Andersonville Midsommarfest, one of Chicago's oldest and most beloved summer ...


 
News

  Black LGBTQIA leaders applaud U of South Carolina head coach Staley for standing up for trans athlete inclusion

--From a press release

WASHINGTON — On Sunday, April 7, the University of South Carolina's women's basketball team won the NCAA National Championship. Ahead of the championship game, South Carolina's head coach Dawn Staley made comments in support of transgend ...


 
NAIA-bans-trans-athletes-from-womens-sports

  NAIA bans trans athletes from women's sports

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced on April 8 that athletes will only be allowed to compete in women's sports if they were assigned female at birth, CBS Sports reported. The NAIA's Council of ...


 
News

  HRC president responds to NAIA vote to ban transgender women from playing sports

--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, responded to the National Association of ...


 
Vatican-reiterates-opposition-to-gender-change-theory

  Vatican reiterates opposition to gender change, theory

On April 8, the Vatican reaffirmed its opposition to gender changes, gender theory and surrogate parenthood, as well as abortion and euthanasia, Reuters reported. This newest document—the 20-page Dignitas infinita ...


 
Open-Space-Artss-COCK-offers-a-complex-but-compelling-take-on-relationships

  Open Space Arts's COCK offers a complex but compelling take on relationships

By Brian Kirst

Premiering in 2009, Mike Bartlett's COCK was a comic revelation, exploring notions about fluidity and sexual labelling long before they became commonplace discussions. Granted, conversations about these issues will always ...


 
News

  Lambda Legal: NAIA proposed transgender sports ban disappointing, harmful reversal

Lambda Legal: NAIA Proposed Transgender Sports Ban a Disappointing and Harmful Reversal "The NAIA announcement sends a dangerous message, is inconsistent with the law and science, and undercuts the organization's ...


 
Nominations-for-30-Under-30-Awards-due-April-12

  Nominations for 30 Under 30 Awards due April 12

--From a press release

CHICAGO—After a four-year hiatus, Windy City Times has revived its 30 Under 30 Awards. Windy City Times is seeking to recognize 30 more outstanding LGBTQ+ individuals (and allies). Nominees should be 30 years or younger as ...


 
Australian-US-contestants-take-home-honors-from-2024-Puppy-Trainer-Contest

  Australian, U.S. contestants take home honors from 2024 Puppy & Trainer Contest

Photos by Joseph Stevens

The International Puppy & Trainer Contest was held in Chicago from April 4-7 at Center On Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St. Pups, pets and trainers from around the world attended and competed. The event was again ...


 
For-Deb-Robertson-the-end-of-life-issue-is-very-real

  For Deb Robertson, the end-of-life issue is very real

For just about everyone, life is hard enough. However, talking about ending that life—especially when one is terminally ill—is just as difficult. Ten states have authorized medical aid in dying, although Illinois is not one of ...


 
KFF-survey-shows-extent-of-LGBT-related-discrimination

  KFF survey shows extent of LGBT-related discrimination

KFF—an independent source of health policy research, polling and journalism—released "LGBT Adults' Experiences with Discrimination and Health Care Disparities: Findings from the KFF Survey of Racism, Discrimination, and Health." This ...


 
Lightfoot-may-be-hired-to-investigate-Dolton-mayor-trustees

  Lightfoot may be hired to investigate Dolton mayor, trustees

A group of Dolton trustees is aiming to hire former Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot—who is also an ex-federal prosecutor—to investigate Mayor Tiffany Henyard, media outlets reported. The group wants Lightfoot ...


 
SAVOR-James-Beard-nominees-Krispy-Kreme-controversies

  SAVOR James Beard nominees, Krispy Kreme, controversies

SAVOR James Beard nominees, Krispy Kreme, controversies BY ANDREW DAVIS —Congrats!: In D.C., The James Beard Foundation announced the 2024 Restaurant and Chef Award nominees as well as the honorees of the Leadership Awards, Humanitarian of ...


 
Jeff-Awards-launches-submission-period-for-Impact-Awards

  Jeff Awards launches submission period for Impact Awards

The Jeff Awards announced the opening period for applications submissions for its 2024 honors to help inspire early career artists of color in the Greater Chicagoland area. Two recipients will be selected for awards of $10,000 ...


 
News

  LGBTQ Catholic group mourns the passing of Bishop Thomas Gumbleton

--From a press release

April 5, 2024. DignityUSA joins members of the Archdiocese of Detroit and millions of people around our country and the world in mourning the death of Detroit Bishop Thomas Gumbleton. Bishop Gumbleton received DignityUSA's Risk Taker/Justice ...


 
Ella-Matthes-award-winning-publisher-editor-of-Lesbian-News-Magazine-dies-at-81

  Ella Matthes, award-winning publisher, editor of Lesbian News Magazine, dies at 81

--From an ILDKMedia press release

Los Angeles, CA - Ella Matthes, longtime publisher and editor of Lesbian News Magazine, passed away from a heart attack on March 16, 2024 at The Little Company of Mary hospital in Norwalk, California. She was ...


 




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