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Chicago-Bears-release-schedule-Yankees-pound-White-Sox

  Chicago Bears release schedule; Yankees pound White Sox

After alternating home and road games throughout the entire 2021 season for the first time in franchise history, the Chicago Bears have a more conventional schedule in 2022, according to a press release. It features three ...


 
Plaque-unveiled-in-NYC-to-honor-headquarters-of-NAACP-other-progressive-groups

  Plaque unveiled in NYC to honor headquarters of NAACP, other progressive groups

On May 11, Village Preservation and The New School were joined by historians David Levering Lewis, Amy Aronson, Brian McGrath and Stephen Brier for the unveiling of a plaque marking 70 Fifth Ave. as the historic ...


 
LGBT-Milwalkee-project-earns-first-round-of-funding

  'LGBT Milwalkee' project earns first round of funding

-- From a press release. LGBT Milwaukee history video below

Milwaukee, WI. - Thanks to generous financial support, the LGBT MILWALKEE project has achieved its first round of fundraising goals and will launch a local walking tour app on Thursday, June 1. "To date, we've received ...


 
MUSIC-Madonna-curating-releasing-dance-music-compilation-Finally-Enough-Love

  MUSIC Madonna curating, releasing dance-music compilation 'Finally Enough Love'

Madonna made history once again when she topped the Dance Club Songs chart for the 50th time, making her the first and only recording artist to have 50 number-one hits on any Billboard chart. To celebrate ...


 
Wisconsin-LGBTQ-History-Project-showcases-History-of-Milwaukee-Drag-starting-June-27

  Wisconsin LGBTQ History Project showcases 'History of Milwaukee Drag' starting June 27

-- From a press release

Milwaukee, WI. - A History of Milwaukee Drag: Seven Generations of Glamour, by local historians Michail Takach and BJ Daniels, will be released Monday, June 27 by The History Press. For nearly 150 years, Milwaukee has ...


 
ONE-Archives-running-exhibit-of-vintage-LGBTQ-activist-posters

  ONE Archives running exhibit of vintage LGBTQ+ activist posters

Los Angeles-based ONE Archives Foundation announced "Days of Rage, a web-based multimedia exhibit featuring newly digitized LGBTQ+ activist posters from the ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries. The exhibit, which has launched ...


 
FILM-TV-New-Drag-Race-All-Stars-to-only-feature-previous-winners

  FILM/TV New 'Drag Race All Stars' to only feature previous winners

In a watershed moment in "RuPaul's Drag Race" history (or herstory), all eight returning queens on season seven of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars have won previous seasons of "Drag Race" or "All Stars," Variety noted. ...


 
News-coverage-of-trans-athletes-reflects-partisan-biases-data-show

  News coverage of trans athletes reflects partisan biases, data show

-- From a press release

WATERLOO, ONTARIO, CANADA — News coverage of transgender athletes, including the history-making NCAA Division I champion swimmer Lia Thomas, often reflected the ideological biases of news outlets, which presented readers ...


 
FILM-TV-Janora-McDuffie-Black-queer-actress-set-to-make-Oscars-history-as-announcer

  FILM/TV Janora McDuffie: Black queer actress set to make Oscars history as announcer

Janora McDuffie has accomplished many things during her career, including being on many TV series, including Grey's Anatomy, Criminal Minds, Veronica Mars, Firefly and New Girl. However, on Sunday, March 27, the queer actress will be ...


 
Groups-condemn-attacks-on-Womens-History-Month-Program

  Groups condemn attacks on Women's History Month Program

-- From a press release

White supremacists broke into a virtual Women's History Month program presented by the Racial Justice Coalition of West Central Illinois and Democratic Women of McDonough County IL last weekend. Prior to the start of recording and ...


 
Pride-Journey-Iceland

  Pride Journey: Iceland

The only way to describe Iceland is ... magical. It truly is. Iceland is like no other place I've visited in the world. It's topography, climate, people, culture, history, and nightlife blended together make Iceland a ...


 
NATIONAL-Mayor-makes-history-LGBTQ-Latinx-demo-fashion-show-NC-law

  NATIONAL Mayor makes history, LGBTQ+ Latinx demo, fashion show, N.C. law

In Florida, Boynton Beach elected its first out LGBTQ mayor—as well as the first Asian-American mayor in the state's history, LGBTQ Nation noted. Ty Penserga not only won the election, but he beat a homophobe who ...


 
Trans-collegiate-swimmer-makes-history-and-courts-controversy

  Trans collegiate swimmer makes history--and courts controversy

Lia Thomas, a transgender woman, has made history by becoming a national champion. Thomas, who attends the University of Pennsylvania, finished the 500-yard freestyle in 4 minutes, 33.24 seconds on March 17 to become the first ...


 
For-Bayard-Rustins-birthday-NBJC-asks-Congress-for-Forever-stamp-honoring-Rustins-life-and-work

  For Bayard Rustin's birthday, NBJC asks Congress for Forever stamp honoring Rustin's life and work

-- From a press release

WASHINGTON, DC — In commemoration of Black Queer civil rights leader Bayard Rustin's birthday today, March 17th, the National Black Justice Coalition, a leading Black LGBTQ+/SGL civil rights organization, is urging Congress to pass the Bayard ...


 
POLITICS-Jaylin-McClinton-aims-for-history-in-Cook-County-commissioner-race

  POLITICS Jaylin McClinton aims for history in Cook County commissioner race

Jaylin McClinton is running for the Cook County commissioner representing the 5th District and, in so doing, is aiming for history. Should he be elected, McClinton will be the first Black, openly gay Cook County and the ...


 
TELEVISION-The-Queerties-award-show-premiering-on-Revry-YouTube-on-March-16

  TELEVISION 'The Queerties' award show premiering on Revry, YouTube on March 16

The Queerties 10th-anniversary award show will begin streaming on Revry and YouTube on Wed., March 16—the first time in its history the fully-produced live show ceremony will be viewable on national TV. The Queerties is a ...


 
NATIONAL-Electoral-items-BiHealthMonth-Disney-NYC-mayor-jury-award

  NATIONAL Electoral items, #BiHealthMonth, Disney, NYC mayor, jury award

More than 100 openly LGBTQ+ people announced Congressional bids this year—the most in U.S. history, The Hill noted. Sixteen of those candidates are running in competitive districts that will determine control of the House, and three ...


 
PASSAGES-Civic-leader-LGBTQ-ally-Josephine-Minow-dies-at-95

  PASSAGES Civic leader, LGBTQ+ ally Josephine Minow dies at 95

Josephine Baskin Minow—a civic leader with an interest in social justice and Chicago and Jewish history—has died at age 95, The Chicago Tribune reported. Minow was the past president of the Juvenile Protective Agency and a ...


 
Chicago-historian-invites-the-audience-to-the-party-that-is-queer-history-

  Chicago historian 'invites the audience to the party' that is queer history

The book Voices in Isolation: 4 Queer Plays at a Social Distance is a collection of stories about the LGBTQ+ community designed to preserve "fading memories" of queer history and experiences by "inviting the audience to ...


 
Planned-Parenthood-Illinois-Action-hosts-Black-History-Month-LGBTQ-healthcare-town-hall

  Planned Parenthood Illinois Action hosts Black History Month LGBTQ+ healthcare town hall

Planned Parenthood Illinois Action (PPIA) hosted a virtual Black Community Town Hall: LGBTQIA+ Health Feb. 22 to cap off a four-part series in honor of Black History Month. The three prior town halls focused on community ...


 
SAVOR-Aurelios-Pizza-

  SAVOR Aurelio's Pizza

Aurelio's Pizza has a lot of history behind it. Working with the motto "Tell 'em Joe Sent Me" (referring to founder Joe Aurelio), Aurelio's launched in 1959 in Homewood, Illinois. This small storefront had just enough ...


 
THEATER-Trial-in-the-Delta-The-Murder-of-Emmett-Till-to-take-place-Feb-26-27

  THEATER 'Trial in the Delta: The Murder of Emmett Till' to take place Feb. 26-27

Collaboraction and The DuSable Museum of African American History are partnering to present Trial in the Delta: The Murder of Emmett Till—the first-ever stage adaptation of the actual, recently unearthed 1955 trial transcript of the two ...


 
Non-binary-skater-and-partner-finish-eighth-at-Winter-Olympics

  Non-binary skater and partner finish eighth at Winter Olympics

Timothy LeDuc—who made history as the first non-binary competitor at a Winter Olympics—and partner Ashley Cain Gribble finished eighth in the pairs figure-skating competition in Beijing on Feb. 19. China's Wenjing Sui and Cong Han took ...


 
DeRozan-makes-history-in-Bulls-latest-win-Blackhawks-get-throttled

  DeRozan makes history in Bulls' latest win; Blackhawks get throttled

The Chicago Bulls (36-21) won their third straight game, defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder (17-39) 106-101 at the United Center on Feb. 12. DeMar DeRozan continued his scoring onslaught with 38 points in his latest game; ...


 
National-AIDS-Memorial-observes-Black-History-Month-with-online-programs

  National AIDS Memorial observes Black History Month with online programs

-- From a press release

SAN FRANCISCO (Feb. 7, 2022) — The National AIDS Memorial marks Black History Month and National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day with featured online programming honoring Black lives touched by AIDS. A specially curated selection of stories ...


 
LGBTQ-speed-skater-makes-Olympics-history

  LGBTQ speed skater makes Olympics history

On Feb. 7, Dutch speed skater Ireen Wust a member of the LGBTQ+ community made Olympics history as the first athlete to claim individual gold medals at five consecutive games, PinkNews reported. The 35-year-old was already the most ...


 
Historian-explores-LGBTQ-experiences-under-Nazis-in-Illinois-Holocaust-Museum-event-

  Historian explores LGBTQ+ experiences under Nazis in Illinois Holocaust Museum event

In the Feb. 3 virtual event entitled "LGBTQ+ Life and Death Under the Nazi State," which the Illinois Holocaust Museum hosted, historian Lauri Marhoefer shared research about various queer individuals' experiences while the Nazis were in ...


 
THEATER-Adam-Jennings-talks-Sons-of-Hollywood-life-lessons

  THEATER Adam Jennings talks 'Sons of Hollywood,' life lessons

The theatrical production Sons of Hollywood covers an important part of cinematic history. Silent-film stars Ramon Novarro and William Haines enjoyed lives as Hollywood royalty, engulfed in luxury. But when the Motion Picture Production Code brings ...


 
ALMA-showing-LGBTQ-COVID-documentary-Feb-13

  ALMA showing LGBTQ+ COVID documentary Feb. 13

On Sunday, Feb. 13, ALMA (Association of Latino/as Motivating Action), in collaboration with the Chicago History Museum program OUT at CHM, will show the documentary Seguimos Aqui (We Are Still ...


 
Black-History-Month-celebrations-planned-by-Chicago-Park-District

  Black History Month celebrations planned by Chicago Park District

-- From a press release

Join the Chicago Park District in celebrating Black History Month! Several parks across Chicago have been named in honor of African Americans who have been instrumental in shaping the city's legacy. Events will take place Feb. ...


 
LGBTQ-Victory-Fund-recognizes-Black-History-Month-uplifts-23-Black-out-LGBTQ-candidates

  LGBTQ Victory Fund recognizes Black History Month, uplifts 23 Black out LGBTQ candidates

-- From a press release

Washington, DC — In recognition of Black History Month, Mayor Annise Parker, President & CEO of LGBTQ Victory Fund, released the following statement: "At the heart of it, representation is about getting diverse voices in the ...


 
Hidden-Gems-art-pop-up-at-Goodman-Theatre-Feb-3-27

  'Hidden Gems' art pop-up at Goodman Theatre Feb. 3-27

In celebration of Black History Month, Goodman Theatre is presenting its first-ever on-site art expo "Hidden Gems: A Celebration of African American Artists & Art" in conjunction with the major revival of August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean ...


 
Illinois-Legislative-Black-Caucus-Foundation-holding-virtual-soiree-Feb-2

  Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundation holding virtual soiree Feb. 2

On Feb. 2, the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundation (ILBCF)—the philanthropic and civic partner of the 34 member Illinois Legislative Black Caucus (ILBC)—will host its annual Black History Month Soiree ...


 
POLITICS-Robinson-endorses-Black-LGBTQ-Cook-County-board-candidate

  POLITICS Robinson endorses Black LGBTQ+ Cook County board candidate

Jaylin D. McClinton (he/him/el) announced that Illinois state Rep. Lamont J. Robinson—the first openly LGBTQ+ Black state legislator in Illinois history—is endorsing his campaign in the race for Cook County ...


 
THEATER-REVIEW-Relentless-

  THEATER REVIEW Relentless

Title: Relentless. Playwright: Tyla Abercrumbie At: Timeline Theatre Company at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets: $42-$57; TimelineTheatre.com. Runs through: Feb. 26 The scholarly history of African immigrants in North America is all too often ...


 
DANCE-Alvin-Ailey-company-at-Auditorium-Theatre-on-March-2-6

  DANCE Alvin Ailey company at Auditorium Theatre on March 2-6

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to stages on a coast-to-coast national tour starting Jan. 28 in Philadelphia; kicking off Black History Month at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 1; and traveling to ...


 
Equality-California-endorses-openly-LGBTQ-candidates-for-state-legislature

  Equality California endorses openly LGBTQ+ candidates for state legislature

-- From a press release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — For the first time in history, California's Legislative LGBTQ Caucus could increase to 10% of the state legislature in 2022. Equality California, the nation's largest statewide LGBTQ+ ...


 
VIEWPOINT-Who-is-my-neighbor

  VIEWPOINT Who is my neighbor?

The notion of functioning as a Good Samaritan is one that transcends any particular faith tradition. The idea of humans treating humans in a humane way sounds so simple, yet history and modernity are replete with ...


 
Planned-Parenthood-Illinois-Action-launches-virtual-Black-Community-Town-Hall-Series-in-February

  Planned Parenthood Illinois Action launches virtual Black Community Town Hall Series in February

-- From a press release

CHICAGO - Planned Parenthood Illinois Action (PPIA) proudly announces a new Black Community Town Hall series in honor of Black History Month. The series of virtual discussions will tackle topics such as community wellness and care, ...


 
Revrys-Black-History-Month-of-LGBTQ-First-Films-and-Series-celebrates-Black-stories

  Revry's Black History Month of LGBTQ-First Films and Series celebrates Black stories

-- From a press release

Los Angeles - This Black History Month, Revry is programming LGBTQ-first Black stories with themes from the differently-abled, LGBTQ athletes, activists and the lesbian, trans and the cis-gender lesbian community. Over 35% of Revry's audience is ...


 
LGBTQ-rights-activist-Jim-Obergefell-announces-political-run

  LGBTQ+-rights activist Jim Obergefell announces political run

Jim Obergefell the LGBTQ+-rights activist and named plaintiff in the Supreme Court case that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide announced Jan. 18 that he is launching a bid for the Ohio state House, CNN.com reported. "I took a history-ma ...


 
THEATER-DuSable-puppet-company-to-run-Toni-Morrisons-The-Bluest-Eye

  THEATER DuSable, puppet company to run Toni Morrison's 'The Bluest Eye'

The DuSable Museum of African American History is partnering with the 4th Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival to present a production of The Bluest Eye, based on Toni Morrison's 1970 groundbreaking coming-of-age novel. The production will ...


 
Trans-actress-Rodriguez-makes-history-at-quiet-Golden-Globes

  Trans actress Rodriguez makes history at quiet Golden Globes

On Jan. 9, Michaela Jae "Mj" Rodriguez won a Golden Globe for best actress in a TV drama for her role as Blanca on the FX show Pose, according to media reports. The awards were announced on social media, as the Globes were not broadcast or live-streamed ...


 
Non-binary-skater-makes-history-as-part-of-US-Olympic-team

  Non-binary skater makes history as part of U.S. Olympic team

Timothy LeDuc, a figure skater who identifies as non-binary, and partner Ashley Cain-Gribble won the pairs event at the 2022 U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Jan. 9 in Nashville, MSN.com reported. This was their second time ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Non-binary-skater-Cardi-B-David-Bowie-West-Hollywood-series

  SHOWBIZ Non-binary skater, Cardi B, David Bowie, 'West Hollywood' series

U.S. figure skating champion Timothy LeDuc is hoping to make history as the first out non-binary Winter Olympian in Beijing, out.com noted. The 31-year-old Iowa native and their skating partner, Ashley Cain-Gribble, already have a gold ...


 
Lisa-Middleton-becomes-Palm-Springs-mayor-third-out-trans-mayor-in-US-history-first-in-CA-

  Lisa Middleton becomes Palm Springs mayor, third out trans mayor in U.S. history, first in CA

--From a press release

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. Today LGBTQ Victory Fund and Equality California jointly praised news that Palm Springs, California City Councilwoman Lisa Middleton will be sworn-in as Palm Springs mayor on Thursday. Middleton will become the first ...


 
THEATER-Wicked-returning-to-Chicago-in-2022

  THEATER 'Wicked' returning to Chicago in 2022

The blockbuster musical Wicked will return to Broadway In Chicago's James M. Nederlander Theatre, 24 W. Randolph St., on Sept. 28-Dec. 4, 2022. Now the fifth longest-running show in Broadway history—and featuring songs such as "Popular" ...


 
Oak-Park-River-Forest-Chamber-of-Commerce-elects-first-Black-LGBTQ-president-in-organizations-history

  Oak Park-River Forest Chamber of Commerce elects first Black LGBTQ president in organization's history

In November, the Oak Park-River Forest Chamber of Commerce elected Darien Marion-Burton to serve as the organization's first Black LGBTQ president. Marion-Burton will begin his role in January 2022 and said he's excited to bring a ...


 
Honoring-Emmett-Tills-mothers-100th-birthday-Medill-launches-institute

  Honoring Emmett Till's mother's 100th birthday, Medill launches institute

--From a Northwestern University press release

EVANSTON, Ill. —- November 23 marks the 100th birthday of Mamie Till-Mobley, the mother of Emmett Till, the 14-year-old Chicago boy who was brutally lynched in the Mississippi Delta in 1955. Her decision to "let the ...


 
TV-JoJo-Siwa-in-finale-of-Dancing-with-the-Stars-and-the-winner-is8230

  TV JoJo Siwa in finale of 'Dancing with the Stars' and the winner is…

Queer social-media and reality-show figure JoJo Siwa made history on this season of Dancing with the Stars by being part of the series' first same-sex couple (with partner Jenna Johnson) and the twosome made it all the ...


 
SPORTS-Northwestern-wins-first-national-title-in-field-hockey

  SPORTS Northwestern wins first national title in field hockey

In Ann Arbor, Michigan, the Northwestern University field hockey team made school history by winning its first national title, shutting out the Liberty University Flames 2-0, The Daily Northwestern reported. In a tightly contested match between ...


 
184-LGBTQ-candidates-won-elected-office-in-2021-trans-cisg-women-best-win-loss-records

  184 LGBTQ candidates won elected office in 2021; trans, cisg women best win/loss records

--From a press release

Washington, DC — At least 184 out LGBTQ candidates won elected office throughout 2021, more than in any other odd-numbered election year in U.S. history. The previous record was 169 candidates set in 2019. Transgender women ...


 
Kane-makes-history-as-Blackhawks-win-first-game

  Kane makes history as Blackhawks win first game

On Nov. 1, the Chicago Blackhawks turned things around. The team beat the Ottawa Senators 5-1 at the United Center, as co-captain Patrick Kane took sole possession of third in all-time franchise goals (408) and moved ...


 
LGBT-HISTORY-MONTH-Snapshots-showcase-life-in-queer-1970s-San-Francisco

  LGBT HISTORY MONTH Snapshots showcase life in queer 1970s San Francisco

The California Historical Society is in the process of digitizing two collections of photographs and negatives from the wild and heady early days of LGBTQ liberation in San Francisco. The snapshots were discovered in boxes in ...


 
In-midst-of-Blackhawks-sex-assault-scandal-Quenneville-resigns

  In midst of Blackhawks sex-assault scandal, Quenneville resigns

On Oct. 28, Joel Quenneville resigned as coach of the NHL's Florida Panthers two days after the second-winningest coach in league history was among those implicated for not swiftly responding to allegations by a Chicago Blackhawks player ...


 
Pres-Biden-nominates-Gigi-Sohn-FCC-Commissioner-would-be-first-out-LGBTQ-FCC-Commissioner-

  Pres. Biden nominates Gigi Sohn FCC Commissioner; would be first out LGBTQ FCC Commissioner

--From a press release

Washington, DC Today President Joe Biden nominated Gigi Sohn to fill a vacant seat at the Federal Communications Commission, putting her on-track to become the first out LGBTQ FCC commissioner in history, if confirmed by ...


 
LGBT-HISTORY-MONTH-Angela-Davis-revolutionary-

  LGBT HISTORY MONTH Angela Davis, revolutionary

By Victoria A. Brownworth

"You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world. And you have to do it all the time," said Angela Davis, 78, the country's most famous living revolutionary. She was born ...


 
lllinois-Holocaust-Museum-hosts-talk-on-Stonewall-and-the-LGBTQ-rights-movement

  lllinois Holocaust Museum hosts talk on Stonewall and the LGBTQ-rights movement

On Oct. 17, Skokie's Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center hosted a "Legacy of Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement" panel discussion to kick off its latest exhibit, "Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement." ...


 
LGBT-History-Month-Staten-Island-museum-throws-open-Austens-closet-door

  LGBT History Month: Staten Island museum throws open Austen's closet door

It's been a long time coming, but officials at the Alice Austen House on New York's Staten Island have thrown open the closet door, now fully embracing the lesbian pioneer and photographer who lived in the ...


 
LGBT-History-Project-Tee-A-Corinne-Photographer-of-lesbian-sexuality-

  LGBT History Project: Tee A. Corinne: Photographer of lesbian sexuality

By Victoria A. Brownworth

Over her decades as a lesbian photographer and artist, Tee Corinne said, "I'm one of the most obscure famous artists." Famous? Yes. Obscure? Certainly not within artistic circles nor within the queer art world where she ...


 
Legacy-Walk-plaques-added-for-Pauli-Murray-Matthew-Shepard

  Legacy Walk plaques added for Pauli Murray, Matthew Shepard



The Legacy Project unveiled two bronze plaques recognizing LGBTQ+ historical figures Pauli Murray and Matthew Shepard on Oct. 16. The plaques, part of Northalsted's half-mile Legacy Walk, recognized Murray and ...


 
LGBT-History-Month-40s-and-50s-instant-photography-gave-LGBT-people-Safe-Haven

  LGBT History Month: '40s and '50s instant photography gave LGBT people 'Safe/Haven'

Two men dressed in drag for a tea party, and two women cuddled up at the beach. Today these might be benign photographs but, in the early 1950s, they were memories shuttered away from public view. ...


 
Kit-Kat-Lounge-hosting-Kamayan-feast-Oct-24-

  Kit Kat Lounge hosting Kamayan feast Oct. 24

Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club, 3700 N. Halsted St., in honor of Filipino American History Month, will host a special "diva-infused" Kamayan feast featuring Chef Jordan Andino on Sunday, Oct. 24. Andino is the creative ...


 
Activists-speak-about-former-Chicago-Mayor-Harold-Washingtons-LGBTQ-legacy

  Activists speak about former Chicago Mayor Harold Washington's LGBTQ legacy

LGBTQ+ advocates reflected on former Chicago Mayor Harold Washington's legacy at Center on Halsted Oct. 13, discussing his role in the city's Human Rights Ordinance and outreach to the LGBTQ+ community. A display of 1980s Windy ...


 
LGBTQ-History-Month-Pauli-Murray-architect-of-history-

  LGBTQ History Month: Pauli Murray, architect of history

By Victoria A. Brownworth

(Note: The pronouns she/her are used in keeping with Murray's own writings, but Murray was a transmasculine and gender-nonconforming lesbian.) Some say Pauli Murray is the most important U.S. activist many have never heard of. An ...


 
ART-Contemporary-yet-timeless-exhibition-Young-Gifted-and-Black-arrives-at-Gallery-400

  ART Contemporary yet timeless exhibition 'Young, Gifted and Black' arrives at Gallery 400

To be a Black art collector is to stand on the shoulders of a proud lineage. Throughout history, Black patrons have supported Black artists when nobody else did. Bernard Lumpkin a New York City-based art patron, educator ...


 
Coming-Out-for-LGBTQ-History

  Coming Out for LGBTQ+ History

October 11th is National Coming Out Day, a day established in 1988 by members of the LGBTQ+ community to encourage people to stop hiding and be open about their identity. Coming out increases visibility of the ...


 
LGBT-History-Month-Reclaiming-41-journey-to-heal-notorious-trauma-for-LGBT-Mexicans-

  LGBT History Month: Reclaiming 41, journey to heal notorious trauma for LGBT Mexicans

Until recently, Alberto B. Mendoza hated 41. He cringed if his dinner bill or hotel room number had the number in it, and with the countdown to his 41st birthday, he dreaded the year to come. ...


 
THEATER-REVIEW-Songs-for-Nobodies-

  THEATER REVIEW Songs for Nobodies

Title: Songs for Nobodies. Playwright: Joanna Murray-Smith At: Northlight Theatre at the North Shore Center for the Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd. Tickets: $30-$89. Runs through: Sunday, Oct. 31 You won't find their names in the history ...


 
Pandemic-Pivot-Museum-launches-major-digital-exhibit-for-LGBT-History-Month

  Pandemic Pivot: Museum launches major digital exhibit for LGBT History Month

"In Plain Sight' offers website visitors a digital timeline of LGBT achievements including 800 entries across 10 categories Visitors to the Stonewall National Museum and Archives (SNMA) in Fort Lauderdale, one of the largest LGBT lending ...


 
LGBT-HISTORY-MONTH-Pro-baseball-player-Glenn-Burke-refused-to-live-a-lie

  LGBT HISTORY MONTH Pro baseball player Glenn Burke refused to live a lie

You could say that Glenn Burke, the first Major League Baseball player to come out, is having a good season. In March, best-selling author Andrew Maraniss published a thoughtful biography called Singled Out: The True Story ...


 
LGBT-History-Month-Dutch-gay-man-defied-the-Nazis-and-saved-thousands

  LGBT History Month: Dutch gay man defied the Nazis and saved thousands

In the final days before his execution in July 1943 at the hands of the Nazi party, Willem Arondeus asked his lawyer for one last request: to spread a message after he was gone. "Let it be known," he said. "Homosexuals ...


 
LGBTQ-History-Month-Until-legal-ruling-Disneyland-banned-same-sex-dancers

  LGBTQ History Month: Until legal ruling, Disneyland banned same-sex dancers

Deemed the "Happiest Place on Earth," Disneyland sadly didn't live up to that billing for same-sex couples during its first three decades. Opened in 1955 by the late Walt Disney, the family-oriented amusement park was built ...


 
Few-LGBTQ-nods-from-the-Emmys-even-as-RuPaul-makes-TV-history-

  Few LGBTQ nods from the Emmys even as RuPaul makes TV history

Netflix's The Crown and Apple TV+'s Ted Lasso were among the big winners as the Television Academy presented its 2021 Emmy Awards on Sept. 19 in Los Angeles. While the Academy had drawn praise for the ...


 
Equality-Illinois-deeply-troubled-by-investigation-into-pro-LGBTQ-teacher-

  Equality Illinois 'deeply troubled' by investigation into pro-LGBTQ teacher

Equality Illinois issued a press release stating it is "deeply troubled" after a DuPage County teacher is being investigated for posts about LGBTQ history and racial justice. The videos, which were reposted to Twitter in early ...


 





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Windy City Media Group publishes Windy City Times,
The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.