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Wisdom-Awards-celebrates-accomplishments-of-Black-LGBTQ-women-elders

  Wisdom Awards celebrates accomplishments of Black LGBTQ+ women elders

--From a press release

On Sunday, May 16, at 12 p.m. (ET), the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) and AARP will host the virtual Black Women Legendary Elders Wisdom Awards ceremony and virtual tea party in commemoration of National LGBTQ+ ...


 
GLAAD-issues-inaugural-Social-Media-Safety-Index

  GLAAD issues inaugural Social Media Safety Index

--From a press release

New York, NY - May 10, 2021 - GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, today announced the findings of its inaugural Social Media Safety Index (SMSI), a 50-page ...


 
Jonathan-Ned-Katz-talks-new-book-LGBTQ-history-state-of-the-world

  Jonathan Ned Katz talks new book, LGBTQ history, state of the world

Author, historian and activist Jonathan Ned Katz will come out with a new book, The Daring Life and Dangerous Times of Eve Adams, on May 18. The biography is centered on the life of Adams, a Jewish lesbian immigrant, and also ...


 
Home-of-LGBTQ-pioneers-Phyllis-Lyon-Del-Martin-first-San-Francisco-lesbian-history-landmark

  Home of LGBTQ pioneers Phyllis Lyon, Del Martin first San Francisco lesbian history landmark

--From a press release

SAN FRANCISCO — On Tuesday, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed an ordinance authored by District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman to designate the former home of pioneering LGBTQ and civil rights activists Phyllis Lyon ...


 
Pat-Parker-GCLS-2021-Trailblazer-Award-recipient

  Pat Parker GCLS 2021 Trailblazer Award recipient

--From a press release

Pat Parker, a poet, activist, and artist will receive the Golden Crown Literary Society's 2021 Trailblazer Award. Parker shaped the civil rights, women's rights, and gay rights movements of the late '60s and '70s in the ...


 
Documenting-LGBTQ-Histories-virtual-talk-on-May-16

  'Documenting LGBTQ+ Histories' virtual talk on May 16

On Sunday, May 16, at 11 a.m. CT, Women and Children First will host the virtual panel discussion "Documenting LGBTQ+ Histories" on its Crowdcast Channel. Centering on the release of Diana Souhami's new book No Modernism ...


 
PASSAGES-Retired-Chicago-Police-Commander-Nancy-Y-Lipman-dies

  PASSAGES Retired Chicago Police Commander Nancy Y. Lipman dies

Retired Chicago Police Commander Nancy Y. Lipman died April 11 due to complications from ovarian cancer. She was 61. Lipman was born Jan. 21, 1960 in Chicago and graduated from Morgan Park High School. She also ...


 
Joan-E-Biren-aka-JEB-talks-Portraits-of-Lesbians-book-journey-and-re-issue

  Joan E. Biren aka JEB talks Portraits of Lesbians book journey and re-issue

In an era where lesbian visibility was almost non-existent, activist and photographer Joan E. Biren (or as she is also known, "JEB") self-financed and self-published a photography book called Eye To Eye: Portraits of Lesbians. Biren's ...


 
Bechdel-Rannells-among-upcoming-CHF-guests

  Bechdel, Rannells among upcoming CHF guests

The Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) announced its line-up of virtual programs with award-winning writers, scholars and cultural icons in late April and throughout May. Among LGBTQ participants/guests will be Fun ...


 
Lightfoot-calls-resignation-rumors-homophobic-racist-and-misogynistic-

  Lightfoot calls resignation rumors 'homophobic, racist and misogynistic'

On April 18, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot called rumors that she's resigning "homophobic, racist and misogynistic," The Chicago Tribune reported. Lightfoot tweeted, "1/ Good morning from my mansion in Sauganash. ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Brandi-Carlile-Legendary-childrens-book-film-festival-Janet-Mock

  SHOWBIZ Brandi Carlile, 'Legendary,' children's book, film festival, Janet Mock

Lesbian musician Brandi Carlile memoir, Broken Horses, debuted at number one on The New York Times Best Sellers list, a press release announced. In addition to the hardback book, a very special audiobook edition of the ...


 
WORLD-Peru-items-Kenya-UK-government-Poland-city

  WORLD Peru items, Kenya, UK government, Poland city

The first lesbian elected to Peru's Congress promised to put up a "strong battle" for LGBTQ+ rights in the South American nation as two social conservatives go head to head for a presidential run-off vote in ...


 
SPORTS-Rapinoe-Morgan-lift-US-to-victory-over-France

  SPORTS Rapinoe, Morgan lift U.S. to victory over France

The U.S. Women's Soccer National Team beat France 2-0 on April 13 in a friendly match against France behind goals by veterans Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan, The Olympic Channel noted. The duo won Olympic gold ...


 
The-Amazon-Trail-How-to-Write-a-Book

  The Amazon Trail, How to Write a Book

I'm not giving away any secrets here. Not saying it's simple or that anyone can do it if they send $25.00 to Post Office Box 1,2,3. Nope, it's a personal journey and every story has a story. Here's mine, about the ...


 
GLAAD-Media-Awards-honor-creative-forces-of-change-in-media-culture

  GLAAD Media Awards honor creative forces of change in media, culture

--From a press release, video below

Los Angeles, CA, Thursday, April 8, 2021 — GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, tonight hosted a virtual ceremony to announce the award recipients of the 32nd Annu ...


 
Equality-Illinois-celebrates-Black-trans-womans-electoral-victory-in-Decatur-Illinois

  Equality Illinois celebrates Black trans woman's electoral victory in Decatur, Illinois

From a press release

A statement from Brian C. Johnson, CEO of Equality Illinois, the state's civil rights organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Illinoisans: "We are extremely proud of Alana ...


 
Gerber-Hart-hosts-Disappeared-Chicagos-Lost-Lesbian-Bars-screening-discussion

  Gerber/Hart hosts 'Disappeared: Chicago's Lost Lesbian Bars' screening, discussion

Gerber/Hart Library and Archives (Gerber/Hart) hosted a virtual screening of Disappeared: Chicago's Lost Lesbian Bars, a short-film documentary that Jacob Pieczynski directed. A panel discussion followed the screening. The 2017 ...


 
Ma-Rainey-Schitts-Creek-win-during-diverse-SAG-Awards-

  'Ma Rainey,' 'Schitt's Creek' win during diverse SAG Awards

On April 4, a one-hour, pre-taped 27th Screen Actors Guild Awards aired on TNT and TBS, celebrating the best achievements in film and TV performances for 2020. According to Entertainment Weekly, it was a historic night, ...


 
WIU-LGBTQA-Resource-Center-celebrates-10th-Anniversary

  WIU LGBTQA Resource Center celebrates 10th Anniversary

--From a WIU press release

MACOMB, IL — In 2011, the LGBT*QA Resource Center was established at Western Illinois University to serve as a home, and to raise awareness for, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning+ community at WIU. Ten years ...


 
32nd-Annual-GLAAD-Media-Awards-April-8

  32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards April 8

--From a press release

New York, NY - Thursday, April 1, 2021 - GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, today announced that CHIKA, Rebecca Black, and Niecy Nash's wife Jessica Betts will ...


 
Yvonne-Zipters-historical-novel-Infraction-out-June-1

  Yvonne Zipter's historical novel 'Infraction' out June 1

The lesbian historical fiction work Infraction, by Chicagoan Yvonne Zipter, will be out June 1. The publisher is Rattling Good Yarns Press. Set in socially turbulent St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1875, the work follows Marya Zhukova, ...


 
Pentagon-reverses-Trump-era-ban-on-trans-military-service-GLAAD-responds

  Pentagon reverses Trump-era ban on trans military service, GLAAD responds

--From a GLAAD press release

New York, NY - Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, celebrates news that the Pentagon will issue ...


 
E3-Radio-relaunches-with-new-show-hosted-by-Anna-DeShawn-

  E3 Radio relaunches with new show hosted by Anna DeShawn

--From an www.e3radio.fm press release

In 2009, E3 Radio hosted its first show Htled "Anna DeShawn & the QCrew". This show had an epic 10 year run educaHng, empowering, and entertaining the Black Queer community of Chicago. During that decade Anna ...


 
Nearly-half-of-all-LBQ-women-have-been-physically-or-sexually-assaulted

  Nearly half of all LBQ women have been physically or sexually assaulted

--From a press release

New study examines the social, economic, physical, and psychological well-being of cisgender and transgender LBQ women and girls A new study by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law finds about 5% of cisgender and ...


 
Gerber-Hart-celebrating-Pearl-Harts-birthday-through-April-7

  Gerber/Hart celebrating Pearl Hart's birthday through April 7

--From a Gerber/Hart press release

Gerber/Hart Library and Archives is celebrating the April 7 birthday of Pearl Hart, the "heart" of Gerber/Hart, and raising funds to help Gerber/Hart continue its vital mission to preserve LGBTQ history in Chicago and the Midwest. ...


 
kd-lang-to-release-dance-remix-album-makeover-on-May-28-

  k.d. lang to release dance-remix album 'makeover' on May 28

In celebration of Pride Month, Nonesuch Records is releasing k.d. lang's makeover—a new collection of classic dance remixes of some of her best-loved songs—on May 28. The album brings these remixes, made between 1992 and 2000, ...


 
Doc-honors-89-year-old-lesbian-feminist-icon-Sally-Gearhart-raises-early-30000

  Doc honors 89-year old lesbian-feminist icon Sally Gearhart, raises early $30,000

--From a press release

San Francisco, CA — The feature documentary "Sally" is a humorous, thought-provoking and inspiring American road-trip in search of iconic lesbian-feminist activist Sally Gearhart. Brilliant, charismatic, provocative and visionary, Sally ...


 
Disappeared-Chicagos-Lost-Lesbian-Bars-screening-April-3-

  'Disappeared: Chicago's Lost Lesbian Bars' screening April 3

Gerber/Hart Library and Archives will present a virtual screening of the short documentary film Disappeared: Chicago's Lost Lesbian Bars, by Jacob Pieczynski. The event will take place Saturday, April 3, at 1 p.m. The screening will ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Oscars-art-Billie-Jean-King-Billy-Eichner-Randy-Rainbow

  SHOWBIZ Oscars art, Billie Jean King, Billy Eichner, Randy Rainbow

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed the campaign art for the 93rd Oscars, an ABC press release noted. The 2021 campaign illustrates this year's tagline, "Bring Your Movie Love," celebrating our global appreciation ...


 
POETRY-Emon-Lauren-Black-talks-queernesspodcast-Black-mobility

  POETRY E'mon Lauren Black talks queerness, podcast, Black mobility

Even though she's only in her early 20s, E'mon Lauren Black has accomplished so much. Not only was Black named Chicago's first youth poet laureate in 2016 (an honor from Young Chicago Authors, in partnership with ...


 
Nearly-one-quarter-of-LBQ-women-are-parents

  Nearly one-quarter of LBQ women are parents

--From a press release

New research from the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law examines the demographic and mental health differences ...


 
National-LGBTQ-Womens-Survey-confronts-lack-of-attention-to-womens-needs-in-the-movement

  National LGBTQ+ Women's Survey confronts lack of attention to women's needs in the movement

--From a press release

A group of seasoned activists and scholars have formed an independent national research project focused on the concerns of LGBTQ+ women. The initiative is spearheaded by veteran lesbian activist Urvashi Vaid, one of the first women ...


 
SHOWBIZ-The-World-to-Come-film-Dan-Reynolds-Broadway-Green-Lantern

  SHOWBIZ 'The World to Come' film, Dan Reynolds, Broadway, Green Lantern

The lesbian-themed film The World to Come is available to buy or rent, a press release noted. In this 19th-century romance (from Bleeker Street) that's set in the Northeast, Abigail (played by Katherine Waterston), a farmer's ...


 
NATIONAL-Lesbian-bar-closes-COVID-survey-trans-lawsuit-Andy-Towle

  NATIONAL Lesbian bar closes, COVID survey, trans lawsuit, Andy Towle

The Toasted Walnut—a lesbian bar in Philadelphia's Gayborhood that was refuge to queer women for the past five years—will close for good, according to an Eater Philly item that cited Billy Penn. The bar had been ...


 
Lesbian-Amanda-Nunes-defends-UFC-title

  Lesbian Amanda Nunes defends UFC title

Amanda Nunes—a Brazilian lesbian who many consider to be the great women's mixed-martial artist of all time—successfully defended one of her UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) titles on Feb. 6. Nunes—who ...


 
Racial-justice-coalition-urges-prosecutor-to-drop-Jussie-Smollett-charges

  Racial justice coalition urges prosecutor to drop Jussie Smollett charges

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Today, a coalition of racial justice and faith based organizations led by the National Black Justice Coalition and including Black Gifted and Whole, National Center for Lesbian Rights, Community Renewal Society, Black AIDS Institute, ...


 
-Team-USA-defends-womens-soccer-title-with-6-0-win-

  Team USA defends women's soccer title with 6-0 win

The U.S. Women's National Soccer Team won its fourth SheBelieves Cup on Feb. 24 after a commanding 6-0 victory over Argentina, the Olympic Channel reported. The victory makes the team the first to win back-to-back titles; ...


 
LGBTs-rise-to-56-of-US-population-

  LGBTs rise to 5.6% of U.S. population

Gallup's latest update on lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender identification finds 5.6% of U.S. adults identifying as LGBT, according to the organization. The current estimate is up from 4.5% in Gallup's previous update based on 2017 ...


 
National-Trust-advocates-to-protect-legacy-of-LGBTQ-pioneers

  National Trust advocates to protect legacy of LGBTQ+ pioneers

--From a press release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Trust for Historic Preservation will testify tomorrow before the San Francisco Historic Preservation Commission in an attempt to secure a local landmark designation for the San Francisco home of pioneering LGBTQ+ ...


 
WORLD-Turkish-items-Gibraltar-couple-lesbian-lawmaker-dies-Australia

  WORLD Turkish items, Gibraltar couple, lesbian lawmaker dies, Australia

In Turkey, four students were arrested over artwork that reportedly depicted LGBT rainbow symbols alongside an image of a sacred Islamic site, the BBC reported. Students at Bogazici University in Istanbul have been protesting against the ...


 
GLAAD-announces-award-nominees-Windy-City-Times-receives-Barbara-Gittings-Award

  GLAAD announces award nominees, Windy City Times receives Barbara Gittings Award

--From a GLAAD press release

GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, announced today the nominees for the 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards. Actress Josie Totah (Peacock's Saved By The Bell), actor and ...


 
Actor-writer-Lena-Waithe-to-headline-screenwriting-conference-at-DePaul-U

  Actor, writer Lena Waithe to headline screenwriting conference at DePaul U

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Emmy Award-winning writer, creator, producer and actor Lena Waithe of "Twenties," "The Chi" and "Queen & Slim" will headline DePaul University's Courier 12 Screenwriting Conference Feb. 5-6. DePaul's School of Cinematic Arts will pr ...


 
LGBTQ-laws-rated-in-Human-Rights-Campaign-State-Equality-Index

  LGBTQ laws rated in Human Rights Campaign State Equality Index

--From a press release

WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Batwoman-Village-People-Neil-Patrick-Harris-Mariah-Carey

  SHOWBIZ 'Batwoman,' Village People, Neil Patrick Harris, Mariah Carey

SPOILER ALERT: Season two of Batwoman (featuring the lesbian superheroine) began by introducing Ryan Wilder, the new lead character on The CW show played by Javicia Leslie—and explained how first-season ...


 
Affinity-Burning-Bowl-hosts-first-ever-virtual-event-amid-pandemic

  Affinity Burning Bowl hosts first-ever virtual event amid pandemic

Amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Affinity Community Services (Affinity) held its annual Burning Bowl Jan. 9 on Zoom and Facebook Live. This year's theme was "Community Undivided." Among other items, the Barbara "Robbie" Smith Award of ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Laverne-Cox-lesbian-coach-Jim-Parsons-Brokeback-theater-items-

  SHOWBIZ Laverne Cox, lesbian coach, Jim Parsons, 'Brokeback,' theater items

Laverne Cox is teaming with Meryl Streep and Rashida Jones to executive-produce a new documentary exploring one of the most critical issues at the intersection of race, feminism, and power: the sex industry, out.com noted. Sell/Buy/Date ...


 
NATIONAL-Anti-bias-rule-nixed-trans-deaths-lesbian-archivist-dies

  NATIONAL Anti-bias rule nixed, trans deaths, lesbian archivist dies

Under the cover of chaos the day after Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, the Trump administration officially nixed regulations barring federal grantees in the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) from discriminating against LGBTQ ...


 
National-LGBTQ-organizations-call-for-Trumps-removal-from-office

  National LGBTQ organizations call for Trump's removal from office

--From a press release

New York, NY - Thursday, Jan. 7, 2020 - GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, along with leading LGBTQ legal, health, youth, justice and equality organizations, is callin ...


 
Affinitys-Virtual-Burning-Bowl-on-Jan-9

  Affinity's Virtual Burning Bowl on Jan. 9

Affinity Community Services—which serves the needs of the Black LGBTQ+ community, with a particular focus on Black women—will hold its annual Burning Bowl ceremony virtually on Saturday, Jan. 9. At past Burning Bowls, attendees were asked ...


 
Affinity-seeks-new-executive-director

  Affinity seeks new executive director

Affinity Community Services—a Black- and queer-led organization on Chicago's South Side dedicated to social justice in Black LGBTQ+ communities—is seeking a new executive director. The executive director will provide visionary ...


 
200-athletes-support-trans-women-and-girls-playing-sports

  200 athletes support trans women and girls playing sports

On Dec. 21, sports icon Billie Jean King, U.S. National Women's Soccer Team co-captain and World Cup Champion Megan Rapinoe, and WNBA trailblazer and legend Candace Parker joined nearly 200 fellow athletes in women's sports to ...


 
International-LGBTI-Assn-reports-on-criminalization-69-countries-have-bans

  International LGBTI Assn reports on criminalization, 69 countries have bans

--From a press release

Geneva, 15 Dec. 2020 — Despite considerable progress in legal protection for lesbian, gay and bisexual people, 69 UN member States continue to criminalise consensual same-sex activity, ILGA World (The ...


 
COVID-19-Ellen-DeGeneres-tests-positive-talk-show-production-halted

  COVID-19 Ellen DeGeneres tests positive; talk-show production halted

Ellen DeGeneres has tested positive for COVID-19, and has stopped production on her talk show until January, according to media outlets such as Deadline and EW.com. "Hi Everyone, I want to let you all know that ...


 
Missouri-lesbian-couple-settles-discrimination-suit-against-senior-housing-community

  Missouri lesbian couple settles discrimination suit against senior housing community

--From a press release

ST. LOUIS, MO — Today, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), along with co-counsel Relman Colfax PLLC, St. Louis LGBTQ civil rights attorney Arlene Zarembka, and the ACLU of Missouri announced the settlement of Walsh ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Naya-Rivera-Jodie-Foster-MTV-Marc-Jacobs

  SHOWBIZ Naya Rivera, Jodie Foster, MTV, Marc Jacobs

Naya Rivera's Glee co-stars are honoring the late actress with a fundraiser launched in her memory, Page Six noted. A GoFundMe account has been established by the crew in her name, with proceeds going toward Alexandria ...


 
PASSAGES-LGBT-activist-former-Oak-Park-Illinois-mayor-Joanne-Trapani-dies

  PASSAGES LGBT activist, former Oak Park, Illinois mayor Joanne Trapani dies

LGBT activist and former Oak Park, Illinois Mayor Joanne Trapani died Nov. 29 due to complications from her endometrial cancer diagnosis. She was 71. Trapani was born in Corona, Queens, New York City on Aug. 5, ...


 
Prominent-lesbians-of-color-will-join-Biden-administration

  Prominent lesbians of color will join Biden administration

Two prominent lesbians of color have been appointed to major roles in President-elect Joe Biden's communications department, the transition team announced in a news release November 29. Karine Jean-Pierre, who served as a Biden senior adviser ...


 
PASSAGES-Joanne-E-Trapani

  PASSAGES Joanne E. Trapani

According to Facebook posts, Joanne E. Trapani, one-time village president of Oak Park, has passed away. Read about her life and work in the community at the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame: http://chicagolgbthalloffame.org/trapani-joanne/ . and at ...


 
Award-winning-journalist-Deb-Price-dead-at-62

  Award-winning journalist Deb Price dead at 62

Deb Price, the award-winning journalist and author who wrote the first nationally syndicated column on LGBT issues in mainstream newspapers, has died in a hospital at age 62 in Hong Kong, where she had lived for ...


 
New-narrative-podcast-offers-lesbian-rocker-slice-of-life

  New narrative podcast offers lesbian rocker slice of life

Podcast attached below

For audiophiles in search of punk rock tongue-in-cheek lesbian dramedy-driven narrative storytelling, look no further: "Tampon Rock" is here. The podcast, from Anthem and iHeart Radio, focuses on lesbian bandmates Deja and Chloe as they navigate ...


 
Womens-soccer-league-announces-2021-competition-framework

  Women's soccer league announces 2021 competition framework

The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) announced a new competition framework to debut in 2021 that aims to expand opportunities for the athletes of the league to showcase the NWSL. Players will report to camp Feb. ...


 
Artist-Riva-Lehrer-talks-new-memoir-career-state-of-the-world

  Artist Riva Lehrer talks new memoir, career, state of the world

In queer artist, writer and curator Riva Lehrer's recently released memoir Golem Girl, she takes readers on a journey through her life via the lens of her being born with spina bifida and the way that ...


 
PASSAGES-Marsha-M-Wetzel

  PASSAGES Marsha M. Wetzel

Marsha Marie Wetzel, advocate for the LGBTQ community, died peacefully at her Greenview Place home in Chicago, Illinois, on Nov. 1, 2020. In keeping with her faith, she passed on All Saints Day. She was preceded ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Wentworth-Miller-Whitney-lesbian-author-Mark-Wahlberg

  SHOWBIZ Wentworth Miller, Whitney, lesbian author, Mark Wahlberg

Out actor Wentworth Miller said he doesn't want to be involved in a new season of the TV show Prison Break if it happens, according to Deadline. On Instagram, he thanked fans for his support and ...


 
The-Amazon-Trail-Rats-fleeing-a-sinking-ship

  The Amazon Trail: Rats fleeing a sinking ship

I've heard the idiom "like rats fleeing a sinking ship" often lately, and while the metaphor is apt for what's going on in the United States, at our house it's even more befitting. Merriam Webster notes, ...


 
Chicago-offers-new-contracts-or-exercises-options-for-all-23-Chicago-Red-Stars-players

  Chicago offers new contracts or exercises options for all 23 Chicago Red Stars players

--From a press release

CHICAGO — After the completion of the 2020 National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) end of year process, the Chicago Red Stars have announced contract statuses for all of its players. All of Chicago's 23 rostered players ...


 
PASSAGES-Activist-John-Chester-remembered

  PASSAGES Activist John Chester remembered

Longtime LGBT activist and former Chicagoan John Chester passed away Oct. 10 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he had been living since retirement. He was 78. Chester, who was inducted into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Viola-Davis-Tyler-Posey-Elton-John-Tegan-and-Sara

  SHOWBIZ Viola Davis, Tyler Posey, Elton John, Tegan and Sara

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom will premiere on Netflix on Dec. 18, a press release noted. The movie—based on the August Wilson play—will star Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman, Glynn Turman and Colman Domingo. In the film and ...


 
MOVIES-Ruby-Rose-talks-new-film-The-Doorman-LGBTQ-actors

  MOVIES Ruby Rose talks new film 'The Doorman,' LGBTQ actors

In the new movie The Doorman, out actress Ruby Rose (TV's Orange Is the New Black and Batwoman; movies such as John Wick: Chapter 2 and Pitch Perfect 3) stars as the titular character in an ...


 
LGBT-HISTORY-Surviving-the-Silence-The-Unexpected-Story-of-Col-Pat-Thompson

  LGBT HISTORY: Surviving the Silence, The Unexpected Story of Col. Pat Thompson

In 1989, U.S. Army Col. Margarethe (Grethe) Cammermeyer was undergoing a routine security clearance interview when she said four simple words, "I am a lesbian." At the time, she was a highly decorated nurse and war ...


 
LGBT-HISTORY-MONTH-SF-supe-vows-to-landmark-Lyon-Martin-house

  LGBT HISTORY MONTH: SF supe vows to landmark Lyon-Martin house

A San Francisco supervisor has vowed to landmark the home where the late lesbian pioneering couple Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin lived throughout most of their 54 years together. Historic preservationists, friends of the couple, and ...


 
Jeannie-Tanner-releases-inspirational-song-art-inclusive-video-

  Jeannie Tanner releases inspirational song, art-inclusive video

Local singer-songwriter Jeannie Tanner has released her new single and video, "I Wanna Be the Change." According to a press release, the song was inspired by many of the speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ...


 
Womens-pro-soccer-draft-Nov-12

  Women's pro soccer draft Nov. 12

The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) announced that the 2020 NWSL Expansion Draft, featuring Racing Louisville Football Club, will take place Thursday, Nov. 12. The trade/waiver window beginning the expansion draft process will close Oct. ...


 
Equality-Illinois-distributes-115000-in-COVID-relief-grants-to-LGBTQs

  Equality Illinois distributes $115,000+ in COVID relief grants to LGBTQs

--From a press release

Equality Illinois, the state's civil rights organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer people; through a grant the Illinois COVID Response Fund (ICRF) and community organizations, has awarded over $115,000 in COVID relief grants ...


 
Directors-cut-of-But-Im-a-Cheerleader-will-be-out-Dec-8

  Director's cut of 'But I'm a Cheerleader' will be out Dec. 8

People can celebrate the 20th anniversary of a classic lesbian film when But I'm a Cheerleader: Director's Cut arrives on Digital 4K Ultra HD on Dec. 8, from Lionsgate. From Primetime Emmy-nominated director Jamie Babbit ...


 





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Windy City Media Group publishes Windy City Times,
The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
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