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  SAVOR Sweetwater Tavern & Grille

The popular Loop spot Sweetwater Tavern & Grille—which specializes in contemporary U.S. cuisine, and which is part of the Bottleneck Management stable of restaurants—has a lot going for it. First, there are the views of the ...


 
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  THEATER Michael Dalke makes Pretty Woman: The Musical happy and gay

The fairy-tale story of Pretty Woman was brought to life as a musical by openly gay theater director/choreographer Jerry Mitchell in 2018. He debuted the original production of Pretty Woman: The Musical premiered in Chicago at ...


 
Moises-Kaufman-takes-audiences-to-Paradise-

  Moises Kaufman takes audiences to Paradise

Paradise Square is a new musical that opened in Chicago last month at the James M. Nederlander Theatre. This is based on a true story set in New York City in 1863, when Black and Irish immigrants lived together in a ...


 
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  WINDY CITY TIMES HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2021

Yes, it’s that time of the year—when it’s especially emphasized that it’s better to give than to receive. With that in mind, here are some items you may want to consider getting that relative, friend or significant other. ...


 
Hell-in-a-Handbag-Productions-to-present-Christmas-Dearest-Nov-27-Dec-31

  Hell in a Handbag Productions to present Christmas Dearest Nov. 27-Dec. 31

--From a press release

CHICAGO (December 2, 2021) — Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to continue its 20th anniversary season with the return of one of its most popular holiday musicals: Christmas Dearest, featuring book and lyrics by ...


 
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  Yoshi's Cafe to close permanently after Dec. 12

Yoshi's Cafe, a Northalsted restaurant that specialized in the fusion of French and Asian cuisines for almost four decades, will close permanently after Dec. 12, The Chicago Tribune reported. "Yoshi's Cafe's last day will be Dec. ...


 
SPORTS-Bulls-Blackhawks-victorious-in-Dec-2-games

  SPORTS Bulls, Blackhawks victorious in Dec. 2 games

—DeMar DeRozan scored 34 points as the Chicago Bulls improved to 15-8 with a 119-115 win over the New York Knicks in Madison Square Garden. Zach LaVine and Nikola Vucevic each added 27 as the Bulls ...


 
Chicago-Red-Stars-announce-roster-moves-ahead-of-expansion-draft

  Chicago Red Stars announce roster moves ahead of expansion draft

--From a press release

CHICAGO, IL. (Dec. 2, 2021)—The Chicago Red Stars announced a number of roster moves ahead of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) expansion draft. The moves prioritize and honor the wishes of select players, while also ...


 
Billie-Jean-King-to-receive-Muhammad-Ali-Award-on-Dec-7

  Billie Jean King to receive Muhammad Ali Award on Dec. 7

Tennis icon Billie Jean King will be honored with the Muhammad Ali Legacy Award presented by Alkaline88 at the 2021 Sports Illustrated Awards on Tuesday, Dec. 7. The honor celebrates individuals whose dedication to the ideals ...


 
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  AIDS Garden Chicago supporters, CDPH official commemorate World AIDS Day with event

AIDS Garden Chicago supporters and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) commemorated the 34th annual World AIDS Day on Dec. 1 at the Belmont Yacht Club with a sneak preview of the garden. The 2.5-acre ...


 
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  Mayor Lightfoot issues statement about lawsuit against FOP

--From a press release

Today, at my direction, the City's Department of Law voluntarily dismissed their lawsuit against the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7 without prejudice. This verified complaint for injunctive relief was initially filed in response to the ...


 
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  DANCE Joffrey's Winning Works winners named

The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, announced the recipients of the twelfth annual Winning Works Choreographic Competition: Audrey Ipapo Baran, Joffrey Company artist Edson Barbosa, Taylor Carrasco and Derick McKoy Jr. ...


 
Director-Paris-Barclay-talks-about-virtual-reading-of-The-Normal-Heart

  Director Paris Barclay talks about virtual reading of 'The Normal Heart'

The seminal Larry Kramer play The Normal Heart—which focuses on the rise of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in New York City in the early 1980s, through the perspective of the character Ned Weeks—is the subject of a ...


 
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  POLITICS Foster, Schneider support Casten in primary battle against Newman

Suburban congressional colleagues Bill Foster and Brad Schneider are backing two-term Democratic U.S. Rep. Sean Casten, of Downers Grove, in his primary bid for re-election against freshman Democratic U.S. Rep. Marie Newman, of La Grange, The ...


 
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  COVID Two states and territory come off Chicago's travel advisory

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) removed two states and Guam from its weekly COVID-19 Travel Advisory on Nov. 30. No new states were added to the advisory, which now stands at 38 states. California, ...


 
ART-Frida-Immersive-Dream-coming-to-Germania-Place-in-2022

  ART 'Frida: Immersive Dream' coming to Germania Place in 2022

Lighthouse Immersive, North America's leading producer of ground-breaking experiential art exhibits, and Maestro Immersive Art announce their newest immersive art installation, "Frida: Immersive Dream." This exhibition will run at Lighthouse ...


 
THEATER-Its-a-Wonderful-Life-Live-in-Chicago-through-Dec-31

  THEATER 'It's a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago!' through Dec. 31

American Blues Theater marks its return to live, in-person theater with its 20th annual production of It's a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago!, from Frank Capra's film. The production will run through Friday, Dec. 31, at ...


 
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  RESTAURANTS Epic Kitchens Lakeview

By Andrew Pirrotta

In our modern world of instant, online food ordering and delivery, there is really only one problem we encounter: Is there anything we can all agree on? Let's face it: No one wants to place several ...


 
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  SPORTS Bulls improve to 14-8 with latest win

The Chicago Bulls took the latest battle of the Ball brothers (Chicago's Lonzo versus Charlotte's LaMelo), riding a stellar performance by Nikola Vucevic to a 133-119 victory over the Charlotte Hornets at the United Center, ESPN.com ...


 
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  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" ...


 
SPORTS-Red-Stars-defender-loaned-to-Australian-team

  SPORTS Red Stars defender loaned to Australian team

The Chicago Red Stars announced the loan of defender Kayla Sharples to Adelaide United Football Club of the Australian A-League Women. The Naperville native will be with the Australian club until March 28, 2022, after which ...


 
THEATER-Whos-Holiday-running-through-Dec-26

  THEATER 'Who's Holiday!' running through Dec. 26

Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont St., is running the Chicago premiere of Who's Holiday!—a production about a booze-guzzling, cigarette-smoking, adult Cindy Lou Who reminiscing about the night she first met The Grinch. The show is being ...


 
State-Rep-Greg-Harris-not-seeking-re-election

  State Rep. Greg Harris not seeking re-election

Illinois state Rep. Greg Harris—the first openly gay and HIV-positive state leader in the General Assembly—announced that he won't seek re-election and will leave the House when his term expires in early 2023, The Chicago Tribune ...


 
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  Mike Simmons among LGBTQ Victory Fund-endorsed candidates

Incumbent Illinois state Sen. Mike Simmons was among the political candidates that the LGBTQ Victory Fund backed in its latest round of endorsements. LGBTQ Victory Fund—the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ+ leaders to public ...


 
Trans-focused-documentary-part-of-South-Side-Film-Festival

  Trans-focused documentary part of South Side Film Festival

The documentary Mama Gloria—which features Chicago transgender icon Gloria Allen—was part of the South Side Film Festival line-up on Nov. 28. Born in 1945, Allen grew up amid the celebrated Black "sissy" balls on Chicago's South ...


 
Jury-selection-in-Smollett-trial-to-start-Nov-29

  Jury selection in Smollett trial to start Nov. 29

Jury selection is set to begin Nov. 29 in the trial of embattled former Empire actor Jussie Smollett, who allegedly lied to Chicago police in January 2019 about being the victim of a racist, anti-gay attack. ...


 
PASSAGES-Designer-Virgil-Abloh-dies-at-41

  PASSAGES Designer Virgil Abloh dies at 41

Designer Virgil Abloh—the first Black artistic director of Louis Vuitton's menswear collection and the founder of the Off-White label—died at the age of 41 after privately battling "a rare, aggressive form of cancer, cardiac angiosarcoma," a ...


 
M3-Dance-presenting-The-Nutcracker-in-Elgin-on-Dec-4-5

  M3 Dance presenting 'The Nutcracker' in Elgin on Dec. 4-5

M3 Dance and Synergy Dance Academy will present Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 2 and 7 p.m.; and on Sunday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m. at Elgin's Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 ...


 
Bulls-lose-to-Miami-107-104

  Bulls lose to Miami 107-104

A day after crushing the Orlando Magic in Florida by more than 40 points, the Chicago Bulls (13-8) lost to the Miami Heat (13-7) at the United Center 107-104. The Bulls committed 23 turnovers, with Miami ...


 
THEATER-REVIEW-Lighthouses-in-the-Desert-

  THEATER REVIEW Lighthouses in the Desert

Title: Lighthouses in the Desert. Playwright: Richard James Zieman At: Schwartz Stage at Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St. Tickets: $25; GlassAppleTheatre.com. Runs through: Dec. 19 Nowadays, the term "one-act play" can be applied to nearly ...


 
SAVOR-Mango-Pickle-offering-21-Days-of-Thali-supper-Dec-3-20

  SAVOR Mango Pickle offering 21 Days of Thali supper Dec. 3-20

The Indian bistro Mango Pickle (5842 N. Broadway; https://www.mangopicklechicago.com/) will hold its next 21 Days of Thali event Dec. 3-20. Marisa Paolillo and Gregory Bazire—the founders and chef-partners of Mango ...


 
froSkate-creates-safe-space-for-BIPOC-queer-skaters-to-fall-laugh-shake-it-off

  froSkate creates safe space for BIPOC queer skaters to 'fall, laugh, shake it off'

The organization froSkate—which hosts skate park meet-ups for the "non-traditional skate community"—launched in spring 2019 after a group chat of BIPOC queer skateboarders "got too big," according to founder Karlie ...


 
SPORTS-Bulls-Hawks-win-former-Bear-arrested

  SPORTS Bulls, 'Hawks win; former Bear arrested

—The Chicago Bulls (13-7) got back on the winning track—and remained in first place in the NBA's Central Division—with a 123-88 victory over the Orlando Magic on Nov. 27 in Florida. DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points ...


 
Five-Worth-Finding-World-AIDS-Day-Benedetta-books-wine-in-a-can

  Five Worth Finding: World AIDS Day, 'Benedetta,' books, wine in a can

—World AIDS Day event at Belmont Harbor: —The Chicago Parks Foundation will hold a World AIDS Day event on Dec. 1, 9-10:30 a.m., at the Belmont Harbor Yacht Club. Antonio King, LGBTQ health and outreach liaison ...


 
Virtual-reading-QA-of-The-Normal-Heart-with-mostly-LGBTQ-and-or-BIPOC-cast-on-Dec-4

  Virtual reading, Q&A of 'The Normal Heart' with mostly LGBTQ+ and/or BIPOC cast on Dec. 4

ONE Archives Foundation, in collaboration with Invisible Histories Project, announced today that a brand-new Q&A will follow an encore and final presentation of the historic virtual reading of Larry Kramer's Tony-winning play The Normal Heart. The ...


 
Blackhawks-to-host-Hockey-Fights-Cancer-game-Nov-28

  Blackhawks to host 'Hockey Fights Cancer' game Nov. 28

The Chicago Blackhawks and the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation will host "Hockey Fights Cancer" night at the United Center on Sunday, Nov. 28, as the team takes on the San Jose Sharks. This special evening is supported ...


 
Designer-and-entrepreneur-Kiki-Bryant-discusses-future-of-Lollipop-Lola

  Designer and entrepreneur Kiki Bryant discusses future of 'Lollipop Lola'

On Jan. 21, 2021, Kiki Bryant set a $2,000 fundraising goal on Kiva.org to launch a children's doll based on her original book character, Lollipop Lola. The goal was met that same day. "That was a ...


 
Chicago-Bears-score-Thanksgiving-win-over-winless-Detroit

  Chicago Bears score Thanksgiving win over winless Detroit

In his first start in 10 weeks, quarterback Andy Dalton looked sharp with no signs of rust in helping the Bears edge the Lions 16-14 on Thanksgiving Day in Detroit. Replacing the injured Justin Fields, the ...


 
World-AIDS-Day-events-on-tap

  World AIDS Day events on tap

World AIDS Day takes place every year on Dec. 1. During this year—which marks the 40th anniversary since HIV was officially discovered—here are some of the events taking place (locally, regionally and nationally) on, before and ...


 
BIPOC-LGBTQ-led-orgs-and-spaces-adapt-to-continued-effects-of-COVID-19-

  BIPOC LGBTQ+-led orgs and spaces adapt to continued effects of COVID-19

s the world continues to grapple with the lasting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, some BIPOC LGBTQ+-led bars and community-building organizations have adapted by implementing increased safety protocols and strengthening ...


 
Goodman-Theatres-A-Christmas-Carol-running-through-Dec-31

  Goodman Theatre's 'A Christmas Carol' running through Dec. 31

Now in its 44th year, Goodman Theatre's classic production of A Christmas Carol is the story of Ebenezer Scrooge's discovery of kindness, compassion and redemption. Director Jessica Thebus co-adapted and helmed the 2020 audio streaming version, ...


 
House-of-Chanel-creates-charitable-foundation-to-promote-community-service-across-ballroom-scene-beyond

  House of Chanel creates charitable foundation to promote community service across ballroom scene, beyond

Almost 50 years after the founding of House of Chanel, the ballroom house is creating the Chanel Cares Charitable Foundation to give back to the community. The foundation will organize community engagement projects, including an upcoming ...


 
EVENTS-John-Grumpy-Co-presenting-Black-Sunday-Nov-28

  EVENTS John Grumpy Co. presenting 'Black Sunday' Nov. 28

John Grumpy Co. is hosting "Black Sunday," which will take place at HVAC Pub, 3530 N. Clark St., on Sunday, Nov. 28, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.. This event will feature celebrity DJ Jamal Smallz. "Black Sunday" will ...


 
LGBTQ-youth-advocates-call-for-action-after-increased-bullying-reports

  LGBTQ+ youth advocates call for action after increased bullying reports

Officials from LGBTQ+-advocacy organizations Equality Illinois, Illinois Safe Schools Alliance, Rainbow Cafe and Youth Outlook announced a sharp increase in the number of bullying incidents directed against LGBTQ+ students across ...


 
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 ...


 
LETTER-TO-THE-EDITOR-Thanksgiving-is-a-time-to-reflect

  LETTER TO THE EDITOR Thanksgiving is a time to reflect

Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for a God that created us and loves us. The sins of racism, sexism, ageism and classicism are neoclassic examples of how we have fallen short. We have come ...


 
COVID-Chicagos-travel-advisory-back-up-to-40-states-and-one-territory

  COVID Chicago's travel advisory back up to 40 states and one territory

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) added two states to its weekly COVID-19 travel advisory on Nov. 23. The advisory stands at 40 states and one territory. Connecticut, whose daily COVID Case rate per 100,000 ...


 
LGBT-Chamber-of-Commerce-of-Illinois-head-stepping-down

  LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois head stepping down

LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois Director Jerome' Holston has publicly acknowledged that he will be leaving his post at the end of this month. In a statement, he said, "As my role as Director of ...


 
AFC-commemorates-passing-of-the-HIV-decriminalization-law-with-World-AIDS-Day-event-Dec-1-

  AFC commemorates passing of the HIV decriminalization law with World AIDS Day event Dec. 1

--From a press release

The World AIDS Day Community Celebration of the Historic Passage of HB1063, which ended criminal penalties against people living with HIV, will be hosted by AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC). It will also commemorate World AIDS Day ...


 
THEATER-Q-Brothers-Christmas-Carol-Dec-7-23

  THEATER 'Q Brothers Christmas Carol' Dec. 7-23

The 80-minute hip-hop holiday hit Q Brothers Christmas Carol—created by Chicago sensations the Q Brothers Collective (GQ, JQ, Jax and Pos) and developed with Creative Producer Rick Boynton—is back in a limited engagement in The Yard ...


 
Community-mourns-the-losses-of-transgender-people-celebrates-the-living-at-TDOR-event

  Community mourns the losses of transgender people, celebrates the living at TDOR event

During the Trans Day of Remembrance/Resilience (TDOR) on Nov. 20, community members gathered for a town hall and memorial to remember the losses and lives of trans people in Chicago and beyond. Hosted by Brave Space ...


 
Ivan-Aguayo-brings-eclectic-background-to-evolution-of-dance

  Ivan Aguayo brings eclectic background to 'evolution' of dance

By Cris Villalonga-Vivoni

In the center of the A&A Ballet studio stood the Mouse King. His long, felt tail trailed behind him as he made attempts to pose both for the camera and the numerous other ballet performers in ...


 
Local-chefs-to-take-part-in-James-Beard-series-dinner

  Local chefs to take part in James Beard series dinner

Chef Cedric Harden, of the River North restaurant River Roast, will participate in the James Beard Foundation's 2021-2022 Taste America culinary series in collaboration with featured guest Chef Darnell Reed (of Luella's Southern Kitchen) o ...


 
DuPage-Democrat-employee-resigns-after-Wisconsin-parade-posts

  DuPage Democrat employee resigns after Wisconsin parade posts

Mary Lemanski resigned from her role as social-media manager of the Democratic Party of DuPage County after being criticized for insensitive tweets she made about the parade tragedy in Waukesha, Wisconsin, according to NCTV17.com. In now-deleted ...


 
SPORTS-Bulls-get-walloped-by-Indiana

  SPORTS Bulls get walloped by Indiana

The Chicago Bulls—and their fans—probably didn't see this one coming. Indiana (8-11) came into the United Center on Nov. 22 and defeated the Bulls (12-6) 109-77. ESPN.com noted that Domantas Sabonis scored 21 points, and Malc ...


 
SPORTS-Report-Now-former-Red-Stars-coach-accused-of-abuse

  SPORTS Report: Now-former Red Stars coach accused of abuse

Chicago Red Stars head coach Rory Dames stepped down from his position one day after the team played in the NWSL title game—and a new report seems to be the reason why. According to the Chicago ...


 
Andersonville-Chamber-of-Commerce-plans-holiday-shopping-events-supporting-100-businesses

  Andersonville Chamber of Commerce plans holiday shopping events supporting 100+ businesses

--From a press release

CHICAGO (November 22, 2021) - The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) is pleased to kick-off the holiday season with a festive line-up of neighborhood events encouraging residents and visitors to "shop local" in support of 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 ...


 
SPORTS-Bulls-Blackhawks-continue-winning-ways-Bears-falter-again

  SPORTS Bulls, Blackhawks continue winning ways; Bears falter again

Two of Chicago's men's professional sports teams won their games Nov. 21, while a third snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. The Blackhawks got back into the win column with a 1-0 win over Vancouver ...


 
SPORTS-Chicago-Red-Stars-coach-steps-down

  SPORTS Chicago Red Stars coach steps down

A day after the Chicago Red Stars fell short in the NWSL title game, losing 2-1 to the Washington Spirit in overtime, head coach Rory Dames resigned. "For 11 years, I have dedicated myself to help ...


 
SAVOR-Farm-Bar

  SAVOR Farm Bar

You may not have heard of Farmheads Group, but it should be known that the organization is on a culinary mission. Farmheads—which operates Farm Bar Lakeview, Farmhouse Evanston and Brown Dog Farm—wants to exemplify responsibility by ...


 
SPORTS-Red-Stars-lose-NWSL-title-game-in-overtime-2-1

  SPORTS Red Stars lose NWSL title game in overtime, 2-1

The Chicago Red Stars were, oh, so close. The team fell just short of capturing the NWSL title, falling 2-1 to the Washington Spirit in overtime Nov. 20 at Lynn Family Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky. It ...


 
CPS-staffers-fired-in-wake-of-Marine-Leadership-Academy-scandal

  CPS staffers fired in wake of Marine Leadership Academy scandal

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) officials announced that 12 employees at Marine Leadership Academy and a school volunteer either committed or covered up sexual misconduct that dates back five years, The Chicago Tribune reported. Ten adults have ...


 
THEATER-REVIEW-Bug-

  THEATER REVIEW Bug

Title: Bug. Playwright: Tracy Letts At: Steppenwolf Theatre Company, 1650 N. Halsted St. Tickets: $20-$110; Steppenwolf.org. Runs through: Dec. 12 When you hear the word "bug," do you think of an insect, a microbe or a ...


 
VIEWS-Young-people-need-to-listen-to-LGBTQ-elders-intergenerational-experiences-

  VIEWS Young people need to listen to LGBTQ elders' intergenerational experiences

For one of my first Windy City Times assignments, I was lucky enough to spend nearly three hours interviewing longtime LGBTQ+-rights activist Michael O'Connor. As queer individuals living in Chicago in 2021, we had plenty in ...


 
THEATER-Cinderella-at-Paramount-through-Jan-9

  THEATER 'Cinderella' at Paramount through Jan. 9

Aurora's Paramount Theatre is presenting Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella through Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022. According to a press release, "Paramount's Cinderella promises to come with all of the spectacle and splendor audiences have come to ex ...


 
VIEWS-Reporting-on-queers-of-color-needs-to-investigate-absence-as-much-as-presence

  VIEWS Reporting on queers of color needs to investigate absence as much as presence

Earlier this month, I pitched a Windy City Times article that sought to explore how role playing games (RPGs), such as Dungeons & Dragons, enable queer people of color (QPOC) to explore their gender and sexuality ...


 
VIEWS-In-defense-of-the-word-lesbian

  VIEWS In defense of the word 'lesbian'

When I decided to come out to my mom, I wanted to wait until I could say the word "lesbian" out loud. But as I sat her down, I tripped over the long string of letters. "Mom, I'm gay," I blurted ...


 
VIEWS-Google-and-Chicagos-segregated-LGBTQ-community-

  VIEWS Google and Chicago's segregated LGBTQ+ community

I was a little baby queer when I moved to Chicago last year. I come from a traditional, cookie-cutter Connecticut town where Vineyard Vines and Sunday school were the standards. So, for a LatinX queer person—who ...


 
Brave-Space-Alliance-partners-plan-Memorial-Luncheon-Town-Hall-on-trans-violence

  Brave Space Alliance, partners plan Memorial Luncheon, Town Hall on trans violence

--From a press release

CHICAGO, IL — Nov. 19, 2021 — Brave Space Alliance and other community partner organizations will host a memorial luncheon and town hall to honor the memory of transgender people who have been murdered over the ...


 
MOVIES-Dante-and-Beatrice-in-Florence-Nov-28-Dec-5

  MOVIES 'Dante and Beatrice in Florence' Nov. 28-Dec. 5

Porchlight Music Theatre is partnering with Hershey Felder Presents: Live from Florence and its second season of productions. The launch of this new season from Hershey Felder is the new musical film Dante and Beatrice in ...


 
IL-General-Assembly-LGBTQ-Caucus-condemns-Proud-Boys-led-censorship-in-Downers-Grove-

  IL General Assembly LGBTQ Caucus condemns Proud Boys led censorship in Downers Grove

--From a press release

CHICAGO - The five openly LGBTQ members of the Illinois General Assembly today call on Downers Grove District 99 to protect LGBTQ youth in their community from hate and censorship by immediately rejecting calls to censor ...


 
Goodman-Theatre-updates-its-2022-schedule-

  Goodman Theatre updates its 2022 schedule:

--From a press release

(Chicago, IL) Goodman Theatre announces an update to its production schedule for the early months of 2022. The world premiere of Christina Anderson's play the ripple, the wave that carried me home, directed by Miranda Haymon—a ...


 
Chicago-Magic-Lounge-announces-next-show-in-Artist-in-Residence-series

  Chicago Magic Lounge announces next show in Artist-in-Residence series

--From a press release

Chicago, IL — Chicago Magic Lounge, Chicago's home for close-up magic, continues its Artist-In-Residence series with Kayla Drescher: Magic in Heels, Wednesdays at 7:00pm, January 5 — March 30, 2022. Kayla Drescher: Magic in Heels is ...


 
LGBTQ-equality-in-nine-Illinois-municipalities-detailed-in-Human-Rights-Campaign-Index

  LGBTQ+ equality in nine Illinois municipalities detailed in Human Rights Campaign Index

--From a press release

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


 





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