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  BREAKING NEWS

 
COVID Chicago, Cook County currently still at 'medium' level
PASSAGES Urvashi Vaid dies, The National LGBTQ Task Force releases statement
Pro-choice coalition to rally May 14 in Chicago's Union Park
Texas court okays child-abuse inquries into families of trans kids
Griner's detention in Russia extended by a month
Former White Sox head trainer alleges sexual orientation-based bias
U.S. Senate Republicans and one Democrat block abortion-protection bill
All WNBA courts to honor Brittney Griner
COVID Indoor masking 'strongly recommended' for Chicago as numbers rise

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Leather business 64TEN to name street after Ed Negron on May
On May 25-30, leather shop 64TEN, 6410 N. Clark St., will mark its 21st anniversary. The celebrations will coincide with the International Mr. Leather (IML)/Memorial Day holiday weekend. ... more
 


  

THEATER 'The Secretaries: A Parable' running through June 11

  

Judge blocks part of Alabama law criminalizing care for trans youth

  

33rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York honor Judith Light, Wilson Cruz and more

  

Chicago Bears release schedule; Yankees pound White Sox

  

TELEVISION Kate McKinnon, Pete Davidson and others to exit 'SNL'


   Local

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COVID Chicago, Cook County currently still at 'medium' level
Chicago and suburban Cook County remain at a medium COVID Community Level, even as case rates continue to increase throughout the Midwest and northeastern United States, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced May 20. ... more
 


  

HIV/AIDS activist Rae Lewis-Thornton on her new memoir, 'Unprotected'

  

POLITICS GOP candidate Irvin called Trump an 'idiot,' backed LGBTQ+s

  

Police officer enters Chicago mayoral race

  

PASSAGES Dr. David Ostrow dies at 74

  

Leather business 64TEN to name street after Ed Negron on May 30


   Nation & World

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Penn. LGBTQ+ candidates mostly suffer losses on primary night
LGBTQ+ candidates running for the U.S. Senate, U.S. House, lieutenant governor and a seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in Philadelphia's "gayborhood" each lost their races in the Keystone State's May 17 Democratic primary, The ... more
 


  

Johnny Weir envisions his dream of hosting the Eurovision Song Contest's live stream

  

Monkeypox in U.S., other countries; cases include gay, bi men

  

For International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, Biphobia HRC highlights grants


   Film / TV / Gossip

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TELEVISION Kate McKinnon, Pete Davidson and others to exit 'SNL'
In a major shake-up on the long-running hit Saturday Night Live (or SNL), several of the main stars are leaving—including out cast member Kate McKinnon, Deadline reported. McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, Kyle Mooney and Pete Davidson (who's ... more
 


  

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Five Worth Finding: Chocolate festival, lesbian sci-fi film, 'Smahtguy'

  

TV Writer Joel Kim Booster, director Andrew Ahn take a trip to 'Fire Island'


   Theater / Dance

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THEATER Season of Concern to present 'Jerry's Girls' on June 27
"Jerry's Girls: A Benefit for Season of Concern" will take place Monday, June 27, at 7:30 p.m. at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. Season of Concern Chicago is dedicated to providing financial assistance to ... more
 


  

Quiz program 'Wait, Wait' to start taping June 16 at the Studebaker

  

SHOWBIZ Queer playwright, LGBTQ+ films, BMI Pop Awards, new superhero

  

THEATER Underscore's 'Notes & Letters' running through May 28


   Music

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SHOWBIZ Queer playwright, LGBTQ+ films, BMI Pop Awards, new superhero
Jeremy O. Harris, the queer Tony-nominated author of Slave Play, has been named the presiding playwright for the 2023 Yale Drama Series Prize—one of the theater world's most prestigious playwriting honors, Deadline noted. Harris joins the ... more
 


  

Inaugural Heatwave Music Festival in Chicago on July 16-17

  

Casting announced for 'Queer Eye: The Musical Parody' at Second City

  

MUSIC Ty Herndon releasing 'personal' album 'Jacob' on July 15


   Books / Art

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HIV/AIDS activist Rae Lewis-Thornton on her new memoir, 'Unprotected'
Emmy-winning HIV/AIDS activist, author, minister, political organizer, motivational speaker, life coach, jewelry designer and social media figure Rae Clara Lewis-Thornton's recently released book, Unprotected: A Memoir, is already a pre-release ... more
 


  

Quiz program 'Wait, Wait' to start taping June 16 at the Studebaker

  

BOOKS 'Tinderbox' author to appear in Palatine on June 14

  

57th Street Art Fair marking 75th anniversary on June 4-5


   Trans

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Judge blocks part of Alabama law criminalizing care for trans youth
On May 13, U.S. District Judge Liles Burke blocked part of an Alabama law that made it a felony to prescribe gender-affirming puberty blockers and hormones to transgender minors, USA Today reported. ... more
 


  

For International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, Biphobia HRC highlights grants

  

Texas court okays child-abuse inquries into families of trans kids

  

Judge: Dallas hospital must start gender-affirming treatment for trans youth


   AIDS & Health

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Monkeypox in U.S., other countries; cases include gay, bi men
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating a confirmed case of monkeypox in the United States, according to a press release from the CDC Health Alert ... more
 


  

COVID Chicago, Cook County currently still at 'medium' level

  

HIV/AIDS activist Rae Lewis-Thornton on her new memoir, 'Unprotected'

  

Five Worth Finding: Chocolate festival, lesbian sci-fi film, 'Smahtguy'


   Lesbian

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TELEVISION Kate McKinnon, Pete Davidson and others to exit 'SNL'
In a major shake-up on the long-running hit Saturday Night Live (or SNL), several of the main stars are leaving—including out cast member Kate McKinnon, Deadline reported. McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, Kyle Mooney and Pete Davidson (who's ... more
 


  

Los Angeles LGBT Center mourns passing of legendary LGBT activist, leader Urvashi Vaid

  

PASSAGES Urvashi Vaid dies, The National LGBTQ Task Force releases statement

  

Griner's detention in Russia extended by a month


   Sports

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Johnny Weir envisions his dream of hosting the Eurovision Song Contest's live stream by Jerry Nunn Out figure skater Johnny Weir is an award-winning Olympian and an LGBTQ+ champion. This gay media spokesman brings past experience ... more
 


  

Chicago Sky activate Copper, release Krajisnik

  

Sky Comeback falls short in road loss to Storm; 74-71

  

Cubs blank Pirates; White Sox win


   Youth

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GLSEN holds Respect Awards in New York
On May 16, the pro-LGBTQ+ education organization GLSEN held its New York Respect Awards in Gotham Hall. At its first in-person Respect Awards in three years, the organization introduced new Executive Director Melanie Willingham-Jaggers in their ... more
 


  

LGBTQs 4X more likely than non-LGBTQs to choose a college away from home

  

Florida schools censoring students even before Don't Say Gay law goes into effect

  

Queer college salutatorian plans to help community through food
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