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COVID-19 Three regions to end Tier 3 mitigations; IRA responds to dining changes
Gov. Pritzker activates Illinois National Guard for security of state buildings
U.S. House votes to impeach Trump again
Welch set to be new Illinois House speaker, ending Madigan era
Choucair part of Biden/Harris COVID-19 response team
Madigan suspends bid for another term as House speaker
COVID-19 Chicago's stay-at-home advisory extended
Indiana pols propose anti-conversion therapy bill
Trump to skip Biden's Jan. 20 inauguration

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SHOWBIZ 'Tales' star dies, 'Wonder Woman 1984,' holiday songs, 'Drag Race'
Marcus D'Amico—the original Michael "Mouse" Tolliver from the miniseries Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City—died at age 55, Queerty noted. In 1992, he also originated the role of Louis in the National Theatre's London run of ... more
 


  

Gay influencers called out for partying in Mexico during pandemic

  

Pfleger answers after being charged with sexually abusing child more than 40 years ago (UPDATE)

  

OP-ED: New Year's Eve circuit parties go on despite COVID-19 travel concerns

  

STATE/LOCAL POLITICS State rep invokes Hitler; former alderman reports to jail

  

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COVID-19 Three regions to end Tier 3 mitigations; IRA responds to
Following a decrease in COVID-19 test positivity rates and hospitalizations throughout Illinois, Gov. JB Pritzker announced regions across the state are now eligible to move out of Tier 3 mitigations—the ... more
 


  

Disability Culture Leadership Initiative launches online hub with Chicago artists

  

Jonathan David Katz awarded Andrew W. Mellon grant

  

Gov. Pritzker activates Illinois National Guard for security of state buildings

  

Tribute event to honor Chicago's first Cultural Historian Jan. 28

  

Affinity Burning Bowl hosts first-ever virtual event amid pandemic


   Nation & World

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GLSEN executive director stepping down
After a dozen years leading the national organization GLSEN—which aims to create a better world for LGBTQ+ students—Executive Director Eliza Byard is stepping down March 1. Deputy Executive Director Melanie ... more
 


  

1.2 million Black LGBT adults live in the US

  

Research on military trans ban shows urgency of Biden acting on pledge

  

40+ national LGBTQ and movement leaders call for removal of President


   Film / TV / Gossip

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Report: Here are the highest grossing LGBTQ+ actors on Netflix
Highest grossing LGBTQ+ actors on Netflix - Kristen Stewart comes in first, with a net worth of 70 million dollars - Bisexual women are the top earning members of the LGBTQ+ community - The TV industry ... more
 


  

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

  

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   Theater / Dance

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Virtual OUTspoken storytelling event Feb. 2
The next virtual OUTspoken Storytelling Night will take place Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. The speakers will be as follows: —Donald Bell is a third-generation Chicagoan, South Sider and White Sox fan who is a retired ... more
 


  

Hell in a Handbag Productions to present Out, Darn Spot!

  

'Dixie's Happy Hour' streaming Jan. 26-31

  

Chicago Dance History Project's Interview Marathon on Jan. 31


   Music

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SHOWBIZ 'Tales' star dies, 'Wonder Woman 1984,' holiday songs, 'Drag Race'
Marcus D'Amico—the original Michael "Mouse" Tolliver from the miniseries Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City—died at age 55, Queerty noted. In 1992, he also originated the role of Louis in the National Theatre's London run of ... more
 


  

SHOWBIZ 'Drag Race,' year-end honors, 'Guardians,' Taylor Swift

  

PrideArts to screen A Not So Silent Night Tuesday, Dec. 15

  

Windy City Gay Chorus, Windy City Treble Quire present Let There Be Light


   Books / Art

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Disability Culture Leadership Initiative launches online hub with Chicago artists
CHICAGO, IL (Jan. 15, 2021)— 3Arts, the Chicago-based nonprofit grantmaking organization, announced today the launch of the Disability Culture Leadership Initiative (DCLI), featuring a new online platform created to elevate ... more
 


  

Tribute event to honor Chicago's first Cultural Historian Jan. 28

  

'Mombian Database' released

  

Five Worth Finding: Workout gear, $2 subs, LGBTQ book


   Trans

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Trans woman, man killed in Chicago's Gresham area
A transgender woman and a man were killed in a shooting Jan. 6 in Chicago's Gresham neighborhood, The Chicago Sun-Times reported. A gunman fired shots from a silver-colored vehicle about 5 a.m. in the 800 block ... more
 


  

WORLD Greece appointee, India trans items, top LGBTQ issues

  

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

  

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


   AIDS & Health

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Illinois Restaurant Assoc. asks Pritzker to allow indoor dining
On Jan. 14, the Illinois Restaurant Association (IRA) and restaurant operators around the state issued a press release asking Gov. JB Pritzker to immediately allow for safe and limited indoor dining operations. The IRA's Open Indoor ... more
 


  

Howard Brown developing new center in Northalsted area

  

Choucair part of Biden/Harris COVID-19 response team

  

Indiana pols propose anti-conversion therapy bill


   Lesbian

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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 ... more
 


  

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

  

Affinity's Virtual Burning Bowl on Jan. 9

  

Affinity seeks new executive director


   Sports

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Stanton re-signs with Red Stars
The Chicago Red Stars announced the signing of midfielder Nikki Stanton, who is returning to the club after a season with Norwegian sports club Klepp IL. Stanton began her National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) career with ... more
 


  

Chicago Sky announce contract extension for coach

  

Red Stars make draft selections

  

Red Stars announce renewals


   Youth

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Indiana pols propose anti-conversion therapy bill
Indiana Stonewall Democrats issued a press release lauding state Sen. JD Ford (District 39) and state Rep. Sue Errington (District 26) for introducing a new bill to effectively end so-called "conversion therapy" practices across the state ... more
 


  

11th Circuit urged to reverse decision allowing LGBTQ youth conversion therapy

  

Buffalo Grove LGBTQ+ teen named one of HRC's ambassadors

  

Same-sex parents are 7X more likely to raise adopted, foster children
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