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  BREAKING NEWS

 
HEALTH Face masks recommended indoors throughout Chicago
Bernie Hansen's gay-rights legacy remembered
Photographer/activist Ed Negron's funeral will take place Aug. 3
Howard Brown Health calls on businesses, LGBTQ events to re-implement COVID restrictions
Pritzker signs bill decriminalizing HIV transmission, other pro-LGBTQ measures
NBC Sports apologizes for misgendering Olympian; GLAAD responds
Gay British diver wins Olympic gold
Chicago photographer, activist Ed Negron dies [UPDATED]
Gov. JB Pritzker, Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton announce re-election campaign

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Chicago photographer, activist Ed Negron dies [UPDATED]
Ed Negron—an activist, Army veteran and substance-abuse counselor who served for many years as a dedicated bisexual volunteer, mentor, leader and advocate in the LGBTQ, Latino and recovering communities—passed away ... more
 


  

Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame announces 2021 inductees

  

Queer In(n) producers announce inaugural installation unveiling, upcoming website

  

Market Days performers include Jody Watley, Todrick Hall, Steve Grand

  

Research: LGBTQ people of color meet more discrimination, Equality Act an urgent need

  

Palette Beauty dry bar offers quick, affordable makeup services


   Local

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Gov. Pritzker issues executive order creating new office of equity
SPRINGFIELD — Building on the administration's ongoing work to advance equity and inclusion, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed an executive order establishing the Office of Equity to promote diversity, equity ... more
 


  

HEALTH Face masks recommended indoors throughout Chicago

  

Bernie Hansen's gay-rights legacy remembered

  

Bill would expose schools that discriminate against LGBTQ students

  

Taste of River North cancelled

  

Pappas introduces legislation to establish LGBTQ veterans advisory committee


   Nation & World

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OLYMPICS U.S. women's basketball team wins, but there are concerns
The U.S. beat Japan 86-69 on July 30, three days after beating Nigeria by nine in the opener, according to ESPN.com. That was the first time a team had come within single digits of the U.S. team in the Olympics since ... more
 


  

OLYMPICS U.S. fencers protest teammate accused of sexual assault

  

Olympics: Tennis player apologizes for anti-gay slur

  

Passenger claims rainbow mask was banned; airline responds


   Film / TV / Gossip

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'Filmmaking on the South Side' on Aug. 21
On Aug. 21, 7-9:30 p.m., Chicago Humanities Festival and local partners from Sisters in Cinema, South Side Home Movie Project and the Chicago South Side Film Festival will host a conversation about the development of community-based ... more
 


  

Reeling 39th Chicago LGBTQ+ Internat'l Film Fest in-person, virtual in September

  

Billy Masters

  

SHOWBIZ Script contest, LGBTQ film, Lady Gaga, Showtime, out sprinter


   Theater / Dance

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About Face Theatre's 27th season to be produced at The Den
CHICAGO (July 27, 2021) — About Face Theatre is excited to announce its return to live, in-person theatre with its 27th season. Dedicated to telling queer stories that advance dialogue about gender and sexuality, AFT will ... more
 


  

THEATER Proof of vaccination required to attend 'Teatro Zinzanni'

  

Winifred Haun & Dancers announces 2021-22 season, return to live performances

  

OUTspoken storytelling to host six takes from LGBTQ+ perspective


   Music

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Logan Center Bluesfest to include Shemekia Copeland, avery r. young
This year, the Third Logan Center Bluesfest will take place Oct. 15-17. It will be a hybrid model with a series of intimate concerts, conversations and special events in which select programming is offered in-person, at ... more
 


  

Millennium Park Summer Music Series starts Monday

  

Rapper DaBaby defends anti-gay comments

  

SHOWBIZ Script contest, LGBTQ film, Lady Gaga, Showtime, out sprinter


   Books / Art

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Gerber/Hart comedy benefit Sept. 18
Gerber/Hart Library and Archives, 6500 N. Clark St.. will host a comedy benefit, "Stacks of Laughter," on Saturday, Sept. 18. At 6 p.m., there will be a VIP reception with local historian John D'Emilio. Also, a ... more
 


  

Helmut Jahn architecture exhibit has opened

  

'The Art of Banksy' to debut Aug. 14 at 360 N. State St.

  

Queer In(n) producers announce inaugural installation unveiling, upcoming website


   Trans

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Proponents of Proposition 8 have to file a brief on or before Aug. 16 to show they have standing to appeal a district court decision to release tapes of the landmark Perry v. Schwarzenegger trial that ... more
 


  

WORLD Marriage in Chile, Polish website, Toronto news, 'Reclaim Pride' march

  

Federal judge blocks Arkansas anti-trans healthcare law

  

Chicago arcade bar hosting LGBTQ+ event July 29


   AIDS & Health

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Passenger claims rainbow mask was banned; airline responds
On his flight out of Los Angeles International Airport earlier this month for a 46th birthday vacation in Greece, gay West Hollywood resident Scott Schmidt donned a rainbow-colored surgical mask in order to adhere to the ... more
 


  

HEALTH Face masks recommended indoors throughout Chicago

  

Howard Brown Health calls on businesses, LGBTQ events to re-implement COVID restrictions

  

Lightfoot: Mask mandates may return to Chicago


   Lesbian

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'Filmmaking on the South Side' on Aug. 21
On Aug. 21, 7-9:30 p.m., Chicago Humanities Festival and local partners from Sisters in Cinema, South Side Home Movie Project and the Chicago South Side Film Festival will host a conversation about the development of community-based ... more
 


  

Gina Ortiz Jones, Shawn Skelly confirmed by U.S. Senate; both make LGBTQ history

  

Queer In(n) producers announce inaugural installation unveiling, upcoming website

  

Billie Jean King part of group inducted into Tennis Hall of Fame


   Sports

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OLYMPICS U.S. women's basketball team wins, but there are concerns
The U.S. beat Japan 86-69 on July 30, three days after beating Nigeria by nine in the opener, according to ESPN.com. That was the first time a team had come within single digits of the U.S. team in the Olympics since ... more
 


  

OLYMPICS U.S. fencers protest teammate accused of sexual assault

  

Olympics: U.S. women's soccer team advances to semis

  

Olympics: Tennis player apologizes for anti-gay slur


   Youth

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Gov. Pritzker signs justice-related legislation protecting youth, most vulnerable
CHICAGO —On Juy 15, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed a package of nation-leading legislation that puts Illinois at the forefront of the work to bring about true reform to the state's justice system. "An essential tenet ... more
 


  

Gov. Pritzker signs legislation, Asian American history to be taught in public schools

  

Trevor Project data on LGBTQ youth suicide shows urgency of Equality Act

  

Brave Space Alliance unveils mural
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