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  BREAKING NEWS

 
HIV/AIDS Report: Vaccine may hold promise
Russian leader Putin officially bans same-sex marriage
Equality Illinois celebrates Black trans woman's electoral victory in Decatur, Illinois
Suburban LGBTQ candidates mostly prevail in April 6 elections
COVID Chicago to follow national vaccine-eligibility call
Arkansas legislature overrides governor on anti-trans measure
'Ma Rainey,' 'Schitt's Creek' win during diverse SAG Awards
COVID: CDC updates domestic travel guidelines
COVID Lightfoot won't follow Illinois regarding vaccine eligibility

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Longtime Chicago LGBTQ, HIV/AIDS activist Roman Buenrostro dies
Longtime Chicago LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS activist Roman Buenrostro died March 25 due to complications from cancer. He was 54. Buenrostro was born Jan. 18, 1967 in Chicago. When his father retired, the family moved to Southern ... more
 


  

Suburban LGBTQ candidates mostly prevail in April 6 elections

  

Another anti-trans sports bill signed, this time in Tennessee

  

COVID: CDC updates domestic travel guidelines

  

Talking Transgender Day of Visibility with Planned Parenthood of Illinois

  

SHOWBIZ 'Special,' Bonnaroo, Broadway items, Rita Moreno, Bridgerton


   Local

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Roommate of victim of 2004 Chicago stabbing seeking justice for unsolved
On Wednesday, March 24, 2004, 31-year old Kevin Clewer was found brutally murdered with over 40 stab wounds in his Lakeview apartment in Chicago. Kevin's body was discovered by his father on the evening of March ... more
 


  

Mayor Lightfoot announces Chicago Blueprint for Fair Housing

  

Kinzinger calls on Gaetz to resign

  

Movie about art sensation born into slavery to premiere April 16

  

Ald. Pat Dowell announces secretary of state run

  

Andersonville Chamber of Commerce marks Earth Day with Andersonville in Bloom April 22 - 25


   Nation & World

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HIV/AIDS Report: Vaccine may hold promise
Preliminary data from an early stage clinical trial out of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) and The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California, suggests that a new HIV vaccine may hold promise, ABC News ... more
 


  

The Amazon Trail, How to Write a Book

  

ART Open TV (OTV) to return April 17 with virtual event

  

Study: 30% of young LGBQ people have attempted suicide in their lifetimes


   Film / TV / Gossip

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ART Open TV (OTV) to return April 17 with virtual event
The intersectional Late Show #OTVTonight is back, with a virtual event on OTV's app and on Facebook Live that will air Saturday, April 17, at 8-9:30 p.m. CT. Hosted by Open TV (OTV) founders Elijah McKinnon ... more
 


  

Lifetime presents Variety's Power of Women The Comedians Special May 10

  

Movie about art sensation born into slavery to premiere April 16

  

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


   Theater / Dance

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THEATER 'A Portrait of My Mother' to start streaming May 9
Jarrott Productions will present the world premiere of A Portrait of My Mother, written and performed by Carlo Lorenzo Garcia and directed by David R. Jarrott. The autobiographical tribute to Garcia's mother, Maria, begins streaming on ... more
 


  

Mercury Theater to reopen; new artistic director named

  

Joffrey Ballet presents world premiere of Nicolas Blanc's "Under the Trees' Voices"

  

Story of Chicagoan and Broadway influencer Sister Rosetta Tharpe on to Broadway


   Music

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Story of Chicagoan and Broadway influencer Sister Rosetta Tharpe on to
NEW YORK (April 4, 2021) — Prolific writer and Chicago native Cheryl L. West (FANNIE: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer; Jar the Floor), will be joined on the creative team of SHOUT SISTER ... more
 


  

SHOWBIZ 'Special,' Bonnaroo, Broadway items, Rita Moreno, Bridgerton

  

MOVIES 'The Sound of Identity,' about trans opera star, out June 1

  

Chicago's LGBTQ+ Armenian community aims to 'Cher the Love for Artsakh'


   Books / Art

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Movie about art sensation born into slavery to premiere April 16
Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts—a film about a man who was born into slavery, and whose works became sensations in the art world—will premiere Friday, April 16, in local virtual cinemas of Music Box Theatre and Facets. ... more
 


  

First U.S. exhibition of Greek 20th-century artist Yannis Tsarouchis: Dancing in Real Life May 7

  

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

  

ART 'Quantum Mirror' on Michigan Avenue through April 20


   Trans

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


  

New study shows discrimination, stigma, family pressure drive transgender "detransition"

  

Arkansas legislature overrides governor on anti-trans measure

  

Athlete Ally releases Athletic Equality Index of LGBTQ-Inclusion at NCAA D1 Schools


   AIDS & Health

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HIV/AIDS Report: Vaccine may hold promise
Preliminary data from an early stage clinical trial out of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) and The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California, suggests that a new HIV vaccine may hold promise, ABC News ... more
 


  

COVID Chicago to follow national vaccine-eligibility call

  

AIDS Healthcare Foundation Lake View clinic holds ribbon-cutting

  

COVID: CDC updates domestic travel guidelines


   Lesbian

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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 ... more
 


  

The Amazon Trail, How to Write a Book

  

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

  

E3 Radio relaunches with new show hosted by Anna DeShawn


   Sports

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SPORTS Red Stars, Dash open Challenge Cup with scoreless draw
Two Chicago Red Stars made their professional debuts and held the Houston Dash to three total shots as the opening game of the NWSL (National Women's Soccer League) Challenge Cup ended in a scoreless draw in ... more
 


  

Chicago Sky, WNBA unveil new uniforms ahead of 2021 season

  

Chicago Red Stars announce 2021 National Women's Soccer League roster

  

Athlete Ally releases Athletic Equality Index of LGBTQ-Inclusion at NCAA D1 Schools


   Youth

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LGBTQ students sue U.S. Department of Education
More than 30 LGBTQ students are suing the U.S. Department of Education in a class-action lawsuit filed March 29, NBC News reported. The students allege that they dealt with discrimination at 25 federally funded Christian colleges ... more
 


  

Study: 30% of young LGBQ people have attempted suicide in their lifetimes

  

New Equality Map: Bans on transgender youth participation in sports

  

LGBTQ+ Intergenerational Dialogue Project connects youth, elders in conversation
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