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  BREAKING NEWS

 
Chicago Ald. Cappleman attacked
Polis marriage marks first same-sex wedding of sitting governor
Former HRC President Alphonso David accuses organization of racism
Pride Fest will extend to Oct. 3; headliners include Kristine W and Mya
HRC fires its president, Alphonso David
Afghan LGBTQs in peril, with little help in sight
HRC president refuses to resign, despite co-chairs' reported request
Chicago Pride Parade cancelled
Law banning abortions after six weeks is now set in Texas

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TV Rory O'Malley lands his second gay cartoon role with 'Chicago
Inspired by a popular Twitter account, Netflix's latest adult cartoon, Chicago Party Aunt, takes the Windy City to a whole new level. Superstore star and Second City alumna Lauren Ash plays the titular character, Diane Dunbrowski. ... more
 


  

SPORTS Blackhawks tickets available Sept. 14; Pride Night on April 12

  

TRAVEL Local hotels make Travel + Leisure's 'Best' lists

  

HRC fires its president, Alphonso David

  

Chicago neighborhood nonprofits join forces to provide free attorneys

  

SAVOR Sunny Bowls


   Local

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Chicago Ald. Cappleman attacked
On the night of Sept. 18, Chicago Ald. James Cappleman was attacked in the Uptown area of the city, The Chicago Tribune reported. Cappleman, in charge of the 46th Ward, is one of five members of ... more
 


  

Affirming Powerhouse Church establishes permanent home in Chicago

  

Patrick J. Kennedy to receive award from Trilogy at virtual gala

  

SAVOR Logan Square restaurant Lardon

  

Naper Pride hosts inaugural Pride fest

  

Hastert settles sexual-abuse lawsuit


   Nation & World

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BOOKS 'Mission Possible' released before 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' anniversary
C. Dixon Osburn, co-founder and former CEO of the Servicmembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN), has written Mission Possible: The Story of the Repealing 'Don't Ask Don't Tell. This is the inside story of SLDN, which was ... more
 


  

NATIONAL Carl Bean dies, LGBT History Month, military events, Dykes on Bikes

  

WORLD Germany's compensation, Lyra McKee, LGBTQ Afghans, tennis player

  

Former bishop who pushed for LGBTQ+ inclusion dies at 90


   Film / TV / Gossip

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Billy Masters on RuPaul and more
"The reason I said no wasn't because I wasn't proud of who I was, or I didn't want to represent the LGBTQ+ community in any way. It was because Raven Baxter is Raven Baxter is Raven Baxter. And Raven Baxter is ... more
 


  

FILM REVIEW Chastain mesmerizes in 'Tammy Faye,' but bio offers few surprises

  

SHOWBIZ 'Genera+ion' axed, sports items, Wilson Cruz, k.d. lang, Lil Nas X

  

Stephen Amell, 'Outlander' star to be at Wizard World Chicago


   Theater / Dance

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THEATER Steppenwolf presenting three Tracy Letts virtual works Sept. 29-Oct. 24
Leading up to ensemble member Tracy Letts' production Bug returning this November to Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theater, the company is bringing audiences a sampler of the playwright's voice to their homes with a trio of new virtual ... more
 


  

Chicago Dance History Project moving to Ruth Page Center

  

THEATER Out actor Dan Butler to be in 'When Harry Met Rehab'

  

Frank Ferrante to return as 'Groucho' for one night


   Music

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Pitchfork Music Festival returns and turns 15 in 2021
Pitchfork Music Festival turned 15 years old in Chicago this year after being cancelled last year because of the pandemic. This lively celebration of eclectic music continued in the same spot (Union Park) with the usual ... more
 


  

'Andersonville Homecoming' Sept. 24-26; line-up, vendors, safety protocols announced

  

MUSIC Lil Nas X wins top award at MTV VMAs

  

CAIC announces 2021 Collaborative Works Festival, immigration, migration in song


   Books / Art

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BOOKS 'Mission Possible' released before 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' anniversary
C. Dixon Osburn, co-founder and former CEO of the Servicmembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN), has written Mission Possible: The Story of the Repealing 'Don't Ask Don't Tell. This is the inside story of SLDN, which was ... more
 


  

ARCHITECTURE Thompson Center Idea Competition winners named

  

Women & Children First hosting virtual event with Anita Hill on Sept. 29

  

Lightfoot attends 'Parade of Hearts' public-art installation series launch


   Trans

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Brittany Devon meets a 'Platonic Girlfriend'
Queer, genderfluid actor Brittany Devon has created a brand new project to explore with Platonic Girlfriend. It is the story of a relationship between straight woman Alice and a queer, nonbinary person named Dev. Devon stars ... more
 


  

WORLD False report, Indian activist dies, fashion exhibit, LGBT Awards

  

NATIONAL Teachers, GLAAD talks HRC, 9/11 items, Dr. Rachel Levine

  

Dutch study: Transgender people face twice the odds for early deaths


   AIDS & Health

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National groups kick off #BiWeek to celebrate bisexuality+ visibility
Sept. 16 marks the start of #BiWeek, an annual digital campaign to accelerate acceptance for the bisexual+ (bi, pansexual, fluid, queer, unlabeled, etc.) community, according to a joint press release from the organizations The Bisexual Resource ... more
 


  

HHS awards $48M to health centers to expand HIV prevention, treatment

  

Howard Brown hosting Midwest LGBTQ Health Symposium on Sept. 29-30

  

COVID Southern Illinois reports it has zero ICU beds available


   Lesbian

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WORLD Germany's compensation, Lyra McKee, LGBTQ Afghans, tennis player
Germany has compensated almost 250 people who were prosecuted or investigated under a Nazi-era law criminalizing homosexuality, according to euronews. By September, 317 people had applied for compensation for their ... more
 


  

NATIONAL Carl Bean dies, LGBT History Month, military events, Dykes on Bikes

  

Constand breaks silence about Bill Cosby

  

PASSAGES Pioneering lesbian business owner Susan Mazer dies


   Sports

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SPORTS Sky end regular season with win, get ready for playoffs
The Chicago Sky ended their regular season on a positive note, beating the Indiana Fever 98-87 at Chicago's Wintrust Arena on Sept. 19. Diamond DeShields tied her career-high point total, scoring 30 while shooting 61.5% from ... more
 


  

SHOWBIZ 'Genera+ion' axed, sports items, Wilson Cruz, k.d. lang, Lil Nas X

  

SPORTS Aces rout Sky 103-70

  

SOCCER Lloyd scores five goals as U.S. women rout Paraguay


   Youth

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Campus Pride names one Illinois school to 'Best of the Best'
Campus Pride chose 30 schools this year for the 2021 Best of the Best LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges & Universities List. This list is based on the campuses overall ratings on the Campus Pride Index and specific LGBTQ-inclusive ... more
 


  

Students urged to apply for Musical Theatre Awards

  

Virginia school district settles with Gavin Grimm

  

Report features eight Illinois child-welfare agencies working with HRC Foundation
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