||Windy City Times' 30 Under 30 Awards 2005
5th Year Honors To Be Held At The Hilton Chicago June 8
This article shared 8428 times since Wed Jun 1, 2005
Chicago – In 2000, Windy City Times established an award to acknowledge the young movers and shakers of the GLBT community: the 30 Under 30 Awards. Thirty young activists, journalists, students, HIV/AID volunteers and performers each under the age of 30 were honored for their achievements in moving the GLBT community forward. Five years later in 2005 another 30 will get their honors on Wednesday, June 8 at the Hilton Chicago.
With more nominations coming in than previous years, it shows that there are many young people working everyday to make a change may it be in their school, in their community or in the world. Honoring them for their hard work hopefully help them continue to grow and make others aware of the great things they do.
This year's 30 honorees will be recognized for impacting or contributing to the GLBTQ community or mainstream community and include a queer radio show co-host ( 27 ) , a college lesbian athlete once named national player of the year ( 21 ) , co-founder of a queer/fat/femme burlesque troupe ( 26 ) , Chicago Public Schools science teacher ( 29 ) , a director of development of a major community center ( 28 ) , lesbian plumber who's training to become a professional boxer ( 24 ) and twenty-four more outstanding honorees. Each in his or her own way, they have left an indelible mark on the community.
The celebration headed by Windy City Times newspaper will be co-hosted with AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Lesbian Community Cancer Project and Chicago House. The event is from 6 – 8 pm at the Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave. This is a free event however RSVPs are being requested due to limited seating. RSVP to 773-871-7610.
Windy City Media Group has received several top awards in 2005 including the Peter Lisagor Award for deadline news reporting to Cathy Seabaugh, Andrew Davis received an award for his coverage of African American AIDS issues, and Publisher Tracy Baim received the Community Media Workshop's Studs Terkel Award. This year Windy City Times celebrates its 20th anniversary delivering the news. Also produced by Windy City Media Group: Nightspots, Windy City Radio, and Identity. Also see: www.windycitymediagroup.com .
This article shared 8428 times since Wed Jun 1, 2005
| ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE|
|THEATER Theo Ubique hosting production about Elizabeth Taylor |
Evanston's Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre, 721 Howard St., will run Call Me Elizabethan acclaimed one-woman show about the early life of Elizabeth Tayloron Aug. 20 (at 7:30 p.m.) and 21 (at 2:30 p.m.) only. The production ...
|Jeffrey Epstein cohort Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years |
On June 28, Ghislaine Maxwell was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for carrying out a years-long scheme with her longtime confidante (and former boyfriend) Jeffrey Epstein to groom and sexually abuse underage girls, media ...
|North Carolina to issue accurate birth certificates for transgender people without requiring surgery|
-- From a press release - (Greensboro, NC — June 23, 2022) Transgender people born in North Carolina will now be able to correct the gender marker on their birth certificates without the need for surgery under a consent judgment issued ...
|Goodman Theatre running musical 'Life After' through July 17|
Goodman Theatre is running the musical Life After through Sunday, July 17. With humor and wit, this "luminous new musical…lush, poetic and surprisingly funny" (The San Diego Union-Tribune) explores how people move through and live with ...
|Chicago Urban Pride's 'Pride Picnic' on June 26|
Chicago Urban Pride will hold its Pride Picnic on Sunday, June 26, at Jackson Park, 6300 E. Hayes Dr., noon-8 p.m. The event is free and family-friendly. There will be DJs (playing house, hip-hop, R&B and ...
|VIEWS The gay general at Valley Forge|
Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin von Steuben was born on Sept. 17, 1730, in Magdeburg, Germany. Son of a military father, Friedrich joined the Prussian army considered the most advanced professional army in Europe at the ...
|PERFORMANCE 'Moonset Sunrise' at Navy Pier on June 16 and 18|
Collaboraction announced that Moonset Sunrise, its 25th-anniversary production, with live performances on June 16 and 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Beat Kitchen's new Bar Sol on Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand Ave. Through healing ritual, storytelling, ...
|PASSAGES Onetime Gay Chicago publisher Craig Gernhardt|
Craig Gernhardtwho once was the publisher of the now-defunct Gay Chicagohas died at age 61, according to Tribute Archive. His father, Gay Chicago Magazine co-founder and Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame inductee Ralph Paul Gernhardt, passed ...
|Governor signs bills expanding access to HIV- and AIDS-related care and prevention|
-- From a press release - Chicago—Governor JB Pritzker signed HB4430 and HB5549 into law today, removing barriers to access for HIV and AIDS care and prevention. HB4430 allows pharmacists to dispense both pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis drugs (PrEP and PEP) without ...
|Man shot outside Lake View nightspot |
No one is yet in custody after a shooting along the 3300 block of North Halsted Street during the early morning of June 13. The story was first reported by CWBChicago on June 13. The incident ...
|LGBTQ+ rights and immigration activist Edafe Okporo to be honored with American Heritage Award|
-- From a press release - WASHINGTON, June 13, 2022—The American Immigration Council will honor global LGBTQ+ rights activist and founder of Refuge America, Edafe Okporo, with its American Heritage Award on Friday, June 17 at the Javits Center in New York. ...
|Activist Ja'Mal Green is latest candidate for Chicago mayor|
On June 14, Chicago activist Ja'Mal Green will run to unseat Mayor Lori Lightfoot, The Chicago Tribune reported. "On every side, I feel that I understand the issues more than a lot of the other candidates, ...
|Marchers aim to 'reclaim pride,' shed light on issues facing LGBTQ+ community |
About a hundred people marched through streets in Lake View on June 12 to call attention to social-justice issues affecting LGBTQ+ people while centering the Black trans community. "Some people don't understand. They're, like, 'Why such ...
|300K youth in the U.S. identify as transgender|
-- From a press release - New estimates show 300,000 youth ages 13-17 identify as transgender in the US About 1.3 million adults—0.5% of the adult US population—identify as transgender Approximately 1.6 million people ages 13 ...
|Out at CHM's 'Dancing for Life' to take place June 23|
The Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St., is continuing its Out at CHM series with "Dancing for Life: Moving through HIV/AIDS" on Thursday, June 23, 5:30-8:30 p.m. In honor of Chicago designating 2022 as the ...