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Biden and Harris are inaugurated; Biden signs LGBTQ executive order - Democrat Joe Biden was sworn in Jan. 20 as the next president of the United States, ushering in a much-improved ...
City Hall, Cook County Building closed Jan. 20 for safety reasons - Chicago's City Hall (121 N. LaSalle St.) and the Cook County Building (118 N. Clark St.) will be closed to ...
Steans resigns from Illinois Senate; tenure marked by advances in women's, LGBTQ rights - --From a press release - State Senator Heather Steans (D-Chicago) today announced her resignation after 12 years of service, declaring "it's time for fresh faces ...
Biden nominates Dr. Rachel Levine, first trans person nominated for Senate-confirmed position - --From press releases - From Victory Institute: Washington, DC — President-elect Joe Biden nominated Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine to be the ...
Biden picks transgender assistant health secretary - President-elect Joe Biden has chosen Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine to be his assistant secretary of health—positioning her to become ...
COVID-19 restrictions for Chicago, suburbs relaxed, but still no indoor dining - The Illinois Department of Public Health announced that Chicago and its suburbs would move to Tier 2 mitigation restrictions, effective ...
Lightfoot and city leaders lead MLK interfaith event - Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot virtually gathered with civic, business and religious leaders this weekend to celebrate the life of Dr. ...
COVID-19 Three regions to end Tier 3 mitigations; IRA responds to dining changes - Following a decrease in COVID-19 test positivity rates and hospitalizations throughout Illinois, Gov. JB Pritzker announced regions across the state ...
Gov. Pritzker activates Illinois National Guard for security of state buildings - SPRINGFIELD — Governor JB Pritzker has activated 250 members of the Illinois National Guard for State Active Duty in response ...

News
Biden and Harris are inaugurated; Biden signs LGBTQ executive order - Democrat Joe Biden was sworn in Jan. 20 as the next president of the United States, ushering in a much-improved ...
Biden, Harris inaugurated, leaders comment - --From press releases. Come back for additional statements - Planned Parenthood Illinois: Statement attributed to Jennifer Welch, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Illinois Action: As the eyes of ...
Indiana to open first home for LGBTQ+ homeless youths - Indiana's first dedicated residential facility for LGBTQ+ young adults experiencing homelessness is slated to open this year in Indianapolis, according ...
Super Bowl to have first woman referee - NFL referee Sarah Thomas will be the first woman to officiate a Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 7, in Tampa, ...
LETTER: Unnecessary legislation - To the Editor: At a time when Illinois lawmakers should be supporting healthcare heroes who are working tirelessly during the ...
City Hall, Cook County Building closed Jan. 20 for safety reasons - Chicago's City Hall (121 N. LaSalle St.) and the Cook County Building (118 N. Clark St.) will be closed to ...
Lighthouse Foundation looks ahead to 2021 survey - Lincoln Park-based Lighthouse Foundation, an advocacy that primarily uplifts Black LGBTQ Chicagoans and has its roots in Lincoln Park-based Lighthouse ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Groups sue to overturn Dept. of Ed regulation that forces funding of anti-LGBTQ groups - --From a press release - Washington, D.C.—January 19, 2021—Today, the national civil rights organizations American Atheists and Americans United for Separation of Church and State, ...
PASSAGES Kevin McCarthy - Kevin Creedon McCarthy, of Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood, passed away after a brief illness on Jan. 11. He was 53. Raised ...
Red Stars to play in International Women's Cup in August - The Chicago Red Stars signed on to play in the inaugural International Women's Cup—a first-of-its-kind event expected to bring top ...
National COVID-19 Memorial Service Jan. 19 to remember lives lost - CHICAGO, IL— Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the City of Chicago, in partnership with the incoming Biden-Harris Administration, invite everyone ...
Steans resigns from Illinois Senate; tenure marked by advances in women's, LGBTQ rights - --From a press release - State Senator Heather Steans (D-Chicago) today announced her resignation after 12 years of service, declaring "it's time for fresh faces ...
Research shows racial bias denied social reformer Ada S. McKinley her due in history - --From a press release - (Jan. 19, 2021; Chicago, Ill.) Newly released scholarly research about Chicago social reformer Ada S. McKinley indicates her contributions to ...
Biden nominates Dr. Rachel Levine, first trans person nominated for Senate-confirmed position - --From press releases - From Victory Institute: Washington, DC — President-elect Joe Biden nominated Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine to be the ...
Biden picks transgender assistant health secretary - President-elect Joe Biden has chosen Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine to be his assistant secretary of health—positioning her to become ...
COVID-19 restrictions for Chicago, suburbs relaxed, but still no indoor dining - The Illinois Department of Public Health announced that Chicago and its suburbs would move to Tier 2 mitigation restrictions, effective ...
CRS pays tribute to Rustin's legacy - Community Renewal Society (CRS) highlighted a new partnership with the Washington, D.C.-based Bayard Rustin Liberation Initiative (BRLI) as part of ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Lightfoot and city leaders lead MLK interfaith event - Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot virtually gathered with civic, business and religious leaders this weekend to celebrate the life of Dr. ...
Social exclusion, career limitations hinder LGBTQ STEM professionals - ANN ARBOR—LGBTQ professionals' pride in their science, technology, engineering, and math work is not reciprocated, say researchers. These STEM professionals ...
WORLD Global Fund, Croatian case, Poland items, Hillsong - In 2020, the Global Fund signed 157 grants for a total of $8.54 billion for HIV, tuberculosis and malaria programs ...
Author: Windy City Times staff
NATIONAL Defamation case, inauguration items, PrEP, Capitol riot - A New York appeals court ruled that falsely accusing someone of being gay is no longer considered defamation per se, ...
Author: Windy City Times staff
Chicago Sky announce contract extension for coach - The WNBA's Chicago Sky announced that General Manager/Head Coach James Wade has agreed to and signed a four-year contract extension ...
COVID-19 Three regions to end Tier 3 mitigations; IRA responds to dining changes - Following a decrease in COVID-19 test positivity rates and hospitalizations throughout Illinois, Gov. JB Pritzker announced regions across the state ...
Disability Culture Leadership Initiative launches online hub with Chicago artists - --From a 3Arts press release - CHICAGO, IL (Jan. 15, 2021)— 3Arts, the Chicago-based nonprofit grantmaking organization, announced today the launch of the Disability Culture Leadership ...
Jonathan David Katz awarded Andrew W. Mellon grant - --From a Wrightwood 659 press release - (CHICAGO, IL— Jan. 15, 2021) Wrightwood 659 congratulates our friend, curator, and collaborator, Jonathan David Katz on the Andrew W. ...
Gov. Pritzker activates Illinois National Guard for security of state buildings - SPRINGFIELD — Governor JB Pritzker has activated 250 members of the Illinois National Guard for State Active Duty in response ...
Tribute event to honor Chicago's first Cultural Historian Jan. 28 - --From a City of Chicago press release - CHICAGO, IL — Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) today announced ...
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 ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
1.2 million Black LGBT adults live in the US - --From a press release by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law - A new study by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law finds that an estimated 1.2 million adults in ...
Red Stars make draft selections - The 2021 National Women's Soccer League Draft has concluded, with Chicago making five selections. The Red Stars walked into the ...
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. ...
Howard Brown developing new center in Northalsted area - Howard Brown Health has chosen Inland National Development Company, LLC to develop its newest healthcare center in Chicago's Northalsted neighborhood ...
Research on military trans ban shows urgency of Biden acting on pledge - --From a press release by The Palm Center - President-elect Joseph Biden has promised to reverse the military's ban on service by transgender Americans on "day one" of his ...
Gov. Pritzker releases statement on impeachment of President Trump - --From a press release - Springfield — Governor JB Pritzker issued the following statement following the second impeachment of President Trump. "For the first time ...
40+ national LGBTQ and movement leaders call for removal of President - --From a GLAAD press release - GLAAD and more than 40 national LGBTQ and movement leaders have signed onto a statement calling for the removal of ...
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 ...

Entertainment
Hell in a Handbag Productions to present Out, Darn Spot! - --From a press release - CHICAGO (Jan. 15, 2021) — Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to present the campy comedyOut, Darn Spot!, written ...
'Dixie's Happy Hour' streaming Jan. 26-31 - On the heels of Dixie's Tupperware Party and Dixie's: Never Wear a Tube Top While Riding a Mechanical Bull (and ...
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: ...
SHOWBIZ LGBTQ movies, 'Color Purple,' Nick Jonas, gay coach - The film Draw with Me has launched its virtual theatrical release at ArenaScreen through Feb. 9, and was the subject ...
Author: Windy City Times staff
Billy Masters - "Honey … when you got talent, you don't need all this shit."—Siegfried Fischbacher (of Siegfried & Roy) to Bette Midler, ...
Author: Billy Masters
Joffrey Ballet announces Feb. 12 world premiere of 'Bolero' - The Joffrey Ballet announced the world premiere of Bolero—named after the acclaimed orchestral piece by composer Maurice Ravel and choreographed ...
THEATER A Red Orchid Theatre running magical 'Missed Connections' Feb. 2-28 - A Red Orchid Theatre is presenting Missed Connections—a live, interactive play with magic, conceived for virtual experience, co-written by Jon ...



 

 



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