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DAILY BREAKING
Biden, Harris make Juneteenth a national holiday - On June 17, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris signed a bill designating June 19 as officially Juneteenth ...
U.S. Supreme Court sides with anti-LGBTQ Catholic foster-care agency - The U.S. Supreme Court, on June 17, said that Philadelphia violated the First Amendment when it froze the contract of ...
U.S. Supreme Court upholds Affordable Care Act - On June 17, the U.S. Supreme Court dismissed a challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in a decision that ...
Dept. of Education: Title IX also protects LGBTQ students - The Department of Education will interpret Title IX—a federal law that protects students from sex-based discrimination in federally funded schools—to ...
Second Drag March for Change takes place in Northalsted/Boystown - The second Drag March for Change took place June 13 in Lake View along the route of Halsted street by ...
Author: Vern Hester
Aurora Pride reflects a rainbow of support - Aurora, Illinois celebrated a second year of Pride festivities on June 13. In 2018 and 2019, Aurora Pride took place—held ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times

News
Nobody's Darling offers Chicago's queer women a new space to gather - Angela Barnes and Renauda Riddle are co-owners of Nobody's Darling—a new Andersonville spot that focuses on queer women. The bar, ...
LGBTQ-owned business ribbon cutting Monday, thanks to PPP, Restaurant Relief - --From a press release - EVANSTON — On Monday, June 21, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Founding Member of the LGBTQ ...
Pride celebration with Lightfoot, tennis legend King on June 24 - Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and tennis legend Billie Jean King will co-host a virtual Pride celebration Thursday, June 24, 6-7 ...
U.S. Bank opens branch in Lake View with LGBTQ+ design - U.S. Bank has brought what it calls "an enhanced banking experience" to customers of the Lake View East branch at ...
HIV/AIDS AFC, Getting to Zero award $350K in grants - AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) joined Getting to Zero Illinois (GTZ-IL) in announcing the grant recipients for the first-ever Getting to ...
ABC 7 to present 'Our Chicago: Celebrate Pride' June 26-27 - ABC 7 Chicago is presenting a half-hour special, Our Chicago: Celebrating Pride, hosted by the ABC 7 Eyewitness News Morning ...
Report: Major corporations celebrating Pride month also funding Fox' anti-LGBTQ+ programming - --From a press release - WASHINGTON, DC — According to a new report from Media Matters for America, a nonprofit media watchdog, major corporations that ...
Morten Group celebrates 20th anniversary with "Forging Innovation in Racial Equity (FIRE) Grant" - --From a press release - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Applications are now open for Morten Group, LLC's Forging Innovation in Racial Equity (FIRE) Grant and ...
Pritzker announces $10M vaccination lottery - As Illinois continues to lead the Midwest in vaccinating our residents, Gov. JB Pritzker announced a new $10 million "All ...
Gov. Pritzker signs FY22 state budget into law - --From a press release - SPRINGFIELD — After speaking to the investments made possible by the FY22 state budget this morning, Governor JB Pritzker signed ...
Biden, Harris make Juneteenth a national holiday - On June 17, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris signed a bill designating June 19 as officially Juneteenth ...
Narrow SCOTUS ruling allows governments to prohibit anti-LGBTQ discrimination, NCLR explains - --From a NCLR press release - WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia that the City ...
Same-sex parents 7 times more likely than different-sex to raise adopted, foster children - --From a Williams Institute press release - Today's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia finds that Philadelphia had violated the constitutional ...
Study finds overrepresentation of LGBTQ+ youth in Midwest Foster Care System - --From a U of Maryland School of Social Work press release - The study outlined here is one of the first of its kind to be conducted in a Midwestern state, where ...
U.S. Supreme Court sides with anti-LGBTQ Catholic foster-care agency - The U.S. Supreme Court, on June 17, said that Philadelphia violated the First Amendment when it froze the contract of ...
U.S. Supreme Court upholds Affordable Care Act - On June 17, the U.S. Supreme Court dismissed a challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in a decision that ...
U.S. Department of Education renews commitment to LGBTQ+ students, NCLR applaudes - --From a NCLR press release - WASHINGTON, DC — The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) applauds the U.S. Department of Education's renewed commitment to protecting ...
Exposure to homophobic attitudes linked to higher stress among sexual minorities - --Press release from American Psychological Association - WASHINGTON — Lesbian, gay and bisexual people who encounter homophobic attitudes experience increases in heart rate, blood pressure and stress ...
AMA reinforces opposition to restrictions on transgender medical care - --From a press release - CHICAGO - The American Medical Association (AMA) today strengthened its established position opposing the governmental intrusion into the practice of ...
EEOC has new sexual orientation, gender identity resources for workplace - --From a press release - WASHINGTON — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is observing LGBTQ+ Pride Month, and the anniversary of the U.S. ...
Elected school-board bill passes Illinois House - In a move seen as a bitter defeat for Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, the Illinois House sent to Gov. J.B. ...
Chicago attorneys among LGBT Bar's '40 Under 40' - Three Chicago attorneys are among the legal professionals named to the LGBT Bar's 40 Best LGBTQ+ Lawyers Under 40. Jones ...
Dept. of Education: Title IX also protects LGBTQ students - The Department of Education will interpret Title IX—a federal law that protects students from sex-based discrimination in federally funded schools—to ...
Research documents disproportionate harms of discrimination on LGBTQ People of Color - --From a press release - Today, a coalition of leading LGBTQ rights groups joined together to release the most extensive summaries to date of scholarly ...
476,000 transgender adults in the U.S. have no IDs with the correct gender marker - --From a press release - An estimated 476,000 transgender adults in the U.S. are without any form of identification with the correct gender marker, according ...
NCLR campaign to highlight LGBTQ-welcoming faith-based service providers - --From a press release - SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Today, the National Center for Lesbian Rights launched the "We Serve with Love" campaign, which seeks ...
Senate hearings for Gina Ortiz Jones, Shawn Skelly; historic if confirmed - --From a press release - Washington, DC — The Senate Armed Services Committee will hold confirmation hearings for two LGBTQ presidential nominees this Wednesday and ...
Gov. Pritzker signs legislation making Juneteenth an official state holiday - --From a press release - SPRINGFIELD — On June 16, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed legislation declaring June 19, Juneteenth, an official state holiday. To ...
LGBTQ pioneers, trailblazers, and heroes to be honored at Stonewall Inn on June 24 - --From a press release - (New York, NY, June 15, 2021)... On June 24, 2021, The International Imperial Courts of the U.S.A., Canada and Mexico ...
Back 2 School Illinois Build-A-Kit event Oct. 22, 2021 at Center on Halsted - --From a press release - We are excited to announce that after a long COVID delay, we will be holding our Back 2 School Illinois ...
Chicago History Museum to mark Juneteenth with event, free admission - The Chicago History Museum will celebrate Juneteenth with free museum admission for all and a virtual event, "Resounding Liberty: Remembering ...
Second Drag March for Change takes place in Northalsted/Boystown - The second Drag March for Change took place June 13 in Lake View along the route of Halsted street by ...
Author: Vern Hester
Aurora Pride reflects a rainbow of support - Aurora, Illinois celebrated a second year of Pride festivities on June 13. In 2018 and 2019, Aurora Pride took place—held ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
NATIONAL Panic defense, VP Kamala Harris, Black LGBTQ app, crime items - Four states and the nation's capital have taken action to ban the so-called LGBTQ "panic defense," which is a legal ...
Author: Windy City Times staff
WORLD India court, trans death, Guatemalan LGBTQs, Gay Games - A court in India ordered state and federal officials to draw up plans for sweeping reforms to respect LGBTQ rights, ...
Author: Windy City Times staff

Entertainment
SHOWBIZ 'Our America,' Randy Rainbow, Melissa Etheridge, 'Drag Race,' VINCINT - ABC Owned Television Stations announced that the first two-episodes of the Our America: Who I'm Meant to Be docuseries are ...
National Women's Music Festival to stream June 30-July 4 - The beauty, power and wisdom of women will be celebrated at the 45th Annual National Women's Music Festival, which will ...
Billy Masters - "Now, therefore, I, Joseph R. Biden Jr., President of the United States of America … do hereby proclaim June 2021 ...
Author: Billy Masters
Women's soccer documentary to debut June 24 on HBO Max - HBO Max debuted the official trailer for the women's soccer movie LFG ahead of the documentary's premiere on Thursday, June ...
Mayor Lightfoot and DCASE announce more summer cultural events across Chicago - --From a press release - CHICAGO — Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) today announced even more ...
Mercury Theater Chicago open house July 10-11; Honey West new Venus Cabaret director - --From a press release - Chicago (June 14, 2021)— Mercury Theater Chicago will celebrate its reopening plans at an Open House at the Venus Cabaret, ...
ATTRACTIONS Museum provides WNDR-ful experiences for all ages - WNDR Museum—an original immersive art and technology experience—is in the city's West Loop neighborhood, at 1130 W. Monroe St. The ...
Wizard World Chicago returning Oct. 15-17 - Wizard Brands, Inc. announced that its flagship event, Wizard World Chicago, will officially make its triumphant return Oct. 15-17 at ...
Siskel Film Center to reopen Aug. 6 - After closing its doors March 14, 2020 due to COVID-19, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's (SAIC) Gene ...
Blue Man Group returning Aug. 18 - Blue Man Group will return to Chicago's Briar Street Theatre on Wed., Aug. 18. A dynamic combination of art, music, ...
Music Box showing LGBTQ movie 'Summer of '85' on June 25 - Music Box Theatre & Music Box Films, 3733 N. Southport Ave., will present out gay writer/director Francois Ozon's French love ...
Local lesbian couple talks new band The Q's, love story, other endeavors - Singing has been a part of Debra Duncan and Kayla Quiros' lives since they were in high school. Now the ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Sisters in Cinema presents Sister Outsider Juneteenth Celebration - --From a press release - CHICAGO, IL- Sisters in Cinema, a Chicago-based 501(c)3 recently in the news for breaking ground on their new Media Arts ...
Black Ensemble Theater receives $5M grant from MacKenzie Scott - Black Ensemble Theater founder, Executive Director and CEO Jackie Taylor announced that the theater has received a $5 million grant ...
"Chicago: Where comics came to life (1880-1960)" at Chicago Cultural Center - --From a press release - "Chicago: Where comics came to life (1880-1960)" opens Saturday, June 19 at Chicago Cultural Center. The new exhibition celebrates Chicago ...
BOOKS Precious Brady-Davis has arrived - Recently honored by Mayor Lightfoot and the LGBTQ Advisory Council as a community leader who has "helped build the foundation ...
Author: Angelique Smith
MUSIC 'Miley Cyrus Presents Stand by You' airing June 25 - Peacock announced that the concert event Miley Cyrus Presents Stand by You will stream Friday, June 25 in celebration of ...

Outlines
Chicago Sky win second consecutive game - Two-time WNBA MVP Candace Parker had her first double-double of the 2021 season—and her first ever in a Chicago uniform—as ...
U.S. women's soccer team beats Jamaica 4-0 - Carli Lloyd's 24-second strike—the second quickest goal in the United States women's national team history—helped her team beat Jamaica 4-0 ...
AT&T WNBA All-Star 2021 returns to Las Vegas July 14 - --From a press release - NEW YORK, June 14, 2021 - AT&T WNBA All-Star 2021, to be played Wednesday, July 14 at Michelob ULTRA Arena ...
Chicago Sky win third straight game, top 100 points - On June 15, the Chicago Sky secured a 105-89 victory over the Minnesota Lynx from the Target Center in Minneapolis ...
Chicago Gourmet returning in September - The organizers of Chicago Gourmet announced details surrounding the September 2021 celebration. With a focus on reuniting gourmet enthusiasts with ...
Filicia reunites with the 'Fab Five' - Queer Eye for the Straight Guy debuted on television in 2003 on Bravo. It starred the "Fab Five," each with ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
Chicago Sky win fourth consecutive game - The Chicago Sky are on a roll. The team won its fourth consecutive game, defeating the Connecticut Sun 81-75 at ...
SAVOR Gordon Ramsay Burger to open spot in River North - Expanding the chef namesake's empire, Gordon Ramsay North America announced that Gordon Ramsay Burger is coming to Chicago's River North ...


 

 



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