Tag: arts

New exhibition at Chicago’s Leather Archives & Museum

CHICAGO — The Leather Archives & Museum (LAM) is presenting “Fruiting Bodies,” a solo exhibition by Andrew Bearnot, starting on March 2. The LAM made the announcement in an email to supporters. The exhibition will include new artworks by Bearnot shown alongside archival objects from the LAM collection, including important artifacts from Chuck Renslow and…

LGBTQ short rejected by high school to screen at Big Muddy

CARBONDALE — A student’s LGBTQ themed short film, “Since the Day We First Met,” that was rejected by his high school film festival will be screened at the Big Muddy Film Festival of Southern Illinois University. From Alex Rodriguez in The Southern Illinoisan: Originally being rejected by his high school’s film festival for “clearly illustrating…

San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus announces first-ever national LGBTQ center for the arts in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO – On Thursday, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus (SFGMC) announced that the first-ever National LGBTQ Center for the Arts will open in San Francisco, CA. With a primary focus on performances, public programs and community partnerships, the Center provides a space to bring the arts community and SFGMC together. Purchased for $9.6…

TransWorks Poetry Reading in Chicago on Jan. 11

CHICAGO — Women and Children First Bookstore will host a night of poetry by transgender authors on Friday, Jan. 11. From the Facebook event: Please join us for a poetry reading with Chicago House’s TransWorks Mentorship Program, whose mission is to empower transgender and non-binary individuals to overcome barriers to employment by fostering professional and…

Out Front: Trans Scripts, Part I: The Women, Nov. 18

CHICAGO — About Face Theater will be holding a reading at Theater Wit in Chicago. From the Facebook event: Since 2013, AFT’s OUT FRONT series has presented workshops and readings of new work exploring LGBTQIA themes. Join us for a FREE reading of: TRANS SCRIPTS, PART I: THE WOMEN by Paul Lucas directed by Delia…

Rise Up – A Celebration of Resilience, Nov. 14

CHICAGO — The Youth Empowerment Performance Project will be holding an evening of performances at Chicago Theater Works on Wednesday, Nov. 14. From their Facebook event: Join the Youth Empowerment Performance Project (YEPP) for an evening in recognition of Transgender Day of Remembrance/Resilience and Youth Homelessness Awareness Month. Through performance and communion we will honor those who’s…