Tag: Chicago

Pride Arts Center’s ‘LezFest’ showcase – Sunday, Dec. 16 at 7:30 pm

CHICAGO — LezFest, the popular and ever-evolving interdisciplinary program of performance by queer female and non-binary artists, will return for its eighth session on Sunday, December 16. Previously known as SheFest and WeFest, this twice-annual event will include performances by 12 artists in The Broadway theater of the Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway. LezFest…

AMA announces policy supporting survivors of LGBTQ intimate partner violence

CHICAGO — While intimate partner violence (IPV) can occur between heterosexual or same-sex couples, efforts to address this public health problem have remained mostly focused on heterosexual women despite other populations experiencing IPV at similar or higher rates. The American Medical Association (AMA) adopted policy at its Interim Meeting today aimed at addressing IPV in…

LGBT Community Fund now accepting grant applications

CHICAGO — The Chicago Community Trust’s LGBT Community Fund is now taking grant applications. Grants ranging from $15,000 to $25,000 will be awarded for projects in the following priority areas: LGBTQ young adults, age 24 and younger Older adults, age 55 and over General healthcare Community safety Proposals must be submitted no later than December 28,…

LGBTQ candidates ride blue wave into Illinois offices

CHICAGO — While the blue wave in much of the country seemed like a small ripple, it was a high tide in Illinois races, with Democrats taking all statewide offices. LGBTQ candidates were among those winning office on Tuesday. Most of the candidates were in the Chicago metropolitan areas, but there were LGBTQ candidates and…

Nobody Is Above the Law protests pop up across Illinois

CHICAGO — Protest over the firing of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Session and Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker taking over supervision of the Mueller investigation were planned across the state on Thursday. While protests nationally were coordinated by MoveOn.org, Illinois actions were organized by local groups and individuals. Protestors are concerned that Whitaker, who had…

No charges yet in beating of a Chicago gay couple by a gay cop

CHICAGO — There have been no charges in the beating of a gay couple outside a bar in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood, despite a gay Chicago cop being identified as the assailant. The Chicago Tribune reported on Thursday that John Sherwood and his partner Tom Stacha were attacked on Sept. 29, both being hospitalized with severe injuries.…

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…

ACLU of Illinois responds to President Trump’s proposed move to end birthright citizenship in U.S.

CHICAGO — President Trump is considering issuing an executive order that attempts to end birthright citizenship in the United States. The below statement is from Aarón Siebert-Llera, Staff Attorney, ACLU of Illinois: “Despite last minute political antics by President Trump, the 14th Amendment’s citizenship guarantee is clear. The President cannot rewrite the Constitution with an…

CineKink: Chicago, Nov. 16

CHICAGO — The Leather Archives and Museum in Chicago will host CineKink: Chicago the weekend of Nov. 16 throuth 17. CineKink is a film festival for films that explore and celebrate a diversity of sexuality. The main festival takes place in New York City with Chicago being a major stop for the travelling festival. The…