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Local live dating show connects ‘parts, not hearts’

Local live dating show connects ‘parts, not hearts’

October 25, 2019

In a crowded Rogers Park bar on Wednesday evening, Vanna Mix-a-Lot—dressed in a sexy Captain Ahab costume, complete with a drawn-on beard and a hand-crafted harpoon—stood in front of a tipsy, excited...

Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade, a new Moroccan mural and the college’s annual safety report

Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade, a new Moroccan mural and the college’s annual safety report

October 23, 2019

On this week's episode we dive into an uptick on campus crimes, the Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade and a Moroccan artist who creates a mural for the Wabash Arts Corridor. ...

Guest Editor’s Note: I am here and queer with  plenty to fear

Guest Editor’s Note: I am here and queer with plenty to fear

October 20, 2019

As reported on Oct. 17 in the Chronicle’s new explainer series, “Chronicle FYI,” the Supreme Court recently heard arguments from three cases about whether or not Title VII of the Civil Rights A...

Letter to the Editor: In response to ‘Stop masquerading your hate as religion’

Letter to the Editor: In response to ‘Stop masquerading your hate as religion’

October 19, 2019

I am a retired CEO. I continue to make mischief with a popular LGBTQ+ blog that has tilted towards the "T" over the last year or so. I have been following Peter Vlaming's case closely. Vlaming is represented by Alliance...

Chronicle FYI: Supreme Court takes on LGBTQ+ workplace rights

Chronicle FYI: Supreme Court takes on LGBTQ+ workplace rights

October 17, 2019

Editor's Note: Chronicle FYI is part of the Chronicle's new, ongoing series breaking down complex, emerging issues of the day. On Oct. 8, the Supreme Court heard arguments on three cases that all ...

Presidential candidates talk LGBTQ+ youth, healthcare and protests at historic town hall

Presidential candidates talk LGBTQ+ youth, healthcare and protests at historic town hall

October 11, 2019

On the eve of the 31st anniversary of National Coming Out Day, and two days after the Supreme Court heard arguments regarding LGBTQ+ workers’ rights, nine Democratic presidential candidates gathere...

Columbia: loud, proud and coming out

Columbia: loud, proud and coming out

October 11, 2019

In honor of LGBT History Month, the Columbia Student Diversity and Inclusion Office will "spill the tea" on coming out. National Coming Out Day—a historical day dedicated to celebrating those c...

Intergalactic lesbians, lavender labryses and everything in between

Intergalactic lesbians, lavender labryses and everything in between

October 11, 2019

In the 1970s and 1980s, lesbians and feminists in Chicago did not have to look far to find spaces to call their own. In Wrigleyville, they could hole up in Susan B’s, a restaurant that only served two kinds...

LGBTQ+ film festival ‘dazzling’ audiences

LGBTQ+ film festival ‘dazzling’ audiences

September 28, 2019

From gay thrillers to documentaries, lesbian vampires to side-splitting comedies and dramedies, Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival has queer films that reflect diverse narrat...

Local production company explores ‘full spectrum’ of identity

Local production company explores ‘full spectrum’ of identity

September 22, 2019

Molly Hewitt doesn't intend to make movies that look so gay, it just happens. In their recent film, “Holy Trinity,” which focuses on a dominatrix who huffs an aerosol can and develops the ability to s...

New nonbinary ID law changes gets governor’s approval, but will take years to implement

New nonbinary ID law changes gets governor’s approval, but will take years to implement

September 11, 2019

A new state law will allow Illinois residents to receive driver's licenses without declaring a male or female identity, but it could take more than four years before people can declare a nonbinary de...

OPINION: Being an LGBTQ advocate without coming out

OPINION: Being an LGBTQ advocate without coming out

April 19, 2019

“Thank god, I thought you were doing drugs” was my mother’s response when I texted her I was out with a guy I was dating. I hadn’t really thought about it as coming out, but technically that was...

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