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Conversion therapy bans necessary

April 27, 2015

President Barack Obama’s April 8 call for a ban on conversion therapy—an unethical and disproven method that some people claim can repair variant gender expression and sexual orientations—seems too little, too late in light of the growing concern over the many public instances of bullying and suicides of those considered “other.”With the many hits the U.S.’s LGBTQ communities have taken in recent weeks, this show of support fr...

Painter creates creatures to make something of nothing

Chicago-based artist Jesy Grose makes something of nothing by painting real and mythical creatures on glass and using salvaged picture frames as borders for the paintings.

By Arts & Culture Reporter

March 2, 2015

Artist Jesy Grose lives in a world filled with mystical creatures, and that playfulness shows in her “Mystic at Heart” show at the AdventureLand Gallery, 1513 N. Western Ave., which ran through Fe...

Sister cities shared traits spark cultural dialogue

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 22, 2012

A recent celebration of Pakistani art underscored how members of Chicago’s cultural associations are trying to forge a relationship between the international community and the city.In 1960, Chicago welcomed Warsaw, Poland as its first sister city, which led to the creation of the Chicago Sister Cities International program. Since then, 27 additional cities have joined the ranks.One of Chicago’s newer sister cities, Lahore,...

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