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Rush, rush :: Greek’s Paul James

By Andrew Davis | Tuesday Oct 6, 2009
On the ABC Family show Greek, which centers on the fraternity and sorority-related goings-on at fictional Cyprus-Rhodes University, Paul James, portrays Calvin, a pledge who happens to be Black and gay. In the following interview James talks about how he was picked the show and what he likes about his character.

Group looks for vaccine-study candidates

By Chasse Rehwickel | Monday Oct 5, 2009
Project WISH, a research group that operates out of the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center, has announced that they are actively searching for candidates to participate in a new HIV vaccine study that will begin testing shortly.

Auction supports Hall of Fame

By Emmanuel Garcia | Friday Oct 2, 2009
The Advisory Council on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues ( ACLGBTI ) held its 17th annual Celebrity Auction on Wed., Sept. 22, at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted. The event is one of two the council hosts each year to raise funds, which are primarily used to host the induction ceremony held in November.

Maryann’s marathons

By Ross Forman | Thursday Oct 1, 2009
This one’s for Jerry. Same for the four other marathons Maryann Carrero has run since taking up the sport in 2006.

Hall of Fame to induct 13 people, 1 group

Wednesday Sep 30, 2009
The Chicago Commission on Human Relations’ Advisory Council on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues has released the names of 13 individuals and one organization to be inducted in November 2009 into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame.

Future of sober living space in the balance

By Sam Worley | Tuesday Sep 29, 2009
A decision on the fate of LGBT-oriented sober living space Living with Pride is expected within the next month.

Study looks into lesbian health

By Jessica Pupovac | Monday Sep 28, 2009
Windy City Times talked with Dr. Tonda Hughes about her lesbian-health study.

President Clinton to speak in November

By Blair Mishleau | Friday Sep 25, 2009
Chicago House & Social Service Agency, the first organization in the Midwest to provide housing and support for people living with HIV and AIDS, will host its first-ever Speaker Series Luncheon Wed., Nov. 11, at the Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe, welcoming President Bill Clinton as the keynote speaker.

U.S. Senate candidate talks LGBT rights

By Blair Mishleau | Friday Sep 25, 2009
Members of the gay community met Sept. 20 to discuss David Hoffman’s candidacy for the United States Senate and his position regarding LGBT-related issues. The event was held at the residence of Soo Choi, a former employee of Hoffman.

Director Wendy Jo Carlton on ’Hannah Free’

By Jorjet Harper | Wednesday Sep 23, 2009
Independent feature Hannah Free comes to Chicago (where it was filmed in November 2008) on September 25 after an enthusiastic reception in San Francisco on the evening Pride Day 2009, to an enthusiastic, sold-out crowd. Director Wendy Jo Carlton spoke to WCT about the making of the film.

Kurt Dahl about 2010 Gay Games

By Ross Forman | Tuesday Sep 22, 2009
WCT talks with Kurt Dahl, the Federation of Gay Games male co-president, about the 2010 Games in Cologne, Germany.

LGBTQ youth- housing program launched

By Sam Worley | Tuesday Sep 22, 2009
The Uhlich Children’s Advantage Network ( UCAN ) and Howard Brown’s Broadway Youth Center ( BYC ) are launching an effort to find housing for homeless LGBTQ youth in the Chicago area.

Jacob Meister: Gay man enters Senate race

By Andrew Davis | Monday Sep 21, 2009
Jacob Meister is a Democratic candidate for the Illinois U.S. Senate seat that will open in 2010.

Semenya still under gender microscope

By Sam Worley | Friday Sep 18, 2009
The question of whether or not South African runner Caster Semenya will be able to keep the gold medal she won in Berlin last month remains uncertain pending the official release of results of a series of "gender verification tests" she recently was forced to undergo.

Cleve Jones: ’Time to push for fed action’

By Chasse Rehwickel | Friday Sep 18, 2009
In preparation for the National Equality March in Washington, Oct. 10-11, organizer and LGBT activist Cleve Jones held a national press conference via telephone Sept. 14 where he stated that now was the time for the LGBT community to push for full federal equality.

Local library boasts trans collection

By Steven Chaitman | Wednesday Sep 16, 2009
When the Oak Park Public Library ( OPPL ) evaluated its collections back in 2005, there was one glaring hole in its diversity collections. There were books and other materials for the "LGB" portion of the LGBT community, but there was very little for the "T."

Gay alderman shakes up central Illinois

By Meghan Streit | Tuesday Sep 15, 2009
The first openly gay elected official of Jacksonville, Ill.-Ald. Scott Tinsley-Hall-is working to add sexual orientation to the conservative downstate community’s Human Relations and Disabilities Commission Ordinance.

Court denies Fiorito’s motion

By Steven Chaitman | Monday Sep 14, 2009
A District Court judge denied a motion to sever the 19-plaintiff joint complaint against beleaguered cop Richard Fiorito, a 23rd District police officer who has allegedly made false DUI arrests harbored by an anti-gay attitude in order to obtain overtime pay for court appearances.

Peoria’s pride shines through

By Andrew Davis | Friday Sep 11, 2009
In an event that will showcase the diversity of the LGBT population in central Illinois, Peoria will hold its first-ever Peoria Pride Sunday, Sept. 13, at The Landing on the Peoria Riverfront. Windy City Times talked with organizer Dave Barker about the event, and about Peoria in general.

Hunters’ ID policy leaves some feeling marginalized

By Steven Chaitman | Friday Sep 11, 2009
Hunters Night Club in Elk Grove Village has a long history of serving Chicago’s LGBT community. But over the last couple of years, policy changes regarding proper identification for transgender and cross-dressing individuals have barred much of that crowd from entry, leaving some Hunters patrons feeling marginalized.

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