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The Coming Out of Robin Roberts: Why It Matters

Tracy Baim | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Tracy Baim

Just as Ellen DeGeneres chips away at homophobia on her talk show, Roberts will join the ranks of everyday heroes of our movement, just succeeding at being their authentic selves.

Black LGBT Activists Discuss Steps After Marriage

Posted 12.22.2013 | Chicago

Story by Matt Simonette, courtesy of Windy City Times A group of about 50 community activists and service providers, many of them affiliated with o...

CPD Adopts Transgender Policy

Windy City Times | Posted 09.04.2012 | Chicago

After more than two years of pushing by transgender-rights advocates, the Chicago Police Department (CPD) has quietly adopted a general order that man...

Report: CEO Out At Howard Brown Health Center

Windy City Times | Posted 08.31.2012 | Chicago

In a stunning turn of events, Jamal Edwards' two-year tenure as chief executive officer (CEO) of Howard Brown Health Center has reportedly come to an ...

Anita Hill Keynotes Illinois' 5th Annual Jane Addams Day Tribute

Posted 12.11.2011 | Chicago

Story by Carrie Maxwell, courtesy of the Windy City Times Anita Hill, senior advisor to the provost and professor of social policy, law and women's...

Howard Brown Health Center Boycotts Windy City Times

Chicagoist | Posted 01.03.2012 | Chicago

You won’t find a copy of the Windy City Times at Howard Brown Health Center (HBHC) or any of the organization’s venues, including the Brown Elepha...

Boystown Violence: Déjà Vu All Over Again

Tracy Baim | Posted 09.07.2011 | Chicago
Tracy Baim

The recent crime wave in Boystown is not easily categorized. Some are economic crimes. Some are hate crimes. And some seem caused by a class and race warfare. What is not new is our community responding to violence.

WATCH: Obama Official Says 'Someone Else' OK'd Gay Marriage In 1996 Survey

Posted 08.17.2011 | Chicago

In an interview conducted in front of an audience at the Netroots Nation blogger conference early Friday in Minneapolis, White House Communications Di...

Homophobia In The 46th Ward Runoff?

Posted 06.01.2011 | Chicago

Story by Joseph Erbentraut, courtesy of the Windy City Times With only a handful of days to go before voters in Chicago's 46th Ward head back to ...

Chicago Outfit Roller Derby League Welcomes Transgender Team Member

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

By Ross Forman, courtesy of the Windy City Times The Chicago Outfit Roller Derby League has taken a bold step off the track that will have a huge im...

Gay Rights Leader Rick Garcia On His Sudden Firing

Windy City Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

'So he fired me 10 days after we passed a civil-unions bill that only six states have. He fires me. Who has passed more civil-rights legislation in th...

PHOTOS: LGBT Servicemembers Observe Veteran's Day In Chicago

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Courtesy of the Windy City Times. Photos: Erin Hoyt and Tracy Baim Text: Jean Albright As the country debates Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Chicagoans pai...

Chicago Free Press, Gay Weekly, Expected To Fold

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With even the city's top newspapers struggling to survive, smaller print publications have had it even harder. Today, reported that t...