Gay Chicago: The Latest

'She The People' Brings Female Comedians to Second City
Chicago, IL

'She The People' Brings Female Comedians to Second City

ENTERTAINMENT | Oct 19
On October 20, head to Second City in Chicago when a retinue of the city's most talented comedians present "She The People," a comedy show running weekends through November 12.

Creep of the Week: Jeff Sessions

Creep of the Week: Jeff Sessions

BUSINESS | By D'Anne Witkowski | Oct 21
Ah, religious freedom. That call to arms for conservative Christians who believe that they live in some Bizzaro Land version of America where they are persecuted for their beliefs.

Congress Members Demand Proof Trump Had Pentagon Support on Trans Troop Ban

Congress Members Demand Proof Trump Had Pentagon Support on Trans Troop Ban

NEWS | By Ryan Lynch | Oct 21
114 members of Congress pushed for evidence from President Donald Trump that he has support from head military officials on his ban of transgender military members.

 Australian George Michael Mural Vandalized with Anti-LGBT Slurs

Australian George Michael Mural Vandalized with Anti-LGBT Slurs

NEWS | By Ryan Lynch | Oct 21
A mural of deceased singer George Michael in Sydney, Australia was vandalized last week in the wake of the country's mail-in vote on same sex marriage.

Gay Trump Supporters Having Regrets? Depends On Who You Read

Gay Trump Supporters Having Regrets? Depends On Who You Read

NEWS | By Jason Parsley | Oct 21
If you read the Daily Beast you'd get the impression gay Trump supporters are having regrets, with their recent article: "Trump's Gay Backers No Longer See Him as the Great Straight Hope."

Case Reveals Legal Rules of Thumb Tricky When It Comes to iPhones

Case Reveals Legal Rules of Thumb Tricky When It Comes to iPhones

ENTERTAINMENT | By Michael Tarm | Oct 21
A federal judge in Chicago is the latest to weigh in on still-disputed legal questions about whether law enforcement can order suspects to put their fingers on fingerprint sensors to unlock a smartphone.

LGBTs Begin Returning Home After CA Fires

LGBTs Begin Returning Home After CA Fires

NEWS | By Heather Cassell | Oct 21
It's going to be a long process to return home for many LGBT residents who called the Fountaingrove and Oakmont neighborhoods in Santa Rosa home as well as other parts of Mendocino, Napa, and Sonoma counties.

College to Offer Sensitivity Training After Anti-LGBTQ Flyer

College to Offer Sensitivity Training After Anti-LGBTQ Flyer

NEWS | By Dake Kang | Oct 21
Cleveland State University says it will create an advisory committee and offer more sensitivity training after officials were criticized for their response to a flyer that urged LGBT students to kill themselves.

Bannon Faults George W. Bush for 'Destructive' Presidency

Bannon Faults George W. Bush for 'Destructive' Presidency

NEWS | By Michael R. Blood | Oct 21
Former White House adviser Steve Bannon depicted former President George W. Bush as bumbling and inept, faulting him for presiding over a "destructive" presidency during his time in the White House.

TV Academy Could Boot Weinstein; New Allegation Revealed

TV Academy Could Boot Weinstein; New Allegation Revealed

ENTERTAINMENT | By Brian Melley and Amanda Lee Myers | Oct 21
Another influential entertainment organization said Friday it would consider booting disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein as another woman accused the Oscar winner of sexual abuse.

Court, for Now, Blocks Immigrant Teen's Access to Abortion

Court, for Now, Blocks Immigrant Teen's Access to Abortion

NEWS | By Jessica Gresko | Oct 21
An appeals court is blocking, for now, an abortion sought by a pregnant 17-year-old immigrant being held in a Texas facility, ruling that the government should have time to try to release her so she can obtain the abortion outside of federal custody.


News

Georgia Lawmaker Asks About Quarantining HIV Patients

Georgia Lawmaker Asks About Quarantining HIV Patients

AIDS | Oct 20
A Georgia state lawmaker who is married to former U.S. health secretary Tom Price asked during a legislative committee meeting about the possibility of quarantining people with HIV.


Entertainment

 Review :: Amarillo
Chicago, IL

Review :: Amarillo

THEATRE | By Louise Adams | Oct 19
"Amarillo" recounts the timeless, topical and tragic stories of Mexicans crossing the desert north to seek new opportunities in the "yellow" Texas panhandle town.

 Review :: Buffy The Vampire Slayer - 25th Anniversary

Review :: Buffy The Vampire Slayer - 25th Anniversary

MOVIES | By Ken Tasho | Oct 21
There wouldn't have been a seven-year prime time TV hit series if this film hadn't existed first.


Business

Applying for A Credit Card? Please Take A Selfie

Applying for A Credit Card? Please Take A Selfie

FINANCE | By Ken Sweet | Oct 21
The selfie is everywhere - Facebook, Instagram, Twitter - and soon your bank could be asking for one in order to approve your purchase or credit card application.


Technology

U.S. Tech Giants May Find Their Future Shaped by Europe

U.S. Tech Giants May Find Their Future Shaped by Europe

PERSONAL TECH | By Danica Kirka | Oct 21
Silicon Valley is a uniquely American creation, the product of an entrepreneurial spirit and no-holds-barred capitalism that now drives many aspects of modern life.


Finance

An Insider's Look at a Timeshare Pitch

An Insider's Look at a Timeshare Pitch

REAL ESTATE | By Marjorie Miller | Oct 6
I had filled out a form to win a Whole Foods gift certificate. Instead I got a phone call from "Hannah" at FantaSea Resorts congratulating me on winning a travel package.AP Photo/Julio Cortez


Cars

Toyota Tops Consumer Reports' Auto Reliability Rankings

Toyota Tops Consumer Reports' Auto Reliability Rankings

AUTO NEWS | Oct 21
Toyota Motor Co. is continuing its reign at the top of Consumer Reports' reliability rankings, a reward for its conservative approach to new technology.


Style

Prominent Chefs Oppose Baker in Major Gay Rights Case

Prominent Chefs Oppose Baker in Major Gay Rights Case

NATIONAL | By Mark Sherman | Oct 20
Prominent chefs, bakers and restaurant owners want the Supreme Court to rule against a Colorado baker who wouldn't make a cake for a same-sex couple's wedding.


Health/Fitness

Share Your Toothbrush? Yuck! Six Reasons That's an Unhealthy Idea

Share Your Toothbrush? Yuck! Six Reasons That's an Unhealthy Idea

HEALTH | Oct 20
When health officials discovered a hepatitis A outbreak in California this summer, they swiftly issued health warnings about how to avoid the disease. Among the many suggestions: Don't share toothbrushes.


Travel

The Quest to Visit All 50 States

The Quest to Visit All 50 States

By Beth J. Harpaz | Oct 21
The 50-state bucket list appeals to all age groups, from millennials who love to travel, to folks who travel a lot for work, to empty nesters and retirees with time for road trips.