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How Bernadette Smith, Founder Of Equality Institute, Trains Businesses To Treat People Better
Bernadette Smith’s mission in life has always been to help people feel safer. It’s why she founded Equality Institute, which holds trainings for corporations around how to make LGBTQ customers and employees most comfortable.
October 24, 2018
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National LGBT Media Association Announces 2018 Ad POP Awards
The National LGBT Media Association (NGMA) has announced its third annual Ad POP award winners, including many top corporate brand names. NGMA member papers have each selected one top award winner in their regional markets, plus one national AdPOP has been given to Target Corporation. 
July 12, 2018
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For Gay, Lesbian Founders, a Delicate Balance at the Table With Investors
Saq Nadeem had blazed trails as the first openly gay student body president at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, but when it came to raising money for Paradise for Paws, a boarding service for pets, he hesitated to disclose his sexual orientation to potential investors. He isn't alone. 37 percent of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) founders (who have raised funds or w...
June 22, 2016
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PRESSING QUESTIONS: Windy City Times of Chicago
PPQ: What feature or features of Windy City Times have been the most popular with readers?

Baim: This varies a lot, but if a high-profile local LGBT person dies, we often are the only one to write a story about their passing, and those then receive extensive website views. It’s the same with other breaking news. But celebrity interviews, local and national, are also always popular.

February 18, 2016
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Love Won. Now What? | Hispanic Executive
On June 26, 2015, the LGBTQ community won equality at the altar. Next up, according to the Chicago Area Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce: equality in the economy.
November 12, 2015
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Kids Agree ‘All Dreams Are Equal’ in Esurance #EqualDreams Video
“Sometimes children can make complex issues so simple. They remind us what it’s like to have dreams,” says Brian Shembeda, EVP and Creative Director at Leo Burnett Chicago
June 25, 2015
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Realty firm targets LGBT buyers, sellers
Earlier in March 2014, Dream Town Realty's website home page contained the typical links to property listings and neighborhood information... that same month, the Chicago firm added a banner to its home page touting its new division, Pride of Ownership, which will serve the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community with a dozen lesbian and gay real estate agents.
October 15, 2014
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Diversity issues take center stage at LGBT Media Summit
NLGJA convention kicks off with discussion of trans coverage and inclusion - More than 300 LGBT news industry professionals and allies attended the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association’s (NLGJA) annual convention and 10th LGBT Media Summit, a four-day gathering held this year August 21-24 at Chicago’s landmark Palmer House Hilton. The theme was “Breaking Barriers.&r...
September 17, 2014
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LGBT media professionals Tracy Baim and Lisa Keen inducted into NLGJA Hall of Fame
The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association added two more members of LGBT media to its Hall of Fame roster. They are Tracy Baim, publisher and executive editor of Chicago’s Windy City Times, and veteran journalist Lisa Keen, founder and chief correspondent of Keen News Service, which specializes in national legal and political news and provides such content to LGBT news organizat...
September 17, 2014
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Celebrating NLGJA with a look back at LGBTs and media
Special LGBT Press History Printout Ssction: The four-page features images that tell part of the story of LGBTs in mainstream and community media. These are excerpted from the book Gay Press, Gay Power, by Windy City Times Publisher Tracy Baim. The artwork will be on display as large banners at the National Gay & Lesbian Journalists Association convention and 10th LGBT Media Summit at Chicago'...
August 20, 2014
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NLGJA Summit to examine future, and funding, of LGBT media

NLGJA convention and LGBT Media Summit slated for Chicago in Augustby Chuck Colbert Hundreds of news industry professionals are expected in Chicago from August 21-24 when the National Lesbian & Ga...
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July 28, 2014

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NLGJA to hold national convention, LGBT summit in Chicago
The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) will hold its National Convention and 10th LGBT Media Summit at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago...
July 24, 2014
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NLGJA National Conference and Media Summit comes to Chicago
Chicago will host to this year's National Lesbian and Gay Journalist's Association National Convention and 10th LGBT Media summit.
July 10, 2014
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Windy City's Baim honored for lifetime achievement

The publisher and executive editor of Chicago’s leading LGBT publication has received top honors from the Chicago Headline Club. And not only did the venerable mainstream organization bestow its...
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May 30, 2014

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TRANSITIONS AND MILESTONES in LGBT Media

ANDY AMBROSIUS has joined CHICAGOPRIDE.COM as Boystown editor in chief. He will lead editorial direction, original content and expansion of the site’s Boystown channels. Prior to ChicagoPride.co...
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May 30, 2014

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StartOut launches Chicago chapter for LGBT entrepreneurs
Grant Zallis was a little surprised when his friend, James Bain, asked him to launch a Chicago chapter of StartOut, a group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender entrepreneurs.
May 13, 2014
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Media-shy media mogul steps into spotlight to call for gay civil rights
Media mogul Fred Eychaner opened up in a speech last week about being gay and about why he supports Democratic and gay-rights causes. The event was a fundraiser for Lambda Legal, which supports lesbians, gay men and people with HIV/AIDS. Windy City Times wrote about the gala at the Art Institute, where Mr. Eychaner was honored. And it included a video of his speech... The Chicago businessman tippe...
May 03, 2014
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Photo of the Day: Fantastic Ad Campaign by LambdaLegal in Chicago
RT @Aaronprimeaudio: Fantastic ad campaign by @LambdaLegal! #ILove http://t.co/CngZ89AhqT
April 10, 2014
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Publisher of LGBT Paper Windy City Times Wins Life Achievement Award
In a landmark for LGBT media, the cofounder of Chicago’s leading LGBT newspaper will be recognized next month, along with two prominent general media figures, with a Lifetime Achievement Award for excellence in Chicago journalism.
April 05, 2014
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PressPassQ Transition and Milestones - April 2014
RON DORFMAN, a longtime journalist and activist whose work occassionally appeared in the Chicago-based WINDY CITY TIMES, died Feb.
April 02, 2014
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Library commissioner talks changes, technology
In the time he has headed the Chicago Public Library ( CPL ), openly gay Commissioner Brian Bannon has made quite a few changes.
March 24, 2014
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Gay Wedding Expo Connects Gay Couples and Gay-Friendly Vendors
Eric Saldana, founder of Gay Illinois Weddings, said he hopes his business can serve as a "central hub" for couples and commerce as legalization of gay marriage in the state...
March 10, 2014
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Groupon hosts mixer for StartOut, aspiring LGBT entrepreneurs

Nearly 100 young professionals interested in developing LGBT small businesses for themselves, or to help others, met at the Groupon headquarters, 600 W. Chicago Ave. in River North, on Thursday for a ...
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February 23, 2014

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Chevrolet provides a gay night out at the auto show
The evening began hors d'oeuvres and open bar at a private exhibit in the Near West side that features the latest in-vehicle technology from Chevrolet.
February 20, 2014
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