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Jane-Fonda-part-of-Personal-PAC-virtual-luncheon-Oct-21

  Jane Fonda part of Personal PAC virtual luncheon Oct. 21

Personal PAC—the leading non-partisan political action committee ( PAC ) dedicated to electing pro-choice state and local officials in Illinois—announced that its 27th Annual Awards Luncheon will be held virtually Wed., Oct. 21, at 12 p.m., ...


Chicago-releases-outdoor-dining-guidelines-for-fall-winter-

  Chicago releases outdoor dining guidelines for fall, winter

Keeping the COVID-19 pandemic in mind, the City of Chicago released guidelines for safe outdoor dining this fall and winter. All outdoor spaces must have a sidewalk cafe permit, outdoor patio license or an expanded outdoor ...


HRC-Pres-Alphonso-David-reacts-to-US-approaching-200000-COVID-deaths

  HRC Pres. Alphonso David reacts to U.S. approaching 200,000 COVID deaths

--From a press release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, as the United States approaches the grim milestone of surpassing 200,000 deaths caused by COVID-19, Human Rights Campaign Foundation ( HRC ) President Alphonso David released the following statement: "When this pandemic ...


COVID-19-Report-Latinx-LGBTQ-people-suffer-more-from-economic-fallout

  COVID-19 Report: Latinx LGBTQ people suffer more from economic fallout

The Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) Foundation released new data outlining the economic impact of COVID-19 on Latinx LGBTQ people. The new research shows that Latinx LGBTQ people are more likely to have had their ...


Quigley-Demings-introduce-blood-donation-bias-measure-

  Quigley, Demings introduce blood-donation bias measure

U.S. Reps. Mike Quigley (IL-05), who serves as Vice Chair of the LGBT Equality Caucus, and Val Demings (FL-10) introduced the Science in Blood Donation Act of 2020, which would require the Food and Drug Administration ...


SciLine-hosts-intersectional-briefing-regarding-LGBTQ-Black-communities

  SciLine hosts intersectional briefing regarding LGBTQ+, Black communities

Recently, SciLine held a media briefing discussing mental health in LGBTQ+ and Black communities. Yale School of Medicine's Dr. John Pachankis and Tufts University's Dr. Madina Agenor were panelists who contributed to the conversation of racial ...


Midwest-LGBTQ-Health-Symposium-going-virtual-Sept-16-17

  Midwest LGBTQ Health Symposium going virtual Sept. 16-17

The Midwest LGBTQ Health Symposium 2020—with its theme, "Being Healthy is a Radical Act"—will be going virtual Sept. 16-17. The symposium ( presented by Howard Brown Health's Center for Education, Research and Advocacy ) brings together ...


PASSAGES-Gay-philanthropist-Henry-van-Ameringen-dies

  PASSAGES Gay philanthropist Henry van Ameringen dies

Henry van Ameringen, a major donor to LGBTQ+ and HIV organizations, died Sept. 9. He was 90, according to a Plus magazine item. Lambda Legal CEO Kevin Jennings said in a statement that Windy City Times ...


SOCIAL-MEDIA-Sam-Cushing-talks-COVID-19-creating-meaningful-content

  SOCIAL MEDIA Sam Cushing talks COVID-19, creating meaningful content

Sam Cushing is a multihyphenate talent—musician, fitness consultant, digital content creator and mental-health advocate—with a focus on building his social media presence to pursue his interests and generate a positive impact on society. Cushing, 28, is ...


Pritzker-aims-to-connect-unemployed-with-COVID-19-response-jobs

  Pritzker aims to connect unemployed with COVID-19 response jobs

Illinois Gov. Pritzker announced a new $16.6-million investment to expand job opportunities for Illinoisans who have lost their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through two new grants received from the U.S. Department of Labor, the Illinois ...


TAWANI-Foundations-donations-reach-18M-

  TAWANI Foundation's donations reach $1.8M

In response to the current health crisis, the TAWANI Foundation, TAWANI Enterprises' philanthropic organization, has donated $1.8 million so far to various organizations to help support COVID-19 relief efforts in Illinois. The donations address the urgent ...


Chicago-House-moves-central-hub

  Chicago House moves central hub

Chicago House—founded in September 1985 as an organization committed to providing a home to individuals dying of HIV—has relocated its central hub to the South Loop, at 2229 S. Michigan Ave., Ste. 304. The central hub ...


LETTER-TO-THE-EDITOR-Wear-a-mask

  LETTER TO THE EDITOR Wear a mask

Dear editor: Wear a mask. Illinois made great strides fighting COVID-19, but it will take sustained effort and discipline to keep the virus under control. Illinois doctors are asking everyone to take two simple actions when ...


VIEWPOINT-The-common-thread-of-LGBTQ-stigma-and-mental-health

  VIEWPOINT The common thread of LGBTQ+ stigma and mental health

The relationship between the LGBTQ+ community and mental health has always varied from country to country. But when religion enters the conversation, a whole new aspect escalates the stigma. Countries all over the world have high ...


Suicide-Prevention-Month-summary-of-data-on-LGBT-suicide-

  Suicide Prevention Month summary of data on LGBT suicide

--From a Williams Institute press release

Research shows that anti-LGBT discrimination and victimization contribute to an increase in the risk of suicidality and that LGBT people are at disproportionate risk of suicidal ideation, planning, and attempts. In recognition of Suicide Prevention Month, ...


Planned-Parenthood-endorses-reproductive-health-champions-for-election

  Planned Parenthood endorses reproductive health champions for election

--From a PPIA press release

CHICAGO—The Board of Directors of Planned Parenthood Illinois Action ( PPIA ), the non-partisan political and advocacy arm of Planned Parenthood of Illinois, announces its endorsements for the November 3 general election. Candidates were selected based ...


NATIONAL-Adoption-agency-case-Chick-fil-A-LGBTQ-candidates-Cher

  NATIONAL Adoption-agency case, Chick-fil-A, LGBTQ candidates, Cher

The U.S. Supreme Court set Wed., Nov. 4, as the date when it will hear oral arguments on whether a taxpayer-funded, religious-affiliated adoption agency can lawfully reject same-sex couples—a case that could have significant impact on ...


New-psychology-handbook-focuses-on-sexual-gender-minority-mental-health

  New psychology handbook focuses on sexual, gender minority mental health

A comprehensive new psychology book, The Oxford Handbook of Sexual and Gender Minority Mental Health, was recently released—and it features essays from dozens of academics across multiple countries addressing a variety of issues specific to this ...


MAP-report-Religious-exemptions-in-child-welfare-would-harm-millions

  MAP report: Religious exemptions in child welfare would harm millions

On Aug. 19, the Movement Advancement Project ( MAP ) released "The High Stakes in the Fulton Case: Undermining the Vital Role of Child Welfare Laws & Regulations in Protecting America's Children." This report highlights what ...


Judge-stops-HHS-rule-change-from-taking-effect

  Judge stops HHS rule change from taking effect

U.S. District Court Judge Frederic Block issued a temporary injunction Monday ( August 17 ), delaying the implementation of new rules written by the Trump administration that would eliminate protections for LGBT people in health care. ...


Federal-Trial-Court-Issues-injunction-against-anti-LGBTQ-HHS-provisions-

  Federal Trial Court Issues injunction against anti-LGBTQ HHS provisions

--From a press release

( New York, NY, Aug. 17, 2020 ) — Today, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York issued an injunction in Walker v. Azar, one of the various challenges to the ...


Restaurant-association-announces-employee-relief-fund

  Restaurant association announces employee relief fund

Executives at the Illinois Restaurant Association ( IRA ) announced the establishment of the Illinois Restaurant Association Educational Foundation ( IRAEF ) Restaurant Employee Relief Fund. A statewide emergency assistance fund that will provide direct financial ...


Planned-Parenthood-of-Illinois-running-Real-Talk-sex-ed-series-for-parents

  Planned Parenthood of Illinois running 'Real Talk' sex-ed series for parents

Planned Parenthood of Illinois ( PPIL ) has launched a digital education series called "Real Talk: Creating Healthy Conversations with Young People." Designed for parents, guardians and caretakers, the free, virtual series is on Zoom on ...


Women-Take-the-Stage-Aug-26-national-online-event

  Women Take the Stage Aug. 26 national online event

--From a press release

( New York, NY ) On Aug. 26 at 8 p.m. CDT , top musicians, changemakers and activist icons gather for a virtual broadcast with one vital call to action: women must focus on voting. Women ...


WORLD-Israel-incident-Cayman-marriage-singer-comes-out-Poland-arrests

  WORLD Israel incident, Cayman marriage, singer comes out, Poland arrests

The Israel Police arrested a 16-year-old from the central Israeli city of Lod on suspicion that he took part in a violent attack on two young gay men in the Jaffa Port, Haaretz reported. The suspect ...


COVID-19-Pritzker-launches-emergency-rental-assistance-program-

  COVID-19 Pritzker launches emergency rental assistance program

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Housing Development Authority ( IHDA ) announced that applications for rental assistance are now available for renters who have lost a job or income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ...


DNC-speakers-including-Biden-not-traveling-to-Milwaukee

  DNC speakers, including Biden, not traveling to Milwaukee

After ongoing consultation with public health officials and experts—who underscored the worsening coronavirus pandemic—the Democratic National Convention Committee announced that speakers for the 2020 Democratic National Convention will no longer travel to Milwaukee. This development is ...


People-sought-for-LGBTQ-South-Side-needs-assessment-survey

  People sought for LGBTQ South Side needs assessment survey

Pride Action Tank ( PAT ) is seeking input on people's needs, inspirations and preferences through an anonymous needs assessment survey. Completing the needs assessment will help PAT better advocate for individuals; strengthen partnerships with existing ...


COVID-19-Lightfoot-announces-62M-for-Together-Now-applicants

  COVID-19: Lightfoot announces $6.2M for Together Now applicants

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot announced that the city is awarding $6.2 million in grant allocations to the Together Now fund applicants. The Together Now fund was launched last month—in partnership with Chicago Community Trust and One ...


Lurie-announces-overhaul-of-pediatric-intersex-surgery-policies

  Lurie announces overhaul of pediatric intersex surgery policies

Ann & Robert Lurie Children's Hospital announced July 28 that it will no longer perform irreversible genital surgical procedures on intersex patients until patients can participate in making the decision. The surgeries have long been controversial, ...


COVID-19-Wisconsin-added-to-Chicagos-quarantine-order

  COVID-19 Wisconsin added to Chicago's quarantine order

On July 27, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced that Wisconsin will be the next state to join the 18 previously listed on the city's emergency travel order, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel noted. First enacted on July ...


VIEWPOINT-Coming-out-letter

  VIEWPOINT Coming-out letter

Mom, Starting this letter is by far one of the toughest things I have done in a long time, and trust me, I've done plenty of difficult things. First of all I want to note that ...


WORLD-Polish-anti-LGBT-zones-conversion-therapy-HRCs-Chile-report

  WORLD Polish anti-LGBT zones, conversion therapy, HRC's Chile report

A Polish court annulled a town's LGBT-free zone declaration, Out.com noted, citing Polsat News. The provincial administrative court in Radom invalidated the Klwow Commune Council's resolution because the term "LGBT-free" refers to persons rather than an ...


Chicago-Foundation-for-Women-virtually-holds-2020-Impact-Awards

  Chicago Foundation for Women virtually holds 2020 Impact Awards

The Chicago Foundation for Women ( CFW ) virtually held the 2020 Impact Awards on July 23. CFW President/CEO Felicia Davis hosted the event and awarded the honorees. Davis began by explaining the importance of the ...


Panelists-share-anti-LGBTQ-experiences-in-Torture-virtual-discussion

  Panelists share anti-LGBTQ+ experiences in 'Torture' virtual discussion

The Center for Victims of Torture ( CVT ) hosted a virtual event entitled "Reclaiming Identity: LGBTQ Experiences of Torture, Persecution, and Healing," on July 22. It showcased the experiences of LGBTQ+ individuals who have been ...


Five-Worth-Finding-Bill-T-Jones-book-Music-Box-thriller-and-more

  Five Worth Finding: Bill T. Jones book, Music Box thriller and more

—Story/Time: The Life of an Idea: This book came out in 2014, but this is an excellent time to appreciate this tome. In it, out gay African American dancer, choreographer and director Bill T. Jones reflects ...


NATIONAL-Pioneering-scientist-dies-flag-controversy-panic-defense

  NATIONAL Pioneering scientist dies, flag controversy, panic defense

Flossie Wong-Staal—a molecular virologist most famous for co-discovering and first cloning HIV—died July 8 of complications from pneumonia in La Jolla, California, at age 73, The Scientist reported. Wong-Staal arrived at the National Cancer Institute ( ...


COVID-19-Lightfoot-to-re-tighten-restrictions-

  COVID-19 Lightfoot to re-tighten restrictions

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, the Chicago Department of Public Health ( CDPH ) and the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection ( BACP ) announced a re-tightening of COVID-19 restrictions for bars, restaurants, gyms and ...


MWRD-passes-policies-that-include-LGBTs-people-with-disabilities

  MWRD passes policies that include LGBTs, people with disabilities

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District ( MWRD ) Board of Commissioners unanimously approved policies to assist LGBT-owned and -operated business enterprises ( LGBTBE ) as well as those owned and operated by persons with disabilities ( ...


North-Side-legislators-holding-virtual-event-on-clean-energy

  North Side legislators holding virtual event on clean energy

Illinois state Sen. Sara Feigenholtz ( D-Chicago ) and state Reps. Ann Williams ( D-Chicago ) and Yoni Pizer ( D-Chicago ) are partnering with the Citizens Utility Board and the Illinois Environmental Council to host ...


The-Crib-Night-Ministry-move-to-Bucktown

  The Crib, Night Ministry move to Bucktown

Nine years after it began operations in the basement of Lakeview Lutheran Church, The Crib—The Night Ministry's overnight shelter for young adults—has reopened in a larger, enhanced space on the first floor of 1735 N. Ashland ...


Lightfoot-PSPC-launch-Lets-Link-Chi-to-help-violence-impacted-areas

  Lightfoot, PSPC launch 'Let's Link Chi' to help violence-impacted areas

The Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities ( PSPC ), in collaboration with Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, announced the launch of Let's Link Chi—a new grant-making initiative to support community-based organizations in Chicago's neighborhoods most impacted ...


INTL-AIDS-CONFERENCE-HIV-research-informing-COVID-19-vaccine-development

  INT'L AIDS CONFERENCE: HIV research informing COVID-19 vaccine development

Journalist Lisa Ling hosted the second season premiere of "The Road to a Vaccine," which was a part of AIDS 2020: The 23rd International AIDS Conference. Panelists discussed how efforts for an HIV vaccine have assisted ...


WORLD-Conversion-therapy-Thai-measure-gay-bars-vandalized-Global-Pride

  WORLD Conversion therapy, Thai measure, gay bars vandalized, Global Pride

The United Nations' Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity called for a global ban on the practices of so-called "conversion therapy," stating that such practices "inflict severe ...


NATIONAL-Marriage-video-non-binary-person-killed-memo-Buttigieg-Fauci

  NATIONAL Marriage video, non-binary person killed, memo, Buttigieg, Fauci

U.S. District Judge William Orrick, a federal judge in San Francisco, ordered videos of a landmark 2010 trial that led to the striking down of California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage be released next month, Politico ...


Lambda-Legal-asks-court-to-block-Trumps-HHS-anti-LGBTQ-health-care-rule

  Lambda Legal asks court to block Trump's HHS anti-LGBTQ health care rule

--From a Lambda Legal press release

( Washington, D.C., July 9, 2020 ) — Today, Lambda Legal asked a federal district court to prevent the recently published health care discrimination rule from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from going ...


ACTIVITIES-Rollin-on-the-river-courtesy-of-the-Chicago-Electric-Boat-Company

  ACTIVITIES Rollin' on the river, courtesy of the Chicago Electric Boat Company

Running out of ideas regarding what to do this summer? Well, it turns out there's nothing like going down the river in a boat built for two ( with social distancing ). I recently cruised down ...


Reproductive-health-of-bisexual-women-and-girls-needs-greater-attention

  Reproductive health of bisexual women and girls needs greater attention

--From a Williams Institute press release

Over 48 million people of reproductive age assigned female sex at birth currently use contraceptives, including up to 3.9 million cisgender sexual minority women and transgender adults, according to new analyses by the Williams Institute at ...


Supreme-Court-on-religious-employers-contraceptive-coverage-under-ACA-NCLR-responds

  Supreme Court on religious employers, contraceptive coverage under ACA, NCLR responds

--From a NCLR press release

WASHINGTON, DC — The Supreme Court issued two important decisions today that significantly change the relationship between freedom of religion and anti-discrimination protections. In Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru, the Court ruled 7 to ...


United-Nations-call-for-a-global-ban-on-conversion-therapy-Born-Perfect-comments-

  United Nations call for a global ban on conversion therapy, Born Perfect comments

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — Today, the United Nations' Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity called for a global ban on the practices of so-called "conversion therapy," stating that ...


NATIONAL-Brayla-Stone-anti-LGBTQ-attacks-Virginia-Values-Act-Fire-Island

  NATIONAL Brayla Stone, anti-LGBTQ attacks, Virginia Values Act, Fire Island

Brayla Stone, a 17-year-old Black trans girl, was murdered in Sherwood, Arkansas, near Little Rock on June 25, a National Black Justice Coalition ( NBJC ) press release noted. Her killer has yet to be identified ...


COVID-19-Replay-closes-July-5-6-after-employee-tests-positive-

  COVID-19 Replay closes July 5-6 after employee tests positive

The restaurant Replay Andersonville, 5358 N. Clark St., is closing July 5-6 after owner Mark Liberson posted on Facebook that an employee tested positive for COVID-19. On July 5, Liberson posted, "While this post is not ...


Morrison-and-Preckwinkle-host-online-LGBTQ-health-forum

  Morrison and Preckwinkle host online LGBTQ health forum

Cook County Commissioner Kevin Morrison and Board President Toni Preckwinkle were joined by advocates from three local organizations for a conversation about LGBTQ health inequities on June 25. LGBTQ Americans have long faced numerous challenges in ...


Last-call-for-Little-Jims

  Last call for Little Jim's

Longtime Lake View tavern Little Jim's shut its doors July 2. Billing itself as "the original hookup bar," Jim Gates opened Little Jim's in 1975, and it was one of the first gay bars in the ...


-COVID-19-Survivor-doctor-denied-as-a-blood-donor-because-of-his-sexual-orientation

  COVID-19 Survivor doctor denied as a blood donor because of his sexual orientation

Dr. Dillon Barron, MD, is in the business of saving lives. At Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, he as an emergency medicine doctor and most recently he and his partner, Eric Seelbach, tried to donate blood, ...


Cook-County-Circuit-Court-resuming-in-person-hearings-July-6-

  Cook County Circuit Court resuming in-person hearings July 6

Starting on Monday, July 6, the Circuit Court of Cook County will resume in-person court proceedings, with the exception of jury trials. However, the circuit court will continue to hold hearings by videoconference whenever it is ...


Pro-LGBTQ-groups-respond-to-SCOTUS-ruling-on-Louisiana-abortion-law-

  Pro-LGBTQ groups respond to SCOTUS ruling on Louisiana abortion law

On June 29, the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) ruled five to four (with Chief Justice John Roberts siding with the liberal contingent) to block a controversial Louisiana abortion law in the case June Medical Services v. ...


SciLine-hosts-intersectional-briefing-regarding-LGBTQ-Black-communities

  SciLine hosts intersectional briefing regarding LGBTQ+, Black communities

On June 25, SciLine held a media briefing discussing mental health in LGBTQ+ and Black communities. Yale School of Medicine's Dr. John Pachankis and Tufts University's Dr. Madina Agenor were panelists who contributed to the conversation ...


COVID-19-pandemic-focus-of-Latinx-Pride-virtual-community-chat

  COVID-19 pandemic focus of Latinx Pride virtual community chat

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic was the focus of the first in a series of Association of Latinx Motivating Action ( ALMA ) "Latinx Pride: Integrating Past & Present Lessons to Move Forward" community chats in partnership ...


LETTER-The-US-Census-important-to-LGBTQ-community-political-economic-power-

  LETTER: The U.S. Census important to LGBTQ community political, economic power

We've all seen the messaging about the Census and many of us might just wonder whether completing it truly makes a difference. As a director on the board for a social services agency that serves undercounted ...


ACTIVATE-CHI-march-and-rally-cancelled-Pride-Without-Prejudice-Reclaim-Pride-march-still-taking-place

  ACTIVATE:CHI march and rally cancelled; Pride Without Prejudice/Reclaim Pride march still taking place

A seven-mile march that one local group said would center the voices of Black trans community members on Sunday, June 28 has been cancelled after organizers were called out for not sufficiently involving actual stakeholders in ...


Howard-Brown-names-new-VP-for-human-resources-diversity-and-inclusion-

  Howard Brown names new VP for human resources, diversity and inclusion

Howard Brown Health announced the appointment of Paul Rauseo, MBA, as vice president of human resources, diversity and inclusion. Rauseo will lead the organization's human resources department that supports recruitment, retention, and leadership development for Howard ...


Howard-Brown-reveals-1M-gift-to-start-fund-

  Howard Brown reveals $1M gift to start fund

Howard Brown Health announced a $1 million gift from George and Juanita Shapen to establish the Gregory Shapen Public Health Fellowship Endowment Fund. The largest private gift Howard Brown has received in its 46-year history, the ...


Global-divide-on-homosexuality-persists-but-acceptance-has-grown-over-two-decades-

  Global divide on homosexuality persists but acceptance has grown over two decades

WASHINGTON, D.C. ( June 25, 2020 ) — Despite major changes in laws and norms surrounding the issue of same-sex marriage and the rights of LGBT people around the world, a new Pew Research Center report ...


BOOKS-Skokie-native-writes-about-creating-an-LGBTQ-family

  BOOKS Skokie native writes about creating an LGBTQ family

Steve Disselhorst dreamed of being a parent since he was a kid growing up in Skokie. On June 16, his first book, Determined To Be Dad, was released, and it details his journey to fulfill that ...


Illinois-LGBTQ-cabinet-members-discuss-equality-coronavirus

  Illinois' LGBTQ cabinet members discuss equality, coronavirus

Among those conte=nding with coronavirus preparedness, not to mention the effects from the resulting shutdowns, were numerous state government officials. They were tasked with keeping the machinery of government operating, and making sure residents received essential ...


Local-transgender-man-on-being-affected-by-healthcare-rollback

  Local transgender man on being affected by healthcare rollback

Oli Rodriguez is a transgender man who hopes to carry a child and become a father in the near future. Following news that President Donald Trump rolled back protections inscribed in the Affordable Care Act, however, ...


Lighthouse-Foundation-event-explores-racisms-origins-for-white-allies-

  Lighthouse Foundation event explores racism's origins for white allies

Lighthouse Foundation presented an online forum June 20 focusing on how white allies in the LGBT community can best focus their energies in struggles against racial inequities. Lighthouse Foundation, which is associated with Lighthouse Community Church ...


PFLAG-National-Wear-Your-Voice-elevate-voices-of-LGBTQ-Black-Indigenous-People-of-Color

  PFLAG National, Wear Your Voice elevate voices of LGBTQ+ Black, Indigenous, People of Color

WASHINGTON ( June 23, 2020 ) — This month, as the media turns its lens to the dangers faced by marginalized people, specifically Black people and Black LGBTQ+ folks, PFLAG National and Wear Your Voice launch ...


WORLD-Israel-news-Egyptian-activist-dies-Spanish-singer-comes-out

  WORLD Israel news, Egyptian activist dies, Spanish singer comes out

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, organizers behind the four largest pride parades in Israel—Haifa, Jerusalem, Be'er Sheva and Tel Aviv-Yafo—jointly decided to postpone their prospective parades, hoping they will be able to take place later ...


Morrison-Preckwinkle-hosting-Pride-talk-on-health-equity

  Morrison, Preckwinkle hosting Pride talk on health equity

Cook County Commissioner Kevin B. Morrison and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will host a live Pride virtual discussion on health equity on Wednesday, June 24, at 1 p.m. They will be joined by community ...


Equality-Illinois-hosts-statewide-Pride-Month-virtual-event

  Equality Illinois hosts statewide Pride Month virtual event

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Equality Illinois held a "Can't Stop Our Pride: One Day, One Illinois" afternoon-long virtual Pride month event June 20. Equality Illinois Institute Board Chair Butch Trusty and Miss Trans Illinois ...


LGBTQ-aspect-of-state-aging-act-taking-effect-July-1

  LGBTQ aspect of state aging act taking effect July 1

An amendment of the Illinois Act on the Aging that protects the needs of LGBTQ older adults and people living with HIV will take effect Wed., July 1. Gov. JB Pritzker signed the measure last August. ...


Quigley-calls-for-HUD-secretary-to-resign

  Quigley calls for HUD secretary to resign

U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (IL-05) sent a letter calling for the resignation of Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Ben Carson and lambasting his department's years long campaign of discrimination against LGBTQ people. Recently, media ...


Lighthouse-offers-June-20-anti-racism-training-for-allies

  Lighthouse offers June 20 anti-racism training for allies

Lighthouse Foundation, a social-justice advocacy centering its work on LGBT persons of color, will offer an online training June 20 aimed at white people wishing to have meaningful participation in the movement for racial justice coming ...







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