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  Lynn Sage Cancer sports event June 17

The Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation ( LSCRF ) will host the annual Play for the Cure Game Day, featuring a women's round-robin tennis competition, 18-hole golf experience and card games including canasta, mahjong and bridge. ...


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  Chicago House brunch and fashion show May 5

Chicago House's Annual Spring Brunch and Fashion Show will take place Sunday, May 5, in the Winter Garden at the Harold Washington Library, 400 S. State St. Doors will open at 12 p.m. This year's event, ...


-APA-Concerned-About-Transgender-Military-Ban-

  APA Concerned About Transgender Military Ban

Washington, D.C., April 9, 2019 — The American Psychiatric Association ( APA ), the national medical association representing more than 38,500 psychiatric physicians, is concerned about the Department of Defense's ( DoD ) decision to implement ...


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  NATIONAL Teen PrEP bill, conversion therapy, Laverne Cox, murder-suicide

Maryland lawmakers have approved a bill allowing minors to receive pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, without obtaining parental consent as a way to prevent the spread of HIV among youth, Metro Weekly reported. The House of Delegates ...


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  TPAN launches Paws N' Effect program for HIV+ clients

TPAN, Lurie Children's Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine Division Head and TPAN Board of Directors member Dr. Rob Garofalo and Felines & Canines adoption center held a kick-off event for a new program, Paws N' Effect, ...


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  State's Medicaid Program to Cover Gender-Affirming Surgery

Today, the Pritzker administration announced that the state's Medicaid program will begin covering gender affirming surgeries for members under new policies being established. The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services has begun developing administrative rules ...


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  Mormons change policies to benefit LGBTs

Ahead of a churchwide weekend conference, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ( also known as Mormons ), on April 4, announced changes to two policies affecting LGBTQ church members and their families, The ...


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  Men Having Babies conference April 13-14

The nonprofit organization Men Having Babies ( MHB ) will hold its annual Chicago conference April 13-14 at the Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront Hotel, 71 E. Wacker Dr. The event will take place Saturday, April 13, ...


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  Report details lives of LGBTs in rural areas

The Movement Advancement Project ( MAP ) released a new report, "Where We Call Home: LGBT People in Rural America," which examines the structural differences in rural life and their unique impact on the estimated 2.9 ...


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  WORLD Elton John, Caymans OK marriage, Grindr

Elton John supported George Clooney's call for people to boycott a string of the world's most luxurious hotels following Brunei's new laws over gay sex, Business Insider noted. From April 3, Brunei is bringing in new ...


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  NATIONAL Trans woman's death, ICE detainees, medical news

A transgender woman was found shot to death in Maryland, marking the second known homicide of a transgender person in the United States this year, Advocate.com reported. Friends and family identified her as Ashanti Carmon, the ...


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  HRC suspenda Google from Corporate Equality Index Over 'Ex-Gay' App

WASHINGTON — Truth Wins Out praised The Human Rights Campaign today for suspending Google from its Corporate Equality Index for refusing to delete a dangerous "pray away the gay" app by Living Hope Ministries that targets ...


Federal-anti-conversion-therapy-bill-introduced-in-House

  Federal anti-conversion therapy bill introduced in House

U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney ( D-NY ) introduced a bill prohibiting federal Medicaid funds from being used for anti-gay conversion therapy on March 28. Maloney's legislation would also crack down on deceptive billing practices carried ...


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  Howard Brown holds latest annual meeting

Citywide health system Howard Brown/Howard Brown Health held its annual meeting the evening of Feb. 21 to pay tribute to its volunteers, staff, clients and community allies, and discuss service improvements the organization has made in ...


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  Study find young adults with lesbian parents more likely to report same-sex attraction

In the latest findings from the U.S. National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study, a new analysis finds that the 25-year-old children of lesbian parents are more likely than their peers to report same-sex attraction, sexual minority identity ...


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  South Side trans man discusses life, healthcare journey

When Cheno Pulliam, 33, first stepped foot into Howard Brown Health's Hyde Park location three years ago, he knew this was the right place for him to receive his healthcare. Pulliam—who identifies as a trans masculine ...


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  UIC honors scholar Phoenix Matthews

Shortly before they accepted the University of Illinois at Chicago ( UIC ) College of Nursing 2018 Distinguished Researcher Award, scholar/researcher Phoenix Matthews noted the irony that she hadn't always wanted to do research. When they ...


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  Ammarell resigns from Chicago House post

Chicago House and Social Services Agency announced the resignation of its CEO, Scott Ammarell, on March 8. Ammarell, who took over from longtime CEO Rev. Stan Sloan in mid-2016, said in a statement that, "I've had ...


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  Steans works to update state's suicide prevention strategy

SPRINGFIELD — State Senator Heather Steans ( D-Chicago ) spoke at a press conference today with leaders from the Illinois chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention ( AFSP ) about her legislation that would ...


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  Planned Parenthood, American Medical Association sue over reproductive gag rule

Washington, DC — Today, Planned Parenthood joined the American Medical Association in suing the Trump administration to block its gag rule. The gag rule makes it illegal to refer patients for abortion and threatens the health ...


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  Attorney with hate-group ties now appeals court judge

On March 5, the Republican-dominated U.S. Senate confirmed attorney Allison Rushing—a nominee who once interned with the conservative group Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF)—as a judge for the Fourth Circuit, Vox.com noted. ADF is an organization that ...


The-Williams-Institute-estimates-that-45-of-adults-in-US-identify-as-LGBT

  The Williams Institute estimates that 4.5% of adults in U.S. identify as LGBT

An estimated 4.5% of adults in the United States, approximately 11.3 million people, identify as LGBT, according to a new analysis by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law. The majority of LGBT people ( ...


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  Attnys General Challenge New Title X "Gag Rule" Restricting Reproductive Health Care

Chicago — Attorney General Kwame Raoul today joined a coalition of 21 attorneys general to file a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a new rule Title X "Gag Rule" that will significantly restrict access to reproductive ...


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  Black gay caucus seeks leaders

The Chicago Black Gay Men's Caucus is looking for a program manager and an equity coordinator. The program manager is responsible for the success of the organization's community-engagement programs. These include Caucus Corps, its membership network; ...


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  CFW announces 'Talk It Out' series

Chicago Foundation for Women ( CFW ) announced the fourth annual Talk It Out—a week-long conversation series designed to spark understanding among women and men, girls and boys, about gender bias. The series will kick off ...


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  DePaul U. College of Law to hold summit, panels on combating sex trafficking

CHICAGO — The state of affairs of sex trafficking in the city of Chicago and what can be done to combat modern day slavery will be addressed in panel discussions on Feb. 11 during the 2019 ...


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  Howard Brown annual meeting March 21

Howard Brown Health is inviting staff, patients and community supporters to its annual meeting, to be held Thursday, March 21, 6-8 p.m., at Macy's on State Street, 111 N. State St., in the Narcissus Room on ...


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  Catrina Howard talks veteran life, founding female veteran housing project

U.S. Navy veteran Catrina Howard's journey in the military and into veteran activism began after she graduated from Roosevelt High School in Chicago's Albany Park. "I was not sure if I wanted to attend college, so ...


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  Howard Brown helps advisory network for trans, GNC health

Howard Brown Health announced its participation in a community-led research advisory network that will support the development of patient-centered research projects focused on addressing the health needs of transgender and gender nonconforming people ( TGNC ). ...


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  AHF Applauds President's Commitment to End HIV Epidemic in US

WASHINGTON ( February 5, 2019 ) AIDS Healthcare Foundation ( AHF ) applauded President Trump for his commitment to end the HIV epidemic in the U.S., made this evening in his State of the Union address: ...


New-survey-published-on-sexual-and-gender-minorities-in-Western-Kenya

  New survey published on sexual and gender minorities in Western Kenya

Some of the first published findings on the demographics and experiences of lesbian, bisexual, queer and transgender people assigned female at birth in sub-Saharan Africa A new survey from Western Kenya finds economic empowerment, LGBT acceptance ...


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  Community closings, delays announced

Due to the extreme cold, the Jan. 30 issue of Windy City Times will experience a delayed delivery, for the safety of our delivery personnel. Copies of the paper should be fully distributed to all of ...


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  Scholarships available for LGBT health event

A limited number of scholarships to cover the cost of conference registration is available to individuals in financial need who wish to attend the National LGBTQ Health Conference May 31-June 1 in Atlanta's Emory University. ( ...


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  LGBTQ parenting roundtable Jan. 31

An LGBTQ parenting roundtable will take place Thursday, Jan. 31, 6-9 p.m., at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St. The Cradle is hosting a roundtable discussion designed to promote an honest and open dialogue about ...


Researchers-now-recruiting-for-new-study-of-Chicago-area-bisexual-men

  Researchers now recruiting for new study of Chicago-area bisexual men

January, 2019 Chicago, IL- Researchers are now recruiting Chicago-area bisexual men for new study, the Men's Daily Experiences Study ( MeDES ). Led by Dr. Wendy Bostwick of UIC's College of Nursing and Dr. Brian Dodge ...


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  Chicago Park District has 142 locations as warming centers

The Chicago Park District announced that 142 park locations are now available as warming centers. All Chicago Park District warming centers will be open under normal park location operating hours, unless otherwise posted. Operating hours for ...


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  WORLD Angola's pro-gay move, sterilization ruling, 'Queer Eye'

Angola has finally decriminalized the "vices against nature" provision in its law—widely interpreted to be a ban on same-sex conduct, Human Rights Watch reported. Taking things one step further, the government has also prohibited discrimination against ...


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  NATIONAL Conversion therapy, E.J. Johnson, anti-LGBT attacks

Mayor Muriel Bowser signed the "Conversion Therapy for Consumers under a Conservatorship or Guardianship Amendment Act of 2018," also known as ACT 22-573—a bill that extends Washington, D.C.'s conversion therapy protections for LGBTQ youth to also ...


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  Howard Brown names new policy manager

Howard Brown Health has announced that Aisha Davis has been named the manager of policy and advocacy for the Center for Education, Research and Advocacy ( ERA ). ERA's advocacy team focuses on initiatives that improve ...


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  Biden Foundation releases "As You Are" animated educational acceptance video

Video below

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As part of its family and community acceptance campaign, As You Are, and in partnership with the Institute for Innovation and Implementation at the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Social Work, the ...


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  Brian Bond Named New Executive Director of PFLAG National

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, PFLAG National—the nation's first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer ( LGBTQ+ ) people, their families, and allies—announced that Brian Bond will join the organization as its new Executive Director, ...


Man-Up-Medical-co-founder-looks-to-past-to-shape-present

  Man Up Medical co-founder looks to past to shape present

Dean Hervochon dispenses words of advice like they are business cards. He is the guy who knows everything, as his friends tell him, and he's not full of cliche mottos, either—they all come from personal experience. ...


Anti-bullying-laws-including-sexual-orientation-associated-with-fewer-suicides

  Anti-bullying laws including sexual orientation associated with fewer suicides

Sexual minority youth have a higher prevalence of bullying and attempted suicide than non-sexual minority youth. New research from the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( ...


Deadline-looms-for-LGBT-community-needs-survey

  Deadline looms for LGBT community-needs survey

Members of the Chicago region's LGBT community have until the end of the month to take part in an extensive survey measuring the health and socio-economic needs and concerns. Chicago-based consultancy the Morten Group is conducting ...


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  WORLD Israel medical group, India's ban, Chechnya detention

Members who perform conversion therapy could now be expelled from the Israel Medical Association ( IMA )—which represents 90 percent of the country's doctors—if a complaint is filed to its ethics committee, Haaretz reported. "The treatments ...


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  Report highlights lack of support for student survivors of domestic violence

A report published by Chicago's Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law shows that while coverage of the incidence of sexual abuse in Chicago Public Schools has spurred critical dialogue around how school officials respond to ...


Howard-Brown-Health-changes-clinical-leadership

  Howard Brown Health changes clinical leadership

Howard Brown Health announced changes to its medical leadership structure in response to growth across its citywide network. With 10 clinical locations across the city—and an 11th location opening in Humboldt Park in 2019—Howard Brown has ...


Wisconsin-state-employees-to-have-hormone-gender-surgery-insurance-coverage

  Wisconsin state employees to have hormone, gender-surgery insurance coverage

As of Jan. 1, an insurance exclusion for transgender surgery for Wisconsin state employees has been removed, WPR.org reported. In August, the state's Group Insurance Board reversed itself to vote in favor of hormone and gender-surgery ...


WORLD-Conversion-therapy-Lebanese-group-Japanese-marriage-suit

  WORLD Conversion therapy, Lebanese group, Japanese marriage suit

Two separate petitions launched earlier this year in Canada asking the government to ban conversion therapy have amassed a combined 70,000 signatures, PinkNews reported. The first petition calls on Canada's government to ban conversion therapy for ...


1000-LGBT-youth-protected-from-conversion-therapy-in-2018-five-states-pass-laws

  1,000 LGBT youth protected from conversion therapy in 2018, five states pass laws

New estimates from the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law find that 1,000 LGBT youth ages 13 to 17 will be protected from conversion therapy by a licensed health care professional in the five U.S. ...


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  MOMBIAN The LGBTQ parenting year in review

LGBTQ parents and our children faced significant challenges to equality and inclusion in 2018—but there was still some progress. Here are the highlights of the year, both good and bad. —The continued spread of religious exemption ...


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  Dr. Terry Vanden Hoek on medical award, Dr. Tamara O'Neal

For 25 years, renowned physician Dr. Terry Vanden Hoek has been treating patients and teaching medical students and residents the ins and outs of clinical emergency medicine in Chicago. Vanden Hoek has served as University of ...


Lesbian-couple-talk-relationship-softball-bone-marrow-search

  Lesbian couple talk relationship, softball, bone-marrow search

During the summer of 1989, Betty Kollar and Julie Iverson met through a mutual friend and began hanging out at the now-defunct lesbian club, Paris Dance, after their 16-inch softball games. Soon after, on May 5, ...


On-the-12th-day-of-Christmas-my-stylist-gave-to-me

  On the 12th day of Christmas, my stylist gave to me...

By Vee L. Harrison

Remember the classic Christmas jingle…12 Days of Christmas? Imagine for 12 straight days receiving something from your stylist—a fashion must-have, a grooming service, or the sexiest hairstyle 2019 has to offer. Windy City Times remixed the ...


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  Activists reflect on 30-year anniversary of Chicago Human Rights Ordinance

In a fight that started in the early 1970s and ended 30 years ago this month, Chicagoans fought against bigotry and ignorance inside and outside of City Hall to eventually pass a law covering anti-gay bias. ...


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  ACLU: Schools must not limit talk of sexual orientation as "disruptive"

CHICAGO — Discussions of sexual orientation and gender identity are appropriate topics for middle school students, and schools should not limit such discussions in the lunchroom or hallways, or during time when students are not receiving ...


Miller-Lite-offers-free-and-discounted-CTA-and-Uber-on-NYE

  Miller Lite offers free and discounted CTA and Uber on NYE

CHICAGO ( December 17, 2018 ) — For the seventh consecutive year, the Original Light Beer is partnering with Chicago Transit Authority ( CTA ) and Chicago Beverage Systems to help residents and visitors celebrate New ...


Lisa-Madigan-and-coalition-of-of-AGs-file-to-protect-Affordable-Care-Act

  Lisa Madigan and coalition of of AGs file to protect Affordable Care Act

Chicago — Attorney General Lisa Madigan today joined a coalition of 17 attorneys general in filing an expedited motion to prevent disruption to Americans' healthcare and to challenge Friday's opinion in Texas v. HHS, which ruled ...


Analysis-of-LGBT-Movement-Finds-Revenues-Individual-In-kind-Contributions-Up

  Analysis of LGBT Movement Finds Revenues, Individual, In-kind Contributions Up

Boulder, CO, December 18, 2018—In a series of increasingly hostile attacks, the Trump Administration has targeted lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender ( LGBT ) Americans, attempting to dismantle hard-won protections secured over the last decade. The ...


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  WORLD Depression study, HIV conference, Kenya attack

In England, research has found that young lesbian, gay and bisexual people start becoming depressed and self-harming from the age of 10 because they feel different from their heterosexual peers, The Guardian reported. LGB 16-to 21-year-olds ...


AMA-criticizes-Obamacare-ruling

  AMA criticizes Obamacare ruling

Saying that the Affordable Care Act's ( ACA's ) mandate requiring people to buy health insurance is unconstitutional and the rest of the law cannot stand without it, Judge Reed O'Connor of the Federal District Court ...


Christine-Hallquist-talks-about-Denial-documentary

  Christine Hallquist talks about 'Denial' documentary

By Danielle Solzman

A few weeks ago, Windy City Times had talked with former Vermont gubernatorial candidate Christine D. Hallquist about a new documentary, Denial. The film covers Hallquist's energy work while also confronting her gender transition, all the ...


Fed-Court-Orders-Idaho-Prison-to-Provide-Medically-Urgent-Confirmation-Surgery

  Fed. Court Orders Idaho Prison to Provide Medically Urgent Confirmation Surgery

BOISE, ID.—The U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho issued a preliminary injunction late yesterday in Edmo v. Idaho Department of Correction ( IDOC ), ordering the IDOC to provide Adree Edmo, a Native American ...


Coming-out-to-your-kids-in-midlife-

  Coming out to your kids in midlife

How to navigate tough conversations and a new family model

When the parents of Natalie Perry and her sister sat their girls down for a family meeting, Perry learned that their father, a chief judge for the Court of Appeals in Boise, Idaho, was gay. The ...


CTA-agrees-to-pay-for-transgender-mans-surgery

  CTA agrees to pay for transgender man's surgery

Chicago Transit Authority ( CTA ) will pay for the surgery needed by a male transgender employee after the city agency and its insurance provider initially refused, saying such procedures were only covered for patients with ...


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  SWZLE, part of the reusable straw revolution

GIFT GUIDE EXTRA

Reusable straws have become a central focus in helping to preserve the environment—so much so that banning plastic straws was an issue on the Chicago ballots during the recent midterm elections. To that end, former Chicago ...


Gaylon-Alcaraz-on-new-job-activism-and-campaign-lessons

  Gaylon Alcaraz on new job, activism and campaign lessons

Longtime activist and marathon runner Gaylon Alcaraz has been speaking out on LGBTQ equality, anti-violence initiatives, housing rights, gender equality, health prevention and reproductive rights for nearly 25 years. Alcaraz began this journey by writing letters ...


Study-finds-young-Black-men-have-higher-HIV-rates-despite-less-unsafe-sex

  Study finds young Black men have higher HIV rates, despite less unsafe sex

A new Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine study says that young Black men who have sex with men ( MSM ) are 16 times more likely to have an HIV infection than their white peers—despite ...


Biden-Foundation-shares-stories-of-acceptance-rejection-by-families-of-LGBTQ-youth

  Biden Foundation shares stories of acceptance, rejection by families of LGBTQ youth

Launches "As You Are" story map

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Biden Foundation today announced it has collected almost 500 stories of family and community acceptance and rejection as part of its "As You Are" campaign, many of which can now be read on a ...


NATIONAL-Gay-doctor-PFLAG-death-Emma-Gonzalez-pumping

  NATIONAL Gay doctor, PFLAG death, Emma Gonzalez, 'pumping'

NBC News recently profiled Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, who the outlet called the "radical gay doctor" behind New York City's declining HIV rate. Daskalakis—deputy commissioner for the Division of Disease Control at the New York City Department ...


National-Black-Justice-Coalition-on-Impact-of-HIV-AIDS-Epidemic-on-Black-communities-

  National Black Justice Coalition on Impact of HIV/AIDS Epidemic on Black communities

WASHINGTON — In recognition of World AIDS Day on December 1 and to call public attention to the disproportionate impact of the AIDS epidemic on Black communities, David Johns, Executive Director of the National Black Justice ...


Planned-Parenthood-launches-initiative-reaffirming-reproductive-care-as-standard-care-

  Planned Parenthood launches initiative reaffirming reproductive care as standard care

NEW YORK, NY — Today, Planned Parenthood launches "This is Health Care," a national awareness effort aimed at reinforcing that reproductive and women's health services are standard medical care. "Reproductive health care is health care. Women's ...


BUSINESS-Black-owned-store-offers-beauty-items-in-Westchester

  BUSINESS Black-owned store offers beauty items in Westchester

By Vee L. Harrison

Princess Dempsey was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago and attended high school in Hillside. She's a resident of Broadview and a businessowner of three businesses in nearby Westchester. Growing up she knew ...


Chicago-Bisexual-Health-Task-Force-holds-first-community-forum

  Chicago Bisexual Health Task Force holds first community forum

The newly formed Chicago Bisexual Health Task Force ( CBHTF ) held a World Café style community forum sponsored by the AIDS Foundation of Chicago Nov. 12 at University Center on State Street. The task force ...


Doc-explores-meth-use-by-LGBT-persons-of-color

  Doc explores meth use by LGBT persons of color

Brooklyn-based filmmaker Michael Rice was among those those on hand to discuss the prevalence and circumstances of crystal methamphetamine use among LGBT persons of color on Nov. 16. The discussion came about following a discussion of ...







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