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Planned-Parenthood-Illinois-Action-launches-virtual-Black-Community-Town-Hall-Series-in-February

  Planned Parenthood Illinois Action launches virtual Black Community Town Hall Series in February

-- From a press release

CHICAGO - Planned Parenthood Illinois Action (PPIA) proudly announces a new Black Community Town Hall series in honor of Black History Month. The series of virtual discussions will tackle topics such as community wellness and care, ...


 
Janes-Army-to-recruit-deploy-pro-choice-volunteers

  'Jane's Army' to recruit, deploy pro-choice volunteers

-- From a press release

Chicago, IL — Personal PAC, Men4Choice, and Future Voices Council have launched Jane's Army — a joint campaign to recruit activist volunteers to educate, motivate, and activate pro-choice voters ahead of the critical 2022 election. This ...


 
Gilead-Patients-received-fake-HIV-drugs-

  Gilead: Patients received fake HIV drugs

Gilead Sciences Inc said an unauthorized network of drug distributors and suppliers sold pharmacies more than $250 million of counterfeit versions of its HIV treatments over the last two years, endangering patients, Reuters reported. The drugmaker ...


 
COVID-Mayor-Lightfoot-ends-isolation

  COVID Mayor Lightfoot ends isolation

Five days after testing positive for COVID-19, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she is out of isolation, per CBS Chicago. "Thank you to everyone who has reached out to me and sent their well wishes. I am ...


 
LaVine-injured-in-Bulls-blowout-loss-to-Golden-State

  LaVine injured in Bulls' blowout loss to Golden State

The Chicago Bulls (27-13) haven't been together as an entire team in a while because of injuries and COVID-19 health protocols. According to The Chicago Tribune, the latest injury occurred roughly 3� minutes into the Jan. ...


 
Veterans-Administration-health-records-now-display-gender-identity

  Veterans Administration health records now display gender identity

-- Press release from The American Veterans for Equal Rights

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs began including gender identifiers in its national medical record system in December 2021 to help VA providers better understand and meet the health care needs of Veterans. Providing this ...


 
French-gay-and-bisexual-men-can-donate-blood-starting-March-16

  French gay and bisexual men can donate blood starting March 16

Starting in March, gay and bisexual French men will no longer be restricted from donating blood, The Hill reported. "We are ending an inequality that was no longer justified," French Minister for Solidarity and Health Olivier ...


 
Global-reports-show-pervasiveness-of-conversion-therapy-info

  Global reports show pervasiveness of conversion therapy info

Two reports released from the Global Project Against Hate and Extremism (GPAHE) expose how tech companies have failed to de-platform anti-LGBTQ+ conversion therapy disinformation and ban providers pushing the discredited ...


 
Center-on-Halsted-states-COVID-requirements-and-is-offering-free-testing-91UPDATE93

  Center on Halsted states COVID requirements and is offering free testing [UPDATE]

Center on Halsted, in compliance with the City of Chicago public health order effective Jan. 3, requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination for anyone (ages 5 and older) gathering in its ground-floor lobby area. Other events and ...


 
COVID-Chicago-travel-advisory-remains-unchanged

  COVID Chicago travel advisory remains unchanged

Chicago's COVID travel advisory remains the same. The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) did not add or remove any states or territories from its COVID-19 Travel Advisory on Jan. 11. For the second consecutive week, ...


 
Mayor-Lightfoot-tests-positive-for-COVID-19

  Mayor Lightfoot tests positive for COVID-19

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced that she's tested positive for COVID-19. On Jan. 11, she issued a statement saying, "Earlier today, I tested positive for COVID-19. I am experiencing cold-like symptoms but otherwise feel fine which ...


 
COVID-Insurers-to-cover-at-home-tests

  COVID Insurers to cover at-home tests

Beginning Saturday, Jan. 15, private health insurers will be required to cover up to eight home COVID-19 tests per month for people on their plans, The Chicago Tribune reported. The Biden administration announced the change Jan. ...


 
Chicago-Public-Schools-to-reopen-Jan-12

  Chicago Public Schools to reopen Jan. 12

Following a deadlock that spanned four school days, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) approved a proposal for Chicago Public Schools (CPS) to resume in-person classes Wed., Jan. 12, The Chicago Tribune reported. The delegates also voted ...


 
LGBTQ-and-BIPOC-Youth-Led-Study-on-Youth-and-Young-Adult-COVID-19-Vaccination-Finds-Surprising-Results

  LGBTQ+ and BIPOC Youth Led Study on Youth and Young Adult COVID-19 Vaccination Finds Surprising Results

—From a news release

BOULDER, CO - Out Boulder County in partnership with El Centro AMISTAD and Unwoven Ventures with the leadership of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) youth created ...


 
Conversion-therapy-now-illegal-in-Canada

  Conversion therapy now illegal in Canada

The conversion therapy ban has taken effect in Canada, CTVNews.ca reported. After parliamentarians came together to unanimously pass legislation to eradicate the harmful practice in late 2021, the Criminal Code sanctions came into force on Jan. ...


 
THEATER-Steppenwolf-delays-1919-premiere-due-to-COVID

  THEATER Steppenwolf delays '1919' premiere due to COVID

Due to the COVID-19 surge driven by the Omicron variant, and out of an abundance of caution for public health, Steppenwolf Theatre Company has postponed its Steppenwolf for Young Adults world-premiere adaptation of Eve L. Ewing's ...


 
IDHR-issues-guidance-regarding-TGNC-students

  IDHR issues guidance regarding TGNC students

The Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) has issued its Guidance Relating to Protection of Transgender, Nonbinary, and Gender Nonconforming Students. The document is a non-regulatory guidance on non-discrimination protections ...


 
COVID-Every-state-four-territories-now-on-Chicagos-travel-advisory-

  COVID Every state, four territories now on Chicago's travel advisory

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) added the only state and only territory that were not on its COVID-19 travel advisory last week—Montana and Guam—to the weekly list on Jan. 5. Every U.S. state is ...


 
COVID-Raven-Theatre-cancels-production-of-Beautiful-Thing

  COVID Raven Theatre cancels production of 'Beautiful Thing'

Raven Theatre announced it will cancel its upcoming production of Beautiful Thing due to the current surge of the COVID Omicron variant. The production, written by Jonathan Harvey and directed by Mikael Burke, was slated to ...


 
CPS-canceling-classes-Jan-5-7-after-union-votes-to-go-virtual-91UPDATE93

  CPS canceling classes Jan. 5-7 after union votes to go virtual [UPDATE]

Classes have been canceled Jan. 5-7 in Chicago Public Schools (CPS) after the teachers union voted to refuse to appear for in-person work, The Chicago Tribune reported. Mayor Lori Lightfoot criticized the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) for ...


 
Israel-allows-surrogacy-for-same-sex-couples-trans-people-and-single-men

  Israel allows surrogacy for same-sex couples, trans people and single men

Israel Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz announced that, starting next week, same-sex couples, single men and transgender people will be able to parent children through surrogacy, an option that was previously banned for them in the country, ...


 
CDCs-COVID-guidelines-new-Chicago-Cook-County-policy-kicks-in-Jan-3

  CDC's COVID guidelines; new Chicago/Cook County policy kicks in Jan. 3

Dr. Anthony Fauci said he anticipates "further clarification" on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) updated guidelines to end the COVID-19 isolation period after just five days for people who are not exhibiting ...


 
Billy-Masters-Lindsay-Wagner-Andy-Cohen-and-more

  Billy Masters: Lindsay Wagner, Andy Cohen and more

"You spread misinformation about the safety of vaccines. You're a danger to public health. Get fucked."—Meghan McCain's tweet to commentator Candace Owens, after Owens did what Meg calls a "post-[Trump] ...


 
Illinois-Lt-Gov-Stratton-US-Rep-Garcia-test-positive-for-COVID-19-

  Illinois Lt. Gov. Stratton, U.S. Rep. Garcia test positive for COVID-19

Illinois Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton and U.S. Rep. Jesus "Chuy" Garcia (D-Illinois) have tested positive for COVID-19. Stratton, the state's second-in-command said in a tweet that she had "mild symptoms and will isolate as I recover," ...


 
LGBTQ-activists-raising-money-to-help-trans-trailblazer-Gavin-Grimm-

  LGBTQ activists raising money to help trans trailblazer Gavin Grimm

LGBTQ advocates and allies are raising money to help transgender trailblazer Gavin Grimm remain housed after a health crisis that left him unable to work, Metro Weekly reported. Grimm—whose name has become synonymous with transgender rights—rose ...


 
COVID-Illinois-sets-another-case-record

  COVID Illinois sets another case record

For the first time during the pandemic, the daily average number of new statewide COVID-19 cases exceeded 16,000—and, late last week, Chicago had the highest infection rate in Illinois, according to The Chicago Tribune. The surge ...


 
COVID-Chicago-travel-advisory-only-excludes-one-state-and-one-territory

  COVID Chicago travel advisory only excludes one state and one territory

On Dec. 28, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) added two states—Louisiana and South Carolina—as well as the Virgin Islands to its weekly COVID-19 travel advisory. The advisory now includes 48 states and three territories. ...


 
THEATER-Goodmans-A-Christmas-Carol-to-resume-Dec-26

  THEATER Goodman's 'A Christmas Carol' to resume Dec. 26

Executive Director Roche Schulfer announced that performances of Goodman Theatre's A Christmas Carol will resume on Sunday, Dec. 26, in accordance with guidance from the Chicago Department of Public Health. The company has cleared the testing ...


 
Illinois-sets-daily-COVID-case-record

  Illinois sets daily COVID case record

If anyone questions the validity of a spike in COVID cases, the latest statistics are particularly sobering. Illinois set another daily COVID case record for 2021 while crossing 2 million confirmed cases so far in the ...


 
US-Rep-Jan-Schakowsky-tests-positive-for-COVID-19

  U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky tests positive for COVID-19

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Illinois) announced she has tested positive for COVID-19, CBS Chicago reported. Schakowsky noted previously that her husband, Bob, tested positive for COVID on Dec. 17. On Dec. 21, Schakowsky herself was "having ...


 
Legislation-to-address-disparities-facing-LGBTQ-seniors-people-with-HIV-AIDS-

  Legislation to address disparities facing LGBTQ+ seniors, people with HIV/AIDS

On Dec. 16, Pride Action Tank, OUTreach and Equality Illinois hosted a virtual "breakfast" to discuss issues facing LGBTQ+ seniors and persons with HIV/AIDS as well as legislative policies created to address them. "Advocating for Change" ...


 
CDC-study-shows-Black-and-Latinx-LGBTQ-men-remain-most-affected-by-HIV-AIDS-

  CDC study shows Black and Latinx LGBTQ+ men remain most affected by HIV/AIDS

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed Black and Latinx gay and bisexual men continue to be more affected by HIV/AIDS than white members of the LGBTQ+ community. Howard Brown ...


 
Hungry-Souls-Collective-founders-talk-genesis-of-company-other-work-endeavors

  Hungry Souls Collective founders talk genesis of company, other work endeavors

Licensed clinical social workers Victoria Aron and Mikki Guerra have joined forces to create Hungry Souls Collective—a woman-, LGBTQIA- and minority-owned business that specializes in trauma, addiction and spirituality. According ...


 
COVID-Five-states-and-Puerto-Rico-added-to-Chicagos-travel-advisory-

  COVID Five states and Puerto Rico added to Chicago's travel advisory

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) added five states—Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii and Texas—as well as Puerto Rico to its weekly COVID-19 travel advisory on Dec. 21. The advisory is now at 47 states and ...


 
COVID-Chicago-gyms-restaurants-venues-to-require-vaccination-proof-

  COVID Chicago gyms, restaurants, venues to require vaccination proof

COVID Chicago to require proof of vaccination at gyms, restaurants, other venues Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot will require restaurants, gyms and entertainment venues (for example, sports arenas, movie theaters, bowling ...


 
COVID-US-Sens-Elizabeth-Warren-and-Cory-Booker-test-positive-

  COVID U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker test positive

U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker separately revealed they have tested positive for COVID. Fully vaccinated (including getting a booster shot), the 72-year old Massachusetts progressive declared on social ...


 
Pritzker-signs-bill-repealing-Parental-Notification-Act-

  Pritzker signs bill repealing Parental Notification Act

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker has signed House Bill 370, which repeals the Parental Notification Act (PNA). According to a press release from his office, "Rescinding the PNA ensures that while a pregnant minor can choose to ...


 
COVID-Paramount-Theatres-Cinderella-canceled-through-Dec-19-

  COVID Paramount Theatre's 'Cinderella' canceled through Dec. 19

Due to COVID-related illness within the cast and crew, all Cinderella performances at the Paramount Theatre through Sunday, Dec. 19, are canceled. The venue has scheduled additional performances to help offer people more performance options. People ...


 
France-bans-conversion-therapy

  France bans conversion therapy

On Dec. 14, France's parliament voted to ban so-called conversion therapy, joining a handful of countries that have taken steps to outlaw practices that seek to change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity, according to ...


 
WORLD-Conversion-therapy-Tunisia-attack-Bolsonaro-West-Side-Story

  WORLD Conversion therapy, Tunisia attack, Bolsonaro, 'West Side Story'

In Mexico, LGBTQ activists in Sonora are spearheading a call for a national ban on so-called conversion therapy, Fronteras reported. The Coalicion Mexicana LGBTTTI+ Sonora gathered more than 18,000 signatures for a petition demanding the Mexican ...


 
COVID-First-omicron-case-in-Illinois-documented

  COVID First omicron case in Illinois documented

The coronavirus' omicron variant was detected for the first time in Illinois in a Chicago resident, The Chicago Tribune reported. The identification took place almost two weeks after discovery of the new variant first reported by ...


 
COVID-Chicagos-Dec-7-travel-advisory-adds-two-states-and-DC-

  COVID Chicago's Dec. 7 travel advisory adds two states and D.C.

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) added two states—North Carolina and Tennessee—and the District of Columbia to its weekly COVID-19 travel advisory on Dec. 7, as daily COVID case rates across much of the country ...


 
Omicron-COVID-variant-in-almost-one-third-of-states

  Omicron COVID variant in almost one-third of states

Health officials said the Omicron variant of the coronavirus has spread to about one-third of U.S. states—but the Delta version is involved in the majority of COVID-19 infections as cases rise nationwide, Reuters reported. Though the ...


 
Canadas-House-of-Commons-unanimously-votes-to-ban-conversion-therapy

  Canada's House of Commons unanimously votes to ban conversion therapy

Canada's House of Commons voted unanimously to ban so-called LGBT conversion therapy, the BBC reported. The legislation would make it illegal to have a child undergo the practice or have anyone unwillingly undergo it. Conversion therapy—which ...


 
AIDS-Garden-Chicago-supporters-CDPH-official-commemorate-World-AIDS-Day-with-event

  AIDS Garden Chicago supporters, CDPH official commemorate World AIDS Day with event

AIDS Garden Chicago supporters and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) commemorated the 34th annual World AIDS Day on Dec. 1 at the Belmont Yacht Club with a sneak preview of the garden. The 2.5-acre ...


 
Lambda-Legal-to-Justice-Kavanaugh-Not-in-our-name

  Lambda Legal to Justice Kavanaugh: Not in our name

--From a press release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — This morning, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, a case that has the potential to directly or effectively overturn landmark precedent protecting the right ...


 
CDC-Tougher-restrictions-set-in-response-to-new-COVID-variant

  CDC: Tougher restrictions set in response to new COVID variant

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that the United States is moving to require that all air travelers entering the country show a negative COVID-19 test performed within one day of departure in ...


 
COVID-Two-states-and-territory-come-off-Chicagos-travel-advisory

  COVID Two states and territory come off Chicago's travel advisory

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) removed two states and Guam from its weekly COVID-19 Travel Advisory on Nov. 30. No new states were added to the advisory, which now stands at 38 states. California, ...


 
HRC-encourages-LGBTQ-people-to-sign-up-for-health-insurance-plans-

  HRC encourages LGBTQ+ people to sign up for health insurance plans

--From a press release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is encouraging LGBTQ+ people to sign up for health insurance as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid's Services (CMS) kicks off its LGBTQ+ Theme Week (Nov. 28 - ...


 
Five-Worth-Finding-World-AIDS-Day-Benedetta-books-wine-in-a-can

  Five Worth Finding: World AIDS Day, 'Benedetta,' books, wine in a can

—World AIDS Day event at Belmont Harbor: —The Chicago Parks Foundation will hold a World AIDS Day event on Dec. 1, 9-10:30 a.m., at the Belmont Harbor Yacht Club. Antonio King, LGBTQ health and outreach liaison ...


 
New-COVID-variant-discovered-in-South-Africa

  New COVID variant discovered in South Africa

Global authorities reacted with alarm to a new coronavirus variant detected in South Africa, with the European Union and Britain among those tightening border controls as scientists tried to find out if the mutation was vaccine-resistant, ...


 
BIPOC-LGBTQ-led-orgs-and-spaces-adapt-to-continued-effects-of-COVID-19-

  BIPOC LGBTQ+-led orgs and spaces adapt to continued effects of COVID-19

s the world continues to grapple with the lasting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, some BIPOC LGBTQ+-led bars and community-building organizations have adapted by implementing increased safety protocols and strengthening ...


 
COVID-Chicagos-travel-advisory-back-up-to-40-states-and-one-territory

  COVID Chicago's travel advisory back up to 40 states and one territory

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) added two states to its weekly COVID-19 travel advisory on Nov. 23. The advisory stands at 40 states and one territory. Connecticut, whose daily COVID Case rate per 100,000 ...


 
WORLD-HIV-case-Ireland-items-Kim-Petras-actress-illness

  WORLD HIV case, Ireland items, Kim Petras, actress' illness

A woman in Argentina has become only the second documented person whose own immune system may have cured her of HIV, NBC News noted. Researchers have dubbed the 30-year-old mother, who was first diagnosed with HIV ...


 
COVID-US-opens-boosters-for-all-adults

  COVID U.S. opens boosters for all adults

On Nov. 19, the United States, through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), allowed COVID-19 booster shots for all adults and took the extra step of urging people 50 and older to seek one, ...


 
HHS-acts-to-prevent-discrimination-strengthen-civil-rights-

  HHS acts to prevent discrimination, strengthen civil rights

--From a press release

Washington D.C. — Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and Office for Civil Rights (OCR), announced actions to further ...


 
LGBTQ-equality-in-nine-Illinois-municipalities-detailed-in-Human-Rights-Campaign-Index

  LGBTQ+ equality in nine Illinois municipalities detailed in Human Rights Campaign Index

--From a press release

WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, in partnership with ...


 
COVID-Chicagos-travel-advisory-down-to-38-states-one-territory

  COVID Chicago's travel advisory down to 38 states, one territory

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) removed three states and returned one to its weekly COVID-19 travel advisory on Nov. 16. The advisory stands at 38 states and one territory. Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee—all of ...


 
SAGE-Board-of-Directors-dedicates-1M-to-support-trans-elders

  SAGE Board of Directors dedicates $1M to support trans elders

--From a press release

[New York, NY] SAGE, the world's largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBTQ+ elders, is proud to announce the Transgender and Non-Binary (TGNB) Elder Program Equity Fund. Trans Awareness Week is ...


 
Chicago-Therapy-Collective-to-honor-Trans-Day-of-Resilience

  Chicago Therapy Collective to honor Trans Day of Resilience

On Saturday, Nov. 20, Chicago Therapy Collective will release an original music video cover of Wildfires (Sault, 2020) in honor of Trans Day of Resilience (TDOR) 2021 and the racial justice uprisings of 2020. According to ...


 
Northwestern-University-researchers-present-data-on-COVID-19-impacts-on-minoritized-youth

  Northwestern University researchers present data on COVID-19 impacts on minoritized youth

Two Northwestern University-affiliated researchers presented a webinar Nov.9 about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on youth in minoritized communities in the United States, among them youths in the LGBTQ+ community. The webinar was part of ...


 
New-posters-advise-Native-American-caregivers-on-raising-LGBTQ-2S-children

  New posters advise Native American caregivers on raising LGBTQ-2S children

By Cris Villalonga-Vivoni

On Oct. 27, the Family Acceptance Project (FAP) at San Francisco State University further expanded its ongoing "Healthy Futures" poster series by launching three new behavioral guides for indigenous parents ...


 
WORLD-China-clinic-lesbian-couple-Mr-Gay-World-Ghana-bill

  WORLD China clinic, lesbian couple, Mr. Gay World, Ghana bill

China launched its first medical clinic to treat transgender children and adolescents, NBC News reported. The Chinese state-backed media outlet The Global Times recently reported that the clinic opened at the Children's Hospital of Fudan University ...


 
Emails-show-how-Trump-officials-planned-to-downplay-COVID-dangers-

  Emails show how Trump, officials planned to downplay COVID dangers

The House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis released new emails and documents that show the extent to which top White House officials, under former President Donald Trump, interfered in the Centers for Disease Control and ...


 
COVID-Colorado-governor-opens-boosters-for-everyone

  COVID Colorado governor opens boosters for everyone

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed an executive order Nov. 10 allowing any fully vaccinated Colorado adult to receive a COVID-19 booster shot, Rocky Mountain PBS reported. "The health and safety of Coloradans [have] been my top ...


 
Oklahoma-governor-orders-halt-to-non-binary-birth-certificates

  Oklahoma governor orders halt to non-binary birth certificates

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has issued an executive order to stop the Oklahoma State Department of Health from issuing non-binary birth certificates, KFOR.com reported. "Neither this statute nor Oklahoma law otherwise [provides] OSDH or others any ...


 
COVID-Arkansas-comes-off-Chicagos-latest-travel-advisory

  COVID Arkansas comes off Chicago's latest travel advisory

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) removed one state—Arkansas—from its most recent weekly COVID-19 travel advisory, issued Nov. 9. The advisory stands at 40 states and one territory. Alabama ...


 
Human-Rights-Campaign-Foundation-releases-data-on-COVID-19-LGBTQ-health-equity

  Human Rights Campaign Foundation releases data on COVID-19 & LGBTQ+ health equity

--From a Human Rights Campaign Foundation press release

WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization ...


 
Secretary-Becerra-visits-Humboldt-Park-AIDS-Foundation-Chicago

  Secretary Becerra visits Humboldt Park, AIDS Foundation Chicago

On Nov. 8, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra traveled to sites in Chicago to highlight Biden-Harris administration's plans to build back better through investments in maternal health, the Affordable Ca ...


 
Iceland-Norway-Netherlands-have-highest-levels-of-LGBTI-acceptance

  Iceland, Norway, Netherlands have highest levels of LGBTI acceptance

--From a press release

The updated Global Acceptance Index ranks LGBTI acceptance in 175 countries and locations New research from the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law finds that the average levels of acceptance for LGBTI people and their ...


 
COVID-US-lifts-international-travel-ban

  COVID U.S. lifts international travel ban

On Nov. 8, the United States lifted restrictions on travel from a long list of countries including Mexico, Canada and most of Europe—allowing tourists to make long-delayed trips and family members to reconnect with loved ones ...


 
GoFundMe-page-launched-for-local-gay-writer-advocate-Max-Smith

  GoFundMe page launched for local gay writer/advocate Max Smith

A GoFundMe page has been launched for Maxsonn "Max" Smith, a longtime writer and LGBTQ+-rights advocate who resides in Chicago and who suffered a mild stroke earlier this year. According to the page, Smith has lived ...


 
COVID-Chicagos-travel-advisory-includes-41-states-one-territory

  COVID Chicago's travel advisory includes 41 states, one territory

The Chicago Department of Public Health removed two states and one territory from its weekly COVID-19 travel advisory on Nov. 2. However, two states whose daily COVID case rate per 100,000 residents rose above 15 are ...


 
NATIONAL-Intersex-snapshot-teacher-fired-Living-Rainbow-Task-Force

  NATIONAL Intersex snapshot, teacher fired, 'Living Rainbow,' Task Force

In honor of Intersex Awareness Day (Oct. 26), the National Institutes of Health's Sexual and Gender Minority Research Office (SGMRO) released the DSD & Intersex Research Portfolio Snapshot of the NIH FY 2019 SGM Portfolio Analysis, ...


 
LGBTQ-Latinx-healthcare-providers-discuss-impact-of-COVID-19-pandemic-

  LGBTQ+ Latinx healthcare providers discuss impact of COVID-19 pandemic

As part of its COVID-19 Grand Rounds series, AIDS Foundation Chicago hosted an Oct. 26 panel featuring LGBTQ+ Latinx healthcare providers sharing how the pandemic has impacted their personal and professional lives. Panelists included Howard Brown ...


 





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