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U.S. women's soccer team caught in anti-LGBTQ+ controversy
Chicago Pride Parade smaller this year amid 'safety and logistical' concerns
HRC president responds to NAIA vote to ban transgender women from playing sports
Lambda Legal: NAIA proposed transgender sports ban disappointing, harmful reversal
For Deb Robertson, the end-of-life issue is very real
KFF survey shows extent of LGBT-related discrimination
White House issues proclamation on 2024 Transgender Day of Visibility
No charges filed in Nex Benedict fight; campaigns call for Walters' removal
Congressional Equality Caucus on FY24 bills passing the house

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First Queer and BIPOC-owned Illinois cannabis company opens Northalsted dispensary
A small group gathered April 12 at 3340 N. Halsted St. to celebrate the grand opening of a historic new Northalsted business. SWAY, Illinois' first queer and BIPOC-owned cannabis company, marked the opening of its dispensary ... more
 


  

RUSH, others receive grant related to HIV prevention for Black women

  

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LPAC, Arizona LGBTQ officials denounce Arizona Supreme Court ruling on abortion


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A prom of their own: Chicago orgs host LGBTQ+ youth celebration
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Cook County Commissioner Kevin Morrison announces inaugural Cook County LGBTQ+ Youth Art Competition

  

Nominations for 30 Under 30 Awards due April 12

  

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