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Windy City Times publishes book of historical newspaper covers
HIV/AIDS Report: Vaccine may hold promise
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Equality Illinois celebrates Black trans woman's electoral victory in Decatur, Illinois
Suburban LGBTQ candidates mostly prevail in April 6 elections
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Suburban LGBTQ candidates mostly prevail in April 6 elections
Illinois LGBTQ candidates mostly prevailed in their respective suburban elections on April 6—with two victories marking rare wins by transgender candidates. ... more
 


  

Illinois Latino Agenda issues statement on shooting of Adam Toledo

  

GLAAD Media Awards honors creative forces of change in media, culture

  

Roommate of victim of 2004 Chicago stabbing seeking justice for unsolved cold case

  

Students speak out after Pride flag removal at Indiana school [UPDATE]

  

Attorneys general challenge Tennessee abortion law


   Local

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Hall of Fame honors 21 LGBTQ elected and appointed leaders
Washington, DC — On Sunday, May 2 during a virtual event, LGBTQ Victory Institute will launch its LGBTQ Victory Hall of Fame to honor the LGBTQ elected officials, appointed officials and candidates who made a lasting ... more
 


  

Indy Pride to be virtual again in 2021

  

Lightfoot calls resignation rumors 'homophobic, racist and misogynistic'

  

Lighthouse Foundation prepares for upcoming Black LGBTQ equity survey

  

Everytown for Gun Safety groups respond to police shooting of Adam Toledo

  

LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois celebrates 25th anniversary with new brand


   Nation & World

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GLAAD responds to increase in suicide attempts among trans youth in
(New York, NY - April 19, 2021) — GLAAD is responding to reports of an increase in suicide attempts among transgender youth in Arkansas, which on April 6 became the first U.S. state to outlaw gender-affirming ... more
 


  

NATIONAL More trans deaths, bullied teen, Manhunt, trans writer, Biden

  

WORLD Peru items, Kenya, UK government, Poland city

  

Poll: Most Americans oppose anti-trans laws


   Film / TV / Gossip

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GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics hands out Dorian Awards
LOS ANGELES, CA, April 18, 2021 — Nomadland, the spare and fact-based drama of a group of struggling Americans living off the grid; the vivid blueswoman biopic Ma Rainey's Black Bottom; the family-happy fish-out-of-water fable Minari; ... more
 


  

Billy Masters

  

SHOWBIZ Brandi Carlile, 'Legendary,' children's book, film festival, Janet Mock

  

Former 'Bachelor' comes out as gay


   Theater / Dance

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THEATER 'A Portrait of My Mother' to start streaming May 9
Jarrott Productions will present the world premiere of A Portrait of My Mother, written and performed by Carlo Lorenzo Garcia and directed by David R. Jarrott. The autobiographical tribute to Garcia's mother, Maria, begins streaming on ... more
 


  

Mercury Theater to reopen; new artistic director named

  

Joffrey Ballet presents world premiere of Nicolas Blanc's "Under the Trees' Voices"

  

Story of Chicagoan and Broadway influencer Sister Rosetta Tharpe on to Broadway


   Music

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Belting for Life Sunday May 16, streaming through May 31
CHICAGO - Jeff Award-winning director and HIV+ activist Christopher Pazdernik presents the 6th annual Belting for Life (formerly known as Chris' Birthday Belt Fest), an annual benefit concert for Howard Brown Health, one of the nation's ... more
 


  

SHOWBIZ Trans singer, 'Pose,' Kate Winslet, Lil Nas X, Broadway

  

Story of Chicagoan and Broadway influencer Sister Rosetta Tharpe on to Broadway

  

SHOWBIZ 'Special,' Bonnaroo, Broadway items, Rita Moreno, Bridgerton


   Books / Art

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BOOKS Chicago After Stonewall available May 11
Chicago After Stonewall: Gay Lib to Gay Life—a detailed account of how LGBTQ's in Carl Sandburg's "City of the Big Shoulders" responded to the Stonewall Riots—will be available May 11. This book pulls together jigsaw pieces ... more
 


  

SHOWBIZ Brandi Carlile, 'Legendary,' children's book, film festival, Janet Mock

  

ART 'Immersive Van Gogh' to now continue through Nov. 28

  

Movie about art sensation born into slavery to premiere April 16


   Trans

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Poll: Most Americans oppose anti-trans laws
A new PBS NewsHour/NPR/Marist poll showed that two-thirds of U.S. residents oppose laws that would limit transgender rights, PBS reported. About one half of one percent of U.S. adults are transgender, according to a recent Gallup ... more
 


  

NATIONAL More trans deaths, bullied teen, Manhunt, trans writer, Biden

  

Equality Florida, HRC condemn Florida House passage of trans sports ban

  

NCAA issues statement hitting back at anti-trans discrimination


   AIDS & Health

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Belting for Life Sunday May 16, streaming through May 31
CHICAGO - Jeff Award-winning director and HIV+ activist Christopher Pazdernik presents the 6th annual Belting for Life (formerly known as Chris' Birthday Belt Fest), an annual benefit concert for Howard Brown Health, one of the nation's ... more
 


  

Simmons moves to gather data on how COVID-19 has harmed LGBTQ+ communities

  

Decriminalization of HIV approved in Judiciary-Criminal Committee

  

Rev. Elle Dowd of Illinois joins Planned Parenthood Clergy Advocacy Board


   Lesbian

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Lightfoot calls resignation rumors 'homophobic, racist and misogynistic'
On April 18, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot called rumors that she's resigning "homophobic, racist and misogynistic," The Chicago Tribune reported. Lightfoot tweeted, "1/ Good morning from my mansion in Sauganash. ... more
 


  

SPORTS Rapinoe, Morgan lift U.S. to victory over France

  

The Amazon Trail, How to Write a Book

  

Gerber/Hart hosts 'Disappeared: Chicago's Lost Lesbian Bars' screening, discussion


   Sports

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U.S. women's hockey coach abruptly steps down
Bob Corkum abruptly stepped down as coach of the U.S. women's hockey team with fewer than three weeks before the world championships open in Canada, ESPN.com reported. USA Hockey's director of women's national team programs, Katie ... more
 


  

SPORTS Rapinoe, Morgan lift U.S. to victory over France

  

FC Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain join the Women's Cup

  

NCAA issues statement hitting back at anti-trans discrimination


   Youth

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Students speak out after Pride flag removal at Indiana school [UPDATE]
Students spoke out April 12 against the removal of Pride flags at a middle school in northwest Indiana, according to CBS Chicago. According to ABC7Chicago.com, a Black Lives Matter poster was also removed. LGBTQ students addressed ... more
 


  

Trans, non-binary youth influencers launch book collection with "A Kids Book About"

  

Study: 30% of young LGBQ people have attempted suicide in their lifetimes

  

LGBTQ students sue U.S. Department of Education
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FC Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain join the Women's Cup
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