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Windy City Times 2020-12-30
|Legislators partner with Chicago group for trans women's funeral expenses
Several LGBTQ and allied legislators are partnering with Chicago-based trans organization Brave Space Alliance (BSA) to establish a dedicated fund to support the funeral expenses of local trans women who have been murdered. The lawmakers are ...
|State Rep. Yoni Pizer leaves post early, citing early insurance termination
Illinois state Rep. Yoni Pizer (D-12th District) issued a letter stating that he would retire Dec. 31 "because of the State's policy to effectively terminate health insurance for me and my family on 12/31/20, even though ...
|PASSAGES Chicago activist Benny Montgomery dies
Benny M. Montgomery Jr. a longtime Chicago-based LGBTQ-rights activist who had worked as a constituent services administrator for U.S. Rep. Danny Davis and former Congresswoman Cardiss Collins, among other politicians passed away ...
|Former Chicago alderman charged after crashing into eight cars
Former Ald. Proco "Joe" Moreno was charged with DUI and reckless driving after his Audi rammed and sideswiped at least eight cars in the Gold Coast before smashing into a tree Dec. 27, The Chicago Tribune ...
|Chicago trans woman Eshay Key, 25, dies in Christmas shooting |
Column by Sue Kerr
Just a week after writing about the ugly shooting death of a 19-year-old Black gender nonconforming young adult while they were at a Christmas party, I was hopeful there would be no more deaths to cover ...
|SHOWBIZ Trans movie, best/worst LGBTQ films, sports items, Whitney|
Shout! Studios entered into an exclusive deal with Kirkpatrick & Kinslow Productions (KKP) and Scatena & Rosner Films (SNR) to distribute the new LGBTQ-focused documentary The Sound of Identity, a press release noted. The movie chronicles ...
|NATIONAL Aimee Stephens, GNC teen murdered, Katie Hill, Amazon|
A consent decree ordered that Michigan business Harris Funeral Homes which fired the late Aimee Stephens for being transgender and led her to sue the business in litigation that made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court must ...
|WORLD Lithuania outlook, HIV/AIDS and COVID, lawyer arrested, trans youth|
Lithuania appears set to legalize same-sex civil partnerships next year, but same-sex marriage could be up to a decade away, according to Tomas Raskevicius the country's only openly LGBT+ lawmaker, Reuters reported. "We're going to submit t ...
|'Party Monster' killer Michael Alig dies at 54
Michael Alig who was at the center of the LGBTQ "club kids" scene in late 1980s and early '90s Manhattan, and whose involvement in the murder and dismemberment of his drug dealer was chronicled in the 2003 film Party Monster died Dec. 25th ...
|Cook County to recognize Juneteenth as paid holiday
Cook County is recognizing Juneteenth as an official holiday and a paid day off for county workers, ABC 7 Chicago reported. Juneteenthwhich marks the June day in 1865 that Union soldiers told enslaved African Americans in ...
|OPINION Where do we go from here (redux)?|
The year 2020 has been a stressful one. With George Floyd's death as an inflection point about race and racism in America, an unprecedented presidential election and social unrest during an ongoing pandemic with a rising ...
"Although self-isolating may at times be hard, many people of all faiths and of none are discovering that it presents and opportunity to slow down, pause and reflect in prayer or meditation." Queen