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Pfleger answers after being charged with sexually abusing child more than 40 years ago (UPDATE)

Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich sent a letter to the St. Sabina parish stating that longtime activist Father Michael Pfleger will be stepping away from his ministry after being accused of sexually abusing a child more than ...
Breaking News

Officer who shot Jacob Blake won't face criminal charges

In Wisconsin, Kenosha County prosecutors announced Jan. 5 that the officer who shot Jacob Blake won't face criminal charges for firing several bullets into the former Evanston man's back, The Chicago Tribune reported. "No Kenosha law ...
Breaking News

Gay influencers called out for partying in Mexico during pandemic

A social-media account called GaysOverCovid has been exposing the gay men of the world for continuing their hard-partying, jet-setting lifestyles in the midst of a pandemic, according to media outlets such as DListed.com. For instance, Chicago-based ...
Pelosi narrowly re-elected House speaker

Pelosi narrowly re-elected House speaker

On Jan. 3, Nancy Pelosi was narrowly re-elected speaker of the U.S. House, as she again leads the Democrats' slender majority, media outlets reported. After serving for 17 years in charge of the House Democrats, Pelosi ...
Breaking News

City officials send letter to Lightfoot regarding schools reopening

On Jan. 3, more than 30 members of the 50-member Chicago City Council sent a letter to Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson regarding concerns about Chicago Public Schools' reopening plans amidst ...
Breaking News

First woman coaches NBA game

Becky Hammon became the first woman to lead an NBA team as a head coach during the regular season when she took over for San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich after he was ejected during a game ...
Breaking News

New reports from Palm Center look at military transgender ban, Biden's position

—From a press release

President-elect Joseph Biden has promised to reverse the military's ban on service by transgender Americans on "day one" of his presidency. Research recently released by the Palm Center explains why lifting the ban is an urgent ...
Pritzker: Almost 500K cannabis arrest records expunged

Pritzker: Almost 500K cannabis arrest records expunged

On Dec. 31, 2020, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced 492,129 non-felony cannabis-related arrest records have been expunged at the state level by the Illinois State Police. The announcement happened four years in advance of the deadline ...

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News

Georgia elects Rev. Warnock and Jon Ossoff, NCLR comments

--From a press release

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Last night, Georgia voters made history by electing Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff to represent the Southern state in the United States Senate. Rev. Warnock's election is truly historic as he ...
Affinity's Virtual Burning Bowl on Jan. 9

Affinity's Virtual Burning Bowl on Jan. 9

Affinity Community Services—which serves the needs of the Black LGBTQ+ community, with a particular focus on Black women—will hold its annual Burning Bowl ceremony virtually on Saturday, Jan. 9. At past Burning Bowls, attendees were asked ...
PASSAGES George H. Gibson

PASSAGES George H. Gibson

George Horner Gibson died at his home in Chicago on Jan. 3, 2021. He was 88. Gibson was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina. He graduated from Furman University with bachelor's ...
News

Report: In four years, judicial landscape has become more anti-LGBTQ+

Washington, D.C. — In just four years, President Trump has ushered in a judicial landscape that is significantly more hostile toward LGBTQ+ people, with nearly 40% of Trump's confirmed federal appellate judges having demonstrated anti-LGBTQ+ bia ...
Equality Illinois gala's silent auction now open

Equality Illinois gala's silent auction now open

Equality Illinois announced that its 30th-Anniversary Gala silent auction is now open. The silent auction will remain open until the end of the gala on Saturday, Feb. 6, at 8 p.m. CT. Winning bidders' credit cards ...
NATIONAL Marriage proposal, Creating Change, mural erased, 'Queer Santa'

NATIONAL Marriage proposal, Creating Change, mural erased, 'Queer Santa'

A COVID-19 vaccine appointment at a Canton, South Dakota, hospital turned into a marriage proposal for one healthcare couple, CNN.com noted. Robbie Vargas-Cortes, 31, a paramedic and EMS supervisor, was scheduled to get his vaccination on ...
WORLD Workplace index, Japan survey, stories of the year, Buttigieg

WORLD Workplace index, Japan survey, stories of the year, Buttigieg

Two years after the India's Supreme Court decriminalized homosexuality, employment for the LGBTQ community is slowly gaining acceptance in the private sector—to the point where there is now an India Workplace Equality Index, RFI.fr reported. The ...
SHOWBIZ 'Tales' star dies, 'Wonder Woman 1984,' holiday songs, 'Drag Race'

SHOWBIZ 'Tales' star dies, 'Wonder Woman 1984,' holiday songs, 'Drag Race'

Marcus D'Amico—the original Michael "Mouse" Tolliver from the miniseries Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City—died at age 55, Queerty noted. In 1992, he also originated the role of Louis in the National Theatre's London run of ...

  Entertainment

Billy Masters

Billy Masters

"Gay man has too much to drink and legally changes name to Celine Dion."—New Year's Day headline from England. Not only is it embarrassing, it's woefully out of date. I mean, Celine Dion—how retro! I know ...

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Outlines

First woman coaches NBA game

Becky Hammon became the first woman to lead an NBA team as a head coach during the regular season when she took over for San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich after he was ejected during a game ...





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