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Chicago-Bears-hire-first-woman-assistant-coach

  Chicago Bears hire first woman assistant coach

The Chicago Bears are hiring Jennifer King as an offensive assistant, according to The Chicago Sun-Times and other media outlets. She will be an assistant running backs coach. King—who will become the first female assistant coach ...


 
Oklahoma-non-binary-student-dies-after-being-assaulted

  Oklahoma non-binary student dies after being assaulted

Officials acknowledged there are unresolved questions about a 16-year-old non-binary Oklahoma student who died one day after a fight in a high school bathroom, NBC News noted. Chuck Hoskin Jr., principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, ...


 
News

  Owasso High School student of Bridge v. Oklahoma State Board of Education case dies, groups respond

--From press releases

Oklahoma City, Okla. — In response to the death of 16-year-old Owasso High School student Nex Benedict following an assault in the school restroom, Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the ACLU of Oklahoma ...


 
Brittney-Griners-jersey-retired-at-Baylor-University

  Brittney Griner's jersey retired at Baylor University

On Feb. 18, Baylor University retired Brittney Griner's #42 jersey. Griner—a two-time AP national player of the year, two-time Olympic gold medalist and the NCAA women's career blocks leader (with 748)—attended a Bears home game ...


 
Oprah-Winfrey-Niecy-Nash-Betts-to-be-honored-at-the-35-annual-GLAAD-Media-Awards-in-LA-March-14

  Oprah Winfrey, Niecy Nash-Betts to be honored at the 35 annual GLAAD Media Awards in LA March 14

--From a press release

Los Angeles, CA -Feb. 20, 2024 - GLAAD announced that global media leader, producer, philanthropist, actress and author Oprah Winfrey will receive GLAAD'sVanguard Award and Emmy-winning actress and producer Niecy ...


 
Theater-Review-Billy-Elliot-The-Musical

  Theater Review: Billy Elliot, The Musical

Book and Lyrics: Lee Hall; Music: Elton John. At: Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora Tickets: 630-896-6666 or Paramountaurora.com; $28-$79. Runs through March 24 Billy Elliot: The Musical may nearly be two decades old, but ...


 
GLAAD-releases-report-on-LGBTQ-inclusion-in-video-games

  GLAAD releases report on LGBTQ+ inclusion in video games

LGBTQ+ media-advocacy organization GLAAD has released a report on queer inclusion in the world of video games. Among the key findings in "Gaming: The State of LGBTQ Inclusion in Video Games" is that 17%—nearly one in ...


 
ELECTIONS-2024-JUDICIAL-7th-Sub-Circuit-Candidate-Deidre-Baumann-Solganick-Vacancy-why-shes-running-strategy

  ELECTIONS 2024: JUDICIAL 7th Sub-Circuit Candidate Deidre Baumann (Solganick Vacancy), why she's running, strategy

Baumann & Shuldiner civil litigation practice owner Deidre Baumann is running in the March 19 primary for Circuit Court Judge in the 7th Judicial Sub-Circuit against the current appointed 7th Sub-Circuit Judge Owens J. Shelby. Shelby's ...


 
ELECTIONS-2024-Eileen-ONeill-Burke-talks-states-attorney-run-judgeship-GOP-ties-

  ELECTIONS 2024 Eileen O'Neill Burke talks state's attorney run, judgeship, GOP ties

The Democratic primary in the race to succeed outgoing Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx involves two candidates with extensive backgrounds concerning law and government. Eileen O'Neill Burke is a lifelong Democrat and fourth-generation Chicag ...


 
Center-on-Halsted-to-host-trans-youth-family-summit

  Center on Halsted to host trans youth & family summit

Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., has announced that its Trans Youth & Family Summit 2024 will take place March 16. This year marks the sixth annual event, which partners between Youth Services' Pride Youth ...


 
As-Chicago-prepares-to-host-DNC-former-delegates-reflect-on-LGBTQ-inclusion-at-previous-conventions

  As Chicago prepares to host DNC, former delegates reflect on LGBTQ+ inclusion at previous conventions

When Mark Ishaug, now the CEO of the mental health advocacy Thresholds, was a delegate at the 1996 Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Chicago, representing the larger LGBTQ+ community was "critical," he said. The convention, where ...


 
REFLECTIONS-An-Evening-of-original-music-with-the-Jeannie-Tanner-Quartet

  REFLECTIONS: An Evening of original music with the Jeannie Tanner Quartet

--From a press release

REFLECTIONS will be a night of feel-good, upbeat original music written by Jeannie Tanner. Songs range from jazz, to pop, to soulful R&B. Jeannie's music can be heard in many television shows and movies, with recordings ...


 
News

  Bring Chicago Home Campaign releases open endorsement letter from 100+ faith leaders

--From a press release

CHICAGO — With just over a month before the March 19th primary election, prominent Chicago faith leaders will today release a letter—signed by over 100 religious leaders—endorsing the Bring Chicago Home campaign to restructure the Real ...


 
West-Side-Story-gets-a-sex-positive-spin-with-new-burlesque-show

  'West Side Story' gets a sex-positive spin with new burlesque show

In partial observance of National Condom Day, which was Feb. 14, Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) presented A West Side Story Burlesque at the Harris Theater for two hour-long performances on Feb. 17. The show, ...


 
SAVOR-A-new-Sushi-By-Bou-a-seafood-boil-class-and-James-Beard-scholarships

  SAVOR A new Sushi By Bou, a seafood boil class and James Beard scholarships

Pop life: Don't forget my other Substack: "Pop-Eds: My takes on pop culture." Thank you so much to the people who've already subscribed. The latest entry (Feb. 17) features Beyonce, Zendaya and my Oscar predictions. Subscribe ...


 
Connections-for-the-Homeless-purchases-Evanston-hotel

  Connections for the Homeless purchases Evanston hotel

Connections for the Homeless in Evanston hosted an open house at the Margarita Inn, formerly a boutique hotel, February 13, to celebrate its purchase for use as a hotel-based interim shelter. The Margarita Inn will give ...


 
ELECTIONS-2024-Clayton-Harris-III-talks-states-attorney-run-Kim-Foxx-Blagojevich-

  ELECTIONS 2024 Clayton Harris III talks state's attorney run, Kim Foxx, Blagojevich

The Democratic primary in the race to succeed outgoing Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx involves two candidates with extensive backgrounds concerning law and government. Clayton Harris III is an experienced prosecutor and government leader who ...


 
Second-Glance-Productions-hosts-LGBTQupid-Soiree

  Second Glance Productions hosts LGBTQupid Soiree

In celebration of Valentine's Day, Chicago based film and media production company Second Glance hosted The LBGTQupid Soiree. The event, which was focused on spinning attitudes on this particular day, was presented at The iO ...


 
ELECTIONS-2024-JUDICIAL-IL-Supreme-Court-Justice-Joy-Cunningham-discusses-running-for-a-full-10-year-term

  ELECTIONS 2024: JUDICIAL IL Supreme Court Justice Joy Cunningham discusses running for a full 10-year term

Current Illinois Supreme Court Justice Joy Cunningham is running for a full 10-year term this year, following her appointment on Dec. 1, 2022 to the First District seat. Cunningham's appointment was the result of Chief Justice ...


 
ELECTIONS-2024-JUDICIAL-IL-Supreme-Court-candidate-Jesse-G-Reyes-on-why-hes-running-judicial-diversity

  ELECTIONS 2024: JUDICIAL IL Supreme Court candidate Jesse G. Reyes on why he's running, judicial diversity

Current First District, Fourth Division Illinois Appellate Court Justice Jesse G. Reyes is running for Illinois Supreme Court Justice. Reyes is running against current Illinois Supreme Court Justice Joy Cunningham in the March 19 primary. Cunningham ...


 
Lakeside-Pride-Wilde-Cabaret-Valentines-Day-Feb-17

  Lakeside Pride Wilde Cabaret Valentine's Day Feb. 17

--From a press release

Lakeside Pride Wilde Cabaret puts their own spin on Valentine's Day with a show celebrating things done and sacrificed for love - not just romantic love, but love for pets, friends, family and art. Join the ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Elton-John-Hannah-Gadsby-video-game-Jennifer-Lopez-queer-thriller

  SHOWBIZ Elton John, Hannah Gadsby, video game, Jennifer Lopez, queer thriller

Video below

Sir Elton John has sold his Atlanta home and is now auctioning off more than 900 of his personal items that were kept in the 13,500-square-foot condo, The Daily Mail noted. The massive collection includes rare ...


 
WORLD-South-Africa-murder-lesbian-couple-Brianna-Ghey-Eurovision

  WORLD South Africa murder, lesbian couple, Brianna Ghey, Eurovision

In South Africa, LGBTQ+-rights groups condemned the brutal murder of Diego Jacobs, a queer man in Cape Town, The Washington Blade reported. Reports indicate Jacobs, 21, was brutally murdered (reportedly by a former neighbor) on Feb. ...


 
NATIONAL-Utah-board-member-Baths-founder-dies-Fla-protests-DoJ-equity-plan

  NATIONAL Utah board member, Baths founder dies, Fla. protests, DoJ equity plan

Utah's Republican governor and lieutenant governor urged the State Board of Education to take action against a conservative board member whose social-media post questioning the gender of a high school basketball player incited threats against the ...


 
Greek-legislature-approves-marriage-equality

  Greek legislature approves marriage equality

Greece has become the 36th country, and the first Christian Orthodox-majority one, to legalize same-sex marriage. The BBC reported that same-sex couples will now also be legally allowed to adopt children after the 176-76 vote that ...


 
News

  Illinois Poor People's Campaign: National call for moral revival demands action against poverty

--From a press release

Springfield, IL — The Illinois chapter of the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival (ILPPC) will convene a critical press conference at the state capitol, alongside 32 other states across the nation on ...


 
Wic-Whitney-spills-the-Afternoon-Tea

  Wic Whitney spills the Afternoon Tea

Born in Arkansas and now based in Chicago, queer performer Wic Whitney is a storyteller with a great deal to say, preaching his Southern soul message through unique vocal stylings as a rapper and singer. This ...


 
Six-Chicago-Red-Stars-called-for-international-play

  Six Chicago Red Stars called for international play

CHICAGO (Feb. 15, 2024) — Six Chicago Red Stars—Jill Aguilera, Julia Bianchi, Sam Fisher, Natalia Kuikka, Alyssa Naeher and Mallory Swanson—have been called up to represent their respective countries during ...


 
Tenn-legislators-back-bill-that-lets-officials-refuse-to-perform-same-sex-weddings

  Tenn. legislators back bill that lets officials refuse to perform same-sex weddings

Defying a national ruling that authorized marriage equality, Tennessee lawmakers approved a measure that would allow public officials to refuse to perform weddings of same-sex couples, The Hill reported. Tennessee's House Bill 878/Senate Bill 596 says ...


 
News

  Human Rights Campaign report releases new data on experiences of Black queer youth

--From a press release

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


 
VIEWS-Mike-Johnson-The-smiling-face-of-Christian-tyranny

  VIEWS Mike Johnson: The smiling face of Christian tyranny

Mike Johnson wants to rewrite the constitution to make the United States a Christian nation. James Michael Johnson, Republican from Louisiana's Fourth District, is the 56th speaker of the United States House of Representatives. He was ...


 
Democrat-flips-seat-once-held-by-George-Santos

  Democrat flips seat once held by George Santos

On Feb. 13 in New York, Democrat Tom Suozzi won a special election to succeed the U.S. congressional seat formerly held by openly gay Republican George Santos, who was recently ousted. According to NBC News, Suozzi's ...


 
CGMC-presents-Lipstick-Lyrics-Forty-Foxy-A-Glamorous-Feast-for-the-Senses-

  CGMC presents Lipstick & Lyrics: Forty & Foxy, A Glamorous Feast for the Senses

--From a press release

CHICAGO, February 13, 2024 — The Chicago Gay Men's Chorus proudly presents Lipstick & Lyrics: Forty & Foxy, a dazzling, live-singing drag show that celebrates the sensuality and empowerment of middle age. Get ready to unleash ...


 
News

  Equality Illinois makes 77 pro-equality, pro-family endorsements for 2024 primary election

--From a press release

CHICAGO - Equality Illinois, the state's civil rights organization for LGBTQ+ Illinoisans, on Tuesday announced state legislative and county-level endorsements for the primary election on Tuesday, March 19, 2024. "Equality ...


 
200000-raised-at-AIDS-Foundation-Chicagos-World-of-Chocolate-Fundraiser-to-fight-HIV-AIDS

  $200,000+ raised at AIDS Foundation Chicago's World of Chocolate Fundraiser to fight HIV/AIDS

--From a press release

(Chicago, IL) More than 950 guests gathered at Chicago's famed Union Station (500 W. Jackson) for Chicago's Sweetest Fundraiser, AIDS Foundation Chicago's (AFC), World of Chocolate on Friday, February 9. ...


 
Col-Jennifer-Pritzker-comments-on-military-museum-move

  Col. Jennifer Pritzker comments on military museum move

Local transgender philanthropist Col. Jennifer Pritzker commented to Windy City Times about the impending move of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library (PMML), which she founded in 2003, to Wisconsin. "At the end of the day, ...


 
Carisa-Hendrix-mesmerizes-as-Lucy-Darling-in-Teatro-ZinZanni

  Carisa Hendrix mesmerizes as Lucy Darling in Teatro ZinZanni

Since 2019, Teatro ZinZanni has gathered together amazing performers from all over the world to create an experience in Chicago under the Spiegeltent in the Cambria Hotel building, 32 W. Randolph St. Over the years, ticket ...


 
THEATER-Dot-Marie-Jones-talks-Goodman-production-Glee-Bros

  THEATER Dot-Marie Jones talks Goodman production, 'Glee,' 'Bros'

Running through Feb. 18 at the the Goodman Theatre, the production Highway Patrol works with a script conceived entirely from Emmy-winning actor Dana Delany's (TV's China Beach) digital archive of hundreds of tweets and direct messages ...


 
News

  Coalition of LGBTQ+ advocates, health care providers release Project RAINBOW report

--From a press release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A coalition of more than two dozen LGBTQ+ advocate organizations and health care providers are releasing a new report aimed at addressing the challenges and discrimination that ...


 
SAVOR-At-Willies-n-Waffles-sexuality-is-on-the-menu

  SAVOR At Willies 'n Waffles, sexuality is on the menu

Having written about Chicago's culinary scene for at least 15 years, this writer has covered all sorts of spots—from Michelin-starred upscale establishments to those so-called "holes in the wall" that can serve some of the best ...


 
Republicans-file-bill-to-ban-trans-women-from-US-Olympic-teams

  Republicans file bill to ban trans women from U.S. Olympic teams

Republicans in both houses of Congress have launched another effort to ban transgender women and girls from female sports teams—and this time, they are attempting to ban trans women from competing on U.S. Olympic teams ahead ...


 
GLAAD-finds-missed-chances-for-LGBTQ-inclusion-in-Super-Bowl-ads

  GLAAD finds missed chances for LGBTQ+ inclusion in Super Bowl ads

--From a press release

Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024 — GLAAD is reacting to a lack of LGBTQ storytelling in ads that aired duringSuper Bowl LVIII on Feb. 11 and is reminding brands, corporations and advertising agencies why including the LGBTQ ...


 
Munar-prepares-to-step-away-from-Howard-Brown-leadership

  Munar prepares to step away from Howard Brown leadership

After 10 years of leadership at Howard Brown Health, President and CEO David Ernesto Munar has decided to step down from his post on Feb. 29. Munar, who'd previously been president and CEO of AIDS Foundation ...


 
New-US-Trans-Survey-highlights-importance-of-gender-affirming-care-and-societal-acceptance

  New US Trans Survey highlights importance of gender-affirming care and societal acceptance

After surveying 92,329 people in 2022, the early insights gleaned from the 2022 U.S. Trans Survey (USTS) have been released—and they highlight just how much impact gender-affirming care can have. The USTS, which was last completed ...


 
Cher-Mariah-Carey-among-Rock-Roll-Hall-of-Fame-nominees

  Cher, Mariah Carey among Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees

Cher, Mariah Carey among Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees On Feb. 10, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced the nominees for its 2024 class. According to NPR, two-thirds of the artists on the list for "rock's highest ...


 
SAVOR-The-Bear-new-pizza-lounge-Chicago-Black-Restaurant-Week

  SAVOR 'The Bear,' new pizza lounge, Chicago Black Restaurant Week

"Bear" necessities: The third season of the Chicago-set series The Bear will debut in June, per Variety. FX chairman John Landgraf made the announcement during the network's presentation at the Television Critics Association's winter 2024 press ...


 
Chicagoans-indulge-in-a-World-of-Chocolate

  Chicagoans indulge in a World of Chocolate

AIDS Foundation of Chicago hosted its 2024 World of Chocolate celebration the evening of Feb. 9 at Union Station. Top chocolatiers from across the city allowed guests to sample numerous confections, hors d'oevres and libations for ...


 
Dr-Lady-J-explains-how-opera-can-be-a-drag

  Dr. Lady J explains how opera can be a drag

On Feb. 8, Center on Halsted, in partnership with Lyric Opera of Chicago, presented a lecture by historian, drag activist, podcaster and curator Dr. Lady J. The event, titled "Castrated Superstars, Cross Dressed Divas, and Queer ...


 
Quantum-Leap-reboot-springs-into-LGBTQ-representation

  Quantum Leap reboot springs into LGBTQ+ representation

Through the magic of television, Quantum Leap is once again jumping into the past to bounce back into the future—and in a recent episode, "The Family Trasure," non-binary artist and performer Wilder Yuri and writer Shakina ...


 
News

  Asians and Friends Chicago to host LGBTQ Lunar New Year Dinner Feb. 24

--From a press release

CHICAGO—Taking a cross-dressing twist for the Year of the Dragon, members of Asians and Friends Chicago (AFC) will host a dinner-and-drag musical revue, celebrating the Year of the "Drag-on" and bringing together members of the lesbian, ...


 
NATIONAL-Texas-court-police-chief-Gentili-memorial-Philly-controversy-

  NATIONAL Texas court, police chief, Gentili memorial, Philly controversy

The Texas Supreme Court heard oral arguments challenging Senate Bill 14, the ban on gender-affirming care that went into effect last September, KERA reported. SB 14 blocks trans minors from accessing gender-affirming medical care, such as ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Raven-Symone-womens-sports-Wayne-Brady-Jinkx-Monsoon-British-Vogue

  SHOWBIZ Raven-Symone, women's sports, Wayne Brady, Jinkx Monsoon, British Vogue

In celebration of Black History Month, the LA LGBT Center announced that lesbian entertainer Raven-Symone will be presented with the Center's Bayard Rustin Award at its new event, Highly Favored, per a press release. She joins ...


 
WORLD-Taiwan-MP-lesbian-couple-India-items-Ghana-assault-Nepal

  WORLD Taiwan MP, lesbian couple, India items, Ghana assault, Nepal

Huang Jie said her election to Taiwan's parliament as the island's first openly gay MP represents progress, according to the Hong Kong Free Press. "I hope (my election) will bring courage to many people as I've ...


 
Yemeni-court-sentences-13-men-to-death-for-being-LGBTQ

  Yemeni court sentences 13 men to death for being LGBTQ+

In the Arabian Peninsula country of Yemen, a court has reportedly sentenced 13 people to death who had been charged with homosexuality, The Washington Blade noted. Agence France-Presse reported that the court in Ibb Governorate, which ...


 
Town-Hall-Apartments-switching-ownership-from-Heartland-Alliance

  Town Hall Apartments switching ownership from Heartland Alliance

Town Hall Apartments is switching management amid financial turmoil at Heartland Alliance. Full Circle Communities, an affordable housing nonprofit with more than 1,600 units across the Midwest, plans to take ownership of Town Hall Apartments as ...


 
Howard-Brown-Health-President-and-CEO-to-depart-following-ten-years-of-service

  Howard Brown Health President and CEO to depart following ten years of service

--From a press release

Following 10 years of dedicated leadership, David Ernesto Munar has decided to step down as President and CEO of Howard Brown Health. His last day will be on February 29, 2024. "The board celebrates David's work ...


 
News

  TAWANI Foundation commits $25K to StartOut, supporting LGBTQ+ entrepreneurship

--From a press release

CHICAGO — February 8, 2024 — The TAWANI Foundation, a 501(c)(3) that provides support in the areas of arts and culture, historical preservation, health and wellness, LGBTQ+ and human rights ...


 
Pritzker-Military-Library-to-close-in-July-move-to-Wisconsin

  Pritzker Military Library to close in July, move to Wisconsin

On Feb. 7, the Pritzker Military Museum & Library announced that it is closing its downtown Chicago location on July 27 and moving to an archives center in Wisconsin later this year, according to The Chicago ...


 
SAVOR-Taylors-Tacos-Chef-Taylor-Mason-on-being-part-of-the-Vegas-event-Pepsi-Dig-In-

  SAVOR Taylor's Tacos' Chef Taylor Mason on being part of the Vegas event 'Pepsi Dig In'

On Feb. 8-10 (Super Bowl weekend), Taylor's Tacos Chef Taylor Mason and wife/co-owner Maya Mason will be showcasing two exclusive dishes at the Pepsi Dig In: Brunch with the Best takeover at Delano Las Vegas, giving ...


 
GLAAD-NFL-host-third-annual-pre-Super-Bowl-event-A-Night-of-Pride

  GLAAD, NFL host third annual pre-Super Bowl event 'A Night of Pride'

On Feb. 7, LGBTQ+ media-advocacy organization GLAAD, along with The National Football League (NFL), hosted the third annual "A Night of Pride" at Caesar's Palace in Super Bowl LVIII's host city of Las Vegas, a press ...


 
Chicago-based-production-company-to-host-all-inclusive-LGBTQ-focused-Valentines-Day-event

  Chicago-based production company to host all-inclusive, LGBTQ-focused Valentine's Day event

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Second Glance Productions will host the LGBTQupid Soiree this Valentines Day, Wednesday, February 14, 2024. The event will be held at the iO Theater, 1501 N. Kingsbury St., from 6 pm to 11 pm ...


 
THEATER-Nostalgic-Sunsets-still-offers-a-timely-reflection-of-LGBTQ-community

  THEATER Nostalgic 'Sunsets' still offers a timely reflection of LGBTQ+ community

Nostalgia reigned on a variety of scales this past weekend in Chicago. During her Celebration tour, at a majestically packed United Center, Madonna acknowledged the last 40 years of her career, highlighting her '80s interactions with ...


 
National-Black-Justice-Coalition-commemorates-National-Black-HIV-AIDS-Awareness-Day

  National Black Justice Coalition commemorates National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

--From a press release

WASHINGTON — Today, Feb. 7, marks National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). In commemoration, Dr. David J. Johns, CEO of the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), a leading Black LGBTQ+/same-gender ...


 
GALECA-announces-nominees-for-the-Dorian-Film-Awards

  GALECA announces nominees for the Dorian Film Awards

--From a press release

Feb. 5, 2024 - GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics, consisting of over 500 entertainment critics, journalists and media icons, today announced the group's democratically chosen nominees for its 15th Dorian Film Awards. All of ...


 
Smollett-asks-state-supreme-court-to-overturn-conviction

  Smollett asks state supreme court to overturn conviction

Embattled actor Jussie Smollett has asked the Illinois Supreme Court to review and overturn an appellate ruling upholding his conviction for a hate-crime hoax that took place more than five years ago, The Chicago Sun-Times noted. ...


 
Center-on-Halsted-opens-two-new-art-exhibitions

  Center on Halsted opens two new art exhibitions

On Feb. 2, Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., hosted its latest gallery opening, presenting two solo exhibitions exploring the role of the artist and their relationships with their environments, albeit using vastly different styles. ...


 
GLAAD-remembers-Cecilia-Gentili-transgender-Latina-actress-activist-health-care-activist-journalist-

  GLAAD remembers Cecilia Gentili, transgender Latina, actress, activist, health care activist, journalist

--From a press release

(New York, NY - February 6, 2024) GLAAD, the world's largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, is responding to the death of transgender actress and advocate Cecilia Gentili and elevating voices of transgender and political leaders honoring ...


 
VIEWS-Parents-not-legislators-should-be-making-decisions-about-medical-options-for-children

  VIEWS Parents, not legislators, should be making decisions about medical options for children

By Jeffery M. Leving

No matter the medical issue, when it comes to kids, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine said something last December that every lawmaker in the country should realize when it comes to medical decisions for children. "Were House ...


 
The-Jeff-Awards-announces-the-50th-anniversary-non-Equity-theater-nominations-

  The Jeff Awards announces the 50th-anniversary non-Equity theater nominations

--From a press release

(Feb. 6, 2024 - Chicago) — Celebrating its 50th anniversary awarding recognition for Non-Equity theater, the Joseph Jefferson Awards announces its nominations for theater excellence among Non-Equity theater during the ...


 
Comcast-NBCUniversal-partners-with-News-is-Out-Word-In-Black-on-fellowship-program-highlighting-Black-LGBTQ-issues-

  Comcast NBCUniversal partners with News is Out, Word In Black on fellowship program highlighting Black, LGBTQ+ issues

--From a press release

Digital Equity Local Voices Lab Fellows to be placed at 16 local publications to receive training and create content Philadelphia (Feb. 6, 2024) — News is Out [ https://newsisout.com ] , a queer media collaborative of ...


 
Activists-pols-promise-readiness-for-upcoming-challenges-at-Equality-Illinois-gala-

  Activists, pols promise readiness for upcoming challenges at Equality Illinois gala

Over 1,350 attendees joined with the advocacy organization Equality Illinois for its 2023 gala the evening of Feb. 3, both to celebrate another year and raise funds to continue its work into the future. Over 100 ...


 
ELECTIONS-2024-Judge-Ed-Underhill-talks-experience-newest-campaign-

  ELECTIONS 2024 Judge Ed Underhill talks experience, newest campaign

Last June, longtime attorney Ed Underhill assumed the role of Cook County judge, becoming one of the few LGBTQ+ people to be in one of those positions. (He's in the LGBTQ+ group The Alliance of Illinois ...


 
Parker-stepping-down-from-leading-LGBTQ-Victory-Fund

  Parker stepping down from leading LGBTQ+ Victory Fund

Annise Parker, the former mayor of Houston, announced that she is stepping down from being president/CEO of LGBTQ+ Victory Fund at the end of 2024. In a public letter, Parker stated, "This is not goodbye. I ...


 
Chicago-Red-Stars-appoint-Richard-Feuz-as-general-manager

  Chicago Red Stars appoint Richard Feuz as general manager

--From a press release

CHICAGO (February 5, 2024) — The Chicago Red Stars have named Richard Feuz as the team's next general manager to complete a brand-new leadership team in guiding the Red Stars into an exciting era. Feuz joins ...


 
Women-dominate-2024-Grammys

  Women dominate 2024 Grammys

It was the year of the woman at the 2024 Grammys. Regarding everything from performances to wins, women dominated the 2024 Grammys that took place Feb. 4 at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. Tracy Chapman ...


 




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