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NBC-Sports-apologizes-for-misgendering-Olympian-GLAAD-responds

  NBC Sports apologizes for misgendering Olympian; GLAAD responds

GLAAD responded to media coverage of the first several days of the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo, including the misgendering of Team USA skateboarder Alana Smith. Smith made Olympic history July 25 as the first ...


 
Plaque-added-to-childhood-home-of-Emmett-Till

  Plaque added to childhood home of Emmett Till

On what would have been Civil Rights icon Emmett Till's 80th birthday on July 25, his childhood home in Chicago's West Woodlawn neighborhood received a historic landmark plaque, CBS Chicago reported. The plaque recognizes Till and ...


 
Gina-Ortiz-Jones-Shawn-Skelly-confirmed-by-US-Senate-both-make-LGBTQ-history

  Gina Ortiz Jones, Shawn Skelly confirmed by U.S. Senate; both make LGBTQ history

--From a press release

Washington, DC — The United States Senate today confirmed two historic LGBTQ presidential nominees by unanimous consent. Gina Ortiz Jones, confirmed for Under Secretary of the Air Force, will be the first out lesbian to serve ...


 
Hockey-prospect-makes-history-by-coming-out

  Hockey prospect makes history by coming out

Just weeks after the first active pro-football came out as gay, a professional hockey prospect has done the same. Nashville Predators prospect Luke Prokop has come out as gay, becoming the first active player under contract ...


 
Trans-model-makes-history-with-SI-Swimsuit-cover

  Trans model makes history with SI Swimsuit cover

On July 19, Sports Illustrated (SI) Swimsuit announced this year's cover models: rapper Megan Thee Stallion, tennis player Naomi Osaka and model/actress Leyna Bloom—each making history in her own way. A press release sent to Windy ...


 
Pose-makes-history-with-Emmy-nominations-

  'Pose' makes history with Emmy nominations

On July 13, the Emmy-winning father-daughter duo Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us) and Jasmine Cephas Jones (#FreeRayshawn) unveiled the nominations for the 73rd Emmy Awards—and the FX show Pose made history. Not only is Pose ...


 
Local-film-about-Latinx-community-and-COVID-to-screen-July-22-

  Local film about Latinx community and COVID to screen July 22

On Thursday, July 22, at 6 p.m., the Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St., will host a screening of the film Seguimos Aqui. This documentary tells four unique stories of the impact of COVID on ...


 
Gov-Pritzker-signs-legislation-Asian-American-history-to-be-taught-in-public-schools

  Gov. Pritzker signs legislation, Asian American history to be taught in public schools

--From a press release

SKOKIE - On July 9, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed HB 376, the Teaching Equitable Asian American History Act, into law, making Illinois the first state in the nation to require a unit of Asian American ...


 
Ten-incredible-places-to-visit-in-Armenia

  Ten incredible places to visit in Armenia

Armenia is one of the most fascinating places in the world, with rich millennia-old history, ancient monuments, majestic countryside, lush highlands and much more. I just came back from this country. It was my third time ...


 
WNBA-Skys-win-streak-hits-all-time-high

  WNBA: Sky's win streak hits all-time high

The Chicago Sky set a new franchise-record for consecutive games won—seven—thanks to a 91-68 victory over the New York Liberty on June 25. In the Sky's 15-year history, its longest winning streak was previously six games, ...


 
Holocaust-Memorial-Museum-presents-How-Lesbian-and-Gay-Resistance-Leaders-Defied-Nazi-Persecution

  Holocaust Memorial Museum presents "How Lesbian and Gay Resistance Leaders Defied Nazi Persecution"

--From a press release

To celebrate the contributions of the LGBTQ community this month, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum presents its forthcoming Facebook Live virtual event, "Pride Month: Defying Nazi Persecution," on Wednesday, June 30, at 9:30 a.m. ET. The ...


 
Making-Gay-History-Podcast-to-launch-Season-9-Coming-of-Age-During-the-AIDS-Crisis

  Making Gay History Podcast to launch Season 9:"Coming of Age During the AIDS Crisis"

--From a press release

NEW YORK, NY — Thursday, June 24, 2021 — The award-winning Making Gay History podcast will debut its ninth season, "Coming of Age During the AIDS Crisis," on July 1, 2021. After eight seasons of episodes ...


 
First-active-pro-football-player-comes-out-as-gay-

  First active pro football player comes out as gay

Las Vegas Raiders defensive lineman Carl Nassib became the first active NFL player in history to announce that he is gay, according to Outsports. "What's up people," Nassib posted on Instagram. "I'm at my house in ...


 
PASSAGES-Fritzie-Fritzshall-Auschwitz-survivor-innovator-in-Holocaust-education-

  PASSAGES Fritzie Fritzshall, Auschwitz survivor, innovator in Holocaust education

--From a press release

As a Survivor of the Holocaust and the President of Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, Fritzie Fritzshall devoted her life to combatting hatred and prejudice, inspiring people to become Upstanders instead of bystanders, and speaking ...


 
WNBA-Chicago-Sky-notch-fifth-straight-win-	-

  WNBA: Chicago Sky notch fifth straight win

On June 19, the Chicago Sky won their fifth consecutive game, 91-81 over the Connecticut Sun at Chicago's Wintrust Arena. Winning that many consecutive games has only been achieved three times in franchise history. There has ...


 
Senate-hearings-for-Gina-Ortiz-Jones-Shawn-Skelly-historic-if-confirmed

  Senate hearings for Gina Ortiz Jones, Shawn Skelly; historic if confirmed

--From a press release

Washington, DC — The Senate Armed Services Committee will hold confirmation hearings for two LGBTQ presidential nominees this Wednesday and both will make history if confirmed. Gina Ortiz Jones, nominated for Under Secretary of the Air ...


 
US-womens-soccer-team-beats-Jamaica-4-0-	-

  U.S. women's soccer team beats Jamaica 4-0

Carli Lloyd's 24-second strike—the second quickest goal in the United States women's national team history—helped her team beat Jamaica 4-0 on June 13, ESPN.com reported. Lindsey Horan, Midge Purce and Alex Morgan all added goals for ...


 
LGBTQ-pioneers-trailblazers-and-heroes-to-be-honored-at-Stonewall-Inn-on-June-24

  LGBTQ pioneers, trailblazers, and heroes to be honored at Stonewall Inn on June 24

--From a press release

(New York, NY, June 15, 2021)... On June 24, 2021, The International Imperial Courts of the U.S.A., Canada and Mexico and the National LGBTQ Task Force will again come together to honor LGBTQ pioneers, trailblazers, and ...


 
Chicago-History-Museum-to-mark-Juneteenth-with-event-free-admission

  Chicago History Museum to mark Juneteenth with event, free admission

The Chicago History Museum will celebrate Juneteenth with free museum admission for all and a virtual event, "Resounding Liberty: Remembering Juneteenth." The virtual celebration includes a civic talk on the history and national impact of Juneteenth; ...


 
First-gay-Black-man-elected-to-office-in-Texas

  First gay Black man elected to office in Texas

On June 5, Jalen McKee-Rodriguez was elected to represent District 2 for the San Antonio City Council—making him the first openly gay Black man elected to any office in Texas history, KEN5.com reported. McKee-Rodriguez, 26, defeated ...


 
National-AIDS-Memorial-brings-leaders-of-AIDS-movement-together-to-mark-40-years

  National AIDS Memorial brings leaders of AIDS movement together to mark 40 years

--From a press release

San Francisco (Saturday, June 5, 2021) — Leaders of the AIDS movement came together in the National AIDS Memorial — the nation's federally-designated memorial to AIDS — to mark forty years since the first cases of ...


 
Mayor-Lori-Lightfoot-to-kick-off-A-Legacy-of-Pride-June-7

  Mayor Lori Lightfoot to kick off "A Legacy of Pride" June 7

--From a press release

The Legacy Project and Rep. Lamont Robinson will present "A Legacy of Pride" at Chicago's Legacy Walk Outdoor LGBTQ+ History Museum/Jane Addams Memorial, 3600 N. Halsted St. on June 7 at 10:30 a.m. Mayor Lori Lightfoot ...


 
Wisconsin-LGBTQ-History-fundraiser-honors-60th-anniversary-of-LGBTQ-uprising

  Wisconsin LGBTQ History fundraiser honors 60th anniversary of LGBTQ uprising

--From a press release

Milwaukee, WI - As Pride Month kicks off today across America, the Wisconsin LGBTQ History Project is launching a campaign to celebrate the birthplace of "pride" in Wisconsin, recognize a turning point in local LGBTQ history, ...


 
NATIONAL-Press-secretary-LGBTQ-passings-poll-results-Pride-items

  NATIONAL Press secretary, LGBTQ passings, poll results, Pride items

Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre made history as the first gay woman to lead a White House press briefing in the James S. Brady Briefing Room, and the second Black woman to do so, LGBTQ Nation ...


 
Remembering-Kay-Tobin-Lahusen

  Remembering Kay "Tobin" Lahusen

Much of LGBTQ history, and history in general, has been lost. Even after photography was invented, the lens (and pen) was often directed subjectively, documenting what the mainstream media thought were the significant moments of the ...


 
Thompson-Coburn-LLP-hosts-virtual-tea-with-history-making-Judge-Jill-Rose-Quinn

  Thompson Coburn LLP hosts virtual tea with history-making Judge Jill Rose Quinn

Thompson Coburn LLP hosted a Citywide Pride virtual tea event May 26 that featured Cook County Circuit Court Judge Jill Rose Quinn. Quinn made history last November when she became Illinois' first transgender elected official. She ...


 
Loving-The-Exhibition-A-Photographic-History-of-Men-in-Love-1850s-1950s

  Loving: The Exhibition, A Photographic History of Men in Love 1850s-1950s

--From a press release

Hogarth Worldwide (https://www.hogarthww.com), world leader in creative production, will host the inaugural exhibition for LOVING. A Photographic History of Men in Love in their 30,000 square foot facility in midtown ...


 
Windy-City-Times-publishes-book-of-historical-newspaper-covers

  Windy City Times publishes book of historical newspaper covers

Windy City Times newspaper, founded in 1985, is publishing a limited-edition, four-color book featuring hundreds of covers from its own archives, plus covers from other LGBTQ Chicago media, including Outlines, BLACKlines, En La Vida, Identity and more ...


 
Tina-Turner-The-Go-Gos-among-2021-Rock-Roll-Hall-of-Fame-inductees

  Tina Turner, The Go-Go's among 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame revealed its 2021 inductees, calling this class "the most diverse list of inductees in the history of the organization." In the Performer category, inductees include The Go-Go's, Tina Turner, ...


 
TELEVISION-Jasmine-Davis-returns-to-The-Chi

  TELEVISION Jasmine Davis returns to 'The Chi'

Actress Jasmine Davis has a past history with Chicago, Illinois that continues into the future. Growing up in the Windy City has certainly paid off for the transgender performer throughout her career. After attending Kenwood High ...


 
Jonathan-Ned-Katz-talks-new-book-LGBTQ-history-state-of-the-world

  Jonathan Ned Katz talks new book, LGBTQ history, state of the world

Author, historian and activist Jonathan Ned Katz will come out with a new book, The Daring Life and Dangerous Times of Eve Adams, on May 18. The biography is centered on the life of Adams, a Jewish lesbian immigrant, and also ...


 
Home-of-LGBTQ-pioneers-Phyllis-Lyon-Del-Martin-first-San-Francisco-lesbian-history-landmark

  Home of LGBTQ pioneers Phyllis Lyon, Del Martin first San Francisco lesbian history landmark

--From a press release

SAN FRANCISCO — On Tuesday, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed an ordinance authored by District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman to designate the former home of pioneering LGBTQ and civil rights activists Phyllis Lyon ...


 
Northalsted-plans-to-hold-Market-Days-Aug-6-8

  Northalsted plans to hold Market Days Aug. 6-8

The Northalsted Business Alliance plans to host Market Days August 6-8, adding a Friday night edition, the first in its 38-year history. As vaccinations increase and Illinois begins planning for stage 5 reopening, organizers of the ...


 
1971-The-Chicago-Daughters-of-Bilitis

  1971: The Chicago Daughters of Bilitis

Excerpt from Chicago After Stonewall: Gay Lib to Gay Life

An excerpt from Chicago After Stonewall: Gay Lib to Gay Life, a new book by St Sukie de la Croix. You can buy the book from Amazon.com, all good bookstores, and for a signed copy, rattlinggoodyarns.com ...


 
Victory-Institute-launches-LGBTQ-political-history-website

  Victory Institute launches LGBTQ political history website

--From a press release

Washington, DC — Today LGBTQ Victory Institute — the only organization dedicated to identifying and supporting LGBTQ public leaders — released its new website "Pride & Progress: A history of LGBTQ political power in the United ...


 
Hate-mail-threatening-Obamas-Biden-Harris-sent-to-DuSable

  Hate mail threatening Obamas, Biden, Harris sent to DuSable

The Secret Service is investigating six threatening letters sent to the DuSable Museum of African American History that mention President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and the Obama family, among others, The Chicago Tribune reported. ...


 
Chicago-Cultural-Center-historic-interiors-to-be-restored-for-June-reopening

  Chicago Cultural Center historic interiors to be restored for June reopening

--From a press release

CHICAGO, IL — Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) today announced the historic restoration of the landmark Chicago Cultural Center to reclaim two lost interiors decorated by the ...


 
Windy-City-Times-publishes-book-of-historical-newspaper-covers-

  Windy City Times publishes book of historical newspaper covers

Windy City Times newspaper, founded in 1985, is publishing a limited-edition, four-color book featuring hundreds of covers from its own archives, plus covers from other LGBTQ Chicago media, including Outlines, BLACKlines, En La Vida, Identity and ...


 
LGBTQ-History-Podcast-Queer-Serial-launches-third-and-final-season-

  LGBTQ+ History Podcast Queer Serial launches third and final season

--From a press release

Queer Serial, the acclaimed LGBTQ+ history podcast produced and hosted by 2021 GLAAD Award nominee Devlyn Camp, returns Monday, April 12, with its final season. Season 3 picks up in 1963, as militant gay activists, taking ...


 
465-feminist-leaders-sign-open-letter-in-solidarity-with-trans-women-and-girls-

  465+ feminist leaders sign open letter in solidarity with trans women and girls

--From a GLAAD press release

More than 465 feminist leaders sign open letter standing in solidarity with transgender women and girls in honor of Women's History Month and Transgender Day of Visibility. The letter, organized by GLAAD & Raquel Willis, comes ...


 
Nearly-half-of-all-LBQ-women-have-been-physically-or-sexually-assaulted-

  Nearly half of all LBQ women have been physically or sexually assaulted

--From a press release

New study examines the social, economic, physical, and psychological well-being of cisgender and transgender LBQ women and girls A new study by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law finds about 5% of cisgender and ...


 
CHM-to-explore-work-of-photographer-Vivian-Maier-

  CHM to explore work of photographer Vivian Maier

The Chicago History Museum 1601 N. Clark St., is featuring a collection of many never-before-seen works by world-renowned photographer Vivian Maier in an upcoming exhibition, "Vivian Maier: In Color," opening to the public May 8. "The ...


 
Gerber-Hart-celebrating-Pearl-Harts-birthday-through-April-7

  Gerber/Hart celebrating Pearl Hart's birthday through April 7

--From a Gerber/Hart press release

Gerber/Hart Library and Archives is celebrating the April 7 birthday of Pearl Hart, the "heart" of Gerber/Hart, and raising funds to help Gerber/Hart continue its vital mission to preserve LGBTQ history in Chicago and the Midwest. ...


 
Evanston-makes-history-by-paying-reparations-to-Black-families-

  Evanston makes history by paying reparations to Black families

On March 22, the Evanston City Council voted eight to one to adopt a resolution that will allow it to become the first city in the nation to implement a program to fund reparations for its Black residents, approving plans to ...


 
Chicago-alderman-proposes-zoning-amendment-banning-house-museums-raising-ire

  Chicago alderman proposes zoning amendment banning house museums, raising ire

--From a press release

CHICAGO, March 18, 2021 — Emmett Till's death became a rallying cry for the civil rights movement 66 years ago. Till's mother, Mamie Till-Mobley, worked tirelessly to preserve her son's place in history. From the segregated ...


 
WNBA-marking-Womens-History-Month-

  WNBA marking Women's History Month

In celebration of Women's History Month, the WNBA announced plans for the league's landmark 25th season, which include the new campaign "Count It" and a 25th-season logo. Among season-long celebrations to highlight the league's milestones and ...


 
PPIA-to-feature-Lauren-Underwood-on-March-5

  PPIA to feature Lauren Underwood on March 5

Planned Parenthood Illinois Action (PPIA) has announced a special Activist University Extra Credit session featuring Congresswoman Lauren Underwood on Friday, March 5, at 5:30 p.m. Kicking off Women's History Month ...


 
Treasurer-Frerichs-honors-Illinois-leaders-during-Womens-History-Month-

  Treasurer Frerichs honors Illinois leaders during Women's History Month

--From a press release

SPRINGFIELD — In honor of Women's History Month, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs today kicked off a virtual campaign to highlight and celebrate the achievements of women in Illinois. This year's national theme for Women's Histo ...


 
Author-and-educator-Sarah-Chadwick-talks-new-book-on-female-sexuality

  Author and educator Sarah Chadwick talks new book on female sexuality

Sarah Chadwick's debut book, The Sweetness of Venus: A History of the Clitoris, was the result of her desire to understand the status of female sexuality in the West from an historical perspective. During Chadwick's research, ...


 
Red-Stars-rename-Press-Row-in-honor-of-Ida-B-Wells-

  Red Stars rename Press Row in honor of Ida B. Wells

The Chicago Red Stars announced that they are formally renaming Press Row at SeatGeek Stadium in honor and memory of Ida B. Wells. According to the National Women's History Museum's website, Wells "was a prominent journalist, ...


 
Chicago-History-Museum-names-new-president-

  Chicago History Museum names new president

The Chicago History Museum (CHM) announced that Donald E. Lassere—president of the Muhammad Ali Center and Museum (MAC) in Louisville, Kentucky—will succeed Gary T. Johnson as Museum president. Johnson is ...


 
Mike-Simmons-talks-about-making-history-in-Illinois-state-Senate

  Mike Simmons talks about making history in Illinois state Senate

In a historic move on Feb. 6, Mike Simmons——who is Black (half African-American, half Ethiopian) and gay— was chosen to succeed Heather Steans as Illinois state senator for the 7th District. According to Simmons, he will ...


 
Writer-on-AIDS-activism-in-the-Black-church-honored

  Writer on AIDS activism in the Black church honored

--From a press release

The LGBTQ Religious Archives Network (LGBTQ-RAN) honors Dr. Dan Royles with the 2020-21 LGBTQ Religious History Award. The review jury selected Royles' "There Is a Balm in Gilead: AIDS Activism in the Black Church" from among ...


 
GLAAD-Senators-vote-against-response-to-riot-but-introduce-anti-trans-bill

  GLAAD: Senators vote against response to riot but introduce anti-trans bill

--From a press release

Five of the eight senators objecting to Electoral College votes and voting against the second Trump impeachment trial have cosponsored a new bill targeting transgender youth, adding to history of anti-LGBTQ votes and views GLAAD: "More ...


 
SAVOR-Cafe-Press-steeped-in-history

  SAVOR Cafe Press--steeped in history

Like most neighborhoods in Chicago, Printers Row has its own illustrious history. In the 1880s, the neighborhood was the center of the Midwest when it came to printing—hence the area's name. And Cafe Press (800 S. ...


 
NATIONAL-Black-History-Month-anti-trans-bills-Penn-politician-HIV-measure

  NATIONAL Black History Month, anti-trans bills, Penn. politician, HIV measure

In honor of Black History Month, the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) announced its acquisition of the Ubuntu Biography Project, a press release noted. The Ubuntu Biography Project, created by Stephen A. Maglott, celebrates the legacies ...


 
LETTER-Federal-anti-discrimination-protection-Inevitable

  LETTER Federal anti-discrimination protection? Inevitable

=The astute can predict the future—with more than a modicum of confidence—by examining history. Nate Silver did this last year at fivethirtyeight.com, as did Vegas oddsmakers, in predicting the victory of President Joe Biden over der ...


 
National-AIDS-Memorial-observes-Black-History-Month-

  National AIDS Memorial observes Black History Month

During Black History Month, the National AIDS Memorial is honoring Black lives lost to AIDS with a specially curated selection of 56 blocks of the AIDS Memorial Quilt (the Quilt), a press release announced. "This virtual ...


 
SAG-nominations-announced-Boseman-gets-four-nods-

  SAG nominations announced; Boseman gets four nods

Nominations for the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards were announced Feb. 4. On the film side, Deadline noted that the late Chadwick Boseman made SAG Awards nomination history by receiving four nominations: for his lead role ...


 
Black-LGBTQ-Community-Survey-released-	-

  Black LGBTQ Community Survey released

The Center for Black Equity (CBE) and Community Marketing & Insights (CMI) have released the Black LGBTQ Community Survey results, in recognition of Black History Month. The methodology review is as follows: —1,815 Black LGBTQ adults ...


 
Black-LGBTQ-Community-Survey-2020-2021-released

  Black LGBTQ Community Survey 2020-2021 released

--From a press release

The Center for Black Equity (CBE) and Community Marketing & Insights (CMI) have released the Black LGBTQ Community Survey results, in recognition of Black History Month, February 2021. The Center for Black Equity and Community Marketing ...


 
NCLR-hails-President-Bidens-signing-of-Executive-Order-addressing-LGBTQ-workplace-discrimination-

  NCLR hails President Biden's signing of Executive Order addressing LGBTQ workplace discrimination

--From a NCLR press release

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Today, Joseph R. Biden was inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States after campaigning on a platform that advocated for the strongest protections for LGBTQ individuals in the history of ...


 
Research-shows-racial-bias-denied-social-reformer-Ada-S-McKinley-her-due-in-history

  Research shows racial bias denied social reformer Ada S. McKinley her due in history

--From a press release

(Jan. 19, 2021; Chicago, Ill.) Newly released scholarly research about Chicago social reformer Ada S. McKinley indicates her contributions to Chicago and to the field of human services have been ignored and marginalized due to her ...


 
Jonathan-David-Katz-awarded-Andrew-W-Mellon-grant

  Jonathan David Katz awarded Andrew W. Mellon grant

--From a Wrightwood 659 press release

(CHICAGO, IL— Jan. 15, 2021) Wrightwood 659 congratulates our friend, curator, and collaborator, Jonathan David Katz on the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's announcement of a $5,000,000 award for the proposal"Dispossessions ...


 
Gov-Pritzker-releases-statement-on-impeachment-of-President-Trump-

  Gov. Pritzker releases statement on impeachment of President Trump

--From a press release

Springfield — Governor JB Pritzker issued the following statement following the second impeachment of President Trump. "For the first time in United States history, a sitting President has been impeached on two separate occasions by the ...


 
Chicago-Dance-History-Projects-Interview-Marathon-on-Jan-31-

  Chicago Dance History Project's Interview Marathon on Jan. 31

Chicago Dance History Project (CDHP) has confirmed the lineup and schedule for its Interview Marathon on Sunday, Jan. 31, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Interviewees will appear live from international locations and ...


 
Georgia-elects-Rev-Warnock-and-Jon-Ossoff-NCLR-comments-

  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 ...


 
Chicago-History-Museum-partners-with-ALMA-in-new-OUT-at-CHM-series-

  Chicago History Museum partners with ALMA in new 'OUT at CHM' series

The Chicago History Museum announced a new partnership with the local LGBTQ+ group Association of Latinos/as/x Motivating Action (ALMA). This partnership is the culmination of a longstanding collaboration with OUT at CHM and will highlight the ...


 
Lamont-Robinson-fundraiser-with-Chasten-Buttigieg-on-Dec-9-

  Lamont Robinson fundraiser with Chasten Buttigieg on Dec. 9

Lamont Robinson, Jr.—a Chicago business owner and insurance agent who became the first openly gay Black state legislator in Illinois history, and who is running for a second term representing the 5th District in the Illinois ...


 
334-out-LGBTQ-candidates-won-elected-office-in-2020-most-of-any-election-year

  334 out LGBTQ candidates won elected office in 2020; most of any election year

--From a press release

Washington, DC — More openly LGBTQ candidates won elected office in 2020 than in any other election year in United States history. As of today, a total of 334 out LGBTQ candidates won their races out ...


 
Chicago-native-becomes-first-Black-cardinal-has-pro-LGBTQ-history-

  Chicago native becomes first Black cardinal; has pro-LGBTQ history

On Nov. 28, Pope Francis formally elevated 13 new cardinals in a ceremony, including Chicago native Wilton Daniel Gregory, who is the archbishop of Washington D.C. Gregory, 73, is the first African-American cardinal. He told the ...


 
ELECTIONS-2020-Presidential-contest-stays-tight-LGBTQs-make-history-UPDATES

  ELECTIONS 2020 Presidential contest stays tight; LGBTQs make history (UPDATES)

As of 11 p.m. on Election Night (Nov. 3), the race for U.S. president between Joe Biden and current Chief Executive Donald Trump was considered too close to call. Biden was projected to win Illinois. The ...


 
Sarah-McBride-of-Delaware-first-trans-State-Senator-in-US-history-

  Sarah McBride of Delaware first trans State Senator in U.S. history

Washington, DC — Today LGBTQ Victory Fund endorsed candidate Sarah McBride won her election for the Delaware state Senate, becoming the first out transgender person ever elected to a state senate seat anywhere in the United ...


 
LGBTQ-HISTORY-Century-of-Gay-Rumors-Surround-Miamis-Iconic-Vizcaya-Estate

  LGBTQ HISTORY: Century of Gay Rumors Surround Miami's Iconic Vizcaya Estate

An opulent manse in Miami, James Deering's Vizcaya has played host to many a wedding, elaborate engagement shoot, and field trips of schoolchildren learning about Miami's past. But it also played a prominent role in local ...


 
LGBT-HISTORY-The-Intersection-Of-LGBTQ-History-And-Disability

  LGBT HISTORY: The Intersection Of LGBTQ History And Disability

Disabled people have long been hidden from history, and unsurprisingly, disabled LGBTQ historical figures too have been hidden. The LGBTQ community itself has been slow to address disability as an issue, yet some of the most ...


 





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