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Naper-Pride-hosts-inaugural-Pride-fest

  Naper Pride hosts inaugural Pride fest

Naper Pride held its inaugural pride fest event, "Coming Together, One Community—One Naperville," on Sept. 11-12 in Naperville. Incidentally, "Coming Together, One Community—One Naperville" was also Naper Pride's organizational philosoph ...


 
OneWheaton-to-mark-10th-Homecoming-Weekend-on-Oct-8-9

  OneWheaton to mark 10th Homecoming Weekend on Oct. 8-9

OneWheaton—a group of LGBTQA alumni and students of Wheaton College—will mark its 10th annual Homecoming Weekend with virtual activities on Oct. 8-9. On Oct. 8, at 6 p.m., there will be an LGBTQIA Storytelling Hour. Attendees ...


 
Howard-Brown-hosting-Midwest-LGBTQ-Health-Symposium-on-Sept-29-30

  Howard Brown hosting Midwest LGBTQ Health Symposium on Sept. 29-30

Howard Brown Health will host its 2021 Midwest LGBTQ Health Symposium in a virtual format Sept. 29-30. The conference, presented by the Howard Brown Health Center for Education, Research and ...


 
Homophile-organization-New-Gay-Liberation-Front-launches

  'Homophile' organization New Gay Liberation Front launches

The New Gay Liberation Front—which described itself in a press release as a "homophile organization"—has launched. "Homophile" is a term that was used by some gay and lesbian groups in the 1950s. According to the University ...


 
NATIONAL-Teachers-GLAAD-talks-HRC-9-11-items-Dr-Rachel-Levine

  NATIONAL Teachers, GLAAD talks HRC, 9/11 items, Dr. Rachel Levine

In North Carolina, a former teacher won a lawsuit against Charlotte Catholic High School and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte after he lost his job following an announcement on Facebook that he planned to marry ...


 
Chicago-neighborhood-nonprofits-join-forces-to-provide-free-attorneys

  Chicago neighborhood nonprofits join forces to provide free attorneys

Four Chicago neighborhood nonprofits—LCLC (Lawndale Christian Legal Center), Breakthrough, BUILD (Broader Urban Involvement & Leadership Development) and New Life Centers—have formed a partnership to assign free ...


 
One-in-ten-LGBT-workers-experienced-discrimination-at-work-in-the-last-year

  One in ten LGBT workers experienced discrimination at work in the last year

LGBT employees of color were more likely to report being denied jobs and verbal harassment A new study by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law finds an estimated 46% of LGBT workers have experienced ...


 
HRC-fires-its-president-Alphonso-David

  HRC fires its president, Alphonso David

On Sept. 6, the national LGBTQ+ organization the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) fired its president, Alphonso David, for advising now-former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) during his sexual-harassment scandal ...


 
HRC-president-refuses-to-resign-despite-co-chairs-reported-request

  HRC president refuses to resign, despite co-chairs' reported request

Alphonso David, the president of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), has refused to resign in the midst of controversy—even after the organization's co-chairs reportedly requested that he do so. According to NBC New York, David is ...


 
Naper-Pride-set-to-host-inaugural-Pride-fest

  Naper Pride set to host inaugural Pride fest

Naper Pride will hold its inaugural pride fest event, "Coming Together, One Community—One Naperville," on Sept. 11-12. Incidentally, "Coming Together, One Community—One Naperville" is also Naper Pride's organizational philosophy of ...


 
Illinois-Holocaust-Museum-to-show-LGBTQ-exhibit-starting-Oct-17

  Illinois Holocaust Museum to show LGBTQ+ exhibit starting Oct. 17

Starting Oct. 17, Skokie's Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center will host the exhibit "Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement," which explores the June 1969 police raid of the Stonewall Inn as the flashpoint ...


 
Chicago-Pride-Parade-cancelled

  Chicago Pride Parade cancelled

--From a press release

The following statement was sent from Pride Chicago on the cancellation of this year's Chicago Pride Parade: We did not want to be sending this letter. Earlier this year, we decided that the parade might have ...


 
Mayor-Harold-Washington-centennial-event-looks-at-his-LGBTQ-legacy

  Mayor Harold Washington centennial event looks at his LGBTQ+ legacy

--From a press release

CHICAGO—The LGBTQ legacy of late Chicago Mayor Harold Washington (1922-1987) will be discussed as part of a series of events marking his 100th birthday in 2022. This free LGBTQ event will be Wed., Oct. 13, 6-8 ...


 
GLAAD-releases-2021-State-of-HIV-Stigma-study

  GLAAD releases '2021 State of HIV Stigma' study

GLAAD recently released its second annual State of HIV Stigma Study, a national survey among U.S. adults with the sample supplied by research firm Cint. The survey, funded by Gilead COMPASS Initiative, measures U.S. attitudes toward ...


 
Andersonville-Chamber-of-Commerce-to-present-Andersonville-Homecoming

  Andersonville Chamber of Commerce to present Andersonville Homecoming

--From a press release

CHICAGO (August 26, 2021) — The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) is pleased to announce Andersonville Homecoming, a three-night, two-day outdoor festival featuring live entertainment, local artisans and merchants, food ...


 
Feds-expand-insurers-requirements-for-PrEP-coverage

  Feds expand insurers' requirements for PrEP coverage

Insurers and service-providers have until September to comply with a new federal guidance requiring insurance companies to cover the entire cost of PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) interventions. Many insurers have been ...


 
Report-features-eight-Illinois-child-welfare-agencies-working-with-HRC-Foundation-

  Report features eight Illinois child-welfare agencies working with HRC Foundation

--From a press release

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


 
Natl-Black-Justice-Coalition-James-Baldwin-Legacy-Awards-honor-Black-elders-

  Nat'l Black Justice Coalition, James Baldwin Legacy Awards honor Black elders

--From a press release

On Saturday, August 21, 2021, at 12:00pm ET, the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) and AARP, will host a virtual celebration entitled the James Baldwin Legacy Awards in honor of the invaluable contributions of Black men ...


 
Chicago-Literary-Hall-of-Fame-announces-2021-class-of-new-inductees

  Chicago Literary Hall of Fame announces 2021 class of new inductees

--From a press release

Chicago, August 17, 2021 — The Chicago Literary Hall of Fame (CLHOF) announced that its 2021 Class of Inductees will include Frank London Brown, Jeanette Howard Foster, Carlos Cortez, and Gene Wolfe. The inductees will be ...


 
LGBTCC-hosting-boat-cruise-business-boot-camp

  LGBTCC hosting boat cruise, business boot camp

The LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois (LGBTCC) is hosting two separate events within the next few weeks. The organization will hold its annual boat cruise Monday, Aug. 23, 6-9:30 p.m., on The Spirit of Chicago ...


 
Chicago-Academys-25th-annual-AIDS-benefit-show-Sept-24-25

  Chicago Academy's 25th annual AIDS benefit show Sept. 24-25

Each year, Chicago Academy for the Arts students produce and perform in a variety show to support HIV/AIDS research and organizations. The 25th Annual AIDS Benefit will take place Sept. 24-25 at The Academy, 1010 W. ...


 
GLAAD-highlights-how-Olympians-used-Tokyo-Games-to-call-for-LGBTQ-acceptance

  GLAAD highlights how Olympians used Tokyo Games to call for LGBTQ acceptance

--From a press release

(August 11, 2021) GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, is highlighting how this year's historic number of out LGBTQ athletes repeatedly stood ...


 
National-LGBTQ-Redistricting-Project-launched-new-census-data-out

  National LGBTQ Redistricting Project launched; new census data out

--From a press release

Washington, DC — LGBTQ Victory Fund — the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ leaders to public office — launched a first-of-its-kind national effort to ensure LGBTQ communities ...


 
US-Conference-on-HIV-AIDS-moves-to-virtual

  U.S. Conference on HIV/AIDS moves to virtual

--From a press release

Aug. 10, 2021 - NMAC today announced that the 2021 US Conference on HIV/AIDS will move from an in-person conference to a virtual meeting due to the continued spread of the Delta variant of the Covid ...


 
Alphawood-Foundation-announces-retirement-of-Executive-Director-Jim-McDonough

  Alphawood Foundation announces retirement of Executive Director Jim McDonough

--From a press release

Aug. 10, 2021 (CHICAGO)—Alphawood Foundation announced the retirement of Executive Director Jim McDonough, effective Oct. 1. McDonough has served as Executive Director of the Foundation since 2012. He will continue ...


 
HRC-launches-probe-of-president-after-Cuomo-report-is-released

  HRC launches probe of president after Cuomo report is released

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and its foundation have hired a prominent law firm to investigate the organization's president, Alphonso David, in helping New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo respond to accusations of sexual harassment, according to ...


 
NATIONAL-Biden-nominees-San-Diego-crime-HRC-Fox-News-contributor

  NATIONAL Biden nominees, San Diego crime, HRC, Fox News contributor

President Joe Biden reappointed out lesbian Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum as a commissioner of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), which is an advisory post pertaining to issues of religious freedom, Gay City News reported. ...


 
HRC-president-implicated-in-Cuomo-report

  HRC president implicated in Cuomo report

The report finding New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo violated the law by sexually harassing as many as 11 women on his staff has ensnared Human Rights Campaign (HRC) President Alphonso David, The Washington Blade reported. Although ...


 
Filmmakers-debut-Latinx-centered-pandemic-documentary

  Filmmakers debut Latinx-centered pandemic documentary

Community members gathered at Chicago History Museum (CHM) July 22 for the debut of the locally produced documentary Seguimos Aqui: Pride, Pandemic and Perseverance as well as a conversation with that film's primary collaborators. Seguimos Aqu ...


 
Gerber-Hart-comedy-benefit-Sept-18

  Gerber/Hart comedy benefit Sept. 18

Gerber/Hart Library and Archives, 6500 N. Clark St.. will host a comedy benefit, "Stacks of Laughter," on Saturday, Sept. 18. At 6 p.m., there will be a VIP reception with local historian John D'Emilio. Also, a ...


 
Donnelley-Foundation-announces-Broadening-Narratives-grant-recipients

  Donnelley Foundation announces 'Broadening Narratives' grant recipients

The Chicago-based Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation (the Foundation)—which supports land conservation, artistic vitality and regional collections for the people of the Chicago region and the Lowcountry of South Carolina—announces ...


 
MacArthur-Foundation-grants-80M-to-advance-racial-and-ethnic-justice

  MacArthur Foundation grants $80M to advance racial and ethnic justice

On July 27, the MacArthur Foundation announced roughly $80 million in grants centered on advancing racial and ethnic justice. The Equitable Recovery grants are funded by MacArthur's social bonds, issued in response to the crises of ...


 
Market-Days-performers-include-Jody-Watley-Todrick-Hall-Steve-Grand

  Market Days performers include Jody Watley, Todrick Hall, Steve Grand

Northalsted Market Days—taking place Aug. 6-8—will feature a star-studded line-up. Just some of the performers slated to entertain are icon Jody Watley ("Looking for a New Love"), Todrick Hall, Steve ...


 
Summit-looking-for-BIPOC-LGBTQ-attendees

  Summit looking for BIPOC LGBTQ+ attendees

Pride Action Tank (PAT) and AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) will co-host "Co-Creating Futures: A BIPOC LGBTQ+ Policy & Practices Summit," starting virtually on Saturday, July 31, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. CT. According to the event's webpage, "T ...


 
Howard-Brown-Health-announces-new-leader-for-The-Center-for-Education-Research-and-Advocacy

  Howard Brown Health announces new leader for The Center for Education, Research, and Advocacy

--From a press release

(July 21, 2021— Chicago, IL) Howard Brown Health is pleased announce Brandon Hill, PhD (he/him/his) as Howard Brown Health's new executive director for the Center for Education, Research, and Advocacy ...


 
Col-Jennifer-Pritzker-donating-to-ACLU-to-help-fight-anti-trans-laws

  Col. Jennifer Pritzker donating to ACLU to help fight anti-trans laws

Chicago philanthropist and business owner Col. Jennifer Pritzker plans to donate $101,000 and additional six-figure future support to the ACLU from her TAWANI Foundation to fight Tennessee's anti-transgender laws in court, a press release announced. T ...


 
Chicago-Filmmakers-awards-100000-to-local-social-injustice-digital-media-projects

  Chicago Filmmakers awards $100,000 to local social injustice digital media projects

--From a press release

(July 20, 2021 — Chicago, IL) Chicago Filmmakers is pleased to announce that the Chicago Digital Media Production Fund (CDMPF) has awarded a total of $100,000 in grants to eight Chicago artists for the production of ...


 
Quigley-secures-funding-for-Center-on-Halsted-program-and-other-projects

  Quigley secures funding for Center on Halsted program and other projects

U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (IL-05), a member of the House Committee on Appropriations and Chair of the Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee, announced that the Appropriations Committee has approved ...


 
Chicago-LGBT-Hall-of-Fame-announces-2021-inductees

  Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame announces 2021 inductees

--From a press release

The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame, the only city-sanctioned LGBT Hall of Fame in the world, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, was founded to honor people and entities, nominated by the community, who have made ...


 
NATIONAL-Amazon-condo-collapse-T-shirt-controversy-GLSEN-

  NATIONAL Amazon, condo collapse, T-shirt controversy, GLSEN

At least two Amazon employees have resigned in recent weeks to protest the company's decision to continue to sell a book they say frames young people who identify as transgender as mentally ill, NBC News reported. ...


 
29-million-LGBTQ-adults-have-federal-student-loan-debt

  2.9 million LGBTQ adults have federal student loan debt

--From a press release

LGBTQ adults carry more than $93 billion in debt A new study from the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law conducted in collaboration with the Point Foundation, the nation's largest LGBTQ scholarship fund, finds more ...


 
National-Black-Justice-Coalition-commemorates-International-Non-Binary-Peoples-Day

  National Black Justice Coalition commemorates International Non-Binary People's Day

--From a press release

Statement from David J. Johns, executive director of the National Black Justice Coalition, issued the following statement in commemoration of International non-binary people's Day: "Non-binary people have existed throughout human ...


 
NATIONAL-Spa-incident-NJ-items-AIDS-gala-Tenn-lawsuits

  NATIONAL Spa incident, N.J. items, AIDS gala, Tenn. lawsuits

Tensions rose between protesters and counterprotesters in Los Angeles over a spa incident involving a transgender woman, The Hill reported. Recently, a cisgender woman complained to staff at Wi Spa in Koreatown after a transgender woman ...


 
After-50-years-Boston-Pride-dissolves-

  After 50 years, Boston Pride dissolves

After more than 50 years, Boston Pride decided to stop operating and dissolve, LGBTQ Nation reported. The group—one of the oldest Pride organizations in operations—decided that the Boston community "needs and wants change without the involvement ...


 
Results-of-South-Side-community-center-survey-released

  Results of South Side community center survey released

Community advocates released the initial findings from a survey examining the needs for LGBTQ residents on the city's South Side on July 8. That assessment will largely determine the scope of a $15 million LGBTQ community ...


 
Uniting-Pride-of-Champaign-County-announces-dates-theme-of-Pride-events-

  Uniting Pride of Champaign County announces dates, theme of Pride events

Uniting Pride of Champaign County announced the dates and theme for the 2021 Champaign-Urbana PrideFest and Parade. C-U Pridefest will be held the weekend of Sept. 24-26. After a year of isolation due to COVID-19 and ...


 
ALMA-AFC-host-Latino-a-x-focused-COVID-19-grand-rounds-virtual-presentation

  ALMA, AFC host Latino/a/x-focused COVID-19 grand rounds virtual presentation

Association of Latino/as/x Motivating Action (ALMA) and AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) hosted a "COVID-19 Grand Rounds—Systemic Racism and Health Disparities: The Impact of COVID-19 on Latino/a/x populations" virtual presentation July ...


 
LGBTQ-South-Side-Needs-Assessment-Community-Report-Out-July-8

  LGBTQ+ South Side Needs Assessment Community Report Out July 8

--From a press release

In late 2019, Howard Brown Health partnered with Pride Action Tank to develop and conduct a community input process to inform decision making regarding plans for the health care and LGBTQ+-affirming social services facility it will ...


 
Illinois-Holocaust-Museum-hosts-Reflecting-on-LGBTQ-Pride-in-the-Time-of-COVID-19-virtual-panel

  Illinois Holocaust Museum hosts 'Reflecting on LGBTQ+ Pride in the Time of COVID-19' virtual panel

On June 30, the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center (IHMEC) hosted a "Reflecting on LGBTQ+ Pride in the Time of COVID-19" virtual panel. Chicago Sun-Times and ABC-7 Chicago columnist and political analyst Laura Washington moderated ...


 
West-Side-Pride-ends-June-with-rally-ball-and-call-to-action

  West Side Pride ends June with rally, ball and call to action

On June 30, West Side Pride closed Pride Month with a rally and call to action followed by a celebratory ball. The event—co-sponsored by Life is Work, Pride Without Prejudice, Brave Space Alliance and Taskforce Prevention—sought ...


 
HRC-Foundation-SAGE-release-first-edition-of-Long-Term-Care-Equality-Index

  HRC Foundation, SAGE release first edition of 'Long-Term Care Equality Index'

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the foundation's educational arm, and SAGE, the world's largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBTQ older adults, released the first edition of the Long-Term Care Eq ...


 
Pride-North-controversy-erupts-over-fee-events-owner-responds-91UPDATE93

  Pride North controversy erupts over fee; event's owner responds [UPDATE]

In Chicago, a controversy took place the weekend of June 26-27 over the annual Rogers Park LGBTQ+ event Pride North and its entry fee. On June 26 (Saturday), the $20 fee was listed as a suggested ...


 
HRC-NCLR-Task-Force-to-host-Pride-Then-Now-

  HRC, NCLR, Task Force to host 'Pride Then & Now'

On Monday, June 28, at 7 p.m. ET, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and the National LGBTQ Task Force will co-host a virtual event, "Pride Then & Now: Honoring the ...


 
Cost-free-breast-health-testing-offered-to-hospitality-workers-	-

  Cost-free breast-health testing offered to hospitality workers

The Illinois Restaurant Association announced a new partnership with A Silver Lining Foundation to provide uninsured hospitality employees with respectful and equal access to cost-free breast-health testing through a network ...


 
WORLD-Poland-march-Googles-donation-Ireland-incidents-True-Colors

  WORLD Poland march, Google's donation, Ireland incidents, True Colors

In Poland, thousands marched through central Warsaw on June 19 in an "Equality Parade" demanding an end to discrimination against the LGBT community—amid what campaigners said has been a rising tide of homophobia in the country ...


 
HIV-AIDS-AFC-Getting-to-Zero-award-350K-in-grants-

  HIV/AIDS AFC, Getting to Zero award $350K in grants

AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) joined Getting to Zero Illinois (GTZ-IL) in announcing the grant recipients for the first-ever Getting to Zero Illinois Community Grant Program—a pool of grants totaling $350,000. ...


 
Report-Major-corporations-celebrating-Pride-month-also-funding-Fox-anti-LGBTQ-programming-

  Report: Major corporations celebrating Pride month also funding Fox' anti-LGBTQ+ programming

--From a press release

WASHINGTON, DC — According to a new report from Media Matters for America, a nonprofit media watchdog, major corporations that are publicly celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride Month are also simultaneously advertising on Fox News, funding the network's ...


 
Morten-Group-celebrates-20th-anniversary-with-Forging-Innovation-in-Racial-Equity-FIRE-Grant

  Morten Group celebrates 20th anniversary with "Forging Innovation in Racial Equity (FIRE) Grant"

--From a press release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Applications are now open for Morten Group, LLC's Forging Innovation in Racial Equity (FIRE) Grant and will close at 12midnight CST on March 15, 2021. Eligible 501(c)3 entities are based in the ...


 
Queer-Berwyn-Collective-holds-march-rally

  Queer Berwyn Collective holds march, rally

On June 8, the Queer Berwyn Collective held a march and rally. According to a pre-event press release, the group discussed "why Ald. [Scott] Lennon's exclusionary flags that call June 'Gay' Pride Month are problematic," adding ...


 
Chicago-LGBT-Hall-of-Fame-seeks-members-for-selection-committee

  Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame seeks members for selection committee

The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame, celebrating its 30th anniversary, invited the LGBTQ+ community to nominate individuals, organizations, businesses, and allies for the 2021 Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame and the response was tremendous. The Chicago ...


 
Wade-to-receive-Field-Foundation-leadership-grant

  Wade to receive Field Foundation leadership grant

Activist LaSaia Wade, who founded the LGBTQ-centered advocacy Brave Space Alliance (BSA), and is currently its executive director, has been named one of Chicago-based Field Foundation's 2021 Leaders for a New Chicago cohort. The distinction, f ...


 
Pritzker-Military-Museum-to-hold-panel-on-Department-of-Defense-and-transgender-employees

  Pritzker Military Museum to hold panel on Department of Defense and transgender employees

--From a press release

CHICAGO, June 8, 2021 — The Pritzker Military Museum & Library is proud to present a panel discussion, "Exploring the Intersection of the U.S. Military and the LGBTQ Community," on Wednesday, June 23rd at Noon CDT ...


 
New-Broadway-Youth-Center-being-readied-for-2021-opening

  New Broadway Youth Center being readied for 2021 opening

Work continues on Howard Brown Health's (Howard Brown) new 20,000 square-foot Broadway Youth Center (BYC) facility at 1053 W. Irving Park Rd. BYC has spent years looking for a permanent home. After launching in Lake View, ...


 
Howard-Brown-Health-looks-ahead-to-post-pandemic-Chicago

  Howard Brown Health looks ahead to post-pandemic Chicago

As more Chicagoans get vaccinated against the COVID-19 infection, officials at Howard Brown Health (Howard Brown) are preparing their responses to a health landscape that will likely be much different from what it was before the ...


 
Pritzker-Military-Museum-hosting-June-23-Pride-panel

  Pritzker Military Museum hosting June 23 Pride panel

Chicago's Pritzker Military Museum & Library is presenting a panel discussion, "Exploring the Intersection of the U.S. Military and the LGBTQ Community," on Wed., June 23, at noon CT in celebration of Pride Month. The virtual ...


 
Howard-Brown-Health-announces-first-Fellowship-Class-of-Future-Public-Leaders-Program

  Howard Brown Health announces first Fellowship Class of Future Public Leaders Program

--From a Howard Brown Health press release

(Chicago, Ill., June 7, 2021) - Howard Brown Health is honored to announce the first six fellows to receive paid internships as part of the Gregory Shapen Public Health Fellowship Endowment Fund. The program was established ...


 
Lambda-Literary-Award-winners-announced

  Lambda Literary Award winners announced

On June 1, Lambda Literary announced the winners of its 33rd Annual Lambda Literary Awards. The winners were selected by a panel of more than 60 literary professionals from more than 1,000 book submissions from more ...


 
Illinois-Holocaust-Museum-Panel-Discussion-Pride-in-the-time-of-COVID-19

  Illinois Holocaust Museum Panel Discussion: Pride in the time of COVID-19

--From a press release

The global pandemic has been a roadblock to traditions and celebrations for consecutive years. Since the 1970s, the last Sunday in June was an opportunity for thousands of LGBTQ+ individuals to celebrate their individuality, to be ...


 
Peoples-Pride-to-replace-corporate-parade-this-June

  "People's Pride" to replace corporate parade this June

--From a press release

LGBTQ activists organizing under the banner #PrideWithoutPrejudice, who proudly participated in the year-long #blacklivesmatter uprising since George Floyd's murder by police, are organizing two inclusive "People's Pride" actions in the ...


 
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 ...


 
Bud-Billiken-Parade-to-return-this-summer

  Bud Billiken Parade to return this summer

The South Side event known as the Bud Billiken Parade will return Aug. 14, ABC7Chicago.com reported. The parade is the largest Black parade in the world and the second-largest parade in the country. Organizers said the ...


 
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, ...


 
Chicago-LGBT-veterans-honor-the-fallen-on-Memorial-Day

  Chicago LGBT veterans honor the fallen on Memorial Day

The Chicago Chapter of the American Veterans for Equal Rights (AVER) honored the fallen on Memorial Day with flowers at the granite monument on Halsted Street and Addison which honors LGBTQ veterans. The monument was commissioned ...


 
Kelsey-Louie-to-step-down-as-CEO-of-GMHC

  Kelsey Louie to step down as CEO of GMHC

After seven years leading the New York City-based HIV/AIDS services organization GMHC (formerly known as Gay Men's Health Crisis), Kelsey Louie is stepping down, Gay City News reported. According to a Facebook post, Louie is planning ...


 
Co-founder-Patrisse-Cullors-resigning-from-Black-Lives-Matter

  Co-founder Patrisse Cullors resigning from Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter (BLM) co-founder and best-selling author Patrisse Cullors said she is stepping down as executive director of the movement's foundation following what she has called a smear campaign from a far-right group and recent ...


 





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