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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 ...


 
Lightfoot-announces-plan-to-honor-DuSable

  Lightfoot announces plan to honor DuSable

On May 27, Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot announced the city's plan to honor Jean Baptiste Point DuSable—the first permanent non-indigenous settler of Chicago— and his wife Kitihawa's legacy to the founding of the city, a ...


 
Older-LGBT-people-twice-as-likely-to-be-laid-off-during-the-pandemic-as-non-LGBT-people

  Older LGBT people twice as likely to be laid off during the pandemic as non-LGBT people

--From a press release

Older LGBT people twice as likely to be laid off during the pandemic as non-LGBT people Data collected in fall 2020 finds that LGBT people ages 45 and older—in particular older LGBT people of color—have disproportionately ...


 
Illinois-Holocaust-Museum-to-host-Reflecting-on-LGBTQ-Pride-in-the-Time-of-COVID-19

  Illinois Holocaust Museum to host "Reflecting on LGBTQ+ Pride in the Time of COVID-19"

--From a press release

Skokie, IL — On June 30, Illinois Holocaust Museum will host a thoughtful reflection and celebration of LGBTQ+ Pride Month with a dynamic panel of thought leaders and advocates. Since the 1970s, the last Sunday in ...


 
HRC-leading-policy-health-organizations-call-for-LGBTQ-inclusive-sexual-education

  HRC, leading policy, health organizations call for LGBTQ-inclusive sexual education

--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, in partnership with leading ...


 
Equality-Illinois-names-Ruiz-Velasco-as-deputy-director

  Equality Illinois names Ruiz-Velasco as deputy director

Mony Ruiz-Velasco will join Equality Illinois as its inaugural Deputy Director beginning July 15. Ruiz-Velasco has represented and counseled hundreds of LGBTQ families and asylum seekers who were seeking protection from persecution; also, she has worked ...


 
West-Hollywood-celebrates-Pride-on-Harvey-Milk-Day-honors-Lady-Gaga-and-The-Abbey

  West Hollywood celebrates Pride on Harvey Milk Day, honors Lady Gaga and The Abbey

Each year in California, the City of West Hollywood celebrates the artistic contributions of the LGBTQ community with its 40-day-long One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival. The festival kicked off on Harvey Milk Day (May ...


 
NATIONAL-Victory-Institute-activists-pass-on-Mikayla-Miller-Nina-West

  NATIONAL Victory Institute, activists pass on, Mikayla Miller, Nina West

On May 2, The Victory Institute inducted 21 leaders to its newly formed LGBTQ Victory Hall of Fame, according to PrideSource.com. Twenty members were inducted as part of the founding class while U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin ...


 
685000-AAPI-LGBT-adults-live-in-the-US

  685,000 AAPI LGBT adults live in the U.S.

--From a press release

Nearly one in five AAPI LGBT adults in the country said they felt unsafe in their communities A new study by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law finds that an estimated 685,000 adults in ...


 
International-Day-Against-Homophobia-Transphobia-and-Biphobia-observed-May-17

  International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia observed May 17

--From May17.org

LGBTQI+ networks, individuals and allies from around the world took part in the 2021 International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia again this year on May 17. The theme for this year's events was "Together: Resisting, ...


 
International-Day-Against-Homophobia-Transphobia-Biphobia-to-take-place-May-17

  International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, Biphobia to take place May 17

--From a press release

LGBTQI+ networks, individuals and allies from around the world will be celebrating the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia again this year on Monday, May 17. The theme for this year's events, known also as ...


 
Dining-Out-for-Life-taking-place-May-16-22

  Dining Out for Life taking place May 16-22

The annual event Dining Out for Life will take place May 16-22 throughout Chicago and Evanston. Participants dine in, order takeout/delivery or purchase gift cards from their favorite restaurants and donate directly to TPAN to support ...


 
ART-Terra-Foundation-awards-25M-for-permanent-collection-projects

  ART Terra Foundation awards $2.5M for permanent collection projects

The Terra Foundation for American Art announced the awarding of nearly $2.5 million in grants to 35 arts and cultural organizations throughout the country. These grants support projects through the foundation's new two-year exhibition grant initiative ...


 
Old-Town-Art-Fair-returns-June-12-13-pre-registration-opens-Saturday

  Old Town Art Fair returns June 12, 13, pre-registration opens Saturday

--From a press release

Chicago, IL — The Old Town Art Fair (OTAF) and its sponsoring organization, the Old Town Triangle Association (OTTA) celebrated the announcement from Mayor Lori Lightfoot and DCASE that the Old Town Art Fair will return ...


 
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 ...


 
Registrations-now-open-for-30th-annual-AIDS-Run-Walk-Chicago-2021

  Registrations now open for 30th annual AIDS Run & Walk Chicago 2021

--From a press release

Now in its 30th year, the AIDS Run & Walk Chicago returns October 2 to help create equity and justice as well as raise awareness and funds for individuals who are living with or vulnerable to ...


 
New-Center-for-Applied-Transgender-Studies-responds-to-trans-misinformation

  New Center for Applied Transgender Studies responds to trans misinformation

Combatting bad information and promoting accurate education on transgender issues are the focuses at the Center for Applied Transgender Studies, which officially opened March 31. The independent, nonprofit, research organization ...


 
Elton-John-AIDS-Foundation-Oscars-pre-party-raises-3M

  Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscars pre-party raises $3M

The 29th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards® Pre-Party hosted by Emmy- and Tony-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris alongside Sir Elton John and David Furnish, raised $3 million for the global effort to end AIDS, ...


 
Dozens-of-companies-sign-HRCs-Business-Statement-on-Anti-LGBTQ-State-Legislation

  Dozens of companies sign HRC's 'Business Statement on Anti-LGBTQ State Legislation'

As of April 25, more than 85 companies have signed the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC's) Business Statement Opposing Anti-LGBTQ State Legislation, stating their clear opposition to harmful legislation aimed at restricting the access of LGBTQ ...


 
COVID-Center-on-Halsted-holding-testing-clinic-and-issuing-vaccines-April-30-May-2-91UPDATE93

  COVID Center on Halsted holding testing clinic and issuing vaccines April 30-May 2 [UPDATE]

Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St.—in partnership with Northshore Clinical Labs—will host a COVID testing clinic on its third floor on Friday, April 30-Sunday, May, 2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The venue will also administer Moderna vaccines during ...


 
HRC-to-honor-FX-show-Pose-at-national-virtual-event-Time-for-Equality-Live-

  HRC to honor FX show 'Pose' at national virtual event 'Time for Equality Live'

--From a press release

Eight cast members and creators of "Pose," including Steven Canals, Mj Rodriguez, Billy Porter, Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore, Hailie Sahar, Dyllón Burnside and Sandra Bernhard, will speak at event WASHINGTON ...


 
Hall-of-Fame-honors-21-LGBTQ-elected-and-appointed-leaders

  Hall of Fame honors 21 LGBTQ elected and appointed leaders

--From a press release

Washington, DC — On Sunday, May 2 during a virtual event, LGBTQ Victory Institute will launch its LGBTQ Victory Hall of Fame to honor the LGBTQ elected officials, appointed officials and candidates who made a lasting ...


 
Indy-Pride-to-be-virtual-again-in-2021

  Indy Pride to be virtual again in 2021

Indy Pride, Indianapolis' largest LGBTQ celebration, will be virtual again for a second consecutive year as event holders say it's "not reasonable to plan and host an in-person festival during Pride Month at this time," IndyStar.com ...


 
Lighthouse-Foundation-prepares-for-upcoming-Black-LGBTQ-equity-survey

  Lighthouse Foundation prepares for upcoming Black LGBTQ equity survey

Chicago-based Lighthouse Foundation hosted an online presentation April 15 to discuss its upcoming Black Queer Equity Index project. The initiative—announced last winter by Rev. Jamie Frazier, who heads the foundation ...


 
LGBT-Chamber-of-Commerce-of-Illinois-celebrates-25th-anniversary-with-new-brand

  LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois celebrates 25th anniversary with new brand

--From a press release

CHICAGO - The LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois (LGBTCC) is celebrating 25 years of advocating for LGBTQ+ businesses by unveiling a refreshed brand and logo created by its creative agency of record TimeZoneOne (TZO) a ...


 
Equality-Florida-HRC-condemn-Florida-House-passage-of-trans-sports-ban

  Equality Florida, HRC condemn Florida House passage of trans sports ban

--From a press release

Tallahassee, FL - The Florida House has voted 77-40 to ban transgender girls from playing sports alongside their peers. The vote comes just hours after transgender students and advocates held a press conference in the Florida ...


 
International-Day-Against-Homophobia-Transphobia-and-Biphobia-theme-announced

  International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia theme announced

--From a collective press release

LGBTQI+ networks from around the world have announced the theme for this year's International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia: "Together: Resisting, Supporting, Healing!" We are inspired by this very ...


 
Rev-Elle-Dowd-of-Illinois-joins-Planned-Parenthood-Clergy-Advocacy-Board-

  Rev. Elle Dowd of Illinois joins Planned Parenthood Clergy Advocacy Board

CHICAGO— Today, April 14, 2021, The Rev. Elle Dowd from Chicago, Illinois officially joined the Clergy Advocacy Board (CAB) of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA). The CAB leads the ...


 
Equality-California-names-first-AAPI-executive-director-

  Equality California names first AAPI executive director

Equality California and Equality California Institute announced that Managing Director Tony Hoang will lead the organization as the next Executive Director when Rick Chavez Zbur steps down at the end of this year to run for ...


 
Study-30-of-young-LGBQ-people-have-attempted-suicide-in-their-lifetimes

  Study: 30% of young LGBQ people have attempted suicide in their lifetimes

--From a press release

A new study by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law finds younger LGBQ adults experience greater psychological distress and suicidal behavior than older LGBQ people. Researchers examined a representative sample of LGBQ people in ...


 
Andersonville-Chamber-of-Commerce-marks-Earth-Day-with-Andersonville-in-Bloom-April-22--25-

  Andersonville Chamber of Commerce marks Earth Day with Andersonville in Bloom April 22 - 25

CHICAGO (April 7, 2021) — In celebration of Earth Day Weekend, the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) celebrates all things spring with Andersonville in Bloom, returning to the neighborhood April 22 — 25, 2021 after a ...


 
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 ...


 
45-of-employees-report-hearing-anti-LGBT-remarks-in-the-workplace

  45% of employees report hearing anti-LGBT remarks in the workplace

--From a Williams Institute press release

Employees in all sectors report high levels of discrimination and harassment of LGBTQ employees at work Significant proportions of Americans believe that LGBTQ people are treated worse than non-LGBTQ people at work and school, and by ...


 
Center-on-Halsteds-Human-First-UnGala-on-May-6-

  Center on Halsted's 'Human First Un*Gala' on May 6

Center on Halsted will host a virtual "Human First Un*Gala" on Thursday, May 6, 5-6 p.m. Each year, Center on Halsted hosts its annual Human First Gala to recognize the contributions of individuals, businesses and other ...


 
NATIONAL-Non-binary-athlete-HRC-and-Lyft-Tegan-and-Sara-panic-defense

  NATIONAL Non-binary athlete, HRC and Lyft, Tegan and Sara, panic defense

On March 27, NBC Sports California presented the NBA team Sacramento Kings TV's first women and non-binary broadcast announcing and coverage team across all platforms, including pregame and postgame shows, the live-game telecast and social content, ...


 
AIDS-Healthcare-Foundation-Lake-View-clinic-holds-ribbon-cutting

  AIDS Healthcare Foundation Lake View clinic holds ribbon-cutting

Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) held a ribbon-cutting event for its Lake View facility on March 31. The clinic, 3311 N. Halsted St., is housed within AHF's Out of the Closet thrift store and will ...


 
Planned-Parenthood-of-Illinois-received-20000-COVID-19-grant-from-Blue-Cross-Blue-Shield-of-Illinois

  Planned Parenthood of Illinois received $20,000 COVID-19 grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

--From a press release

CHICAGO—To help ease the ongoing needs created by the COVID-19 pandemic, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) awarded Planned Parenthood of Illinois (PPIL) a $20,000 grant to support operations and enhance the delivery of ...


 
April-2-is-National-Out-to-Win-Day

  April 2 is National Out to Win Day

On April 2, LGBTQ Victory Institute will hold its third annual National Out to Win Day, which aims to inspire LGBTQ people to consider a run for office, a press release noted. LGBTQ people make up ...


 
WIU-LGBTQA-Resource-Center-celebrates-10th-Anniversary

  WIU LGBTQA Resource Center celebrates 10th Anniversary

--From a WIU press release

MACOMB, IL — In 2011, the LGBT*QA Resource Center was established at Western Illinois University to serve as a home, and to raise awareness for, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning+ community at WIU. Ten years ...


 
32nd-Annual-GLAAD-Media-Awards-April-8

  32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards April 8

--From a press release

New York, NY - Thursday, April 1, 2021 - GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, today announced that CHIKA, Rebecca Black, and Niecy Nash's wife Jessica Betts will ...


 
See-Chicago-Dance-Open-Call-Dance-For-Life-2021

  See Chicago Dance Open Call: Dance For Life 2021

--From a press release

Chicago Dancers United is a nonprofit organization with a mission to improve the lives of Chicago-area dance professionals by cultivating pathways to holistic wellness of the body, mind, and spirit. Our primary annual fundraiser, Dance for ...


 
Season-of-Concern-benefit-with-Dixie-Longate-through-March-28-

  Season of Concern benefit with Dixie Longate through March 28

Dixie Longate—the fast-talking, gum chewing, ginger-haired Alabama drag personality—is headlining Dixie's Happy Hour as a benefit for Season of Concern Chicago. People are urged to spend an evening with Dixie ...


 
Chicago-House-Center-on-Halsted-among-recipients-of-DIFFA-Chicago-funding-awards

  Chicago House, Center on Halsted among recipients of DIFFA/Chicago funding awards

--From a press release

(Chicago) — DIFFA/Chicago (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS/Chicago) is pleased to announce the recipients of this year's Excellence in Care Awards. DIFFA/Chicago's Board of Directors tasked its Grants Committee to ...


 
Chicago-LGBTQ-Workers-Center-leaders-talk-organization-anti-discrimination-hotline-summit

  Chicago LGBTQ Workers Center leaders talk organization, anti-discrimination hotline, summit

In 2018, the National LGBTQ Workers Center launched with the goal of dismantling workplace oppression and discrimination. "We are a collective of trans and queer BIPOC workers," National LGBTQ Workers Center Chicago Chapter President Angelina Nordstrom ...


 
Laverne-Cox-to-speak-at-Indiana-University-virtual-event-on-April-9-

  Laverne Cox to speak at Indiana University virtual event on April 9

Emmy-nominated actress and Indiana University (IU) alumna Laverne Cox will speak during a live virtual event at 8 p.m. on April 9 as part of "The Style of the State," a multidisciplinary IU symposium on art, ...


 
ATTRACTIONS-Museum-of-Science-Industry-offers-Marvel-Zephyr-Michael-Jordan

  ATTRACTIONS Museum of Science & Industry offers 'Marvel,' 'Zephyr,' 'Michael Jordan'

The Museum of Science and Industry (MSI), 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr., recently reopened to the public—and has some impressive exhibits to offer. They include: —Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes: Kids of all ages (and those ...


 
National-Health-Awareness-Week-will-take-place-March-22-26

  National Health Awareness Week will take place March 22-26

The National Coalition for LGBT Health announced that the 19th annual National LGBT Health Awareness Week will take place March 22-26. The week's theme is "OUT for Equity." This theme arises from a word cloud of ...


 
Former-Chicago-House-employees-charged-with-theft

  Former Chicago House employees charged with theft

Two former employees of Chicago House and Social Services Agency have been charged with robbing the HIV/AIDS services and advocacy organization of nearly $400,000. Chicago Tribune reported March 11 that former Chief Financial Officer Andrea Peoples ...


 
Chicago-LGBT-Hall-of-Fame-extends-deadline-for-2021-nominees

  Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame extends deadline for 2021 nominees

--From a press release

The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame, celebrating its 30th year, has extended the deadline for nominations for new inductees. The new deadline for nominations is April 30, 2021. The nominations will be reviewed by a committee ...


 
2021-Andersonville-Midsommarfest-postponed-due-to-pandemic

  2021 Andersonville Midsommarfest postponed due to pandemic

--From a press release

The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) today announced the official postponement of this year’s Andersonville Midsommarfest due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ...


 
GLAAD-Athlete-Ally-respond-to-trans-inclusion-letter

  GLAAD, Athlete Ally respond to trans-inclusion letter

Athlete Ally, a national nonprofit working at the intersection of sport and LGBTQI+ equality, and LGBTQ media advocacy organization GLAAD, responded to a letter from at least 5005 National Collegiate Athletic Association student-athletes sent to the ...


 
177-IL-organizations-document-COVID-19-stories-support-racial-equity-work-

  177 IL organizations document COVID-19 stories, support racial equity work

--From a press release

CHICAGO — A report detailing the hardships and successes of 177 Illinois-based community organizations underscores the need for more support in protecting our social fabric in a post-COVID world. Illinois Humanities, the Illinois affiliate to the ...


 
LGBTQ-Intergenerational-Dialogue-Project-connects-youth-elders-in-conversation

  LGBTQ+ Intergenerational Dialogue Project connects youth, elders in conversation

A chance encounter in 2019 has blossomed into an intergenerational dialogue project that brings together younger and older LGBTQ folks. Adam Greteman, a gay philosopher and School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) faculty member, ...


 
Del-LaGrace-Volcano-exhibit-at-Center-on-Halsted-through-end-of-April

  Del LaGrace Volcano exhibit at Center on Halsted through end of April

An exhibit featuring the works of genderqueer artist Del LaGrace Volcano will be displayed at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., until Sunday, March 28. Volcano (they/them) has created images that defy gender norms and ...


 
AFC-holds-virtual-annual-meeting-awards-ceremony-Innovation-Through-Action

  AFC holds virtual annual meeting, awards ceremony: Innovation Through Action

AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) held its annual meeting and awards ceremony, "Innovation Through Action," March 4 via Zoom. (It was virtual due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.) AFC President/CEO John Peller said that although much has ...


 
Morten-and-Robinson-discuss-roles-as-Black-LGBTQ-business-owners

  Morten and Robinson discuss roles as Black LGBTQ business owners

Illinois state Rep. Lamont Robinson and consultant Mary Morten were among those who participated in an online forum highlighting Black LGBTQ business leaders in Illinois on Feb. 23. The forum, "Celebration of Black LGBTQ+ Business Excellence," ...


 
Annual-Clarence-Darrow-Commemoration-March-13-

  Annual Clarence Darrow Commemoration March 13

--From a press release

The Clarence Darrow Commemorative Committee will host its annual outdoor tribute to Darrow Saturday, March 13, 10 a.m. at the Darrow bridge in Jackson Park, behind the Museum of Science & Industry. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, ...


 
National-LGBTQ-Womens-Survey-confronts-lack-of-attention-to-womens-needs-in-the-movement

  National LGBTQ+ Women's Survey confronts lack of attention to women's needs in the movement

--From a press release

A group of seasoned activists and scholars have formed an independent national research project focused on the concerns of LGBTQ+ women. The initiative is spearheaded by veteran lesbian activist Urvashi Vaid, one of the first women ...


 
Virtual-LGBTQ-Advocacy-Day-is-May-12

  Virtual LGBTQ Advocacy Day is May 12

Equality Illinois' 2021 Virtual LGBTQ Advocacy Day—"Show Up and Speak Up"—will take place Wed., May 12. Individuals who register will participate in a virtual lunch program and virtual early evening reception. They will also be asked ...


 





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