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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 ...


 
Niecy-Nash-to-host-GLAAD-Media-Awards-April-8-WCT-to-receive-special-award

  Niecy Nash to host GLAAD Media Awards April 8; WCT to receive special award

GLAAD announced that out actress/producer Niecy Nash will host the virtual ceremony for the 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards, during which Windy City Times will receive a special honor. The organization also announced the awards ceremony ...


 
Howard-Brown-Health-expands-access-to-medical-care-of-sexual-assault-survivors-

  Howard Brown Health expands access to medical care of sexual-assault survivors

Howard Brown Health is now providing access to medical forensic exams and evidence collection for survivors of sexual assault on the North and South sides of Chicago through its In Power program. Together with local rape-crisis ...


 
NATIONAL-Nebraska-measure-Williams-Institute-Audre-Lorde-journalist-dies

  NATIONAL Nebraska measure, Williams Institute, Audre Lorde, journalist dies

In Nebraska, the Lincoln City Council passed an ordinance that bans licensed mental-health professionals from subjecting LGBTQ youth to the discredited practice of conversion therapy, according to a Trevor Project ...


 
Preservation-Chicago-unveils-list-of-most-endangered-Chicago-buildings

  Preservation Chicago unveils list of most endangered Chicago buildings

Preservation Chicago—which works with city officials, neighborhood residents, owners and stakeholders to prevent what is often viewed as the wholesale loss of Chicago's important buildings—has revealed its 2021 list of ...


 
Pride-and-Less-Prejudice-to-host-panel-on-LGBTQ-media-representation-March-20-

  Pride and Less Prejudice to host panel on LGBTQ media representation March 20

On Saturday, March 20, at 1 p.m. CT, Pride and Less Prejudice (PLP)—which provides free, age-appropriate, LGBTQ-inclusive books to pre-K-3rd grade students in order to foster LGBTQ inclusivity and acceptance—will ...


 
COVID-Howard-Brown-Health-COO-talks-vaccine-rollout-and-race

  COVID Howard Brown Health COO talks vaccine rollout and race

On Feb. 13, Howard Brown Health hosted a citywide vaccination blitz at five community partner locations (New Beginnings Church of Chicago; 6620 S. King Dr.; Trinity United Church of Christ/TUCC; 400 W. 95th St.; Rising Sun ...


 
LGBT-Chambers-Celebration-of-Black-Business-Excellence-on-Feb-23-

  LGBT Chamber's 'Celebration of Black Business Excellence' on Feb. 23

The LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois will hold its annual "Celebration of Black Business Excellence" on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 5:30-7 p.m. Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council President & Ceo Vince Williams will moderate the event. ...


 
Morten-Group-LLC-celebrates-20th-anniversary-with-new-FIRE-grant-

  Morten Group, LLC celebrates 20th anniversary with new FIRE grant

--From a press release

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


 
National-Trust-advocates-to-protect-legacy-of-LGBTQ-pioneers-

  National Trust advocates to protect legacy of LGBTQ+ pioneers

--From a press release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Trust for Historic Preservation will testify tomorrow before the San Francisco Historic Preservation Commission in an attempt to secure a local landmark designation for the San Francisco home of pioneering LGBTQ+ ...


 
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 ...


 
ACLU-of-Illinois-reacts-to-Auditor-Generals-report-on-LGBTQ-youth-in-DCFS-care

  ACLU of Illinois reacts to Auditor General's report on LGBTQ youth in DCFS care

In response to the Auditor General's report on LGBTQ youth in DCFS care, Ghirlandi Guidetti, Staff Attorney with the ACLU of Illinois made the following statement: "Today's Auditor General's report reveals a sad but unsurprising truth: ...


 
Activists-tackle-HIV-AIDS-on-social-justice-canvas

  Activists tackle HIV/AIDS on social-justice canvas

A group of prominent Black LGBT activists and advocates gathered online Feb. 8 for an online discussion of how ongoing challenges stemming from HIV/AIDS tie into larger racial justice issues. The discussion—"Building Black Power in the ...


 
Chicago-Votes-hiring-formerly-incarcerated-individuals-for-Civic-Leaders-Program-

  Chicago Votes hiring formerly incarcerated individuals for Civic Leaders Program

--From a press release

Chicago — Chicago Votes is growing their Unlock Civics work and team, hiring formerly incarcerated individuals for their Civic Leaders program. Chicago Votes' Unlock Civics initiative aims to break down barriers people impacted by the American ...


 
Modern-Military-Association-of-America-names-executive-director

  Modern Military Association of America names executive director

--From a press release

MMAA is pleased to announce that the board of directors has selected Jennifer Dane as executive director. Jennifer is a U.S. Air Force veteran and has served as the organization's interim executive director since February 2020. ...


 
National-LGBTQ-Task-Force-launches-third-year-of-sex-ed-leadership-project

  National LGBTQ Task Force launches third year of sex ed leadership project

--From a press release

Washington, D.C., February 9, 2021 — The National LGBTQ Task Force will launch the Sex Ed Leadership Project on March 3, 2021, following the success of two mini-conferences that offered training and programming on LGBTQ+ inclusive ...


 
Howard-Brown-museum-partner-for-no-cost-COVID-testing-in-Pilsen-

  Howard Brown, museum partner for no-cost COVID testing in Pilsen

Howard Brown Health and the National Museum of Mexican Art (NMMA) have announced a partnership to provide no-cost COVID-19 testing in Pilsen. The new testing site will be embedded inside the NMMA, 1852 W. 19th St., ...


 
Equality-Illinois-holds-virtual-2021-gala

  Equality Illinois holds virtual 2021 gala

Singer Alicia Keys was among the headliners as the Chicago-based LGBTQ-rights advocacy Equality Illinois held an online edition of its annual gala the evening of February 6. Governor JB Pritzker and Mayor Lori Lightfoot were among ...


 
The-Windy-City-Rollers-search-for-new-home-due-to-COVID-restricting-play

  The Windy City Rollers search for new home due to COVID restricting play

--From a press release

CHICAGO - The Windy City Rollers (WCR), Chicago's premier roller derby league and nonprofit, is feeling the impact of COVID-19 on their sport. WCR's entire competitive season was canceled in 2020, and without revenue from ticketed ...


 
Andersonville-Chamber-of-Commerce-expands-HYGGE-Fest-through-February-

  Andersonville Chamber of Commerce expands HYGGE Fest through February

--From a press release

CHICAGO (February 4, 2021) — The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) is expanding its annual Hygge Fest to run for the entire month of February 2021. The month-long festival will ...


 
NBJC-releases-toolkit-ahead-of-National-Black-HIV-AIDS-Awareness-Day-

  NBJC releases toolkit ahead of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Ahead of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) on Feb. 7, the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) released a toolkit that includes information about testing, treatment and tips for reducing ...


 
Among-California-Latinx-older-LGBs-more-likely-than-straight-peers-to-have-stress-

  Among California Latinx, older LGBs more likely than straight peers to have stress

--From a Williams Institute press release

In both LGB and straight populations, Latinx people had poorer physical health outcomes New research from the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law finds that Latinx older adults in California are similar to their non-LGB ...


 
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 ...


 
Equality-Illinois-to-hold-30th-Anniversary-Virtual-Gala-Celebration-

  Equality Illinois to hold 30th Anniversary Virtual Gala Celebration

CHICAGO, IL - Media outlets are invited to cover Equality Illinois' 30th Anniversary Virtual Gala, presented by Molson Coors Beverage Company, beginning at 7 p.m. CST on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021. Called the "who's who of ...


 
Chicago-Black-Gay-Mens-Caucus-names-new-executive-director-

  Chicago Black Gay Men's Caucus names new executive director

Chicago Black Gay Men's Caucus (CBGMC) announced Joshua "JT" Travis as its newest executive director. In the role, Travis will lead the overall management of the organization's operations, resource development and strategic planning. He wi ...


 
Chicago-trans-trailblazer-Gloria-Allen-to-receive-SAGE-award-in-memory-of-Carmen-Vazquez-

  Chicago trans trailblazer Gloria Allen to receive SAGE award in memory of Carmen Vazquez

--From a SAGE press release

[NEW YORK, N.Y.] — SAGE, the world's largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBT elders, will present Gloria Allen, known as "Mama Gloria," with the Carmen Vázquez SAGE Award for Excellence in ...


 
GLAAD-announces-award-nominees-Windy-City-Times-receives-Barbara-Gittings-Award

  GLAAD announces award nominees, Windy City Times receives Barbara Gittings Award

--From a GLAAD press release

GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, announced today the nominees for the 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards. Actress Josie Totah (Peacock's Saved By The Bell), actor and ...


 
Report-51-years-since-Stonewall-health-poverty-housing-hurdles-face-LGBTQ-50-NYers

  Report: 51 years since Stonewall health, poverty, housing hurdles face LGBTQ 50+ NYers

--From a press release

NEW YORK, N.Y. — LGBTQ New Yorkers age 50+ face steeper barriers to healthcare, higher rates of poverty, and greater challenges to their economic security than their non-LGBTQ counterparts, and the COVID-19 crisis has only exacerbated ...


 
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 ...


 
HRC-releases-Corporate-Equality-Index-dozens-of-Chicago-companies-score-100-

  HRC releases Corporate Equality Index; dozens of Chicago companies score 100

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the organization's educational arm, released its 2021 Corporate Equality Index (CEI)—a survey and report measuring company policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality. ...


 
Joe-Hollendoner-to-lead-Los-Angeles-LGBT-Center-

  Joe Hollendoner to lead Los Angeles LGBT Center

Joe Hollendoner—who was once in executive leadership roles at AIDS Foundation of Chicago and Howard Brown Health as well as a Windy City Times 30 Under 30 honoree—will officially succeed Lorri Jean as CEO of the ...


 
New-MAP-Report-Why-We-All-Need-the-Equality-Act-Now

  New MAP Report: Why We All Need the Equality Act Now

--From a MAP press release

(Jan. 26, 2021)—A new report released today, "Why We All Need the Equality Act Now," outlines the ways in which the Equality Act is vital legislation not just for LGBTQ people, but also for women, people ...


 
LGBTQ-laws-rated-in-Human-Rights-Campaign-State-Equality-Index

  LGBTQ laws rated in Human Rights Campaign State Equality Index

--From a press release

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


 
Planned-Parenthood-Illinois-event-to-celebrate-anniversary-of-Roe-v-Wade-ruling

  Planned Parenthood Illinois event to celebrate anniversary of Roe v. Wade ruling

--From a press release

CHICAGO - Planned Parenthood Illinois Action (PPIA) and PPIA PAC celebrate the anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court ruling at its Roe v. Wade Anniversary Event, to be held virtually on Thursday, January 28. The event ...


 
Equality-Illinois-announces-30th-Anniversary-Virtual-Gala-Celebration

  Equality Illinois announces 30th Anniversary Virtual Gala Celebration

--From a press release

CHICAGO, IL - Media outlets are invited to cover Equality Illinois' 30th Anniversary Virtual Gala, presented by Molson Coors Beverage Company, beginning at 7 p.m. CST on Saturday, February 6, 2021. Called the "who's who of ...


 
Chicago-LGBT-Hall-of-Fame-announces-line-of-clothing

  Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame announces line of clothing

The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame, now entering its 30th year, announced today that it has teamed up with Shirts Illustrated, to produce a line of clothing bearing the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame logo. All ...


 
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 ...


 
Indiana-to-open-first-home-for-LGBTQ-homeless-youths-

  Indiana to open first home for LGBTQ+ homeless youths

Indiana's first dedicated residential facility for LGBTQ+ young adults experiencing homelessness is slated to open this year in Indianapolis, according to WLFI.com. This home was years in the making. Trinity ...


 





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Windy City Media Group publishes Windy City Times,
The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
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