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Warnocks-win-marks-major-victory-for-LGBTQ-equality

  Warnock's win marks major victory for LGBTQ+ equality

-- From a press release

GEORGIA — Georgians re-elected U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock to a full six-year term this evening, repudiating months of anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric and millions of dollars in anti-LGBTQ+ advertising from his opponent, Herschel Walker, that sought to attack ...


 
Howard-Brown-Health-set-to-lay-off-15-percent-of-the-staff-union-members-respond

  Howard Brown Health set to lay off 15 percent of the staff, union members respond

Just two months after Howard Brown Health (HBH) leadership and non-nurse employees represented by the Illinois Nurses Association (INA) finalized a three-year union contract, the nonprofit has announced that about ...


 
ISU-group-to-host-holiday-drag-show-to-benefit-Club-Q-supporter-Colorado-Gives

  ISU group to host holiday drag show to benefit Club Q supporter Colorado Gives

-- From a press release

Illinois State University is home to one of the state's largest charity drag shows south of Chicago and north of St. Louis. Now, a new student organization at ISU is launching to expand student drag opportunities. Drag ...


 
Mpox-Working-Group-sends-letter-to-Congress-calling-for-900-million-in-funding

  Mpox Working Group sends letter to Congress calling for $900 million in funding

-- From a press release

WASHINGTON - The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, in partnership with 39 other leading public health, HIV/AIDS, medical ...


 
Chicagos-sweetest-party-and-fundraiser-World-of-Chocolate-returns-In-person-Feb-17-at-Union-Station

  Chicago's sweetest party and fundraiser, World of Chocolate returns In-person Feb. 17 at Union Station

-- From a press release

CHICAGO — Glitz, glamour and chocolate…after a nearly three-year hiatus, AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) proudly announces the return of its famed World of Chocolate fundraiser on Friday, February 17 at Union Station ...


 
Cleve-Jones-founder-of-AIDS-Memorial-Quilt-honored-with-Lifetime-of-Commitment-Award-on-World-AIDS-Day

  Cleve Jones, founder of AIDS Memorial Quilt, honored with Lifetime of Commitment Award on World AIDS Day

-- From a press release

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (Nov. 30 & Dec. 1, 2022) — The National AIDS Memorial marked World AIDS Day with a national observance at the 10-acre National AIDS Memorial Grove in San Francisco, honoring AIDS activist and founder of the AIDS Memorial Quilt ...


 
World-AIDS-Day-GLAAD-releases-2022-State-of-HIV-Stigma-Study

  World AIDS Day: GLAAD releases 2022 State of HIV Stigma Study

-- From a press release

(New York, NY - December 1, 2022) GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, is releasing its third annual State of HIV Stigma ...


 
Record-120-US-cities-excel-in-protecting-LGBTQ-rights-per-HRC-LGBTQ-Equality-Index

  Record 120 U.S. cities excel in protecting LGBTQ+ rights per HRC LGBTQ+ Equality Index

-- 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 The ...


 
State-of-LGBTQ-Equality-in-nine-Illinois-municipalities-detailed-in-HRC-Index

  State of LGBTQ+ Equality in nine Illinois municipalities detailed in HRC Index

-- 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 The ...


 
Brave-Space-Alliance-releases-statement-on-forensic-audit-of-organizational-finances-

  Brave Space Alliance releases statement on forensic audit of organizational finances

-- From a press release

CHICAGO, IL - The Board of Directors ("Board") of Brave Space Alliance (BSA) has sent a report to the Illinois Attorney General Office's Charitable Trust Bureau outlining the findings of ...


 
OnePulse-releases-statement-on-Club-Q-mass-shooting

  OnePulse releases statement on Club Q mass shooting

-- From a press release

Orlando, FL — onePULSE Foundation, the not-for-profit established following the June 12, 2016 tragedy to honor and preserve the legacy of those killed and create a sanctuary of hope, today released the following statement: "We are ...


 
Chicagoans-pay-tribute-to-Club-Q-victims-

  Chicagoans pay tribute to Club Q victims

Community advocates and political officials were among those who gathered for a candlelight vigil outside Nobody's Darling, 1744 W. Balmoral Ave., the evening of Nov. 20 to remember the LGBTQ+ individuals killed and injured the previous ...


 
NATIONAL-Respect-for-Marriage-Act-lesbian-judge-gay-official-resigns

  NATIONAL Respect for Marriage Act, lesbian judge, gay official resigns

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) said that debate on the Respect for Marriage Act (RFMA) is suspended and will continue on Nov. 28, when the Senate reconvenes after Thanksgiving, LGBTQ Nation reported. The RFMA ...


 
History-made-More-LGBTQ-people-elected-to-congress-than-ever-before

  History made: More LGBTQ+ people elected to congress than ever before

-- From an HRC press release

Washington, DC — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) — the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization — hailed the victory of at least ...


 
National-AIDS-Memorial-names-2022-2023-Pedro-Zamora-Young-Leaders-Scholarship-recipients

  National AIDS Memorial names 2022-2023 Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship recipients

-- From a press release

SAN FRANCISCO, California, Nov. 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The National AIDS Memorial has announced its 2022/2023 Pedro Zamora Young Leaders scholars, its largest and most diverse class ever, providing ...


 
HRC-Chicago-to-bestow-annual-Community-Visibility-Award-spotlight-local-partners-

  HRC Chicago to bestow annual Community Visibility Award, spotlight local partners

-- From a press release

CHICAGO, IL, November 3, 2022 — E. Patrick Johnson, Dean of the School of Communication and Annenberg University Professor of Performance Studies and African American Studies at Northwestern University is to be recognized for distinguished service ...


 
Washington-DC-to-host-WorldPride-in-2025

  Washington DC to host WorldPride in 2025

-- From a press release

Washington DC, November 4, 2022… InterPride, an international association of over 400 Pride organizations from over 70 countries, announced that the Capital Pride Alliance (CPA) has been selected to host WorldPride in 2025. "CPA is thrilled ...


 
Santa-Speedo-Run-Northalsted-to-return-has-raised-more-500000-for-Chicagos-LGBTQ-community-

  Santa Speedo Run Northalsted to return, has raised more $500,000+ for Chicago's LGBTQ+ community

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (Nov. 1, 2022) The Santa Speedo Run Northalsted is back with a full afternoon of events that begin at noon on Saturday, Dec 3. Proceeds from the annual event benefit Center on Halsted, Chicago's LGBTQ ...


 
44B-Musk-Twitter-deal-raises-questions-about-content-moderation-HRC-responds

  $44B Musk/Twitter deal raises questions about content moderation, HRC responds

-- From a press release

WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, issued a statement following Elon Musk completing his purchase ...


 
Chicago-Journalists-Association-names-honorees

  Chicago Journalists Association names honorees

-- From a press release

(CHICAGO)— President and publisher of the Chicago Reader, Tracy Baim, will receive the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award, and Chicago Reader staff writer Kelly Garcia will be recognized as Chicago Emerging Journalist of the Year at the ...


 
Dillin-Ravenscraft-new-ED-OF-LGBT-Chamber-of-Commerce-Illinois

  Dillin Ravenscraft new ED OF LGBT Chamber of Commerce-Illinois

-- From a press release

The board of directors for the LGBT Chamber of Commerce — Illinois [LGBTCC] announced the selection of Dillin Ravenscraft as the organization's new executive director, effective Oct. 24. ...


 
Hundreds-attend-Plainfield-Prides-Pride-at-PARC

  Hundreds attend Plainfield Pride's 'Pride at PARC'

After encountering some resistance, "Pride at PARC" took place Oct. 16 in Plainfield, with hundreds of people attending. The event took place at the Plainfield Park District's Prairie Activity and Recreation Center (PARC). Among other things, ...


 
Martinis-That-Matter-to-honor-former-TPAN-CEO-Jeff-Berry-on-Oct-30

  'Martinis That Matter' to honor former TPAN CEO Jeff Berry on Oct. 30

Marty's Martini Bar, 1511 W. Balmoral Ave., presents "Martinis That Matter," a community giving-back program that funds community groups, charities and organizations. Profits from the sales during these events go to the organizations hosting. On Sunda ...


 
Chicago-Artists-Coalition-announces-departure-of-executive-director

  Chicago Artists Coalition announces departure of executive director

Chicago Artists Coalition (CAC) announced that Teresa Silva, CAC's executive and artistic director, will leave the organization on Wed., Oct. 26. CAC Board Chair J. Gibran Villalobos will serve as interim executive director during the executiv ...


 
Racial-equity-symposium-in-Andersonville-on-Nov-5

  Racial-equity symposium in Andersonville on Nov. 5

Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC), in partnership with Dynamic Cooperative, will host "Re-imagining Health, Safety and Racial Justice in Andersonville"—a free, one-day collaborative learning environment to explore the meaning of ...


 
Gerber-Hart-Library-and-Archives-holds-Unboxing-Queer-History-LIVE-fall-benefit

  Gerber/Hart Library and Archives holds 'Unboxing Queer History LIVE' fall benefit

Gerber/Hart Library and Archives (Gerber/Hart) held its fall benefit, "Unboxing Queer History LIVE!," on Oct. 15 at Gerber/Hart to raise funds in support of the library's mission to preserve LGBTQ+ history in Chicago and the Midwest. ...


 
Legacy-Walk-marks-10th-anniversary-with-newest-dedications-Hart-Sarria-and-Sotomayor

  Legacy Walk marks 10th anniversary with newest dedications: Hart, Sarria and Sotomayor

On the afternoon of Oct. 15, the Legacy Project celebrated its 10th anniversary with the dedication of three new bronze memorials along Chicago's Legacy Walk. The Legacy Walk, which runs along Halsted Street between Addison and ...


 
ALMA-welcomes-its-first-executive-director-at-community-reception

  ALMA welcomes its first executive director at community reception

The Association of Latino/as Motivating Action (ALMA) welcomed its first executive director at a reception on Oct. 13. The event, which took place at Pilsen's Quesadilla La Reina del Sur restaurant, celebrated ALMA's 38-year evolution whil ...


 
MOVIES-Beyond-Ed-Buck-to-kick-off-Black-Alphabet-Film-Festival-on-Nov-5-

  MOVIES 'Beyond Ed Buck' to kick off Black Alphabet Film Festival on Nov. 5

Black Alphabet—a nonprofit committed to promoting equity awareness on behalf of the Black LGBTQ+ community through the use of media and the arts—announced the 9th Annual Black Alphabet Film Festival (BAFF) will kick off with the ...


 
Chicago-LGBT-Hall-of-Fame-2022-induction-ceremony-honors-activists-artists-community-organizations

  Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame 2022 induction ceremony honors activists, artists, community organizations

The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame inducted eight individuals, three organizations and three "Friends of the Community" (allies) at an Oct. 11 ceremony hosted by The Chicago History Museum. Founded in 1991, it's the only city-sanctioned ...


 
HRC-celebrates-National-Coming-Out-Day-and-the-significance-of-chosen-family

  HRC celebrates National Coming Out Day and the significance of chosen family

-- From a press release. Video below

WASHINGTON—Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, is commemorating the 34th annual National Coming Out Day (NCOD) by ...


 
Rainbow-Railroad-set-to-hold-fundraising-event-with-out-singer-Patricia-Barber

  Rainbow Railroad set to hold fundraising event with out singer Patricia Barber

Rainbow Railroad will hold its fourth annual fundraising event, "When I Am Free"—featuring renowned lesbian jazz singer, composer and pianist Patricia Barber—on Wed., Oct. 26, at Jazz Showcase, 806 S. Plymouth Ct., 6:30-9:30 p.m. This event ...


 
ViiV-announces-recipients-of-largest-US-fund-for-HIV-prevention-in-Black-women-

  ViiV announces recipients of largest U.S. fund for HIV prevention in Black women

ViiV Healthcare announced the recipients of an $8-million investment to increase awareness and action around HIV prevention and care for Black women, according to a press release via CSR Wire. Funding will support community programs focused ...


 
Lambda-Legal-names-Jenny-Pizer-as-new-permanent-chief-legal-officer-

  Lambda Legal names Jenny Pizer as new permanent chief legal officer

Lambda Legal announced that Jennifer C. Pizer has been named permanent chief legal officer (CLO). Pizer has served as the organization's acting CLO since June, leading a department of 26 attorneys and 11 paraprofessionals with offices ...


 
Equality-Illinois-praises-Pritzker-for-state-board-commission-diversity

  Equality Illinois praises Pritzker for state board/commission diversity

In light of Gov. JB Pritzker releasing his 2022 Boards and Commissions Appointment Demographics Report—and revealing that Illinois now has the highest number of out LGBTQ+ people serving on state boards and commissions in the state's ...


 
Brave-Space-Alliance-announces-CEO-change

  Brave Space Alliance announces CEO change

CHICAGO, IL - The board of directors of Brave Space Alliance (BSA) has announced that BSA's founder, LaSaia Wade, will no longer serve as CEO of the organization, effective Oct. 3. Board chair Channyn Lynne Parker ...


 
BREAKING-Howard-Brown-Health-nurses-strikes-averted

  BREAKING Howard Brown Health nurses' strikes averted

On Sept. 30, the Illinois Nurses Association (INA)—which represents 30 registered nurses who work at Howard Brown Health—reached a tentative agreement with the North Side clinic, averting a series of strikes slated to begin Monday, Oct. ...


 
FashionBar-hosting-Chicago-Fashion-Week-PFLAG-conference

  FashionBar hosting Chicago Fashion Week, PFLAG conference

Fashion Bar announced that it's hosting Chicago Fashion Week. The shows will take place Oct. 16-23 at Water Tower Place, 835 N. Michigan Ave. Additionally, FashionBar will host the. PFLAG Northern Illinois conference at Water Tower ...


 
Trevor-Project-returns-donation-from-controversial-tech-company

  Trevor Project returns donation from controversial tech company

The Trevor Project—a leading nonprofit devoted to the mental well-being of LGBTQ+ youth which wants "a world where all LGBTQ young people see a bright future for themselves," according to its website—has returned a donation from ...


 
Gerber-Hart-fall-benefit-on-Oct-15

  Gerber/Hart fall benefit on Oct. 15

Gerber/Hart Library and Archives, 6500 N. Clark St., will hold its fall benefit on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. "Unboxing Queer History LIVE!" will be an in-person event to celebrate and support its mission to ...


 
31st-annual-AIDS-Run-Walk-with-the-theme-Forward-Together-returns-this-weekend

  31st annual AIDS Run & Walk, with the theme 'Forward Together,' returns this weekend

The 31st annual AIDS Run & Walk returns to Chicago on Sunday, Oct. 2, in order to raise awareness about the disease and funds for the organizations that help people impacted by HIV/AIDS across the city. ...


 
Chicago-area-media-to-host-joint-fundraiser-Oct-3-17

  Chicago-area media to host joint fundraiser Oct. 3-17

Video below

CHICAGO —Nearly 40 independent Chicago-area media outlets, members of the Chicago Independent Media Alliance (CIMA), are joining forces for their third annual fundraising campaign kicking off next week. Under the ...


 
GLAAD-releases-third-annual-20-Under-20-list

  GLAAD releases third annual 20 Under 20 list

-- From a press release

New York, NY—GLAAD revealed its third annual 20 Under 20 list, spotlighting 20 young LGBTQ people, ages 20 and younger, who are accelerating acceptance of LGBTQ people while shaping the future of media and activism. GLAAD's ...


 
AIDS-Foundation-Chicago-holding-Womens-Connection-Summit-of-Hope-on-Oct-6

  AIDS Foundation Chicago holding Women's Connection Summit of Hope on Oct. 6

-- From a press release

AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) is hosting a Women Connection Summit of Hope in partnership with the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) to address the needs of cis and transgender women who have been recently released from ...


 
Howard-Brown-Health-partners-with-Chicago-Dancers-United

  Howard Brown Health partners with Chicago Dancers United

-- From a press release

Howard Brown Health and Chicago Dancers United (CDU) have announced a partnership to improve healthcare outcomes for local dance community members. Through the partnership, Howard Brown will be the go-to ...


 
Molson-Coors-donates-50000-to-14-LGBTQ-organizations-through-annual-Tap-Into-Change-program

  Molson Coors donates $50,000 to 14 LGBTQ+ organizations through annual Tap Into Change program

The beverage company Molson Coors presented $50,000 to 14 LGBTQ+ organizations at Sidetrack Sept. 26 as part of its 11th annual Tap Into Change program. Organizations partnered with local bars during the summer to raise money ...


 
Palm-Center-to-close-permanently-on-Sept-30-

  Palm Center to close permanently on Sept. 30

The Palm Center—an independent research institute that uses scholarship to inform the national conversation about military policy concerning LGBTQ+ service members—will close permanently on Sept. 30 after running for 24 ...


 
Michelle-Obama-among-those-inducted-into-Womens-Hall-of-Fame-

  Michelle Obama among those inducted into Women's Hall of Fame

Attorney/author/former First Lady and native Chicagoan Michelle Obama was among nine women celebrated on Sept. 23-25 as they were inducted into The National Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, New York. Other inductees included science-fiction ...


 
NATIONAL-Veterans-bill-Charlie-Crist-Task-Force-honor-Elton-John

  NATIONAL Veterans bill, Charlie Crist, Task Force honor, Elton John

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation to assist LGBTQ+ veterans discharged under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) in updating their records and accessing education, health, burial and other benefits available ...


 
Center-on-Halsted-makes-senior-staff-hires-in-development-DEI-and-culinary-arts-programs-

  Center on Halsted makes senior staff hires in development, DEI and culinary arts programs

-- From a press release

CHICAGO — Three senior hires have been added to Center on Halsted's staff recently. Brittany Terry was named senior director of diversity, equity, and inclusion/training services. Brad Snyder began work as chief development officer last month. ...


 
Human-Rights-Campaign-makes-history-with-new-president-

  Human Rights Campaign makes history with new president

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRCF) announced that Kelley Robinson (she/her) will become the organization's ninth president—and the first Black, queer woman to lead the ...


 
HRC-Chicago-dinner-set-for-Nov-12-

  HRC Chicago dinner set for Nov. 12

The Human Rights Chicago (HRC) Dinner & Auction will take place Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park, 200 N. Columbus Dr., at 5:30 p.m., with the main program starting at 7 p.m. The ...


 
AIDS-organization-honors-actors-Farrell-Ralph-and-Theron

  AIDS organization honors actors Farrell, Ralph and Theron

On Sept. 15, The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) honored actors Sheryl Lee Ralph, Charlize Theron and Colin Farrell with the Elizabeth Taylor Commitment to End AIDS Award at The Elizabeth Taylor Ball to End AIDS ...


 
LGBTQ-Victory-Fund-endorses-Lightfoot-

  LGBTQ Victory Fund endorses Lightfoot

LGBTQ Victory Fund, the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ+ leaders to public office, endorsed Lori Lightfoot for Chicago mayor. Since her historic victory in 2019, Lightfoot has remained the nation's highest-ranking out LGBTQ+ may ...


 
Mayor-Lightfoot-to-present-awards-at-Chicago-LGBT-Hall-of-Fame-induction-ceremony

  Mayor Lightfoot to present awards at Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame induction ceremony

-- From a press release

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is scheduled to present awards to 14 individuals and organizations being inducted into The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame on Oct. 11, at 6 p.m, at The Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. ...


 
Illinois-HIV-Care-Connect-introduces-its-HIV-and-Aging-Campaign

  Illinois HIV Care Connect introduces its HIV and Aging Campaign

In advance of National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day on Sept. 18, Illinois HIV Care Connect has introduced its HIV and Aging Campaign. Persons aged 50 and older make up nearly half of persons living with ...


 
ONE-Archives-names-Tony-Valenzuela-as-executive-director

  ONE Archives names Tony Valenzuela as executive director

The Los Angeles-based ONE Archives Foundation announced that longtime LGBTQ+ activist and nonprofit leader Tony Valenzuela (he/him) has been named as its new executive director. Valenzuela is the first Latinx ...


 
NLGJA-The-Association-of-LGBTQ-Journalists-names-2022-23-national-board-of-directors-

  NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists names 2022-23 national board of directors

-- From a press release

Washington, D.C. (Sunday, Sept. 11) — Today, NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists announced its 2022-2023 national board of directors. The newly elected directors were elected to their positions during ...


 
Equality-Illinois-announces-Illinois-General-Assembly-and-county-level-endorsements

  Equality Illinois announces Illinois General Assembly and county-level endorsements

-- From a press release

CHICAGO - Equality Illinois, the state's civil rights organization for LGBTQ+ Illinoisans, on Thursday announced Illinois General Assembly and county-level endorsements for the November 8, 2022 General Election. "Equality Illinois ...


 
Getting-to-Zero-AFC-award-200K-to-help-end-the-HIV-epidemic-in-Illinois

  Getting to Zero, AFC award $200K to help end the HIV epidemic in Illinois

Getting to Zero Illinois (GTZ-IL) and AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) recently awarded $200,000 to community-based organizations implementing strategies to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic by 2030. According to a press release ...


 
Chicago-Dancers-United-raises-300K-at-Dance-for-Life

  Chicago Dancers United raises $300K at 'Dance for Life'

Chicago Dancers United (CDU), which supports the health and wellness of Chicago's professional dance community, welcomed more than 1,700 people to the 31st annual Dance for Life on Aug. 13 at the Auditorium Theatre, followed by ...


 
Family-Equality-discussion-at-Center-on-Halsted-on-Sept-9

  Family Equality discussion at Center on Halsted on Sept. 9

On Friday, Sept. 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Center on Halsted will host a special Family Equality educational panel discussion about issues facing LGBTQ+ people and families. According to Family Equality, at least 11.3 million U.S. adults identify ...


 
Barlesque-launches-at-Sidetrack

  'Barlesque' launches at Sidetrack

On Sept. 1 at Northalsted/Boystown nightspot Sidetrack, Barlesque kicked off. Nightlife figure Khloe Daniels hosted, introducing this year's bars, performers and choreographers. Barlesque brings Chicago nightlife superstars, local bars and ...


 
Center-on-Halsteds-South-Side-location-holds-open-house

  Center on Halsted's South Side location holds open house

On Aug. 25, the new Center on Halsted's South Side site, at 6323 S. Cottage Grove Ave., opened its doors for an open house to welcome community members and potential partners. The hub, which is in ...


 
Chicago-Fire-FC-Dawn-to-host-Aug-31-volunteer-community-event-at-Greater-Chicago-Food-Depository

  Chicago Fire FC, Dawn to host Aug. 31 volunteer community event at Greater Chicago Food Depository

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (August 25, 2022) — Chicago Fire FC will host a volunteer event, alongside dish-liquid company Dawn® at the Greater Chicago Food Depository Club on Wed., Aug. 31, at the Greater Chicago Food Depository, 4100 W. ...


 
HRC-PAC-endorses-nine-additional-pro-equality-champions-for-US-House

  HRC PAC endorses nine additional pro-equality champions for U.S. House

-- From a press release

Washington, DC — Today, the Human Rights Campaign PAC (HRC PAC) announced its endorsement of nine additional pro-equality candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives running for election in 2022. U.S. House Candidates Endorsed by HRC ...


 
Equality-Illinois-PAC-hosting-breakfast-fundraiser-on-Sept-7

  Equality Illinois PAC hosting breakfast fundraiser on Sept. 7

The Equality Illinois PAC is hosting the "Red, Pink, and Blue" breakfast fundraiser at 7:30 a.m. on Wed., Sept. 7, at Ann Sather restaurant, 909 W. Belmont Ave. The event will feature a panel discussion with ...


 
Latonya-Maley-named-executive-director-of-Affinity

  Latonya Maley named executive director of Affinity

The board of directors of Affinity Community Services—a Black- and queer-led organization on Chicago's South Side dedicated to social justice in Black LGBTQ+ communities—has named Latonya Maley (she/they) as the ...


 
NBJC-to-hold-James-Baldwin-Legacy-Awards-on-Aug-21

  NBJC to hold James Baldwin Legacy Awards on Aug. 21

-- From a press release

On Sunday, Aug. 21—National Senior Citizens Day—at 2 p.m. CT, the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) will host the 2nd annual James Baldwin Legacy Awards to honor the invaluable contributions of Black men and masculine elders ...


 
Young-LGBQ-adults-experience-more-psychological-distress-than-older-LGBQ-people

  Young LGBQ adults experience more psychological distress than older LGBQ people

-- From a Williams Institute press release

A new study by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law finds younger LGBQ adults are physically healthier but have worse psychological distress than older LGBQ people. Researchers examined a representative sample of LGBQ people ...


 
Howard-Brown-Health-employees-win-union-election

  Howard Brown Health employees win union election

More than 470 employees at Chicago-based Howard Brown Health clinics, Broadway Youth Center and Brown Elephant retail locations announced Aug. 10 that they have won their union election, with 97% of the votes cast. This is ...


 
Center-on-Halsted-hosting-monkeypox-vaccine-clinics

  Center on Halsted hosting monkeypox vaccine clinics

Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., continues its monkeypox vaccine clinics through August. These clinics are for first-dose vaccinations only. Online registration for each clinic opens at 10 a.m. each Wednesday prior to that respective ...


 
WCT-co-founder-Tracy-Baim-stepping-down-from-The-Chicago-Reader

  WCT co-founder Tracy Baim stepping down from The Chicago Reader

The board of directors of the Reader Institute for Community Journalism (RICJ), publishers of the Chicago Reader, announced that Tracy Baim (who co-founded Windy City Times in 1985) is stepping down as president and publisher at ...


 
ALMA-Chicago-hires-new-executive-director

  ALMA Chicago hires new executive director

The Association of Latinos/as/xs Motivating Action (ALMA) has hired its first executive director. Manuel Hernandez will step into the role, according to a press release. The statement describes Hernandez as "a Puerto Rican New York City ...


 
ART-Wrightwood-659-to-show-The-First-Homosexuals-Michiko-Itatani

  ART Wrightwood 659 to show 'The First Homosexuals,' 'Michiko Itatani'

The Lincoln Park space Wrightwood 659, 659 W. Wrightwood Ave., will show two exhibits—"The First Homosexuals: Global Depictions of a New Identity, 1869-1930" and "Michiko Itatani: Celestial Stage"—on Fridays and ...


 






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The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
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