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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 ...


 
MacArthur-Foundation-expands-support-of-Chicago-area-media-storytelling-partnered-with-Field-Foundation

  MacArthur Foundation expands support of Chicago area media, storytelling, partnered with Field Foundation

-- From a press release

August 3, 2022—The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today announced the renewal of a three-year, $3 million grant to the Field Foundation'sMedia & Storytelling program, which provides grants to a diverse set of Chicago ...


 
Chicago-LGBT-Hall-of-Fame-Announces-2022-Inductees

  Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame Announces 2022 Inductees

--From a press release

The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame, the only city-sanctioned LGBT Hall of Fame in the world, was founded in 1991 to honor Chicago's people and entities, nominated by the community, who have made significant contributions to ...


 
HRC-commends-White-House-Monkeypox-MPV-Coordinator-appointments-calls-for-greater-federal-response-

  HRC commends White House Monkeypox (MPV) Coordinator appointments; calls for greater federal response

-- 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, commended the Biden Administration for appointing Robert Fenton and ...


 
LGBTQ-inclusive-program-for-seniors-receives-Aging-Innovations-Award

  LGBTQ+-inclusive program for seniors receives Aging Innovations Award

AgeOptions' Thrive with Pride program for LGBT+ older adults recently received a 2022 Aging Innovations Award, one of the highest honors presented by USAging to its members. USAging is the national association representing and supporting the ...


 
Homeless-services-agency-Care-for-Friends-temporarily-moves-to-Edgewater

  Homeless-services agency Care for Friends temporarily moves to Edgewater

Care for Friends, a Chicago-based homeless-services program, has temporarily moved to Edgewater after being in Lincoln Park for 54 years, according to a press release. The program is now based at the Church of the Atonement, ...


 
Brave-Space-Alliance-plans-to-raise-salaries-urges-partner-agencies-to-follow-suit-

  Brave Space Alliance plans to raise salaries, urges partner agencies to follow suit

-- From a press release

CHICAGO — Aug.1, 2022 — Brave Space Alliance, the South Side LGBTQ+ Center, announced a sweeping new plan to increase the organization's base salary to $43,000 for entry-level staff, equivalent to an hourly wage of $20.67/hr. ...


 
WINE-RIVAL-returns-Sept-22-partially-benefiting-Highland-Park-group

  WINE RIVAL returns Sept. 22, partially benefiting Highland Park group

Chicago—After a two-year hiatus, The 4th Annual WINE RIVAL (formerly Somm Madness) returns on Thursday, Sept. 22, to award the 2022 title of WINE RIVAL Champion at Venue West, 221 N. Paulina St.. Tickets are $50 ...


 
CORE-launches-COVID-19-vaccination-clinics-for-families-in-the-Chicago-area

  CORE launches COVID-19 vaccination clinics for families in the Chicago area

-- From a press release

In partnership with the City of Chicago, CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort) has opened COVID-19 vaccination clinics for families, including those with children under five. Per CDC guidelines, the vaccine is now available for children 6 ...


 
Black-AIDS-Institute-seeks-president-CEO

  Black AIDS Institute seeks president/CEO

The Black AIDS Institute (BAI) has partnered with Coleman Lew Canny Bowen, a retained executive search firm, to conduct a search for a president/CEO. This position reports directly to the board of directors and leads a ...


 
HRC-commends-World-Health-Organization-for-declaring-Monkeypox-a-global-health-emergency

  HRC commends World Health Organization for declaring Monkeypox a global health emergency

-- 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, commended the World Health Organization (WHO) for taking the step to ...


 
At-NOWs-national-conference-in-Chicago-LGBTQ-activists-discuss-coalitions-healthcare-access-

  At NOW's national conference in Chicago, LGBTQ+ activists discuss coalitions, healthcare access

Leaders from the National Organization for Women (NOW) invited leaders of human rights organizations to discuss their efforts to support LGBTQ+ and other marginalized people in a June 23 panel during the organization's 2022 national conference ...


 
Local-non-binary-poet-wins-Stories-Matter-Scholarship

  Local non-binary poet wins Stories Matter Scholarship

The Stories Matter Foundation and StoryStudio Chicago have awarded the annual $1,500 Dana Wood Chaney Writers Fund tuition grant to local non-binary poet A. Ng Pavel. The scholarship is awarded each year to a writer working ...


 
Victory-Fund-Historic-number-of-LGBTQ-people-running-for-office-this-year

  Victory Fund: Historic number of LGBTQ people running for office this year

-- From a press release

Washington, DC — Today LGBTQ Victory Fund, the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ leaders to public office, released exclusive data about out LGBTQ people running for office in 2022. With at least 1,008 out ...


 
Report-Nearly-half-LGBTQ-owned-small-businesses-that-applied-for-loans-denied-financing

  Report: Nearly half LGBTQ-owned small businesses that applied for loans denied financing

-- From a press release

The Center for LGBTQ Economic Advancement & Research (CLEAR) and the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) released a groundbreaking report on the financial health and needs of LGBTQ-owned small businesses, using ...


 
LGBTQ-organizations-call-on-CDC-to-expand-Monkeypox-virus-testing-vaccine-distribution

  LGBTQ+ organizations call on CDC to expand Monkeypox virus testing, vaccine distribution

-- From a press release

CALIFORNIA — Today, a coalition of LGBTQ+ legal and health organizations sent a letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) demanding the implementation of a more robust federal response to the burgeoning spread ...


 
National-LGBTQ-Task-Force-to-honor-Jonathan-Capehart

  National LGBTQ Task Force to honor Jonathan Capehart

The National LGBTQ Task Force will honor MSNBC anchor and Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post Associate Editor Jonathan Capehart with the National Leadership Award at the 26th Annual National LGBTQ Task Force Gala on Saturday, Oct. 22, ...


 
WORLD-Argentina-report-Gay-Games-conversion-therapy-Ukraine-petition

  WORLD Argentina report, Gay Games, conversion therapy, Ukraine petition

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), in partnership with Instituto de Políticas Publicas LGBT, released its first-ever, Argentina-focused HRC Equidad AR: Global Workplace Equality Program report, a press release noted. ...


 
NATIONAL-Victory-Fund-Hawaii-bills-anti-sodomy-laws-PrEP-access

  NATIONAL Victory Fund, Hawaii bills, anti-sodomy laws, PrEP access

LGBTQ Victory Fund, the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ leaders to public office, announced Sean Meloy's return as vice president of political programs—a role he held for more than four years until announcing his ...


 
New-988-National-Suicide-Prevention-Hotline-number-launches

  New 988 National Suicide Prevention Hotline number launches

On July 16, Vibrant Emotional Health—the nonprofit that operates the lifeline on behalf of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)—launched ...


 
HRC-calls-for-equitable-rollout-of-Monkeypox-MPV-vaccine-

  HRC calls for equitable rollout of Monkeypox (MPV) vaccine

-- From a press release

WASHINGTON - The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, has been closely monitoring the monkeypox (MPV) outbreak in the ...


 
NATIONAL-Lambda-Legal-NJ-politicians-funding-monkeypox

  NATIONAL Lambda Legal, N.J. politicians, funding, monkeypox

Lambda Legal issued a statement about the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of a former football coach for a high school in western Washington who lost his job after praying on the 50-yard-line after games. ...


 
Survey-Americans-hold-complex-views-on-gender-identity-and-trans-Issues

  Survey: Americans hold complex views on gender identity and trans+ Issues

-- From a press release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 28, 2022) — As the United States addresses issues of transgender rights and the broader landscape around gender identity continues to shift, the American public holds a complex set of views around these ...


 
Task-Force-issues-reaction-to-religious-freedom-SCOTUS-rulings

  Task Force issues reaction to religious-freedom SCOTUS rulings

-- From a National LGBTQ Task Force press release

Statement from the National LGBTQ Task Force Policy Director Liz Seaton on the recent religious-freedom SCOTUS rulings: Upending decades of precedent that protected the religious freedom of students across the country and strongly supported our Democracy ...


 
NATIONAL-Bidens-proposal-VP-Harris-Elizabeth-Taylor-outbreak-candidates

  NATIONAL Biden's proposal, VP Harris, Elizabeth Taylor, outbreak, candidates

Lambda Legal issued a press release lauding the Biden administration for issuing proposed regulations that will help protect LGBTQI+ youth against unlawful discrimination. The proposed rules, issued by the U.S. ...


 
Human-Rights-Campaign-celebrates-50-year-Anniversary-of-Title-IX

  Human Rights Campaign celebrates 50-year Anniversary of Title IX

-- From a press release

WASHINGTON — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) issued a press release recognizing the 50-year anniversary of Title IX. HRC Interim President Joni Madison said in a statement: "Title IX has had a transformative impact on our ...


 
HRC-report-Wage-for-LGBTQ-women-is-79-cents-to-the-average-mans-dollar

  HRC report: Wage for LGBTQ+ women is 79 cents to the average man's dollar

-- 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 new data outlining ...


 
Stonewall-National-Monument-Visitor-Center-to-open-reuniting-historic-Stonewall-Inn-

  Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center to open, reuniting historic Stonewall Inn

-- From a press release

New York, NY, June 21, 2022 — Pride Live, a social advocacy and community engagement organization for the LGBTQ+ community, today announced plans to open the Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center (SNMVC). Set to be the ...


 
NATIONAL-Sec-of-state-Palm-Center-judicial-nominees-Detroit-bar

  NATIONAL Sec. of state; Palm Center; judicial nominees; Detroit bar

Secretary of State Antony Blinken held a roundtable with six LGBTQI reporters at the State Department, according to The Washington Blade. It was the first time a secretary of state sat down with a group of ...


 
Chicago-LGBT-Hall-of-Fame-named-beneficiary-of-Chicago-Black-Pride-event

  Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame named beneficiary of Chicago Black Pride event

-- From a press release

The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame announced that it will be the beneficiary of the Black Pride Event being produced by Chicago Urban Pride, Executive Sweet Old School Production and Chef Tarrina at Rainbow Beach (3111 ...


 
New-report-looks-at-LGBTQ-restaurant-workers-and-job-risks-they-face

  New report looks at LGBTQ+ restaurant workers and job risks they face

-- From a press release

Today, One Fair Wage, a national nonprofit representing tipped subminimum wage restaurant workers, released a new report on the harsh realities of being a LGBTQ+ restaurant worker. The report shows that the subminimum wage encourages rampant ...


 
TPAN-to-host-Closing-Ceremony-for-Ride-For-Life-Chicago-June-19

  TPAN to host Closing Ceremony for Ride For Life Chicago June 19

-- From a press release

Chicago, IL—TPAN will host the Closing Ceremony of the Ride For Life Chicago on Sunday, June 19 at Foster Beach from noon-5pm. Cyclists will complete their 200-, 100-, and 50-mile rides to converge at the beach ...


 
Lambda-Legal-names-Jennifer-Pizer-as-chief-legal-officer

  Lambda Legal names Jennifer Pizer as chief legal officer

Lambda Legal announced Jennifer C. Pizer, senior counsel and director of strategic initiatives, as acting chief legal officer upon the departure of Sharon McGowan, who officially leaves the position June 15, a press release noted. "Lambda ...


 
NATIONAL-Marriage-poll-Family-Equality-event-podcast-NYC-Pride

  NATIONAL Marriage poll, Family Equality event, podcast, NYC Pride

GLAAD responded to a Gallup poll showing 71% of Americans support marriage equality—another record high for the poll conducted each year since the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing marriage for LGBTQ people nationwide. In a ...


 
Texas-court-issues-emergency-stop-to-Gov-Abbotts-anti-trans-youth-directive

  Texas court issues emergency stop to Gov. Abbott's anti-trans youth directive

-- From a press release

AUSTIN, Texas — The Travis County District Court granted a temporary restraining order on Friday to block the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) from investigating PFLAG families ...


 
Molson-Coors-hosts-return-to-Tap-Into-Change-program

  Molson Coors hosts return to Tap Into Change program

Molson Coors recently marked the return of its Tap Into Change Program—in which proceeds of sales from Molson Coors products at select locations are donated to local LGBTQ+ non-profit organizations—by hosting a kickoff event at the ...


 
PFLAG-National-ACLU-Lambda-Legal-file-pro-trans-youth-lawsuit-against-Texas-governor

  PFLAG National, ACLU, Lambda Legal file pro-trans youth lawsuit against Texas governor

The American Civil Liberties Union, Lambda Legal and the ACLU of Texas, along with Texas-based law firm Baker Botts LLP, filed a new lawsuit in Texas state court on behalf of PFLAG National and three Texas families on June 8, per a press release. ...


 
Field-and-MacArthur-Foundations-name-2022-Leaders-for-a-New-Chicago-cohort

  Field and MacArthur Foundations name 2022 Leaders for a New Chicago cohort

-- From a press release

CHICAGO: [June 6], 2022 — The Field Foundation, in partnership with the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, today announced the 2022 Leaders for a New Chicago cohort. The 10 leaders—whose work aligns with Field's ...


 
AIDS-Run-Walk-Chicago-to-now-take-place-Oct-2

  AIDS Run & Walk Chicago to now take place Oct. 2

The 31st Annual AIDS Run & Walk Chicago will now take place on Sunday, October 2. The annual event helps raise awareness and funds for individuals who are living with or vulnerable to HIV/AIDS across Chicagoland. ...


 
Howard-Brown-Health-workers-announce-impending-nurses-union-membership

  Howard Brown Health workers announce impending nurses' union membership

Non-nurse employees from every Howard Brown Health, Broadway Youth Center and Brown Elephant announced their intentions to join the union that Howard Brown Health nurses previously established in 2019 at a rainy press conference June 6 ...


 
Puerto-Rican-Arts-Alliance-holds-Community-Parades-and-Activism

  Puerto Rican Arts Alliance holds 'Community Parades and Activism'

Puerto Rican Arts Alliance (PRAA) held the a panel discussion—"Community Parades and Activism: LGBTQ Claiming its Space"—June 4 at the PRAA Center. According to its website, PRAA is "a premier ...


 
Equality-Illinois-honors-Greg-Harris-at-annual-Pride-Kickoff-Brunch

  Equality Illinois honors Greg Harris at annual Pride Kickoff Brunch

To kick off Pride month, Equality Illinois hosted its fourth annual brunch at Venue West on June 4. The event honored Illinois House Majority Leader Greg Harris, and featured speeches from Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker and ...


 
Chicago-LGBT-Hall-of-Fame-nominations-deadline-extended-participation-in-Pride-Parade-announced

  Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame nominations deadline extended; participation in Pride Parade announced

-- From a press release

The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame announced today, that it will once again be one of the leading floats in Chicago's LGBT Pride Parade on Sunday, June 26. The Pride float will be sponsored by McKinsey ...


 
Scores-of-LGBTQI-groups-call-on-policymakers-to-protect-abortion-rights

  Scores of LGBTQI+ groups call on policymakers to protect abortion rights

-- From a NCLR press release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the National Center for Lesbian Rights released an open letter signed by 91 organizations representing the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI+) community voicing ...


 
Imperial-Court-Task-Force-to-add-five-icons-to-Wall-of-Honor-at-the-Stonewall-Inn-on-June-23-

  Imperial Court, Task Force to add five icons to 'Wall of Honor' at the Stonewall Inn on June 23

-- From a press release

NEW YORK, NY, JUNE 1, 2022—On Thursday, June 23, five LGBTQ icons will be added to the National LGBTQ Wall of Honor at the Stonewall Inn in New York City. The honor wall was inaugurated in ...


 
Affinity-to-hold-Family-Reunion-BBQ-Picnic-on-June-18

  Affinity to hold 'Family Reunion BBQ Picnic' on June 18

Affinity Community Services will hold a "Family Reunion BBQ Picnic" on Saturday, June 18, 1-4 p.m., at the Dan Ryan Woods at 83rd Street and Western Avenue. Hosted by Trina TruLuv, this event (with all Black ...


 
20th-OUT-of-the-Office-held-at-The-Godfrey

  20th OUT of the Office held at The Godfrey

Andrew Hayes, founder and producer of OUT of the Office, rebounded with a fabulous 20th anniversary event after a two-year COVID-19-imposed hiatus. The June 1 celebration, at The Godfrey Hotel in River North, attracted more than ...


 
Gerber-Hart-unveils-Pride-Month-events-with-Drag-Bad-Gays-sneak-peek

  Gerber/Hart unveils Pride Month events with 'Drag,' 'Bad Gays,' sneak peek

Gerber/Hart Library has revealed the events it will host for Pride Month. —On Saturday, June 4, at 3 p.m., Gerber/Hart will celebrate the release of Legends of Drag: Queens of a Certain Age with Unabridged Books ...


 
Lambda-Legal-holds-Bon-Foster-celebration-in-person

  Lambda Legal holds Bon Foster celebration in person

More than 500 people attended Lambda Legal's 2022 Bon Foster Civil Rights Celebration on May 12. The event took place at The Old Post Office, 433 W. Van Buren St. The Bon Foster Civil Rights Celebration ...


 
Chicago-Sports-Alliance-McCormick-donate-300K-to-anti-gun-violence-groups

  Chicago Sports Alliance, McCormick donate $300K to anti-gun violence groups

The Chicago Sports Alliance—a collaboration between the Chicago Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox—along with the support of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, announced it will commit $300,000 to the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation ...


 
amfAR-gala-is-highlight-of-Cannes-Film-Festival-raises-19M

  amfAR gala is highlight of Cannes Film Festival, raises $19M

The amfAR gala, the highlight of the famed Cannes Film Festival, returned as a glamorous in-person event May 26 at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France, according to a press release. amfAR, The Foundation for ...


 
Lambda-Legal-discusses-court-decisions-granting-same-sex-couples-fair-access-to-Social-Security-benefits-

  Lambda Legal discusses court decisions granting same-sex couples fair access to Social Security benefits

Lambda Legal—a national organization committed to actualizing the rights of LGBTQ+ people through impact litigation, public policy work and education—hosted an event at Sidetrack May 26 discussing its work securing ...


 
Equality-Illinois-to-host-Pride-Kickoff-Brunch-on-June-4

  Equality Illinois to host Pride Kickoff Brunch on June 4

Equality Illinois will host its Pride Kickoff Brunch on Saturday, June 4, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Venue West, 221 N. Paulina Ave. This year, the organization's honoree will be Illinois House Majority Leader Greg Harris—the first ...


 
Community-Parades-and-Activism-LGBTQ-Claiming-its-Space-on-June-4

  'Community Parades and Activism: LGBTQ Claiming its Space' on June 4

The discussion-centered event "Community Parades and Activism: LGBTQ Claiming its Space" will take place Saturday, June 4, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Puerto Rican Arts Alliance, 3000 N. Elbridge Ave. An open discussion about LGBTQ/SGL activism ...


 
Milwaukee-LGBT-Community-Center-has-first-Black-executive-director

  Milwaukee LGBT Community Center has first Black executive director

The Milwaukee LGBT Community Center has broken a barrier by hiring its first Black executive director, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. The board of directors named Kevin Turner-Espinoza—who identifies as a Black, Mexican and gay cisgender ...


 
OUTBermuda-hires-first-ever-executive-director

  OUTBermuda hires first-ever executive director

Bermuda's LGBTQ+ advocacy nonprofit OUTBermuda has hired its first-ever executive director—Tiffany Paynter—as it looks to expand its impact and strengthen its sustainability as a resource. A social entrepreneur and longtime ...


 
NIH-LGBTQ-webinar-to-be-presented-June-9

  NIH LGBTQ+ webinar to be presented June 9

On Thursday, June 9, 1-2:30 p.m. CT, the NIH Sexual & Gender Minority Research Office will host a special Pride edition of the Scientific Webinar Series to spotlight the recently released National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, ...


 
NATIONAL-Idaho-groups-Clay-Aiken-Radio-Milwaukee-Louisville-school

  NATIONAL Idaho groups, Clay Aiken, Radio Milwaukee, Louisville school

In northern Idaho, two groups with different agendas plan to hold events on the same day (June 11) at Coeur d'Alene City Park—and both organizations have issued statements, according to the Bonner County Daily Bee. The ...


 
For-International-Day-Against-Homophobia-Transphobia-Biphobia-HRC-highlights-grants

  For International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, Biphobia HRC highlights grants

-- 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, is commemorating International Day Against ...


 
GLSEN-holds-Respect-Awards-in-New-York

  GLSEN holds Respect Awards in New York

On May 16, the pro-LGBTQ+ education organization GLSEN held its New York Respect Awards in Gotham Hall. At its first in-person Respect Awards in three years, the organization introduced new Executive Director Melanie Willingham-Jaggers in their ...


 
NATIONAL-New-York-synod-Danica-Roem-legal-action-Pride-news-PFLAG

  NATIONAL New York synod, Danica Roem, legal action, Pride news, PFLAG

The Metropolitan New York Synod (MNYS), the regional body of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, announced Christopher Vergara as its newly elected vice president, according to a press release. Vergara is the first openly gay ...


 
Los-Angeles-LGBT-Center-mourns-passing-of-legendary-LGBT-activist-leader-Urvashi-Vaid

  Los Angeles LGBT Center mourns passing of legendary LGBT activist, leader Urvashi Vaid

-- From a press release

LOS ANGELES, May 14, 2022—"The world has lost a giant in the movement for LGBTQ freedom, justice and equality. After a valiant battle with cancer, Urvashi Vaid died today," said Los Angeles LGBT Center CEO Lorri ...


 
Natl-Association-of-Black-and-White-Men-Together-to-hold-July-6-9-conference

  Nat'l Association of Black and White Men Together to hold July 6-9 conference

The National Association of Black and White Men Together—described on its website as "a gay multicultural, anti-racism organization committed to fostering supportive environments wherein racial and cultural barriers can be ...


 
Report-Malta-is-the-best-European-country-regarding-LGBTQ-rights-

  Report: Malta is the best European country regarding LGBTQ+ rights

An annual report courtesy of ILGA-Europe stated that Malta remains the best country in Europe for LGBTQ+ rights, Euronews noted. The association said that Malta (which scored 92 out of a possible 100) has maintained the ...


 
Highwood-Pride-Fest-taking-place-June-4

  Highwood Pride Fest taking place June 4

The North Shore suburb of Highwood will hold its Pride Fest on Saturday, June 4. The full day of activities starts with a "Pride Rocks" family picnic at Everts Park at noon-3 p.m., followed by the (21+ ...


 
Plaque-unveiled-in-NYC-to-honor-headquarters-of-NAACP-other-progressive-groups

  Plaque unveiled in NYC to honor headquarters of NAACP, other progressive groups

On May 11, Village Preservation and The New School were joined by historians David Levering Lewis, Amy Aronson, Brian McGrath and Stephen Brier for the unveiling of a plaque marking 70 Fifth Ave. as the historic ...


 
LGBTQ-Religious-Archives-Network-holds-AIDS-Activism-and-American-Christianity-webinar

  LGBTQ Religious Archives Network holds 'AIDS, Activism and American Christianity' webinar

LGBTQ Religious Archives Network (LGBTQ-RAN) held an "AIDS, Activism and American Christianity: A Conversation" virtual webinar on May 5. The event focused on Christian activism during the height of the HIV/AIDS crisis in the 1980s and ...


 
US-Senate-Republicans-and-one-Democrat-block-abortion-protection-bill

  U.S. Senate Republicans and one Democrat block abortion-protection bill

On May 11, the U.S. Senate failed to advance a Democrat-led bill that would enshrine broad protections for legal abortion nationwide—a vote triggered by a leaked Supreme Court draft opinion that indicates Roe v. Wade will ...


 
HRC-calls-for-passage-of-the-Womens-Health-Protection-Act

  HRC calls for passage of the Women's Health Protection Act

-- 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, joined a growing number of organizations calling for the ...


 
Deadline-for-Chicago-LGBT-Hall-of-Fame-nominations-is-May-31

  Deadline for Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame nominations is May 31

The deadline to nominate individuals, businesses, organizations, and allies to the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame is on May 31 at midnight. Nominations may be made online at www.chicagolgbthalloffame.org/nominate. The goal is to honor people and ...


 





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