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  SAVOR Prairie Grass' honor, Aviary reservations, 4/20 events

—Congrats!: Northbrook restaurant Prairie Grass Cafe was honored for its Sensory Friendly Hour program at the 18th Annual Disability Matters North America Awards held in Milwaukee on April 4. Victoria's Secret & Co., Walt Disney Imagineering, ...


 
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  Red Stars' undefeated season ends against Angel City FC

The Chicago Red Stars' undefeated streak came to an end on April 13 after a 1-0 loss to Angel City FC at SeatGeek Stadium. An unlucky touch by Chicago defender Maximiliane Rall led to an own-goal ...


 
Q-FORCE-launches-2024-election-efforts-in-Chicago

  Q FORCE launches 2024 election efforts in Chicago

More than 100 people attended the launch of 2024 election efforts by Q FORCE Midwest Action Group at Sidetrack April 12. Q FORCE is a Chicago-based, all-volunteer, grassroots movement organizing to recruit and activate "at least ...


 
First-Queer-and-BIPOC-owned-Illinois-cannabis-company-opens-Northalsted-dispensary

  First Queer and BIPOC-owned Illinois cannabis company opens Northalsted dispensary

A small group gathered April 12 at 3340 N. Halsted St. to celebrate the grand opening of a historic new Northalsted business. SWAY, Illinois' first queer and BIPOC-owned cannabis company, marked the opening of its dispensary ...


 
Through-a-queer-lens-Photographer-Paul-Mpagi-Sepuya-discusses-Chicago-exhibition-

  Through a queer lens: Photographer Paul Mpagi Sepuya discusses Chicago exhibition

Paul Mpagi Sepuya is a photographer whose works incorporate several elements, including history, literary modernism and queer collaboration. The art of Sepuya—who is also an associate professor in visual arts ...


 
LGBTQ-film-fest-Queer-Expression-to-feature-Alexandra-Billings-in-Queen-Tut

  LGBTQ+ film fest Queer Expression to feature Alexandra Billings in 'Queen Tut'

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Pride Film Fest celebrates its second decade with a new name—QUEER EXPRESSION—and has announced its slate of LGBTQ+-themed feature, mid-length and short films for in-person and virtual events in April and May. QUEER EXPRESSI ...


 
WORLD-Ugandan-law-Japan-Cass-report-Tegan-and-Sara-Varadkar-done

  WORLD Ugandan law, Japan, Cass report, Tegan and Sara, Varadkar done

Ugandan LGBTQ+-rights activists asked the international community to mount more pressure on Uganda's government to repeal an anti-gay law that the country's Constitutional Court refused to nullify, PBS reported. Activist ...


 
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  NATIONAL Trans woman killed, Tenn. law, S. Carolina coach, Evan Low, Idaho schools

Twenty-four-year-old Latina trans woman and makeup artist Meraxes Medina was fatally shot in Los Angeles, according to the website them, citing The Los Angeles Times. Authorities told the Times they found Medina's broken fingernail and a ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ Jerrod Carmichael, '9-1-1' actor, Kayne the Lovechild, STARZ shows, Cynthia Erivo

Gay comedian/filmmaker Jerrod Carmichael criticized Dave Chappelle, opening up about the pair's ongoing feud and calling out Chappelle's opinions on the LGBTQ+ community, PinkNews noted, citing an Esquire article. Carmichael ...


 
Women-Children-First-marks-its-45th-anniversary

  Women & Children First marks its 45th anniversary

By Tatiana Walk-Morris

It has been about 45 years since Ann Christophersen and Linda Bubon co-founded the Women & Children First bookstore in 1979. In its early days, the two were earning their English degrees at the University of ...


 
News

  VIEWPOINT Meditation on the killing of journalists

Trigger warning: I am a journalist and I read newspapers. I've been reading newspapers since I first learned to read. Newspapers were a lively part of the daily life in my family. I even wrote letters ...


 
David-E-Munar-reflects-on-Howard-Brown-leadership-and-new-Columbus-Ohio-post

  David E. Munar reflects on Howard Brown leadership and new Columbus, Ohio post

On April 1, David E. Munar started his tenure as CEO of the Columbus, Ohio-based non-profit health system Equitas. The date marked the latest chapter for Munar, who previously helmed AIDS Foundation Chicago and, most recently, ...


 
UKs-NHS-releases-trans-youth-report-JK-Rowling-chimes-in

  UK's NHS releases trans youth report; JK Rowling chimes in

An independent report issued by the UK's National Health Service (NHS) declared that children seeking gender care are being let down, The Independent reported. The report—published on April 10 and led by pediatrician and former Royal ...


 
RUSH-others-receive-grant-related-to-HIV-prevention-for-Black-women

  RUSH, others receive grant related to HIV prevention for Black women

--From a press release

CHICAGO — RUSH, in collaboration with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital, University of Chicago Medicine, University of Illinois Chicago and Planned Parenthood of Illinois (PPIL), has been awarded ...


 
New-leather-contest-at-the-Baton-Show-Lounge-could-send-someone-to-International-Mr-Leather

  New leather contest at the Baton Show Lounge could send someone to International Mr. Leather

The Baton Show Lounge, 4713 N. Broadway, is looking for competitors for a new contest for Chicago's leather community — and the winner could be sponsored to compete in International Mr. Leather. The inaugural Mr. Windy ...


 
Judith-Butler-focuses-on-perceptions-of-gender-at-Chicago-Humanities-Festival-talk

  Judith Butler focuses on perceptions of gender at Chicago Humanities Festival talk

In an hour-long program filled with dry humor—not to mention lots of audience laughter—philosopher, scholar and activist Judith Butler (they/them) spoke in depth on their new book at Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., on ...


 
Big-Gay-Sals-pizzeria-named-after-owners-larger-than-life-presence-opens-in-Northalsted

  Big Gay Sal's, pizzeria named after owner's larger-than-life presence, opens in Northalsted

Salvador Mora has always been known for his cheerful smile, warm hugs and big heart, but now it's his pizza that has people talking. Mora co-owns Big Gay Sal's, a late-night pizzeria that opened in March ...


 
News

  LPAC, Arizona LGBTQ officials denounce Arizona Supreme Court ruling on abortion

--From a press release

Washington, DC — Yesterday, in a decision that starkly undermines reproductive freedoms, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled to enforce a 160-year-old law that criminalizes abortion and penalizes healthcare providers who ...


 
US-womens-soccer-team-caught-in-anti-LGBTQ-controversy

  U.S. women's soccer team caught in anti-LGBTQ+ controversy

On April 9, the U.S. Women's National Team (USWNT) narrowly defeated Canada to win the SheBelieves Cup trophy. However, there were boos on the field for the USWNT—due primarily to an LGBTQ+-related controversy involving one player: ...


 
Cook-County-Commissioner-Kevin-Morrison-announces-inaugural-Cook-County-LGBTQ-Youth-Art-Competition-

  Cook County Commissioner Kevin Morrison announces inaugural Cook County LGBTQ+ Youth Art Competition

--From a press release

Schaumburg, Ill. — April 9, 2024 — Cook County Commissioner Kevin Morrison recently announced the firs ever LGBTQ+ Youth Art Competition. The competition's theme is "Pride is Power!" and will set the ton for Pride celebrations ...


 
Coach-activist-Tara-VanDerveer-retires-from-Stanford-after-38-seasons

  Coach/activist Tara VanDerveer retires from Stanford after 38 seasons

Stanford University women's basketball coach and gender-rights advocate Tara VanDerveer has retired after 38 seasons, media outlets reported. In 45 years as a head coach at Idaho (1978-80), Ohio State ...


 
Lesbian-prime-minister-steps-down

  Lesbian prime minister steps down

Ana Brnabic—the first woman and the first lesbian to hold the office of prime minister of Serbia, or to be a leader of any Eastern European country—has stepped down after seven years in power, in a ...


 
Chicago-Pride-Parade-smaller-this-year-amid-safety-and-logistical-concerns

  Chicago Pride Parade smaller this year amid 'safety and logistical' concerns

The Chicago Pride Parade is downsizing this year due to 'safety and logistical' concerns brought on by the city. The parade, which is set for June 30, will be capped at 125 entries, said Tim Frye, ...


 
Chicago-LGBT-Hall-of-Fame-seeks-nominations-for-2024-induction

  Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame seeks nominations for 2024 induction

--From a press release

The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame has announced a call for nominations for the 2024 class of inductees into the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame. Those wishing to may nominate individuals, organizations, businesses, or "Friends of ...


 
Chicago-Red-Stars-announce-first-ever-match-at-Wrigley-Field-on-June-8

  Chicago Red Stars announce first-ever match at Wrigley Field on June 8

--From a press release

CHICAGO (April 9, 2024) — The undefeated Chicago Red Stars announced today that they will host Bay FC at historic Wrigley Field Saturday, June 8, at 6:30 p.m. CT, making it the first National Women's Soccer ...


 
Tiny-Home-Summit-20-convenes-experts-to-explore-affordable-small-scale-housing-June-13-

  Tiny Home Summit 2.0 convenes experts to explore affordable, small-scale housing June 13

--From a press release

CHICAGO—A gathering of more than 250 elected officials, developers, advocates, philanthropists, community members, and people with lived experience will take place June 13, 2024 to discuss and strategize around the ...


 
Andersonville-Chamber-announces-Andersonville-Midsommarfest-entertainment-lineup

  Andersonville Chamber announces Andersonville Midsommarfest entertainment lineup

--From a press release

CHICAGO (April 8, 2024) — The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) is pleased to announce the full entertainment line-up for Andersonville Midsommarfest, one of Chicago's oldest and most beloved summer ...


 
News

  Black LGBTQIA leaders applaud U of South Carolina head coach Staley for standing up for trans athlete inclusion

--From a press release

WASHINGTON — On Sunday, April 7, the University of South Carolina's women's basketball team won the NCAA National Championship. Ahead of the championship game, South Carolina's head coach Dawn Staley made comments in support of transgend ...


 
NAIA-bans-trans-athletes-from-womens-sports

  NAIA bans trans athletes from women's sports

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced on April 8 that athletes will only be allowed to compete in women's sports if they were assigned female at birth, CBS Sports reported. The NAIA's Council of ...


 
News

  HRC president responds to NAIA vote to ban transgender women from playing sports

--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, responded to the National Association of ...


 
Vatican-reiterates-opposition-to-gender-change-theory

  Vatican reiterates opposition to gender change, theory

On April 8, the Vatican reaffirmed its opposition to gender changes, gender theory and surrogate parenthood, as well as abortion and euthanasia, Reuters reported. This newest document—the 20-page Dignitas infinita ...


 
Open-Space-Artss-COCK-offers-a-complex-but-compelling-take-on-relationships

  Open Space Arts's COCK offers a complex but compelling take on relationships

By Brian Kirst

Premiering in 2009, Mike Bartlett's COCK was a comic revelation, exploring notions about fluidity and sexual labelling long before they became commonplace discussions. Granted, conversations about these issues will always ...


 
News

  Lambda Legal: NAIA proposed transgender sports ban disappointing, harmful reversal

Lambda Legal: NAIA Proposed Transgender Sports Ban a Disappointing and Harmful Reversal "The NAIA announcement sends a dangerous message, is inconsistent with the law and science, and undercuts the organization's ...


 
Nominations-for-30-Under-30-Awards-due-April-12

  Nominations for 30 Under 30 Awards due April 12

--From a press release

CHICAGO—After a four-year hiatus, Windy City Times has revived its 30 Under 30 Awards. Windy City Times is seeking to recognize 30 more outstanding LGBTQ+ individuals (and allies). Nominees should be 30 years or younger as ...


 
Australian-US-contestants-take-home-honors-from-2024-Puppy-Trainer-Contest

  Australian, U.S. contestants take home honors from 2024 Puppy & Trainer Contest

Photos by Joseph Stevens

The International Puppy & Trainer Contest was held in Chicago from April 4-7 at Center On Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St. Pups, pets and trainers from around the world attended and competed. The event was again ...


 
For-Deb-Robertson-the-end-of-life-issue-is-very-real

  For Deb Robertson, the end-of-life issue is very real

For just about everyone, life is hard enough. However, talking about ending that life—especially when one is terminally ill—is just as difficult. Ten states have authorized medical aid in dying, although Illinois is not one of ...


 
KFF-survey-shows-extent-of-LGBT-related-discrimination

  KFF survey shows extent of LGBT-related discrimination

KFF—an independent source of health policy research, polling and journalism—released "LGBT Adults' Experiences with Discrimination and Health Care Disparities: Findings from the KFF Survey of Racism, Discrimination, and Health." This ...


 
Lightfoot-may-be-hired-to-investigate-Dolton-mayor-trustees

  Lightfoot may be hired to investigate Dolton mayor, trustees

A group of Dolton trustees is aiming to hire former Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot—who is also an ex-federal prosecutor—to investigate Mayor Tiffany Henyard, media outlets reported. The group wants Lightfoot ...


 
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  SAVOR James Beard nominees, Krispy Kreme, controversies

SAVOR James Beard nominees, Krispy Kreme, controversies BY ANDREW DAVIS —Congrats!: In D.C., The James Beard Foundation announced the 2024 Restaurant and Chef Award nominees as well as the honorees of the Leadership Awards, Humanitarian of ...


 
Jeff-Awards-launches-submission-period-for-Impact-Awards

  Jeff Awards launches submission period for Impact Awards

The Jeff Awards announced the opening period for applications submissions for its 2024 honors to help inspire early career artists of color in the Greater Chicagoland area. Two recipients will be selected for awards of $10,000 ...


 
News

  LGBTQ Catholic group mourns the passing of Bishop Thomas Gumbleton

--From a press release

April 5, 2024. DignityUSA joins members of the Archdiocese of Detroit and millions of people around our country and the world in mourning the death of Detroit Bishop Thomas Gumbleton. Bishop Gumbleton received DignityUSA's Risk Taker/Justice ...


 
Ella-Matthes-award-winning-publisher-editor-of-Lesbian-News-Magazine-dies-at-81

  Ella Matthes, award-winning publisher, editor of Lesbian News Magazine, dies at 81

--From an ILDKMedia press release

Los Angeles, CA - Ella Matthes, longtime publisher and editor of Lesbian News Magazine, passed away from a heart attack on March 16, 2024 at The Little Company of Mary hospital in Norwalk, California. She was ...


 
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  SAVOR The casual Italian spot Archive Lounge

Last year, a friend and I visited Chef Steve Chiappetti's Streeterville restaurant The Albert, in Hotel EMC2 (228 E. Ontario St.)—and having dinner at the Italian spot was one of my top culinary experiences of 2023. ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Outfest-Chita-Rivera-figure-skaters-letter-playwright-dies

  SHOWBIZ Outfest, Chita Rivera, figure skaters, letter, playwright dies

For more than four decades, Outfest has been telling LGBTQ+ stories through the thousands of films screened during its annual Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ+ Film Festival—but that event may have a different look this year because ...


 
WORLD-Lesbian-sniper-HIV-research-marriage-items-Chinese-singer-Korean-festival

  WORLD Lesbian sniper, HIV research, marriage items, Chinese singer, Korean festival

A lesbian Ukrainian sniper and her machine-gun-toting girlfriend are taking the fight to Russia President Vladimir Putin, according to a Daily Beast article. Olga—a veterinarian-turned-soldier—said her comrades don't care about ...


 
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  NATIONAL mpox, Trans+ Day of Visibility, police items, Best Buy, Gentili's death

The CDC has concluded that mpox cases are on the rise in the United States, increasing to almost double what they were at the same time last year, according to ABC News. There is a national year-to-date estimate of 511 cases ...


 
Ugandan-court-mostly-upholds-harsh-anti-LGBTQ-law

  Ugandan court mostly upholds harsh anti-LGBTQ+ law

On April 3, Uganda's constitutional court refused to annul or suspend an anti-LGBTQ+ law that includes the death penalty for certain same-sex acts, Reuters reported. However, the judicial body voided some provisions that it said were ...


 
Blackhawks-celebrate-Pride-Night

  Blackhawks celebrate Pride Night

On March 26, the Chicago Blackhawks held its annual Pride Night at the United Center. The home team defeated the Calgary Flames 3-1 as Jason Dickinson scored twice and Petr Mrazek made 38 saves for the ...


 
DoJ-accuses-Utah-of-bias-against-incarcerated-trans-woman

  DoJ accuses Utah of bias against incarcerated trans woman

The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) filed a lawsuit against the State of Utah, including the Utah Department of Corrections (UDOC), alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ...


 
How-safe-are-we-really-A-look-into-Illinois-LGBTQ-protections-as-hate-rises-nationwide

  How safe are we really? A look into Illinois' LGBTQ+ protections as hate rises nationwide

Illinois has long been known to have some of the strongest LGBTQ+ legal protections in the country. Its first anti-discrimination laws go back several decades, and the state boasts a wide variety of protections of LGBTQ+ ...


 
Lighthouse-Foundation-releases-first-Black-Queer-Equity-Index-report-card

  Lighthouse Foundation releases first Black Queer Equity Index report card

After three years of working with a small group of Chicago LGBTQ+ organizations, Lighthouse Foundation released its inaugural Black Queer Equity Index (BQEI) report this past week, ranking how each organization supports five areas of support ...


 
Munar-starts-as-head-of-Columbus-LGBTQ-health-organization

  Munar starts as head of Columbus LGBTQ+ health organization

Former Howard Brown Health CEO and President David Munar will now head the Columbus, Ohio-based LGBTQ+ health provider Equitas. Munar began his new position as Equitas CEO on April 1, Columbus Dispatch reported. "I am honored ...


 
First-of-LGBTQ-owned-dispensaries-set-to-open-in-Northalsted

  First of LGBTQ+-owned dispensaries set to open in Northalsted

By Tatiana Walk-Morris

Since 1970, 3340 N Halsted St. had been the home of the Townhall Pub, the beloved cash-only dive bar known for its tasty drinks and friendly staff. But after Townhall's former owner William Bucholtz passed away ...


 
Performers-light-up-the-stage-at-Windy-City-Trans-Visibility-Pageant

  Performers light up the stage at Windy City Trans Visibility Pageant

Life is Work presented its 3rd Annual Windy City Trans Visibility Pageant on March 30, with a star-studded epic extravaganza featuring 11 contestants performing alongside personalities from RuPaul's Drag Race. The event, which was held at ...


 
Q-Force-initiative-looks-to-save-democracy-by-getting-out-the-vote-

  Q Force initiative looks to 'save democracy' by getting out the vote

The Q Force Midwest Force Action Group initiative wants to save democracy-and they've hit the ground running to ensure President Biden wins reelection this November. The initiative of LGBTQ+ organizers and volunteers seeks to invigorate voters ...


 
Late-transgender-activist-Elise-Malary-receives-street-dedication-in-Andersonville

  Late transgender activist Elise Malary receives street dedication in Andersonville

Elise Malary, the late transgender activist who died in March 2022, was a born-and-raised Andersonville local who co-founded the neighborhood-based Chicago Therapy Collective (CTC). Now her memory is a permanent ...


 
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  Chicago's transgender community kicks off Transgender Week of Visibility with daylong conference, resource fair

Transgender community leaders, allies and politicians kicked off a weeklong celebration of transgender visibility in Chicago with a one-day conference and resource fair. More than 100 community members attended the ...


 
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  Windy City Times receives two Lisagor nominations

Chicago Headline Club has announced the finalists for its 2023 Peter Lisagor Awards on March 29. Two Windy City Times journalists were among those finalists. The Peter Lisagor Awards, according to Chicago Headline Club's website, "represent ...


 
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  SAVOR The Inspired Home Show, Uncle Julio's closes, Malort cocktails

Getting inspired: On March 17-19, The Inspired Home Show—a massive display of current and upcoming products focused on cooking, cleaning, containing and much more—occurred at McCormick Place. Battery-run lawn mowers ...


 
Red-Stars-tie-Orlando-remain-unbeaten

  Red Stars tie Orlando, remain unbeaten

The Chicago Red Stars remained unbeaten in their first three regular-season matches after a 1-1 draw with the Orlando Pride on March 29. It's the first time since 2019 that the club has gone unbeaten in ...


 
Biden-administrations-LGBTQ-health-expert-discusses-equity-goals

  Biden administration's LGBTQ+-health expert discusses equity goals

Adrian Shanker, who advises Biden administration officials on a broad range of issues pertaining to LGBTQ+ health, has ensuring access to competent medical care for all LGBTQ Americans as a key part of his job description. ...


 
News

  White House issues proclamation on 2024 Transgender Day of Visibility

A PROCLAMATION BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: On Transgender Day of Visibility, we honor the extraordinary courage and contributions of transgender Americans and reaffirm our Nation's commitment to forming a more perfect ...


 
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  NATIONAL Political candidates, flag controversy, HRC gala, New York Times, Disney

In California, of the historic 30 LGBTQ+ legislative candidates who ran in the March 5 primary, more than half are moving on to the fall ballot, The Bay Area Reporter noted. Based on the still unofficial ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ Dionne Warwick, OUTshine, Ariana DeBose, 'Showgirls,' 'Harlem'

Video below

Iconic singer Dionne Warwick was honored for her decades-long advocacy work for people living with HIV/AIDS at a star-studded amfAR fundraising gala in Palm Beach, per the Palm Beach Daily News. Warwick received the "Award of ...


 
WORLD-Israel-court-conversion-therapy-death-sentences-Georgia-bill-fashion-items

  WORLD Israel court, conversion therapy, death sentences, Georgia bill, fashion items

Israel's Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the Population Authority must register female couples as mothers on the birth certificates of their children they have together, The Washington Blade reported. The decision was made following a petition ...


 
Lambda-Legal-Launches-Speak-OUT-awareness-campaign-uplifting-trans-nonbinary-voices

  Lambda Legal Launches "Speak OUT" awareness campaign uplifting trans, nonbinary voices

--From a press release. VIDEO BELOW

(NEW YORK, NY — March 28, 2024) In advance of Transgender Day of Visibility, Lambda Legal, the nation's oldest and largest legal nonprofit working to achieve full equal rights for LGBTQ people and everyone living with ...


 
Four-Chicago-Red-Stars-receive-international-call-ups

  Four Chicago Red Stars receive international call-ups

CHICAGO (March 28, 2024) — Chicago Red Stars Nádia Gomes, Natalia Kuikka, Alyssa Naeher and Mallory Swanson have been tabbed to represent their countries during the April international window. Forwards Gomes and Swanson are set to ...


 
2024-Nike-Basketball-Camps-with-the-Chicago-Sky-announced

  2024 'Nike Basketball Camps with the Chicago Sky' announced

The Chicago Sky officially announced, in a debut collaboration with Nike Sports Camps, 2024 summer basketball camps for Chicagoland youth. Two camps for boys and girls ages 7-15 will take place June 17-21 and July 8-12 ...


 
Nex-Benedicts-autopsy-report-released

  Nex Benedict's autopsy report released

The full autopsy report for Nex Benedict (he/they)—a 16-year-old transgender and Indigenous student from Oklahoma's Owasso High School who died in February a day after a school fight—has been released. The Oklahoma Office of the Chie ...


 
Thailand-parliament-passes-landmark-marriage-bill

  Thailand parliament passes landmark marriage bill

On March 27, Thailand's parliament approved a marriage-equality bill by an overwhelmingly large margin—a landmark step that moves one of Asia's most liberal countries closer to legalizing same-sex unions, media ...


 
City-Lit-Executive-Artistic-Director-Brian-Pastor-talks-theater-comics-queerness-

  City Lit Executive Artistic Director Brian Pastor talks theater, comics, queerness

City Lit Theater has announced its programming for the 2024-25 season—which will be the company's 44th. It will also be the first season to be programmed under the leadership of Brian Pastor (they/them), who will assume ...


 
Brown-Elephant-returns-to-Northalsted

  Brown Elephant returns to Northalsted

Brown Elephant's Lake View location is moving to Northalsted and already accepting donations. Howard Brown Health, the largest LGBTQ+ health center in the midwest, operates three Brown Elephant resale shops in the Chicagoland area to help ...


 
An-interstate-trans-healthcare-crisis-Illinois-prepares-for-influx-of-people-seeking-gender-affirming-care

  An interstate trans healthcare crisis: Illinois prepares for influx of people seeking gender-affirming care

With hard-won rights, such as access to hormone replacement therapy or permission to use one's chosen pronouns in school, breaking down in states across the country, trans residents of all ages are left with a choice: ...


 
Be-here-be-queer-play-polo-Gay-Polo-League-creates-safe-athletic-space-for-LGBTQ-community

  Be here, be queer, play polo: Gay Polo League creates safe athletic space for LGBTQ community

LGBTQ+ athletic clubs aren't too hard to come by, offering a variety of sports such as softball, soccer and more in cities across the country. But LGBTQ+ athletes would be harder pressed to find someplace to ...


 
Planned-Parenthood-of-Illinois-expands-Orland-Park-health-center

  Planned Parenthood of Illinois expands Orland Park health center

--From a press release

ORLAND PARK, Ill. - Planned Parenthood of Illinois (PPIL) announces the expansion of its existing Orland Park Health Center at 14470 S. LaGrange Rd., Suite 106. The 1,800-square-foot expansion is projected to increase sexual and reproductive ...


 




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