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Montreal-Pride-Parade-is-canceled-

  Montreal Pride Parade is canceled

Citing security concerns, the organizers of the Fierte Montreal Pride Parade abruptly canceled the Aug. 7 event at the last minute, The Washington Blade reported. The other events scheduled at the Esplanade of the Olympic Park—T-Dance ...


 
CDPH-community-partners-provide-monkeypox-update-as-Market-Days-nears

  CDPH, community partners provide monkeypox update as Market Days nears

With the event known as Northalsted Market Days happening Aug. 6-7—and with tens of thousands of people expected to attend—the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and community partners held a press conference Aug. 4 about ...


 
Sinema-plans-to-sign-on-Senate-Democrats-climate-health-and-tax-bill

  Sinema plans to sign on Senate Democrats' climate, health and tax bill

U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Arizona) announced Aug. 4 that she will "move forward" with Democrats' massive climate, prescription drug and spending bill, after fellow party members appeared to reach an agreement about her concerns with the ...


 
-Cook-County-Commissioner-Morrison-calls-for-hearing-to-address-monkeypox-outbreak

  Cook County Commissioner Morrison calls for hearing to address monkeypox outbreak

-- From a press release

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — Aug, 4, 2022 —Cook County Commissioner Kevin Morrison (District 15) has introduced a resolution calling for a public hearing in the Cook County Health and Hospitals Committee that will convene Monday, Aug. 8, ...


 
Judge-W-Vas-Medicaid-program-must-cover-transgender-care

  Judge: W. Va.'s Medicaid program must cover transgender care

In West Virginia, U.S. District Judge Chuck Chambers ruled that the state's Medicaid program must provide coverage for gender-confirming care for transgender residents, ABC News reported. Chambers made the ruling on Aug. 2 in a lawsuit ...


 
The-Chicago-Sky-launch-The-Net-A-Mental-Health-Initiative

  The Chicago Sky launch The Net: A Mental Health Initiative

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (Aug. 3, 2022)—As issues of mental health make headlines in sport—and women's sports in particular—the WNBA championship team Chicago Sky launched "The Net," (A Network of Mental Health Support in ...


 
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 ...


 
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, ...


 
California-governor-declares-monkeypox-emergency

  California governor declares monkeypox emergency

Following New York and Illinois, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has declared a monkeypox emergency in his state. "California is working urgently across all levels of government to slow the spread of monkeypox, leveraging our robust testing, ...


 
Pritzker-issues-monkeypox-public-health-emergency-declaration

  Pritzker issues monkeypox public-health emergency declaration

-- From a press release

CHICAGO—Gov. JB Pritzker issued a proclamation declaring the monkeypox virus a public health emergency and declaring the state of Illinois a disaster area regarding the disease. The declaration, which applies to the entire state, will allow ...


 
New-York-San-Francisco-issue-monkeypox-declarations

  New York, San Francisco issue monkeypox declarations

Public health agencies for New York state and San Francisco issued monkeypox declarations July 28 to try to cope with the continued spread of the virus, NBC News reported. "This declaration means that local health departments ...


 
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 ...


 
Chicago-monkeypox-count-exceeds-300

  Chicago monkeypox count exceeds 300

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced July 27 that 326 Chicagoans have tested positive for the monkeypox virus (MPV) as the department and city continue outreach efforts in response to the outbreak. The most ...


 
NCLR-applauds-Biden-administrations-restoration-of-key-civil-rights-protections-in-health-care-regulations-

  NCLR applauds Biden administration's restoration of key civil rights protections in health care regulations

-- From a press release

WASHINGTON, DC — The National Center for Lesbian Rights applauds today's issuance of new proposed federal regulations that will restore essential nondiscrimination protections in health care, as required by federal ...


 
Quigley-reiterates-call-for-Monkeypox-Public-Health-Emergency

  Quigley reiterates call for Monkeypox Public Health Emergency

-- From a press release

Kyiv, Ukraine — U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), Vice Chair of the LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus, a member of the House Appropriations Committee, and Chair of the Subcommittee on Financial Services ...


 
HHS-announces-proposed-rule-to-strengthen-nondiscrimination-in-healthcare

  HHS announces proposed rule to strengthen nondiscrimination in healthcare

-- From a press release

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a proposed rule implementing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)(Section 1557) that prohibits discrimination on the basis of ...


 
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 ...


 
WORLD-Womens-rugby-EU-vs-Hungary-S-Korea-festival-Berlin-Pride

  WORLD Women's rugby, EU vs. Hungary, S. Korea festival, Berlin Pride

Trans women could be barred from playing women's rugby in England under new recommendations from the Rugby Football Union (RFU) that will be voted on soon, PinkNews reported. The move is a U-turn from the governing ...


 
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 ...


 
City-prioritizes-first-doses-of-monkeypox-vaccine

  City prioritizes first doses of monkeypox vaccine

Chicago health officials plan to prioritize the first doses of the monkeypox vaccine—and delay scheduling the second shots—to give as many people as possible their first dose of protection against the spreading virus, The Chicago Tribune ...


 
Registration-for-the-31st-Annual-AIDS-Run-Walk-only-24-for-24-hours-on-July-24

  Registration for the 31st Annual AIDS Run & Walk only $24 for 24 hours on July 24

-- From a press release

(Chicago, IL) AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) announces the return of its popular $24 for 24 promotion on July 24 for discounted registration for the 31st annual AIDS Run & Walk Chicago (ARWC) taking place Oct. 2 ...


 
Fifteen-organizations-receive-funding-from-Illinois-African-American-HIV-AIDS-Response-Act

  Fifteen organizations receive funding from Illinois African American HIV/AIDS Response Act

-- From a press release

CHICAGO, IL — JULY 22, 2022 — Thirteen African American-led community-based organizations (of 15 possible as the maximum) in Illinois have been awarded grants ranging up to $500,000+ from the ...


 
Schakowsky-arrested-during-abortion-rights-rally-Quigley-takes-legislative-action

  Schakowsky arrested during abortion-rights rally; Quigley takes legislative action

Illinois Congresswoman Jan Schakosky and more than a dozen other Democratic members of Congress were arrested by Capitol Police on July 19 during an abortion-rights protest outside the U.S. Supreme Court, CBS News reported. U.S. Capitol ...


 
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 ...


 
Catholic-hospital-system-denies-fertility-treatments-for-LGBTQ-couples

  Catholic hospital system denies fertility treatments for LGBTQ+ couples

An Illinois-based Catholic hospital system that employs more than 24,000 people will only cover fertility treatments for workers in opposite-sex marriages—a policy some lawyers say could violate federal discrimination statutes ...


 
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 ...


 
Planned-Parenthood-of-Illinois-Wisconsin-affiliates-to-partner-to-increase-abortion-access

  Planned Parenthood of Illinois, Wisconsin affiliates to partner to increase abortion access

-- From a press release

Waukegan, IL—Nearly three weeks following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, leaders of the Planned Parenthood of Illinois (PPIL) and Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin (PPWI) affiliates held ...


 
CDPH-prepares-to-increase-monkeypox-response

  CDPH prepares to increase monkeypox response

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) is ramping up efforts to combat the monkeypox virus (MPV) as the disease continues to make inroads across the country and in Chicago, officials said July 11. New MPV ...


 
Pritzker-appoints-Dr-Sameer-Vohra-to-lead-IDPH-succeeding-Dr-Ngozi-Ezike

  Pritzker appoints Dr. Sameer Vohra to lead IDPH, succeeding Dr. Ngozi Ezike

-- From a press release

SPRINGFIELD — Gov. JB Pritzker has appointed Dr. Sameer Vohra, a distinguished pediatrician and healthcare policy expert, to lead the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) beginning August 1. Dr. Vohra, the Founding Chair of the ...


 
CDPH-Chicago-has-more-than-100-cases-of-monkeypox

  CDPH: Chicago has more than 100 cases of monkeypox

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) stated that more than 100 cases of monkeypox have been confirmed in Chicago since the first probable case of the rare disease was discovered locally in early June, WTTW ...


 
Biden-signs-executive-order-preserving-abortion-access

  Biden signs executive order preserving abortion access

On July 8, President Joe Biden signed an executive order that takes steps to preserve abortion access. However, he underscored that it would take political change to restore the rights removed when the Supreme Court overturned ...


 
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 ...


 
IDPH-announces-federal-allocation-of-monkeypox-virus

  IDPH announces federal allocation of monkeypox virus

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) recently announced that as part of a national strategy to address the ongoing outbreak of monkeypox virus, the State of Illinois is receiving an immediate allocation of vaccines from ...


 
White-House-Office-of-National-AIDS-Policy-hosts-historic-Prosecutor-Roundtable-on-HIV-Criminal-Law

  White House Office of National AIDS Policy hosts historic Prosecutor Roundtable on HIV Criminal Law

-- From a press release

WASHINGTON — On June 30, 2022, the Center for HIV Law & Policy (CHLP) and the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA), in partnership with the White House Office of National AIDS Policy, brought together the nation's ...


 
Court-removes-Trump-era-rule-that-eliminated-discrimination-protections-

  Court removes Trump-era rule that eliminated discrimination protections

-- From a press release

Washington, DC, July 5, 2022 — A federal district court on Wednesday rescinded a discriminatory Trump-era rule that prohibited the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from requiring that service providers in its $500 ...


 
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. ...


 
Mental-health-specialist-Dani-LaPlant-talks-feelings-LGBTQ-rights-allies-and-more

  Mental-health specialist Dani LaPlant talks feelings, LGBTQ+ rights, allies and more

by Andrew Pirrotta

At a time when this country is seemingly more divided than ever, LGBTQ+ rights, and lives, are on the line. Whether it's states like Texas and Florida fighting to ban gender-affirming healthcare, or the Supreme Court ...


 
Sen-Baldwin-colleagues-applaud-confirmation-of-Global-AIDS-Coordinator-push-for-global-LGBTQI-rights

  Sen. Baldwin, colleagues applaud confirmation of Global AIDS Coordinator, push for global LGBTQI+ rights

-- From a press release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen.Tammy Baldwin joined her colleagues in congratulating John Nkengasong on his recent confirmation as U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator. The lawmakers also urged Ambassador Nkengasong to ensure ...


 
GLAAD-responds-to-HHS-announcement-to-combat-monkeypox-virus-outbreak-

  GLAAD responds to HHS announcement to combat monkeypox virus outbreak

-- From a press release

(June 29, 2022) - GLAAD responded to the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) just-announced strategy to mitigate the spread of monkeypox virus (MPV), which includes prioritizing vaccinations for ...


 
Wisconsin-governor-challenges-abortion-ban

  Wisconsin governor challenges abortion ban

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul have filed a lawsuit seeking to block the state's 173-year-old ban on abortions, asking a state court to declare the law unenforceable, ABC 7 Chicago reported. In ...


 
CDC-reminds-people-that-National-HIV-Testing-Day-is-June-27

  CDC reminds people that National HIV Testing Day is June 27

-- From a press release

June 27 is National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), a day to emphasize the importance of HIV testing and make sure everyone knows their status so they can take steps to improve their health, regardless of the ...


 
HIV-testing-dropped-sharply-among-key-groups-during-first-year-of-COVID-19-pandemic-

  HIV testing dropped sharply among key groups during first year of COVID-19 pandemic

-- From a press release

New CDC data published ahead of National HIV Testing Day (Monday, June 27) show a sharp decrease in the number of CDC-funded HIV tests administered in health care and non-health-care settings (43% and 50%, respectively) from ...


 
-Gov-Pritzker-signs-bills-expanding-protection-for-survivors-of-sexual-assault

  Gov. Pritzker signs bills expanding protection for survivors of sexual assault

-- From a press release

CHICAGO —At Chicago's Rush University Medical Center, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed two bills aimed at making medical and legal care for victims of sexual assault broader and more accessible. HB5441 amends Illinois Criminal Code to ...


 
IML-mentioned-in-CDPH-monkeypox-release

  IML mentioned in CDPH monkeypox release

On June 13, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) stated that it continues to investigate reports of monkeypox cases in Chicago residents and is asking people to take proper precautions when in spaces or situations ...


 
Bidens-historic-executive-order-strengthens-protections-for-the-2M-LGBT-youth-in-US

  Biden's historic executive order strengthens protections for the 2M LGBT youth in U.S.

-- From a press release

Today, President Biden signed an executive order that includes actions to protect LGBTQI+ youth from conversion therapy, expand LGBTQI+ access to comprehensive health care, support LGBTQI+ youth in schools, end ...


 
100-HIV-groups-call-on-Congress-to-fund-Bidens-National-PrEP-Program-

  100 HIV groups call on Congress to fund Biden's National PrEP Program

-- From a press release

(New York City, NY) Wednesday, June 15, 2022—PrEP4All, Inc., along with 100 HIV organizations, are leading the push for Congress to fund a National Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Program that would ...


 
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 ...


 
Governor-signs-bills-expanding-access-to-HIV-and-AIDS-related-care-and-prevention

  Governor signs bills expanding access to HIV- and AIDS-related care and prevention

-- From a press release

Chicago—Governor JB Pritzker signed HB4430 and HB5549 into law today, removing barriers to access for HIV and AIDS care and prevention. HB4430 allows pharmacists to dispense both pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis drugs (PrEP and PEP) without ...


 
AMA-chooses-first-openly-gay-president-elect

  AMA chooses first openly gay president-elect

Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, M.D., M.P.H, an anesthesiologist from Wisconsin, was voted president-elect of the American Medical Association (AMA) by physicians gathered at the Annual Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates. Following a year-long term as ...


 
Lightfoot-CDPH-announce-expansion-of-citywide-mental-health-network-

  Lightfoot, CDPH announce expansion of citywide mental health network

-- From a press release

CHICAGO — Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced today that the City of Chicago is awarding $3.1 million in new grants to expand City-funded outpatient mental health services across ...


 
New-military-policy-keeps-HIV-positive-service-members-deployable

  New military policy keeps HIV-positive service members deployable

A new Defense Department policy allows HIV-positive service members with an undetectable viral load to not only stay in uniform but remain deployable, Military Times reported. ...


 
Chicago-abortion-rights-advocate-warns-of-emboldened-right-wing

  Chicago abortion-rights advocate warns of emboldened right-wing

The only aspect of the recent leak of Justice Samuel Alito's leaked opinion attacking Roe v. Wade that surprised longtime abortion-rights activist Terry Cosgrove is that anyone else was surprised by it. "Donald Trump said he ...


 
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 ...


 
NATIONAL-Mysterious-death-Tennesee-law-lesbians-of-color-Guam

  NATIONAL Mysterious death, Tennesee law, lesbians of color, Guam

Gay bilingual mental-health counselor Julio Ramirez died in April after he fell unconscious in a taxi following a night out at gay bars in Hell's Kitchen—and then his bank accounts were allegedly drained days later, leaving ...


 
Second-probable-monkeypox-case-reported-in-Illinois

  Second probable monkeypox case reported in Illinois

On June 3, Chicago public-health officials said a second probable case of monkeypox has been identified in Illinois, ABC 7 Chicago reported. The second person to test positive for monkeypox is a close contact of the ...


 
VIEWS-Introductory-speech-at-the-IML-IMBB-2022-contest

  VIEWS Introductory speech at the IML/IMBB 2022 contest

Note: International Mr. Leather (IML) 2022 and International Mr. Bootblack (IMBB) 2022 took place May 26-30 in Chicago. At the culminating contest on May 29, Chuck Renslow Charitable Foundation President ...


 
Probable-monkeypox-case-confirmed-in-Chicago

  Probable monkeypox case confirmed in Chicago

On June 2, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced a single presumptive monkeypox case in an adult male Chicago resident with recent travel history to Europe, per ...


 
Illinois-attorney-general-issues-guidance-on-reproductive-rights-in-the-state

  Illinois attorney general issues guidance on reproductive rights in the state

-- From a press release

Chicago — Attorney General Kwame Raoul released new guidance to ensure that the public and members of law enforcement understand Illinois' legal protections for abortions. Attorney General Raoul's office released ...


 
NATIONAL-Trans-survey-Gays-Against-Guns-TIME-100-candidates-crimes

  NATIONAL Trans survey, Gays Against Guns, TIME 100, candidates, crimes

Transgender women experiencing homelessness, food insecurity, poor health services and low pay are less likely to receive necessary HIV prevention support or treatment, according to a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) study based on responses from ...


 
WORLD-Canadian-law-GLAAD-Pride-Flag-situation-German-story-hour

  WORLD Canadian law, GLAAD, Pride Flag situation, German story hour

Members of Canada's LGBTQ community, Indigenous people and minority groups fear a proposed law tackling online harm could disproportionately curtail their online freedoms and even make them police targets, The Toronto Sun reported. Plans for an ...


 
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 ...


 
CDPH-issues-statement-about-monkeypox

  CDPH issues statement about monkeypox

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued a statement about the monkeypox virus. "[The department] is working closely with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the ...


 
Howard-Brown-Health-unveils-Pride-mural-at-Walsh-Park

  Howard Brown Health unveils Pride mural at Walsh Park

On May 25, Howard Brown Health unveiled a mural celebrating Pride month, in collaboration with local artist David Anthony Geary. The unveiling took place at Walsh Park, 1722 N. Ashland Ave. Wintrust Bank's ongoing community partnership ...


 
Trevor-Project-45-of-LGBTQ-youth-considered-suicide-in-the-past-year

  Trevor Project: 45% of LGBTQ youth considered suicide in the past year

The Trevor Project recently released its 2022 survey on the mental health of LGBTQ+ youth. According to an introduction from Trevor Project CEO & Executive Director Amit Paley, the survey demonstrates that rates of suicidal thoughts ...


 
CDC-publishes-new-HIV-surveillance-reports

  CDC publishes new HIV surveillance reports

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a new HIV surveillance report: Diagnoses of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2020; and a new HIV supplemental surveillance report: Monitoring Selected National ...


 
THEATER-Musical-Get-Out-Alive-running-July-8-Aug-7

  THEATER Musical 'Get Out Alive' running July 8-Aug. 7

Haven will continue its 2021-22 season with Nikki Lynette's multidisciplinary afrogoth musical Get Out Alive, co-directed by Roger Ellis and Lucky Stiff, which features the writer and her personal journey with mental health. The production will ...


 
Planned-Parenthood-of-Illinois-launches-abortion-pill-by-mail-service-within-the-state

  Planned Parenthood of Illinois launches abortion pill-by-mail service within the state

-- From a press release

CHICAGO - Planned Parenthood of Illinois (PPIL) will offer abortion pills through the mail to qualifying patients with an Illinois address. The FDA permanently removed in-person dispensing requirement for Mifepristone ...


 
Howard-Brown-Health-releases-annual-report

  Howard Brown Health releases annual report

Recently, Howard Brown Health released its annual report, "Building Towards Health Equity." The report begins, "In 2021, Howard Brown Health not only rose to the occasion in our pandemic response, we laid the groundwork for the ...


 
WORLD-Nigeria-protest-Flag-in-the-Map-Belgium-McDonalds

  WORLD Nigeria protest, 'Flag in the Map,' Belgium, McDonald's

Dressed in rainbow-colored vests, members of the LGBTQ+ community marched in a dangerous demonstration in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, to protest a bill introduced by lawmakers in Nigeria's lower house of parliament last month seeking to ban ...


 
COVID-Chicago-Cook-County-currently-still-at-medium-level

  COVID Chicago, Cook County currently still at 'medium' level

Chicago and suburban Cook County remain at a medium COVID Community Level, even as case rates continue to increase throughout the Midwest and northeastern United States, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced May 20. ...


 
Monkeypox-in-US-other-countries-cases-include-gay-bi-men

  Monkeypox in U.S., other countries; cases include gay, bi men

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating a confirmed case of monkeypox in the United States, according to a press release from the CDC Health Alert ...


 
Five-Worth-Finding-Chocolate-festival-lesbian-sci-fi-film-Smahtguy

  Five Worth Finding: Chocolate festival, lesbian sci-fi film, 'Smahtguy'

—The Long Grove Chocolate Festival: The beloved Chocolate Festival will return to the historic streets and parkways of downtown Long Grove for the first time in three years, May 20-22. Chocolate lovers can experience so much—including ...


 
WORLD-Eswatini-ruling-Toronto-deaths-Greece-blood-donations

  WORLD Eswatini ruling, Toronto deaths, Greece, blood donations

The High Court in Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) rejected an appeal for legal recognition by the local LGBTQ+-rights group Eswatini Sexual & Gender Minorities, citing "laws … prevailing in the kingdom" ...


 
Judge-blocks-part-of-Alabama-law-criminalizing-care-for-trans-youth

  Judge blocks part of Alabama law criminalizing care for trans youth

On May 13, U.S. District Judge Liles Burke blocked part of an Alabama law that made it a felony to prescribe gender-affirming puberty blockers and hormones to transgender minors, USA Today reported. ...


 





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