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Chicagos-COVID-level-returns-to-medium-boosters-shots-encouraged

  Chicago's COVID level returns to 'medium'; boosters/shots encouraged

According to the latest information on the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) website, the city's COVID-19 risk level is now at medium level. In a news release, the Chicago Department of Public Health explained Cook ...


 
Transgender-Day-of-Resilience-Town-Hall-panelists-tackle-allyship-discrimination-and-immigration

  Transgender Day of Resilience: Town Hall panelists tackle allyship, discrimination and immigration

Brave Space Alliance (BSA), Life Is Work (LIW) and Chicago Therapy Collective (CTC) hosted three free events across the city that they named—TDOR Weekend: A New Era, Together— to celebrate ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Grammy-nominees-Gabrielle-Union-Trevor-Noah-Brendan-Fraser

  SHOWBIZ Grammy nominees, Gabrielle Union, Trevor Noah, Brendan Fraser

Out Magazine compiled a list of some of the 2023 LGBTQA+ Grammy nominees. Among those on the list were Brandi Carlile (who earned another seven Grammy nominations this year, raising her career total to 25), Lady ...


 
Center-on-Halsted-hosts-health-resource-event-for-LGBTQ-seniors

  Center on Halsted hosts health resource event for LGBTQ+ seniors

Center on Halsted hosted How to Plan for your Changing Health Needs, a Senior Citizen Resource Fair with a particular focus for members of the LGBTQ community on Nov. 8. A host of representatives from medical, ...


 
QPOC-and-transgender-elders-become-focus-of-grad-school-students-masters-thesis

  QPOC and transgender elders become focus of grad school student's master's thesis

When we think about how LGBTQ+ age, helping people feel connected and "seen" is just one of the many ways a community can care for LGBTQ+ elders. It can contribute to their mental health as they ...


 
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 ...


 
SAVOR-Matcha-Cita

  SAVOR Matcha Cita

Just steps from the Morgan stop on the Pink and Green lines is a heavenly place. And if you don't believe this writer about Matcha Cita (1017 W. Lake St., with an additional spot at Studio ...


 
NATIONAL-Birth-certificates-university-items-drag-show-standoff-Models-of-Pride

  NATIONAL Birth certificates, university items, drag-show standoff, 'Models of Pride'

Following a lawsuit from ACLU, ACLU of West Virginia and the Harvard Law School LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources' Vital Registration Office has introduced more accessible and safer policies ...


 
Howard-Brown-Healths-Big-Orange-Ball-has-Saturday-Night-Fever-theme

  Howard Brown Health's Big Orange Ball has 'Saturday Night Fever' theme

Howard Brown Health's Big Orange Ball was back in-person at Park West on Oct. 22—this time with a big (not orange) disco ball. About 300 people brought their Halloween spirit to the event, dressed in costumes ...


 
WORLD-Anti-LGBTQ-countries-UK-monkeypox-MPV-vigil-intersex-activist

  WORLD Anti-LGBTQ+ countries, UK monkeypox/MPV, vigil, intersex activist

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Thirty-four Commonwealth nations still have anti-LGBTQ+ laws—roughly three-fifths of the group's total of 53 nations, according to Erasing 76 Crimes. Worldwide, 69 countries still cling to such anti-homosexuality laws. Just ...


 
Chicago-Dept-of-Public-Health-reports-first-two-monkeypox-MPV-deaths

  Chicago Dept. of Public Health reports first two monkeypox/MPV deaths

On Oct. 21, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced two deaths of Chicago residents caused by this year's monkeypox virus (MPV) outbreak. According to a CDPH press release, both individuals had multiple other health ...


 
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 ...


 
BOOKS-Lesbian-co-author-discusses-No-More-Police-A-Case-for-Abolition

  BOOKS Lesbian co-author discusses 'No More Police: A Case for Abolition'

"We don't need all the answers to start down the road toward where we want to go: a world where everyone has safety, food, clean water, shelter, education, health, art, beauty, and rest."—No More Police: A ...


 
NATIONAL-Clevelands-ban-LGBT-center-Black-Public-Media-Folx-Health

  NATIONAL Cleveland's ban, LGBT center, Black Public Media, Folx Health

The Cleveland City Council passed a ban on conversion therapy for LGBTQ+ youth and impose criminal penalties for mental health professionals who provide it, cleveland.com reported. The ban, which Councilman Brian Mooney proposed, applies to talk, ...


 
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 ...


 
NATIONAL-Health-advisor-Supreme-Court-Monica-Roberts-bar-promoters

  NATIONAL Health advisor, Supreme Court, Monica Roberts, bar promoters

Spahr Center Executive Director Adrian Shanker has been appointed senior advisor on LGBTQI+ health equity in the office of the assistant secretary for health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, The Advocate reported. ...


 
CDPH-report-New-HIV-AIDS-diagnoses-at-lowest-points-since-the-1980s-other-STIs-rise

  CDPH report: New HIV, AIDS diagnoses at lowest points since the 1980s; other STIs rise

-- From a press release

CHICAGO — The number of Chicagoans newly diagnosed with HIV and AIDS in 2020 was at the lowest level in four decades, according to a comprehensive new HIV and STI (sexually transmitted infections) report from the ...


 
AIDS-Run-Walk-raises-approximately-500K-

  AIDS Run & Walk raises approximately $500K

Nearly 2,400 advocates, community partners, runners, walkers, volunteers, staff members and more gathered at Soldier Field on Oct. 2 for the 31st annual AIDS Run & Walk Chicago. The event raised approximately $500,000 (although online fundraising ...


 
Quigley-helps-send-letter-about-ending-reproductive-care-bias-against-LGBTQI-individuals

  Quigley helps send letter about ending reproductive-care bias against LGBTQI+ individuals

-- From a press release

Chicago—U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) and U.S. Representative Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06) sent a comment letter to the Administration affirming Congress's intent that health plans provide covered services regardless of gen ...


 
National-Day-of-Action-reproductive-rights-rally-set-for-Oct-8

  National Day of Action reproductive-rights rally set for Oct. 8

In Chicago, a broad group of more than 40 organizations—including a who's who of reproductive-justice groups—is organizing a rally in solidarity with a National Day of Action to defend and expand access to safe and legal ...


 
Harris-receives-Outstanding-Leadership-Award-from-IHA-

  Harris receives Outstanding Leadership Award from IHA

Illinois House Majority Leader Greg Harris was presented the Outstanding Leadership Award at the recent Illinois Health and Hospital Association's (IHA) Leadership Summit in Lombard. Harris, who is retiring from ...


 
Report-finds-systemic-abuse-in-US-womens-soccer-

  Report finds systemic abuse in U.S. women's soccer

An independent investigation into the scandals that were revealed in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) last season found emotional abuse and sexual misconduct were systemic in the sport, impacting multiple teams, coaches and players, N ...


 
Iceland-releases-extensive-LGBTQ-action-plan

  Iceland releases extensive LGBTQ+ action plan

Iceland has published its extensive action plan on LGBTQ+ issues for the years 2022 to 2025, PinkNews reported. The strategy includes an end to discrimination for queer blood donors, training in LGBTQ+ issues for police, "appropriate ...


 
WORLD-Fertility-strategy-trans-youth-charity-French-PM-Mexican-spots

  WORLD Fertility strategy, trans youth charity, French PM, Mexican spots

The British government committed to a 10-year strategy to end discrimination against "female same-sex couples" seeking fertility services, according to Human Rights Watch. The first-ever Women's Health Strategy for England ...


 
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. ...


 
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 ...


 
SPORTS-Soccer-legend-leaves-drug-company-womens-team-in-gold-medal-game

  SPORTS Soccer legend leaves drug company; women's team in gold-medal game

Lesbian soccer legend Abby Wambach told ESPN that she intends to fully sever ties with a concussion drug company that is backed by former NFL quarterback Brett Favre and is at the center of a Mississippi ...


 
Howard-Brown-Health-nurses-planning-series-of-strikes

  Howard Brown Health nurses planning series of strikes

Thirty nurses employed by Howard Brown Health and represented by the Illinois Nurses Association (INA) will go on a series of strikes starting Monday, Oct. 3, ...


 
MONKEYPOX-MPXV-Rapid-PCR-test-in-development

  MONKEYPOX/MPXV Rapid PCR test in development

Last spring, a rapid polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for COVID-19—developed by Northwestern University spinoff company Minute Molecular Diagnostics—received emergency use authorization (EUA) status from the ...


 
MONKEYPOX-MPXV-More-than-100-groups-call-for-increased-action

  MONKEYPOX/MPXV More than 100 groups call for increased action

Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) penned a letter to elected leaders calling for more funding and action to help stop the monkeypox (MPXV) outbreak. More than 100 LGBTQ+, health ...


 
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 ...


 
EPA-launches-Office-of-Environmental-Justice-and-External-Civil-Rights-

  EPA launches Office of Environmental Justice and External Civil Rights

The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) announced that it is establishing a new national office charged with advancing environmental justice and civil rights. The new Office of Environmental Justice and External ...


 
WORLD-Bias-claims-Qatar-policy-AHF-pledge-drag-queen-dies-at-28

  WORLD Bias claims, Qatar policy, AHF pledge, drag queen dies at 28

People of color have accused several LGBTQ+ venues in the heart of the Gay Village in Manchester, England, of racism and racial prejudice, VICE noted. Ten Black, Asian and Latinx people who identify as lesbian, gay, ...


 
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 ...


 
AIDS-Foundation-Chicago-hosts-two-day-event-about-unique-challenges-facing-elders-living-with-HIV-AIDS-

  AIDS Foundation Chicago hosts two-day event about unique challenges facing elders living with HIV/AIDS

AIDS Foundation Chicago hosted a two-part educational webinar about the complex needs of elders living with HIV/AIDS Sept. 22-23, where experts discussed how to better serve patients through healthcare, policies ...


 
Chicago-Cook-County-drop-to-low-COVID-19-community-level-rating

  Chicago, Cook County drop to low COVID-19 community-level rating

COVID-19 case and hospitalization rates are steadily improving in Chicago and Cook County—moving both the city and county from the medium into the low COVID-19 level for the first time since early May, the Chicago Department ...


 
Bisexual-pansexual-leaders-meet-with-HHS-officials-in-historic-roundtable

  Bisexual, pansexual leaders meet with HHS officials in historic roundtable

For Bisexual Awareness Week, bisexual and pansexual community leaders met with federal agency officials at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Sept. 20 to discuss remedies to the health disparities facing the bisexual ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Watermelon-Woman-Dragula-Indigo-Girls-Dahmer-series

  SHOWBIZ 'Watermelon Woman,' 'Dragula,' Indigo Girls, 'Dahmer' series

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Cheryl Dunye shared a photo on Facebook confirming that her 1996 groundbreaking lesbian-themed film Watermelon Woman is now officially part of the National Film Registry Library. According to the library's website, some of the other movies ...


 
Elle-Lett-keynotes-Transgender-Health-Equity-in-Troubled-Times-at-symposium

  Elle Lett keynotes 'Transgender Health Equity in Troubled Times' at symposium

Statistician, epidemiologist, physician-in-training and Boston Children's Hospital post-doctoral fellow Elle Lett kicked off the eighth annual Midwest LGBTQ+ Health Symposium with a keynote, "Transgender Health Equity in Troubled Times," on ...


 
Gov-Pritzker-adjusts-COVID-19-requirements-to-address-current-needs

  Gov. Pritzker adjusts COVID-19 requirements to address current needs

-- From a press release

Chicago — As part of his continuing plan to carefully unwind the state's COVID-19 executive orders, Gov. JB Pritzker updated testing requirements for school and childcare personnel, rescinding the requirement ...


 
Indiana-abortion-law-goes-into-effect-PPIL-expands-services

  Indiana abortion law goes into effect; PPIL expands services

Sept. 15 marks the day that Indiana's near-total ban on abortion takes effect, according to IndyStar. Gov. Eric Holcomb signed the new policy into law in early August after the Indiana General Assembly passed the measure ...


 
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 ...


 
Lindsey-Graham-proposes-national-abortion-bill

  Lindsey Graham proposes national abortion bill

On Sept 13, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) introduced a measure that would ban abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. It's the most significant proposal by Republicans in Congress to curtail the procedure since the ...


 
WORLD-Death-in-Bali-Chile-constitution-Wales-items-Israel-petition

  WORLD Death in Bali, Chile constitution, Wales items, Israel petition

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Bowing to pressure from activists, prosecutors in Peru launched an investigation into the suspicious death of a transgender man from Peru who died in custody in Bali after he was arrested for alleged cannabis possession, Gay ...


 
NATIONAL-Protests-Respect-for-Marriage-Act-photographer-Fla-Democrat

  NATIONAL Protests, Respect for Marriage Act, photographer, Fla. Democrat

The Inland Empire Pride festival in Riverside, California, was disrupted when far-right extremists demonstrated outside the event venue, The Advocate reported. Violent clashes erupted between protesters and those attending the ...


 
Bronze-sculpture-at-Indiana-Univ-honors-Kinsey

  Bronze sculpture at Indiana Univ. honors Kinsey

-- From a press release

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — A new bronze sculpture memorializing Alfred C. Kinsey's significant and enduring contributions to Indiana University now sits on the Bloomington campus, marking the 75th anniversary of the institute that bears his name. Kinse ...


 
Report-Black-Chicagoans-gap-in-life-expectancy-vs-non-Blacks-is-growing

  Report: Black Chicagoans' gap in life expectancy vs. non-Blacks is growing

A report stated that Black Chicagoans are expected to live more than nine fewer years than non-Black residents—and that gap in life expectancy is only growing, according to The Chicago Sun-Times. The Chicago Department of Public ...


 
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 ...


 
Lightfoot-CDPH-announce-delegate-agencies-for-Justice-for-All-initiative-

  Lightfoot, CDPH announce delegate agencies for 'Justice for All' initiative

-- From a press release

CHICAGO — Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced that the Chicago Abortion Fund and Planned Parenthood of Illinois have been selected as the two delegate agencies for the city's ...


 
Howard-Brown-president-CEO-reflects-on-COVIDs-impact

  Howard Brown president/CEO reflects on COVID's impact

According to Howard Brown Health President and CEO David Munar, the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic seemed eerily similar to the AIDS crisis of the '80s. "We saw all the same patterns at the dawning ...


 
Biden-administration-announces-monkeypox-interventions-at-upcoming-LGBTQ-events

  Biden administration announces monkeypox interventions at upcoming LGBTQ+ events

Officials from the White House, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced in an Aug. 30 press release that it was working with organizers of three ...


 
Prime-Minister-Justin-Trudeau-launches-Canadas-first-2SLGBTQI-action-plan

  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau launches Canada's first 2SLGBTQI+ action plan

The federal government unveiled what it described as a historic first as it announced a five-year, $100-million plan to support 2SLGBTQI+ communities across the country, CBC reported. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled the strategy, called "Canada' ...


 
LGBTQ-youths-adult-allies-gather-at-Action-Camp-2022-

  LGBTQ+ youths, adult allies gather at Action Camp 2022

LGBTQ+ young people and adult allies gathered under the sun and stars Aug. 1-5 for the 10th Annual Action Camp, co-hosted by the Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago's (PHIMC's) Illinois Safe Schools Alliance (the Alliance&# ...


 
Aaron-Rodgers-said-he-intentionally-misled-public-about-vaccination-status

  Aaron Rodgers said he intentionally misled public about vaccination status

Appearing on Joe Rogan's podcast Aug. 27, Aaron Rodgers—the quarterback of Chicago Bears archrival the Green Bay Packers—admitted to misleading the media about his COVID-19 vaccination status last season, CNN ...


 
Vietnam-ends-LGBTQ-conversion-therapy

  Vietnam ends LGBTQ+ conversion therapy

Vietnam has said that being LGBTQ+ is "not an illness" and ordered medical providers to end controversial practices like "conversion therapy," UPI reported. The government's health ministry said that being a member of the LGBTQ+ community ...


 
NATIONAL-Gay-judge-brewery-threatened-Victory-Fund-AIDS-Quilt

  NATIONAL Gay judge, brewery threatened, Victory Fund, AIDS Quilt

New York's highest court has designated Associate Judge Anthony Cannataro to serve as acting chief judge after Janet DiFiore steps down, Gay City News reported. Cannataro, the former administrative judge of New York City's civil court, ...


 
Illinois-surpasses-1000-monkeypox-cases

  Illinois surpasses 1,000 monkeypox cases

On Aug. 26, Illinois passed 1,000 monkeypox cases—less than three months after the disease first appeared in the state, The Chicago Tribune reported. Of the state's 1,005 confirmed and probable cases reported thus far, at least ...


 
CDPH-commissioner-Jesse-White-both-diagnosed-with-COVID

  CDPH commissioner, Jesse White both diagnosed with COVID

Chicago's top health official and one of the state's most visible elected officials have separately tested positive for COVID. Dr. Allison Arwady, Chicago's Department of Public Health commissioner, has tested positive for the first time, NBC ...


 
Court-upholds-injunction-blocking-Ark-ban-on-healthcare-for-trans-youth

  Court upholds injunction blocking Ark. ban on healthcare for trans youth

On Aug. 25, a federal appeals court has said that Arkansas cannot enact Act 626, its law banning gender-affirming healthcare for transgender youth because the law relies on sex discrimination, LGBTQ Nation reported. The three-judge panel ...


 
LGBTQ-leather-bar-Touche-hosting-monkeypox-vaccine-clinics

  LGBTQ+ leather bar Touche hosting monkeypox vaccine clinics

Chicago leather nightspot Touche, 6412 N. Clark St., is hosting a series of monkeypox vaccine clinics—called "Pox Vax Parties"—through September. Events will be held Wed., Aug. 24; Wed., Aug. 31; Tuesday, Sept. 6; Wed., Sept. 14; ...


 
HHS-Secretary-Becerra-announces-more-than-20-million-in-funding-to-end-HIV-epidemic-

  HHS Secretary Becerra announces more than $20 million in funding to end HIV epidemic

-- From a press release

Today, at the National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care and Treatment, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra announced more than $20 million in funding to expand HIV prevention, testing, and ...


 
Dr-Anthony-Fauci-to-step-down-in-December-

  Dr. Anthony Fauci to step down in December

Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden, announced Aug. 22 that he intends to retire from government service in December after four decades of work advising seven presidents, USA Today reported. Fauci, who ...


 
NATIONAL-Hospital-attacked-trans-murder-Alaska-candidates-awards-program

  NATIONAL Hospital attacked, trans murder, Alaska candidates, awards program

Anti-LGBTQ far right extremists have targeted Boston Children's Hospital, threatening its employees and medical staff after lies and misinformation spread online recently about the healthcare facility's treatment of trans+ youth ...


 
WORLD-Trans-activist-COVID-surveys-Michael-Sam-Saudi-Arabian-sisters

  WORLD Trans activist, COVID surveys, Michael Sam, Saudi Arabian sisters

Some people in London, Ontario, Canada's LGBTQ+ community reacted strongly to how a popular trans activist was treated by London Police Services earlier this month, CBC reported. Clara Sorrenti, 28, known as Keffals on the online ...


 
West-Hollywood-cancels-Halloween-Carnaval

  West Hollywood cancels Halloween Carnaval

The Halloween Carnaval—considered one of the most over-the-top and most-attended events that the city of West Hollywood, California, has annually offered—is being canceled. For two years now, the city's Halloween ...


 
CDPH-announces-more-monkeypox-vaccine-supplies-appointments-as-eligibility-expands

  CDPH announces more monkeypox vaccine supplies, appointments as eligibility expands

-- From a press release

CHICAGO — The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced today that the City of Chicago will receive up to an additional 20,000 doses of MPV (monkeypox) JYNNEOS vaccine from ...


 
Penn-governor-ends-conversion-therapy-for-LGBTQ-youth

  Penn. governor ends conversion therapy for LGBTQ+ youth

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed Executive Order 2022-2 "to protect Pennsylvanians from conversion therapy," according to a press release from his office. "Conversion therapy is a traumatic practice based on junk science that actively harms the ...


 
Actor-Ezra-Miler-seeking-treatment-for-mental-health-issues

  Actor Ezra Miler seeking treatment for mental-health issues

After troubling behavior that has included charges of harassment and felony burglary, as well as allegations of assault and abuse, non-binary actor Ezra Miller (Justice League; The Perks of Being a Wallflower), said they are seeking ...


 
WORLD-Vietnams-pro-LGBTQ-move-Grindr-kidnappings-Taiwan-event

  WORLD Vietnam's pro-LGBTQ+ move, Grindr kidnappings, Taiwan event

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Vietnam took a major step forward in the recognition of LGBTQ+ rights with the country's Ministry of Health stating that being gay, bisexual or transgender is not a disease and urging medical practitioners to end discrimination ...


 
NATIONAL-Conn-candidate-trans-study-DC-attacks-Palm-Springs-Pride

  NATIONAL: Conn. candidate, trans study, D.C. attacks, Palm Springs Pride

LGBTQ Victory Fund-endorsed candidate Erick Russell won the Democratic primary election for Connecticut state treasurer, according to an organizational press release. With this victory, he is on track to become the first out Black LGBTQ+ person ...


 
COVID-CDC-streamlines-guidance-new-info-for-immunocompromised

  COVID CDC 'streamlines guidance'; new info for immunocompromised

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a statement saying it is "streamlining its COVID-19 guidance to help people better understand their risk, how to protect themselves and others, what actions to take if ...


 
Cook-County-officials-discuss-MPV-timelines

  Cook County officials discuss MPV timelines

Members of the Cook County Health and Hospitals Committee gathered Aug. 8 to hear details from local health officials on the monkeypox virus' (MPV's) impact on both suburban Cook County and Chicago, and their planned responses. ...


 
Monkeypox-vaccine-events-being-held-Aug-13-14-

  Monkeypox vaccine events being held Aug. 13-14

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), along with City Colleges, will be holding monkeypox (MPV) vaccination events. The two events will be held at Malcolm X College on the West Side and Kennedy-King College on ...


 






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