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Howard-Brown-Health-Names-Robin-Gay-DMD-as-Interim-President-and-CEO

  Howard Brown Health Names Robin Gay, DMD as Interim President and CEO

--From a press release

Howard Brown Health's Board of Directors announced today the appointment of Robin Gay, DMD as Interim President and CEO. Dr. Gay, who most recently served as Chief Dental Officer, assumes the role formerly held by outgoing ...


 
Unprecedented-Alabama-Supreme-Court-ruling-undermins-access-to-family-building-healthcare-GLAD-responds-

  Unprecedented Alabama Supreme Court ruling undermins access to family-building healthcare, GLAD responds

--From a press release

Feb. 23, 2024 (Boston) — Today, GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) issued the following statement from Polly Crozier, GLAD's Director of Family Advocacy, on the Alabama Supreme Court decision ...


 
Center-on-Halsted-to-host-trans-youth-family-summit

  Center on Halsted to host trans youth & family summit

Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., has announced that its Trans Youth & Family Summit 2024 will take place March 16. This year marks the sixth annual event, which partners between Youth Services' Pride Youth ...


 
As-Chicago-prepares-to-host-DNC-former-delegates-reflect-on-LGBTQ-inclusion-at-previous-conventions

  As Chicago prepares to host DNC, former delegates reflect on LGBTQ+ inclusion at previous conventions

When Mark Ishaug, now the CEO of the mental health advocacy Thresholds, was a delegate at the 1996 Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Chicago, representing the larger LGBTQ+ community was "critical," he said. The convention, where ...


 
West-Side-Story-gets-a-sex-positive-spin-with-new-burlesque-show

  'West Side Story' gets a sex-positive spin with new burlesque show

In partial observance of National Condom Day, which was Feb. 14, Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) presented A West Side Story Burlesque at the Harris Theater for two hour-long performances on Feb. 17. The show, ...


 
Connections-for-the-Homeless-purchases-Evanston-hotel

  Connections for the Homeless purchases Evanston hotel

Connections for the Homeless in Evanston hosted an open house at the Margarita Inn, formerly a boutique hotel, February 13, to celebrate its purchase for use as a hotel-based interim shelter. The Margarita Inn will give ...


 
NATIONAL-Utah-board-member-Baths-founder-dies-Fla-protests-DoJ-equity-plan

  NATIONAL Utah board member, Baths founder dies, Fla. protests, DoJ equity plan

Utah's Republican governor and lieutenant governor urged the State Board of Education to take action against a conservative board member whose social-media post questioning the gender of a high school basketball player incited threats against the ...


 
Illinois-Poor-Peoples-Campaign-National-call-for-moral-revival-demands-action-against-poverty-

  Illinois Poor People's Campaign: National call for moral revival demands action against poverty

--From a press release

Springfield, IL — The Illinois chapter of the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival (ILPPC) will convene a critical press conference at the state capitol, alongside 32 other states across the nation on ...


 
Coalition-of-LGBTQ-advocates-health-care-providers-release-Project-RAINBOW-report

  Coalition of LGBTQ+ advocates, health care providers release Project RAINBOW report

--From a press release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A coalition of more than two dozen LGBTQ+ advocate organizations and health care providers are releasing a new report aimed at addressing the challenges and discrimination that ...


 
Munar-prepares-to-step-away-from-Howard-Brown-leadership

  Munar prepares to step away from Howard Brown leadership

After 10 years of leadership at Howard Brown Health, President and CEO David Ernesto Munar has decided to step down from his post on Feb. 29. Munar, who'd previously been president and CEO of AIDS Foundation ...


 
New-US-Trans-Survey-highlights-importance-of-gender-affirming-care-and-societal-acceptance

  New US Trans Survey highlights importance of gender-affirming care and societal acceptance

After surveying 92,329 people in 2022, the early insights gleaned from the 2022 U.S. Trans Survey (USTS) have been released—and they highlight just how much impact gender-affirming care can have. The USTS, which was last completed ...


 
NATIONAL-Texas-court-police-chief-Gentili-memorial-Philly-controversy-

  NATIONAL Texas court, police chief, Gentili memorial, Philly controversy

The Texas Supreme Court heard oral arguments challenging Senate Bill 14, the ban on gender-affirming care that went into effect last September, KERA reported. SB 14 blocks trans minors from accessing gender-affirming medical care, such as ...


 
WORLD-Taiwan-MP-lesbian-couple-India-items-Ghana-assault-Nepal

  WORLD Taiwan MP, lesbian couple, India items, Ghana assault, Nepal

Huang Jie said her election to Taiwan's parliament as the island's first openly gay MP represents progress, according to the Hong Kong Free Press. "I hope (my election) will bring courage to many people as I've ...


 
Town-Hall-Apartments-switching-ownership-from-Heartland-Alliance

  Town Hall Apartments switching ownership from Heartland Alliance

Town Hall Apartments is switching management amid financial turmoil at Heartland Alliance. Full Circle Communities, an affordable housing nonprofit with more than 1,600 units across the Midwest, plans to take ownership of Town Hall Apartments as ...


 
Howard-Brown-Health-President-and-CEO-to-depart-following-ten-years-of-service

  Howard Brown Health President and CEO to depart following ten years of service

--From a press release

Following 10 years of dedicated leadership, David Ernesto Munar has decided to step down as President and CEO of Howard Brown Health. His last day will be on February 29, 2024. "The board celebrates David's work ...


 
TAWANI-Foundation-commits-25K-to-StartOut-supporting-LGBTQ-entrepreneurship

  TAWANI Foundation commits $25K to StartOut, supporting LGBTQ+ entrepreneurship

--From a press release

CHICAGO — February 8, 2024 — The TAWANI Foundation, a 501(c)(3) that provides support in the areas of arts and culture, historical preservation, health and wellness, LGBTQ+ and human rights ...


 
National-Black-Justice-Coalition-commemorates-National-Black-HIV-AIDS-Awareness-Day

  National Black Justice Coalition commemorates National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

--From a press release

WASHINGTON — Today, Feb. 7, marks National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). In commemoration, Dr. David J. Johns, CEO of the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), a leading Black LGBTQ+/same-gender ...


 
GLAAD-remembers-Cecilia-Gentili-transgender-Latina-actress-activist-health-care-activist-journalist-

  GLAAD remembers Cecilia Gentili, transgender Latina, actress, activist, health care activist, journalist

--From a press release

(New York, NY - February 6, 2024) GLAAD, the world's largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, is responding to the death of transgender actress and advocate Cecilia Gentili and elevating voices of transgender and political leaders honoring ...


 
Planned-Parenthood-Illinois-Action-board-announces-2024-primary-endorsements

  Planned Parenthood Illinois Action board announces 2024 primary endorsements

--From a press release

CHICAGO—The Board of Directors of Planned Parenthood Illinois Action (PPIA), the non-partisan political and advocacy arm of Planned Parenthood of Illinois, proudly announces its final endorsements for the March 19 ...


 
NATIONAL-Toni-Atkins-Maine-bisexual-advocate-dies-Jussie-Smollett-school-board

  NATIONAL Toni Atkins, Maine, bisexual advocate dies, Jussie Smollett, school board

San Diego leader and California Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins kicked off her bid to become California's next governor, becoming the latest Democrat to join the 2026 race, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported. Atkins is ...


 
More-than-210000-Latinx-LGBT-immigrants-live-in-California

  More than 210,000 Latinx LGBT immigrants live in California

--From a press release

Nearly two-thirds of Latinx LGBT immigrants without Green Cards live in poverty. A new study by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law finds that there are 211,000 Latinx LGBT immigrants in California, including 68,800 ...


 
On-51st-anniversary-of-Roe-v-Wade-Mayor-Brandon-Johnson-reaffirms-commitment-to-reproductive-rights

  On 51st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Mayor Brandon Johnson reaffirms commitment to reproductive rights

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Today marks the 51st anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade, which preserved the constitutional right to choose. Chicago has a long history of advocating for women's rights and is considered ...


 
National-state-groups-petition-UN-about-human-rights-crisis-facing-LGBTQIA-Texans

  National, state groups petition UN about human rights crisis facing LGBTQIA+ Texans

--From a press release

Austin, TX - Today, Equality Texas, the ACLU of Texas, GLAAD, and the Human Rights Campaign with the support of the Human Rights Clinic at the University of Texas at Austin School of Law submitted a ...


 
Gov-JB-Pritzkers-statement-on-the-51st-anniversary-of-Roe-v-Wade

  Gov. JB Pritzker's statement on the 51st anniversary of Roe v Wade

--From a press release

Chicago —— On the 51st anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, Gov. JB Pritzker released the following statement: "Today marks the 51st anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that for five decades protected ...


 
NATIONAL-Wis-report-gender-dysphoria-HIV-research-Stonewall-exhibit-gay-CEOs

  NATIONAL Wis. report, gender dysphoria, HIV research, Stonewall exhibit, gay CEOs

A new annual report from Wisconsin's Office of Children's Mental Health shows that the state's minors—especially girls, children of color and LGBTQ+ youth—continue to struggle with anxiety, depression and thoughts ...


 
WORLD-Conversion-therapy-trans-Haitian-advocate-intersex-report-activist-attacked

  WORLD Conversion therapy, trans Haitian advocate, intersex report, activist attacked

Norway is the latest country to outlaw conversion therapy after its parliament passed a bill that criminalizes the practice, Mamba noted. The bill, under development since 2019, received approval in the Storting (the Norwegian parliament) last ...


 
NATIONAL-Trans-Health-Equity-Act-school-policy-drag-items-Don-Lemon-Danica-Roem

  NATIONAL Trans Health Equity Act, school policy, drag items, Don Lemon, Danica Roem

The Trans Health Equity Act—a law that requires Maryland's Medicaid program to cover gender-affirming treatments—took effect Jan. 1, The Washington Blade noted. In May 2023, Democratic Gov. Wes Moore signed the act. The law covers hormone ...


 
11th-Circuit-allows-Alabama-transgender-adolescent-medical-ban-to-take-effect-NCLR-responds

  11th Circuit allows Alabama transgender adolescent medical ban to take effect, NCLR responds

--From a press release

Today Jan. 11, 2024, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order allowing Alabama's ban on medical care for transgender adolescents to take effect. This order grants a request by the state of Alabama to ...


 
Williams-Institute-41000-transgender-immigrants-live-in-California

  Williams Institute: 41,000 transgender immigrants live in California

--From a press release

A new study by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law finds that there are 174,200 transgender immigrants in the United States and 41,000 transgender immigrants in California, comprising over one-quarter (27%) of the state's ...


 
Ohio-House-overrides-governors-pro-trans-veto

  Ohio House overrides governor's pro-trans veto

On Jan. 10, Ohio's Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted 65-28 to override GOP Gov. Mike DeWine's Dec. 29 veto of a bill that bans gender-affirming healthcare for minors. Democrats say transgender people and parents of transgender ...


 
HEALTH-Northwestern-Medicine-has-third-gender-option-Chicago-at-medium-COVID-level

  HEALTH Northwestern Medicine has third-gender option; Chicago at 'medium' COVID level

Northwestern Medicine now allows patients to use the letter "X" on documents for their gender if they do not want to identify as male or female, WLS reported. Officials said it's been a year-long process involving ...


 
Sam-Morrison-sashays-into-the-Windy-City-with-Sugar-Daddy

  Sam Morrison sashays into the Windy City with Sugar Daddy

Comedian Sam Morrison is coming to Chicago with his show Sugar Daddy. This Brooklyn-based gay writer created the act both to deal with his personal health issues and process the grief of losing his partner Jonathan ...


 
Republican-Ohio-governor-vetoes-anti-trans-youth-bans-in-health-and-sports

  Republican Ohio governor vetoes anti-trans youth bans in health and sports

After speaking with healthcare providers and the families of transgender children, Republican Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine vetoed an anti-LGBTQ+ measure that would have banned transgender youth from receiving gender-affirming care ...


 
Ohio-Governor-DeWine-vetoes-ban-on-transgender-medical-care-NCLR-responds

  Ohio Governor DeWine vetoes ban on transgender medical care, NCLR responds

--From a press release

December 29, 2023 - Today Ohio Governor Mike DeWine vetoed HB 68 bill that would have banned medical care for transgender adolescents, stating: "It is the parents who know their child best." Across the country, federal ...


 
Queer-Filipinx-filmmaker-looks-at-three-women-during-the-pandemic-in-Who-We-Become

  Queer Filipinx filmmaker looks at three women during the pandemic in 'Who We Become'

In the documentary Who We Become: A Story of Kapwa (currently streaming on Netflix), queer, first-generation Filipinx American filmmaker PJ Raval examines the lives of three young Filipino American women—Lauren ...


 
Judge-Blue-Cross-Blue-Shield-of-Illinois-may-not-exclude-gender-affirming-care-in-plans-across-the-US

  Judge: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois may not exclude gender-affirming care in plans across the U.S.

--From a press release

(Tacoma, WA, December 20, 2023) — Today, U.S. District Court Judge Robert Bryan instructed Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) to cease imposing discriminatory exclusions on gender-affirming care in ...


 
Chicago-trans-man-sues-former-employer-union-over-gender-affirming-medical-care-denials

  Chicago trans man sues former employer, union over gender-affirming medical care denials

Chicago trans man Morgan Mesi, 34, filed a federal lawsuit Dec. 14 that alleges he was denied medically necessary and critical gender-affirming healthcare by the health care plan that is run jointly by his former employers ...


 
Chicago-Dancers-United-and-The-Dancers-Fund-become-Chicago-Dance-Health-Fund

  Chicago Dancers United and The Dancers' Fund become Chicago Dance Health Fund

--From a press release

Chicago Dancers United, which has supported the health and wellness of Chicago's professional dance community through The Dancers' Fund for more than 30 years, announces that, effective January 1, 2024, the organization will operate and distribute ...


 
NATIONAL-Social-Security-NBJC-grants-Discords-policy-Sam-Altman-Ohio-deaths

  NATIONAL Social Security, NBJC grants, Discord's policy, Sam Altman, Ohio deaths

A nonbinary former employee of the U.S. Social Security Administration, identified as "J. Doe," filed suit against the agency, claiming workplace misgendering forced them to resign, Philadelphia Gay News reported. Doe claims that constant misgendering at ...


 
NATIONAL-Dr-Rachel-Levine-World-AIDS-Day-trans-deaths-Philly-bar-art

  NATIONAL Dr. Rachel Levine, World AIDS Day, trans deaths, Philly bar art

United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama Liles C. Burke ruled that emails and other records from U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Rachel Levine are relevant to a lawsuit challenging Alabama's ban ...


 
WORLD-Laws-and-HIV-AIDS-Russias-crackdown-LGB-Alliance-Olympians

  WORLD Laws and HIV/AIDS, Russia's crackdown, LGB Alliance, Olympians

A senior UN official said that anti-LGBTQ+ laws stop people from accessing life-saving health services and seriously impede progress on eliminating HIV/AIDS, The Guardian reported. Sixty-seven countries have laws that ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Former-Disney-star-womens-sports-Latifah-Lenny-Kravitz-Barbie

  SHOWBIZ Former Disney star, women's sports, Latifah, Lenny Kravitz, 'Barbie'

Videos below

In an essay about mental health that ran in Teen Vogue, former Disney star Karan Brar came out as bisexual, Out noted. In the essay, Brar talked about moving out of his parents' place —something that ...


 
Wisconsin-governor-vetoes-anti-trans-youth-healthcare-ban

  Wisconsin governor vetoes anti-trans youth healthcare ban

In an expected move, Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers vetoed a bill that aimed to outlaw gender-affirming care for minors, CBS News reported. Evers has sworn to strike down any proposals from the GOP-controlled Wisconsin Legislature ...


 
When-Black-queer-people-win-everybody-wins-Foundation-releases-report-to-improve-equity-at-community-orgs

  'When Black queer people win, everybody wins': Foundation releases report to improve equity at community orgs

In November, Lighthouse Foundation released its 2023 update on its research project, the Black Queer Equity Index, providing a guide that non-profit leaders can use to improve the experiences of marginalized employees and clients. Since 2020, ...


 
Scotland-announces-five-year-plan-to-help-nonbinary-people

  Scotland announces five-year plan to help nonbinary people

Scotland's government has announced a five-year action plan to improve the lives of non-binary people, Yahoo! News reported. Among other things, the first-of-its-kind plan in the UK (and, quite possibly, in the world) includes actions to ...


 
NATIONAL-Bishop-removed-business-news-Jezebel-shutting-down-MAP-head

  NATIONAL Bishop removed, business news, Jezebel shutting down, MAP head

Pope Francis removed the bishop of Tyler, Texas—a conservative prelate active on social media who has been a fierce critic of the pontiff, PBS reported. A one-line statement from the Vatican said the pope had "relieved" ...


 
Howard-Brown-Health-Workers-United-members-gather-for-post-strike-rally

  Howard Brown Health Workers United members gather for post-strike rally

Howard Brown Health (HBH) Workers United members held an evening post-Unfair Labor Practices (ULP) strike rally Nov. 15 in front of the new multi-story HBH Halsted clinic. It was the conclusion of their two-day strike that ...


 
Eye-opening-LGBTQ-womens-survey-shatters-myths-and-spotlights-challenges

  Eye-opening LGBTQ+ women's survey shatters myths and spotlights challenges

The realities, ambitions and hardships of queer women aren't often given deep analysis by researchers. Mainstream socio-political conversations, research data and legislative choices frequently center individuals whose lives are marked ...


 
Mayor-Johnson-names-new-CPDH-commissioner

  Mayor Johnson names new CPDH commissioner

Mayor Brandon Johnson announced the appointment of esteemed public health leader Dr. Olusimbo "Simbo" Ige, MD, MS, MPH to serve as commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH). The announcement took place days after ...


 
IDHS-head-Dulce-Quintero-reflects-on-making-history-being-an-advocate

  IDHS head Dulce Quintero reflects on making history, being an advocate

Dulce Quintero has always believed in helping people—and decades of doing so has resulted in an especially noteworthy achievement. Recently, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker appointed Quintero, a member of the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame, as ...


 
UN-committee-criticizes-United-States-LGBTQ-record

  UN committee criticizes United States' LGBTQ+ record

Reviewing the United States' record on civil and political rights, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) condemned the country's record on LGBTQ+ rights, according to Human Rights Watch. In 1992, the United States ratified the ...


 
Former-CDPH-head-accepts-position-with-the-CDC

  Former CDPH head accepts position with the CDC

Former Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) commissioner Dr. Alison Arwady is now with The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, according to Axios. The CDC announced on Nov. 9 that Arwady will ...


 
NATIONAL-Election-results-campus-items-Puerto-Rican-icons-healthcare-suit

  NATIONAL Election results, campus items, Puerto Rican icons, healthcare suit

Historic developments took place during the Nov. 7 elections that happened in some states. LGBTQ+ Victory Fund candidate Rue Landau won an at-large seat on the Philadelphia City Council—making her the first out LGBTQ+ candidate to ...


 
Three-states-sue-to-block-abortion-pill-sales

  Three states sue to block abortion-pill sales

On Nov. 6, three states—Idaho, Kansas and Missouri—sued the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Department of Health and Senior Services for approving the abortion pill mifepristone and allowing its ...


 
Berlin-Nightclub-workers-urge-customers-to-boycott-as-they-fight-for-fair-contract

  Berlin Nightclub workers urge customers to boycott as they fight for fair contract

Berlin Nightclub workers are calling for people to boycott the LGBTQ+ club while they push for their first contract, which they hope will include increased wages and access to healthcare. Berlin Nightclub workers unionized in April ...


 
WORLD-Spirit-Day-popes-meeting-conversion-therapy-Elite-actor-tourism

  WORLD Spirit Day, pope's meeting, conversion therapy, 'Elite' actor, tourism

Spirit Day—an annual observance celebrated every third Thursday of October that is dedicated to taking a stand against bullying and showing support for the LGBTQ+ youth—was marked globally, GLAAD noted. ...


 
Former-Bachelorette-contestant-Josh-Seiter-talks-bisexuality-mental-health

  Former 'Bachelorette' contestant Josh Seiter talks bisexuality, mental health

t's safe to say that 2023 is probably one of the most pivotal years in Josh Seiter's life. During the summer, Seiter—a former Bachelorette contestant who's also a Chicago resident, Chicago-Kent College of Law grad, mental-health ...


 
Blue-Cross-Blue-Shield-of-Illinois-faces-LGBTQ-fertility-lawsuit

  Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois faces LGBTQ+ fertility lawsuit

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois recently ruled that Illinois resident Kelsey Murphy can proceed with a proposed class-action lawsuit against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL), Bloomberg Law reported. The ...


 
Georgia-to-cover-gender-affirming-healthcare-for-state-employees

  Georgia to cover gender-affirming healthcare for state employees

As part of a settlement, Georgia's health-insurance plan will now cover state employees after the state agreed to a $365,000 court settlement with three employees, according to several media outlets, including The Georgia Reporter. Co-plaintiff Benjam ...


 
Report-from-National-LGBTQ-Womens-Community-Survey-includes-high-rates-of-disability-intimate-partner-violence-

  Report from National LGBTQ+ Women's Community Survey includes high rates of disability, intimate partner violence

--From a press release

LOS ANGELES, October 12—Today, the Los Angeles LGBT Center, in partnership with Justice Work and 120 partner organizations, released the first full report from the largest and most comprehensive survey on LGBTQ+ women who partner with ...


 
Advocates-to-appeal-ruling-denying-request-to-temporarily-block-Oklahoma-ban-on-gender-affirming-care

  Advocates to appeal ruling denying request to temporarily block Oklahoma ban on gender-affirming care

--From a press release

OKLAHOMA — The United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma has rejected a request from families and a medical provider to temporarily block an Oklahoma law banning gender-affirming medical care for transgender youth ...


 
Former-Illinois-GOP-chair-joins-Personal-PAC-board

  Former Illinois GOP chair joins Personal PAC board

Former Illinois Republican Party chair Pat Brady has joined the board of Personal PAC, a pro-choice organization, Politico Illinois Playbook reported. The move is considered controversial within the Republican Party ...


 
Support-group-for-LGBT-widows-and-widowers-unites-members-in-grief

  Support group for LGBT widows and widowers unites members in grief

In May of 2016, C. Russell Bond of Wilmette founded a Meetup.com monthly support group for LGBT widows and widowers. The group's most recent September meeting happened to fall one day after an anniversary date with ...


 
Kentucky-Tennessee-allowed-to-enforce-anti-trans-youth-healthcare-bans

  Kentucky, Tennessee allowed to enforce anti-trans youth healthcare bans

The Cincinnati, Ohio-based Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has allowed Tennessee and Kentucky to enforce laws banning gender-affirming medical care for minors, such as puberty blockers, hormones and surgery, Reuters reported. The ruling is the ...


 
OPINION-Social-media-use-mental-health-literacy-and-related-problems-among-LGBTQ-youth

  OPINION Social media use, mental health literacy and related problems among LGBTQ+ youth

Special to Windy City Times Depression levels in the United States have risen steadily over the past five decades, and steep increases have been observed in recent years among children, adolescents, and adults under 25 years ...


 
Lambda-TLDEF-urge-4th-Circuit-to-uphold-rulings-protecting-gender-affirming-care-in-NC-WV

  Lambda, TLDEF urge 4th Circuit to uphold rulings protecting gender-affirming care in NC, WV

--From a press release

(RICHMOND, VA - Thursday, Sept 21) — Today, a full panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit heard arguments in two cases involving equal access to health care for transgender people. State ...


 
Pritzker-and-Brady-Davis-honored-at-Planned-Parenthood-gala

  Pritzker and Brady-Davis honored at Planned Parenthood gala

On the evening of Sept. 14, Planned Parenthood Illinois Action (PPIA) and Planned Parenthood Illinois Action PAC (PPIA PAC) organizations presented their annual Fighting Forward Gala fundraiser. The event shone ...


 
NATIONAL-Lesbian-politician-Nancy-Pelosi-bomb-threat-politician-dies-Lyft

  NATIONAL Lesbian politician, Nancy Pelosi, bomb threat, politician dies, Lyft

Kathy Kozachenko—the first out politician elected to public office in the country—will be honored with a statue on the 50th anniversary of her historic election, per The Advocate. The city of Ann Arbor, Michigan, will honor ...


 
MAP-reports-on-obstacles-trans-people-face-with-healthcare-legal-recognition-

  MAP reports on obstacles trans people face with healthcare, legal recognition

--From a press release

Today the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) released Banning Medical Care and Legal Recognition for Transgender People, the fifth in MAP's report series, Under Fire: The War on LGBTQ People in America. The report details how the ...


 
Planned-Parenthood-of-Wisconsin-to-resume-abortions-after-ruling

  Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin to resume abortions after ruling

Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin (PPWI) announced that it will resume abortion-care services Monday, Sept. 18, after a judge ruled in July that an old state law that appeared to ban the procedure does not apply to ...


 
Aging-LGBTQ-Americans-face-additional-caregiving-challenges

  Aging LGBTQ+ Americans face additional caregiving challenges

While Darcy Connors was a nursing home administrator in the South, she also operated a COVID-19 recovery center. Connors and her staff noticed that two of the patients in their charge had a strong connection with ...


 
On-the-gay-horizon-Center-on-Halsted-marks-50-years

  On the (gay) horizon: Center on Halsted marks 50 years

In 1973, a group of Chicagoans organized a telephone hotline, which they named Helpline, allowing the community to more easily find and assist one another. This was a time when LGBTQ+ bars were still regularly raided ...


 
WORLD-Brazilian-court-Scottish-items-Canadian-policy-PEPFAR

  WORLD Brazilian court, Scottish items, Canadian policy, PEPFAR

The Brazilian Supreme Federal Court ruled nine to one that homophobia is now punishable with up to five years in prison, The Washington Blade reported. Their decision equates homophobia to racism in terms of prison time. ...


 
Howard-Brown-Health-reinstates-workers-following-NLRB-settlement-recommendations-

  Howard Brown Health reinstates workers following NLRB settlement recommendations

--From a press release

CHICAGO, Aug. 29, 2023 — Howard Brown Health reinstated 25 employees as part of a plan to follow the recommendations outlined in a proposed settlement from Region 13 of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The ...


 
Chicago-Dancers-United-raises-more-than-365K-at-Dance-for-Life

  Chicago Dancers United raises more than $365K at Dance for Life

Chicago Dancers United (CDU)—which supports the health and wellness of Chicago's professional dance community—welcomed 1,600 people to the 32nd annual Dance for Life on Aug. 19 at Auditorium Theatre, per ...


 




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