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PASSAGES-Lesbian-writer-activist-Elana-Dykewomon-dies-at-72

  PASSAGES Lesbian writer/activist Elana Dykewomon dies at 72

Tributes have poured in following the death of Oakland-based esteemed lesbian writer/activist Elana Dykewomon, who passed away Aug. 7 at age 72, according to EuroWeekly. She received the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction in 1998 ...


 
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  Brittney Griner found guilty, sentenced to nine years

On Aug. 4, a Russian court found out WNBA star Brittney Griner guilty of drug smuggling and possession charges—and sentenced her to nine years in prison. The widely expected verdict came after a monthlong trial ...


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

  Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame Announces 2022 Inductees

--From a press release

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


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

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

-- From a press release

WASHINGTON - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, commended the Biden Administration for appointing Robert Fenton and ...


 
PASSAGES-Janan-Lindley-wife-of-longtime-activist-former-bar-owner-Marge-Summit

  PASSAGES Janan Lindley, wife of longtime activist/former bar owner Marge Summit

Janan Lindley died in hospice at home with her wife, Marge Summit, by her side July 29 of cancer. She was 82. Lindley was born June 20, 1940 and was raised in New Orleans. She studied at Loop College and from ...


 
NATIONAL-Lesbian-activist-dies-school-report-Robin-Roberts-Joe-Rogan

  NATIONAL Lesbian activist dies, school report, Robin Roberts, Joe Rogan

Rita Addessa—a civil-rights activist and the first executive director of the Philadelphia Lesbian and Gay Task Force (PLGTF, later the Pennsylvania Lesbian and Gay Task Force)—passed away July 9 at Penn Hospice in Philadelphia at age ...


 
Lesbian-fighter-Amanda-Nunes-recaptures-UFC-title

  Lesbian fighter Amanda Nunes recaptures UFC title

On July 30, Amanda Nunes—a Brazilian lesbian who's considered one of the best mixed martial-arts fighters of all time—recaptured the UFC women's bantamweight title from Julianna Pena in a match in Dallas' American Airlines Center, ES ...


 
Biden-reportedly-offers-arms-dealer-in-exchange-for-Griner-Whelan

  Biden reportedly offers arms dealer in exchange for Griner, Whelan

After months of internal debate, the Biden administration has offered to exchange Viktor Bout, a convicted Russian arms trafficker serving a 25-year prison sentence in Illinois, as part of a potential deal ...


 
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 ...


 
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 ...


 
TELEVISION-In-the-kitchen-with-Kristen-Kish-newest-host-of-Iron-Chef

  TELEVISION In the kitchen with Kristen Kish, newest host of 'Iron Chef'

Iron Chef premiered on Japanese television in October 1993. This over-the-top culinary competition took the world by storm. Over the course of seven seasons and 309 episodes, viewers were wowed by renowned chefs facing off against ...


 
Pro-Russian-woman-tennis-player-says-shes-in-same-sex-relationship

  Pro Russian woman tennis player says she's in same-sex relationship

Russia's highest-ranked women's tennis player, Daria Kasatkina, said in a video interview released July 18 that she is dating a woman, according to ESPN. The 25-year-old French Open semifinalist's comments come as the Russian parliament discus ...


 
Griners-lawyers-say-she-was-prescribed-medical-cannabis

  Griner's lawyers say she was prescribed medical cannabis

Lawyers for WNBA star Brittney Griner told Russian judges on July 15 that she was prescribed medical cannabis for "severe chronic pain," CNN reported. Griner's defense team submitted to the Russian court a letter from a ...


 
Laura-Ricketts-reportedly-considering-investing-in-the-Chicago-Sky

  Laura Ricketts reportedly considering investing in the Chicago Sky

Chicago Cubs co-owner and out lesbian Laura Ricketts has had preliminary conversations with Sky principal owner Michael Alter about becoming a potential investor in the WNBA team, The Chicago Tribune reported. One source said Ricketts and ...


 
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  COMEDY Hannah Gadsby talks Chicago, Netflix, self

Global comedy figure Hannah Gadsby took the comedy world by storm just a few years ago with the show Nanette. Among the honors it garnered were a Peabody Award (2018) and an Emmy for Outstanding ...


 
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 ...


 
Brittney-Griner-pleads-guilty-in-Russian-court-

  Brittney Griner pleads guilty in Russian court

Out WNBA basketball star Brittney Griner pled guilty to drug charges in a Moscow court on July 7, NBC News reported. This development leaves her facing the prospect of up to 10 years in prison as ...


 
Brittney-Griner-pleads-to-Biden-for-release

  Brittney Griner pleads to Biden for release

Brittney Griner has appealed to President Joe Biden in a letter passed to the White House through her representatives, NPR reported. In the letter, Griner said she feared she might never return home and asked that ...


 
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  Hannah Gadsby at Chicago Theatre on July 13

Australian LGBTQ+ comedian Hannah Gadsby will bring her "Body of Work" show to The Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., on Wed., July 13, at 7 p.m. Gadsby took the comedy world by storm with the ...


 
THEATER-REVIEW-Hurricane-Diane

  THEATER REVIEW Hurricane Diane

Title: Hurricane Diane. Playwright: Elizabeth George At: Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave; https://www.theaterwit.org/ . Tickets: $25-$48. Runs through: July 31 If you had an exceptionally audacious lit professor, you probably read The Bacchae for your ...


 
Rapinoe-Biles-among-Medal-of-Freedom-honorees

  Rapinoe, Biles among Medal of Freedom honorees

Out lesbian soccer player Megan Rapinoe and famed gymnast Simone Biles are among 17 people who will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Joe Biden, media outlets noted. Some of the other honorees include ...


 
LPAC-endorses-Chicago-Mayor-Lori-Lightfoot-for-re-election

  LPAC endorses Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot for re-election

-- From a press release

LPWashington, DC — LPAC, the national political organization dedicated to electing more LGBTQ women to public office, announced today it has endorsed Lori Lightfoot as she seeks re-election as Mayor of Chicago. LPAC is committed to ...


 
The-group-Stud-4-Life-celebrates-Pride

  The group Stud 4 Life celebrates Pride

Local social club Stud 4 Life celebrated Pride on Chicago's South Side. On June 25, members held their Saturday Car Parade. A celebration followed at the Wild Blossom Winery, 9030 S. Hermitage Ave. Wanda B. started ...


 
HRC-on-how-the-end-of-Roe-v-Wade-impacts-the-LGBTQ-community-

  HRC on how the end of Roe v. Wade impacts the LGBTQ+ community

-- From a press release. Video below.

WASHINGTON — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, in light of the dangerous Supreme Court decision in Dobbs ...


 
Russian-trial-for-Brittney-Griner-to-begin-July-1

  Russian trial for Brittney Griner to begin July 1

More than four months after she was arrested at a Moscow airport for alleged cannabis possession, a Russian court has set the start date for the trial of U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner for Friday, July ...


 
Back-Lot-Bash-attendees-party-during-Pride-weekend-in-Chicago

  Back Lot Bash attendees party during Pride weekend in Chicago

The inclusive music fest known as the Back Lot Bash took place June 25-26 at 5238 N. Clark St., in Andersonville. Back Lot Bash started in 2004 in response to the lack of women's events and the limited presence of ...


 
US-House-passes-resolution-urging-Griners-release-

  U.S. House passes resolution urging Griner's release

The U.S. House passed a bipartisan resolution calling on the Russian government to immediately release WNBA star Brittney Griner, CNN reported. "Not a day goes by that we aren't thinking of Brittney and working to get ...


 
How-Coming-Out-in-the-1970s-Helped-Me-Make-Brave-Life-changing-Decisions

  How Coming Out in the 1970s Helped Me Make Brave, Life-changing Decisions

By Edith Forbes, author of Tracking A Shadow: My Lived Experiment With MS

As a child growing up in Wyoming in the 1960's, I did not know any actual person who was gay. I knew exactly one fact about gay people, a fact universally accepted but never talked about: Gay people were strange. Even ...


 
Maggie-Trevor-among-latest-group-of-Victory-Fund-endorsed-candidates

  Maggie Trevor among latest group of Victory Fund-endorsed candidates

Cook County Board of Commissioners candidate Maggie Trevor is included in the most recent group of political incumbents and candidates with the backing of LGBTQ Victory Fund. LGBTQ Victory Fund endorsed 23 more out LGBTQ candidates, ...


 
ELECTIONS-2022-Activist-Rick-Garcia-talks-about-MWRD-race

  ELECTIONS 2022 Activist Rick Garcia talks about MWRD race

Longtime LGBTQ+-rights activist Rick Garcia is among those who entered the June 28 primary to win a seat on the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District's (MWRD) board of commissioners. Longtime Commissioner Debra Shore, who is a lesbian, ...


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

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

-- From a press release

WASHINGTON - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, released new data outlining ...


 
Back-Lot-Bash-taking-place-June-25-26

  Back Lot Bash taking place June 25-26

The inclusive music fest known as the Back Lot Bash will take place June 25-26 at 5238 N. Clark St., in Andersonville. Back Lot Bash started in 2004 in response to the lack of women's events and the limited presence of ...


 
Clela-Rorex-first-County-Clerk-to-issue-same-sex-marriage-licences-has-died

  Clela Rorex, first County Clerk to issue same-sex marriage licences, has died

-- From a press release

BOULDER, CO - Out Boulder County and the family of Clela Rorex are saddened to announce the death of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer pioneering ally, Clela Rorex. On March 27,1975 Clela issued the first ...


 
ELECTIONS-Guide-to-the-LGBTQs

  ELECTIONS Guide to the LGBTQ+s

This year's primary elections—taking place Tuesday, June 28, although people can vote now—will feature many openly LGBTQ+ candidates throughout Illinois. (However, one notable name will be missing as longtime state ...


 
WNBA-player-and-lesbian-icon-Sue-Bird-to-retire

  WNBA player and lesbian icon Sue Bird to retire

WNBA legend Sue Bird, who's with the Seattle Storm, will retire after this season, NPR noted. "I've decided this will be my final year," Bird said in a post on her Instagram and Twitter accounts. "I ...


 
34th-annual-Lambda-Literary-award-winners-announced

  34th annual Lambda Literary award winners announced

-- From a press release

New York, NY, June 11, 2022 — Lambda Literary, the nation's premier LGBTQ literary organization, announced the winners of the 34th Annual Lambda Literary Awards (a.k.a. the "Lammys") at a live virtual award ceremony hosted by ...


 
Rebel-Wilson-comes-out-as-LGBTQ-91UPDATE93

  Rebel Wilson comes out as LGBTQ+ [UPDATE]

It's fitting that, during Pride Month, actress Rebel Wilson has seemingly come out as a member of the LGBTQ+ community. On June 9, Wilson shared an Instagram post beside her new love, with the caption: "I ...


 
BOOKS-Artist-Sam-Kirk-talks-The-Meaning-of-Pride-

  BOOKS Artist Sam Kirk talks 'The Meaning of Pride'

In the children's book The Meaning of Pride, Rosiee Thor pens an ode to LGBTQ+ culture and identity by celebrating the beauty, significance and many dimensions of the concept of Pride—and showing that the word can ...


 
Lightfoot-officially-announces-re-election-bid

  Lightfoot officially announces re-election bid

On June 7, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot confirmed rumors and officially announced her re-election bid. In an open announcement, she said, "Since I was sworn into office three years ago, I've led our city through a ...


 
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 ...


 
HRC-Showtime-launch-third-year-of-QUEER-TO-STAY-an-LGBTQ-small-business-initiative

  HRC, Showtime launch third year of QUEER TO STAY, an LGBTQ+ small business initiative

-- 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, and SHOWTIME announced the third consecutive year of "QUEER ...


 
Theater-Wit-to-run-Hurricane-Diane-starting-June-17-

  Theater Wit to run 'Hurricane Diane' starting June 17

Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., will run Hurricane Diane on June 17-July 31. Hurricane Diane is described as "a hilarious whirlwind of a play about a butch lesbian gardener who just might be the Greek ...


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

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

-- From a NCLR press release

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


 
-Leaping-Lesbians-Artemis-Singers-returns-with-its-first-performance-since-pandemic-began

  'Leaping Lesbians': Artemis Singers returns with its first performance since pandemic began

The members of Chicago's lesbian feminist chorus, Artemis Singers, are preparing for their first concert in nearly three years. The show, "Leaping Lesbians! A Celebration of Lesbian Life," features music created by women that expresses themes ...


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

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

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


 
President-Biden-issues-LGBTQI-proclamation

  President Biden issues LGBTQI+ proclamation

President Joe Biden issued a proclamation for the LGBTQI+ community. In "A Proclamation on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, And Intersex Pride Month, 2022," Biden said, in part, "I often say that America can be defined ...


 
GLAAD-True-LGBTQ-allyship-extends-to-all-aspects-of-business-including-political-giving

  GLAAD: True LGBTQ allyship extends to all aspects of business, including political giving

-- From a press release

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 (New York, NY)—GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, today announces GLAAD's Recommendations for Corporate Allies to educate corpo ...


 
THEATER-REVIEW-Seven-Days-at-Sea-

  THEATER REVIEW Seven Days at Sea

Title: Seven Days at Sea. Playwright: Martha Hansen At: Light and Sound Productions at the Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway. Tickets: $20-$40. Runs through: June 5 A story set aboard a lesbian cruise ship in 1995 ...


 
WNBPA-renews-calls-for-Brittney-Griners-release

  WNBPA renews calls for Brittney Griner's release

The Women's National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA) marked the 100th day of Brittney Griner's detention in Russia by renewing calls for her release, CNN reported. "Brittney Griner is our teammate, our friend, and our sister. She ...


 
Jodie-Foster-to-star-in-fourth-season-of-True-Detective

  Jodie Foster to star in fourth season of 'True Detective'

The Silence of the Lambs star Jodie Foster is to lead the fourth iteration of HBO's True Detective franchise, True Detective: Night Country, Deadline reported. Foster, who will also executive-produce, will play Detective Liz Danvers in ...


 
THEATER-Lesbian-cruise-drama-Seven-Days-at-Sea-running-thru-June-5

  THEATER Lesbian-cruise drama 'Seven Days at Sea' running thru June 5

Light and Sound Productions is running the world premiere of Seven Days at Sea, written by Martha Hansen and directed by Margaret Knapp, through Sunday, June 5, at The Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway. The performance ...


 
Gayla-Turner-talks-new-book-uncovering-her-grandmothers-secret-queer-identity

  Gayla Turner talks new book uncovering her grandmother's secret queer identity

In Gayla Turner's debut book, Don't You Dare: Uncovering Lost Love (BookBaby, May 24), she reveals her Grandmother Ruby's (1896-1977) century-old secret queer identity that she hid from the wider world. This revelation became c ...


 
TELEVISION-Kate-McKinnon-Pete-Davidson-and-others-to-exit-SNL

  TELEVISION Kate McKinnon, Pete Davidson and others to exit 'SNL'

In a major shake-up on the long-running hit Saturday Night Live (or SNL), several of the main stars are leaving—including out cast member Kate McKinnon, Deadline reported. McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, Kyle Mooney and Pete Davidson (who's ...


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

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

-- From a press release

WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, is commemorating International Day Against ...


 
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 ...


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

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

-- From a press release

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


 
PASSAGES-Urvashi-Vaid-dies-The-National-LGBTQ-Task-Force-releases-statement

  PASSAGES Urvashi Vaid dies, The National LGBTQ Task Force releases statement

-- From a press release

WASHINGTON, DC……Legendary attorney, LGBTQ activist, and author Urvashi Vaid, known for her extensive career an advocate for LGBTQ rights, women's rights, anti-war efforts, immigration justice and many other social causes ...


 
Griners-detention-in-Russia-extended-by-a-month

  Griner's detention in Russia extended by a month

The lawyer for Brittney Griner said May 13 that the WNBA star's pretrial detention in Russia has been extended by one month, ESPN reported. Alexander Boykov told The Associated Press he believed the relatively short extension ...


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

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

-- From a press release

WASHINGTON - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, joined a growing number of organizations calling for the ...


 
All-WNBA-courts-to-honor-Brittney-Griner

  All WNBA courts to honor Brittney Griner

The WNBA announced plans to acknowledge the importance of Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner to the league, according to a press release. During the 2022 season that tips off Friday, May 6, Griner's initials and jersey ...


 
VIEWS-Dignity-Chicago-celebrates-50-years-of-ministry

  VIEWS Dignity/Chicago celebrates 50 years of ministry

It was 1972 and it was dangerous to be gay or lesbian. One could be arrested, publicly humiliated or fired from one's job. Even finding safety in the emerging bar scene was hazardous. Added to that ...


 
LGBTQ-woman-appointed-as-White-House-press-secretary-GLAAD-comments

  LGBTQ+ woman appointed as White House press secretary; GLAAD comments

On May 5, President Biden announced Karine Jean-Pierre has been promoted to be assistant to the president and White House press secretary, according to a White House media release. Jean-Pierre will step into the press secretary ...


 
Brittney-Griner-gets-new-designation-Black-LGBTQ-group-responds

  Brittney Griner gets new designation; Black LGBTQ+ group responds

The United States is now saying lesbian WNBA player Brittney Griner is wrongfully detained in Russia, NPR reported. The shift in language indicates the United States will work more aggressively to secure her release. The State ...


 
DeGeneres-shares-message-after-taping-final-talk-show-episode

  DeGeneres shares message after taping final talk-show episode

An era has ended as The Ellen Show has officially wrapped its last episode. According to Variety, Ellen DeGeneres announced on an April 29 Twitter thread that her daytime talk show concluded filming its final episode. ...


 
TV-The-CW-cancels-Batwoman-Legends-of-Tomorrow

  TV The CW cancels 'Batwoman,' 'Legends of Tomorrow'

The CW has axed the LGBTQ+-inclusive DC Arrowverse shows Batwoman and DC's Legends of Tomorrow. According to Out Magazine, Batwoman—canceled after just three seasons—introduced the world to lesbian superhero Ryan ...


 
Biden-Harris-administration-reports-on-efforts-to-support-global-LGBTQ-rights-HRC-applauds-result

  Biden-Harris administration reports on efforts to support global LGBTQ+ rights, HRC applauds result

-- 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 commended the release of a report from the Biden-Harris ...


 
Rape-murder-of-Kenyan-lesbian-spark-outrage

  Rape, murder of Kenyan lesbian spark outrage

Kenyan authorities said six men who raped and murdered Sheila Adhiambo Lumumba, 25, on April 19 in her home in Karatina actually targeted her because of her sexual orientation, The Washington Blade reported. The body of ...


 
Equality-Illinois-endorses-95-pro-equality-candidates-for-June-28-primaries

  Equality Illinois endorses 95 pro-equality candidates for June 28 primaries

-- From a press release

"Equality Illinois is excited to announce our primary election endorsements today as we continue to make our state fairer and more just for LGBTQ+ people," said Brian C. Johnson, CEO of Equality Illinois. "In recent years, ...


 
Calls-to-free-Brittney-Griner-increase-after-prisoner-release

  Calls to free Brittney Griner increase after prisoner release

As some people celebrate the April 27 announcement that Texas Marine veteran Trevor Reed would be released from a Russian prison, there were others urging the U.S. government to continue working behind the scenes—particularly regarding the ...


 
WORLD-Soldiers-Everywhere-Is-Queer-soccer-items

  WORLD Soldiers, Everywhere Is Queer, soccer items

Video below

The South Korean Supreme Court ruled that soldiers of the same sex who have consensual sex in a private space cannot be charged with assault under the Military Criminal Act, The Hankyoreh reported. Previously, the court ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Lily-Tomlin-The-Color-Purple-Walter-Mercado-Janelle-Monae-Loki

  SHOWBIZ Lily Tomlin, 'The Color Purple,' Walter Mercado, Janelle Monae, Loki

Video below

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, legendary actress/comedian Lily Tomlin discussed a variety of topics, including comedy and the Oscars. About the Academy Awards, she said, "I sometimes think they shouldn't be able to tread ...


 
HRC-condemns-Florida-Gov-DeSantis-for-signing-Stop-WOKE-Act

  HRC condemns Florida Gov. DeSantis for signing 'Stop WOKE' Act

-- From a press release

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) — the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization — condemned Governor Ron DeSantis for signing ...


 
ONE-Archives-running-exhibit-of-vintage-LGBTQ-activist-posters

  ONE Archives running exhibit of vintage LGBTQ+ activist posters

Los Angeles-based ONE Archives Foundation announced "Days of Rage, a web-based multimedia exhibit featuring newly digitized LGBTQ+ activist posters from the ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries. The exhibit, which has launched ...


 
Black-LGBTQ-community-leaders-honored-at-Art-Soul-Salon-and-Sneaker-Gala-

  Black LGBTQ+ community leaders honored at Art & Soul Salon and Sneaker Gala

Social-justice agency Lorde, Rustin & Bates and Fahrenheit Chicago hosted the Art & Soul Salon and Sneaker Gala April 13 at Theater on the Lake (2401 N Lake Shore Dr.). The event featured performances from singer ...


 
Out-LondonHouse-Executive-Chef-Liz-Sweeney-talks-industry-personal-journey

  Out LondonHouse Executive Chef Liz Sweeney talks industry, personal journey

During a recent conversation with Windy City Times, LondonHouse Executive Chef Liz Sweeney revealed several aspects of herself—all coming together to show a complex and open individual. For example, she was quick to flash a smile ...


 





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