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  WORLD Glenn Greenwald, Swiss chocolatier, Chick-fil-A, South Korean trans soldier

A coalition of approximately 40 human-rights and free-speech NGOs signed an open letter—organized by Freedom of the Press Foundation and Reporters Without Borders—addressed to Brazilian authorities ( including President Jair Bolsonaro ) condemning the charges that ...


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  ELECTIONS 2020 Lightfoot backs trans candidate Quinn

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has endorsed transgender candidate Jill Rose Quinn for Cook County judge ( the K. Sheehan vacancy ). "I'm proud to endorse the historic candidacy of Jill Rose Quinn," Lightfoot said in a ...


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  Lightfoot criticizes aldermen over LGBT study

On Jan. 15, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot criticized aldermen for objecting to a plan to determine if the LGBT community faces obstacles in obtaining city contracts, CBS Chicago reported. "I feel compelled to speak to this ...


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  NATIONAL Scammer jailed, fertility study, queer billboard, panic-defense bill

After scamming gay men for over half a decade, Tyler Buchanan, 28, now faces up to 10 years in prison, Queerty noted. Buchanan pled guilty to using Craigslist and other websites to place ads offering gay ...


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  WORLD Trans activist killed, Israeli center, Brazilian priest, Netflix film

In South Africa, Limpopo police are investigating the death of transgender activist Nare Mphela, 28, whose decomposing body was found in a rented room, News24 reported. "The deceased was found with multiple stab wounds and was ...


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  Quigley part of call for end of trans migrant detention

U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley ( D-Illinois )—vice chair of the LGBT Equality Caucus and a founding member of the Transgender Equality Task Force—led more than 40 members of Congress in calling for Immigration and Customs Enforcement ...


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  COMEDY 'The Haggard Unicorn:' Queer trans comic talks representation, hurdles

KJ Whitehead wants to see unrepresented voices take over the comedy world and her latest project, The Haggard Unicorn, is a reflection of that ambition. "Something strange. Something different. Something radical," she said when asked to ...


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  LGBTQ critics name film, TV honorees

GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics—composed of 260 mainly U.S. journalists covering film and television—named its final-round choices for 2019's finest movies, performances and more across a host of mainstream and LGBTQ-focused categories. South Korean ...


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  National roundup 2019, highlights and lowlights

In the last Windy City Times print issue, the publication covered 10 of the most important LGBTQ events that happened nationally in 2019. However, media outlets reported a lot more that occurred, from the sublime to ...


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  Trans, undocumented students can now access college aid

Undocumented and some transgender students can now access state college aid, now that a loophole preventing them from doing so has closed, The Chicago Sun-Times reported. The new statute—called the Retention of Illinois Students and Equity ...


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  Boston IVF announces Landmark Transgender Male Fertility Research Study

WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Boston IVF, a worldwide leader in fertility care and a pioneer in LGBTQ+ family building, today announced the results of its landmark transgender fertility clinical study — which shows ...


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  Advocates laud final Medicaid rule for gender-affirming surgery

Advocates across Illinois celebrated the final rule that regulates Medicaid coverage for gender-affirming surgery. The final rule prioritizes the patient-provider relationship, allowing Medicaid to cover life-saving, medically necessary procedures for trans and gender non-conforming people. A ...


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  WORLD Gay Muslim MP, LGBTQ mayor weds, pro-trans ruling, ambassadors

In Britain, the world's first openly gay Muslim MP has been elected as part of Boris Johnson's new government, PinkNews reported. Imran Ahmad-Khan made history when he was elected as MP for Wakefield in Yorkshire, having ...


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  2019: The year in local LGBTQ news

A new year in Chicago meant new developments, ranging from pro-LGBTQ measures to anti-trans vandalism to a history-making mayor. —Breaking ground: Lamont J. Robinson Jr. became the first out Black LGBTQ Illinois General Assembly member following ...


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  Looking back at 2019: National LGBTQ headlines

One might argue that 2019 was a pretty good year for LGBT people. An openly gay man rose to the top tier of a large field of Democratic presidential candidates. A second openly LGBTQ person was ...


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  Judge orders IDOC transgender healthcare overhaul

A federal judge ordered Dec. 19 that the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) fix practices by which a "transgender committee"—composed of individuals with no experience in transgender-specific healthcare delivery—is tasked with meting out gender-dysphoria related medical ...


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  SHOWBIZ Trans model search, Noah Galvin, Beyonce, Fortune Feimster

Slay Model Management—the world's first exclusively transgender model agency—will host its first Model Search Feb. 15 at One Culver, in Los Angeles, a press release noted. Slay's models have appeared in campaigns for such companies as ...


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  Lambda to Illinois: Issue birth certificates affirming gender identities of trans parents

( Chicago, IL, December 17, 2019 ) — Yesterday, Myles Brady Davis and Precious Brady-Davis announced the arrival of their child, who was born earlier this month. Myles, who carried and gave birth to their baby ...


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  Complaint: ICE officers treated inhumanely trans migrant in failing health

Today Transgender Law Center ( TLC ) and the Law Office of R. Andrew Free announced they filed a Federal Tort Claim Act ( FTCA ) complaint against the Department of Homeland Security ( DHS ), ...


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  LGBTQ groups say Defense Authorization Bill Should Have Ended Trans Ban

WASHINGTON — Last night, a coalition of organizations, including the Modern Military Association of America, Human Rights Campaign, National Center for Transgender Equality, GLBTQ Legal Advocates and Defenders ( GLAD ), National Center for Lesbian Rights, ...


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  Lambda Legal to 11th Circuit: Schools Must Provide Trans Students Equal Restroom Access

( ATLANTA - Dec. 5, 2019 ) — Today, Lambda Legal asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit to affirm a lower court ruling holding that a suburban Jacksonville, Florida, school district must ...


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  Panel faces legal challenges for trans and HIV-positive service members

U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley ( D-5 ) was joined by legal experts at the Pritzker Military Museum the afternoon of Dec. 2 for a discussion of the ongoing challenges facing U.S. military personnel who are transgender ...


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  School official dismisses trans-related suicides

In Evansville, Indiana, a school board member seemingly dismissed activists' concerns about safety for LGBTQ kids and trans-related suicides, Advocate.com reported. Members of the Tri-State Alliance—a social service and educational organization serving LGBTQ communities in southeastern ...


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  Raoul among attorneys general to argue trans students should use restrooms of gender identities

Chicago — Attorney General Kwame Raoul joined a coalition of 23 attorneys general to file an amicus brief in the Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit in support of transgender rights in an antidiscrimination lawsuit, ...


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  Trans/HIV+ military ban panel Dec. 2 with U.S. Rep. Quigley

U.S. Congressman Mike Quigley ( D-Illinois ) is hosting a panel discussing the transgender/HIV-positive military ban Monday, Dec. 2, at the Pritzker Military Museum & Library, 104 S. Michigan Ave., 1:30-3 p.m. In addition to Quigley, ...


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  NATIONAL Subway attack, Matthew Shepard, OUT100, Indiana hospital

In Manhattan, a man was hit with a hammer and pushed onto the subway tracks in what police believe may be a hate crime, LGBTQ Nation reported. The alleged attacker then approached the 21-year-old victim waving ...


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  Chicagoans mark Transgender Day of Remembrance

Members of Chicago's transgender community, as well as their allies, gathered at West Point Missionary Baptist Church on the city's South Side the evening of Nov. 20 to observe the Transgender Day of Remembrance. This particular ...


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  Trans Day of Resilience Art, Poetry Uplift Black Trans Power and Liberation

November 20, 2019 — Ten trans and non-binary visual artists and poets of color from across the country, including Chicagoan Benji Hart, have collaborated to honor Trans Day of Resilience ( TDOR ) by creating original ...


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  New report out on lives of trans people in rural America

( November 19, 2019 ) Des Moines, IA—Stereotypes and pop culture portrayals often overlook the diversity of rural America, framing rural regions as made up predominantly of white, politically conservative people who are hostile to LGBT ...


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  HRC Foundation releases report on anti-trans violence

On Nov. 18, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) Foundation released "A National Epidemic: Fatal Anti-Transgender Violence in the United States in 2019." The report notes the at least 22 transgender people and gender non-conforming ...


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  ELECTIONS 2020 Kina Collins fundraiser highlights Transgender Awareness Week

Nov, 14, LGBTQ leaders and allies joined Kina Collins at the "LGBTQ+ All in for Kina!" party held at Cantina Laredo in downtown Chicago. The event was a part of Collins' campaign for the 7th District ...


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  Palatine school district to back trans access to restrooms, lockers

On Nov. 14, Palatine School District 211 voted to relax bathroom and locker room restrictions for transgender students, media outlets reported. At the public meeting, held at Fremd High School, parents and students spoke out on ...


National-Center-for-Transgender-Equality-dissolving-staff

  National Center for Transgender Equality dissolving staff

The National Center for Transgender Equality ( NCTE ) started 2019 with 23 staffers—but will close the month with just seven, NewNowNext.com reported. Leadership recently offered employees the option to take a 10-week buyout. Nearly everyone ...


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  LGBTQ veterans observe Veterans Day with 27th annual dinner

Tatyana Moaton, a former U.S. Army intelligence analyst, was keynote speaker at the The American Veterans for Equal Rights ( AVER ) Chicago Chapter's 27th annual LGBTQ Veterans Day Dinner held at Ann Sathers on Belmont. ...


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  10 QUESTIONS with Laverne Cox

With various "firsts" in her already impressive career, the Emmy-nominated actress, documentary film producer and prominent equal -rights advocate Laverne Cox, continues to make history in her career and significant strides in her activism. Debuting on ...


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  NATIONAL Manhattan sculpture, Pulse memorial, TrevorLIVE LA, unsolved murder

A 10-foot tall sculpture dedicated to the transgender and gender nonconforming community ( TGNC ) was unveiled at Tribeca Park in Manhattan, ABC7NY.com reported. Internationally known visual artist Rubem Robierb is the creator of the sculpture ...


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  Sheridan speaks on trans military members

Center on Halsted Director of Gender Equity and Inclusion Vanessa Sheridan led the Center's 2019 salute to transgender service members, veterans and their families on Nov. 6. The salute has been an annual event at the ...


Groups-ask-Pritzker-IDOC-to-save-life-of-transgender-prisoner

  Groups ask Pritzker, IDOC to save life of transgender prisoner

A coalition of advocacy organizations sent a letter urging Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker to step in and help save the life of Janiah Monroe—a Black transgender woman currently forced into solitary confinement at Logan Correctional Center ...


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  Local LGBTQ activism topic of panel at library discussion

Chicago Public Library's Pride Heritage Committee and Brave Space Alliance hosted a panel discussion, "LGBTQ Activism's Past, Present and Future in Chicago," Oct. 12 at the library's Woodson Regional location. Pride Action Tank Executive Director Kim ...


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  Opponent Targets Danica Roem With Anti-Trans Attack Ad, Victory Fund responds

Washington, DC — Today LGBTQ Victory Fund condemned an anti-transgender online ad targeting Virginia Delegate Danica Roem — the first openly trans person to win and serve in a state legislature — and is demanding an ...


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  LGBT HISTORY MONTH Diaries reveal hidden worlds for museums

by Matthew S. Bajko

"Damn I'm going to be a gorgeous man," Lou Sullivan wrote 40 years ago in one of his personal diaries. Sullivan, who died in 1991 at age 39 due to complications from AIDS, was a pioneering ...


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  Illinois candidates among latest Victory Fund endorsements

Circuit Court of Cook County judicial candidates Jill Rose Quinn and Michael Weaver are among the 25 openly LGBTQ individuals who the LGBTQ Victory Fund endorsed in its latest round of supported candidates for political races ...


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  152,000 transgender adults are enrolled in Medicaid

More than half lack guaranteed access to coverage for gender-affirming care under state law. An estimated 152,000 transgender adults are enrolled in Medicaid in the U.S., according to a new analysis by the Williams Institute at ...


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  Day of Outrage to honor life of Atatiana Jefferson Oct. 28 in major cities

( Chicago, IL ) — UNTIL FREEDOM, founded by Tamika D. Mallory, Linda Sarsour, Mysonne Linen, and Angelo Pinto will lead a national day of action next Monday, Oct. 28 in more than sixteen cities across ...


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  Planned Parenthood of Illinois offers gender affirming hormone therapy

CHICAGO - Planned Parenthood of Illinois ( PPIL ) proudly offers gender affirming hormone therapy ( GAHT ) at all 17 locations across the state. PPIL GAHT services include comprehensive and ongoing medical care, psycho-social and ...


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  Trans bodybuilding film out Nov. 7

The award-winning, trans-bodybuilding documentary Man Made releases worldwide on VOD platforms on Thursday, Nov. 7, via Journeyman Pictures. The movie follows the lives of four transgender men as they prepare to compete at TransFitCon—the only all ...


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  NATIONAL Hillary and Chelsea disagree, coming-out study, Julian Castro

Hillary and Chelsea Clinton seemingly had a recent disagreement about transgender identity, The New York Post noted. In an interview with the Sunday Times of London, the mother-daughter duo were asked if someone with a beard ...


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  NATIONAL Marriage advocate divorcing, Black gay couple, trans death

A Utah state lawmaker who filed a lawsuit that successfully overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage is separating from his husband, U.S. News & World Report noted. State Sen. Derek Kitchen announced in an Instagram ...


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  New York State veterans' services trained in LGBTQ cultural competency

WASHINGTON — Today, the Modern Military Association of America ( MMAA ) — the nation's largest non-profit organization for the LGBTQ military and veteran community — announced that it will provide LGBTQ and HIV+ competency training ...


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  SHOWBIZ Trans actor, 'Judy,' 'Concert for America,' Dolly Parton

Trans actor Brian Michael Smith was one of three casting announcements made ahead of Fox's 9-1-1 spinoff, Lone Star, which debuts in January, Out.com noted. This next installment in Ryan Murphy's burgeoning franchise will take place ...


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  NATIONAL Hospital lawsuit, LGBTs in Root 100, censure postponed

A California appeals court approved a lawsuit filed by a transgender man who claims staff at a Catholic hospital violated his civil rights by refusing to allow him to undergo a medical procedure as part of ...


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  Quigley co-sponsors resolution denouncing Carson's transphobic history

U.S. Reps. Mike Quigley (D-Illinois) and Katie Hill (D-California) introduced a resolution denouncing Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Ben Carson as transphobic and criticizing his policies as anti-LGBT, The Washington Blade reported. Last month, at ...


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  WORLD Toronto rally, Russian activist's murder, Xavier Bettel, papal meeting

In Toronto, a rally promoting unity was held Sept. 28 in response to an anti-LGBTQ Christian group's march through the city's gay village, CTVNews.ca reported. The march was in response to several incidents this year where ...


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  Supreme Court preview: 'The stakes could not be higher'

Here's the blunt reality: The U.S. Supreme Court's rulings on three cases it will hear arguments about Tuesday, Oct. 8, could have the most profound consequences yet on LGBT people. The three cases ask whether an ...


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  Law school honored for TGNC efforts

Chicago-Kent College of Law recently received the 2019 Henry J. Ramsey, Jr. Diversity Award from the Law Student Division of the American Bar Association. The award—named in honor of Henry J. Ramsey Jr., who served as ...


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  NATIONAL Donor arrested, trans worker fired, celebrities in pro-trans video

L.A. County prosecutors charged Democratic donor/LGBTQ activist Ed Buck with running a drug house and other crimes after a man overdosed on methamphetamine at Buck's apartment, NPR reported. The man survived, but two other men ( ...


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  NCAA trans swimmer at Oakton on Sept. 24

Schuyler Bailar, the first transgender National College Athletic Association ( NCAA ) Division I men's athlete, will speak in Oakton Community College's Student Center on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 12:30-1:45 p.m. The talk will take place in ...


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  Ben Carson makes transphobic remarks; LGBTQs react (UPDATE)

Housing and Urban Development ( HUD ) Secretary Ben Carson made dismissive comments in a recent internal meeting that multiple people present interpreted as an attack on transgender people, according to a CNN item that cites ...


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  District 211 to deliberate on crafting transgender locker room policy

Officials from Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 said Sept. 19 that they'll need more time to determine logistics of a policy that would permit transgender students to use the locker rooms corresponding to the gender with ...


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  Township High District 211 board of education to discuss trans students, restrooms

PALATINE, Ill. —September 19, 2019— Tonight at their September board meeting, Township High School District 211 board of education will discuss ending their current policy requiring transgender students to use privacy stalls in locker rooms at ...


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  Panelists discuss trans physician cultural competency

A panel of Chicagoans—all of them members of the city's transgender community—gathered at Malcom X College Sept. 13 to discuss the availability and importance of culturally competent healthcare. The panel, moderated by Channyn Parker, Howard Brown ...


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  WORLD Gay leaders, Mexican trans women, Czech marriage bill

In a notable meeting between two out heads of government, Prime Minister Xavier Bettel of Luxembourg hosted his counterpart from Serbia, Ana Brnabic, and discussed the possibility of Serbia joining the European Union, along with other ...


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  NATIONAL Trans officer dies, James Baldwin, Edmund White, Trevor Project

Sgt. Tomi Finkle—who transitioned as a transgender woman after a 25-year career as a U.S. Capitol Police officer and, in retirement, served as a volunteer member of the D.C. Police Department's then Gay & Lesbian Liaison ...


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  District 211 considers transgender locker room proposal

The Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 board of education is considering allowing transgender students to use the locker rooms of the gender with which they identify, without requiring the use of privacy stalls, according to the ...


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  WORLD Kazakhstan first, HIV news, intersex items, Chick-fil-A

A controversial case that took a year and a half for Kazakhstan's court system to hear has turned out to be the first legal victory for LGBTIQ rights in Kazakhstan, ILGA-Europe.org reported. In January 2018, two ...


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  NATIONAL Gay police captain, more trans deaths, Chasten Buttigieg

In New Jersey, Newark's police department swore in its first openly gay captain and promoted 43 other officers at a ceremony, Patch.com reported. The ceremony at St. Lucy's Church paid tribute to the efforts of 39 ...


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  Keisling speaks on staying optimistic in the age of Trump

While speaking at Center on Halsted the evening of Sept. 9, activist Mara Keisling said that, though the trans community has been beset by numerous setbacks since President Donald Trump came into office, she is nevertheless ...


National-Black-Justice-Coalition-calls-for-action-on-murders-of-transgender-teens

  National Black Justice Coalition calls for action on murders of transgender teens

WASHINGTON— Bailey Reeves, at 17-years-young, and Bee Love, at only 18, became the 17th and 18th trans people murdered in the United States this year. Bailey, a trans woman of color, was found dead in Baltimore, ...


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  Trans athlete to headline ISU dinner Sept. 20

Swimmer Schuyler Bailar will be the speaker for Illinois State University's ( ISU's ) Housing Services LGBTQA Cultural Dinner at 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20, in the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Normal. A ...


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  NATIONAL Suicidal partner, Cory Booker, serial killer, trans group's crisis

In Philadelphia, a 20-year-old Black man took his life after being the target of relentless bullying because of his relationship with a trans woman, Vibe.com reported. #RipReese trended on Twitter after a video of Maurice Willoughby, ...


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  Measure for non-binary gender marker on driver's licenses, state IDs approved

Under legislation approved Friday by Gov. Pritzker, individuals in Illinois will be able to select a non-binary gender marker on their drivers' licenses and state identity cards after the Illinois Secretary of State's Office next implements ...


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  Grayson Alexander talks history-making role, politics, future plans

When Grayson Alexander was growing up he never dreamed he would make history as the first out transgender person to become an Illinois General Assembly page, an accomplishment he achieved in a work-study program during the ...


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  Transgender woman files suit against Circle K

An area transgender woman is taking Montreal-based Circle K convenience stores to court, alleging that she was subjected to anti-trans and racist discrimination while employed at a Bolingbrook location. Judi Brown was employed as a cashier ...


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  NATIONAL Trans death, ACA, 1957 gay wedding, serial killer

Several bridges and the city hall building in Houston were lit in transgender flag colors to honor the memory of Tracy Single, 22—a Black transgender woman who was found dead in a possible homicide in July, ...


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  Reports: Wachowski back in the Matrix

Transgender filmmaker and Chicago native Lana Wachowski announced Aug. 20 that she would be directing a fourth Matrix film, according to Variety. Wachowski directed the three previous films in the series—The Matrix ( 1999 ), The ...







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