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Campus-Pride-releases-list-of-worst-anti-LGBTQ-schools-

  Campus Pride releases list of worst anti-LGBTQ schools

Campus Pride officially released its 2021 Worst List, naming 180 campuses across the country as "the absolute worst, most unsafe campuses for LGBTQ youth." The colleges and universities included in this year's list have either received ...


 
Illinois-high-schoolers-distribute-anti-LGBTQ-survey-

  Illinois high schoolers distribute anti-LGBTQ+ survey

At Anna-Jonesboro Community High School in Anna, Illinois, a student group calling itself the "Anti-Queer Association" distributed a survey asking others if they think "queers" should be allowed to use the school restroom with "normal people," ...


 
On-Spirit-Day-celebrities-and-others-reach-LGBTQ-youth-around-the-world

  On Spirit Day, celebrities and others reach LGBTQ+ youth around the world

--From a press release. Video below

New York, NY, Friday, Oct. 22, 2021 - Yesterday, GLAAD celebrated Spirit Day, when participants around the world wear purple or go purple online in a united stand against bullying and show of support for LGBTQ ...


 
Northwestern-Univ-names-first-woman-president

  Northwestern Univ. names first woman president

Rebecca M. Blank, chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been named the next president of Northwestern University, the school announced. Blank—the university's first woman president in the school's 170-year ...


 
HRC-marks-National-Coming-Out-Day-with-new-resource-for-youth

  HRC marks National Coming Out Day with new resource for youth

On Oct. 11, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is commemorating the 33rd annual National Coming Out Day (NCOD) by announcing the release of a new resource, "Online Communities and LGBTQ+ Youth." "National Coming Out Day exists ...


 
NATIONAL-Victory-Institute-LGBTQ-books-youth-items-NASA-LGBTQ-Nation

  NATIONAL Victory Institute, LGBTQ books, youth items, NASA, LGBTQ Nation

LGBTQ Victory Institute and nine additional candidate-training organizations announced a partnership with Snap Inc., the parent company of Snapchat, to provide a native-to-mobile tool to encourage young people to run for office, a press release noted. ...


 
Texans-protest-anti-trans-youth-measures-at-capitol-in-Austin

  Texans protest anti-trans youth measures at capitol in Austin

GLAAD and Equality Texas issued a release highlighting a week of protest at the Texas state capitol in Austin—where measures targeting transgender children are being considered during the legislature's third special session of the year. Three ...


 
Crystal-Lakes-Raue-Center-for-the-Arts-opens-new-school

  Crystal Lake's Raue Center for the Arts opens new school

On its 20th anniversary, the Crystal Lake, Illinois-based nonprofit organization Raue Center for the Arts has launched a new school. Raue Center School for the Arts (RCSA) will provide youth and adult classes in a wide ...


 
Indiana-students-sue-over-gay-straight-clubs-alleged-treatment

  Indiana students sue over gay-straight club's alleged treatment

In Pendleton, Indiana, a group of Pendleton Heights High School students has filed a lawsuit against the school and South Madison Community School Corporation over allegations that the school has been treating its Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) ...


 
OPALGA-Scholarship-Gala-taking-place-Oct-23

  OPALGA+ Scholarship Gala taking place Oct. 23

The 2021 OPALGA+ (Oak Park Area Lesbian & Gay Association+) Scholarship Gala will take place Saturday, Oct. 23, at Nineteenth Century Club, 178 Forest Ave., Oak Park. Cocktails will begin at 6 p.m., with the program/dinner ...


 
91UPDATE93-Lisle-school-offers-job-to-lacrosse-coach-in-same-sex-marriage-

  [UPDATE] Lisle school offers job to lacrosse coach in same-sex marriage

The administration at Lisle’s Benet Academy, a west suburban Catholic school, has reversed course and offered a job to a woman in a same-sex marriage after initially rescinding the offer, The Chicago Tribune reported. ...


 
Equality-Illinois-deeply-troubled-by-investigation-into-pro-LGBTQ-teacher-

  Equality Illinois 'deeply troubled' by investigation into pro-LGBTQ teacher

Equality Illinois issued a press release stating it is "deeply troubled" after a DuPage County teacher is being investigated for posts about LGBTQ history and racial justice. The videos, which were reposted to Twitter in early ...


 
Students-urged-to-apply-for-Musical-Theatre-Awards

  Students urged to apply for Musical Theatre Awards

Broadway in Chicago is inviting high schools across Illinois to participate in the 11th Annual Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards. These awards celebrate excellence in high school theater throughout the state. Beginning Thursday, Sept. 16, ...


 
Virginia-school-district-settles-with-Gavin-Grimm

  Virginia school district settles with Gavin Grimm

A Virginia school district that discriminated against a transgender individual by making him go to the bathroom in a converted supply closet will have to pay $1.3 million in attorney's fees and other costs accrued over ...


 
Report-features-eight-Illinois-child-welfare-agencies-working-with-HRC-Foundation-

  Report features eight Illinois child-welfare agencies working with HRC Foundation

--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 a new report ...


 
Campus-Pride-names-one-Illinois-school-to-Best-of-the-Best-list

  Campus Pride names one Illinois school to 'Best of the Best' list

Campus Pride chose 30 schools this year for the 2021 Best of the Best LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges & Universities List. This list is based on the campuses overall ratings on the Campus Pride Index and specific LGBTQ-inclusive ...


 
Indiana-school-district-wrestles-with-Pride-flag-issue

  Indiana school district wrestles with Pride flag issue

A Pride flag hanging in a middle-school classroom has caused an issue that could give rise to a new policy in Indiana's Bluffton-Harrison Metropolitan School District, WANE.com reported. District Superintendent Dr. Brad Yates wrote in a ...


 
Pritzker-signs-the-Keeping-Youth-Safe-and-Healthy-Act

  Pritzker signs the Keeping Youth Safe and Healthy Act

--From a press release

On Friday, Governor JB Pritzker signed the Keeping Youth Safe and Healthy Act, which creates age-appropriate learning standards for public schools that decide to teach comprehensive personal health and safety ...


 
Gov-Pritzker-signs-legislation-to-prevent-hair-discrimination-in-schools

  Gov. Pritzker signs legislation to prevent hair discrimination in schools

--From a press release

CHICAGO - On Aug. 13, Gov. JB Pritzker signed Senate Bill 817 into law, prohibiting schools from issuing policies on hairstyles historically associated with race or ethnicity. The legislation addresses injustices in dress code polices and ...


 
COVID-Pritzker-Masks-required-for-pre-K-12-schools-long-term-care-facilities

  COVID Pritzker: Masks required for pre-K-12 schools, long-term care facilities

As COVID-19 infection rates across the state continue to increase and with a number of school districts not yet adopting CDC guidance on masking, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker and IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike announced masks ...


 
Gov-Pritzker-signs-justice-related-legislation-protecting-youth-most-vulnerable

  Gov. Pritzker signs justice-related legislation protecting youth, most vulnerable

--From a press release

CHICAGO —On Juy 15, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed a package of nation-leading legislation that puts Illinois at the forefront of the work to bring about true reform to the state's justice system. "An essential tenet ...


 
Gov-Pritzker-signs-legislation-Asian-American-history-to-be-taught-in-public-schools

  Gov. Pritzker signs legislation, Asian American history to be taught in public schools

--From a press release

SKOKIE - On July 9, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed HB 376, the Teaching Equitable Asian American History Act, into law, making Illinois the first state in the nation to require a unit of Asian American ...


 
Trevor-Project-data-on-LGBTQ-youth-suicide-shows-urgency-of-Equality-Act

  Trevor Project data on LGBTQ youth suicide shows urgency of Equality Act

--From a press release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Freedom & Opportunity For All, a national campaign advocating for the urgent passage of the Equality Act, and The Trevor Project, the world's largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ ...


 
Brave-Space-Alliance-unveils-mural

  Brave Space Alliance unveils mural

On June 25, Brave Space Alliance (BSA) unveiled a mural honoring influential community members who have championed advocacy for Chicago's trans community. The mural, by Saul Palos Rodriguez, features the late Lois L. Bates, Sky Cubacub, ...


 
Study-finds-overrepresentation-of-LGBTQ-youth-in-Midwest-Foster-Care-System-

  Study finds overrepresentation of LGBTQ+ youth in Midwest Foster Care System

--From a U of Maryland School of Social Work press release

The study outlined here is one of the first of its kind to be conducted in a Midwestern state, where available data on LGBTQ+ youth is extremely limited. It follows similar studies in New York City ...


 
Dept-of-Education-Title-IX-also-protects-LGBTQ-students-	-

  Dept. of Education: Title IX also protects LGBTQ students

The Department of Education will interpret Title IX—a federal law that protects students from sex-based discrimination in federally funded schools—to protect LGBTQ students from discrimination, according to a federal notice ...


 
Back-2-School-Illinois-Build-A-Kit-event-Oct-22-2021-at-Center-on-Halsted

  Back 2 School Illinois Build-A-Kit event Oct. 22, 2021 at Center on Halsted

--From a press release

We are excited to announce that after a long COVID delay, we will be holding our Back 2 School Illinois Build-A-Kit Event on Oct. 22, 2021. The day-long event, in partnership with the LGBT Chamber of ...


 
New-Broadway-Youth-Center-being-readied-for-2021-opening

  New Broadway Youth Center being readied for 2021 opening

Work continues on Howard Brown Health's (Howard Brown) new 20,000 square-foot Broadway Youth Center (BYC) facility at 1053 W. Irving Park Rd. BYC has spent years looking for a permanent home. After launching in Lake View, ...


 
Steppenwolf-announces-The-Loft-youth-art-competition

  Steppenwolf announces The Loft, youth art competition

--From a press release

CHICAGO (May 19, 2021)—Steppenwolf Theatre Company, the nation's premier ensemble theater company, is excited to announce initial programming details for The Loft, its first-ever dedicated education space that encompasses the ...


 
Trevor-Project-releases-2021-National-Survey-on-LGBTQ-Youth-Mental-Health

  Trevor Project releases 2021 National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health

--From a press release

WASHINGTON, DC — May 19, 2021 — The Trevor Project, the world's largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people ...


 
Chicago-Public-Schools-CEO-stepping-down

  Chicago Public Schools CEO stepping down

On May 4, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) CEO Janice Jackson announced that she's leaving her post at the end of June, CBS 2 Chicago reported. She confirmed her departure in a message to the CPS staff, ...


 
Warrant-issued-for-Joliet-teacher-accused-of-inappropriate-communication-with-teen-boy-91UPDATE93

  Warrant issued for Joliet teacher accused of inappropriate communication with teen boy [UPDATE]

Joliet police issued an arrest warrant for a former Catholic school teacher accused of inappropriately communicating with a teenage boy, a. Fox32Chicago.com item reported. Jeremy M. Hylka is facing charges of traveling to meet a child ...


 
Advocates-join-to-strengthen-bill-on-K-12-health-safety-education

  Advocates join to strengthen bill on K-12 health, safety education

--From a press release

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Advocates for the Responsible Education for Adolescent and Children's Health Act (REACH Act), led by Planned Parenthood Illinois Action (PPIA) and Equality Illinois (EI), worked with the ...


 
SAIC-hosts-Debunking-Conversion-Therapy-virtual-panel

  SAIC hosts 'Debunking Conversion Therapy' virtual panel

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) hosted a virtual panel, "Debunking Conversion Therapy," on April 23 that focused on how people have been negatively impacted by conversion therapy, what the Bible says and ...


 
GLAAD-responds-to-increase-in-suicide-attempts-among-trans-youth-in-Arkansas

  GLAAD responds to increase in suicide attempts among trans youth in Arkansas

--From a press release

(New York, NY - April 19, 2021) — GLAAD is responding to reports of an increase in suicide attempts among transgender youth in Arkansas, which on April 6 became the first U.S. state to outlaw gender-affirming ...


 
Students-speak-out-after-Pride-flag-removal-at-Indiana-school-91UPDATE93-

  Students speak out after Pride flag removal at Indiana school [UPDATE]

Students spoke out April 12 against the removal of Pride flags at a middle school in northwest Indiana, according to CBS Chicago. According to ABC7Chicago.com, a Black Lives Matter poster was also removed. LGBTQ students addressed ...


 
Trans-non-binary-youth-influencers-launch-book-collection-with-A-Kids-Book-About

  Trans, non-binary youth influencers launch book collection with "A Kids Book About"

--From a press release

Chicago, IL - April 12, 2021 - While many teens took e-learning as an opportunity to level-up their gaming skills, a group of young people chose instead to write a collection of books about their lives. ...


 
Study-30-of-young-LGBQ-people-have-attempted-suicide-in-their-lifetimes-

  Study: 30% of young LGBQ people have attempted suicide in their lifetimes

--From a press release

A new study by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law finds younger LGBQ adults experience greater psychological distress and suicidal behavior than older LGBQ people. Researchers examined a representative sample of LGBQ people in ...


 
LGBTQ-students-sue-US-Department-of-Education-

  LGBTQ students sue U.S. Department of Education

More than 30 LGBTQ students are suing the U.S. Department of Education in a class-action lawsuit filed March 29, NBC News reported. The students allege that they dealt with discrimination at 25 federally funded Christian colleges ...


 
New-Equality-Map-Bans-on-transgender-youth-participation-in-sports

  New Equality Map: Bans on transgender youth participation in sports

(March 29, 2021) — Across the country, state legislatures have introduced bills that would ban transgender youth from participating in K-12 school sports, and in some cases in college as well. This year alone, at least ...


 
-LGBTQ-Intergenerational-Dialogue-Project-connects-youth-elders-in-conversation

  LGBTQ+ Intergenerational Dialogue Project connects youth, elders in conversation

A chance encounter in 2019 has blossomed into an intergenerational dialogue project that brings together younger and older LGBTQ folks. Adam Greteman, a gay philosopher and School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) faculty member, ...


 
CDC-establishes-school-reopening-guidelines-

  CDC establishes school-reopening guidelines

On Feb. 12, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that teachers and students should return to the classroom and can do so safely—even in areas with high rates of viral transmission—if certain mitigation ...


 
ACLU-of-Illinois-reacts-to-Auditor-Generals-report-on-LGBTQ-youth-in-DCFS-care

  ACLU of Illinois reacts to Auditor General's report on LGBTQ youth in DCFS care

In response to the Auditor General's report on LGBTQ youth in DCFS care, Ghirlandi Guidetti, Staff Attorney with the ACLU of Illinois made the following statement: "Today's Auditor General's report reveals a sad but unsurprising truth: ...


 
Indianapolis-council-condemns-conversion-therapy-Indiana-Stonewall-Dems-celebrate-

  Indianapolis council condemns conversion therapy; Indiana Stonewall Dems celebrate

Indiana Stonewall Democrats celebrated the Indianapolis City-County Council and its LGBTQ councillors for passing a proclamation on Feb. 1 that formally condemns "conversion therapy" and the long-term health complications it ...


 
Book-helps-families-with-kids-discuss-gender-roles-same-gender-attraction

  Book helps families with kids discuss gender roles, same gender attraction

--From a press release

A new book, Pepito Has a Doll, is centered on the experience of a shy young boy who lives with his grandmother. Pepito has only one friend, his doll Lola, until Miguel appears and they begin a joyful adventure together. Bilingual ...


 
Indiana-to-open-first-home-for-LGBTQ-homeless-youths-

  Indiana to open first home for LGBTQ+ homeless youths

Indiana's first dedicated residential facility for LGBTQ+ young adults experiencing homelessness is slated to open this year in Indianapolis, according to WLFI.com. This home was years in the making. Trinity ...


 
Groups-sue-to-overturn-Dept-of-Ed-regulation-that-forces-funding-of-anti-LGBTQ-groups

  Groups sue to overturn Dept. of Ed regulation that forces funding of anti-LGBTQ groups

--From a press release

Washington, D.C.—January 19, 2021—Today, the national civil rights organizations American Atheists and Americans United for Separation of Church and State, on behalf of the Secular Student Alliance and a California ...


 
Indiana-pols-propose-anti-conversion-therapy-bill-

  Indiana pols propose anti-conversion therapy bill

Indiana Stonewall Democrats issued a press release lauding state Sen. JD Ford (District 39) and state Rep. Sue Errington (District 26) for introducing a new bill to effectively end so-called "conversion therapy" practices across the state ...


 
City-officials-send-letter-to-Lightfoot-regarding-schools-reopening

  City officials send letter to Lightfoot regarding schools reopening

On Jan. 3, more than 30 members of the 50-member Chicago City Council sent a letter to Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson regarding concerns about Chicago Public Schools' reopening plans amidst ...


 
11th-Circuit-urged-to-reverse-decision-allowing-LGBTQ-youth-conversion-therapy

  11th Circuit urged to reverse decision allowing LGBTQ youth conversion therapy

--From a Born Perfect press release

ATLANTA, GA — The Born Perfect campaign submitted a friend-of-the-court brief on Friday urging reversal of a recent decision by a three-judge federal panel validating the dangerous unethical practice known ...


 
Buffalo-Grove-LGBTQ-teen-named-one-of-HRCs-ambassadors-

  Buffalo Grove LGBTQ+ teen named one of HRC's ambassadors

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) announced that Buffalo Grove teen Molly Pinta (she/her)—a 14-year-old who identifies as bisexual—has been named a member of the 2021 class of HRC Foundation Youth ...


 
Feds-investigating-alleged-anti-Semitic-activity-at-Univ-of-Illinois

  Feds investigating alleged anti-Semitic activity at Univ. of Illinois

The Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced it has opened a formal investigation into a complaint alleging Jewish students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) ...


 
Same-sex-parents-are-7X-more-likely-to-raise-adopted-foster-children

  Same-sex parents are 7X more likely to raise adopted, foster children

--From a Williams Institute press release

A summary of data on same-sex parenting to inform reporting on Fulton v. City of Philadelphia On Nov. 5, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia. The case will ...


 
Inclusive-curriculum-tools-offered-to-schools-during-LGBTQ-History-Month-

  Inclusive curriculum tools offered to schools during LGBTQ History Month

--From a press release

October is LGBTQ History Month, and a coalition of LGBTQ organizations are celebrating by making tools available to school administrators, educators, youth, and families to help implement the state's new Inclusive Curriculum Law. The Illinois Inclusiv ...


 
About-Face-Theatre-announces-25th-season-of-new-work-digital-performances-

  About Face Theatre announces 25th season of new work, digital performances

--From a press release

CHICAGO — About Face Theatre is excited to announce plans for its landmark 25th anniversary season. Featuring new and original works, the company will focus on using digital streaming and online tools for most of the ...


 
WORLD-French-plan-gay-panic-defense-trans-youth-case-Northern-Triangle

  WORLD French plan, 'gay panic' defense, trans youth case, Northern Triangle

The French government unveiled a national plan to combat hatred and discrimination against LGBTQ people, and the initiative emphasises the importance of inclusive education in stamping out homophobia, RFI.fr reported. The three-year plan aims to make ...


 
Study-shows-young-queer-adults-face-high-rates-of-discrimination-

  Study shows young queer adults face high rates of discrimination

A new study from the progressive think tank the Center for American Progress (CAP) and the research group NORC at the University of Chicago reported that young queer adults face high rates of discrimination. The survey ...


 
Campus-Pride-announces-2020-Best-of-the-Best-LGBTQ-friendly-colleges-universities

  Campus Pride announces 2020 Best of the Best LGBTQ-friendly colleges, universities

--From a press release

Campus Pride commemorates LGBTQ History Month and National Coming Out Day by releasing its 2020 BEST OF THE BEST LGBTQ-Friendly listing of colleges and universities. The announcement features forty campuses ...


 
Victory-Gardens-Theater-announces-StudentsFirst-Virtual-Showcase

  Victory Gardens Theater announces StudentsFirst Virtual Showcase

--From a press release

Chicago, IL—Victory Gardens Theater announces the Voices of Tomorrow: Their World on Stagefundraising event on Dec. 9, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. The virtual event will showcase powerful and moving spoken word and artistic works created by ...


 
4M-gift-for-IU-McKinney-School-of-Law-focuses-on-LGBTQ-rights-diversity

  $4M gift for IU McKinney School of Law focuses on LGBTQ rights, diversity

--From a press release

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law has announced a significant $4 million gift from IU alumnus Steve Tuchman and his husband, Reed Bobrick. The gift will support the creation of an ...


 
Chicago-Teachers-Union-on-Breonna-Taylor-and-the-fight-for-racial-justice

  Chicago Teachers Union on Breonna Taylor and the fight for racial justice

--From a press release

CHICAGO, September 23, 2020—Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey issued the following statement today in response to news that the Kentucky Attorney General will not charge the officer for the shots that killed Breonna Taylor. "For ...


 
Alicia-Keys-joins-After-School-Matters-event-

  Alicia Keys joins After School Matters event

Grammy winner Alicia Keys joined teenagers and their families across Chicago Sept. 24 for a live virtual conversation about current racial and social justice events, as well as her life and music career, including her recently ...


 
Champaign-County-holding-virtual-Pride-event-Sept-25-27

  Champaign County holding virtual Pride event Sept. 25-27

Champaign County-Uniting Pride of Champaign County announced the theme for the 2020 Champaign County Pride Celebration, taking place virtually Sept. 25-27: "Staying Apart—Rising United." Some of the events include the ...


 
Howard-Brown-breaks-ground-on-new-Broadway-Youth-Center-location

  Howard Brown breaks ground on new Broadway Youth Center location

Officials from the Howard Brown Health organization, public officials and community supporters gathered in Uptown Sept. 10 to break ground on a new Broadway Youth Center location. Projected for a 2021 opening, the five-story facility, at ...


 
Looking-at-implementation-of-an-LGBTQ-curriculum-in-state-public-schools

  Looking at implementation of an LGBTQ+ curriculum in state public schools

On Aug. 9, 2019, Gov. JB Pritzker signed Illinois House Bill 246 into law, amending the school code to include contributions of LGBTQ+ figures in public schools all over the state, effective as of July 1, ...


 
MAP-report-Religious-exemptions-in-child-welfare-would-harm-millions

  MAP report: Religious exemptions in child welfare would harm millions

On Aug. 19, the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) released "The High Stakes in the Fulton Case: Undermining the Vital Role of Child Welfare Laws & Regulations in Protecting America's Children." This report highlights what is at ...


 
30-Under-30-postponed-until-June-2021

  30 Under 30 postponed until June 2021

Windy City Times has made the difficult decision to postpone its annual 30 Under 30 Awards until next June, citing the coronavirus pandemic. The ceremony was originally scheduled to take place Wed., June 24, at Polo ...


 
A-peek-inside-The-Cribs-new-location

  A peek inside The Crib's new location

The Night Ministry is now operating The Crib in a new location at 1735 N. Ashland Ave. The previous location in the basement of Lakeview Lutheran Church only included 900 square feet of space—a prime reason ...


 
WERQ-LGBTQ-Job-Fair-on-Sept-18

  WERQ! LGBTQ Job Fair on Sept. 18

EDITOR'S NOTE: Information on this event has changed. See updated information at http://www.windycitytimes.com/lgbt/WERQ-LGBTQ-Job-Fair-now-online-Sept-17-18-/69098.html . Center on Halsted and Brave Space Alliance will hold the annual ...


 
Virtual-OPALGA-scholarship-gala-slated-for-Oct-24

  Virtual OPALGA+ scholarship gala slated for Oct. 24

OPALGA+/Oak Park Area Lesbian & Gay Association will hold a virtual scholarship gala Saturday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. The event will feature video clips from the organization's scholarship winners, the Founder's Award celebration and opportunities ...


 
Restorative-juvenile-courts-coming-to-Avondale-Englewood-

  Restorative juvenile courts coming to Avondale, Englewood

The Circuit Court of Cook County is set to launch its latest effort to address nonviolent crime and prevent recidivism with the opening of new Restorative Justice Community Courts in Chicago's Avondale and Englewood neighborhoods, Chief ...


 
Pritzker-announces-new-approach-for-juvenile-justice

  Pritzker announces new approach for juvenile justice

On July 31, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker and Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton announced the 21st Century Illinois Transformation Model—a new plan that aims to transform the state's juvenile-justice system over the next four years. The model ...


 
Teen-LGBTQ-activist-aims-to-inspire-with-Be-You-Tiful-Initiative

  Teen LGBTQ+ activist aims to inspire with Be You Tiful Initiative

Allison Frank is a 16-year-old lesbian activist from Lincolnshire's Stevenson High School who found her passion for activism and began the Be You Tiful Initiative. It all started when Frank was feeling overwhelmed in a makeup ...


 
Lurie-announces-overhaul-of-pediatric-intersex-surgery-policies

  Lurie announces overhaul of pediatric intersex surgery policies

Ann & Robert Lurie Children's Hospital announced July 28 that it will no longer perform irreversible genital surgical procedures on intersex patients until patients can participate in making the decision. The surgeries have long been controversial, ...


 
Cicero-student-finds-his-voice

  Cicero student finds his voice

When Jorge Martinez-Arevalo was in eighth grade, he was elected president of an LGBTQ+ after-school club at Unity Junior High School, in Cicero. During his eighth-grade year, the club, which is known as NJAW (short for ...


 





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