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Five-Worth-Finding-World-AIDS-Day-Benedetta-books-wine-in-a-can

  Five Worth Finding: World AIDS Day, 'Benedetta,' books, wine in a can

—World AIDS Day event at Belmont Harbor: —The Chicago Parks Foundation will hold a World AIDS Day event on Dec. 1, 9-10:30 a.m., at the Belmont Harbor Yacht Club. Antonio King, LGBTQ health and outreach liaison ...


 
New-COVID-variant-discovered-in-South-Africa

  New COVID variant discovered in South Africa

Global authorities reacted with alarm to a new coronavirus variant detected in South Africa, with the European Union and Britain among those tightening border controls as scientists tried to find out if the mutation was vaccine-resistant, ...


 
BIPOC-LGBTQ-led-orgs-and-spaces-adapt-to-continued-effects-of-COVID-19-

  BIPOC LGBTQ+-led orgs and spaces adapt to continued effects of COVID-19

s the world continues to grapple with the lasting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, some BIPOC LGBTQ+-led bars and community-building organizations have adapted by implementing increased safety protocols and strengthening ...


 
COVID-Chicagos-travel-advisory-back-up-to-40-states-and-one-territory

  COVID Chicago's travel advisory back up to 40 states and one territory

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) added two states to its weekly COVID-19 travel advisory on Nov. 23. The advisory stands at 40 states and one territory. Connecticut, whose daily COVID Case rate per 100,000 ...


 
WORLD-HIV-case-Ireland-items-Kim-Petras-actress-illness

  WORLD HIV case, Ireland items, Kim Petras, actress' illness

A woman in Argentina has become only the second documented person whose own immune system may have cured her of HIV, NBC News noted. Researchers have dubbed the 30-year-old mother, who was first diagnosed with HIV ...


 
COVID-US-opens-boosters-for-all-adults

  COVID U.S. opens boosters for all adults

On Nov. 19, the United States, through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), allowed COVID-19 booster shots for all adults and took the extra step of urging people 50 and older to seek one, ...


 
HHS-acts-to-prevent-discrimination-strengthen-civil-rights-

  HHS acts to prevent discrimination, strengthen civil rights

--From a press release

Washington D.C. — Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and Office for Civil Rights (OCR), announced actions to further ...


 
LGBTQ-equality-in-nine-Illinois-municipalities-detailed-in-Human-Rights-Campaign-Index

  LGBTQ+ equality in nine Illinois municipalities detailed in Human Rights Campaign Index

--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, in partnership with The ...


 
COVID-Chicagos-travel-advisory-down-to-38-states-one-territory

  COVID Chicago's travel advisory down to 38 states, one territory

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) removed three states and returned one to its weekly COVID-19 travel advisory on Nov. 16. The advisory stands at 38 states and one territory. Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee—all of ...


 
SAGE-Board-of-Directors-dedicates-1M-to-support-trans-elders

  SAGE Board of Directors dedicates $1M to support trans elders

--From a press release

[New York, NY] SAGE, the world's largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBTQ+ elders, is proud to announce the Transgender and Non-Binary (TGNB) Elder Program Equity Fund. Trans Awareness Week is ...


 
Chicago-Therapy-Collective-to-honor-Trans-Day-of-Resilience

  Chicago Therapy Collective to honor Trans Day of Resilience

On Saturday, Nov. 20, Chicago Therapy Collective will release an original music video cover of Wildfires (Sault, 2020) in honor of Trans Day of Resilience (TDOR) 2021 and the racial justice uprisings of 2020. According to ...


 
Northwestern-University-researchers-present-data-on-COVID-19-impacts-on-minoritized-youth

  Northwestern University researchers present data on COVID-19 impacts on minoritized youth

Two Northwestern University-affiliated researchers presented a webinar Nov.9 about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on youth in minoritized communities in the United States, among them youths in the LGBTQ+ community. The webinar was part of ...


 
New-posters-advise-Native-American-caregivers-on-raising-LGBTQ-2S-children

  New posters advise Native American caregivers on raising LGBTQ-2S children

By Cris Villalonga-Vivoni

On Oct. 27, the Family Acceptance Project (FAP) at San Francisco State University further expanded its ongoing "Healthy Futures" poster series by launching three new behavioral guides for indigenous parents ...


 
WORLD-China-clinic-lesbian-couple-Mr-Gay-World-Ghana-bill

  WORLD China clinic, lesbian couple, Mr. Gay World, Ghana bill

China launched its first medical clinic to treat transgender children and adolescents, NBC News reported. The Chinese state-backed media outlet The Global Times recently reported that the clinic opened at the Children's Hospital of Fudan University ...


 
Emails-show-how-Trump-officials-planned-to-downplay-COVID-dangers-

  Emails show how Trump, officials planned to downplay COVID dangers

The House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis released new emails and documents that show the extent to which top White House officials, under former President Donald Trump, interfered in the Centers for Disease Control and ...


 
COVID-Colorado-governor-opens-boosters-for-everyone

  COVID Colorado governor opens boosters for everyone

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed an executive order Nov. 10 allowing any fully vaccinated Colorado adult to receive a COVID-19 booster shot, Rocky Mountain PBS reported. "The health and safety of Coloradans [have] been my top ...


 
Oklahoma-governor-orders-halt-to-non-binary-birth-certificates

  Oklahoma governor orders halt to non-binary birth certificates

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has issued an executive order to stop the Oklahoma State Department of Health from issuing non-binary birth certificates, KFOR.com reported. "Neither this statute nor Oklahoma law otherwise [provides] OSDH or others any ...


 
COVID-Arkansas-comes-off-Chicagos-latest-travel-advisory

  COVID Arkansas comes off Chicago's latest travel advisory

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) removed one state—Arkansas—from its most recent weekly COVID-19 travel advisory, issued Nov. 9. The advisory stands at 40 states and one territory. Alabama ...


 
Human-Rights-Campaign-Foundation-releases-data-on-COVID-19-LGBTQ-health-equity

  Human Rights Campaign Foundation releases data on COVID-19 & LGBTQ+ health equity

--From a Human Rights Campaign Foundation press release

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


 
Secretary-Becerra-visits-Humboldt-Park-AIDS-Foundation-Chicago

  Secretary Becerra visits Humboldt Park, AIDS Foundation Chicago

On Nov. 8, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra traveled to sites in Chicago to highlight Biden-Harris administration's plans to build back better through investments in maternal health, the Affordable Ca ...


 
Iceland-Norway-Netherlands-have-highest-levels-of-LGBTI-acceptance

  Iceland, Norway, Netherlands have highest levels of LGBTI acceptance

--From a press release

The updated Global Acceptance Index ranks LGBTI acceptance in 175 countries and locations New research from the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law finds that the average levels of acceptance for LGBTI people and their ...


 
COVID-US-lifts-international-travel-ban

  COVID U.S. lifts international travel ban

On Nov. 8, the United States lifted restrictions on travel from a long list of countries including Mexico, Canada and most of Europe—allowing tourists to make long-delayed trips and family members to reconnect with loved ones ...


 
GoFundMe-page-launched-for-local-gay-writer-advocate-Max-Smith

  GoFundMe page launched for local gay writer/advocate Max Smith

A GoFundMe page has been launched for Maxsonn "Max" Smith, a longtime writer and LGBTQ+-rights advocate who resides in Chicago and who suffered a mild stroke earlier this year. According to the page, Smith has lived ...


 
COVID-Chicagos-travel-advisory-includes-41-states-one-territory

  COVID Chicago's travel advisory includes 41 states, one territory

The Chicago Department of Public Health removed two states and one territory from its weekly COVID-19 travel advisory on Nov. 2. However, two states whose daily COVID case rate per 100,000 residents rose above 15 are ...


 
NATIONAL-Intersex-snapshot-teacher-fired-Living-Rainbow-Task-Force

  NATIONAL Intersex snapshot, teacher fired, 'Living Rainbow,' Task Force

In honor of Intersex Awareness Day (Oct. 26), the National Institutes of Health's Sexual and Gender Minority Research Office (SGMRO) released the DSD & Intersex Research Portfolio Snapshot of the NIH FY 2019 SGM Portfolio Analysis, ...


 
LGBTQ-Latinx-healthcare-providers-discuss-impact-of-COVID-19-pandemic-

  LGBTQ+ Latinx healthcare providers discuss impact of COVID-19 pandemic

As part of its COVID-19 Grand Rounds series, AIDS Foundation Chicago hosted an Oct. 26 panel featuring LGBTQ+ Latinx healthcare providers sharing how the pandemic has impacted their personal and professional lives. Panelists included Howard Brown ...


 
COVID-Four-more-states-removed-from-Chicagos-travel-advisory-

  COVID Four more states removed from Chicago's travel advisory

On Oct. 26, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) removed four states from its weekly COVID-19 Travel Advisory. The advisory now includes 41 states and two territories following the removal of Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland and ...


 
Ronn-Harris-Evanston-residents-initiative-rewards-good-deeds

  Ronn Harris: Evanston resident's initiative rewards good deeds

"You've got to accentuate the positive/ Eliminate the negative/ Latch on to the affirmative/ Don't mess with Mister In-Between" The lyrics above may be from the Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters song "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive," ...


 
Howard-Brown-Health-unveils-new-Broadway-Youth-Center

  Howard Brown Health unveils new Broadway Youth Center

--From a press release

Howard Brown Health recently unveiled the new permanent home for Broadway Youth Center, its program for LGBTQ people ages 12-24 and young people experiencing homelessness. Located at 1023 W. Irving Park Road, the new space has ...


 
Twitter-suspends-Indiana-politician-for-misgendering-trans-official

  Twitter suspends Indiana politician for misgendering trans official

Twitter suspended the account of U.S. Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., after he intentionally misgendered Health and Human Services official, Dr. Rachel Levine—the first transgender person to hold an office that ...


 
WORLD-Indian-commission-queer-royals-MTV-Putin-attack-in-Jamaica

  WORLD Indian commission, queer royals, MTV, Putin, attack in Jamaica

India's National Medical Commission has ordered publishers and medical schools to edit their textbooks and curricula to exclude discriminatory and unscientific portrayals of LGBTI people, according to Human Rights Watch. ...


 
Gov-Pritzker-announces-campaign-to-increase-COVID-19-booster-rates-among-older-Illinoisans

  Gov. Pritzker announces campaign to increase COVID-19 booster rates among older Illinoisans

--From a press release

CHICAGO — With 1.5 million Illinoisans currently eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination booster shot and millions more set to become eligible in the coming weeks, Gov. JB Pritzker and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) ...


 
COVID-Two-more-states-and-DC-removed-from-Chicagos-travel-advisory-

  COVID Two more states and D.C. removed from Chicago's travel advisory

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) removed two states and the District of Columbia from its weekly COVID-19 travel advisory on Oct. 19. The advisory now includes 45 states and two territories following the removal ...


 
Ald-Maria-Hadden-encourages-community-to-be-active-participants

  Ald. Maria Hadden encourages community to be active participants

By Cris Villalonga-Vivoni

AIt was Chicago Ald. Maria Hadden's friends who convinced her to run for city council as the 49th Ward's alderperson. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Hadden moved to Rogers Park 20 years ago after graduating from The ...


 
Colorado-becomes-first-state-to-require-trans-care-as-essential-health-benefit-

  Colorado becomes first state to require trans care as essential health benefit

Colorado has become the first state in the country to include transition-related care for transgender people as part of the requirements for essential healthcare in the state, The Washington Blade reported. As part of the change, ...


 
NATIONAL-Foster-parent-case-stars-speak-out-Texas-youth-Queer-Eye-HIV

  NATIONAL Foster-parent case, stars speak out, Texas youth, 'Queer Eye,' HIV

Americans United for Separation of Church and State and Lambda Legal, together with the law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), along ...


 
Black-Incubator-and-Accelerator-BIA-program-to-offer-support-for-Black-led-organizations-

  Black Incubator and Accelerator (BIA) program to offer support for Black-led organizations

A new program—Black Incubator and Accelerator (BIA)—is offering funding and resources to Black-led organizations that primarily serve Black communities on the South and West Sides. BIA is new this year and run by University of Chicago ...


 
Howard-Browns-Big-Orange-Ball-on-Oct-23

  Howard Brown's 'Big Orange Ball' on Oct. 23

Howard Brown Health will hold its annual Big Orange Ball virtually Saturday, Oct. 23, 8-9 p.m. The event will then be shown On-Demand through Sunday, Oct. 31, at midnight. This year, people can kick off Halloween ...


 
PHIMC-to-present-second-Mary-F-Morten-Award-on-Nov-7

  PHIMC to present second Mary F. Morten Award on Nov. 7

Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago (PHIMC) announced Chicago Freedom School as the 2021 recipient of the Mary F. Morten Award for Justice. According to a release, "Chicago Freedom School is being recognized for its vital ...


 
HHS-awards-221B-in-FY2021-for-HIV-care-support-services-medication

  HHS awards $2.21B in FY2021 for HIV care, support services, medication

--From a press release

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced approximately $2.21 billion in Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program funding for cities, counties, states, and local community-based organizations in fiscal year ...


 
AMA-panel-examines-the-role-of-critical-race-theory-in-contemporary-healthcare

  AMA panel examines the role of critical race theory in contemporary healthcare

An Oct. 4 online forum hosted by the Chicago-based American Medical Association (AMA) addressed critical race theory (CRT) and its applications for equity in healthcare settings. CRT has achieved notoriety ...


 
Illinois-HIV-Care-Connect-launches-HIV-Innovation-campaign

  Illinois HIV Care Connect launches HIV Innovation campaign

On Oct. 5, Illinois HIV Care Connect launched its HIV Innovation web and social-media campaign, showcasing several Illinois HIV initiatives that are helping to prevent or treat HIV more effectively. Articles about five initiatives so far ...


 
COVID-Connecticut-removed-from-Chicago-travel-advisory

  COVID Connecticut removed from Chicago travel advisory

On Oct. 5, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) removed one state—Connecticut—from its weekly COVID-19 travel advisory. The advisory now stands at 47 states and three territories. Although the ...


 
Report-Older-LGBTQs-lack-access-to-healthcare-financial-security-caregiving

  Report: Older LGBTQs lack access to healthcare, financial security, caregiving

--From a press release

Chicago — LGBTQ older adults across Illinois are struggling to get the healthcare, financial security and caregiving support they desperately need, according to a new report from AARP Illinois and SAGE released today. The disparities, outlined ...


 
Out-state-Sen-Mike-Simmons-aims-to-prioritize-people-in-economic-healthcare-equity-fight-

  Out state Sen. Mike Simmons aims to 'prioritize people' in economic, healthcare equity fight

Each week, Illinois state Sen. Mike Simmons' constituents pile into his office to share ideas about how to improve their lives. Through conversations with single mothers raising young children in poverty, residents facing displacement and teenagers ...


 
Howard-Brown-Health-to-receive-1M-from-Col-Jennifer-Pritzkers-TAWANI-Foundation-

  Howard Brown Health to receive $1M from Col. Jennifer Pritzker's TAWANI Foundation

--From a press release

(Sept. 28, 2021 - Chicago, IL) Howard Brown Health has received a commitment of $1 million from TAWANI Foundation, including a pledge of $500,000 and a challenge grant of $500,000 to support the expansion of LGBTQ+ ...


 
COVID-Chicagos-latest-travel-advisory-remains-the-same

  COVID Chicago's latest travel advisory remains the same

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) did not add or remove any states from its weekly COVID-19 Travel Advisory on Sept. 28. The numbers of states and territories remain at 48 and three, respectively. California ...


 
Defend-Abortion-Access-marches-rallies-planned-across-Illinois-Oct-2

  Defend Abortion Access marches/rallies planned across Illinois Oct. 2

--From a press release

CHICAGO — A coalition of more than 20 progressive organizations, supporters, and providers of reproductive health care are holding "Defend Abortion Access" events across Illinois on Saturday, October 2, in response to the Texas abortion ban ...


 
Black-Leadership-Advocacy-Coalition-for-Healthcare-Funding-Equity-BLACHFE-launches

  Black Leadership Advocacy Coalition for Healthcare Funding Equity (BLACHFE) launches

--From a press release

CHICAGO IL — September 20, 2021 — Eleven African-American-led organizations have united to form the Black Leadership Advocacy Coalition for Healthcare Funding Equity (BLACHFE). The purpose of BLACHFE is to ...


 
COVID-California-Puerto-Rico-off-Chicagos-travel-advisory-list-others-return

  COVID California, Puerto Rico off Chicago's travel advisory list; others return

On Sept. 22, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) took one state and one territory—California and Puerto Rico—off its weekly COVID-19 Travel Advisory, while Connecticut and the District of Columbia returned to the advisory. The ...


 
LGBTQ-blood-donation-discrimination-assessed-PULSE-shootings-cited-

  LGBTQ blood donation discrimination assessed, PULSE shootings cited

--From a press release

Chicago, Ill. — Last week, Reps. Mike Quigley (IL-05), Val B. Demings (FL-10), Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), Adam B. Schiff (CA-28), Barbara Lee (CA-13), and Ritchie Torres (NY-15) received a ...


 
Patrick-J-Kennedy-to-receive-award-from-Trilogy-at-virtual-gala

  Patrick J. Kennedy to receive award from Trilogy at virtual gala

Chicago-based Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare will present its Partner in Recovery Award to The Kennedy Forum founder, mental-health advocate and former Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy as a part of its virtual 50th-anniversary gala on Thursday, Oct. 21. ...


 
HHS-awards-48M-to-health-centers-to-expand-HIV-prevention-treatment

  HHS awards $48M to health centers to expand HIV prevention, treatment

On Sept. 16, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), awarded more than $48 million to 271 HRSA-supported health centers across 26 states, Puerto Rico and ...


 
National-groups-kick-off-BiWeek-to-celebrate-bisexuality-visibility

  National groups kick off #BiWeek to celebrate bisexuality+ visibility

Sept. 16 marks the start of #BiWeek, an annual digital campaign to accelerate acceptance for the bisexual+ (bi, pansexual, fluid, queer, unlabeled, etc.) community, according to a joint press release from the organizations The Bisexual Resource ...


 
COVID-Southern-Illinois-reports-it-has-zero-ICU-beds-available

  COVID Southern Illinois reports it has zero ICU beds available

Amid a COVID-19 surge, Illinois' southern region reported Sept. 13-14 that it ran out of intensive care unit (ICU) beds—which has delayed surgeries and resulted in longer waits for appropriate care, The Chicago Tribune reported. In ...


 
Howard-Brown-hosting-Midwest-LGBTQ-Health-Symposium-on-Sept-29-30

  Howard Brown hosting Midwest LGBTQ Health Symposium on Sept. 29-30

Howard Brown Health will host its 2021 Midwest LGBTQ Health Symposium in a virtual format Sept. 29-30. The conference, presented by the Howard Brown Health Center for Education, Research and ...


 
COVID-Connecticut-DC-removed-from-Chicagos-travel-advisory

  COVID Connecticut, D.C., removed from Chicago's travel advisory

On Sept. 14, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) took one state—Connecticut—and the District of Columbia off its weekly COVID-19 travel advisory. The advisory now includes 48 states and three territories, as daily COVID case ...


 
Men-Having-Babies-surrogacy-conference-on-Oct-9

  Men Having Babies surrogacy conference on Oct. 9

The Men Having Babies 2021 Midwest Surrogacy Conference & Expo will take place Saturday, Oct. 9, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St. According to a press statement, more than 100 (vaccinated!) ...


 
SAVOR-Sunny-Bowls

  SAVOR Sunny Bowls

Looking for a comforting, healthful option for lunch? Then look no further than Sunny Bowls: Souper Food (theMart, #201.; https://sunnybowls.com/), which specializes in various soups? Part of the food court at theMART (which some also call ...


 
COVID-Chicagos-travel-advisory-now-includes-all-states-outside-Illinois

  COVID Chicago's travel advisory now includes all states outside Illinois

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), on Sept. 8, added one state—Vermont—to its weekly COVID-19 travel advisory. The advisory now includes every state and territory in the country, as COVID continues to surge across the ...


 
New-safety-precautions-announced-for-30th-annual-AIDS-Run-Walk-Chicago-Oct-2

  New safety precautions announced for 30th annual AIDS Run & Walk Chicago Oct. 2

--From a press release

CHICAGO — AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) has announced proof of full vaccination or negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of event will be required for all in-person participants for the 30th annual AIDS Run & ...


 
COVID-Rev-Jacksons-wife-out-of-hospital

  COVID Rev. Jackson's wife out of hospital

Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr.'s wife, Jacqueline, was released from the hospital Sept. 3 after being treated for symptoms of COVID-19 along with the minister, NBC Chicago reported. "Our mother is leaving the Northwestern Memorial Hospital and ...


 
Five-Worth-Finding-Swan-Song-mental-health-event-Halloween-items-artwork

  Five Worth Finding: 'Swan Song,' mental-health event, Halloween items, artwork

Technically, there are six items here, but they're all highly recommended. —Swan Song: Throughout his long and storied career, German actor Udo Kier has taken on many roles—but probably none as indelible as former hairdresser Pat ...


 
Chicago-pro-choice-activists-outraged-by-SCOTUS-refusal-to-overturn-Texas-abortion-ban-

  Chicago pro-choice activists outraged by SCOTUS' refusal to overturn Texas abortion ban

--From a multi-organization press release

Calling it a blow to women and all abortion rights supporters nationwide, coalition calls for reversal of the Texas Law SB8, and demands "No Abortion Bans Anywhere: Not Now; Not Ever! Defend Roe!" Several Chicago groups ...


 
United-Center-to-require-COVID-19-vaccination-or-negative-test-to-attend-all-events-

  United Center to require COVID-19 vaccination or negative test to attend all events

--From a press release

The United Center will require all event attendees, including fans at Chicago Bulls and Chicago Blackhawks games, to present proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to gain access to the arena. The decision ...


 
HIV-AT-40-Global-activist-Phill-Wilson-talks-Chicago-the-80s-and-vaccines

  HIV AT 40: Global activist Phill Wilson talks Chicago, the '80s and vaccines

Phill Wilson is one of the best-known HIV/AIDS activists/educators around the globe. The Chicago native was the co-founder of the National Black Lesbian and Gay Leadership Forum and the National Task Force on AIDS Prevention. He ...


 
Chicago-now-has-48-states-in-travel-advisory

  Chicago now has 48 states in travel advisory

On Aug. 31, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) added five states — Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan and New Hampshire, as well as the District of Columbia and Guam—to its weekly COVID-19 travel advisory. Vermont ...


 
Law-banning-abortions-after-six-weeks-is-now-set-in-Texas

  Law banning abortions after six weeks is now set in Texas

Legislation banning abortions after about six weeks is now the law in Texas, effectively ending Roe v. Wade protections in the state, NPR reported. Late on Sept. 1, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to block the law. ...


 
Steamworks-general-manager-defends-vaccine-requirement

  Steamworks' general manager defends vaccine requirement

The general manager of Northalsted gay sauna/bathhouse Steamworks recently defended the venue's policy that only fully vaccinated individuals can enter the space. Someone who self-identified "as a former customer" wrote a letter to management saying, ...


 
GLAAD-releases-2021-State-of-HIV-Stigma-study

  GLAAD releases '2021 State of HIV Stigma' study

GLAAD recently released its second annual State of HIV Stigma Study, a national survey among U.S. adults with the sample supplied by research firm Cint. The survey, funded by Gilead COMPASS Initiative, measures U.S. attitudes toward ...


 
NATIONAL-Marsha-P-Johnson-Utah-five-year-study-Pride-fests-cancelled

  NATIONAL Marsha P. Johnson, Utah, five-year study, Pride fests cancelled

In New York City, visitors to Christopher Park have been greeted by the bust of the late trans activist Marsha P. Johnson, ActionNewsNow.com reported. The bust was erected on what would have been Jonhson's 76th birthday—and ...


 
Mental-health-of-Black-and-Latinx-LGBQ-people-worsened-after-the-2016-presidential-election

  Mental health of Black and Latinx LGBQ people worsened after the 2016 presidential election

--From a Williams Institute press release

A new study from the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law finds that the mental health of Black and Latinx LGBQ people declined in the 17 months following the 2016 presidential election of Donald ...


 
Pritzker-announces-COVID-19-vaccine-requirement-for-some-workers-statewide-indoor-mask-mandate-

  Pritzker announces COVID-19 vaccine requirement for some workers, statewide indoor mask mandate

--From a press release

CHICAGO — As COVID-19 infection and hospitalization rates across the state continue to increase, particularly in downstate communities with the lowest vaccination rates, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker and IDPH Director ...


 
Chicago-announces-COVID-19-vaccination-requirement-for-city-employees-

  Chicago announces COVID-19 vaccination requirement for city employees

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot today announced that, effective Oct. 15, the City of Chicago will require all city employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, joining many other major municipalities and government agencies in ...


 
COVID-Chicago-adds-four-states-to-travel-advisory

  COVID Chicago adds four states to travel advisory

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) most recently added four states—Colorado, Maryland, Nebraska and South Dakota—to its weekly COVID-19 Travel Advisory. There are now 43 states and two territories ...


 





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