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World-AIDS-Day-events-on-tap

  World AIDS Day events on tap

World AIDS Day takes place every year on Dec. 1. During this year—which marks the 40th anniversary since HIV was officially discovered—here are some of the events taking place (locally, regionally and nationally) on, before and ...


 
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 ...


 
House-of-Chanel-creates-charitable-foundation-to-promote-community-service-across-ballroom-scene-beyond

  House of Chanel creates charitable foundation to promote community service across ballroom scene, beyond

Almost 50 years after the founding of House of Chanel, the ballroom house is creating the Chanel Cares Charitable Foundation to give back to the community. The foundation will organize community engagement projects, including an upcoming ...


 
LGBT-Chamber-of-Commerce-of-Illinois-head-stepping-down

  LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois head stepping down

LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois Director Jerome' Holston has publicly acknowledged that he will be leaving his post at the end of this month. In a statement, he said, "As my role as Director of ...


 
NBJC-commemorates-Transgender-Day-of-Remembrance-in-what-may-be-deadliest-year

  NBJC commemorates Transgender Day of Remembrance in what may be deadliest year

--From a press release

WASHINGTON, DC — Since January of 2021, at least 46 transgender or gender-nonconforming/non-binary people in the United States have had their lives taken from them - putting 2021 on track to be the deadliest year on ...


 
Brave-Space-Alliance-partners-plan-Memorial-Luncheon-Town-Hall-on-trans-violence

  Brave Space Alliance, partners plan Memorial Luncheon, Town Hall on trans violence

--From a press release

CHICAGO, IL — Nov. 19, 2021 — Brave Space Alliance and other community partner organizations will host a memorial luncheon and town hall to honor the memory of transgender people who have been murdered over the ...


 
Spain-to-host-Gay-Games-in-2026

  Spain to host Gay Games in 2026

After months of preparations and a final presentation before the Federation of Gay Games (FGG) in the seaside city of Brighton East Sussex, Valencia, Spain was chosen to host the 2026 edition of the Gay Games. ...


 
Safe-Schools-For-All-to-help-students-take-action-against-bullying

  "Safe Schools For All" to help students take action against bullying

--From a press release

WASHINGTON — As schools and school districts across the country face hostile protests of LGBTQI+ inclusive education, students who are experiencing discrimination, bullying and harassment based on their sexual orientation ...


 
Word-is-Out-Queer-Media-Collaborative-launched-by-LMA

  Word is Out: Queer Media Collaborative launched by LMA

--From a press release

Local Media Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of Word Is Out: The Queer Media Collaborative, with initial funding from the Google News Initiative Innovation ...


 
Word-is-Out-Queer-Media-Collaborative-launched-by-LMA

  Word is Out: Queer Media Collaborative launched by LMA

--From a press release

Local Media Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of Word Is Out: The Queer Media Collaborative, with initial funding from the Google News Initiative Innovation Challenge. The Queer Media Collaborative (QMC) will focus on business ...


 
Rebirth-Garments-Roscoes-among-HRC-Showtime-grant-recipients

  Rebirth Garments, Roscoe's among HRC/Showtime grant recipients

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Showtime announced the 20 recipients of "Queer to Stay: An LGBTQ+ Business Preservation Initiative" to support and uplift small businesses that focus on LGBTQ+ people of color, women and the ...


 
Fraternal-Order-of-Police-head-says-he-will-resign

  Fraternal Order of Police head says he will resign

John Catanzara—the controversial head of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7, Chicago's largest police union—said Nov. 15 he will retire from the Chicago Police Department, The Chicago Tribune reported. He made the announcement after h ...


 
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 ...


 
Taiwans-Kaohsiung-Pride-to-host-WorldPride-in-2025-

  Taiwan's Kaohsiung Pride to host WorldPride in 2025

InterPride announced that Kaohsiung Pride, in Taiwan, has won the bid to host WorldPride in 2025. With this vote by InterPride members, a WorldPride event will be held in East Asia for the first time. The ...


 
Lambda-Literary-executive-director-stepping-down

  Lambda Literary executive director stepping down

Lambda Literary Executive Director Sue Landers announced that she is stepping down. In an open letter, Landers stated, "On December 1, I will step down as executive director. Maxwell Scales and Cleopatra Acquaye-Reynolds will join the ...


 
National-groups-to-NCAA-include-protections-for-trans-athletes-in-new-rules

  National groups to NCAA: include protections for trans athletes in new rules

--From a press release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Athlete Ally sent a letter to National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) President Mark Emmert and NCAA governance calling on the ...


 
AIDS-Foundation-Chicago-awards-grants-to-Black-and-Latinx-led-organizations-

  AIDS Foundation Chicago awards grants to Black- and Latinx-led organizations

AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) has awarded eight grants—totaling $72,000—to BIPOC-led organizations working to address the HIV/AIDS crisis in Black and Latinx neighborhoods across Chicago. The grants came from AFC's Learning ...


 
Chicago-LGBT-Hall-of-Fame-2021-presenting-virtual-induction-ceremony-Nov-15

  Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame 2021 presenting virtual induction ceremony Nov. 15

--From a press release

The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame, celebrating its 30th year, will present a virtual induction ceremony with the 2021 inductees on Monday, Nov. 15, at 6 p.m. WGN-TV personality Dean Richards will host the event. Chicago ...


 
National-AIDS-Memorial-to-hold-World-AIDS-Day-national-events-Nov-30-and-Dec-1

  National AIDS Memorial to hold World AIDS Day national events Nov. 30 and Dec. 1

--From a press release

SAN FRANCISCO (Nov. 9, 2021) — On December 1, the National AIDS Memorial brings three powerful programs to the public for World AIDS Day that offer inspiration, hope, remembrance, and reflection. The programming, free to the ...


 
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 ...


 
Chicagoans-to-sleep-outside-Nov-18-to-support-homeless-youth-

  Chicagoans to sleep outside Nov. 18 to support homeless youth

--From a press release

On Thursday, Nov. 18, people from across Chicago and around the region will be spending the night away from the comfort of their homes, to raise awareness about and funds for young people overcoming homelessness. This ...


 
NATIONAL-Creating-Change-trans-patient-case-queer-artist-DC-activist-dies

  NATIONAL Creating Change, trans patient case, queer artist, D.C. activist dies

The National LGBTQ Task Force has opened registration for the Creating Change Conference, the largest LGBTQ+ activist conference in the country, per a press release. The conference will be held in person in host city New ...


 
Northalsteds-Haunted-Halloween-Parade-returns-in-2021

  Northalsted's Haunted Halloween Parade returns in 2021

The 24th annual Northalsted Haunted Halloween Parade returned Oct. 31 after a hiatus due to the pandemic. The route was extended from Aldine Avenue to Waveland Avenue, finishing at a stage near Broadway. There was live ...


 
Chamber-of-Commerce-elects-Marion-Burton-Board-Presidentfirst-Black-LGBT-Pres-

  Chamber of Commerce elects Marion-Burton Board President,first Black, LGBT Pres.

--From a press release

[Oak Park, IL] On Tuesday, November 2, the Oak Park-River Forest Chamber of Commerce elected Darien Marion-Burton as President of its Board of Directors. Marion-Burton, who will take over for Dr. Mary Ann Bender starting January ...


 
Combining-creativity-with-consulting-trans-rights-activists-launch-Better-World-Collaborative-

  Combining creativity with consulting, trans-rights activists launch Better World Collaborative

With years of activism behind them, transgender-rights advocates Crispin Torres and Rebecca Kling have sat through countless workshops. But they'd often leave their seats—or Zoom calls—feeling disappointed. Workshops don't need ...


 
GLAAD-releases-latest-Accelerating-Acceptance-Study

  GLAAD releases latest Accelerating Acceptance Study

--From a press release

New York, NY - Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021 - GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, today announced the findings of its seventh annual Accelerating Acceptance Study, a nationa ...


 
Black-Harvest-awards-to-go-to-directors-of-Dionne-Warwick-Reopening-

  Black Harvest awards to go to directors of 'Dionne Warwick,' 'Reopening'

The Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago announced the 2021 winners of the Richard and Ellen Sandor Family Black Harvest Film Festival Prize—a cash award given to both the ...


 
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 ...


 
Annie-Leibovitz-at-Chicago-Humanities-Festival-on-Dec-7

  Annie Leibovitz at Chicago Humanities Festival on Dec. 7

On Tuesday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m., influential photographer Annie Leibovitz will come to the Chicago Humanities Festival for an exclusive conversation—her only event in the Midwest to celebrate the publication of her newest collection, Wonderland. ...


 
Personal-PAC-holds-virtual-annual-awards-luncheon

  Personal PAC holds virtual annual awards luncheon

Sen. Rev. Raphael Warnock was the keynote speaker at Personal PAC's 28th annual awards luncheon Oct. 20. The event was held virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Personal PAC's vision, according to its website, is ...


 
LGBTQ-activists-celebrated-at-Fahrenheit-Chicago-Honors-launch-of-Lorde-Rustin-Bates-inc

  LGBTQ+ activists celebrated at Fahrenheit Chicago Honors, launch of Lorde, Rustin & Bates, inc.

In the beautiful, amber atmosphere of the Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St., numerous well-known Chicago LGBTQ+ activists gathered to celebrate each other and look toward the community's future. The sixth annual Fahrenheit Honors cocktail reception, ...


 
Mayor-Lightfoot-20M-in-grants-will-support-business-nonprofit-recovery

  Mayor Lightfoot: $20M+ in grants will support business, nonprofit recovery

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) announced today a $20M Chi Biz Strong Grant Program for small business and nonprofit relief and a ...


 
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 ...


 
3Arts-awards-nearly-1M-to-women-artists-artists-of-color-Deaf-disabled-artists

  3Arts awards nearly $1M to women artists, artists of color, Deaf, disabled artists

--From a press release

CHICAGO, IL (OCTOBER 18, 2021)—3Arts, the Chicago-based nonprofit grantmaking organization, will award Chicago artists with nearly $1 million in unrestricted cash grants during the 14th annual 3Arts Awards, taking place ...


 
Legacy-Walk-plaques-added-for-Pauli-Murray-Matthew-Shepard

  Legacy Walk plaques added for Pauli Murray, Matthew Shepard



The Legacy Project unveiled two bronze plaques recognizing LGBTQ+ historical figures Pauli Murray and Matthew Shepard on Oct. 16. The plaques, part of Northalsted's half-mile Legacy Walk, recognized Murray and ...


 
LGBT-Chamber-of-Commerce-to-build-1000-school-supply-kits-for-underserved-kids

  LGBT Chamber of Commerce to build 1,000 school supply kits for underserved kids

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Back 2 School Illinois (B2SI), the state's largest free school supply program, in partnership with the LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois, will host a build-A-kit event at the Center on Halsted on Monday, ...


 
Dozens-of-celebrities-companies-set-to-take-part-in-Spirit-Day-on-Oct-21

  Dozens of celebrities, companies set to take part in Spirit Day on Oct. 21

--From a press release

New York, NY, Thursday, October 14, 2021 - Today, GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, announced a preliminary list of celebrities, shows ...


 
Andersonville-celebrates-Halloween-with-Halloween-on-Catalpa-Oct-30

  Andersonville celebrates Halloween with 'Halloween on Catalpa' Oct. 30

--From a press release

CHICAGO (October 14, 2021) — Families are in for a special treat this year as Andersonville once again hosts its socially-distanced "Halloween on Catalpa" event and celebrates the return of ...


 
Co-founder-of-LGBTQ-Latinx-organization-reflects-after-decades-of-activism

  Co-founder of LGBTQ Latinx organization reflects after decades of activism

When activist Julio Rodriguez was 5 years old, a teacher forced him to stand up in class and choose another name—maybe John, she suggested, since people couldn't pronounce "Julio." By the time he got home, he ...


 
South-Side-LGBTQ-center-projected-to-break-ground-next-summer-open-early-2024

  South Side LGBTQ+ center projected to break ground next summer, open early 2024

The $15-million LGBTQ+ center slated for creation on the city's South Side is in phase two of an anticipated five phases to completion, with a projected 2024 opening, according to stakeholders. Illinois state Rep. Lamont Robinson, ...


 
Coming-Out-for-LGBTQ-History

  Coming Out for LGBTQ+ History

October 11th is National Coming Out Day, a day established in 1988 by members of the LGBTQ+ community to encourage people to stop hiding and be open about their identity. Coming out increases visibility of the ...


 
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 ...


 
LGBT-History-Month-Reclaiming-41-journey-to-heal-notorious-trauma-for-LGBT-Mexicans-

  LGBT History Month: Reclaiming 41, journey to heal notorious trauma for LGBT Mexicans

Until recently, Alberto B. Mendoza hated 41. He cringed if his dinner bill or hotel room number had the number in it, and with the countdown to his 41st birthday, he dreaded the year to come. ...


 
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 ...


 
Affinitys-Virtual-Black-Gold-on-Oct-23

  Affinity's 'Virtual Black Gold' on Oct. 23

Affinity Community Services—a social-justice organization serving the needs of the Black LGBTQ+ community, with a particular focus on Black women—will hold its "Virtual Black Gold" casino event Saturday, Oct. 23. ...


 
Chicago-LGBT-Hall-of-Fame-in-30th-year-holds-induction-ceremony-at-Sidetrack

  Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame, in 30th year, holds induction ceremony at Sidetrack

The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame, celebrating its 30th year, held its annual induction ceremony for 2021 inductees October 6 at Sidetrack, sponsored by Sidetrack, J&L Catering, Rick Aguilar Photography, and Dalila Fridi and Elizabeth McNight. ...


 
30th-Annual-AIDS-Run-Walk-raises-more-than-400K

  30th Annual AIDS Run & Walk raises more than $400K

CHICAGO — More than 1,800 advocates, community partners, runners, walkers, volunteers, staff members and more gathered at Soldier Field on Oct. 2 for the 30th annual AIDS Run & Walk Chicago. The event raised approximately $420,000 ...


 
Equality-Nows-virtual-global-gala-Oct-12

  Equality Now's virtual global gala Oct. 12

Equality Now announced that its annual Make Equality Reality Gala will be held Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT. Since 1992, Equality Now has worked to ensure that laws treat men and women ...


 
LGBTQ-group-OneWheaton-puts-up-billboard

  LGBTQ+ group OneWheaton puts up billboard

The LGBTQ+ organization OneWheaton—composed of Wheaton College alumni—is noting its 10th homecoming season in a special way. OneWheaton has put up a billboard near campus on Roosevelt Road, just east of the intersection of Interstate 355. ...


 
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+ ...


 
Lambda-Literary-to-expand-LGBTQ-Writers-in-Schools-Program-in-New-York-City-schools-

  Lambda Literary to expand LGBTQ Writers in Schools Program in New York City schools

--From a press release

New York, NY — Today, Lambda Literary announced that New York City has quadrupled its investment in the organization's LGBTQ Writers in Schools program, increasing funding from $100,000 to $400,000 to reach 10,000 students and provide ...


 
A-new-street-festival-comes-home-to-Andersonville

  A new street festival comes home to Andersonville

The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce presented the new event Andersonville Homecoming on Sept. 24-26. As guests entered the area blocked off Clark Street between Catalpa and Summerdale avenues, a $10 donation fee was suggested to benefit ...


 
Latinx-Humanist-Alliance-American-Humanist-Association-hosting-activism-training

  Latinx Humanist Alliance, American Humanist Association hosting activism training

The Latinx Humanist Alliance and the American Humanist Association, in partnership with the Midwest Academy, are hosting a virtual grassroots activism 101 training on Friday, Oct. 1, 4-5:30 p.m. CT; and Saturday, Oct. 2, 1-2:30 p.m. ...


 
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 ...


 
GLAAD-releases-Local-Media-Accountability-Index--US-South

  GLAAD releases 'Local Media Accountability Index - U.S. South'

--From a press release

GLAAD—he world's largest LGBTQ media-advocacy organization—has released its "Local Media Accountability Index - U.S. South," a measurement and evaluation of LGBTQ and HIV coverage in local news outlets across nine ...


 
Report-23M-Latinx-LGBT-adults-live-in-the-US

  Report: 2.3M Latinx LGBT adults live in the U.S.

--From a press release

A new study by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law finds that an estimated 2.3 million adults in the U.S. identify as Hispanic or Latino/a and LGBT. Researchers found that Latinx LGBT people fare ...


 
America250-to-host-LGBTQ-Community-Conversation-Webinar-Sept-23

  America250 to host LGBTQ+ Community Conversation Webinar Sept. 23

--From a press release

Washington, D.C. —America250, the nationwide commemoration of America's 250th anniversary in 2026 led by the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission, will host its next Community Conversation on Thursday, Sept. 23, at 4 pm ET. Members of the LGBTQ+ ...


 
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 ...


 
Mayor-Lightfoot-to-present-awards-at-Chicago-LGBT-Hall-of-Fame-induction-ceremony

  Mayor Lightfoot to present awards at Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame induction ceremony

The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame, celebrating its 30th year, announced today that it will hold a scaled-back version of its annual induction ceremony for 2021 inductees on Wednesday Oct. 6, at 5:30-8 p.m. The event ...


 
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 ...


 
Naper-Pride-hosts-inaugural-Pride-fest

  Naper Pride hosts inaugural Pride fest

Naper Pride held its inaugural pride fest event, "Coming Together, One Community—One Naperville," on Sept. 11-12 in Naperville. Incidentally, "Coming Together, One Community—One Naperville" was also Naper Pride's organizational philosoph ...


 
OneWheaton-to-mark-10th-Homecoming-Weekend-on-Oct-8-9

  OneWheaton to mark 10th Homecoming Weekend on Oct. 8-9

OneWheaton—a group of LGBTQA alumni and students of Wheaton College—will mark its 10th annual Homecoming Weekend with virtual activities on Oct. 8-9. On Oct. 8, at 6 p.m., there will be an LGBTQIA Storytelling Hour. Attendees ...


 
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 ...


 
Homophile-organization-New-Gay-Liberation-Front-launches

  'Homophile' organization New Gay Liberation Front launches

The New Gay Liberation Front—which described itself in a press release as a "homophile organization"—has launched. "Homophile" is a term that was used by some gay and lesbian groups in the 1950s. According to the University ...


 
NATIONAL-Teachers-GLAAD-talks-HRC-9-11-items-Dr-Rachel-Levine

  NATIONAL Teachers, GLAAD talks HRC, 9/11 items, Dr. Rachel Levine

In North Carolina, a former teacher won a lawsuit against Charlotte Catholic High School and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte after he lost his job following an announcement on Facebook that he planned to marry ...


 
Chicago-neighborhood-nonprofits-join-forces-to-provide-free-attorneys

  Chicago neighborhood nonprofits join forces to provide free attorneys

Four Chicago neighborhood nonprofits—LCLC (Lawndale Christian Legal Center), Breakthrough, BUILD (Broader Urban Involvement & Leadership Development) and New Life Centers—have formed a partnership to assign free ...


 
One-in-ten-LGBT-workers-experienced-discrimination-at-work-in-the-last-year

  One in ten LGBT workers experienced discrimination at work in the last year

LGBT employees of color were more likely to report being denied jobs and verbal harassment A new study by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law finds an estimated 46% of LGBT workers have experienced ...


 
HRC-fires-its-president-Alphonso-David

  HRC fires its president, Alphonso David

On Sept. 6, the national LGBTQ+ organization the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) fired its president, Alphonso David, for advising now-former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) during his sexual-harassment scandal ...


 
HRC-president-refuses-to-resign-despite-co-chairs-reported-request

  HRC president refuses to resign, despite co-chairs' reported request

Alphonso David, the president of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), has refused to resign in the midst of controversy—even after the organization's co-chairs reportedly requested that he do so. According to NBC New York, David is ...


 
Naper-Pride-set-to-host-inaugural-Pride-fest

  Naper Pride set to host inaugural Pride fest

Naper Pride will hold its inaugural pride fest event, "Coming Together, One Community—One Naperville," on Sept. 11-12. Incidentally, "Coming Together, One Community—One Naperville" is also Naper Pride's organizational philosophy of ...


 
Illinois-Holocaust-Museum-to-show-LGBTQ-exhibit-starting-Oct-17

  Illinois Holocaust Museum to show LGBTQ+ exhibit starting Oct. 17

Starting Oct. 17, Skokie's Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center will host the exhibit "Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement," which explores the June 1969 police raid of the Stonewall Inn as the flashpoint ...


 
Chicago-Pride-Parade-cancelled

  Chicago Pride Parade cancelled

--From a press release

The following statement was sent from Pride Chicago on the cancellation of this year's Chicago Pride Parade: We did not want to be sending this letter. Earlier this year, we decided that the parade might have ...


 
Mayor-Harold-Washington-centennial-event-looks-at-his-LGBTQ-legacy

  Mayor Harold Washington centennial event looks at his LGBTQ+ legacy

--From a press release

CHICAGO—The LGBTQ legacy of late Chicago Mayor Harold Washington (1922-1987) will be discussed as part of a series of events marking his 100th birthday in 2022. This free LGBTQ event will be Wed., Oct. 13, 6-8 ...


 





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