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David-E-Munar-reflects-on-Howard-Brown-leadership-and-new-Columbus-Ohio-post

  David E. Munar reflects on Howard Brown leadership and new Columbus, Ohio post

On April 1, David E. Munar started his tenure as CEO of the Columbus, Ohio-based non-profit health system Equitas. The date marked the latest chapter for Munar, who previously helmed AIDS Foundation Chicago and, most recently, ...


 
Chicago-LGBT-Hall-of-Fame-seeks-nominations-for-2024-induction

  Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame seeks nominations for 2024 induction

--From a press release

The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame has announced a call for nominations for the 2024 class of inductees into the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame. Those wishing to may nominate individuals, organizations, businesses, or "Friends of ...


 
Tiny-Home-Summit-20-convenes-experts-to-explore-affordable-small-scale-housing-June-13-

  Tiny Home Summit 2.0 convenes experts to explore affordable, small-scale housing June 13

--From a press release

CHICAGO—A gathering of more than 250 elected officials, developers, advocates, philanthropists, community members, and people with lived experience will take place June 13, 2024 to discuss and strategize around the ...


 
HRC-president-responds-to-NAIA-vote-to-ban-transgender-women-from-playing-sports-

  HRC president responds to NAIA vote to ban transgender women from playing sports

--From a press release

WASHINGTON —Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, responded to the National Association of ...


 
Lambda-Legal-NAIA-proposed-transgender-sports-ban-disappointing-harmful-reversal

  Lambda Legal: NAIA proposed transgender sports ban disappointing, harmful reversal

Lambda Legal: NAIA Proposed Transgender Sports Ban a Disappointing and Harmful Reversal "The NAIA announcement sends a dangerous message, is inconsistent with the law and science, and undercuts the organization's ...


 
Lighthouse-Foundation-releases-first-Black-Queer-Equity-Index-report-card

  Lighthouse Foundation releases first Black Queer Equity Index report card

After three years of working with a small group of Chicago LGBTQ+ organizations, Lighthouse Foundation released its inaugural Black Queer Equity Index (BQEI) report this past week, ranking how each organization supports five areas of support ...


 
Munar-starts-as-head-of-Columbus-LGBTQ-health-organization

  Munar starts as head of Columbus LGBTQ+ health organization

Former Howard Brown Health CEO and President David Munar will now head the Columbus, Ohio-based LGBTQ+ health provider Equitas. Munar began his new position as Equitas CEO on April 1, Columbus Dispatch reported. "I am honored ...


 
Lambda-Legal-Launches-Speak-OUT-awareness-campaign-uplifting-trans-nonbinary-voices

  Lambda Legal Launches "Speak OUT" awareness campaign uplifting trans, nonbinary voices

--From a press release. VIDEO BELOW

(NEW YORK, NY — March 28, 2024) In advance of Transgender Day of Visibility, Lambda Legal, the nation's oldest and largest legal nonprofit working to achieve full equal rights for LGBTQ people and everyone living with ...


 
Brown-Elephant-returns-to-Northalsted

  Brown Elephant returns to Northalsted

Brown Elephant's Lake View location is moving to Northalsted and already accepting donations. Howard Brown Health, the largest LGBTQ+ health center in the midwest, operates three Brown Elephant resale shops in the Chicagoland area to help ...


 
Be-here-be-queer-play-polo-Gay-Polo-League-creates-safe-athletic-space-for-LGBTQ-community

  Be here, be queer, play polo: Gay Polo League creates safe athletic space for LGBTQ community

LGBTQ+ athletic clubs aren't too hard to come by, offering a variety of sports such as softball, soccer and more in cities across the country. But LGBTQ+ athletes would be harder pressed to find someplace to ...


 
After-30-Under-30-MAP-Executive-Director-Naomi-Goldberg-

  After 30 Under 30: MAP Executive Director Naomi Goldberg

NOTE: In this series, Windy City Times will profile some of its past 30 Under 30 honorees. Windy City Times started its 30 Under 30 Awards in 2001, presenting them each year through 2019. This year, ...


 
Former-Chicago-Girl-Scouts-CEO-Brooke-Wiseman-to-receive-Luminary-Award

  Former Chicago Girl Scouts CEO Brooke Wiseman to receive Luminary Award

Brooke Wiseman, a now-retired nonprofit leader in the Chicago area, spent most of her career creating leadership development opportunities for girls and women—and making sure that hungry children could be fed. While leading Girl Scouts of ...


 
Affinity-celebrates-Burning-Bowl-while-looking-toward-the-future

  Affinity celebrates Burning Bowl while looking toward the future

On March 17, Affinity Community Services held its annual Burning Bowl ceremony even as it already sets its organizational sights on 2025. The event, titled Burning Bowl 2024 Evolution, was held at Studio Imani, 5917 N. ...


 
Howard-Brown-experts-discuss-advocacy-and-allyship-for-Chicagos-trans-community

  Howard Brown experts discuss advocacy and allyship for Chicago's trans community

By Alec Karam

Howard Brown Health's Trans & Gender Diverse People's Rights & Patient Care panel convened March 12 to discuss both resources for—and opportunities to provide allyship to—the city's trans and gender diverse communities. The event hos ...


 
Howard-Brown-Health-faces-October-trial-if-settlement-isnt-reached-with-union

  Howard Brown Health faces October trial if settlement isn't reached with union

Howard Brown Health could go to trial over unfair labor practice allegations if the LGBTQ+ health center doesn't reach a settlement with its agreement soon. Chicago's regional director of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) filed ...


 
No-explanations-needed-Affinity-remains-a-haven-for-Chicagos-Black-queer-community

  No 'explanations' needed: Affinity remains a haven for Chicago's Black queer community

Back in 2007, Anna DeShawn came out while she was studying for her undergraduate degree. At around the same time, she searched online for "Black lesbians in Chicago." Her search led her to Affinity Community Services, ...


 
Longtime-LGBTQ-rights-activist-David-Mixner-dies-at-77-

  Longtime LGBTQ+-rights activist David Mixner dies at 77

On March 11, longtime LGBTQ+ and HIV/AIDS activist David Mixner—known for working on Bill Clinton's presidential campaign but then splitting from him over "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT)—died at age 77, The Advocate reported. ...


 
LGBTQ-Victory-Fund-remembers-co-founder-David-Mixner

  LGBTQ+ Victory Fund remembers co-founder David Mixner

--From a press release

Today, LGBTQ+ Victory Fund President & CEO Mayor Annise Parker released the following statement on the passing of LGBTQ+ civil rights activist and LGBTQ+ Victory Fund co-founder David Mixner: "Today, we lost David Mixner, a founding ...


 
Center-on-Halsteds-signature-Human-First-Gala-to-return-

  Center on Halsted's signature Human First Gala to return

--From a press release

CHICAGO, IL — Center on Halsted's signature Human First Gala will be held on Saturday, April 20 at The Geraghty. The gala brings together LGBTQ+ community members and allies for an evening of celebration to recognize ...


 
Center-on-Halsted-celebrates-Dreams-of-Drag

  Center on Halsted celebrates Dreams of Drag

On March 9, Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., in partnership with the Ralla Klepak Foundation, presented the Dreams of Drag Spring Cohort Class of 2024. The event featured performances from a class of new ...


 
Affinity-Community-Services-Latonya-Maley-announces-departure-

  Affinity Community Services' Latonya Maley announces departure

Latonya Maley, executive director of Affinity Community Services, announced March 6 that she would be stepping down from her post. The announcement came from a statement with Affinity board members. Maley said that, "It has been ...


 
Center-on-Halsted-hosts-6th-Annual-Intergenerational-Talent-Show

  Center on Halsted hosts 6th Annual Intergenerational Talent Show

On the evening of Feb. 29, Center on Halsted held its 6th Annual Intergenerational Talent Show in front of a packed audience at the Hoover-Leppen Theater. The event brought together participants of the Center's youth and senior ...


 
Samuel-Savoir-Faire-Williamss-violin-stylings-help-COH-mark-Black-History-Month

  Samuel Savoir-Faire Williams's violin stylings help COH mark Black History Month

As part of its celebration of Black History Month, Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., presented a solo jazz performance by violinist Samuel Savoir-Faire Williams on Feb. 21. The two-hour long performance presented a showcase ...


 
Howard-Brown-Health-Names-Robin-Gay-DMD-as-Interim-President-and-CEO

  Howard Brown Health Names Robin Gay, DMD as Interim President and CEO

--From a press release

Howard Brown Health's Board of Directors announced today the appointment of Robin Gay, DMD as Interim President and CEO. Dr. Gay, who most recently served as Chief Dental Officer, assumes the role formerly held by outgoing ...


 
Owasso-High-School-student-of-Bridge-v-Oklahoma-State-Board-of-Education-case-dies-groups-respond

  Owasso High School student of Bridge v. Oklahoma State Board of Education case dies, groups respond

--From press releases

Oklahoma City, Okla. — In response to the death of 16-year-old Owasso High School student Nex Benedict following an assault in the school restroom, Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the ACLU of Oklahoma ...


 
GLAAD-releases-report-on-LGBTQ-inclusion-in-video-games

  GLAAD releases report on LGBTQ+ inclusion in video games

LGBTQ+ media-advocacy organization GLAAD has released a report on queer inclusion in the world of video games. Among the key findings in "Gaming: The State of LGBTQ Inclusion in Video Games" is that 17%—nearly one in ...


 
SAVOR-A-new-Sushi-By-Bou-a-seafood-boil-class-and-James-Beard-scholarships

  SAVOR A new Sushi By Bou, a seafood boil class and James Beard scholarships

Pop life: Don't forget my other Substack: "Pop-Eds: My takes on pop culture." Thank you so much to the people who've already subscribed. The latest entry (Feb. 17) features Beyonce, Zendaya and my Oscar predictions. Subscribe ...


 
Connections-for-the-Homeless-purchases-Evanston-hotel

  Connections for the Homeless purchases Evanston hotel

Connections for the Homeless in Evanston hosted an open house at the Margarita Inn, formerly a boutique hotel, February 13, to celebrate its purchase for use as a hotel-based interim shelter. The Margarita Inn will give ...


 
Lakeside-Pride-Wilde-Cabaret-Valentines-Day-Feb-17

  Lakeside Pride Wilde Cabaret Valentine's Day Feb. 17

--From a press release

Lakeside Pride Wilde Cabaret puts their own spin on Valentine's Day with a show celebrating things done and sacrificed for love - not just romantic love, but love for pets, friends, family and art. Join the ...


 
Human-Rights-Campaign-report-releases-new-data-on-experiences-of-Black-queer-youth

  Human Rights Campaign report releases new data on experiences of Black queer youth

--From a press release

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


 
Equality-Illinois-makes-77-pro-equality-pro-family-endorsements-for-2024-primary-election

  Equality Illinois makes 77 pro-equality, pro-family endorsements for 2024 primary election

--From a press release

CHICAGO - Equality Illinois, the state's civil rights organization for LGBTQ+ Illinoisans, on Tuesday announced state legislative and county-level endorsements for the primary election on Tuesday, March 19, 2024. "Equality ...


 
200000-raised-at-AIDS-Foundation-Chicagos-World-of-Chocolate-Fundraiser-to-fight-HIV-AIDS

  $200,000+ raised at AIDS Foundation Chicago's World of Chocolate Fundraiser to fight HIV/AIDS

--From a press release

(Chicago, IL) More than 950 guests gathered at Chicago's famed Union Station (500 W. Jackson) for Chicago's Sweetest Fundraiser, AIDS Foundation Chicago's (AFC), World of Chocolate on Friday, February 9. ...


 
Munar-prepares-to-step-away-from-Howard-Brown-leadership

  Munar prepares to step away from Howard Brown leadership

After 10 years of leadership at Howard Brown Health, President and CEO David Ernesto Munar has decided to step down from his post on Feb. 29. Munar, who'd previously been president and CEO of AIDS Foundation ...


 
Chicagoans-indulge-in-a-World-of-Chocolate

  Chicagoans indulge in a World of Chocolate

AIDS Foundation of Chicago hosted its 2024 World of Chocolate celebration the evening of Feb. 9 at Union Station. Top chocolatiers from across the city allowed guests to sample numerous confections, hors d'oevres and libations for ...


 
Asians-and-Friends-Chicago-to-host-LGBTQ-Lunar-New-Year-Dinner-Feb-24

  Asians and Friends Chicago to host LGBTQ Lunar New Year Dinner Feb. 24

--From a press release

CHICAGO—Taking a cross-dressing twist for the Year of the Dragon, members of Asians and Friends Chicago (AFC) will host a dinner-and-drag musical revue, celebrating the Year of the "Drag-on" and bringing together members of the lesbian, ...


 
Town-Hall-Apartments-switching-ownership-from-Heartland-Alliance

  Town Hall Apartments switching ownership from Heartland Alliance

Town Hall Apartments is switching management amid financial turmoil at Heartland Alliance. Full Circle Communities, an affordable housing nonprofit with more than 1,600 units across the Midwest, plans to take ownership of Town Hall Apartments as ...


 
Howard-Brown-Health-President-and-CEO-to-depart-following-ten-years-of-service

  Howard Brown Health President and CEO to depart following ten years of service

--From a press release

Following 10 years of dedicated leadership, David Ernesto Munar has decided to step down as President and CEO of Howard Brown Health. His last day will be on February 29, 2024. "The board celebrates David's work ...


 
TAWANI-Foundation-commits-25K-to-StartOut-supporting-LGBTQ-entrepreneurship

  TAWANI Foundation commits $25K to StartOut, supporting LGBTQ+ entrepreneurship

--From a press release

CHICAGO — February 8, 2024 — The TAWANI Foundation, a 501(c)(3) that provides support in the areas of arts and culture, historical preservation, health and wellness, LGBTQ+ and human rights ...


 
Pritzker-Military-Library-to-close-in-July-move-to-Wisconsin

  Pritzker Military Library to close in July, move to Wisconsin

On Feb. 7, the Pritzker Military Museum & Library announced that it is closing its downtown Chicago location on July 27 and moving to an archives center in Wisconsin later this year, according to The Chicago ...


 
Center-on-Halsted-opens-two-new-art-exhibitions

  Center on Halsted opens two new art exhibitions

On Feb. 2, Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., hosted its latest gallery opening, presenting two solo exhibitions exploring the role of the artist and their relationships with their environments, albeit using vastly different styles. ...


 
Activists-pols-promise-readiness-for-upcoming-challenges-at-Equality-Illinois-gala-

  Activists, pols promise readiness for upcoming challenges at Equality Illinois gala

Over 1,350 attendees joined with the advocacy organization Equality Illinois for its 2023 gala the evening of Feb. 3, both to celebrate another year and raise funds to continue its work into the future. Over 100 ...


 
Parker-stepping-down-from-leading-LGBTQ-Victory-Fund

  Parker stepping down from leading LGBTQ+ Victory Fund

Annise Parker, the former mayor of Houston, announced that she is stepping down from being president/CEO of LGBTQ+ Victory Fund at the end of 2024. In a public letter, Parker stated, "This is not goodbye. I ...


 
HRC-honors-Domingo-Lysette-Macys-CEO-at-New-York-dinner

  HRC honors Domingo, Lysette, Macy's CEO at New York dinner

On Feb. 3, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) brought together more than 1,000 LGBTQ+ advocates and supporters from across the country for its annual Greater New York Dinner. This year's event honored members of the LGBTQ+ ...


 
SAVOR-Chocolatier-Uzma-Sharif-on-being-part-of-World-of-Chocolate

  SAVOR Chocolatier Uzma Sharif on being part of World of Chocolate

AIDS Foundation Chicago will hold its annual World of Chocolate event on Friday, Feb. 9, at 6 p.m. at Union Station, 500 W. Jackson Blvd. Attendees will embark on a global tour of chocolate—but there will ...


 
13th-Annual-Bay-Area-American-Indian-Two-Spirit-Powwow-Feb-10

  13th Annual Bay Area American Indian Two Spirit Powwow Feb. 10

--From a press release

San Francisco, CA. On Saturday Feb. 10, 2024, the 13th Annual Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits (BAAITS) Two Spirit Powwow will be held at Fort Mason-Festival Pavilion, San Francisco, California, from 10 am to 6:30 pm. ...


 
WORLD-Marriage-in-Greece-UK-politics-cruise-death-HRC-grants

  WORLD Marriage in Greece, UK politics, cruise death, HRC grants

The Holy Synod of the Church of Greece unanimously agreed at a recent meeting that it is "strongly opposed" to the Greek government's promised bill on same-sex marriage and adoption, Balkan Insight reported. The conservative New ...


 
Equality-Illinois-2024-Gala-Feb-3

  Equality Illinois 2024 Gala Feb. 3

--From a press release

CHICAGO- Equality Illinois with presenting sponsor Molson Coors will present its annual gala on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024, at the Hilton Chicago. More than 1,500+ attendees are set to hear about the successes and ongoing challenges ...


 
National-Center-for-Transgender-Equality-and-Transgender-Legal-Defense-and-Education-Fund-to-merge

  National Center for Transgender Equality and Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund to merge

--From a press release

WASHINGTON - Today, the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) and the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF), two leading national trans civil rights organizations, officially announced their intent ...


 
Dr-David-Johns-named-NBJC-CEO

  Dr. David Johns named NBJC CEO

The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC)—a national Black LGBTQ+/same-gender loving (SGL)-rights organization, announced Dr. David J. Johns as its new chief executive officer, effective Jan. 2, 2024. Johns, who will ...


 
Chicago-Dancers-United-and-The-Dancers-Fund-become-Chicago-Dance-Health-Fund

  Chicago Dancers United and The Dancers' Fund become Chicago Dance Health Fund

--From a press release

Chicago Dancers United, which has supported the health and wellness of Chicago's professional dance community through The Dancers' Fund for more than 30 years, announces that, effective January 1, 2024, the organization will operate and distribute ...


 
Lambda-Legal-ACLU-of-Iowa-file-lawsuit-against-sweeping-anti-LGBTQ-law-in-Iowa

  Lambda Legal, ACLU of Iowa file lawsuit against sweeping anti-LGBTQ law in Iowa

--From a press release

Last Tuesday, Lambda Legal filed a lawsuit wit ACLU of Iowa and with co-counsel support from the law firm Jenner & Block LLP to block a sweeping law in Iowa (SF 496) that seeks to silence ...


 
Joli-Angel-Robinson-tapped-as-new-Center-on-Halsted-head

  Joli Angel Robinson tapped as new Center on Halsted head

Center on Halsted announced on Dec. 5 that Dallas-based advocate Joli Angel Robinson has been appointed as the Center's new chief executive officer. Robinson begins in the new role on Jan. 8, 2024. Robinson comes to ...


 
ALMA-Chicago-holds-second-annual-community-reception

  ALMA Chicago holds second annual community reception

Association of Latinos/as/xs Motivating Action (ALMA) Chicago held its second annual community reception Nov. 30 at La Celia Latin Kitchen in Chicago's Avondale neighborhood. This free event introduced the inaugural ...


 
When-Black-queer-people-win-everybody-wins-Foundation-releases-report-to-improve-equity-at-community-orgs

  'When Black queer people win, everybody wins': Foundation releases report to improve equity at community orgs

In November, Lighthouse Foundation released its 2023 update on its research project, the Black Queer Equity Index, providing a guide that non-profit leaders can use to improve the experiences of marginalized employees and clients. Since 2020, ...


 
YEPP-rises-to-occasion-at-fall-fundraiser

  YEPP 'rises' to occasion at fall fundraiser

Members and guests of Youth Empowerment Performance Project (YEPP) gathered Nov. 17 at Chicago Theater Works, 1113 W. Belmont Ave., for the organization's fall fundraiser, Rise Up: Our Celebration of Resistance. The evening marked both the ...


 
Victory-Fund-celebrates-Midwest-LGBTQ-activists-and-officials

  Victory Fund celebrates Midwest LGBTQ+ activists and officials

On Nov. 15, the Victory Fund Midwest Chapter held its annual fundraiser and gala, "Victory in the Midwest," at Venue West. 221 N. Paulina St. The event honored Jim Bennett (formerly Lambda Legal's Chicago office manager ...


 
Howard-Brown-Health-Workers-United-members-gather-for-post-strike-rally

  Howard Brown Health Workers United members gather for post-strike rally

Howard Brown Health (HBH) Workers United members held an evening post-Unfair Labor Practices (ULP) strike rally Nov. 15 in front of the new multi-story HBH Halsted clinic. It was the conclusion of their two-day strike that ...


 
HRCs-2023-survey-of-cities-towns-shows-record-support-for-LGBTQ-residents-Chicago-scores-100

  HRC's 2023 survey of cities, towns shows record support for LGBTQ+ residents; Chicago scores 100

--From a press release

WASHINGTON—Te Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), in partnership with the Equality Federation, an advocacy accelerator rooted in social justice that builds power in a network of state-based LGBTQ+ advocacy organizations ...


 
GLAAD-to-receive-Television-Academys-Governors-Award

  GLAAD to receive Television Academy's Governors Award

The Television Academy announced LGBTQ+ media-advocacy organization GLAAD as the 2023 Governors Award recipient. Founded in 1985 by Vito Russo, author of The Celluloid Closet, and other LGBTQ advocates, GLAAD works with leaders in television, film, ...


 
Rainbow-wave-Historic-number-of-LGBTQ-Candidates-elected-in-2023

  Rainbow wave: Historic number of LGBTQ+ Candidates elected in 2023

--From a press release

Washington, DC — Over 200 out LGBTQ+ candidates won their elections in 2023 — including 148 tonight — more than in any other odd-numbered election year in U.S. history. The number of victories is expected to ...


 
Black-Excellence-Awards-winners-named-inaugural-Chicago-Black-Arts-Hall-of-Fame-inductees-honored

  Black Excellence Awards winners named, inaugural Chicago Black Arts Hall of Fame inductees honored

--From a press release

CHICAGO (Nov. 7, 2023)—The nonprofit Black Arts & Culture Alliance of Chicago is proud to announce the winners of its 23rd Annual Black Excellence Awards, honored last night in a festive celebration at Black Ensemble Theater. ...


 
HRC-Chicago-hosts-2023-celebration-

  HRC Chicago hosts 2023 celebration

Photos by Kat Fitzgerald/MysticImagesPhotgraphy.com

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Chicago held its annual fundraising dinner and auction the evening of Nov. 4 on at the Fairmont Chicago, 200 N. Columbus Dr. HRC Chicago's Community Leadership Award was presented to Jared ...


 
Gay-Games-dealing-with-backlash-low-turnout

  Gay Games dealing with backlash, low turnout

Gay Games 11 Hong Kong 2023 (which is also taking place in Guadalajara, Mexico) is taking place, but is contending with some obstacles, including political backlash and low registration numbers, media outlets have reported. According to ...


 
Col-Jennifer-Pritzker-talks-about-philanthropy-Republican-ties

  Col. Jennifer Pritzker talks about philanthropy, Republican ties

Col. Jennifer Pritzker is someone who firmly believes in giving. There's the transgender activist who has been supportive of many LGBTQ+-related causes. And, of course, there's the Jennifer Pritzker who spent almost three decades in the ...


 
Report-More-than-500-LGBTQ-candidates-ran-for-office-in-2023

  Report: More than 500 LGBTQ+ candidates ran for office in 2023

--From a press release

Washington, DC — Today LGBTQ+ Victory Fund, the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ+ leaders to public office, released its 2023 Out on the Trail report, the only annual report on the number and diversity ...


 
Imperial-Windy-City-Court-of-the-Prairie-State-Empire-announces-Windy-City-Gala-Coronation-19

  Imperial Windy City Court of the Prairie State Empire announces Windy City Gala Coronation 19

--From a press release

Chicago, Illinois— October 30, 2023 — The Imperial Windy City Court of the Prairie State Empire announces Windy City Gala Coronation 19 Weekend, November 16-19, 2023. Please come join Empress Fifi De Praved and Emprex Chocolate ...


 
Harlem-unveils-supportive-housing-for-LGBTQ-youths-young-adults

  Harlem unveils supportive housing for LGBTQ+ youths, young adults

On Oct. 24, NYC government officials and nonprofit organization leaders held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of a housing development in Harlem with services for homeless LGBTQ+ youth and young adults between the ages ...


 
HRC-and-Dylan-Mulvaney-to-partner-for-2024-SXSW-Featured-Session

  HRC and Dylan Mulvaney to partner for 2024 SXSW Featured Session

--From a press release

WASHINGTON — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) announced a key Featured Session at the South By Southwest (SXSW®) Conference and Festivals curated to discuss poignant LGBTQ+ issues. The panel, titled "When Beer Goes Viral: The Role ...


 
Brave-Space-Alliance-announces-new-board-members-first-ever-union-contract

  Brave Space Alliance announces new board members, first-ever union contract

--From a press release

CHICAGO—Brave Space Alliance (BSA) has announced the appointment of seven new members of its board of directors who bring valuable expertise and diverse perspectives to the organization's leadership. Brave Space ...


 
Lambda-Legal-holds-nationwide-50th-anniversary-celebration

  Lambda Legal holds nationwide 50th anniversary celebration

Lambda Legal—the nation's oldest and largest legal nonprofit focused on the rights of LGBTQ+ people, as well as those individiuals living with HIV—celebrated its 50th anniversary Oct. 18 with an in-person event in New York City ...


 
Plaques-honoring-MLBs-Burke-and-marriage-equality-added-to-Legacy-Walk

  Plaques honoring MLB's Burke and marriage-equality added to Legacy Walk

On the afternoon of Oct. 14, the Legacy Walk dedicated two new plaques, acknowledging both a prominent gay sports figure and the celebration for a historic milestone for Illinois. This year's additions honored gay Major League ...


 
Report-from-National-LGBTQ-Womens-Community-Survey-includes-high-rates-of-disability-intimate-partner-violence-

  Report from National LGBTQ+ Women's Community Survey includes high rates of disability, intimate partner violence

--From a press release

LOS ANGELES, October 12—Today, the Los Angeles LGBT Center, in partnership with Justice Work and 120 partner organizations, released the first full report from the largest and most comprehensive survey on LGBTQ+ women who partner with ...


 
Gerber-Hart-holds-Fall-benefit-This-Archive-is-Queer

  Gerber/Hart holds Fall benefit, This Archive is Queer

On the evening of October 13, Gerber/Hart Library and Archive held its fall benefit titled This Archive is Queer, with an aim to raise money for the continued expansion of the organization and the purchase of ...


 
First-Lady-Jill-Biden-to-open-PFLAG-National-Convention

  First Lady Jill Biden to open PFLAG National Convention

--From a press release

WASHINGTON—This Friday, First Lady Jill Biden will address hundreds of LGBTQ+ people, parents, families, and allies attending Learning with Love: The 2023 PFLAG National Convention on the opening day. A stalwart advocate for education, Dr. Biden' ...


 
LGBTQ-advocacy-groups-endorse-Biden-Harris-for-reelection

  LGBTQ+ advocacy groups endorse Biden, Harris for reelection

--From a press release

The following is a statement from Biden-Harris Campaign Manager Julie Chavez Rodriguez on today's announcement of the historic joint endorsement by Human Rights Campaign PAC (HRC PAC), Equality PAC, and the National Center for Transgender Equa ...


 




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The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
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