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Oak-Park-River-Forest-Chamber-of-Commerce-elects-first-Black-LGBTQ-president-in-organizations-history

  Oak Park-River Forest Chamber of Commerce elects first Black LGBTQ president in organization's history

In November, the Oak Park-River Forest Chamber of Commerce elected Darien Marion-Burton to serve as the organization's first Black LGBTQ president. Marion-Burton will begin his role in January 2022 and said he's excited to bring a ...


 
DuPage-Democrat-employee-resigns-after-Wisconsin-parade-posts

  DuPage Democrat employee resigns after Wisconsin parade posts

Mary Lemanski resigned from her role as social-media manager of the Democratic Party of DuPage County after being criticized for insensitive tweets she made about the parade tragedy in Waukesha, Wisconsin, according to NCTV17.com. In now-deleted ...


 
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 ...


 
NATIONAL-NY-governor-GLSEN-report-flower-shop-political-items

  NATIONAL N.Y. governor, GLSEN report, flower shop, political items

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a pair of LGBTQ-related bills aimed at protecting sex-trafficking survivors as well as requiring utility and telephone companies to respect customers' preferred pronouns, The New York Post reported. One of ...


 
DNC-makes-statement-on-Transgender-Day-of-Remembrance

  DNC makes statement on Transgender Day of Remembrance

--From a Democratic National Committee press release

DNC Chair Jaime Harrison and DNC LGBTQ Caucus Chair Earl Fowlkes released the following statement to commemorate Transgender Day of Remembrance (Nov. 20): "This Transgender Day of Remembrance, we honor the lives lost due to anti-trans ...


 
Rainbow-Railroad-plans-When-I-Am-Free-benefit-concert-to-get-LGBTQIs-to-safety-

  Rainbow Railroad plans 'When I Am Free' benefit concert to get LGBTQI+s to safety

--From a press release. Videos below

Chicago, IL (November 12, 2021) - The annual Chicago 5 Lives Fundraiser hosted by Rainbow Railroad is proud to return this year with "When I Am Free", a benefit concert offering attendees a premier evening of ...


 
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, ...


 
Four-LGBTQ-leaders-to-be-inducted-into-LGBTQ-Victory-Hall-of-Fame

  Four LGBTQ leaders to be inducted into LGBTQ Victory Hall of Fame

--From a press release

Washington, DC — LGBTQ Victory Institute announced it will induct four political leaders into the 2021 class of the LGBTQ Victory Hall of Fame, which honors the LGBTQ elected officials, appointed officials and candidates who made ...


 
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 ...


 
IL-General-Assembly-LGBTQ-Caucus-condemns-Proud-Boys-led-censorship-in-Downers-Grove-

  IL General Assembly LGBTQ Caucus condemns Proud Boys led censorship in Downers Grove

--From a press release

CHICAGO - The five openly LGBTQ members of the Illinois General Assembly today call on Downers Grove District 99 to protect LGBTQ youth in their community from hate and censorship by immediately rejecting calls to censor ...


 
Bishops-approve-paper-that-falls-short-of-denying-Communion-to-pro-choice-Biden

  Bishops approve paper that falls short of denying Communion to pro-choice Biden

--From a press release

On Nov. 17, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops voted overwhelmingly to approve a document that fell short of refusing Holy Communion to President Joe Biden or others who support abortion rights—something conservatives in the Church ...


 
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 ...


 
Lightfoot-makes-personnel-announcements

  Lightfoot makes personnel announcements

On Nov. 16, Chicago announced that Andrea Kersten is the new chief administrator of the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA). She also announced that Erin Harkey is the new commissioner of the Department of Cultural ...


 
Lightfoot-signs-order-helping-those-returning-from-incarceration

  Lightfoot signs order helping those returning from incarceration

Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, alongside Ald. Walter Burnett and community leaders, signed an executive order to create a first-of-its-kind Interagency Reentry Council, a press release noted. This newly established ...


 
184-LGBTQ-candidates-won-elected-office-in-2021-trans-cisg-women-best-win-loss-records

  184 LGBTQ candidates won elected office in 2021; trans, cisg women best win/loss records

--From a press release

Washington, DC — At least 184 out LGBTQ candidates won elected office throughout 2021, more than in any other odd-numbered election year in U.S. history. The previous record was 169 candidates set in 2019. Transgender women ...


 
More-than-a-quarter-of-LGBT-state-local-employees-face-discrimination-at-work

  More than a quarter of LGBT state, local employees face discrimination at work

--From a Williams Institute press release

More than one-quarter of LGBT state and local employees have experienced discrimination at work About half of LGBT people who work in education and law enforcement are not out to their supervisors Over 600,000 LGBT employees ...


 
Wyoming-GOP-no-longer-recognizes-Liz-Cheney

  Wyoming GOP no longer recognizes Liz Cheney

The Wyoming Republican Party will no longer recognize U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney as a member of the GOP in its second formal rebuke for her criticism of former President Donald Trump, NBC News reported. The 31-29 ...


 
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 ...


 
LaVelle-concedes-to-criticism-resigns-from-Chicago-Park-District-

  LaVelle concedes to criticism, resigns from Chicago Park District

In the wake of widespread criticism regarding the Chicago Park District's handling of the lifeguard sexual-abuse investigation, Board President Avis LaVelle announced her resignation Nov. 10, The Chicago Tribune reported. "I am deeply sorry for the ...


 
Russia-labels-LGBTQ-group-foreign-agents

  Russia labels LGBTQ+ group 'foreign agents'

On Nov. 8, Russia declared the main group defending LGBTQ+ rights a "foreign agent" as part of a continuing crackdown on media outlets and rights groups, The Moscow Times reported. The Russian LGBT Network, which was ...


 
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 ...


 
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 ...


 
Report-Lightfoot-administration-withheld-name-of-worker-accused-of-sexual-harassment

  Report: Lightfoot administration withheld name of worker accused of sexual harassment

The Illinois attorney general's office ruled that Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot's administration improperly redacted the name of an emergency management supervisor who was accused of sexually harassing a woman at work, The Chicago Tribune reported. ...


 
WORLD-Mexico-City-altar-Bulgaria-situation-hacker-group-Eternals

  WORLD Mexico City altar, Bulgaria situation, hacker group, 'Eternals'

Mexico City honored the LGBTQ+ community with an altar called "'Phobias That Kill: The Colors That Hurt," Yahoo! News noted. It featured colorful skulls painted in Mexican hues as well as an elaborate arrangement of bright ...


 
LaVelle-urged-to-step-down-following-report-on-lifeguards-allegations-

  LaVelle urged to step down following report on lifeguards' allegations

At least three Chicago aldermen are urging Chicago Park District Board chair Avis LaVelle to resign in the wake of an independent report that found district management failed to properly investigate widespread claims of sexual assault, ...


 
Cook-County-Board-unanimously-passes-resolution-recognizing-Transgender-Awareness-Week

  Cook County Board unanimously passes resolution recognizing Transgender Awareness Week

--From a press release

CHICAGO, Ill. — Nov. 4, 2021 — Today, the Cook County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed Commissioner Kevin Morrison's resolution honoring and recognizing Transgender Awareness Week and Transgender Day of ...


 
Kinzinger-considering-runs-for-governor-president

  Kinzinger considering runs for governor, president

U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Illinois) is actively weighing whether to seek his political fortunes in the U.S. Senate, the Illinois governor's mansion and even the White House—despite serious questions about whether there's any future ...


 
1000-LGBTQ-elected-officials-will-serve-for-first-time

  1000+ LGBTQ elected officials will serve for first time

--From a LGBTQ Victory Fund press release

Washington, DC — As of 3:45pm ET on November 3 and as ballots continue to be counted, 83 LGBTQ candidates endorsed by LGBTQ Victory Fund have won their races and five remain undecided, out of the ...


 
National-Black-Justice-Coalition-applauds-Black-LGBTQ-candidate-victories

  National Black Justice Coalition applauds Black, LGBTQ+ candidate victories

--From a press release

WASHINGTON, DC — The National Black Justice Coalition celebrates the election and re-election of Black LGBTQ+ elected officials across the country. The following Black LGBTQ+ or same gender loving people won at the polls last night: ...


 
NJ-governor-re-elected-in-tight-race

  N.J. governor re-elected in tight race

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has become the first Democratic governor in more than four decades to win re-election in the Garden State, according to CNN.com. Murphy's victory over Republican nominee Jack Ciattarelli, albeit slim, defied ...


 
Election-night-Big-wins-for-LGBTQs-people-of-color

  Election night: Big wins for LGBTQs, people of color

In the midst of mixed news for both main political parties regarding seemingly prominent elections (Republican Glenn Youngkin winning the Virginia governor's race; Democrat Eric Adams becoming mayor of New York City), the other major story ...


 
Historic-number-of-out-LGBTQ-NYC-Council-candidates-win-election

  Historic number of out LGBTQ NYC Council candidates win election

--From a press release

Washington, DC — Six out LGBTQ candidates endorsed by LGBTQ Victory Fund won their general election campaigns for the New York City Council tonight, increasing the ...


 
Chicago-Park-District-board-president-addresses-lifeguards-complaints-mayor-comments-

  Chicago Park District board president addresses lifeguard's complaints, mayor comments

--From press releases

(Chicago, IL) On behalf of myself, the board of Commissioners and the entire CPD staff. let me say that we owe both a sincere apology and of a debt of gratitude to the brave young women ...


 
BREAKING-Lesbian-confirmed-to-appeals-court

  BREAKING Lesbian confirmed to appeals court

On Nov. 1, the U.S. Senate confirmed the appointment of the first openly LGBT woman—a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Chicago Law School—for a seat on a federal appeals circuit bench. The roll-call ...


 
Baldwin-calls-for-reversal-of-previous-administrations-transgender-prison-policy

  Baldwin calls for reversal of previous administration's transgender prison policy

--From a press release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Ed Markey (D-MA), Patty Murray (D-WA), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Kirsten Gillibrand ...


 
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, ...


 
WORLD-Italian-senate-Polish-bill-LGBTQ-Afghans-soccer-player

  WORLD Italian senate, Polish bill, LGBTQ+ Afghans, soccer player

Italy's senate killed a bill that would have made violence against LGBTQ+ and disabled people, as well as misogyny, a hate crime, The Guardian reported. The 315-member senate voted 154 to 131 to block the debate ...


 
Mejia-Beal-elected-chair-of-DuPage-Democrats-

  Mejia-Beal elected chair of DuPage Democrats

Ken Mejia-Beal, a part of the LGBTQ+ community, has been elected chair of the Democratic Party of DuPage County. Mejia-Beal was the appointed vice-chair of governmental affairs for the same organization. On his Facebook page, he ...


 
Kinzinger-not-seeking-re-election

  Kinzinger not seeking re-election

U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Illinois)—one of the most prominent critics of former President Donald Trump in the House Republican Conference—announced in a video Oct. 29 that he will not seek ...


 
LGBT-HISTORY-MONTH-Snapshots-showcase-life-in-queer-1970s-San-Francisco

  LGBT HISTORY MONTH Snapshots showcase life in queer 1970s San Francisco

The California Historical Society is in the process of digitizing two collections of photographs and negatives from the wild and heady early days of LGBTQ liberation in San Francisco. The snapshots were discovered in boxes in ...


 
Precious-Brady-Davis-announces-MWRD-candidacy

  Precious Brady-Davis announces MWRD candidacy

Prominent local trans figure Precious Brady-Davis announced her candidacy for Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) commissioner. The announcement comes in the wake of President Joe Biden appointing out now-former Commissioner ...


 
Pres-Biden-nominates-Gigi-Sohn-FCC-Commissioner-would-be-first-out-LGBTQ-FCC-Commissioner-

  Pres. Biden nominates Gigi Sohn FCC Commissioner; would be first out LGBTQ FCC Commissioner

--From a press release

Washington, DC — Today President Joe Biden nominated Gigi Sohn to fill a vacant seat at the Federal Communications Commission, putting her on-track to become the first out LGBTQ FCC commissioner in history, if confirmed by ...


 
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 ...


 
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 ...


 
REVIEW-Randy-Rainbow-tackles-politics-shows-talent-at-The-Chicago-Theatre

  REVIEW Randy Rainbow tackles politics, shows talent at The Chicago Theatre

YouTube sensation Randy Rainbow brought The Pink Glasses Tour to The Chicago Theatre on Oct. 22. Best known for videos that parody musical numbers with a focus on politics, the heavily curated show began with a ...


 
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. ...


 
CTA-proposes-reduced-fare-changes

  CTA proposes reduced fare changes

During a time when the prices of just about everything seems to increase, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is proposing the opposite, according to The Chicago Sun-Times. The CTA has proposed slashing some fares to boost ...


 
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) ...


 
EI-celebrates-Pritzker-for-increase-in-LGBTQ-leaders-appointed-to-state-boards-commissions

  EI celebrates Pritzker for increase in LGBTQ leaders appointed to state boards, commissions

--From a Equality Illinois press release

CHICAGO — On October 1, 2021, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker released his 2021 Boards and Commissions Appointment Demographics Report. The bottom line of the report is that a wider cross section of Illinoisans are applying and ...


 
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 ...


 
Lightfoot-Chicago-to-celebrate-WNBA-champion-Chicago-Sky-Oct-19-with-parade-rally

  Lightfoot, Chicago to celebrate WNBA champion Chicago Sky Oct. 19 with parade, rally

--From a press release

CHICAGO — The City of Chicago will celebrate the 2021 WNBA Champion Chicago Sky on Tuesday, Oct. 19, with a downtown parade and rally. The parade will begin at 11AM when the team departs from Wintrust ...


 
Colin-Powell-dies-from-COVID-19-complications

  Colin Powell dies from COVID-19 complications

Colin Powell—the first Black U.S. secretary of state, whose leadership in several Republican administrations helped shape the country's foreign policy in the last years of the 20th century and the early years of the 21st—died from ...


 
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 ...


 
WORLD-Plus-magazine-The-Guardian-Dutch-princess-anti-trans-ruling

  WORLD Plus magazine, The Guardian, Dutch princess, anti-trans ruling

The largest circulated HIV publication in the country, Plus, unveiled its 25 Amazing People of the Year, per a press release. Just a few of the individuals are actor Billy Porter; Mandisa Nikita Dukashe: South African ...


 
Activists-speak-about-former-Chicago-Mayor-Harold-Washingtons-LGBTQ-legacy

  Activists speak about former Chicago Mayor Harold Washington's LGBTQ legacy

by Max Lubbers

LGBTQ+ advocates reflected on former Chicago Mayor Harold Washington's legacy at Center on Halsted Oct. 13, discussing his role in the city's Human Rights Ordinance and outreach to the LGBTQ+ community. A display of 1980s Windy ...


 
Rosa-Escareno-named-interim-head-of-Chicago-Park-District

  Rosa Escareno named interim head of Chicago Park District

Former Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) Commissioner Rosa Escareno has been named the interim general superintendent and CEO of the Chicago Park District. In an Oct. 13 statement, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot ...


 
President-Biden-appoints-Debra-Shore-to-key-EPA-position-

  President Biden appoints Debra Shore to key EPA position

--From a press release

Washington, DC — Today President Joe Biden appointed former LGBTQ Victory Institute board chair Debra Shore to be the next Region Five Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency — representing six states in the Midwest and ...


 
WORLD-Japan-politics-video-games-lesbian-tennis-player-Mr-Gay-World

  WORLD Japan politics, video games, lesbian tennis player, Mr. Gay World

LGBTQ+-rights activists were hoping Japan would finally allow same-sex marriage if Taro Kono, who has publicly supported same-sex marriage, became the country's next prime minister—but their hopes were dashed. Japan's ...


 
Chicago-Park-CEO-resigns-amid-sexual-harassment-scandal

  Chicago Park CEO resigns amid sexual-harassment scandal

On Oct. 9, Chicago Park District CEO and General Superintendent Michael P. Kelly announced his resignation amid a controversy over sexual harassment and abuse, WGN-TV reported. Kelly released a statement to the public and Board President ...


 
Activist-Rick-Garcia-seeks-to-be-MWRD-commissioner

  Activist Rick Garcia seeks to be MWRD commissioner

Longtime LGBTQ- and human-rights activist Rick Garcia announced he is running for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD), and has asked Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker to appoint him to the seat Debra Shore is vacating to ...


 
Homophobic-comments-from-NC-lieutenant-governor-surface

  Homophobic comments from N.C. lieutenant governor surface

Controversy is swirling around North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson after video surfaced of what he said at a June event, according to ABC11.com. There's no reason anybody anywhere in America should be telling any child ...


 
Toni-Preckwinkle-addresses-security-incidents

  Toni Preckwinkle addresses security incidents

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle released a statement regarding two recent situations connected with her security detail. "In the past few months, there have been two separate incidents when members of my Executive Detail have ...


 
Report-Debra-Shore-to-run-EPAs-Midwest-operations

  Report: Debra Shore to run EPA's Midwest operations

Debra Shore—a longtime commissioner of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District and member of the LGBTQ+ community—will be selected to run Midwest operations for the Environmental Protection Agency, according to Politico. ...


 
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 ...


 
I-cant-be-silent-Michael-OConnor-discusses-his-longtime-activism

  "I can't be silent": Michael O'Connor discusses his longtime activism

By Kayleigh Padar

Years ago, longtime activist Michael O'Connor heard that some Black legislators in Illinois didn't want to support the Marriage Equality Act because they didn't believe Black people would benefit from same-sex marriage. He decided to prove ...


 
New-Supreme-Court-session-Religion-dominates

  New Supreme Court session: Religion dominates

First in the spotlight as the U.S. Supreme Court begins its new session Monday (October 4) is the seemingly precarious state of the right to abortion, an issue LGBT groups have long considered to be of ...


 
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 ...


 
WORLD-Movie-items-tennis-survey-German-politics-Thai-court

  WORLD Movie items, tennis survey, German politics, Thai court

Kenya's Film Censorship Board (KFCB) banned I Am Samuel, claiming the documentary—which has a gay protagonist—contravenes Kenyan values, Human Rights Watch noted. In a statement, the KFCB denounced the film ...


 
NATIONAL-Black-AIDS-Institute-non-binary-person-attacked-Rachel-Maddow

  NATIONAL Black AIDS Institute, non-binary person attacked, Rachel Maddow

The board of directors of the Black AIDS Institute (BAI) announced the appointments of Toni Newman as its interim chief executive officer and Dr. Kemal M. Atkins as managing director, a press release noted. In addition, ...


 
Chicago-announces-strategic-plan-to-address-gender-based-violence-human-trafficking-

  Chicago announces strategic plan to address gender-based violence, human trafficking

--From a press release

CHICAGO — On Sept. 27, Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot launched the City's first-ever citywide strategic plan to address gender-based violence (GBV) and human trafficking. The work to build this plan began in February 2021 when Mayor ...


 
Liz-Cheney-I-was-wrong-to-oppose-same-sex-marriage

  Liz Cheney: 'I was wrong' to oppose same-sex marriage

U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney said—in a segment of the CBS show 60 Minutes that aired Sept. 26—she was "wrong" to oppose same-sex marriage when her objection to it caused a public split with her family, including ...


 
NATIONAL-Danica-Roem-Dont-Ask-Dont-Tell-abortion-appeal-Lambda-Legal

  NATIONAL Danica Roem, 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' abortion appeal, Lambda Legal

Transgender Virginia legislator Danica Roem is facing a conservative marriage-equality opponent and former Trump administration member in her re-election race this November, Yahoo! News noted. Roem, a Democrat, was elected to the House of Delegates in ...


 
WORLD-Marches-world-leaders-Swiss-marriage-soccer-match

  WORLD Marches, world leaders, Swiss marriage, soccer match

Thousands of people including soldiers and diplomats marched peacefully through the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv in an annual Pride parade despite some opposition to an event called off last year because of the coronavirus pandemic, Reuters ...


 





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