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Illinois-first-openly-gay-congressman-isnt-done-yet-A-conversation-with-Eric-Sorensen

  Illinois' first openly gay congressman isn't done yet: A conversation with Eric Sorensen

A Rockford-born meteorologist, U.S. Rep. Eric Sorenson didn't plan on being a politician. But after seeing how his work in broadcasting impacted his viewers in both the Rockford and the Quad Cities areas, he wanted to ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ Kristen Stewart, Rock Hudson, Talia Keys, 'True Detective,' Marvel comic

At the Berlin Film Festival, Kristen Stewart defended her photo shoot for a Rolling Stone magazine cover that went viral and divided audiences on social-media platforms, per The Hollywood Reporter. "The existence of a female body ...


 
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  NATIONAL Chuck Schumer, anti-marriage bill, drag event back on, military doctor

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced his support for the Kids Online Safety Act (KOSA)—and, as a result, several LGBTQ+-advocacy organizations dropped their opposition to it, The Hill ...


 
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  ELECTIONS 2024: JUDICIAL 7th Sub-Circuit Candidate Deidre Baumann (Solganick Vacancy), why she's running, strategy

Baumann & Shuldiner civil litigation practice owner Deidre Baumann is running in the March 19 primary for Circuit Court Judge in the 7th Judicial Sub-Circuit against the current appointed 7th Sub-Circuit Judge Owens J. Shelby. Shelby's ...


 
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  ELECTIONS 2024 Eileen O'Neill Burke talks state's attorney run, judgeship, GOP ties

The Democratic primary in the race to succeed outgoing Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx involves two candidates with extensive backgrounds concerning law and government. Eileen O'Neill Burke is a lifelong Democrat and fourth-generation Chicag ...


 
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  As Chicago prepares to host DNC, former delegates reflect on LGBTQ+ inclusion at previous conventions

When Mark Ishaug, now the CEO of the mental health advocacy Thresholds, was a delegate at the 1996 Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Chicago, representing the larger LGBTQ+ community was "critical," he said. The convention, where ...


 
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  Bring Chicago Home Campaign releases open endorsement letter from 100+ faith leaders

--From a press release

CHICAGO — With just over a month before the March 19th primary election, prominent Chicago faith leaders will today release a letter—signed by over 100 religious leaders—endorsing the Bring Chicago Home campaign to restructure the Real ...


 
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  ELECTIONS 2024 Clayton Harris III talks state's attorney run, Kim Foxx, Blagojevich

The Democratic primary in the race to succeed outgoing Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx involves two candidates with extensive backgrounds concerning law and government. Clayton Harris III is an experienced prosecutor and government leader who ...


 
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  ELECTIONS 2024: JUDICIAL IL Supreme Court Justice Joy Cunningham discusses running for a full 10-year term

Current Illinois Supreme Court Justice Joy Cunningham is running for a full 10-year term this year, following her appointment on Dec. 1, 2022 to the First District seat. Cunningham's appointment was the result of Chief Justice ...


 
ELECTIONS-2024-JUDICIAL-IL-Supreme-Court-candidate-Jesse-G-Reyes-on-why-hes-running-judicial-diversity

  ELECTIONS 2024: JUDICIAL IL Supreme Court candidate Jesse G. Reyes on why he's running, judicial diversity

Current First District, Fourth Division Illinois Appellate Court Justice Jesse G. Reyes is running for Illinois Supreme Court Justice. Reyes is running against current Illinois Supreme Court Justice Joy Cunningham in the March 19 primary. Cunningham ...


 
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  NATIONAL Utah board member, Baths founder dies, Fla. protests, DoJ equity plan

Utah's Republican governor and lieutenant governor urged the State Board of Education to take action against a conservative board member whose social-media post questioning the gender of a high school basketball player incited threats against the ...


 
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  Illinois Poor People's Campaign: National call for moral revival demands action against poverty

--From a press release

Springfield, IL — The Illinois chapter of the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival (ILPPC) will convene a critical press conference at the state capitol, alongside 32 other states across the nation on ...


 
Tenn-legislators-back-bill-that-lets-officials-refuse-to-perform-same-sex-weddings

  Tenn. legislators back bill that lets officials refuse to perform same-sex weddings

Defying a national ruling that authorized marriage equality, Tennessee lawmakers approved a measure that would allow public officials to refuse to perform weddings of same-sex couples, The Hill reported. Tennessee's House Bill 878/Senate Bill 596 says ...


 
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  Democrat flips seat once held by George Santos

On Feb. 13 in New York, Democrat Tom Suozzi won a special election to succeed the U.S. congressional seat formerly held by openly gay Republican George Santos, who was recently ousted. According to NBC News, Suozzi's ...


 
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 ...


 
Republicans-file-bill-to-ban-trans-women-from-US-Olympic-teams

  Republicans file bill to ban trans women from U.S. Olympic teams

Republicans in both houses of Congress have launched another effort to ban transgender women and girls from female sports teams—and this time, they are attempting to ban trans women from competing on U.S. Olympic teams ahead ...


 
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 ...


 
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  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 ...


 
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  NATIONAL Texas court, police chief, Gentili memorial, Philly controversy

The Texas Supreme Court heard oral arguments challenging Senate Bill 14, the ban on gender-affirming care that went into effect last September, KERA reported. SB 14 blocks trans minors from accessing gender-affirming medical care, such as ...


 
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  WORLD Taiwan MP, lesbian couple, India items, Ghana assault, Nepal

Huang Jie said her election to Taiwan's parliament as the island's first openly gay MP represents progress, according to the Hong Kong Free Press. "I hope (my election) will bring courage to many people as I've ...


 
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 ...


 
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  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 ...


 
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  ELECTIONS 2024 Judge Ed Underhill talks experience, newest campaign

Last June, longtime attorney Ed Underhill assumed the role of Cook County judge, becoming one of the few LGBTQ+ people to be in one of those positions. (He's in the LGBTQ+ group The Alliance of Illinois ...


 
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 ...


 
Iowa-governor-introduces-bill-to-out-trans-people-on-official-documents

  Iowa governor introduces bill to out trans people on official documents

By Lu Calzada

As states around Illinois continue to introduce anti-LGBTQ bills—and in some cases, pass anti-LGBTQ resolutions into law—Iowa recently added one more blow for Midwestern LGBTQ+ Americans. Governor Kim Reynolds introduced HB 649 Feb. 1, and it ...


 
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+ ...


 
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 ...


 
NATIONAL-Marriage-news-fighting-fentanyl-anti-LGBTQ-crimes-Grindr

  NATIONAL Marriage news, fighting fentanyl, anti-LGBTQ+ crimes, Grindr

The Virginia House of Delegates passed a bill that would affirm marriage equality in the state, The Washington Blade noted. House Bill 174, introduced by state Del. Rozia Henson (D-Prince William County), passed in the Democratic-controlled ...


 
Judge-rules-citys-rejection-of-protest-permit-around-DNC-was-justified

  Judge rules city's rejection of protest permit around DNC was justified

A judge upheld the city's denial of protest permits for a march around the Democratic National Convention this fall after an appeal from its organizers. A coalition of groups under the banner of Bodies Outside of ...


 
Planned-Parenthood-Illinois-Action-board-announces-2024-primary-endorsements

  Planned Parenthood Illinois Action board announces 2024 primary endorsements

--From a press release

CHICAGO—The Board of Directors of Planned Parenthood Illinois Action (PPIA), the non-partisan political and advocacy arm of Planned Parenthood of Illinois, proudly announces its final endorsements for the March 19 ...


 
LGBTQ-reproductive-rights-organizers-plan-march-on-Democratic-National-Convention-appeal-permit-rejection

  LGBTQ+, reproductive rights organizers plan march on Democratic National Convention, appeal permit rejection

Organizers planning a protest march outside the Democratic National Convention in August are appealing the city's denial of their permits. The group of organizers under the banner of Bodies Outside of Unjust Laws had been planning ...


 
Seattle-LGBTQ-bars-push-back-against-raids

  Seattle LGBTQ+ bars push back against raids

In Seattle, a group of Capitol Hill gay bars and clubs are teaming with neighborhood queer community leaders Dan Savage and Terry Miller in calling for the state's liquor control board and Seattle police officials to ...


 
HRC-State-Equality-Index-Anti-LGBTQ-2023-state-legislative-season-most-destructive

  HRC State Equality Index: Anti-LGBTQ+ 2023 state legislative season "most destructive"

--From a press release

WASHINGTON—Today, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), the education arm of the nation's largest Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, in partnership with the Equality Federatio ...


 
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-Toni-Atkins-Maine-bisexual-advocate-dies-Jussie-Smollett-school-board

  NATIONAL Toni Atkins, Maine, bisexual advocate dies, Jussie Smollett, school board

San Diego leader and California Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins kicked off her bid to become California's next governor, becoming the latest Democrat to join the 2026 race, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported. Atkins is ...


 
Equality-Illinois-endorses-in-two-key-primary-election-races

  Equality Illinois endorses in two key primary election races

--From a press release

Equality Illinois endorses in two key primary election races for state representative: Dr. Michael Crawford in Illinois House District 31 and Lisa J. Davis in Illinois House District 32. Dr. Crawford and Ms. Davis have demonstrated ...


 
Extreme-anti-trans-legislation-to-be-law-in-Ohio-after-GOP-supermajority-overrides-governors-veto

  Extreme anti-trans legislation to be law in Ohio after GOP supermajority overrides governor's veto

--From a press release

WASHINGTON — The GOP-controlled Ohio Senate voted today to complete the legislature's override of Republican Gov. Mike DeWine's veto of dangerous anti-trans legislation. The bill bans transgender athletes from participating ...


 
More-than-210000-Latinx-LGBT-immigrants-live-in-California

  More than 210,000 Latinx LGBT immigrants live in California

--From a press release

Nearly two-thirds of Latinx LGBT immigrants without Green Cards live in poverty. A new study by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law finds that there are 211,000 Latinx LGBT immigrants in California, including 68,800 ...


 
On-51st-anniversary-of-Roe-v-Wade-Mayor-Brandon-Johnson-reaffirms-commitment-to-reproductive-rights

  On 51st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Mayor Brandon Johnson reaffirms commitment to reproductive rights

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Today marks the 51st anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade, which preserved the constitutional right to choose. Chicago has a long history of advocating for women's rights and is considered ...


 
Gov-JB-Pritzkers-statement-on-the-51st-anniversary-of-Roe-v-Wade

  Gov. JB Pritzker's statement on the 51st anniversary of Roe v Wade

--From a press release

Chicago —— On the 51st anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, Gov. JB Pritzker released the following statement: "Today marks the 51st anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that for five decades protected ...


 
DeSantis-drops-presidential-campaign-endorses-Trump

  DeSantis drops presidential campaign, endorses Trump

Anti-LGBTQ+ Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has dropped out of the 2024 presidential race—and has endorsed former President Donald Trump. The move took place Jan. 21—two days before the New Hampshire primary, NBC News noted. On a ...


 
WORLD-World-leaders-Namibia-attack-Taiwan-electoral-win-Irish-LGBTQ-groups

  WORLD World leaders, Namibia attack, Taiwan electoral win, Irish LGBTQ+ groups

In the wake of Gabriel Attal being named France's newest prime minister, PinkNews published a list of every out LGBTQ+ world leader to date. They include ex-San Marino head of state Paolo Rondelli, former Iceland Prime ...


 
NATIONAL-Wis-report-gender-dysphoria-HIV-research-Stonewall-exhibit-gay-CEOs

  NATIONAL Wis. report, gender dysphoria, HIV research, Stonewall exhibit, gay CEOs

A new annual report from Wisconsin's Office of Children's Mental Health shows that the state's minors—especially girls, children of color and LGBTQ+ youth—continue to struggle with anxiety, depression and thoughts ...


 
NATIONAL-Trans-Health-Equity-Act-school-policy-drag-items-Don-Lemon-Danica-Roem

  NATIONAL Trans Health Equity Act, school policy, drag items, Don Lemon, Danica Roem

The Trans Health Equity Act—a law that requires Maryland's Medicaid program to cover gender-affirming treatments—took effect Jan. 1, The Washington Blade noted. In May 2023, Democratic Gov. Wes Moore signed the act. The law covers hormone ...


 
Williams-Institute-41000-transgender-immigrants-live-in-California

  Williams Institute: 41,000 transgender immigrants live in California

--From a press release

A new study by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law finds that there are 174,200 transgender immigrants in the United States and 41,000 transgender immigrants in California, comprising over one-quarter (27%) of the state's ...


 
Ohio-House-overrides-governors-pro-trans-veto

  Ohio House overrides governor's pro-trans veto

On Jan. 10, Ohio's Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted 65-28 to override GOP Gov. Mike DeWine's Dec. 29 veto of a bill that bans gender-affirming healthcare for minors. Democrats say transgender people and parents of transgender ...


 
Frances-new-prime-minister-identifies-as-gay

  France's new prime minister identifies as gay

Gabriel Attal, France's next prime minister, identifies as gay—and is the first LGBTQ+ person to hold this office. At 34, Attal—who succeeds Elisabeth Borne, who resigned after 20 months in office—is also the youngest prime minister ...


 
NATIONAL-Trans-candidates-Philly-official-anti-LGBTQ-laws-bisexual-study

  NATIONAL Trans candidates, Philly official, anti-LGBTQ+ laws, bisexual study

An Ohio transgender woman announced her candidacy for the state's legislature, challenging an anti-LGBTQ+ Republican, The Dallas Voice noted. "If you're gonna attack our communities, then you're gonna have to compete against someone from our c ...


 
Coalition-petitions-for-march-rally-for-reproductive-and-LGBTQ-rights-prior-to-DNC-convention-

  Coalition petitions for march, rally for reproductive and LGBTQ+ rights prior to DNC convention

The Bodies Outside of Unjust Laws: Coalition for Reproductive Justice and LGBTQ+ Liberation coalition group held a press conference Jan. 2 at Chicago's City Hall just outside the city's Department of Transportation offices. The groups announced ...


 
Gay-political-trailblazer-Ken-Sherrill-passes-away-at-age-81

  Gay political trailblazer Ken Sherrill passes away at age 81

Kenneth Sherrill—a pioneering political scientist who was also the first out gay elected official in New York history—died in early December at age 81 from surgical complications, Gay City News reported. He is survived by his ...


 
NATIONAL-Womens-college-banned-books-military-initiative-Oregon

  NATIONAL Women's college, banned books, military initiative, Oregon

After backlash regarding a decision to update its anti-discrimination policy and open enrollment to some transgender applicants, a Catholic women's college in Indiana will return to its previous admission policy, per The National Catholic Reporter. In ...


 
Greek-government-vows-to-back-marriage-equality

  Greek government vows to back marriage equality

Despite opposition from the Church of Greece and within the ruling New Democracy, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis' government said it will eventually move to legalize same-sex marriage, The National Herald reported. However, no timetable was ...


 
WORLD-Toronto-businesses-French-law-Thai-bills-fight-in-Jamaica-Jonathan-Bailey

  WORLD Toronto businesses, French law, Thai bills, fight in Jamaica, Jonathan Bailey

Some Toronto LGBTQ+ business owners say they are worried that they're being shut out of a provincial grant program because their businesses sometimes include sexual products or services, which are banned in the program's eligibility rules, ...


 
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  NATIONAL School items, Miami attack, Elliot Page, Fire Island

In Virginia, new and returning members of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and Fairfax County School Board were inaugurated—with some school board members opting to use banned books on the topics of slavery and LGBTQ+ ...


 
PASSAGES-Former-Republican-Illinois-legislator-Susan-Catania-remembered-for-supporting-gay-rights

  PASSAGES Former Republican Illinois legislator Susan Catania remembered for supporting gay rights

Advocates remember former Illinois legislator Susan Catania as an active ally in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights. Susan died Nov. 27 after a fire broke out in her home in Wisconsin, according to a tribute written ...


 
Angelica-Ross-talks-politics-Hollywood-Buddhism-and-more-

  Angelica Ross talks politics, Hollywood, Buddhism and more

Angelica Ross had already made her imprint on society in various ways. She is the founder of TransTech Social Enterprises, which helps transgender and gender-nonconforming people become part of the tech industry; an activist who hosted ...


 
NATIONAL-Dr-Rachel-Levine-World-AIDS-Day-trans-deaths-Philly-bar-art

  NATIONAL Dr. Rachel Levine, World AIDS Day, trans deaths, Philly bar art

United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama Liles C. Burke ruled that emails and other records from U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Rachel Levine are relevant to a lawsuit challenging Alabama's ban ...


 
Wisconsin-governor-vetoes-anti-trans-youth-healthcare-ban

  Wisconsin governor vetoes anti-trans youth healthcare ban

In an expected move, Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers vetoed a bill that aimed to outlaw gender-affirming care for minors, CBS News reported. Evers has sworn to strike down any proposals from the GOP-controlled Wisconsin Legislature ...


 
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 ...


 
Santos-voted-out-of-Congress

  Santos voted out of Congress

Now-former U.S. Rep. George Santos (R-New York) was voted out of Congress on Dec. 1. Santos is the sixth House member in U.S. history to be booted from Congress, and the third since the Civil War, ...


 
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  NATIONAL Tenn. law, banned books, rainbow complex, journalists quit

Under pressure from a lawsuit over an anti-LGBTQ+ city ordinance, officials in Murfreesboro, Tennessee removed language that banned homosexuality in public, MSNBC noted. Passed in June, Murfreesboro's "public decency" ordinance ...


 
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  Govs. Newsom and DeSantis debate LGBTQ+ rights, other issues

In a somewhat unusual face-off, Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis debated various topics in a Nov. 30 event that Fox News' Sean Hannity moderated, CBS News noted. "The Great Red ...


 
Russia-court-classifies-LGBTQ-activists-as-extremists

  Russia court classifies LGBTQ+ activists as 'extremists'

On Nov. 30, Russia's Supreme Court ruled that LGBTQ+-rights activists should be classified as extremists—a move that representatives of queer people fear will lead to arrests and prosecutions, Reuters reported. The court approved a request from ...


 
George-Santos-defiant-ahead-of-another-expulsion-vote

  George Santos defiant ahead of another expulsion vote

Embattled gay U.S. Rep. George Santos (R-New York) has remained defiant ahead of a second expulsion vote scheduled for Friday, Dec. 1, according to CNN. Santos has repeatedly said that he will not resign, but momentum ...


 
WORLD-Thai-marriage-law-French-bill-Miss-Universe-IKEA-activist-dies

  WORLD Thai marriage law, French bill, Miss Universe, IKEA, activist dies

Thailand Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin said that the cabinet approved a draft law on marriage equality and that it would be brought to parliament during a session starting in December, Reuters reported. If the draft law ...


 
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  NATIONAL Trevor Project, anti-trans crimes, priest sentenced, hate-crimes unit

The Trevor Project announced the extension of its partnership with the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, reaffirming its commitment to providing specialized assistance to LGBTQ+ people who call 9-8-8, The Advocate reported. Interim Senior Vice President ...


 
Scotland-announces-five-year-plan-to-help-nonbinary-people

  Scotland announces five-year plan to help nonbinary people

Scotland's government has announced a five-year action plan to improve the lives of non-binary people, Yahoo! News reported. Among other things, the first-of-its-kind plan in the UK (and, quite possibly, in the world) includes actions to ...


 
PASSAGES-Mexicos-first-out-nonbinary-magistrate-Jesus-Ociel-Baena-Saucedo

  PASSAGES: Mexico's first out nonbinary magistrate Jesus Ociel Baena Saucedo

On Nov. 13, Mexico's first out nonbinary magistrate and LGBTQ+ activist Jesus Ociel Baena Saucedo was found dead in their state of Aguascalientes home alongside their partner Dorian Herrera. They were 38. According to state prosecutor ...


 
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 ...


 
SCOTUS-Hamburger-Marys-decision-small-victory-big-concerns

  SCOTUS Hamburger Mary's decision: small victory, big concerns

In a surprise move, a 6-3 majority of the U.S. Supreme Court did something good for LGBTQ+ people: It rejected Florida's request for a stay against a lower court decision—a stay that would have enabled the ...


 
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  NATIONAL Bishop removed, business news, Jezebel shutting down, MAP head

Pope Francis removed the bishop of Tyler, Texas—a conservative prelate active on social media who has been a fierce critic of the pontiff, PBS reported. A one-line statement from the Vatican said the pope had "relieved" ...


 
Equality-Illinois-mourns-the-death-of-Magistrate-Dr-Jesus-Ociel-Baena-Saucedo

  Equality Illinois mourns the death of Magistrate Dr. Jesus Ociel Baena Saucedo

--From a press release

Statement by Mony Ruiz-Velasco, Deputy Director at Equality Illinois, the state's civil rights organization for LGBTQ+ people, regarding the death of Dr Jesus Ociel Baena Saucedo: "I am deeply saddened to learn of the death of ...


 
Illinois-attorney-general-part-of-effort-against-Oklahoma-anti-trans-youth-law

  Illinois attorney general part of effort against Oklahoma anti-trans youth law

--From a press release

Chicago — Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul is opposing a state law in Oklahoma that severely limits the ability of transgender youth to access critical, lifesaving gender-affirming care. Raoul, along with a coalition of attorneys general, ...


 
Santos-not-seeking-re-election-after-wrongdoing-evidence-is-revealed

  Santos not seeking re-election after wrongdoing evidence is revealed

On Nov. 16, the House Ethics Committee found "substantial evidence" that U.S. Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) violated federal law, setting the stage for another push to expel the embattled gay first-term Congressman and prompting him to ...


 
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 ...


 




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