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The-Northalsted-Business-Alliance-makes-statement-on-Club-Q-Shooting-in-Colorado-Springs-

  The Northalsted Business Alliance makes statement on Club Q Shooting in Colorado Springs

-- From a press release

The Northalsted Business Alliance shares its thoughts and prayers with our LGBTQ+ family in Colorado suffering from yet another senseless gun tragedy. We mourn the five lives lost and stand with those injured and traumatized. Violent ...


 
OnePulse-releases-statement-on-Club-Q-mass-shooting

  OnePulse releases statement on Club Q mass shooting

-- From a press release

Orlando, FL — onePULSE Foundation, the not-for-profit established following the June 12, 2016 tragedy to honor and preserve the legacy of those killed and create a sanctuary of hope, today released the following statement: "We are ...


 
Chicagoans-pay-tribute-to-Club-Q-victims-

  Chicagoans pay tribute to Club Q victims

Community advocates and political officials were among those who gathered for a candlelight vigil outside Nobody's Darling, 1744 W. Balmoral Ave., the evening of Nov. 20 to remember the LGBTQ+ individuals killed and injured the previous ...


 
Equality-Illinois-on-the-Club-Q-shooting

  Equality Illinois on the Club Q shooting

-- From a press release

Statement from Brian C. Johnson, CEO of Equality Illinois, the state's LGBTQ+ civil rights organization, on the Club Q shooting: On a day already marked by sadness, the LGBTQ+ community woke up to the tragic news ...


 
Lambda-Legal-reacts-to-shooting-at-Club-Q-in-Colorado-Springs

  Lambda Legal reacts to shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs

-- From a press release

New York, November 20, 2022 — Lambda Legal CEO Kevin Jennings issued the following statement about the mass shooting at Club Q, the LGBTQ+ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado: "We mourn with the LGBTQ+ community in ...


 
GLAAD-responds-to-mass-shooting-in-Colorado-Springs

  GLAAD responds to mass shooting in Colorado Springs

-- From a press release

(New York, NY - November 20, 2022) - GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, is responding to the mass shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs that killed ...


 
HRC-responds-to-fatal-shooting-at-LGBTQ-nightclub-in-Colorado-Springs-

  HRC responds to fatal shooting at LGBTQ+ nightclub in Colorado Springs

-- From a press release

Colorado Springs, CO — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, responded to media reports of a fatal shooting at Club Q in Colo ...


 
Five-dead-after-mass-shooting-at-Colorado-LGBTQ-nightclub-

  Five dead after mass shooting at Colorado LGBTQ+ nightclub

At least five people are dead and 18 people were injured after a mass shooting took place at a Colorado Springs LGBTQ+ nightclub late the evening of Nov. 19, according to multiple reports. An unidentified suspect ...


 
Tulsa-business-attacked-after-hosting-drag-event-HRC-responds

  Tulsa business attacked after hosting drag event, HRC responds

-- From a press release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Oct. 31, news broke that a business based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the Donut Hole, was vandalized when someone threw a Molotov cocktail — a hand-thrown incendiary weapon — after hosting an event ...


 
Nancy-Pelosis-husband-violently-attacked-at-home-91UPDATE93

  Nancy Pelosi's husband violently attacked at home [UPDATE]

Paul Pelosi, the husband of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was attacked at the couple's home in San Francisco early on Oct. 28. Drew Hammill, a spokesman for Nancy Pelosi, said the assailant is in custody ...


 
Chicago-mural-of-Kanye-West-painted-over-in-wake-of-antisemitic-remarks

  Chicago mural of Kanye West painted over in wake of antisemitic remarks

A West Loop mural image of Ye, the artist formerly known as Kanye West, was painted over on Oct. 27, as fallout continued over the Chicago native's recent controversial and antisemitic public statements, The Chicago-Sun Times ...


 
WORLD-Anti-LGBTQ-countries-UK-monkeypox-MPV-vigil-intersex-activist

  WORLD Anti-LGBTQ+ countries, UK monkeypox/MPV, vigil, intersex activist

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Thirty-four Commonwealth nations still have anti-LGBTQ+ laws—roughly three-fifths of the group's total of 53 nations, according to Erasing 76 Crimes. Worldwide, 69 countries still cling to such anti-homosexuality laws. Just ...


 
LGBTQ-HISTORY-MONTH-Podcast-sheds-light-on-forgotten-murders-of-gay-men-in-Montreal-

  LGBTQ+ HISTORY MONTH Podcast sheds light on forgotten murders of gay men in Montreal

When people ask about or Google the murders of gay men in Montreal in the '90s, it all leads to the podcast "The Village: The Montreal Murders." LGBTQ+-rights advocates encouraged me to listen to the podcast. ...


 
Jury-sides-with-Kevin-Spacey-in-Anthony-Rapp-case-91UPDATE93

  Jury sides with Kevin Spacey in Anthony Rapp case [UPDATE]

A New York jury sided with Kevin Spacey in a $40-million civil lawsuit, finding that the Oscar-winning actor did not molest fellow actor Anthony Rapp when the latter was a teenager and is not liable for ...


 
Report-Anti-trans-violence-doubled-between-2017-and-2021

  Report: Anti-trans violence doubled between 2017 and 2021

The number of homicides of transgender people in the country nearly doubled between 2017 and 2021, and were mostly driven by gun violence, according to a new report from Everytown for Gun Safety, The Hill reported. Known transgender homicides ...


 
Spacey-sobs-on-stand-during-trial-blames-publicist-for-apology-to-Rapp

  Spacey sobs on stand during trial, blames publicist for apology to Rapp

Two-time Oscar winner Kevin Spacey became visibly distraught in a New York City courtroom on Oct. 17, breaking down as he blamed his publicist for convincing him to publicly apologize to Anthony Rapp in 2017 after ...


 
Ezra-Miller-pleads-not-guilty-to-burglary-charges

  Ezra Miller pleads not guilty to burglary charges

On Oct. 17, The Flash star Ezra Miller pled not guilty to felony burglary charges in Vermont, Deadline reported. Allowed to appear remotely for the session in the criminal division of the Vermont Superior Court, the ...


 
Father-Michael-Pfleger-faces-another-sexual-abuse-claim-steps-away-from-duties

  Father Michael Pfleger faces another sexual-abuse claim, steps away from duties

For the second time in less than two years, minister/activist the Rev. Michael Pfleger, 73, is stepping away from his ministry while under investigation for a decades-old sexual abuse allegation, The Chicago Tribune reported. In the ...


 
Police-Calif-serial-killer-suspect-has-no-connection-to-2018-Chicago-shootings

  Police: Calif. serial-killer suspect has no connection to 2018 Chicago shootings

In California, as Stockton police continue to dig for any clues that could lead to an arrest in a series of killings, investigators were looking into a possible connection in Chicago; however, police confirmed that Chicago ...


 
Two-die-in-connection-to-shooting-at-Slovak-LGBTQ-bar

  Two die in connection to shooting at Slovak LGBTQ+ bar

Two people are dead in connection to an Oct. 12 shooting in front of a popular LGBTQ+ bar in the old town neighborhood of the Slovak capital of Bratislava, The Washington Blade reported. The Polícia Slovenskej ...


 
New-arrest-connected-to-killing-of-northern-Illinois-LGBTQ-police-officer-

  New arrest connected to killing of northern Illinois LGBTQ+ police officer

Another person has been arrested in connection with the killing of one police officer and the wounding of a second at a northern Illinois hotel in late December 2021, ABC 7 Chicago reported. The announcement came ...


 
Attorney-generals-office-receives-390K-grant-for-hate-crime-training-

  Attorney general's office receives $390K grant for hate-crime training

Attorney General Kwame Raoul's office was awarded a $394,772 Department of Justice (DoJ) grant for a 48-month project to provide specialized hate-crime training to law enforcement officers and prosecuting attorneys ...


 
Kevin-Spaceys-sexual-misconduct-trial-starts-Oct-6

  Kevin Spacey's sexual-misconduct trial starts Oct. 6

Actor Kevin Spacey is the defendant in a lawsuit filed by Anthony Rapp, the actor who in 2017 made the first in a string of sexual-misconduct allegations, MassLive noted, citing the Associated Press. The trial, expected ...


 
GLAAD-responds-to-weekend-of-anti-LGBTQ-violence-poll-suggests-2-3-of-GOPs-back-discussion-of-LGBTQs-in-schools

  GLAAD responds to weekend of anti-LGBTQ+ violence, poll suggests 2/3 of GOPs back discussion of LGBTQ+s in schools

-- From a press release

(Monday, September 26, 2022) GLAAD condemns a wave of violence against the LGBTQ community across the country and calls for increased protections and support for LGBTQ people and youth, as new data reveals that a vast ...


 
DoJ-announces-22M-to-address-prevent-sexual-assault-on-campuses-

  DoJ announces $22M to address, prevent sexual assault on campuses

The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) announced nearly $22 million in upcoming grant awards to address and prevent sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking on college campuses; provide services to youth victims and children ...


 
Ban-on-same-sex-relations-overturned-in-Saint-Kitts-and-Nevis

  Ban on same-sex relations overturned in Saint Kitts and Nevis

In a major advance for LGBTQ+ rights in the Caribbean, a court for Saint Kitts and Nevis struck down a colonial-era law that banned the "abominable" crime of "buggery," LGBTQ Nation reported. The same court overturned ...


 
Activists-community-leaders-gather-for-town-hall-meeting-in-wake-of-Jeffery-Pub-hit-and-run

  Activists, community leaders gather for town-hall meeting in wake of Jeffery Pub hit-and-run

In the wake of the investigation and apprehension of a suspect in the vehicular deaths of three gay Black men in the third district of Chicago, a quickly assembled town hall meeting was held Aug. 25 ...


 
Lake-View-church-vandalized-over-pro-abortion-stance

  Lake View church vandalized over pro-abortion stance

A Lakeview church was vandalized Aug. 24 by two women who appeared to be upset by its sign backing reproductive rights, Block Club Chicago reported. Second Unitarian Church of Chicago, 656 W. Barry Ave., put up ...


 
Man-charged-with-killing-three-in-hit-and-run-at-Jeffery-Pub-91UPDATE93

  Man charged with killing three in hit-and-run at Jeffery Pub [UPDATE]

South Side resident Tavis Dunbar has been charged with murder after a hit-and-run crash that killed three people and injured a fourth person outside the Black gay bar Jeffery Pub last week, Block Club Chicago reported. ...


 
Families-and-activists-gather-to-honor-Jeffery-Pub-hit-and-run-victims

  Families and activists gather to honor Jeffery Pub hit-and-run victims

On Aug. 21, a brief memorial service was held at The Rainbow Beach Field House to honor the three victims of a hit-and-run incident that took place in front of the Black gay bar The Jeffrey Pub, located on Chicago's South ...


 
WORLD-Trans-activist-COVID-surveys-Michael-Sam-Saudi-Arabian-sisters

  WORLD Trans activist, COVID surveys, Michael Sam, Saudi Arabian sisters

Some people in London, Ontario, Canada's LGBTQ+ community reacted strongly to how a popular trans activist was treated by London Police Services earlier this month, CBC reported. Clara Sorrenti, 28, known as Keffals on the online ...


 
Suspect-arrested-in-rape-murder-of-Kenyan-non-binary-lesbian

  Suspect arrested in rape/murder of Kenyan non-binary lesbian

The family of Sheila Lumumba—who was raped and murdered in Nyeri County, Kenya, in April—stated that a suspect has been charged in connection with their death, according to openDemocracy. A man was arraigned in court in ...


 
Event-for-Jeffery-Pub-crash-victims-to-be-held-Aug-21

  Event for Jeffery Pub crash victims to be held Aug. 21

There will be an event to remember the victims of the Aug. 14 car crash at Black gay nightspot Jeffery Pub on Sunday, Aug. 21, at 3 p.m. at Rainbow Beach Field House, 3111 E. 77th St. The victims were Devonta ...


 
Brittney-Griner-appealing-conviction

  Brittney Griner appealing conviction

Russian news agencies have reported that attorneys for U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner have filed an appeal of her nine-year Russian prison sentence for drug possession, according to PBS Newshour. Griner, an eight-time all-star center with ...


 
Three-men-hit-by-car-and-killed-near-Jeffery-Pub-car-found-but-not-driver-91UPDATES93

  Three men hit by car and killed near Jeffery Pub; car found, but not driver [UPDATES]

Three men were killed and another was injured after a hit-and-run crash in the city's South Shore neighborhood. Authorities said the crash happened around 5 a.m. on Aug. 14 in the 7000 block of S. Jeffery ...


 
Judge-Kevin-Spacey-owes-almost-31-million

  Judge: Kevin Spacey owes almost $31 million

On Aug. 4, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mel Red Recana confirmed that embattled actor Kevin Spacey must pay House of Cards producer MRC nearly $31 million for alleged sexual misconduct behind the scenes of the ...


 
Committee-makes-recommendations-for-expanded-court-service-for-Cook-County-domestic-violence-victims-

  Committee makes recommendations for expanded court service for Cook County domestic-violence victims

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (July 29, 2022) — The Circuit Court of Cook County Committee on Domestic Violence Court has developed a plan to improve court access to help domestic violence victims, which will include an after-hours pilot program ...


 
GoFundMe-page-for-UpRising-Bakery-raises-thousands-of-dollars

  GoFundMe page for UpRising Bakery raises thousands of dollars

A GoFundMe page for Lake in the Hills venue UpRising Bakery and Cafe—an LGBTQ+-owned site that was the subject of protests and vandalism after planning to host a family-friendly drag show that was later canceled—has raised ...


 
Man-arrested-for-vandalism-of-LGBTQ-owned-suburban-bakery

  Man arrested for vandalism of LGBTQ+-owned suburban bakery

Authorities in Lake in the Hills, a suburb of Chicago, have made an arrest in the case of the vandalism of a bakery that had to cancel an all-ages drag show because of the crime, ABC 7 Chicago reported. Joseph I. ...


 
NATIONAL-Miami-textbooks-Lia-Thomas-Florida-churches-Key-West-figure-dies

  NATIONAL Miami textbooks, Lia Thomas, Florida churches, Key West figure dies

Miami-Dade County students could go months without sex-education books after school board members, by a five-to-four vote, rejected two proposed textbooks over concerns they violate the state's Parental Rights in Education bill, known by opponents as ...


 
Man-indicted-for-attacking-men-in-DC-for-their-sexual-orientation

  Man indicted for attacking men in D.C. for their sexual orientation

A federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Michael Thomas Pruden, 48, with five counts of assault on federal land, one count of impersonating a federal officer and a hate-crimes sentencing enhancement alleging that Pruden assaulted ...


 
More-than-500-women-sue-Uber-over-claims-of-sexual-assault

  More than 500 women sue Uber over claims of sexual assault

Uber is being sued by more than 500 women who claim they were assaulted by drivers who use the ride-hailing platform, CNBC reported. The complaint—filed in San Francisco County Superior Court—claims that "women passengers in multiple ...


 
Kevin-Spacey-pleads-not-guilty-in-London-in-sexual-assault-case

  Kevin Spacey pleads not guilty in London in sexual-assault case

On July 14, two-time Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey pled not guilty of sexual assault in London's Central Criminal Court, according to WAGM-TV. The former House of Cards star, who ran London's Old Vic theater between 2004 ...


 
Reports-Chicago-trans-woman-murdered-in-West-Englewood-neighborhood

  Reports: Chicago trans woman murdered in West Englewood neighborhood

A Chicago trans woman was attacked and died the late evening of July 11/early morning of July 12, according to reports. An individual was found with multiple stab wounds after Chicago Police Department (CPD) answered a ...


 
John-Pennycuffs-memorial-library-at-Unity-Park-is-graffitied

  John Pennycuff's memorial library at Unity Park is graffitied

The John Pennycuff Little Library, at Chicago's Unity Park, was recently sprayed with graffiti. Robert Castillo, Pennycuff's surviving husband, stated on Facebook that some tried to cover the original tagging with their own rainbow-hued graffiti. ...


 
Former-Japanese-prime-minister-dies-after-being-shot-

  Former Japanese prime minister dies after being shot

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe died on July 8 after being shot while giving a campaign speech on a street in central Japan, CNN reported, citing public broadcaster NHK. Japanese publication Nikkei also reported that ...


 
Cheer-star-receives-prison-sentence-

  'Cheer' star receives prison sentence

On July 6, Jerry Harris, the former star of hit Netflix docuseries Cheer, has been sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for child pornography soliciting sex from minors, Variety noted, citing USA Today. Harris, 22, ...


 
Jeffrey-Epstein-cohort-Ghislaine-Maxwell-sentenced-to-20-years-

  Jeffrey Epstein cohort Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years

On June 28, Ghislaine Maxwell was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for carrying out a years-long scheme with her longtime confidante (and former boyfriend) Jeffrey Epstein to groom and sexually abuse underage girls, media ...


 
Mass-shooting-takes-place-at-Norwegian-gay-club

  Mass shooting takes place at Norwegian gay club

Oslo's annual Pride parade was canceled June 25 following a deadly shooting at a gay bar that Norwegian police are investigating as a possible terrorist attack, CNN reported. Two people were killed and eight others taken ...


 
Murdered-mans-brother-continues-search-for-information-about-2004-killing-

  Murdered man's brother continues search for information about 2004 killing

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A Rockford man is continuing to search for clues about the circumstances surrounding his brother's 2004 murder in Chicago's Lake View neighborhood. Kevin Clewer was found murdered in his apartment on the 3400 block of North ...


 
Pride-Flag-arsons-raise-alarm-church-leaders-say

  Pride Flag arsons raise alarm, church leaders say

-- From a Metropolitan Community Church press release

The intentional burning of two LGBT Pride flags in Baltimore earlier this week resulted in three people being seriously injured and significant damage to multiple homes, and leaders of the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) are expressing ...


 
Autopsy-shows-manner-of-death-in-Elise-Malarys-death-is-undetermined

  Autopsy shows manner of death in Elise Malary's death is undetermined

The Cook County medical examiner's officer revealed that trans activist Elise Malary died from drowning but that the manner of death could not be determined, The Chicago Sun-Times reported. Malary's body was found in Lake Michigan ...


 
Batavia-police-looking-into-Pride-flag-thefts

  Batavia police looking into Pride-flag thefts

In Batavia, four Pride flags displayed on homes were stolen overnight on June 15, causing damage, according to ABC 7 Chicago. Authorities said flagpoles and mounts, which displayed the flags, were broken. Two incidents happened in ...


 
Man-shot-outside-Lake-View-nightspot-

  Man shot outside Lake View nightspot

No one is yet in custody after a shooting along the 3300 block of North Halsted Street during the early morning of June 13. The story was first reported by CWBChicago on June 13. The incident ...


 
Spacey-charged-with-sexual-assault-UK-hearing-set-for-June-16

  Spacey charged with sexual assault; UK hearing set for June 16

British authorities have charged actor Kevin Spacey with four counts of sexual assault and a further offense, Deadline reported. The actor has also been charged with causing a person to "engage in penetrative sexual activity without ...


 
Idaho-police-arrest-dozens-with-white-nationalist-ties-near-Pride-event

  Idaho police arrest dozens with white nationalist ties near Pride event

In Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, police officers arrested 31 people on June 11 who are believed to be affiliated with the white nationalist group Patriot Front after they were seen gathering near a Pride parade, CNN reported. ...


 
States-might-make-having-kids-at-drag-events-a-felony-LGBTQ-groups-respond

  States might make having kids at drag events a felony; LGBTQ+ groups respond

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Florida state Rep. Anthony Sabatini wants to make it a felony for any parent to bring a child to a drag event, WFLA reported. MYSA also noted that Republican Texas state Rep. Bryan Slaton announced on ...


 
NATIONAL-Trans-survey-Gays-Against-Guns-TIME-100-candidates-crimes

  NATIONAL Trans survey, Gays Against Guns, TIME 100, candidates, crimes

Transgender women experiencing homelessness, food insecurity, poor health services and low pay are less likely to receive necessary HIV prevention support or treatment, according to a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) study based on responses from ...


 
Jussie-Smollett-back-to-work-BET-plans-to-show-his-directorial-debut

  Jussie Smollett back to work; BET+ plans to show his directorial debut

Embattled former Empire actor Jussie Smollett is back to work after being convicted of faking a hate crime in Chicago earlier this year, ABC 7 Chicago reported. Smollett, 39, makes his directorial debut in the movie ...


 
Kevin-Spacey-charged-with-sexual-assault-in-the-UK

  Kevin Spacey charged with sexual assault in the UK

In the United Kingdom, embattled actor Kevin Spacey has been charged with four counts of sexual assault and one count of "causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent," Variety reported. The decision ...


 
Governor-Pritzker-Lt-Governor-Stratton-comment-on-Texas-tragedy

  Governor Pritzker, Lt. Governor Stratton comment on Texas tragedy

-- From a press release

Chicago — In the wake of a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, that killed at least 19 students and two adults, Governor JB Pritzker and Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton released the following ...


 
NBA-coach-former-Chicago-Bull-pleads-for-gun-control-after-Texas-shootings

  NBA coach/former Chicago Bull pleads for gun control after Texas shootings

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr discussed something besides basketball in his pregame news conference heading into Game 4 of the Western Conference finals against the Dallas Mavericks on Many 24, ESPN noted. "Since we left ...


 
Gov-Pritzker-signs-legislation-addressing-rise-in-organized-retail-thefts

  Gov. Pritzker signs legislation addressing rise in organized retail thefts

-- From a press release

CHICAGO — On May 13, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker joined Attorney General Kwame Raoul, lawmakers, advocates and law-enforcement officials to sign legislation designed to combat a nationwide rise in coordinated retail thefts. "This new law represents ...


 
WORLD-South-Africa-Greek-ruling-soccer-items-singer-attacked

  WORLD South Africa, Greek ruling, soccer items, singer attacked

South African President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa praised his country for creating a conducive environment for LGB people to practice same-sex marriages and partnerships, according to Erasing 76 Crimes. Speaking at a Freedom Day celebration in Mpumalanga, ...


 
Virginia-trans-teen-killed-at-party

  Virginia trans teen killed at party

The life of Black transgender girl Ariyanna Mitchell, 17, ended violently at a party in Hampton, Virginia, on April 2—and the accused killer asked her if she was a boy or a girl before shooting her, ...


 
Moulin-Rouge-performance-canceled-after-Loop-shooting-

  'Moulin Rouge' performance canceled after Loop shooting

Broadway In Chicago canceled the May 1 performance of Moulin Rouge! The Musical, at the James M. Nederlander Theatre, following the nearby shooting in The Loop, ABC 7 Chicago reported. A 27-year-old man and a 55-year-old ...


 
Rape-murder-of-Kenyan-lesbian-spark-outrage

  Rape, murder of Kenyan lesbian spark outrage

Kenyan authorities said six men who raped and murdered Sheila Adhiambo Lumumba, 25, on April 19 in her home in Karatina actually targeted her because of her sexual orientation, The Washington Blade reported. The body of ...


 
Roommate-indicted-in-death-of-Florida-LGBTQ-rights-activist

  Roommate indicted in death of Florida LGBTQ+-rights activist

A Florida grand jury indicted a man for first-degree murder and other charges in connection with the death of his roommate—LGBTQ+-rights advocate Jorge Diaz-Johnston, brother of former Miami Mayor Manny Diaz, CNN reported. ...


 
Cook-County-states-attorney-expunges-15000-cannabis-convictions-

  Cook County state's attorney expunges 15,000+ cannabis convictions

-- From a press release

CHICAGO - On Friday, April 22, the Cook County State's Attorney's Office (CCSAO) will present 214 additional cannabis cases to be automatically expunged, bringing the total to 15,191. The Cannabis Expungement Project nears an end following ...


 
Wealthy-California-politico-sentenced-for-deaths-of-two-Black-gay-men

  Wealthy California politico sentenced for deaths of two Black gay men

On April 14, U.S. District Judge Christina A. Snyder sentenced former West Hollywood resident and LGBTQ+-rights activist Ed Buck, 67, to 30 years in federal prison for supplying the methamphetamine that killed two gay Black men—Gemmel ...


 
Gov-Pritzker-lauds-legislation-to-strengthen-Illinois-response-to-military-sexual-violence

  Gov. Pritzker lauds legislation to strengthen Illinois' response to military sexual violence

-- From a press release

SPRINGFIELD — In a nation-leading effort to protect survivors of military sexual violence and hold perpetrators accountable, the Illinois National Guard worked closely with state Senate Assistant Majority Leader Tony ...


 
Lynching-now-a-federal-hate-crime

  Lynching now a federal hate crime

After multiple failed attempts that spanned more than a century, there is now a federal law that designates lynching as a hate crime, NPR reported. In a March 29 ceremony at the White House, President Joe Biden signed ...


 
Woman-found-dead-along-Evanston-lakeshore-confirmed-to-be-trans-rights-activist-Elise-Malary

  Woman found dead along Evanston lakeshore confirmed to be trans-rights activist Elise Malary

A woman whose body was found on an Evanston beach the evening of March 17 has been identified as missing activist Elise Malary, Chicago Sun-Times reported. The body was found in Lake Michigan at the 500 ...


 
Barrington-LGBTQ-students-allegedly-targeted-by-pellet-gun-shootings

  Barrington LGBTQ+ students allegedly targeted by pellet-gun shootings

Two Barrington High School students who are part of the LGBTQ+ community were allegedly targeted in a pellet-gun shooting on campus this week, The Chicago Tribune reported. Officials said the incident is likely related to the ...


 
Former-Ind-college-president-pleads-no-contest-to-child-sex-crime-charges

  Former Ind. college president pleads no contest to child sex-crime charges

On March 17, the former president of Indiana's Franklin College pled no contest to child sex-crime charges in a Wisconsin court, WRTV reported. The college fired Thomas Minar in January 2020 after he was arrested on ...


 






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