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Rugby-league-bans-trans-women-from-international-competition

  Rugby league bans trans women from international competition

Rugby has banned transgender players from women's international competition until further notice, following global swimming's decision to restrict trans athletes' participation at the elite level, Reuters reported. The International Rugby ...


 
ELECTIONS-2022-Activist-Rick-Garcia-talks-about-MWRD-race

  ELECTIONS 2022 Activist Rick Garcia talks about MWRD race

Longtime LGBTQ+-rights activist Rick Garcia is among those who entered the June 28 primary to win a seat on the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District's (MWRD) board of commissioners. Longtime Commissioner Debra Shore, who is a lesbian, ...


 
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 ...


 
Chicago-Red-Stars-hire-Morinao-Imaizumi-as-assistant-coach

  Chicago Red Stars hire Morinao Imaizumi as assistant coach

-- From a press release

CHICAGO, Ill. (June 24, 2022) — Today, the Chicago Red Stars announced the addition of Morinao Imaizumi to the club's coaching staff as an assistant coach. Imaizumi joins the club for the remainder of the 2022 ...


 
Chicago-Pride-Parade-organizer-talks-event-security-diversity-

  Chicago Pride Parade organizer talks event, security, diversity

For the first time this decade (and after at least two postponements), the Chicago Pride Parade will take place Sunday, June 26, starting at noon. The route will start at Montrose Avenue and Broadway, winding through ...


 
Chicago-Dance-Crash-celebrates-20th-anniversary-with-Booms-Day

  Chicago Dance Crash celebrates 20th anniversary with 'Booms Day'

Chicago Dance Crash's signature blend of concert and street dance styles paints a colorful picture of life, strife and relationship goals after the end of the world with Booms Day, a two-act, world premiere dance production ...


 
Gov-Pritzker-expands-state-license-plate-options-to-include-Chicago-Sky-Red-Stars-and-Fire

  Gov. Pritzker expands state license plate options to include Chicago Sky, Red Stars and Fire

-- From a press release

CHICAGO — Governor JB Pritzker signed HB4434 into law today, expanding the options of professional sports team license plates Illinoisans can choose from at the Secretary of State. The change, which adds the Chicago Fire, the ...


 
Parker-makes-history-in-Sky-victory-Cubs-White-Sox-lose

  Parker makes history in Sky victory; Cubs, White Sox lose

On June 23, Chicago Sky player Candace Parker made history as the first WNBA player with three career triple-doubles in Chicago's (12-5) 82-59 win over the Los Angeles Sparks (6-10) at crypto.com Arena. An audience of ...


 
TELEVISION-A-League-of-Their-Own-screening-July-2-in-Rockford

  TELEVISION 'A League of Their Own' screening July 2 in Rockford

-- From a press release

ROCKFORD, Illinois — June 22, 2022 — Prime Video and the City of Rockford will team up to host a free advance screening of the upcoming Prime Video original series A League of Their Own. The ...


 
Candace-Parker-named-2022-WNBA-All-Star-starter-Griner-named-honorary-All-Star

  Candace Parker named 2022 WNBA All-Star starter; Griner named honorary All-Star

Candace Parker has been selected as a starter for AT&T WNBA All-Star 2022, the league announced. She will once again take a frontcourt spot in the star-studded match-up, this year at her team's home arena in ...


 
Back-Lot-Bash-taking-place-June-25-26

  Back Lot Bash taking place June 25-26

The inclusive music fest known as the Back Lot Bash will take place June 25-26 at 5238 N. Clark St., in Andersonville. Back Lot Bash started in 2004 in response to the lack of women's events and the limited presence of ...


 
Sky-erase-28-point-deficit-to-win-White-Sox-prevail-Cubs-continue-slide

  Sky erase 28-point deficit to win; White Sox prevail; Cubs continue slide

In WNBA action, the Chicago Sky (11-5) came back from 28 points down to defeat the Las Vegas Aces (13-3) 104-95 at Michelob Ultra Arena on June 21. This game—a preview of the Commissioner's Cup match-up ...


 
The-Andersonville-Village-Market-returns-for-summer-2022

  The Andersonville Village Market returns for summer 2022

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (June 21, 2022) The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) is pleased to welcome back its 2nd annual Andersonville Vintage Market, featuring antiques, home décor, jewelry, accessories, clothing, music and ...


 
Writers-Theatres-2022-23-season-to-include-Tiger-Style-Once-and-other-productions

  Writers Theatre's 2022-23 season to include 'Tiger Style!,' 'Once' and other productions

-- From a press release

Glencoe, IL—Writers Theatre Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma and Interim Artistic Director Bobby Kennedy announce the company's 2022/23 four-play season, to include Mike Lew's Tiger Style!, directed by Brian Balcom; ...


 
Asians-Friends-Chicago-hosts-former-Miss-Philippines-at-pre-Pride-Parade-event

  Asians & Friends Chicago hosts former Miss Philippines at pre-Pride Parade event

Asians & Friends Chicago (AFC)—an LGBTQ+ social organization supporting the Asian community and those who have interests in Asian cultures—hosted former Miss Philippines Maria Isabel Lopez at an AFC member's ...


 
Chicago-Philharmonic-launches-2022-23-season

  Chicago Philharmonic launches 2022-23 season

-- From a press release

CHICAGO, IL - (June 20, 2022) Chicago Philharmonic has announced its 2022-23 symphonic season on the heels of a 2021-22 season that ended with the sold-out Chicago Premiere of Marvel Studios' Black Panther in Concert. The ...


 
DANCE-Chicagos-Joffrey-Ballet-releasing-Pride-video-filmed-in-NYC

  DANCE Chicago's Joffrey Ballet releasing Pride video filmed in NYC

The Joffrey Ballet and Action Lines—a video-production company founded by Joffrey artists Xavier Nunez and Dylan Gutierrez as well as writer/producer Eric Grant—have unveiled a video filmed at the FDR Four Freedoms State Park (on New ...


 
White-Sox-unveil-details-for-Pride-Night-June-23

  White Sox unveil details for Pride Night, June 23

-- From a press release [UPDATE]

White Sox's Pride Night is presented by Vizzy and will be held Thursday, June 23, when the Chicago White Sox take on Baltimore at 7:10 p.m. CT at Guaranteed Rate Field. The first 10,000 fans (ages ...


 
Gloria-Allen-screening-gathering-to-take-place-June-23

  Gloria Allen screening/gathering to take place June 23

A film screening/community gathering to honor the late trans icon Gloria Allen (also known as Mama Gloria) will take place Thursday, June 23, 6-8 p.m., at the South Side Community Art Center, 3831 S. Michigan Ave. ...


 
Chicago-Pride-Fest-adds-new-features-to-the-outdoor-celebration

  Chicago Pride Fest adds new features to the outdoor celebration

The Chicago Pride Fest outdoor celebration returned June 18-19, as local Pride events lead up to the parade on Sunday, June 26. The festival featured music on three stages and more than 150 vendors running down ...


 
Goodman-Theatre-running-musical-Life-After-through-July-17

  Goodman Theatre running musical 'Life After' through July 17

Goodman Theatre is running the musical Life After through Sunday, July 17. With humor and wit, this "luminous new musical…lush, poetic and surprisingly funny" (The San Diego Union-Tribune) explores how people move through and live with ...


 
Controversial-pastor-Rev-James-Meeks-announces-retirement

  Controversial pastor Rev. James Meeks announces retirement

Salem Baptist Church Senior Pastor Rev. James Meeks announced he is retiring next January. The church has more than 9,000 members, according to its website. The vision statement is that Salem is "a multi-generational church focused ...


 
Fever-rally-to-beat-Sky-Cubs-and-White-Sox-also-fall

  Fever rally to beat Sky; Cubs and White Sox also fall

At Indiana Farmers Coliseum on June 19, the Indiana Fever (5-13) overcame a 15-point deficit to edge the Chicago Sky (10-5) 89-87. Kahleah Copper led Chicago (playing without Candace Parker for the second consecutive game) with ...


 
ELECTIONS-Guide-to-the-LGBTQs

  ELECTIONS Guide to the LGBTQ+s

This year's primary elections—taking place Tuesday, June 28, although people can vote now—will feature many openly LGBTQ+ candidates throughout Illinois. (However, one notable name will be missing as longtime state ...


 
Chicago-Urban-Prides-Pride-Picnic-on-June-26

  Chicago Urban Pride's 'Pride Picnic' on June 26

Chicago Urban Pride will hold its Pride Picnic on Sunday, June 26, at Jackson Park, 6300 E. Hayes Dr., noon-8 p.m. The event is free and family-friendly. There will be DJs (playing house, hip-hop, R&B and ...


 
Red-Stars-tie-Kansas-City-White-Sox-and-Cubs-win

  Red Stars tie Kansas City; White Sox and Cubs win

The Chicago Red Stars extend their unbeaten streak to six matches after tying the Kansas City Current 2-2 at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas on June 18. The Red Stars walked away with one ...


 
VIEWS-The-gay-general-at-Valley-Forge

  VIEWS The gay general at Valley Forge

Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin von Steuben was born on Sept. 17, 1730, in Magdeburg, Germany. Son of a military father, Friedrich joined the Prussian army— considered the most advanced professional army in Europe at the ...


 
Sky-outlast-Dream-in-OT-Cubs-end-two-streaks-Sox-lose-big

  Sky outlast Dream in OT; Cubs end two streaks; Sox lose big

On June 17, the Chicago Sky (10-4) defeated the Atlanta Dream (7-8) 104-100 in overtime at Wintrust Arena. Kahleah Copper had 23 points to lead Chicago. The Dream's Cheyenne Parker, who spent her six seasons as ...


 
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 ...


 
Steep-Theatres-race-centered-Paris-running-June-17-July-23

  Steep Theatre's race-centered 'Paris' running June 17-July 23

Steep Theatre, 1044 W. Berwyn Ave., will run the Eboni Booth work Paris on June 17-July 23. Jonathan Berry will direct. Returning home to the small town of Paris, Vermont, Emmie tries to make ends meet ...


 
Five-Worth-Finding-WNDR-Museum-Prince-queer-books-flowers

  Five Worth Finding: WNDR Museum, Prince, queer books, flowers

— WNDR Museum's Pride event "Crafting with Queens": The West Loop museum is usually entertainment and, um, wondrous enough on its own—but during Pride Month, WNDR is queering things up with "Crafting with Queens" on Tuesday, ...


 
-Gov-Pritzker-signs-bills-expanding-protection-for-survivors-of-sexual-assault

  Gov. Pritzker signs bills expanding protection for survivors of sexual assault

-- From a press release

CHICAGO —At Chicago's Rush University Medical Center, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed two bills aimed at making medical and legal care for victims of sexual assault broader and more accessible. HB5441 amends Illinois Criminal Code to ...


 
Chicago-LGBT-Hall-of-Fame-named-beneficiary-of-Chicago-Black-Pride-event

  Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame named beneficiary of Chicago Black Pride event

-- From a press release

The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame announced that it will be the beneficiary of the Black Pride Event being produced by Chicago Urban Pride, Executive Sweet Old School Production and Chef Tarrina at Rainbow Beach (3111 ...


 
IML-mentioned-in-CDPH-monkeypox-release

  IML mentioned in CDPH monkeypox release

On June 13, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) stated that it continues to investigate reports of monkeypox cases in Chicago residents and is asking people to take proper precautions when in spaces or situations ...


 
Northwestern-University-Libraries-and-Center-for-Applied-Transgender-Studies-launch-trans-studies-journal-

  Northwestern University Libraries and Center for Applied Transgender Studies launch trans studies journal

Northwestern University Libraries (NUL) and the Center for Applied Transgender Studies (CATS) are now publishing the Bulletin of Applied Transgender Studies. The Bulletin of Applied Transgender Studies (BATS)—the first journal ...


 
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 ...


 
SAVOR-VietFive-owner-Tuan-Huynh-talks-cafe-equity-hot-dog-empanadas-

  SAVOR VietFive owner Tuan Huynh talks cafe, equity, hot-dog empanadas

Located in an area of Chicago West Loop that includes various restaurants and several fitness venues, VietFive (1116 W. Madison St.; https://www.vietfive.com/) certainly stands out—for all the right reasons. According ...


 
PERFORMANCE-Moonset-Sunrise-at-Navy-Pier-on-June-16-and-18

  PERFORMANCE 'Moonset Sunrise' at Navy Pier on June 16 and 18

Collaboraction announced that Moonset Sunrise, its 25th-anniversary production, with live performances on June 16 and 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Beat Kitchen's new Bar Sol on Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand Ave. Through healing ritual, storytelling, ...


 
Ukraines-Kyiv-City-Ballet-makes-first-Chicago-appearance-opening-Auditorium-Theatre-2022-23-season

  Ukraine's Kyiv City Ballet makes first Chicago appearance, opening Auditorium Theatre 2022-23 season

-- From a press release

(CHICAGO, IL) Chicago's landmark Auditorium Theatre (50 E. Ida B. Wells Dr.) announced its 2022-23 performance season highlighted by its most expansive global dance series ever, including the first-ever Chicago ...


 
PASSAGES-Onetime-Gay-Chicago-publisher-Craig-Gernhardt

  PASSAGES Onetime Gay Chicago publisher Craig Gernhardt

Craig Gernhardt—who once was the publisher of the now-defunct Gay Chicago—has died at age 61, according to Tribute Archive. His father, Gay Chicago Magazine co-founder and Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame inductee Ralph Paul Gernhardt, passed ...


 
TPAN-to-host-Closing-Ceremony-for-Ride-For-Life-Chicago-June-19

  TPAN to host Closing Ceremony for Ride For Life Chicago June 19

-- From a press release

Chicago, IL—TPAN will host the Closing Ceremony of the Ride For Life Chicago on Sunday, June 19 at Foster Beach from noon-5pm. Cyclists will complete their 200-, 100-, and 50-mile rides to converge at the beach ...


 
Governor-signs-bills-expanding-access-to-HIV-and-AIDS-related-care-and-prevention

  Governor signs bills expanding access to HIV- and AIDS-related care and prevention

-- From a press release

Chicago—Governor JB Pritzker signed HB4430 and HB5549 into law today, removing barriers to access for HIV and AIDS care and prevention. HB4430 allows pharmacists to dispense both pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis drugs (PrEP and PEP) without ...


 
PASSAGES-Legendary-Chicago-transgender-activist-icon-mentor-Mama-Gloria-Allen

  PASSAGES Legendary Chicago transgender activist, icon, mentor Mama Gloria Allen

Legendary Chicago Black transgender activist, icon and mentor "Mama" Gloria Allen died June 13 in her residence at Chicago's LGBTQ senior living facility Townhall Apartments in Lake View. The cause of death is unknown at this ...


 
James-Beard-Awards-One-Chicago-chef-wins-Nobodys-Darling-falls-short

  James Beard Awards: One Chicago chef wins, Nobody's Darling falls short

On June 13, the James Beard Foundation announced its 2022 Restaurant and Chef Award winners during the live James Beard Awards Restaurant and Chef Awards ceremony presented by Capital One at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. ...


 
ART-Immersive-Monet-in-Chicago-starting-June-17

  ART 'Immersive Monet' in Chicago starting June 17

Vincent Van Gogh and Frido Kahlo have gotten the "Immersive" treatment. Now, it's time for the public to experience Claude Monet and fellow Impressionists. Lighthouse Immersive is shifting its focus to the Impressionist movement of the ...


 
Cook-County-selects-new-flag-as-area-approaches-200th-anniversary

  Cook County selects new flag as area approaches 200th anniversary

The Cook County Board of Commissioners met June 14—Flag Day—as the county approaches its 200th-anniversary year, in the Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee to vote for "I Will" as the new flag for Cook County. This ...


 
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 ...


 
DCFS-enhances-training-for-foster-parents-staff-expands-resources-housing-options-for-LGBTQI-youth

  DCFS enhances training for foster parents, staff; expands resources, housing options for LGBTQI+ youth

-- From a press release

Illinois DCFS enhances training for foster parents and staff, expands resources and housing options to support LGBTQI+ youth in care during Pride Month CHICAGO — June is Pride Month and the Illinois Department of Children and ...


 
PASSAGES-Transgender-icon-Mama-Gloria-dies-at-76

  PASSAGES Transgender icon Mama Gloria dies at 76

-- From a press release

Chicago transgender icon and activist Gloria Allen, who founded and ran a charm school for homeless trans youth and was the subject of the award-winning documentary "Mama Gloria" and the critically acclaimed play "Charm," has died ...


 
Activist-JaMal-Green-is-latest-candidate-for-Chicago-mayor

  Activist Ja'Mal Green is latest candidate for Chicago mayor

On June 14, Chicago activist Ja'Mal Green will run to unseat Mayor Lori Lightfoot, The Chicago Tribune reported. "On every side, I feel that I understand the issues more than a lot of the other candidates, ...


 
Marchers-aim-to-reclaim-pride-shed-light-on-issues-facing-LGBTQ-community-

  Marchers aim to 'reclaim pride,' shed light on issues facing LGBTQ+ community

About a hundred people marched through streets in Lake View on June 12 to call attention to social-justice issues affecting LGBTQ+ people while centering the Black trans community. "Some people don't understand. They're, like, 'Why such ...


 
Andersonville-Midsommarfest-draws-out-the-diversity-during-Swedish-celebration

  Andersonville Midsommarfest draws out the diversity during Swedish celebration

The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce brought back Andersonville Midsommarfest, after a two-year hiatus, for its 56th year on June 10-12. More than 50 music and entertainment acts were featured across five stages on Clark Street from ...


 
Lightfoot-CDPH-announce-expansion-of-citywide-mental-health-network-

  Lightfoot, CDPH announce expansion of citywide mental health network

-- From a press release

CHICAGO — Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced today that the City of Chicago is awarding $3.1 million in new grants to expand City-funded outpatient mental health services across ...


 
Aurora-and-Woodstock-pride-events-take-place

  Aurora and Woodstock pride events take place

On June 12, Pride events in at least two Chicago suburbs took place. After a question about the event taking place, hundreds attended the Aurora Pride Parade—although Mayor Richard Irvin was not part of the festivities. ...


 
Catholic-publisher-cancels-Chicago-theologians-Queer-God-de-Amor-book

  Catholic publisher cancels Chicago theologian's 'Queer God de Amor' book

On June 9, New Ways Ministry received the following statement by Miguel Diaz, a former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See and the John Courtney Murray, S.J., University Chair in Public Service at Loyola University Chicago. ...


 
PASSAGES-Former-Illinois-Attorney-General-Jim-Ryan-dies-at-76

  PASSAGES Former Illinois Attorney General Jim Ryan dies at 76

Former Illinois Attorney General Jim Ryan has passed away "peacefully at home" after several lengthy illnesses at age 76, The Chicago Tribune reported. Ryan was the state's attorney general from 1995 to 2003, and was the ...


 
Rufus-Does-Judy-at-Capitol-Studios-out-Wainwright-in-Chicago-on-June-16-17

  'Rufus Does Judy at Capitol Studios' out; Wainwright in Chicago on June 16-17

Rufus Does Judy at Capitol Studios—an all-new performance of out singer Rufus Wainwright's tribute to Judy Garland, Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall, recorded last year at Los Angeles' famed Capitol Studios—has arrived via BMG and ...


 
Sky-and-Red-Stars-win-Yankees-crush-Cubs-White-Sox-lose

  Sky and Red Stars win; Yankees crush Cubs; White Sox lose

In WNBA action, Courtney Vandersloot and Emma Meesseman each scored 20 points to lead the Chicago Sky (9-4) to an 88-86 win over the New York Liberty (5-9) in the Big Apple on June 12. It ...


 
Theo-Ubique-marks-25th-anniversary-season-with-four-musicals

  Theo Ubique marks 25th-anniversary season with four musicals

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (JUNE 10, 2022) Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre's Artistic Director Fred Anzevino and Managing/Casting Director Christopher Pazdernik announced the 25th Anniversary season today with four musicals including a Midwest Premiere ...


 
Cubs-lose-in-13-while-White-Sox-win-Sky-edge-Sun

  Cubs lose in 13 while White Sox win; Sky edge Sun

Facing the New York Yankees (42-16) on June 10 at Yankee Stadium, the Chicago Cubs (23-34) fell 2-1 in 13 innings. Yankees first baseman Anthony Rizzo was zero for four in his first game against the ...


 
Local-trans-icon-June-LaTrobe-dies

  Local trans icon June LaTrobe dies

June M. LaTrobe—a Chicago trans icon known for her activism—has passed away. She turned 81 on June 1. Being an advocate for the trans community, LaTrobe participated in many events (such as protests) and often took ...


 
Chicago-queer-community-and-allies-to-march-for-justice-in-Chicago-in-Reclaim-Pride-March

  Chicago queer community and allies to march for justice in Chicago in 'Reclaim Pride March'

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (June 12th, 2022) - The Chicago Reclaim Pride March will begin on June 12th at 1pm at the Belmont CTA station in Lakeview, Chicago. The LGBTQ+ community and allies will march in support of abortion ...


 
Strawdog-Theatre-announces-new-managing-director-and-production-manager

  Strawdog Theatre announces new managing director and production manager

Strawdog Theatre Company announced the appointments of Paul Cook (he/him) as its new managing director and Donna "Dante" Gary (they/them) as its new production manager. Cook has been the production manager at Strawdog since 2019 and ...


 
Gay-Cook-County-candidate-endorsed-by-now-former-rival

  Gay Cook County candidate endorsed by now-former rival

Jaylin D. McClinton (he/him/el) announced that Kierra Williams, a 5th District Cook County Board Candidate, is dropping out of the race and endorsing his campaign. "After careful consideration and a very demanding schedule that will not ...


 
Aurora-Pride-Parade-to-go-on-as-planned

  Aurora Pride Parade to go on as planned

After some back-and-forth, this year's Aurora Pride Parade will be held Sunday, June 12, after the city unexpectedly reversed its decision and reinstated the parade's permit, ABC 7 Chicago reported. The city and parade organizers Aurora ...


 
Out-at-CHMs-Dancing-for-Life-to-take-place-June-23

  Out at CHM's 'Dancing for Life' to take place June 23

The Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St., is continuing its Out at CHM series with "Dancing for Life: Moving through HIV/AIDS" on Thursday, June 23, 5:30-8:30 p.m. In honor of Chicago designating 2022 as the ...


 
Illinois-Holocaust-Museum-Education-Center-CEO-to-step-down

  Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center CEO to step down

-- From a press release

After eight years, Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center (IHMEC) CEO Susan Abrams has announced she will step down. Since her arrival at IHMEC in 2014, the Museum has become a global leader in Holocaust and ...


 
Chicago-Juneteenth-Planning-Coalition-releases-2022-Juneteenth-events

  Chicago Juneteenth Planning Coalition releases 2022 Juneteenth events

-- From a press release

CHICAGO - The Chicago Juneteenth Planning Coalition (CJPC) is a city-wide coalition of Black community members. This is the second year that the coalition has worked together. The group is coordinating Juneteenth programming on every side ...


 
Venture-capital-firm-Colorful-Capital-launches-with-a-focus-on-undervalued-companies-led-by-LGBTQ-founders

  Venture capital firm 'Colorful Capital' launches with a focus on undervalued companies led by LGBTQ+ founders

-- From a press release

EVANSTON, IL — JUNE 8, 2022 — With LGBTQ+ founders receiving less than 1% of U.S. venture funding, Colorful Capital launched today with a mission of delivering capital and support to an undervalued community of business ...


 
Red-Stars-tie-Skys-win-streak-snapped-White-Sox-lose-

  Red Stars tie; Sky's win streak snapped; White Sox lose

On June 8, the Chicago Sky tied the Washington Spirit in a scoreless game in Bridgeview, Illinois. In what felt like an evenly fought match, the Red Stars were outshot by Washington 13 to eight. However, ...


 
Molson-Coors-hosts-return-to-Tap-Into-Change-program

  Molson Coors hosts return to Tap Into Change program

Molson Coors recently marked the return of its Tap Into Change Program—in which proceeds of sales from Molson Coors products at select locations are donated to local LGBTQ+ non-profit organizations—by hosting a kickoff event at the ...


 
Rolling-into-Texas

  Rolling into Texas

by Joey Amato

Palestine—just a hop, skip and a jump from Dallas—offers a blue dot of small-town charm I had a trip to Texas planned prior to the introduction of the anti-transgender bills in state Congress. I considered cancelling ...


 
TRAVEL-Descanso-is-Palm-Springs-newest-gay-resort-

  TRAVEL Descanso is Palm Springs newest gay resort

Descanso is the first resort for gay men to open in Palm Springs in more than 10 years, and "The response has been beyond expectations," said general manager Kent Taylor. Weekends are already booked through June, ...


 
Chicago-abortion-rights-advocate-warns-of-emboldened-right-wing

  Chicago abortion-rights advocate warns of emboldened right-wing

The only aspect of the recent leak of Justice Samuel Alito's leaked opinion attacking Roe v. Wade that surprised longtime abortion-rights activist Terry Cosgrove is that anyone else was surprised by it. "Donald Trump said he ...


 
BOOKS-Artist-Sam-Kirk-talks-The-Meaning-of-Pride-

  BOOKS Artist Sam Kirk talks 'The Meaning of Pride'

In the children's book The Meaning of Pride, Rosiee Thor pens an ode to LGBTQ+ culture and identity by celebrating the beauty, significance and many dimensions of the concept of Pride—and showing that the word can ...


 





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