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Nominations-announced-for-33rd-Annual-GLAAD-Media-Awards

  Nominations announced for 33rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards

-- From a press release

New York, NY - Wed., Jan. 19, 2022 - GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, today announced the nominees for the 33rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards. RuPaul's Drag ...


 
AIDS-Foundation-Chicago-cancels-World-of-Chocolate-due-to-COVID-19-surge

  AIDS Foundation Chicago cancels World of Chocolate due to COVID-19 surge

-- From a press release

CHICAGO — AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) has made the difficult decision to cancel its World of Chocolate event, the organization's largest winter fundraiser, due to the recent Omicron surge across ...


 
Natl-Black-Justice-Coalition-celebrates-openly-LGBTQ-SGL-NAACP-Image-Award-nominees-

  Nat'l Black Justice Coalition celebrates openly LGBTQ+/SGL NAACP Image Award nominees

-- From a press release

The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) celebrates the historic number of openly Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer+, and same-gender loving (LGBTQ+/SGL) nominees for the NAACP Image Awards. The Image ...


 
Chicago-LGBT-Hall-of-Fame-issues-call-for-nominations

  Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame issues call for nominations

The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame has announced a call for nominations for the 2022 Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame. ...


 
Center-on-Halsteds-Silver-Fork-program-reopening

  Center on Halsted's Silver Fork program reopening

Application sessions for the Center on Halsted's Silver Fork program—which incorporates short-term culinary arts and job readiness—will take place Feb. 1-2, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The free seven-week program is ideal for adults who want to enter ...


 
Illinois-organizations-included-in-NEAs-33M-grant-dispersal

  Illinois organizations included in NEA's $33M grant dispersal

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) recently announced the first round of recommended awards for fiscal year 2022, with 1,498 awards totaling nearly $33.2 million, a press release stated. Grants for Arts Projects funding spans ...


 
Center-on-Halsted-states-COVID-vaccine-mask-requirements

  Center on Halsted states COVID vaccine, mask requirements

Center on Halsted, in compliance with the City of Chicago public health order effective Jan. 3, requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination for anyone (ages 5 and older) gathering in its ground-floor lobby area. Other events and ...


 
Minneapolis-City-Councilor-Andrea-Jenkins-elected-City-Council-President

  Minneapolis City Councilor Andrea Jenkins elected City Council President

—From an HRC press release

MINNEAPOLIS — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) congratulates Andrea Jenkins, a Minneapolis City Councilor and Human Rights Campaign board member, on her election to the role of City Council President. Jenkins, who became the first ...


 
Lighthouse-Foundation-releases-analysis-of-Chicago-LGBTQ-nonprofits

  Lighthouse Foundation releases analysis of Chicago LGBTQ+ nonprofits

Lighthouse Foundation of Chicagoland—a Black- and queer-led, multiracial social justice organization—has released its Black Queer Equity Index (BQEI). The BQEI evaluates the organizational cultures of five of the area's largest ...


 
Virtual-discussion-about-Amigas-Latinas-to-take-place-Jan-29

  Virtual discussion about Amigas Latinas to take place Jan. 29

A virtual discussion about the now-defunct but groundbreaking organization Amigas Latinas will take place Saturday, Jan. 29, at 2 p.m. Amigas Latinas founders Mona Noriega and Evette Cardona, and former Amigas Latinas board member Lourdes Torres ...


 
Legislation-to-address-disparities-facing-LGBTQ-seniors-people-with-HIV-AIDS-

  Legislation to address disparities facing LGBTQ+ seniors, people with HIV/AIDS

On Dec. 16, Pride Action Tank, OUTreach and Equality Illinois hosted a virtual "breakfast" to discuss issues facing LGBTQ+ seniors and persons with HIV/AIDS as well as legislative policies created to address them. "Advocating for Change" ...


 
Affinitys-annual-Burning-Bowl-postponed-until-March

  Affinity's annual Burning Bowl postponed until March

Affinity Community Services—a Chicago social-justice organization serving the needs of the Black LGBTQ+ community, with a particular focus on Black women—is postponing its annual Burning Bowl ceremony until March 2022. A note read, "Due to t ...


 
Creating-Change-conference-pivots-to-virtual-event

  Creating Change conference pivots to virtual event

--From a National LGBTQ Task Force press release

DECEMBER 22, 2021.…WASHINGTON, DC……..The National LGBTQ Task Force today announced that the 34th annual Creating Change conference, slated for January 12-16 at the Hilton Riverside in New Orleans, will now ...


 
GLAAD-planning-in-person-ceremonies-for-2022

  GLAAD planning in-person ceremonies for 2022

GLAAD announced that the GLAAD Media Awards will return to in-person ceremonies in New York City and Los Angeles in 2022 after being virtual in 2020 and 2021. The 33rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los ...


 
World-of-Chocolate-fundraiser-returns-Feb-11-benefits-AIDS-Foundation-Chicago-

  World of Chocolate fundraiser returns Feb. 11, benefits AIDS Foundation Chicago

--From a press release

After a two-year hiatus, AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) is proud to announce the return of its famed World of Chocolate fundraiser taking place on Friday, Feb/ 11 at Union Station, 500 W. Jackson Blvd. Inspired by ...


 
HRC-Foundation-announces-recipients-of-2021-Global-Small-Grants

  HRC Foundation announces recipients of 2021 Global Small Grants

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRCF), HRC's educational arm, announced this year's recipients of small grants as a part of the organization's Global Partnerships Program. The announcements were made on ...


 
HRC-Foundation-SAGE-launch-guide-for-LGBTQ-elders-seeking-affirming-long-term-care

  HRC Foundation, SAGE launch guide for LGBTQ+ elders seeking affirming long-term care

--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, and SAGE, the world's ...


 
NBJC-for-18th-anniversary-gives-micro-grants-to-Black-LGBTQ-SGL-Youth-serving-groups-

  NBJC, for 18th anniversary, gives micro-grants to Black LGBTQ+/SGL Youth-serving groups

--From a press release

WASHINGTON, DC — In celebration of the 18th anniversary since its founding, the National Black Justice Coalition will provide tens of thousands of microgrants to youth-serving organizations supporting Black LGBTQ+ ...


 
AIDS-Garden-Chicago-supporters-CDPH-official-commemorate-World-AIDS-Day-with-event

  AIDS Garden Chicago supporters, CDPH official commemorate World AIDS Day with event

AIDS Garden Chicago supporters and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) commemorated the 34th annual World AIDS Day on Dec. 1 at the Belmont Yacht Club with a sneak preview of the garden. The 2.5-acre ...


 
Lambda-Legal-to-Justice-Kavanaugh-Not-in-our-name

  Lambda Legal to Justice Kavanaugh: Not in our name

--From a press release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — This morning, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, a case that has the potential to directly or effectively overturn landmark precedent protecting the right ...


 
HRC-encourages-LGBTQ-people-to-sign-up-for-health-insurance-plans-

  HRC encourages LGBTQ+ people to sign up for health insurance plans

--From a press release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is encouraging LGBTQ+ people to sign up for health insurance as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid's Services (CMS) kicks off its LGBTQ+ Theme Week (Nov. 28 - ...


 
World-AIDS-Day-events-on-tap

  World AIDS Day events on tap

World AIDS Day takes place every year on Dec. 1. During this year—which marks the 40th anniversary since HIV was officially discovered—here are some of the events taking place (locally, regionally and nationally) on, before and ...


 
BIPOC-LGBTQ-led-orgs-and-spaces-adapt-to-continued-effects-of-COVID-19-

  BIPOC LGBTQ+-led orgs and spaces adapt to continued effects of COVID-19

s the world continues to grapple with the lasting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, some BIPOC LGBTQ+-led bars and community-building organizations have adapted by implementing increased safety protocols and strengthening ...


 
House-of-Chanel-creates-charitable-foundation-to-promote-community-service-across-ballroom-scene-beyond

  House of Chanel creates charitable foundation to promote community service across ballroom scene, beyond

Almost 50 years after the founding of House of Chanel, the ballroom house is creating the Chanel Cares Charitable Foundation to give back to the community. The foundation will organize community engagement projects, including an upcoming ...


 
LGBT-Chamber-of-Commerce-of-Illinois-head-stepping-down

  LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois head stepping down

LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois Director Jerome' Holston has publicly acknowledged that he will be leaving his post at the end of this month. In a statement, he said, "As my role as Director of ...


 
NBJC-commemorates-Transgender-Day-of-Remembrance-in-what-may-be-deadliest-year

  NBJC commemorates Transgender Day of Remembrance in what may be deadliest year

--From a press release

WASHINGTON, DC — Since January of 2021, at least 46 transgender or gender-nonconforming/non-binary people in the United States have had their lives taken from them - putting 2021 on track to be the deadliest year on ...


 
Brave-Space-Alliance-partners-plan-Memorial-Luncheon-Town-Hall-on-trans-violence

  Brave Space Alliance, partners plan Memorial Luncheon, Town Hall on trans violence

--From a press release

CHICAGO, IL — Nov. 19, 2021 — Brave Space Alliance and other community partner organizations will host a memorial luncheon and town hall to honor the memory of transgender people who have been murdered over the ...


 
Spain-to-host-Gay-Games-in-2026

  Spain to host Gay Games in 2026

After months of preparations and a final presentation before the Federation of Gay Games (FGG) in the seaside city of Brighton East Sussex, Valencia, Spain was chosen to host the 2026 edition of the Gay Games. ...


 
Safe-Schools-For-All-to-help-students-take-action-against-bullying

  "Safe Schools For All" to help students take action against bullying

--From a press release

WASHINGTON — As schools and school districts across the country face hostile protests of LGBTQI+ inclusive education, students who are experiencing discrimination, bullying and harassment based on their sexual orientation ...


 
Word-is-Out-Queer-Media-Collaborative-launched-by-LMA

  Word is Out: Queer Media Collaborative launched by LMA

--From a press release

Local Media Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of Word Is Out: The Queer Media Collaborative, with initial funding from the Google News Initiative Innovation ...


 
Word-is-Out-Queer-Media-Collaborative-launched-by-LMA

  Word is Out: Queer Media Collaborative launched by LMA

--From a press release

Local Media Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of Word Is Out: The Queer Media Collaborative, with initial funding from the Google News Initiative Innovation Challenge. The Queer Media Collaborative (QMC) will focus on business ...


 
Rebirth-Garments-Roscoes-among-HRC-Showtime-grant-recipients

  Rebirth Garments, Roscoe's among HRC/Showtime grant recipients

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Showtime announced the 20 recipients of "Queer to Stay: An LGBTQ+ Business Preservation Initiative" to support and uplift small businesses that focus on LGBTQ+ people of color, women and the ...


 
Taiwans-Kaohsiung-Pride-to-host-WorldPride-in-2025-

  Taiwan's Kaohsiung Pride to host WorldPride in 2025

InterPride announced that Kaohsiung Pride, in Taiwan, has won the bid to host WorldPride in 2025. With this vote by InterPride members, a WorldPride event will be held in East Asia for the first time. The ...


 
Lambda-Literary-executive-director-stepping-down

  Lambda Literary executive director stepping down

Lambda Literary Executive Director Sue Landers announced that she is stepping down. In an open letter, Landers stated, "On December 1, I will step down as executive director. Maxwell Scales and Cleopatra Acquaye-Reynolds will join the ...


 
National-groups-to-NCAA-include-protections-for-trans-athletes-in-new-rules

  National groups to NCAA: include protections for trans athletes in new rules

--From a press release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Athlete Ally sent a letter to National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) President Mark Emmert and NCAA governance calling on the ...


 
AIDS-Foundation-Chicago-awards-grants-to-Black-and-Latinx-led-organizations-

  AIDS Foundation Chicago awards grants to Black- and Latinx-led organizations

AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) has awarded eight grants—totaling $72,000—to BIPOC-led organizations working to address the HIV/AIDS crisis in Black and Latinx neighborhoods across Chicago. The grants came from AFC's Learning ...


 
Chicago-LGBT-Hall-of-Fame-2021-presenting-virtual-induction-ceremony-Nov-15

  Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame 2021 presenting virtual induction ceremony Nov. 15

--From a press release

The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame, celebrating its 30th year, will present a virtual induction ceremony with the 2021 inductees on Monday, Nov. 15, at 6 p.m. WGN-TV personality Dean Richards will host the event. Chicago ...


 
National-AIDS-Memorial-to-hold-World-AIDS-Day-national-events-Nov-30-and-Dec-1

  National AIDS Memorial to hold World AIDS Day national events Nov. 30 and Dec. 1

--From a press release

SAN FRANCISCO (Nov. 9, 2021) — On December 1, the National AIDS Memorial brings three powerful programs to the public for World AIDS Day that offer inspiration, hope, remembrance, and reflection. The programming, free to the ...


 
Human-Rights-Campaign-Foundation-releases-data-on-COVID-19-LGBTQ-health-equity

  Human Rights Campaign Foundation releases data on COVID-19 & LGBTQ+ health equity

--From a Human Rights Campaign Foundation press release

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


 
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 ...


 
Iceland-Norway-Netherlands-have-highest-levels-of-LGBTI-acceptance

  Iceland, Norway, Netherlands have highest levels of LGBTI acceptance

--From a press release

The updated Global Acceptance Index ranks LGBTI acceptance in 175 countries and locations New research from the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law finds that the average levels of acceptance for LGBTI people and their ...


 
Chicagoans-to-sleep-outside-Nov-18-to-support-homeless-youth-

  Chicagoans to sleep outside Nov. 18 to support homeless youth

--From a press release

On Thursday, Nov. 18, people from across Chicago and around the region will be spending the night away from the comfort of their homes, to raise awareness about and funds for young people overcoming homelessness. This ...


 
NATIONAL-Creating-Change-trans-patient-case-queer-artist-DC-activist-dies

  NATIONAL Creating Change, trans patient case, queer artist, D.C. activist dies

The National LGBTQ Task Force has opened registration for the Creating Change Conference, the largest LGBTQ+ activist conference in the country, per a press release. The conference will be held in person in host city New ...


 
Northalsteds-Haunted-Halloween-Parade-returns-in-2021

  Northalsted's Haunted Halloween Parade returns in 2021

The 24th annual Northalsted Haunted Halloween Parade returned Oct. 31 after a hiatus due to the pandemic. The route was extended from Aldine Avenue to Waveland Avenue, finishing at a stage near Broadway. There was live ...


 
Chamber-of-Commerce-elects-Marion-Burton-Board-Presidentfirst-Black-LGBT-Pres-

  Chamber of Commerce elects Marion-Burton Board President,first Black, LGBT Pres.

--From a press release

[Oak Park, IL] On Tuesday, November 2, the Oak Park-River Forest Chamber of Commerce elected Darien Marion-Burton as President of its Board of Directors. Marion-Burton, who will take over for Dr. Mary Ann Bender starting January ...


 
Combining-creativity-with-consulting-trans-rights-activists-launch-Better-World-Collaborative-

  Combining creativity with consulting, trans-rights activists launch Better World Collaborative

With years of activism behind them, transgender-rights advocates Crispin Torres and Rebecca Kling have sat through countless workshops. But they'd often leave their seats—or Zoom calls—feeling disappointed. Workshops don't need ...


 
GLAAD-releases-latest-Accelerating-Acceptance-Study

  GLAAD releases latest Accelerating Acceptance Study

--From a press release

New York, NY - Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021 - GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, today announced the findings of its seventh annual Accelerating Acceptance Study, a nationa ...


 
Black-Harvest-awards-to-go-to-directors-of-Dionne-Warwick-Reopening-

  Black Harvest awards to go to directors of 'Dionne Warwick,' 'Reopening'

The Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago announced the 2021 winners of the Richard and Ellen Sandor Family Black Harvest Film Festival Prize—a cash award given to both the ...


 
Howard-Brown-Health-unveils-new-Broadway-Youth-Center

  Howard Brown Health unveils new Broadway Youth Center

--From a press release

Howard Brown Health recently unveiled the new permanent home for Broadway Youth Center, its program for LGBTQ people ages 12-24 and young people experiencing homelessness. Located at 1023 W. Irving Park Road, the new space has ...


 
Annie-Leibovitz-at-Chicago-Humanities-Festival-on-Dec-7

  Annie Leibovitz at Chicago Humanities Festival on Dec. 7

On Tuesday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m., influential photographer Annie Leibovitz will come to the Chicago Humanities Festival for an exclusive conversation—her only event in the Midwest to celebrate the publication of her newest collection, Wonderland. ...


 
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 ...


 
LGBTQ-activists-celebrated-at-Fahrenheit-Chicago-Honors-launch-of-Lorde-Rustin-Bates-inc

  LGBTQ+ activists celebrated at Fahrenheit Chicago Honors, launch of Lorde, Rustin & Bates, inc.

In the beautiful, amber atmosphere of the Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St., numerous well-known Chicago LGBTQ+ activists gathered to celebrate each other and look toward the community's future. The sixth annual Fahrenheit Honors cocktail reception, ...


 
Mayor-Lightfoot-20M-in-grants-will-support-business-nonprofit-recovery

  Mayor Lightfoot: $20M+ in grants will support business, nonprofit recovery

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) announced today a $20M Chi Biz Strong Grant Program for small business and nonprofit relief and a ...


 
On-Spirit-Day-celebrities-and-others-reach-LGBTQ-youth-around-the-world

  On Spirit Day, celebrities and others reach LGBTQ+ youth around the world

--From a press release. Video below

New York, NY, Friday, Oct. 22, 2021 - Yesterday, GLAAD celebrated Spirit Day, when participants around the world wear purple or go purple online in a united stand against bullying and show of support for LGBTQ ...


 
3Arts-awards-nearly-1M-to-women-artists-artists-of-color-Deaf-disabled-artists

  3Arts awards nearly $1M to women artists, artists of color, Deaf, disabled artists

--From a press release

CHICAGO, IL (OCTOBER 18, 2021)—3Arts, the Chicago-based nonprofit grantmaking organization, will award Chicago artists with nearly $1 million in unrestricted cash grants during the 14th annual 3Arts Awards, taking place ...


 
Legacy-Walk-plaques-added-for-Pauli-Murray-Matthew-Shepard

  Legacy Walk plaques added for Pauli Murray, Matthew Shepard



The Legacy Project unveiled two bronze plaques recognizing LGBTQ+ historical figures Pauli Murray and Matthew Shepard on Oct. 16. The plaques, part of Northalsted's half-mile Legacy Walk, recognized Murray and ...


 
LGBT-Chamber-of-Commerce-to-build-1000-school-supply-kits-for-underserved-kids

  LGBT Chamber of Commerce to build 1,000 school supply kits for underserved kids

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Back 2 School Illinois (B2SI), the state's largest free school supply program, in partnership with the LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois, will host a build-A-kit event at the Center on Halsted on Monday, ...


 
Dozens-of-celebrities-companies-set-to-take-part-in-Spirit-Day-on-Oct-21

  Dozens of celebrities, companies set to take part in Spirit Day on Oct. 21

--From a press release

New York, NY, Thursday, October 14, 2021 - Today, GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, announced a preliminary list of celebrities, shows ...


 
Andersonville-celebrates-Halloween-with-Halloween-on-Catalpa-Oct-30

  Andersonville celebrates Halloween with 'Halloween on Catalpa' Oct. 30

--From a press release

CHICAGO (October 14, 2021) — Families are in for a special treat this year as Andersonville once again hosts its socially-distanced "Halloween on Catalpa" event and celebrates the return of ...


 
Co-founder-of-LGBTQ-Latinx-organization-reflects-after-decades-of-activism

  Co-founder of LGBTQ Latinx organization reflects after decades of activism

When activist Julio Rodriguez was 5 years old, a teacher forced him to stand up in class and choose another name—maybe John, she suggested, since people couldn't pronounce "Julio." By the time he got home, he ...


 
South-Side-LGBTQ-center-projected-to-break-ground-next-summer-open-early-2024

  South Side LGBTQ+ center projected to break ground next summer, open early 2024

The $15-million LGBTQ+ center slated for creation on the city's South Side is in phase two of an anticipated five phases to completion, with a projected 2024 opening, according to stakeholders. Illinois state Rep. Lamont Robinson, ...


 
Coming-Out-for-LGBTQ-History

  Coming Out for LGBTQ+ History

October 11th is National Coming Out Day, a day established in 1988 by members of the LGBTQ+ community to encourage people to stop hiding and be open about their identity. Coming out increases visibility of the ...


 
HRC-marks-National-Coming-Out-Day-with-new-resource-for-youth

  HRC marks National Coming Out Day with new resource for youth

On Oct. 11, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is commemorating the 33rd annual National Coming Out Day (NCOD) by announcing the release of a new resource, "Online Communities and LGBTQ+ Youth." "National Coming Out Day exists ...


 
LGBT-History-Month-Reclaiming-41-journey-to-heal-notorious-trauma-for-LGBT-Mexicans-

  LGBT History Month: Reclaiming 41, journey to heal notorious trauma for LGBT Mexicans

Until recently, Alberto B. Mendoza hated 41. He cringed if his dinner bill or hotel room number had the number in it, and with the countdown to his 41st birthday, he dreaded the year to come. ...


 
Howard-Browns-Big-Orange-Ball-on-Oct-23

  Howard Brown's 'Big Orange Ball' on Oct. 23

Howard Brown Health will hold its annual Big Orange Ball virtually Saturday, Oct. 23, 8-9 p.m. The event will then be shown On-Demand through Sunday, Oct. 31, at midnight. This year, people can kick off Halloween ...


 
Affinitys-Virtual-Black-Gold-on-Oct-23

  Affinity's 'Virtual Black Gold' on Oct. 23

Affinity Community Services—a social-justice organization serving the needs of the Black LGBTQ+ community, with a particular focus on Black women—will hold its "Virtual Black Gold" casino event Saturday, Oct. 23. ...


 
Chicago-LGBT-Hall-of-Fame-in-30th-year-holds-induction-ceremony-at-Sidetrack

  Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame, in 30th year, holds induction ceremony at Sidetrack

The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame, celebrating its 30th year, held its annual induction ceremony for 2021 inductees October 6 at Sidetrack, sponsored by Sidetrack, J&L Catering, Rick Aguilar Photography, and Dalila Fridi and Elizabeth McNight. ...


 
30th-Annual-AIDS-Run-Walk-raises-more-than-400K

  30th Annual AIDS Run & Walk raises more than $400K

CHICAGO — More than 1,800 advocates, community partners, runners, walkers, volunteers, staff members and more gathered at Soldier Field on Oct. 2 for the 30th annual AIDS Run & Walk Chicago. The event raised approximately $420,000 ...


 
Equality-Nows-virtual-global-gala-Oct-12

  Equality Now's virtual global gala Oct. 12

Equality Now announced that its annual Make Equality Reality Gala will be held Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT. Since 1992, Equality Now has worked to ensure that laws treat men and women ...


 
LGBTQ-group-OneWheaton-puts-up-billboard

  LGBTQ+ group OneWheaton puts up billboard

The LGBTQ+ organization OneWheaton—composed of Wheaton College alumni—is noting its 10th homecoming season in a special way. OneWheaton has put up a billboard near campus on Roosevelt Road, just east of the intersection of Interstate 355. ...


 
Howard-Brown-Health-to-receive-1M-from-Col-Jennifer-Pritzkers-TAWANI-Foundation-

  Howard Brown Health to receive $1M from Col. Jennifer Pritzker's TAWANI Foundation

--From a press release

(Sept. 28, 2021 - Chicago, IL) Howard Brown Health has received a commitment of $1 million from TAWANI Foundation, including a pledge of $500,000 and a challenge grant of $500,000 to support the expansion of LGBTQ+ ...


 
Lambda-Literary-to-expand-LGBTQ-Writers-in-Schools-Program-in-New-York-City-schools-

  Lambda Literary to expand LGBTQ Writers in Schools Program in New York City schools

--From a press release

New York, NY — Today, Lambda Literary announced that New York City has quadrupled its investment in the organization's LGBTQ Writers in Schools program, increasing funding from $100,000 to $400,000 to reach 10,000 students and provide ...


 
A-new-street-festival-comes-home-to-Andersonville

  A new street festival comes home to Andersonville

The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce presented the new event Andersonville Homecoming on Sept. 24-26. As guests entered the area blocked off Clark Street between Catalpa and Summerdale avenues, a $10 donation fee was suggested to benefit ...


 
Latinx-Humanist-Alliance-American-Humanist-Association-hosting-activism-training

  Latinx Humanist Alliance, American Humanist Association hosting activism training

The Latinx Humanist Alliance and the American Humanist Association, in partnership with the Midwest Academy, are hosting a virtual grassroots activism 101 training on Friday, Oct. 1, 4-5:30 p.m. CT; and Saturday, Oct. 2, 1-2:30 p.m. ...


 
Crystal-Lakes-Raue-Center-for-the-Arts-opens-new-school

  Crystal Lake's Raue Center for the Arts opens new school

On its 20th anniversary, the Crystal Lake, Illinois-based nonprofit organization Raue Center for the Arts has launched a new school. Raue Center School for the Arts (RCSA) will provide youth and adult classes in a wide ...


 





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