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Survey-Americans-hold-complex-views-on-gender-identity-and-trans-Issues

  Survey: Americans hold complex views on gender identity and trans+ Issues

-- From a press release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 28, 2022) — As the United States addresses issues of transgender rights and the broader landscape around gender identity continues to shift, the American public holds a complex set of views around these ...


 
Task-Force-issues-reaction-to-religious-freedom-SCOTUS-rulings

  Task Force issues reaction to religious-freedom SCOTUS rulings

-- From a National LGBTQ Task Force press release

Statement from the National LGBTQ Task Force Policy Director Liz Seaton on the recent religious-freedom SCOTUS rulings: Upending decades of precedent that protected the religious freedom of students across the country and strongly supported our Democracy ...


 
NATIONAL-Bidens-proposal-VP-Harris-Elizabeth-Taylor-outbreak-candidates

  NATIONAL Biden's proposal, VP Harris, Elizabeth Taylor, outbreak, candidates

Lambda Legal issued a press release lauding the Biden administration for issuing proposed regulations that will help protect LGBTQI+ youth against unlawful discrimination. The proposed rules, issued by the U.S. ...


 
Human-Rights-Campaign-celebrates-50-year-Anniversary-of-Title-IX

  Human Rights Campaign celebrates 50-year Anniversary of Title IX

-- From a press release

WASHINGTON — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) issued a press release recognizing the 50-year anniversary of Title IX. HRC Interim President Joni Madison said in a statement: "Title IX has had a transformative impact on our ...


 
HRC-report-Wage-for-LGBTQ-women-is-79-cents-to-the-average-mans-dollar

  HRC report: Wage for LGBTQ+ women is 79 cents to the average man's dollar

-- 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, released new data outlining ...


 
Stonewall-National-Monument-Visitor-Center-to-open-reuniting-historic-Stonewall-Inn-

  Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center to open, reuniting historic Stonewall Inn

-- From a press release

New York, NY, June 21, 2022 — Pride Live, a social advocacy and community engagement organization for the LGBTQ+ community, today announced plans to open the Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center (SNMVC). Set to be the ...


 
NATIONAL-Sec-of-state-Palm-Center-judicial-nominees-Detroit-bar

  NATIONAL Sec. of state; Palm Center; judicial nominees; Detroit bar

Secretary of State Antony Blinken held a roundtable with six LGBTQI reporters at the State Department, according to The Washington Blade. It was the first time a secretary of state sat down with a group of ...


 
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 ...


 
New-report-looks-at-LGBTQ-restaurant-workers-and-job-risks-they-face

  New report looks at LGBTQ+ restaurant workers and job risks they face

-- From a press release

Today, One Fair Wage, a national nonprofit representing tipped subminimum wage restaurant workers, released a new report on the harsh realities of being a LGBTQ+ restaurant worker. The report shows that the subminimum wage encourages rampant ...


 
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 ...


 
Lambda-Legal-names-Jennifer-Pizer-as-chief-legal-officer

  Lambda Legal names Jennifer Pizer as chief legal officer

Lambda Legal announced Jennifer C. Pizer, senior counsel and director of strategic initiatives, as acting chief legal officer upon the departure of Sharon McGowan, who officially leaves the position June 15, a press release noted. "Lambda ...


 
NATIONAL-Marriage-poll-Family-Equality-event-podcast-NYC-Pride

  NATIONAL Marriage poll, Family Equality event, podcast, NYC Pride

GLAAD responded to a Gallup poll showing 71% of Americans support marriage equality—another record high for the poll conducted each year since the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing marriage for LGBTQ people nationwide. In a ...


 
Texas-court-issues-emergency-stop-to-Gov-Abbotts-anti-trans-youth-directive

  Texas court issues emergency stop to Gov. Abbott's anti-trans youth directive

-- From a press release

AUSTIN, Texas — The Travis County District Court granted a temporary restraining order on Friday to block the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) from investigating PFLAG families ...


 
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 ...


 
PFLAG-National-ACLU-Lambda-Legal-file-pro-trans-youth-lawsuit-against-Texas-governor

  PFLAG National, ACLU, Lambda Legal file pro-trans youth lawsuit against Texas governor

The American Civil Liberties Union, Lambda Legal and the ACLU of Texas, along with Texas-based law firm Baker Botts LLP, filed a new lawsuit in Texas state court on behalf of PFLAG National and three Texas families on June 8, per a press release. ...


 
Field-and-MacArthur-Foundations-name-2022-Leaders-for-a-New-Chicago-cohort

  Field and MacArthur Foundations name 2022 Leaders for a New Chicago cohort

-- From a press release

CHICAGO: [June 6], 2022 — The Field Foundation, in partnership with the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, today announced the 2022 Leaders for a New Chicago cohort. The 10 leaders—whose work aligns with Field's ...


 
AIDS-Run-Walk-Chicago-to-now-take-place-Oct-2

  AIDS Run & Walk Chicago to now take place Oct. 2

The 31st Annual AIDS Run & Walk Chicago will now take place on Sunday, October 2. The annual event helps raise awareness and funds for individuals who are living with or vulnerable to HIV/AIDS across Chicagoland. ...


 
Howard-Brown-Health-workers-announce-impending-nurses-union-membership

  Howard Brown Health workers announce impending nurses' union membership

Non-nurse employees from every Howard Brown Health, Broadway Youth Center and Brown Elephant announced their intentions to join the union that Howard Brown Health nurses previously established in 2019 at a rainy press conference June 6 ...


 
Puerto-Rican-Arts-Alliance-holds-Community-Parades-and-Activism

  Puerto Rican Arts Alliance holds 'Community Parades and Activism'

Puerto Rican Arts Alliance (PRAA) held the a panel discussion—"Community Parades and Activism: LGBTQ Claiming its Space"—June 4 at the PRAA Center. According to its website, PRAA is "a premier ...


 
Equality-Illinois-honors-Greg-Harris-at-annual-Pride-Kickoff-Brunch

  Equality Illinois honors Greg Harris at annual Pride Kickoff Brunch

To kick off Pride month, Equality Illinois hosted its fourth annual brunch at Venue West on June 4. The event honored Illinois House Majority Leader Greg Harris, and featured speeches from Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker and ...


 
Chicago-LGBT-Hall-of-Fame-nominations-deadline-extended-participation-in-Pride-Parade-announced

  Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame nominations deadline extended; participation in Pride Parade announced

-- From a press release

The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame announced today, that it will once again be one of the leading floats in Chicago's LGBT Pride Parade on Sunday, June 26. The Pride float will be sponsored by McKinsey ...


 
Scores-of-LGBTQI-groups-call-on-policymakers-to-protect-abortion-rights

  Scores of LGBTQI+ groups call on policymakers to protect abortion rights

-- From a NCLR press release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the National Center for Lesbian Rights released an open letter signed by 91 organizations representing the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI+) community voicing ...


 
Imperial-Court-Task-Force-to-add-five-icons-to-Wall-of-Honor-at-the-Stonewall-Inn-on-June-23-

  Imperial Court, Task Force to add five icons to 'Wall of Honor' at the Stonewall Inn on June 23

-- From a press release

NEW YORK, NY, JUNE 1, 2022—On Thursday, June 23, five LGBTQ icons will be added to the National LGBTQ Wall of Honor at the Stonewall Inn in New York City. The honor wall was inaugurated in ...


 
Affinity-to-hold-Family-Reunion-BBQ-Picnic-on-June-18

  Affinity to hold 'Family Reunion BBQ Picnic' on June 18

Affinity Community Services will hold a "Family Reunion BBQ Picnic" on Saturday, June 18, 1-4 p.m., at the Dan Ryan Woods at 83rd Street and Western Avenue. Hosted by Trina TruLuv, this event (with all Black ...


 
20th-OUT-of-the-Office-held-at-The-Godfrey

  20th OUT of the Office held at The Godfrey

Andrew Hayes, founder and producer of OUT of the Office, rebounded with a fabulous 20th anniversary event after a two-year COVID-19-imposed hiatus. The June 1 celebration, at The Godfrey Hotel in River North, attracted more than ...


 
Gerber-Hart-unveils-Pride-Month-events-with-Drag-Bad-Gays-sneak-peek

  Gerber/Hart unveils Pride Month events with 'Drag,' 'Bad Gays,' sneak peek

Gerber/Hart Library has revealed the events it will host for Pride Month. —On Saturday, June 4, at 3 p.m., Gerber/Hart will celebrate the release of Legends of Drag: Queens of a Certain Age with Unabridged Books ...


 
Lambda-Legal-holds-Bon-Foster-celebration-in-person

  Lambda Legal holds Bon Foster celebration in person

More than 500 people attended Lambda Legal's 2022 Bon Foster Civil Rights Celebration on May 12. The event took place at The Old Post Office, 433 W. Van Buren St. The Bon Foster Civil Rights Celebration ...


 
Chicago-Sports-Alliance-McCormick-donate-300K-to-anti-gun-violence-groups

  Chicago Sports Alliance, McCormick donate $300K to anti-gun violence groups

The Chicago Sports Alliance—a collaboration between the Chicago Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox—along with the support of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, announced it will commit $300,000 to the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation ...


 
amfAR-gala-is-highlight-of-Cannes-Film-Festival-raises-19M

  amfAR gala is highlight of Cannes Film Festival, raises $19M

The amfAR gala, the highlight of the famed Cannes Film Festival, returned as a glamorous in-person event May 26 at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France, according to a press release. amfAR, The Foundation for ...


 
Lambda-Legal-discusses-court-decisions-granting-same-sex-couples-fair-access-to-Social-Security-benefits-

  Lambda Legal discusses court decisions granting same-sex couples fair access to Social Security benefits

Lambda Legal—a national organization committed to actualizing the rights of LGBTQ+ people through impact litigation, public policy work and education—hosted an event at Sidetrack May 26 discussing its work securing ...


 
Equality-Illinois-to-host-Pride-Kickoff-Brunch-on-June-4

  Equality Illinois to host Pride Kickoff Brunch on June 4

Equality Illinois will host its Pride Kickoff Brunch on Saturday, June 4, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Venue West, 221 N. Paulina Ave. This year, the organization's honoree will be Illinois House Majority Leader Greg Harris—the first ...


 
Community-Parades-and-Activism-LGBTQ-Claiming-its-Space-on-June-4

  'Community Parades and Activism: LGBTQ Claiming its Space' on June 4

The discussion-centered event "Community Parades and Activism: LGBTQ Claiming its Space" will take place Saturday, June 4, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Puerto Rican Arts Alliance, 3000 N. Elbridge Ave. An open discussion about LGBTQ/SGL activism ...


 
Milwaukee-LGBT-Community-Center-has-first-Black-executive-director

  Milwaukee LGBT Community Center has first Black executive director

The Milwaukee LGBT Community Center has broken a barrier by hiring its first Black executive director, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. The board of directors named Kevin Turner-Espinoza—who identifies as a Black, Mexican and gay cisgender ...


 
OUTBermuda-hires-first-ever-executive-director

  OUTBermuda hires first-ever executive director

Bermuda's LGBTQ+ advocacy nonprofit OUTBermuda has hired its first-ever executive director—Tiffany Paynter—as it looks to expand its impact and strengthen its sustainability as a resource. A social entrepreneur and longtime ...


 
NIH-LGBTQ-webinar-to-be-presented-June-9

  NIH LGBTQ+ webinar to be presented June 9

On Thursday, June 9, 1-2:30 p.m. CT, the NIH Sexual & Gender Minority Research Office will host a special Pride edition of the Scientific Webinar Series to spotlight the recently released National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, ...


 
NATIONAL-Idaho-groups-Clay-Aiken-Radio-Milwaukee-Louisville-school

  NATIONAL Idaho groups, Clay Aiken, Radio Milwaukee, Louisville school

In northern Idaho, two groups with different agendas plan to hold events on the same day (June 11) at Coeur d'Alene City Park—and both organizations have issued statements, according to the Bonner County Daily Bee. The ...


 
For-International-Day-Against-Homophobia-Transphobia-Biphobia-HRC-highlights-grants

  For International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, Biphobia HRC highlights grants

-- From a press release

WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, is commemorating International Day Against ...


 
GLSEN-holds-Respect-Awards-in-New-York

  GLSEN holds Respect Awards in New York

On May 16, the pro-LGBTQ+ education organization GLSEN held its New York Respect Awards in Gotham Hall. At its first in-person Respect Awards in three years, the organization introduced new Executive Director Melanie Willingham-Jaggers in their ...


 
NATIONAL-New-York-synod-Danica-Roem-legal-action-Pride-news-PFLAG

  NATIONAL New York synod, Danica Roem, legal action, Pride news, PFLAG

The Metropolitan New York Synod (MNYS), the regional body of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, announced Christopher Vergara as its newly elected vice president, according to a press release. Vergara is the first openly gay ...


 
Los-Angeles-LGBT-Center-mourns-passing-of-legendary-LGBT-activist-leader-Urvashi-Vaid

  Los Angeles LGBT Center mourns passing of legendary LGBT activist, leader Urvashi Vaid

-- From a press release

LOS ANGELES, May 14, 2022—"The world has lost a giant in the movement for LGBTQ freedom, justice and equality. After a valiant battle with cancer, Urvashi Vaid died today," said Los Angeles LGBT Center CEO Lorri ...


 
Natl-Association-of-Black-and-White-Men-Together-to-hold-July-6-9-conference

  Nat'l Association of Black and White Men Together to hold July 6-9 conference

The National Association of Black and White Men Together—described on its website as "a gay multicultural, anti-racism organization committed to fostering supportive environments wherein racial and cultural barriers can be ...


 
Report-Malta-is-the-best-European-country-regarding-LGBTQ-rights-

  Report: Malta is the best European country regarding LGBTQ+ rights

An annual report courtesy of ILGA-Europe stated that Malta remains the best country in Europe for LGBTQ+ rights, Euronews noted. The association said that Malta (which scored 92 out of a possible 100) has maintained the ...


 
Highwood-Pride-Fest-taking-place-June-4

  Highwood Pride Fest taking place June 4

The North Shore suburb of Highwood will hold its Pride Fest on Saturday, June 4. The full day of activities starts with a "Pride Rocks" family picnic at Everts Park at noon-3 p.m., followed by the (21+ ...


 
Plaque-unveiled-in-NYC-to-honor-headquarters-of-NAACP-other-progressive-groups

  Plaque unveiled in NYC to honor headquarters of NAACP, other progressive groups

On May 11, Village Preservation and The New School were joined by historians David Levering Lewis, Amy Aronson, Brian McGrath and Stephen Brier for the unveiling of a plaque marking 70 Fifth Ave. as the historic ...


 
LGBTQ-Religious-Archives-Network-holds-AIDS-Activism-and-American-Christianity-webinar

  LGBTQ Religious Archives Network holds 'AIDS, Activism and American Christianity' webinar

LGBTQ Religious Archives Network (LGBTQ-RAN) held an "AIDS, Activism and American Christianity: A Conversation" virtual webinar on May 5. The event focused on Christian activism during the height of the HIV/AIDS crisis in the 1980s and ...


 
US-Senate-Republicans-and-one-Democrat-block-abortion-protection-bill

  U.S. Senate Republicans and one Democrat block abortion-protection bill

On May 11, the U.S. Senate failed to advance a Democrat-led bill that would enshrine broad protections for legal abortion nationwide—a vote triggered by a leaked Supreme Court draft opinion that indicates Roe v. Wade will ...


 
HRC-calls-for-passage-of-the-Womens-Health-Protection-Act

  HRC calls for passage of the Women's Health Protection Act

-- From a press release

WASHINGTON - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, joined a growing number of organizations calling for the ...


 
Deadline-for-Chicago-LGBT-Hall-of-Fame-nominations-is-May-31

  Deadline for Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame nominations is May 31

The deadline to nominate individuals, businesses, organizations, and allies to the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame is on May 31 at midnight. Nominations may be made online at www.chicagolgbthalloffame.org/nominate. The goal is to honor people and ...


 
Running-squad-Team-to-End-AIDS-calls-for-participants-to-raise-funds-

  Running squad 'Team to End AIDS' calls for participants to raise funds

-- From a press release

(Chicago, IL) Over the last 19 years, TEAM TO ENDS AIDS (T2)—the only HIV charity fundraising marathon team in the Midwest—has raised more than $13 million for HIV/AIDS awareness and direct support for those living with ...


 
Center-on-Halsteds-Human-First-gala-returns-to-in-person-form

  Center on Halsted's 'Human First' gala returns to (in-person) form

Center on Halsted's annual "Human First" gala returned Friday, May 6, in an in-person format. The event took place at the Old Post Office, 433 W. Van Buren St. Last year, the Center hosted a virtual ...


 
LGBT-Milwalkee-project-earns-first-round-of-funding

  'LGBT Milwalkee' project earns first round of funding

-- From a press release. LGBT Milwaukee history video below

Milwaukee, WI. - Thanks to generous financial support, the LGBT MILWALKEE project has achieved its first round of fundraising goals and will launch a local walking tour app on Thursday, June 1. "To date, we've received ...


 
Gerber-Hart-announces-change-in-leadership

  Gerber/Hart announces change in leadership

Wil Brant is no longer executive director of Gerber/Hart Library and Archives. According to an open letter from board co-chairs James Conley and Kevin Nunley as well as Board Treasurer Becky Chmielewski, Brant "served in this ...


 
HRC-holds-Greater-New-York-Dinner-Hochul-Schumer-among-speakers

  HRC holds Greater New York Dinner; Hochul, Schumer among speakers

On April 30, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) hosted its Greater New York Dinner at the Marriott Marquis Times Square, per a press release. The event featured speeches from HRC Interim President Joni Madison, who used ...


 
More-than-half-of-transgender-students-in-higher-education-report-poor-mental-health

  More than half of transgender students in higher education report poor mental health

-- From a press release

A new study from the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law conducted in collaboration with the Point Foundation, the nation's largest LGBTQ scholarship fund, finds there are an estimated 218,000 known transgender students ages 18 ...


 
Biden-Harris-administration-reports-on-efforts-to-support-global-LGBTQ-rights-HRC-applauds-result

  Biden-Harris administration reports on efforts to support global LGBTQ+ rights, HRC applauds result

-- From a press release

WASHINGTON — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, has commended the release of a report from the Biden-Harris ...


 
Annual-LGBTQ-networking-event-Out-of-the-Office-to-take-place-June-1

  Annual LGBTQ+ networking event 'Out of the Office' to take place June 1

The annual LGBTQ+ networking event Out of the Office will take place Wed., June 1, 4:30-7 p.m., at The Godfrey Hotel Chicago's rooftop lounge, I|O, 127 W. Huron St., to kick off Pride Month. The event ...


 
LGBTQ-and-allied-organizations-rally-against-bigotry-and-hate

  LGBTQ+ and allied organizations rally against bigotry and hate

A statewide coalition of LGBTQ+ and allied organizations held a press conference and rally April 27 in Chicago's Federal Plaza in response to the wave of nationwide bigotry and hate against the queer and trans community, ...


 
Reader-owner-steps-down-paper-can-now-go-nonprofit-route

  Reader owner steps down; paper can now go nonprofit route

Chicago Reader co-owner Len Goodman and three board members stepped down April 26 amid protests from employees, freeing the embattled alternative newspaper to transition to a nonprofit organization, The Chicago Tribune reported. The Reader has been ...


 
Pro-LGBTQ-rally-rescheduled-for-April-27-at-Federal-Plaza

  Pro-LGBTQ+ rally rescheduled for April 27 at Federal Plaza

Weeks after a pro-LGBTQ+ rally in the Loop was disrupted, the event has been rescheduled for Wed., April 27, at Federal Plaza, 219 S. Dearborn St., at 5:30 p.m. The past few months have been extremely ...


 
HRC-condemns-Florida-Gov-DeSantis-for-signing-Stop-WOKE-Act

  HRC condemns Florida Gov. DeSantis for signing 'Stop WOKE' Act

-- From a press release

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) — the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization — condemned Governor Ron DeSantis for signing ...


 
HRC-Real-threat-to-womens-sports-not-trans-athletes-but-underfunding-lack-of-resources

  HRC: Real threat to women's sports not trans athletes but underfunding, lack of resources

-- From a press release

WASHINGTON, DC—As states across the country continue to debate and pass anti-transgender sports bans — bills that would prevent transgender girls from playing on sports teams that align with their gender identity — a new Human ...


 
Readers-invited-to-take-survey-on-LGBTQ-community-media-and-organizations

  Readers invited to take survey on LGBTQ+ community media and organizations

Windy City Times is asking people to take a short LGBTQ+ survey from Community Marketing & Insights, an LGBTQ+ market-research firm. For more than a decade, this survey has provided free data to help non-profits, universities ...


 
Designs-for-Dignity-gala-on-May-19

  Designs for Dignity gala on May 19

Designs for Dignity's annual fundraising gala, "Spirit of Design," will take place Thursday, May 19, 6-10 p.m., and will celebrate more than 20 years of impact on Chicago's nonprofit community. The event will take place at ...


 
Columbia-College-to-confer-honorary-degrees-on-journalist-Center-CEO

  Columbia College to confer honorary degrees on journalist, Center CEO

At its upcoming 2022 commencement exercises, Columbia College Chicago will confer honorary degrees on journalist/alumnus Danny Fenster and Center on Halsted CEO Modesto "Tico" Valle. The honorary degree recipients will ...


 
NATIONAL-NJ-governor-scorecard-Maryland-ban-Air-Force-outbreak

  NATIONAL N.J. governor, scorecard, Maryland ban, Air Force, outbreak

New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy ordered the state's Department of Education to review LGBTQ-inclusive sex-education standards set to start in the fall amid conservative attacks over the policy, the Los Angeles Blade noted. The order ...


 
Diversity-training-sessions-for-suburban-executives-May-19-and-26-

  Diversity training sessions for suburban executives May 19 and 26

On May 19 and 26, there will be half-day "Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism" training sessions via Zoom. The primary audience will consist of senior executives and board members. The event will be free for nonprofits ...


 
Black-LGBTQ-community-leaders-honored-at-Art-Soul-Salon-and-Sneaker-Gala-

  Black LGBTQ+ community leaders honored at Art & Soul Salon and Sneaker Gala

Social-justice agency Lorde, Rustin & Bates and Fahrenheit Chicago hosted the Art & Soul Salon and Sneaker Gala April 13 at Theater on the Lake (2401 N Lake Shore Dr.). The event featured performances from singer ...


 
LGBT-POCs-3X-more-likely-than-white-non-LGBTs-to-have-faced-food-insufficiency-during-pandemic

  LGBT POCs 3X more likely than white non-LGBTs to have faced food insufficiency during pandemic

-- From a press release

During the pandemic, an estimated 13% of LGBT adults in the U.S. reported not having enough to eat in the past week, compared to 8% of non-LGBT adults, according to a new report by the Williams ...


 
Latest-Brave-Space-Alliance-situation-reveals-conflicting-accounts

  Latest Brave Space Alliance situation reveals conflicting accounts

After employees at Brave Space Alliance (BSA)—which describes itself as "the first Black-led, trans-led LGBTQ+ Center located on the South Side of Chicago"—formed a union that the CEO, LaSaia Wade ...


 
HRC-Foundation-launches-inaugural-LGBTQ-School-Inclusion-Efforts-report-

  HRC Foundation launches inaugural 'LGBTQ+ School Inclusion Efforts' report

-- From a press release. Video below

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization released the 2021 Annual Report from ...


 
Youth-Outlooks-Joliet-Lockport-drop-in-center-to-open-April-19-

  Youth Outlook's Joliet/Lockport drop-in center to open April 19

Youth Outlook—which offers safe, supportive and affirming services for LGBTQ+ youth, their families, and the community—announced that its newest drop-in center, for those in Joliet/Lockport, will open Tuesday, April 19. ...


 
Gerber-Hart-Library-and-Archives-holds-40th-anniversary-event-at-Sidetrack

  Gerber/Hart Library and Archives holds 40th-anniversary event at Sidetrack

Gerber/Hart Library and Archives (Gerber/Hart) celebrated its 40th anniversary with a "40 & Fabulous! The Gerber/Hart Spring Soiree" benefit April 7—the birthday of one of the library's namesakes, Pearl Hart—at ...


 
Esteem-Awards-to-take-place-July-2-at-Sidetrack

  Esteem Awards to take place July 2 at Sidetrack

Four organizations and 14 individuals have been selected to be honored at the 15th Annual Esteem Awards. The event—free and open to the public—will take place Saturday, July 2, at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St., 2-5 ...


 
Andersonville-Chamber-of-Commerce-welcomes-spring-with-Andersonville-in-Bloom-throughout-April

  Andersonville Chamber of Commerce welcomes spring with Andersonville in Bloom throughout April

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (April 8, 2022) — The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) celebrates all things Spring during Andersonville in Bloom, a month-long celebration featuring Earth Month and Spring-inspired events, plus seasonal ...


 
HRC-NCLR-applaud-confirmation-of-Ketanji-Brown-Jackson-to-the-US-Supreme-Court-

  HRC, NCLR applaud confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court

-- From press releases

WASHINGTON, DC — On April 7, by a bipartisan vote of 53-47 the United States Senate confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve as an Associate Justice on the United State Supreme Court. She will take her place ...


 





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