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  Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth submits 2000+ petition signatures to run for seat vacated by Harry Osterman

-- From a press release

CHICAGO, IL — Early this morning, Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth, candidate for 48th ward, submitted 2166 petition signatures — over four times as many as the 473 minimum required — in order to get on the ballot for ...


 
Transgender-Day-of-Resilience-Town-Hall-panelists-tackle-allyship-discrimination-and-immigration

  Transgender Day of Resilience: Town Hall panelists tackle allyship, discrimination and immigration

Brave Space Alliance (BSA), Life Is Work (LIW) and Chicago Therapy Collective (CTC) hosted three free events across the city that they named—TDOR Weekend: A New Era, Together— to celebrate ...


 
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  Gay candidates Lopez, Lawson file papers for 2023 aldermanic race

Ald. Raymond Lopez (15th Ward), an openly gay City Council member who has been an ardent foe of Mayor Lightfoot, announced Nov. 21 that he was dropping his bid for Lightfoot's mayoral seat, and would instead ...


 
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  Kris Mayes shatters lavender ceiling; first LGBTQ person elected Arizona Attorney General

-- From a press release

Washington, DC — Today LGBTQ Victory Fund candidate Kris Mayes won the election for Arizona Attorney General. With this historic win, she is now the first out LGBTQ Attorney General in Arizona history. Mayor Annise Parker, ...


 
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 ...


 
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  NATIONAL Respect for Marriage Act, lesbian judge, gay official resigns

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) said that debate on the Respect for Marriage Act (RFMA) is suspended and will continue on Nov. 28, when the Senate reconvenes after Thanksgiving, LGBTQ Nation reported. The RFMA ...


 
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  WORLD Brazilian musician, top LGBTQ+ cruises, Elon Musk, anti-trans attack

Brazilian musician Pedro Sampaio revealed that he dates men and women, Out noted. Sampaio has 7 million monthly listeners on Spotify, more than 5 million followers on Instagram and several music videos with more than 50 ...


 
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  VIEWPOINT The geopolitics of being Brittney Griner

WNBA All-Star Brittney Griner was arrested a week before Russia invaded Ukraine. On Feb. 17, the Russian Federal Customs Service detained Griner at Sheremetyevo International Airport for allegedly transporting cannabis-derived ...


 
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  Reports: Senate to vote on marriage equality law Nov. 16

The U.S. Senate will vote on a measure enshrining marriage equality into law Wednesday, according to reports. Supporters of the measure, known as the Respect for Marriage Act, which aims to protect against an eventual repeal ...


 
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  NATIONAL Political results, communicable-disease law, Urvashi Vaid

Sharice Davids won the election for Kansas' 3rd Congressional District. In 2018, she made history when she became the first out LGBTQ+ person elected to Congress from Kansas and one of the first two Native American women ever ...


 
REPORTS-Tunney-will-not-run-to-be-Chicago-mayor

  REPORTS: Tunney will not run to be Chicago mayor

Outgoing Ald. Tom Tunney (44th ward) will not be among the challengers to incumbent Mayor Lori Lightfoot in the upcoming city election, according to multiple reports. Tunney's decision was first reported Nov. 10 in Chicago Tribune. ...


 
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  Erick Russell shatters lavender ceiling; first Black LGBTQ person elected to statewide position in U.S. history

-- From a press release

Washington, DC — Today LGBTQ Victory Fund candidate Erick Russell won the election for Connecticut state Treasurer. With this victory, he is now the first Black out LGBTQ person ever elected to statewide office in U.S. ...


 
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  HISTORY MADE: Oregon's Tina Kotek one of first lesbian governors in U.S history

-- From a press release

SALEM — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, hailed the victory of HRC-endorsed Tina Kotek in her bid to become the governo ...


 
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  History made: More LGBTQ+ people elected to congress than ever before

-- From an HRC press release

Washington, DC — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) — the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization — hailed the victory of at least ...


 
Eric-Sorensen-wins-Illinois-17th-Congressional-District-general-election

  Eric Sorensen wins Illinois' 17th Congressional District general election

-- From a press release

MOLINE, IL — Tonight, Eric Sorensen declared victory in Illinois' 17th Congressional District General Election and issued the following statement: "From day one, we said this campaign was about electing a Representative who was known and ...


 
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  Wednesday morning election results: LGBT+ governor, congressional candidates

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, a popular Democrat in a deeply blue state, coasted to victory Tuesday as predicted, becoming the first lesbian to be elected governor of any state. Another lesbian candidate for governor, Tina ...


 
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  ELECTIONS 2022 Illinois Supreme Court results (Updated)

The Illinois Supreme Court has been in Democratic control since 1969 and seems likely to remain that way for the next ten years. Democratic candidate and 19th Circuit Court Associate Judge Elizabeth Rochford defeated Republican candidate ...


 
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  ELECTIONS 2022 U.S. Senate and House races in Illinois results (Updated)

Incumbent U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D), as was widely expected by political commentators, defeated challengers Kathy Salvi (R) and Bill Redpath (I) with 57 percent of the vote. In the House, three members from Illinois are ...


 
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  Election 2022: Guide to the LGBTQ+ candidates' results

This year's general election featured many openly LGBTQ+ candidates on ballots throughout Illinois. Here are results known as of publication the evening of Nov. 8. Windy City Times will update this list as more information becomes ...


 
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  Pritzker projected to defeat Bailey, win second term as governor

Incumbent Gov. JB Pritzker was projected to quickly and handily win a second term in the governor's mansion the evening of Nov. 8, defeating state Sen. Darren Bailey in a contentious race that had seemed to ...


 
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  Maura Healey shatters lavender ceiling in Massachusetts; no U.S. state had elected a lesbian governor

-- From a press release

Washington, DC — Tonight LGBTQ Victory Fund candidate Maura Healey won the Massachusetts gubernatorial race — becoming the first out LGBTQ governor of Massachusetts and one of the first out lesbian governors in U.S. history. Tina ...


 
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  WORLD Gay governor, Tokyo partnership policy, Daniel Radcliffe, Korean first

On Oct. 30, the first openly gay governor of Brazil was re-elected in a runoff election, The Washington Blade noted. Rio Grande do Sul Gov. Eduardo Leite, a member of the centrist Brazilian Social Democracy Party, ...


 
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  NATIONAL Pageant ruling, AOC, gay journalists, Dwyane Wade, trans activist

A federal appeals court ruled that the operator of the Miss United States of America pageant (not to be confused with the Miss USA pageant) can't be forced to allow openly transgender women into its competitions, ...


 
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  Officials visit Brittney Griner for first time in months

Officials from the U.S. embassy in Moscow met with Brittney Griner on Nov. 3, according to Reuters. It was the first visit in months for the out lesbian WNBA star who is jailed in Russia and could soon be transferred to ...


 
Chicago-Teachers-Union-Lightfoots-CPS-team-must-remove-Jones-HS-principal-address-racially-hostile-environment

  Chicago Teachers Union: Lightfoot's CPS team must remove Jones HS principal, address racially hostile environment

-- From a Chicago Teachers Union press release

CHICAGO, Nov. 3, 2022 — The Chicago Teachers Union issued the following statement after learning of another incidence of intolerance at Jones College Prep High School, which has been dogged by complaints of antisemitism, racism and ...


 
HRC-Chicago-to-bestow-annual-Community-Visibility-Award-spotlight-local-partners-

  HRC Chicago to bestow annual Community Visibility Award, spotlight local partners

-- From a press release

CHICAGO, IL, November 3, 2022 — E. Patrick Johnson, Dean of the School of Communication and Annenberg University Professor of Performance Studies and African American Studies at Northwestern University is to be recognized for distinguished service ...


 
2023-ELECTIONS-Sarandon-Epps-back-Green-Johnson-enters-mayoral-race

  2023 ELECTIONS Sarandon, Epps back Green; Johnson enters mayoral race

Chicago mayoral candidate Ja'Mal Green has received the endorsement of two high-profile celebrities in his run, according to a campaign press release. Actress Susan Sarandon and actor/comedian Mike Epps both offered their full support to energize ...


 
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  Brazil's far-right president Bolsonaro defeated in election

Brazil's former leftist president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, has completed an astonishing political comeback, beating the far-right, staunchly anti-LGBTQ+ incumbent Jair Bolsonaro in one of the most significant elections ...


 
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  NATIONAL Birth certificates, university items, drag-show standoff, 'Models of Pride'

Following a lawsuit from ACLU, ACLU of West Virginia and the Harvard Law School LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources' Vital Registration Office has introduced more accessible and safer policies ...


 
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  N.Y. governor signs bill that helps LGBTQ+ seniors

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a bill into law making New York the latest state to expand the accessibility of services to LGBTQ+ people ages 60 and older—a demographic that is disproportionately affected by poverty ...


 
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  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 ...


 
GLAAD-releases-research-featuring-LGBTQ-records-of-candidates-in-key-midterm-election-races

  GLAAD releases research featuring LGBTQ records of candidates in key midterm election races

-- From a press release. Video below

(New York, NY - October 27, 2022) In partnership with local and state equality groups, GLAAD released a compilation of resources highlighting what's at stake for voters who care about LGBTQ-related issues in this year's midterm ...


 
The-City-of-Chicago-commits-to-advertising-equity-in-local-media

  The City of Chicago commits to advertising equity in local media

-- From a press release

CHICAGO—Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot signed an executive order designating that City of Chicago departments allocate at least 50 percent of their annual advertising spending to community media outlets. More than 153 languages are spoken in households ...


 
Out-on-the-Trail-report-shows-LGBTQ-candidates-running-in-all-50-states

  'Out on the Trail' report shows LGBTQ+ candidates running in all 50 states

-- From a press release

Washington, DC — LGBTQ Victory Fund, the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ leaders to public office, released its 2022 Out on the Trail report, the only annual report on the number and diversity of ...


 
Griners-appeal-of-prison-sentence-is-denied-by-Russian-court

  Griner's appeal of prison sentence is denied by Russian court

A Russian court has denied an appeal from WNBA player Brittney Griner's appeal of a nine-year prison sentence on drug charges, according to NBC News. Griner had been hoping for a reduction to the sentence after ...


 
Conservative-MP-Sunak-to-become-new-UK-prime-minister

  Conservative MP Sunak to become new UK prime minister

Rishi Sunak is set to become the next British prime minister following a meeting with King Charles III, media outlets have reported. Sunak is the Conservative MP for Richmond (Yorks) and has been an MP continuously ...


 
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  All early-voting sites now open in Chicago

In Chicago, all 50 ward early-voting sites will be open through Tuesday, Nov. 8 (Election Day). These sites are open weekdays 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturdays at 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays at 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; and ...


 
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  NATIONAL Michigan bill, trans woman killed, school musical, Alabama drag queen

Michigan House Republicans recently introduced legislation that could have the potential to throw parents and doctors in prison for life for offering gender-affirming care to children under the age of 18, MLive.com reported. Under House Bill ...


 
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  Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs honors LGBTQIA+ leaders and celebrates LGBTQIA+ History Month

-- From a press release

CHICAGO — On Oct. 21, Illinois state Treasurer Michael Frerichs hosted a celebration to commemorate LGBTQIA+ History Month at the state government building at 555 W. Monroe St. The event was an opportunity to reflect on ...


 
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  LGBTQ+ HISTORY MONTH bell hooks: A voice of love, activism and intersectionality

When bell hooks died on Dec. 15, 2021, it was a gut punch. There was no time when bell hooks' extraordinary writing and feminist and lesbian theorizing was not part of the queer community. There was ...


 
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  GOP introduces bill some view as national version of Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' law

Congressional Republicans introduced what some are calling a national version of Florida's Parental Rights in Education bill—also called the "Don't Say Gay" measure, according to NBC News. On Oct. 18, U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson of Louisiana ...


 
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  VIEWPOINT The cults of Jesus, Putin and Trump

Originalist Christian nationalism. They say politics makes strange bedfellows. There is none stranger than the curious linking of Jesus to the cults of Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump in the faith and politics of an alarming ...


 
LGBTQ-activists-and-pols-speak-out-on-Illinois-Supreme-Court-election

  LGBTQ+ activists and pols speak out on Illinois Supreme Court election

Officials from the LGBTQ+-rights advocacy organization Equality Illinois—along with LGBTQ+ legislators and community members—weighed in on the Illinois State Supreme Court race, warning at an Oct. 20 press conference against ...


 
POLITICS-Guide-to-the-LGBTQ-candidates-in-the-state-local-Nov-8-elections

  POLITICS Guide to the LGBTQ+ candidates in the state/local Nov. 8 elections

Please see https://www.windycitytimes.com/lgbt/POLITICS-Guide-to-the-LGBTQ-candidates-in-the-state-local-Nov-8-elections/74125.html . ...


 
Former-Chicago-Ald-Helen-Shiller-hosts-book-launch-and-reception

  Former Chicago Ald. Helen Shiller hosts book launch and reception

Publishing house Haymarket Books presented a book-signing and interview session with longtime LGBTQ+ ally and former Chicago Ald. Helen Shiller on Oct. 17. Shiller was interviewed by noted Chicago Tribune ...


 
Griner-sends-message-to-fans

  Griner sends message to fans

From a Russian prison, WNBA superstar Brittney Griner released a message to fans and supporters on her 32nd birthday, which was Oct. 18, Out Magazine noted. "Thank you everyone for fighting so hard to get me ...


 
Equality-Illinois-condemns-new-federal-anti-equality-anti-family-legislation

  Equality Illinois condemns new federal anti-equality, anti-family legislation

-- From a press release

Equality Illinois condemns the new anti-family, anti-equality federal legislation that would ban any discussion or material about LGBTQ+ people in federally funded programs. The effect is to erase LGBTQ+ people ...


 
Truss-resigns-as-UK-prime-minister

  Truss resigns as UK prime minister

After a term of only six weeks, Liz Truss has resigned as prime minister of the United Kingdom. Among other things, her economic agenda sent markets into panic and led to a fall in the value of the pound, CNN reported. ...


 
LGBTQ-groups-go-on-ad-blitz-ahead-of-midterms

  LGBTQ+ groups go on ad blitz ahead of midterms

National- and state-based LGBTQ groups the National LGBTQ Task Force, Equality Texas and Equality Florida are joining forces to make national as well as Texas- and Florida-based ad buys that highlight extremist attacks against the LGBTQ+ ...


 
ELECTIONS-Democrats-may-lose-Illinois-Supreme-Court-majority-for-the-first-time-in-over-50-years-on-Nov-8

  ELECTIONS Democrats may lose Illinois Supreme Court majority for the first time in over 50 years on Nov. 8

Since 1969, the Illinois Supreme Court has had a Democratic majority—but that might change after the Nov. 8 elections. Should Gov. JB Pritzker be re-elected and the Illinois Supreme Court flips to Republican control, those justices ...


 
WORLD-Brittney-Griner-Montenegro-Pride-Nobel-Prize-winners-Brazilian-film

  WORLD Brittney Griner, Montenegro Pride, Nobel Prize winners, Brazilian film

Video below

(NOTE: This week's news contains some graphic details. Please be advised.) Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Bill Richardson said that lesbian WNBA star Brittney Griner and former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan, who are being ...


 
NATIONAL-Clevelands-ban-LGBT-center-Black-Public-Media-Folx-Health

  NATIONAL Cleveland's ban, LGBT center, Black Public Media, Folx Health

The Cleveland City Council passed a ban on conversion therapy for LGBTQ+ youth and impose criminal penalties for mental health professionals who provide it, cleveland.com reported. The ban, which Councilman Brian Mooney proposed, applies to talk, ...


 
Human-Rights-Campaign-scores-members-of-Congress-on-LGBTQ-support

  Human Rights Campaign scores members of Congress on LGBTQ+ support

-- From a press release

WASHINGTON — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) — the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization — today released its Congressional Scorecard measuring support for ...


 
Chelsea-Manning-Jessica-Lange-and-more-are-part-of-CHFs-fall-slate-

  Chelsea Manning, Jessica Lange and more are part of CHF's fall slate

This fall, the Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) is bringing some of the biggest names in film, politics, music, literature and activism to stages across Chicago for conversations addressing the theme of "PUBLIC" and how people are ...


 
White-House-press-secretary-recounts-her-story-for-National-Coming-Out-Day-

  White House press secretary recounts her story for National Coming Out Day

On Oct. 11, Karine Jean-Pierre, the first openly gay White House press secretary, shared her experience of coming out in honor of National Coming Out Day (Oct. 11), per Yahoo! News. In part, she said, "Like ...


 
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  POLITICS Conference with Hadden interrupted; Kinzinger endorses Democrats

In Chicago's Pottawattomie Park on Indigenous Peoples Day (Oct. 10), a news conference featuring LGBTQ+ Chicago Ald. Maria Hadden and openly gay Illinois state Sen. Mike Simmons as well as state Rep. Will Guzzardi was moved ...


 
LGBTQ-HISTORY-MONTH-Urvashi-Vaid-A-Voice-for-Liberation-and-Justice

  LGBTQ+ HISTORY MONTH Urvashi Vaid: A Voice for Liberation and Justice

When Urvashi Vaid died at 63 in May 2022 after a valiant fight with breast cancer, thousands of LGBTQ+ people who had been touched by her decades of activism mourned her passing. Over a half-century of ...


 
Congressman-proposes-national-LGBTQ-museum-

  Congressman proposes national LGBTQ+ museum

Recently, U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wisconsin)—a co-chair of the Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus—introduced two measures to begin the process of creating a National Museum of American LGBTQ+ History and Culture. ...


 
Quigley-helps-send-letter-about-ending-reproductive-care-bias-against-LGBTQI-individuals

  Quigley helps send letter about ending reproductive-care bias against LGBTQI+ individuals

-- From a press release

Chicago—U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) and U.S. Representative Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06) sent a comment letter to the Administration affirming Congress's intent that health plans provide covered services regardless of gen ...


 
POLITICS-Guide-to-the-LGBTQ-candidates-in-the-state-local-Nov-8-elections

  POLITICS Guide to the LGBTQ+ candidates in the state/local Nov. 8 elections

This year's primary elections—taking place Tuesday, Nov. 8, although people can vote now—will feature many openly LGBTQ+ candidates throughout Illinois. (However, one notable name will be missing as longtime state ...


 
Equality-Illinois-praises-Pritzker-for-state-board-commission-diversity

  Equality Illinois praises Pritzker for state board/commission diversity

In light of Gov. JB Pritzker releasing his 2022 Boards and Commissions Appointment Demographics Report—and revealing that Illinois now has the highest number of out LGBTQ+ people serving on state boards and commissions in the state's ...


 
Harris-receives-Outstanding-Leadership-Award-from-IHA-

  Harris receives Outstanding Leadership Award from IHA

Illinois House Majority Leader Greg Harris was presented the Outstanding Leadership Award at the recent Illinois Health and Hospital Association's (IHA) Leadership Summit in Lombard. Harris, who is retiring from ...


 
NATIONAL-Gay-political-contest-trans-man-killed-Kansas-Pride-researcher-dies

  NATIONAL Gay political contest, trans man killed, Kansas Pride, researcher dies

In New York, two gay candidates, Democrat Robert Zimmerman and Republican George Santos, are running to fill the seat vacated by Democrat Tom Suozzi in New York's 3rd Congressional District—marking the first time in U.S. history ...


 
Newsom-signs-bill-making-California-a-sanctuary-state-for-trans-youths

  Newsom signs bill making California a sanctuary state for trans youths

On Sept. 29, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law that aims to protect transgender youths and their families from bans against gender-affirming care, the Los Angeles Times reported. Senate Bill 107, by state ...


 
Lightfoot-forgoing-property-tax-increase

  Lightfoot forgoing property-tax increase

Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced that there will be no property-tax increase for Chicagoans next year. "Because our economy continues to show better than projected recovery, our city revenues continue to exceed our estimates," Lightfoot said in ...


 
Girl-I-Guess-releases-new-voter-guide-on-election-races

  Girl, I Guess releases new voter guide, on election races

-- From a press release

[CHICAGO, IL September 29th] — Author and Editor Stephanie Skora released the latest edition of the widely-read Girl, I Guess Progressive Voter Guide, featuring coverage and endorsements in political races up and down the ballot for ...


 
Chicago-alderperson-among-Victory-Funds-endorsed-candidates

  Chicago alderperson among Victory Fund's endorsed candidates

LGBTQ Victory Fund, the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ+ leaders to public office, has endorsed 83 more out LGBTQ+ candidates. Victory Fund has now endorsed 464 candidates running in the 2022 midterms, the most ...


 
EPA-launches-Office-of-Environmental-Justice-and-External-Civil-Rights-

  EPA launches Office of Environmental Justice and External Civil Rights

The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) announced that it is establishing a new national office charged with advancing environmental justice and civil rights. The new Office of Environmental Justice and External ...


 
New-Italian-prime-minister-has-anti-LGBTQ-record-

  New Italian prime minister has anti-LGBTQ+ record

Far-right leader Giorgia Meloni—who has rallied against "[LGBTQ+] lobbies" and so-called "gender ideology"—is set to become Italy's first female prime minister, PinkNews reported. Meloni is expected to form Italy's farthest-right ...


 
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  Michelle Obama among those inducted into Women's Hall of Fame

Attorney/author/former First Lady and native Chicagoan Michelle Obama was among nine women celebrated on Sept. 23-25 as they were inducted into The National Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, New York. Other inductees included science-fiction ...


 
City-asks-Bloomington-LGBTQ-bar-to-remove-Pride-artwork-

  City asks Bloomington LGBTQ+ bar to remove Pride artwork

The city of Bloomington, Illinois has asked an LGBTQ+ bar to remove its Pride decorations, according to Central Illinois Proud. Last month, The Bistro, hosted its annual downtown Pridefest with at least 6,000 attendees from all ...


 
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  NATIONAL Veterans bill, Charlie Crist, Task Force honor, Elton John

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation to assist LGBTQ+ veterans discharged under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) in updating their records and accessing education, health, burial and other benefits available ...


 
Coalition-decries-Des-Plaines-candidate-training-sponsored-by-anti-LGBTQ-groups

  Coalition decries Des Plaines candidate training sponsored by anti-LGBTQ+ groups

A coalition of parents, educators and pro-LGBTQ+, pro-equity groups held a press conference Sept. 24 in front of the Courtyard by Marriott Chicago O'Hare hotel in Des Plaines to protest a school-board candidate training being held ...


 
Bisexual-pansexual-leaders-meet-with-HHS-officials-in-historic-roundtable

  Bisexual, pansexual leaders meet with HHS officials in historic roundtable

For Bisexual Awareness Week, bisexual and pansexual community leaders met with federal agency officials at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Sept. 20 to discuss remedies to the health disparities facing the bisexual ...


 
Indiana-judge-blocks-states-abortion-ban

  Indiana judge blocks state's abortion ban

On Sept. 22, an Indiana judge blocked the state's abortion ban, putting the new law on hold as abortion-clinic operators argue that it violates the state constitution, NPR reported. Owen County Judge Kelsey Hanlon issued a ...


 






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