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  BREAKING NEWS

 
First active pro football player comes out as gay
Biden, Harris make Juneteenth a national holiday
U.S. Supreme Court sides with anti-LGBTQ Catholic foster-care agency
U.S. Supreme Court upholds Affordable Care Act
Dept. of Education: Title IX also protects LGBTQ students
Second Drag March for Change takes place in Northalsted/Boystown
Aurora Pride reflects a rainbow of support
Congress makes Pulse Nightclub a national memorial
Chicago Pride Fest planned for October

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ON THE MOVE How Chicago's 'gayborhoods' have shifted since 1965
Chicago's gayborhoods (LGBTQ+ neighborhoods) and safe spaces have been important to the city's LGBTQ+ rights movement—and saving them post-COVID may be crucial. New research at Georgetown University highlights the importance ... more
 


  

HIV at 40: Erie Family Health Center, focused on helping at-risk communities

  

Employee fired for using gay slur at Indiana Arby's

  

Queer Berwyn Collective holds march, rally

  

SAVOR Talking with new Travelle Chef de Cuisine Qi Ai; Profile of Travelle's breakfast

  

FIVE WORTH FINDING: Rainbow Soap, Billy Porter, Honey West and more


   Local

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Chicago Dyke March on June 26
The Chicago Dyke March is slated to resume Saturday, June 26, at 2 p.m., starting at Palmer Square Park, 2200 N. Kedzie Ave. ... more
 


  

Schakowsky participates in reopening of Chicago restaurant

  

Cost-free breast-health testing offered to hospitality workers

  

Chicago Urban Pride Picnic/Festival on June 27

  

STAYCATION Rating The Godfrey Hotel Chicago's Pride Month package

  

SAVOR Rewired Pizza Bar & Cafe


   Nation & World

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HRC Foundation launches national HIV/AIDS campaign
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation announced the launch of "My Body, My Health," a comprehensive public education campaign that works toward building a generation free of HIV/AIDS and stigma. ... more
 


  

1.2 million LGBTQ adults in the U.S. identify as nonbinary

  

New book: Majority Leader Hoyer unsung hero of Don't Ask, Don't Tell repeal

  

First active pro football player comes out as gay


   Film / TV / Gossip

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'Queer As Folk' reunion on 'Stars in the House' June 22
Hosts Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley announced, on June 22, two very special episodes of "Stars in the House" that will celebrate and honor Pride Month and the LGBTQ community. On June 22, the cast of ... more
 


  

Billy Masters

  

Emmys allow actors/actresses to be recognized as 'performers'

  

SHOWBIZ Pride anthems, celebrities come out, PBS, Diana Ross, Mark Wahlberg


   Theater / Dance

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Auditorium Theatre's 'Devil's Ball' on Aug. 27
The Auditorium Theatre Auxiliary Board is hosting its annual Devil's Ball on Friday, Aug. 27—the first public event at the venue since its closure in March 2020. This year's theme, Roaring Back, is a revival of ... more
 


  

Black Ensemble Theater receives $5M grant from MacKenzie Scott

  

Wizard World Chicago returning Oct. 15-17

  

Blue Man Group returning Aug. 18


   Music

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MUSIC 'Miley Cyrus Presents Stand by You' airing June 25
Peacock announced that the concert event Miley Cyrus Presents Stand by You will stream Friday, June 25 in celebration of Pride Month. The hour-long concert event, filmed in Nashville, will feature multi-platinum recording artist, songwriter and ... more
 


  

Local lesbian couple talks new band The Q's, love story, other endeavors

  

Mayor Lightfoot and DCASE announce more summer cultural events across Chicago

  

SHOWBIZ 'Our America,' Randy Rainbow, Melissa Etheridge, 'Drag Race,' VINCINT


   Books / Art

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BOOKS Grandma, Grace Jones are heroes in non-binary author's children's book
Non-binary author, alternative hip hop artist, mother and activist Ris iRAWniQ Anderson has published the children's book in Charlie's Best Work Yet. Charlie's Best Work Yet tells the semi-autobiographical story of Charlie—a shy, artistic ... more
 


  

The Cost of Pride: Research goes inside LGBTQ movement's two decades of progress

  

"Chicago: Where comics came to life (1880-1960)" at Chicago Cultural Center

  

BOOKS Precious Brady-Davis has arrived


   Trans

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VA to offer surgery to transgender vets for the first time
U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) Denis McDonough announced that officials, for the first time, will offer surgeries for transgender veterans seeking to transition, Military Times reported. The move follows ... more
 


  

NATIONAL Fairness Act, trans murder, Caitlyn Jenner, controversial baker

  

BOOKS Precious Brady-Davis has arrived

  

476,000 transgender adults in the U.S. have no IDs with the correct gender marker


   AIDS & Health

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HRC Foundation launches national HIV/AIDS campaign
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation announced the launch of "My Body, My Health," a comprehensive public education campaign that works toward building a generation free of HIV/AIDS and stigma. ... more
 


  

1.2 million LGBTQ adults in the U.S. identify as nonbinary

  

Cost-free breast-health testing offered to hospitality workers

  

VA to offer surgery to transgender vets for the first time


   Lesbian

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Chicago Dyke March on June 26
The Chicago Dyke March is slated to resume Saturday, June 26, at 2 p.m., starting at Palmer Square Park, 2200 N. Kedzie Ave. ... more
 


  

Nobody's Darling offers Chicago's queer women a new space to gather

  

Pride celebration with Lightfoot, tennis legend King on June 24

  

Local lesbian couple talks new band The Q's, love story, other endeavors


   Sports

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adidas celebrates Illinois Olympic icon with Honoring Black Excellence Initiative
At a private engagement at The Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation Headquarters, adidas and track-and-field icon Jackie Joyner-Kersee gathered friends and family for an intimate mural unveiling for the launch of the ... more
 


  

Courtney Vandersloot wins WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week

  

First active pro football player comes out as gay

  

St. Georges debuts as Red Stars tie Washington


   Youth

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Dept. of Education: Title IX also protects LGBTQ students
The Department of Education will interpret Title IX—a federal law that protects students from sex-based discrimination in federally funded schools—to protect LGBTQ students from discrimination, according to a federal notice ... more
 


  

Study finds overrepresentation of LGBTQ+ youth in Midwest Foster Care System

  

Back 2 School Illinois Build-A-Kit event Oct. 22, 2021 at Center on Halsted

  

New Broadway Youth Center being readied for 2021 opening
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