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Day 2 Executive Order prohibits discrimination against millions of LGBTQs
Biden Orders Implementation of Ruling: LGBTQ discrimination is sex discrimination
Day 1 executive action addresses disparate impact of COVID-19 on LGBTQ people
Biden and Harris are inaugurated; Biden signs LGBTQ executive order
City Hall, Cook County Building closed Jan. 20 for safety reasons
Steans resigns from Illinois Senate; tenure marked by advances in women's, LGBTQ rights
Biden nominates Dr. Rachel Levine, first trans person nominated for Senate-confirmed position
Biden picks transgender assistant health secretary
COVID-19 restrictions for Chicago, suburbs relaxed, but still no indoor dining

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SHOWBIZ LGBTQ movies, 'Color Purple,' Nick Jonas, gay coach
The film Draw with Me has launched its virtual theatrical release at ArenaScreen through Feb. 9, and was the subject of the first-ever panel at the United Nations on Transgender Health, a release stated. Featuring Jennifer ... more
 


  

STATE/LOCAL POLITICS Congresswoman invokes Hitler; former alderman reports to jail

  

OP-ED: New Year's Eve circuit parties go on despite COVID-19 travel concerns

  

National LGBTQ organizations call for Trump's removal from office

  

SHOWBIZ Laverne Cox, lesbian coach, Jim Parsons, 'Brokeback,' theater items

  

NATIONAL Defamation case, inauguration items, PrEP, Capitol riot


   Local

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Alexi Giannoulias running for secretary of state in 2022
Alexi Giannoulias—a Democratic politician and financier who was Illinois state treasurer during 2007-11—has thrown his hat back into the political ring, as he plans to run for Illinois secretary of state in 2022. He would succeed ... more
 


  

Governors, Lt. Governors encourage all to make a plan and get vaccinated

  

Gov. Pritzker praises President Biden's plan to combat COVID-19

  

As Sen. Heather Steans resigns, Planned Parenthood of Illinois comments on her work

  

Planned Parenthood Illinois event to celebrate anniversary of Roe v. Wade ruling

  

Equality Illinois announces 30th Anniversary Virtual Gala Celebration


   Nation & World

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Biden and Harris are inaugurated; Biden signs LGBTQ executive order
Democrat Joe Biden was sworn in Jan. 20 as the next president of the United States, ushering in a much-improved political climate for LGBT people and, many might say, the nation. In one of his first ... more
 


  

Equality Caucus applauds early pro-LGBTQ+ actions of Biden administration

  

Day 2 Executive Order prohibits discrimination against millions of LGBTQs

  

AMA applauds Biden Day 1 actions on COVID-19, racial equity, climate, WHO


   Film / TV / Gossip

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Billy Masters
"Honey … when you got talent, you don't need all this shit."—Siegfried Fischbacher (of Siegfried & Roy) to Bette Midler, after she commented on the magical duo's high-tech show. (The story was related to me by ... more
 


  

SHOWBIZ LGBTQ movies, 'Color Purple,' Nick Jonas, gay coach

  

Report: Here are the highest grossing LGBTQ+ actors on Netflix

  

Billy Masters


   Theater / Dance

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Joffrey Ballet announces Feb. 12 world premiere of 'Bolero'
The Joffrey Ballet announced the world premiere of Bolero—named after the acclaimed orchestral piece by composer Maurice Ravel and choreographed by Joffrey company artist Yoshihisa Arai—on Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. Bolero, to be performed by ... more
 


  

THEATER A Red Orchid Theatre running magical 'Missed Connections' Feb. 2-28

  

Virtual OUTspoken storytelling event Feb. 2

  

Hell in a Handbag Productions to present Out, Darn Spot!


   Music

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SHOWBIZ 'Tales' star dies, 'Wonder Woman 1984,' holiday songs, 'Drag Race'
Marcus D'Amico—the original Michael "Mouse" Tolliver from the miniseries Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City—died at age 55, Queerty noted. In 1992, he also originated the role of Louis in the National Theatre's London run of ... more
 


  

SHOWBIZ 'Drag Race,' year-end honors, 'Guardians,' Taylor Swift

  

PrideArts to screen A Not So Silent Night Tuesday, Dec. 15

  

Windy City Gay Chorus, Windy City Treble Quire present Let There Be Light


   Books / Art

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Disability Culture Leadership Initiative launches online hub with Chicago artists
CHICAGO, IL (Jan. 15, 2021)— 3Arts, the Chicago-based nonprofit grantmaking organization, announced today the launch of the Disability Culture Leadership Initiative (DCLI), featuring a new online platform created to elevate ... more
 


  

Research shows racial bias denied social reformer Ada S. McKinley her due in history

  

Tribute event to honor Chicago's first Cultural Historian Jan. 28

  

'Mombian Database' released


   Trans

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Trans woman, man killed in Chicago's Gresham area
A transgender woman and a man were killed in a shooting Jan. 6 in Chicago's Gresham neighborhood, The Chicago Sun-Times reported. A gunman fired shots from a silver-colored vehicle about 5 a.m. in the 800 block ... more
 


  

Biden nominates Dr. Rachel Levine, first trans person nominated for Senate-confirmed position

  

WORLD Greece appointee, India trans items, top LGBTQ issues

  

NATIONAL Anti-bias rule nixed, trans deaths, lesbian archivist dies


   AIDS & Health

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Planned Parenthood Illinois event to celebrate anniversary of Roe v. Wade
CHICAGO - Planned Parenthood Illinois Action (PPIA) and PPIA PAC celebrate the anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court ruling at its Roe v. Wade Anniversary Event, to be held virtually on Thursday, January 28. The event ... more
 


  

AMA applauds Biden Day 1 actions on COVID-19, racial equity, climate, WHO

  

As Sen. Heather Steans resigns, Planned Parenthood of Illinois comments on her work

  

Gov. Pritzker praises President Biden's plan to combat COVID-19


   Lesbian

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Affinity Burning Bowl hosts first-ever virtual event amid pandemic
Amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Affinity Community Services (Affinity) held its annual Burning Bowl Jan. 9 on Zoom and Facebook Live. This year's theme was "Community Undivided." Among other items, the Barbara "Robbie" Smith Award of ... more
 


  

SHOWBIZ Laverne Cox, lesbian coach, Jim Parsons, 'Brokeback,' theater items

  

Affinity's Virtual Burning Bowl on Jan. 9

  

Affinity seeks new executive director


   Sports

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Red Stars to play in International Women's Cup in August
The Chicago Red Stars signed on to play in the inaugural International Women's Cup—a first-of-its-kind event expected to bring top European clubs to Lynn Family Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky. The Red Stars will join National Women's ... more
 


  

Super Bowl to have first woman referee

  

SHOWBIZ LGBTQ movies, 'Color Purple,' Nick Jonas, gay coach

  

Chicago Sky announce contract extension for coach


   Youth

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Indiana pols propose anti-conversion therapy bill
Indiana Stonewall Democrats issued a press release lauding state Sen. JD Ford (District 39) and state Rep. Sue Errington (District 26) for introducing a new bill to effectively end so-called "conversion therapy" practices across the state ... more
 


  

Indiana to open first home for LGBTQ+ homeless youths

  

11th Circuit urged to reverse decision allowing LGBTQ youth conversion therapy

  

Buffalo Grove LGBTQ+ teen named one of HRC's ambassadors
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