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Sen-Baldwin-colleagues-applaud-confirmation-of-Global-AIDS-Coordinator-push-for-global-LGBTQI-rights

  Sen. Baldwin, colleagues applaud confirmation of Global AIDS Coordinator, push for global LGBTQI+ rights

-- From a press release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen.Tammy Baldwin joined her colleagues in congratulating John Nkengasong on his recent confirmation as U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator. The lawmakers also urged Ambassador Nkengasong to ensure ...


 
GLAAD-responds-to-HHS-announcement-to-combat-monkeypox-virus-outbreak-

  GLAAD responds to HHS announcement to combat monkeypox virus outbreak

-- From a press release

(June 29, 2022) - GLAAD responded to the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) just-announced strategy to mitigate the spread of monkeypox virus (MPV), which includes prioritizing vaccinations for ...


 
Wisconsin-governor-challenges-abortion-ban

  Wisconsin governor challenges abortion ban

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul have filed a lawsuit seeking to block the state's 173-year-old ban on abortions, asking a state court to declare the law unenforceable, ABC 7 Chicago reported. In ...


 
CDC-reminds-people-that-National-HIV-Testing-Day-is-June-27

  CDC reminds people that National HIV Testing Day is June 27

-- From a press release

June 27 is National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), a day to emphasize the importance of HIV testing and make sure everyone knows their status so they can take steps to improve their health, regardless of the ...


 
HIV-testing-dropped-sharply-among-key-groups-during-first-year-of-COVID-19-pandemic-

  HIV testing dropped sharply among key groups during first year of COVID-19 pandemic

-- From a press release

New CDC data published ahead of National HIV Testing Day (Monday, June 27) show a sharp decrease in the number of CDC-funded HIV tests administered in health care and non-health-care settings (43% and 50%, respectively) from ...


 
-Gov-Pritzker-signs-bills-expanding-protection-for-survivors-of-sexual-assault

  Gov. Pritzker signs bills expanding protection for survivors of sexual assault

-- From a press release

CHICAGO —At Chicago's Rush University Medical Center, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed two bills aimed at making medical and legal care for victims of sexual assault broader and more accessible. HB5441 amends Illinois Criminal Code to ...


 
IML-mentioned-in-CDPH-monkeypox-release

  IML mentioned in CDPH monkeypox release

On June 13, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) stated that it continues to investigate reports of monkeypox cases in Chicago residents and is asking people to take proper precautions when in spaces or situations ...


 
Bidens-historic-executive-order-strengthens-protections-for-the-2M-LGBT-youth-in-US

  Biden's historic executive order strengthens protections for the 2M LGBT youth in U.S.

-- From a press release

Today, President Biden signed an executive order that includes actions to protect LGBTQI+ youth from conversion therapy, expand LGBTQI+ access to comprehensive health care, support LGBTQI+ youth in schools, end ...


 
100-HIV-groups-call-on-Congress-to-fund-Bidens-National-PrEP-Program-

  100 HIV groups call on Congress to fund Biden's National PrEP Program

-- From a press release

(New York City, NY) Wednesday, June 15, 2022—PrEP4All, Inc., along with 100 HIV organizations, are leading the push for Congress to fund a National Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Program that would ...


 
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 ...


 
Governor-signs-bills-expanding-access-to-HIV-and-AIDS-related-care-and-prevention

  Governor signs bills expanding access to HIV- and AIDS-related care and prevention

-- From a press release

Chicago—Governor JB Pritzker signed HB4430 and HB5549 into law today, removing barriers to access for HIV and AIDS care and prevention. HB4430 allows pharmacists to dispense both pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis drugs (PrEP and PEP) without ...


 
AMA-chooses-first-openly-gay-president-elect

  AMA chooses first openly gay president-elect

Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, M.D., M.P.H, an anesthesiologist from Wisconsin, was voted president-elect of the American Medical Association (AMA) by physicians gathered at the Annual Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates. Following a year-long term as ...


 
Lightfoot-CDPH-announce-expansion-of-citywide-mental-health-network-

  Lightfoot, CDPH announce expansion of citywide mental health network

-- From a press release

CHICAGO — Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced today that the City of Chicago is awarding $3.1 million in new grants to expand City-funded outpatient mental health services across ...


 
New-military-policy-keeps-HIV-positive-service-members-deployable

  New military policy keeps HIV-positive service members deployable

A new Defense Department policy allows HIV-positive service members with an undetectable viral load to not only stay in uniform but remain deployable, Military Times reported. ...


 
Chicago-abortion-rights-advocate-warns-of-emboldened-right-wing

  Chicago abortion-rights advocate warns of emboldened right-wing

The only aspect of the recent leak of Justice Samuel Alito's leaked opinion attacking Roe v. Wade that surprised longtime abortion-rights activist Terry Cosgrove is that anyone else was surprised by it. "Donald Trump said he ...


 
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 ...


 
NATIONAL-Mysterious-death-Tennesee-law-lesbians-of-color-Guam

  NATIONAL Mysterious death, Tennesee law, lesbians of color, Guam

Gay bilingual mental-health counselor Julio Ramirez died in April after he fell unconscious in a taxi following a night out at gay bars in Hell's Kitchen—and then his bank accounts were allegedly drained days later, leaving ...


 
Second-probable-monkeypox-case-reported-in-Illinois

  Second probable monkeypox case reported in Illinois

On June 3, Chicago public-health officials said a second probable case of monkeypox has been identified in Illinois, ABC 7 Chicago reported. The second person to test positive for monkeypox is a close contact of the ...


 
VIEWS-Introductory-speech-at-the-IML-IMBB-2022-contest

  VIEWS Introductory speech at the IML/IMBB 2022 contest

Note: International Mr. Leather (IML) 2022 and International Mr. Bootblack (IMBB) 2022 took place May 26-30 in Chicago. At the culminating contest on May 29, Chuck Renslow Charitable Foundation President ...


 
Probable-monkeypox-case-confirmed-in-Chicago

  Probable monkeypox case confirmed in Chicago

On June 2, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced a single presumptive monkeypox case in an adult male Chicago resident with recent travel history to Europe, per ...


 
Illinois-attorney-general-issues-guidance-on-reproductive-rights-in-the-state

  Illinois attorney general issues guidance on reproductive rights in the state

-- From a press release

Chicago — Attorney General Kwame Raoul released new guidance to ensure that the public and members of law enforcement understand Illinois' legal protections for abortions. Attorney General Raoul's office released ...


 
NATIONAL-Trans-survey-Gays-Against-Guns-TIME-100-candidates-crimes

  NATIONAL Trans survey, Gays Against Guns, TIME 100, candidates, crimes

Transgender women experiencing homelessness, food insecurity, poor health services and low pay are less likely to receive necessary HIV prevention support or treatment, according to a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) study based on responses from ...


 
WORLD-Canadian-law-GLAAD-Pride-Flag-situation-German-story-hour

  WORLD Canadian law, GLAAD, Pride Flag situation, German story hour

Members of Canada's LGBTQ community, Indigenous people and minority groups fear a proposed law tackling online harm could disproportionately curtail their online freedoms and even make them police targets, The Toronto Sun reported. Plans for an ...


 
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 ...


 
CDPH-issues-statement-about-monkeypox

  CDPH issues statement about monkeypox

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued a statement about the monkeypox virus. "[The department] is working closely with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the ...


 
Howard-Brown-Health-unveils-Pride-mural-at-Walsh-Park

  Howard Brown Health unveils Pride mural at Walsh Park

On May 25, Howard Brown Health unveiled a mural celebrating Pride month, in collaboration with local artist David Anthony Geary. The unveiling took place at Walsh Park, 1722 N. Ashland Ave. Wintrust Bank's ongoing community partnership ...


 
Trevor-Project-45-of-LGBTQ-youth-considered-suicide-in-the-past-year

  Trevor Project: 45% of LGBTQ youth considered suicide in the past year

The Trevor Project recently released its 2022 survey on the mental health of LGBTQ+ youth. According to an introduction from Trevor Project CEO & Executive Director Amit Paley, the survey demonstrates that rates of suicidal thoughts ...


 
CDC-publishes-new-HIV-surveillance-reports

  CDC publishes new HIV surveillance reports

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a new HIV surveillance report: Diagnoses of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2020; and a new HIV supplemental surveillance report: Monitoring Selected National ...


 
THEATER-Musical-Get-Out-Alive-running-July-8-Aug-7

  THEATER Musical 'Get Out Alive' running July 8-Aug. 7

Haven will continue its 2021-22 season with Nikki Lynette's multidisciplinary afrogoth musical Get Out Alive, co-directed by Roger Ellis and Lucky Stiff, which features the writer and her personal journey with mental health. The production will ...


 
Planned-Parenthood-of-Illinois-launches-abortion-pill-by-mail-service-within-the-state

  Planned Parenthood of Illinois launches abortion pill-by-mail service within the state

-- From a press release

CHICAGO - Planned Parenthood of Illinois (PPIL) will offer abortion pills through the mail to qualifying patients with an Illinois address. The FDA permanently removed in-person dispensing requirement for Mifepristone ...


 
Howard-Brown-Health-releases-annual-report

  Howard Brown Health releases annual report

Recently, Howard Brown Health released its annual report, "Building Towards Health Equity." The report begins, "In 2021, Howard Brown Health not only rose to the occasion in our pandemic response, we laid the groundwork for the ...


 
WORLD-Nigeria-protest-Flag-in-the-Map-Belgium-McDonalds

  WORLD Nigeria protest, 'Flag in the Map,' Belgium, McDonald's

Dressed in rainbow-colored vests, members of the LGBTQ+ community marched in a dangerous demonstration in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, to protest a bill introduced by lawmakers in Nigeria's lower house of parliament last month seeking to ban ...


 
COVID-Chicago-Cook-County-currently-still-at-medium-level

  COVID Chicago, Cook County currently still at 'medium' level

Chicago and suburban Cook County remain at a medium COVID Community Level, even as case rates continue to increase throughout the Midwest and northeastern United States, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced May 20. ...


 
Monkeypox-in-US-other-countries-cases-include-gay-bi-men

  Monkeypox in U.S., other countries; cases include gay, bi men

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating a confirmed case of monkeypox in the United States, according to a press release from the CDC Health Alert ...


 
Five-Worth-Finding-Chocolate-festival-lesbian-sci-fi-film-Smahtguy

  Five Worth Finding: Chocolate festival, lesbian sci-fi film, 'Smahtguy'

—The Long Grove Chocolate Festival: The beloved Chocolate Festival will return to the historic streets and parkways of downtown Long Grove for the first time in three years, May 20-22. Chocolate lovers can experience so much—including ...


 
WORLD-Eswatini-ruling-Toronto-deaths-Greece-blood-donations

  WORLD Eswatini ruling, Toronto deaths, Greece, blood donations

The High Court in Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) rejected an appeal for legal recognition by the local LGBTQ+-rights group Eswatini Sexual & Gender Minorities, citing "laws … prevailing in the kingdom" ...


 
Judge-blocks-part-of-Alabama-law-criminalizing-care-for-trans-youth

  Judge blocks part of Alabama law criminalizing care for trans youth

On May 13, U.S. District Judge Liles Burke blocked part of an Alabama law that made it a felony to prescribe gender-affirming puberty blockers and hormones to transgender minors, USA Today reported. ...


 
PASSAGES-Dr-David-Ostrow-dies-at-74

  PASSAGES Dr. David Ostrow dies at 74

Longtime researcher Dr. David Gene Ostrow, of Chicago, died unexpectedly on Feb. 16 at home. He was 74. The cause of death was end-stage renal disease, according to the Tribute Archive website. Ostrow was born on ...


 
Pro-choice-coalition-to-rally-May-14-in-Chicagos-Union-Park

  Pro-choice coalition to rally May 14 in Chicago's Union Park

-- From a press release

'Rally for Abortion Justice,' part of a nationwide 'Bans Off Our Bodies' day of action will takes place in Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St. on Saturday, May 14 at 9:30 a.m. The crowd may be 25,000 strong according to organizers. ...


 
Judge-Dallas-hospital-must-start-gender-affirming-treatment-for-trans-youth

  Judge: Dallas hospital must start gender-affirming treatment for trans youth

In Texas, Dallas County Judge Melissa Bellan temporarily removed all barriers for transgender youth seeking medical treatments from Children's Medical Center Dallas—providing a major win for doctors fighting to restore ...


 
Dance-for-Life-returns-to-Auditorium

  Dance for Life returns to Auditorium

-- From a press release

Chicago Dancers United (CDU), which supports the health and wellness of Chicago's professional dance community, announces the program for its 31st annual fundraiser, Dance for Life 2022, which takes place Saturday, August 13 at 6 p.m. ...


 
US-COVID-19-death-toll-exceeds-1-million

  U.S. COVID-19 death toll exceeds 1 million

One million Americans have now died from the coronavirus, according to an announcement President Joe Biden made May 12, according to ABC News. The number of deaths due to COVID-19 is now equivalent to the population ...


 
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 ...


 
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 ...


 
-Lightfoot-City-Clerk-Valencia-announce-partnership-with-UN-Women-

  Lightfoot, City Clerk Valencia announce partnership with UN Women

-- From a press release

CHICAGO — Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and City Clerk Anna Valencia announced a partnership with UN Women's Global Flagship Program, Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces. The initiative responds to sexual violence against women and girls ...


 
Lightfoot-announces-a-Justice-for-All-Pledge-based-on-equity-and-access-

  Lightfoot announces a 'Justice for All Pledge' based on equity and access

-- From a press release

CHICAGO — Today, Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot joined reproductive justice leaders to announce the Justice For All Pledge, in response to the leaked draft opinion by the majority of the Supreme Court of the United States ...


 
NATIONAL-Rainbow-flagpole-Washington-Blade-Don-Lemon-Black-leaders

  NATIONAL Rainbow flagpole, Washington Blade, Don Lemon, Black leaders

Four years after the Trump Administration abruptly nixed plans to bring a rainbow flag to federal land adjacent to NYC's Christopher Park, the Biden Administration is planning to install a permanent flagpole at the park, Gay ...


 
COVID-Indoor-masking-strongly-recommended-for-Chicago-as-numbers-rise

  COVID Indoor masking 'strongly recommended' for Chicago as numbers rise

With COVID-19 cases continuing to gradually increase, Cook County and the City of Chicago moved from "Low" into the "Medium" COVID-19 Community Level, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced in a press release. In ...


 
Members-of-the-Jane-Collective-abortion-underground-to-reunite-for-The-Janes-screening-May-19

  Members of the Jane Collective abortion underground to reunite for 'The Janes' screening May 19

-- From a press release

CHICAGO, Illinois — In the wake of the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion set to overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, Doc10 today announced that original Jane Collective members will reunite for the ...


 
WORLD-Conversion-therapy-Russian-ruling-concert-pianist-trans-politician

  WORLD Conversion therapy, Russian ruling, concert pianist, trans politician

A trans woman opened up about her horrific experiences of conversion therapy in the wake of the UK government's reviled U-turn that will see LGB conversion therapy banned but trans conversion therapy remain legal, PinkNews reported. ...


 
Canada-lifts-blood-donor-ban-for-gay-and-bisexual-men

  Canada lifts blood-donor ban for gay and bisexual men

Health Canada approved Canadian Blood Services' submission to eliminate the three-month donor deferral period for gay and bisexual men as well as some other people in the LGBTQ2S+ demographic, CTV National News reported. The national blood ...


 
PASSAGES-Playwright-disability-rights-activist-Susan-Nussbaum-dies

  PASSAGES Playwright/disability-rights activist Susan Nussbaum dies

Susan Nussbaum—a Chicago playwright, novelist and longtime disability-rights activist—died April 28 at age 68. Nussbaum won the 2012 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Social Engaging Fiction for her novel Good Kings Bad ...


 
COVID-Latest-travel-update-97-of-country-at-Medium-or-High-level

  COVID Latest travel update: 9.7% of country at 'Medium' or 'High' level

In the CDC's weekly update of COVID-19 Community Levels released April 29, 9.7 percent—or 314—of the 3,220 counties in the United States and Puerto Rico are now designated at a "Medium" or "High" COVID-19 level. That ...


 
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 ...


 
Indiana-Univ-to-host-inaugural-national-HIV-conference

  Indiana Univ. to host inaugural national HIV conference

Indiana University (IU) will host the first IU National HIV Conference, "Stepping into the 5th Decade: Evolving Our Response to HIV," June 8-11 in Indianapolis. Hosted by the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity ...


 
Event-examines-crystal-meth-use-among-Black-gay-and-bi-men

  Event examines crystal-meth use among Black gay and bi men

An event that analyzed crystal-meth use in the Black gay/bi community took place April 19 at the space Chez, 247 E. Ontario St. After introductory remarks from individuals such as Illinois state Rep. Lamont Robinson (who ...


 
Florida-advises-against-gender-affirming-care-for-minors-LGBTQ-groups-respond

  Florida advises against gender-affirming care for minors; LGBTQ+ groups respond

On April 20, Florida's department of health said children younger than 18 years old should not be permitted to receive any form of gender-affirming care, including medications like puberty blockers and hormones and "social gender transition" ...


 
COVID-Masks-now-optional-on-Illinois-and-Chicago-public-transit

  COVID Masks now optional on Illinois and Chicago public transit

On April 19, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker has changed face-mask requirements on public transit. According to a press release Windy City Times received, "To align with the ending of the enforcement of the federal mask mandate ...


 
Travel-confusion-reigns-as-judge-overturns-mask-mandate

  Travel confusion reigns as judge overturns mask mandate

On April 18, U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle—a Donald Trump appointee—struck down the Biden Administration's COVID mask mandate for airplanes and other public transport methods. A Biden Administration official ...


 
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 ...


 
POLITICS-Congressional-candidate-Kina-Collins-on-running-again-addressing-systemic-issues-

  POLITICS Congressional candidate Kina Collins on running again, addressing systemic issues

Gun-violence prevention and healthcare advocate Kina Collins is once again running against longtime Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Danny Davis in the June 28 primary for a seat in the U.S. Congress. She recently spoke with Windy ...


 
First-COVID-breath-test-authorized

  First COVID breath test authorized

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the first COVID-19 test that uses breath samples, according to NBC News. The InspectIR COVID-19 Breathalyzer test has to be done by a trained operator, but the FDA said ...


 
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 ...


 
COVID-CDC-extends-travel-mask-requirement-to-May-3

  COVID CDC extends travel mask requirement to May 3

The Biden administration announced that it is extending the nationwide mask requirement for airplanes and public transit until at least Tuesday, May 3, as it monitors an increase in COVID-19 cases. The Centers for Disease Control ...


 
Groundbreaking-survey-details-disproportionate-harms-of-COVID-19-on-TGNC-Southerners

  Groundbreaking survey details disproportionate harms of COVID-19 on TGNC Southerners

-- From a press release

Today marks the publication of a groundbreaking new research report highlighting the unique impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on transgender and non-binary people in the South. The report: Disproportionate Disadvantage: The Impact of COVID-19 on Trans ...


 
Families-sue-Alabama-over-ban-on-gender-affirming-care-for-trans-adolescents-

  Families sue Alabama over ban on gender-affirming care for trans adolescents

-- From a press release

(Montgomery, AL, April 11, 2022) – Two Alabama families filed a lawsuit in federal court today challenging a recently passed law that criminalizes medical professionals who provide care to transgender adolescents with up to 10 years in prison. ...


 
HRC-condemns-Alabama-Gov-Kay-Ivey-for-first-bill-to-impose-criminal-penalties-on-providers-of-gender-affirming-care-for-youth

  HRC condemns Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey for first bill to impose criminal penalties on providers of gender-affirming care for youth

-- From a press release

MONTGOMERY— Today, Governor Ivey signed Senate Bill 184, legislation passed in the final hours of the session by anti-equality legislators, is the first in the nation to impose felony criminal penalties on medical professionals who offer ...


 
Legislation-to-increase-critical-access-to-HIV-prevention-meds-passes-Illinois-House-

  Legislation to increase critical access to HIV prevention meds passes Illinois House

-- From a press release

SPRINGFIELD — On April 7, HB4430—Increasing Access to PrEP and PEP sponsored by State Representative Kelly M. Cassidy—passed the Illinois House on concurrence with a vote of 72-30. This bill ...


 
Understanding-the-Asexual-Community-on-International-Asexuality-Day-

  Understanding the Asexual Community on International Asexuality Day

-- From a press release

Useful information about the asexual community for anyone writing about International Asexuality Day (https://internationalasexualityday.org/en/ .) Asexuality, often called "ace" for short, refers to a complete or partial lack of interest ...


 
Kim-Hunt-reflects-on-leadership-her-life-and-the-state-of-HIV-AIDS

  Kim Hunt reflects on leadership, her life and the state of HIV/AIDS

Kim Hunt has served many leadership roles in Chicago LGBTQ+ and HIV/AIDS organizations since moving to the city in 1985. The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame inductee was the first executive director of Affinity Community Services. ...


 
WORLD-Global-conference-conversion-therapy-Its-a-Sin-South-Africa

  WORLD Global conference, conversion therapy, 'It's a Sin,' South Africa

This summer, the United Kingdom will host a global LGBTQ+-rights conference that will coincide with London Pride's 50th anniversary, The Washington Blade noted. The Safe to Be Me: A Global Equality Conference will take place in ...


 
Simmons-measure-passes-Senate-would-allow-pharmacists-to-provide-HIV-testing-PrEP-and-PEP-medications-

  Simmons measure passes Senate, would allow pharmacists to provide HIV testing, PrEP and PEP medications

-- From a press release

SPRINGFIELD — To allow more people to access HIV preventative care easier, Illinois state Sen. Mike Simmons (D-Chicago) is leading a measure to allow pharmacists to provide HIV tests and preventative medications to help reduce new ...


 
AFC-calls-on-state-legislature-to-pass-Getting-to-Zero-Illinois-2030-bills

  AFC calls on state legislature to pass Getting to Zero Illinois 2030 bills

AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) held its annual HIV Advocacy Day on March 9, saying it is focused on the Getting to Zero Illinois Plan (GTZ-IL) that aims to end the HIV epidemic in the state by ...


 
Arizona-Gov-Ducey-signs-anti-trans-bills-pro-LGBTQ-groups-vow-to-file-suit

  Arizona Gov. Ducey signs anti-trans bills; pro-LGBTQ+ groups vow to file suit

On March 30, Republican Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a series of bills targeting abortion and transgender rights, joining a growing list of GOP-led states pursuing a conservative social agenda, NBC News reported. The measures will ...


 





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