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Cancer-dangers-from-alcohol-surrounded-by-misinformation

  Cancer dangers from alcohol surrounded by misinformation

Reporting by TheCounter.org highlights the efforts of the alcohol industry to obscure awareness of the known cancer dangers of alcohol by spreading misinformation and undermining research. An article focuses on a 2017 Canadian study of health ...


 
Howard-Brown-Open-Door-announce-collaboration-

  Howard Brown, Open Door announce collaboration

Howard Brown Health and Open Door Health Center of Illinois—a suburban counterpart with clinics in Elgin, Aurora and Joliet—have agreed to collaborate for the mutual benefit of their respective patients. The entities entered into the agreement ...


 
Chicago-parking-ban-begins-Dec-1-

  Chicago parking ban begins Dec. 1

The Department of Streets and Sanitation (DSS) is reminding motorists that the Chicago winter overnight parking ban begins on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, and runs through April 1, 2021, according to the city's website. The parking ...


 
New-drive-thru-COVID-19-testing-site-open-in-Crestwood

  New drive-thru COVID-19 testing site open in Crestwood

--From a press release

Crestwood, IL - The Village of Crestwood announces the opening of a drive-through COVID-19 Testing Center at the Crestwood Civic Center, located at 14025 S Kostner Avenue in Crestwood Illinois. The new Alzein COVID Testing Center ...


 
NATIONAL-Guv-tests-positive-lawsuits

  NATIONAL Guv tests positive, lawsuits

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis tweeted that he and First Gentleman Marlon Reis have tested positive for COVID-19, The Denver Post reported. Polis said he will work remotely and "continue to fulfill his duties and responsibilities." Polis ...


 
WORLD-German-soldiers-UK-HIV-rates-OutRight-Chopin

  WORLD German soldiers, UK HIV rates, OutRight, Chopin

Chancellor Angela Merkel's government agreed on a draft bill that would compensate gay soldiers who faced discrimination in the armed forces between 1955 and 2000, TheLocal.de reported. Under the proposed law, which needs to be approved ...


 
AIDS-Foundation-Chicago-Cook-County-Health-mark-World-AIDS-Day

  AIDS Foundation Chicago, Cook County Health mark World AIDS Day

--From a press release

AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) and Cook County Health are collaborating for a special virtual event in honor of World AIDS Day, a global movement to increase public awareness and dialogue about HIV and AIDS, on Dec. ...


 
VIEWS-Taking-care-of-your-mental-health-during-a-COVID-holiday-season

  VIEWS Taking care of your mental health during a COVID holiday season

By Adam Ouanes

This holiday season is unlike any before, and it leaves many people feeling unsure about how to get into the holiday spirit. It's not unusual for many people to find this time of year overwhelming, but ...


 
WINDY-CITY-TIMES-2020-HOLIDAY-GIFT-GUIDE

  WINDY CITY TIMES 2020 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

Even as crazy as this year has been, there have been some constants—such as the observations of holidays (although they have been a lot more virtual). Among said observations is holiday shopping, and Windy City Times ...


 
Chicagos-pandemic-budget-passes-

  Chicago's pandemic budget passes

On Nov. 24, The Chicago City Council passed the city's 2021 pandemic budget. According to a media release, "The $12.8 billion budget was built in close collaboration with City Council members, labor partners and other key ...


 
Lawsuit-filed-regarding-trans-exclusion-for-health-benefits-

  Lawsuit filed regarding trans exclusion for health benefits

Lambda Legal and Sirianni Youtz Spoonemore Hamburger PLLC filed a federal lawsuit challenging Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois' (BCBSIL's) administration of a blanket exclusion of gender-affirming care in an ...


 
State-Senator-Feigenholtz-encourages-all-to-sign-up-for-ACA-benefits

  State Senator Feigenholtz encourages all to sign up for ACA benefits

--From a press release

CHICAGO — State Senator Sara Feigenholtz (D-Chicago) is encouraging everyone to sign up for health coverage during the Affordable Care Act's Open Enrollment period, which lasts until Dec. 15. "The Affordable Care Act expanded health care ...


 
Diabetes-and-HIV

  Diabetes and HIV

Experts suggest that prolonged antiretroviral therapy (ART) of HIV-infected people is associated with increased risk of insulin resistance leading to type 2 diabetes. I suggest that this is not an accurate scientific explanation. Here's why. T ...


 
COVID-19-Queer-led-FamilyQ-helps-distribute-masks-

  COVID-19 Queer-led FamilyQ helps distribute masks

FamilyQ is an LGBTQ-led volunteer effort to support nonprofit organizations and social-justice groups by donating more than 100,000 disposable face masks. Proceeds help provide resources to overlooked and underresourced communities. ...


 
11th-Circuit-Court-rules-on-conversion-therapy-protections-groups-respond

  11th Circuit Court rules on conversion therapy protections, groups respond

--From a press release

ATLANTA, GA — Today, in a split decision, a three-judge panel of the Eleventh Circuit issued a decision today striking down local laws in Boca Raton and Palm Beach County, Florida protecting minors from undergoing conversion ...


 
PPIL-extends-Gender-Affirming-Hormone-Therapy-program-statewide

  PPIL extends Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy program statewide

During this year's Transgender Awareness Week (which culminates with the Transgender Day of Remembrance on Nov. 20), Planned Parenthood of Illinois (PPIL) is highlighting its Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy (GAHT) ...


 
New-guide-out-for-educators-parents-advocating-for-LGBTQ-students-with-disabilities-

  New guide out for educators, parents advocating for LGBTQ students with disabilities

--From a press release

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation released a new resource to help both parents and educators advocate on behalf of LGBTQ students with disabilities. NCLR partnered with HRC Foundation, the National ...


 
COVID-19-Pritzker-institutes-Tier-Three-mitigations-starting-Nov-20-

  COVID-19 Pritzker institutes Tier Three mitigations starting Nov. 20

With a new wave of COVID-19 surging across Illinois, the Midwest and the nation, Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced, on Nov. 17, additional COVID-19 resurgence mitigations will take effect ...


 
City-of-Chicago-issues-Stay-at-Home-Advisory-

  City of Chicago issues Stay at Home Advisory

In response to rising COVID-19 cases, Chicago residents have been advised to remain at home beginning Monday, Nov.16, 2020 and to cancel plans to entertain on Thanksgiving. Exceptions to the new Stay at Home Advisory are ...


 
CVS-Health-offering-free-rapid-COVID-19-testing-on-South-Side

  CVS Health offering free, rapid COVID-19 testing on South Side

--From a press release

CHICAGO, Ill., November 10, 2020 — Together with the New Spiritual Light Missionary Baptist Church and Peer Plus Education and Training Advocates, CVS Health is launching rapid COVID-19 testing at the Chicago Baptist Institute. CVS pharmacists ...


 
Healthcare-for-tens-of-millions-including-LGBT-elders-at-stake-in-Supreme-Court-hearing

  Healthcare for tens of millions, including LGBT elders, at stake in Supreme Court hearing

--From a SAGE press release

Today, the Supreme Court hears yet another case challenging the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This challenge takes up whether eliminating the penalty for not having health insurance makes the individual ...


 
Number-of-COVID-19-cases-among-Cook-County-Circuit-Court-employees-updated

  Number of COVID-19 cases among Cook County Circuit Court employees updated

The Office of the Chief Judge has announced that four employees and two judges have tested positive for COVID-19. One judge works at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse, while the other judge works in the Cook County ...


 
Gov-Pritzker-and-staff-test-negative-for-COVID-19

  Gov. Pritzker and staff test negative for COVID-19

--From a press release

Chicago — Governor Pritzker and staff who attended the meeting Monday where they were exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 have tested negative. The PCR tests were conducted Friday afternoon. This is the second ...


 
Flu-shots-mental-health-well-being-COVID-resources-part-of-Andersonville-Cares

  Flu shots, mental health, well-being, COVID resources part of Andersonville Cares

--From a press release

CHICAGO — The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) is expanding its ongoing "Andersonville Cares" initiative to help keep businesses and residents safe throughout the fall and winter months. Neighborhood resources ...


 
COVID-19-More-Cook-County-Court-chief-judges-office-employees-test-positive-

  COVID-19 More Cook County Court chief judge's office employees test positive

The Office of the Chief Judge announced that four employees have tested positive for COVID-19. Two employees work for the Adult Probation Department at the Criminal Court Administration Building. The third employee works for the Social ...


 
COVID-19-UChicago-Medical-Center-recruiting-for-vaccine-clinical-trial

  COVID-19 UChicago Medical Center recruiting for vaccine clinical trial

The University of Chicago (UChicago) Medical Center will be a testing site for the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson's Phase 3 clinical research study, ENSEMBLE trial, to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the ...


 
NATIONAL-Texas-board-intersex-portfolio-hate-crimes-beauty-queen-dies-

  NATIONAL Texas board, intersex portfolio, hate crimes, beauty queen dies

A Texas regulatory board reinstated protections that bar social workers from refusing services to LGBTQ people and people with disabilities, NBC News reported. The Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council, or BHEC, on Tuesday unanimously reversed an ...


 
Mayor-Lightfoot-announces-election-day-safety-plan

  Mayor Lightfoot announces election day safety plan

--From a press release

CHICAGO— Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot today joined the Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC), Chicago Police Department (CPD), Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Department of Business ...


 
LGBT-HISTORY-The-Intersection-Of-LGBTQ-History-And-Disability

  LGBT HISTORY: The Intersection Of LGBTQ History And Disability

Disabled people have long been hidden from history, and unsurprisingly, disabled LGBTQ historical figures too have been hidden. The LGBTQ community itself has been slow to address disability as an issue, yet some of the most ...


 
Pritzker-administration-grants-94M-to-Illinois-businesses-communities-

  Pritzker administration grants $94M to Illinois businesses, communities

--From a press release

CHICAGO—Governor JB Pritzker today joined the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) to announce the release of $94 million in emergency relief funds for communities and small businesses ...


 
COVID-19-Big-Chicks-Tweet-closing-temporarily

  COVID-19 Big Chicks/Tweet closing temporarily

Uptown venues Big Chicks (5024 N. Sheridan Rd.) and Tweet (5020 N. Sheridan Rd.) have temporarily closed after owner Michelle Fire said a customer who was feeling unwell came to the bar to celebrate his birthday ...


 
Jane-Fonda-Hillary-Clinton-attend-Personal-PACs-virtual-luncheon

  Jane Fonda, Hillary Clinton attend Personal PAC's virtual luncheon

Actor/Activist Jane Fonda, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Governor JB Pritzker were among those who took place in Personal PAC's Oct. 21 virtual luncheon. The reproductive-rights organization's principal ...


 
COVID-19-restriction-measures-for-Chicago-start-Oct-30

  COVID-19 restriction measures for Chicago start Oct. 30

Gov. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced COVID-19 resurgence mitigations will be implemented in Region 11—the City of Chicago—beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 30. ...


 
GAO-Report-Veteran-health-system-falling-short-for-LGBTQs

  GAO Report: Veteran health system falling short for LGBTQs

A recent report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) finds that Veterans Administration (VA) healthcare service to LGBTQs is hampered by a failure in reporting and analysis. VA hospitals ...


 
Same-sex-parents-are-7X-more-likely-to-raise-adopted-foster-children

  Same-sex parents are 7X more likely to raise adopted, foster children

--From a Williams Institute press release

A summary of data on same-sex parenting to inform reporting on Fulton v. City of Philadelphia On Nov. 5, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia. The case will ...


 
LETTER-Message-to-Illinois-Patients-BE-WELL-

  LETTER: Message to Illinois Patients, B.E. W.E.L.L.

Dear Editor: As we approach the holiday season and we continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, now is the time to double our efforts to minimize our exposure to the virus and to do everything ...


 
Lightfoot-imposes-curfew-on-city-cracks-down-on-bars-

  Lightfoot imposes curfew on city, cracks down on bars

In light of a spike of coronavirus infections in the city, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot followed through Oct. 22 by imposing a 10 p.m. curfew on all nonessential city businesses, The Chicago Tribune reported. In addition, ...


 
Lightfoot-releases-2021-budget-proposal

  Lightfoot releases 2021 budget proposal

On Oct. 21, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot presented to City Council the 2021 budget recommendations—described in a press release as "a fiscally responsible spending plan that leads the City along the road to recovery from the ...


 
NATIONAL-Autistic-trans-guide-trans-death-AIDS-Quilt-intersex-study

  NATIONAL Autistic trans guide, trans death, AIDS Quilt, intersex study

The National LGBTQ Task Force and the AWNNetwork released a collaborative guide, "Before You Go: Know Your Rights & What to Expect at the Doctor and in the Hospital"—a groundbreaking first-of-its-kind publication filled with tips and ...


 
Study-shows-young-queer-adults-face-high-rates-of-discrimination-

  Study shows young queer adults face high rates of discrimination

A new study from the progressive think tank the Center for American Progress (CAP) and the research group NORC at the University of Chicago reported that young queer adults face high rates of discrimination. The survey ...


 
-Equality-Illinois-distributes-115000-in-COVID-relief-grants-to-LGBTQs

  Equality Illinois distributes $115,000+ in COVID relief grants to LGBTQs

--From a press release

Equality Illinois, the state's civil rights organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer people; through a grant the Illinois COVID Response Fund (ICRF) and community organizations, has awarded over $115,000 in COVID relief grants ...


 
Hillary-Clinton-supports-Personal-PACs-virtual-annual-awards-luncheon

  Hillary Clinton supports Personal PAC's virtual annual awards luncheon

--From a press release

Chicago, IL — Personal PAC, the leading non-partisan political action committee (PAC) dedicated to electing pro-choice state and local officials in Illinois is excited to announce that Secretary Hillary Clinton ...


 
Jessica-Halem-to-open-Transforming-Care-Conference

  Jessica Halem to open Transforming Care Conference

--From a press release

The Equitas Health Institute's virtual 2020 Transforming Care Conference on LGBTQ+ HIV & Health Equity opens Wednesday, October 14 with Jessica Halem's presentation of "Mourn the Dead & Fight Like Hell for the Living." As a ...


 
19-of-transgender-adults-in-the-US-are-parents-

  19% of transgender adults in the U.S. are parents

--From a Williams Institute press release

The first nationally representative sample of transgender people in the U.S. finds no difference in mental and physical health between transgender and cisgender parents An estimated 19% of transgender adults in the U.S. are parents, according ...


 
Study-LGBTs-nearly-four-times-more-likely-than-non-to-face-violent-crime

  Study: LGBTs nearly four times more likely than non to face violent crime

--From a press release

LGBT people are nearly four times more likely than non-LGBT people to experience violent victimization, including rape, sexual assault, and aggravated or simple assault, according to a new study by the Williams Institute at UCLA School ...


 
COVID-19-President-and-Melania-Trump-test-positive-

  COVID-19 President and Melania Trump test positive

President Donald Trump revealed late during the evening of Oct. 1 that he and First Lady Melania Trump had tested positive for COVID-19. "Tonight @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine ...


 
PASSAGES-Timothy-Ray-Brown-who-was-cured-of-HIV-dies-of-cancer-at-54-

  PASSAGES Timothy Ray Brown, who was cured of HIV, dies of cancer at 54

After a five-month battle with leukemia, Timothy Ray Brown—publicized as the first known person to be cured of HIV, and also known by many as "The Berlin Patient"—has died of cancer, according to the International AIDS ...


 
VIEWPOINT-As-a-gay-bipolar-man-Ive-learned-to-live-with-suicidal-thoughts

  VIEWPOINT As a gay bipolar man, I've learned to live with suicidal thoughts

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people ages 10 to 20. LGBTQ+ youth seriously contemplate suicide at almost three times the rate of heterosexual youth. In addition, LGBTQ+ youth are almost five ...


 
30-Under-30-Awards-2000-2019

  30 Under 30 Awards 2000-2019

Honoring local LGBTQ people 30 and younger who excelled in entertainment, politics, health, activism, academics, sports and other areas, Windy City Times' 30 Under 30 Awards ceremonies, which started in 2000, were held during Pride Month. ...


 
NATIONAL-Trans-incidents-governors-It-Gets-Better-Keith-Haring-Gloria-Trevi

  NATIONAL Trans incidents, governors, It Gets Better, Keith Haring, Gloria Trevi

The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) mourned the loss of Aerrion Burnett, a 37-year-old Black trans woman from Independence, Missouri who was found dead of a gunshot wound Sept. 19, a press release noted ...


 
COVID-19-Chicago-relaxing-restrictions-on-gyms-bars-restaurants

  COVID-19 Chicago relaxing restrictions on gyms, bars, restaurants

Citing a downward turn in the number of the city's COVID-19 cases, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has relaxed restrictions for gyms, bars, restaurants and other venues, The Chicago Tribune noted. Starting Thursday, Oct. 1, the city ...


 
COVID-19-Indiana-moving-to-Stage-5-of-reopening

  COVID-19 Indiana moving to Stage 5 of reopening

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced that the state will move to stage 5 of reopening as coronavirus trends continue to improve, WSBT.com reported. Stores, malls, restaurants, bars, nightclubs and gyms will all be able to open ...


 
Jane-Fonda-part-of-Personal-PAC-virtual-luncheon-Oct-21

  Jane Fonda part of Personal PAC virtual luncheon Oct. 21

Personal PAC—the leading non-partisan political action committee (PAC) dedicated to electing pro-choice state and local officials in Illinois—announced that its 27th Annual Awards Luncheon will be held virtually Wed., Oct. ...


 
Chicago-releases-outdoor-dining-guidelines-for-fall-winter-

  Chicago releases outdoor dining guidelines for fall, winter

Keeping the COVID-19 pandemic in mind, the City of Chicago released guidelines for safe outdoor dining this fall and winter. All outdoor spaces must have a sidewalk cafe permit, outdoor patio license or an expanded outdoor ...


 
HRC-Pres-Alphonso-David-reacts-to-US-approaching-200000-COVID-deaths

  HRC Pres. Alphonso David reacts to U.S. approaching 200,000 COVID deaths

--From a press release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, as the United States approaches the grim milestone of surpassing 200,000 deaths caused by COVID-19, Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC) President Alphonso David released the following ...


 
COVID-19-Report-Latinx-LGBTQ-people-suffer-more-from-economic-fallout

  COVID-19 Report: Latinx LGBTQ people suffer more from economic fallout

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation released new data outlining the economic impact of COVID-19 on Latinx LGBTQ people. The new research shows that Latinx LGBTQ people are more likely to have had their employment adversely ...


 
PASSAGES-Gay-philanthropist-Henry-van-Ameringen-dies

  PASSAGES Gay philanthropist Henry van Ameringen dies

Henry van Ameringen, a major donor to LGBTQ+ and HIV organizations, died Sept. 9. He was 90, according to a Plus magazine item. Lambda Legal CEO Kevin Jennings said in a statement that Windy City Times ...


 
Midwest-LGBTQ-Health-Symposium-going-virtual-Sept-16-17

  Midwest LGBTQ Health Symposium going virtual Sept. 16-17

The Midwest LGBTQ Health Symposium 2020—with its theme, "Being Healthy is a Radical Act"—will be going virtual Sept. 16-17. The symposium (presented by Howard Brown Health's Center for Education, Research ...


 
PASSAGES-Computer-programmer-Chi-Town-Squares-member-Bill-Klein-passes-away

  PASSAGES Computer programmer/Chi-Town Squares member Bill Klein passes away

Longtime Chi-Town Squares member and COBOL computer programmer William "Bill" Michael Klein died Sept. 5 due to health complications after he fell down in his home a few days prior. He was 70. Klein was born ...


 
SciLine-hosts-intersectional-briefing-regarding-LGBTQ-Black-communities

  SciLine hosts intersectional briefing regarding LGBTQ+, Black communities

Recently, SciLine held a media briefing discussing mental health in LGBTQ+ and Black communities. Yale School of Medicine's Dr. John Pachankis and Tufts University's Dr. Madina Agenor were panelists who contributed to the conversation of racial ...


 
Quigley-Demings-introduce-blood-donation-bias-measure-

  Quigley, Demings introduce blood-donation bias measure

U.S. Reps. Mike Quigley (IL-05), who serves as Vice Chair of the LGBT Equality Caucus, and Val Demings (FL-10) introduced the Science in Blood Donation Act of 2020, which would require the Food and Drug Administration ...


 
SOCIAL-MEDIA-Sam-Cushing-talks-COVID-19-creating-meaningful-content

  SOCIAL MEDIA Sam Cushing talks COVID-19, creating meaningful content

Sam Cushing is a multihyphenate talent—musician, fitness consultant, digital content creator and mental-health advocate—with a focus on building his social media presence to pursue his interests and generate a positive ...


 
Howard-Brown-breaks-ground-on-new-Broadway-Youth-Center-location

  Howard Brown breaks ground on new Broadway Youth Center location

Officials from the Howard Brown Health organization, public officials and community supporters gathered in Uptown Sept. 10 to break ground on a new Broadway Youth Center location. Projected for a 2021 opening, the five-story facility, at ...


 
Pritzker-aims-to-connect-unemployed-with-COVID-19-response-jobs

  Pritzker aims to connect unemployed with COVID-19 response jobs

Illinois Gov. Pritzker announced a new $16.6-million investment to expand job opportunities for Illinoisans who have lost their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through two new grants received from the U.S. Department of Labor, the Illinois ...


 
TAWANI-Foundations-donations-reach-18M-

  TAWANI Foundation's donations reach $1.8M

In response to the current health crisis, the TAWANI Foundation, TAWANI Enterprises' philanthropic organization, has donated $1.8 million so far to various organizations to help support COVID-19 relief efforts in Illinois. The donations address ...


 
NATIONAL-Anti-Trump-ruling-crime-items-Equality-California-Texas-school-

  NATIONAL Anti-Trump ruling, crime items, Equality California, Texas school

A federal judge slapped a hold on a Trump administration rule that allows healthcare providers to refuse services to LGBTQ people on religious grounds, Bloomberg reported. In a preliminary injunction, U.S. District Judge James Boasberg said ...


 
Chicago-House-moves-central-hub

  Chicago House moves central hub

Chicago House—founded in September 1985 as an organization committed to providing a home to individuals dying of HIV—has relocated its central hub to the South Loop, at 2229 S. Michigan Ave., Ste. 304. The central hub ...


 
VIEWPOINT-The-common-thread-of-LGBTQ-stigma-and-mental-health

  VIEWPOINT The common thread of LGBTQ+ stigma and mental health

The relationship between the LGBTQ+ community and mental health has always varied from country to country. But when religion enters the conversation, a whole new aspect escalates the stigma. Countries all over the world have high ...


 
LETTER-TO-THE-EDITOR-Wear-a-mask

  LETTER TO THE EDITOR Wear a mask

Dear editor: Wear a mask. Illinois made great strides fighting COVID-19, but it will take sustained effort and discipline to keep the virus under control. Illinois doctors are asking everyone to take two simple actions when ...


 
Suicide-Prevention-Month-summary-of-data-on-LGBT-suicide-

  Suicide Prevention Month summary of data on LGBT suicide

--From a Williams Institute press release

Research shows that anti-LGBT discrimination and victimization contribute to an increase in the risk of suicidality and that LGBT people are at disproportionate risk of suicidal ideation, planning, and attempts. In recognition ...


 
Planned-Parenthood-endorses-reproductive-health-champions-for-election

  Planned Parenthood endorses reproductive health champions for election

--From a PPIA press release

CHICAGO—The Board of Directors of Planned Parenthood Illinois Action (PPIA), the non-partisan political and advocacy arm of Planned Parenthood of Illinois, announces its endorsements for the November 3 general election. ...


 
NATIONAL-Adoption-agency-case-Chick-fil-A-LGBTQ-candidates-Cher

  NATIONAL Adoption-agency case, Chick-fil-A, LGBTQ candidates, Cher

The U.S. Supreme Court set Wed., Nov. 4, as the date when it will hear oral arguments on whether a taxpayer-funded, religious-affiliated adoption agency can lawfully reject same-sex couples—a case that could have significant impact on ...


 
New-psychology-handbook-focuses-on-sexual-gender-minority-mental-health

  New psychology handbook focuses on sexual, gender minority mental health

A comprehensive new psychology book, The Oxford Handbook of Sexual and Gender Minority Mental Health, was recently released—and it features essays from dozens of academics across multiple countries addressing a variety of issues specific to this ...


 
Judge-stops-HHS-rule-change-from-taking-effect

  Judge stops HHS rule change from taking effect

U.S. District Court Judge Frederic Block issued a temporary injunction Monday (August 17), delaying the implementation of new rules written by the Trump administration that would eliminate protections for LGBT people in ...


 
Ally-opens-Diverse-Little-Free-Library-in-Norridge

  Ally opens Diverse Little Free Library in Norridge

Former elementary school teacher and healthcare non-profit education manager Lauren Erbach Barnfield is on a mission to bring diverse children's books to her Norridge neighborhood—with a Diverse Little Free Library located in ...


 





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