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PrEP-options-likely-to-change-following-Truvada-patent-expiration

  PrEP options likely to change following Truvada patent expiration

Among the myriad challenges facing HIV/AIDS advocates and healthcare providers has been increasing use of pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, among persons at risk for HIV transmission. A PrEP intervention, which usually consists of taking the oral ...


 
PPIA-to-feature-Lauren-Underwood-on-March-5

  PPIA to feature Lauren Underwood on March 5

Planned Parenthood Illinois Action (PPIA) has announced a special Activist University Extra Credit session featuring Congresswoman Lauren Underwood on Friday, March 5, at 5:30 p.m. Kicking off Women's History Month ...


 
COVID-Lightfoot-Bars-restaurants-can-be-at-50-stay-open-until-1-am

  COVID Lightfoot: Bars, restaurants can be at 50%, stay open until 1 a.m.

On March 2, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced that the city will allow bars and restaurants to boost indoor capacity to 50% and remain open until 1 a.m., The Chicago Tribune reported. Lightfoot also will allow ...


 
APA-adopts-resolution-opposing-efforts-to-change-peoples-gender-identity

  APA adopts resolution opposing efforts to change people's gender identity

--From a press release

WASHINGTON — The American Psychological Association has adopted a resolution opposing efforts to change people's gender identity, citing scientific research showing that such actions may be harmful. The resolution, adopted ...


 
United-Center-vaccination-appointments-open-Thursday-for-Illinois-seniors

  United Center vaccination appointments open Thursday for Illinois seniors

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Beginning Thursday, March 4 at 8:30 a.m., Illinois seniors can schedule their first COVID-19 vaccine appointment at the United Center vaccine site, which will begin to administer a limited number of vaccines on March ...


 
Howard-Brown-Health-expands-access-to-medical-care-of-sexual-assault-survivors-

  Howard Brown Health expands access to medical care of sexual-assault survivors

Howard Brown Health is now providing access to medical forensic exams and evidence collection for survivors of sexual assault on the North and South sides of Chicago through its In Power program. Together with local rape-crisis ...


 
NATIONAL-Nebraska-measure-Williams-Institute-Audre-Lorde-journalist-dies

  NATIONAL Nebraska measure, Williams Institute, Audre Lorde, journalist dies

In Nebraska, the Lincoln City Council passed an ordinance that bans licensed mental-health professionals from subjecting LGBTQ youth to the discredited practice of conversion therapy, according to a Trevor Project ...


 
COVID-Vaccinations-at-United-Center-starting-March-10

  COVID Vaccinations at United Center starting March 10

On Feb. 26, the Biden administration, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, and U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth announced that eligible Illinoisans from every part ...


 
Vaccine-eligibility-opens-to-Illinoisans-with-serious-medical-conditions-

  Vaccine eligibility opens to Illinoisans with serious medical conditions

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Building on efforts to equitably distribute the COVID-19 vaccine, Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Health today announced that Illinoisans with serious medical conditions can be vaccinated ...


 
Dr-Rachel-Levine-confirmation-hearing-today-to-be-first-trans-Senate-confirmed-appointee

  Dr. Rachel Levine confirmation hearing today, to be first trans Senate-confirmed appointee

--From a press release

Washington, DC — Today Dr. Rachel Levine will testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions about her experience and qualifications to be the next U.S. Assistant Secretary of Health. If moved ...


 
One-third-of-gay-bisexual-men-who-take-PrEP-discontinue-within-three-years-

  One-third of gay, bisexual men who take PrEP discontinue within three years

--From a press release

Familiarity and favorable attitudes towards PrEP have increased over time, though use remains low A new study from the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law finds a significant increase in familiarity with pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) ...


 
Victory-Institute-condemns-Rand-Paul-attack-on-Dr-Rachel-Levine-trans-youth

  Victory Institute condemns Rand Paul attack on Dr. Rachel Levine, trans youth

--From a press release

Washington, DC — Today LGBTQ Victory Institute condemned Senator Rand Paul's transphobic attack on Dr. Rachel Levine during her confirmation hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. He attacked trans you ...


 
COVID-Howard-Brown-Health-COO-talks-vaccine-rollout-and-race

  COVID Howard Brown Health COO talks vaccine rollout and race

On Feb. 13, Howard Brown Health hosted a citywide vaccination blitz at five community partner locations (New Beginnings Church of Chicago; 6620 S. King Dr.; Trinity United Church of Christ/TUCC; 400 W. 95th St.; Rising Sun ...


 
COVID-Chicago-expands-indoor-dining-capacity-

  COVID Chicago expands indoor dining capacity

The city of Chicago plans to reduce indoor dining restrictions for a second consecutive week, allowing bars and restaurants to offer service at either 40% capacity or 50 people, whichever is less, The Chicago Tribune reported. ...


 
The-Amazon-Trail-Covid-19-Pioneer

  The Amazon Trail Covid 19 Pioneer

Now that President Biden and Vice President Harris are in office, I've been able to have my first Covid 19 vaccine shot. It was no big deal. I went to our county fairgrounds expecting to be injected through my car window, ...


 
CDC-establishes-school-reopening-guidelines-

  CDC establishes school-reopening guidelines

On Feb. 12, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that teachers and students should return to the classroom and can do so safely—even in areas with high rates of viral transmission—if certain mitigation ...


 
COVID-Pritzker-announces-expansion-of-Phase-1B-eligibility-on-Feb-25-

  COVID Pritzker announces expansion of Phase 1B eligibility on Feb. 25

In light of a steadily increasing federal vaccine supply, Gov. JB Pritzker announced that Illinois is making plans to expand Phase 1B eligibility on Thursday, Feb. 25, to people who have comorbidities and underlying conditions as ...


 
Biden-administration-postponing-discriminatory-Trump-era-HHS-change-HRC-responds

  Biden administration postponing discriminatory Trump-era HHS change, HRC responds

--From a press release

WASHINGTON — Today, in response to a legal challenge, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) agreed to a court order that will temporarily halt a Trump-era discriminatory rule change that would have permitted discrimination ...


 
COVID-Lightfoot-announces-plan-to-ease-restrictions-in-Chicago-

  COVID Lightfoot announces plan to ease restrictions in Chicago

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, the Chicago Department of Public Health and the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection announced a roadmap for Chicago to continue to cautiously ease regulations on businesses as COVID-19 metrics improve. ...


 
Report-LGBTs-of-color-2X-as-likely-to-test-positive-for-COVID-19-as-straight-white-people

  Report: LGBTs of color 2X as likely to test positive for COVID-19 as straight white people

--From a press release

Data collected in fall 2020 finds that LGBT people—in particular LGBT people of color—have disproportionately experienced the health and economic impacts of COVID-19, according to a new report by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of ...


 
Howard-Brown-museum-partner-for-no-cost-COVID-testing-in-Pilsen-

  Howard Brown, museum partner for no-cost COVID testing in Pilsen

Howard Brown Health and the National Museum of Mexican Art (NMMA) have announced a partnership to provide no-cost COVID-19 testing in Pilsen. The new testing site will be embedded inside the NMMA, 1852 W. 19th St., ...


 
Among-California-Latinx-older-LGBs-more-likely-than-straight-peers-to-have-stress-

  Among California Latinx, older LGBs more likely than straight peers to have stress

--From a Williams Institute press release

In both LGB and straight populations, Latinx people had poorer physical health outcomes New research from the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law finds that Latinx older adults in California are similar to their non-LGB ...


 
HRC-responds-to-Rand-Pauls-questions-about-trans-children-

  HRC responds to Rand Paul's questions about trans children

On Feb. 3, the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee held a hearing on the confirmation of Connecticut Commissioner of Education Miguel Cardona to be Secretary of Education. During the event, U.S. Sen. Rand ...


 
COVID-Chicago-promotes-website-that-helps-users-find-book-vaccination-appointments-

  COVID Chicago promotes website that helps users find, book vaccination appointments

The city of Chicago is promoting a national website that will allow people to find and schedule COVID-19 vaccination appointments, The Chicago Tribune reported. The site, ZocDoc.com/vaccine, is run by an outside provider. It will allow ...


 
Indianapolis-council-condemns-conversion-therapy-Indiana-Stonewall-Dems-celebrate-

  Indianapolis council condemns conversion therapy; Indiana Stonewall Dems celebrate

Indiana Stonewall Democrats celebrated the Indianapolis City-County Council and its LGBTQ councillors for passing a proclamation on Feb. 1 that formally condemns "conversion therapy" and the long-term health complications it ...


 
COVID-Lightfoot-Restrictions-for-bars-restaurants-will-remain-

  COVID Lightfoot: Restrictions for bars, restaurants will remain

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city will keep the current indoor dining limits at restaurants in place even if the state allows the city to loosen capacity rules Feb. 2, The Chicago Tribune reported. The ...


 
CDC-issues-mask-mandate-for-travelers-

  CDC issues mask mandate for travelers

Starting in February, travelers and commuters will be required to wear face masks on nearly all forms of public transportation as part of a sweeping new order from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ...


 
Milwaukee-PrideFest-announces-postponement

  Milwaukee PrideFest announces postponement

--From a press release at milwaukeepride.org

Milwaukee PrideFest has announced that it will move this year's festival from its usual time slot in early June. PrideFest is working with Milwaukee Ethnic Festivals, Inc. on potential dates, hoping to reschedule the event for late summer or early fal ...


 
Removing-Global-Gag-will-benefit-millions-of-women-worldwide-leaders-comment

  Removing "Global Gag" will benefit millions of women worldwide, leaders comment

--From press releases

On Jan. 28, President Joe Biden signed a presidential memorandum that will reverse restrictions on abortion access domestically and abroad imposed and expanded by the Trump administration, CNN.com reported. ...


 
Biden-plan-increases-access-to-health-care-for-millions-of-LGBT-people

  Biden plan increases access to health care for millions of LGBT people

--From a press release

Today, President Biden signed several executive orders aimed at improving access to health care. One order directs the Department of Health and Human Services to review the Title X gag rule, which restricts federal funding to ...


 
Report-51-years-since-Stonewall-health-poverty-housing-hurdles-face-LGBTQ-50-NYers

  Report: 51 years since Stonewall health, poverty, housing hurdles face LGBTQ 50+ NYers

--From a press release

NEW YORK, N.Y. — LGBTQ New Yorkers age 50+ face steeper barriers to healthcare, higher rates of poverty, and greater challenges to their economic security than their non-LGBTQ counterparts, and the COVID-19 crisis has only exacerbated ...


 
Joe-Hollendoner-to-lead-Los-Angeles-LGBT-Center-

  Joe Hollendoner to lead Los Angeles LGBT Center

Joe Hollendoner—who was once in executive leadership roles at AIDS Foundation of Chicago and Howard Brown Health as well as a Windy City Times 30 Under 30 honoree—will officially succeed Lorri Jean as CEO of the ...


 
Norwegian-American-Hospital-changes-name-to-Humboldt-Park-Health-

  Norwegian American Hospital changes name to Humboldt Park Health

Norwegian American Hospital, 1044 N. Francisco Ave., has changed its name to Humboldt Park Health, according to a press release Windy City Times received. "The new name, Humboldt Park Health, signifies a renewal of its commitment ...


 
COVID-Pritzker-announces-state-coronavirus-website-

  COVID Pritzker announces state coronavirus website

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced a new portal on coronavirus.illinois.gov to provide residents with easily accessible information about the COVID-19 vaccine. Coronavirus.illinois.gov will provide eligible residents with nearby vaccination sites ...


 
COVID-Lightfoot-CDPH-unveil-plan-to-ensure-equity-in-vaccine-distribution-

  COVID Lightfoot, CDPH unveil plan to ensure equity in vaccine distribution

On Jan. 25, Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), alongside elected officials and community partners, announced new initiatives to address racial equity in the COVID-19 response and vaccine distribution, with ...


 
Steamworks-launches-fundraiser-to-keep-staff-insurance

  Steamworks launches fundraiser to keep staff insurance

Private men's bathhouse Steamworks Chicago launched an online fundraiser Jan. 21 to continue covering the health insurance of its staff as the pandemic progresses. In a GoFundMe post, General Manager Nirmalpal Sachdev said, "For the past ...


 
Bidens-relief-plan-grows-assistance-for-3M-LGBT-adults-experiencing-food-insecurity-

  Biden's relief plan grows assistance for 3M LGBT adults experiencing food insecurity

Today, President Biden signed executive orders to address the economic effects of the COVID-19 crisis. The orders include plans to expand the federal nutrition assistance program, pause federal debt payments for veterans, establish a $15 an ...


 
COVID-19-Chicago-suburban-restaurants-slated-to-reopen-Jan-23-

  COVID-19 Chicago, suburban restaurants slated to reopen Jan. 23

Customers will be allowed back inside restaurants and many bars in Chicago and suburban Cook County beginning Saturday, Jan. 23, The Chicago Sun-Times reported. The city and Cook County will move from Tier 2 to Tier ...


 
Pritzker-Illinois-moving-into-Phase-1B-of-COVID-vaccination-plan-

  Pritzker: Illinois moving into Phase 1B of COVID vaccination plan

Building on the state's progress in administering the COVID-19 vaccine, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced the state will move into the early stages of Phase 1B of the COVID-19 Vaccine Administration Plan beginning Monday, Jan. 25. ...


 
Governors-Lt-Governors-encourage-all-to-make-a-plan-and-get-vaccinated

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

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Today, Governor Pritzker and governors and lieutenant governors from Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin joined together to encourage everyone to make a plan for how they can get the safe and effective ...


 
Gov-Pritzker-praises-President-Bidens-plan-to-combat-COVID-19-

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

--From a press release

Gov. Pritzker Statement on the Announcement of President Biden's Plan to Combat COVID-19 CHICAGO — Governor JB Pritzker issued the following statement following President Biden's announcement of the national plan to combat COVID-19. "One ye ...


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

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

--From a press release

Statement from Jennifer Welch, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Illinois Action: "We will miss working with Senator Heather Steans, a fierce champion for reproductive rights in Illinois. As the lead Senate sponsor for HB40 and ...


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

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

--From a press release

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 ...


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

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

--From a press release

CHICAGO — The American Medical Association (AMA) today applauded the Biden Administration's first-day actions that tackle the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change, re-engage with the World Health Organization (WHO), and ...


 
Day-1-executive-action-addresses-disparate-impact-of-COVID-19-on-LGBTQ-people-

  Day 1 executive action addresses disparate impact of COVID-19 on LGBTQ people

--From a Williams Institute press release

Today, President Biden signed an executive order to combat the health and economic impact of COVID-19. The executive action focuses on strengthening public health measures, such as mask-wearing and social ...


 
LETTER-Unnecessary-legislation

  LETTER: Unnecessary legislation

To the Editor: At a time when Illinois lawmakers should be supporting healthcare heroes who are working tirelessly during the COVID-19 pandemic, we instead receive unwelcome new legislation that will drive up the costs of practicing ...


 
National-COVID-19-Memorial-Service-Jan-19-to-remember-lives-lost

  National COVID-19 Memorial Service Jan. 19 to remember lives lost

CHICAGO, IL— Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the City of Chicago, in partnership with the incoming Biden-Harris Administration, invite everyone in Chicago to take part in the National COVID-19 Memorial Service to remember the lives lost ...


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

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

--From press releases

From Victory Institute: Washington, DC — President-elect Joe Biden nominated Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine to be the U.S. Assistant Secretary of Health — a historic nomination that makes her the first out trans ...


 
Biden-picks-transgender-assistant-health-secretary-

  Biden picks transgender assistant health secretary

President-elect Joe Biden has chosen Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine to be his assistant secretary of health—positioning her to become the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate, a Seattle Times ...


 
COVID-19-restrictions-for-Chicago-suburbs-relaxed-but-still-no-indoor-dining

  COVID-19 restrictions for Chicago, suburbs relaxed, but still no indoor dining

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced that Chicago and its suburbs would move to Tier 2 mitigation restrictions, effective immediately, The Chicago Tribune reported. Under the updated metrics, four regions under the reopening plan will ...


 
SHOWBIZ-LGBTQ-movies-Color-Purple-Nick-Jonas-gay-coach

  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 ...


 
WORLD-Global-Fund-Croatian-case-Poland-items-Hillsong

  WORLD Global Fund, Croatian case, Poland items, Hillsong

In 2020, the Global Fund signed 157 grants for a total of $8.54 billion for HIV, tuberculosis and malaria programs and to strengthen systems for health—and this is the highest number of grants the program ever ...


 
Illinois-Restaurant-Assoc-asks-Pritzker-to-allow-indoor-dining-

  Illinois Restaurant Assoc. asks Pritzker to allow indoor dining

On Jan. 14, the Illinois Restaurant Association (IRA) and restaurant operators around the state issued a press release asking Gov. JB Pritzker to immediately allow for safe and limited indoor dining operations. The IRA's Open Indoor ...


 
Howard-Brown-developing-new-center-in-Northalsted-area-

  Howard Brown developing new center in Northalsted area

Howard Brown Health has chosen Inland National Development Company, LLC to develop its newest healthcare center in Chicago's Northalsted neighborhood (formerly known as Boystown), according to REJournals. There are plans ...


 
Choucair-part-of-Biden-Harris-COVID-19-response-team-

  Choucair part of Biden/Harris COVID-19 response team

Dr. Bechara Choucair—the senior vice president and chief health officer at Kaiser Permanente, and onetime commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health—is part of new President Joe Biden and ...


 
Vulnerable-communities-slow-to-adopt-key-strategy-to-stop-HIVs-spread

  Vulnerable communities slow to adopt key strategy to stop HIV's spread

--From a UCLA press release

LOS ANGELES — Taking a daily pill to prevent HIV transmission is one of the most effective biomedical strategies available to combat the virus' spread, yet use of this health regimen remains low among vulnerable communities ...


 
COVID-19-Chicagos-stay-at-home-advisory-extended-

  COVID-19 Chicago's stay-at-home advisory extended

Chicago's stay-at-home advisory has been extended for another 12 days (from Jan. 10), ABC7Chicago.com reported. Residents are advised to only leave their home to go to work or school, or for essential needs; examples include requiring ...


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

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

Under the cover of chaos the day after Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, the Trump administration officially nixed regulations barring federal grantees in the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) from discriminating against LGBTQ ...


 
Indiana-pols-propose-anti-conversion-therapy-bill-

  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 ...


 
National-LGBTQ-organizations-call-for-Trumps-removal-from-office

  National LGBTQ organizations call for Trump's removal from office

--From a press release

New York, NY - Thursday, Jan. 7, 2020 - GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, along with leading LGBTQ legal, health, youth, justice and equality organizations, is callin ...


 
NATIONAL-Marriage-proposal-Creating-Change-mural-erased-Queer-Santa

  NATIONAL Marriage proposal, Creating Change, mural erased, 'Queer Santa'

A COVID-19 vaccine appointment at a Canton, South Dakota, hospital turned into a marriage proposal for one healthcare couple, CNN.com noted. Robbie Vargas-Cortes, 31, a paramedic and EMS supervisor, was scheduled to get his vaccination on ...


 
Gay-influencers-called-out-for-partying-in-Mexico-during-pandemic-

  Gay influencers called out for partying in Mexico during pandemic

A social-media account called GaysOverCovid has been exposing the gay men of the world for continuing their hard-partying, jet-setting lifestyles in the midst of a pandemic, according to media outlets such as DListed.com. For instance, Chicago-based ...


 
City-officials-send-letter-to-Lightfoot-regarding-schools-reopening

  City officials send letter to Lightfoot regarding schools reopening

On Jan. 3, more than 30 members of the 50-member Chicago City Council sent a letter to Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson regarding concerns about Chicago Public Schools' reopening plans amidst ...


 
State-Rep-Yoni-Pizer-leaves-post-early-citing-early-insurance-termination-

  State Rep. Yoni Pizer leaves post early, citing early insurance termination

Illinois state Rep. Yoni Pizer (D-12th District) issued a letter stating that he would retire Dec. 31 "because of the State's policy to effectively terminate health insurance for me and my family on 12/31/20, even though ...


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

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

--From a Born Perfect press release

ATLANTA, GA — The Born Perfect campaign submitted a friend-of-the-court brief on Friday urging reversal of a recent decision by a three-judge federal panel validating the dangerous unethical practice known ...


 
Top-10-stories-of-2020

  Top 10 stories of 2020

In 2020, the nation faced two existential threats: an out-of-control coronavirus pandemic that killed more than 300,000 people in the United States in less than a year and an erratic, self-obsessed Republican president whose administration withheld ...


 
FDA-funding-blood-donation-study-about-gay-bisexual-men-

  FDA funding blood-donation study about gay, bisexual men

On the heels of news that England has mostly relaxed regulations regarding blood donations from gay and bisexual men, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is funding a study around blood donations by men in those ...


 
England-allows-gay-and-bisexual-men-to-donate-blood-

  England allows gay and bisexual men to donate blood

England has relaxed blood-donation rules for gay and bisexual men. Gay and bisexual men will be able to donate blood more easily from next summer following a landmark policy change, The Guardian reported. Men in a ...


 
Report-Take-Off-Your-Mask-So-I-Know-How-Much-to-Tip-You

  Report: Take Off Your Mask So I Know How Much to Tip You

--From a press release

Today, One Fair Wage, a national nonprofit organization representing subminimum wage and other tipped workers, in partnership with #TimesUp, the UC Berkeley Food Labor Research Center, Professor Catharine MacKinnon, Professor Louise Fitzgerald and ...


 
COVID-19-Ellen-DeGeneres-tests-positive-talk-show-production-halted-

  COVID-19 Ellen DeGeneres tests positive; talk-show production halted

Ellen DeGeneres has tested positive for COVID-19, and has stopped production on her talk show until January, according to media outlets such as Deadline and EW.com. "Hi Everyone, I want to let you all know that ...


 
COVID-19-Lightfoot-CDPH-announce-vaccine-distribution-plans-

  COVID-19 Lightfoot, CDPH announce vaccine distribution plans

On Dec. 9, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced distribution plans for the COVID-19 vaccines when they become available. There is a commitment to allocate initial doses to all 34 ...


 
Report-HIV-Aging-Integrating-Services-to-Improve-Care-for-Overlooked-Population

  Report: HIV & Aging, Integrating Services to Improve Care for Overlooked Population

--From a press release

(December 8, 2020) — HIV has become an aging issue now that more than half of people living with HIV/AIDS in the U.S. are 50 or older. Thanks to advancements in treatment, people with HIV can ...


 
Largest-survey-of-undocumented-immigrants-finds-acute-economic-distress

  Largest survey of undocumented immigrants finds acute economic distress

LOS ANGELES — The members of the California Immigrant Relief Assistance Coalition announce the release of one of the largest surveys of undocumented immigrant needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 91,000 Californians participated in the ...


 
COVID-19-City-investigators-look-into-Ann-Sather-violation

  COVID-19 City investigators look into Ann Sather violation

City inspectors stopped by Lake View Ald. Tom Tunney's Ann Sather restaurant, 909 W. Belmont Ave., because the official has been allowing people to eat inside the establishment in violation of city and state coronavirus restrictions, ...


 
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 ...


 





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