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-Gov-Pritzker-issues-executive-order-creating-new-office-of-equity

  Gov. Pritzker issues executive order creating new office of equity

--From a press release

SPRINGFIELD — Building on the administration's ongoing work to advance equity and inclusion, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed an executive order establishing the Office of Equity to promote diversity, equity ...


 
Bernie-Hansens-gay-rights-legacy-remembered

  Bernie Hansen's gay-rights legacy remembered

Activist Arthur Johnston recalled the late 44th Ward Alderman Bernie Hansen as perhaps "the most unlikely gay-rights alderman." Johnston—one of the activists involved with, among other endeavors, the push for the city's Human Rights Ordinance i ...


 
Bill-would-expose-schools-that-discriminate-against-LGBTQ-students

  Bill would expose schools that discriminate against LGBTQ students

--From a press release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark (MA-5) and Representatives Chris Pappas (NH-1), Sharice Davids (KS-3), and Mondaire Jones (NY-17) introduced the Exposing Discrimination in ...


 
Pappas-introduces-legislation-to-establish-LGBTQ-veterans-advisory-committee

  Pappas introduces legislation to establish LGBTQ veterans advisory committee

--From a press release

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01), a member of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee and Chair of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, introduced legislation to establish an ...


 
VIEWS-US-Senators-Its-time-to-act-against-anti-LGBTQ-discrimination

  VIEWS U.S. Senators: It's time to act against anti-LGBTQ discrimination

Georgia has had the eyes of the nation on it for some time now. It's just over five years since people across Georgia braced themselves as lawmakers sent sweeping anti-LGBTQ legislation to the desk of then-Governor ...


 
Gay-Calif-donor-convicted-in-deaths-of-two-Black-men

  Gay Calif. donor convicted in deaths of two Black men

On July 27, a federal jury convicted wealthy California political donor Ed Buck, 66, on charges he injected gay men with methamphetamine in exchange for sex, leading to two deaths and other overdoses, CBS News reported. ...


 
Report-LGBTQ-elected-officials-up-by-17-in-past-year-28116-more-would-be-equitable-representation

  Report: LGBTQ elected officials up by 17% in past year; 28,116 more would be equitable representation

--From a Victory Institute press release

Out for America 2021 report finds 986 out LGBTQ elected officials nationwide; Black LGBTQ elected officials increased by 75% in the past year; Mississippi is only state in the nation with zero known LGBTQ elected officials ...


 
Lightfoot-Mask-mandates-may-return-to-Chicago

  Lightfoot: Mask mandates may return to Chicago

People may not want to toss those face masks. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot told The New York Times she will consider reinstating a mask mandate and other restrictions if the city starts to consistently record more ...


 
Pelosi-names-Kinzinger-to-Jan-6-committee

  Pelosi names Kinzinger to Jan. 6 committee

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced July 25 that she has appointed U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Illinois) to the House select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, bolstering the Republican presence on ...


 
WORLD-Marriage-in-Chile-Polish-website-Toronto-news-Reclaim-Pride-march

  WORLD Marriage in Chile, Polish website, Toronto news, 'Reclaim Pride' march

On July 21, Chile's Senate approved an equal-marriage bill, DW.com reported. The regulations were presented during the second government of the socialist Michelle Bachelet (2014-2018) and last June 1, during ...


 
NATIONAL-California-cases-trans-woman-killed-Pride-staircase-sports-law

  NATIONAL California cases, trans woman killed, Pride staircase, sports law

Proponents of Proposition 8 have to file a brief on or before Aug. 16 to show they have standing to appeal a district court decision to release tapes of the landmark Perry v. Schwarzenegger trial that ...


 
Hungarian-protesters-defy-prime-minister-with-sizable-march

  Hungarian protesters defy prime minister with sizable march

In Hungary, approximately 30,000 people joined the annual Pride celebrations in the capital of Budapest on July 24, with attendees marching in colorful outfits in support of inclusion and freedom, according to CNN.com. However, this year ...


 
Gina-Ortiz-Jones-Shawn-Skelly-confirmed-by-US-Senate-both-make-LGBTQ-history

  Gina Ortiz Jones, Shawn Skelly confirmed by U.S. Senate; both make LGBTQ history

--From a press release

Washington, DC — The United States Senate today confirmed two historic LGBTQ presidential nominees by unanimous consent. Gina Ortiz Jones, confirmed for Under Secretary of the Air Force, will be the first out lesbian to serve ...


 
US-House-resolution-apologizes-to-LGBTQ-service-members-civilian-workers

  U.S. House resolution apologizes to LGBTQ service members, civilian workers

A new resolution introduced in the U.S. House apologizes for the federal government's treatment of LGBTQ federal civilian workers and U.S. service members, who were once subject to expulsion from their positions because of their sexual ...


 
Chicago-City-Council-approves-civilian-oversight-for-police

  Chicago City Council approves civilian oversight for police

On July 21, the Chicago City Council approved a controversial civilian oversight panel, giving the public more control over Chicago police following years of protests about law enforcement misconduct, The Chicago Tribune reported. The vote was ...


 
Research-LGBTQ-people-of-color-meet-more-discrimination-Equality-Act-an-urgent-need

  Research: LGBTQ people of color meet more discrimination, Equality Act an urgent need

--From a press release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Discrimination inflicts profoundly greater harm on LGBTQ people of color in a wide range of areas, according to recent analysis of scholarly research released by the National Black Justice Coalition, National Center for ...


 
Quigley-secures-funding-for-Center-on-Halsted-program-and-other-projects

  Quigley secures funding for Center on Halsted program and other projects

U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (IL-05), a member of the House Committee on Appropriations and Chair of the Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee, announced that the Appropriations Committee has approved ...


 
US-Sen-Warnock-to-headline-Personal-PACs-annual-luncheon

  U.S. Sen. Warnock to headline Personal PAC's annual luncheon

--From a press release

U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Georgia) is slated to be a featured speaker at the Personal PAC 28th Annual Awards Luncheon on Wed., Oct. 20. The event will take place virtually and feature several pro-choice leaders. More ...


 
Gov-JB-Pritzker-Lt-Gov-Juliana-Stratton-announce-re-election-campaign

  Gov. JB Pritzker, Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton announce re-election campaign

--From a press release

ILLINOIS—Today, Governor JB Pritzker announced he and Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton will run for re-election to a second term in 2022, releasing a video that highlights the strength of the state's response to the COVID pandemic ...


 
WORLD-Cameraman-dies-order-for-Russia-French-priest-Benedetta

  WORLD Cameraman dies, order for Russia, French priest, 'Benedetta'

A Georgian TV cameraman who was among dozens of journalists attacked by a right-wing mob during chaos aimed at pro-LGBTQ campaigners has died, RFERL.org reported. Co-workers of Lekso Lashkarava, 37, said July 11 that he had ...


 
NATIONAL-Amazon-condo-collapse-T-shirt-controversy-GLSEN-

  NATIONAL Amazon, condo collapse, T-shirt controversy, GLSEN

At least two Amazon employees have resigned in recent weeks to protest the company's decision to continue to sell a book they say frames young people who identify as transgender as mentally ill, NBC News reported. ...


 
Minnesota-governor-bans-conversion-therapy-

  Minnesota governor bans conversion therapy

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has signed a bill that bans the discredited practice of conversion therapy, KARE11.com reported. The state will become the 21st to ban the practice that tries to change a person's sexual orientation ...


 
Gov-Pritzker-signs-justice-related-legislation-protecting-youth-most-vulnerable

  Gov. Pritzker signs justice-related legislation protecting youth, most vulnerable

--From a press release

CHICAGO —On Juy 15, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed a package of nation-leading legislation that puts Illinois at the forefront of the work to bring about true reform to the state's justice system. "An essential tenet ...


 
Gov-Pritzker-announces-next-round-of-rental-assistance-as-eviction-moratorium-ends

  Gov. Pritzker announces next round of rental assistance as eviction moratorium ends

--From a press release

CHICAGO — As the state's gradual phaseout of the pandemic eviction moratorium continues, Governor JB today encouraged renters and landlords to apply for $500 million in existing aid and announced that an additional round of assistance ...


 
SAGE-and-MAP-Why-LGBT-older-people-need-the-Equality-Act-now

  SAGE and MAP: Why LGBT older people need the Equality Act now

--From a press release

(July 14, 2021) — A new issue brief released today by SAGE and the Movement Advancement Project, Why LGBT Older People Need the Equality Act Now, details how LGBT older people would benefit from passage of ...


 
Lightfoot-announces-27-Neighborhood-Opportunity-Fund-Grant-finalists

  Lightfoot announces 27 Neighborhood Opportunity Fund Grant finalists

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot today announced 27 new Neighborhood Opportunity Fund (NOF) grant finalists. A Greater Grand Crossing shared kitchen, a Calumet Heights dance studio, and a Humboldt Park juice bar are among the ...


 
Alderwoman-presents-her-side-in-Pride-North-fee-situation

  Alderwoman presents her side in Pride North fee situation

Chicago Ald. Maria Hadden (49th Ward) spoke with Windy City Times about a recent controversy that involved fees regarding Pride North. On June 26 (Saturday), the $20 fee was listed as a suggested donation. However, the ...


 
WORLD-Anti-LGBTQ-crimes-conversion-therapy-out-prime-minister-Pakistan-school

  WORLD Anti-LGBTQ crimes, conversion therapy, out prime minister, Pakistan school

In England, police are treating the painting of a homophobic slur on an LGBTQ Pride mural as a hate crime, the BBC reported. The wall in St Helens, Merseyside, which was painted by volunteers and artists ...


 
Quigley-again-calls-for-end-to-detention-of-trans-migrants

  Quigley again calls for end to detention of trans migrants

--From a press release

CHICAGO, IL — Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), Vice Chair of the LGBT Equality Caucus and a founding Member of the Transgender Equality Task Force, led thirty House Democrats in calling for an end to ...


 
Ohio-governor-OKs-anti-LGBTQ-healthcare-amendment-

  Ohio governor OKs anti-LGBTQ healthcare amendment

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, a Republican, approved a last-minute amendment to a budget bill that allows medical providers and insurers "the freedom to decline to perform, participate in, or pay for any health care service which ...


 
Gov-Pritzker-hails-Illinois-second-ratings-upgrade-in-recent-days

  Gov. Pritzker hails Illinois' second ratings upgrade in recent days

--From a press release

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker hailed the state's improved bond rating from S&P Global Ratings on Thursday, the second such rating upgrade in recent days. The announcement follows Moody's credit upgrade and Fitch's upgraded cre ...


 
Report-Queer-cis-women-candidates-outperform-queer-cis-men

  Report: Queer cis women candidates outperform queer cis men

--From a press release

Washington, DC — A new LGBTQ Victory Institute report (bhttps://victoryinstitute.org/resource/five-year-analysis-electoral-success-of-lgbtq-candidates-by-gender-identity/) shows queer cisgender women* run for office at significantly lower ra ...


 
Six-LGBTQ-candidates-prevail-in-NYC-primaries-

  Six LGBTQ candidates prevail in NYC primaries

Six out LGBTQ candidates won their Democratic primaries for New York City Council seats—all of whom are likely to win their November general elections in the heavily Democratic city, according to a Victory Fund press release. ...


 
Lightfoot-City-Hall-is-now-open-to-the-public-

  Lightfoot: City Hall is now open to the public

Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot announced that, after 16 months, City Hall has reopened to the public. This announcement marks another milestone as the City of Chicago recovers from the impact of the pandemic. All visitors ...


 
Gov-Pritzker-signs-legislation-making-healthcare-more-accessible-affordable

  Gov. Pritzker signs legislation making healthcare more accessible, affordable

--From a press release

DOWNERS GROVE — Joined by healthcare providers and legislative leaders at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker, on July 6, signed legislation that will help make healthcare more accessible and affordable for Illinois resident ...


 
Trevor-Project-data-on-LGBTQ-youth-suicide-shows-urgency-of-Equality-Act

  Trevor Project data on LGBTQ youth suicide shows urgency of Equality Act

--From a press release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Freedom & Opportunity For All, a national campaign advocating for the urgent passage of the Equality Act, and The Trevor Project, the world's largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ ...


 
Lambda-Legal-elects-former-State-Senator-Heather-Steans-to-Board-of-Directors

  Lambda Legal elects former State Senator Heather Steans to Board of Directors

--From a press release

(New York) — Lambda Legal is pleased to announce it has elected Heather Steans to serve on its Board of Directors. Ms. Steans is a former Illinois State Senator and chairs the Steans Family Foundation board. ...


 
Lightfoot-announces-community-engagement-councils-for-immigrant-communities

  Lightfoot announces community engagement councils for immigrant communities

Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, on July 2, announced the official launch of five Community Engagement Councils that will better serve Chicago's diverse immigrant communities. According to a press release, "The Councils will ensure the Mayor's ...


 
Out-lesbian-Chantale-Wong-nominated-to-ambassador-level-post

  Out lesbian Chantale Wong nominated to ambassador-level post

--From a press release

Washington, DC — Today President Joe Biden nominated Chantale Wong to be the United States Director to the Asian Development Bank, a post with the rank of ambassador. Wong is the first out lesbian and first ...


 
Mayor-Lightfoot-celebrates-historic-15-minimum-wage-in-Chicago

  Mayor Lightfoot celebrates historic $15 minimum wage in Chicago

--From a press release

CHICAGO — On July 1, Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot joined City officials, workers, labor leaders and worker advocacy groups to mark a historic raise for hundreds of thousands of Chicago workers while calling on the federal ...


 
State-Dept-to-allow-passport-applicants-to-select-gender

  State Dept. to allow passport applicants to select gender

Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced a major passport policy change: U.S. passport applicants will be able to select their gender without supplying the government any forms of certifying medical documents, according to Yahoo! News. The ...


 
Ossoff-to-be-at-Aug-18-Illinois-political-brunch

  Ossoff to be at Aug. 18 Illinois political brunch

U.S. Sen. Jon Ossoff (D-Georgia) is slated to be at the Illinois Democratic County Chairs' Association brunch at Springfield's Crowne Plaza Hotel (with opportunities to participate virtually) on Aug. 18 ...


 
WORLD-Peter-Tatchell-conversion-therapy-Hong-Kong-ruling-Mexico-report

  WORLD Peter Tatchell, conversion therapy, Hong Kong ruling, Mexico report

Longtime British LGBTQ-rights activist Peter Tatchell is the subject of the new Netflix documentary Hating Peter Tatchell. According to an op-ed he penned for The Guardian, Tatchell has "been violently assaulted [more than] 300 times, had ...


 
NATIONAL-Pulse-Philly-Pride-Mormons-Victory-Fund-anti-trans-bills

  NATIONAL Pulse, Philly Pride, Mormons, Victory Fund, anti-trans bills

President Joe Biden (D) signed H.R. 49, the bill designating the site of the 2016 Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida as a national monument, into law, according to LGBTQ Nation. Afterward, Biden commemorated Pride Month ...


 
State-senator-hosts-Pride-Month-reflections-event

  State senator hosts Pride Month 'reflections' event

State Sen. Mike Simmons (D-Chicago) was joined by several activists and service-providers at a forum at Gerber/Hart Library and Archives on June 25. Simmons described the event as a "reflection" on Pride month, inspired by similar ...


 
European-Union-confronts-Hungarys-leader-over-LGBTQ-rights

  European Union confronts Hungary's leader over LGBTQ rights

The Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte challenged Hungary Prime Minister Viktor Orban to trigger the process of leaving the European Union (EU) as an argument over LGBTQ rights deepened Orban's isolation in the bloc, Time reported. ...


 
Lake-Shore-Drive-to-be-renamed-for-city-founder-DuSable

  Lake Shore Drive to be renamed for city founder DuSable

A contentious two-year push to rename Chicago's Lake Shore Drive after city founder Jean Baptiste Point DuSable resulted in City Council passing the ordinance June 25. According to The Chicago Tribune, the vote was 33-15, with ...


 
WORLD-OutRight-head-stepping-down-to-be-LGBTQI-envoy

  WORLD OutRight head stepping down to be LGBTQI envoy

OutRight Action International announced the forthcoming departure of Executive Director Jessica Stern, who has been selected by the Biden administration to serve as Special Envoy for International LGBTQI Rights. In ...


 
President-Biden-names-Special-Envoy-to-Advance-Human-Rights-of-LGBTQI-Persons

  President Biden names Special Envoy to Advance Human Rights of LGBTQI+ Persons

--From a press release

WASHINGTON — Today, ahead of his remarks at the White House for Pride Month, President Joe Biden announced that he will appoint Jessica Stern to be the U.S. Special Envoy to Advance the Human Rights of ...


 
Cuomo-signs-Gender-Recognition-Act-

  Cuomo signs Gender Recognition Act

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a measure that has added a gender-neutral option for birth certificates and other state-issued identification cards for those who wish not to specify their gender, WIVB.com reported. Cuomo made the ...


 
New-Biden-administration-materials-clarify-Title-IX-protects-intersex-students-

  New Biden administration materials clarify Title IX protects intersex students

--From a press release

Washington, D.C. — Commemorating the 49th anniversary of Title IX, the US Department of Education (ED) and Department of Justice (DOJ) yesterday released two new resources clarifying the scope and ...


 
Cook-County-Board-unanimously-passes-Gender-Inclusive-Documents-and-Forms-Ordinance-

  Cook County Board unanimously passes Gender Inclusive Documents and Forms Ordinance

--From a press release

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — June 24, 2021 — Today, the Cook County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed the Gender Inclusive Documents and Forms Ordinance, which will allow all residents to identify as their authentic selves when they ...


 
New-book-Majority-Leader-Hoyer-unsung-hero-of-Dont-Ask-Dont-Tell-repeal

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

--From a press release

WASHINGTON, DC — In a new book, LGBTQ Lobbying in the United States, authored by Dr. Christopher Pepin-Neff, LGBTQ researcher and Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at the University of Sydney and first lobbyist for Don't ...


 
Pride-celebration-with-Lightfoot-tennis-legend-King-on-June-24-	-

  Pride celebration with Lightfoot, tennis legend King on June 24

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and tennis legend Billie Jean King will co-host a virtual Pride celebration Thursday, June 24, 6-7 p.m. Howard Brown Health's Dr. Magda Houlberg, Chicago House's Avi Rudnick and Brave Space Alliance's LaSaia ...


 
Pritzker-announces-10M-vaccination-lottery-	-

  Pritzker announces $10M vaccination lottery

As Illinois continues to lead the Midwest in vaccinating our residents, Gov. JB Pritzker announced a new $10 million "All In for the Win" promotion that will reward vaccinated Illinoisans by automatically entering them into a ...


 
Gov-Pritzker-signs-FY22-state-budget-into-law-

  Gov. Pritzker signs FY22 state budget into law

--From a press release

SPRINGFIELD — After speaking to the investments made possible by the FY22 state budget this morning, Governor JB Pritzker signed Senate Bill 2017, the FY22 Budget Implementation Act, as well as the certification of the General ...


 
Elected-school-board-bill-passes-Illinois-House-	-

  Elected school-board bill passes Illinois House

In a move seen as a bitter defeat for Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, the Illinois House sent to Gov. J.B. Pritzker legislation that would shift control of Chicago Public Schools from the mayor to an elected ...


 
Senate-hearings-for-Gina-Ortiz-Jones-Shawn-Skelly-historic-if-confirmed

  Senate hearings for Gina Ortiz Jones, Shawn Skelly; historic if confirmed

--From a press release

Washington, DC — The Senate Armed Services Committee will hold confirmation hearings for two LGBTQ presidential nominees this Wednesday and both will make history if confirmed. Gina Ortiz Jones, nominated for Under Secretary of the Air ...


 
Gov-Pritzker-signs-legislation-making-Juneteenth-an-official-state-holiday

  Gov. Pritzker signs legislation making Juneteenth an official state holiday

--From a press release

SPRINGFIELD — On June 16, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed legislation declaring June 19, Juneteenth, an official state holiday. To commemorate the abolition of slavery throughout the United States and its territories in 1865, Juneteenth will ...


 
NATIONAL-Panic-defense-VP-Kamala-Harris-Black-LGBTQ-app-crime-items

  NATIONAL Panic defense, VP Kamala Harris, Black LGBTQ app, crime items

Four states and the nation's capital have taken action to ban the so-called LGBTQ "panic defense," which is a legal strategy used by defendants to cite a victim's sexual orientation or gender identity as an excuse ...


 
Congress-makes-Pulse-Nightclub-a-national-memorial

  Congress makes Pulse Nightclub a national memorial

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed legislation designating the site of the Pulse Nightclub a national memorial, NBC News reported. The House passed its version of the bill May 12. The measure now goes to President Joe ...


 
Chicago-has-moved-to-Phase-5

  Chicago has moved to Phase 5

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Today, Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, along with CDPH Commissioner Allison Arwady, M.D. BACP Commissioner Rosa Escareño, city and community leaders, announced Chicago has moved to Phase 5, fully reopening the city as of June ...


 
ON-THE-MOVE-How-Chicagos-gayborhoods-have-shifted-since-1965

  ON THE MOVE How Chicago's 'gayborhoods' have shifted since 1965

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


 
Lightfoot-marks-Pride-Month-at-Legacy-Project-event

  Lightfoot marks Pride Month at Legacy Project event

Mayor Lori Lightfoot was among the speakers at a June 7 Legacy Project event marking Chicago's 2021 Pride Month observance. Other speakers at the event, which was moved indoors to Center on Halsted due to inclement ...


 
WORLD-Domestic-violence-activist-dies-Jerusalem-Pride-Olympics

  WORLD: Domestic violence, activist dies, Jerusalem Pride, Olympics

On May 28, the LGBTQ Domestic Violence Foundation launched its #SeenAndBelieved campaign to shine a light on the prevalence of DFV (domestic and family violence) in LGBTQ communities, aiming to break down the barriers to victims ...


 
NATIONAL-Election-news-AsylumConnect-Pride-business-items-Bears

  NATIONAL Election news, AsylumConnect, Pride business items, 'Bears'

In Pennsylvania, in a race between contenders in the Democratic primary for Erie County executive, Tyler Titus—a trans person who currently serves as Erie School Board president—was declared the winner, according to The Washington Blade. Titus ...


 
First-gay-Black-man-elected-to-office-in-Texas

  First gay Black man elected to office in Texas

On June 5, Jalen McKee-Rodriguez was elected to represent District 2 for the San Antonio City Council—making him the first openly gay Black man elected to any office in Texas history, KEN5.com reported. McKee-Rodriguez, 26, defeated ...


 
Noriega-named-chair-of-the-states-Human-Rights-Commission

  Noriega named chair of the state's Human Rights Commission

Among the appointments Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker named to various state boards and commissions on June 4 was Mona Noriega as chair of the Human Rights Commission. ...


 
Harold-J-Phillips-appointed-director-of-the-White-House-Office-of-National-AIDS-Policy

  Harold J. Phillips appointed director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy

--From a press release

Statement from Jeffrey S. Crowley, distinguished scholar and director of the Infectious Disease Initiatives at the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Center: I applaud President Biden's appointment of ...


 
Trans-affirming-election-legislation-passed-by-Illinois-General-Assembly-Equality-Illinois-responds

  Trans-affirming election legislation passed by Illinois General Assembly, Equality Illinois responds

--From a press release

Statement from Brian C. Johnson, CEO of Equality Illinois, on passage of Senate Bill 825, the trans-affirming election omnibus legislation passed by the Illinois General Assembly on Monday, May 31, 2021: "During Pride Month and at ...


 
Cook-County-commissioners-mark-Pride-Month

  Cook County commissioners mark Pride Month

On June 1, Cook County commissioners held a flag-raising event at Daley Plaza to celebrate Pride Month. Among those who spoke were openly gay Commissioner Kevin Morrison. In part, he said, "By raising the rainbow flag, ...


 
Mayra-Hidalgo-Salazar-named-National-LGBTQ-Task-Force-Deputy-ED

  Mayra Hidalgo Salazar named National LGBTQ Task Force Deputy ED

--From a press release

Washington, D.C. — The National LGBTQ Task Force has named Mayra Hidalgo Salazar (she/her/ella) as its new Deputy Executive Director, effective today. Hidalgo Salazar will join recently appointed Executive Director ...


 
Mayor-Lightfoot-helps-break-ground-at-AIDS-Garden-Chicago

  Mayor Lightfoot helps break ground at AIDS Garden Chicago

On June 2, various local officials, including Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, helped break ground at the AIDS Garden Chicago—the city's first public park to memorialize the early days of Chicago's HIV epidemic, and to honor those ...


 
LGBTQ-Victory-Fund-endorses-Malcolm-Kenyatta-who-would-be-first-out-gay-man-elected-to-US-Senate

  LGBTQ Victory Fund endorses Malcolm Kenyatta who would be first out gay man elected to U.S. Senate

--From a press release

Washington, DC — Today LGBTQ Victory Fund, the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ leaders to public office, joined Pennsylvania state Representative Malcolm Kenyatta at Freedom Corner in Pittsburgh ...


 
Gov-Pritzker-unveils-newest-budget

  Gov. Pritzker unveils newest budget

--From a press release

SPRINGFIELD — As the 2021 legislative session comes to a close, Governor JB Pritzker discussed progress for Illinois families: particularly a historic and fiscally responsible state budget that pays down ...


 





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