|LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois celebrates 25th anniversary with new brand|
--From a press release - CHICAGO - The LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois (LGBTCC) is celebrating 25 years of advocating for LGBTQ+ businesses by unveiling a refreshed brand and logo created by its creative agency of record TimeZoneOne (TZO) a ...
|Belting for Life Sunday May 16, streaming through May 31|
--From a press release - CHICAGO - Jeff Award-winning director and HIV+ activist Christopher Pazdernik presents the 6th annual Belting for Life (formerly known as Chris' Birthday Belt Fest), an annual benefit concert for Howard Brown Health, one of the nation's ...
|Simmons moves to gather data on how COVID-19 has harmed LGBTQ+ communities|
--From a press release - SPRINGFIELD — To better determine how the COVID-19 pandemic has harmed LGBTQIA+ communities in Illinois, State Sen. Mike Simmons (D-Chicago) passed legislation out of an Illinois Senate committee Thursday that ...
|Rev. Elle Dowd of Illinois joins Planned Parenthood Clergy Advocacy Board |
CHICAGO Today, April 14, 2021, The Rev. Elle Dowd from Chicago, Illinois officially joined the Clergy Advocacy Board (CAB) of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA). The CAB leads the ...
|More than 45,000 trans youth put at risk of losing access to gender-affirming care |
--From a Williams Institute press release - An estimated 45,100 transgender youth ages 13 and older in the U.S. are at risk of being denied gender-affirming medical care due to proposed and enacted state bans, according to the Williams Institute at UCLA School ...
|Illinois first state to extend Medicaid postpartum benefits to 12 months
Gov. JB Pritzker announced that Illinois is the first state in the nation to extend full Medicaid benefits from 60 days to 12 months postpartum, following the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approval ...
|NATIONAL College items, Easter rally, mental-health study, Chuck Schumer|
The NCAA LGBTQ OneTeama group of NCAA-trained facilitators at colleges across the countrypublished an open letter condemning the actions taken by 28 states across the country to introduce, pass and ...
|New study shows discrimination, stigma, family pressure drive transgender "detransition" |
--From a press release - BOSTONA new study published in LGBT Health found that 13.1% of currently identified transgender people have detransitioned at some point in their lives, but that 82.5% of those who have detransitioned attribute their decision to at ...
|COVID Chicago to follow national vaccine-eligibility call
As Vice President Kamala Harris visited Chicago on April 6, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city will meet President Joe Biden's call to open vaccine eligibility to all U.S. adults by April 19, The Chicago Tribune ...
|45% of employees report hearing anti-LGBT remarks in the workplace
--From a Williams Institute press release - Employees in all sectors report high levels of discrimination and harassment of LGBTQ employees at work Significant proportions of Americans believe that LGBTQ people are treated worse than non-LGBTQ people at work and school, and by ...
|Center on Halsted's 'Human First Un*Gala' on May 6
Center on Halsted will host a virtual "Human First Un*Gala" on Thursday, May 6, 5-6 p.m. Each year, Center on Halsted hosts its annual Human First Gala to recognize the contributions of individuals, businesses and other ...
|COVID: CDC updates domestic travel guidelines
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an update regarding domestic traveland eased restrictions for travelers who are fully vaccinated. The CDC website stated, as of April 3: People who are fully vaccinated with ...
|AIDS Healthcare Foundation Lake View clinic holds ribbon-cutting|
Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) held a ribbon-cutting event for its Lake View facility on March 31. The clinic, 3311 N. Halsted St., is housed within AHF's Out of the Closet thrift store and will ...
|Planned Parenthood of Illinois received $20,000 COVID-19 grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois|
--From a press release - CHICAGO—To help ease the ongoing needs created by the COVID-19 pandemic, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) awarded Planned Parenthood of Illinois (PPIL) a $20,000 grant to support operations and enhance the delivery of ...
|COVID Lightfoot won't follow Illinois regarding vaccine eligibility
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city won't open the vaccine to everyone 16 and older along with the rest of the state in two weeks because of a "quantum leap" in COVID cases, according to ...