|Illinois Senate passes proposal removing gendered language from marriage certificates
--From a press release - On April 21, on its third reading, the Illinois Senate passed (by a bipartisan vote of 44-13) a proposal that amends the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act to allow the removal of gendered language ...
|Jennifer Pritzker threatens to leave Tennessee over anti-trans legislation
Jennifer Pritzkerthe world's first out and only known transgender billionaire, as well as a cousin of Illinois Gov. JB Pritzkerthreatened to pull her fortune from Tennessee if lawmakers pass transphobic ...
|SAVOR Tree House|
Illinois Restaurant Association Board Chair Sam Sanchez, along with daughters Samantha and Korina, aim to bring the party atmosphere to Chicago's River North area with Tree House (149 W. Kinzie St.; TreeHouseChicago.com), which occupies the sp ...
|Ex-cop Chauvin found guilty of murder, manslaughter; LGBTQs react
On April 20, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of second- and third-degree murder as well as second-degree manslaughter in his case involving George Floyd. Floyd died in May 2020 after Chauvin placed ...
|The Andersonville Farmers Market returns May 12 - Oct. 20|
--From a press release - CHICAGO (April 20, 2021) — The Andersonville Farmers Market (AFM) is pleased to return for its 12th season on Wednesdays from 3 — 7 pm from May 12 — October 20, 2021 on Catalpa Ave. between ...
|Gay, trans panic defenses continue in court cases in many US states
--From a press release - Gay and trans panic defenses first appeared in court cases in the 1960s and continue to be raised in criminal trials today. ...
|Pilsen Law Center responds to death of Adam Toledo|
--From a press release - Chicago Illinois — The shooting by Chicago Police of 13-year-old Adam Toledo, is yet another reminder to our community that much critical work remains to be done to prevent the use of lethal force through policies ...
|GLAAD responds to increase in suicide attempts among trans youth in Arkansas|
--From a press release - (New York, NY - April 19, 2021) — GLAAD is responding to reports of an increase in suicide attempts among transgender youth in Arkansas, which on April 6 became the first U.S. state to outlaw gender-affirming ...
|NATIONAL More trans deaths, bullied teen, Manhunt, trans writer, Biden|
A Black transgender woman in Missouri was shot to deathand investigators swiftly tracked down a suspect they believe shot her after meeting on an online dating website, LGBTQ Nation reported. Dominique Lucious was found dead April ...
|WORLD Peru items, Kenya, UK government, Poland city|
The first lesbian elected to Peru's Congress promised to put up a "strong battle" for LGBTQ+ rights in the South American nation as two social conservatives go head to head for a presidential run-off vote in ...
|Poll: Most Americans oppose anti-trans laws
A new PBS NewsHour/NPR/Marist poll showed that two-thirds of U.S. residents oppose laws that would limit transgender rights, PBS reported. About one half of one percent of U.S. adults are transgender, according to a recent Gallup ...
|Everytown for Gun Safety groups respond to police shooting of Adam Toledo|
--From a press release - The Illinois chapter of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety's grassroots networks, released the following statement responding to the video and subsequent reports of the fatal police shooting ...
|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 ...
|Equality Florida, HRC condemn Florida House passage of trans sports ban
--From a press release - Tallahassee, FL - The Florida House has voted 77-40 to ban transgender girls from playing sports alongside their peers. The vote comes just hours after transgender students and advocates held a press conference in the Florida ...
|Illinois Latino Agenda issues statement on shooting of Adam Toledo|
--From a press release - On March 29, 2021, 13-year-old Adam Toledo was shot and killed by a Chicago police officer. Since the shooting, there have been different narratives formed of who Adam Toledo was. Various media have made allegations saying ...