|Gov. Pritzker activates Illinois National Guard for security of state buildings |
SPRINGFIELD — Governor JB Pritzker has activated 250 members of the Illinois National Guard for State Active Duty in response to the warnings issued this week by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) regarding threats to ...
|1.2 million Black LGBT adults live in the US
--From a press release by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law - A new study by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law finds that an estimated 1.2 million adults in the U.S. identify as Black and LGBT. Researchers found that Black LGBT people fare worse than ...
|Research on military trans ban shows urgency of Biden acting on pledge|
--From a press release by The Palm Center - President-elect Joseph Biden has promised to reverse the military's ban on service by transgender Americans on "day one" of his presidency. Research recently released by the Palm Center explains why lifting the ban is an urgent ...
|Trans woman, man killed in Chicago's Gresham area
A transgender woman and a man were killed in a shooting Jan. 6 in Chicago's Gresham neighborhood, The Chicago Sun-Times reported. A gunman fired shots from a silver-colored vehicle about 5 a.m. in the 800 block ...
|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|
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 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 ...
|OP-ED: New Year's Eve circuit parties go on despite COVID-19 travel concerns|
This past New Year's Eve, thousands of gay men flocked to Mexico to attend a New Year's eve "White Party" hosted by long time party promoter Jeffrey Sanker—the host of the annual white party in Palm ...
|National Minority AIDS Council responds to attack on U.S. Capitol|
Jan. 6, 2021 - National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) Executive Director Paul Kawata has released the following statement on today's attack on the U.S. Capitol. "NMAC is completely saddened, sickened, and in total shock over the riots at the U.S. ...
|Report: In four years, judicial landscape has become more anti-LGBTQ+ |
Washington, D.C. — In just four years, President Trump has ushered in a judicial landscape that is significantly more hostile toward LGBTQ+ people, with nearly 40% of Trump's confirmed federal appellate judges having demonstrated anti-LGBTQ+ bia ...
|Pfleger answers after being charged with sexually abusing child more than 40 years ago (UPDATE)
Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich sent a letter to the St. Sabina parish stating that longtime activist Father Michael Pfleger will be stepping away from his ministry after being accused of sexually abusing a child more than ...
|Officer who shot Jacob Blake won't face criminal charges
In Wisconsin, Kenosha County prosecutors announced Jan. 5 that the officer who shot Jacob Blake won't face criminal charges for firing several bullets into the former Evanston man's back, The Chicago Tribune reported. "No Kenosha law ...
|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 ...
|Legislators partner with Chicago group for trans women's funeral expenses
Several LGBTQ and allied legislators are partnering with Chicago-based trans organization Brave Space Alliance (BSA) to establish a dedicated fund to support the funeral expenses of local trans women who have been murdered. The lawmakers are ...
|Former Chicago alderman charged after crashing into eight cars
Former Ald. Proco "Joe" Moreno was charged with DUI and reckless driving after his Audi rammed and sideswiped at least eight cars in the Gold Coast before smashing into a tree Dec. 27, The Chicago Tribune ...