|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 ...
|Treasurer Frerichs honors Illinois leaders during Women's History Month |
--From a press release - SPRINGFIELD — In honor of Women's History Month, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs today kicked off a virtual campaign to highlight and celebrate the achievements of women in Illinois. This year's national theme for Women's Histo ...
|ELECTIONS Chicago alderman exploring secretary of state run|
According to Politico Playbook, Chicago Ald. Pat Dowell (3rd Ward) is exploring the possibility of running for secretary of state. I know I can build on the work that Secretary [of State Jesse] White has done ...
|Author and educator Sarah Chadwick talks new book on female sexuality|
Sarah Chadwick's debut book, The Sweetness of Venus: A History of the Clitoris, was the result of her desire to understand the status of female sexuality in the West from an historical perspective. During Chadwick's research, ...
|Pride and Less Prejudice to host panel on LGBTQ media representation March 20
On Saturday, March 20, at 1 p.m. CT, Pride and Less Prejudice (PLP)which provides free, age-appropriate, LGBTQ-inclusive books to pre-K-3rd grade students in order to foster LGBTQ inclusivity and acceptancewill ...
|NATIONAL Virginia items, Marriott CEO, Black LGBTQ+ icons, trans kids' book|
Virginia lawmakers are about to roll back a state law that allows faith-based adoption and foster-care agencies to refuse service to LGBTQ families, VirginiaMercury.com reported. The legislation has spurred heated ...
|Red Stars rename Press Row in honor of Ida B. Wells
The Chicago Red Stars announced that they are formally renaming Press Row at SeatGeek Stadium in honor and memory of Ida B. Wells. According to the National Women's History Museum's website, Wells "was a prominent journalist, ...
|Chicago History Museum names new president
The Chicago History Museum (CHM) announced that Donald E. Lasserepresident of the Muhammad Ali Center and Museum (MAC) in Louisville, Kentuckywill succeed Gary T. Johnson as Museum president. Johnson is ...
|Mike Simmons talks about making history in Illinois state Senate|
In a historic move on Feb. 6, Mike Simmonswho is Black (half African-American, half Ethiopian) and gay was chosen to succeed Heather Steans as Illinois state senator for the 7th District. According to Simmons, he will ...
|Writer on AIDS activism in the Black church honored|
--From a press release - The LGBTQ Religious Archives Network (LGBTQ-RAN) honors Dr. Dan Royles with the 2020-21 LGBTQ Religious History Award. The review jury selected Royles' "There Is a Balm in Gilead: AIDS Activism in the Black Church" from among ...
|GLAAD: Senators vote against response to riot but introduce anti-trans bill|
--From a press release - Five of the eight senators objecting to Electoral College votes and voting against the second Trump impeachment trial have cosponsored a new bill targeting transgender youth, adding to history of anti-LGBTQ votes and views GLAAD: "More ...
|SAVOR Cafe Press--steeped in history|
Like most neighborhoods in Chicago, Printers Row has its own illustrious history. In the 1880s, the neighborhood was the center of the Midwest when it came to printing—hence the area's name. And Cafe Press (800 S. ...
|NATIONAL Black History Month, anti-trans bills, Penn. politician, HIV measure|
In honor of Black History Month, the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) announced its acquisition of the Ubuntu Biography Project, a press release noted. The Ubuntu Biography Project, created by Stephen A. Maglott, celebrates the legacies ...
|Gay Black man picked to succeed Steans in Illinois Senate
In a historic move, Mike Simmons—who is Black (half African-American, half Ethiopian) and gay—has been chosen to succeed Heather Steans as Illinois state senator for the 7th District. He was sworn in Feb. 6. On Facebook, ...
|LETTER Federal anti-discrimination protection? Inevitable|
=The astute can predict the future—with more than a modicum of confidence—by examining history. Nate Silver did this last year at fivethirtyeight.com, as did Vegas oddsmakers, in predicting the victory of President Joe Biden over der ...