|Most states are considering anti-transgender bills
Legislators in more than half the states are debating bills to limit access to sports or medical care for transgender people, according to an article by The Hill. Across the nation, at least 35 bills have ...
|Chicago Red Stars updates 2021 National Women's Soccer League preseason roster |
--From a press release - Chicago (March 2, 2021) - The Chicago Red Stars have announced the following updates to their 2021 National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) preseason roster. The roster features 32 players including 25 contracted players, a 2021 NWSL ...
|Red Stars announce 'groundbreaking' ownership group
The Chicago Red Stars announced the first members of what the team called "its groundbreaking ownership group." According to a press release, "the Chicago owners' group is [composed] of homegrown fans and believers in the power ...
| Team USA defends women's soccer title with 6-0 win
The U.S. Women's National Soccer Team won its fourth SheBelieves Cup on Feb. 24 after a commanding 6-0 victory over Argentina, the Olympic Channel reported. The victory makes the team the first to win back-to-back titles; ...
|LGBTs rise to 5.6% of U.S. population
Gallup's latest update on lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender identification finds 5.6% of U.S. adults identifying as LGBT, according to the organization. The current estimate is up from 4.5% in Gallup's previous update based on 2017 ...
|Chicago soccer team holding anthem contest
The Chicago-based soccer club Edgewater Castle FC (ECFC) is holding a competition for Chicago musicians, artists and composers to write its new club anthem. According to a press release, "The anthem will be sung by players ...
|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, ...
|National Trust advocates to protect legacy of LGBTQ+ pioneers
--From a press release - WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Trust for Historic Preservation will testify tomorrow before the San Francisco Historic Preservation Commission in an attempt to secure a local landmark designation for the San Francisco home of pioneering LGBTQ+ ...
|Chicago Sky acquire second round draft pick|
--From a press release - CHICAGO (Feb. 9. 2021) —— The Chicago Sky has acquired the 16th overall selection in the second round of the upcoming 2021 WNBA Draft from the Dallas Wings, it was announced today. In exchange, Dallas received ...
|SHOWBIZ Tian Richards, August Wilson, $88M celebrity home, sports items|
Tian Richards has been cast in the title role of the Nancy Drew spinoff, Tom Swift, at The CW, Variety reported. Richards will make his first appearance as the character in an upcoming episode of Nancy ...
|WORLD Turkish items, Gibraltar couple, lesbian lawmaker dies, Australia|
In Turkey, four students were arrested over artwork that reportedly depicted LGBT rainbow symbols alongside an image of a sacred Islamic site, the BBC reported. Students at Bogazici University in Istanbul have been protesting against the ...
|The Windy City Rollers search for new home due to COVID restricting play|
--From a press release - CHICAGO - The Windy City Rollers (WCR), Chicago's premier roller derby league and nonprofit, is feeling the impact of COVID-19 on their sport. WCR's entire competitive season was canceled in 2020, and without revenue from ticketed ...
|Athletes Unlimited Softball League, with 60 of the world's top players, Aug. 28 in Rosemont|
Feb. 3, 2021, New York, NY — Today, Athletes Unlimited and its Softball Player Executive Committee announced that two-time Olympian and 2020 Athletes Unlimited Softball Champion Cat Osterman will seek to defend her title as she ...
|Red Stars announce 2021 preseason roster
The Chicago Red Stars announced their roster for the 2021 National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) preseason. Joining the Red Stars for preseason will be four non-roster invitees who suited up for the Red Stars in 2020. ...
|Chicago Red Stars add Fortunato as new head athletic trainer
The Chicago Red Stars announced today the addition of Emily Fortunato as the club's new head athletic trainer. Fortunatoathletic trainer and a part of the Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, the official medical partner of the ...