|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 ...
|One-third of gay, bisexual men who take PrEP discontinue within three years
--From a press release - Familiarity and favorable attitudes towards PrEP have increased over time, though use remains low A new study from the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law finds a significant increase in familiarity with pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) ...
|Advocates, legislators introduce bill to
decriminalize HIV in Illinois |
--From a press release - SPRINGFIELD, IL - Legislation was introduced in Springfield this week to end criminal penalties against people living with HIV (PLWH), which serve only to stigmatize and discriminate against PLWH. Current Illinois law makes legal behavior — ...
| 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; ...
|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, ...
|MOVIES Dutch journalist talks about making 'My Friend, the Mayor'|
In the Amazon Prime Video documentary My Friend, the Mayor: Small-town Democracy in the Age of Trump, Dutch journalist Max Westerman profiles friend Sean Strub, an openly gay activist, activist, long-term AIDS survivor and POZ magazine ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|Activists tackle HIV/AIDS on social-justice canvas|
A group of prominent Black LGBT activists and advocates gathered online Feb. 8 for an online discussion of how ongoing challenges stemming from HIV/AIDS tie into larger racial justice issues. The discussion—"Building Black Power in the ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|NBJC releases toolkit ahead of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Ahead of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) on Feb. 7, the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) released a toolkit that includes information about testing, treatment and tips for reducing ...