|More abuse charges leveled at Pfleger
Two brothers have alleged that the Rev. Michael Pfleger molested them dozens of times over several years beginning in the early 1970s, The Chicago Tribune reported. The brothers said they were sexually abused in Pfleger's room ...
|SHOWBIZ 'Batwoman,' Village People, Neil Patrick Harris, Mariah Carey|
SPOILER ALERT: Season two of Batwoman (featuring the lesbian superheroine) began by introducing Ryan Wilder, the new lead character on The CW show played by Javicia Leslie—and explained how first-season ...
|WORLD Honduran Congress, deportation, Canadian support, athlete comes out|
On Jan. 21, members of the Honduran Congress voted to amend the constitution, making it much harder to reverse existing hard-line bans on abortion and same-sex marriage, as lawmakers double down on socially conservative priorities, Openly ...
|Broadcasting legend Larry King dies at 87
Broadcasting icon Larry King has died at age 87, CNN.com reported. King died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Ora Media, the studio and network he co-founded, tweeted. No cause of death was given, but ...
|COVID-19 Chicago, suburban restaurants slated to reopen Jan. 23
Customers will be allowed back inside restaurants and many bars in Chicago and suburban Cook County beginning Saturday, Jan. 23, The Chicago Sun-Times reported. The city and Cook County will move from Tier 2 to Tier ...
|Alexi Giannoulias running for secretary of state in 2022
Alexi Giannoulias—a Democratic politician and financier who was Illinois state treasurer during 2007-11—has thrown his hat back into the political ring, as he plans to run for Illinois secretary of state in 2022. He would succeed ...
|Planned Parenthood Illinois event to celebrate anniversary of Roe v. Wade ruling|
--From a press release - CHICAGO - Planned Parenthood Illinois Action (PPIA) and PPIA PAC celebrate the anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court ruling at its Roe v. Wade Anniversary Event, to be held virtually on Thursday, January 28. The event ...
|Day 2 Executive Order prohibits discrimination against millions of LGBTQs
--From a press release - Today, President Biden directed federal agencies to affirm that LGBTQ people are protected from discrimination under existing civil rights statutes. Biden is the first president to issue an Executive Order directly on LGBTQ rights on the ...
|Day 1 executive orders impact millions of LGBTQ youth, adults of diverse communities|
--From a Williams Institute press release - Today, President Biden signed a sweeping executive order directing federal agencies to adopt a comprehensive approach to advancing equity for all, including in federal employment, policies, programs, and services. This is the first day one executive ...
|Biden Orders Implementation of Ruling: LGBTQ discrimination is sex discrimination |
--From a press release - WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today on his first day in office shortly after being sworn in, President Biden issued an executive order directing all federal agencies to implement the decision in Bostock v. Clayton County issued by ...
|LETTER: Unnecessary legislation|
To the Editor: At a time when Illinois lawmakers should be supporting healthcare heroes who are working tirelessly during the COVID-19 pandemic, we instead receive unwelcome new legislation that will drive up the costs of practicing ...
|Groups sue to overturn Dept. of Ed regulation that forces funding of anti-LGBTQ groups|
--From a press release - Washington, D.C.January 19, 2021Today, the national civil rights organizations American Atheists and Americans United for Separation of Church and State, on behalf of the Secular Student Alliance and a California ...
|WORLD Global Fund, Croatian case, Poland items, Hillsong|
In 2020, the Global Fund signed 157 grants for a total of $8.54 billion for HIV, tuberculosis and malaria programs and to strengthen systems for healthand this is the highest number of grants the program ever ...
|NATIONAL Defamation case, inauguration items, PrEP, Capitol riot|
A New York appeals court ruled that falsely accusing someone of being gay is no longer considered defamation per se, NBC News reported. Defamation is a false statement that damages someone's reputation. "It meant that it ...
|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 ...