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|UpRising Bakery and Cafe could soon close due to revenue losses, ongoing anti-LGBTQ+ harassment|
Award-winning UpRising Bakery and Café (UpRising) in Lake in the Hills faces possible closure March 31 after many months of revenue losses and ongoing anti-LGBTQ+ harassment. This stems from the harassment owner Corinna Sac received when ...
|HRC settles race-based lawsuit with former president|
Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and its Black former president, Alphonso David, settled a lawsuit in which David had alleged racial discrimination in his firing, Reuters reported. In September 2021, David was fired after New York state ...
|Personal PAC to endorse Brandon Johnson for mayor|
--From a press release - CHICAGO — Personal PAC, one of Illinois' leading organizations dedicated to protecting reproductive rights, announces today an endorsement for Brandon Johnson for mayor: From the organization: "Personal PAC is proud to stand with Brandon Johnson ...
|NATIONAL Folx Health, gay mayor arrested, powerlifter's suit, Versace visit|
Boston-based Folx Healthwhich provides primary healthcare services and gender-affirming healthcare to LGBTQIA peoplemade Fast Company's list of the world's 50 most innovative businesses. A few of the other healthcare companies ...
|Minn. governor signs order protecting gender-affirming healthcare|
At a time when so many political officials seem to be backing anti-LGBTQ+ measures, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz is doing just the opposite. On March 8, Walz signed an executive order protecting the rights of LGBTQ+ ...
|National Gay Basketball Association founder steps down after more than three decades at helm|
Mark Chambersthe founder of the National Gay Basketball Association (NGBA)has stepped down after more than 30 years in the business, Outsports reported. The player and organizer has been on the LGBTQ+ basketball scene since 1990, when ...
|WORLD Kenyan group, Alan Emtage, trans anchor, Hershey campaign|
The Kenyan Supreme Court allowed an LGBTQI+-rights group to register as a non-governmental organization, The Washington Blade reported. Ten years ago, Eric Gitari, the former executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission ...
|Coalition of tradeswomen, teachers, civil rights groups applaud end of Trump-Era rule allowing discrimination|
--From a press release - Washington, D.C. — On March 1, the United States Department of Labor's (DOL) Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) officially rescinded a Trump-era rule that vastly expanded the ability ...
|Raoul, IDHR issue guidance on protections against bias related to pregnancy, reproductive health|
--From a press release - Chicago — Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul and the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) today released a guide on the state's protections against discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth, and ...
|Gay race-car driver Zach Herrin on industry, historic partnership with Lambda Legal |
NASCAR driver Zach Herrin has announced a partnership with Lambda Legal, a national organization aimed at achieving full recognition of the civil rights of LGBTQ+ people and everyone living with HIV through litigation and public advocacy. ...
|HRC condemns North Dakota House for latest "Slate of Hate" targeting trans, non-binary people |
--From a press release - Bismarck, ND - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, denounced members of the North Dakota House for ...
|Woman-owned Family Tree Resale shop helps Chicagoans in need|
When Elizabeth Basa opened Family Tree Resale shop in 2009 at 5066 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago's Lincoln Square neighborhood, her mission was "to build an environmentally sustainable shop centered on helping those in need in ...
|ILGA-Europe report: 2022 was the deadliest year for anti-LGBTI violence|
ILGA (International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association)-Europe's "Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of LGBTI People in Europe and Central Asia" announced Feb. 20 in Brussels, Belgiumreveals ...
|Old Town home of gay pioneer Henry Gerber finds buyer|
An Old Town row house that was home to two of the founders of the country's first gay-rights organization recently found a buyer, according to Crain's Chicago Business. The Henry Gerber House, 1710 N. Crilly Ct., ...
|Mike Simmons to head Illinois Senate's Human Rights Committee|
Illinois state Sen. Mike Simmonsthe first openly gay Black individual in the Illinois Senatewill head its Human Rights Committee, he announced. However, that will not be the only group he will be in. "I am thrilled ...