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Lightfoot-releases-2021-budget-proposal

  Lightfoot releases 2021 budget proposal

On Oct. 21, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot presented to City Council the 2021 budget recommendations—described in a press release as "a fiscally responsible spending plan that leads the City along the road to recovery from the ...


 
NATIONAL-Autistic-trans-guide-trans-death-AIDS-Quilt-intersex-study

  NATIONAL Autistic trans guide, trans death, AIDS Quilt, intersex study

The National LGBTQ Task Force and the AWNNetwork released a collaborative guide, "Before You Go: Know Your Rights & What to Expect at the Doctor and in the Hospital"—a groundbreaking first-of-its-kind publication filled with tips and ...


 
Study-shows-young-queer-adults-face-high-rates-of-discrimination-

  Study shows young queer adults face high rates of discrimination

A new study from the progressive think tank the Center for American Progress (CAP) and the research group NORC at the University of Chicago reported that young queer adults face high rates of discrimination. The survey ...


 
-Equality-Illinois-distributes-115000-in-COVID-relief-grants-to-LGBTQs

  Equality Illinois distributes $115,000+ in COVID relief grants to LGBTQs

--From a press release

Equality Illinois, the state's civil rights organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer people; through a grant the Illinois COVID Response Fund (ICRF) and community organizations, has awarded over $115,000 in COVID relief grants ...


 
Hillary-Clinton-supports-Personal-PACs-virtual-annual-awards-luncheon

  Hillary Clinton supports Personal PAC's virtual annual awards luncheon

--From a press release

Chicago, IL — Personal PAC, the leading non-partisan political action committee (PAC) dedicated to electing pro-choice state and local officials in Illinois is excited to announce that Secretary Hillary Clinton ...


 
Jessica-Halem-to-open-Transforming-Care-Conference

  Jessica Halem to open Transforming Care Conference

--From a press release

The Equitas Health Institute's virtual 2020 Transforming Care Conference on LGBTQ+ HIV & Health Equity opens Wednesday, October 14 with Jessica Halem's presentation of "Mourn the Dead & Fight Like Hell for the Living." As a ...


 
19-of-transgender-adults-in-the-US-are-parents-

  19% of transgender adults in the U.S. are parents

--From a Williams Institute press release

The first nationally representative sample of transgender people in the U.S. finds no difference in mental and physical health between transgender and cisgender parents An estimated 19% of transgender adults in the U.S. are parents, according ...


 
Study-LGBTs-nearly-four-times-more-likely-than-non-to-face-violent-crime

  Study: LGBTs nearly four times more likely than non to face violent crime

--From a press release

LGBT people are nearly four times more likely than non-LGBT people to experience violent victimization, including rape, sexual assault, and aggravated or simple assault, according to a new study by the Williams Institute at UCLA School ...


 
COVID-19-President-and-Melania-Trump-test-positive-

  COVID-19 President and Melania Trump test positive

President Donald Trump revealed late during the evening of Oct. 1 that he and First Lady Melania Trump had tested positive for COVID-19. "Tonight @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine ...


 
PASSAGES-Timothy-Ray-Brown-who-was-cured-of-HIV-dies-of-cancer-at-54-

  PASSAGES Timothy Ray Brown, who was cured of HIV, dies of cancer at 54

After a five-month battle with leukemia, Timothy Ray Brown—publicized as the first known person to be cured of HIV, and also known by many as "The Berlin Patient"—has died of cancer, according to the International AIDS ...


 
VIEWPOINT-As-a-gay-bipolar-man-Ive-learned-to-live-with-suicidal-thoughts

  VIEWPOINT As a gay bipolar man, I've learned to live with suicidal thoughts

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people ages 10 to 20. LGBTQ+ youth seriously contemplate suicide at almost three times the rate of heterosexual youth. In addition, LGBTQ+ youth are almost five ...


 
30-Under-30-Awards-2000-2019

  30 Under 30 Awards 2000-2019

Honoring local LGBTQ people 30 and younger who excelled in entertainment, politics, health, activism, academics, sports and other areas, Windy City Times' 30 Under 30 Awards ceremonies, which started in 2000, were held during Pride Month. ...


 
NATIONAL-Trans-incidents-governors-It-Gets-Better-Keith-Haring-Gloria-Trevi

  NATIONAL Trans incidents, governors, It Gets Better, Keith Haring, Gloria Trevi

The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) mourned the loss of Aerrion Burnett, a 37-year-old Black trans woman from Independence, Missouri who was found dead of a gunshot wound Sept. 19, a press release noted ...


 
COVID-19-Chicago-relaxing-restrictions-on-gyms-bars-restaurants

  COVID-19 Chicago relaxing restrictions on gyms, bars, restaurants

Citing a downward turn in the number of the city's COVID-19 cases, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has relaxed restrictions for gyms, bars, restaurants and other venues, The Chicago Tribune noted. Starting Thursday, Oct. 1, the city ...


 
COVID-19-Indiana-moving-to-Stage-5-of-reopening

  COVID-19 Indiana moving to Stage 5 of reopening

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced that the state will move to stage 5 of reopening as coronavirus trends continue to improve, WSBT.com reported. Stores, malls, restaurants, bars, nightclubs and gyms will all be able to open ...


 
Jane-Fonda-part-of-Personal-PAC-virtual-luncheon-Oct-21

  Jane Fonda part of Personal PAC virtual luncheon Oct. 21

Personal PAC—the leading non-partisan political action committee (PAC) dedicated to electing pro-choice state and local officials in Illinois—announced that its 27th Annual Awards Luncheon will be held virtually Wed., Oct. ...


 
Chicago-releases-outdoor-dining-guidelines-for-fall-winter-

  Chicago releases outdoor dining guidelines for fall, winter

Keeping the COVID-19 pandemic in mind, the City of Chicago released guidelines for safe outdoor dining this fall and winter. All outdoor spaces must have a sidewalk cafe permit, outdoor patio license or an expanded outdoor ...


 
HRC-Pres-Alphonso-David-reacts-to-US-approaching-200000-COVID-deaths

  HRC Pres. Alphonso David reacts to U.S. approaching 200,000 COVID deaths

--From a press release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, as the United States approaches the grim milestone of surpassing 200,000 deaths caused by COVID-19, Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC) President Alphonso David released the following ...


 
COVID-19-Report-Latinx-LGBTQ-people-suffer-more-from-economic-fallout

  COVID-19 Report: Latinx LGBTQ people suffer more from economic fallout

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation released new data outlining the economic impact of COVID-19 on Latinx LGBTQ people. The new research shows that Latinx LGBTQ people are more likely to have had their employment adversely ...


 
PASSAGES-Gay-philanthropist-Henry-van-Ameringen-dies

  PASSAGES Gay philanthropist Henry van Ameringen dies

Henry van Ameringen, a major donor to LGBTQ+ and HIV organizations, died Sept. 9. He was 90, according to a Plus magazine item. Lambda Legal CEO Kevin Jennings said in a statement that Windy City Times ...


 
Midwest-LGBTQ-Health-Symposium-going-virtual-Sept-16-17

  Midwest LGBTQ Health Symposium going virtual Sept. 16-17

The Midwest LGBTQ Health Symposium 2020—with its theme, "Being Healthy is a Radical Act"—will be going virtual Sept. 16-17. The symposium (presented by Howard Brown Health's Center for Education, Research ...


 
PASSAGES-Computer-programmer-Chi-Town-Squares-member-Bill-Klein-passes-away

  PASSAGES Computer programmer/Chi-Town Squares member Bill Klein passes away

Longtime Chi-Town Squares member and COBOL computer programmer William "Bill" Michael Klein died Sept. 5 due to health complications after he fell down in his home a few days prior. He was 70. Klein was born ...


 
SciLine-hosts-intersectional-briefing-regarding-LGBTQ-Black-communities

  SciLine hosts intersectional briefing regarding LGBTQ+, Black communities

Recently, SciLine held a media briefing discussing mental health in LGBTQ+ and Black communities. Yale School of Medicine's Dr. John Pachankis and Tufts University's Dr. Madina Agenor were panelists who contributed to the conversation of racial ...


 
Quigley-Demings-introduce-blood-donation-bias-measure-

  Quigley, Demings introduce blood-donation bias measure

U.S. Reps. Mike Quigley (IL-05), who serves as Vice Chair of the LGBT Equality Caucus, and Val Demings (FL-10) introduced the Science in Blood Donation Act of 2020, which would require the Food and Drug Administration ...


 
SOCIAL-MEDIA-Sam-Cushing-talks-COVID-19-creating-meaningful-content

  SOCIAL MEDIA Sam Cushing talks COVID-19, creating meaningful content

Sam Cushing is a multihyphenate talent—musician, fitness consultant, digital content creator and mental-health advocate—with a focus on building his social media presence to pursue his interests and generate a positive ...


 
Howard-Brown-breaks-ground-on-new-Broadway-Youth-Center-location

  Howard Brown breaks ground on new Broadway Youth Center location

Officials from the Howard Brown Health organization, public officials and community supporters gathered in Uptown Sept. 10 to break ground on a new Broadway Youth Center location. Projected for a 2021 opening, the five-story facility, at ...


 
Pritzker-aims-to-connect-unemployed-with-COVID-19-response-jobs

  Pritzker aims to connect unemployed with COVID-19 response jobs

Illinois Gov. Pritzker announced a new $16.6-million investment to expand job opportunities for Illinoisans who have lost their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through two new grants received from the U.S. Department of Labor, the Illinois ...


 
TAWANI-Foundations-donations-reach-18M-

  TAWANI Foundation's donations reach $1.8M

In response to the current health crisis, the TAWANI Foundation, TAWANI Enterprises' philanthropic organization, has donated $1.8 million so far to various organizations to help support COVID-19 relief efforts in Illinois. The donations address ...


 
NATIONAL-Anti-Trump-ruling-crime-items-Equality-California-Texas-school-

  NATIONAL Anti-Trump ruling, crime items, Equality California, Texas school

A federal judge slapped a hold on a Trump administration rule that allows healthcare providers to refuse services to LGBTQ people on religious grounds, Bloomberg reported. In a preliminary injunction, U.S. District Judge James Boasberg said ...


 
Chicago-House-moves-central-hub

  Chicago House moves central hub

Chicago House—founded in September 1985 as an organization committed to providing a home to individuals dying of HIV—has relocated its central hub to the South Loop, at 2229 S. Michigan Ave., Ste. 304. The central hub ...


 
VIEWPOINT-The-common-thread-of-LGBTQ-stigma-and-mental-health

  VIEWPOINT The common thread of LGBTQ+ stigma and mental health

The relationship between the LGBTQ+ community and mental health has always varied from country to country. But when religion enters the conversation, a whole new aspect escalates the stigma. Countries all over the world have high ...


 
LETTER-TO-THE-EDITOR-Wear-a-mask

  LETTER TO THE EDITOR Wear a mask

Dear editor: Wear a mask. Illinois made great strides fighting COVID-19, but it will take sustained effort and discipline to keep the virus under control. Illinois doctors are asking everyone to take two simple actions when ...


 
Suicide-Prevention-Month-summary-of-data-on-LGBT-suicide-

  Suicide Prevention Month summary of data on LGBT suicide

--From a Williams Institute press release

Research shows that anti-LGBT discrimination and victimization contribute to an increase in the risk of suicidality and that LGBT people are at disproportionate risk of suicidal ideation, planning, and attempts. In recognition ...


 
Planned-Parenthood-endorses-reproductive-health-champions-for-election

  Planned Parenthood endorses reproductive health champions for election

--From a PPIA press release

CHICAGO—The Board of Directors of Planned Parenthood Illinois Action (PPIA), the non-partisan political and advocacy arm of Planned Parenthood of Illinois, announces its endorsements for the November 3 general election. ...


 
NATIONAL-Adoption-agency-case-Chick-fil-A-LGBTQ-candidates-Cher

  NATIONAL Adoption-agency case, Chick-fil-A, LGBTQ candidates, Cher

The U.S. Supreme Court set Wed., Nov. 4, as the date when it will hear oral arguments on whether a taxpayer-funded, religious-affiliated adoption agency can lawfully reject same-sex couples—a case that could have significant impact on ...


 
New-psychology-handbook-focuses-on-sexual-gender-minority-mental-health

  New psychology handbook focuses on sexual, gender minority mental health

A comprehensive new psychology book, The Oxford Handbook of Sexual and Gender Minority Mental Health, was recently released—and it features essays from dozens of academics across multiple countries addressing a variety of issues specific to this ...


 
Judge-stops-HHS-rule-change-from-taking-effect

  Judge stops HHS rule change from taking effect

U.S. District Court Judge Frederic Block issued a temporary injunction Monday (August 17), delaying the implementation of new rules written by the Trump administration that would eliminate protections for LGBT people in ...


 
Ally-opens-Diverse-Little-Free-Library-in-Norridge

  Ally opens Diverse Little Free Library in Norridge

Former elementary school teacher and healthcare non-profit education manager Lauren Erbach Barnfield is on a mission to bring diverse children's books to her Norridge neighborhood—with a Diverse Little Free Library located in ...


 
Holocaust-Museum-Resiliency2020-hosting-star-studded-event

  Holocaust Museum, Resiliency2020 hosting star-studded event

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center has partnered with Resiliency2020 for a star-studded event. On Sept. 10, Resiliency2020 will bring together best-selling singers and songwriters, renowned entrepreneurs, respected mental health ...


 
Driehaus-reopening-in-late-August

  Driehaus reopening in late August

The Driehaus Museum, 40 E. Erie St., will reopen to the public Saturday, Aug. 29. The museum will open for a members-only preview Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 22-23. Patrons are urged to wear face coverings. Also, new health ...


 
Bears-not-planning-on-fans-in-stadium-this-season

  Bears not planning on fans in stadium this season

The Chicago Bears are not planning on having fans at games at Soldier Field this season because of concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, The Chicago Tribune reported. After discussing a plan with Chicago health officials, the ...


 
Federal-Trial-Court-Issues-injunction-against-anti-LGBTQ-HHS-provisions-

  Federal Trial Court Issues injunction against anti-LGBTQ HHS provisions

--From a press release

(New York, NY, Aug. 17, 2020) — Today, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York issued an injunction in Walker v. Azar, one of the various challenges to the Trump administration's ...


 
Restaurant-association-announces-employee-relief-fund

  Restaurant association announces employee relief fund

Executives at the Illinois Restaurant Association (IRA) announced the establishment of the Illinois Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (IRAEF) Restaurant Employee Relief Fund. A statewide emergency assistance ...


 
Planned-Parenthood-of-Illinois-running-Real-Talk-sex-ed-series-for-parents

  Planned Parenthood of Illinois running 'Real Talk' sex-ed series for parents

Planned Parenthood of Illinois (PPIL) has launched a digital education series called "Real Talk: Creating Healthy Conversations with Young People." Designed for parents, guardians and caretakers, the free, virtual series ...


 
Women-Take-the-Stage-Aug-26-national-online-event

  Women Take the Stage Aug. 26 national online event

--From a press release

(New York, NY) On Aug. 26 at 8 p.m. CDT , top musicians, changemakers and activist icons gather for a virtual broadcast with one vital call to action: women must focus on voting. Women Take the ...


 
COVID-19-Pritzker-launches-emergency-rental-assistance-program-

  COVID-19 Pritzker launches emergency rental assistance program

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) announced that applications for rental assistance are now available for renters who have lost a job or income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the ...


 
WORLD-Israel-incident-Cayman-marriage-singer-comes-out-Poland-arrests

  WORLD Israel incident, Cayman marriage, singer comes out, Poland arrests

The Israel Police arrested a 16-year-old from the central Israeli city of Lod on suspicion that he took part in a violent attack on two young gay men in the Jaffa Port, Haaretz reported. The suspect ...


 
DNC-speakers-including-Biden-not-traveling-to-Milwaukee

  DNC speakers, including Biden, not traveling to Milwaukee

After ongoing consultation with public health officials and experts—who underscored the worsening coronavirus pandemic—the Democratic National Convention Committee announced that speakers for the 2020 Democratic National ...


 
People-sought-for-LGBTQ-South-Side-needs-assessment-survey

  People sought for LGBTQ South Side needs assessment survey

Pride Action Tank (PAT) is seeking input on people's needs, inspirations and preferences through an anonymous needs assessment survey. Completing the needs assessment will help PAT better advocate for individuals; ...


 
COVID-19-Lightfoot-announces-62M-for-Together-Now-applicants

  COVID-19: Lightfoot announces $6.2M for Together Now applicants

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot announced that the city is awarding $6.2 million in grant allocations to the Together Now fund applicants. The Together Now fund was launched last month—in partnership with Chicago Community Trust and One ...


 
Lurie-announces-overhaul-of-pediatric-intersex-surgery-policies

  Lurie announces overhaul of pediatric intersex surgery policies

Ann & Robert Lurie Children's Hospital announced July 28 that it will no longer perform irreversible genital surgical procedures on intersex patients until patients can participate in making the decision. The surgeries have long been controversial, ...


 
COVID-19-Wisconsin-added-to-Chicagos-quarantine-order

  COVID-19 Wisconsin added to Chicago's quarantine order

On July 27, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced that Wisconsin will be the next state to join the 18 previously listed on the city's emergency travel order, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel noted. First enacted on July ...


 
WORLD-Polish-anti-LGBT-zones-conversion-therapy-HRCs-Chile-report

  WORLD Polish anti-LGBT zones, conversion therapy, HRC's Chile report

A Polish court annulled a town's LGBT-free zone declaration, Out.com noted, citing Polsat News. The provincial administrative court in Radom invalidated the Klwow Commune Council's resolution because the term "LGBT-free" refers to ...


 
Chicago-Foundation-for-Women-virtually-holds-2020-Impact-Awards

  Chicago Foundation for Women virtually holds 2020 Impact Awards

The Chicago Foundation for Women (CFW) virtually held the 2020 Impact Awards on July 23. CFW President/CEO Felicia Davis hosted the event and awarded the honorees. Davis began by explaining the importance of the Impact Awards: ...


 
Panelists-share-anti-LGBTQ-experiences-in-Torture-virtual-discussion

  Panelists share anti-LGBTQ+ experiences in 'Torture' virtual discussion

The Center for Victims of Torture (CVT) hosted a virtual event entitled "Reclaiming Identity: LGBTQ Experiences of Torture, Persecution, and Healing," on July 22. It showcased the experiences of LGBTQ+ individuals who have been tortured and ...


 
Five-Worth-Finding-Bill-T-Jones-book-Music-Box-thriller-and-more

  Five Worth Finding: Bill T. Jones book, Music Box thriller and more

—Story/Time: The Life of an Idea: This book came out in 2014, but this is an excellent time to appreciate this tome. In it, out gay African American dancer, choreographer and director Bill T. Jones reflects ...


 
NATIONAL-Pioneering-scientist-dies-flag-controversy-panic-defense

  NATIONAL Pioneering scientist dies, flag controversy, panic defense

Flossie Wong-Staal—a molecular virologist most famous for co-discovering and first cloning HIV—died July 8 of complications from pneumonia in La Jolla, California, at age 73, The Scientist reported. Wong-Staal arrived ...


 
COVID-19-Lightfoot-to-re-tighten-restrictions-

  COVID-19 Lightfoot to re-tighten restrictions

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) announced a re-tightening of COVID-19 restrictions for bars, restaurants ...


 
MWRD-passes-policies-that-include-LGBTs-people-with-disabilities

  MWRD passes policies that include LGBTs, people with disabilities

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) Board of Commissioners unanimously approved policies to assist LGBT-owned and -operated business enterprises (LGBTBE) as well as those owned and operated by persons with ...


 
The-Crib-Night-Ministry-move-to-Bucktown

  The Crib, Night Ministry move to Bucktown

Nine years after it began operations in the basement of Lakeview Lutheran Church, The Crib—The Night Ministry's overnight shelter for young adults—has reopened in a larger, enhanced space on the first floor of 1735 N. Ashland ...


 
Illinois-neutral-marker-on-birth-certificates-applauded-on-Intl-Non-Binary-Peoples-Day

  Illinois' neutral marker on birth certificates applauded on Int'l Non-Binary People's Day

--From a press release

A person born in Illinois is able to correct the gender marker on their birth certificate to a gender neutral designation, according to LGBTQ advocates and the Illinois Department of Public Health. Individuals who were born ...


 
North-Side-legislators-holding-virtual-event-on-clean-energy

  North Side legislators holding virtual event on clean energy

Illinois state Sen. Sara Feigenholtz (D-Chicago) and state Reps. Ann Williams (D-Chicago) and Yoni Pizer (D-Chicago) are partnering with the Citizens Utility Board and the Illinois Environmental Council to host ...


 
NATIONAL-Marriage-video-non-binary-person-killed-memo-Buttigieg-Fauci

  NATIONAL Marriage video, non-binary person killed, memo, Buttigieg, Fauci

U.S. District Judge William Orrick, a federal judge in San Francisco, ordered videos of a landmark 2010 trial that led to the striking down of California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage be released next month, Politico ...


 
WORLD-Conversion-therapy-Thai-measure-gay-bars-vandalized-Global-Pride

  WORLD Conversion therapy, Thai measure, gay bars vandalized, Global Pride

The United Nations' Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity called for a global ban on the practices of so-called "conversion therapy," ...


 
INTL-AIDS-CONFERENCE-HIV-research-informing-COVID-19-vaccine-development

  INT'L AIDS CONFERENCE: HIV research informing COVID-19 vaccine development

Journalist Lisa Ling hosted the second season premiere of "The Road to a Vaccine," which was a part of AIDS 2020: The 23rd International AIDS Conference. Panelists discussed how efforts for an HIV vaccine have assisted ...


 
Lightfoot-PSPC-launch-Lets-Link-Chi-to-help-violence-impacted-areas

  Lightfoot, PSPC launch 'Let's Link Chi' to help violence-impacted areas

The Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities (PSPC), in collaboration with Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, announced the launch of Let's Link Chi—a new grant-making initiative to support community-based organizations in ...


 
SPORTS-Amazin-LeThi-On-journeys-of-emotional-and-physical-strength

  SPORTS Amazin LeThi: On journeys of emotional and physical strength

Amazin LeThi was a young adult in London when she hit rock bottom: She was homeless, living in and out of shelters for a couple years. She was suicidal and battling mental health issues. LeThi told ...


 
Lambda-Legal-asks-court-to-block-Trumps-HHS-anti-LGBTQ-health-care-rule

  Lambda Legal asks court to block Trump's HHS anti-LGBTQ health care rule

--From a Lambda Legal press release

(Washington, D.C., July 9, 2020) — Today, Lambda Legal asked a federal district court to prevent the recently published health care discrimination rule from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from going into effect. ...


 
United-Nations-call-for-a-global-ban-on-conversion-therapy-Born-Perfect-comments-

  United Nations call for a global ban on conversion therapy, Born Perfect comments

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — Today, the United Nations' Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity called for a global ban on the practices ...


 
Supreme-Court-on-religious-employers-contraceptive-coverage-under-ACA-NCLR-responds

  Supreme Court on religious employers, contraceptive coverage under ACA, NCLR responds

--From a NCLR press release

WASHINGTON, DC — The Supreme Court issued two important decisions today that significantly change the relationship between freedom of religion and anti-discrimination protections. In Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. ...


 
Hyde-Amendment-included-in-House-LHHS-Appropriations-Bill-NCLR-responds

  Hyde Amendment included in House LHHS Appropriations Bill, NCLR responds

--From a NCLR press release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives introduced the Labor, Health and Human Services (LHHS) Appropriations bill that includes the Hyde Amendment, which bars programs from Federal agencies ...


 
Reproductive-health-of-bisexual-women-and-girls-needs-greater-attention

  Reproductive health of bisexual women and girls needs greater attention

--From a Williams Institute press release

Over 48 million people of reproductive age assigned female sex at birth currently use contraceptives, including up to 3.9 million cisgender sexual minority women and transgender adults, according to new analyses by the Williams Institute at ...


 
ACTIVITIES-Rollin-on-the-river-courtesy-of-the-Chicago-Electric-Boat-Company

  ACTIVITIES Rollin' on the river, courtesy of the Chicago Electric Boat Company

Running out of ideas regarding what to do this summer? Well, it turns out there's nothing like going down the river in a boat built for two (with social distancing). I recently cruised down the Chicago ...


 
NATIONAL-Brayla-Stone-anti-LGBTQ-attacks-Virginia-Values-Act-Fire-Island

  NATIONAL Brayla Stone, anti-LGBTQ attacks, Virginia Values Act, Fire Island

Brayla Stone, a 17-year-old Black trans girl, was murdered in Sherwood, Arkansas, near Little Rock on June 25, a National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) press release noted. Her killer has yet to be identified and members ...


 
Last-call-for-Little-Jims

  Last call for Little Jim's

Longtime Lake View tavern Little Jim's shut its doors July 2. Billing itself as "the original hookup bar," Jim Gates opened Little Jim's in 1975, and it was one of the first gay bars in the Boystown area. Gates sold the ...


 





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