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Lesbian-police-officer-sues-city-of-Markham

Lesbian police officer sues city of Markham - A lesbian police officer on Dec. 17 sued the city of Markham in federal court, maintaining that she was harassed for being a lesbian, CBS 2 reported. Officer Brittney Jackson alleges that she was repeatedly harassed by fellow officers since joining the force in May 2010. According to her complaint, one officer allegedly asked Jackson why she "didn't give the ...


Guide-provides-vital-information-for-transgender-prisoners-

Guide provides vital information for transgender prisoners - From a press release - ( San Francisco, CA, December 18, 2014 )—Today, the National Center for Lesbian Rights ( NCLR ) and the American Civil Liberties Union ( ACLU ) have released "Know Your Rights: Laws, Court Decisions, and Advocacy Tips to Protect Transgender Prisoners," a new guide that provides vital information for transgender prisoners. Download the guide here. NCLR attorneys litigate on behalf ...


Trans-individual-missing-from-Warren-Michigan-area-

Trans individual missing from Warren, Michigan area - From a press release - WARREN - Equality Michigan is asking for help in locating Jay Ralko, a 22 year old missing Warren area trans individual. Jay was last seen on December 10th driving a Ford Escape Charcoal Gray, plate # CJK7951 with chrome pipe running boards and rain deflectors on the windows. Anyone with information should please call Equality Michigan at 313-466-4345 or Warren ...


-Marine-charged-with-transgender-womans-murder

Marine charged with transgender woman's murder - Philippine government prosecutors have charged U.S. Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton with murder in the killing of a Filipino, according to The Huffington Post. The prosecutors said Pemberton acknowledged attacking the victim, jennifer Laude, after he found out she was transgender. In October, Laude's body was found in Olongapo city, northwest of Manila. She had apparently been strangled and drowned in ...


Gay-manager-of-cafe-killed-in-Sydney-hostage-situation-

Gay manager of cafe killed in Sydney hostage situation - Tori Johnson, the gay café manager of the Lindt Chocolate Cafe in Sydney, Australia, was killed as he fought off an armed terrorist who took the cafe and its patrons hostage, according to Towleroad. Johnson, who managed the café for two years, was trying to disarm the terrorist to provide cover for the other hostages as they fled during a ...


Many-GLBT-homicides-connected-to-sex-work-rallies-Dec-17

Many GLBT homicides connected to sex work, rallies Dec. 17 - From a press release - On Dec. 17, the Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, sex worker rights and social justice organizations in over 60 cities across the United States and world are staging marches, protests, and public events to call attention to violence committed against sex workers. In Chicago, Sex Workers Outreach Project-Chicago is organizing a march against violence and a vigil and ...


Senate-confirms-first-openly-gay-judge-to-federal-bench-in-Texas

Senate confirms first openly gay judge to federal bench in Texas - From a Lambda Legal press release - ( New York, December 16, 2014 ) — The U.S. Senate tonight confirmed Robert Pitman to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. Pitman becomes the first openly gay judge to sit on the federal bench in Texas, and also assumes a seat that had been vacant for more than six years. Lambda Legal Fair Courts Project ...


Black-Lives-Matter-protests-continue-

'Black Lives Matter' protests continue - Chicago faith communities responded Dec. 7 to the recent New York and Missouri grand-jury decisions not to indict in the killings of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. Windy City Times' Dec. 7 coverage with photos at the link: http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Chicago-faith-communities-call-for-justice-in-police-killings/49903.html . ...


Liz-Abzug-joins-GetEQUAL-in-push-for-LGBTQ-civil-rights-law-

Liz Abzug joins GetEQUAL in push for LGBTQ civil rights law - From a press release - WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Senator Jeff Merkley ( D-OR ) will announce at an event in Washington, DC, that he intends to introduce an LGBTQ equality bill in the next Congressional session. The event comes on the heels of an effort by GetEQUAL — a national grassroots social justice organization fighting for full LGBTQ equality — to survey and then ...


Victory-Gardens-Theater-presents-We-Must-Breathe

Victory Gardens Theater presents We Must Breathe - From a press release - Chicago, IL—Victory Gardens Theater announces We Must Breathe: A Response from Chicago Playwrights and Poets, a special event gathering members of Chicago's artistic community to share their views on discrimination, race and inequality and engage Chicagoans in a discussion about these social issues. We Must Breathe features performances from poets and playwrights directed by Victory Gardens' Associate Artistic Producer Joanie ...


Trans-woman-killed-while-seeking-help

Trans woman killed while seeking help - Los Angeles police are searching for the person who shot a transgender woman to death as she banged on the front door of a residence for help, according to The Huffington Post. Deshawnda Bradley, 21—also known as Tata and Deshawnda Sanchez—was shot around 4 a.m. on Dec. 3. Police said they were investigating whether the killing was a hate crime. ...


Murder-of-LA-trans-woman-is-12th-anti-trans-murder-in-2014

Murder of LA trans woman is 12th anti-trans murder in 2014 - From a news release - Los Angeles, CA, December 5, 2014 —The Los Angeles Police Department has announced they are investigating the murder of Deshawnda Sanchez, who was shot and killed in South Los Angeles earlier this week. "The National LGBTQ Task Force is outraged by the murder of Deshawnda Sanchez and the ongoing homicides targeting transgender women of color taking place throughout the nation. ...


EdgeAlliance-founder-Flosi-named-in-allegations-of-sexual-misconduct

EdgeAlliance founder Flosi named in allegations of sexual misconduct - The Archdiocese of Chicago released documents in November outlining internal allegations of sexual abuse by former Chicago-area priest James Vincent Flosi, along with more than 30 others. Flosi is a founder of the EdgeAlliance AIDS agency in Chicago, Flosi, ordained in 1971 after attending St. Mary of the Lake University, has been an associate pastor at various parishes, including St. ...


Groups-condemn-police-violence-urge-NYPD-accountability

Groups condemn police violence, urge NYPD accountability - From press releases - ( New York, December 3, 2014 ) - Today, less than two weeks after the announcement that Officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted for the killing of Michael Brown, a Staten Island grand jury decided that Officer Daniel Pantaleo, who was shown on tape using a chokehold to restrain Eric Garner that ultimately led to Garner's death, will not ...


Chicago-police-violence-against-Black-Latino-youth-focus-of-UN-committee

Chicago police violence against Black, Latino youth focus of UN committee - From a press release - Chicago 12/1 — On Friday, 11/28, the United Nations Committee Against Torture ( UNCAT ) issued Concluding Observations after holding their 53rd Session in Geneva, Switzerland earlier this month, during which the U.S. was under review. From Nov. 12 to 13, We Charge Genocide ( WCG ) joined groups and individuals from across the country who traveled to the United ...


LGBT-groups-criticize-Ferguson-grand-jurys-lack-of-indictment-in-Brown-killing-

LGBT groups criticize Ferguson grand jury's lack of indictment in Brown killing - From press releases - The National LGBTQ Task Force describes the grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson, Mo., officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown as "shocking and painful for millions." The following statement is by Rev. Darlene Nipper, Deputy Executive Director, National LGBTQ Task Force: "People across this nation feel angry and outraged by this decision. Justice has been denied ...


HRC-releases-municipal-index

HRC releases municipal index - Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) has released Municipal Equality Index ( MEI )—which "examines the laws, policies, and services of municipalities and rates them on the basis of their inclusivity of LGBT people who live and work there," according to its website. There are six categories in this index: non-discrimination laws, relationship recognition, municipality as employer, municipal services, law ...


CPD-Underage-drinking-robberies-among-Lake-View-priorities

CPD: Underage drinking, robberies among Lake View priorities - Chicago Police Department ( CPD ) officials said at the most recent Town Hall Police District CAPS meeting, held Nov. 6, that crime in parts of Lake View has been going down. Police Commander Elias Voulgaris said that areas of the district—which is made up of police beats 1923, 1924 and 1925—had seen significant reductions in robberies in recent months, ...


Decalogue-Society-of-Lawyers-hosts-hate-crimes-forum

Decalogue Society of Lawyers hosts hate-crimes forum - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - An Oct. 29 forum at Ezra Habonim/Niles Township Jewish Congregation Synagogue in Skokie focused on certain aspects of hate crimes, including civil and criminal remedies. Speakers included Judge Renee Goldfarb, Illinois state Rep. Kelly Cassidy, Betsy Shuman-Moore ( director of Fair Housing and Hate Crime Projects for the Chicago Committee of Lawyers for Civil Rights Under Law ) and Arnold ...


Trans-woman-of-color-killed-in-Indianapolis

Trans woman of color killed in Indianapolis - The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs ( NCAVP ) has learned of the homicide of Tajshon Sherman, a transgender woman of color, whose body was discovered on October 26 in the East Indianapolis section of Indianapolis, Indiana. According to local media reports, Tajshon's body was found at the Tudor Park condominiums late Sunday night with bleeding around the head, indicating ...


Expose-of-Chicago-Police-published

Expose of Chicago Police published - From a news release - CHICAGO — In a two-month investigation, two Chicago-based independent journalists writing for the award-winning news organization Truthout have uncovered patterns and practices at the Chicago Police Department raising questions about officers on the force with repeat misconduct allegations and a history of shooting citizens, often with commendations. The investigation found: 21 police officers currently serving on the force who ...


HRC-releases-guide-to-state-level-hate-crimes-advocacy-

HRC releases guide to state-level hate crimes advocacy - From a press release - WASHINGTON — On the fifth anniversary of the signing of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009 ( HCPA ), the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) released a guide providing analysis of the current landscape of hate crimes laws in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. "LGBT Americans will never be ...


Experts-activists-discuss-hate-crimes-laws-prevention

Experts, activists discuss hate-crimes laws, prevention - Law enforcement officials and community advocates were among those who gathered Oct. 20 at UIC Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St., for a hate-crime summit held in commemoration of the fifth anniversary of the signing of the Matthew Shephard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act. While there has not been a significant increase in the number of ...


Intimate-partner-violence-report-out

Intimate partner violence report out - The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs ( NCAVP ) has released the report "Intimate Partner Violence in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer ( LGBTQ ), and HIV-Affected Communities in the United States in 2013." NCAVP's 2013 report documents 21 homicides—the highest number of LGBTQ intimate partner violence ( IPV ) homicides recorded and on par with the 21 homicides in ...


ExxonMobil-faces-complaint-alleging-anti-LGBT-hiring-bias-

ExxonMobil faces complaint alleging anti-LGBT hiring bias - Updated Monday, Oct 27, 2014 - A national LGBT organization that last year filed a complaint against oil and gas giant ExxonMobil, alleging hiring bias, had a hearing on the matter Oct. 21. Freedom to Work initially filed a complaint against the company with the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) in May 2013, saying that ExxonMobil favored non-LGBT job applicants over LGBT candidates. The case ...


White-House-addressing-intersection-of-HIV-AIDS-violence-with-women-girls

White House addressing intersection of HIV/AIDS, violence with women, girls - The White House has announced developments in connection with October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Last year, the Interagency Federal Working Group released a report, "Addressing the Intersection of HIV/AIDS, Violence against Women and Girls, and Gender—Related Health Disparities." The report outlined five major recommendations and emphasized the need for cross-agency collaboration to better address how violence against women and ...


Man-pleads-guilty-in-2013-anti-gay-attack

Man pleads guilty in 2013 anti-gay attack - A Chicago man pled guilty Oct. 21 for his part in a July 2013 attack on two gay women in the Austin neighborhood. Terry Glover was convicted of two charges each of aggravated assault and committing a hate crime, and was sentenced by Judge Mary Margaret Brosnahan to three years in prison, with credit for the 471 days he has ...


Report-released-on-LGBTQ-HIV-affected-Intimate-Partner-Violence-

Report released on LGBTQ, HIV-affected Intimate Partner Violence - From a press release - For a second year in a row, the report shows highest homicide rate ever recorded. -Reports of LGBTQ and HIV-affected intimate partner violence (IPV) increased slightly in 2013. -For a second year in a row there were 21 IPV homicides of LGBTQ and HIV-affected people documented; the highest total recorded -In 2013, 76 % of IPV homicide victims were gay ...


-Two-anti-LGBT-hate-attacks-in-Brooklyn

Two anti-LGBT hate attacks in Brooklyn - The New York City Anti-Violence Project has learned of an anti-gay hate violence attack that occurred Monday, Oct. 13 on Washington Avenue near Empire Boulevard in Crown Heights Brooklyn. According to media sources, a 33-year-old man was followed into his apartment building and attacked with a hammer by a man yelling anti-gay slurs. At this time, the suspect remains at ...


NY-Appeals-Court-holds-hearing-on-Lateisha-Green-hate-crime-conviction-

NY Appeals Court holds hearing on Lateisha Green hate crime conviction - From an Empire State Pride Agenda press release - The following can be attributed to Empire State Pride Agenda's Transgender Rights Organizer EÃ"ghann Renfroe: "We stand with our community in support of Lateisha Green, a young woman who was taken from us too soon, and whom the justice system has utterly failed. This young transgender woman of color was shot and killed in Syracuse, New York in 2008 by ...


UIC-policy-expert-named-to-NFLs-violence-panel

UIC policy expert named to NFL's violence panel - Beth Richie, director of the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has been named a senior adviser to the National Football League's policy group addressing domestic violence and sexual assault. Richie, who is openly gay, joins a previously announced group tasked with developing the NFL's educational and service programs, and to ...


One-night-in-the-area-of-Austin

One night in the area of Austin - Part Two - It was around 12:30 in the morning of Sept. 13 when I joined social worker Channyn Lynne Parker for a drive through the small radius of Austin and West Garfield Park. There—on March 28, 2012—Eisha Love ( then 22 ) defended herself from an attack by two men and was subsequently charged with attempted murder in the first degree. Within ...


CA-governor-signs-bill-banning-use-of-panic-defenses

CA governor signs bill banning use of panic defenses - From a press release - SACRAMENTO — On Saturday afternoon, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB 2501, legislation that prohibits the use of "gay panic" and "transgender panic" defenses to reduce murder charges to manslaughter in criminal trials. The passage of this bill makes California the first state in the country to prohibit the use of gay and transgender panic defenses through legislation. "This ...


A-tale-of-two-murders-Connected-or-not

A tale of two murders: Connected or not? - Part One - Fewer than six miles west of the office of Mayor Rahm Emanuel at Chicago's City Hall sits the corner of West Madison Street and North Kilbourn Avenue. It is part of the neighborhood of Austin—a disregarded, neglected backyard obscured by the magnificent opulence of the Chicago loop and kept quietly hidden from the marveling eyes of the record 46.2 million ...


Mother-of-Eisha-Love-Heartbreak-and-courage

Mother of Eisha Love: Heartbreak and courage - Novelist and poet Barbara Kingsolver once wrote that "sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws." For one Chicago mother raising a large family alone in the West Side neighborhood of Austin, her strength was tested without remission every single day. In the two-and-a-half years since she received a panicked call from her eldest daughter on the morning ...


UNs-Free-Equal-Grindr-controversy-Chinese-serial-killer

UN's Free & Equal; Grindr controversy; Chinese serial killer - World news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Free & Equal—the United Nations Human Rights Office's global public education campaign for LGBT equality—has released "UN Free & Equal: One Billion Rising," a video highlighting the campaign's impact to date, according to a press release. The ongoing campaign was launched in July 2013 at a press conference held in Cape Town, South Africa, and featuring then-UN High Commissioner for ...


ASK-LAMBDA-LEGAL-Trans-health-care

ASK LAMBDA LEGAL Trans health care - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Dear Ask Lambda Legal, I have put off going to the doctor's office for a long time out of fear of mistreatment because I am trans. I have had terrible experiences in the past so I avoid seeking care at all costs. And, I hear that I won't have coverage for the health care I need because of exclusions in ...


ABA-names-awardees-for-LGBT-advances-in-law-profession-

ABA names awardees for LGBT advances in law profession - From a press release - CHICAGO, Sept. 11, 2014 — Three longstanding LGBT legal activists will be honored by the American Bar Association Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity with its third annual Stonewall Award during a ceremony on Feb. 7, 2015, at the ABA Midyear Meeting in Houston. Named after the New York City Stonewall Inn police raid and riot of June 28, ...


Proclamation-marks-20th-anniversary-of-Violence-Against-Women-Act

Proclamation marks 20th anniversary of Violence Against Women Act - From the White House Office of the Press Secretary - TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Twenty years ago, our Nation came together to declare our commitment to end violence against women. The Violence Against Women Act ( VAWA ), written by then United States Senator Joe Biden and signed into law on September 13, 1994, changed ...


Suspect-arrested-in-murder-of-trans-woman

Suspect arrested in murder of trans woman - Transgender woman Alejandra Leos was murdered just steps away from her home in north Memphis, Tennessee, on Sept. 5—and a suspect has been arrested according to WREG.com. Marshall Pegues, 21, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder of Leos, 41. A police report showed that Leos had an argument with Pegues at their home prior to the incident. A Facebook ...


Chicago-couple-files-suit-against-cab-company

Chicago couple files suit against cab company - A gay couple has filed suit against a cab company whose driver allegedly tried to eject them from his taxi—on the shoulder of the Kennedy Expressway—after seeing them kiss, NBC 5 reported Aug. 28. The lawsuit was filed last week against Sun Taxi by Matthew McCrea and Steven White. It alleges that in May, 2013, driver Jama Anshur, not named ...


Hate-crime-summit-Oct-20-in-Chicago

Hate crime summit Oct. 20 in Chicago - A hate crime summit for educators, law enforcement, researchers, service providers and the general community will be held Monday, Oct. 20 at the University of Illinois at Chicago, 750 S. Halsted, hosted by the City of Chicago Commission on Human Relations, along with other agencies. Organizers stated: "Hate crimes cause unique harm, both to the victim and to our entire ...


SlutWalk-marchers-and-CPD-officers-clash-

SlutWalk marchers and CPD officers clash - What began as a peaceful but impassioned rally at the Daley Center Aug. 23 became a heated confrontation on North Michigan Avenue between officers of the Chicago Police Department and almost 1,000 participants in the 4th annual SlutWalk. The event has become a nationwide movement since protestors first took to the streets of Toronto in early 2011 after Constable Michael ...


Domestic-violence-focus-of-LGBT-forum-in-Bridgeport

Domestic violence focus of LGBT forum in Bridgeport - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Domestic violence was the topic of discussion at the monthly meeting of the LGBT Neighbors in Bridgeport group at the First Lutheran Church of the Trinity Aug. 4. Speakers Robert Kingett ( also a contributing writer for Windy City Times ), Karl Perina ( co-founder of the group ) and Jacob Deme shared their past domestic-violence stories following an introduction ...


NCAVP-responds-to-hate-violence-homicide-of-Juan-Ceballos-

NCAVP responds to hate violence homicide of Juan Ceballos - From a press release - The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs ( NCAVP ) mourns the homicide of Juan Ceballos, which occurred on July 13th, in Mecca, California. According to local media sources, Ceballos, who identifiedas bisexual, was killed outside of his home by a co-worker, Miguel Angel Bautista Ramirez. According to a criminal complaint, Ramirez ambushed the victim outside of Ceballos's apartment, killing him ...


LGBTQ-immigrant-rights-groups-urge-trans-womans-release-

LGBTQ, immigrant rights groups urge trans woman's release - From a press release - A coalition of LGBTQ and immigrant rights organizations are calling on the Department of Homeland Security today to immediately release Marichuy Leal Gamino, a transgender woman who was sexually assaulted last week at Eloy Detention Center, a for-profit private immigration detention facility in Arizona. Marichuy, who has been housed with men at Eloy for over a year, was sexually assaulted ...


Forum-explores-CPD-violence-against-residents

Forum explores CPD violence against residents - Members of the organization We Charge Genocide, as well as other activists and community members, gathered Aug. 2 at Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan Ave., to discuss targeting, harassment and violence against Chicago residents by members of the Chicago Police Department. We Charge Genocide describes itself as "a grassroots, inter-generational effort to center the voices and experiences of the young ...


Seattle-double-homicide-may-be-related-to-online-hook-up-

Seattle double homicide may be related to online hook-up - From a NCAVP press release - The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs ( NCAVP ) mourns the double homicides of Ahmed Said, 27, and Dwone Anderson-Young, 23, which occurred in the early morning hours of June 1, in the Central District of Seattle. According to local media sources, Ali Muhammad Brown, 30, has been charged with two counts of aggravated first-degree murder, and may have targeted ...


Residents-Tunney-discuss-Pride-Parade-at-CAPS-meeting

Residents, Tunney discuss Pride Parade at CAPS meeting - The 2014 Chicago Pride Parade, held June 29, was among the topics at the July 2 CAPS meeting held for the 19th Police District. Ald. Tom Tunney was on hand at the meeting, held at 19th Police District Headquarters, 850 W. Addison St., fielding questions about the parade's future and how well Lakeview can sustain an event of the parade's ...


Transgender-woman-of-color-found-shot-to-death-in-Ohio

Transgender woman of color found shot to death in Ohio - From a press release - The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs ( NCAVP ) mourns the death of Tiff Edwards who was found shot to death in Walnut Hills, Ohio, a suburb of Cincinnati, on Thursday, June 26th. According to local media reports she was discovered by a sanitation worker and her body was lying in the middle of the road. NCAVP has responded to ...


Gov-Quinn-signs-anti-bullying-bill-

Gov. Quinn signs anti-bullying bill - Gov. Pat Quinn on June 26 signed legislation that installs protections and procedures to help students bullied in Illinois schools. "A child who is bullied is a child who is fearful of learning [and] fearful of coming to school," Quinn said at the signing, which was held at Skinner West Elementary School, 1260 W. Adams St. "We cannot allow bullying ...


Arrest-in-2012-attack-of-teen-and-her-girlfriend

Arrest in 2012 attack of teen and her girlfriend - Nearly two years after a teenager and her girlfriend were both shot in the head on a grassy hillside in South Texas, killing one of them and leaving the other with serious injuries, authorities have arrested a man in the attack, NBC News reported. U.S. marshals and Texas Rangers in the San Antonio suburb of Helotes arrested David Malcolm Strickland, ...


Puerto-Rico-court-has-first-openly-gay-person

Puerto Rico court has first openly gay person - Lesbian attorney Maite Oronoz Rodriguez has become the first openly gay person on Puerto Rico's Supreme Court. In a statement, Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla congratulated Rodriguez on her Senate confirmation by the Senate as the new associate judge of the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Padilla said, "During her confirmation process in the Senate, attorney Oronoz Rodriguez ...


Marriage-ruling-for-four-states-robbers-target-trans-women

Marriage ruling for four states; robbers target trans women - National roundup: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - A federal appeals court will hear arguments in gay marriage fights in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee in a single session, setting the stage for historic rulings in each state, according to The Detroit News. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, scheduled arguments in five cases from the four states for Aug. 6. Although the ...


Kokumo-Kinetic-reported-missing-reportedly-found

Kokumo Kinetic reported missing; reportedly found - Update below - This story has been updated; Kokumo has reportedly been found and she is safe. Transgender artist-performer Kokumo Kinetic has been found after she was reported missing June 20. Kinetic, who is based in Chicago, had last been seen in a Baltimore, Maryland, Motel 6 on June 19, when she reportedly seemed "confused," said commentator TransGriot on her Facebook page. The ...


Reyes-Another-trans-woman-of-color-murdered-

Reyes: Another trans woman of color murdered - The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs ( NCAVP ) is deeply concerned about the death of Zoraida Reyes, a transgender woman of color in Anaheim, California. Zoraida was a well-known and well-loved transgender rights and immigrant rights activist who worked with numerous organizations including community groups such as the Orange County Dream Team, DeColores Queer Orange County and Familia. According ...


Seattle-mourns-two-young-men-both-reportedly-gay

Seattle mourns two young men, both reportedly gay - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - undreds of concerned citizens and elected officials gathered at the intersection of 29th and South King Street June 5 to remember 23-year-old Dwone Anderson-Young and 27-year-old Ahmed Said. Among the supporters were Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, Seattle City Councilmember Sally Clark, the Seattle LGBT Commission and Social Outreach Seattle, a local nonprofit whose tagline is "We are one community, working ...


Rutherford-lawsuit-dismissed-for-now

Rutherford lawsuit dismissed for now - The sexual harassment lawsuit that helped derail State Treasurer Dan Rutherford's campaign to be GOP challenger to Gov. Pat Quinn has been thrown out, but Rutherford's accuser says that he plans to refile his claim, NBC 5 reported June 4. Ed Michalowski, who accused Rutherford of not only sexual harassment but of forcing him to work on Rutherford's gubernatorial campaign ...


Police-residents-talk-about-police-statistics-staffing

Police, residents talk about police statistics, staffing - Chicago Police Department said at the 19th District CAPS meeting June 4 that area residents could expect high visibility from CPD over the coming summer, but those in attendance still questioned why the district is still losing a large percentage of its officers overall, even taking Ald. James Cappleman to task for not doing more to raise the issue with ...


VIEWS-Pam-Anderson-inspired-me-to-reveal-sexual-assaults

VIEWS Pam Anderson inspired me to reveal sexual assaults - My name is Derrick. And I'm a sexual violence survivor. It's taken me more than 10 years since first being sexually assaulted to speak or write those words without shame. Not for a lack of trying, though. Whenever my upper lip quivered and I was a breath away from tearfully sharing my pain with someone else, I chose to remain ...


Study-More-sexual-abuse-among-men-than-previously-known-

Study: More sexual abuse among men than previously known - From a press release - LOS ANGELES— A new study that analyzes a range of large-scale federal agency surveys finds that men experience a high prevalence of sexual victimization, in many circumstances similar to the prevalence found among women. The study, entitled, "The Sexual Victimization of Men in America: New Data Challenge Old Assumptions," is co-authored by Lara Stemple, Health and Human Rights Law Project, ...


-Wojcik-wins-ISBA-Community-Leadership-Award-

Wojcik wins ISBA Community Leadership Award - Legal scholar Mark Wojcik has been awarded the Illinois State Bar Association's Community Leadership Award. The award is presented by ISBA's Standing Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and honors individuals who have "by individual example and education, worked to eliminate discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, and who have worked towards fostering understanding of lesbian, gay, ...


Linda-Pauel-appointed-assoc-judge-of-Circuit-Court-

Linda Pauel appointed assoc. judge of Circuit Court - Attorney Linda Pauel, a lesbian who last year withdrew her bid to be elected judge of the circuit court of Cook County, tenth subcircuit, has been elected to be an associate judge, according to an April 29 statement. Pauel is one of 13 individuals who were elected in an internal election administered by the circuit court of Cook County. Judicial ...


DoJ-to-collect-stops-and-arrest-data-to-curb-racial-bias

DoJ to collect stops and arrest data to curb racial bias - From a press release - WASHINGTON—Noting that African-American and Hispanic males are arrested at disproportionately high rates, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday that the Justice Department will seek to collect data about stops, searches and arrests as part of a larger effort to analyze and reduce the possible effect of bias within the criminal justice system. Attorney General Holder said the project grew ...


Family-searches-for-missing-Elk-Grove-Village-man

Family searches for missing Elk Grove Village man - Family and friends are searching for an Elk Grove Village man who has been missing since the early morning hours of April 24. Peter Angello Pusateri, 23, was last seen after being dropped off by friends in Lakeview at the corner of Halsted and Aldine, sometime around midnight April 24. Pusateri was supposedly going to meet a friend at Bonsai ...


Family-Missing-Elk-Grove-Village-man-found

Family: Missing Elk Grove Village man found - FFamily of an Elk Grove Village man who had been missing over the weekend of April 25-27 said the evening of April 27 that he had been found and was safe. Peter Angello Pusateri, 23, was reported missing after failing to meet a friend in the early morning hours of April 24, and not reporting to work as scheduled the ...


Suspected-Lakeview-assailant-charged-

Suspected Lakeview assailant charged - A Chicago man has been charged in the April 14 attack of a 22-year-old woman that took place in Boystown, Chicago Tribune reported. Marcus Lynch, 20, of the 4700 block of S. Loomis Blvd., was charged with one count of aggravated criminal sexual assault with a weapon and one count of armed robbery. Nearby surveillance cameras helped identify the suspect, ...


Police-expect-to-release-footage-of-Boystown-assailant-

Police expect to release footage of Boystown assailant - Chicago police are expected to shortly release images and video of a man who assaulted a woman in broad daylight in Boystown the afternoon of April 14, ABC7 reported. The 22-year-old victim was attacked in an alley near the 3500 block of North Halsted Street at around 4:25 p.m. The woman told police that she heard someone approaching from behind. ...


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Tom of Finland stamps launch; Evans cleared of charges - World news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Finnish Postal Service, Itella, is preparing to release new sets of stamps in September 2014, including male drawings by Tom of Finland—a deceased Finnish artist notable for his homoerotic fetish art on late 20th-century gay culture, according to an LGBTQ Nation item. Finland's Postal Museum will also debut an exhibition titled "Sealed with a Secret: Correspondence of Tom of ...


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Statue stolen from HBHC Peace Garden again - A statue commemorating the late Mary York, the lesbian attorney and community activist who died of cancer in 2008, has been stolen from the Howard Brown Health Center ( HBHC ) Peace Garden. York, who had been the president of the Board of Directors for the Lesbian Community Care Project, died the same year as Lisa Tonna. Both women had ...


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Court date set for alleged hate crimes assailant - A May 21 trial date has been set for Terry Glover, who is accused of participating in the beating of two women because they are lesbians. Glover faces two counts of felony hate crimes, as well as two counts each of robbery and assault, after allegedly participating in the beatings, which took place in the Austin neighborhood. Glover pled not ...


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Bennett files more against Rev. Jesse Jackson - Tommy Bennett has filed more documents in his discrimination complaint against civil-rights and Rainbow PUSH leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson. In the initial complaint, filed with the City of Chicago Commission on Human Relations ( CCHR ), Bennett claimed that he experienced sexual orientation-based discrimination almost immediately after he started the job in 2007, saying that a now-former membership and ...


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Violence Against Women office issues LGBTQ guidance - From a NCAVP press release - Today, the United States Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women ( OVW ) released guidance on a series of Frequently Asked Questions ( FAQs ) to inform the intimate partner and sexual violence field about the new nondiscrimination grant condition within the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization of 2013 to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, an queer ( ...


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Prison Rape Elimination Act helps LGBT immigrant detainees - Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress released a new analysis that examines "How the Prison Rape Elimination Act Helps LGBT Immigrants in Detention." The brief, by CAP Policy Analyst Sharita Gruberg, details the risks that LGBT immigrants face in the U.S. detention system, why these standards are so vital for protecting immigrants, and why we still need ...


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Rhode Island gay Speaker of the House resigns following raid - The openly gay speaker of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, Gordon Fox, abruptly resigned his leadership position Saturday following a police raid on his home Friday for a criminal investigation. The subject of the investigation has yet to be disclosed. The Providence Journal reported Saturday night that federal and state police agents with search warrants entered Fox's home and ...







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