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Judge-dismisses-Ohio-womans-fertility-clinic-lawsuit

Judge dismisses Ohio woman's fertility clinic lawsuit - A DuPage County judge, on Sept. 3, dismissed an Ohio woman's lawsuit against a Downer's Grove fertility clinic for an error that ultimately led to the birth of a biracial daughter, Daily Herald reported. Judge Ronald Sutter ruled that Jennifer Cramblett, who is lesbian, could not sue Midwest Sperm Bank for wrongful birth and breach of warranty, and gave Cramblett's ...


NIH-expands-research-on-sexual-gender-health

NIH expands research on sexual, gender health - The National Institutes of Health ( NIH ) released an administrative supplement to expand existing research to focus on sexual and gender minority ( SGM ) health. This trans-NIH effort—which involves multiple institutes, centers and offices from across NIH—is intended to encourage investigation in this underrepresented, yet growing field of research. The application due date is Nov. 30. Visit http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-15-329.html ...


Study-Sexual-minority-men-more-empathic-toward-fellow-minorities

Study: Sexual-minority men more empathic toward fellow minorities - From a press release - White sexual-minority men may be more empathic toward other minority groups compared to their heterosexual white peers. A new study from the University of Houston College of Education compared the attitudes of white heterosexual men to those of white sexual-minority men. "Racial empathy is a crucial component of social justice," said Nathan Smith, associate professor in the college's Department of ...


Upcoming-events-in-politics-parties-health-art-music

Upcoming events in politics, parties, health, art, music - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Sept. 20 rally to support Clinton On Sunday, Sept. 20, at 3 p.m., U.S. Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky is hosting a rally in support of Hillary Clinton at Studio Paris, 59 W. Hubbard St. Clinton is not slated to attend. Others scheduled to be there include state Sen. Heather Steans, state Rep. Kelly Cassidy, Commissioner Debra Shore, Cook County Commissioner Bridget ...


ASA-forum-looks-at-infertility-treatment-disparities

ASA forum looks at infertility treatment disparities - Ann Bell ( assistant professor of the department of sociology and criminal justice at the University of Delaware and author of Misconception: Social Class and Infertility in America ) was one of the many people who presented findings at the American Sociological Association ( ASA ) annual meeting at the Hilton Chicago Aug. 23. Bell's talk, "Medicalization's marginalization: The role ...


Rauner-signs-anti-conversion-therapy-bill

Rauner signs anti-conversion therapy bill - Gov. Bruce Rauner, on Aug. 20, signed HB 217, a law that prohibits so-called "conversion therapy," which supposedly could turn a gay or lesbian patient straight, from being practiced upon minors in the state of Illinois. The bill, the Youth Mental Health Protection Act, was sponsored in the House by state Rep. Kelly Cassidy, D-Chicago, and in the Senate by ...


Conference-to-look-at-HIV-and-the-trans-community

Conference to look at HIV and the trans community - The Primary Prevention Early Intervention Committee of the Chicago Area HIV Integrated Services Council ( CAHISC ) will be hosting a conference on the structural, institutional and economic realities of HIV within the transgender community, "Transformation Conference," Thursday, Aug. 20, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Chicago Bar Association, 321 S. Plymouth Ct. The organizer of the conference is ...


Natl-Minority-Donor-Awareness-Month-Minorities-are-63-percent-of-waiting-list-

Nat'l Minority Donor Awareness Month: Minorities are 63 percent of waiting list - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - ITASCA, Ill. ( August 12, 2015 ) Of the more than 5,300 people on the waiting list for an organ transplant in the state of Illinois, 63 percent are minorities. Throughout the month of August, during which the urgent need for minority organ and tissue donors is observed, Gift of Hope shares a story that demonstrates how fragile life is ...


Howard-Brown-Health-Center-designated-federally-qualified-health-center

Howard Brown Health Center designated federally qualified health center - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), on Aug. 11, selected Howard Brown Health Center (HBHC) as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). The FQHC designation, the highest that can be awarded to a U.S. health center, means HBHC is qualified to receive both grants under Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act as well as enhanced ...


Healthcare-decision-making-for-the-LGBTQ-community-

Healthcare decision-making for the LGBTQ community - Relationships & the Law Today - Health care providers routinely turn to spouses or relatives to make decisions on behalf of incapacitated patients. Increasingly, however, individuals are relying on caregivers who are not a biological or legal relative. People in non-marital relationships, including unmarried couples and single individuals who rely on friends for support rather than relatives, should execute an advance directive to ensure that the ...


Study-to-examine-communication-between-LGBTs-of-color-healthcare-providers-

Study to examine communication between LGBTs of color, healthcare providers - - The University of Chicago has announced "Your Voice! Your Health!," a new research study focusing on the health-care experiences of LGBT people of color. Marshall Chin, MD, MPH, is the principal investigator. Those interested in learning more about the project are invited to attend one of four community launch events across the city, all of which are open to the ...


Womens-Health-Center-to-hold-3rd-Revolutionary-Healthcare-Fundraiser

Women's Health Center to hold 3rd Revolutionary Healthcare Fundraiser - From a press release - CHICAGO, Ill., ( Aug. 3, 2015 ) — Chicago Women's Health Center ( CWHC ) is celebrating its 3rd Annual Revolutionary Health Care! fundraiser on Aug. 18, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at Revolution Brewing Brewpub on the city's west side. This year's event will feature emcee Jackie Boyd, DJ Black Gold, and raffle items from Cards Against Humanity, Second City, ...


WNBA-Cares-joins-Bright-Pink-for-Breast-Health-Awareness-Week

WNBA Cares joins Bright Pink for Breast Health Awareness Week - From a press release - NEW YORK, Aug. 4, 2015 — The WNBA and its teams will help raise awareness and inspire others in the fight against breast cancer during WNBA Breast Health Awareness Week from Aug. 4-9. In partnership with Bright Pink, the WNBA will focus on prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women while providing support for high-risk ...


New-amfAR-report-lists-state-priorities-for-national-HIV-AIDS-goals

New amfAR report lists state priorities for national HIV/AIDS goals - From a press release - NEW YORK, July 30, 2015 — Major achievements have been made in the domestic HIV/AIDS response as a result of increased realignment and coordination of efforts at the federal level. However, that level of consistent coordination and alignment has yet to take place in most states. In an effort to identify what needs to be done, amfAR, The Foundation for ...


Chicago-groups-chip-in-as-ADA-marks-25-years

Chicago groups chip in as ADA marks 25 years - In Chicago, a network of more than 160 civic organizations, government agencies and businesses have come together to commemorate the American With Disabilities Act's 25th anniversary by committing to new programs and initiatives within their organizations. July 26 marked the 25th anniversary of the ADA being signed into law. Under ADA 25 Chicago, these local organizations are part of a ...


CDC-awards-38-mill-to-local-agencies-for-5-year-HIV-prevention-partnership

CDC awards $3.8 mill to local agencies for 5 year HIV prevention partnership - From a news release - Chicago, IL ( July 23, 2015 ) — The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) has awarded Howard Brown Health Center ( HBHC ), University of Chicago Medical Center ( UCMC ) and Project VIDA with $3.8 million to help fund a new five-year collaborative HIV targeted testing program aimed at Chicago's most vulnerable populations ...


UICs-Hughes-named-a-University-Scholar-

UIC's Hughes named a University Scholar - Tonda Hughes—professor in the Department of Health Systems Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago ( UIC ) and associate dean for global health—has been named a 2015-2016 University Scholar. Hughes is a researcher and scholar who has been recognized for significant contributions to understanding the health of sexual minorities. Hughes was among the first researchers to garner major ...


Disability-pride-parade-attracts-hundreds-

Disability pride parade attracts hundreds - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times by Ben Sanders - Hundreds of participants marched in downtown Chicago for the 12th annual Disability Pride Parade on Saturday. The event coincided with the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act ( ADA ), a landmark decision that forever changed how disabled individuals are treated in this country. More than 40 organizations showed their support in the march that began around 11 ...


News-briefs-Bisexual-health-glbtqcom-folds-Same-sex-couples-get-benefits

News briefs: Bisexual health; glbtq.com folds; Same-sex couples get benefits - Study: Bisexuals have worst health In Texas, sociology professors at Rice University have found that bisexual individuals face higher health disparities than their gay, lesbian and straight counterparts. The study says that several of these health issues stem from socioeconomic vulnerability in the bisexual community. Lead author Bridget Gorman told The Advocate, "A big thing was emotional support." In addition, ...


Analysis-out-on-100-research-reports-surveys-on-LGBTQ-community-

Analysis out on 100+ research reports, surveys on LGBTQ community - From a press release - BOSTON, MA — Pulling from over 100 individual publications, reports and surveys compiled from more than 50 leading researchers on LGBTQ issues, Our Tomorrow — a campaign to engage LGBTQ people in a national conversation about their future — today released an analysis exploring the lifecycle of LGBTQ people, as well as infographics showing both the hopes and fears and ...


Seventh-meningococcal-case-announced-by-CDPH

Seventh meningococcal case announced by CDPH - Chicago Department of Public Health announced, on July 9, that a seventh case of meningococcal disease had been reported in the area. The case was confirmed over the Fourth of July weekend, said Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Julie Morita, shortly after briefing members of the City Council's LGBT and Black Caucuses, as well as its Health Committee. A ...


World-news-Ambassador-talks-marriage-flag-flap-lesbian-swimmer-attacked

World news: Ambassador talks marriage; flag flap; lesbian swimmer attacked - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - John Berry—the first openly gay U.S. ambassador to Australia—said he was confident that the "great debate" among Australians on whether to allow same-sex marriages would result in the best outcome for the country, the Associated Press noted. Berry told reporters that Australia had led the United States on providing rights to gays including equal rights in the military, employment, health-care ...


Open-Door-Clinic-celebrates-new-Elgin-facility

Open Door Clinic celebrates new Elgin facility - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Open Door Clinic held a grand opening ceremony on June 18 at its new location in Elgin. The 8,900-square-foot facility at 1665 Larkin Ave., which opened its doors to patients in March, replaces Open Door's previous location on the sixth floor of the professional building in Elgin. The clinic also has a satellite location in Aurora at 157 South Lincoln ...


New-Jersey-jury-finds-JONAH-guilty-of-consumer-fraud

New Jersey jury finds JONAH guilty of consumer fraud - From a press release - ( San Francisco, CA, June 25, 2015 )—After hours of deliberations, a New Jersey jury found Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing ( JONAH ) liable for consumer fraud. JONAH, a group that promised gay men that it would turn them into heterosexuals, was sued by the Southern Poverty Law Center in 2012 under New Jersey's consumer fraud law. The ...


Supreme-Court-upholds-Affordable-Care-Act-subsidies

Supreme Court upholds Affordable Care Act subsidies - The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 6 to 3 decision, upheld the right of the federal government to provide health care insurance subsidies to people with low income in states that have chosen not to participate in the Affordable Care Act by setting up insurance "exchanges." The decision, written by Chief Justice John Roberts, is a big political victory for ...


Affinity-Access-Living-host-town-hall-on-disabilities

Affinity, Access Living host town hall on disabilities - Affinity Community Services and Access Living hosted a town hall discussion, "I'm Proud Too! Disability Within the POC & LGBTQ Community," June 17 at Access Living. Performer, teacher and visual artist NIC Kay—who also co-founded 3rd Language, a queer arts collective—facilitated the event. Event coordinators included Access Living's Women & Girls Community Organizer and The Empowered Fe Fes Lead Organizer ...


Study-Social-support-networks-important-to-LGBT-youth-adjustment

Study: Social support networks important to LGBT youth adjustment - From a press release - SAN FRANCISCO — JUNE 23, 2015 — The need to prevent stigma-related health risks for LGBT youth and young adults — including mental health, substance abuse, suicide, homelessness and sexual health risks — calls for developing low cost options that promote well-being and increase connectedness. A new study from the Family Acceptance Project that examined the role of family, peers ...


Juniper-Center-moves-into-larger-space-for-its-counseling-therapy

Juniper Center moves into larger space for its counseling, therapy - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The name for the Juniper Center was inspired by the life of juniper trees—shaped by the wind and sun, junipers form incredible root systems that allow them to survive and thrive with very few resources, in the most inhospitable places. The Juniper Center is a group of practitioners providing holistic, state of the art care to those wanting to make ...


PrEP-advocates-respond-to-AHF-ads

PrEP advocates respond to AHF ads - Officials from local HIV/AIDS organizations and other advocates spoke out against an anti-PrEP ( Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis ) advertisement, paid for by Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation ( AHF ), that ran in gay media outlets, including Windy City Times, the week of June 15. The ad, headlined The War Against Prevention, is an "advertorial" penned by AHF head Michael Weinstein ...


CDPH-expands-meningococcal-vaccination-recommendations

CDPH expands meningococcal vaccination recommendations - Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), on June 18, revised its recommendation for vaccination for meningococcal disease to include all men who have sex with men (MSM). Six persons in the area—five in Chicago and one in suburban DuPage County—have been reported as having meningococcal disease, which can lead to meningitis or bloodstream infections, among other conditions. One of those ...


Meningitis-outbreak-grows-CDPH-CDC-expand-vaccine-recommendation

Meningitis outbreak grows; CDPH, CDC expand vaccine recommendation - From a press release - Health officials encourage all gay and bisexual men to get vaccinated to help protect themselves and others CHICAGO - Amid a growing outbreak of meningitis in the City, the Chicago Department of Public Health ( CDPH ) today expanded its meningitis vaccine recommendations to include all men who have sex with men ( MSM ). The new recommendation follows ...


Congress-may-end-Family-Planning-Program-92000-Illinoisans-could-be-without-care

Congress may end Family Planning Program; 92,000 Illinoisans could be without care - From a press release - CHICAGO, IL — This week, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies issued a 2016 fiscal year funding proposal that would eliminate the Title X Family Planning program, cutting health care that nearly 4.6 million people nationwide, including nearly 14,000 Planned Parenthood of Illinois patients, currently rely on. The funding bill would also ...


Notices-Hall-of-Fame-nominating-open-Howard-Brown-opens-walk-in-clinic-

Notices: Hall of Fame nominating open; Howard Brown opens walk-in clinic - Hall of Fame nominations now being accepted Nominations for this year's Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame are now being accepted. If you know someone who meets the criteria below and think that they would be a good addition to the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame, complete and submit the nomination form that can be found at ...


Gay-fathers-club-growing-rapidly-in-Chicago

Gay fathers club growing rapidly in Chicago - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Gay Fathers of Greater Chicago ( GFGC ) is a network of gay men who have children living with them or apart from them. Some are divorced, some separated and some still married to women. Some are in committed relationships with other men. The GFGC is managed by a volunteer, five-member steering committee whose officers are elected each February. ...


Fifth-meningococcal-case-reported-in-area

Fifth meningococcal case reported in area - City health officials continue to urge Chicagoans, especially persons who are HIV-positive as well as gay and bisexual men and transgender women who have anonymous sex or use hook-up apps, to be vaccinated against meningococcal disease after a fifth area resident—this one residing in suburban DuPage County—was diagnosed with the disease. Chicago Department of Public Health confirmed the new case ...


Relationships-Law-Protecting-parental-rights-after-adoption-surrogacy-

Relationships & Law: Protecting parental rights after adoption, surrogacy - A recurring column - Choosing to expand your family can be an exciting and rewarding time for any couple, but entering this phase of life presents a unique set of challenges to the LGBTQ community. According to the United States Census data for the state of Illinois, there are over 34,000 same-sex couples in long-term relationships within the state, 21 percent of whom are ...


CHM-exhibition-chronicles-movement-of-disability-rights-

CHM exhibition chronicles movement of disability rights - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the American's with Disabilities Act ( ADA ), the Chicago History Museum ( CHM ), in partnership with ADA 25 Chicago, hosted a preview event for its newest exhibition "Access For All: Tom Olin's Photographs of the Disabilities Rights Movement" June 5 at the museum. Olin's ( a disability-rights photographer ) 19 large framed ...


Study-examines-drinking-among-lesbians-and-bisexual-women-

Study examines drinking among lesbians and bisexual women - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On June 1, the American Sociological Association released a study examining hazardous drinking among women who identified as lesbian or bisexual. The study is one of the first to investigate how apparent contradictions between a woman's sexual identity and her sexual behavior and attraction can lead to hazardous alcohol use. Dr. Amelia Talley, co-author of this study and assistant professor ...


-TraumaCenterNow-Week-of-Action-concludes-with-rally-

#TraumaCenterNow Week of Action concludes with rally - From a press release - CHICAGO 6/6- The Trauma Care Coalition today concluded a powerful week of action timed to coincide with the University of Chicago's Alumni Weekend. The Coalition led a 150-person rally and die-in on the main quadrangles at UofC, where an alumni lunch was being held. This rally followed a morning of smaller actions, including a banner drop and the disruption of ...


Fourth-meningococcal-infection-reported-city-continues-call-for-vaccinations

Fourth meningococcal infection reported; city continues call for vaccinations - Chicago Department of Public Health officials said June 5 that a fourth case of meningococcal disease has been located in Chicago. News of the outbreak broke June 3. Three people in the city were initially infected with the disease, which can lead to meningitis or other infections of the bloodstream, according to Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) officials. One ...


Collaborative-launches-Step-Up-Get-Tested-

Collaborative launches 'Step Up. Get Tested' - The Chicago HIV Testing Collaborative ( CHTC ) launched its fourth annual "Step Up. Get Tested. "( SUGT ) campaign June 5 at the State of Illinois James R. Thompson Center plaza. This year the campaign has partnered with Harmony Health Plan of Illinois, a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, Inc., on the monthlong initiative to get people tested at ...


Open-Door-to-hold-Grand-Opening-of-Elgin-Health-Center

Open Door to hold Grand Opening of Elgin Health Center - From a press release - Open Door will celebrate the Grand Opening of their new Elgin Health Center at 1665 Larkin Ave., Elgin on June 18th with a ribbon cutting, interactive tours and refreshments from 5-7pm. Purchased last year, Open Door spent six month renovating the 8,900 sq. foot building to include 8 exam rooms, 6 case managers offices and a behavioral health therapy and ...


Experts-Fight-Hepatitis-C-epidemic-with-more-testing-caps-for-co-pays-

Experts: Fight Hepatitis C epidemic with more testing, caps for co-pays - From a press release - WASHINGTON, D.C. ( June 4, 2015 ) — With mounting evidence that many public and private health plans are deliberately rationing care for Americans with the hepatitis C virus ( HCV ), those on the front lines in fighting viral hepatitis and HIV/AIDS today urged lawmakers to overturn state Medicaid and managed care policies that discourage testing, add prior authorization ...


Sexual-minority-young-adults-at-higher-risk-of-suicide-prejudice-contributes

Sexual minority young adults at higher risk of suicide; prejudice contributes - From a press release - Central Michigan University associate professor of sociology Elbert Almazan's research indicates suicide risk is more prevalent among lesbian, gay and bisexual young adults.? "Sexual minorities are persons who have a same-sex romantic or sexual attraction; have experienced same-sex romantic or sexual behavior; or have a same-sex sexual identity such as lesbian, gay or bisexual," Almazan said. "Because sexual minorities are ...


Meningococcal-disease-outbreak-in-Chicago-MSM-urged-to-get-vaccinated

Meningococcal disease outbreak in Chicago, MSM urged to get vaccinated - From a press release - Chicago Department of Public Health Urges Men Who Have Sex With Men to Get Vaccinated for Invasive Meningococcal Disease Small Outbreak of Serious Disease Identified The Chicago Department of Public Health ( CDPH ) urges sexually active men who have sex with men ( MSM ) living with HIV and MSM who have anonymous sex partners or use 'hook up' ...


Harmony-AFC-bring-awareness-to-testing-treatment-holistic-health-needs-

Harmony, AFC bring awareness to testing, treatment, holistic health needs - From a press release - In advance of National HIV Testing Day on June 27, 2015, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago ( AFC ) is pleased to announce a community outreach partnership with Harmony Health Plan of Illinois, a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. The campaign, "Together Continuing 30 Years of Action to Change the Story of HIV," aims to build awareness of HIV ...


The-Urban-Death-Project-and-human-composting-

The Urban Death Project and human composting - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Composting has become a staple in cities and towns all across America and around the world for quite a few years now, but human composting? The thought of it lines up in the "Things That Make You Go Hmm…" category. Yet, someone is building an infrastructure to begin doing just that: Composting. Humans. The cleverly ambitious college grad behind the ...


Activists-Reach-out-to-senators-on-conversion-therapy-bill-

Activists: Reach out to senators on conversion therapy bill - Members of Gay Liberation Network ( GLN ) have started an online petition for Illinoisans who support state legislation that would prohibit anti-gay conversion therapy. The legislation, HB 217, which has already passed the state House of Representatives, is likely to be voted on in the state Senate this week. It is sponsored there by state Sen. Daniel Biss and ...


Local-Step-Up-Get-Tested-CTA-proposal-new-Northalsted-initiative

Local: "Step Up. Get Tested'; CTA proposal; new Northalsted initiative - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - "Step Up. Get Tested' campaign expands The scope of the 2015 "Step Up. Get Tested." ( SUGT ) campaign for June has been enhanced by a new partnership with Harmony Health Plan of Illinois, a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. The SUGT campaign, developed by the Chicagoland HIV Testing Collaborative ( CHTC ), will now include both HIV and ...


Marijuana-possession-bill-passes-Illinois-Senate

Marijuana possession bill passes Illinois Senate - A bill that removes the criminal penalties for marijuana possession—replacing the prospect of jail-time for a small amount with a $125 ticket—was, on May 21, passed through the state Senate and will go to Gov. Bruce Rauner for his signature or veto. HB 218 provides a statewide standard for cannabis possession, with a maximum $125 fine for possession of 15 ...


Illinois-Senate-bill-would-removes-criminal-penalties-for-marijuana-possession-

Illinois Senate bill would removes criminal penalties for marijuana possession - From a press release - SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Senate approved a bill 37-19 Thursday to remove criminal penalties for possession of a small amount of marijuana. The measure, which was approved by the House of Representatives in April, will now be sent to Gov. Bruce Rauner ( R ) for his signature. HB 218, introduced in the Senate by Sen. Michael Noland ( D-Elgin ...


Therapeutic-Fraud-Prevention-Act-introduced-to-block-conversion-therapy

Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act introduced to block conversion therapy - From a press release - ( Washington, DC, May 19, 2015 )—The National Center for Lesbian Rights ( NCLR ) applauds U.S. Congressman Ted W. Lieu's introduction of the Therapeutic Fraud Act, the first nationwide bill that would protect LGBT people from the dangers of conversion therapy. Lieu announced the bill this morning at a press conference attended by survivors of conversion therapy, members of ...


Impact-of-state-cuts-dire-private-philanthropy-will-not-fill-hole

Impact of state cuts dire; private philanthropy will not fill hole - From a press release - ( Chicago, Illinois ) — Foundation executives held a press conference today to draw a firm boundary around the extent to which Illinois government can expect private philanthropy to fill the large state budget hole, by now projected to be $6.6 billion. Foundation leaders said those looking to philanthropy for a magic bullet to make the budget hole go away ...


Conversion-therapy-ban-passes-House

Conversion therapy ban passes House - The Illinois House, on May 19, passed legislation 68-43 that protects minors from anti-gay "conversion therapy." The bill, HB 217, or the Youth Mental Health Protection Act, was sponsored in the House by state Rep. Kelly Cassidy, and now moves to the state Senate, where it is sponsored by state Sen. Daniel Biss. Sixty-one Democrats and seven Republicans voted in ...


Health-news-HIV-AIDS-column-HIV-AIDS-Response-Act-HBHC-seeks-boardmembers-

Health news: HIV/AIDS column; HIV/AIDS Response Act; HBHC seeks boardmembers - HBHC seeks advisory board applicants As part of its ongoing community engagement mission, Howard Brown Health Center ( HBHC ) calls for new applicants for its Community Advisory Board ( CAB ), a board that provides feedback on HBHC's community health programs. Like HBHC's client base, the seven to 15 members of the CAB represent the diversity of the community. ...


Lambda-Legal-responds-to-proposed-change-in-blood-donation-policy-

Lambda Legal responds to proposed change in blood donation policy - From a press release - ( Washington, D.C., May 12, 2015 ) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration ( FDA ) today announced proposed guidelines for blood donations that change the current lifetime ban for men who have sex with men ( MSM ) to a one year ban. In addition, the proposed guidance addresses the application of the MSM policy to transgender people, ...


-World-Gay-premier-in-PEI-Australian-lawmakers-hookup-apps-STIs

World: Gay premier in PEI; Australian lawmakers; hookup apps, STIs - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - In Canada's Prince Edward Island, the Liberals won their third consecutive election in Prince Edward Island on May 4, Straight.com reported. Wade MacLauchlan, who became Liberal leader on February 21, is the province's 32nd premier, taking over from Robert Ghiz. MacLauchlan will also make history as the province's first elected openly gay premier. MacLauchlan will also serve as the minister ...


HBHC-ALCC-and-LAF-open-joint-clinic

HBHC, ALCC and LAF open joint clinic - Howard Brown Health Center ( HBHC ), LAF ( formerly Legal Assistance Foundation ) and AIDS Legal Council of Chicago ( ALCC ) have announced the debut of their joint medical/legal clinic. Held at Howard Brown Health Center's 4025. N. Sheridan Rd. location, this clinic aims at providing civil legal assistance for HBHC clients and patients who make an appointment ...


President-Obama-speaks-on-National-Foster-Care-Month

President Obama speaks on National Foster Care Month - NATIONAL FOSTER CARE MONTH, 2015 A PROCLAMATION BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA /B> At the heart of the American story is the simple truth that all children should have a fair chance at success, no matter who they are or where they come from. Central to this promise of opportunity are the love and support of ...


Gay-student-battles-cancer-but-set-to-graduate-college

Gay student battles cancer but set to graduate college - Roy Lucas Coker was "frozen in disbelief" when he heard the news, which came as complete shock. Doctors, on Dec. 17, 2013, told Coker that he had a mass in his liver, colon and possibly his kidney. A few days later, after some test results came back, his kidney was not an issue. But Coker learned he had a 60-percent ...


CDPH-reopens-Austin-area-STI-clinic

CDPH reopens Austin-area STI clinic - Chicago Department of Public Health has moved its Austin-area STI Specialty Clinic to a new location, which is now open for business three days a week. The new facility is located at 4909 W. Division St., Suite 411. Hours of operation are Mondays and Wednesdays 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Tuesdays 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Phone ( 312 ) 746-4871. Among the ...


Center-on-Halsted-Northwestern-U-launch-LGBT-Health-Research-Center

Center on Halsted, Northwestern U launch LGBT Health Research Center - Center on Halsted and IMPACT LGBT Health and Development Program at Northwestern University on April 23 launched a new LGBT health research center located at the Center. It is the first LGBT health research facility in the nation that is housed in an LGBT community center. According to a press release, the health center at Center on Halsted, with a ...


Chicagoan-involved-in-PETA-contest

Chicagoan involved in PETA contest - Gay Chicago resident Shane Devins is in the running to be named People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals' ( PETA's ) Sexiest Vegan Next Door, according to LGBT Weekly. Devins, 27, beat out hundreds of other entrants from across the United States to become one of 10 male contestants to advance to the final round. Visitors to PETA.org can ...


Chicagoan-loses-225-pounds-needs-financial-help-for-surgeries

Chicagoan loses 225 pounds, needs financial help for surgeries - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - At rock bottom—which was his heaviest, and just about six years ago—Robert Klein weighed 475 pounds. He wasn't an emotional roller coaster. Rather, he was an emotional roller coaster that had lost control and its railings collapsed. He was distraught, without confidence, happiness or friends. Every day he would just go through the motions and look forward to it ending ...


ADA-25-Chicago-holds-launch-event

ADA 25 Chicago holds launch event - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act ( ADA ), more than 200 people including elected officials, civic leaders, business leaders and members of disability organizations gathered to launch "ADA 25 Chicago: Greater > Together" April 17 at Motorola Mobility's headquarters in Chicago. ADA 25 Chicago is a network of public, private and nonprofit partners who ...


ADA-25-Chicago-launches-calls-for-improved-access

ADA 25 Chicago launches, calls for improved access - From a press release - CHICAGO—April 17, 2015—This year marks the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act ( ADA ) — a civil rights milestone being celebrated in cities nationwide. On Friday, elected officials, civic leaders, business executives and disability organizations gathered at Motorola Mobility's headquarters for the official launch of ADA 25 Chicago — a network of public and ...


Resolution-asks-states-to-protect-LGBT-youth-from-conversion-therapy

Resolution asks states to protect LGBT youth from conversion therapy - From an NCLR press release - ( San Francisco, CA, April 14, 2015 )—Today, U.S. Congresswoman Jackie Speier ( CA-14th ) introduced the "Stop Harming Our Kids" ( SHOK ) Resolution of 2015, calling on states to pass laws protecting LGBT youth from conversion therapy, a set of dangerous and discredited practices that falsely claim to be able to change sexual orientation and gender identity. Congresswoman ...


BornPerfect-event-raises-awareness-of-conversion-therapy-

#BornPerfect event raises awareness of conversion therapy - About 125 people attended a rally calling for an end to conversion therapy practices on LGBT minors in Illinois April 9 at the Center on Halsted ( the Center ). The "#BornPerfect: The Campaign to End Conversion Therapy in Illinois" rally sprung from the National Center for Lesbian Rights ( NCLR ) #BornPerfect campaign that was launched in June 2014. ...


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Surgeon General supports protecting LGBT youth from conversion therapy - From a press release - ( Washington, DC, April 10, 2015 )—Today, Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy, M.D., the United States Surgeon General, joined a growing chorus of high-profile advocates looking to support LGBT youth and put an end to the dangerous and discredited practice of conversion therapy. His statement comes two days after the White House released a statement in response to a petition ...


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CDC targets LGBTs with Tips From Former Smokers Campaign - From a press release - This month CDC is launching its 4th annual wave of the popular and effective "Tips From Former Smokers ( Tips )" campaign, with its largest ever LGBT media outreach component. CDC is promoting Tips ads to LGBT communities across the country to supplement exposure to ads airing nationally. "LGBT people spend an estimated $7.9 billion dollars each year on smoking, ...


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Center hosts #BornPerfect rally to ban conversion therapy in IL - From a press release - On Thursday, April 9th, 2015 Center on Halsted is hosting #BornPerfect: The Campaign to Ban Conversion Therapy in Illinois from 6:00 — 9:00 p.m. in the Hoover-Leppen Theater at Center on Halsted, 3656 N Halsted St. #BornPerfect is the nation-wide campaign by the National Center for Lesbian Rights to ban conversion therapy, practices designed to change someone's sexual orientation and/or ...


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Study: Changes to more same-sex identity leads to depression, stability in LGB identity is protective - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On March 31, the University of Chicago at Illinois released the results of the study "Sexual Orientation Identity Change and and Depressive Symptoms." The study shows that adults who became more same-sex-oriented experienced more symptoms of depression than those whose orientation remained stable or changed in the opposite direction. The author of the study, Univesity of Illinois at Chicago ( ...


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Shift to LGB identity in early adulthood tied to depressive symptoms - From a UIC press release - People whose sexual identities changed toward same-sex attraction in early adulthood reported more symptoms of depression in a nationwide survey than those whose sexual orientations did not change or changed in the opposite direction, according to a new study by a University of Illinois at Chicago sociologist. "Sexual Orientation Identity Change and Depressive Symptoms: A Longitudinal Analysis," published in the ...


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AFC forum at Center to deal with Rauner budget - From an AIDS Foundation of Chicago press release - The AIDS Foundation of Chicago presents an opportunity to hear from elected officials and community leaders about how Governor Rauner's proposed budget will impact the Medicaid program and prevention, care, treatment, housing and other services for the HIV community. WHAT: The health and lives of individuals living with and impacted by HIV face serious threats this year. Governor Rauner's proposed ...


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'Excellence in Care' recipients announced - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On March 25 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, DIFFA/Chicago ( Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS/Chicago ) held an event honoring the recipients of this year's Excellence in Care Awards. The panel looked specifically for programs and projects that stood out as innovative within their area of service and showed past or expected impact in the stated areas of focus. The following ...







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