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  LGBT organizations take part in Bud Billiken Parade

Facilities Center on Halsted and Howard Brown Health, among others, helped account for an LGBT presence at Chicago's largest parade. The Bud Billiken Parade took place Aug. 11, on the South Side. As the largest African-American ...


Queer-Ill-Okay-hosts-HIV-AIDS-in-the-Age-of-PrEP

  Queer, Ill + Okay hosts 'HIV/AIDS in the Age of PrEP'

QUEER, ILL + OKAY ( QIO ), in partnership with Howard Brown Health, hosted a panel discussion focusing on HIV/AIDS in the Age of PrEP August 8 at Center on Halsted ( the Center ). Panelists ...


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  Panel on LGBTQI+ persecution Aug. 16 at Center on Halsted

The All Aboard USA Committee of Rainbow Railroad will hold a public event on Thursday, Aug. 16, at 6:30 p.m., at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., entitled "If Not US, Who?: The Struggle of ...


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  Report looks at LGBTs and Alzheimer's, dementias, pushing for better care

CHICAGO, August 14, 2018 — LGBT and Dementia — a new issues brief developed by the Alzheimer's Association and SAGE outlines the unique challenges facing LGBT older adults living with Alzheimer's and other dementias and their ...


WORLD-Report-on-LGBTQ-groups-Costa-Rica-marriage-Kenyan-HIV-lab

  WORLD Report on LGBTQ groups, Costa Rica marriage, Kenyan HIV lab

A report has found that nearly half of the world's countries do not allow LGBTQ groups to organize without threat of arrest or state violence, NewNowNext.com noted. Only 56 percent of countries—109 out of 194—freely allow ...


City-presses-ahead-with-plans-to-reduce-HIV-infections-

  City presses ahead with plans to reduce HIV infections

Health officials discussed efforts to significantly increase the number of Chicagoans accessing primary care after an HIV diagnosis—thereby ultimately increasing the number of virally suppressed individuals, a key goal in ultimately eliminating new HIV transmissions—on Aug. ...


MOMBIAN-Creator-of-study-on-LGBTQ-familes-talks-about-new-findings

  MOMBIAN Creator of study on LGBTQ familes talks about new findings

Thirty-two years ago, Nanette Gartrell, M.D., launched a project to follow the first wave of lesbian families created through donor insemination. Now, her National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study ( NLLFS ) is the longest-running study on ...


Lurie-study-seeks-LGBTQ-youth

  Lurie study seeks LGBTQ youth

Lurie Children's Hospital and Northwestern University are partnering with IL DCFS to learn more about LGBTQ youth in DCFS care. The study is ALLIED ( Advancements Leading to LGBTQ Improved Experiences in DCFS ), and the ...


Shriver-Center-starts-Get-Care-Illinois-website

  Shriver Center starts Get Care Illinois website

The Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law ( Shriver Center ) has launched the Get Care Illinois website, at GetCareIllinois.org . The website offers low-income individuals and families a road map to finding, obtaining and ...


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  Local psychologist hopes to be first gay APA president

Recently, Dr. Armand Cerbone was nominated as one of the five finalists on the ballot to become president of the American Psychological Association ( APA ). If elected this fall, he will become the first out ...


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  Anti-racism series Sept. 14-Nov. 17

A six-session anti-racism seminar for white people ( called "Doing Our Own Work" ) will be held Sept. 14-15, Oct. 26-27 and Nov. 16-17 at Youth and Opportunity United, 1911 Church St., Evanston. Allies for Change ...


UU-HIV-event-on-Aug-16-

  U=U HIV event on Aug. 16

On Thursday, Aug. 16, 1-6 p.m., "U=U" will celebrate the science and advocacy that has shown that people living with HIV on successful antiretroviral treatment —meaning their viral load is undetectable for at least six month—are ...


Human-Rights-Watch-issues-US-LGBT-healthcare-report

  Human Rights Watch issues U.S. LGBT healthcare report

New York City-based Human Rights Watch ( HRW ) issued a report on July 23 addressing the many healthcare barriers faced by LGBT individuals in the United States. Among the issues discussed in the 34-page report ...


Lurie-study-seeks-LGBTQ-youth

  Lurie study seeks LGBTQ youth

Lurie Children's Hospital and Northwestern University are partnering with IL DCFS to learn more about LGBTQ youth in DCFS care. The study is ALLIED ( Advancements Leading to LGBTQ Improved Experiences in DCFS ), and the ...


Panel-on-LGBTQI-persecution-Aug-16

  Panel on LGBTQI+ persecution Aug. 16

The All Aboard USA Committee of Rainbow Railroad will hold a public event on Thursday, Aug. 16, at 6:30 p.m., at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., entitled "If Not US, Who?: The Struggle of ...


Chicago-Foundation-for-Women-announces-grants-for-womens-health-and-freedom

  Chicago Foundation for Women announces grants for women's health and freedom

From a CFW press release

CHICAGO, IL ( July 31, 2018 ) — Chicago Foundation for Women ( CFW ) today announced 75 grants totaling $914,500 to support access to health, freedom from violence and economic security for women and girls ...


Same-sex-couples-more-likely-than-straight-to-raise-adopted-foster-kids

  Same-sex couples more likely than straight to raise adopted, foster kids

From a Williams Institute press release

Same-sex couples more likely than straight couples to raise adopted and foster children 700,000 same-sex couples in the US could be affected by the Aderholt amendment, which would permit faith-based child welfare providers to refuse to ...


NATIONAL-Housing-lawsuit-AIDS-event-trans-ICE-case-gay-men-egged

  NATIONAL Housing lawsuit, AIDS event, trans ICE case, gay men egged

Special to the online edition of Windy City Times

A group of advocates at last week's International AIDS Conference ( AIDS 2018 ) in Amsterdam is calling for the next conference—scheduled for July 2020 in San Francisco and Oakland, California—to be moved out of the ...


Human-Rights-Watch-issues-US-LGBT-healthcare-report-addresses-barriers

  Human Rights Watch issues U.S. LGBT healthcare report, addresses barriers

New York City-based Human Rights Watch ( HRW ) issued a report on July 23 addressing the many healthcare barriers faced by LGBT individuals in the United States. Among the issues discussed in the 34-page report ...


Howard-Brown-Health-Presents-Lets-Talk-About-PrEP-song-and-music-video

  Howard Brown Health Presents "Let's Talk About PrEP" song and music video

From a press release, video below

CHICAGO, July 27, 2018 — Today, Howard Brown Health unveiled a new song and music video, "Let's Talk About PrEP," to continue raising the visibility of pre-exposure prophylaxis ( PrEP ) in the fight against HIV. ...


Federal-family-planning-resource-access-in-peril

  Federal family planning resource access in peril

Planned Parenthood of Illinois ( PPIL ) voiced its concern the week of July 22 for proposed changes to Title X, the nation's only federal family planning program, by the Trump administration. Created in 1965, Title ...


HRC-Foundation-Releases-Asian-American-Pacific-Islanders-Coming-Out-Resource

  HRC Foundation Releases Asian American, Pacific Islanders Coming Out Resource

From a press release

WASHINGTON - Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer ( LGBTQ ) civil rights organization, released Coming Out: Living Authentically as ...


Lambda-Legal-Black-AIDS-Institute-start-CUT-THE-STIGMA-to-end-HIV-discrimination-

  Lambda Legal, Black AIDS Institute start "CUT THE STIGMA" to end HIV discrimination

From a press release

( Los Angeles. July 25, 2018 ) — Today, Lambda Legal and the Black AIDS Institute ( BAI ) launched CUT THE STIGMA, a joint public education campaign focused on Black communities developed to dispel misconceptions ...


200-national-state-groups-oppose-allowing-adoption-agencies-to-discriminate

  200+ national, state groups oppose allowing adoption agencies to discriminate

From a press release

WASHINGTON — More than 200 national, state, and local civil rights, religious, and child welfare organizations joined the American Civil Liberties Union in a letter to members of Congress today opposing legislation that would authorize discrimination ...


Protestors-challenge-youth-intersex-surgeries

  Protestors challenge youth intersex surgeries

About 100 persons, among them activists from as far away as Texas, Georgia and California, gathered July 19 at Ann & Robert H. Lurie's Children's Hospital downtown to protest that hospital's practice of performing what they ...


15th-annual-Disability-Pride-dedicated-to-equality

  15th annual Disability Pride dedicated to equality

By Emagin Tanaschuk

Hundreds of supporters came to celebrate and show pride at the 15th Annual Chicago Disability Pride Parade on July 22. The largest disability pride parade in the nation began at 401 S. Plymouth Ct. and concluded ...


Landmark-Settlement-in-Class-Action-Will-Accommodate-Deaf-Prisoners

  Landmark Settlement in Class Action Will Accommodate Deaf Prisoners

From a news release

Chicago ( July 25, 2018 ) - A groundbreaking settlement has been reached in a class action that will fundamentally improve the lives of Illinois prisoners who are deaf and hard of hearing. The class action ...


Eighth-Annual-Slutwalk-Chicago-planned-for-Saturday-July-28-

  Eighth Annual Slutwalk Chicago planned for Saturday, July 28

From a press release

Chicago, Illinois - Demonstration to support survivors of sexual assault, protest rape culture and police violence, Slutwalk Chicago 2018, takes place for its 8th consecutive year. This year's Slutwalk Chicago gathering will take place at Water ...


Dads-start-petition-to-keep-Fed-money-from-anti-LGBTQ-adoption-agencies

  Dads start petition to keep Fed money from anti-LGBTQ adoption agencies

From a press release

A new Care2 petition started by two Maryland-based adoptive dads, Jamie McGonnigal and Sean Carlson, is calling on U.S. Representative Robert Aderholt ( R-AL ) and Congress to pull an amendment that punishes states refusing to ...


-NATIONAL-Conversion-therapy-service-members-judge-withdrawn

  NATIONAL Conversion therapy, service members, judge withdrawn

Special to the online edition of Windy City Times

The National Center for Lesbian Rights ( NCLR ) released two toolkits for child welfare and juvenile justice agency employees on how to protect LGBTQ youth from the serious harm caused by conversion therapy, a press ...


Global-human-rights-advocates-say-no-2020-AIDS-conference-in-Trumps-USA

  Global human rights advocates say no 2020 AIDS conference in Trump's USA

From a news release

Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 23 - Terrorizing immigrants. Family separations. Detentions. Targeting sex workers and LGBTQ communities. Global Gag Rule. War on people who use drugs. Closed borders. The wall. Police brutality. Racist violence grounded in white ...


Public-comment-ends-July-31-on-Trump-Pence-gag-rule

  Public comment ends July 31 on Trump-Pence gag rule

From a press release

CHICAGO - Planned Parenthood of Illinois ( PPIL ) opposes the changes to Title X, the nation's only family planning program, proposed by the Trump-Pence administration. The changes create a domestic gag rule that will affect ...


Planned-Parenthood-of-Illinois-denounces-Trump-Pence-domestic-gag-rule

  Planned Parenthood of Illinois denounces Trump-Pence domestic gag rule

From a press release

CHICAGO - Planned Parenthood of Illinois ( PPIL ) opposes the changes to Title X, the nation's only family planning program, proposed by the Trump-Pence administration. The changes create a domestic gag rule that will affect ...


Study-says-mental-health-of-young-adults-with-lesbian-parents-same-as-peers

  Study says mental health of young adults with lesbian parents same as peers

From a Williams Institute news release

The mental health of young adults with lesbian parents is the same as their peers, study finds New findings from the 32-year U.S. National Longitudinal Lesbian Study, published in The New England Journal of Medicine The ...


-One-Million-Kids-for-Equality-Comments-on-Child-Welfare-Provider-Inclusion-Act

  One Million Kids for Equality Comments on Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act

From a press release

Seattle, WA ( July 12, 2018 )- Yesterday the U.S. House of Representatives' Appropriations Committee passed the Child Welfare Inclusion Act ( CWIA ) bill that allows Federally funded adoption agencies to refuse LGBTQ+ families based ...


EJAF-Founder-Elton-John-and-Duke-of-Sussex-to-announce-new-global-AIDS-coalition

  EJAF Founder Elton John and Duke of Sussex to announce new global AIDS coalition

From a news release

NEW YORK — July 12, 2018 — The Elton John AIDS Foundation ( EJAF ), an international leader in the global fight to end AIDS, and the International AIDS Society ( IAS ) today announced that ...


Day-of-Unity-makes-HIV-AIDS-a-social-justice-issue

  Day of Unity makes HIV/AIDS a social justice issue

According to activist Rev. Doris Green, who heads up Chicago-based Men and Women in Prison Ministries, the Day of Unity, which this year takes place July 15, represents a day to "acknowledge the impact" of HIV/AIDS ...


Out-and-Sober-beating-dual-stigma

  Out and Sober, beating dual stigma

Tucked away on Chicago's West Side, the Gateway Foundation's Chicago Independence location is helping recovering addicts from the LGBTQ community get back on their feet. The foundation offers an optional program called Out and Sober whose ...


GenForward-surveys-millennials-views-on-LGBT-issues-race-identity-experience-

  GenForward surveys millennials' views on LGBT issues: race, identity, experience

From a press release

Do more Millennials self-identify as LGBTQ than in past generations… or are they just more open about it? Are they more connected to their ethnic/racial group or to LGBTQ communities? What are their priorities? Millennials are ...


New-program-to-serve-LGBT-military-with-mental-illnesses-substance-abuse

  New program to serve LGBT military with mental illnesses, substance abuse

From an OutServe-SLDN press release

( WASHINGTON ) July 9, 2018 — Today, OutServe-SLDN and Strive Health ( Strive ) and Veteran & First Responder Healthcare ( VFR ) announce a sweeping and expansive new program that will increase access to ...


Actress-Thompson-discusses-sexuality

  Actress Thompson discusses sexuality

Tessa Thompson has spoken out about her relationship with queer musician Janelle Monae JustJared.com noted. The Westworld actress told PorterEdit about Monae, "We love each other deeply, we're so close. We vibrate on the same frequency. ...


BSA-conducting-needs-assessment

  BSA conducting needs assessment

Brave Space Alliance ( BSA ) is doing a "Dedicated Trans Needs Assessment" this month. This will be inclusive to the trans and gender non-conforming ( TGNC ) community in the Chicago area. Stated LaSaia Wade, ...


The-Fairy-Gardener

  The Fairy Gardener

Special to the online edition of Windy City Times

Greed has done me in! Ordering gorgeous send-away-for plants from catalogs for the already over-stuffed garden I, ahem, neglected to think all four large orders would come at the same time, screaming in plant braille: "Put ...


NATIONAL-Abused-child-bisexual-health-electoral-news

  NATIONAL Abused child, bisexual health, electoral news

Special to the online edition of Windy City Times

Investigators said that a 10-year-old child who died recently after years of physical abuse may have come out as gay just before he was killed, LGBTQ Nation noted. Anthony Avalos' mother, Heather Barron, told authorities that ...


WORLD-Trans-pageant-winner-N-Ireland-Lagerfeld-Angola-first

  WORLD Trans pageant winner, N. Ireland, Lagerfeld, Angola first

Special to the online edition of Windy City Times

In a historic development, a transgender woman was crowned as Miss Universe in Spain on June 29, Gay Star News reported. This is a first for the international beauty pageant. Angela Ponce, 25, will represent Spain ...


Same-sex-adoption-focus-of-Center-seminar-

  Same-sex adoption focus of Center seminar

Let it Be Us and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services ( DCFS ) hosted a seminar on foster care and adoption at Center on Halsted on June 29. The event was aimed at ...


West-Side-event-attacks-HIV-AIDS-stigma

  West Side event attacks HIV/AIDS stigma

by Ashley Collins

"Stigma Starts with Me" were the words written in red on the front of many individuals as they wore their shirts proudly claiming that they were defying stigmas. That phrase was also the name of a ...


CMIs-12th-Annual-LGBTQ-Community-Survey-Report-Released

  CMI's 12th Annual LGBTQ Community Survey Report Released

San Francisco, CA, June 26, 2018 — Community Marketing & Insights ( CMI ) has released its 12th Annual LGBTQ Community Survey® report. 40,460 respondents from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer ( LGBTQ ) ...


New-video-ad-Nursing-Home-depicts-discrimination-against-LGBT-elders

  New video ad "Nursing Home" depicts discrimination against LGBT elders

From a press release

[New York, NY] In more than half the country, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ( LGBT ) Americans still live in fear of being fired from a job, turned away from a business, or being denied ...


Serette-King-new-Howard-Brown-Health-Associate-Director-of-Community-Engagement

  Serette King new Howard Brown Health Associate Director of Community Engagement

From a press release

( Chicago, IL, June 28, 2018 ) — Howard Brown Health is proud to announce that Serette King has been named Associate Director of Community Engagement. This newly created position will build, manage, and strengthen partnerships ...


Foster-and-Adopt-June-29-at-Center

  'Foster and Adopt' June 29 at Center

The town-hall event "Foster and Adopt Our Children: Recruiting Within the LGBTQ Community and for LGBTQ Children"will take place Friday, June 29, 5-9 p.m., at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St. The event will include ...


Brave-Space-Alliance-conducting-dedicated-transgender-needs-assessment

  Brave Space Alliance conducting dedicated transgender needs assessment

Brave Space Alliance ( BSA ) is doing a "Dedicated Trans Needs Assessment" this month. This will be inclusive to the trans and gender non-conforming ( TGNC ) community in the Chicago area. Stated LaSaia Wade, ...


Gov-Rauner-joins-Getting-to-Zero-session

  Gov. Rauner joins 'Getting to Zero' session

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner joined public officials and service providers the morning of June 20 as they kicked off a daylong working session laying out the logistics of the state's Getting to Zero initiative. The goal ...


Getting-to-Zero-aims-for-no-new-HIV-cases-by-2030

  'Getting to Zero' aims for no new HIV cases by 2030

by Noah McCarthy

Getting to Zero is an Illinois community engagement initiative that aims to eliminate new cases of HIV by 2030. The initiative held a kickoff event June 20 that featured multiple government representatives and HIV researchers who ...


Half-of-LGBTQ-Employees-in-the-US-Remain-Closeted-at-Work-per-HRC-

  Half of LGBTQ Employees in the U.S. Remain Closeted at Work, per HRC

From a press release

WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) Foundation released the results of a survey of employees across the nation, revealing the persistent daily challenges that have led nearly half of LGBTQ people to ...


Rush-University-Medical-Center-holds-fifth-annual-Pride-Month-reception

  Rush University Medical Center holds fifth annual Pride Month reception

Filmmaker, writer and artist Lilly Wachowski's "Say Our Names" exhibit was featured at the Rush University Medical Center's 5th annual Pride Month reception June 20 on the Medical Center's West Side campus. T Chicago Department of ...


Statement-from-CTU-President-Karen-Lewis

  Statement from CTU President Karen Lewis

From a news release

CHICAGO, June 22, 2018—Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis issued the following statement today in the wake of reports that she has submitted paperwork for retirement as a CPS educator: Given my health challenges, it is ...


THEATER-Disability-storytelling-aims-to-focus-on-intersectionality

  THEATER Disability storytelling aims to focus on intersectionality

"I didn't come out as a little person until I was 26." So begins a story written and performed by Tekki Lomnicki, artistic director of Tellin' Tales Theatre and director of Divercity, Tellin' Tales fifth annual ...


-Walgreens-AIDS-group-offering-free-testing

  Walgreens, AIDS group offering free testing

Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS, a national public-information response to the domestic HIV/AIDS epidemic, are working with 220 health departments, AIDS-service organizations and other community organizations to help provide free HIV testing and information at participating ...


Queer-Ill-Okay-June-21-23

  'Queer, Ill + Okay' June 21, 23

Program Director Joseph Varisco, of Salonathon and the former Alphawood Gallery, has announced the "Queer, Ill + Okay" summer 2018 program of arts programming in partnership with multidisciplinary artist Kia LaBeija. "Queer, Ill + Okay," now ...


EI-Urges-Gov-Rauner-to-Extend-Non-Discrimination-Protections-to-All-Illinois-Workplaces-

  EI Urges Gov. Rauner to Extend Non-Discrimination Protections to All Illinois Workplaces

From a press release

CHICAGO—Equality Illinois urges Gov. Bruce Rauner to sign legislation that would extend Illinois' workplace non-discrimination protections to businesses of all sizes in the state and ensure all Illinoisans have access to the legal tools of justice ...


CDC-report-show-mixed-results-for-youth-on-HIV-STDS

  CDC report show mixed results for youth on HIV, STDS

From Centers for Disease Control news release

June 14, 2018 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC )'s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Surveillance Summary on the 2017 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey ( YRBS ) shows mixed results for ...


Walgreens-offers-testing-for-National-HIV-Testing-Day-June-27

  Walgreens offers testing for National HIV Testing Day June 27

From a press release

DEERFIELD, Ill., June 13, 2018 - Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS, a leading national public information response to the domestic HIV/AIDS epidemic, are working with 220 health departments, AIDS service organizations, and other community organizations to ...


AMA-Supports-Modifying-Family-Medical-Leave-Policies-to-Include-LGBTQs

  AMA Supports Modifying Family, Medical Leave Policies to Include LGBTQs

From an American Medical Association press release

CHICAGO - New policy adopted at the American Medical Association's ( AMA ) Annual Meeting calls for inclusive family and medical leave policies to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer ( LGBTQ ) workers who ...


-AMA-Adopts-New-Policy-Urging-Appropriate-Placement-of-Transgender-Prisoners-

  AMA Adopts New Policy Urging Appropriate Placement of Transgender Prisoners

From a news release

CHICAGO - In an effort to address health and safety problems of transgender prisoners, new policy adopted today at the American Medical Association's ( AMA ) Annual Meeting challenges the status quo of prisons and jails ...


The-Merion-Becomes-Credentialed-LGBT-Friendly-Senior-Living-Community

  The Merion Becomes Credentialed LGBT-Friendly Senior Living Community

From a press release

EVANSTON, IL — In downtown Evanston, The Merion senior living community is committed to meeting the needs of all older adults, including the growing lesbian, gay and bisexual population. As part of that commitment, The Merion ...


Trigger-warning-mental-health-suicide-prevention-and-survivor-guilt

  Trigger warning, mental health, suicide prevention and survivor guilt

by Karen Hawkins

Trigger warning: mental health. Simply put, suicide can kiss my ASS. If you're a fellow family/friend survivor, I'm sending you tons of love this week and a not-so-gentle reminder: It's not your fault. While I deeply ...


OUT-of-the-Office-benefits-Affinity-Chicago-House

  'OUT of the Office' benefits Affinity, Chicago House

On June 6, the 17th iteration of the Pride networking party "OUT of the Office" took place in the rooftop lounge of The I/O Godfrey Hotel. The event, through its long history, has remained true to ...


Praxis-Group-helps-business-professionals-go-beyond-inclusion

  Praxis Group helps business professionals go beyond inclusion

An emerging Chicago consulting firm composed primarily of activists within the LGBTQ community has the goal of getting workplaces to think "beyond inclusion." It's a phrase that those who have encountered Praxis Group have wondered about, ...


Committee-advances-LGBT-health-resolution-to-city-council

  Committee advances LGBT health resolution to city council

Members of the City Council LGBT Caucus were among those on hand as the Council's Health and Environmental Protection Committee passed a resolution June 7 endorsing a comprehensive databook on LGBT health released in March by ...


Organizer-Pfeiffer-looks-ahead-to-2018-Pride-Parade

  Organizer Pfeiffer looks ahead to 2018 Pride Parade

For longtime coordinator Richard Pfeiffer, each Chicago Pride Parade amounts to a family reunion for the city's LGBT community. "I see so many people there that I don't see the rest of the year," Pfeiffer said. ...


Activist-Martinez-injured-in-hit-and-run

  Activist Martinez injured in hit-and-run

A Chicago activist and publicist was severely injured in a hit-and-run accident in the Logan Square neighborhood. Anthony Martinez was struck by a vehicle as he crossed in the crosswalk at the intersection of Fullerton and ...


Formatos-Focus

  Formato's Focus

by Eric Formato

Welcome to Formato's Focus, a monthly spotlight that shines light on the interesting people doing amazing things within our community. This week we turn our attention to Margaret Bobo-Dancy, a queer metal worker and artist who ...


Chicago-trans-survey-in-June-

  Chicago trans survey in June

Brave Space Alliance is doing a "Dedicated Trans Needs Assessment" this month. This will be inclusive to the trans and gender non-conforming ( TGNC ) community in the Chicago area. Stated LaSaia Wade, BSA executive director: ...


AMAs-convention-features-LGBT-forum

  AMA's convention features LGBT forum

Special to the online edition of Windy City Times

The American Medical Association ( AMA ) Advisory Committee on LGBTQ Issues held an LGBTQ and allies reception and presentation, Success stories: Scoring 100 on the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) health care ( HEI ...







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