Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2018-05-23
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage

Sponsor
Sponsor

  WINDY CITY TIMES

Rep. Kelly hosts LGBT roundtable
by Tracy Baim, Windy City Times
2018-01-14

facebook twitter pin it google +1 reddit email


U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly—a progressive Democrat who represents part of Chicago's South Side, south suburbs and rural areas—hosted an LGBT roundtable Jan. 12 at Matter's space in the Merchandise Mart. Guests included leaders and advocates from the LGBT community.

Kelley's special guest was Erin O'Flaherty. O'Flaherty, Miss Missouri 2016, was the country's first open lesbian to compete in the Miss America pageant. She is an advocate working on LGBT suicide prevention, including with The Trevor Project and The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

She first was impacted by the issue when a friend committed suicide, when they were both 13. O'Flaherty has spoken across the country, including on television, about her own life, and the causes she cares about, which also include mental health.

Rep. Kelly spoke briefly about the challenges facing this country under a GOP-led House and Senate, and with a right-wing racist in the White House. She said she tries to be bipartisan, and "around the edges" things do get passed, but that it is very difficult to work across the aisle in D.C. these days, as evidenced by the retirement of so many elected officials.


facebook twitter pin it google +1 reddit email





Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Gay News

PASSAGES Singer, therapist Paula Walowitz dies 2018-05-25 - Chicago-based singer/songwriter, therapist and activist Paula A. Walowitz, born Sept. 16, 1952, died May 23, 2018 after a short battle with cancer. She ...


Gay News

Federal Court Rules for Pennsylvania School District's Trans-Inclusive Policy 2018-05-25 - WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer ( LGBTQ ) civil ...


Gay News

Ramirez-Rosa blasts Latino Caucus expulsion 2018-05-23 - Openly gay Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa ( 35th Ward ) has denounced a May 23 decision to expel him made by the City Council's ...


Gay News

City Club of Chicago plans "Chicago and Its LGBTQ Community" Jun 19 2018-05-23 - The City Club of Chicago will host a "Chicago and Its LGBTQ Community" panel on Jun 19. The event will be moderated ...


Gay News

Trump-Pence Administration Proposes Nationwide Gag Rule on Abortion Referrals 2018-05-23 - WASHINGTON D.C. — Tonight, the Trump-Pence administration released a nationwide gag rule, marking a radical departure from how health care has operated in ...


Gay News

HRC, Lawyers' Committee seek investigation of anti-transgender Incident in California 2018-05-23 - WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization and ...


Gay News

State rep alleges retaliations from Madigan's allies 2018-05-23 - Illinois state Rep. Kelly Cassidy ( D-Chicago )—who, this past winter, spoke publicly about sexual-harassment allegations in House Speaker Michael Madigan's political operations—is ...


Gay News

LGBT victories in Tuesday's voting 2018-05-23 - There was big news out of Texas Tuesday night. Lupe Valdez won the Democratic nomination for governor of Texas in a run-off primary ...


Gay News

PASSAGES Lesbian scientist Neena Schwartz dies 2018-05-23 - Northwestern University reproductive biologist Neena Schwartz—who discovered the hormone inhibin and its role in the regulation of reproductive cycles—died April 15, according to ...


Gay News

THEATER 'China Shop' looks at influential lesbian couple 2018-05-23 - Imagine this: You're at the top of your class. You're off to an Ivy League college, thrilled at the seemingly limitless intellectual pursuits ...


 



Copyright © 2018 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor


 



Sponsor

About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group produces Windy City Queercast, & publishes Windy City Times,
The Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community,
Nightspots, Out! Resource Guide, and Identity.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.