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COVID-CDC-says-fully-vaccinated-people-dont-need-to-wear-masks-indoors

  COVID: CDC says fully vaccinated people don't need to wear masks indoors

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said that people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 do not need to wear masks or practice social distancing indoors or outdoors, except under ...


 
Mayor-Lightfoot-expands-vaccine-exemption-with-Bridge-Phase-May-14

  Mayor Lightfoot expands vaccine exemption with Bridge Phase May 14

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Today, Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot along with CDPH Commissioner Allison Arwady, M.D., and BACP Commissioner Rosa Escareño announced a full expansion of the Vaccine Exemption when Chicago enters the Bridge Phase of reopening tomorrow, ...


 
Gov-Pritzker-confirms-Illinois-will-enter-Bridge-Phase-of-reopening-May-14

  Gov. Pritzker confirms Illinois will enter Bridge Phase of reopening May 14

--From a press release

CHICAGO —Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) confirmed today the entire state will move into the Bridge Phase of the Restore Illinois reopening plan tomorrow, Friday, May 14. The Bridge ...


 
UK-to-ban-conversion-therapy

  UK to ban conversion therapy

Britain will move to ban conversion therapy and provide more support to those in the LGBT community who have undergone the treatment, as part of its post-pandemic government agenda, Reuters reported. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government ...


 
Biden-administration-restores-anti-bias-protections-groups-comment

  Biden administration restores anti-bias protections, groups comment

--From a press release

The following statement is from Susan R. Bailey, M.D., President, American Medical Association "The Biden administration did the right thing by terminating a short-lived effort to allow discrimination based on gender or sexual orientation when seeking ...


 
Gov-Pritzker-plans-vaccination-of-workers-in-commercial-buildings-as-companies-open

  Gov. Pritzker plans vaccination of workers in commercial buildings as companies open

--From a press release

Chicago — To further expand convenient opportunities for Illinoisans to get vaccinated, Governor JB Pritzker launched a new program today that offers building workers and returning office staff a chance to get their shot at work. ...


 
Dance-for-Life-to-take-place-in-person-and-for-free-Aug-26

  Dance for Life to take place in person (and for free) Aug. 26

Chicago Dancers United (CDU)—which supports the health and wellness of Chicago's professional dance community—announced that its primary annual fundraiser, Dance for Life, will take place live and in person Thursday ...


 
HHS-Prohibition-on-sex-discrimination-includes-sexual-orientation-gender-identity

  HHS: Prohibition on sex discrimination includes sexual orientation, gender identity

--From a press release

Washington D.C. — Today, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that the Office for Civil Rights will interpret and enforce Section 1557 and Title IX's prohibitions on discrimination based on sex to include: (1) ...


 
COVID-Illinois-to-partially-relax-restrictions-May-14-may-fully-reopen-June-11

  COVID Illinois to partially relax restrictions May 14, may fully reopen June 11

On May 6, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced the entire state will move into the Bridge Phase of the Restore Illinois reopening plan beginning Friday, May 14. The Bridge Phase will allow for expanded capacity limits ...


 
One-third-of-LGBTQ-college-students-had-housing-disruption-during-COVID-19-pandemic

  One-third of LGBTQ college students had housing disruption during COVID-19 pandemic

--From a press release

A new study from the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law conducted in collaboration with the Point Foundation, the nation's largest LGBTQ scholarship fund, finds that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the educational opportunities, financial ...


 
COVID-Report-Herd-immunity-unlikely-to-happen-anytime-soon

  COVID Report: Herd immunity unlikely to happen anytime soon

Public health experts and scientists do not believe herd immunity is attainable in the near future because of proliferating COVID-19 variants and decreasing COVID-19 vaccination rates, according to a Politico item that cites a New York ...


 
Pat-Parker-GCLS-2021-Trailblazer-Award-recipient

  Pat Parker GCLS 2021 Trailblazer Award recipient

--From a press release

Pat Parker, a poet, activist, and artist will receive the Golden Crown Literary Society's 2021 Trailblazer Award. Parker shaped the civil rights, women's rights, and gay rights movements of the late '60s and '70s in the ...


 
NIH-to-invest-29-million-to-address-COVID-19-disparities

  NIH to invest $29 million to address COVID-19 disparities

--From a press release

To bolster research to help communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19, the National Institutes of Health is funding $29 million in additional grants for the NIH Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL) Against ...


 
Advocates-join-to-strengthen-bill-on-K-12-health-safety-education

  Advocates join to strengthen bill on K-12 health, safety education

--From a press release

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Advocates for the Responsible Education for Adolescent and Children's Health Act (REACH Act), led by Planned Parenthood Illinois Action (PPIA) and Equality Illinois (EI), worked with the ...


 
Mayor-Lightfoot-announces-launch-of-Open-Chicago-

  Mayor Lightfoot announces launch of Open Chicago

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot today announced the launch of Open Chicago, the latest initiative to safely and fully reopen the city. Open Chicago's initial programming will feature activated, re-imagined, and pop-up spaces for Chicago ...


 
New-report-examines-bans-on-medical-care-for-trans-youth

  New report examines bans on medical care for trans youth

The Movement Advancement Project (MAP) released a new policy spotlight report, "Efforts to Ban Health Care for Transgender Youth." In 2021 alone, legislatures in 22 states have introduced bills to ban best practice medical care for ...


 
Study-Gender-affirming-surgery-improves-mental-health-outcomes-among-transgender-people

  Study: Gender-affirming surgery improves mental health outcomes among transgender people

--From a press release

BOSTON, April 28, 2021—A new study published today in JAMA Surgery (https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamasurgery/article-abstract/2779429) found that gender-affirming surgery is associated with improved mental health ...


 
Navy-Pier-to-begin-phased-reopening-April-30

  Navy Pier to begin phased reopening April 30

Navy Pier will begin its phased reopening Friday, April 30, restoring public access to select outdoor spaces and attractions and cautiously resuming partial operations with public health and safety at the forefront. As part of this ...


 
SAIC-hosts-Debunking-Conversion-Therapy-virtual-panel

  SAIC hosts 'Debunking Conversion Therapy' virtual panel

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) hosted a virtual panel, "Debunking Conversion Therapy," on April 23 that focused on how people have been negatively impacted by conversion therapy, what the Bible says and ...


 
Queer-health-sciences-art-U-of-Michigan-students-translate-research-through-art

  Queer health sciences art: U of Michigan students translate research through art

ANN ARBOR—Tanaka Chavanduka was inspired to reconsider his communication methods after a trip to a national conference on HIV in Washington, D.C. While there, he also visited the National Portrait Gallery and the National Museum of ...


 
CDC-updates-mask-wearing-guidelines

  CDC updates mask-wearing guidelines

On April 27, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidance on outdoor mask use for fully vaccinated Americans, CNN.com noted. Fully vaccinated people can now unmask at small outdoor gatherings, or ...


 
New-Center-for-Applied-Transgender-Studies-responds-to-trans-misinformation

  New Center for Applied Transgender Studies responds to trans misinformation

Combatting bad information and promoting accurate education on transgender issues are the focuses at the Center for Applied Transgender Studies, which officially opened March 31. The independent, nonprofit, research organization ...


 
AMA-to-states-Stop-interfering-in-health-care-of-transgender-children

  AMA to states: Stop interfering in health care of transgender children

--From a press release

CHICAGO — On April 26, the American Medical Association (AMA) urged governors to oppose state legislation that would prohibit medically necessary gender transition-related care minor patients, calling such efforts "a ...


 
NATIONAL-Trans-in-the-South-NC-ordinance-HIV-lawsuits-Andrew-Yang

  NATIONAL 'Trans in the South,' N.C. ordinance, HIV lawsuits, Andrew Yang

The Campaign for Southern Equality (CSE) released the 2021 edition of Trans in the South: A Directory of Trans-Affirming Health & Legal Service Providers, a press release noted. Nearly 400 ...


 
COVID-Center-on-Halsted-holding-testing-clinic-and-issuing-vaccines-April-30-May-2-91UPDATE93

  COVID Center on Halsted holding testing clinic and issuing vaccines April 30-May 2 [UPDATE]

Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St.—in partnership with Northshore Clinical Labs—will host a COVID testing clinic on its third floor on Friday, April 30-Sunday, May, 2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The venue will also administer Moderna vaccines during ...


 
Belting-for-Life-Sunday-May-16-streaming-through-May-31

  Belting for Life Sunday May 16, streaming through May 31

--From a press release

CHICAGO - Jeff Award-winning director and HIV+ activist Christopher Pazdernik presents the 6th annual Belting for Life (formerly known as Chris' Birthday Belt Fest), an annual benefit concert for Howard Brown Health, one of the nation's ...


 
Simmons-moves-to-gather-data-on-how-COVID-19-has-harmed-LGBTQ-communities

  Simmons moves to gather data on how COVID-19 has harmed LGBTQ+ communities

--From a press release

SPRINGFIELD — To better determine how the COVID-19 pandemic has harmed LGBTQIA+ communities in Illinois, State Sen. Mike Simmons (D-Chicago) passed legislation out of an Illinois Senate committee Thursday that ...


 
Rev-Elle-Dowd-of-Illinois-joins-Planned-Parenthood-Clergy-Advocacy-Board-

  Rev. Elle Dowd of Illinois joins Planned Parenthood Clergy Advocacy Board

CHICAGO— Today, April 14, 2021, The Rev. Elle Dowd from Chicago, Illinois officially joined the Clergy Advocacy Board (CAB) of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA). The CAB leads the ...


 
More-than-45000-trans-youth-put-at-risk-of-losing-access-to-gender-affirming-care-

  More than 45,000 trans youth put at risk of losing access to gender-affirming care

--From a Williams Institute press release

An estimated 45,100 transgender youth ages 13 and older in the U.S. are at risk of being denied gender-affirming medical care due to proposed and enacted state bans, according to the Williams Institute at UCLA School ...


 
Illinois-first-state-to-extend-Medicaid-postpartum-benefits-to-12-months-

  Illinois first state to extend Medicaid postpartum benefits to 12 months

Gov. JB Pritzker announced that Illinois is the first state in the nation to extend full Medicaid benefits from 60 days to 12 months postpartum, following the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approval ...


 
NATIONAL-College-items-Easter-rally-mental-health-study-Chuck-Schumer

  NATIONAL College items, Easter rally, mental-health study, Chuck Schumer

The NCAA LGBTQ OneTeam—a group of NCAA-trained facilitators at colleges across the country—published an open letter condemning the actions taken by 28 states across the country to introduce, pass and ...


 
HIV-AIDS-Report-Vaccine-may-hold-promise

  HIV/AIDS Report: Vaccine may hold promise

Preliminary data from an early stage clinical trial out of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) and The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California, suggests that a new HIV vaccine may hold promise, ABC News ...


 
New-study-shows-discrimination-stigma-family-pressure-drive-transgender-detransition

  New study shows discrimination, stigma, family pressure drive transgender "detransition"

--From a press release

BOSTON—A new study published in LGBT Health found that 13.1% of currently identified transgender people have detransitioned at some point in their lives, but that 82.5% of those who have detransitioned attribute their decision to at ...


 
COVID-Chicago-to-follow-national-vaccine-eligibility-call

  COVID Chicago to follow national vaccine-eligibility call

As Vice President Kamala Harris visited Chicago on April 6, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city will meet President Joe Biden's call to open vaccine eligibility to all U.S. adults by April 19, The Chicago Tribune ...


 
Sisters-Walk-the-Walk-In-New-Community-Wellness-Walk-Program-Sister-Outsider

  Sisters Walk the Walk In New Community Wellness Walk Program: Sister Outsider

--From a press release

CHICAGO, IL- Working towards a socially just world can begin in one neighborhood and that's exactly what Sisters in Cinema a Chicago-based 501(c)3 is setting to accomplish in their new program Sister Outsider, scheduled to launch ...


 
COVID-CDC-updates-domestic-travel-guidelines

  COVID: CDC updates domestic travel guidelines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an update regarding domestic travel—and eased restrictions for travelers who are fully vaccinated. The CDC website stated, as of April 3: People who are fully vaccinated with ...


 
AIDS-Healthcare-Foundation-Lake-View-clinic-holds-ribbon-cutting

  AIDS Healthcare Foundation Lake View clinic holds ribbon-cutting

Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) held a ribbon-cutting event for its Lake View facility on March 31. The clinic, 3311 N. Halsted St., is housed within AHF's Out of the Closet thrift store and will ...


 
Planned-Parenthood-of-Illinois-received-20000-COVID-19-grant-from-Blue-Cross-Blue-Shield-of-Illinois

  Planned Parenthood of Illinois received $20,000 COVID-19 grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

--From a press release

CHICAGO—To help ease the ongoing needs created by the COVID-19 pandemic, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) awarded Planned Parenthood of Illinois (PPIL) a $20,000 grant to support operations and enhance the delivery of ...


 
COVID-Lightfoot-wont-follow-Illinois-regarding-vaccine-eligibility

  COVID Lightfoot won't follow Illinois regarding vaccine eligibility

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city won't open the vaccine to everyone 16 and older along with the rest of the state in two weeks because of a "quantum leap" in COVID cases, according to ...


 
Cook-County-exceeds-10000-COVID-19-deaths

  Cook County exceeds 10,000 COVID-19 deaths

--From a Cook County press release

The Medical Examiner's Office confirmed the County's 10,000th death due to COVID-19 infection this morning, just over a year after the virus claimed its first victim here. "We mourn with the 10,000 families in our community ...


 
Wisconsin-Supreme-Court-strikes-down-mask-mandate

  Wisconsin Supreme Court strikes down mask mandate

On March 31, the Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down Gov. Tony Evers' statewide face mask mandate, WISN.com reported. The ruling was four to three. Republican lawmakers filed the suit last October. They said the governor did ...


 
Senate-confirms-Levine-as-first-out-trans-federal-official-

  Senate confirms Levine as first out trans federal official

On March 24, the U.S. Senate confirmed Dr. Rachel Levine as assistant secretary for health in the Department of Health and Human Services—making her the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by that governmental ...


 
Dr-Rachel-L-Levine-confirmed-as-HHS-Assistant-Secretary-for-Health-Lambda-responds

  Dr. Rachel L. Levine confirmed as HHS Assistant Secretary for Health, Lambda responds

--From a Lambda Legal press release

(Washington, D.C.) — Today, the United States Senate confirmed the appointment of Dr. Rachel L. Levine to lead the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health of the Department of Health and Human Services, a critical ...


 
Freedom-Opportunity-for-All-Coalition-formed-to-support-Equality-Act

  Freedom & Opportunity for All Coalition formed to support Equality Act

--From a press release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, a new national campaign advocating for urgent passage of the Equality Act launched with support from hundreds of the nation's top leaders in civil rights, faith, education, health care, and advocacy. The ...


 
Arkansas-legislature-passes-most-extreme-deadly-anti-LGBTQ-healthcare-bill-in-US

  Arkansas legislature passes most extreme, deadly anti-LGBTQ healthcare bill in U.S.

--From a press release

Little Rock, AR—March 18, 2021—Today, the civil rights watchdog American Atheists denounced passage (32-1) by the Arkansas Senate of SB 289, the most extreme denial of healthcare bill in the country. The bill, having already passed ...


 
COVID-Pritzker-announces-vaccine-eligibility-for-those-16-will-start-April-12

  COVID Pritzker announces vaccine eligibility for those 16+ will start April 12

On March 18, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike announced a metrics-based, vaccination-informed framework for Illinois to advance to Phase 5 ...


 
National-Health-Awareness-Week-will-take-place-March-22-26

  National Health Awareness Week will take place March 22-26

The National Coalition for LGBT Health announced that the 19th annual National LGBT Health Awareness Week will take place March 22-26. The week's theme is "OUT for Equity." This theme arises from a word cloud of ...


 
177-IL-organizations-document-COVID-19-stories-support-racial-equity-work-

  177 IL organizations document COVID-19 stories, support racial equity work

--From a press release

CHICAGO — A report detailing the hardships and successes of 177 Illinois-based community organizations underscores the need for more support in protecting our social fabric in a post-COVID world. Illinois Humanities, the Illinois affiliate to the ...


 
Nearly-one-quarter-of-LBQ-women-are-parents

  Nearly one-quarter of LBQ women are parents

--From a press release

New research from the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law examines the demographic and mental health differences ...


 
PrEP-options-likely-to-change-following-Truvada-patent-expiration

  PrEP options likely to change following Truvada patent expiration

Among the myriad challenges facing HIV/AIDS advocates and healthcare providers has been increasing use of pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, among persons at risk for HIV transmission. A PrEP intervention, which usually consists of taking the oral ...


 
PPIA-to-feature-Lauren-Underwood-on-March-5

  PPIA to feature Lauren Underwood on March 5

Planned Parenthood Illinois Action (PPIA) has announced a special Activist University Extra Credit session featuring Congresswoman Lauren Underwood on Friday, March 5, at 5:30 p.m. Kicking off Women's History Month ...


 
COVID-More-than-100K-United-Center-vaccine-appointments-to-start-March-4

  COVID More than 100K United Center vaccine appointments to start March 4

More than 100,000 appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations at the United Center's new mass vaccination site will open March 4, NBC Chicago reported. Appointments will open exclusively to Illinois residents age 65 and older at 8:30 a.m. ...


 
COVID-Lightfoot-Bars-restaurants-can-be-at-50-stay-open-until-1-am

  COVID Lightfoot: Bars, restaurants can be at 50%, stay open until 1 a.m.

On March 2, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced that the city will allow bars and restaurants to boost indoor capacity to 50% and remain open until 1 a.m., The Chicago Tribune reported. Lightfoot also will allow ...


 
APA-adopts-resolution-opposing-efforts-to-change-peoples-gender-identity

  APA adopts resolution opposing efforts to change people's gender identity

--From a press release

WASHINGTON — The American Psychological Association has adopted a resolution opposing efforts to change people's gender identity, citing scientific research showing that such actions may be harmful. The resolution, adopted ...


 
United-Center-vaccination-appointments-open-Thursday-for-Illinois-seniors

  United Center vaccination appointments open Thursday for Illinois seniors

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Beginning Thursday, March 4 at 8:30 a.m., Illinois seniors can schedule their first COVID-19 vaccine appointment at the United Center vaccine site, which will begin to administer a limited number of vaccines on March ...


 
Howard-Brown-Health-expands-access-to-medical-care-of-sexual-assault-survivors

  Howard Brown Health expands access to medical care of sexual-assault survivors

Howard Brown Health is now providing access to medical forensic exams and evidence collection for survivors of sexual assault on the North and South sides of Chicago through its In Power program. Together with local rape-crisis ...


 
NATIONAL-Nebraska-measure-Williams-Institute-Audre-Lorde-journalist-dies

  NATIONAL Nebraska measure, Williams Institute, Audre Lorde, journalist dies

In Nebraska, the Lincoln City Council passed an ordinance that bans licensed mental-health professionals from subjecting LGBTQ youth to the discredited practice of conversion therapy, according to a Trevor Project ...


 
US-House-passes-COVID-stimulus-bill-

  U.S. House passes COVID stimulus bill

A $1.9-trillion coronavirus stimulus bill—the first major legislation of President Joe Biden's term—passed the U.S. House mostly along party lines early on Feb. 27. The legislation includes stimulus checks of $1,400 for individuals makin ...


 
COVID-Vaccinations-at-United-Center-starting-March-10

  COVID Vaccinations at United Center starting March 10

On Feb. 26, the Biden administration, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, and U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth announced that eligible Illinoisans from every part ...


 
Vaccine-eligibility-opens-to-Illinoisans-with-serious-medical-conditions-

  Vaccine eligibility opens to Illinoisans with serious medical conditions

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Building on efforts to equitably distribute the COVID-19 vaccine, Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Health today announced that Illinoisans with serious medical conditions can be vaccinated ...


 
Dr-Rachel-Levine-confirmation-hearing-today-to-be-first-trans-Senate-confirmed-appointee

  Dr. Rachel Levine confirmation hearing today, to be first trans Senate-confirmed appointee

--From a press release

Washington, DC — Today Dr. Rachel Levine will testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions about her experience and qualifications to be the next U.S. Assistant Secretary of Health. If moved ...


 
One-third-of-gay-bisexual-men-who-take-PrEP-discontinue-within-three-years

  One-third of gay, bisexual men who take PrEP discontinue within three years

--From a press release

Familiarity and favorable attitudes towards PrEP have increased over time, though use remains low A new study from the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law finds a significant increase in familiarity with pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) ...


 
Victory-Institute-condemns-Rand-Paul-attack-onDr-Rachel-Levine-trans-youth

  Victory Institute condemns Rand Paul attack on Dr. Rachel Levine, trans youth

--From a press release

Washington, DC — Today LGBTQ Victory Institute condemned Senator Rand Paul's transphobic attack on Dr. Rachel Levine during her confirmation hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. He attacked trans you ...


 
COVID-Howard-Brown-Health-COO-talks-vaccine-rollout-and-race

  COVID Howard Brown Health COO talks vaccine rollout and race

On Feb. 13, Howard Brown Health hosted a citywide vaccination blitz at five community partner locations (New Beginnings Church of Chicago; 6620 S. King Dr.; Trinity United Church of Christ/TUCC; 400 W. 95th St.; Rising Sun ...


 
COVID-Chicago-expands-indoor-dining-capacity

  COVID Chicago expands indoor dining capacity

The city of Chicago plans to reduce indoor dining restrictions for a second consecutive week, allowing bars and restaurants to offer service at either 40% capacity or 50 people, whichever is less, The Chicago Tribune reported. ...


 
The-Amazon-Trail-Covid-19-Pioneer

  The Amazon Trail Covid 19 Pioneer

Now that President Biden and Vice President Harris are in office, I've been able to have my first Covid 19 vaccine shot. It was no big deal. I went to our county fairgrounds expecting to be injected through my car window, ...


 
CDC-establishes-school-reopening-guidelines

  CDC establishes school-reopening guidelines

On Feb. 12, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that teachers and students should return to the classroom and can do so safely—even in areas with high rates of viral transmission—if certain mitigation ...


 
COVID-Pritzker-announces-expansion-of-Phase-1B-eligibility-on-Feb-25

  COVID Pritzker announces expansion of Phase 1B eligibility on Feb. 25

In light of a steadily increasing federal vaccine supply, Gov. JB Pritzker announced that Illinois is making plans to expand Phase 1B eligibility on Thursday, Feb. 25, to people who have comorbidities and underlying conditions as ...


 
Biden-administration-postponing-discriminatory-Trump-era-HHS-change-HRC-responds

  Biden administration postponing discriminatory Trump-era HHS change, HRC responds

--From a press release

WASHINGTON — Today, in response to a legal challenge, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) agreed to a court order that will temporarily halt a Trump-era discriminatory rule change that would have permitted discrimination ...


 
COVID-Lightfoot-announces-plan-to-ease-restrictions-in-Chicago-

  COVID Lightfoot announces plan to ease restrictions in Chicago

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, the Chicago Department of Public Health and the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection announced a roadmap for Chicago to continue to cautiously ease regulations on businesses as COVID-19 metrics improve. ...


 
Report-LGBTs-of-color-2X-as-likely-to-test-positive-for-COVID-19-as-straight-white-people

  Report: LGBTs of color 2X as likely to test positive for COVID-19 as straight white people

--From a press release

Data collected in fall 2020 finds that LGBT people—in particular LGBT people of color—have disproportionately experienced the health and economic impacts of COVID-19, according to a new report by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of ...


 
Howard-Brown-museum-partner-for-no-cost-COVID-testing-in-Pilsen

  Howard Brown, museum partner for no-cost COVID testing in Pilsen

Howard Brown Health and the National Museum of Mexican Art (NMMA) have announced a partnership to provide no-cost COVID-19 testing in Pilsen. The new testing site will be embedded inside the NMMA, 1852 W. 19th St., ...


 
Among-California-Latinx-older-LGBs-more-likely-than-straight-peers-to-have-stress-

  Among California Latinx, older LGBs more likely than straight peers to have stress

--From a Williams Institute press release

In both LGB and straight populations, Latinx people had poorer physical health outcomes New research from the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law finds that Latinx older adults in California are similar to their non-LGB ...


 
HRC-responds-to-Rand-Pauls-questions-about-trans-children-

  HRC responds to Rand Paul's questions about trans children

On Feb. 3, the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee held a hearing on the confirmation of Connecticut Commissioner of Education Miguel Cardona to be Secretary of Education. During the event, U.S. Sen. Rand ...


 
COVID-Chicago-promotes-website-that-helps-users-find-book-vaccination-appointments

  COVID Chicago promotes website that helps users find, book vaccination appointments

The city of Chicago is promoting a national website that will allow people to find and schedule COVID-19 vaccination appointments, The Chicago Tribune reported. The site, ZocDoc.com/vaccine, is run by an outside provider. It will allow ...


 





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