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WORLD-Swiss-votes-HIV-pilot-Indonesian-raids-Dutch-beauty-expert

  WORLD Swiss votes, HIV+ pilot, Indonesian raids, Dutch beauty expert

On Feb. 9, Switzerland residents will decide on extending the scope of anti-racism legislation to include discrimination based on sexual orientation, according to SwissInfo.ch. According to the website, this revision is needed, as current law does ...


Indiana-same-sex-parents-can-list-both-names-on-childrens-birth-certificates

  Indiana same-sex parents can list both names on children's birth certificates

On Jan. 17—after more than two and a half years—the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that married same-sex couples in Indiana can list both parents on their children's birth certificates, CNN.com reported. In so ...


Children-Born-Abroad-to-Married-US-Same-Sex-Parents-Are-US-Citizens-

  Children Born Abroad to Married U.S. Same-Sex Parents Are U.S. Citizens

( New York, NY — January 17, 2020 ) Lambda Legal, Immigration Equality and pro bono counsel Morgan Lewis this week urged federal district courts in Georgia and Maryland to compel the U.S. State Department to ...


Access-Living-names-new-CEO

  Access Living names new CEO

Access Living's board of directors announced that Karen Tamley has been named the next president/CEO of Access Living. Tamley takes the role March 2, bringing experience with advocacy, public funding and policy, having served as commissioner ...


NATIONAL-Scammer-jailed-fertility-study-queer-billboard-panic-defense-bill

  NATIONAL Scammer jailed, fertility study, queer billboard, panic-defense bill

After scamming gay men for over half a decade, Tyler Buchanan, 28, now faces up to 10 years in prison, Queerty noted. Buchanan pled guilty to using Craigslist and other websites to place ads offering gay ...


SAGE-stands-with-affiliate-in-Puerto-Rico-

  SAGE stands with affiliate in Puerto Rico

Aid to LGBT elders vital during this crucial time [New York, NY] SAGE Puerto Rico, a SAGE affiliate since 2018, is rushing to the aid of LGBT elders who are severely suffering after a series of ...


IDPH-welcomes-new-HIV-section-chief

  IDPH welcomes new HIV section chief

The Illinois Department of Public Health ( IDPH ) announced its new HIV section chief, Andrea Perez. Perez will play a crucial role in overseeing the administration of HIV surveillance, prevention and diagnosis, and care under ...


Lightfoot-announces-cannabis-fair

  Lightfoot announces cannabis fair

Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot announced that the city will host a first-of-its-kind cannabis resource fair to connect residents with employment and business opportunities, expungement and legal aid assistance, and more information on cannabis regulations and ...


Federal-court-upholds-injunction-preventing-discharge-of-HIV-airmen

  Federal court upholds injunction preventing discharge of HIV+ airmen

( Richmond, VA, January 10, 2020 ) — Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upheld a lower court ruling inRoe & Voe v. Esper that halted efforts by the Trump administration to ...


MOMBIAN-LGBTQ-parenting-The-year-in-review

  MOMBIAN LGBTQ parenting: The year in review

This past year saw many challenges to LGBTQ equality—but there was still some progress. Let's review the parenting-specific news of the year. Some setbacks The Trump administration's Department of Health and Human Services ( HHS ...


Affinitys-annual-Burning-Bowl-Jan-11

  Affinity's annual 'Burning Bowl' Jan. 11

Affinity Community Services will hold its annual "Burning Bowl" ceremony Saturday, Jan. 11, 1-4 p.m., at the Charles A. Hayes Family Investment Center, 4859 S. Wabash Ave. Outgoing Executive Director Imani Rupert-Gordon will be the keynote ...


Prosperity-Project-town-hall-Jan-14

  Prosperity Project town hall Jan. 14

The Chicago Black Gay Men's Caucus will hold its Prosperity Project town hall Tuesday, Jan. 14, 5:30-8 p.m. at the Stony Island Arts Bank, 6760 S. Stony Island Ave. The organization will update and share findings ...


WORLD-Israeli-activist-PrEP-and-anxiety-Irish-curriculum-Tom-of-Finland-

  WORLD Israeli activist, PrEP and anxiety, Irish curriculum, Tom of Finland

LGBTQ activist and founder of the Bar Noar Tel Aviv LGBT youth center Shaul Ganon will receive hundreds of thousands of shekel in compensation from the state after charges that he was part of the motive ...


Boston-IVF-announces-Landmark-Transgender-Male-Fertility-Research-Study

  Boston IVF announces Landmark Transgender Male Fertility Research Study

WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Boston IVF, a worldwide leader in fertility care and a pioneer in LGBTQ+ family building, today announced the results of its landmark transgender fertility clinical study — which shows ...


Me-Too-movement-founder-at-NU-Jan-27

  Me Too movement founder at NU Jan. 27

Me Too movement founder Tarana Burke will keynote Martin Luther King Jr. Dream Week on Monday, Jan. 27. Burke will speak on the Chicago campus at noon in Northwestern Pritzker School of Law's Thorne Auditorium, 375 ...


LGBT-Community-Fund-accepting-grant-applications

  LGBT Community Fund accepting grant applications

The LGBT Community Fund is now accepting applications for Community Grants from nonprofit 501( c )( 3 ) organizations in Cook County serving or intending to serve the LGBT community. Community grants are designed for a ...


Advocates-laud-final-Medicaid-rule-for-gender-affirming-surgery

  Advocates laud final Medicaid rule for gender-affirming surgery

Advocates across Illinois celebrated the final rule that regulates Medicaid coverage for gender-affirming surgery. The final rule prioritizes the patient-provider relationship, allowing Medicaid to cover life-saving, medically necessary procedures for trans and gender non-conforming people. A ...


Planned-Parenthood-Illinois-denounces-Lipinskis-support-of-abortion-case

  Planned Parenthood Illinois denounces Lipinski's support of abortion case

CHICAGO — Planned Parenthood Illinois Action ( PPIA ) denounces Congressman Dan Lipinski for signing an amicus brief in support of the Louisiana anti-abortion law that is before the U.S. Supreme Court in 2020. Lipinski joined ...


Democrat-Lipinski-sides-with-GOPs-who-want-to-overturn-Roe

  Democrat Lipinski sides with GOPs who want to overturn Roe

U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski ( D-Illinois ) is being criticized for aligning with Republicans who ultimately want to overturn the abortion case Roe v. Wade, CBS Pittsburgh noted. On Jan. 2, more than 200 members of ...


WORLD-Marriage-status-in-Cuba-Shigella-outbreak-anti-LGBTQ-crime-

  WORLD Marriage status in Cuba, Shigella outbreak, anti-LGBTQ crime

Cuba Justice Minister Oscar Silvera Martinez announced the Family Code—the law that could establish marriage equality in the country—will not be introduced in the National Assembly until December 2021, when one of the parliamentary commissions will ...


US-Rep-John-Lewis-has-cancer-diagnosis

  U.S. Rep. John Lewis has cancer diagnosis

U.S. Rep. John Lewis ( D-Georgia ), a noted civil-rights leader, has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Lewis, 79, plans to continue serving the 5th Congressional District during his treatment, according to WSB-TV. In ...


Mayor-CDPH-announce-decline-in-HIV-diagnoses

  Mayor, CDPH announce decline in HIV diagnoses

On Dec. 23, Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Public Health ( CDPH ) announced that new HIV diagnoses in Chicago hit a record low—continuing a trend of four consecutive years of declines. ...


Judge-orders-IDOC-transgender-healthcare-overhaul

  Judge orders IDOC transgender healthcare overhaul

A federal judge ordered Dec. 19 that the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) fix practices by which a "transgender committee"—composed of individuals with no experience in transgender-specific healthcare delivery—is tasked with meting out gender-dysphoria related medical ...


Gildas-Club-Chicago-Howard-Brown-Counseling-Center-join-for-support-group

  Gilda's Club Chicago, Howard Brown Counseling Center join for support group

CHICAGO — Gilda's Club Chicago is pleased to offer a new support group, LGBTQIA+ Cancer Networking group at Howard Brown Counseling Center starting January 13, 2020 and continuing the second Monday of every month. This free ...


Womens-March-Chicago-announces-new-format-plans-for-January-March

  Women's March Chicago announces new format, plans for January March

CHICAGO, Illinois, December 18, 2019 — Women's March Chicago ( WMC ) announced several exciting new changes and additions to its upcoming January 2020 Anniversary March in Grant Park during a press conference today at City ...


Study-focuses-on-caregivers-of-LGBTs-with-Alzheimers-

  Study focuses on caregivers of LGBTs with Alzheimer's

Taking care of and participating in research focused on patients with Alzheimer's disease ( a form of dementia ) has been a part of Indiana University ( IU ) Center for Aging Research at Regenstrief Institute ...


WORLD-Finland-official-homophobia-report-Ghana-musicians-Justin-Trudeau

  WORLD Finland official, homophobia report, Ghana musicians, Justin Trudeau

Sanna Marin—the 34-year-old Finnish prime minister acknowledged as the youngest government leader in the world—said that she was raised by two moms, LGBTQ Nation reported. Born in 1985, she told Menaiset that the topic of homosexuality ...


NATIONAL-PrEP-access-candidates-Kim-Petras-abandoned-son

  NATIONAL PrEP access, candidates, Kim Petras, abandoned son

Uninsured U.S. residents can now apply for free PrEP drugs through the federal government, Plus reported. The Department of Health and Human Services launched "Ready, Set, PrEP"—a national program to distribute medications used for pre-exposure prophylaxis, ...


CCH-HIV-chief-discusses-prevention-and-treatment-efforts

  CCH HIV chief discusses prevention and treatment efforts

According to Toyin Adeyemi, MD, an infectious disease specialist who is Cook County Health's ( CCH ) senior director of HIV services, the statewide Getting to Zero initiative, aimed at virtually eliminating new HIV transmissions in ...


Only-13-of-LGB-people-visit-LGBT-specific-clinics

  Only 13% of LGB people visit LGBT-specific clinics

A new study from the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law found that only a minority ( 13% ) of LGB people have utilized LGBT-specific clinics and providers, but a majority ( 52% ) expressed ...


School-official-dismisses-trans-related-suicides

  School official dismisses trans-related suicides

In Evansville, Indiana, a school board member seemingly dismissed activists' concerns about safety for LGBTQ kids and trans-related suicides, Advocate.com reported. Members of the Tri-State Alliance—a social service and educational organization serving LGBTQ communities in southeastern ...


LGBTQ-groups-to-Supreme-Court-Strike-down-unconstitutional-abortion-law

  LGBTQ groups to Supreme Court: Strike down unconstitutional abortion law

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the National Center for Lesbian Rights ( NCLR ) filed a friend-of-the-court ( amicus ) brief in the United States Supreme Court on behalf of 24 national LGBTQ organizations in the case ...


Center-for-Disability-and-Elder-Law-launches-Proud-to-Thrive

  Center for Disability and Elder Law launches 'Proud to Thrive'

The Center of Disability and Elder Law ( CDEL ) announced its "Proud to Thrive" program at an "LGBT Elder Cultural Responsiveness and Advance Directive Training for Legal Professionals" event Nov. 20 at Clark Hill PLC's ...


World-AIDS-Day-events-happening-in-Chicagoland

  World AIDS Day events happening in Chicagoland

This year, there will be various events taking place to mark World AIDS Day. Below is a list of some events taking place to note this special time. ( All events are in Chicago unless otherwise ...


Youth-urged-to-take-quiz-before-World-AIDS-Day

  Youth urged to take quiz before World AIDS Day

As part of a continuing effort to educate young people about HIV prevention and treatment, Illinois HIV Care Connect has introduced HIV and youth web content to support the Y.O.U.T.H. ( Youth Overcoming Undetected and Treatable ...


HRC-calls-on-Trump-to-apologize-for-vile-HIV-and-AIDS-tweet-

  HRC calls on Trump to apologize for vile HIV and AIDS tweet

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer ( LGBTQ ) civil rights organization, called on Donald Trump Jr., son of President Trump, to ...


WORLD-Danger-index-Canada-anniv-gay-dads-split-Cyndi-Lauper

  WORLD Danger index, Canada anniv., gay dads split, Cyndi Lauper

Scandinavian countries performed well in a new index of 150 countries' friendliness toward LGBTQ+ travelers, Forbes.com noted. Sweden tops the list as the world's most LGBTQ-friendly country, followed by Canada and Norway. Nordic nations Finland ( ...


Lightfoot-officials-announce-Cannabis-Facts-campaign-

  Lightfoot, officials announce 'Cannabis Facts' campaign

With the legalization of cannabis in the state of Illinois on Jan. 1, 2020, Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Public Health ( CDPH ) are issuing guidance and precautionary information for ...


HRC-Foundation-releases-2019-Index-rating-cities-on-LGBTQ-inclusion

  HRC Foundation releases 2019 Index rating cities on LGBTQ inclusion

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, in partnership with the Equality Federation ...


461000-LGBT-people-in-Ohio-are-vulnerable-to-discrimination

  461,000 LGBT people in Ohio are vulnerable to discrimination

Ohio's legal landscape and social climate put the state's 389,000 LGBT adults and 72,000 LGBT youth at risk of discrimination and harassment. The social, economic, and health effects of stigma and discrimination against LGBT people negatively ...


AIDS-Quilt-moves-to-National-AIDS-Memorial-archives-to-Library-of-Congress

  AIDS Quilt moves to National AIDS Memorial, archives to Library of Congress

Washington, D.C., Nov. 20, 2019 ( GLOBE NEWSWIRE ) — The NAMES Project Foundation ( NPF ) today announced that the National AIDS Memorial will become the new caretaker of the AIDS Memorial Quilt and NAMES ...


AMA-supports-laws-protecting-youth-from-conversion-therapy-NCLR-responds

  AMA supports laws protecting youth from conversion therapy, NCLR responds

CHICAGO, IL — Today, the American Medical Association ( AMA ) announced that it will formally support state and federal legislation protecting LGBTQ youth from the life-threatening practice of conversion therapy. The AMA, which has long ...


State-of-LGBTQ-Equality-in-nine-Illinois-cities-detailed-in-HRCs-index

  State of LGBTQ Equality in nine Illinois cities detailed in HRC's index

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, in partnership with the Equality Federation ...


New-report-out-on-lives-of-trans-people-in-rural-America

  New report out on lives of trans people in rural America

( November 19, 2019 ) Des Moines, IA—Stereotypes and pop culture portrayals often overlook the diversity of rural America, framing rural regions as made up predominantly of white, politically conservative people who are hostile to LGBT ...


American-Medical-Assn-adopts-policies-on-LGBTQ-health-issues-racial-pay-equity-

  American Medical Ass'n adopts policies on LGBTQ health issues, racial pay equity

SAN DIEGO — The American Medical Association ( AMA ) gathered physician and medical student leaders from all corners of medicine at its Interim Meeting to shape guiding policies on emerging health care topics. The AMA's ...


Trevor-Project-raises-12M-at-LA-gala

  Trevor Project raises $1.2M at L.A. gala

On Nov. 18, the Trevor Project—the world's largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people—hosted its 2019 TrevorLIVE Los Angeles fundraising gala at The Beverly Hilton. The honorees included Cybill Shepherd, Hayley Kiyoko ...


Jury-renders-23M-verdict-for-Planned-Parenthood

  Jury renders $2.3M verdict for Planned Parenthood

A federal jury found an anti-abortion group led by activist David Daleiden caused substantial harm to Planned Parenthood by infiltrating abortion industry conferences to secretly tape abortion doctors and staff—and awarded punitive damages of $870,000, Courthouse ...


CDC-releases-report-on-school-health-policies

  CDC releases report on school health policies

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) released "School Health Profiles"—a system of surveys assessing school health policies and practices in states, large urban school districts and territories. LGBTQs composed a significant part ...


Television-legal-drama-addresses-personal-costs-of-coming-out-

  Television legal drama addresses personal costs of coming out

Bluff City Law, a recently-launched NBC legal drama portraying a social justice-focused Memphis attorney ( Jimmy Smits ) and his firm, has been depicting the the personal stakes for a middle-aged lesbian who is a senior ...


Top-worry-for-lesbian-parents-Stigmatization

  Top worry for lesbian parents? Stigmatization

New study finds lesbian parents worry about stigmatization but are proud to be role models The latest findings from the US National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study New analysis asked 131 lesbian parents to reflect on the ...


152000-transgender-adults-are-enrolled-in-Medicaid

  152,000 transgender adults are enrolled in Medicaid

More than half lack guaranteed access to coverage for gender-affirming care under state law. An estimated 152,000 transgender adults are enrolled in Medicaid in the U.S., according to a new analysis by the Williams Institute at ...


Collaborative-professionals-convene-in-Chicago

  Collaborative professionals convene in Chicago

At its 20th annual forum, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals ( IACP ) convened more than 430 legal, mental health and financial professionals from around the world at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile. Preceded ...


Study-Iceland-Netherlands-Norway-have-highest-levels-of-LGBT-acceptance

  Study: Iceland, Netherlands, Norway have highest levels of LGBT acceptance

New research from the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law finds that the average levels of acceptance for LGBT people and their rights have increased globally since 1981. Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, Canada, and Spain ...


Planned-Parenthood-of-Illinois-offers-gender-affirming-hormone-therapy-

  Planned Parenthood of Illinois offers gender affirming hormone therapy

CHICAGO - Planned Parenthood of Illinois ( PPIL ) proudly offers gender affirming hormone therapy ( GAHT ) at all 17 locations across the state. PPIL GAHT services include comprehensive and ongoing medical care, psycho-social and ...


One-in-five-LGBT-people-in-the-US-live-in-poverty-

  One in five LGBT people in the US live in poverty

A new study by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law finds that 21.6% of LGBT people in the U.S. experience poverty, compared to 15.7% of cisgender straight people. Among LGBT people, poverty rates differ ...


Congress-warned-about-mental-health-challenges-experienced-by-Black-queer-youth

  Congress warned about mental health challenges experienced by Black queer youth

WASHINGTON— The National Black Justice Coalition ( NBJC ) yesterday, joined Susan Taylor, former Essence magazine editor-in-chief, and the National CARES Mentoring Movement to support a youth delegation offering testimony about the experiences of Black youth ...


The-woman-who-beat-HIV

  The woman who beat HIV

Leading HIV researchers have come to believe that at least one person has found a way to naturally rid their body of the virus. While they believe they understand a part of how that was accomplished, ...


Fitness-confab-says-goodbye-to-Chicago

  Fitness confab says goodbye to Chicago

After a 30-year association with Chicago, the fitness conference known as Club Industry had a last event Oct. 9-11 at the Hilton Chicago. This year's event—geared for fitness professionals—featured talks on subjects such as facility-membership retention, ...


National-Period-Day-rally-Oct-19-

  National Period Day rally Oct. 19

A rally to mark National Period Day will take place Saturday, Oct. 19, 12-2 p.m., at Federal Plaza, 219 S. Dearborn St. Organizations such as Planned Parenthood, The Chicago Period Project, She Votes Illinois, The U.N. ...


Public-poster-series-promotes-healthy-futures-for-LGBTQ-and-gender-diverse-youth

  Public poster series promotes healthy futures for LGBTQ and gender diverse youth

San Francisco, CA, October 11, 2019 — High levels of risk for LGBTQ adolescents for suicide, substance abuse, depression and victimization call for evidence-based approaches that increase support and connectedness at individual and institutional levels, starting ...


BYC-closing-Oct-14-will-reopen-Oct-28-

  BYC closing Oct. 14, will reopen Oct. 28

Broadway Youth Center ( BYC ) will be closed for two weeks of staff training starting Monday, Oct. 14 and will reopen Monday, Oct. 28. During this time, there will also be no GED or VOICES ...


Study-says-revealing-sexual-orientation-at-work-improves-well-being

  Study says revealing sexual orientation at work improves well-being

HOUSTON — ( Oct. 7, 2019 ) — Being open about your sexual orientation in the workplace is beneficial to your overall well-being, according to new research from Rice University. "Opening up about your sexuality at ...


James-McIntyre-on-foster-care-system-advocacy-award

  James McIntyre on foster care system, advocacy, award

=When James McIntyre was 3, he was placed in the Illinois foster care system with his four other siblings due to parental neglect and drug use. Two years later, McIntyre was adopted with two of his ...


FASHION-NEWS-Illinois-bans-makeup-testing-on-animals-

  FASHION NEWS Illinois bans makeup testing on animals

The ban of testing makeup on animals in Illinois goes into effect Jan. 1, 2020. Illinois is the third state to adopt this law, after California and Nevada. The law bars manufacturers from selling all cosmetic ...


Black-community-called-to-recognize-Gay-Mens-HIV-AIDS-Awareness-Day

  Black community called to recognize Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Washington, D.C.— In recognition of the 2019 National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day ( NGMHAAD ) and to call public attention to the disproportionate impact of the AIDS epidemic on gay men, bisexual men, same gender ...


Queer-Eyes-Jonathan-Van-Ness-calls-for-protection-of-access-to-STI-testing-

  Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness calls for protection of access to STI testing

New York, NY — Yesterday, entertainer and author Jonathan Van Ness debuted a new video encouraging people to take charge of their sexual health by getting tested for sexually transmitted infections ( STIs ) and highlighting ...


Cannabis-event-set-for-Oct-19-Cassidy-among-honorees

  Cannabis event set for Oct. 19; Cassidy among honorees

The Chicago Reader, MOCA modern cannabis dispensary and Emporium Arcade Bar will present Yes We Cann, a cannabis market and symposium, Saturday, Oct. 19. This will be a day focused on educating and empowering Chicagoans about ...


LGBTQ-ally-Amy-Armstrong-talks-cancer-giving-back-Amy-and-Freddy

  LGBTQ ally Amy Armstrong talks cancer, giving back, 'Amy and Freddy'

When LGBTQ ally Amy Armstrong was growing up in Detroit and later Camden, Michigan she dreamed of becoming a performer. Since graduating from Henry Ford Community College and Wayne State University, she has parlayed that into ...


Panelists-discuss-trans-physician-cultural-competency

  Panelists discuss trans physician cultural competency

A panel of Chicagoans—all of them members of the city's transgender community—gathered at Malcom X College Sept. 13 to discuss the availability and importance of culturally competent healthcare. The panel, moderated by Channyn Parker, Howard Brown ...


Candace-Gingrich-joins-cannabis-Revolution

  Candace Gingrich joins cannabis 'Revolution'

In July, medical cannabis provider Revolution Enterprises appointed LGBTQ+ activist Candace Gingrich as Vice President of Business Relations for the company's Florida operation. Gingrich, who worked at the Human Rights Campaign for over two decades until ...


Report-shatters-stereotypes-of-lives-of-LGBT-people-of-color-in-rural-areas

  Report shatters stereotypes of lives of LGBT people of color in rural areas

( September 19, 2019 ) Des Moines, IA—Media coverage often portrays rural America as singularly white, conservative and working-class. Yet at least 10 million people of color, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender ( LGBT ) ...


South-Side-workshop-for-survivors-of-sexual-harm

  South Side workshop for survivors of sexual harm

The Surviving the Mic Writing Workshop series is designed for survivors of sexual harm. The two-hour workshop will present written and/or performance work that explores the experience, impact, and nuances of sexual harm. It will also ...


PASSAGES-Disability-rights-advocate-Bristo-passes-away

  PASSAGES Disability rights advocate Bristo passes away

Chicagoan Marca Bristo, who was at the forefront of numerous causes relating to disability rights, passed away Sept. 8. She was 66. Bristo was founder of the advocacy Access Living, which she began in 1980, a ...


ICJIA-seeks-survey-responses-from-LGBTQs-who-have-experienced-harm-

  ICJIA seeks survey responses from LGBTQ+s who have experienced harm

The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) is conducting a survey to gather information on harm and help-seeking experiences of LGBTQ+ individuals living in Illinois. Research indicates LGBTQ+ individuals experience higher rates of crime—specifically higher rates ...


Foundations-ride-walk-event-about-mental-health-dedicated-to-late-gay-man

  Foundation's ride/walk event about mental health, dedicated to late gay man

In honor of the late Michael James Dunlap, his family and friends created The Michael James Foundation to raise awareness for people with mental health issues. The foundation will be hosting an inaugural bike ride/walk fundraiser ...







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