The Illinois Eagle

Pride Film Festival – January 2018

CHICAGO — Pride Arts Center has announced a new, monthly LGBTQ film festival in Chicago. Called the Pride Film Festival, it will feature new and independent features, documentaries and shorts the second Tuesday of each month. It kicks off on January 9. This month’s theme will be Issues, Anxieties and Obsessions. Another Day (Rozana) –…

Decatur Munch to hold first 2018 event Jan. 6

DECATUR — The Decatur Munch will hold its first munch of 2018 at Guadalajara Restaurant in Decatur. From the Fetlife event posting: From Bloomington to the restaurant: Take US 51 South through Decatur. After you cross the lake, take a left at the 3rd light (you’ll see South Shores Plaza, which contains Kroger and Guadalajara, along…

Southern Illinois AIDS Coalition makes deliveries to needy families

CARBONDALE — The Southern Illinois AIDS Coalition made visits to need families in Illinois’s 19 southernmost counties on Friday for Christmas.

The group, which is dedicated to supporting low-income families impacted by HIV/AIDS in far southern Illinois. They delivered toys to families and are continuing fundraising through the end of the year. 

Women’s groups plan marches for inauguration anniversary

SPRINGFIELD — A coalition of women’s groups from across the state are planning marches Chicago, Springfield and Carbondale on Jan. 20. According to a press release, Women’s March Chicago, Action Illinois and Women United Network are organizing statewide marches in celebration of the first anniversary of the Women’s Marches of 2017. Named the March on the Polls,…

Galleria Domain 2 to hold NYE party

Galleria Domain 2, GD2

CHICAGO — Galleria Domain 2, a private Chicago-area playspace, will hold their annual NYE party once again this year. From the GD2 announcement: It is a tradition that is a celebration of kink in all its forms, a culmination of everything that GD2 embraces throughout the year: community, partners & friends & relationships of many…

Three LGBTQ rights laws go into effect Jan. 1

CHICAGO — Three laws supporting LGBTQ rights passed and signed in 2017 will go into effect on January 1, 2018. Equality Illinois, the statewide LGBTQ rights organization, said they had pushed for all three during the year. The birth certificate modernization law allows transgender people tto update the gender marker on their birth certificate without…

Bootblacking and Open House this week at LRA

LRA-Chicago

CHICAGO — Have you ever wondered what it’s like at a BDSM dungeon? Been curious about attending but don’t know anyone? Wanted to check out the space before purchasing a membership? LRA-Chicago provides an opportunity each month for non-members who are new to the scene, new to BDSM, or just curious about our club to…