Category: Central Illinois

News and events from the central portion of Illinois, generally Springfield, Peoria, Decatur and Bloomington.

LGBT Youth Health Summit in Peoria, Sept. 10

PEORIA — Come join Peoria Proud and the Peoria Healthcare Coalition for an afternoon of education and discussion regarding the following: LGBTQ friendly doctors, therapists, psychiatrists, & dental providers Health disparities you recognize within the populations you serve Resources available (helplines, hotlines, scheduling appointments, etc.) Relative legislation or healthcare changes that have impacted the level…

LGBTQ civil rights org ask state fairgoers to support transgender troops

SPRINGFIELD — Equality Illinois is at the Illinois State Fair, which opened Thursday, seeking support from fairgoers against President Trump’s proposed ban on transgender people serving in the military. Fairgoers who stop by the Equality Illinois booth during the State Fair, which runs now through Aug. 20 in Springfield, will be able to sign a…

Peoria Munch, Aug. 12

PEORIA — Please join us for a night of food, fun…and golf! Mini Golf that is! The Peoria Munch will be held at Avanti’s on Knoxville at the North end of Peoria at 5 pm on Saturday, August 12th. If you RSVP here, you must also send a message to atomic_curves (that’s me, the creator…

Fetlife group mentioned in UofI abduction case

CHAMPAIGN — Fetlife, the popular fetish social media site, was mentioned in mainstream reporting of an abduction case at the University of Illinois at Champaign. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Monday reported that suspect Brendt Christensen was a member of the Abduction 101 group on Fet. From the Post-Dispatch: According to authorities, a website that hosted…

CornCon Update

PEORIA — So, this is still happening in less than three weeks. Where we are: – the amazing presenters are geared up – classes are on point! – the hotel is filling up – people are still registering – payments still need to be received (no payments accepted at door) – T shirts will be…

Delve in to CornCon 12 this summer

PEORIA — It’s time to Delve into CornCon 12!!! Time flies when you’re having fun so don’t let this year slip away! Come join us as we dive into our senses and explore beyond the gray. A one-day Conference in Corn Country! Education and exposure to different aspects of the lifestyle are not just important,…