Category: Chicagoland

News and events from the Chicago metropolitan area and the North Shore.

Documents: Art, AIDS & Activism in Chicago on Oct. 20

CHICAGO — Visual Aids and QUEER, ILL + OKAY are presenting video documentation of HIV and AIDS in Chicago on Saturday, Oct. 20. From the Facebook event: Ranging from video diaries to documentary footage and oral histories, Documents: Art, AIDS & Activism in Chicago surveys thirty years of media production by activists, artists, and educators working against…

Lightfoot unveils LGBTQ agenda as Chicago mayor

CHICAGO — Lori Lightfoot, the only LGBTQ candidate for Chicago mayor, announced her LGBTQ on Thursday, Oct. 11, which was also National Coming Out Day. Lightfoot made the announcement with a press release posted on her website. Some of her planned initiatives include: City government: Actively recruit LGBTQ+ staff to serve in her administration, including…

ACLU responds to Trump’s incorrect attacks on “Stop and Frisk” in Chicago

CHICAGO — Karen Sheley, Director, Police Practices Project, ACLU of Illinois, made the following statement after Donald Trump said that the Chicago police should use “stop and frisk” to fight violence in the city. “Today, President Trump attacked the ACLU’s 2015 agreement with the City of Chicago to ensure that police only use “stop and frisk” when…

Transgender woman killed on Chicago west side

CHICAGO — A transgender woman was found dead late Wednesday night in Chicago’s West Garfield neighborhood, local media reported. The Chicago Sun-Times reported that the woman was identified as Ciara Minaj Carter Frazier. She was with a male inside an abandoned building in the 4500 block of West Adams, according to the newspaper. When a…

Women’s March Chicago announces details about expanded March to the Polls

CHICAGO — Women’s March Chicago (WMC) announced last month that its upcoming March to the Polls 10.13.18 will include new features designed to expand the reach and depth of its previous marches. “The stakes are sky-high this November,” said WMC board president Jessica Scheller, during a press conference outside Grant Park, where the march/rally will…

National Coming Out Day celebration in Buffalo Grove

BUFFALO GROVE — The Pinta Pride Project in Buffalo Grove will have a National Coming Out Day celebration on Oct. 11. From their event page: Join us at the Community Arts Center to celebrate National Coming Out Day 2018! Get your rainbow on as we view “Love, Simon” in the beautiful, new multi-purpose room of…