Category: Chicagoland

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

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…

Lakeside Pride’s “Love and Marriage” on Oct. 13

CHICAGO — Lakeside Pride Music Ensemble will hold a concert with the theme of marriage at the Center on Halstead on Oct. 13, presented by WDCB-FM. From the Facebook event: Save the date! Lakeside Pride is celebrating the joys of wedded bliss for people of all genders and you’re invited. “Love and Marriage” features musical…

Howard Brown recognizes nurses’ union

Concerns rise about the union-busting reputation of the law firm that will negotiate for Howard Brown CHICAGO — The Illinois Nurses Association said on Friday that Howard Brown Health had recognized the unionization of nurses at the LGBTQ health network. The INA made the announcement at a press conference on Friday in front of Howard…

Chicago healthcare collaborative announces first community grant

Chicago — West Side United (WSU), a new healthcare collaborative focusing on revitalizing Chicago’s West Side communities, announced that Enlace Chicago (Enlace) is the recipient of its first community health grant.  The award, totaling $125,000 out of a committed $1 million dollars in seed funding, allows Enlace to maximize healthcare opportunities by hiring eight to…

Nurses push for union at Howard Brown

CHICAGO — A petition for union representation at Howard Brown hit the internet on Monday and is already getting a reaction. The Change.org petition calls on Howard Brown Health Center CEO, David Ernesto Munar, to voluntarily recognize the staff nurses’ right to unionize with the Illinois Nurses Association (INA). By 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, two…

Queer Mural Unveiling in Chicago

CHICAGO — The official unveiling of a new mural for and by queer artists will be this weekend in Chicago. From the Facebook event: Artists Sandra Antongiori, Andy Bellomo, and Sam Kirk have completed the first of what they hope to be a series of LGBTQ tribute murals. Each mural will open dialogue about queer…

DRAG 101 – Chicago, IL

  CHICAGO — After being put into limbo after the closure of Chicago’s Uptown Underground, Drag 101 has found a new home and will be at Beat Kitchen on Oct. 8. From the Facebook event page: DRAG 101 starring Delighted Tobehere A hilarious, live singing A to Z course in drag! (Yes, the T stands…

Touché in Chicago presents Bear All 8.1

CHICAGO — Touché at 6412 North Clark Street in Chicago presents Bear All, a night of live music and song featuring the talent of local gay singers/songwriters on Saturday, Sept. 22. Produced by Scott Free, host of the long running Homolatte music series, Bear All focuses on the passions, lives and sometimes politics of the…

AIDS Run & Walk Chicago 2018

CHICAGO — The annuals AIDS Run & Walk will be taking place at Soldier Field in Chicago. It will be raising money for HIV/AIDS services at Howard Brown Health. From the event page: This year the AIDS Run & Walk is taking place Sunday, September 23 at Soldier Field and is starting 2 hours later,…

2GETHER Couples Project is looking for participants

CHICAGO — 2GETHER, a project looking to strengthen male relationships, is looking for particpants both in the Chicago area and nationally. Christopher Garcia, research study coordinator with the IMPACT Program that is running the project, said 2GETHER is made up of a national study and one for the Chicago area. “The Chicago project is an…