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News from across Illinois

Fall Club Rush in Chicago

CHICAGO — Looking to give back to the community? Interested in a exploring your fetishes? Now that you are spending less time on the beach or in the park, you might be looking for something else to get into. Our busy fall continues this Friday with our annual FALL CLUB RUSH PARTY. Over our 40…

Equality Illinois condemns 45’s DACA decision

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CHICAGO — The executive director of Equality Illinois condemned 45’s announcement on ending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and called on the state’s elected officials to speak out. From Brian C. Johnson: Equality Illinois stands with the Dreamers. Immigrants are part of the fabric of America. Here we believe in tolerance, inclusion, liberty, and…

Sex and relationships educator event in Chicago

CHICAGO – The first event focused on crowd-sourced training and networking for emerging sexuality and relationship educators in the city has been announced! Calling all emerging educators in the Chicago area! This November 11, the first Sexuality and Relationships Educator Skill Share will launch a with a one-day event to help connect, nurture, and empower…

Champaign-Urbana Pride Parade and Fest, Sept. 16

CHAMPAIGN — The Up Center will hold its annual Pride parade on September 16th with Uniting Pride being this year’s theme. The parade will make a loop of downtown Champaign starting at 4 PM. Local kink club Champaign-Urbana R.A.C.K. will be joined by Peoria’s River City Bears in the march this year. All are welcome…

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…

Eastside Munch in O’Fallon, Sept. 7

O’FALLON — Yes, the bridge goes both ways! Join us for the September’s Eastside Munch!! When: Thursday ~ Sept 7th, 2017 Event Link Here <<—Click Here 6:30 pm until 9 ish Where?? O’Charley’s Restaurant & Bar 1313 Central Park Drive O’Fallon, IL 62269 Special note: now O’Charley’s has unlimited catfish dinner on Thursday Ask the hostess (or…

Defense Secretary: Transgender troops can stay pending study

WASHINGTON — The Hill reported Tuesday evening that that transgender troops in the military would be allowed to continue serving pending the results of a study. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis made the announcement Tuesday. From The Hill: The announcement comes days after President Trump signed a memo barring transgender people from enlisting in the military while instructing Mattis…

Rauner signs ban on ‘gay panic’ defense

SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday signed a bill that prevents people from claiming the “gay panic” defense in crimes, making Illinois only the second state to ban the defense. From Equality Illinois: The measure, SB 1761, which the governor signed on Friday after unanimously passing both chambers of the General Assembly, is part…