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News from across Illinois

National coalition launches campaign for sexual health rights of youth in state custody

NEW YORK — In October 2017, leading organizations working on juvenile justice, adolescent sexual health policy, mass incarceration, and LGBTQ rights, came together with a shared purpose: to remedy the near-total absence of health care that addresses sexual development and the risks of infectious disease for youth in foster care and juvenile detention centers. One…

Halloween Fest 2018! Party with Pride in Romeoville

ROMEOVILLE — Spanky’s Bar and Grill in Romeoville will serve as host for a Bolingbrook Pride fundraiser on Friday, Oct. 26. From the Facebook event: Please join us for our next Pride event in conjunction with Spanky’s Bar and Grill! Bring the whole family or come party with your friends. Dress in costume and have…

Moby Dick! The Musical Presented by The Cuckoo’s Theater Project

CHICAGO — The Cuckoo’s Theater Project will premiere Moby Dick! The Musical on Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Heartland Studio in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood. From the Facebook event: by Robert Longden and Hereward Kaye Directed by TCTP Company Member Donald Kolakowski The girls of St. Godley’s School are in trouble! Money for the school has…

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…

Queering the Latinx Community – Keynote at Illinois State

NORMAL — Juniperangelica will be speaking at the Professional Development Annex in Normal this coming Thursday. Their keynote is sponsored by the Association of Latin American Students, ISU Pride and Diversity Advocacy. From the Facebook event: Join ALAS and Pride in welcoming Juniperangelica Cordova to campus. Juniperangelica Cordova is a translatina organizer from Los Angeles, Ca. Rooted…

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…