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News and columns from Illinois.

HiBearNation 24: Fifty Shades of Bear

ST. LOUIS — The Show Me Bears of St. Louis will be hosting their 34th bear run, Hibernation, on Nov. 1 through 4. From the Facebook event page: The Show-Me Bears present HiBearNation 24: Fifty Shades of Bear November 1st- 4th in Saint Louis, Missouri. This year’s event will examine the many “shades” of identity…

Am I Man Enough?: A Storytelling/Podcasting Show on Oct. 30

CHICAGO — The next Am I Man Enough?: A Storytelling/Podcasting Show will be at the Center on Halsted in Chicago and hosted by author and storyteller Renegade Ada Cheng. From the Facebook event: Our next Am I Man Enough?: A Storytelling/Podcasting Show will be taking place on Tuesday October 30 at 7pm. And I will be bringing…

Noga Sachs opening for The Serenity Strategy Network at SIUE’s Inaugural Diversity Day

EDWARDSVILLE — The Serenity Strategy Network has been developing a platform that will increase LGBT+ enrollment on campuses across the world. They are one of Saint Louis’s first LGBT+ social enterprises. Noga Sachs is opening the talk and will hit on how inflammatory remarks could increase unrest on college campuses. She will also cover the…

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…