Equality Illinois condemns rejection of transgender service people

CHICAGO — Brian C. Johnson, CEO of Equality Illinois, the state’s LGBTQ rights organization, issued the following statement: By rejecting the brave military service of transgender Americans, President Trump’s policy by tweets is an outrageous about face of the trend of creating a military where courageous Americans of all identities and backgrounds are encouraged to…

Chicago Leather Community Outreach launches survey

CHICAGO — The Chicago Leather Community Outreach is asking the community to take part in a survey to help plan events. The results will be used to select events and volunteering opportunities to give as many people chances to participate as possible. Chicago Leather Community Outreach is a volunteer group dedicated to helping various local…

Those Chicago Kritters Petplay Munch, July 27

CHICAGO — I am running a monthly munch for anyone interested in pet play, kitten play, pup play, fox play, furry, whether you’re into being an animal or being a trainer/handler/owner. RSVP here: https://fetlife.com/events/577531 Always the 4th Thurs of the month, for future updates please follow Those Chicago Kids and Kritters: https://fetlife.com/groups/107335 And feel free…

Hog’sBelly: A Fable Noir to have premiere at Gorilla Tango

CHICAGO — A Dead Whale Productions continues their inaugural season with the world premiere production of Artistic Associate Tyler Garamella’s Hog’sBelly: A Fable Noir, directed by Founding Artistic Director Dane Eissler. A Dead Whale is proud to continue their commitment to challenge theatrical convention by creating edgy and original theatrical events by all means necessary.…

Action Camp 2k17

OTTAWA — For the last four years the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance has hosted a 4-day sleepaway Youth Leadership Action Camp for young people throughout the state to come together to discuss those issues most pertinent to them and learn from one another how best to advocate for change within their school and home communities.…