Equality Illinois announces new board members

CHICAGO — Equality Illinois and Equality Illinois Institute announce their 2017-2018 boards of directors, which include six new board members, who, together with the board veterans, represent the diverse LGBTQ community in Illinois as well as allies. Equality Illinois is the lobbying arm of the state’s oldest and largest civil rights organization representing lesbian, gay,…

Sarah Sloane: Alla Famiglia

This year, I’ve been thinking a lot about where I came from, and how our community feels so very different now to me than it did then. I’ve spent some time watching and participating in hard conversations with people, both new and established. And what I realize is that my perspective is framed by the…

LGBTQ civil rights org ask state fairgoers to support transgender troops

SPRINGFIELD — Equality Illinois is at the Illinois State Fair, which opened Thursday, seeking support from fairgoers against President Trump’s proposed ban on transgender people serving in the military. Fairgoers who stop by the Equality Illinois booth during the State Fair, which runs now through Aug. 20 in Springfield, will be able to sign a…

Taste of Kink at LRA, Sept. 9

LRA-Chicago

CHICAGO — Save the date for a tapas of sensation. Presenters ready to titillate you include: LadyMJC312 – Mummification/VacBed MS_J – Fireplay LolaGets – Microbranding Cataclyzmic – Knife Play Ms_Lash/Sabah – Whips RedOpal – Rope Play -sassy- – Quills Heuristic Chick – Impact Play Queer Cuntessa/CharliedaUnicorn – Violet Wand Note this is NOT a play…

Chicago lesbian BDSM author wins Goldie Award

CHICAGO — Give Me Thorns, A Lesbian BDSM Romance, by Elizabeth Andre won a Golden Crown Literary Award for best erotica last month. The Golden Crown Literary Society is an organization dedicated to the promotion and recognition of lesbian literature and presented the award at its annual convention in Chicago in July. Elizabeth Andre is…

Peoria Munch, Aug. 12

PEORIA — Please join us for a night of food, fun…and golf! Mini Golf that is! The Peoria Munch will be held at Avanti’s on Knoxville at the North end of Peoria at 5 pm on Saturday, August 12th. If you RSVP here, you must also send a message to atomic_curves (that’s me, the creator…