Tag: community

2GETHER Couples Project is looking for participants

CHICAGO — 2GETHER, a project looking to strengthen male relationships, is looking for particpants both in the Chicago area and nationally. Christopher Garcia, research study coordinator with the IMPACT Program that is running the project, said 2GETHER is made up of a national study and one for the Chicago area. “The Chicago project is an…

Alton’s Main Street Methodist to host discussion on LGBTQ inclusion

ALTON — The Church and Society Committee of Alton’s Main Street United Methodist Church is sponsoring a program entitled “Conversations Concerning LGBTQ Within the Church and Community,” beginning Thursday, Sept. 20, The (Alton) Telegraph reported. From the Telegraph: There will be four separate sessions held on consecutive Thursday evenings, starting at 7 p.m. The purpose…

Transgenic rice plants could help to neutralize HIV transmission

AMES, Iowa – Extracts from transgenic rice plants could help stop the spread of HIV, according to research results from an international effort that included an Iowa State University scientist. Raziel Antonio-Ordonez, a postdoctoral researcher in agronomy, contributed to a research team that successfully developed a transgenic rice plant that expresses three different proteins that…

Phoenix Center needs volunteers for HIV study

SPRINGFIELD — Phoenix Center, the LGBTQ community center of Springfield, is looking for study volunteers, Illinois HIV Care Connect said. From Illinois HIV Care Connect: The Phoenix Center in Springfield is conducting a study called “IMPACT,” with the SIU School of Medicine. They need men who fall into one of 4 categories: Living with HIV…

LGBTQ newspaper publisher to be inducted into Chicago Women’s Journalism Hall of Fame

CHICAGO — Tracy Baim, publisher of the Windy City Times, is in the inaugural class of the Chicago Women’s Journalism Hall of Fame. The news came out on Tuesday on Robert Feder’s media news blog. The Chicago Women’s Journalism Hall of Fame is a project of the Association for Women Journalists Chicago. AWJ Chicago supports women in journalism…

Judge sides with anti-LGBTQ Christian group at Univ. of Iowa

IOWA CITY — A student Christian group at the University of Iowa will be rerecognized as a registered group after a recent decision by a judge, a local newspaper reported on Friday. The Gazette of Cedar Rapids reported that Business Leaders in Christ, or BLinC, will be allowed to work as a registered student organization.…

Screening Queers: Homophile Documentary Film Screening

CHICAGO — The Gerber/Hart Library is holding a screening of two documentaries in conjunction with the “Gay is Good” exhibition. Both documentaries cover the homophile era of LGBTQ political activism. Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria (2005, 57 min) is a documentary about transgender women and drag queens who fought police harassment at Compton’s…