Tag: LGBTQ

Proud to Run 2017 10k Run & 5k Run/Walk, June 24

CHICAGO — Proud To Run is a 10K run and 5K run and walk that celebrates lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer pride! The run is June 24, 2017. This year’s fantastic beneficiaries are Care2Prevent at The University of Chicago, Illinois Safe Schools Alliance, Pediatric AIDS Chicago Prevention Initiative, Test Positive Aware Network! ALL the proceeds…

Springfield holds first Pride Parade

SPRINGFIELD — The state capital held it’s first-ever Pride Parade on Saturday, May 20, the State Journal-Register reported. The parade went down Fifth Street after starting at Allen Street and ended in the downtown area at the site of the annual PrideFest festival. The event was sponsored by the Phoenix Center, Springfield’s gay community center. Organizers told…

Dionne Warwick joining Center on Halsted gala

CHICAGO – Center on Halsted in Chicago is proud to announce that legendary performer and Grammy Award winner Dionne Warwick is scheduled to perform live at the event on Saturday, May 20, 2017. TEN XUBERANT YEARS marks the 10th Anniversary of Center on Halsted and Dionne will perform an artistic statement of her support in…

26 at Pride Art Center, May 26

CHICAGO — Late-Night at the Pride Arts Center announces “26” Friday nights at 11pm, May 26th through July 14th at The Buena Theater inside the Pride Arts Center, located at 4147 N Broadway Ave. “26” features sketches written by the Chicago theater, sketch and improv community including: Sean Graney, David Cerda, Susan Messing, Rachael Mason,…

New Howard Brown program expands support for sexual assault survivors

CHICAGO – Howard Brown Health has launched an innovative Sexual Harm Response Project called in.power* to better assist survivors of sexual assault in gaining access to needed medical, behavioral health, legal, and support services.  The program is designed to serve all people who experience sexual harm inclusive of diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer…

EqualityCon 2017, May 6

SPRINGFIELD — Join the Equality Illinois Institute for EqualityCon 2017 on May 6 in Springfield. EqualityCon brings together Illinois’ LGBTQ community and allies, progressive advocates, civic leaders, and community groups to train and share insights on how to make Illinois and the nation more just and equal. FRIDAY, May 5 EqualityCon Reception: Club Station House…

Pro-LGBTQ candidates win in local elections

CHICAGO–The Equality Illinois PAC celebrates major pro-LGBTQ victories in Tuesday’s local and school board elections, including the election of pro-trans school board candidates in races contested by anti-equality opponents and the election of six LGBTQ-identified candidates in Berwyn. In Palatine-based High School District 211, incumbents Anna Klimkowicz and Robert LeFevre and challenger Edward Yung prevailed…

Equality Illinois LGBTQ Town Halls launch in Central and Southern Illinois

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NORMAL — With Illinoisans facing uncertainty about LGBTQ rights in the Trump era and push back in some parts of the state as they try to assert their rights, Equality Illinois LGBTQ Town Halls launch Tuesday night in Bloomington-Normal and continue Wednesday night in Peoria. Future town halls are scheduled in Carbondale and the Metro…