Tag: LGBTQ

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…

Equality Illinois PAC endorses White, Mendoza, and Frerichs for re-election in the general election

Equality Illinois

CHICAGO–The Equality Illinois PAC has announced endorsements for both local and statewide offices in this year’s general election. “We are proud to endorse a determined and dedicated slate of over 100 pro-equality candidates from across the state and in all corners of government,” said John Litchfield, chair of the Equality Illinois PAC, in a press…

MTUG’s Got Talent on Sept. 19

ST. LOUIS — The Metro Trans Umbrella Group will be hosting a series of talent shows through November. And they need people to get on stage. From their Facebook event: WE ARE LOOKING FOR PERFORMERS!!! Join Metro Trans Umbrella Group for a 3 NIGHT SPECIAL EVENT (Sept 19th, October 17th, and November 21st) at The Monocle…

Court denies death penalty appeal of gay prisoner

ST. LOUIS — A divided three-judge panel of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals refused to hear the appeal of Charles Rhines, a gay man on death row in South Dakota, on Friday. The appeal argued that Rhines should be allowed to present new evidence showing that antigay bias may have motivated the jury to…

‘Queer Eye’ is coming to Quincy

QUINCY — The Netflix show “Queer Eye” will be bringing their makeover skills to Quincy next month. The Quincy Herald-Whig reported Friday that the Quincy Public Schools Music Director Kathi Dooley will be the recipient of the makeover artists. From the Herald-Whig: Filming will take place Oct. 8-11, Superintendent Roy Webb said, and will include…

Equality Illinois PAC issues endorsements for statewide offices

Equality Illinois

CHICAGO — Equality Illinois PAC, the political arm of Equality Illinois has endorsed candidates for Illinois governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general. The PAC is endorsing JB Pritzker and Juliana Stratton for governor and lieutenant governor. Brian Johnson, CEO of Equality Illinois said both major party candidates were supporters of LGBTQ civil rights. He cited…

16 states ask SCOTUS to limit LGBTQ job protections

WASHINGTON — On Aug. 23, 16 states urged the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that companies can fire workers based on their sexual orientation and gender identity without violating federal workplace discrimination law. Bloomberg Law reported that the states, lead by Nebraska Attorney General David Bydalek, asked the justices to overturn an appeals court decision…