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U.S. Rep. Miller spreads anti-trans misinformation in committee questioning

U.S. Rep. Mary Miller (R-Oakland) showed her transphobia again while questioning Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra for the House Committee on Education Labor on Nov. 29.

Opinion

Features

Reviews

Book Review: The Magicians New Class Issues 1-5 Edition

I loved The Magicians book series by Lev Grossman, although the Syfy tv show adaptation let me down. So naturally, I picked up the new graphic novel sequel The Magicians New Class by Lilah Sturges.

Eaglets

Statewide

Bill proposes to make Illinois a sanctuary for trans, gender diverse people

The Gender Affirming Healthcare Protection Act, SB4245, was introduced by State Sen. Mike Simmons (D-Chicago) on Tuesday, Nov 22. SB4245 would effectively make Illinois...

State attorneys general files brief in support of LGBTQ workers

Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul joined a coalition of`18 attorneys general in filing a brief in support of a substitute teacher at a North...

Lincolnwood defeats effort to remove LGBTQ library books

The Lincolnwood community stood up to and defeated an effort to remove LGBTQ books from the village's public library on Monday, Nov. .

U.S. Rep. Miller spreads anti-trans misinformation in committee questioning

U.S. Rep. Mary Miller (R-Oakland) showed her transphobia again while questioning Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra for the House Committee on Education Labor on Nov. 29.

Regional, National, World

Former out congressman Jim Kolbe passes away at 80

Jim Kolbe, one of the first out gay U.S. representatives, passed away Saturday at the age of 80. Born in Illinois, Kolbe grew up...

Homeland Security issues domestic terrorism alert

DHS said it had seen praise for the Club Q attack on extremist forums.

Unsafe in America: GLAAD data shows unprecedented violence against LGBTQ Americans

Two weeks ago, GLAAD released their poll results of “LGBTQ Americans showing startling levels of fear in the wake of a record-setting year of legislative and political attacks on the community.”

Study: Incarcerated LGBTQ youth at high risk of suicide

A new study from the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law finds that LGBTQ youth are disproportionally represented in juvenile correctional facilities.

Arts

Art contest asks Illinois students to explore what “home” means to them

Illinois students get to explore their visions of home in the annual statewide art contest sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and the Illinois State Board of Education.

Tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain, renowned sitar player Niladri Kumar performing at Krannert Center

Zakir Hussain, known as the preeminent tabla musician currently playing the Indian hand drums, will perform with revolutionary sitar player Niladri Kumar at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

Auditions for ‘Dream Hou$e,’ ‘5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche’ on Nov. 19

Urbana's Station Theatre is seeking female-identifying actors of any race/ethnicity for roles in "Drean Hou$e" by Eliana Pipes and "5 Lesbians Rating a Quiche" by Andrew Hobgood and Evan Linder on Saturday, Nov. 19.

‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ Nov. 9-13 at WIU

The Western Illinois University Department of Theatre and Dance will present "The Importance of Being Earnest," at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9-Saturday, Nov. 12, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13 in Hainline Theatre.