Monday, October 3, 2022


CORAL recognizes LGBTQ History Month

In honor of LGBTQ History month, CORAL is posting an entry for each day of the month showing an accomplishment of the organization going back to 2002 when it was originally created.




Book Review: Price of Dreams

The Price of Dreams is billed as a novel, which implies that it takes some license with people and events, but it offers a convincing portrait of the real Patricia Highsmith and includes direct quotations from her journals.

Movie Review: “Do Revenge”



Naper Pride inviting speakers for Trans Day of Remembrance observance

Naper Pride will be co-hosting the Trans Day of Remembrance Observance with a number of area Pride organizations.

Planned Parenthood of St. Louis launches mobile abortion clinic

Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri (PPSLRSWMO) announced the launch of their new mobile abortion clinic on Monday, Oct. 3.

Awake Illinois threatens to sue vocal critics

Far-right group Awake Illinois has threatened to sue two vocal suburban activists if they keep opposing them.

Satanic Temple sues Indiana over abortion ban

The Satanic Temple last week sued the state of Indiana over its near-total abortion ban.

Regional, National, World

Bill introduced to create National Museum of American LGBTQ+ History and Culture

Out gay U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wisc.) introduced two bills to create a National Museum of American LGBTQ+ History and Culture.

Over 100 LGBTQ, health organizations call for increased action, funding to combat monkeypox

This week, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) penned a letter to elected leaders calling for more funding and action to help stop the monkeypox (MPXV) outbreak.

One-third of out bisexual workers have experienced discrimination

While bisexual employees overall are significantly less likely to report experiencing discrimination and harassment in the workplace than gay and lesbian employees, that difference disappears when looking at the experiences of employees who are open about being LGB at work.

Government to pay $1.325M in settlement to HIV-positive servicemembers

Today, Lambda Legal announced Tuesday that the U.S. government will pay $1,325,000 to settle certain Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA) claims for attorney’s fees and costs from a lawsuit by HIV-positive servicemembers.


Nora Daley appointed as chair of Illinois Arts Council

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced Nora Daley as the new Chair of the Illinois Arts Council on Thursday, Sept. 29.

Experimental composer headlines events examining art-science connections

A two-week series of performances, workshops and lectures will explore connections between art and science in celebration of the history of experimental music at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

New playwright residency program allows theater students to work on new plays

Theatre students at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign worked during the past two weeks with a playwright developing a new play as part of the inaugural workshop of the theatre department’s Daniel J. Sullivan Playwright-in-Residence Program.

Krannert Center performance combines art, science to examine what makes us human

An interdisciplinary performance combining science, music and movement will explore humanity’s place in the universe, ranging from the microscopic level to the expanse of the cosmos.