LGBTQ Victory Fund makes first 2019 endorsements

WASHINGTON — The LGBTQ Victory Fund, a group dedicated to getting LGBTQ candidates has made its first endorsements for 2019 races. The Victory Fund has endorsed a few Illinois candidates, so far all in Chicago. Lori Lightfoot, the only out LGBTQ candidate in the Chicago mayoral race, got the Fund’s node for this year. The…

Conservatives are still freaking out about the ‘Snaketivity,’ now protesting at capitol

SPRINGFIELD — Yet another conservative group is up in arms about the display the Satanic Temple of Chicago put in the Illinois State Capitol rotunda. This time a group that claims to be Catholic. The State Journal-Register reported that the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) went to the statehouse…

Prairie Pride Coalition recommends supporting BloNo Salvation Army branch

BLOOMINGTON — The Prairie Pride Coalition put up a statement on Saturday saying they could recommend supporting the local Salvation Army chapter during the holiday season. PPC made the announcement after talking with the leadership of the Bloomington/Normal Salvation Army. The PPC said this support extended only to the local organization, not the national one.…

Central Illinois school district says students discussing orientation is ‘disruptive’

GERMANTOWN HILLS — A principal in this Central Illinois school district sent a letter to parents “alerting” them that students discussing their orientation was “disruptive.” WMBD/WYZZ-TV in Peoria reported on the letter on Friday. From the stations’ website at CentralIllinoisProud.com: A letter signed by Principal Kate Williams, grades 5-8, reads ” This year, we have several…

MetroEast Pride holds fundraiser at Club Escapade

BELLEVILLE — MetroEast Pride held their December fundraiser at Club Escapade on Dec. 8. From their Facebook post: Our Metro East Pride December Fun(d)raiser was held on December 8, 2018 with all proceeds going back to MetroEast Pride. Thank you to all of our performers – InZanity Love GodsonofDrag, Mona Chase, Janida S. Love, MissLady LusciousDiva, Jameson-Micheal Hand, and our Entertainment…