Sunday, July 3, 2022

Tom Wray

Tom Wray is the founder, editor and publisher of the Illinois Eagle. His writing has been in The National Provisioner and the Windy City Times. He's also served as an editor at the Post-Tribune of Northwest Indiana and the Kokomo Tribune. He lives in Springfield.

City reinstates Aurora Pride Parade permit, parade is on for Sunday

The city of Aurora has reinstated Aurora Pride's parade permit, clearing the way for this Sunday's parade.

Aurora Pride permit appeal denied, will go to federal court

A hearing officer in Aurora denied Aurora Pride's appeal of their permit on Thursday afternoon.

Down Route 66: Aurora police show they’re not LGBTQ allies

Aurora shows that police can be good only if you're nice to them, and then only on their terms. That is not allyship. That is an abusive relationship.

UPDATE: Aurora Pride’s parade permit revoked, will appeal

Aurora Pride said on Wednesday, June 8, that their parade permit had been revoked for lack of security staffing just five days before the parade.

Aurora Pride Parade at risk because of few police volunteers

The Aurora Pride Parade may be cancelled thanks to police not volunteering to work security one week after the parade asked police not to march in uniform.

Protest planned in Decatur after anti-LGBTQ attacks

Two attacks against LGBTQ people in Macon County have pushed the local community to protest in Decatur next week.

Illinois AG issues guidance on reproductive rights in state

The Illinois Attorney General Office on Wednesday released new guidance to ensure that the public and members of law enforcement understand Illinois' legal protections for abortions.

Aurora mayor pulls out of city Pride parade over police uniforms

Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin (R) has withdrawn himself and the city's float from the Pride parade over police wearing uniforms in the parade.

Bailey lobs transphobic attack against Irvin in governor’s race

State Sen. Darren Bailey (R-Xenia) accused Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin (R) of saying "he is fine with allowing boys and men to invade women's sports competitions."

Aurora Pride asks cops not to wear uniforms at Pride, comes under fire

Aurora Pride last week said LGBTQ police could join the Pride Parade, just not in uniform.

Illinois groups, pols react to State Farm dropping from LGBTQ book program

Illinois LGBTQ politicians and organizations have expressed their disappointment in Bloomington-based State Farm withdrawing from The GenderCool Project after pressure from anti-LGBTQ activists.

CHOICES Memphis to offer abortion services, gender transition care at new Carbondale clinic

The CHOICES Memphis Center for Reproductive Health will be opening a new clinic in Carbondale later this summer. The clinic will offer abortion services, gender affirming care and gynecologic care.

State Farm pulls out of LGBTQ book program after right wing media attacks

Bloomington-based State Farm Insurance has pulled out of a program that distributed books that addressed gender identity and inclusivity after right-wing media outlets reported on it.

Indiana overrides veto of anti-trans sports ban

The Indiana General Assembly on Tuesday overrode Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb's (R) veto of a bill that bars transgender girls from competing in girls' sports.

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