Category: Central Illinois

News and events from the central portion of Illinois, generally Springfield, Peoria, Decatur and Bloomington.

Rally in support of transgender, intersex community in Normal

NORMAL — The transgender and intersex communities of Normal came out with their allies on Tuesday to protest the recent proposed anti-transgender policy proposed by the Trump administration with the Gender Spectrum Rally: Our Future. The policy proposed Department of Health and Human Services would create a legal definition of gender that would exclude transgender and…

Decatur residents step out to say ‘Hell No to the Memo’

DECATUR — The LGBTQ community and allies in Decatur came out on Sunday to protest the proposed federal policy that would define gender by genitalia, potentially erasing transgender and intersex people from consideration by the government. The rally was organized by Decatur residents was organized by August Francis and Jonathon Reed. The Herald-Review of Decatur…

‘Hell No To The Memo’ rally in Decatur on Sunday

DECATUR — The LGBTQ community in Decatur is holding a rally to protest the proposed anti-transgender policy from the Trump administration. From the Facebook event: The Trump Administration is gearing up for another attack on our community. The Department of Health and Human Services drafted a memo to federal agencies that would change the definition…

Bloomington/Normal transgender community rallies for visibility

All photos by Jamie Scovel BLOOMINGTON — The transgender community and their allies rallied in Bloomington yesterday in reaction to recent moves against the community by the Trump administration. The rally, which wound through downtown Bloomington, was organized by B’N Trans – Community and Authentically You. b’N Trans said between 100 and 130 people showed up…

Gender Spectrum Rally tomorrow in Bloomington

BLOOMINGTON — B’N Trans – Community and Authentically You are organizing a rally in response to the recent proposed policy that would remove any consideration of transgender issues in the federal government. The rally will meet at the 600 block of North Main Street in downtown Bloomington and marching south to the McLean County History Museum…

Drag Queen Story Hour in Bloomington, Nov. 2

BLOOMINGTON — Drag Queen Story Hour comes to Bloomington with Sharon ShareAlike and Ava ShareAlike at Bobzbay on Friday, Nov. 2 From the Facebook event: Bobzbay is proud to host Sharon ShareAlike and Ava ShareAlike for our first ever Drag Queen Story Hour (also known as DQSH). This will be a fun, family friendly event for…