Category: Chicagoland

News and events from the Chicago metropolitan area and the North Shore.

Our Stories Are Here: Coming Together to Heal and Get to Zero conference on Dec. 3

CHICAGO — Illinois HIV Care Connect, along with Project RSP and the AIDS Foundation of Chicago, will be hosting a one-day conference at the DuSable Museum of African-American History on Monday, Dec. 3. From the Facebook event: RSVP by November 29th at AIDSCHICAGO.ORG/OURSTORIES This one day conference explores innovative HIV and care strategies, traverses the intersections…

Protests after Chicago church kicks out non-binary parishioner

CHICAGO — There were protests at church on the Chicago South Side after the pastor kicked a parishioner out for not dressing as a man, according to a Chicago tv station. From ABC7 Chicago: A church statement said that Pastor Antonio Rocquemore, of Powerhouse International Ministries, privately warned [Antwan] Haywood on three occasions that dressing…

Pride Arts Center’s ‘LezFest’ showcase – Sunday, Dec. 16 at 7:30 pm

CHICAGO — LezFest, the popular and ever-evolving interdisciplinary program of performance by queer female and non-binary artists, will return for its eighth session on Sunday, December 16. Previously known as SheFest and WeFest, this twice-annual event will include performances by 12 artists in The Broadway theater of the Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway. LezFest…

LGBT Community Fund now accepting grant applications

CHICAGO — The Chicago Community Trust’s LGBT Community Fund is now taking grant applications. Grants ranging from $15,000 to $25,000 will be awarded for projects in the following priority areas: LGBTQ young adults, age 24 and younger Older adults, age 55 and over General healthcare Community safety Proposals must be submitted no later than December 28,…

Buffalo Grove comes out to support transgender community

BUFFALO GROVE — Buffalo Grove became the latest Illinois city to come out in support of the transgender community after news of the proposed new federal policy. Carolyn Heyman Pinta said that 40 people showed up for the rally. The suburb joins Bloomington, Decatur and Normal as communities that have come out to support the…

No charges yet in beating of a Chicago gay couple by a gay cop

CHICAGO — There have been no charges in the beating of a gay couple outside a bar in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood, despite a gay Chicago cop being identified as the assailant. The Chicago Tribune reported on Thursday that John Sherwood and his partner Tom Stacha were attacked on Sept. 29, both being hospitalized with severe injuries.…

Out Front: Trans Scripts, Part I: The Women, Nov. 18

CHICAGO — About Face Theater will be holding a reading at Theater Wit in Chicago. From the Facebook event: Since 2013, AFT’s OUT FRONT series has presented workshops and readings of new work exploring LGBTQIA themes. Join us for a FREE reading of: TRANS SCRIPTS, PART I: THE WOMEN by Paul Lucas directed by Delia…