Monticello High School looking for U of I LGBTQ members for a panel

MONTICELLO — The University of Illinois LGBT Resource Center announced last week that Monticello High School is asking for U of I students to speak about their experiences. From the Resource Center’s Facebook post:
Do you remember needing to see other LGBTQ self-identified folks while you were in high school? Do you think you have an important message to communicate to high school students about sexual and gendered identities? Monticello high school is seeking LGBTQ UIUC students to visit for a talk with some of their students pretty soon, and we need panelists! Please consider sharing your message and empowering the youngsters to love themselves and be who they are (or want to become) via this networking/affirming event.

oSTEM at University of Illinois is seeking lgbtq speakers

CHAMPAIGN — The University of Illinois LGBT Resource Center announced that another U of I organization is seeking LGBTQ speakers. oSTEM at University of Illinois is seeking speakers to give short 15 minute presentations (TedTalk style) on something related to their experiences as a queer person that they feel should be heard and will benefit those from hearing it. The Resource Center is looking for about 6 people to participate. Sign up via the link below if you’re interested, and encourage those folks you may know with a message to be spread to submit their interests. https://goo.gl/forms/APSTqBzzN9vSJSKW2

More possible measles cases in Champaign County

CHAMPAIGN — WICS/WCCU in Champaign reported Thursday that there were four more possible measles cases in Champaign County. From WICS/WCCU:
According to the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District, lab results are pending for four new local cases for people who believe to have measles symptoms.

One of those is considered atypical because it’s not clear if the symptoms were developed from getting the vaccine or exposure to the disease. This comes after the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District confirmed four measles cases in the area on Sunday.

Two more measles cases in Champaign County

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign News-Gazette reported on Sunday afternoon that there were two new cases of measles in Champaign County. The two cases are in addition to two cases earlier this week. From the News-Gazette:

Possible exposures took place between 5 and 8:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at Texas Roadhouse, 204 N. Country Fair Drive, Champaign; between 7 and 9;10 p.m. Feb. 10 at Save-A-Lot, 220 N. Broadway Ave., Urbana; between 1 and 5:30 p.m. Feb.

Call for entries with Queering UP The Arts: Juried Art Exhibition

CHAMPAIGN — The UP Center of Champaign is asking for entries in the Queering UP the Arts exhibition this April. From the UP Center Facebook page:
Queering UP The Arts: Juried Art Exhibition
April 1 – May 12

The UP Center of Champaign County is seeking applications from local/regional artists for display in the Murphy Lounge at University YMCA in Champaign. We hope to showcase queer artists and artwork in a month-long exhibition. This exhibition will overlap with the Legacy Wall visiting from Chicago in mid-April. We welcome 2-D submissions in any media and in any style (we regret that we cannot accept 3-D works for this event).

Your Story Matters: Quench – “Black, Fat, and Non-Conforming” on Feb. 18

CHAMPAIGN — The next Your Story Matters event is on Feb. 18 at the University of Illinois Women’s Resource Center. From the Facebook event:
For our second Quench series of the semester, campus professional Justin Toliver will share a bit of their story with us and impart a few sage word of wisdom on the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality. Please join us in the Women’s Resources Center on February 18th at noon to engage with the Your Story Matters series and get some yummy lunch!

LGBTQ interfaith event looking for coming out stories on faith

CHAMPAIGN — Student group LGBTJew at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is helping with an interfaith pride project and is asking for help. The group is hoping to put a booklet together for the event that tells coming out stories relate to/speak to/are commentaries on faith. If you would like to submit a story, please email your submission (no more than three paragraphs) to LGBTJew president Claire Katz-Mariani by January 28th. Your story may relate to any religion and any aspect of the LGBTQ community. Feel free to email cdk3@illinois.edu with any questions.

Quench series at U of I continues with Your Story Matters on Feb. 4

CHAMPAIGN — The University of Illinois LGBT Resource Center is hosting the next event for the Quench storytelling series on Feb. 4. From the Facebook event:
For our first QUENCH of the semester, Nathan Alexander (aka Annie Hart) will present “How to Train Your Drag Daughter: Influence of Drag & Selective Family.” Please join us in the University of Illinois Women’s Resources Center on February 4th at noon to kick off the first of our spring 2019 Your Story Matters series with a presentation you surely don’t want to miss! Bonus points to anyone who shows up to this presentation in drag themselves.