Schuyler Bailar to speak at Aurora’s Metea Valley High

AURORA — Schuyler Bailar, the first transgender male athlete to compete in the NCAA, will be speaking at Aurora’s Metea Valley High School on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 7 p.m.

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Schuyler Bailar was one of the nation’s top 20 15-year-old breaststroke swimmers. By 17, his relay team set a national age-group record. A 25-time National Championship Qualifier, a two-time All-American, he was recruited by and swam for Harvard University on one of the winningest teams in Harvard’s history. Schuyler is also the first openly transgender athlete to compete in any sport on an NCAA Division I men’s team. Schuyler’s difficult choice – to transition while potentially giving up the prospect of being an NCAA Champion – as a female swimmer – was historic and timely.

Joliet proclaims June as Pride month

JOLIET — On Tuesday night, the Joliet City Council proclaimed June as Pride month. The city becomes the latest Illinois community to proclaim Pride month, joining cities like Aurora and Rockford. The city will also be celebrating its first Pride this year. (H/T Joliet Pride)