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News from across Illinois

Chicago aldermen condemn administration’s discrimination against transgender community

CHICAGO — The Chicago City Council on Wednesday approved a resolution opposing the Trump administration’s proposed anti-transgender policy. The Chicago Sun-Times reported that the council passed the resolution after the appeal of a transgender girl’s mother. “I’m 100 percent certain that my gender, your gender, and my child’s gender is for the person to decide.…

Buffalo Grove Pride adds festival for next year

BUFFALO GROVE — This Chicago suburb’s first Pride celebration has just gotten bigger. The celebration, called the Pinta Pride Project after 12-year-old Molly Pinta who started the fundraising, will also include a festival as well as a parade. According to the Pinta Pride Project website, the parade will be on a mile-long round on Checker…

Phoenix Center Ugly Holiday Sweater Party

SPRINGFIELD — Springfield’s Phoenix Center will be hosting an “ugly holiday sweater” party fundraiser at the Magic Kitchen on Monday, Dec. 10. From the Facebook event: Each year we assemble a group of the most hideous holiday sweaters imaginable! The person with the most votes wins the “Ugliest Holiday Sweater” title. Also, bring a “LGBT…

World AIDS Day across Illinois

CHICAGO — World AIDS Day, an annual event to commemorate the battle against HIV and AIDS, is every December 1. Many groups and cities across Illinois have events planned for the day. Chicagoland Chicago World AIDS Day Indoor Street Fest DIFFA/Chicago and Center on Halsted present the 2nd Annual Stand Up For Red World AIDS…

Holiday with the Queens on Dec. 8 in Urbana

URBANA — The UP Center of Champaign County will be hosting a youth drag competition with Arcadia Cafe on Saturday, Dec. 8. From the Facebook event: Ages 11-17 Come on out and celebrate the winter season with some queens and kings! There will be a YOUTH DRAG COMPETITION, so arrive in some looks! Attendees will…

Clothing Swap at University of Chicago

CHICAGO — The Office of LGBTQ Student Life – The University of Chicago and Office of Multicultural Student Affairs – The University of Chicago will be hosting a clothing swap at the University of Chicago Center for Identity + Inclusion on Monday, Dec. 3. From the Facebook event: Student Support Services and LGBTQ Student Life are organizing a…

AIDS Awareness Stamps Presentation at Gerber/Hart

CHICAGO — The Gerber/Hart Library and Archives in Chicago will be holding a presentation on the AIDS Ribbon as a part of the 25th anniversary of its debut. From the Facebook event: December 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the 1993 Red Ribbon for AIDS Awareness US postage stamp. The use of the untied red…