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News from across Illinois

Women’s March Chicago announces details about expanded March to the Polls

CHICAGO — Women’s March Chicago (WMC) announced last month that its upcoming March to the Polls 10.13.18 will include new features designed to expand the reach and depth of its previous marches. “The stakes are sky-high this November,” said WMC board president Jessica Scheller, during a press conference outside Grant Park, where the march/rally will…

National Coming Out Day celebration in Buffalo Grove

BUFFALO GROVE — The Pinta Pride Project in Buffalo Grove will have a National Coming Out Day celebration on Oct. 11. From their event page: Join us at the Community Arts Center to celebrate National Coming Out Day 2018! Get your rainbow on as we view “Love, Simon” in the beautiful, new multi-purpose room of…

Lakeside Pride’s “Love and Marriage” on Oct. 13

CHICAGO — Lakeside Pride Music Ensemble will hold a concert with the theme of marriage at the Center on Halstead on Oct. 13, presented by WDCB-FM. From the Facebook event: Save the date! Lakeside Pride is celebrating the joys of wedded bliss for people of all genders and you’re invited. “Love and Marriage” features musical…

Spreading the word about PrEP in the Prairie State

By Matt Simonette SPRINGFIELD — Jeffery Erdman and Michael Maginn, both officials with the Illinois Public Health Association (IPHA), are working hard to make sure that providers, advocates and community members across the entirety of Illinois know about PrEP resources. Erdman, IPHA’s assistant director for programs and compliance, said that the PrEP intervention had been…

HomeComingOUT at Heartland Community College

NORMAL — The Heartland Activities Committee, Pride and Student Library Advisory Community will be hosting a HomeComingOUT dance on Oct. 13 at Heartland Community College Cafe. From the Facebook event: Come join Heartland Activities Committee, Pride and Student Library Advisory Committee on its first annual HomeComingOUT Dance at Heartland Community College! This event is open…

U.S. State Department to deny visas to same-sex partners of diplomats

WASHINGTON — The current administration started denying visas to the same-sex partners of visiting diplomats and UN employees on Monday, several media outlets reported. Foreign Policy reported that the Trump administration is  requiring those already in the United States to get married by the end of the year or leave the country. From Foreign Policy:…