Category: Western Illinois

News and events for Western Illinois between Metro East and the Quad Cities.

WIU Black History Month schedule released

MACOMB — The Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center (GBCC) at Western Illinois University has released the schedule for this year’s Black History Month Celebration, which will be held in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the GBCC. According to a press release from WIU, this year’s Black History Month schedule includes: Thursday, Jan. 31 – 6…

LGBTQIA+ scholarship applications now being accepted at Western Illinois University

MACOMB — Applications are being accepted for the Western Illinois University 2019 Martin Dupuis/Mukti Fund Leadership Award in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Communities. The $1,400 award recognizes a student who has provided leadership either for a LGBTQIA+ group and/or in regards to LGBTQIA+ issues. Applicants who meet the leadership criteria must be undergraduate…

WIU Rally for Love pulls in loving crowd

MACOMB — The Western Illinois University community pulled together to counter an appearance by Westboro Baptist Church this past Sunday. The WIU Rally for Love was to give a counter to the Topeka-based anti-LGBTQ church.Westboro was protesting because WIU was playing Indiana State University in a football game. ISU’s football team has an openly gay…

‘Queer Eye’ is coming to Quincy

QUINCY — The Netflix show “Queer Eye” will be bringing their makeover skills to Quincy next month. The Quincy Herald-Whig reported Friday that the Quincy Public Schools Music Director Kathi Dooley will be the recipient of the makeover artists. From the Herald-Whig: Filming will take place Oct. 8-11, Superintendent Roy Webb said, and will include…

Center on Halsted to host 5th Annual National LGBTQ Health Conference

CHICAGO – The Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing at Northwestern University and The Sexual Orientation and Gender Institute at Center on Halsted are pleased to host the fifth annual National LGBTQ Health Conference: Bridging Research and Practice. This is the nation’s only research conference that brings together scientists, public health professionals,…

Chicago Power Exchange Roundtable: Passion and Play, Feb. 18

CHICAGO — Chicago Power Exchange Roundtable is a discussion and social group for everyone 18 and over who is involved in, exploring, or curious about power exchange relationships. This includes M/s, D/s, Sir/ boy, and Trainer relationships, as well as any other relationships that defy labels but incorporate consensual power exchange. Attendees do not need…

Mr. Leather 64TEN Contest

Mr. Leather 64Ten

CHICAGO – Come and join the crowd as judges select a new title holder that will go on to compete at International Mister Leather in May 2016. Events will be at the Leather 64Ten store and The Jackhammer Complex. The judges for the contest are Will Boyd-Bohaczek, Mr Wisconsin Leather 2015; Justin St. Clair, 2014…