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News and columns from Illinois.

LGBTQ+ & Community Self Defense 101 Workshop

SAUGET — You don’t need to be an athlete to effectively protect yourself! In this workshop, geared for those without previous self-defense training, we discuss and demonstrate basic tips and techniques to make sure you can remove yourself from a physical confrontation and Get Home Safe! We focus on simple and effective responses you can…

Illinois parents call for ‘smut’ book ban

LEMONT — An Illinois school district is pulling one book from the shelves and reconsidering the use of all other titles taught in classrooms after a principal raised concerns about sexually explicit content. Eric Michaelsen, the principal of Lemont High School, notified parents last month by email that “The God of Small Things,” by Arundhati…

Center on Halsted announce December events

CHICAGO — The Center on Halsted, Chicago’s LGBT community and resource center, has announced it’s events for the end of November and all of December. We’re Still Here: HIV/AIDS Then & Now World AIDS Day Event – November 30th, 2016 DATE Wednesday, November 30, 2016 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM LOCATION Center on Halsted Join…

Squire’s Corner: The Switch Is On

I think Shakespeare was correct when he penned, “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players…” The popular verse was written about 1590s-1600s and still seems as accurate today as it was back then. I can certainly relate to this perspective as a leather gay woman who happens to be…

Equality Illinois honors Lurie Children’s Hospital

Equality Illinois

CHICAGO — For its dedication to improving the lives of LGBTQ Illinoisans, Equality Illinois will honor the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago with its Business Leadership Award. The recognition will be made at the Equality Illinois 2017 Gala, the Midwest’s largest LGBTQ formal celebration, to be held on Saturday, February 4,…