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News and columns from Illinois.

Sexing the Transman with Buck Angel, June 22

Buck Angel

CHICAGO — Pioneering filmmaker Buck Angel gives an audio-visual tour of trans male sexuality, including video interviews with a variety of trans men and the people who love them. Buck is your guide to re-defining gender and enjoying the fluidity of sexuality and individual expression of identity. We’ll explore how to affirm and acknowledge individual…

Chicago sends off their IML 2016 contestants

Illinois IML 2016 Send Off

CHICAGO — With International Mr. Leather (IML) just a couple of weeks away, Chicago got ready to send off their contestants. Unlike past years where there has often only been a single contestant from IML’s host city, there are four Chicagoans going to the contest downtown. So two parties were held this past weekend with…

EqualityCon 2016 in Chicago to Hear From Equality Act Chief Sponsor

Equality Illinois

CHICAGO–U.S. Rep. David Cicilline, chief House sponsor of the Equality Act, will be the keynote speaker at EqualityCon 2016, a two-day convention of LGBT champions, progressive advocates, allies, policy experts, political leaders and community groups hosted by Equality Illinois. EqualityCon, formerly known as the LGBT Equality Institute, will be held May 13 and 14 at…

EqualityCon 2016 in Chicago to discuss LGBT issues

Equality Illinois

CHICAGO – EqualityCon 2016, a two-day conference of LGBT champions, progressive advocates, allies, policy experts, political leaders and community groups hosted by Equality Illinois, convenes in Chicago this month to focus on issues important to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Illinoisans. EqualityCon, formerly known as the LGBT Equality Institute, will be held May 13 and…

Equality Illinois names Brian C. Johnson as CEO

Brian Johnson

CHICAGO — Equality Illinois’ (EI) work on behalf of LGBT Illinoisans and their families enters its second quarter century under a new leader who has a history of social justice advocacy, building diverse coalitions and improving educational outcomes for youth. Named today as the Chief Executive Officer of Equality Illinois is Brian C. Johnson, who…

First Illinois Bear and Bear Cub named

Illinois Bear

CHICAGO — Jason Shiver-Simpson Mr. Illinois Bear 2016 title and Adam Lawrence won Illinois Bear Cub 2016 in the first Illinois Bear contest this past weekend in Chicago. The contest was held at Jackhammer in the Rogers Park neighborhood. There were a total of six contestants for the contest. The judges for the contest were: The…