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…

Our Stories Are Here: Coming Together to Heal and Get to Zero conference on Dec. 3

CHICAGO — Illinois HIV Care Connect, along with Project RSP and the AIDS Foundation of Chicago, will be hosting a one-day conference at the DuSable Museum of African-American History on Monday, Dec. 3. From the Facebook event: RSVP by November 29th at AIDSCHICAGO.ORG/OURSTORIES This one day conference explores innovative HIV and care strategies, traverses the intersections…

AG Madigan joins group fighting to keep transgender protections

CHICAGO — Outgoing Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Wednesday joined with 20 other state attorneys general in pushing back against a possible new Trump administration policy that would remove protections for transgender people, a Chicago TV station reported. From CBS2 Chicago: “Civil rights laws are crucial to ensuring access to healthcare and education and…

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…