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Equality Illinois accepting applications for 2021-2022 Community Advisory Board

Equality Illinois, the largest LGBTQ organization in Illinois, is accepting applications for their 2021-2022 Community Advisory Board. The deadline to apply is Aug. 6, 2021....

Family calls for Quincy bar owner lose license over attack on student

The family of Jazzpher Evans is calling for the owner of The Barn to lose his liquor license over an alleged attack a earlier...

Equality Illinois sets Virtual LGBTQ Advocacy Day for May 12

Equality Illinois this week announced a virtual lobbying day for the General Assembly legislative session on May 12. People who register for the Virtual...

Kierra Johnson to be new National LGBTQ Task Force executive director in February

WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, the National LGBTQ Task Force announced that longtime leader Rea Carey would be stepping down and Deputy Executive Director Kierra Johnson will take over as executive director.

Black Trans Lives Matter March in Peoria this weekend

PEORIA — A Black Trans Lives Matter march will be held at Peoria City Hall this weekend.

National LGBTQ Task Force conference going virtual in 2021

WASHINGTON — The National LGBTQ Task Force announced on Thursday that its annual Creating Change conference will be virtual in 2021.

Students march for BLM, LGBTQ in Normal

NORMAL — Students marched for Black Lives Matter and the LGBTQ community last week in Normal.

Tonight’s TRANS Rights are HUMAN Rights rally has been cancelled

DECATUR — The organizer's of the TRANS Rights are HUMAN Rights rally announced this afternoon that the rally has been cancelled.

TRANS Rights are HUMAN Rights + Pride Rally on Thursday in Decatur

DECATUR — Activists are holding a rally for the transgender community tomorrow in Decatur.

Uniting Pride says no police entries at CU Pride Parade

CHAMPAIGN — The Uniting Pride Center, the organizer of the annual Pride parade in the Champaign/Urbana area, has said they will no longer allow police entries in the parade. The center made the announcement in a press release and Facebook announcement on Monday. The center said that they will no longer allow law enforcement agencies as entries in the parade and would continue to disallow uniformed police from marching in the parade. They also said they would talk with the city of Champaign about using alternatives to squad cars for parade marshaling and blocking traffic. Police can attend as a member of the LGBTQ community or ally, but only plain-clothed.

Drag March For Change in Chicago on June 14

CHICAGO — Drag performers and artists will be taking to the streets this weekend in support of Black Lives Matter and George Floyd.

Central Illinois activists raising money to bail out protesters

PEORIA — Activists in central Illinois cities that have been centers of George Floyd protests are organizing to raise money to bail protesters out of jail.

Indianapolis to remove Confederate monument from park

INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett announced Thursday that the city would remove a Confederate monument from Garfield Park.

Rockford to see another protest against racism, police brutality tonight

ROCKFORD — A protest and police brutality and racism is planned for 5 p.m. tonight at Rockford's Saturn Park.

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