Schuyler Bailar to speak at Aurora’s Metea Valley High

AURORA — Schuyler Bailar, the first transgender male athlete to compete in the NCAA, will be speaking at Aurora’s Metea Valley High School on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 7 p.m.

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Schuyler Bailar was one of the nation’s top 20 15-year-old breaststroke swimmers. By 17, his relay team set a national age-group record. A 25-time National Championship Qualifier, a two-time All-American, he was recruited by and swam for Harvard University on one of the winningest teams in Harvard’s history. Schuyler is also the first openly transgender athlete to compete in any sport on an NCAA Division I men’s team. Schuyler’s difficult choice – to transition while potentially giving up the prospect of being an NCAA Champion – as a female swimmer – was historic and timely.

Aurora celebrates Pride that almost wasn’t

AURORA — Illinois’s second largest city celebrated its second Pride Parade on Sunday, with thousands lining downtown streets. Aurora Pride said police had put the crowd at around 8,000 people. The parade route was under a mile long through the heart of downtown Aurora with the majority of it on Downer Place. The parade was in doubt earlier this year when a new city ordinance raised the cost much more than organizers had planned for. Negotiations with the city and the community raising more than $20,000 in less than 24 hours ensured the parade would take place.