Tag: Champaign

World AIDS Day across Illinois

CHICAGO — World AIDS Day, an annual event to commemorate the battle against HIV and AIDS, is every December 1. Many groups and cities across Illinois have events planned for the day. Chicagoland Chicago World AIDS Day Indoor Street Fest DIFFA/Chicago and Center on Halsted present the 2nd Annual Stand Up For Red World AIDS…

Tickets available for GCAP’s Holiday Supper on Dec. 2

CHAMPAIGN — The Greater Community AIDS Project of Eastern Illinois announced Monday that tickets are available for their Holiday Supper on Dec. 2. Enjoy appetizers and cash bar followed by a supper buffet featuring beef and salmon. For fun there will be a 50/50 drawing, gift card/wine grab bags, and live music. All proceeds will go to…

Champaign County elects state’s first gay sheriff

CHAMPAIGN — Among the many other firsts nationwide this election day, one was made in eastern Illinois- Champaign County elected the state’s first openly gay county sheriff. Dustin Heuerman, who ran as a Democrat, is a first-time office holder. He held an interview with local TV station WCIA about the transition to taking office. From…

Artist Talk: We Define Ourselves Exhibit by Ryan Young, Nov. 2

CHAMPAIGN — The Native American House at the University of Illinois-Champaign/Urbana is hosting an artist talk at the Women’s Resource Center on Friday, Nov. 2. From the Facebook event: Ryan (Lac du Flambeau) is a multi-disciplinary two-spirit artist completing their BFA in studio arts at IAIA, their work focuses on the intersections of culture, gender…

Champaign/Urbana gets ready for Pride celebration

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign/Urbana area will have its Pride celebration on Sept. 15 through 16, organized by the UP Center of Champaign County. The tentative schedule for the weekend is: Tentative Schedule: Friday: Queer Dance Party 9pm-2am featuring Cazwell Saturday: Festival and Vendor area 2pm-7pm Talks and Panels at Big Grove 2-5pm Parade through downtown…

Champaign/Urbana hold second Pride parade

CHAMPAIGN – This was the second year that kink and leather people marched together in the CU Pride Parade. The community held their parade on Sept. 17. 

Seventeen people of varied genders, identities and orientations from CU RACK, The River City Bears and Mr. Central Illinois Bear marched the route on a sweltering day. The parade included close to 80 entries.

Champaign-Urbana Pride Parade and Fest, Sept. 16

CHAMPAIGN — The Up Center will hold its annual Pride parade on September 16th with Uniting Pride being this year’s theme. The parade will make a loop of downtown Champaign starting at 4 PM. Local kink club Champaign-Urbana R.A.C.K. will be joined by Peoria’s River City Bears in the march this year. All are welcome…