Tag: Decatur

Decatur holds Transgender Day of Remembrance event

DECATUR — Decatur residents came together this past Sunday for a Transgender Day or Remembrance (TDOR) service. The Decatur Herald & Review said that the event was held at the First Congregational Church. The service was one of many being held across Illinois this week. TDOR is on Nov. 20, but Mark Schleeter, president of…

Andrea Gibson at the Decatur Public Library, Dec. 3

DECATUR — Author Andrea Gibson will do a reading at the Decatur Public Library on Monday, Dec. 3. From the Facebook event: Join us at the Decatur Public Library’s Madden Auditorium to celebrate Andrea Gibson’s new collection LORD OF THE BUTTERFLIES. The evening will feature a reading by Andrea following by a Q&A led by…

Decatur residents step out to say ‘Hell No to the Memo’

DECATUR — The LGBTQ community and allies in Decatur came out on Sunday to protest the proposed federal policy that would define gender by genitalia, potentially erasing transgender and intersex people from consideration by the government. The rally was organized by Decatur residents was organized by August Francis and Jonathon Reed. The Herald-Review of Decatur…

‘Hell No To The Memo’ rally in Decatur on Sunday

DECATUR — The LGBTQ community in Decatur is holding a rally to protest the proposed anti-transgender policy from the Trump administration. From the Facebook event: The Trump Administration is gearing up for another attack on our community. The Department of Health and Human Services drafted a memo to federal agencies that would change the definition…

Police investigate armed robbery near Decatur gay bar

DECATUR — Decatur police are investigating an armed robbery near Ken’s A-line on Saturday, Oct. 13. Decatur television station WAND-TV reported that police were called to the bar on East Eldorado Street late Saturday night after a man and a woman were robbed at gunpoint while smoking outside the back door of bar. The man…

Decatur to hold first Pridefest this weekend

DECATUR — Decatur will host its first Pridefest this Saturday at Central Park. From the Decatur Herald & Review: The event, which begins at 4 p.m., could very well be the first public Pride event in the city of Decatur. “I know I’d heard people wishing there was Pride in Decatur, but nobody had mentioned…