Tag: LGBTQ

Methodist Church could split after LGBTQ vote this weekend

ST. LOUIS — The United Methodist Church will be voting about marriage equality and LGBTQ clergy at their General Conference this weekend in St. Louis. Depending on how it goes, the denomination could see either liberal or conservative congregations splitting off. The Associated Press reported that talk of a breakup has intensified as pro-LGBTQ clergy…

Western Michigan University to host MBLGTACC in 2020

LANSING, Mich. — Students from Western Michigan University will host the 28th annual Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Asexual College Conference (MBLGTACC) from February 14-16, 2020 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. MBLGTACC, the flagship program of the Midwest Institute for Sexuality and Gender Diversity, is a three-day, student-run conference that includes a variety of keynote speakers, workshops, identity forums, and…

‘Empire’ actor charge with false reporting of hate crime, slammed by CPD brass

CHICAGO — Chicago Police called “Empire” star Jussie Smollet’s alleged false reporting of an attack a “publicity stunt” in a Thursday morning press conference. CPD Superintendent Eddie Johnson said Smollet had dragged “Chicago’s reputation through the mud” in an effort to increase his salary on the TV show. Smollet was arrested and charged with felony…

Cape Girardeau to have first Pride this spring

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — This small city just across the Mississippi from Illinois will have its first Pride celebration this spring. Local public radio station KRCU reported that it was being organized by local LGBTQ organization Cape Pride. From KRCU: Amber Moyers, who heads the board of directors for the LGBTQ+ advocacy group, says the event…

Howard Brown Annual Meeting on March 21

CHICAGO — Howard Brown Health will have its annual meeting at Macy’s Loop location on Thursday, March 21. From the Facebook event: Join us for this year’s Annual Meeting, “Connecting the Dots with Care.” All Howard Brown Health patients, staff, and community supporters are invited to join us for a FREE event to review our…

Adults will need to be accompanied by a kid for Evansville’s Drag Queen Story Hour

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — The Evansville-Vanderburgh Public Library (EVPL) has said any adult going this weekend’s Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) must have a child with them. EVPL Engagement and Experience Officer Heather McNabb told the Evansville Courier & Press that they want to make sure as many children can attend as possible. Library cards aren’t…