Tag: Urbana

Swastika found at U of I English Building

URBANA — A swastika was found in the bathroom of the English Building at the University of Illinois-Champaign/Urbana, local media reported Wednesday. It was the second incidence in a month. The News-Gazette of Champaign/Urbana reported that the swastika was found Monday drawn on a wall inside a men’s restroom at the English Building at 608…

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…

Holiday with the Queens on Dec. 8 in Urbana

URBANA — The UP Center of Champaign County will be hosting a youth drag competition with Arcadia Cafe on Saturday, Dec. 8. From the Facebook event: Ages 11-17 Come on out and celebrate the winter season with some queens and kings! There will be a YOUTH DRAG COMPETITION, so arrive in some looks! Attendees will…

We Have Always Been Here: A History of the Two Spirit Movement, Nov. 1

URBANA — The Native American House at University of Illinois-Champaign/Urbana, will be hosting a presentation in association with the LGBT Resource Center at the Illini Union. From the Facebook event: In collaboration of LBGT History Month and the beginning of Native November, LBGT Resource Center and the Native American House will host this presentation which…

Urbana library hoping to continue Drag Queen Story Hour

URBANA — The Urbana Free Library is looking to continue Drag Queen Story Hour after a successful first time on Friday, July 6. From the Urbana News-Gazette: The first-time event featured two drag queens reading aloud stories about inclusion and acceptance. Library director Celeste Choate said the crowd “literally streamed in” and included people of…