October Chicago Pride Parade Canceled Due To Continued COVID-19 ConcernsThe Chicago Pride Parade had been postponed until October for this year, and now it has been canceled.
Howard Brown Health Will Not Be At Pride Parade, Urges Stricter COVID Rules For All EventsRising COVID-19 cases have caused a major LGBTQ health provider to pull out of Pride.
Gov. Pritzker Signs 4 Bills Advancing Rights For LGBTQ+ People In IllinoisIllinois is expanding rights for LGBTQ+ people, with Gov. JB Pritzker having signed four bills into law on Tuesday.
After Push From LGBTQ+ Activists, Elk Grove Village Takes Antiquated Ban On Wearing 'Clothes Belonging To The Opposite Sex' Off BooksOnly men should wear pants and women wear skirts – that is the gist of a law still in effect in many Chicago suburbs. As CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reported, Elk Grove Village took action against that law on Wednesday.
Chicago Pride History Makers: Art Johnston And Pepe Peña, Founders Of Sidetrack Bar And Advocates For JusticeArt Johnston and José “Pepe” Peña were just two guys who met at a bar and fell in love. The problem was that society had a problem with them. They were gay, and it was shortly before gay men started dying of a strange disease.
Chicago Pride Month 2021: Five Things To KnowThere will be plenty of opportunities to get out and about for LGBTQ pride festivities in Chicago this month. Here are five things to know.
Plans On To Go Ahead With Northalsted Market Days Street Festival This August After Pandemic Cancellation Last YearAfter being called off last year for the coronavirus pandemic, plans are on to resume the annual Northalsted Market Days festival this August.
Howard Brown Expands Medical Care Services For Sexual Assault Survivors Who Previously Had To Go To HospitalsHoward Brown Health announced Monday that it is expanding medical care for sexual assault survivors.
Chicago Latinx Leaders Make Appeal To LGBTQ+, Immigrant Communities In Push To Get Out VoteLatinx leaders in Chicago made a final push Sunday to get out the vote with a special appeal to members of the LGBTQ+ and immigrant communities.
Chicago Pride Fest Holding Virtual Events, Performances This WeekendThe 51st annual Chicago Pride Parade would have been this weekend.
Doctor Who Survived COVID-19 Is Denied Opportunity To Donate Plasma Because He Is GayDr. Dillon Barron is a frontline emergency room doctor on the city’s North Side. He was also once a COVID-19 patient himself and has since recovered. But when he tried to donate his plasma to help save others, he was flat-out denied because he is gay.
Supreme Court Rules Federal Civil Rights Law Protects LGBT WorkersThe U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that it is illegal for an employer to fire someone because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Scolds Aldermen Over 'Offensive Nature' Of Debate On Study Of Possible Contract Set-Asides For LGBTQ Businesses“It’s not the questions that are the problem, it is the content of the questions, and the offensive nature of the tone and the questions and the ‘concerns,’ – in quotes – that were expressed,” she said.
Richard Pfeiffer, Coordinator For Chicago Pride Parade For Decades, DiesRichard Pfeiffer, a Chicago LGBTQ community leader who had served as the coordinator of the Chicago Pride Parade for decades, died over the weekend.
City Council Designates Boystown Pylons, Legacy Walk As LandmarkThe Chicago City Council on Wednesday officially designated the rainbow pylons and Legacy Walk on the Boystown strip of North Halsted Street as a landmark.