Equality Illinois PAC hosting breakfast fundraiser on Sept. 7

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Cook County Board Pres. Preckwinkle announces additional events for 4th annual Racial Equity Week, Sept. 12-16
2022-08-25
— From a press release – COOK COUNTY, IL — Today, the office of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced additional events and details for the upcoming fourth annual Racial Equity Week, to be held September 12-16, 2022. This year’s theme …

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Chicago Fire FC, Dawn to host Aug. 31 volunteer community event at Greater Chicago Food Depository
2022-08-25
— From a press release – CHICAGO (August 25, 2022) — Chicago Fire FC will host a volunteer event, alongside dish-liquid company Dawn® at the Greater Chicago Food Depository Club on Wed., Aug. 31, at the Greater Chicago Food Depository, 4100 W. …

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HRC PAC endorses nine additional pro-equality champions for U.S. House
2022-08-25
— From a press release – Washington, DC — Today, the Human Rights Campaign PAC (HRC PAC) announced its endorsement of nine additional pro-equality candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives running for election in 2022. U.S. House Candidates Endorsed by HRC …

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Quigley comments on Biden’s student-debt announcement
2022-08-25
On Aug. 24, President Joe Biden said the U.S. government will forgive $10,000 in student loans for millions of debt-saddled former college students—keeping a pledge he made in the 2020 campaign for the White House, Reuters …

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Latonya Maley named executive director of Affinity
2022-08-21
The board of directors of Affinity Community Services—a Black- and queer-led organization on Chicago’s South Side dedicated to social justice in Black LGBTQ+ communities—has named Latonya Maley (she/they) as the …

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POLITICS Queer businesswoman running for alderperson in 48th Ward
2022-08-19
Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth—a queer native Chicagoan and 23-year resident of Andersonville who also describes herself as a “mother of three, tango dancer, small business owner and community organizer”—announced her candidacy for …

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NBJC to hold James Baldwin Legacy Awards on Aug. 21
2022-08-19
— From a press release – On Sunday, Aug. 21—National Senior Citizens Day—at 2 p.m. CT, the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) will host the 2nd annual James Baldwin Legacy Awards to honor the invaluable contributions of Black men and masculine elders …

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Report: U.S. has record number of LGBTQ+ elected officials
2022-08-19
— From a press release – Washington, DC — LGBTQ Victory Institute released its 2022 Out for America Report, the only national census of out LGBTQ elected officials in the United States. With at least 1,043 out LGBTQ elected officials currently serving, …

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Bailey’s running mate’s anti-LGBTQ posts unearthed
2022-08-18
Stephanie Trussell—Republican Darren Bailey’s running mate for Illinois governor/lieutenant governor—has made controversial posts (including ones against the LGBTQ+ community) on social media, WGN-TV reported. “Stick your …

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Penn. governor ends conversion therapy for LGBTQ+ youth
2022-08-18
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed Executive Order 2022-2 “to protect Pennsylvanians from conversion therapy,” according to a press release from his office. “Conversion therapy is a traumatic practice based on junk science that actively harms the …

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HRC endorses Pritzker, Stratton for re-election
2022-08-17
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) announced its endorsements of Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker and Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton for re-election. A press release stated, “HRC PAC is committed to engaging its volunteers, members and supporters to …

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Planned Parenthood organizations launch largest-ever electoral program
2022-08-17
Planned Parenthood advocacy and political organizations launched the 2022 electoral program “Take Control,” which represents the groups’ largest ever investment in an electoral cycle, an organizational press release announced. The …

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U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney loses to Trump-endorsed candidate
2022-08-17
Overnight on Aug. 16, U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney—the vice-chair of the House Jan. 6 panel and one of former U.S. President Donald Trump’s biggest Republican critics—lost her seat in Congress to a challenger backed by the …

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WORLD Vietnam’s pro-LGBTQ+ move, Grindr kidnappings, Taiwan event
2022-08-14
Video below – Vietnam took a major step forward in the recognition of LGBTQ+ rights with the country’s Ministry of Health stating that being gay, bisexual or transgender is not a disease and urging medical practitioners to end discrimination …

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NATIONAL: Conn. candidate, trans study, D.C. attacks, Palm Springs Pride
2022-08-14
LGBTQ Victory Fund-endorsed candidate Erick Russell won the Democratic primary election for Connecticut state treasurer, according to an organizational press release. With this victory, he is on track to become the first out Black LGBTQ+ person …

 

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