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Wed, Mar 13, 2019
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Hamilton's Education Program continues its third year in Chicago

On March 13, 2019, 1,900 students and teachers from 29 Chicagoland area high schools will attend the matinee performance of the Hamilton musical at Broadway In Chicago's CIBC Theatre (18... read...

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Mon, Jun 25, 2018
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Center on Halsted to host foster care and adoption recruitment event for LGBTQ

Pride events around the country motivate and inspire the LGBTQ community to unite, celebrate and recognize the movement for equality and the progress we've made so far, one of which involves... read...

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Thu, May 18, 2017
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Chicago teacher out of job after students outed him

A Chicago teacher was fired from his job at a prestigious Catholic high school after being "outed" as gay by his students. read...

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Sat, May 13, 2017
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High school teacher who said gay people 'deserve to die' resigns

A California high school teacher who said that gay people "deserve to die" has resigned. read...

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Thu, Jan 26, 2017
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HRC survey of youth reveals post-election spike in bullying and harassment

A presidential election marked by personal attacks and insults may have impacted even those too young to vote. read...

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Thu, Jan 19, 2017
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Betsy DeVos asked whether she supports 'ex-gay' therapy

At her Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday, Betsy DeVos was asked whether she supports therapies that claim to alter the sexual orientation or gender identity of LGBT people. read...

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Tue, Sep 1, 2015
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Northwestern, partners launch research center to stop HIV

A new five-year, $6.25 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will help investigators from Northwestern University, the University of Chicago and others across the city of Chicago work together to slow and stop HIV. read...

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Thu, Aug 27, 2015
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Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel to be honored for their LGBT advocacy

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel will be honored at the 11th annual GLSEN Respect Awards at the Regent Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, California. read...

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Wed, Apr 22, 2015
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Pennsylvania students organize 'anti-gay day'; circulate 'lynch list' of pro-gay students

An estimated 50 students at a Pennsylvania high school held an "Anti-gay Day" last week. read...

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Tue, Apr 14, 2015
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Chicago breaks the silence with rally this Friday

This Friday, April 17, is the Day of Silence, when countless participants across the world take a vow of silence to protest the silencing of LGBTQA students in schools and the bullying they face. That evening, Night of Noise events across the country will unite activists and allies to break... read...

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Sun, Mar 29, 2015
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Special collection showcases history of LGBTQ life at the University of Chicago

The University of Chicago is offering a look into its queer past with the latest in a series of projects by the Library's Special Collections Research Center, which this time around is teaming up with the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality. read...

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Fri, Mar 27, 2015
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ALMA awards two Young Latino Leaders Creating Change scholarships

The Association of Latino/as Motivating Action (ALMA) has awarded the ALMA Young Latino Leaders for Creating Change scholarship to Alfredo Flores and Roberto Mendez. read...

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Tue, Nov 11, 2014
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Cuts at Columbia College hit LGBT-related course

Cuts to the number of sections offered for a popular LGBT-related course at Columbia College, which school officials attribute to declining enrollment numbers, helped ignite a controversy that has left some faculty and students questioning the college's commitment to diversity. read...

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Fri, Jul 18, 2014
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Illinois Safe Schools Alliance names new executive director

The Board of Directors at the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance (the "Alliance") is pleased to announce the appointment of Anthony Papini as its new Executive Director. Anthony is currently the Founding Director for the LGBTQA Resource Center at Northeastern Illinois University. read...

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Mon, Apr 7, 2014
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'Night of Noise' in Loop on April 11

The 11th Annual Night of Noise—a "Break the Silence" rally—will take place Friday, April 11, 5:30 p.m., at the Thompson Center Plaza, 100 W. Randolph St. read...

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Mon, Feb 17, 2014
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Michael Sam: students counter-protest Westboro protest; receives standing ovation

Students on Saturday blocked an ardent anti-gay church's protest against Michael Sam. read...

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Fri, Nov 8, 2013
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AIDS Legal Council of Chicago Executive Director honored by AIDS Foundation

ALCC's long-time Executive Director, Ann Hilton Fisher, was honored on November 7, 2013, at the AIDS Foundation of Chicago's (AFC) Annual Meeting with the Impact Award. read...

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Sat, Oct 12, 2013
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University of Northern Iowa student Iowa's first transgender homecoming queen

Tonight, University of Northern Iowa student Steven Sanchez made history as Iowa's first transgender homecoming queen. Steven was crowned homecoming queen sometime after 8 pm this evening, marking the first ever transgender homecoming queen for UNI. Coincidentally, today we also recognize National Coming Out Day, a day that celebrates the... read...

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Wed, Sep 18, 2013
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Linda Harvey, Peter LaBarbera agree: A healthy society discriminates against gays

Anti-gay activist Peter LaBarbera and Christian conservative Linda Harvey over the weekend agreed that discriminating against gays was a sign of a healthy society. read...

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Thu, Sep 5, 2013
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No adverse effects in volunteers following Phase I clinical trial of Sumagen AIDS vaccine

Sumagen Canada Inc and Western University announced today that the Phase I Clinical Trial (SAV CT 01) of the first and only preventative HIV vaccine based on a genetically modified killed whole virus (SAV001-H) has been successfully completed with no adverse effects in all patients. Antibody production was also boosted... read...

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Thu, Aug 22, 2013
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UIC ranks on Campus Pride's top 25 LGBT-friendly list

Campus Pride released its annual list of the "Top 25-LGBT Friendly Colleges and Universities" and it includes the University of Illinois at Chicago. read...

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Tue, Aug 20, 2013
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Kerry Washington, Robbie Rogers to serve as GLSEN Respect Awards Honorary Co-Chairs

GLSEN has announced that Emmy-nominated, award-winning actress Kerry Washington, star of the hit ABC-TV series Scandal, and openly gay LA Galaxy soccer player Robbie Rogers will serve as Honorary Co-Chairs for this year's GLSEN Respect Awards on Oct. 18 in Los Angeles. read...

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Thu, Aug 15, 2013
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Lavender University launches LGBTQ programs

Windy City Times and Center on Halsted are launching a 9-month series of LGBTQ educational programs featuring prominent scholars known nationally for their innovative research and work. read...

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Tue, Aug 13, 2013
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Campus Pride event in Chicago Oct. 5

Campus Pride LGBT-Friendly College Fair program returns to the Chicago area for 2013. read...

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Wed, Aug 7, 2013
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University of Chicago makes the top list of LGBT-friendly colleges

The University of Chicago and Wheaton College ranked among the Princeton Review's annual list of the most LGBT-friendly and unfriendly colleges in the country. read...

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