Chicago

July 15, 2013

Chicago hate crime: one of many

A horrific story of anti-LGBT violence in Chicago, where as many as 10 men attacked a lesbian couple.

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Chicago City Council Drafts Resolution in Support of LGBT Athletes

Council Alderman Joe Moore spearheads a resolution requesting that the commissioners of 5 major men's sports leagues support initiatives to promote the inclusion of LGBT athletes.

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We Happy Trans, This Is How, Chicago House and GLAAD announce first-ever 'Trans 100' launch

This weekend, We Happy Trans, a website that celebrates the positive experiences of transgender people, and This is H.O.W., a non profit organization dedicated to the betterment of the lives of trans people, announced Trans 100, a first-of-its-kind overview of the diversity and impact of the work being done by (and for) transgender people in America.

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October 23, 2012

East Aurora, Illinois strips transgender protections from students on #SpiritDay

On Friday, while the rest of the country was going purple in support of LGBT young people on Spirit Day, the school board in East Aurora, Illinois was sending the exact opposite message to transgender students.

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September 24, 2012

Roman Catholic Leaders Continue to Oppose Equality for LGBT People

Roman Catholic leaders throughout the United States continue to demonstrate that they will not support equality for LGBT people, despite widespread support among American Catholics. The next leader of the Catholic Church in San Francisco was recently announced as Salvatore Cordileone, one of the architects of Proposition 8. Meanwhile, Cardinal Francis George of Chicago and Archbishop J. Peter Sartain of Seattle both reiterated their opposition to marriage equality in public statements.
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Cardinal George Apologizes for Anti-Gay Comparison

According to the Chicago Tribune, Cardinal George said, “I am truly sorry for the hurt my remarks have caused, particularly because we all have friends or family members who are gay and lesbian. This has evidently wounded a good number of people. I have family members myself who are gay and lesbian, so it's part of our lives. So I'm sorry for the hurt."

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