Posts tagged "LGBT"

The Barber Shop Show: 40 years and families dealing with LGBT inequality

In 1972, The Chicago Reporter began as a simple newsletter, devoted to uncovering the facts behind race in our segregated city. Forty years later, we’re still going strong, investigating race and poverty in Chicago. On last Friday’s Barber Shop Show, we gathered to celebrate that legacy and our 40th anniversary issue. Interim editor Rui Kaneya... Read more »

Chicago's LGBT Hall of Fame honors publisher Laura Washington

Chicago's LGBT Hall of Fame honors publisher Laura Washington
Chicago’s Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame has inducted 12 new members, including our interim publisher Laura Washington, who was honored as a “Friend of the Community.” Washington was chosen for dedication to LGBT issues during her 29 years as a journalist, both at the Chicago Sun-Times and her many years at The Chicago Reporter. Also... Read more »

New transition housing for LGBT youth hopes to offer a safe space

New transition housing for LGBT youth hopes to offer a safe space
Being young, as well as being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, comes with its own challenges, but some young people in Chicago face an additional challenge: homelessness. A new transitional housing program in Humboldt Park, El Rescate, hopes to build both community and an accepting space, while also helping LGBT youth off the street. “Queer... Read more »
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LGBT immigrants in detention centers face abuse, discrimination

LGBT immigrants in detention centers face abuse, discrimination
Immigration officials at the Tri-County Detention Center in Ullin, Ill., refused to provide HIV treatment for an undocumented immigrant while in custody, and another undocumented transgender immigrant was arbitrarily held in solitary confinement for 49 days at Eloy Immigration Detention Center in Arizona, according to four complaints filed Monday to the U.S. Department of Homeland... Read more »