Posts tagged "lgbt rights"

Illinois Anti-Gay Adoption Bill Killed in Committee

Good news has just been spread across the great state of Illinois.  As I reported earlier this week, SB1123 which was a bill aimed at supporting the needs of the blind was amended to give religious organizations “the right” to opt out of servicing adoptions for those who don’t have the same “deeply held beliefs”... Read more »

Anti-Gay Bill presented in Illinois Senate

Anti-Gay Bill presented in Illinois Senate
Civil Unions will soon make their way to Illinois as June 1st approaches – but that doesn’t mean that the work is done. Just because we will soon have Civil Unions available for same-sex couples it doesn’t mean that other laws limiting LGBT rights are going to disappear – in fact it appears as though... Read more »

Chicago's Harvey Milk Rally [PHOTO]

Here’s another gallery of great LGBT Activists who hit the street on Saturday to celebrate Harvey Milks birthday. What did you do to mark Harvey Milks Birthday? You can see Photo Gallery 1 here Check out this video of the days event

Happy Birthday Harvey Milk

Here’s a short video from today’s Harvey Milk Rally in downtown Chicago

Harvey Milk Rally - Chicago Edition [PHOTOS]

This was the scene this afternoon at the corner of Michigan & Congress Avenues when approximately 100 queers and their allies gathered to celebrate Harvey Milk’s 80th Birthday.  Although it was wonderful to see so many people out….it was rather disappointing that so few people took time to attend. Several speakers addressed the crowd and... Read more »

More non-Iowans taking advantage of same-sex marriage law than Iowans

Photo Credit:cpj79 via Flickr CC Surprisingly, more non-Iowan LGBT couples are getting hitched than residents? The Des Moines Register is reporting that out-of-staters made up 60% of the same-sex couples that were married in Iowa since they made it leagal in April 2009. “A new report from the Iowa Department of Public Health says 2,020... Read more »

Dining out for Equality is tonight

Head out to dinner tonight and make an impact on LGBT by heading to one of the many restaurants participating in ‘Dining out for Equality’ On Wednesday, May 19th restaurants from Boystown to Andersonville to Edgewater will all donate a portion of the nights receipts to Equality Illinos.  This week is a ‘Call To Action’... Read more »

What are you doing for Harvey Milk's Birthday

This Saturday would have been Harvey Milk’s 80th birthday, had he not been slain by Dan White in 1978.  Harvey Milk, was the first openly gay elected official in the US when he was won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977.  Just 11 short months later he and Mayor George... Read more »

Pucker up Chicago for the Great Global Kiss-in

Last year Cloudgate, aka The Bean, was the site of Chicago’s edition of the Nationwide Kiss-in – if you missed it then get ready to pucker up for the Great Global Kiss-in this weekend! Last years news was dotted with several cases of gay couples being harrassed, arrested and attacked for merely expressing their love.... Read more »

Hope you didn't miss: Bridal Party at Field Museum

This past weekend, the fine folks over at the Field Museum hosted a Bridal Party and offered free admission to the museum to anyone dressed in their Tuxedo or Wedding Gown. A few of my queer friends and straight allies dressed in our best and headed over to the museum and spent a fun afternoon... Read more »