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Democratic National Convention will be a celebration of diversity in Chicago, say queer staff

The convention will be a demonstration of all sorts of diversity, organizers say.

Ex-Chicago Police Sergeant Guilty in Transgender Woman’s Sexual Assault Case

James B. Sajdak accepted a plea deal and faces a maximum one-year federal prison sentence for the 2019 incident after facing up to life in prison.

Lori Lightfoot on Defending the LGBTQ+ Community Against Republican Attacks

The former Chicago mayor says she understands the strategy Republicans are using and that it’s a losing one.

Illinois Village Settles Discrimination Lawsuit Filed by Gay Man

He was subjected to episodes of violence and called derogatory slurs, the lawsuit alleged.

Gay TikTok Influencers' Story of Love and Raising Twins Now a Book

During a time when books by LGBTQ+ authors are being banned, this book seeks to normalize families of different types who all share one thing: love.

Chicago's Lesbian Mayor Lori Lightfoot Resoundingly Loses Reelection

The issue of crime took center stage in the nation's third-largest city.

Police Warn Minorities: Be Vigilant on Saturday's 'National Day of Hate'

Jewish people were told by law enforcement officials to be especially on alert this weekend.

Anderson Comas, Minor League Baseball Player, Comes Out as Gay

The 23-year-old made the announcement in an Instagram post where he said he was proud and happy to be queer.

Hammer-Wielding Man Attacks Gay-Owned Restaurant as Patrons Flee

The man was yelling antigay slurs and broke a window in the frightening attack.

Frank Galati, Acclaimed Theater Artist, Dies at 79

Galati, who was gay, was a Tony-winner and a titan of Chicago and Broadway theater.

Meet 3 LGBTQ+ Scientists Putting Pride in STEM

Three successful LGBTQ+ people in STEM discuss their roles and the importance of representation.

Patrons Outraged Over Racist, Transphobic Show at Famous Leather Bar

Critics called the performance a minstrel show in blackface.

Last Call Chicago Reveals the Rich History of LGBTQ Bar Culture

A new book by Rick Karlin and St Sukie de la Croix documents the Windy City's LGBTQ+ bar community going all the way back to Prohibition.

3 Dead and 1 Injured Outside Gay Bar in Chicago Hit-and-Run Incident

A shocking video captured the moment a car hit four people at a high rate of speed and then sped off.

Drag Brunch Canceled After Illinois Bakery Vandalized and Graffitied

Before the business was damaged, UpRising Bakery and Cafe had received a number of threats over the scheduled drag show brunch.

Black Trans Women Lost to Violence in Mississippi and Illinois

Martasia Richmond and Shawmayne Giselle Marie McClam are the latest casualties of this epidemic of violence.

Gun Violence Generates Panic Across America on Independence Day

There were more than a dozen mass shootings across the United States over the July 4 holiday weekend.

Several Monkeypox Cases Linked to Mr. Leather Event in Chicago

The international leather gathering is popular with gay and bi men, but health experts note that monkeypox is not limited to this population.

Mama Gloria Allen Dies at 76: Listen to Her Last Known Interview

We spoke with the pioneering trans elder a month before her passing.