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The Hawks are the latest NHL team to get in the middle of a controversy around Pride jerseys.
Murphy, Seth Jones and coach Luke Richardson commented Thursday on the Hawks’ organizational decision not to wear Pride jerseys on Pride Night on Sunday.
The Hawks have three players born or with family in Russia, where a law was passed in December banning “gay propaganda.” Conversations with security officials prompted an organizational decision to scrap the jersey plans, sources say.
Trans Chicagoan looks at changes in the LGBTQ community.
“Closing our doors is the direct result of the horrific attacks, endless harassment, and unrelenting negative misinformation about our establishment in the last 8 months,” the owner said.
“This may be my most personal thing I ever share and it’s that I’m proudly and happily part of the [LGBTQ+] community,” 23-year-old pitcher Anderson Comas wrote.
Why are trans rights so endlessly agonized over? Illumination comes from an unexpected source.
The Food and Drug Administration released a proposal Friday to do away with the current three-month abstinence requirement for donations from men who have sex with men.
In a letter, Pritzker told the nonprofit College Board that Illinois will reject a revised African American Studies course if it doesn’t include “a factual accounting of history, including the role played by black queer Americans.”
“What saddens me was the amount of hate that surfaced during all of this,” Onesti Entertainment CEO Ron Onesti said.
Lake View theater isn’t commenting on its decision to pull ‘Actors,’ a movie about a male filmmaker who re-identifies as a woman for attention.
The owners of R Public House say a hammer-wielding man yelled gay slurs at patrons and broke a glass door Monday evening. ‘We’re not afraid,’ co-owner Sandra Carter says.
The action comes after 61 union employees were laid off Friday.
Wahl, one of the most well-known soccer writers in the United States, collapsed and died early Saturday while covering the Argentina-Netherlands World Cup match.
A Francis W. Parker School administrator was secretly recorded by an operative with the group Project Veritas posing as a conference attendee.
Supreme Court ruling might open door to businesses closing doors on certain customers.
The Supreme Court’s conservative majority is sounding sympathetic to a Christian graphic artist who objects to designing wedding websites for gay couples.
The Illinois attorney general’s office confirmed it is reviewing an independent report on Brave Space Alliance’s finances.
“It was a sign from the team, from us, that FIFA is muzzling us,” Germany coach Hansi Flick said. FIFA had warned the seven European federations, including Germany’s, that players would be penalized if they wore colorful “One Love” armbands as a symbol for inclusion and diversity.
Just hours before the first players wearing the armbands in support of the “One Love” campaign were set to take the field, the governing body of soccer warned they would immediately be shown yellow cards.
The comedian, now appearing on ABC’s “A Million Little Pieces,” feels connected to the places that used to showcase her unique voice.
Through Oct. 18, 77 hate crimes, a 71% increase over the same period last year, were reported this year to the city’s Commission on Human Relations.
It’s hard to get in the vacation mode when the big issues roiling the world keep popping up on old canvases.