LGBTQ rights news
Area youth looking to build community within LGBTQ+ spaces are invited to free sessions in DeKalb tailored to those ages 12 to 18.
The Illinois Department of Public Health has announced that it became easier for Illinois residents to change the gender listed on their birth certificate as of July 1, under a new law signed by Governor JB Pritzker in February.
The Supreme Court’s conservative majority has ruled a Christian graphic artist who wants to design wedding websites can refuse to work with same-sex couples
In its third year, the annual DeKalb Pride Fest and March continues to grow and expand in more ways than one. Downtown DeKalb was filled Thursday with area residents who gathered to proclaim "Love is love."
There was no formal recognition of LGBTQ Pride or Juneteenth at last week’s Will County Board meeting following controversy over a potential decision to recognize a group that has been called extremist by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Those looking to celebrate Pride Month will find no shortage of ways to do that in Downers Grove.
Belong: Fox Valley is hosting its second annual Teen Queer Prom on April 21 in Batavia, according to a news release.
The Chicago Blackhawks will not wear Pride-themed warmup jerseys before Sunday’s Pride Night game against Vancouver because of security concerns involving a Russian law that expands restrictions on activities seen as promoting LGBTQ rights in the country
Lake in the Hills' UpRising Cafe, the center of protests and the victim of vandalism after family-friendly drag show brunch was announced last summer, set to close March 31.
DeKalb resident Elizabeth Fern Jensen says she hopes sharing her journey and how it led to a victory helps pave a clearer path for transgender individuals like herself.
Pope Francis criticized laws that criminalize homosexuality as “unjust,” saying God loves all his children just as they are and called on Catholic bishops who support the laws to welcome LGBTQ people into the church.
President Joe Biden has signed gay marriage legislation into law before a crowd of thousands, a ceremony that reflects growing acceptance of same-sex unions
Performers in Illinois told Shaw Local News Network that they think the recent rise in hostility toward drag shows in the suburbs has been driven by a small coordinated contingent who misrepresent drag and the nature of their shows.
The bipartisan legislation, which passed 258-169 with almost 40 Republican votes, would also protect interracial unions by requiring states to recognize legal marriages regardless of "sex, race, ethnicity, or national origin."
The Supreme Court‘s conservative majority sounded sympathetic Monday to a Christian graphic artist who objects to designing wedding websites for gay couples, a dispute that’s the latest clash of religion and gay rights to land at the highest court.