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  • Gay icon honored with stamp

    Gay icon honored with stamp
    The assassinated gay politician Harvey Milk is being honored by the Postal Service with a stamp. His nephew, Stuart Milk, who runs the Wilton Manors-based Harvey Milk Foundation, said Friday's announcement that the stamp will be dedicated next month...
  • BFF Bikes joins field of local female-focused cycling groups

    BFF Bikes joins field of local female-focused cycling groups
    When Annie Byrne and Vanessa Buccella met on a cycling team in 2012, both wondered why the sport often seemed skewed toward men.  To attract more women to cycling, they started a meet-up group for female riders, with the tagline "A Cycling Community...
  • Why are we still fighting about whether women deserve equal pay?

    Why are we still fighting about whether women deserve equal pay?
    Happy Equal Pay Day. Happy what? According to the National Committee on Pay Equity, a coalition of women's groups, civil rights groups and labor unions, Equal Pay Day commemorates the continuing American gender wage gap. "This date," says the group,...
  • 'Glee' recap, 'Bash'

    'Glee' recap, 'Bash'
    Gay-bashing. College dropouts. Race issues. Tempestt Bledsoe impersonations. Tonight’s "Glee" had it all. Who knew a 45-minute show could make me feel all of the feels? We open with a candlelight vigil. Kurt, Blaine and Rachel are singing “...
  • Rekha Basu: While America moves forward, Iowa Republicans step backward

    As stealthily as it reared its ugly head, the power to harness prejudice against gay people to win national elections is shriveling up and dying a well-deserved death. Republicans see that, even if they won't all say it out loud, and even if presidential...
  • Advocacy groups seek role in transgender bias suit

    Advocacy groups seek role in transgender bias suit
    Six regional and national advocacy organizations have filed arguments in federal court on behalf of a transgender retired police sergeant who brought a discrimination suit against Howard County after she was rejected for a volunteer police mounted patrol....
  • Obama issues orders seeking equal pay for women

    WASHINGTON — President Obama used his executive power and a hot-button issue to try to stoke support from a key election-year constituency Tuesday, as he issued two directives aimed at ensuring federal contractors pay women as much as men for...
  • TransLife Center opens door to residents to heal, regain control

    TransLife Center opens door to residents to heal, regain control
    Keisha Allen knows that the challenges of being a homeless transgender woman in Chicago are steep. On top of navigating a burdened homeless-services system to find food and shelter each day, she and many women have also faced prejudice, ignorance and...
  • Trans 100 list honors 11 trans-identified Chicagoans

    Trans 100 list honors 11 trans-identified Chicagoans
    The second annual list of 100 trans-identified people making a big impact on LGBTQ issues in America is out, and 11 of this year's honorees are from Chicago. The Trans 100 list, compiled by an anonymous committee of trans people and sponsored by...
  • Florida voting looks smooth for this year, but problems predicted for next presidential election

    Florida voting looks smooth for this year, but problems predicted for next presidential election
    Florida's much-maligned elections are likely to run much better in 2014, but critics see problems for 2016 that could bring a repeat of the frustrating failures that marked the last two presidential elections. "We might not see the same type of problems...
  • Democrats hope equal pay issue will mobilize women voters

    WASHINGTON A Democratic blitz this week for new orders and laws promising equal pay for women is a key agenda item the party hopes will boost turnout this fall among its most loyal voters a crucial strategy in a midterm election, when turnout tends to...