Kit Connor as Nick and Joe Locke as Charlie in Heartstopper. (Netflix)

Heartstopper and Why Your Queer Friends Are a Bit More Cheery These Days

Do you have queer friends? You more than likely do, though they very well might have grown up trying to remain hidden, out of sight. That was the case for many of us who are part of the LGBTQ+ spectrum. Then came Heartstopper, only three weeks ago released on Netflix, and many of us felt joy, and cheer, and began to dream again, to hope, and heal.


Celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Event in Park Forest Saturday

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- The Village of Park Forest is hosting a first-ever LGBTQ+ Pride event Saturday at Dining on the Green. The event is free and includes an open mic, a DJ, appetizers, and wine & chocolate. Billed as an “indoor/outdoor” event, the Community Relations and LGBTQ Committee planned this[Read More…]


U=U – Gay, Bisexual Men Increasingly & Correctly Agree: HIV “Undetectable Equals Untransmittable”

Yet transmission-risk misunderstandings persist, finds large NIH-supported study. Bethesda, MD-(ENEWSPF)- Extensive evidence from HIV prevention research studies has firmly established that “Undetectable Equals Untransmittable,” or U=U. This means that people living with HIV who achieve and maintain an undetectable viral load — the amount of virus in their blood — by[Read More…]

Human Rights Campaign flag in D.C.

Trump-Pence Admin Refuses to Join with 30+ Countries Calling for Investigation In Chechnya

Washington, D.C.-(ENEWSPF)- Wednesday, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) — the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization — responded to the Trump-Pence administration’s refusal to join more than 30 countries in calling for a thorough investigation into the ongoing anti-LGBTQ crimes against humanity occurring in[Read More…]

Karen Hawkins, NLGJA, Jeanne Cordova

NLGJA Announces Karen Hawkins as First Recipient of the NLGJA Jeanne Córdova Award

Washington, DC-(ENEWSPF)- NLGJA – The Association of LGBTQ Journalists announces that Rebellious Magazine for Women founder and editor-in-chief Karen Hawkins is the inaugural recipient of the new NLGJA Jeanne Córdova Award. The award recognizes the achievement of an LGBTQ woman for a current body of work in journalism and/or opinion, with an emphasis[Read More…]

Adam Davenport

Growing Up Gay and Black in Park Forest, Now Performs Naked Off-Broadway: Meet Adam Davenport

New York, New York-(ENEWSPF)- Adam Davenport’s journey began in Park Forest. Growing up gay and Black was a “lonely existence,” the multi-hyphenate actor-director-singer-writer told eNews Park Forest. After graduating from Marian Catholic High School in 2002 where he participated in theater productions all four years, Mr. Davenport landed at Yale. He[Read More…]

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Survey Finds Teen LGBTQ Student-Athletes Overwhelmingly Remain Closeted

Washington, D.C.-(ENEWSPF)- A report analyzing responses of more than 12,000 young people ages 13-17 shows that LGBTQ student-athletes continue to fear discrimination from their very own coaches and teammates — and overwhelmingly choose to remain in the closet. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation and the University of Connecticut released what[Read More…]

Jill Rose Quinn

Jill Rose Quinn, Judicial Candidate Explains Equality to Jeanne Ives (Video)

Chicago—(ENEWSPF)—February 6, 2018 By: Stephanie Marder Jill Rose Quinn, running to become the first open Trans woman to serve on the bench in Cook County, released a video today responding to Illinois gubernatorial candidate Jeanne Ives’ vile attempt to divide voters. The video, ”Thank you, Jeanne Ives,” thanks the Republican[Read More…]