LGBTI rights

Davos: UN Rights Chief Stresses Leading Role of Businesses in Ending LGBTI Discrimination

SWITZERLAND—(ENEWSPF)–26 January 2018 – With major companies joining the growing list of early adopters of United Nations standards to promote equality for lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people, the UN human rights chief on Friday highlighted the private sector’s crucial leadership role in ensuring the dignity and equal[Read More…]

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Rainbow Café to Screen Movie ‘Shared Rooms’ on Friday, Dec. 15

Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)—December 11, 2017 By: Rosemary Piser The Rainbow Café will screen the movie ‘Shared Rooms’ on Friday, December 15 at 6:30 p.m. The Rainbow Café is located in the Unitarian Universalist Community Church (UUCC), 70 Sycamore Drive in Park Forest. ‘Shared Rooms’ explores the meaning of home and[Read More…]

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Attorney General Madigan Subpoenas Transportation Company Regarding Complains of Discriminatory Practices

Chicago —(ENEWSPF)—December 5, 2017 By: Rosemary Piser Attorney General Lisa Madigan issued a subpoena yesterday to Champaign, Ill. based Suburban Express, Inc. over potential civil rights violations based on a recent advertisement directed at college students traveling during the holiday season. The subpoena was issued following multiple reports that Suburban Express[Read More…]

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Guide on Engaging Prospective Transgender and Non-Binary Foster and Adoptive Parents

Washington, D.C.-(ENEWSPF)- The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, released Promising Practices for Serving Transgender & Non-Binary Foster & Adoptive Parents, a groundbreaking new guide designed to help foster care and adoption agencies recruit, certify and support qualified transgender and non-binary adults to become resource parents for young people who need safe,[Read More…]

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Planned Parenthood of Illinois Marks Transgender Awareness Week, Highlights Need for Inclusive, Compassionate Care

Chicago—(ENEWSPF)–November 14, 2017 By: Julie Lynn, Manager of External Affairs November is Transgender Awareness Week, dedicated to educating people about the transgender community and raising awareness of the issues facing transgender and gender nonconforming people. Planned Parenthood of Illinois is taking this opportunity to remind everyone of the need for[Read More…]

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Attorney General Madigan Files Supreme Court Brief Defending Constitutionality of Anti-Discrimination Laws

Amicus Brief Filed in Case Involving Colorado Business that Refused to Serve Same-Sex Couple Chicago —(ENEWSPF)—October 30, 2017 By: Office of Attorney General Madigan Arguing that a business owner’s personal beliefs do not give him a right to discriminate against customers, Attorney General Lisa Madigan, along with 19 attorneys general,  filed[Read More…]

Intersex Surgeries

Chicago Intersex Activists Demand Lurie Children’s Hospital End Medically Unnecessary Surgery During Protest on October 26

CHICAGO—(ENEWSPF)—October 23, 2017 By: Staff of End Intersex Surgery Thursday, October 26 is Intersex Awareness Day. Activists will gather on October 26 at Lurie Children’s Hospital, 225 East Chicago Avenue at noon to protest for intersex human rights demanding Lurie Children’s Hospital change policy to become the first hospital in[Read More…]

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ACLU Comment on Bipartisan Bill Halting Ban on Transgender Military Service Members

WASHINGTON —(ENEWSPF)—October 13, 2017 By: American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Democratic and Republican members of Congress introduced a new bill in Congress (H.R. 4041) today that seeks an immediate halt to the Trump administration’s ban on transgender people serving in the military. The bill was introduced by Reps. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.),[Read More…]

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HRC Conference Supporting LGBTQ Youth to be Held in Orlando

Washington, D.C.-(ENEWSPF)- Working to support LGBTQ youth, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, in partnership with the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Counseling Association (ACA), will hold its nationally-acclaimed Time to THRIVE Conference February 16-18 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek in Orlando. Toyota will again be a presenting sponsor. In its[Read More…]