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Illinois bill to make updating birth certificates easier signed into law

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday signed a bill that would make it easier for transgendered individuals to update their birth certificates. The bill, House Bill 1785, modernizes the Illinois Vital Records Act and to allow transgender and intersex individuals to change the gender marker on their birth certificates without undergoing gender reassignment…

Highland Munch, Aug. 29

HIGHLAND, Ill. — It’s almost time for the Fancy Sauce (Highland) Munch again! Like usual, we will have great company and good food! We meet at Sam’s Pizza & Pub on the last Tuesday of every month. We would like a head count, so please RSVP. Come enjoy a night of good food and and…

Taste of Kink at LRA, Sept. 9

CHICAGO — Save the date for a tapas of sensation. Presenters ready to titillate you include: LadyMJC312 – Mummification/VacBed MS_J – Fireplay LolaGets – Microbranding Cataclyzmic – Knife Play Ms_Lash/Sabah – Whips RedOpal – Rope Play -sassy- – Quills Heuristic Chick – Impact Play Queer Cuntessa/CharliedaUnicorn – Violet Wand Note this is NOT a play…

Equality Illinois honors law firms for LGBTQ inclusivity

CHICAGO – Equality Illinois, the state’s LGBTQ civil rights organization, is recognizing 51 law firms in Illinois, a 25 percent increase from last year, for leading the way in 2017 in providing a welcoming and fair work environment for LGBTQ employees and for supporting the LGBTQ community. The recognition results from the annual Equality Illinois…

Hitchin’ Bitches July – Basics & Brush-ups

CHICAGO — We’re back, bitches, and we’re excited to start tying again! After a couple months off, we’re back for July and we’re giving everyone the chance to start off again with the basics – single & double-column ties, hitches, tension, and easy-to-rig stuff! No matter what “basic” means to you, come on out –…