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Eastside Munch in O’Fallon, Sept. 7

O’FALLON, Ill. — Yes, the bridge goes both ways! Join us for the September’s Eastside Munch!! When: Thursday ~ Sept 7th, 2017 Event Link Here <<—Click Here 6:30 pm until 9 ish Where?? O’Charley’s Restaurant & Bar 1313 Central Park Drive O’Fallon, IL 62269 Special note: now O’Charley’s has unlimited catfish dinner on Thursday Ask the hostess…

Illinois governor signs ban on ‘gay panic’ defense

SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday signed a bill that prevents people from claiming the “gay panic” defense in crimes, making Illinois only the second state to ban the defense. From Equality Illinois: The measure, SB 1761, which the governor signed on Friday after unanimously passing both chambers of the General Assembly, is part…

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…