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SPRINGFIELD, IL — Under a law signed Friday by Gov. JB Pritzker, Illinois is the first state to designate older adults living with HIV and the third state to identify LGBTQ older adults as populations of "greatest social need" for inclusion in aging programming, according to Equality Illinois, the state's civil rights organization for LGBTQ people.

 

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Illinois Governor JB Pritzker, on Friday, signed into law significant legislation ensuring students in Illinois public schools will learn about the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in state and national history.

 

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The LGBTQ Victory Fund, the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ leaders to public office, has condemned Memphis-based radio talk show host Thaddeus Matthews for homophobic comments and false accusations targeting Memphis City Council candidate Davin Clemons. Clemons would become the first openly LGBTQ person elected to the city council if he wins his race in October.

 

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