Illinois

Thousands of school children were sent vulgar homophobic messages from a teacher’s email address. (Stock photograph via Elements Envato) A tidal wave of messages described by school leaders as “lewd, racist, antisemitic and homophobic” were sent to thousands of students after a teacher’s email was hacked. A math teacher at Niles West High School, in
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A quiet suburban family home decorated with Pride flags and signs was targeted by homophobic vandals who plastered the walls with hateful graffiti. The house in Barrington, Illinois, had rainbow-decorated trees lining the driveway and an array of positive signs in the backyard, including one that read: “Love and peace over hate.” Sadly it seems
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Illinois Republican lawmaker Amy Grant ‘apologised’ to her opponent by reading a one-sentence statement to his voicemail inbox Illinois Republican lawmaker Amy Grant has given an extraordinarily terrible apology after she was recorded attacking her opponent, who is a Black, gay man, for being “all LGBTQ”. The Republican, who represents District 42 in the Illinois
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Hope Presbyterian Church leaders and members were shocked to see the signs had been vandalised within hours of being installed. (Screen captures via NBC Chicago) A church community in a northern Illinois town was left devastated after signs signalling support of the LGBT+ community, as well as the Black Lives Matter movement, were burned down,
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A Boystown Chicago banner hangs along Cornelia Avenue in the Boystown Lakeview neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois. (Raymond Boyd/Getty Images) In weeks to come, those half-drunkenly ordering taxis to Chicago’s queer neighbourhood won’t be typing in Boystown, but rather “Queerville”, “New Town”, or “Spectrumville”. Around 1,200 people have signed a Change.org petition calling for local leaders
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Orlando Perez, 18, allegedly shot a woman after discovering she was trans. (Chicago police) An 18-year-old male teen returned to the house of a trans woman for the third time that night. He opened the door to her lifeless body and shot her. The horrifying incident saw Orlando Perez allegedly murder Selena Reyes-Hernandez, 37, after
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LGBT+ author Robin Stevenson with copies of the book she was due to discuss at the school (Instagram/@robinstevensonwrites) Queer author Robin Stevenson has condemned an Illinois school for cancelling her visit in response to a complaint from a ‘homophobic’ parent. Robin Stevenson is the award-winning gay Canadian author of Kid Activists: True Tales of Childhood
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