3 years ago
The Woman Who Cared for Hundreds of Abandoned Gay Men Dying of AIDS

“Someday,” she said, “I’d love to get a monument that says: This is what happened. In 1984, it started. They just kept coming and coming. And they knew they would be remembered, loved, and ... See more

Ruth Coker Burks cared for hundreds of dying people, many of them gay men who had been abandoned by their families. She buried more than three dozen of them herself, after their families refused to ... See more

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3 years ago
AG Madigan To Trump: Stop Plans To Exclude Transgender People From Federal Protections

We hope incoming AG Raoul will carry on the torch of Lisa Madigan who has been constant in pursuing equity for the lgbtqi+ community.

"Civil rights laws are crucial to ensuring access to healthcare and education and the administration should abandon this effort to discriminate against transgender individuals.”

3 years ago
'We are people. We are humans.': As President tries to define gender, 3 trans Southern Illinoisans share their stories

We can learn a lot from the words of these three individuals...

CARBONDALE — Dylan Caracker doesn’t understand why his genitals are a political statement. He actually isn’t even sure why they are the subject of anyone’s thoughts at all.

3 years ago
Photos from Prairie Pride Coalition's post

Our law enforcement/first responder transgender awareness training is off and running. Here is Len Meyer, one of our presenters today.

3 years ago
Judge orders training on transgender issues for all Illinois prison staff amid inmate lawsuit

The mistreatment of Strawberry while in state prison is *precisely* the reason we are sponsoring trainings like the one tomorrow at Heartland Community College for law enforcement officials and first ... See more

As part of a lawsuit by a transgender inmate who wants to be moved to a women's prison, a judge has ordered the Illinois Department of Corrections to provide training for all employees on transgender ... See more

3 years ago
Central Illinois Friends

Be safe and get tested!

For free #HIV, Hep C, and STI testing, to find out more about U equals U, and about our services for people living with HIV, call 309-671-2144.

#HIV #UequalsU #Undetectable #PrEP #YourHealthYourWay ... See more

3 years ago
HRC Statement on Mass Shooting in Pittsburgh | Human Rights Campaign

Prairie Pride joins hundreds of other LGBTQ organizations in grieving for those affected by the violent act of hate at the synagogue in Pittsburgh. Locally, we ask that you offer your support to our ... See more

HRC responded to the mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA, where at least seven people were killed during a prayer service.

3 years ago
Protect Transgender Americans

Please consider signing this petition demanding that the administration reverse its intention to erase equality for members of the transgender community.

Add your name to help Pantsuit Nation demand HSS cease it's crusade against Transgender Americans.

3 years ago
The Bistro

Some fun stuff coming up later this month at the Bistro!

Ok, kids! The grand gay feast of Halloween is upon us! Here is the lineup of our Halloween activities. We can't wait to see those costumes!

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