Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed four new laws on Tuesday that advance the rights of people in the LGBTQ+ community.
Attendees and a livestream audience watched John “Tommy” Bryant, who is White, stand up and use a racial epithet at an Alabama city council meeting.
Luke Prokop is the first active NHL player to come out as gay. “I am no longer scared to hide who I am,” he wrote in an Instagram post.
The Lemont Township High School District 210 Board of Education met at Lemont High School Monday night and voted unanimously to retire the school mascot’s name, The Indians.
Statues of two of the most notable Confederate generals are no longer standing in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The Elk Grove Village board has repealed a decades-old ordinance that bans people from wearing clothes belonging to the opposite sex.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot unveiled a monument Wednesday honoring Ida B. Wells
A similar bill last year failed to gain traction in the Senate, but backers are hoping for a different outcome now that President Joe Biden is in the White House and Democrats control the Senate.
The Supreme Court justices left in place lower court rulings that found the policy unconstitutional.
Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers brought the news of freedom to enslaved Black people in Galveston, Texas — two months after the Confederacy had surrendered.
A Pride display on Chicago's North Side is drawing lots of attention and some donations to help LGBTQ youth.
The annual Drag March for Change was held Sunday in the Lake View neighborhood on the North Side.
49 lives were lost and dozens were injured on June 12, 2016.
U.S. support for same-sex marriage has reached an all-time high, Gallup said. And for the first time, a majority of Republicans are also in favor.
There was plenty of Pride on display in Buffalo Grove Monday night as members of the LGBTQ community and supporters pushed board members to raise a pride flag At Village Hall.
The CTA unveiled its redesigned Pride Train which will be in circuit on the Red Line from now into the fall.
Breonna Taylor would have turned 28 on June 5. A Louisville councilwoman and a nonprofit revealed a mural in her honor Friday, and several other events are planned around the city.
McHenry Township Clerk Danielle Aylward paid her taxes in single dollar bills in 2016 as part of a tax protest. She says that sparked her run for McHenry Township Clerk.
During the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa race massacre, President Joe Biden announced he has tapped Vice President Kamala Harris to lead efforts in stricter voter protection as well as pushing for police reform.
Juneteenth commemorates the date in 1865 when the last enslaved Black people in the U.S. learned from Union soldiers in Texas that they were free, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed.