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LGBTQ History To Be Taught In Illinois Classrooms This School Year

This coming school year, districts will be expected to provide information on LGBTQ figures in history before students graduate eighth grade.

State representative Anna Moeller, an Elgin Democrat, said she believes the addition is positive for all students.

Teaching LGBTQ History: New Law Calls for Curriculum Inclusion

uly 1 marks the first day that public schools in Illinois are required to include lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history in their lesson plans. It’s one of many new state laws taking effect Wednesday.

Have Your Own Pride Parade: Take Our Tour of 17 Chicago LGBTQ Landmarks

he Legacy Walk outdoor walking museum stretches just over a half a mile on Halsted Street, between Belmont Avenue and Grace Street, in the largely LGBTQ Lakeview neighorhood known as Boystown.

The city declared it a historic landmark last year.

Walking Through LGBTQ History in Boystown

On a stretch of the narrow sidewalks that line Halsted Street in Boystown, there are familiar rainbow pylons that signify the Chicago neighborhood’s roots as a gay community.

Remembering Heroes on Chicago's Amazing Legacy Walk

Chicago's Boystown district is one of the most celebrated gayborhoods in the world. It’s only fitting that besides having one of the country’s leading LGBTQ centers (The Center on Halsted), it also has one of the biggest memorials to those who helped pave the way for our rights.

Legacy Project Co-Founder on historic LGBTQ employment discrimination ruling and Pride Month Activities

Victor Salvo, Co-Founder & Executive Director of The Legacy Project, speaks with Ji about today’s ruling and the importance of embracing equality and diversity in the workplace.

Legacy Project Executive Director Victor Salvo on The Jam

Legacy Project Co-Founder and Executive Director Victor Salvo sits down with the hosts of The Jam to chat about Pride 2020, Illinois's new LGBTQ Inclusive Curriculum, and where LGBTQ history fits with the current state of affairs in the country.

The Legacy Project: Making LGBTQ History Visible

Legacy Project Co-Founder and Executive Director Victor Salvo shares his insights into the work behind the development of Illinois's new LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum...