LGBTQ+: Rainbow flag will fly at Daley Plaza for Pride Month

As the first openly LGBTQ+ Cook County Commissioner, Kevin Morrison was proud to kick off Pride Month in the county with the raising of the rainbow pride flag at Daley Plaza.

For the first time ever, it will fly throughout the month ...

Pride Together sponsored by Jewel Osco

June is Pride Month and we’re joining forces with Jewel Osco to celebrate Pride Together. This theme celebrates the importance of community and acknowledges that we are stronger together as work to spread love, acceptance, and empathy ...

LGBTQ history lesson plans will be used at PPS this fall

PEORIA (WEEK) -- The people behind new PPS lesson plans that focus on accomplishments and contributions of people who are LGBTQ say their goal is to show that people of different sexual orientations have done great things ...

LGBTQ curriculum will be implemented in Peoria schools this fall. What will it entail?

PEORIA – Gay and transgender people have made great contributions to society throughout history, but their stories are rarely told ...

Unsung heroes break barriers for Black LGBTQ community

Some may call them the “Unsung Heroes” of American History.  Figures—some well-known, some not as much—each one, though, making an impact in their communities.

WCBU's On Deck News Round-Up

... You'll also hear how in compliance with a state law requiring inclusive history lesson plans, Peoria Public Schools will begin using the Legacy Project curriculum for high schools next spring. The free curriculum developed in Chicago will teach students about LGBTQ figures in U.S.

Q&A: Kimler Discusses Legacy Project LGBTQ Curriculum

In compliance with an Illinois state law requiring inclusive history lesson plans, Peoria Public Schools will begin using the Legacy Project curriculum for high schools next spring.

The free curriculum developed in Chicago will teach students about LGBTQ figures in U.S. history.

In Illinois, State-Mandated LGBTQ History for Students Becomes a Reality

LGBTQ History Month is having a much broader impact in Illinois this year, thanks to a new law that mandates the teaching of LGBTQ heritage in public schools across the state.

New Curriculum Brings LGBTQ History Into The Light

The kids called Grayson Alexander "dyke" and "faggot." The bullying got worse when he came out  as transgender the summer between eighth grade and high school. 

Now a senior at Loyola University in Chicago, the Springfield native says attending school was “not fun.”

Legacy Walk inducts rockers Mercury and Sylvester

Musicians Freddie Mercury and Sylvester became the latest inductees onto the Legacy Walk, the Northalsted landmark functioning as an open-air museum paying tribute to notable members of the LGBTQ community.