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Chicago’s first transgender, gender non-conforming and intersex pride

Chicago’s first transgender, gender non-conforming and intersex pride

Hundreds of people celebrated Transgender Pride in Union Park July 29, for the first Chicago Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming and Intersex Freedom (TGIF) Rally and Picnic. Trans Pride, themed “enterprising from the margins,” focused on transgender people of color and honored the community members lost this year, including Paige Clay. Attendees also wrote down names of transgender people … Continue reading

Free birth control and other health care reforms go into effect

Free birth control and other health care reforms go into effect

Today marks the implementation of several key aspects of the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. health care reform and ObamaCare), including free birth control and coverage of crucial disease screenings. The following services are now available without copays: screening for gestational diabetes counseling and screenings for HIV counseling and screenings for domestic violence birth control, including … Continue reading