The state Senate could soon vote on a measure that would require K-12 public schools in Illinois to teach LGBT history. State Rep. Anna Moeller, D-Elgin, got House Bill 246 passed Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 with just enough votes 60-42. The measure would require textbooks “include the roles and contributions of all people protected under […]

March 14, 2019

Taylor Swift doesn’t talk about politics much, but she sure does seem to support the LGBT community in more ways than one. This past year in her hometown of Tennessee Taylor posted on her Instagram account that ” in the midterm elections she would cast her vote based on the candidate that will protect and […]

Story By Chuck Tackett ANDREW YANG 2020: HUMANITY FIRST With the field of 2020 Presidential candidates expanding, there is a concern on how one will set themselves apart from the rest and really grab our attention. Another one of these candidates is Andrew Yang. As I said in my article a couple of weeks ago […]

Story by Chuck Tackett If you are a regular reader of my column, you know I am a huge fan of LGBT+ Kansas City’s podcast “Just My Opinion” with their hosts MT Baby and Spiritual Studd. I try my best to keep up with their monthly episodes. I even at times, put their episodes on […]

Story by Chuck Tackett LONGTIME LGBT+ ALLY JULIAN CASTRO RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT 2020 is not that far off. Various Democrats are emerging with formal announcements of their intent of vying to be the 2020 Democratic Presidential nominee. My brother, John, and I have had several conversations on who we think might win the Democratic Primary. […]

Story by Chuck Tackett REP. BARBARA JORDAN: AN ELOQUENT THUNDER Before there was a Rep. “Auntie Maxine” Waters, before there was Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, there was a presence in Congress back in the 1970s whose shoulders these two Congresswomen clearly stands on: Rep. Barbara Jordan. As a teenager and young adult in the early to […]

Fourteen law enforcement officers fired shots during the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub, but none struck anyone other than the gunman, the Orange-Osceola State Attorney’s Office said Wednesday. Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala, whose office reviews every time an officer fires a weapon on duty, said her office found the response to the June 12, […]

Story by: Chuck Tackett JACKIE SHANE: UNSUNG TRANSGENDER PIONEER “Tell her that I’m happy. Tell her that I’m Gay.” Jackie Shane 1950s-60’s singer “Any Other Way” 1962 song The following article is a perfect example of why I began my weekly Chuck’ss Chat features 23 years ago. I realized I was not very learned when […]

Hometown girl and recording artist Janelle Monáe has dedicated her Grammy nominations to her ‘trans brothers and sisters.’ Monáe, who came out as pansexual last year, received two nominations from the Recording Academy. The first is for Best Music Video for her single Pynk. The second is a nomination for Album of the Year for […]

Michael B. Jordan is a force to be reckoned with. In November, the 32-year-old Black Panther star helped execs at Warner Brothers write their new inclusion policy for 2019. “I helped Warner Brothers write their inclusion policy for the studio,” he told The View. “It’s pretty much the first step to open up the doors […]


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