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Global gay issues

Activists mark day against homophobia [21 May, 2008]

Approximately 15 people gathered outside Women and Children First, 5233 N.  Clark, for International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO, first marked in 2005) May 17.  Following comments by Andy Thayer of the Gay Liberation Network (GLN) and Arsham Parsi of IRQO (Iranian Queer Organization), they marched down Clark Street to Gerber/Hart library, 1127 W. Granville, and a reception for the latter speaker.

Two-day confab focuses on immigrant issues [1 April, 2009]

The National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) , a program of Heartland Alliance, hosted a conference on LGBT Immigration issues entitled ‘defending the Human Rights of LGBT and HIV-Positive Immigrants and Refugees.”  The conference took place March 26-27.  The conference took place at Northwestern University Law School, 357 E.  Chicago Avenue (on the first day) and the law firm McDermott, Will and Emery, 227 W.  Monroe (on the second day).

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