LGBT Training

LGBT Training teaches participants how to create safe spaces and how to act as allies for LGBT people. All are welcome, at any level of knowledge!

Saturday, June 16, 2018 Time: 12:00PM-2:00PM
Second Presbyterian Church
1936 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616

Join Chicago NOW For Ham-BINGO!!

Join Chicago NOW at Hamburger Mary’s for their famous Ham-BINGO Monday night event.

Ham-BINGO is a weekly charity event held in the dining room at Hamburger Mary’s from 8PM to approximately 10PM every Monday night.  Donations of $5-10 are collected for each Bingo card from customers and guests. Each card can be reused and is good for all Bingo games played that night. Plus, 90% of the donations collected from the sale of the Bingo cards go directly to Chicago NOW!!

Drink Specials: $5 Sauza Margarita pints, $5 Frozen Sauza Margarita mugs, $2 Jello Shots.

Bingo prizes include:  Next Theater Tickets (for 2), Ms. Magazine subscriptions, Core Power Yoga Unlimited 1 month Pass, Chicago a cappella tickets (for 2), Music of the Baroque tickets (for 2), Language Class Gift Certificate to Digame, Zanies (for 6), Early to Bed Gift Bag, Chicago Architecture Foundation Tour (for 4), Chicago Film Tours (for 2)

During the evening, Chicago NOW also will be having a raffle tickets will be $5 for 2, $10 for 5 and $15 for 10.

Hamburger Mary’s is located at 5400 North Clark Street Chicago, Illinois 60640.

Hope to see you there!!!!

House Vote Soon on Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Take Action With NOW!!

The end is in sight for the unjust and discriminating Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy. To date, more than 10,000 lesbian and gay service members have been discharged from the military because of this policy. To end this policy, we need your help.

This week a key vote is taking place in the House of Representatives on the Defense Authorization bill, and we expect Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-Pa.) to introduce an amendment that would repeal DADT. Unfortunately, the amendment will likely include a delay in implementation of the repeal until after the Defense Department has completed its study of the issue. At the very least, there should be a reasonable time limit on any such delay.

Please click HERE to see what you can do to take action!

Chicago NOW supports and encourages you to attend the Dyke March 2009 in Pilsen

Chicago NOW supports and encourages you to attend the Dyke March 2009 in Pilsen


When/Where:
Saturday, June 27th, 2009.
Rally will begin at 1:00 PM on 18th and Halsted.
Everyone is invited!
Chicago Dyke March is a grassroots mobilization and celebration of dyke, queer, and transgender resilience. It is an anti-racist, anti-violent, volunteer-led, grassroots effort with a goal to bridge together communities across race, class, age, size, sex, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, culture, immigrant status, spirituality, and ability.

For more information, or to volunteer, e-mail Chicago Dyke Marchor visit THE MYSPACE PAGE.
Last June over 1,000 people marched through the streets of Pilsen celebrating dyke, queer, and transgender resilience, the largest Dyke March in Chicago history. “We loved it last year, and we hope this year it will be just as beautiful. We want people to get involved with all aspects of our organizing, not just the march itself,” concluded Leora Abelson, who attended in ‘08 and began organizing this year.* A note on terminology: Please note that the word “dyke” has a history of being a pejorative term, and may be perceived as offensive by some. At Dyke March however, we also are aware of the power of reclaiming terms that have been used against us. Dyke March choses to use the word “dyke” as a politicized, empowering and reclaimed word, and as an umbrella term for women who have relationships with other women, exclusively or not.Spread the word to all of your fellow members!