- Nic F. Anderson
Queer Catch Up: Friday, Oct. 4, 2019
Welcome to the very first edition of yungmiga’s Queer Catch-Up, a weekly post where folks can catch up recent queer news, pop culture and upcoming events.
Disneyland and Disney California Adventure will have “Gay Days” return this weekend, Oct. 4-6. There will be theme park meet-ups, scavenger hunts, trivia games and parties.
Two Democratic House members introduced a resolution that condemns Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson for his recent transphobic comments.
The Advocate reported an openly gay senior and hockey player at East Leyden High School in Franklin Park, a Chicago suburb, was voted homecoming king.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot proclaimed Sept. 23 as Bisexuality Day. In her proclamation she said: "Bisexual erasure is harmful to the mental and physical health of bisexual people. … Bisexual visibility is a key portion of bisexual health and I profoundly believe that increasing bisexual representation, bisexual-specific services, and inclusion of diverse bisexual people will improve our community's health and even save lives."
Puerto Rican Arts Alliance (PRAA), 3000 N. Elbridge Ave., opened La Primera Parada: Chicago's Stonewall Moments, a photographic exhibition focusing on LGBT participation in events such as the Bud Billiken, Mexican and Puerto Rican parades on Sept. 21 which will run through May 29, 2020.
Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson made comments in an internal meeting that several people present interpreted transphobic.