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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.

News round-up

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.

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Two Democratic House members introduced a resolution that condemns Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson for his recent transphobic comments.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson made comments in an internal meeting that several people present interpreted transphobic.