Local Articles on LGBT Issues: 

PLEASE NOTE : This page is open to all historical articles related to LGBT history in Champaign/Urbana. However, a portion of these articles were written during periods of history when discrimination and ignorance towards LGBTQ people was much more socially accepted. For the sake of portraying our local history accurately1, (legitimate) news articles that portray disagreeable ideas, instances of discrimination, etc. are encouraged not to be deleted. Instead, please mark such articles with a "[TW]" before the title to indicate "trigger warning"2, and/or with a "[D]" to indicate articles that include or  disagreeable/discriminating. Uppercase letters should be used for strongly "triggering" and/or disagreeable content (such as blatant insulting discrimination, descriptions of violence, etc.). Likewise, lowercase letters should be used to indicate if an article does not have strongly/blatant disagreeable and/or triggering content, but has content that could be disagreeable to some readers. 

Title/Author

Source

Topic(s)

Link/Location

Date

"Champaign embraces LGBT culture" 

by Taylor Odisho

The Daily Illini

local/state news

Champaign-Urbana, LGBT inclusion, campus, sexuality, social climate

Click here to read this article online Dec. 5, 2013
"Emerald City owners: closure will 'get stress out of our lives'" by Don Dodson The News Gazette

local news

Emerald City, local businesses, gay bar, nightlife, Champaign

Click here to read this article online Nov. 5, 2013

"Emerald City Lounge closes its doors"

by Tracy Nectoux

Smile Politely

local news

Emerald City, Champaign, nightlife, local business

Click here to read this article online Nov. 1, 2013
"Teens reach out to community in support of same-sex marriage bill" by Megan Jones The Daily Illini

local news

lgbtq rights, marriage, equality, activism, Planned Parenthood, Illinois Unites for Marriage, SB10

Click here to read this article online Oct. 8, 2013

"Diversity encompasses much more than just skin color" by Ta'les Love​

The Daily Illini

opinion

diversity, inclusion, Obama, race, gender, sexuality

Click here to read this article online Jan. 30, 2013
"'Gays on Ice' brings diverse students together to skate" by Maddie Rehayem The Daily Illini

local news

campus, students, lgbt center, social events

Click here to read this article online Jan. 28, 2013
"Obama demands equality for all at his 2nd inauguration" by Associated Press  The Daily Illini

national news

President Obama, lgbt rights, Washington

Click here to read this article online Jan. 22, 2013
"Obama's speech gives us hope for the future" by Joanna Rothenberg​ The Daily Illini

opinion/national news

lgbt rights, President Obama

Click here to read this article online Jan. 24, 2013
"Supreme Court can make positive social change with gay marriage decision" by The Daily Illini Editorial Board The Daily Illini

opinion/national news

lgbt rights, DOMA, supreme court, marriage

Click here to read this article online Dec. 13, 2012
"No progress in Mormon Church’s new stance on homosexuality" by Adam Huska The Daily Illini

opinion/national news

lgbt rights, prop 8, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, DOMA

Click here to read this article online Dec. 13, 2012
"AP Stylebook’s stance on the word ‘homophobia’ commendable but a losing battle" The Daily Illini

opinion

homophobia, Associated Press

Click here to read this article online Dec. 9, 2012

"Same-sex marriage cases get Supreme Court Review" by Mark Sherman (AP) 

The News Gazette

national news

marriage, law, lgbt rights, local paper covers national news

Click here to read this article online

Dec. 8, 2012

"Star Performer: Female impersonator performs to help promote LGBT community" by Sari Lesk The Daily Illini

local news/opinion

activism, lgbt community, sexuality, gender, drag, entertainment, nightlife

Click here to read this article online Dec. 6, 2012

"Augustana College to allow same-sex ceremonies" by associated press 

The News Gazette

state news

Augustana College, marriage, Rock Island, local paper covers state news 

Click here to read this article online

Nov. 29, 2012

"Coming out is an individual obligation, not a community decision" by Adam Huska The Daily Illini

opinion

coming out, marriage, Dan Savage, It Gets Better

Click here to read this article online Nov. 29, 2012
"Conversion therapy: The left thing to do" by Joanna Rothenberg The Daily Illini

opinion

minorities, discrimination, homophobia, conversion therapy

Click here to read this article online Nov. 28, 2012

"Advocates Say Illinois Could Approve Gay Marriage" by Sara Burnett

The News Gazette

state news

marriage, Illinois, law, lgbt rights, advocacy, local paper covers state news 

Click here to read this article online

Nov. 19, 2012

"Gay marriage supported by people not just president" by Adam Huska The Daily Illini

opinion

marriage, lgbt rights, national news, President Obama, law, Gallup Poll, Maryland, politics

Click here to read this article online Nov. 14, 2012
"Social issues sink the Republican party" by Brian Siegel​ The Daily Illini

opinion

lgbt rights, marriage, politics, election 2012

Click here to read this article online Nov. 13, 2012
"Voters gain power to determine state laws on social issues"  The Daily Illini

national news

marriage, voting, lgbt rights

Click here to read this article online Nov. 11, 2012
"Election includes historic votes on US social policy" by Associated Press The Daily Illini

national news

marijuanna, gay rights, marriage, 2012 election

Click here to read this article online Nov. 7, 2012
"John Bambenek, Republican challenger for 52nd: "We need to start from scratch""  The Daily Illini

local news (Champaign)

politics, lgbt rights, marriage 

Click here to read this article online Oct. 30, 2012
"Michael Frerichs, Democratic incumbent in 52nd: "Highest priority is education"" The Daily Illini

local news (Champaign) - 

politics, lgbt rights, marriage 

Click here to read this article online Oct. 30, 2012
"The Ill. 13th Congreassional District: A breakdown" The Daily Illini

local news (Champaign) - 

politics, lgbt rights, marriage 

Click here to read this article  online Oct. 30, 2012

"Davis for Congress" by The News Gazette

The News Gazette

local news

endorsement, politics, social issues, campaign, congress, marriage

Click here to read this article online

Oct. 28, 2012

"Hate Crime Laws are Two Edged Sword" by The News Gazette

The News Gazette

opinion piece

hate crime laws, anti-gay violence, laws, politics

Click here to read this article online

Oct. 26, 2012

"Boy Scouts of America 'perversion files' reveal decade long child abuse scandal" by Adam Huska The Daily Illini

opinion

Boy Scouts of America, discrimination, scandal 

Click here to read this article online Oct. 25, 2012
"Religious right wrong on civil liberties" by Brian Siegel The Daily Illini

opinion

Mitt Romney, GOP, marriage, politics, Ron Paul, DOMA, HRC, lgbt rights

 

Click here to read this article online Oct. 16, 2012

"Disagreement, but no fireworks, in debate between 52nd Senate Candidates" by Tom Kacich

The News Gazette

local news (Champaign)

politics, senate race, gay marriage (mentioned) 

Click here to read this article online

Oct. 18, 2012

"Supremes will be back in news" by The News Gazette

The News Gazette

national news

local paper covers national news, gay marriage, DOMA

Click here to read this article online

Oct. 9, 2012

"Conversion ‘therapy’ unhelpful, degrading" by Adam Huska The Daily Illini

opinion

sexual orientation, conversion therapy, Grey's Anatomy

Click here to read this article online Oct. 4, 2012
"'Gaysian' student talks about LGBT struggles" by Garrett Williams​ The Daily Illini

local news (campus)

Kevin Ng, minorities, students, intercultural relations, 

Click here to read this article online Oct. 2, 2012

"Company chicken in face of threats" by The News Gazette

The News Gazette

state news / opinion piece

Chik-fil-a, gay marriage, government

Click here to read this article online

Sept. 24, 2012

"EveryoneIsGay.com advice website tours college, high schools" - from a news release

Windy City Times

national news/local mention

lgbt youth, social climate, campus, Everyoneisgay.com, activism

Click here to read this article online Sept. 11, 2012
"Both presidential candidates fall short of offering LGBT equality" by Ryan Weber The Daily Illini

opinions/national news

politics, marriage, presidential race, lgbt rights

Click here to read this article online Sept. 5, 2012

"Daily Dose: Local history, Great news for Rockford Area, UI called gay-friendly" by Tom Kacich

The News Gazette

local news (campus)

campus pride, University of Illinois, gay-friendly

Click here to read this article online

Aug. 23, 2012

"'Eat Mor Chikin' is more than just a sandwich" by Nora Ibrahim​ The Daily Illini

opinion

Chik-fil-A, consumerism, homophobia, gay rights, politics

Click here to read this article online Aug. 22, 2012
"CEOs anti-gay values help Chik-fil-A" by Ryan Weber The Daily Illini

opinion/national news

Chik-fil-A, protests, marketing

Click here to read this article online Aug. 22, 2012

"Resolution on gay-pride day not on Champaign County Board's Agenda" by Tom Kacich

 

The News Gazette

local news (Champaign)

LGBT Pride Day, Champaign County Board, voting

Click here to read this article online

Aug. 14, 2012

"Chicken for a cause: Anti-boycott draws crowd" by Julie Wurth

The News Gazette

local news (Urbana/campus)

Chik-fil-A, politics, free speech, homophobia, University of Illinois

Click here to read this article online

Aug. 2, 2012

"Tough to Swallow Litmus-Test" by The News Gazette

The News Gazette

opinion piece

marriage, same-sex marriage, politics

Click here to read this article online

July 31, 2012

"Illinois Eagle Scout Returns Medal to Protest Gay Ban" by Associated Press 

The News Gazette

state news

boy scouts, discrimination, gay ban, Oak Park

Click here to read this article online

July 30, 2012

"Marriage lawsuit is still on" by The News Gazette The News Gazette

opinion piece

same-sex marriage, editorial, lawsuit

Click here to read this article online July 6, 2012

"Paxton priest agrees to take Paxton Record suit to Ford County" by Noelle McGee

The News Gazette

local news (Central Illinois)

gay rights, law suit

Click here to read this article online

July 4, 2012

"Legal politicking leaves bad taste" by The News Gazette

The News Gazette

opinion piece, state news

gay rights, law, marriage, politics

Click here to read this article online

June 25, 2012

"Local indie film seeks to give realistic focus to LGBT issues" by Ryan Weber The Daily Illini

local news (campus) - 

Scary Normal, indie film, lgbt identity

Click here to read this article online June 17, 2012
[d] "Sequence of letters to the editor on same-sex marriage and the Bible" by The News Gazette The News Gazette

opinions - 

editorial, same-sex marriage, homosexuality, law, religion

Click here to read this article online June 13, 2012

"The longings of... a beautiful boy" by Christian Gollayan

The News Gazette

gender roles, lgbt issues, bullying, people, society

Click here to read this article online

June 10, 2012

"Suits filed in effort to legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois" by associated press

The News Gazette

state news

local paper covering state news, marriage, gay rights, Illinois

Click here to read this artice online

May 30, 2012

"Illinois Senate rejects anti-bullying legislation" by associated press  The News Gazette

state news

anti-bullying law, government, homosexuality, schools, Illinois

Click here to read this article online May 22, 2012
"Your Voice: Obama on Gay Marriage" by Nora Ibrahim​ The Daily Illini

opinions

campus, students, gay rights, President Obama, national news, politics, marriage

Click here to read this article online May 14, 2012

"Quinn Strengthens his Backing of Gay Marriage" by associated press

The News Gazette

state news

local paper covers Illinois news, politics, marriage, gay rights, Pat Quinn, Obama

Click here to read this article online

May 14, 2012

"Obama Gay Marriage Support Seen as World Precedent" by associated press

The News Gazette

national news

local newspaper covers national news, Barack Obama, politics, president, gay rights, marriage

Click here to read this article online

May 10, 2012

"Obama, backing gay marriage, on fundraising tour" by associated press 

The News Gazette

national news

local newspaper covers national news, Barack Obama, marriage, gay rights, politics, Joe Biden

Click here to read this article online

May 10, 2012

"Romney Stands by his Opposition to Gay Marriage" by associated press

The News Gazette

national news - 

local newspaper covers national news, Mitt Romney, presidential campaign, gay rights, marriage

Click here to read this article online

May 10, 2012

"Catholic school's headmaster sues paper for libel" by Noelle McGee

The News Gazette

local news (Central Illinois)

Danville, gay advocacy, controversy, lawsuit 

Click here to read this article online

April 24, 2012

"AIDS remains serious threat, activist warns" by Debra Pressey

The News Gazette 

local news (Champaign)

health, GCAP, sex education, HIV, Greater Community AIDS Project of East Central Illinois, Mike Benner

Click here to read this article online

April 24, 2012

"Students recognize Day of Silence to raise awreness of LGBT identity" by Thomas Thoren The Daily Illini

local news (campus)

awareness, Day of Silence, students, bullying

Click here to read this article online April 20, 2012

"Central Senior Wins State Poetry Contest, Will Compete for National Title" by Meg Dickinson

The News Gazette

local news (Champaign)

community members, Central High School, GSA member

Click here to read this article online

April 9, 2012

"Looking beyond gender stereotypes: Drag shows about art, not orientation" by Sari Lesk The Daily Illini

local news (campus)

drag, gender, gender identification, drag show

Click here to read this article online April 2, 2012

"Democrat candidates for 13th District debate" by Tom Kacich

The News Gazette

local news

primaries, Matt Goetten, David Gill, debate, gay marriage

Click here to read this article online

March 15, 2012

"Founder of Muslim LGBT support group visits campus" by Claire Everett​ The Daily Illini

local news (campus)

Islam, students, LGBT Muslims

Click here to read article online

March

8, 2012

"Indian media downplays behavior, triggering Clementi's suicide" by Nishat Khan​ The Daily Illini

opinion

Tyler Clementi, bullying, the Indian media

Click here to read article online Feb. 29, 2012
Newscast Audio Clip: Feb. 8, 5:00 pm The Daily Illini

state news

house bill to legalize gay marriage in Illinois

Click here to read this article online Feb. 8, 2012
"Candidates must acknowledge gay rights" by Daily Illini Editorial Board The Daily Illini

national news/opinion

gay rights, marriage, politics

Click here to read this article online Feb. 8, 2012
"Illinois lawmakers introduce bill to legalize gay marriage" - Daily Illini Staff Report The Daily Illini

state news

lgbt rights, marriage, politics, Illiniois law

Click here to read this article online Feb. 8, 2012
"Illinois lawmakers file bill for marriage equality" - Daily Illini Staff Report The Daily Illini

state news

lgbt rights, marriage, politics, law

Click here to read this article online Feb. 8, 2012
"Illini Union Board, LGBT Center to host "Gays on Ice"" - Staff Report The Daily Illini

local news (campus)

students, lgbt center, ILlini Union, events

Click here to read this article online Jan. 31, 2012

"Rights panel delays hearing over gay pair rejected by B&Bs" by Will Brumleve 

The News Gazette

state/area news (Central IL)

gay rights, civil union, discrimination

Click here to read this article online

Jan 15, 2012

"Consultant outlines ideas for attracting firms owned by minorities, females for UI contracts" by Julie Wurth

The News Gazette

local news (Urbana/campus) - 

University of Illinois, diversity, minorities, lgbt, businesses, rebranding 

Click here to read this article online

Dec. 4, 2011

"LGBTQ youth at higher risk of suicide"

by United Press International

UPI Health News

national news/local mention

suicide, youth, research, psychology, University of Illinois, College of Education, Joseph Robinson, Dorothy Espelage

Click here to read this article online Dec. 15, 2011
"Education research shows LGBTQ-identified students at higher risk than straight-identified students" Phys.org

national news/local mention - 

suicide, youth, research, psychology, University of Illinois, College of Education, Joseph Robinson, Dorothy Espelage

Click here to read this article online Oct. 12, 2011

"GOP candidates for state Senate speak at Tea Party forum" by Tom Kacich

The News Gazette

state/area news (Central IL)

Danville, politics, senate, Republican, Illinois General Assembly, Tea Party, gay marriage,  

oppose gay marriage, gay rights

Click here to read this article online

Sept. 14, 2011

"Champaign-Urbana Celebrates Gay Pride" 

by GoPride.com News Staff

Chicago Pride

local news (Chicago coverage) - 

pride, events, lgbt rights, lgbt community, marriage equality, lgbt families, Central Illinois

Click here to read this article online. Aug. 21, 2011

"Ousting Catholic Charities not the idea" by The News Gazette

The News Gazette

opinion piece

gay marriage, civil unions, gay rights, Catholic Church, John Schmidt, Pat Quinn, foster care, adoption, state laws, Illinois 

Click here to read this article online

Aug. 21, 2011

"Family Picks: One last blast of summer" by Julie Wurth 

The News Gazette

local news (Champaign/Urbana)

events, summer, C-U Pride Fest

Click here to read this article online

Aug. 19, 2011

 

"Mistake to bar religious group" by The News Gazette

The News Gazette 

opinion piece

editorial, Pat Quinn, Catholic Charities, marriage, gay rights, politics

Click here to read this article online

July 15, 2011

"Civil Union: Registration Day: Photo Gallery" by Vanda Bidwell (photographer) 

The News Gazette

local news (Central IL/Urbana)

Brookens Center, civil unions, illinois law, photo gallery, community members, couples, families 

Click here to read this article online

June 1, 2011

"Procedures ready for Civil Unions" by The News Gazette

The News Gazette

local news (Urbana)

civil unions, gay rights, politics, government, Gordy Hulten, Arnold Blockman, Champaign County Clerk, license

Click here to read this article online

May 31, 2011

"Springfield PRIDE announces first annual Gay Pride Festival" 

The News Gazette

area news (Central IL)

Springfield, events, PRIDE

Click here to read this article online

May 22, 2011

"No guarantees of hearings on state maps" by Tom Kacich  The News Gazette

state news

LGBT representation, minorities, government

Click here to read this article online April 25, 2011

"Law on same-sex couples' hospital visits won't change much locally" by Debra Pressey

 

The News Gazette

local news (Champaign County) -

hospitals, Urbana, Danville, Carle, Provena, hospitals, lgbt rights, couples, health, government, health care, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

Click here to read this article online Jan. 20, 2011

"Gay, lesbian and bisexual teens are punished more" by Deb Pressey

The News Gazette

national news

Yale University, lgbt youth, local writer covers national news

Click here to read this article online Dec. 7, 2010

"Frerichs, Rutherford among those backing civil unions" by Tom Kacich

The News Gazette

local news (Central IL)

government, politics, gay rights, civil unions, Pat Quinn, Mike Frerichs, Dan Rutherford, Illinois Senate

Click here to read this article online Dec. 1, 2010
"Bill allowing civil unions moves to Illinois Senate" by Tom Kacich The News Gazette

state news

local newspaper covers state news, gay rights, civil unions

Click here to read this article online Nov. 30, 2010

"Daily dose: Local history, civil unions, prison populations, Andrzejewski, Bill Black, Tim Johnson, Michael Hogan, no record high" by Tom Kacich

Central Illinois Gazette (blog, The News Gazette)

local news (Central IL)

local history, Roman Catholic Church, civil unions, gay rights

Click here to read this article online Nov. 23, 2010

"UI law students petition against Don't Ask Don't Tell Forum" by sahuoy

The News Gazette

opinion forum

local news, University of Illinois, campus, responses to Nov. 10 article, commentary, Don't Ask Don't Tell, government

Click here to read this article online Nov. 13, 2010

"UI law students petition against Don't Ask Don't Tell" by Jodi Heckel 

The News Gazette

local news (campus)

Don't Ask Don't Tell, University of Illinois, students, gay rights, government

Click here to read this article online Nov. 10, 2010

"103rd Illinois House District: Jakobsson vs. Davis" by Tom Kacich

The News Gazette

local news (Champaign/Urbana)

government, politics, campaign, Naomi Jakobsson, Norman Davis, gay rights, civil unions, gay marriage

Click here to read this article online Oct. 31, 2010
"Religion professor back in UI Classroom" by Paul Wood The News Gazette

local news (campus)

Kenneth Howell, University of Illinois, homophobia, religion

Click here to read this article online Oct. 24, 2010
"Spookifying! Weekend Family Picks" by Julie Wurth Are We There Yet? (blog, The News Gazette)

local news

events, families, lgbt families

Click here to read this article online Oct. 22, 2010

"UI committee: Dismissed professor, others lack due-process protection" by Julie Wurth

The News Gazette

local news (campus) - 

University of Illinois, Kenneth Howell, Catholicism, religion, academic freedom, homophobia

 

Click here to read this article online Oct. 18, 2010

[TW] "Champaign couple claim beating was hate crime" by Mary Schenk

The News Gazette

local news (Champaign)

discrimination, hate crime, lesbian, violence, police

Click here to read this article online Oct. 7, 2010

"Daily dose: Local history, Tribune ripped by NYT, I-74 Boys, Brady surprise, Tribune surprise, Quinn surprise, more wind turbines" by Tom Kacich

The News Gazette

state news

lgbt rights, civil unions, politics, government, laws, Illinois, Gov. Quinn

Click here to read this article online Oct. 6, 2010
"2,500 turn out for first C-U gay pride festival" by Paul Wood The News Gazette

local news (Urbana)

C-U Pride Fest, events, local lgbt community

Click here to read this article online Aug. 21, 2010

"A year after denomination accepted gay clergy, some local Lutheran churches appear to be leaving" by Lynda Zimmer

The News Gazette

local news

religion, churches, Lutheranism, homosexual clergy, ELCA

Click here to read this article online Aug. 15, 2010
"ELCA seeing decrease in income since decision on homosexuals" by Lynda Zimmer The News Gazette

local news

Lutheran Church, homosexual clergy decision

Click here to read this article online Aug. 15, 2010

"Daily Dose: history, Dans, White Sox, Brady, gay marriage judge, FutureGen" by Tom Kacich

Central Illinois Gazette

local news (Central Illinois)

Watseka, gay and lesbian rights, marriage

Click here to read this article online Aug. 10, 2010

"Group organizing gay celebration event in Champaign-Urbana" by Paul Wood

The News Gazette

local news (Urbana)

events, lgbt community, CU Pride Fest

Click here to read this article online Aug. 9, 2010
"Professor in Talks to Return to Newman Center" by Paul Wood The News Gazette

local news (campus)

University of Illinois, religion professor, Ken Howell, homophobia case

Click here to read this article online Aug. 3, 2010
"UI offers Kenneth Howell teaching job again" by Paul Wood The News Gazette

local news (campus) - 

Kenneth Howell, homophobia case, University of Illinois

Click here to read this article online July 30, 2010

"UI offers to rehire Catholicism prof, ends funding from Newman Center" by Paul Wood

The News Gazette

local news (campus)

University of Illinois, religion, catholicism, homosexuality, homophobia, Ken Howell 

Click here to read this article online July 29, 2010

"The long path of Ken Howell, instructor who lost UI position" by Paul Wood

The News Gazette

local news (campus)

University of Illinois, religion, catholicism, homophobia, Ken Howell

Click here to read this article online July 25, 2010
"Despite letter from UI, religion instructor doesn't expect to teach this fall" by Paul Wood The News Gazette

local news (campus)

University of Illinois, religion, catholicism, homophobia, Ken Howell

Click here to read this article online July 21, 2010

"Prof's dismissal doesn't look good" by The News Gazette

The News Gazette

opinion piece

campus, University of Illinois, editorial, academic freedom, Kenneth Howell, homophobia

Click here to read this article online July 15, 2010

"UI grad student protests dismissal of instructor of Catholicism" by Jodi Heckel

The News Gazette

local news (campus)

Kenneth Howell, homophobia, academic freedom, University of Illinois

Click here to read this article online July 15, 2010

"UI administrators ask committee to examine academic freedom over issue of fired professor" by Julie Wurth

The News Gazette

local news (campus)

Kenneth Howell, academic freedom, University of Illinois, homophobia

Click here to read this article online July 13, 2010

"E-mail complaint from student about UI religion instructor" by The News Gazette

The News Gazette

local news (campus) - 

University of Illinois, Newman Center, Catholicism, Kenneth Howell, religion, homophobia

Click here to read this article online July 9, 2010

[d] [tw] "E-mail that prompted complaint over UI religion class instructor" by Jodi Heckel

The News Gazette

local news (campus)

University of Illinois, Catholic Church, homophobia, morality, Kenneth Howell

Click here to read this article online July 9, 2010

"Instructor of Catholicism at UI claims loss of job violates academic freedom" by Jodi Heckel

The News Gazette

local news (campus)

University of Illinois, Catholicism, Kenneth Howell, academic freedom

Click here to read this article online July 9, 2010

"Urbana social justice class takes a look at 'isms'" by Jodi Heckel

The News Gazette

local news (Urbana)

Urbana High School, gay rights, social justice

Click here to read this article online June 29, 2010

"Gays, lesbians and bisexuals have higher smoking rates, lung association says" by Deb Pressey

The News Gazette

national news

health, lgbt issues, smoking, national news covered by local writer

Click here to read this article online June 29, 2010

"It's Your Business: New nightspot to open in a few weeks in Champaign" by Christine Des Garennes

 

The News Gazette

local news (Champaign)

Emerald City Lounge, LGBT Nightlife, business 

Click here to read this article online June 27, 2010
"Senate candidate's announcement telling" by The News Gazette The News Gazette

opinion piece

editorial, Alexi Giannoulias, politics, Republican, Don't Ask Don't Tell, marriage, lgbt rights, government

Click here to read this article online May 19, 2010

"March planned Sunday in support of gay military man" by The News Gazette

The News Gazette

local news (campus)

DADT, LGBT rights, advocacy, eQuality Champaign-Urbana

Click here to read this article online April 24, 2010
"New 'Archie' Character" by Aubrie Williams The News Gazette

national news

local writer reports national news, gay character, Archie, inclusivity

Click here to read this article online April 23, 2010
"New speech issue for court" by The News Gazette The News Gazette

opinion piece

politics, editiorial, First Amendment, anti-homosexual protests, Fred Phelps, gay-bashing

Click here to read this article online March 11, 2010
"The unwelcome return of Andy Martin" by The News Gazette The News Gazette

opinion piece

Andy Martin, Mark Kirk, politics, government, gay, candidate, rumor

Click here to read this article online Dec. 30, 2009
"Anti-gay bullying to be addressed" by Jodi Heckel  The News Gazette

local news (Champaign/Urbana)

bullying, education, Central Illinois Safe Schools Alliance, Mahomet High School, Centennial High School, Urbana High School, LGBT students

Click here to read this article online Oct. 30, 2009

"Habitat director taking next step in Christian calling" by Julie Wurth

The News Gazette

local news (Champaign)

Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County, Eileen Gebbie, religion, anti-gay movement, coming out, people, Christianity, community member, gay Christians

Click here to read this article online June 28, 2009

"Putting Out the Flame: after 11 years of publishing a newspaper for the gay community, Buff Carmichael calls it quits" by Dusty Rhodes

 

The Illinois Times

local news (Central Illinois) -

The Prairie Flame, Buff Carmichael, Central Illinois gay newspaper

Click here to read this article online Sept. 10, 2008
"Father offers portrait of son in own words" by Melissa Merli The News Gazette

local news (Urbana) - 

arts, entertainment, Charles Suhor, father of gay son

Click here to read this article online June 29, 2008
"Robed Oligarchs on a Rampage" by The News Gazette The News Gazette

opinion piece

same-sex marriage, civil unions, lgbt rights, government, politics, laws

Click here to read this article online May 22, 2008
[tw] "Champaign man faces hate-crime charge in assault" by Steve Bauer The News Gazette

local news (Champaign)

hate crime, violence, discrimination

Click here to read this article online April 16, 2008
"Harmony Week events focus on building tolerance" by Amy F. Reiter The News Gazette

local news (Urbana)

schools, education, same-sex parents, understanding harm in hurtful words

Click here to read this article online March 27, 2008
[tw]"Campus has nothing to fear from homosexuals" by Zach Wolek The Daily Illini

opinion -

homophobia,. campus, bullying 

Click here to read this article online Oct. 25, 2007
"Courts wisely avoid same-sex marriage" by The News Gazette The News Gazette

opinion piece

marriage, gay rights, editorial

Click here to read this article online Oct. 9, 2006
"Campaign 'whispers'" by Tom Kacich The News Gazette

local news

politics, campaign rumors, Mike Frerichs

Click here to read this article online Oct. 4, 2006
"Legislative issue must go to legislature" by The News Gazette The News Gazette

opinion piece

marriage, lgbt rights, law, editorial

Click here to read this article online July 19, 2006
"Gay marriage issue best left to state legislatures" by The News Gazette The News Gazette

opinion piece

marriage, law, lgbt rights, editorial

Click here to read this article online June 8, 2006
"Illinois vote on gay marriage may have other consequences" by The News Gazette The News Gazette

opinion piece

editorial, marriage, law, lgbt rights, government, politics

Click here to read this article online May 11, 2006
"Urbana High School students express opinions about sensitive topics" by Amy F. Reiter The News Gazette

local news (Urbana)

education, diversity, tolerance, homosexuality

Click here to read this article online April 14, 2006
"County board OKs domestic partner policy" by Mike Monson The News Gazette

local news (Champaign County)

domestic partnership, benefits, law, government, lgbt rights

Click here to read this article online Jan. 27, 2006
"County board to look at benefits for partners" by Mike Monson The News Gazette

local news (Champaign County)

domestic partnership, lgbt rights, benefits, law, government

Click here to read this article online Jan. 16, 2006
"No room in 'Laramie' legend for ambiguity 11/12/05 column" by Jim Dey The News Gazette

local news (Champaign)/opinion

Central High School, The Laramie Project, Mattew Shepard 

Click here to read this article online Nov. 14, 2005
"Tentative OK for domestic partnership list" by Mike Monson The News Gazette

local news (Urbana)

laws, domestic partnership, government

Click here to read this article online April 26, 2005
"Domestic partnership may get to document status" by Mike Monson The News Gazette

local news (Urbana)

laws, domestic partnership, government

Click here to read this article online April 23, 2005
"Letter: Tapes reveal convictions" by The Daily Illini

opinion/national news -

George W. Bush, lgbt rights, discrimination, hypocrisy, GOP

Click here to read this article online Feb. 23, 2005
"Governor to sign gay rights measure" by Kate Clements The News Gazette

state news

state news covered by local reporter, gay rights, anti-discrimination, government, law

Click here to read this article online Jan. 12, 2005
"Carle to appeal ruling on bias" by Philip Bloomer The News Gazette

local news (Urbana)

Carle Foundation hospital, discrimination case, lesbian employee

Click here to read this article online Nov. 25, 2004
"Human Relation Commission backs charge of sex bias" by Mike Monson The News Gazette

local news (Urbana)

Carle Hospital, lesbian employee, discrimination case

Click here to read this article online Nov. 24, 2004
"Closing arguments made in nurse case" by Paul Wood The News Gazette

local news (Urbana) - 

discrimination case, Carle Hospital, lesbian employee

Click here to read this article online Sept. 3, 2004
"Lawmaker finds concern in union deal" by Kate Clements The News Gazette

state news

state news covered by local reporter, gay rights, domestic partnerships

Click here to read this article online June 25, 2004
"Gays protest Illinois law" by Paul Wood The News Gazette

local news (Urbana) - 

laws, lgbt rights, protest, marriage, government

Click here to read this article online May 18, 2004
"Urbana domestic partner benefits on horizon" by Mike Monson The News Gazette

local news (Urbana)

laws, domestic partnership, lgbt rights, government, benefits

Click here to read this article online Jan. 16, 2004
"Area Episcopal Priests Protest Recent Decisions" by Lynda Zimmer The News Gazette

local news (Urbana) - 

homosexual relationships, religion, Episcopalians

 

Click here to read this article online Oct. 7, 2003
"UI Trustees OK domestic partner benefits" by Jodi Heckel The News Gazette

local news (campus)

University of Illinois, domestic partnerships, benefits

Click here to read this article online July 18, 2003
"Letters to the Editor: Gay Switchboard" by The Gay Illini The Daily Illini

opinion piece

Response to Oct. 29th (1975) article on the Gay Illini by Judith Agusti

Click here to read this article online Dec. 3, 1975

"Gay Illini Discuss Concerns on Weekly Basis" by Judith Agusti

The Daily Illini

local news (campus)

the Gay Illini, University of Illinois, students, clubs, activism

Click here to read this article online Oct. 29, 1975
"Feminism discussed at forum" by Kathy Bergen The Daily Illini

local news (campus) -

feminism, radical feminism, women's movement, lesbianism

Click here to read this article online Oct. 29, 1975
"Lesbians protest marriage license denial" by Associated Press The Daily Illini

state news (Chicago)  -

lgbt rights, marriage, laws, discrimination

 

Click here to read this article online Oct. 21, 1975
"Gay Ban Hearings Begin" by associated press The Daily Illini

national news

campus paper covers national news, air force, civil liberties

Click here to read this article online Sept. 17, 1975
[tw] "Gays Offer Reward for Assault Conviction" by associated press The Daily Illini

area news (Central IL)

Rock Island, violence, hate crime, stereotypes

Click here to read this article online July 30, 1975
"Letters to the Editor: Gay Article Offensive" by anonymous The Daily Illini

opinion piece -

gay bars

Click here to read this article online July 29, 1975
"Where gays can feel unfettered" by Erica Hanson The Daily Illini

local news (Champaign) -

lgbt community, nightlife, The Balloon Saloon

Click here to read this article online July 8, 1975
"Lawyers request reform of homosexual raple laws" by associated press The Daily Illini

state news

sexual violence laws, Chicago, Illinois laws

Click here to read this article online Feb. 25, 1975
"Categorizing the feminist cause" by Mary Pollock The Daily Illini

opinion -

feminism, women's movement, women, the 'lesbian question', lesbian culture

Click here to read this article online Feb. 19, 1975
"Urbana passes rights law" by Jan Baskin The Daily Illini

local news (Urbana)

lgbt rights, government, laws, discrimination laws

Click here to read this review online March 4, 1975
"'George' hampered by poor directing: 'Sister George' a review" by Greg Schuler The Daily Illini

review

critique of dramatic stage performance with themes of homosexuality and gender roles. 

Click here to read this review online Sept. 27, 1974
"Doctor's Bag" advice column: "Is there such a thing as a hermaphrodite..."  The Daily Illini

advice/opinion

sexuality, homosexuality

Click here to read this review online June 12, 1974
"Lesbians Strive for End to Bias: gay women face harassment; some distrust counseling service" by Sharon Cohen  The Daily Illini gay rights, women, lesbians, lesibian rights, discrimination Click here to read this article online May 1, 1974
"Charges arise after 'gay' vote" by Arthur J. Snider The Daily Illini

national news

national news covered by campus newspaper, psychology, removal of homosexual as term of mental illness

Click here to read this article online April 7, 1974
[d] "Everybody has a tolerance limit" by Mike Royko The Daily Illini

opinion/state news

campus paper publishes Chicago article, controversy, gay rights

Click here to read this article online March 30, 1974
[D] "'Women and Madness' - Important but Flawed" by Jan Baskin The Daily Illini

book review/opinion

homosexuality, mental health, society, lesbian

Click here to read this article online

March 28,

1974

"Doctors hit calling gays normal" by associated press The Daily Illini

state news

campus paper publishes Chicago article about debate over removing homosexuality as mental illness

Click here to read this article online Feb. 23, 1974
"But everybody's doing it" by Rich Cahan The Daily Illini

opinion -

media, television, pop culture, sex, sexuality

Click here to read this article online Nov. 17, 1973
"To the Editor: Not all lesbians butch or femme" by Lorraine Allen The Daily Illini

opinion -

lesbian culture, gender roles, response to Oct. 27th article, "Gay Women..." 

Click here to read this article online Nov. 7, 1973
"The Gay Community: for some, living borders on the impossible" by Rich Cahan The Daily Illini LGBT Community, campus, University of Illinois, bullying, harassment, discrimination, gay rights, lgbt students, the closet, coming out, prejudice, stereotypes, first gay bar  Click here to read this article online Oct. 27, 1973
"Gay Women: a different world" by unknown The Daily Illini lesbian life, Champaign gay bar, lesbian community in Champaign-Urbana Click here to read this article online Oct. 27, 1973
"Sex change surgery paid by insurance" by associated press The Daily Illini

state news

health, insurance, laws, sex change surgery, trans issues, state news covered by campus newspaper

Click here to read this article online Oct 17, 1973
"Out of the closet? A dissent" by Thomas Veal The Daily Illini lgbt rights, equality, law, government, Champaign-Urbana, politics Click here to read this article online Sept. 20, 1973
"Gays' civil liberties should be guaranteed" by unknown The Daily Illini gay rights, laws, civil liberties, Urbana Click here to read this article online Sept. 14, 1973
"Urbana may restudy 'gay rights'" by Jane Fritsch The Daily Illini

local news (Urbana)

homosexual bill of rights, city law, civil rights, community problems, Urbana City Council

Click here to read this article online Sept. 7, 1973
"Gay Rights Bill Passes Urbana Panel" by unknown The Daily Illini

local news (Urbana) - 

homosexual bill of rights, city law, civil rights, community problems, Urbana City Council

Click here to read this article online Aug. 28, 1973
"To the Editor: In support of gays" by name withheld  The Daily Illini

opinion piece

response to letter to the editor from Aug. 3 by Lee F McKenzie , gay rights, homophobia, laws, Gay Liberation Movement

Click here to read this article online Aug. 24, 1973
[D]"To The Editor: Gays shouldn't be encouraged" by Lee F. McKenzie The Daily Illini

opinion piece

gay rights, gay, lesbian, homosexuality, Gay Liberation Movement, laws

Click here to read this article online Aug. 3, 1973
"Urbana re-tables gay rights bill" by Jane Fritsch The Daily Illini

local news (Urbana) - 

homosexual bill of rights, city law, civil rights, community problems, Urbana City Council

Click here to read this article online July 10, 1973
"Borchers Hits Gay Funding" by Rich Cahan The Daily Illini gay organizations, Illinois State University, Gay People's Alliance, funding Click here to read this article online May 25, 1973
"Cities should ensure equal treatment for gays" by unknown The Daily Illini

local news

gay rights bill, city laws

Click here to read this article online May 22, 1973
"Council kills gay rights proposal" by Greg Miller The Daily Illini

local news (Champaign)

Champaign City Council, gay rights, Champaign laws

Click here to read this article online May 16, 1973
"Champaign to rule on titles, gay bill" by unknown The Daily Illini

local news (Champaign) - 

Champaign City Council, gay rights, Champaign laws

Click here to read this article online May 15, 1973
"Council sets fund use meetings" by Greg Miller The Daily Illini

local news (Champaign) - 

Champaign City Council, gay rights, Champaign laws

Click here to read this article online May 9, 1973
"Mayoral hopefuls speak" by Bob Hykan The Daily Illini

local news (Urbana)

politics, gay rights, campaign, laws

 

Click here to read this article online March 20, 1973

"Letters to the Editor: Gay Rights Act Necessary"

by Roger Walther (president, C-U - U of I Gay Liberation) 

The Daily Illini Gay Civil Rights Act, Champaign City Council Click here to read this article online Nov. 22, 1972
Picture: "Members of the Gay Liberation Front staged sit-in..." by Roxanne Levine The Daily Illini

image

protest, GLF, gay rights, Champaign

Click here to read this article online Nov. 20, 1972

"Letters to the Editor: Gay Letters" by anonymous

 

The Daily Illini

opinion piece -

Response to letter from May 10 1972 - "Gay Teach-in"

Click here to read this article online May 18, 1972
"Question to Dr. Werner: I am worried about becoming a homosexual" by anon/Arthur Werner The Daily Illini

advice column

sexuality, relationships, the closet, coming out, psychiatry 

Click here to read this article online May 11, 1972

"Letters to the Editor: Gay Teach-In" by anonymous

 

The Daily Illini

opinion piece -

students, letter, lgbt issues, race issues, black gay liberation

Click here to read this article online May 10, 1972
"Gay Issue Distorted" by Dr. Arnold Werner The Daily Illini

opinion/advice piece

stereotypes, sexuality, sexual behavior

Click here to read this article online May 4, 1972
"Gay Liberation Front Pickets Wigwam" by Jackie Zimmerman The Daily Illini

local news

Wigwam restaraunt, GLF, discrimination

Click here to read this article online April 15, 1972
"Gay Liberation Front letter: Urbana Dress Code Hit" by Ronald L. Knecht The Daily Illini

local news (Urbana) -

gender roles, discrimination, lgbt rights, dress code

Click here to read this article online Jan. 8, 1972
"Gay Liberation 'Trying to Break Down Barriers" by Mary Anne Diehl The Daily Illini gay liberation Click here to read this article online Oct. 16, 1971
"Laws Inhibit Homosexual Activity" by Margaret Bicek The Daily Illini gay rights, Illinois laws, Champaign County laws

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**Click here for second page

Oct. 16, 1971
[D] "Psychologist Works with Gay People" by Jim Gehring The Daily Illini psychology, anti-gay, mental health, Charles R. Young Click here to read this article online Oct. 16, 1971
[tw]  "Gay Liberation and Humanity" by Mike Presser The Daily Illini gay rights, gay liberation, bullying, campus Click here to read this article online June 29, 1971
"GLF Seeks Social Outlets" by Pat Reynolds The Daily Illini University of Illinois, campus, gay liberation, clubs, attitudes, Gay Liberation Front Click here to read this article online March 12, 1971
"Board of regents 'acted illegally': Homosexual wins fight in court for job" by associated press The Daily Illini

national news

campus newspaper reports on national news, discrimination case, University of Minnesota

Click here to read this article online Sept. 23, 1970
[d]  "2 Analyze 'Gay Life' Psychology" by Paula House The Daily Illini psychology, sexuality, laws Click here to read this article online Feb. 20, 1970
"'Boys in Band' real art" by Robert C. Cooper The Daily Illini

film review -

critical review of student film

Click here to read this article online June 25, 1970
"The cutting room: 'Gay Deceivers'" by Richard Keenan The Daily Illini

film review

the draft, politics, satire, homosexuality, Gay Liberation Front

Click here to read this article online Dec. 12, 1969
"Les Biches" Advertisement The Daily Illini

advertisement

films, students, campus, homosexuality

Click here to read this article online March 18, 1969
"Persson in 'Therese and Isabelle' - lesbian story of couple in love" by Richard Keenan The Daily Illini

film review -

love, lesbian, Therese and Isabelle, movies

Click here to read this article online Nov. 20, 1968
"In Black experience performance... Talent abounds at depot" by Marge Ferroli The Daily Illini

local news (campus) -

events, theater, African American culture, lesbian culture

Click here to read this article online Oct. 17, 1968
"Eye: Draft Women Now" Advertisement The Daily Illini

advertisement

women, homosexual men, the draft

Click here to read this article online March 8, 1968

[d] "The World of the Homosexual: What are they really like?" by Frank Speltz

The Daily Illini prejudice, homosexuality, society, sociology Click here to read this article online Aug. 3, 1967
"Bottled in drab existence: Homosexuals live 'lone" by Jim Bradley The Daily Illini campus LGBT community, students, campus Click here to read this article online June 4, 1966
"The Homosexual: a stranger in society... 'I Can Never Be Happy'" by Jim Bradley The Daily Illini LGBT students at UIUC, campus life, tolerance on campus Click here to read this article online June 3, 1966
"The Bookstall: 'The Well of Loneliness' is an astounding novel" by unknown The Daily Illini

book review

book review of English novel from campus newspaper, lesbian, Great Britain

 

Click here to read this article online Feb. 9, 1929

 


1. Although it may not always present positive views, portraying local history accurately is important for several reasons. Firstly, by seeing the past clearly, we see how we have developed and grown as a community. We see what those within our community have accomplished and the adversity that has been overcome. Secondly, we learn from the past, and therefore should not censor our history.

2.A "trigger warning" is something used to alert people when an internet post, article, picture, video, audio clip, or some other media could potentially cause extremely negative reactions (such as post-traumatic flashbacks, self-harm, strong emotional responses, etc.) due to its content. Usually abbreviated as "TW".