WOMEN ON TOP: “In prior work settings I had been overtly discriminated against”

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myGwork meets Jamie Langley BY MYGWORK, IMAGES BY JAMIE LANGLEY Jamie Langley is the Global Head of Parexel Academy, having been at the company for over a decade. Before arriving at Parexel in 2008, she was a nurse and a teaching nurse before transitioning to clinical trials. George Wright from myGwork sat down to speak [….]

TRAVEL THROWBACK: On the streets of Philadelphia

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Joanna Whitehead falls hard for this spirited city BY JOANNA WHITEHEAD, IMAGE VIA ISTOCK Overlook Philadelphia at your peril. The capital of Pennsylvania is a city with grit and heart, packed with history, art and gays galore. Known as The City of Brotherly Love (and Sisterly Affection), the early settler William Penn named the metropolis [….]

LEZ/BI TRAVEL: This is how you do Christmas in Illinois

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Want to get away this festive season? LGBTQI-friendly Illinois will have you feeling merrier than a well-soaked Christmas pud… BY ILLINOIS OFFICE OF TOURISM. IMAGES ENJOY ILLINOIS/NICK ULIVIEIRI Instead of watching the same movies and listening to the same music – if you’re looking to go big this Christmas – then get in the holiday spirit [….]

Looking for a gal pals’ getaway? Try Galena, Illinois

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Think Amy Poehler’s Wine Country (but with your best queer gal pals) BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE/ILLINOIS. PHOTO: EXPLORING GALENA, ILLINOIS Have you seen Amy Poehler’s most recent Netflix-shaped offering, Wine Country? If not, it’s a delight. In the film, in honor of Rebecca’s (Rachel Dratch) 50th birthday, Abby (Amy Poehler) plans a scenic getaway with their [….]

Why Megan Rapinoe is our *fave* this World Cup

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Her response to a potential invitation to the White House? Pure gold. BY RACHEL BADHAM. IMAGE JAMIE SMED. Captain of the US women’s football team (and queer dreamboat) Megan Rapinoe, has caused a stir by saying that she wouldn’t be going to the, and we quote, “fucking White House,” even if her team won the [….]

Trans women in the US being detained in all-male detention centres

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Lawyers call for, “immediate transfer to a Protective Care Unit for transgender women” BY RACHEL BADHAM Dozens of trans-women in the US are being detained in all-male, for-profit detention centres under Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, or “ICE.” Many of these women were lawfully migrating from South to Central America to request asylum as a result [….]

Galena Country tops list as Illinois’ quaintest LGBTQI getaway

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If you’re looking for a little R&R away from the city, Galena Country is open… IMAGE GREAT AMERICAN POPCORN COMPANY. CREDIT DICE SALES. Just a three hour drive from Chicago, this captivating location is lush with rolling hills, rich in history and loaded with incredible outdoor adventure, shopping and dining – and it’s LGBTQI-friendly to [….]