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 [….]

Mishel Prada: “VIDA is a love letter to Latinx neighbourhoods”

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Danielle Mustarde chats to VIDA’s Mishel Prada as series two drops WORDS DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGE MARI (CHELSEA RENDON) AND EMMA (MISHEL PRADA) If you haven’t already heard of queer, US, Latinx series VIDA, just where have you been? We interviewed stars of the muy bueno series, Ser Anzoategui and Mishel Prada, way back in October [….]

As DIVA celebrates 25 years, the state of Illinois recently celebrated 200

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Last year, Illinois turned 200 years old. Join in on the celebrations by checking out the State’s all-year round festivals… BY ILLINOIS OFFICE OF TOURISM In the 200 years since it became a state, Illinois has been home to a countless number of people. Everyone and everything that has been built, born, and grown here [….]