Posted inArts and Entertainment

Art-felt: Chicago’s Pearl Dick helps young victims of trauma through glassblowing

Almost a decade ago, glass artist Pearl Dick and clinical psychologist Dr. Brad Stolbach co-founded Project FIRE (Fearless Initiative for Recovery and Empowerment)—an arts program that provides victims of trauma the chance to heal through glassblowing. Program components include mentoring, art and psychoeducation.  Project FIRE (in partnership with Healing Hurt People-Chicago, a hospital-based violence-intervention program) […]

Posted inBIPOC LGBTQ+ Artist Spotlight

Fabrizzio Subia navigates loss and grief through art

When it comes to loss, Fabrizzio Subia may know more about that than most people. Having dealt with everything from familial loss to the erasure of his history, the Ecuadorian-American multidisciplinary artist (who has also done things like host the open-mic event Tortas y Talento) has unveiled the video installation “Año Nuevo (2023)”—a grief performance […]

Posted inNews

Election 2022: Maggie Trevor for Cook County Board of Commissioners (9th District)

As part of News is Out’s Election 2022 coverage, we are looking at races all over the country and sharing campaigns of key LGBTQ+ candidates. Name: Maggie Trevor Office: Cook County Board of Commissioners (9th District)  Bio: Trevor was born and raised in Rolling Meadows, where her parents were among the city’s original residents. In late 2014, […]

Posted inFeatured

Why having LGBTQ+ people in office matters

Representation matters. It matters everywhere, from the actors people see in movies to the teachers who impart knowledge to the politicians who determine the laws that shape our lives. The results can be overwhelmingly beneficial, helping underrepresented people to connect with each other and reducing negative stereotypes.  Few people can understand the aforementioned benefits better […]

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