One Mom's Advice on Parenting an LGBTQ Child

As part of our “Love Essentially” series, Jackie Pilossoph helps us navigate the complex world of relationships. Have a question that you would like her to answer? Contact her here, and it may be featured in an upcoming article! “Living in hell” is how Heather Hester describes a teenager who is gay and who has yet […]

How to Enact Change and Be a Better Ally This Pride Month

Maybe it’s a good thing COVID-19 canceled our glittery Pride parades and parties. Because this Pride Month shouldn’t be a celebration. The recent weeks of injustice and protest have made me ask myself: How can the LGBTQ+ community be proud if some of our own are being left behind by systemic racism? How can we […]

Better Makers: Comedian Wanda Sykes and Olympic Figure Skater Adam Rippon Join Chicago House Speaker Series

A fearless power duo, Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon and comedic actress and writer Wanda Sykes joined forces for the Chicago House Speaker Series Sept. 14 at the Hilton Chicago. Hosted by Chicago House and Social Service Agency, the signature event is known for its noteworthy headliners, including former President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State […]

Research Shows Women Are More Sexually Fluid Than Men

Women, we may not be as straight — or as gay — as we think we are. Mounting research indicates women are more likely to be turned on by both sexes than men are. One of the most publicized studies, conducted by Meredith Chivers, measured the arousal of participants as they watched videos of heterosexual, […]