The Daily Eastern News

Reflecting on my experience with Pride parades; they’re important

Zoë Donovan, Staff Reporter

July 4, 2019

The hot summer sun beats down on the thousands of parade participants and what is estimated at a million or more attendees on a Chicago Sunday. The forecast calls for rain, but that’s for at least another two hours, and right now it’s blazing. This was my third year walking with the Rockford...

Charleston’s PFLAG here to support LGBTQ community

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief

June 20, 2019

Charleston's PFLAG chapter, established in 2015, is a safe place for members of the LGBTQ community to go to for support, education and advocacy. Co-president Judy Looby said she and her husband became a part of PFLAG once their son came out to them in 2009. They decided to go to the closest PFLAG...

PFLAG Charleston establishes emergency fund

Peighton Hinote, Contributing Writer

November 6, 2017

PFLAG Charleston, a local chapter of PFLAG’s national organization, has established an emergency fund to provide assistance to members of the gender and sexual minority community who face short-term crises. Donna Hudson, co-president of the chapter, said PFLAG aims to support, educate and advocate...

Students, community collaborate to promote LGBTQ equality

Brianna Welk, Contributing Reporter

March 9, 2017

  EIU Pride and the Charleston chapter of PFLAG are working together more this year to combat discrimination and make the campus a welcoming environment for all students. Charleston PFLAG, formerly known as Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, is a diverse group of allies from...

Students make signs in effort to counter protest

Students make signs in effort to counter protest

Loren Dickson, Entertainment Reporter

February 21, 2017

As the weather is warming up, many students are anticipating the return of Brother Jed. Brother Jed is a religious preacher known for appearing on Eastern’s campus and shouting crude comments about women and members of the LGBTQ community. In preparation for this, students, faculty members and...

Doctor speaks about experience with sexuality

Doctor speaks about experience with sexuality

Olivia Swenson-Hutlz, Assistant Photo Editor

January 20, 2017

  Bernie Ranchero, a family practice physician from Sara Bush Lincoln Health Center, came to speak about his experiences as a gay man during a meeting of Charleston’s chapter of PFLAG Thursday night. Ranchero said it took him until he was 31 to come out as gay, which could partially be attributed...

New PFLAG chapter to support local LGBT, parents

Derrin Coad, Staff Reporter

July 7, 2015

A new chapter of PFLAG has opened up in Charleston and members are eager to offer support to LGBT children and their parents. The new Charleston chapter of PFLAG, which stands for Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, is one of the 19 chapters in Illinois and one of more than 350 chapters in th...

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