Lighthouse

Third annual Lighthouse Pride Party celebrates inclusion, observes need for more progress

Amid the smiles, hugs and rainbow flags at the annual Lighthouse Pride party, there was time for reflection on the serious side of the struggle for gay rights. Despite steamy temperatures approaching the 90s, the June 28 event drew a big crowd to Martin Square in downtown Homewood. Local vendors and residents showed their solidarity with song, dance and rainbow margaritas.

Pride Party-goers find fun at end of the rainbow

Photos by Mary Compton/H-F Chronicle

The second annual Lighthouse Pride Party saw a packed crowd — and lots of rainbows — around the Flossmoor Community House on June 22.

Lighthouse plans coming out storytelling event

Lighthouse LGBTQ+ is sponsoring a storytelling event in honor of National Coming Out Day. It is taking place from 7 to 8 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Community House, 847 Hutchison Road, Flossmoor.
 
Members of the area’s LGBTQ community will share coming out stories at the event. National Coming Out Day was Oct. 11.
 
According to a press release from Lighthouse, storytelling is essential to the passing of history, especially in the LGBTQ community.
 

Lighthouse program focuses on struggle for LGBTQ equality

Brian C. Johnson, the CEO of Equality Illinois, will speak at the Sept. 20 meeting of Lighthouse LGBTQ+.
 
The meeting will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Community House, 847 Hutchison Road in Flossmoor. All members and allies of the LGBTQ community are invited to the event, which will include Johnson’s presentation and a discussion.
 

Lighthouse Pride party draws hundreds in support of LGBTQ community

The rainbow came to Flossmoor Wednesday. Hundreds of people  several from outside the Homewood-Flossmoor area  flocked to what was billed as the South Suburbs’ first Pride celebration.

LGBTQ group feels ‘whirlwind’ of love after village website change

Support took off sharply last week for Lighthouse, the south suburban area’s first support program for LGBTQ young people and their parents, following a momentous post on the organization’s Facebook page.

LGBTQ Pride Month celebrated June 21

Community members are invited to the June 21 meeting of Lighthouse, a support group for LGBTQ teens and young adults, to join in the celebration of LGBT Pride month.
 
The event, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Community House, 847 Hutchison Road in Flossmoor, will feature music, a student art display and a poster-making station. Hot dogs and soft drinks will be served. 
 
Additional information is at lighthouselgbtq.org

Area’s LGBTQ support program celebrates first anniversary

Lighthouse, the south suburban area’s first support program for LGBTQ young people and their parents, marked its first anniversary with a celebration at the group's April meeting.

The program was founded to provide support for teens and adults who are processing their gender identity and for the parents and guardians who love them.

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