May 28, 2017

The Fight for Marriage Equality in Illinois

by Chris Nush, Assistant A&E Editor Just in time for Valentines Day, the Illinois State Senate has passed a bill to legalize gay marriage in Illinois, making it the tenth state to pass the controversial bill. “Marriage equality is coming to Illinois” Pat Quinn, Illinois governor, said confidently in his State of the State Address last week. Today, after the bill was passed on to the House, the governor said “Today we are one step closer to marriage equality. Couples across Illinois have even more reason today to celebrate their love for each other, thanks to the hard work of…

‘Skittles’ adds LGBT support, lacks union in community

by Robert Perales, A&E Editor Whether it was the cancellation of Gay Straight Alliance or my first-hand experience of bigotry while buying my prom tickets, throughout my four years at WHS, I have noticed a lack of support for the LGBT community. When I entered the boys’ bathroom, I encountered a hanging flyer promoting a new LGBT club, and my perception was vastly changed. “Skittles” is the name of the new organization run by student services. Although I was excited for the creation of a new club at WHS that would support the LGBT community,  unfortunately, I found the name…