The Palm Card is a weekend rundown of our top news stories based on pageviews and viral impact in the community.
5. KOKUMO talks ‘artivism,’ transgender pride and progress
“I want to create a world that I didn’t grow up in,” said KOKUMO, 23, a transgender woman who hails from Jeffery Manor, a secluded community on Chicago’s South Side.
4. Affordable Care Act expands coverage for LGBT Americans
By upholding the Affordable Care Act in a landmark decision Thursday, the Supreme Court sustains provisions in the law that guarantees coverage and ultimately expands access of LGBT Americans to health care, regardless of which state they live in, pre-existing conditions or income.
3. Honoring the community: the 6th annual Esteem Awards
People gathered under clear skies on the rooftop of Sidetrack for the 6th annual PrideIndex.com Esteem Awards Saturday. The event, lead by Philip Esteem, honored 24 individuals with recognition and thanks for their contributions to the LGBT community.
2. Undocumented LGBTs face double hardship, hostile legal system
Julian’s life feels almost complete, he says, except he doesn’t have a way of becoming a legal resident, much less an American citizen, under the country’s current immigration law.
1. Woman sexually assaulted in Boystown
A woman was sexually assaulted early Thursday in Boystown near Waveland Avenue and Halsted Street, police confirmed.