The Intersections



The Intersections is a project of CAAN Midwest and represents a badly needed voice for the LGBTQ Community and allies in North Central Illinois including Will County and surrounding areas. 

The Intersections reports local, national and international news affecting the community, features on local LGBTQ activists, artists, professionals and advocacy groups alongside LGBTQ-friendly businesses and nonprofits. 

The Intersections also highlights issues facing LGBTQ students and parents in both K-12 education and college. Local writers and artists are encouraged to be a part of The Intersections community by submitting their work work on the website.

The Intersections demonstrates that the reach of the LGBTQ community is not limited by physical location.

The Intersections is a united community and anybody who wishes to be a part of it is welcome. 

 Publisher:                             Gini Lester, CAAN President 
 Editor:                                   Gretchen Rachel Hammond
 Branding &
 Community Outreach:       Dulcinea Hawksworth
 Contributing writers:          A.J. Smuskiewicz
                                                Angel Guzman 
                                                Dulcinea Hawksworth
                                                Gretchen Rachel Hammond
 Senior Accounts
 Manager:                              Chris Cheuvront

                            Advertising with The Intersections 
                   Take advantage of the $917 Billion purchasing power of the LGBTQ community through advertising with The Intersections!                            

  •                         Whether a small button ad, a banner or a video we offer the most competitive online rates in the industry.
  •                         Your support of the LGBTQ communtiy will not only be included on our website but also on our social media pages.
  •                         Members of the LGBTQ community are first adopters and fiercely loyal to businesses which support them.
  •                         Advertising with The Intersections is a lasting and lucrative partnership.
  •                         Contact  Gini Lester at 815-726-7906 or email for rates!
                                                                                   ABOUT CAAN MIDWEST

The Community Action and Alliance Network (CAAN) Midwest  is an LGBTQ organization that provides advocacy, support, and outreach services for the lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer community, and our allies, in Joliet, IL and the surrounding area. Our Mission is to build community and personal alliances to better the quality of life of all no matter the sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expressions. We provide education, and advocacy, to celebrate our diversity, and to inform others about issues affecting our lives. For more information, visit our website .