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Gay Couple Sues After Being Told To Leave Taxi For Kissing

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO, Oct 28 (Reuters) - A gay couple filed a human rights complaint on Monday against a Chicago-area taxi compa...

Kicked Out Of An Airport Taxi Cab...For A Kiss?

Posted 06.03.2013 | Gay Voices

A Chicago-based gay couple is crying foul after allegedly being ejected from a taxi cab onto a busy expressway after a quick kiss. Steven White an...

The 10 Best Things About Chicago's LGBTQ Community

Shaun Sperling | Posted 02.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Shaun Sperling

After my experience at the Most Fabulous Santa Speedo Run run, I took some time to figure out the people, places and things that make our community so great. Here is, in no particular order, my list of the 10 best of Chicago's LGBTQ community.

Breaking Up With Boystown

Johnathan Fields | Posted 08.06.2012 | Chicago
Johnathan Fields

I think it's time for me to break off my relationship with Boystown. It doesn't mean that I don't understand why others will fall in love with him. It just means that my feelings have changed.

Open Letter on Race Relations Follow-Up

Terrence Chappell | Posted 07.09.2012 | Chicago
Terrence Chappell

Since the publishing of my open letter to the LGBT community on race relations in Boystown, there have been some intriguing takes on the matter.

Queer Latinas In Chicago Face Discrimination, Violence

Posted 09.28.2011 | Chicago

Story by Kate Sosin, courtesy of the Windy City Times A new report released by Mujeres Latinas en Accion and Amigas Latinas July 28 shows disturbin...

Three Candidates Attend LGBT Coalition's Mayoral Forum

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

By Joseph Erbentraut for the Windy City Times In an unprecedented event organized by a coalition representing more than 30 Chicago LGBT groups, three...

Will Candidates Skip LGBT Forum For Defender Debate?

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella and Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE: LGBT Change reports that the forum is still on, and several candidates re-committed to attending before the Defender forum. Watch it live here...

A 'Historic Step Forward': Quinn Signs Civil Unions Law

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Gov. Pat Quinn, saying it was a "day of history," signed legislation Monday legalizing civil unions for gay and lesbian couples, makin...

Gov. Quinn To Sign Historic Civil Unions Law Today

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Bill-signing ceremonies don't generally attract large crowds, but Monday's historic signing of legislation that will allow same-sex couples to enter i...

Mayoral Candidates Reach Out To Gay Voters

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's candidates for mayor are making their views on gay rights known this week, hoping to drum up support within the city's LGBT community. Ger...

Chicago's Gay And Lesbian Hall Of Fame Celebrates 20th Year, 15 Inducted

Chicagoist | Joseph Erbentraut in News on September 17, 2010 1:00 PM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Commission on Human Relations' Advisory Council on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues announced this week the names of 11 indiv...

With Quinn In, Could Illinois See Civil Unions Before Christmas?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As the campaign season drew to a close for Governor Pat Quinn, he publicly vowed to fight for civil unions--whether he was elected or not. Now, Quin...

Gay Voters Angry At Democrats Could Sway Election

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Kate Coatar is seriously considering voting for Green Party candidates instead of Democrats, whom she normally supports. James Wyatt w...

WATCH: Chicago Gay Men's Chorus Lends Its Voice To 'It Gets Better' Project

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On September 21, following a spate of suicides by teens who were victims of anti-gay bullying, sex and relationship advice columnist Dan Savage launch...

Sen. Meeks Would Be Too 'Busy' To Deal With Gay Rights If Elected Mayor

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Senator James Meeks has not officially announced his bid for Chicago mayor just yet--but as he works behind the scenes to garner support, he ...

Former Suburban School Chief FIRED For Being Gay, Panel Finds Evidence Of Discrimination

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Nearly four years ago, Bremen Community School District 228 Superintendent Rich Mitchell was fired after his contract had been extended through 2009. ...

Honoring Harvey Milk: Chicago LGBT Activists Launch Week of Action

Chicagoist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Answering the call from Cleve Jones and other organizers of last autumn's national LGBT march on Washington, Chicago activists have put together a bus...

Five Questions With...Trish Bendix, Chicago Writer, Editor, Celesbian

Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Recognizing influential and important members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and queer community should not be limited to Pride Month. A...

Ald. Tom Tunney Mulls Mayoral Bid...Would Chicago Elect An Openly Gay Mayor?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It seems that everyone wants to be Chicago's mayor--but only if Mayor Daley decides not to run. This time, it's openly gay 44th Ward Alderman Tom Tunn...

Alt Q Still Bringing LGBTQ Talent To The Stage, And Helping Queer Causes After Ten Years

HuffPost Eyes&Ears Local | Kate Lowry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

What do a self-described "indie-grass" acoustic duo from Chicago, a multi-piece Americana jazz group and a Tucson-based trans singer/songwriter have i...

Where The Girls Are: Star Gaze Is Gone, But There Are More Lesbian Bars To Choose From

Time Out Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's a little after 10pm on Saturday night, and two fresh-faced girls are belting out Def Leppard's "Pour Some Sugar On Me" at Spyners Pub. A handful ...