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Chicago City Council To Vote On Resolution On LGBT Athletes

Posted 05.08.2013 | Chicago

Story by Kate Sosin, courtesy Windy City Times: The Chicago City Council is expected to vote on a resolution to encourage support for LGBT professi...

Lincoln Park High School Starts LGBT Mentor Program

Posted 04.26.2013 | Chicago

Story by Ross Forman, courtesy of Windy City Times A new mentoring program for LGBT students will launch at Lincoln Park High School—the brainchi...

Big Dipper, Queer Rapper, Releases Raunchy Debut EP

Posted 01.08.2013 | Chicago

Chicago-based queer rapper Big Dipper is ready for the big leagues -- and maybe, just maybe his big break. On Tuesday, Big Dipper, a HuffPost favor...

The 10 Best Things About Chicago's LGBTQ Community

Shaun Sperling | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

Cardinal George: 'Society Will Be The Worse' For Gay Marriage

Posted 09.25.2012 | Chicago

Chicago Archbishop Cardinal Francis George on Sunday turned an event intended to celebrate the 50-year anniversaries of more than 400 couples' marriag...

Alderman To Block City's Second Chick-Fil-A Over Chain's Anti-Gay Views

Posted 07.26.2012 | Chicago

A Chicago alderman announced this week that he plans to block Chick-fil-A's plans to open a new restaurant in the district he represents following rec...

Young, Queer And Homeless Amid The Rainbow

Chicago Reader | Posted 07.19.2012 | Chicago

On a warm evening in early June, patrons in summer khakis filled the restaurant patios of Boystown, the north-side gay bastion marked by rainbow pylon...

Chicken Nuggets And Family Values

Melissa Browning | Posted 09.17.2012 | Religion
Melissa Browning

As a kid growing up (Christian) in the south, Chick-fil-A has always been part of the good food I loved. But today, we're parting ways. We are what we eat -- isn't that what they say? And as it turns out, I can't eat hate.

State Rep. Greg Harris Talks Illinois LGBT Politics With Gay Chicago TV

Waymon Hudson | Posted 08.29.2012 | Chicago
Waymon Hudson

One of the most important things when it comes to making progress for LGBT rights, and perhaps one of the things least talked about in the movement, is getting out the vote.

Report Focuses on Needs of Chicago's LGBT Community

Waymon Hudson | Posted 08.28.2012 | Chicago
Waymon Hudson

An assessment on the needs of Chicagoland's LGBT Community, the first of its kind in nearly 10 years, has just been released. Among key findings, healthcare was the top concern, showing that we have to look at our lives in a holistic matter.

PHOTOS: Chicago Pride Parade Attracts Record Numbers

Posted 06.25.2012 | Chicago

Sunday marked the arrival of the 43rd annual Chicago Pride Parade, an affair which attracted a record number of attendees. City officials estimate ...

PHOTOS: Gay Pride In Chicago, Circa 1985

Posted 06.20.2012 | Chicago

The year was 1985, the month was June. Reagan was president. Tears For Fears had the nation's number-one song. "Back to the Future" was about to make ...

State Rep. Mell Diagnosed With Cancer

Posted 06.14.2012 | Chicago

Story by Tracy Baim, courtesy of Windy City Times: State Rep. Deborah Mell, one of three openly gay members of the Illinois General Assembly, has b...

Blaze That Destroyed Gay Bar Deemed 'Suspicious'

Posted 06.04.2012 | Chicago

A Chicago suburb's only gay bar was destroyed in a Sunday fire that its owner has deemed "suspicious" due to apparent anti-gay graffiti discovered in ...

HuffPost Chicago's Guide To Pride Beyond The Parade

Posted 06.14.2012 | Chicago

The arrival of June can only mean one thing. OK, Father's Day is, of course, around the corner and most schools will be letting out for summer, bu...

Center On Halsted Hosts LGBT Community-Building Event

Posted 05.26.2012 | Chicago

A coalition of Chicago activists, artists and writers have organized an event in response to a contentious community blog, which some members of the L...

Transgender Woman Found Murdered In Chicago Alley

Posted 04.19.2012 | Chicago

Story by Kate Sosin, courtesy of the Windy City Times: A transgender woman has been found apparently murdered in West Garfield Park, Chicago, accor...

Will Illinois OK Gay Marriage? Bill Sponsor Says Votes 'Aren't There'

Posted 04.16.2012 | Chicago

The principal proponent of legislation that would legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois recently admitted that such a bill is not likely to become a ...

Open Letter to Chicago's LGBT Community

Terrence Chappell | Posted 06.16.2012 | Chicago
Terrence Chappell

We simply cannot move forward politically as an LGBT community when other LGBT members of color aren't even acknowledged, discriminated against or even targeted.

Joseph Erbentraut

Local 'Drag Race' Diva Dishes On Reality TV Success | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 04.05.2012 | Chicago

When it comes to Chicago-based drag queen DiDa Ritz, what you see is, more or less, what you get. The popular Logo reality competition series "RuP...

City Releases LGBT Community-Centric Health Plan

Posted 04.02.2012 | Chicago

Story by Kate Sosin, courtesy of the Windy City Times: According to the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), prevalence of smoking, lack of ...

Transgender Ordinance Introduced In City Council

Posted 03.14.2012 | Chicago

Story by Kate Sosin, courtesy of the Windy City Times: Alderman Proco Joe Moreno has introduced an ordinance to City Council, aimed at easing probl...

WATCH: Chelsea Handler Weighs In On Gay Bar's 'Men Only' Policy

Posted 03.13.2012 | Chicago

The Huffington Post's report on Wang's, a Chicago gay bar that appears to openly ban female customers after 11 p.m., was a subject of conversation on ...

Joseph Erbentraut

WATCH: Filmmakers At Work On A Gay Twist On 'A Christmas Carol' | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 03.08.2012 | Chicago

For self-professed "movie addict" and long-time Chicago-based film critic Richard Knight, Jr., it was probably only a matter of time until he put down...

PHOTOS: A Look Inside The CHM's 'Out In Chicago'

Posted 03.06.2012 | Chicago

Last spring, the Chicago History Museum debuted its "Out In Chicago" exhibition, a groundbreaking, LGBT-centric take on Chicago history that emphasize...