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Indiana Senate ignores business leaders, passes gay marriage ban

By Gary Barlow | Sunday Apr 10, 2011
Ignoring pleas from the heads of five of Indiana’s largest companies, the Indiana Senate passed a resolution March 30 that calls for an amendment to the Indiana Constitution to ban gays and lesbians from marrying.

HBHC elects new directors

By Gary Barlow | Saturday Apr 9, 2011
Howard Brown Health Center officials announced March 29 that eight new board members have been elected, filling the first phase of the "Responsible Transition Plan" announced last December.

City Council runoffs: Cappleman in, Smith probably; Stone out

By Gary Barlow | Friday Apr 8, 2011
James Cappleman beat Molly Phelan by a surprisingly comfortable margin in the 46th Ward

Federal court says Walmart can fire anti-gay worker

By Gary Barlow | Thursday Apr 7, 2011
In an unsigned summary judgment, the U.S. District Court of Appeals in Chicago has ruled that Walmart was within its rights when it fired an employee in Joliet who harassed a fellow employee because she was lesbian.

ACLGBTI considers San Fran report on bisexuals

By Gary Barlow | Sunday Mar 27, 2011
The Chicago Commission on Human Relations’ Advisory Council on LGBT Issues may consider endorsing a report on bisexual "invisibility" issued by its counterpart in San Francisco

Charges dropped against marriage protesters

By Gary Barlow | Saturday Mar 26, 2011
Charges were dropped March 17 against six activists arrested during a Valentine’s Day protest in support of marriage equality for gays and lesbians at the Cook County Marriage Bureau downtown.

Equality Illinois Endorses Cappleman

By Gary Barlow | Friday Mar 25, 2011
James Cappleman was endorsed by Equality Illinois March 18 in his race to win election as 46th Ward alderman in the April 5 runoff.

CPD urged to reopen Gacy investigation

By Gary Barlow | Thursday Mar 24, 2011
A series of news reports, is leading some to call for the Chicago Police Department to reopen an investigation into an apartment building site where infamous serial killer John Wayne Gacy may have buried more victims.

Emanuel fills out transition committees, launches public website

By Gary Barlow | Saturday Mar 19, 2011
Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel named people to fill out the eight transition committees he’s set up to advise him on re-ordering and streamlining city government March 10.

Stone and Silverstein square off for 50th Ward run-off

By Matt Simonette | Friday Mar 18, 2011
A run-off election April 5 will determine whether or not the city’s 50th Ward is keeping its longtime alderman.

Gay Chicago Timeline - March 17, 2011

By St. Sukie de la Croix | Thursday Mar 17, 2011
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White House, lawmakers tackle bullying in schools

By Gary Barlow | Thursday Mar 17, 2011
A March 10 White House Conference on Bullying Prevention, including remarks by President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, and reintroduction of anti-bullying and nondiscrimination legislation in Congress focused attention once again on the issue.

Phelan picks up another big backer from outside 46th Ward

By Gary Barlow | Thursday Mar 17, 2011
Molly Phelan won the support and financial backing of powerful Ald. and City Council Finance Chairman Ed Burke (14th) last week, adding his $1,500 check to a campaign war chest largely filled with contributions from outside the 46th Ward.

Cappleman, Phelan in heated battle for 46th ward

By Gary Barlow | Monday Mar 14, 2011
Molly Phelan and James Cappleman, who finished in a dead tie in the Feb. 22 election for alderman of the 46th Ward, each picked up key endorsements in recent days as they head into the April 5 runoff election.

Court says Naperville students can wear anti-gay T-shirts

By Gary Barlow | Sunday Mar 13, 2011
In a case involving a Naperville high school, the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled March 1 that school districts can’t prohibit students from wearing shirts with anti-gay messages.

Controversial NU sex researcher back in hot water

By Matt Simonette | Saturday Mar 12, 2011
A Northwestern University professor whose research on human sexuality ignited controversy in the LGBT community has come under fire from university officials for including a live sex demonstration as part of an after-class lecture.

LGBT community mourns sudden death of Polish Princess

By Gary Barlow | Friday Mar 11, 2011
One of the most beloved and iconic figures in Chicago’s LGBT community, Ron Helizon, the "Polish Princess," passed away March 6 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Lake View, just two days after suffering a stroke.

Art - The Universal Language Of Chicago

By Gary Barlow | Thursday Mar 10, 2011
In the world today there are few places where that universal language, in all its diversity and richness, is more abundant and easily available than Chicago.

Glenwood bartender wins citywide LGBT Cocktail Challenge

By Craig Gernhardt | Monday Mar 7, 2011
A neighborhood tavern located on a cobblestone street on Chicago’s far north side seems an unlikely place to produce a top-notch mixologist. But the off-the-beaten path Rogers Park location can be deceiving when it comes to serving fancy drinks.

New Orleans - America’s Unique Spring Getaway

By Gay Chicago Magazine | Sunday Mar 6, 2011
Lots of places count tourism as their biggest business. But, face it - most are built to be that way, and if you’ve seen one resort beach, one slick modern hotel or one glitzy, sprawling disco, you’ve seen them all.

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