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Equality Illinois announces statewide community advisory group
December 6, 2016

Equality Illinois on Monday announced the formation of its Community Advisory Group consisting of a diverse representation from 28 LGBTQ individuals and allies from across the state who will advise Equality Illinois in the policy development and agenda building necessary to secure and advance LGBTQ equality, social justice, and intersectional action in Illinois.

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Pulse owner Barbara Poma won't sell to city
December 6, 2016

Pulse nightclub owner Barbara Poma on Monday backed out of a deal to sell the property to the city of Orlando.

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The life and laughs of Dixie Lynn Cartwright
December 3, 2016

Drew Nixon took his first steps into drag years back as part of the Chicago Gay Men's Chorus, and yet his persona didn't even have a real name – for a year or so.

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Gus Kenworthy Plays 'Sassy, Bitchy Version' Of Himself On 'Real O'Neals'
December 3, 2016

Out athletes Gus Kenworthy and Robbie Rogers will guest star in an upcoming episode of the ABC sitcom The Real O'Neals.

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Most Fabulous Santa Speedo Run returns to Boystown, Saturday Dec. 3
December 2, 2016

This Saturday, Dec. 3, the streets of Boystown will once again be filled with scantily-clad Santas, randy reindeer and other holiday hunks running through the chilly streets of Chicago's gayborhood as are sexy holiday fundraiser back for a sixth year.

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Russell Tovey on coming out gay: 'best thing that's ever happened'
November 30, 2016

British actor Russell Tovey said in a recent interview that coming out gay was the best thing that ever happened to him.

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Attendance at North Carolina furniture market drops after passage of anti-gay law
November 30, 2016

A twice-a-year furniture market in North Carolina has seen lower attendance since passage of House Bill 2 (HB2).

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Nightlife photographer George Saint-George dies in India
November 26, 2016

George Joseph Zelichowski, a former Chicago resident and nightlife photographer known professionally as George Saint-George, died Oct. 29 in India.

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Boystown bars welcome crowds on Black Wednesday
November 23, 2016

The night before Thanksgiving is unofficially considered the busiest night of the year for bars and taverns, so much so that the night is often referred to as Black Wednesday.

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Trump supporter attacks gay man, claims Trump says 'we can kill all you f*ggots now'
November 19, 2016

A gay man living in Sarasota, Florida told a local news station that he was stalked and attacked by a man who said he was acting in the name of President-elect Donald Trump.

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Newly engaged Ricky Martin promises to be 'really loud' on LGBT rights if things 'go sour'
November 19, 2016

Singer Ricky Martin said in an interview with Reuters that he will be "really loud" on LGBT rights if things "go sour" during a Donald Trump presidency.

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Couple that received Cook County's first same-sex marriage license almost never started dating; now living in Seattle
November 14, 2016

The journey to 10,000 same-sex marriage licenses in Cook County, which culminated this past summer, started with Charlie Spinner and David Ezra Spinner, the couple that claimed No. 1, leading to their marriage on Feb. 22, 2014.

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Opponents of marriage equality pile on Trump
November 14, 2016

Opponents of the Supreme Court's finding that gay and lesbian couples have a constitutional right to marry pounced on President-elect Donald Trump after he declared the issue settled.

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Trump 'fine' with Supreme Court gay marriage ruling
November 14, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday said that he is "fine" with last year's Supreme Court finding that gay and lesbian couples have a constitutional right to marry.

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Gay CEO Peter Thiel joins Trump's transition team
November 13, 2016

Out billionaire Peter Thiel has joined President-elect Donald Trump's transition team.

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Evan Wolfson: Trump Administration cannot repeal marriage equality
November 13, 2016

Evan Wolfson, the founder of Freedom to Marry and considered by many to be the father of the same-sex marriage movement, responded on Friday to Donald Trump's election.

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Aaron Schock indicted on 24 criminal counts
November 12, 2016

A grand jury has indicted former Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock on 24 criminal counts.

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Donald Trump elected President of the United States
November 9, 2016

Donald Trump has been elected the 45th president of the United States.

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OMG: Kim Chi launches first-ever drag queen app (First Look)
November 9, 2016

Get ready to slay with "stickers that are equal parts cute, colorful and eccentric" from RuPaul's Drag Race Season 8 finalist Kim Chi. Chicago's favorite glam queen and Neverland Events & Management have just released the world's first drag queen emoji sticker app: Kimchiji.

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Gay Vote: Election could have significant impact on LGBT issues
November 8, 2016

The campaign is over and it's time for the voters to have their say as people all over the United States head to the polls on Election Day.

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Evan McMullin receives death threats after pro-Trump white nationalist claims he's gay
November 5, 2016

Evan McMullin, an Independent conservative presidential candidate, told CNN that he's received death threats following robo-calls claiming that he's gay.

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'Hamilton' star Javier MuÑoz happy to be positive example of an HIV-positive person
November 5, 2016

Gay glossy Out has named Javier MuÑoz, who in July took over the lead role of Alexander Hamilton in in the Broadway musical Hamilton, its Breakout of the Year.

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Boystown comes out for World Series champion Cubs
November 3, 2016

The Chicago Cubs won their first World Series in 108 years on Wednesday night and many of Boystown's most popular bars and nightclubs showed some serious support for their North Side neighbors.

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Chicago Cubs World Series victory celebration is Friday
November 3, 2016

The City of Chicago will honor the World Series champion Chicago Cubs with a Friday parade, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on Thursday.

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GLAAD: LGBT characters hit record high on network television
November 3, 2016

LGBT characters hit a record high this year on network television, according to a GLAAD report.

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