Now that Illinois allows civil unions for unmarried couples, and other states are allowing same-sex couples to get married, Illinois tourism officials are trying to market the state to the gay and lesbian community.
The Gerber/Hart Library and Archives of gay and lesbian resources remains very much in operation, but will soon be moving from its longtime location just south of Loyola University.
Indiana is now the second state to offer a license plate promoting benefiting LGBT causes.
More than 3,700 couples committed to one another through civil unions in the first six months since Illinois legalized them.
An Oswego man will spend the next two years in prison, after admitting to attacking and brutally beating another man because he was gay.
A handful of housing projects designed specifically for LGBT senior citizens are springing up around the country, and Chicago is about to get one soon.
A 38-year old man on Monday became the first man in Illinois to re-enlist in the military after being kicked out of the service because he’s gay.
Elmhurst College has become the first in the nation to ask prospective students about their sexual orientation or gender identity.
The producers of “Sesame Street” said in a statement last week that Bert and Ernie have no sexual orientation, but a Chicago area activist’s petition continues to gather signatures calling for the Muppet characters to be married.
The number of Illinoisans telling the U.S. Census Bureau they’re part of a same-sex couple has jumped significantly.
A judge is allowing the American Civil Liberties Union to intervene in the battle over adoption rights for same-sex couples.
Only a month has passed since Illinois legalized civil unions, but more than 1,600 same-sex couples have already applied for licenses.
Several Catholic Charities groups are suing the state, saying they should not have to accept same-sex couples in civil unions as foster parents.
It was a shining moment for all to see this morning, as same-sex couples gathered to exchange vows for their civil unions in Millennium Park.
A long-awaited day has arrived for same-sex couples in Illinois.
The old Town Hall District police station at Halsted and Addison streets will become part of a housing development serving gay seniors.
Gov. Pat Quinn and Cook County Clerk David Orr will be among those in attendance for a historic ceremony next month, in which 30 gay and lesbian couples will be joined in civil unions in Millennium Park.
While civil unions will not be treated equally as marriage when they become legal in Illinois, there is one area where they may be on par.
Could the Boystown strip on Halsted Street soon be the setting for a new reality TV show?
Chicago’s Boystown was the first official gay village in the country, but soon, it might not be the only gay and lesbian neighborhood using the name.