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.
A controversial bill that would limit adoptions by same-sex couples was defeated in an Illinois Senate committee on Wednesday.
A proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage in Illinois has been assigned to an executive subcommittee with no members, and gay rights activists say it’s as good as dead.
A downstate gay couple says since being denied accommodations for their civil union ceremony at two venues, response to their plight has been overwhelming.
When a pair of downstate men tried to rent a hall for their civil union celebration, they learned discrimination does not end with a stroke of the governor’s pen.
The Indiana State House of Representatives has approved a constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage and civil unions.
The Chicago History Museum will open its long-awaited exhibit on gay and lesbian history in Chicago this spring.