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New Group Helps Seek Asylum For LGBT Victims Of Persecution

Christian leaders from the North Side and a couple of men from Nigeria who are seeking asylum in the United States have launched a new asylum support group for those in the Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-and-Transgender (LGBT) community.

03/06/2014

City officials estimated 850,000 people attended the Chicago Pride Parade on June 24, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Photo: NFLPA Now Selling ‘LGBT Pride’ T-Shirts

The winds of change appear to be blowing among professional sports.

CBS Chicago–06/12/2013

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City Council Resolution Urges Sports Commissioners To Support LGBT Athletes

The Council’s Human Relations Committee wants to encourage athletes to be comfortable acknowledging their sexual orientation, as the NBA’s Jason Collins has.

05/07/2013

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Opinion: Rev. William Owens Confronts Barack Obama On Same-Sex Marriage

Rev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.

08/03/2012

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Former NFL Player Discusses Life As A Gay Athlete

Former NFL cornerback Wade Davis, who played for three separate teams, joined The McNeil and Spiegel Show to discuss what it was like being gay in the NFL.

670 The Score–06/12/2012

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Chicago’s Best Places For Last-Minute Pride Parade Outfits

From wigs to complete costumes, finding the right look for the Chicago Pride Parade needn’t be stressful. Check out the following places to get an entire outfit or just a few accessories.

06/11/2012

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Best Pride After-Parties In Chicago

Get ready to party during Pride Weekend in Chicago. Who says you need to turn in early during Pride Weekend? Check out these nightclubs and bars to keep partying into the early hours.

06/11/2012

Same Sex Marriage

Report: Many Difficulties For Couples In Civil Unions One Year Later

It has been a year now since same-sex civil unions became legal in Illinois, but the advocacy group Equality Illinois says many couples are not finding that their unions are being treated as equal to marriages.

CBS Chicago–06/01/2012

Same Sex Marriage

Law Firm On Gay Marriage For Illinois: ‘It’s Just Time’

The gay rights law firm Lambda Legal has produced a video with the message that “it’s just time” for full marriage equality in Illinois, after lawsuits were filed this week seeking to secure marriage rights for same sex couples.

CBS Chicago–05/31/2012

Same Sex Marriage

Lawsuits Filed To Secure Gay Marriage Rights In Illinois

Two separate lawsuits were filed Wednesday, attempting to secure marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–05/30/2012

Two students fight when one is accused of bullying the other. (Credit: CBS)

Lawmaker: Rejection Of Anti-Bullying Bill Is ‘Disgusting’

An Illinois lawmaker called the state’s rejection of an anti-bullying ordinance “disgusting.” The bill was voted down after some conservative lawmakers expressed concern that it might be used to promote acceptance of homosexuality.

CBS Chicago–05/23/2012

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Body Found In Former Gerber/Hart LGBT Library Building

A body was found earlier this week in the newly-vacated building that formerly housed the Gerber/Hart LGBT library.

CBS Chicago–05/03/2012

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Rep. Harris Pulls Same-Sex Marriage Bill, Says Votes Are Not There

Illinois State Rep. Greg Harris (D-Chicago) has pulled his bill to legalize same-sex marriage in the state, but he says in a published report that he will introduce legislation again when the time is right.

CBS Chicago–04/16/2012

Gay Rights

Center On Halsted To Celebrate 5 Years Serving LGBT Community

The Center on Halsted LGBT community center will soon celebrate five years in operation with a gala expected to attract 1,500 people.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2012

Howard Brown Health Center

Howard Brown LGBT Health Center Agrees To Return $715,000

The Howard Brown Health Care Center, a medical clinic that primarily serves the gay and lesbian community, has agreed to return $715,000 to the federal government in the wake of a misspending scandal two years ago.

CBS Chicago–04/03/2012

Gay Rights

Gerber/Hart LGBT Library To Move To Rogers Park

The Gerber/Hart LGBT library has announced plans to move to a new site on Clark Street in Rogers Park.

CBS Chicago–03/08/2012

Movies

Chicago To Host Filming Of LGBT Take On ‘A Christmas Carol’

Chicago will be the site for the filming of a new independent holiday movie, which will take a new look at Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” from a gay perspective.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2012

Gay Rights

Illinois Tourism Officials Make Pitch For Gay Travelers

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.

CBS Chicago–02/15/2012

Gay Rights

Gerber/Hart LGBT Library Set To Move From Edgewater Site

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.

CBS Chicago–01/30/2012

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Indiana Begins Offering License Plate Benefiting LGBT Youth

Indiana is now the second state to offer a license plate promoting benefiting LGBT causes.

01/18/2012

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