The 33-year-old first-term Democrat is up for re-election this year, and said being gay has no bearing on his service as a Navy reservist, or his performance as mayor.
Get your friends and keep the party going at these Chicago bars during LGBT Pride Month.
Celebrate National LGBT Month in Chicago by checking out this list of musical performances and parade information.
Make your own kind of music in any of these venues that welcome the community with open arms.
Pride Fest is this weekend in Chicago and, for some older Chicago-area residents, it’s a reminder of how much things have changed and continue to change for the gay community, reports WBBM’s Terry Keshner.
The numbers are stunning: Gays and lesbians make up nearly half of all homeless youth in Chicago. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.
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.
The winds of change appear to be blowing among professional sports.
The Council’s Human Relations Committee wants to encourage athletes to be comfortable acknowledging their sexual orientation, as the NBA’s Jason Collins has.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two separate lawsuits were filed Wednesday, attempting to secure marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples in Illinois.
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.
A body was found earlier this week in the newly-vacated building that formerly housed the Gerber/Hart LGBT library.
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.
The Center on Halsted LGBT community center will soon celebrate five years in operation with a gala expected to attract 1,500 people.