Windy City Times
The state lawmaker who has served as chief sponsor of proposed same-sex marriage legislation said Sunday he has no intention of stepping aside as sponsor, despite pressure from prominent voices in the gay community over his decision not to call the issue to a vote last week.
State Rep. Deborah Mell (D-Chicago), one of three openly gay Illinois lawmakers, reportedly has been diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer.
City health officials took to the streets to promote safe sex Thursday morning in recognition of World AIDS Day.
Residents have now been ordered to move out of two of the few remaining single-room occupancy hotels in the greater Lakeview neighborhood.
Reports say an estimated 750,000 people attended the Gay Pride Parade this past weekend, but with the record crowd came reports of major crowd-control problems and even discussion of changing the route.
On the heels of the controversy of a rant that drew fury at Tracy Morgan of “30 Rock” fame, another comedian has been taken to task for using anti-gay slurs in his act – this time in a Chicago show.
A published report says the executive producer who wants to bring a reality TV series to Chicago’s Boystown has a serious criminal record.
The Cook County Jail is now housing transgender inmates based on their gender identity, rather than their sex at birth.