In Time For Pride, Rainbow Colored Crosswalks"Thirteen of the crosswalks feature the rainbow design that's been a symbol of the worldwide LGBTQ+ pride movement since the 1970s, and the 14th crosswalk at Melrose is dedicated to the transgender community with blue, pink and white stripes found on the transgender flag."
Being Black Or Gay In Chicago Makes You More Prone To Hate CrimesHate crimes rose by 24 percent last year, Chicago police data shows, with gay men and African Americans targeted more than other groups.
Study Finds States With Legalized Same-Sex Marriage Have Fewer Teen SuicidesA new study by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found states that legalized same-sex marriage has a positive impact on LGBTQ teenagers.
Elation In Chicago Over New Tolerance Of Gay Scout LeadersMembers of the Chicago chapter of Scouts for Equality celebrated the decision Monday at a West Loop restaurant.
South Bend Mayor Comes Out As GayThe 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.
Measure To Ban 'Deprogramming' Of Gay Young People Goes To GovernorSen. Daniel Biss sponsored the bill. The Evanston Democrat says mental health associations support the measure that addresses therapies that can cause "mental illness, trauma and can increase the risk of suicide."
Suburban School Board Asks Member To Quit Over Gay CommentsThe Warren Township school board in far north Suburban Gurnee is asking one of its board members to step down for voicing concern about hiring someone who is gay or lesbian as the district's next superintendent, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.
Suburban School Board To Seek Member's Ouster Over Comments On GaysThe board for Warren Township High School District 121 planned to ask board member Liz Biondi to resign Tuesday night, a week after she said the district should not hire a homosexual superintendent.
Gurnee Mayor Blasts School Board Member's Comments On Gays, LesbiansA member of the Warren Township school board created a firestorm last week, when she said the district should not hire a homosexual superintendent.
Local Football Coach Predicts Wide Acceptance Of Openly Gay NFL ProspectUniversity of Missouri defensive end/linebacker Michael Sam came out over the weekend. If he is drafted, as expected, he would be the first openly gay NFL player.
Chicago Area Scouting Officials Endorse Inclusion Of Openly Gay YouthsGay rights activists are pleased with the decision by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America to begin allowing openly-gay scouts, effect near year. Anti-gay activists are not pleased, even though the action maintains a ban on gay leaders.
Report: 4 NFL Players Could All Come Out On Same DayWhen will the NFL have its first openly gay player?
Cook County Sheriff's Deputy Says Colleagues Harassed Him Because He's GayA Cook County Sheriff’s deputy has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against his employer, claiming that supervisors have done nothing to stop his co-workers from making his life miserable because he is gay.
Former Country Club Hills Employee: I Was Humiliated, Demoted Because I'm GayThe southern suburb of Country Club Hills is being sued by one its municipal employees, who is claiming he was humiliated and discriminated against by the suburb’s mayor and former city manager because he is gay.
Former NFL Player Discusses Life As A Gay AthleteFormer 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.