Chicago Pride Fest Holding Virtual Events, Performances This WeekendThe 51st annual Chicago Pride Parade would have been this weekend.
Doctor Who Survived COVID-19 Is Denied Opportunity To Donate Plasma Because He Is GayDr. Dillon Barron is a frontline emergency room doctor on the city’s North Side. He was also once a COVID-19 patient himself and has since recovered. But when he tried to donate his plasma to help save others, he was flat-out denied because he is gay.
Supreme Court Rules Federal Civil Rights Law Protects LGBT WorkersThe U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that it is illegal for an employer to fire someone because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Scolds Aldermen Over 'Offensive Nature' Of Debate On Study Of Possible Contract Set-Asides For LGBTQ Businesses“It’s not the questions that are the problem, it is the content of the questions, and the offensive nature of the tone and the questions and the ‘concerns,’ – in quotes – that were expressed,” she said.
Richard Pfeiffer, Coordinator For Chicago Pride Parade For Decades, DiesRichard Pfeiffer, a Chicago LGBTQ community leader who had served as the coordinator of the Chicago Pride Parade for decades, died over the weekend.
City Council Designates Boystown Pylons, Legacy Walk As LandmarkThe Chicago City Council on Wednesday officially designated the rainbow pylons and Legacy Walk on the Boystown strip of North Halsted Street as a landmark.
After Years Of 'Verbal And Physical Abuse' Trans Woman Strawberry Hampton Is Released From Prison"I was subjected to verbal and physical abuse every day by the inmates and staffing. Beatings. My clothes cut off me with a knife. I was dragged with shackles on my feet and arms."
Lil Nas X Seemingly Comes Out As Gay On Last Day Of Pride MonthOn Sunday night, the last day of Pride Month, Lil Nas X tweeted about a song from his new album, "7" — and seemingly revealed something about himself that many people didn't know.
Possible Storms Sunday Won't Rain On Pride Parade Celebrations"We'll just have to hope for the best and if it does rain, we'll get a rainbow out of it," Ricky Skaritka, of Roscoe's Tavern, said.
South Shore Line, Metra Add Trains, Offer Lyft Discount For Sunday's Pride ParadeThe South Shore Line and Metra will operate additional trains Sunday to accommodate riders heading to the Chicago Pride Parade.
Chicago Pride Parade Commemorates 50th Anniversary Of Stonewall RiotsThis year's Pride Parade is tinged with reflection of the 1969 police raids at New York's Stonewall Inn and how many believe it sparked the nationwide fight for gay rights.
Stonewall Riots 50th Anniversary: "We Will Be Out, Loud, And Proud, And In Your Face""You can't legislate acceptance. If you are not accepted, you are not safe, and you are not gonna move through this world with the same rights, no matter what, as anybody else ... Our stories are our most powerful tools for building acceptance."
Pride Parade Preparations Continue Through Sunday"You sit back and say 'oh my gosh it’s grown and it’s helped to save lives.' The legacy is that it reaches everybody to live full lives, to save lives, to live full lives as human beings."
19th Annual Pride Fest Kicks Off In BoystownThe 19th annual Chicago Pride Fest lit up Halsted Street in Boystown.
LGBTQ Pride Celebration Will Return To Navy Pier For 4th YearA daylong celebration of LGBTQ culture in Chicago will return for a fourth year to Navy Pier.