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July 15, 2012
At ChicagoPride.com, Sunday means that it's time to look back at this week in gay Chicago news as covered by the GoPride.com News Staff. The top local and national stories of interest as ranked by popularity on the network.
First of its kind lesbian SuperPAC, headed by Cubs co-owner Laura Ricketts, launches
A new lesbian super PAC headed by Laura Ricketts, co-owner of the Chicago Cubs, has launched to support pro-lesbian candidates and play a role in same-sex marriage ballot initiatives.
Google, Microsoft, Starbucks targeting young consumers with gay marriage stance
Google, Microsoft and Starbucks are coming out to support gay marriage to win over young consumers, a marketing analyst believes.
Ride for AIDS Chicago: Cyclist rides to raise funds and awareness
Despite claiming he is "no cyclist," this weekend's Ride for AIDS Chicago is not 22-year-old Kalman Varga's first multi-day bike ride. Last year Varga rode AIDS/Lifecycle in his home state of California and afterwards promised himself to participate in at least one ride raising money for the fight against AIDS each year.
Adam Lambert in talks to judge ‘American Idol'
Adam Lambert is in talks to appear as a judge on Season 12 of the Fox hit American Idol.
Twenty-two Hispanic groups announce historic support for LGBT families
Twenty-one of the nation's leading Hispanic organizations announced this weekend their endorsement of a public-education campaign aimed at strengthening support for LGBT families.
Chicago Fire soccer team partners with Equality Illinois
Equality Illinois and the Chicago Fire, Chicago's Major League Soccer team, are partnering at a number of events this summer, leading up to the Chicago Fire Pride Night on August 4.
‘Out at Wrigley' National Anthem Contest winner announced
Zachary Kropp has won a once-in-a-lifetime chance to sing the National Anthem at Wrigley Field as part of ‘Out at Wrigley' presented by MTM Chicago and the 2012 ‘Out At Wrigley' committee.
NY commits millions to Bea Arthur shelter for homeless LGBT youth
The city of New York has committed $3.3 million to help renovate a residence for homeless LGBT youth. The residence will be named for Bea Arthur, the star who left $300,000 to the Ali Forney Center in her will.
ChicagoPride.com launches episodic fiction series, Boystown
Celebrating 10 years as the leading provider of online news and entertainment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in the Midwest, ChicagoPride.com today announced the launch of Boystown, a new episodic web series written by Danny Bernardo.
Gloria Jean's Coffee gave $30K to anti-gay marriage group
Australian owned Gloria Jean's Coffee gave $30,000 to the anti-gay marriage group Australian Christian Lobby (ACL).
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