Top Trending: July 15 - 21, 2012
July 22, 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.
Missouri Eagle Scout loses Boy Scout job after coming out
A Missouri Eagle Scout was stripped of his Boy Scout honor and fired from his job at a summer camp after coming out gay.
Theatre: Skin and steam come to the stages of Uptown
Small town boy comes to the big city to find life, love and sexual freedom -- it's the classic gay plotline, a story told again and again with many variations. Two such tales are currently being told on stages in Uptown; one gives audiences a peek inside the bedroom of a pair of lovers in the golden era of post-Stonewall, pre-AIDS New York City and the other takes viewers on a zany, Alice In Wonderland-inspired tour of Chicago's famous Halsted Street bathhouse.
Laura Ricketts talks Super PAC and family politics
Chicago Cubs co-owner Laura Ricketts discussed LPAC, the new lesbian Super PAC she created with Chicago businesswoman Sarah Schmidt, family politics and baseball with WBEZ radio on Wednesday.
Target selling wedding cards for gay couples
Target has started to sell a line of wedding cards for gay and lesbian couples.
Chick-Fil-A's Dan Cathy concedes his company opposes gay marriage
Dan Cathy, president of Chick-Fil-A, has conceded that his company is opposed to gay marriage.
AT&T exec, Boy Scout board member opposes gay scouting ban
Randall Stephenson, CEO of AT&T and an executive board member with the Boy Scouts of America, wants the nonprofit to lift its ban against gay members and leaders.
Critical Thinking: Diversity and the many faces of coming out
In recent days, we've seen some very high profile people come out in many different fields- like CNN's Anderson Cooper, R&B Singer Frank Ocean, Jamaican Singer Diana King, and Olympic Soccer player Megan Rapinoe. While Cooper may have received the most attention, I think all of these stories have a greater impact than many in the media are giving them credit for.
FDA approves first drug for reducing the risk of acquiring HIV
On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Truvada, the first drug to reduce the risk of HIV infection in uninfected individuals who are at high risk of HIV infection.
Heat advisory today with highs around 100
A heat advisory has been issued for the Chicago area today, with highs around 100 degrees. The heat index could reach 110 degrees.
Three men get five years in beating of gay youth Brandon White
Three young men have been sentenced to five years in prison for the beating of Brandon White, a gay man, on an Atlanta street corner.
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