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September 23, 2012
At ChicagoPride.com, Sunday means that it's time to look back at the week in gay news - in and out of Chicago - as covered by the GoPride.com News Staff. The top local and national stories of interest as ranked by popularity on the network.
Chick-fil-A ceases anti-gay donations, offers LGBT statement of respect
Pressures from Alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno have resulted in an internal company declaration by Chick-fil-A that they will no longer fund anti-gay organizations, according to a press release from The Civil Rights Agenda (TCRA) just before midnight on Tuesday.
Dan Cathy denies Chick-fil-A has changed anti-gay practices
Conservative former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee has issued a statement on his website denying that Chick-fil-A has changed their position on funding anti-gay marriage groups.
Paris Hilton blasts gays who have sex with strangers: ‘Most of them probably have AIDS'
Paris Hilton has been caught on tape making homophobic and derogatory statements about gay men who have random sex with strangers even stating "most of them probably have AIDS."
AIDS Run and Walk Chicago, Sept. 30, is personal for participants
Many of the participants in the 11th annual AIDS Run and Walk Chicago have had their lives touched by the HIV/AIDS epidemic and others face it each day. Both can be said for Lisa M. Williams, an HIV Advance Practice Nurse at Northwestern Memorial Hospital who, for the past decade, has walked to honor the memories of her brother John and cousin Tim, both of whom died of complications due to the disease.
Chick-fil-A's agreements "not an end game"
A long summer of protests and counter-protests were capped off this week with the news that the Atlanta, Ga.-based fast food chain Chick-fil-A had agreed that it would no longer contribute to anti-LGBT causes through its WinShape Foundation. The company also said that it would distribute an internal memo that would emphasize that all employees were to be treated equally, regardless of many criteria, among them sexual orientation.
Majority of Americans support gay marriage, CBS News/NYT poll
A narrow majority of Americans support gay marriage, a poll released Monday found.
Windy City Times among top citywide news websites in Chicago
Windy City Times, ranked as part of citywide news websites by Community Media Workshop in their 2012 survey, placed No. 13 in a category that included mainstream newspaper, television and radio websites. The report also divided media into various categories such as neighborhood, specialty, aggregators and arts and culture, but Windy City Times was treated as a citywide website.
Fears over DADT repeal prove unfounded as first anniversary nears
A year after the military ended its ban on openly gay troops, the fears of opponents have proved largely unfounded.
VIDEO: Jesse Tyler Ferguson announces engagement to Justin Mikita, launches foundation
"Modern Family" star Jesse Tyler Ferguson announced his engagement to longtime boyfriend Justin Mikita during a YouTube video for Tie The Knot, the couple's new bow tie line to benefit marriage equality.
‘Take Your Best Shot Against HIV' for TPAN's ‘A Day with HIV' photo campaign
On Friday, Sept. 21 Positively Aware magazine, published by the Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN), asks people to "take their best shot against HIV" as part of their "A Day with HIV" campaign.
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