Top Trending: Jan. 26 - Feb. 2, 2013
February 3, 2013
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.
Illinois Senate president wants gay marriage vote on Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day could be the day Illinois moves closer to becoming the 10th state to legalize gay marriage.
Illinois gay marriage push expected soon after February return
Illinois Senator Heather Steans, the sponsor of a gay marriage bill in the Senate, said she hopes to move the bill shortly after lawmakers return in early February.
Illinois Republicans not fighting gay marriage bill
Republicans in Illinois are keeping quiet on a proposal to legalize gay marriage in the state.
Mike Ditka says a gay NFL player wouldn't bother him
Former Chicago Bears coach and ESPN analyst Mike Ditka has said an openly gay NFL player would not bother him.
Brendon Ayanbadejo looks to promote gay marriage during Super Bowl
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo is looking for opportunities to promote gay marriage during the media hype surrounding the Super Bowl.
Chicago Gay Men's Chorus celebrates Valentine's Day with ‘Deep Love' and singing telegrams
On February 7 the Chicago Gay Men's Chorus offers something "less fattening than a box of chocolates, prettier than a pear shaped yellow diamond and easier on your wallet than a prix-fixe dinner": their first ever Valentine's Day show.
Boy Scouts considering dropping anti-gay ban
The Boy Scouts of America, which has gone to the U.S. Supreme Court to defend its ban against gay scouts and troop leaders, may change its policy.
Tennessee woman adopts Elton, the 'gay' dog
Stephanie Fryns on Thursday adopted a dog abandoned by his previous owner because he claimed the dog is gay. Fryns named the dog Elton.
'Gomer Pyle, USMC' star Jim Nabors marries male partner in Seattle
Jim Nabors, best known for playing Gomer Pyle in The Andy Griffith Show and Gomer Pyle, USMC, married his partner of 38 years.
IL Rep. Harris named Chairman of Appropriations Human Services Committee
State Rep. Greg Harris (D-Chicago) announced on Thursday that he has been named the chairman of the Appropriations Human Services Committee, a position he plans to use to maintain vital services and assistance for those most in need.