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.
Special Report: Rescuing Chicago's homeless LGBT youth http://chicago.gopride.com/news/article.cfm/articleid/27736564 While gay men and women can now fight for their homes and same-sex couples are gaining acceptance and building homes together, LGBT youth across the nation are struggling to find a home. This issue is as old as the Gay Rights Movement itself.
(Photo: El Rescate in Humboldt Park, courtesy Ed Negron)
Former President Jimmy Carter: Jesus never said a word about homosexuality http://chicago.gopride.com/news/article.cfm/articleid/27600025 In his new book, "NIV Lessons from Life Bible: Personal Reflections with Jimmy Carter," the former president talks about his own support for gay marriage, but his unwillingness to force churches to allow same-sex nuptials.
Illinois anti-gay adoption bill voted down http://chicago.gopride.com/news/article.cfm/articleid/27757600 A bill designed to allow religion based discrimination against gay and lesbian couples when it comes to foster and adoption services in Illinois was voted down Friday at the Illinois Senate Subcommittee on Civil Rights.
Gay men arrested on cruise ship humiliated, put in cell with roaches http://chicago.gopride.com/news/article.cfm/articleid/27789169 John Robert Hart, 41 and Dennis Jay Mayer, 43, said that after they were arrested for "buggery" on board a gay cruise in Dominica, they were interrogated, humiliated and tossed into a jail cell with roaches.
GLSEN youth activists gather to support safe schools legislation http://chicago.gopride.com/news/article.cfm/articleid/27799696 On Saturday, March 24th, roughly 40 queer students and allied adults from across the country who "demonstrate superior leadership skills, live in key legislative districts, and have shown an interest in legislative advocacy" convene in Washington, D.C. for GLSEN's 2012 Safe Schools Advocacy Summit.
Mixed results for LGBT judicial candidates in Illinois icago.gopride.com/news/article.cfm/articleid/27715536 Low voter turnout certainly played into the mixed bag of results when it came to electing out LGBT judicial candidates in Illinois during Tuesday's primary.
Out in Chicago exhibit wins Allan Bérubé prize http://chicago.gopride.com/news/article.cfm/articleid/27778644 The Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History (CLGBTH) announced the Out in Chicago exhibition, produced by Chicago History Museum (CHM), as a winner of Allan Bérubé Prize. The award recognizes outstanding work in public or community-based lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer history.