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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.

The Simonette Report: Surviving the bullies
http://chicago.gopride.com/news/article.cfm/articleid/28616281
There's now a growing awareness of the bullying epidemic in this country, and many parents and activists are just now realizing that schools and families must do much better to keep young people safe.

Howard Brown officials say agency is ready to grow
http://chicago.gopride.com/news/article.cfm/articleid/28520224
Officials at Howard Brown Health Center said April 16 that the LGBT health agency has restored its financial stability, implemented sweeping technological and administrative changes and is poised to grow into a healthcare center that can serve clients "from the time they're born until the time they die."

After spat, groups press ahead on transgender police order
http://chicago.gopride.com/news/article.cfm/articleid/28594921
Despite a disagreement over tactics that boiled over April 16, groups that have been working to get a comprehensive order on the books detailing how Chicago police interact with transgenders are expressing hope that they will achieve their goal soon.

Windy City Idol in 10th year of showcasing local LGBT talent
http://chicago.gopride.com/news/article.cfm/articleid/28605600
Windy City Gay Idol is kicking off its 10th year of searching for the best amateur LGBT singer in the Chicago area. This highly anticipated annual contest has made a definite impact in both the LGBT and performing communities over the last decade, inspiring careers and bringing performers together.

Center on Halsted responds to transgender woman murdered in Chicago
http://chicago.gopride.com/news/article.cfm/articleid/28541556
Chicago's LGBT community is reacting to news that a transgender woman was found shot and killed in Chicago's West Garfield Park neighborhood Monday morning.

University of Texas will put transgender students' preferred names on official records
http://chicago.gopride.com/news/article.cfm/articleid/28562896
The University of Texas at Austin will soon start putting transgender students' preferred names on all official school documents, including medical records.

Rep. Quigley honors Chicago's Center on Halsted from House Floor (Video)
http://chicago.gopride.com/news/article.cfm/articleid/28584244
U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Illinois) honored Center on Halsted Tuesday afternoon from the floor of the United States Capitol where he spoke about the work of the LGBT community center over the past five years.

Illinois same-sex marriage bill stalled
http://chicago.gopride.com/news/article.cfm/articleid/28488241
State Rep. Greg Harris (D-Chicago) doesn't believe a marriage equality bill he pushed in February will pass in Illinois this year.

Historian: Prominent gay man went down with Titanic
http://chicago.gopride.com/news/article.cfm/articleid/28498900
Major Archibald Butt and artist Frank Millet were traveling together on the Titanic and might have been lovers, new research suggests. Both men went down with the ship.

Spring dance promotes support for LGBT youth in Evanston, North Shore
http://chicago.gopride.com/news/article.cfm/articleid/28509561
After weeks of planning by students, professionals, and allied adults, a dance for queer youth was held in Evanston's McGaw YMCA on the evening of April 14.

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