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.
Chicago Chick-fil-A owner talks LGBT rights with Windy City Times http://chicago.gopride.com/news/article.cfm/articleid/31753129 As the Chick-fil-A controversy continued Wednesday with "appreciation day," the owner of Chicago's only Chick-fil-A location discussed her views on gay rights exclusively with the Windy City Times.
Hamburger Mary's serves up 'hate-free' chicken sandwich http://chicago.gopride.com/news/article.cfm/articleid/31764384 Hamburger Mary's joined the increasing number of campaigns to counter Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy's controversial public stance against marriage equality by offering a southern-style chicken sandwich while advocating diversity.
Chicago Fire teams with EQIL, hosts Pride Night Saturday, Aug. 4 http://chicago.gopride.com/news/article.cfm/articleid/31730625 This Saturday, August 4, the Chicago Fire is hosting Pride Night at their game against the Toronto FC at Toyota Park in Bridgeview. The event is the culmination of the partnership between the Windy City's Major League Soccer team and Equality Illinois, one of the Midwest's largest LGBTQ advocacy groups. It is also one of the first LGBT specific nights to take place in the history of Major League Soccer.
The Civil Rights Agenda files complaints against Chick-fil-A http://chicago.gopride.com/news/article.cfm/articleid/31629456 The Civil Rights Agenda (TCRA) working with cooperating attorneys and on behalf of claimants, filed multiple complaints Thursday against Chick-fil-A with The Illinois Department of Human Rights.
LeAnn Rimes, Eddie Cibrian pose for NOH8 Campaign http://chicago.gopride.com/news/article.cfm/articleid/31629456 Married couple LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian have posed together for the NOH8 Campaign, which raises awareness and funds for gay rights causes, including ending California's 2008 voter-approved gay marriage ban, Proposition 8.
Marriage Equality to be included in Democratic Party Platform http://chicago.gopride.com/news/article.cfm/articleid/31685641 The Democratic party will include a plank supporting marriage equality in its official platform at the upcoming convention in North Carolina, according to retiring Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank.