Trending: Elijah Daniel's GayBurger gives back; Trixie Mattel to the rescue; plus Illinois first gay Black state senator

GoPride.com News Staff, ChicagoPride.com
February 14, 2021

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 from February 7 - 13, 2021.

Image: GayBurger founder Elijah Daniel (via Twitter @elijahdaniel)

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 from February 7 - 13, 2021.

Image: GayBurger founder Elijah Daniel (via Twitter @elijahdaniel)

Mike Simmons, a Black and LGBT activist community organizer, was appointed to the 7th district seat vacated by Illinois state Sen.

 

RuPaul's Drag Race star Trixie Mattel is saving Wisconsin's oldest LGBT bar, This Is It!, purchasing an ownership stake.

 

Rep. Kelly Cassidy (14th) is upset that Democratic committeepersons chose Mike Simmons to replace Sen.

For those who do not care for football, Super Bowl commercials have become the main event for millions of viewers.

 

More than 100 Black artists are set to participate in the 3-day Black Valentine Cabaret, to spotlight drag performers, burlesque dancers, DJs, musicians, and bands.

 

What started out as a joke by YouTube influencer and prankster Elijah Daniel has since gone viral and is now a real thing - raising funds for LGBTQ homeless youth in Los Angeles.

 

Four Republican House members in Kansas introduced a bill Wednesday that would outlaw doctors from providing gender-affirming healthcare treatments for transgender youth.

QAnon supporters are peddling the false conspiracy theory that COVID-19 vaccines turn people gay or transgender.

Anti-LGBT organization One Million Moms is taking a swipe at a children’s doll and a dating website for featuring lesbians, and popular chocolate eggs devoured by gay men in a springtime ad.

 

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