Trending: Golden-Con grows, moves to Navy Pier; HRC, senators call on FDA to lift gay, bisexual blood ban; Michaela Jae Rodriguez makes history

ChicagoPride.com
January 16, 2022

At GoPride.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 January 9-15, 2022.

(Photo: Oak Park celebrates the life and legacy of Betty White. Courtesy: Brad Balof)

At GoPride.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 January 9-15, 2022.

(Photo: Oak Park celebrates the life and legacy of Betty White. Courtesy: Brad Balof)

With fans of The Golden Girls from around the world expected in Chicago for the first-ever Golden-Con: Thank You For Being A Fan, organizers moved the event from the Center on Halsted in the city’s predominantly-gay Lakeview neighborhood to the grand ballroom at Navy Pier.

An accomplished cheerleader in high school who continued in the field after graduating from a northwest suburban school, Mark Stephan is now giving back as the cheerleading head coach at his alma mater.

The COVID-19 pandemic struck Sebastian Mutalib hard, as the Chicago resident lost his real estate job.

Betty White is getting a special celebration in her hometown of Oak Park on Saturday, Jan.

Michaela Jae Rodriguez won a Golden Globe Award on Sunday, making her the first transgender woman to do so.

France will allow gay and bisexual men to donate blood without restrictions starting in March.

A group of senators led by out Senator Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin is calling on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to lift restrictions on gay and bisexual men who wish to donate blood.

During a recent informal Q&A on Twitter, Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg was asked about his experience as a new father.

In a recently posted video, Caroline Cruz, the 13-year-old daughter of Texas Senator Ted Cruz, said that she disagrees with most of her father's views.

 

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