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December 30, 2012

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.

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.

Illinois State Senator Heather Steans has said supporters of a gay marriage bill are "close" to lining up needed votes to pass the measure in the upcoming lame duck session.

President Barack Obama "evolving" from supporting civil unions to marriage for gay and lesbian couples has been named a top Democratic moment of 2012 by MSNBC.

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) on Thursday awarded $6 million to 22 community-based organizations that will provide housing assistance and support services in 2013 to persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families.

The election of Wisconsin Senator-elect Tammy Baldwin has been named a top Democratic moment of 2012 by MSNBC.

Momentum for marriage equality in Illinois continues to grow as more than 200 Illinois clergy and faith leaders have endorsed same-sex marriage legislation that could come up for a vote in Springfield before Jan. 9.

Retiring Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank wishes he could have come out gay before 1987.

Frank Schubert, political director for the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), has called Newt Gingrich's recent shift on gay marriage "stupid."

Sam Champion, the weather anchor for Good Morning America, married photographer Rubem Robierb in New York City on Friday.

Two men were the first to marry Saturday in Portland, Maine as the state's new gay marriage law took effect.

Mark Hundahl, a co-owner of gay alternative Frontiers, died on Thursday after losing a battle with cancer. He was 61.

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