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January 13, 2013

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.

A Catholic priest from the Springfield diocese headed by Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki, who testified against Illinois' marriage equality bill, is on administrative leave after calling 911 to report that he was unable to remove a pair of handcuffs he'd been "playing with."

Moving swiftly on the first day of Illinois' new legislative session, the sponsors of a marriage equality bill Wednesday filed Senate and House bills that would grant same-sex couples the freedom to marry.

An anti-gay group from Rockford, Illinois has called on Francis Cardinal George, the head of the Catholic Conference of Illinois and the Archbishop of Chicago, to excommunicate Governor Pat Quinn over his support of marriage equality.

CNN anchor and talk show host Anderson Cooper has been named "Man of the Year" by readers of gay glossy Out.

Matt Dallas, the former star of ABC Family's Kyle XY, has announced he's engaged, marking the first time the actor has publicly discussed he's gay.

Grindr, an all-male geo-social network app, has taken a look back at what made 2012 a year for the record books with their Best of 2012 Awards that includes some Chicago favorites.

Don't be shocked if you see a crowd of people without pants riding the "L" this Sunday, it's all part of a worldwide event.

Director David France's How To Survive A Plague has been nominated for Best Documentary at the 85th Academy Awards.

Pope Benedict's anti-gay marriage comments have sparked a White House petition asking for the Roman Catholic Church to be recognized as a hate group.

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh has likened the growing "acceptance of pedophilia" to gay marriage.

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