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February 16, 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.

Valentine's Day 2013 will be a day to remember for Illinois gay and lesbian couples after the Illinois Senate approved the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act by a vote of 34-21 on Thursday.

The Illinois State Senate today granted a Valentine wish to gay and lesbian constituents seeking legal marriage recognition—the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act passed in the chamber by a vote of 34-21.

With the successful launch of a gay marriage bill in the Senate Executive Committee last Tuesday and the anticipated vote on the Illinois Senate floor on Thursday, Feb. 14, Valentine's Day, Equality Illinois' Justice For All Gala on Sat., Feb. 9, was a timely celebration and call for action.

Chicago singer, songwriter and entertainer Mark Ortega has released an original dance pop single named after the Windy City's own famous gayborhood.

Gay rights supporters and activists demonstrated outside Holy Name Cathedral Feb. 10 to protest Cardinal Francis George's vocal opposition against marriage equality in Illinois.

Some students at Sullivan High School in Sullivan, Indiana are calling for a prom which excludes gay students.

Sean Eldridge, a gay rights activist and husband of Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, is eyeing a run for Congress.

Lady Gaga has cancelled her two Chicago shows at the United Center this week.

Singer Frank Ocean won two Grammys at the 55th annual Grammy Awards.

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