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April 7, 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.

As the debate over same-sex marriage heats up in Washington, D.C. and Illinois, Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) announced Tuesday that he supports marriage equality.

Four more acts have been revealed for this summer's popular Pride Fest entertainment lineup taking place this June in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood.

Out at Wrigley and its host committee announced details for this year's event, which is set for Saturday, August 3, when the Chicago Cubs take on the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Julian Bond, chairman emeritus of the NAACP national board of directors, sent a letter Friday urging Illinois lawmakers to grant equal rights to "my gay and lesbian brothers and sisters."

The Chicago Bears on Wednesday denied involvement with the National Organization for Marriage, a group that vehemently opposes same-sex marriage and promotes ex-gay therapy.

Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Indiana) announced his support for marriage equality on Friday.

Brendon Ayanbadejo, who was recently cut from the Baltimore Ravens, said that several NFL players are going to come out sometime soon.

Arizona Senator Jeff Flake, a Republican, said Sunday that he could someday back a GOP presidential candidate who supports gay marriage.

A gay employee of Applebee's in Rice Lake was brutally gay-bashed by the husband of a co-worker, then told by the restaurant's manager he could not return to work due to publicity surrounding the incident, he said.

The daughter of former President Ronald Reagan believes he would have backed gay marriage.

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