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April 14, 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.

Bucks Saloon, one of the first bars in the Boystown neighborhood, will close this weekend. The popular bar, which is best known for its beer garden, has been purchased by Mark Liberson, owner of Hydrate Nightclub, Halsted's Bar & Grill and Elixir.

Developers behind the "straight-friendly" boutique hotel, which was recently announced for Boystown, presented their plans to the public for the first time on Thursday evening.

Illinois lawmakers head back to Springfield on Monday where a marriage equality bill awaits a vote in the full House. The Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act, which, if passed, would make Illinois the 10th state to allow same-sex marriage, had gained momentum heading into the two-week break.

Actor, singer and songwriter David Cassidy, who found fame on TV's The Partridge Family in the 70s', is the latest entertainment act announced for Northalsted Market Days this August in Chicago's Boystown neighborhood.

The newly formed Chicago LGBT Health Advisory Council on Monday encouraged members of the Illinois House to pass the the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act 'for the health of all our neighbors.'

Actor-director James Franco will be honored for his gay rights advocacy at the 15th annual Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (MGLFF).

The Illinois chapter of the NAACP has endorsed gay marriage in Illinois.

Equality Illinois on Friday called for state Rep. Thomas Morrison, a Republican representing suburban Palatine, to apologize and retract his statement comparing same-sex marriage to polygamy and statutory rape.

Designer Nate Berkus and The Rachel Zoe Project alum Jeremiah Brent are engaged.

Despite a claim that they would picket Roger Ebert's funeral Monday at Holy Name Cathedral, members of the Westboro Baptist Church failed to show according to DNAChicago.

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