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April 21, 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.

The Gourmet Grape in Boystown closed Tuesday as owners prepare to open a new low-key specialty wine and bourbon bar in mid-May.

Los Angeles County health officials have reported a single case of bacterial meningitis in a man, known to be a gay resident of West Hollywood, who has reportedly died from it Friday.

Illinois Republican Chairman Pat Brady Saturday survived a second attempt to oust him as party chairman over his support for same-sex marriage.

In the wake of votes in France and Uruguay, New Zealand lawmakers on Wednesday approved a bill legalizing gay marriage, making the island nation the 14th in the world and the first in the Asia-Pacific region to approve such unions.

Gerber/Hart, Chicago's only LGBT library and archives, will begin moving into its new facility this month, according to an email from the library's board.

United Latino Pride Week returns June 2-9 for its fourth year of community building to create awareness of and celebrate Chicago's Latino LGBTQQIA (that's Latino/a Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Questioning Intersex Ally, for those unfamiliar with the super-inclusive acronym) individuals. ULP Week 2013 kicks off this Friday, April 19, with their popular annual fundraiser Noche de Lotería Jotería at the National Museum of Mexican Art from 6 to 10 p.m.

Caribou Coffee said last week it would close 80 stores and rebrand 88 more as Peet's Coffee & Tea in Chicago and elsewhere. On Sunday, the Lincoln Park location at 2453 N. Clark closed.

Gay activists in Los Angeles are on alert after a West Hollywood man succumbed to a potentially deadly strain of bacterial meningitis.

Reported cases of the disease that causes meningitis among gay and bisexual men on both U.S. coasts have LGBT people across the country on alert, but Chicago officials say that no case has been reported in Chicago.

A Delaware House panel on Wednesday approved a bill which seeks to legalize gay marriage in the First State.

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