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May 5, 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.

Illinois lawmakers are facing increased pressure from Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn to pass The Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act, which, if passed, would make Illinois the 10th state to allow same-sex marriage. (Editor's note: On Thursday, May 2, Rhode Island became the 10th state to approve same-sex marriage.)

Legislators have returned to Springfield this week, and numerous activists are asking whether this could be the week that the House will vote to make Illinois the 10th state permitting same-sex marriage. (Editor's note: On Thursday, May 2, Rhode Island became the 10th state to approve same-sex marriage.)

Former defensive lineman Tony Casillas said he played next to gay players on the Dallas Cowboys team in the 90s.

A new hall of fame – the first of its kind in the U.S. – has been established to honor individuals and organizations whose achievements and efforts have enhanced the fields of sports and athletics for the gay and lesbian community.

On Sunday, May 5, the Center for Gender, Sexuality and HIV Prevention at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago is holding its first, and hopefully annual, Safe Space Day at the Center on Halsted.

Washington Wizards center Jason Collins has become the first male athlete in a major professional sport to come out as gay.

Rhode Island became the tenth state in the nation to legalize same-sex marriage after the state legislature approved the measure on Thursday by a final vote of 56-15.

Windy City Times reporters won two Peter Lisagor Awards from the Chicago Headline Club May 3 at the Union League Club of Chicago.

Some Chicago-area black clergy are targeting members of the Illinois House Black Caucus less than a week after its leader endorsed a proposed gay marriage bill.

Celebrating 30 years of institution, The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) commenced its annual Global Convention with a media reception on the 99th-floor Skydeck of Chicago's Willis Tower, Wednesday May 1, 2013.

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