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May 26, 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.

Supporters of SB10, or the Religious Freedom and Marriage Act, say they have the support they need to call a vote before it expires May 31.

International Mr. Leather welcomes the leather and fetish world to Chicago this Memorial Day Weekend as more than 50 contestants from across the U.S. and around the world will compete for the title of International Mr. Leather 2013.

In a procedural action, the Illinois House deadline for Senate Bill 10, the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act, was granted a one week extension on Friday.

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) has reported a single case of meningococcal disease in a man, known to be a gay resident of Chicago, similar to those reported among gay and bisexual men in Los Angeles and New York earlier this year.

The Boy Scouts of America's national leadership voted Thursday to approve a plan to accept openly gay boys as Scouts. The ban on gay adult leaders remains.

Late Thursday, the Illinois Senate passed HB 61, which repeals a 1987 law that requires Illinois health departments to report elementary school students' HIV status if tested positive.

As a final vote in the Illinois House of Representatives approaches, President Bill Clinton called on lawmakers in Springfield to extend the freedom to marry to gay and lesbian couples in Illinois. The 42nd president expressed his support in a statement issued Tuesday, noting that, "Illinois has stood for the proposition that all citizens should be treated equally under the law."

Sportscaster Bob Costas believes Jason Collins was the "perfect guy" to become the U.S.'s first openly gay professional athlete.

The black and white tie dinner, a first for Human First, welcomed dignitaries, activists, and other community leaders to a special cocktail reception and awards dinner, which paid homage to those that have dedicated their life to change and equality for fellow LGBT members.

The Puerto Rico House of Representatives on Friday approved a bill which seeks to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

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