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September 1, 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.

NFL star and outspoken LGBT-rights ally Brendon Ayanbadejo posed nude for the popular NOH8 campaign.

If necessity is the mother of invention, it also follows that fabulous necessity (and what could be more fabulous than an influx of same-sex weddings) will lead to an equally fabulous invention. Such is the case with Happy Happy Gay Gay, a recently-launched online greeting card company founded by Chicago writer Emily Belden.

Starbucks has moved to the No. 1 position of brands perceived as most supportive of the LGBT community, according to a new survey.

Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble Company, also known as P&G, on Thursday endorsed passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which seeks to prohibit workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Pat Brady, the former chairman of the state Republican Party, announced Tuesday that he was joining the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Illinois to lobby for the passage of same-sex marriage legislation in Illinois.

Televangelist Pat Robertson claims gay men in San Francisco deliberately spread HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, with special rings that cut others when shaking hands.

Televangelist Pat Robertson's latest anti-gay comments have landed him on Anderson Cooper's "Ridiculist."

Cardinal Francis George, the leader of the Catholic Church in Chicago, said this week that he believes gay marriage is not natural.

Outsports, GLAAD, the StandUp Foundation and a number of other organizations are lining up behind a new fundraising campaign to send Blake Skjellerup to the Olympic qualifiers and on to Sochi.

James Franco was roasted for a Comedy Central special taped on Sunday night, with roast master Seth Rogen and celebrity friends dissing the actor about his widely panned Oscar hosting gig and his sexuality.

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