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November 3, 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 former owner of Velvet Rope Ultra Lounge, which was destroyed by a fire last year, has been charged with two counts of arson and one count of insurance fraud.

A complaint filed Monday by Lambda Legal alleges a Chicago cab driver unlawfully refused service to a gay couple after they exchanged a kiss. The driver is accused of trying to force the couple to exit the cab on the shoulder of the busy Kennedy Expressway.

Last Thursday, Oct. 17, Thought Catalogue's "Boys, An Anthology: The Voices, Stories, And Lives of Gay, Queer, And Trans* Men" -- more commonly known as BOYS -- debuted at #3 in essays on Amazon, ahead of David Sedaris, and #1 in LGBT non-fiction.

Last Tuesday, thousands of people braved the cold rain to rally outside the Illinois state Capitol as part of the March on Springfield for Marriage Equality, setting a record as the largest ever LGBT focused rally or lobby day in Springfield.

Singer Chely Wright has described Steve Grand as brave for identifying as gay in his debut single All-American Boy.

A special legislative session called for by Democratic Governor Neil Abercrombie to consider a proposed gay marriage bill convenes on Monday in Hawaii.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Thursday that he would file cloture today on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), setting up for a full vote in the Senate on Monday.

Opposition to allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry has hit an all-time low in New Jersey.

Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto and Jennifer Garner star in a featurette for the film Dallas Buyers Club, which opens in select cities Friday.

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