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February 2, 2014

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.

State Treasurer and Republican Primary gubernatorial candidate Dan Rutherford held a press conference Friday to address allegations made against him by a current employee in his office.

Touche, 6412 N. Clark St., hosted Mr. Chicago Leather (MCL) 2014 weekend. The main contest took place Saturday, when Miguel Torres, 36, was selected Mr. Chicago Leather and will now represent Chicago's leather community during other competitions, including Mr. International Leather 2014.

Susanne Atanus, a candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in Illinois 9th District, is reaching out to the LGBT community for support.

The Chicago History Museum is kicking off its 2014 Out at CHM series Thursday by transforming the iconic venue into a club, blasting house music in honor of Chicago's LGBT roots in music.

Fresh off the success of their second Out in the Park, the boys of Best Gay Cities are excited to bring the very first 24-hour, private LGBT indoor waterpark dance party to the Midwest.

Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN), Chicago's oldest peer-led HIV/AIDS service organization, announced it is not hosting the popular Chicago Takes Off fundraiser this year.

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk will be presented with the Equality Illinois Freedom Award at the 2014 Equality Illinois Gala.

Anatoly Pakhomov, the mayor of Sochi, site of next month's Winter Olympics, says his city has no gay residents.

In his fifth annual State of the Union address delivered Tuesday, President Barack Obama highlighted his commitment to gay marriage.

Elton John, Lady Gaga and Dallas Buyers Club are among the nominees for awards from the 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards.

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