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March 6, 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.

The voice behind hits like "Our Lips are Sealed" and "We've Got the Beat" is headed to Boystown this summer as Belinda Carlisle gears up to kick-off the 33rd annual Northalsted Market Days.

In their upcoming web-series "Sex and Love," filmmakers Kyle Thomas and Mikal McLendon set out to explore dating, romance and sex as experienced by Generation Y, especially showcasing the ways in which technology, and our modern landscape, draw the drama, sentimentality and humor out of our search for sex and love.

On Wednesday, Chicago-area native and gay country singer Steve Grand invited fans to invest in his first album through a Kickstarter campaign. As of Friday afternoon, 2,078 backers, which Grand humbly refers to as his GrandFam, have already pledged over $131,000.

Illinois State Senator Kyle McCarter, a Republican, has ended an effort to repeal Illinois' gay marriage law approved by lawmakers last year.

The neighborhood organization that shut down the proposed "straight friendly" OUT Chicago Hotel in Boystown is dissolving, with the group's president blaming costly legal fees and dwindling membership for its decline.

Matthew Dowd, former chief strategist for President George W. Bush, on Sunday described a bill in Arizona as using religion to discriminate against gays.

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn on Friday lauded a federal judge's decision allowing gay and lesbian couples to immediately begin marrying in Cook County instead of waiting until June 1, the initial effective date of legislation allowing same-sex marriage in Illinois.

Chicago's own Glam Tie Media is excited to release a new music video for singer-songwriter and women's football star Sami Grisafe - her fourth officially released video.

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Wednesday vetoed a controversial bill opponents said would allow businesses and individuals to discriminate against gay people.

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott will appeal a ruling handed down Wednesday striking down the state's ban on gay marriage.

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