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September 28, 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.

It's no secret that Boystown has been going through major changes over the last couple years, with bars and restaurants closing down and springing up in storefronts throughout the gayborhood. While oftentimes these changes mean bidding adieu to long-established haunts, this weekend Halsted Street saw the return of an old favorite.

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, on Wednesday predicted that the Supreme Court would strike down gay marriage bans.

Get your freak on as the legendary Halloween Parade on Northalsted returns with a night of live acts, curiosities, costume contests and, of course, a parade.

Starting this Sunday drivers will have to pay for parking on most commercial streets in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood, including Boystown and Wrigleyville.

Allowing gay and bisexual men to donate blood can save millions of lives by increasing the total annual blood supply by up to four percent, according to a recent study.

Lakeview Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) Friday shared results of a recent community poll on whether to move the Chicago Pride Parade downtown.

AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) Interim president/CEO, John Peller, was unanimously voted by the organization's Board of Directors as the new president/CEO of AFC. Peller replaces David Ernesto Munar, who stepped down to head Howard Brown Health Center.

Wade Gasque's beautifully rendered Tiger Orange, a story of gay brothers Chet (Mark Strano, who also co-wrote screenplay with Gasque) and Todd (Frankie Valenti aka porn-star Johnny Hazzard) who different paths in life, like Ken Roht's Perfect Cowboy, has the ability to restore a person's faith in the lost art of gay indie American filmmaking.

Pope Francis appointed Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Wash., to be the next archbishop of Chicago. Cupich, a moderate on social issues such as same-sex marriage, will replace Cardinal Francis George, a conservative and vocal opponent of marriage equality in Illinois.

The Equality Illinois Political Action Committee (Equality Illinois PAC) today enthusiastically endorses Gov. Pat Quinn for re-election.

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