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November 16, 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.

Chicago's first and only female mayor Jane Byrne died Friday. She served from 1979 to 1983.

IMAGE: Jane Bryne in the 1985 Chicago Pride Parade. As mayor, Byrne declared the first "Gay Pride Parade Day" in 1981.

This Sunday, Nov. 16, join Lakeside Pride for a very special one-night-only festive concert: "Women In Music." Featuring female composers, conductors and performers, the show celebrates the many, but often overlooked, contributions of women to music.

Music lovers won't have to wait until Chicago Pride Fest or Market Days to see live bands on Halsted Street, as Halsted's Bar & Grill kicks off its first music series, "Halsted's Live."

Same-sex marriage may have passed in Illinois just one year ago, but a new review of its long-term economic impact shows that gay weddings could help the state rake in more than $100 million extra cash annually.

Citing the rise of HIV infections among young gay men, out actor Zachary Quinto says there's a "tremendous sense of complacency in the LGBT community."

Nick Jonas says he doesn't understand why more heterosexual male artists don't embrace their gay fans.

British actor Ben Whishaw says that he found it difficult to come out with dignity.

Cuts to the number of sections offered for a popular LGBT-related course at Columbia College, which school officials attribute to declining enrollment numbers, helped ignite a controversy that has left some faculty and students questioning the college's commitment to diversity.

Actor Zachary Quinto says his comments about HIV/AIDS and the treatment commonly known by the brand name Truvada, have been misconstrued.

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