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April 24, 2016

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.

Jesse Mercado grew up in Crystal Lake and Cary, in the far Northwest suburbs, but he fell in love with Chicago as a kid and knew it was where he wanted to live – and he's been a fan of local dance music since the late-1980s, when he used to sneak into Chicago on Sunday nights to attend the B96 dance parties at the Riviera Theater.

Brian Sommer is preparing for the upcoming kickball season, run by the Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association (CMSA), which will be his seventh and final season as the league's commissioner.

Cradles to Crayons, the national nonprofit providing everyday essentials to children living in poverty, today announced that it has named Bernard Cherkasov as Executive Director, Cradles to Crayons–Chicago.

Republican presidential candidate John Kasich on Thursday reiterated his opposition to gay couples marrying but added that he can accept it.

In a new interview with Vulture, Hollywood actor James Franco says the media is obsessed with his sexuality.

Go-Go's founder and singer Belinda Carlisle on Tuesday said Gov. Phil Bryant is making life "hell on earth" for many Mississippians after signing the state's anti-LGBT bill into law.

After about an hour of public comment, Salt Lake City council on Tuesday voted unanimously to rename a street after Harvey Milk.

Appearing Monday on Good Morning America, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz answered questions about how so-called religious freedom bills affect gay and lesbian couples.

Whole Foods Market is suing an openly gay pastor over claims that he purchased a cake from its flagship Austin store that included an anti-gay slur.

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