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July 3, 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.

The 47th annual Chicago Pride Parade opened Sunday with a moment of silence at Broadway and Montrose honoring the victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting.

More than one million people are expected in the Uptown and Lakeview neighborhoods Sunday for Chicago's annual Pride Parade, and organizers are promising a fun, festive and safe experience for participants and celebrants.

The 47th annual Chicago Pride Parade, held Sunday afternoon, June 26, was a mix of emotions under a sweltering sunshine, with the temperature in the 90s: joy, pride and pain.

As you recover from two fantastic Pride weekends, take a moment to check out this "Solidarity" video featuring a host of Chicago's queer nightlife community. In the wake of the tragedy in Orlando, this family of performers, organizers, DJs and more -- including this Sunday's parade grand marshal and Chicago Fire star Monica Raymund and the legendary JoJo Baby -- want to bring awareness to the plentiful and varied queer spaces that refuse to bow to fear here in Chicago.

Federal, state and local officials on Monday dedicated New York City's Stonewall Inn as the first national monument honoring the LGBT rights movement.

Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League, told CNN's Chris Cuomo on Tuesday that he would not follow Pope Francis' advice for Christians to apologize to the LGBT community.

As the 47th annual Pride Parade was winding down in Lakeview June 26, Pride at Montrose was just getting started.

Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, was among the thousands who participated in Sunday's New York City Pride Parade.

The Pentagon on Thursday lifted its ban on transgender people serving openly in the military.

The tears have slowed, but not the sadness and sorrow – that never will for Chicago resident Benjamin Di'Costa, who now has a lifelong tribute to the tragedy at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Fla., during the early morning hours of June 12, when a gunman opened fire at the gay club, killing 49 and injuring 53.

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