Top trending news this week includes Tracy Baim, Midsommarfest, Out at CHM and more

ChicagoPride.com
May 14, 2017

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 from May 6 - May 13, 2017.

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 from May 6 - May 13, 2017.

1

Tracy Baim, publisher and executive editor at Windy City Times, has been recognized among the most powerful women in Chicago journalism by longtime media reporter Robert Feder.

 

2

Axel Ballesteros recalls the first time he went to a club: the Fort Lauderdale venue was filled with "vibrant energy and (memorable) interactions between the staff and its patrons." He was instantly hooked on the atmosphere: "I knew immediately that was something I wanted to do."

3

Andersonville Midsommarfest kicks off the busy summer street festival season with three days of energetic entertainment, shopping, international food and drink from Friday, June 9 to Sunday, June 11.

4

About $2,000 was raised to benefit The Legacy Project Chicago on Monday, May 8, during A SEASON OF LOVE BENEFIT CONCERT, held at Sidetrack.

5

After over two years since leaving office, former Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has finally unveiled his official portrait.

6

Explore the triumphs of the nation's first officially recognized gay village and examine the neighborhood's underlying social tensions at the Chicago History Museum's Out at CHM program, "From New Town to Boystown to Lakeview."

 

7

With his "near-encyclopedic knowledge of musicals" (NewCity Stage), Jeff Award-nominee and HIV+ director/producer Christopher Pazdernik brings back his annual birthday benefit concert, a benefit for Howard Brown Health.

8

A Republican representative from Missouri created controversy when he said from the Missouri House floor that there is a "distinction" between human beings and gay people.

9

ABC has announced that it will be cancelling LGBTQ-friendly sitcom The Real O'Neals, according to TVline.com.

10

Chicago House presented its 31st Annual Spring Brunch and Fashion Show in the sun-soaked Garden Ballroom atop the Harold Washington Library on Sunday, May 7.

 

 

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