Top trending this week: Trump skips Pride Month, Ralph Bruneau wins IML, plus Calvin Drent represents Boystown

GoPride.com News Staff, ChicagoPride.com
June 4, 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 28 - June 3, 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 28 - June 3, 2017.

President Donald Trump, who claimed to be an LGBT ally during the 2016 campaign, has broken from the tradition of issuing an annual LGBT Pride Month proclamation.

Ralph Bruneau, Mr. GNI Leather 2016, was named International Mr. Leather 2017 at the annual IML Competition in Chicago Sunday, May 28.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel issues a proclamation recognizing June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride month in Chicago.

Calvin Drent is taking is shaker on the road, as he now heads south for the final rounds of the Stoli Key West Cocktail Classic, believed to be North America's largest annual LGBT bartender competition.

As LGBT Pride Month sparks festivals and political movements around the globe in June, 'Chicago's Proudest Neighborhood' is ready to host some of the city's biggest events.

The Chicago Chapter of American Veterans for Equal Rights (AVER) dedicated the first in the City of Chicago Veterans Monument honoring the service of LGBTQ veterans on Monday at the corner of Addison and Halsted in Lakeview.

The Illinois General Assembly unanimously passed a bill that, if signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner, would prohibit a defendant from using the sexual orientation or gender identity of the victim as a defense against a murder charge.

Randy Mitchell embraces the picturesque view of Chicago from a rooftop along North Halsted Street in the heart of Boystown. The city's skyline makes for memorable photos, with a Sunday Funday backdrop, as cocktails are plentiful and a hot tub is ready to truly enjoy the setting.

The 47th annual Chicago Pride Parade, held Sunday, June 26, 2016 was a mix of emotions under a sweltering sunshine, with the temperature in the 90s: joy, pride and pain.

House Bill 1785, a measure to modernize Illinois law allowing people to change the gender marker on their birth certificate, passed the Senate Wednesday night 32-22. Having previously passed in the House 63-42 on May 25, the bill now goes to Gov. Rauner's desk for his signature.

 

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