Top trending this week: Gallineaux, Grand and Rainbow, plus the largest ever LGBT parade in the Middle East

GoPride.com News Staff, ChicagoPride.com
June 11, 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 June 4 - June 10, 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 June 4 - June 10, 2017.

Randy Rainbow needs to ship a super-sized box of exquisite chocolate to President Trump, followed by a dozen or two red roses to Kellyanne Conway.

Patrik Gallineaux has a high-energy, glitter-filled life as the North American LGBT Manager and Ambassador for Stoli Group, a role that expanded across the U.S. since 2009 when he worked only in North California.

PrideFest Milwaukee will officially kick off Milwaukee's summer festival season on Friday, June 9 and Milwaukee Pride, Inc is inviting guests to celebrate its milestone 30th anniversary with complimentary admission from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on opening day.

Steve Grand is Walking, running and flying these days. And plenty of each.

The 2nd-annual View From The TOP fundraiser for the Ride For AIDS Chicago and the Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN) on Sunday, June 4, drew more than 300 attendees and more than $20,000 was raised.

LGBT ally and singer Belinda Carlisle promised in a "love letter" to the LGBT community to always "stand up" for her LGBT fans - and for her out gay son, James Duke.

Equality Illinois launched Pride Month on Sunday, June 4 at Life Creative, 1655 W. Walnut, with a celebration of the leaders who help advance LGBT equality all year round.

The 42nd annual Chicago Pride Parade marched on despite vandalism to some of the floats intended for the parade, though record-breaking crowds in Lakeview seemed too much for Chicago Police to control.

The owners of mEAT are bringing their popular concept restaurant back to Boystown, replacing the nautical-themed Dive Bar, which closed Tuesday after two years in the space at 3345 N. Halsted.

A record 200,000 people from around the world descended on Tel Aviv June 9 to march in the largest ever pride parade in Asia and the Middle East. This year's theme, "Bisexual Visibility," highlighted the important contributions of bisexual individuals to Tel Aviv's thriving LGBT community.

 

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