Top trending: Chicago shows its pride; Chuck Renslow dies at 87; plus Jay-Z's mom comes out

GoPride.com News Staff, ChicagoPride.com
July 2, 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 25 - July 1, 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 25 - July 1, 2017.

Chuck Renslow, a Chicago gay pioneer and legend who also was a major player in the gay scene worldwide, died June 29 after multiple long-term health issues. He was 87.

The Chicago Transit Authority's (CTA) new colorful 'L' cars intended for Pride weekend have been taken out of service following a deadly accident.

The 48th annual Chicago Pride Parade drew record crowds, as spectators crowded the streets, rooftops and balconies from Uptown to Lincoln Park along the 21-block route to celebrate gay pride on Sunday, June 25.

The 2017 Chicago Pride Parade will be remembered as one of the most lively and exciting in years, said Brad Balof, general manager of Sidetrack – which shined under the Sunday afternoon sun June 25 with its LOVE WINS-themed float.

Police in the Turkish city of Istanbul have enforced a ban on an LGBT Pride march.

U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Sunday said that she was booed by LGBT Pride attendees while having lunch with her son at a New York City restaurant.

Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir is speaking out about his divorce from Victor Voronov.

The pop icon took on the role of substitute teacher at Hollywood's Walter Reed Middle School as a stunt to raise money for school supplies.

On Smile, a track on Jay-Z's new album 4:44, Jay-Z's mother, Gloria Carter, reveals she's a lesbian.

The German parliament, or Bundestag, has approved a bill that extends marriage to gay and lesbian couples, making Germany the 14th European country to do so.

 

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