2017 Rewind: 10 most read local stories of the year

ChicagoPride.com
December 27, 2017

A look at the Top 10 most-read trending local stories of 2017 shows that our readers like a bit of everything - from a national headline-grabbing controversy at the Chicago Dyke March to another successful year at the Chicago Pride Parade, Boystown celebrations and anniversaries to the passings of community heros.

A look at the Top 10 most-read trending local stories of 2017 shows that our readers like a bit of everything - from a national headline-grabbing controversy at the Chicago Dyke March to another successful year at the Chicago Pride Parade, Boystown celebrations and anniversaries to the passings of community heros.

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 21st annual Chicago Dyke March was met with controversy when collective members carrying rainbow pride flags with a Star of David center were told to leave because the flags "made people feel unsafe" and that the Dyke March was a "anti-Zionist, pro-Palestinian" space, reported Windy City Times.

Chuck Hyde, who worked at Sidetrack for 32 years, passed away April 6 in Florida of heart disease.

The cake will be a mix of glitz and glamour, with a splash of glitter, and certainly carry a pineapple flavor. Miss Foozie is celebrating her 20th anniversary.

Dylan Geick has long wanted to be an author. He's been reading and writing creatively for as long as he can remember, and admittedly would tear through books in a single day as a youngster.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation that will modernize Illinois law allowing transgender and intersex individuals to change the gender marker on their birth certificate without undergoing gender reassignment surgery.

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.

Sidetrack celebrated 35 years as an anchor of Chicago's LGBT community at the annual Anniversary Party, held Thursday night, June 15, at the popular Boystown bar.

Klider Hakim is excited and certainly emotional for Tuesday, Feb. 7, when he leaves his home in Uptown and heads to downtown Chicago to officially become a U.S. citizen – a moment he feared might never happen.

To say it's been a roller-coaster ride for Scarlet Bar over the past 10 years would be an understatement. So, when the Boystown bar officially celebrated its 10-year anniversary on Saturday, Dec. 9, glasses were all full and the music rang out throughout the neighborhood, like usual.

 

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