Top Trending: Rainbow crosswalks coming to Boystown; Grabbys to honor Mark Nagel; Madonna releases new LGBTQ Pride anthem

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May 5, 2019

At GoPride.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 April 28 - May 4, 2019.

At GoPride.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 April 28 - May 4, 2019.

More than 100 North American cities have implemented rainbow crosswalks to commemorate their local LGBTQ communities and soon Chicago will be one of them.

The show will go on and, yes, there will be a special ceremony to honor Mark Nagel, the co-owner of the annual GRABBYS Award Show who passed away unexpectedly this past February, GoPride.com has confirmed.

Champions of equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Illinoisans will journey to Springfield on Wednesday, May 15, for LGBTQ Advocacy Day and ask lawmakers to pass pro-LGBTQ initiatives that ensure Illinois remains one of the strongest states in the country for LGBTQ equality and inclusion.

Critics of President Donald Trump's "conscience rule" for healthcare providers say it would allow discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

The high-flying, over-the-top life of Cassandro El Exotico is coming to the silver screen this summer with a 73-minute deeply-personal look at his professional wrestling life.

Madonna has released an empowering and uplifting new song "I Rise," the second track of five songs to be released before her upcoming album, Madame X, debuts on June 14.

 

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday approved a bill that seeks to prohibit LGBT discrimination.

Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg and his husband Chasten appear on the cover of this week's TIME magazine.

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In a field of more than 20 ­candidates­—including six Senators, four Congressmen, two governors and a former Vice ­President—@pete.buttigieg (pronounced Boot-edge-edge) has vaulted from near total obscurity toward the front of the Democratic pack, running ahead of or even with more established candidates and behind only @joebiden and @berniesanders. The 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Ind. is a gay Episcopalian veteran in a party torn between identity #politics and heartland appeals, writes @charlottealter. He’s also a fresh face in a year when #millennials are poised to become the largest eligible voting bloc. His platform is “Freedom, Security and Democracy,” which wouldn’t sound out of place coming from a Bush-era Republican yet actually harks back to Franklin Delano Roosevelt. But in order to maintain his momentum, Buttigieg will have to do more to flesh out those ideas. And he’ll have to make inroads with black and Hispanic voters who have so far appeared unimpressed with his campaign. In many ways, Buttigieg is @realdonaldtrump’s polar opposite: younger, dorkier, shorter, calmer and married to a man (@chasten.buttigieg). His success may depend on whether Democrats want a fighter to match #Trump, or whether Americans want to “change the channel,” as Buttigieg puts it. “People already have a leader who screams and yells,” he says. “How do you think that’s working out for us?” Read more at the link in bio. Photograph by @ryanpfluger for TIME

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In a new interview, out British singer Sam Smith reveals he never felt "comfortable being a man."

 

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