Top Trending: Boystown to get rainbow crosswalks, Pride Parade names multiple grand marshals, and Spring Awakening moves to the suburbs

ChicagoPride.com
May 12, 2019

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 5 - 11, 2019.

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 5 - 11, 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.

Several grand marshals have been announced, with more to come, for this year's parade that marks 50 years since the Stonewall Uprising that changed the course of LGBTQ history forever, it was announced May 8 by Pride Chicago, the organizers of Chicago's annual gay pride parade.

In less than a month Spring Awakening Music Festival will ring in the summer festival season with an incredible lineup and a brand new venue in nearby Hoffman Estates.

Keith Stryker has participated five times in the annual Ride For AIDS Chicago and just as many times in the yearly AIDS/LifeCycle from San Francisco to Los Angeles.

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.

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

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 6th annual Stoli Key West Cocktail Classic Tour struts into Chicago on Saturday afternoon, May 11 – with four local contestants battling it out and celebrity performances by queens from RuPaul's Drag Race.

 

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