Trending: Lightfoot sworn-in during historic inauguration; IML and Grabbys return; Leather Pride flag introduced 30 years ago at IML

ChicagoPride.com
May 26, 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 19 - 25, 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 19 - 25, 2019.

Lori Lightfoot was sworn in Monday as Chicago's 56th mayor, becoming the first black woman and first openly gay mayor to hold the office.

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Johnny V went to his first Grabby Award Show about five or six years ago, and left with two awards: Hottest Bottom and Best Duo Performance, with Ryan Rose.

 

Seventy-five thousand people are expected to pour into the streets of Andersonville for this year's Midsommarfest according to the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce.

International Mr. Leather (IML) opens Thursday welcoming the leather and fetish world to Chicago this Memorial Day weekend.

Mother Nature has been fickle this spring, but Memorial Day weekend certainly is the kickoff of Chicago's gay summer. The annual International Mr. Leather (IML) is always the start of the fun season locally.

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.

In a recent interview with LGBT glossy The Advocate, out Olympian Gus Kenworthy revealed he has raised $153,000 for his upcoming AIDS/LifeCycle ride.

The Leather Pride Flag, a symbol for the leather community (gay, straight, bi or otherwise), was first presented to the world 30 years ago in Chicago.

Lawmakers in Taiwan on Friday approved a bill legalizing marriage for gay and lesbian couples.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Friday announced a proposed rule change that would roll back an Obama-era policy protecting transgender people from discrimination in health care.

 

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