Trending: Milwaukee PrideFest postponed; Pride grows in Buffalo Grove; plus Mimi Marks' remarkable career

ChicagoPride.com
February 2, 2021

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 January 23 - 30, 2021.

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 January 23 - 30, 2021.

1

Mimi Marks had only been doing drag for a few months when she walked into The Old Dutch Mill that night, 35 years ago in Iowa, to compete for the Ms. Waterloo crown.

2

Milwaukee's Summerfest grounds will be a little less colorful this June.

3

Human Rights Campaign (HRC) named its Best Places to Work for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer employees for 2021.

4

Organizers for the 2nd Buffalo Grove Pride Drive on June 6 are expecting about 200 participating community families – about double the number that filled the northwest suburb in 2020 with a successful sea of rainbows.

5

Joe Hollendoner, the current CEO of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and former first deputy commissioner at the Chicago Department of Public Health, will replace Lorri L. Jean as the Los Angeles LGBT Center's CEO when she retires in July 2022.

 

6

A federal court struck down Alabama's requirement to prove gender-change surgery to affirm a person's chosen gender identity on a driver's license or state identification card.

7

A group of Catholic bishops Monday defied their peers by issuing a statement in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth.

8

President Joe Biden on Monday signed an executive order repealing Donald Trump's 2019 ban on transgender people serving openly in the military, fulfilling a key campaign promise less than a week after his inauguration.

9

GLSEN, one of the nation's largest LGBTQ organizations for students, announced its priorities in a campaign message—ahead of Dr. Miguel Cardona's confirmation as U.S. Secretary of Education.

10

On the first weekend after being given the green light for a return to limited indoor seating, Sidetrack and a number of Northalsted restaurants and bars opened their doors to customers.

 

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