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Early voting begins Monday for Chicago elections: Full list of locations

Fifty-one sites will offer early voting and voter registration from Monday., Feb. 9 through Sat., Feb. 21. Sites will be open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Five sites will be open on Sunday, Feb. 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The election is Feb. 24. Voters need a government-issued photo ID to cast a ballot. Voters can use any site... Read more »

Respect the Passing of Fred Phelps

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The Wall Street Journal Digital News Hub interviewed ChicagoPride.com Senior Vice President of Community Affairs, Bill Pritchard to explain why, despite the church’s intolerance for gay people, the LGBT community should respect the passing of Westboro Baptist Church pastor Fred Phelps, who died Thursday. Read More: Fred Phelps, Westboro Baptist Church founder, dies at 84 Additional:... Read more »

Oral Roberts' gay grandson is coming to Chicago

Oral Roberts' gay grandson is coming to Chicago
Randy Roberts Potts grew up in a typical evangelical Christian family, or as typical as life can be when your grandfather is the late televangelist Oral Roberts. “It was a little bit surreal,” Potts said of growing up in one of the most well known evangelical families, hidden behind the guarded iron gates of the... Read more »
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Bush's former campaign manager and RNC chairman comes out gay

Bush's former campaign manager and RNC chairman comes out gay
Washington, D.C. — Former 2004 Bush-Cheney campaign manager and chairman of the Republican National Committee, Ken Mehlman, has come out gay. “It’s taken me 43 years to get comfortable with this part of my life,” Mehlman said in an interview with The Atlantic magazine. ”Everybody has their own path to travel, their own journey, and for... Read more »

29th Annual Northalsted Market Days®

29th Annual Northalsted Market Days®
I hope you will all join me this weekend at the 29th Annual Northalsted Market Days® festival; beginning this Saturday between Belmont and Addison streets. Market Days is the Midwest’s largest two-day outdoor street festival. With more than 150,000 visitors it’s also one of the largest LGBT-centric outdoor events in the country. Spanning four city blocks;... Read more »

Target defends contribution to anti-gay politics

Target defends contribution to anti-gay politics
ChicagoPride.com is reporting the Minneapolis based Target has defended the company’s $150,000 political donation to fund anti-gay politics. Chief Executive Gregg Steinhafel is telling employees of the Minnesota-based retailer that the company’s support of the gay community remains “unwavering.“ Target has come under fire from LGBT groups, including the Human Rights Campaign, for giving $150,000 to... Read more »
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Chicago's LGBT community well-represented in One Man Chicago competition

Chicago's LGBT community well-represented in One Man Chicago competition
Twenty men in the Chicago area have been selected from hundreds of nominations and applicants to compete for the title of One Man Chicago. On Thursday, Sept. 2nd at the Harris Theatre in Millennium Park, one of the twenty men will be chosen as One Man Chicago, who embodies the best of the Chicago area... Read more »

Chely Wright named Grand Marshal for Chicago Pride Parade, June 27

Chely Wright, popular country singer/songwriter is the the Grand Marshal of this year’s Chicago 41st Annual Pride Parade on Sunday June 27 at 12 Noon. Wright recently became the first prominent country music star to state publicly that she is gay. This past month, she appeared on the Today show, Oprah Winfrey, Ellen and in a... Read more »

Legendary Crobar closes tonight

Crobar was a popular gay destination, Anthem party in 2003. (photo by Dave Ouano for ChicagoPride.com) Chicago’s legendary Crobar Nightclub will officially close tonight after “The Last Dance” celebration. Crobar Chicago was made famous by celebrity clientele such as Dennis Rodman and Bill Corgan. Rodman will help close the club tonight when he hosts the party.... Read more »
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Jesus was a compassionate, super-intelligent gay man

Gay icon Elton John is at it again, this time saying that Jesus was a “super-intelligent gay man,” in a resent interview with Parade Magazine. Telling the popular magazine, “I think Jesus was a compassionate, super-intelligent gay man who understood human problems.” Clearly Mr. John has given this a bit of thought saying, “On the... Read more »
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