Posts tagged "LGBT"

Respect the Passing of Fred Phelps

Thumbnail image for 'Respect the Passing of Fred Phelps'
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 »

Absolute Wrapture, Absolutely Fabulous!

Absolute Wrapture, Absolutely Fabulous!
Chicago House and Social Service Agency and Event Chairs J.P. Anderson, Matthew Harvat, David Kaufman, Dennis Remer, Tom Segal and Sean Ward invite you to Chicago House’s favorite winter tradition – Absolut Wrapture – now celebrating 12 fantastic years! Enjoy signature, sky-high cocktails while tasting delicious hors d’oeuvres. Procure one-of-a-kind works of art from our... Read more »

Scarlet Bar Chicago Celebrates Six Years!

Scarlet Bar Chicago Celebrates Six Years!
With a three-day-weekend on the approach, I’d imagine many of you in the city of Chicago are on the lookout for some fun plans. Chicago’s LGBT nightlife does in fact provide a ton of fun. Celebrating six years of action packed parties and pant less dance off’s, Scarlet Chicago is gearing up for one heck... Read more »
Advertisement:

Plans in Gay Chicago?

Plans in Gay Chicago?
                  Take a moment to get out and about. There are a number of fun activities and community events this weekend. Be sure to checkout ChicagoPride.com’s CalendarQ for up-to-the-minute information.  

Thank Starbucks cards outpace boycott pledges

After the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), the nation’s most vociferous opponent of gay marriage, launched its Dump Starbucks protest on Wednesday, a counter protest thanking Starbucks was launched by the group SumOfUs.org. NOM launched its boycott after Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz defended the company’s decision. Read more of OnTopMag.com‘s article on GoPride.com

Weekend Plans?

Weekend Plans?
                  Although Chicago weather has cooled down a bit, there are a number of fun activities and community events this weekend. Be sure to checkout ChicagoPride.com’s CalendarQ for up-to-the-minute information.  
Advertisement:

Elizabeth Taylor dies at age 79

Elizabeth Taylor dies at age 79
Taylor and Rock Hudson ABC News and CNN have confirmed that Elizabeth Taylor died this morning of congestive heart failure. She was 79.   Taylor entered Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles two months ago for treatment of symptoms of congestive heart failure.   A true representative of the LGBT community; when doing so was... Read more »

Obama declares DOMA unconstitutional

President Barack Obama yesterday ordered the Department of Justice (DOJ) to drop the government’s defense of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), declaring that he and the DOJ now believe the law to be unconstitutional. This decision is a major victory for the LGBT community. Previously, the Administration had aggressively defended DOMA in the courts and today’s... Read more »

Coming out party hosted by gay-welcoming church

Coming out party hosted by gay-welcoming church
  The news lately is full of young people being bullied into exclusion or suicide because they’re gay, lesbian, or transgender. In the midst of this hatred and fear, a new Chicago based church is at the forefront of doing something about it. Urban Village Church, a brand new church with Downtown and Wicker Park campuses–wants the... Read more »
Advertisement:

Illinois voter registration deadline is today

The November 2 general election is just four weeks from away, which means the deadline to registered to vote is today, Oct. 5. Equality Illinois, a gay rights advocacy group, considers this an important election for LGBT rights in Illinois.  Voters in this election will elect candidates for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state,... Read more »
  • ChicagoNow is full of win

    Welcome to ChicagoNow.

    Meet our bloggers,
    post comments, or
    pitch your blog idea.

  • Advertisement:
  • Meet The Blogger

    Bill Pritchard

    Sr. Vice President Community Affairs, GoPride.com

  • Recent posts

  • Tags

  • Latest on ChicagoNow

  • Advertisement:
  • Fresh Chicago News