14th July 2014
US: Report shows Chicago homeless LGBT youth are in urgent need
10:49 PM — The findings of the Chicago 2014 Homeless Summit, which addressed LGBT youth homelessness in particular, are detailed in a new report that describes the urgent need of homeless youth.
8th July 2014
US: Out-of-state couples struggle to marry in Illinois 1
9:04 PM — Couples traveling across the border to marry in Illinois are finding themselves unable to, due to a provision written into the Illinois marriage law.
3rd July 2014
US: Trans billboard campaign launched in Chicago 1
9:47 PM — Wednesday, the first of 10 billboards highlighting transgender rights was unveiled in Chicago.
25th April 2014
Elton John creates new HIV fund in memory of dance legend Frankie Knuckles 3
1:58 PM — Sir Elton John has launched a new HIV fund for the black community in memory of Chicago DJ Frankie Knuckles who died last month.
6th April 2014
US: ‘Chick-fil-A for gays’ pro-equality fried chicken restaurant opens 9
8:52 PM — A pro-gay fried chicken restaurant that provides free condoms with your meal has opened in Chicago.
3rd November 2013
US: Former owner of gay nightclub accused of setting it on fire 1
11:19 AM — The former owner of a Chicago-based gay nightclub was arrested recently charged with two counts of arson, after he allegedly scrawled anti-gay messages inside the club before dousing the building with alcohol and setting fire to it.
29th October 2013
Chicago: Gay couple sue cab firm after driver evicts them for kissing 9
11:19 AM — A gay couple are suing a cab firm in Chicago after a driver booted them out of the vehicle for kissing.
1st August 2013
US: National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame to induct first class tomorrow 10
8:29 PM — The first US hall of fame to honour gay and lesbian sportspeople will be unveiled tomorrow, and inductees include tennis champions Martina Navratilova and Billie Jean King.
11th July 2013
US: Lesbian couple attacked by ten men in hate crime attack 2
5:19 PM — A lesbian couple in South Austin, Chicago, have been attacked in what police are treating as a hate crime, by as many as ten men, before police intervened.
21st June 2013
US: First inductees announced for National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame
7:12 PM — The not-for-profit Chicago-based National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame, for gay athletes and their allies, has announced its initial inductees, which includes Jason Collins, Martina Navratilova and Orlando Cruz.
13th June 2013
US: Gay Catholics to turn their backs on Cardinal who compared Pride to Ku Klux Klan rally 22
2:30 PM — An LGBT Catholic group in Belmont is set to hold a church demonstration this Sunday to campaign the 'faith based bigotry' of visiting Cardinal, Francis George who previously compared gay rights campaigners to the Ku Klux Klan.
1st June 2013
Video: Illinois equal marriage bill sponsor breaks down in tears during vote delay announcement 9
3:48 AM — Upon announcing that the equal marriage bill for the US state of Illinois would not be called for vote on Friday, the bill's sponsor Representative Greg Harris broke down in tears during his impassioned speech.
Illinois: Same-sex marriage bill withdrawn as ‘not enough votes’ to pass it 9
12:40 AM — The House in the US state of Illinois did not vote on a bill which would have legalised equal marriage, following a tense two days of speculation over whether the bill would be called at all.
31st May 2013
US: Equal marriage bill appears on calendar for Illinois House in last day of session 4
2:16 PM — With only one day left before the current Illinois legislative session ends, a bill to legalise equal marriage has appeared on the calendar for today.
President Obama: Legalising equal marriage in Illinois is ‘the right thing to do’ 1
12:58 PM — With only one day left before the current Illinois legislative session ends, President Barack Obama has said that legalising equal marriage in the state is something he "deeply supports" and the "right thing to do".
27th February 2013
US: Illinois same-sex marriage bill narrowly moves forward 7
5:58 PM — The House Executive Committee barely cleared a bill to legalise same-sex marriage in the US state of Illinois on Tuesday with a 6-5 approval.
14th February 2013
Homophobic bullying study results suggest: ‘It does get better — but not by enough’ 4
12:20 PM — A new study suggests many gay and bisexual teenagers who are bullied at a younger age – are picked on less by the time they reach 19 – but they still remain disproportionately affected by the problem.
22nd January 2013
Chicago: Transgender man prevented from using men’s shower room at spa 18
11:00 AM — A transgender man has filed a complaint with the Illinois Department of Human Rights after the manager of a Chicago spa asked him not to use the men's shower room.
11th January 2013
US: Illinois Senate could ‘fast track’ and approve equal marriage ‘very soon’ 2
3:11 AM — After the new General Assembly was sworn in in Illinois this week, the House Sponsor of a bill to legalise marriage equality in the state said the measure could come to a vote "very soon".
3rd January 2013
Illinois Democrats delay vote on making same-sex marriage legal 3
9:36 PM — Democrats in the state of Illinois have delayed a vote that was planned for today to make same-sex marriage legal. Senator Heather Steans, Democrat State Senator for Mr Obama's home city of Chicago hoped to answer Governor Pat Quinn’s wish that he can sign into law equal marriage as early as this month.