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Chicago Pride Parade 2017 :: June 25, 2017

Chicago Pride Parade 2017 :: June 25, 2017

NIGHTLIFE | Jun 26
Chicago Pride Parade turned forty eight this year and celebrated with over a million attendees from Chicago and the surrounding areas.

AP: Authorities Delayed Investigating Gay 'Demons' Case

AP: Authorities Delayed Investigating Gay 'Demons' Case

NEWS | By Mitch Weiss and Holbrook Mohr | Jun 26
For two years, Matthew Fenner said he pleaded with authorities to investigate his allegations that a group of fellow congregants at the Word of Faith Fellowship church had punched, slapped and choked him to expel his "homosexual demons."

Gay Pride Parades Sound a Note of Resistance - and Face Some

Gay Pride Parades Sound a Note of Resistance - and Face Some

NEWS | By Rebecca Gibian | Jun 26
Thousands of people lined the streets for gay pride parades Sunday in coast-to-coast events that took both celebratory and political tones, the latter a reaction to what some see as new threats to gay rights in the Trump era.

Judge Sides with AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Dismisses Suit

Judge Sides with AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Dismisses Suit

NEWS | Jun 26
A federal judge ruled in favor of one of the nation's largest suppliers of HIV and AIDS medical care, clearing it of wrongdoing in an alleged $20 million scam to bilk the federal government.

Trump Administration Opposing Bid for Syphilis Study Museum

Trump Administration Opposing Bid for Syphilis Study Museum

NEWS | By Jay Reeves | Jun 26
The Trump administration opposes a bid to use unclaimed money from a legal settlement over the government's infamous Tuskegee syphilis study to fund a museum honoring victims of the research project.

McEnroe Blasts Williams: Says Serena Would be Ranked 'Like 700' on Men's Tour

McEnroe Blasts Williams: Says Serena Would be Ranked 'Like 700' on Men's Tour

NEWS | Jun 26
John McEnroe says Serena Williams would be "like 700" in the world tennis rankings if she played on the men's tour.

Chance Honored by Obama, '90s Nostalgia Rules at BET Awards

Chance Honored by Obama, '90s Nostalgia Rules at BET Awards

ENTERTAINMENT | By Krisin M. Hall | Jun 26
The 2017 BET Awards had stumbles, from technical problems during a performance to going well over its planned three-and-a-half hour time slot during the live show held Sunday in Los Angeles.

Jewish Group Cacels Meeting with Netanyahu in Protest

Jewish Group Cacels Meeting with Netanyahu in Protest

NEWS | By Aron Heller | Jun 26
A high-profile group of Jewish leaders cancelled a gala event with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday to protest his government's decision to scrap plans for a mixed-gender prayer area at Jerusalem's Western Wall.

Trump: Not 'That Far Off' from Passing Health Overhaul

Trump: Not 'That Far Off' from Passing Health Overhaul

NEWS | By Hope Yen | Jun 25
Making a final push, President Donald Trump said he doesn't think congressional Republicans are "that far off" on a health overhaul to replace "the dead carcass of Obamacare."

Pride Parade Revelers Feel Need to Stand Up for Rights

Pride Parade Revelers Feel Need to Stand Up for Rights

NEWS | Jun 25
Thousands of revelers wrapped in rainbow flags and wearing rainbow tutus and boas are marching in San Francisco to celebrate diversity but also to protest prejudice and exclusion.


Entertainment

 Review :: The King and I
Chicago, IL

Review :: The King and I

THEATRE | By Christine Malcom | Jun 19
"The King and I" brings its excellent touring version with Jose Llana and Laura Michelle Kelly to Chicago's Oriental Theatre.

RuPaul's Final Four: The Claws Are Out!

RuPaul's Final Four: The Claws Are Out!

TELEVISION | By Scott Holland | Jun 25
I decided to reach out to the four finalists and ask them why they thought they should be America's next Drag Superstar!


Business

The Pain and Gain of Brexit Vote: British Economy A Year On

The Pain and Gain of Brexit Vote: British Economy A Year On

FINANCE | By Caroline Spiezioand Pan Pylas | Jun 25
Few events outside of war can have quite as much potential impact on the economy of a country as Britain's decision a year ago to leave the European Union.


Technology

China Tightens Online Video Controls, Jolting Investors

China Tightens Online Video Controls, Jolting Investors

PERSONAL TECH | By Joe McDonald | Jun 25
Three popular Chinese internet services have been ordered to stop streaming video after censors complained it contained improper comments on sensitive issues.


Finance

Summer Vacation? Lots of Americans Say They Can't Afford It

Summer Vacation? Lots of Americans Say They Can't Afford It

SAVING | By Beth J. Harpaz, Emily Swanson | Jun 20
Forget frequent flier miles, last-minute getaways and even road trips. Nearly half of Americans say they won't be taking a vacation this summer, mostly because they can't afford it.


Style

Surprised? Millennials Lack Confidence in Basic Domestic Skills

Surprised? Millennials Lack Confidence in Basic Domestic Skills

HOME | Jun 25
From installing new fixtures and fittings to wallpapering, changing a fuse or fixing a leak, research into the capabilities of 2,000 millennials saw six in ten confess they struggle to get to grips with even the most basic of DIY tasks.


Health/Fitness

National Resources for LGBTQ Seniors, Family and Caregivers

National Resources for LGBTQ Seniors, Family and Caregivers

HEALTH | By Lainey Millen | Jun 25
All across the U.S., LGBTQ "gay and gray" elders seek out valuable resources and tips to make their lives more comfortable and easier to navigate.


Travel

Club Getaway Announces Camp OUT, July 14-16

Club Getaway Announces Camp OUT, July 14-16

Jun 26
Club Getaway, the original summer camp for adults, has announced an all-new Camp OUT LGBTQ friendly weekend, which will take place July 14-16 in the Berkshire Mountains of Kent, Connecticut.


Nightlife

Chicago Women Celebrate Pride at The Back Lot Bash
Chicago, IL

Chicago Women Celebrate Pride at The Back Lot Bash

SPECIAL EVENTS | By Winnie McCroy | Jun 20
Things are swinging for Pride in Chicago, and the Back Lot Bash is there to make sure it's not just a Boys Town! This Friday and Saturday, June 23-24 in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago.

Vermont Gay Bar Changes Name Under Pressure From LGBT Activists

Vermont Gay Bar Changes Name Under Pressure From LGBT Activists

NATIONAL | Jun 25
The owner of a gay bar in Vermont is changing the name after months of controversy.