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Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Leonardo DiCaprio turned down 'Brokeback Mountain'
July 20, 2018

In a new interview, director Gus Van Sant reveals that several A-list actors turned down lead roles in Brokeback Mountain.

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MLB won't suspend Brewers pitcher Josh Hader for 'I Hate Gay People' tweet
July 20, 2018

Major League Baseball (MLB) won't suspend Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Josh Hader over old homophobic and racist tweets that resurfaced this week.

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Todrick Hall, MAX, and Betty Who among entertainers for Market Days, Aug. 11-12
July 19, 2018

A diverse lineup of entertainers are pegged to take the stages at Market Days 2018 as organizers release the entertainment line-up for the popular two-day street festival in Boystown this August.

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Out lawmaker Brian Sims says he serves with 'over a dozen closeted members'
July 19, 2018

In a recent interview, Pennsylvania State Representative Brian Sims said that he serves with "over a dozen closeted members."

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Jesus Miranda talks President Obama, fashion shows, conchas and pizza
July 19, 2018

Jesus Miranda has worked for Bon Appetite, located at the Art Institute of Chicago, for about five years, highlighted by a brush with President Obama, who was there for a dinner/interview.

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'View From The Top' raises funds for Ride For AIDS Chicago
July 17, 2018

Despite a brief rain shower, the annual "View From The Top" fundraiser on Sunday, July 15, was a resounding success, particularly financially, for the Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN), as riders and crew for the upcoming Ride For AIDS Chicago (Sept. 8-9) joined hundreds of others for a five-hour, mostly sun-filled party on the rooftop of a Boystown apartment building.

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CVS fires 2 employees involved in calling 911 on black woman over coupon
July 17, 2018

CVS has fired 2 employees involved in calling police on a black woman over a coupon.

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Turner Classic Movies to celebrate Tab Hunter's life with eight-film marathon
July 15, 2018

Turner Classic Movies will play tribute to Tab Hunter's life and Hollywood career with an eight-film marathon on Friday, July 20.

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Steve Grand says he met Adam Lambert after soaking in a hot tub, Elton John backstage
July 15, 2018

Singer-songwriter Steve Grand revealed in a recent interview how he met fellow out singers Adam Lambert and Elton John.

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Million Dollar Quartet prequel, Heartbreak Hotel, opens tonight
July 15, 2018

Heartbreak Hotel, follows the tender story of Elvis Presley in the early years of his career as he and Sam Phillips create the music that will forever change their lives.

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Netflix renews 'Queer Eye' for third season
July 14, 2018

Netflix has renewed Queer Eye for a third season.

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Madison, Wisconsin bans 'ex-gay' therapy to minors
July 13, 2018

With a unanimous vote taken on Monday, Madison became the second city in Wisconsin to ban therapies that attempt to alter the sexual orientation or gender identity of gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender youth.

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Former Chicagoan Zach Stafford wins journalism excellence award
July 13, 2018

Zach Stafford was living in Chicago and, admittedly, "was trying to figure out what I wanted to do next as a journalist." He had spent years doing taxing reporting on homicides, crimes and human-rights, and just wanted a project that tapped into the skills he gained from that beat and then apply them to a subject that was more unexpected.

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Illinois Gov. Rauner officiates same-sex marriage
July 11, 2018

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, a Republican, recently officiated a same-sex marriage in Chicago.

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Bernard Cherkasov among Carnegie Corp.'s 'Great Immigrants' honorees
July 11, 2018

Bernard Cherkasov, the executive director of Chicago's Cradles to Crayons, is one of 38 naturalized citizens honored by the Carnegie Corp. of New York in its annual list of "Great Immigrants."

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Olly Alexander says now is 'best time' to be a gay artist, but barriers remain
July 11, 2018

Olly Alexander, the 27-year-old out frontman for Years & Years, believes now is the best time to be an openly gay artist.

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With control in hand, drone in air, Bradley French brings breathtaking views, videos
July 10, 2018

Bradley French has gone airborne to bring a new, modern look – he produces brilliant drone videos.

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Equality Illinois, LGBT groups react to nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court
July 9, 2018

LGBT civil rights organizations, including Equality Illinois, are reacting to the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Indiana church that called LGBTQ a 'hate crime against God' evicted from building
July 9, 2018

An Indiana church with an anti-LGBT message has been evicted from its building.

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Maine Gov. Paul LePage vetoes bill banning 'ex-gay' therapy
July 8, 2018

Maine Governor Paul LePage, a Republican, on Friday vetoed a bill that sought to ban therapies that attempt to alter the sexual orientation or gender identity of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.

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Panic! At The Disco's Brendon Urie comes out pansexual; 'definitely' attracted to men
July 7, 2018

Brendon Urie, the frontman for Panic! At the Disco, came out as pansexual in a new interview.

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Legacy Walk to unveil Tchaikovsky exhibit Oct. 13
July 7, 2018

One of the immortal composers of classical music, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, will join the ranks of such LGBQ icons as Alan Turing and Sylvia Riversa with a biographical memorial in Chicago's award-winning outdoor LGBT History Museum's "The Legacy Walk."

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Sidetrack OUTspoken! featured storytellers for July 10
July 7, 2018

Chicago's monthly evening of LGBTQ storytelling – known as OUTspoken! - returns July 10 with an exciting line-up of featured storytellers.

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Queer Eye's Tan France says he's battled racism in coming out gay
July 7, 2018

Queer Eye's fashion guy Tan France revealed in a recent interview that despite being married to a man he only recently came out as gay to a sibling.

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