| Jun 30, 2013
| 7:03 PM
As Chicago's annual Pride Parade wound its way through the North Side on Sunday, onlookers said there was something sweetly historic about this year's celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court...
| Jul 1, 2013
As we celebrate the Pride Parade in Chicago, I have been reflecting on what the past year has brought to the gay and lesbian community in the Land of Lincoln.
Illinois started the year with the promise of marriage equality on two fronts: We had a solid...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 4:32 PM
By Jessica Reynolds Disgruntled over the House's failure to bring a gay marriage bill to a vote, some activists want to ban politicians from walking in this year's Chicago Pride Parade, according to today's Tribune story. The petition, which is......
| May 21, 2013
| 2:45 PM
The Museum of Contemporary Art celebrated 15 years of performances on the MCA stage with its benefit, "remixed/reimagined."
The evening began with an outdoor reception on the front plaza that included food from some of Chicago's food trucks, plus mini...
| Mar 6, 2013
Dawn Clark Netsch seemed to have been around forever, and so it seemed as if she always would be.
She must have been young once, but from the time she came into my consciousness, 20 or so years ago, she seemed old.
I mean old in a good way, the kind...
| Mar 4, 2012
On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city.
| Jun 24, 2012
| 2:51 PM
A record number of onlookers gathered along the newly re-routed path of the annual Chicago Pride Parade, officials said.
City officials said this year’s parade drew a record crowd estimated at 850,000.
Delores Robinson of the Office of Emergency...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 4:24 PM
Alderman Thomas Tunney (44th) and the chairman of the Chicago Pride Parade said an agreement was reached with Mount Carmel church to push back the parade’s start time. The Catholic church had complained that the parade's new route would interfere...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 1:12 PM
Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George has never been shy about expressing his views on divisive issues like abortion rights and civil unions for same-sex couples.
But gay rights groups say the Chicago archbishop crossed the line when he compared the...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 7:44 PM
Setting off a new round in his dispute with gay right activists, Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George has issued a statement defending his recent comparison of the gay rights movement to the Ku Klux Klan.
George’s initial comments came in...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 6:51 PM
Chicago's Cardinal Francis George apologized Friday for remarks aired on Christmas Day comparing the gay pride parade to the Ku Klux Klan.
"I am truly sorry for the hurt my remarks have caused," George said in an interview with the Tribune. "Particularly...
| Jun 21, 2012
This weekend, the Chicago Gospel Festival and Pride Parade move from their previous locations to expand and add comfort for crowds.
Chicago’s Gospel Festival begins Thursday, June 21st through Sunday June 24th. The festival has moved to the...