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Civil Rights

Hillary Clinton Says US ‘Must Be On The Front Lines’ Supporting LGBT Rights Worldwide

by David Badash ● 6:21 PM June 11, 2014
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Hillary Clinton today told an audience of 1500 at the Chicago Harris Theater that the United States must lead the fight for LGBT civil rights worldwide.

Farce

Would You Eat A Burger With A Host? A Chicago Eatery Has One On The Menu

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:19 AM October 4, 2013
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Kuma’s Corner, a Chicago beer and burger spot is offering a “Ghost” burger special for the month of October that features an unconsecrated communion wafer. Would you order a host burger?

News

At Trayvon Martin Rallies Nationwide, Thousands Protest, Demand Justice (Photos)

by David Badash ● 11:05 AM July 21, 2013
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In dozens of cities across the nation on Saturday, thousands showed up, braving sweltering heat and pouring rain to honor the memory of Trayvon Martin and to protest the “not guilty” verdict of his killer.

Arts

Chicago Songwriter Steve Grand’s Song About Gay Love Goes Viral

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 3:26 PM July 11, 2013
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Gay singer and songwriter Steve Grand scraped together the money to make a video of his song “All American Boy” about gay love. It had 1,000,000 views its first week. Watch Steve’s video…

Discrimination

Gay Couple Ejected From A Chicago Cab For A Kiss

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:02 AM June 3, 2013
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A Chicago cab driver pulled over on the Kennedy Expressway last week and ordered gay couple Steven White and Matt McCrea out of his cab. Their crime? They kissed. .

Guns

Banning Assault Weapons ‘Exactly’ Like Castration Says Republican Lawmaker

by David Badash ● 5:50 PM February 27, 2013
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An Illinois Republican state lawmaker unleashed an ugly tirade yesterday, offering an analogy that concluded banning assault weapons is “exactly” like castration.

News

Bachmann Shows Up At Chicago Synagogue, Congregants Walk Out, Donate To Her Opponent

by David Badash ● 5:35 PM October 2, 2012
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Michele Bachmann unexpectedly showed up at a Chicago, Illinois area Jewish synagogue, and when she was publicly welcomed, several attendees walked out in protest.

Bigotry Watch

Lawmaker: Chick-Fil-A Agrees To End Donations To Anti-Gay Groups

by David Badash ● 1:33 AM September 19, 2012
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Chick-Fil-A has reportedly stated it will no longer donate to anti-gay organizations or groups that actively oppose same-sex marriage.

Civil Rights

An American Mourning: A Remembrance of Emmett Till, Rodney King And Trayvon Martin

by Max S. Gordon ● 7:27 PM August 28, 2012
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Emmett Till, murdered fifty-seven years ago on this day, August 28th, in 1955. His death was a crucial turning point for the Civil Rights movement in America.

Guns

Breaking: Media Focus On Empire State Shooting, Ignore The 19 People Shot In Chicago 12 Hours Earlier

by David Badash ● 10:30 AM August 24, 2012
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The media is obsessed with a frightening shooting this morning at NYC’s Empire State Building, but they’re ignoring the 19 victims of gun violence in Chicago last night.

News

Chick-Fil-A: From NYC To San Francisco, Mayors Weigh In On Banning The Bird

by David Badash ● 5:20 PM July 27, 2012
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Big city mayors from San Francisco to Boston to Chicago to New York have all weighed in on banning Chick-Fil-A from their cities, and the results are mixed.

Bigotry Watch

Archbishop: “Gay Liberation Movement” May “Morph Into Something Like The KKK”

by David Badash ● 12:25 PM December 22, 2011
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The Archbishop of Chicago said Sunday that a gay pride parade could “morph into something like the Klu Klux Klan, demonstrating in the streets against Catholicism.”

Photo: Father Arrested After Binding One-Year Old Baby With Duct Tape

by David Badash ● 1:14 PM December 21, 2011
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A father in Chicago has been arrested after he reportedly bound and gagged his one-year old baby girl with duct tape, then photographed the evidence and posted it to Facebook.

Arts

Sacrilege Or Censorship? Christians Enraged by Art with Gay, Religious Images

by Stuart Wilber ● 6:11 PM November 11, 2011
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Christians of the religious right are at it again, trying to censor gay and religion themed art exhibits — such as Hide/Seek — that they deem sacrilegious.