The Supreme Court ruled Friday that same sex marriages have to be recognized in all states. Illinois made same-sex marriage legal in 2013. Friday’s decision was front and center at Chicago’s Pride Parade on Sunday, which capped off a month of activities for Pride Month. WBEZ’s Greta Johnson spoke with marchers, revelers and LGBT allies about what this decision means for the community. And Tracy Baim, executive editor and publisher of Windy City Times, details what’s ahead in the fight for equal rights.
The Ellen Stone Belic Institute for Women and Gender in the Arts co-presents with the Center on Halsted, Community Media Workshop, and Windy City Times newspaper, Urvashi Vaid, one of the most influential and insightful social justice leaders will discuss her new book, Irresistible Revolution Confronting Race, Class and the Assumptions of LGBT Politics.
Barack Obama is now the last living Democrat whom anyone ever believed was progressive who’s not on board for same sex marriage.Except, of course, that he used to be.Back when he lived here in Chicago and went to dinner with his gay pals and celebrated their anniversaries and such.Back around 1996,