Welcome to this episode of the Gay Report. We have
a lot of special things for you this episode. But first the news.

The Global City INdex was released this week naming Chicago as the 7th
most Globally influential cities.

In other news Just when you think you've heard the last on Gay
marriage in Illinois the williams institute at UCLA School of Law
reported last week that legalizing gay marriage in Illinois would give
the struggling state economy a much-needed boost
With wedding bells on the brain, one special couple in Chicago are
competing for the eleven Eleven wedding getaway

The Chicago Department of Public Health has unveiled a comprehensive
LGBT action plan to address the community's varying needs

The city council of South Bend indiana voted in favor of an ordinance
extending employment and housing discrimination protection to gays and
lesbians last week

The Obama administration proposed on Tuesday to recognize same-sex
couples as families on customs forms

In Entertainment:

Saturday Night Live will be adding the first ever openly lesbian
member to it's cast

Speaking of this weekendd with so many things going on in the Windy
City for the LGBTQI members of the city, I thought I would recommend
some of my top picks for the weekend in a segment I like to call
Weekend Report:

This friday starting at noon, the Gerber hart library will be hosting
the goodbye to Granville Book sale to kick off the LGBTQ library much
anticipated move.

For all of your bears and admirers the Bearracuda party is going on
this saturday at, of all places, the Bottom Lounge 1375 W. lake
street. For $10 go dance the night away with a DJ Matt Consola from
9pm - 2am.

And ladies don't worry I haven't forgotten you, on Saturday T's bar is
hosting its weekly ladies night starting at 10pm. With no cover, $5
shots and 7.50 double pints you can surly dance the night away.

And This Sunday is easter, and if easter is your thing Urban Village
Church 610 S. Michigan and A church for me at 1545 W. Morse Ave will
be holding LGBTQ friendly easter services. But if Jesus is not up your
alley, Hamburger Mary's at 5400 N. Clark will be hosting it's weekly
Mimosa brunch until 3pm.

That's all for this episode of the Gay Report and remember, if you
have a story idea or event important to you, let me know at
tj@gaychicagotv.com and don't forget to follow us on Facebook. So,
until next time, stay proud chicago.

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