Saturday Palm Card: Feb. 19 – Feb. 25

The Weekend Palm Card is a reader’s digest of our top news stories of the last seven days based on pageviews and viral impact in the community.

4. Community sets sights on marriage equality at Lambda reception

Lambda Legal hosted the annual Freedom to Marry Reception at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Pilsen Wednesday night.

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3.From Tribune Tower to Boystown: EQIL’s Mitchell Locin

Walking past the bustling office of Equality Illinois on N. Halsted Sreet’s Boystown strip, you may see him through the front window, eating a sandwich from 7-11 and dutifully checking Facebook.

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2. City HIV/AIDS councils to dissolve, Brown steps down from Dept. of Health

The Chicago Department of Public Health announced that the city’s two HIV/AIDS councils, the Chicago Area HIV Service Planning Council and the Chicago HIV Prevention and Planning Group, would dissolve and a single council will form, according to a Friday press release.

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1. Chicago ordinance would create police transgender issues commission, protections

Credit: Joe Moreno

Chicago Ald. Joe Moreno and a group of local LGBT rights activists are pushing for an ordinance that would establish a transgender issues commission in the Chicago Police Department as well as set guidelines for police to follow while handling transgender people.

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