The Palm Card is a weekend rundown of our top news stories based on pageviews and viral impact in the community.
5. Anti-bullying bill fails to pass state Senate
Legislation that would require Illinois schools to create anti-bullying programs and fully explain how they would investigate bullying instances failed to pass in the state Senate Tuesday amid fear it could be used to promote acceptance of homosexuality.
4. International Mr. Leather opens in Chicago
3. Illinois premiere of Prop. 8 play staged at Northwestern University
An ensemble of Northwestern University actors staged the first Illinois performance of the play “8” on Tuesday night. Written by Academy Award-winner Dustin Lance Black of Milk and J. Edgar fame, the production brings actual court testimony from the Proposition 8 trial to the stage after the U.S. Supreme Court blocked broadcast of California’s marriage ban trial.
2. Queer contingent marches in massive NATO protest
Hundreds of LGBTs marched in a queer contingent of demonstrators alongside several thousand others against the ongoing NATO Summit Sunday. A group of nearly 100 LGBT activists held together throughout the march and dozens of other LGBT protesters were mixed within the masses.
1. Two world leaders at NATO conference are openly gay
Two of the roughly 60 world leaders heading to McCormick Place Sunday for the NATO Summit are openly gay.