The Palm Card is a weekend rundown of our top news stories based on pageviews and viral impact in the community.
5. Queer activists aim to ‘Take back Pride’; protest within parade
A small group of queer activists gathered to make signs and banners in Logan Square Wednesday night as part of their plan to protest against large corporate involvement in the Chicago Pride Parade, anti-gay Christian bigotry and to call out racism in Boystown.
4. Man charged in Boystown attack involving man, cop
A Bronzeville man has been charged in connection with an attack in the Boystown neighborhood that injured one man and left a cop wounded while making an arrest early Monday morning — several hours after the Chicago Pride Parade ended.
3. Dyke March 2012 finds acceptance in Uptown
Inclusion was the name of the game at this year’s Dyke March, which kicked off the first of its two year stint in the Uptown neighborhood on the city’s North Side.
2. Boystown vigil held for lesbian couple shot in Texas
Members of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church hosted a candlelight vigil Wednesday as showing of mourning and support for a lesbian couple shot in Portland, Texas June 23. One of the victims, Mollie Judith Olgin, 19, was killed in the attack.
1. Officer, others injured in post-pride parade violence
A Chicago Police officer was injured while making an arrest and at least one person was reportedly stabbed during multiple incidents overnight in the Boystown neighborhood, hours after the Chicago Pride Parade dissolved.