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Menace in NAGAAA World Series

By Nader Ihmoud

September 6, 2011

This year’s North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance Open Division Softball World Series was held in Chicago for the first time since 1983. Teams from 37 leagues across the country meet in a different city each year for the event, created in 1977.The World Series is grouped into four divisions based on level of play. According to the tournament’s website, Group A is the better of the groups and Group D is at a recreational level.The league is for both men and women, but is dominated ...

Not quite equal rights

By Darryl Holliday

December 6, 2010

In the wake of the vote to legalize civil unions, many residents are looking ahead to the future of LGBTQ rights in Illinois.If Gov. Quinn signs the legislation early next year as he has said he will, same sex couples will have the opportunity to have their unions recognized by the state in June 2011. This comes after a long struggle from many groups and individuals in the region to obtain equal rights for the LGBTQ community. B...

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