Windy City Media Group Frontpage News Home
CELEBRATING 28+ YEARS OF Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender NEWS

Search Gay News Articles
Advanced Search
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2014-09-17
Download Issue
  News Index       Archives   About WCMG    Publications    Bars & Clubs     Calendar   Videos   Advertisers    OUT! Guide    Classifieds   AIDS @ 32
 Local | National | World | Politics | Obits | Profiles | Views | Entertainment | Theater | Dance | Music | Film | Art | Books | TV/Gossip
 Travel | History | Marriage | Youth | Trans | Lesbian | Celebrations | Food | Nightlife | Sports | Health | Real Estate | Autos | Pets | Crime

Trans* woman claims self-defense in case Trans* woman claims self-defense in case
Like any 22-year-old growing up in a country that has historically prided ...

Browse Gay News Index   Browse Gay News Archives
  Windy City Times    Download PDF Issue

State Rep. Kelly Cassidy engaged
by Kate Sosin, Windy City Times
2013-01-09

facebook twitter pin it del.icio.us stumble upon digg google +1 reddit email


State Rep. Kelly Cassidy may have one more incentive to make equal marriage a reality this year.

The openly lesbian state Rep. has announced she is engaged to partner Kelley Quinn, after two-and-a-half years together.

Quinn brought Cassidy to front of the Capitol building in Springfield Tuesday night to take a photo, Cassidy said.

"At that point she got very serious, and I knew, and I started crying like a baby," said Cassidy.

Quinn, who works as communications director for Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios, has been in Springfield on a work matter. Cassidy was sworn into the 98th General Assembly Wednesday.

Cassidy, a sponsor of the bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois, posted a photo of Quinn's proposal in Springfield Tuesday night on her Twitter account and Facebook page.

Cassidy said she intends to marry in her home state of Illinois. First, she and other sponsors will have to pass the bill legalizing same sex marriage.

"I got skin in the game as someone said," Cassidy joked. "This is an incredibly personal thing for us. It's sort of weird to have it be both."

Cassidy said that conservative lawmakers who are expected to vote "no" on marriage equality have been congratulating her since the engagement.

"They reacted as if anyone else were getting engaged, and there's progress in that," she said, adding that personal stories drive home the need for marriage equality. "That is what has been changing hearts and minds throughout this process."


facebook twitter pin it del.icio.us stumble upon digg google +1 reddit email




Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily
agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here.
Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you
stay on this page, the more you help us.

Two Chicago teams set for ASANA World Series in Las Vegas 2014-09-18
Polis tries ENDA discharge petition 2014-09-17
Preckwinkle backers gather to support re-election bid 2014-09-17
Gender working group seeks submissions; Quigley has new liaison 2014-09-17
Gay music legend dies; O'Donnell on Boomer List; Staples honored 2014-09-17
Oak Park Area Lesbian & Gay Assoc. 25th anniv. event 2014-09-16
Tomlin honor; lesbian situation on 'Orange'; Whitney CD/DVD 2014-09-16
Nat'l HIV/AIDS, Aging Awareness Day; Richmond, Va.'s, pitch 2014-09-16
BOOK REVIEW The Changing Face of Modern Families: Gay & Lesbian Parents 2014-09-16
Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame selects next inductees 2014-09-16
Illinois Fiscal Crisis panel Oct. 23 at Loyola 2014-09-16
Morten, Bennett launch production company, Focused Media 2014-09-16
Lea Delaria, Artemis at Lakeside Pride Women in Music Nov. 16 2014-09-15
Quigley announces Jonathan "Yoni" Pizer as LGBT liaison 2014-09-15
Faderman, Lazin in Chicago for Legacy Project benefit 2014-09-14
Sky lose to Phoenix in WNBA finals 2014-09-12
Activists cry foul on Rauner "no social agenda" ad 2014-09-12
Rep. Harris honored by Almost Home Kids group 2014-09-11
Writing the Disability Experience: Local to authors read 2014-09-11
By Women For Women to honor Fitzgerald, Washington, McCombs 2014-09-10
ELECTIONS 2015 Openly gay candidate challenges 35th Ward's Colon 2014-09-10
Lesbian wins historic A.G. primary in Massachusetts 2014-09-10
Mr. Gay World; Bahama's Pride shut down; Tom of Finland stamps 2014-09-09
Streisand Channel, Neil Patrick weds, Sam Smith does 'Fast Car' 2014-09-09
ID laws could disenfranchise trans* voters in ten states 2014-09-09
Pres. Obama names lesbian Google exec as top tech official 2014-09-07
Houston Mayor Parker at Victory Fund Chicago benefit 2014-09-07
HRC on departure of LGBT ally, associate attorney general West 2014-09-05
Chicago Sky to face the Phoenix Mercury in 2014 WNBA finals 2014-09-03
Openly gay Latino runs for 35th Ward alderman 2014-09-03
Connor leads new veteran-focused business incubator 2014-09-03
BOOKS Starting from Here; Further Adventures Sissy Van Dyke 2014-09-03
Rosie in baby-boomer doc 2014-09-03
AFC policy show; W&CHF street; lesbian mayor; Transformative Law 2014-09-03
ENTERTAINMENT EVENTS Women's Words Fest; Queer poetry; Reeling 2014-09-03
Guv wants anti-trans bias outlawed; Ark. city's ordinance 2014-09-02
Thad Gerardot: Gay man hopes to make history in Indiana 2014-09-02
Michelle Chamuel in Chicago Dec. 15 2014-09-02
PASSAGES: Healthcare advocate Caryn Berman dies 2014-09-02
Chicago Sky wins double OT thriller; deciding game Wednesday 2014-09-01





Copyright © 2014 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 



 

Trans* woman claims self-defense in case
 
REELING FILM FESTIVAL Max Adler of 'Glee' runs amok in Saugatuck
 
Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame selects next inductees
 
Mother of Eisha Love: Heartbreak and courage
 
Veterans Health Administration opens doors to LGBT vets
 
Windy City Times Current DownloadNightspots Current DownloadQueercast Current Download
Windy City Media Group BlogsJoin Our Email List!Donate Now



  News Index       Archives   About WCMG    Publications    Bars & Clubs     Calendar   Videos   Advertisers    OUT! Guide    Classifieds   AIDS @ 32
 Local | National | World | Politics | Obits | Profiles | Views | Entertainment | Theater | Dance | Music | Film | Art | Books | TV/Gossip
 Travel | History | Marriage | Youth | Trans | Lesbian | Celebrations | Food | Nightlife | Sports | Health | Real Estate | Autos | Pets | Crime



About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video      News Videos      Nightspots Videos      Entertainment Videos      Queercast Videos      Comedy Videos     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group produces Windy City Queercast, & publishes Windy City Times,
The Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community,
Nightspots, Out! Resource Guide, and Identity.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.