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Minibar’s $20,000 Wedding Giveaway Sweepstakes

What it is: Minibar is teaming up with favorite local merchants in Chicago to put together an amazing wedding package for two lucky same sex couples to win!  In return we ask the guests in attendance to donate a small amount of money – 100% of which will go directly to the MARCH ON SPRINGFIELD Charity. The goal […]

Ten Best International Marriage Equality Ads

We scoured the internet for some of the most brilliant, touching, and powerful marriage equality ads. In a time when Illinois is on the cusp of having same-sex marriage legalized, it’s only natural we’re a little excited. Did we miss some good ones? Post them in the comments! Also, check out our newest edition to […]

Same-Sex Marriage Proposals, Wedding Dances, and Wedding Videos

Here is an adorable collection of same-sex marriage proposals, wedding dances, and wedding videos! You may need a box of tissues nearby for some of these! Enjoy! Did we miss some good ones? Post them in the comments! Also, check out our newest edition to The L Stop: Video! A Beautiful Lesbian Wedding Proposal Sweet […]

The Struggle for Equality Does Not End With Marriage

By Mallorie DeRiggi There is a lot to be hopeful for if you are an LGBT person in Illinois. With marriage equality looming in the balance and hinging upon an upcoming vote coming out of the Illinois State House, the fates and futures for LGBT people throughout Illinois will undoubtedly change if the bill is […]

We Are Not Cookie Cutter Couples!

It’s February, the month of love! And love leads to romantic dates, and romantic dates lead to engagements, and engagements lead to weddings! Whether you’re on the path to getting married, just like to daydream about that special day, or love to capture such moments in timeless photography, you must check out the newly released […]

Stand Up For Equality, New Web Series; Exploring A Same Sex Couple’s Wedding Journey

By Anthony Navarro STAND UP FOR EQUALITY is proud to present, “The Wedding Project,” a behind the scenes look at a local, Chicago same sex couple on their wedding day. The STAND UP team documented Ashley & Erin’s experience of planning their wedding and captured footage of the special day. The web docu-series interviews the […]

Civil Unions V. Marriage

It’s the turning of the tides here in Illinois, as new legislation has been put to a vote introducing a marriage equality act into our fair state. Sponsored by Sen. Heather Steans and Rep. Greg Harris, the bill hopes to have Illinois become the 10 th member of our union to offer same-sex marriage to […]

We are Traditional Marriage, too

These past few weeks, my Facebook newsfeed has been full of Chick-fil-A news stories and every time I turn on the news I’m hearing more from backers of “traditional marriage.” But what exactly is that? What is a “traditional marriage” anyway? At face value we hear that “traditional marriage” proponents support a customary or biblical […]

An engagement story from a 2008 USA softball Olympic medalist

With the Olympics just finishing up and reports of only 22 Olympians (in a field of approximately 11,000) officially being “out” – I called on 2008 USA softball Olympic medalist, Lauren Lappin and asked if she, as an “out” former Olympian and USSA Pride pro softball player, would help encourage our young athletes to be […]

Kate and Katherine

Sometimes, it’s the little things that matter most. It’s hard to always vocalize what love means, how you recognize it. The tilt of a smile, the brush of a fingertip, the raucous laughter at the kitchen sink. For every couple, love is as unique as their individual expression. We at the L Stop want to […]