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The 50th annual Chicago Pride Parade – held Sunday, June 30, in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York – ended early due to "inclement weather," according to Chicago Police.At 3:01 p.m., the Chicago Police Department tweeted: The Chicago Pride Parade has been canceled due to inclement weather.City officials ordered the cancellation, according to parade coordinator Richard Pfeiffer.The parade, as it has in recent years, was expected to draw record crowds, with many saying beforehand...

The governor of Illinois signed an executive order to help protect transgender students on the day that Chicago’s pride parade was scheduled. Governor J.B. Pritzker signed the order on Sunday, creating a task force to address transgender students needs in schools. 25 people will be appointed to the task force and will study what schools in the state are doing be “affirming and inclusive for transgender, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming students.” Their report is due by January of next year. “This...

The parade stepped off just before noon with Mayor Lori Lightfoot in the lead. Severe weather stopped the parade at approximately 2 p.m. Chicago Police announces the cancellation on Twitter at 3 p.m.Floats were moved off the parade route East to Lake Shore Drive.CTA is adding extra trains to get parade-goers out of the area. Updates coming on GoPride.com. source

The parade, featuring 160 colorful entries, steps-off at noon from Montrose and Broadway and will then travel the 21-block parade route before it ends near Diversey and Sheridan in Lincoln Park.Related: Pride parade line-up for Sunday More than 1 million people are expected to move in and out of the Lakeview and Uptown neighborhoods throughout the day.Street closures will go into effect at 8 a.m. and are expected to fully reopen by 8 p.m. Public transportation is highly recommended. Metra and CTA both announced...

Lightfoot, the city's first openly gay mayor, congratulated runners at the finish line, handing out medals and offering encouragement to participants."It's a glorious day and a glorious time to be here in Chicago," Lightfoot told the crowd. "I am so proud and humbled to be your mayor. I am especially proud to be here on Pride Weekend. We have so much to celebrate as a community."We can't give up the fight and think everything is fine because we've made significant strides," she...

Starting today, commuters can purchase a commemorative rainbow-themed Pride Ticket good for 24 hours of service on CTA buses and trains. The special one-day tickets are available at Ventra vending machines in these locations:Red Line at 95th-Dan Ryan, Belmont, Bryn Mawr, Chicago, Fullerton, Grand, Lake-State, Morse, Roosevelt, Sheridan and Wilson; Brown Line at Diversey and Wellington; Blue Line at O'Hare, Damen and Logan Square; Orange Line at Midway and Roosevelt; and elevated lines at State/Lake and Clark/Lake.Tickets are good for...

The 2019 parade, under the theme "Stonewall 50: Millions of Moments of Pride", will honor the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall riots, an event that served as a catalyst for the gay liberation movement.Related: A look back at the Chicago Pride Parade: 1970 - 2018"This year's parade is special because it's the 50th anniversary," parade coordinator Richard Pfeiffer told GoPride.com. "We have some new surprise entries, along with multiple Grand Marshals, which is new this year."Mayor Lori Lightfoot, the city's...

Hey, it was Chicago's mayor, Lori Lightfoot who was spinning in the DJ booth."Mayor Lightfoot indicated she's wanted to stop by Show Tunes for some time, but her very busy schedule hasn't allowed," said Sidetrack general manager Brad Balof.  "Her team contacted us and floated the idea.  (Sidetrack) co-owners Art Johnston and Pepe Pena were excited by the idea."This week's Musical Monday featured many popular LGBTQ videos from Broadway, film and TV mixed into the standard playlist.  Plus, there were performances Monday...

Richard Pfeiffer has been riding along the Chicago parade all 50 years.He watched Chicago's first-ever parade in 1970, was a volunteer marshal at the second, third and fourth parades, and he volunteered to be the coordinator at the fifth parade in 1974.Pfeiffer remains the Pride Parade Coordinator for Chicago's annual Pride Parade, held every year on the last Sunday of June.The parade, he said, "is special for many reasons.""I was barely out of my teens (during the first-ever parade),...

And yet, in spite of the seemingly stagnant waters, there were tell-tell signs of a maelstrom stirring, as two months after Stonewall a raid at the Annex bar prompted a scuffle between patrons and police – at the time it was unheard of for Chicago gays to resist arrest. In another development, a University of Chicago student named Henry Weimoff started a Gay Liberation group on campus.Over the cold winter of 1969/1970 the topic of homosexuality pervaded the local media:...

Related: Rainbow crosswalks arrive in Boystown just in time for PrideThe two-day street festival will feature entertainment from multi-platinum Grammy winner Leann Rimes, Brazilian sensation Pabllo Vittar and Broadway vocalist Alex Newell among others.Related: Chicago Pride Fest brings summer fun to Boystown - 2019 entertainment lineupNew this year, 103.5 KISS FM presents the first-ever Rainbow Run on Sunday. Runners in the drag race are encouraged to wear the most stylish of high heels. The winner takes home $1,000. Register for free online.Over 100,000 people are expected to...

Three stages deliver non-stop live performances featuring headliner and multi-platinum Grammy winner Leann Rimes, lighting up the stage with dance hits like "Can't Fight the Moonlight", "How Do I Live", "Love is Love is Love" and more."By far, the LGBTQ community is one of the best things that has ever happened to me," Rimes told Billboard in 2017. "I am so thankful for all the love my LGBTQ fans have shown me. I hope they feel it coming back from me full circle."Pride Fest kicks off...

Pinta, 13, who just completed seventh-grade at Twin Groves Middle School in Buffalo Grove and was the spearhead for that city's inaugural Pride Parade on June 2, was a special guest on NBC's Today in New York City, along with her parents, Carolyn and Bob.Related: Buffalo Grove Pride Parade a success, will return in 2020They were interviewed by hosts Jenna Bush Hager and Savannah Guthrie – and West came on to deliver a $5,000 grant from Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams."The Today show...

Carmen or a drunk derelict man with his testicles hanging out of his shorts; unpredictable weather – rain, snow, and sunshine, all at the same time; zero parking; and arrogant, rude, snotty, and dismissive civil servants at the DMV.They're given. For better or worse, that's what makes Chicago, Chicago. The city of big shoulders, Carl Sandburg called it. Hinky Dink Kenna put it more bluntly, Chicago is not for sissies ...he was wrong about that – Chicago is famous for its sissies.What...

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