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Great “pride outfits” keep popping up all over social media. Part II of our series features more free people from around the world, in different cities and interpeting the rainbow pride theme in unique ways. These two lads (above) were at The Manila Pride March in Manila, The Philippines (above), the longest-running pride event in southeast Asia. Take a look at some of the outfits that people wore to prides, and don’t forget to check back at GayCities for the final...

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...

Two-time Grammy-nominated producer/DJ Steve Aoki will be on-stage at 6:30 p.m, followed by Tamar Braxton at 8 p.m, in the entertainment scheduled released by event organizers.Miss DJ Meg kicks off the festivities at 1 p.m, followed by Todrick Hall (1:45 p.m.) and Coco Montrese (2:30 p.m.).The hosts for Pride In The Park Chicago will be a who's who from the drag scene, including Elektra Del Rio, T-Rex, Veronica Pop, Dida Ritz, Mimi Marks and Fox E. Kim, among others.General admission tickets...

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...

With the help of beautiful weather Chicago Pride Fest 2019 saw record-breaking crowds Saturday and despite occasional showers on Sunday organizer say the strong attendance continued all weekend long."This year Chicago Pride Fest saw record crowds, sponsors and vendors joining us both Saturday and Sunday. Enthusiastic crowds packed the street to celebrate and enjoy the diverse entertainment offerings," Mark Liberson told GoPride.com. "While we had periods of rain on Sunday, it didn't dampen the crowd's enthusiasm, with great crowds at all...

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:...

Miss Foozie will lead a festive procession of dogs and their owners down North Halsted on Sunday, June 23 during the popular pet parade, all part of Chicago Pride Fest."There are so many reasons to cherish our pets and their positive impact," said Miss Foozie. "This is just one opportunity to celebrate the difference they've made in our lives." Always a fun-filled highlight during the two-day street festival, Miss Foozie's 12th annual Pride Pet & Family Parade, starts at 12:00 p.m. from the North...

Multi-platinum Grammy winner Leann Rimes and Austrian-born pop icon Betty Who are among the entertainment lineup for Sunday.Other performers slated for Sunday include Leland, Adam Barta and local favorites Boy Band Review and 16 Candles.DJs Avi Sic, Cindel, and Vlad, among others, will be serving up the beats at the Waveland DJ stage.Related: DJ Cindel spins Pride in Chicago, around the worldIn addition to the non-stop entertainment, the festival includes 60 vendors offering arts, crafts and unique merchandise tailored to the...

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...

Get ready, Hulkamaniacs, Neverluchador is Saturday night, June 22 at The Metro (3730 N. Clark Street) in Wrigleyville, with DJ Danny Verde and DJ Alex Cabot.Tickets are for sale at NeverlandPride.com or in Boystown at Men's Room."I grew up on professional wrestling, then wrestled throughout high school, so this theme means a lot to me," Anthony DiFiore, founder and president of Neverland Events & Artist Management.  "What I love about pro wrestling is, it's like a soap opera for guys. It has the...

Opening at 11 a.m. on Saturday, the two-day street festival turns North Halsted Street into one enormous Pride party with 2 entertainment stages, plus a dance music stage featuring some of Chicago's favorite DJs and drag queens. Plus a whole lot of queer and queer-friendly folks in attendance.This year's festival honors the birth of the pride movement by recognizing the 50th anniversary of Stonewall.Where's the party?One word: Boystown! Once there, follow the herd of excited revelers, or the gaggle of drag...

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