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Newell, who is cis, gender nonconforming and openly gay, played trans teen Unique Adams on the hit Fox show's third season. His character was one of the first transgender persons on a network prime time show. Newell appeared in several subsequent seasons, most notably the fifth where he was a part of the main cast.Newell has sung at several pride events and achieved success outside the gay community, performing at Coachella, the Governors Ball Music Festival and BBC Radio 1's Big...

Both the pride parade and the annual street festival return to Boystown. Scheduled for June 22-23, Chicago Pride Fest takes over North Halsted Street every year, turning Boystown into a huge LGBT celebration with four entertainment stages.Music stars Leann Rimes, Pabllo Vittar, and Alex Newell will each perform sets this year at Chicago Pride Fest, the Northalsted Business Alliance confirmed with GoPride.com in March.Now in its 19th year, Chicago Pride Fest kicks off on Saturday, June 22, with Alex Newell, Ultra Naté, Inaya Day, Chicago Gay...

Rimes has been a longtime ally of the LGBTQ community as a supporter of the Elton John AIDS Foundation, Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles, Human Rights Campaign, and The Trevor Project. In December 2010, she performed "The Rose," alongside The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles to remember gay teenagers who took their own lives. She also served as a guest judge on Season 7 of "RuPaul's Drag Race.""I believe in equality," Rimes told PrideSource.com in 2011. "Everybody should be treated...

The 27-year-old Australia-born, Michigan-bred pop star has long been an ally to the LGBTQ community, having performed Pride festivals around the country and lent her voice to fundraising efforts by the Trevor Project and GLAAD."I have been in relationships with both men and women," Who wrote on Instagram in 2018. "I have been deeply, earth-shatteringly in love with both men and women. Just because I happen to be engaged to a man doesn't mean that I haven't found a home within the...

The annual parade has traditionally featured one Honorary Grand Marshal, such as actor George Takei (2006), actress Alexandra Billings (2009), country singer Chely Wright (2010), former NFL player Wade Davis (2013), and professional boxer Orlando Cruz (2018), to name a few.For the first time, there will be an Honorary Grand Marshal, still to be announced, plus a Youth Grand Marshal, several Legacy Grand Marshals and an Organizational Grand Marshal.Molly Pinta, the 12-year-old middle school student who lobbied to have...

Chicago's 50th annual parade steps off at noon on Sunday, June 30.Lightfoot was overwhelmingly elected to lead the Windy City in a historic election on April 2. She is the first African-American woman and first openly lesbian mayor in Chicago's history.During her victory speech, Lightfoot told supporters:"One day, you will stand on my shoulders, as I stand on the shoulders of so many: The shoulders of strong black women, like Ida B. Wells, Gwendolyn Brooks and Annie Ruth Lowery. The shoulders of...

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