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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, 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...

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...

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...

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...

Equality Illinois' third annual Pride Month kickoff brunch on Sunday.Chicago's first openly-gay mayor said the city has made progress with the LGBTQ community, but there's more work to be done."We still have way too many youth who are homeless who have been kicked out of their homes because they're choosing to live their authentic life," she said.Lightfoot also noted other issues within the community, including healthcare and the fight for transgender rights."This is an undeniably proud moment for the...

A conservative radio host and Christian pastor complained that gay people have stolen the terms “husband” and “wife” from straight people, and straight people are now calling each other “partners” because they’re “weak.” Jesse Lee Peterson discussed South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on his show this past Tuesday, and he got into a rant about how gay people who are married refer to their spouses with words that people have been using for centuries. “Now they’re...

Lori LightfootA new political star has risen in the midwest: Lori Lightfoot, the first ever African American woman, and the first ever lesbian to hold the office of Mayor of Chicago. Lightfoot, 56, was sworn into the office earlier this week. Last fall, she bested 13 other candidates to win the office, coming in first in all 50 of the city’s wards. In her inaugural address, Lightfoot promised to enact her reform platform to the city, the nation’s third largest. “We...

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...

"In this moment, I cannot help but look at all of you and think about what lies ahead and what we can be together,"  Lightfoot told the estimated crowd of 8,000 at the Wintrust Arena."I'm looking ahead to a city of safe streets and strong schools for every child regardless of neighborhood or zip code. A city where people want to grow old and not flee. A city of sanctuary against fear where no one must hide in the shadows. A city...

"I look forward to joining Chicagoans on Inauguration Day to celebrate the start of a new day for our incredible city," Lightfoot said in a statement. "We're building a Chicago that celebrates our differences, inspires us all to be better, and embraces new ideas. There is no limit to what we can do when we all work together."Doors open at 8 a.m. and the event begins at 10 a.m., with the official swearing-in at 10:30 a.m. The event is open to the public...

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