After the parade, a brand new Gay Pride festival will kick off in Rogers Park. June is Pride Month, and events have been going on since the month began. And on the north stage at 1 p. Saturday, look for female impersonator extraordinaire Miss Foozie with her annual Pet Parade. In addition to the mayor and governor, an assortment of other elected officials — including aldermen, local elected officials, state lawmakers and members of Congress, will be participating. And look for floats representing the bars and businesses on Halsted Street, gay rights groups from all around the Chicago area, religious organizations, and an assortment of other local businesses.
June is LGBT Pride Month
Chicago Gay Pride Parade / Chicago Clout June 28, – Chicago Clout
Gay Pride typically involves a series of events and is often capped by a parade involving marchers and colourful floats from the LGBTQ community and its supporters. Before the Stonewall riots, LGBTQ individuals had generally not broadcast their sexual orientation or identity, but the event galvanized the gay community and sparked greater political activism see gay rights movement. Early Gay Pride events often called Freedom Day or Gay Liberation Day were often sparsely attended and encountered protests, particularly because of the outlandish costumes that some marchers wore. In what is perhaps the most-recognized symbol of Gay Pride made its debut at the San Francisco event: the rainbow flag.
Center on Halsted Gallery
June 18, - Volunteer for the group that's been on the front lines for our rights! May 27, - Press conference of Moscow Gay Pride organizers [ pictures ]. May 27, - U.
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