The 43rd annual Gay Pride Parade painted the north side of Chicago with some very colorful characters Sunday. Hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets to enjoy the spectacle.
Attendants donned wigs and vibrant clothing that featured all colors of the rainbow. There were drag queens, roller derby girls, celebrities, and even Bozo the Clown. And they were all there in support of equality.
The parade, which is exponentially increasing in popularity every year, featured many new things this year. It kicked off at a new corner in Uptown, on Montrose & Broadway, at noon. More than 200 businesses, organizations, and political groups registered to take part in the festivities. Their floats then worked their way down a new route heading south along Broadway, snaking around the Boystown area of Lakeview, and ending on Diversey & Cannon Drive.