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Thunderstorms put early end to pride parade, but can’t stop the celebration

Pride parade goers take shelter under their pride flag as rain starts to fall.

Lacey Latch, Managing Editor

July 1, 2019

At the official kickoff point of the celebration, for both the 50th anniversary of Chicago’s Pride Parade and the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York, the crowd was heavily intoxicated and enjoying the music and dancing that spread from the floats to the sidewalks. Everyone was properly covered in glitter...

Video: Pride Parade 2015

People celebrate at the 46th Annual Chicago Pride Parade, Sunday, June 28, 2015, in Chicago. A large turnout was expected for gay pride parades across the U.S. following the landmark Supreme Court ruling that said gay couples can marry anywhere in the country. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Mariah Woelfel

June 30, 2015

DePaulia Online Managing Editor Kirsten Onsgard spent Sunday at Chicago's 46th annual Pride Parade. One giant beach ball, hundreds of rainbow flags and a float full of people wearing nothing but their pride....

Pride Parade draws in millions, celebrates Illinois same-sex marriage law

Charlie Gurion, left, kisses David Wirk at the 45th Annual
Chicago Pride Parade during the parade on Broadway Street
Sunday, June 29, 2014. The event, the first since Illinois' law
allowing same-sex marriage went into effect, has 200 registered
entrants, with about 1 million expected to participate.
(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Amanda Crane

July 6, 2014

Last Sunday’s 45th Annual Chicago pride parade celebrated the city’s first parade since same-sex marriage was legalized in Illinois this past February. The four-mile parade kicked off at noon at Montrose and Broadway and ended at Diversey and Sheridan. An estimate form the Chicago Police Department...

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