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  GAY HISTORY MONTH Putting an end to the myths of Stonewall

Special to Windy City Times. In recognition of Gay History Month, this article appears courtesy of the LGBT History Project and Philadelphia Gay News. For years, people have debated what actually happened that night in June ...


  Brave Space Alliance holds Post Pride Mixer

On Aug. 27, Brave Space Alliance held its Post Pride Mixer at popular lesbian-owned bar Nobody's Darling. The social gathering celebrated past accomplishments while looking forward to new horizons for both the service organization and the ...


  WORLD Ethiopia, London attack, monument vandalized, British royals

Ethiopian LGBTQ+-rights activists said that authorities are targeting venues frequented by LGBTQ+ people in the nation, particularly in the capital city, Addis Ababa, per The Advocate. In addition, LGBTQ+ Ethiopians ...


  Large mob storms Pride event in Eurasian country of Georgia

On July 8, hundreds of counterprotesters stormed Georgia's annual LGBTQ+ Pride festival in the capital of Tbilisi, causing authorities to evacuate the event, Politico reported. In a statement, Tbilisi Pride organizers said they had been forced ...


  WORLD Trans official, Bolsonaro, Pride marches, school policy, Qantas

Symmy Larrat—a transgender woman who is a member of Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's government—told The Washington Blade that the storming of her country's Congress, Presidential Palace and ...


  Pride South Side and DuSable close out June celebrations

On July 1, DuSable Museum and Pride South Side presented Present and Beyond: The Fifth Annual Chicago Black Pride South Side Festival at 740 E. 56th Place. The event was the best-attended of the last four ...


  VP Kamala Harris, husband host Pride reception with GLAAD

On June 28, Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff hosted a reception in partnership with GLAAD to celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month and to urge leaders to unite in the fight for LGBTQ+ acceptance ...


  Mayor Johnson hosts Pride Reception

Chicago Mayor Johnson's first annual Pride Reception was held June 27 at the Chicago Cultural Center's Preston Bradley Hall. Chicago mayors starting with Richard M. Daley have hosted these annual gatherings. Johnson spoke to the several ...


  Pride in the Park kicks off weekend with music, drag and food

Chicagoans and visitors flocked to Pride in the Park, the downtown annual celebration in support of the LGBTQ+ community, on June 23-24. For the fourth year, entertainment company Dreambrite Presents created the festivities, which took place ...


  HHS hosts Pride Summit and celebrates Pride month

--From a press release

On Monday, June 26, 2023, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) hosted a Pride Summit featuring hundreds of advocates and allies from the LGBTQI+ community and leaders from across the Biden-Harris Administration. The ...


  Leaders join Equality Illinois for morning Pride Parade reception

Before the 2023 Chicago Pride Parade 2023, Equality Illinois hosted a reception for community leaders and supporters at Fat Cat Bar, 4840 N. Broadway. Brian C. Johnson, CEO of Equality Illinois... ...


  Chicago White Sox hold Pride Night

On June 21, the Chicago White Sox celebrated its Pride Night. There was a lot of exuberance even though the home team lost to the Texas Rangers 6-3. The White Sox gave Summer T-shirts (created by ...


  Pride North returns to Rogers Park

North Siders and other community members headed to Rogers Park for the neighborhood's Pride North celebration, which takes place each year in the Glenwood Avenue Arts Corridor over the course of Pride Weekend. Photos by Joseph ...


  Rain doesn't slow down 2023 Chicago Pride Parade

A month's worth of Pride festivities culminated June 25 with the 2023 Chicago Pride Parade, winding once again through the streets of Uptown, Lake View and Lincoln Park. More than 200 entrants took part, among them ...


  NHL to abandon themed jerseys because of anti-LGBTQ actions

NHL teams won't wear special jerseys for pregame warmups during themed nights next season—the result of a few players refusing to use Pride jerseys this past season, among other things, according to an NBC News item. ...


  'Our dignity is unassailable': Community readies for June 25 Pride Parade

Despite increasing discrimination against LGBTQ+ people throughout the country, thousands of people are expected to gather for Chicago's annual Pride Parade June 25. The 52nd annual parade kicks off at noon near Montrose Avenue and Broadway. ...


  Queer elders reflect on their time in an evolving LGBTQ+ community

Community members of all ages gathered at Dorothy, 2500 W. Chicago Ave., the evening of June 15 to hear stories from five senior members of the LGBTQ+ community. The standing room only event was hosted by ...


  Pride Fest returns with a rainbow of representation

Chicago Pride Fest took over the Lake View community area of Chicago's North Side once more on June 17—18. Presented by the Northalsted Business Alliance, this two-day street festival featured over 150 merchandise and food vendors ...


  Chicago House hosts Pride fundraiser at Bambola

On June 11, Chicago House Associate Board member Jon Knott in partnership with Dan Alfonso and Ryan Meyers hosted an informal fundraiser for the organization at popular bar/restaurant Bambola, 1400 W. Randolph St. The weekend event ...


  Chicago White Sox to hold Pride Night on June 21

The Chicago White Sox will celebrate its Pride Night on Wed., June 21, when the team will take on the Texas Rangers. Among the planned events are the following: —The White Sox will offer an exclusive ...


  Cubs hold 2023 Pride Night

The Chicago Cubs celebrated Pride Night on June 13 with activations, music, T-shirts and more. For the Pride Celebration at Wrigley Field, the Cubs recognized the Legacy Project, a Chicago-based cultural and education nonprofit dedicated to ...


  WORLD Pride celebrations, puberty blockers, British military, killer sentenced

Gay Pride Buenos Aires is slated to take place Oct. 27-Nov. 4, according to More than 30 organizations and groups host activities that will begin a week before the parade (which is on Nov. 4). ...


  NATIONAL Biden, White House, Colorado Springs, Willi Ninja, Pulse, Prop 8

President Joe Biden plans to appoint a new federal coordinator to address the increase in book bans enacted across different states, among other pro-LGBTQ+ actions, according to CNN. Biden announced the actions during a news conference ...


  Jennifer Pritzker's TAWANI Foundation donates almost $2M to education, research during Pride Month

--From a press release

CHICAGO — June 15, 2023 —The TAWANI Foundation announces grants totaling $1,652,940 to support LGBTQIA+ educational and research institutes across the country in observance of Pride Month. An additional $725,000 ...


  The Den Theatre to host 'Stand Up for Pride' on June 23

--From a press release

Chicago, Illinois — The Den Theatre today announced Stand-Up for Pride, featuring LGBTQ+ comedians Gwen La Roka (she/her), Krystal Ball (she/he/they), Jayleigh (he/him), Princess Gwen Rose ...


  Chicago Fire FC, Chicago Red Stars lose Pride Night match-ups

On June 10—during an evening in which the Chicago Fire FC celebrated its annual Pride Night—the home team fell to the Columbus Crew 2-1 at Soldier Field. The result marked the Fire's first loss at home ...


  WORLD Justin Trudeau, Pride parades, refugees, Oxford professor

Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he voiced "concerns" about LGBTQ2 rights and a democratic reversal in Poland amid criticism he did not say enough as Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki visited Canada, Global News reported. ...


  Chicago Pride event organizers unveil plans, including safety measures in light of increased anti-LGBTQ attacks

Due to the recent onslaught of anti-LGBTQ+ attacks directed at businesses and events this past year, Windy City Times spoke to the organizers of some of this year's biggest Pride Month events in Chicago to find ...


  Chicago Red Stars holding Pride Night on June 10

The Chicago Red Stars will celebrate Pride Nighton Saturday, June 10, when the team will take on the North Carolina Courage at 7 p.m. at SeatGeek Stadium. The first 1,000 fans will receive a Chicago Red ...


  Chicago Fire FC VP Evan Whitfield talks Pride Night, out athletes and the Olympics

Chicago Fire FC has marked Pride Month in at least a couple significant ways. The MLS team recently announced the launch of the Play Proud League as a new addition to the Chicago Fire Rec Soccer ...


  SAVOR Restaurants mark Pride with various offerings

In honor of Pride Month, all Yardbird locations will be donating 50% of proceeds to the Human Rights Campaign from their specialty Pride menu items for the entire month of June. The James Beard Award-nominated Yardbird ...


  Rooftop Out of the Office Pride kickoff honors Legacy Project

On May 31, the LGBTQ networking organization Out of the Office hosted its Pride kickoff and annual fundraiser in the I/O Bar atop the Godfrey Hotel, 127 W. Huron St. The event paid tribute to Legacy Project, the Chicago-based ...


  Cubs' Pride Night on June 13

The Chicago Cubs will celebrate Pride Night on Tuesday, June 13. According to a release, there will be "a party at the ballpark, special entertainment, festive fan activities and other Pride recognitions." There will also be ...


  U.S. Navy takes down Pride posts

The U.S. Navy took down posts celebrating the start of Pride Month from its official Instagram and Twitter accounts, according to The Hill. The service's Instagram account, on June 1, featured a post depicting a fighter ...


  NATIONAL North Carolina, 'Pride Heroes,' school news, gay publication folds, Iowa

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The Campaign for Southern Equality (CSE) and Campus Pride released a report focused on the life, school, and health experiences of LGBTQ+ people in North Carolina. The report's release comes as the North Carolina General Assembly ...


  Writing Queer tour begins at American Writers Museum

--From a press release

(CHICAGO - June 1, 2023) - The American Writers Museum (AWM) launches its new Writing Queer tour that will take visitors through the entire museum, using queer authors as a sort of map through the exhibits. ...


  Artemis Singers' summer performance urges listeners to be 'defiantly optimistic'

The longstanding lesbian chorus Artemis Singers will use their annual summer concert to implore listeners to consciously choose hope in the face of hardship. The performance, "Better Times Will Come," takes place at the Irish American ...


  Pride celebration on June 11 at Prince of Peace Church in Elk Grove Village

--From a press release

The fourth annual Elk Grove Village Pride Celebration will take place on Sunday, June 11 from 2-5 PM at Prince of Peace United Methodist Church, located at 1400 S. Arlington Heights Rd. Prince of Peace is ...


  As Pride Month begins, 2Bears Tavern Group issues statement on allyship and safe spaces

--From a press release

[Chicago, IL — June 1, 2023] As we begin Pride Month, many in the LGBTQIA+ community, and in particular of late, transgender and non-binary people, drag performers, and parts of the leather, fetish, kink, and BDSM ...


  Chicago Fire FC launches Play Proud League; Fire's Pride Night on June 10

Chicago Fire FC announced the launch of the Play Proud League as a new addition to the Chicago Fire Rec Soccer (CFRS) programming. The league is being launched in conjunction with Common Goal's Play Proud initiative, ...


  Target removes some Pride merchandise after receiving threats

Ahead of Pride Month (June), Target is pulling some of its LGBTQ+ merchandise after facing "threats" and backlash from customers, Politico reported. Target's website features hundreds of items as part of its Pride Collection but will ...


  Dodgers re-invite LGBTQ+ group

The Los Angeles Dodgers apologized to the L.A. order of the LGBTQ+ drag group Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence about a week after announcing the group was uninvited to the team's annual Pride Night on June 16—and ...


  Dodgers rescind Pride Night invitation to legendary drag group

On May 17 (the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia), the Los Angeles Dodgers rescinded their Pride Night invitation toThe Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence—a famous LGBTQ+ group that ...


  Chicago Filmmakers to present Reeling Pride Month Film Showcase

--From a press release

Chicago Filmmakers is thrilled to announce the Reeling Pride Month Film Showcase, a special program celebrating Pride Month this June. Presented by MUBI, this showcase is a prelude to the highly anticipated Reeling: The 41st Chicago ...


  ART on THE MART's summer programs include Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project, Pride celebration

--From a press release

CHICAGO, IL — ART on THE MART, an innovative digital art project that transforms a Chicago architectural landmark into a larger-than-life canvas, will introduce two new commissions this summer. Building Light, a new projection by Gensler, ...


  Artemis Singers presents June 10 "Better Times Will Come" Pride Concert and Dance

--From a press release

CHICAGO─Artemis Singers, Chicago's lesbian feminist chorus, will present "Better Times Will Come" Pride Concert & Dance, Saturday, June 10, at the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox Ave. ...


  WORLD Pride parades, Japanese activists, UN expert, anti-LGBTQ+ attack

In France, this year's Gay Pride parade will take place in Paris on June 24 without motorized floats for the very first time, after organizers voted to scrap heavy vehicles along the route for environmental and ...


  Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame nominations extended, participation in Chicago's LGBT Pride Parade announced

--From a press release

The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame announced today, that it will once again be one of the leading floats in Chicago's LGBT Pride Parade on Sunday, June 25. McKinsey & Company will sponsor the Pride float. ...


  Chicago Pride Fest returns June 17-18

--From a press release

Chicago Pride Fest returns June 17-18, 2023, 11 a.m. — 10 p.m., the weekend before the Chicago Pride Parade (June 25). The two-day street festival features live music on three stages, a Youth Pride Space for ...


  Pride Film Fest announces streaming features, shorts, in-person screenings for April, May

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Pride Film Fest has announced its slate of LGBT-themed feature, mid-length and short films through early June. In making the announcement, Pride Film Fest Director David G. Zak said, "This spring, Pride Film Fest ...


  Chicago Blackhawks mark Pride Night, with one change

The Chicago Blackhawks organization again hosted its annual Pride Night celebration, in partnership with BMO, on March 26, as the team took on the Vancouver Canucks. (The Canucks prevailed 4-2.) As media outlets previously reported, the ...


  Blackhawks not wearing Pride jerseys out of concern for Russian players

The Blackhawks will not wear rainbow-colored Pride jerseys during warmups against the Canucks on Sunday, March 26— the team's scheduled Pride Night—because of safety concerns for Russian players, The Chicago ...


  NYC Pride unveils 2023 theme: 'Strength in Solidarity'

--From a press release

NYC Pride announces the official theme for 2023, "Strength in Solidarity," as the kick-off to this year's events and programming. Amidst a backdrop of increased attacks against members of the LGBTQIA+ community, especially in the form ...


An ever growing collection of Pride Photos dating back decades.

More Pride photo coverage   2003


Mother Nature shines on 49th Pride Parade   2018

Milwaukee Pride Fest, Part 1 of 2   2003

PrideFest Milwaukee 2017 sets historic attendance record   2017

More Pride photo coverage   2003

Church coalition hosts Pride brunch   2018

1 million at Chicago Pride, Orlando victims remembered   2016

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