Shangela, best recognized as the only contestant to compete on three separate seasons of the Emmy-award winning reality series Rupaul's Drag Race
(seasons 2, 3 and All Stars
3), graces the Chicago Pride Fest stage on Saturday, October 2.
Shangela has been performing for over a decade and she's performed at a lot of Pride celebrations.
“We have to remember that Pride was built out of protest because of the inequalities that the LGBTQ+ community faced,” Shangela said
prior to performing at NYC Pride in 2019. “It's important for us to have a voice, and use our voice, and say it out loud and be proud.”
As an actor, Shangela has guest starred on network television shows like 2 Broke Girls
, The Mentalist
, and more. She has appeared in films including Hurricane Bianca
(2016), Kiss Me, Kill Me
(2015), Hurricane Bianca 2,
and A Star Is Born
with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper.
Shangela performs the North Stage at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 2..
The 20th annual Chicago Pride Fest, which is organized by the Northalsted Business Alliance
, runs Friday, October 1 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, October 2 and Sunday, October 3 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on N. Halsted St. from Addison to Grace.
A $15 suggested donation is recommended. Donations support local nonprofits and fund community projects like the Chicago Pride Crosswalks.Pride Fest Schedules: Friday, October 1
| Saturday, October 2
| Sunday, October 3