Grag Queen performs Chicago Pride Fest on Sunday

Thu. June 16, 2022 6:38 AM by News Staff

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2022 Chicago Pride Fest: June 18 & 19 in the Northalsted neighborhood

Fierce Brazilian entertainer Grag Queen graces the Chicago Pride Fest stage on Sunday, June 19.  

Grag Queen received universal acclaim from fans and critics for her stint on Queen of the Universe. The 26-year-old performer was crowned the first winner of the competition.

She wowed audiences with her show stopping performances of Andra Day’s “Rise Up” and Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” among others.

Born Gregory Mohd, Grag a staunch supporter of the LGBTQ community in Brasil. 

“We live in a country that kills LGBTQ people more than any other, and our transgender people’s [life expectancy] is only 35 years old and it’s not fair. We are still trying to find some place of peace….I really want to use this platform to make people know that this situation is crazy and it’s real,” Mohd explained. 

Grag Queen performs the North Stage (Halsted & Grace) at 7:15 p.m. on Sunday, June 19.

Chicago Pride Fest, which is organized by the Northalsted Business Alliance, runs Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on N. Halsted St. from Addison to Grace in Chicago’s Northalsted neighborhood. 

A $15 suggested donation is recommended. Donations support local nonprofits and fund community projects like the Chicago Pride Crosswalks.

Full entertainment line-up