Trending: Pride Fest moves to October; IML cancels in 2021; 'People's Pride' march is June 27; and Nightlife returns to 'new normal'

ChicagoPride.com
June 13, 2021

At GoPride.com, Sunday means that it's time to look back at the week in gay news - in and out of Chicago - as covered by the GoPride.com News Staff. The top local and national stories of interest as ranked by popularity on the network from June 6 - June 12, 2021. 

“Northalsted celebrates Pride year-round, and the fall festival will be no less extravagant and celebratory,” says Ramesh Ariyanayakam (pictured above), president of the Northalsted Business Alliance. 

At GoPride.com, Sunday means that it's time to look back at the week in gay news - in and out of Chicago - as covered by the GoPride.com News Staff. The top local and national stories of interest as ranked by popularity on the network from June 6 - June 12, 2021. 

“Northalsted celebrates Pride year-round, and the fall festival will be no less extravagant and celebratory,” says Ramesh Ariyanayakam (pictured above), president of the Northalsted Business Alliance. 

October—LGBTQ History Month—will serve as a second Pride month in Chicago due to the effects of pandemic precautions.

International Mr. Leather (IML) is officially cancelled for 2021—nixing plans for a November date.

Drag March for Change, an annual event that highlights the Chicago LGBTQ community of color, takes over the streets of Lakeview on Sunday, June 13, 12:30 p.m.

Chicago-based Pride Without Prejudice announced that it will reprise its protest march of 2020 on Sunday, June 27—what would have been the original Chicago Pride Parade date.

The Daily Beast is reporting that it has scrutinized tax filings and corporate public disclosures and found billionaires are funding an effort to stop the Equality Act—currently stalled in the U.S.

The chicken sandwich war has taken a bizarre twist as Burger King takes aim at Chick-fil-a and its anti-LGBTQ donations.

The U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See is now flying the rainbow Pride flag over the embassy at the Vatican.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced a full reopening of the City of Chicago allowing public access to popular restaurants, pubs, bars, nightclubs, and other venues without social distancing and at full capacity.

Crowdfunding leader GoFundMe says it is launching an initiative to help bolster LGBTQ fundraising on its platform.

Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims (D-Philadelphia) had his microphone cut off when he called out the Republican House delegation for being “100 percent white.

 

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