Trending: Chicago’s largest Progress Pride Flag raised; City shows Pride with colorful crosswalks downtown; and officials break ground for AIDS Garden

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June 6, 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 May 30 - June 5, 2021. 

Image: June is Pride Month! On Tuesday, Chicago’s largest Progress Pride Flag was raised in the Fulton Market neighborhood. The flag is comprised of over 1,800 square feet - or 50 pounds - of multicolored nylon. It takes six people to fold. 

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 May 30 - June 5, 2021. 

Image: June is Pride Month! On Tuesday, Chicago’s largest Progress Pride Flag was raised in the Fulton Market neighborhood. The flag is comprised of over 1,800 square feet - or 50 pounds - of multicolored nylon. It takes six people to fold. 

Pride month, a celebration of love, diversity, acceptance and unashamed self-pride, begins Tuesday, June 1.

Rev. James Martin, SJ—popularly known as Father Jim—was asked to serve as special advisor to Pope Francis to help communicate to the English-speaking world.

Sterling Bay, a local real estate developer, is taking the celebration of Pride month to new heights this year by raising Chicago's largest Progress Pride Flag.

Democratic Gov. Tony Evers of Wisconsin has ordered the flying of the LGBT Pride flag over the state Capitol in Madison.

Iconic gay party promoter Jeffrey Sanker passed away on May 28, 2021 after a long battle with liver cancer.

Evanston Pride, the startup LGBT organization for one of Chicago's largest suburbs, is inspiring Evanstonians to decorate the front of their homes and local businesses to celebrate Pride month in June.

Pride Without Prejudice is a Chicago-based organization hoping to 'take back' Pride celebrations from corporations and politicians pandering to the community.

Lori Lightfoot, Chicago's first openly gay mayor, Thursday joined City and community leaders to officially kick off Pride month in the Windy City.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Vice Mayor Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) were present at the groundbreaking of the AIDS Garden Chicago on the lakefront at Belmont Ave.

Cook County Commissioner Kevin Morrison, the first openly LGBTQ member of the Cook County Board, led the raising of the Pride flag over Daley Plaza on Tuesday morning in commemoration of Pride month.

 

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