Top Trending: Remembering Pulse; Molly Pinta talks equality on Today show; Drag fest debuts parade weekend

ChicagoPride.com
June 16, 2019

At ChicagoPride.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 9 - 15, 2019.

At ChicagoPride.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 9 - 15, 2019.

On June 12, 2016 at 2:02 a.m., tragedy struck Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, taking 49 innocent lives in what was, at the time, the deadliest mass shooting by a single gunman in United States history.

There are many things that are given in Chicago; you will always find a nut job on the El – a mad woman wearing bunny slippers attempting an aria from Carmen or a drunk derelict man with his testicles hanging out of his shorts; unpredictable weather – rain, snow, and sunshine, all at the same time; zero parking; and arrogant, rude, snotty, and dismissive civil servants at the DMV.

Molly Pinta delivered her message of equality and acceptance for the LGBTQ community on Wednesday, June 12 to a national audience – and was surprised with a financial grant from popular drag superstar Nina West.

Get ready for an overflowing cup of sass when Chicago's first-ever drag festival kicks off Pride weekend.

The LGBTQ Burger is available through Thursday, June 20, at D.S. Tequila Co., in Chicago's Boystown neighborhood, featuring lettuce, guacamole, bacon, tomato and Queso cheese.

About 250 attended a moving, informative intimate conversation with Tree Sequoia, who was a bartender at the Stonewall Inn that night 50 years ago when the New York bar was raided by a police vice squad, again.

Navy Pier Pride will soar onto the Pier with flying colors for the fourth consecutive year on Saturday, June 29, offering a variety of festivities to embrace diversity and celebrate the vibrant LGBTQ culture in Chicago.

Thousands of people poured into the streets of Andersonville for the 54th annual Midsommarfest, presented by the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot issued a proclamation recognizing June as the city's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Pride Month.

Chicago's PBS affiliate WTTW will be premiering three LGBTQ programs in honor of Pride month.

 

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