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June 2011 albums

Faces of Pride 2011
06.26.2011   |   73 Photos
Photographer Rick Aiello returns for the second year in a row with his "Faces of Pride" series. While marking with the Chicago Gay Men's Chorus/Macy's contingent he captured the smiles, laughter and joy of the day.
Photos by Rick Aiello

Chicago Pride Parade (20)
06.26.2011   |   65 Photos
The 42nd annual Chicago Pride Parade with the Chicago Teachers Union, Baton, Sidetrack, Tom Skilling from WGN-TV and more.
Photos by Ken Brown

Before & After Chicago Pride Parade
06.26.2011   |   44 Photos
Before and after the 42nd annual Chicago Pride Parade including the Center on Halsted and WCPT broadcast featuring Stephanie Miller, Queer as Folk star Hal Sparks and others.
Photos by Ken Brown

Pride Parade 2011 (19)
06.26.2011   |   58 Photos
The 42nd annual Chicago Pride Parade Chgo Boyz, ILGRA, Dick's Last Resort, Brotherhood of the Phoenix, Gay Liberation Network, Velvet Rope, Bud Boyz, Campit, XRT, Downtown & Maneuvers.
Photos by Male Image Photography

Pride Parade 2011 (18)
06.26.2011   |   53 Photos
The 42nd annual Chicago Pride Parade with Tom Dart, Lambda Legal, Sidetrack, Chgo Spirit Brigade, Columbia College, WGN, Dance for Life, Chgo Gay Men's Chorus, Macy's Roscoe's, Kit-Kat, Howard Brown, Steamworks, Chgo Force, Chgo on Broadway & Orbitz.
Photos by Male Image Photography

Pirde Parade 2011 (17)
06.26.2011   |   55 Photos
The 42nd annual Chicago Pride Parade with Dykes on Bikes, Eq ILL, Folia Brazil, Baton, Chgo Cubs, Miss Foozie, Center On Halsted, R.O.T.C., Cowboys & Bud Boyz.
Photos by Male Image Photography

Chicago Pride Parade (16)
06.26.2011   |   53 Photos
Overhead view of the 42nd annual Chicago Pride Parade from atop Sidetrack.
Photos by Jay Shaff

Chicago Pride Parade (15)
06.26.2011   |   53 Photos
Overhead view of the 42nd annual Chicago Pride Parade from atop Sidetrack.
Photos by Jay Shaff

Chicago Pride Parade (14)
06.26.2011   |   54 Photos
Overhead view of the 42nd annual Chicago Pride Parade from atop Sidetrack.
Photos by Jay Shaff

Chicago Pride Parade (13)
06.26.2011   |   55 Photos
Walking with the 42nd annual Chicago Pride Parade in Boystown.
Photos by Jay Shaff

Pride Parade 2011 (12)
06.26.2011   |   56 Photos
The 42nd annual Chicago Pride Parade with Gov. Pat Quinn, Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame, State Rep. Greg Harris, Alderman Tom Tunney, Alderman James Cappleman and more.
Photos by Male Image Photography

Chicago Pride Parade (11)
06.26.2011   |   69 Photos
The 42nd annual Chicago Pride Parade with Roscoe's, Miller, Chicago Force, Bud Light, Chicago Boyz, Corona and more.
Photos by Ryan Kolodziej

Chicago Pride Parade (10)
06.26.2011   |   79 Photos
The 42nd annual Chicago Pride Parade with GOAL, Chicago Gay Hockey Association, Miss Foozie, PFLAG, Windy City Cowboys and more.
Photos by Ryan Kolodziej

Pride Sunday at Hydrate
06.26.2011   |   48 Photos
Pride celebration after the parade at Hydrate in Boystown.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Chicago Pride Parade (9)
06.26.2011   |   43 Photos
The 42nd annual Chicago Pride Parade with Tom Tunney, Sara Feigenholtz, Dykes on Bikes and more.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Chicago Pride Parade (8)
06.26.2011   |   53 Photos
The 42nd annual Chicago Pride Parade with WGN, Dance for Life, Roscoe's, Steamworks and more.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Chicago Pride Parade (7)
06.26.2011   |   30 Photos
The 42nd annual Chicago Pride Parade with ABC 7, Baton Lounge, Miss Foozie and more.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Chicago Pride Parade (6)
06.26.2011   |   33 Photos
The 42nd annual Chicago Pride Parade with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, grand marshal Fernanda Rocha, Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy and more.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Chicago Pride Parade (5)
06.26.2011   |   57 Photos
The crowds, estimated at a record-breaking 750,000, at the 42nd annual Chicago Pride Parade in Boystown, Chicago.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Chicago Pride Parade (4)
06.26.2011   |   119 Photos
The 42nd annual Chicago Pride Parade with Chicago Boyz, Velvet Rope, Skittles, Log Cabin Republicans and more.
Photos by Kevin Wayne

Chicago Pride Parade (3)
06.26.2011   |   104 Photos
The 42nd annual Chicago Pride Parade with Sidetrack, Spirit Brigade, Roscoe's and more.
Photos by Kevin Wayne

Chicago Pride Parade (2)
06.26.2011   |   93 Photos
The 42nd annual Chicago Pride Parade with the Chicago Cubs and Out at Wrigley, Miss Foozie, ROTC, Ride for AIDS, Lisa Madigan, Chicago House and more.
Photos by Kevin Wayne

Chicago Pride Parade (1)
06.26.2011   |   104 Photos
The 42nd annual Chicago Pride Parade with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Gov. Pat Quinn, Grand Marshal Fernanda Rocha, Rick Garcia, Dyke on Bikes, Baton and more.
Photos by Kevin Wayne

Pride Cruise with Miss Foozie
06.25.2011   |   33 Photos
Photos by Ken Brown

Chicago Pride Fest - Saturday
06.25.2011   |   51 Photos
Photos by Ken Brown

Chicago Pride Fest - Saturday (2)
06.25.2011   |   55 Photos
Lots of fun including GRAB's Underwear contest ant Kit-Kat.
Photos by Male Image Photography

Chicago Pride Fest - Saturday
06.25.2011   |   69 Photos
Kicked off with Miss Foozie's Pet Parade including dogs, cats and a guinea pig. Lots of vendors, food and drink.
Photos by Male Image Photography

Pride Fest Drag Performances & Mya
06.25.2011   |   79 Photos
Performances by Grammy Award winning artist, Mya, and local drag queens Taj Mahal, Dida Ritz, Mercedes, Frida Lay and Sunny Dee Lite.
Photos by Ryan Kolodziej

Pride Fest Pet Parade
06.25.2011   |   42 Photos
Our furry 4-legged friends came out Saturday afternoon to strut their stuff in the 5th Annual Pride Fest Pet Parade hosted by Miss Foozie. A record-breaking 40 dogs signed up for the event!
Photos by Ryan Kolodziej

Chicago Pride Fest (Saturday - 3)
06.25.2011   |   75 Photos
Day two of Chicago's 9th annual Pride Fest, a two-day LGBT community festival in Boystown, which leads up to the 42nd annual Chicago Pride Parade on Sunday, June 26, 2011.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Chicago Pride Fest (Saturday - 2)
06.25.2011   |   60 Photos
Day two of Chicago's 9th annual Pride Fest, a two-day LGBT community festival in Boystown, which leads up to the 42nd annual Chicago Pride Parade on Sunday, June 26, 2011.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Chicago Pride Fest (Saturday)
06.25.2011   |   60 Photos
Day two of Chicago's 9th annual Pride Fest, a two-day LGBT community festival in Boystown, which leads up to the 42nd annual Chicago Pride Parade on Sunday, June 26, 2011.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Circuit MOM at HOB
06.24.2011   |   75 Photos
Circuit MOM, Matthew Harvat's stage performing alter ego, returned to the Chicago stage for performances during Revolution at the House of Blues. Watch for the next Revolution parties on July 23rd and August 13, 2011.
Photos by Dave Ouano

Chicago Pride Fest - Friday
06.24.2011   |   44 Photos
Photos by Ken Brown

Chicago Pride Fest (Friday - 2)
06.24.2011   |   65 Photos
Day one of Chicago's 9th Annual Pride Fest, a two-day LGBT community festival in Boystown.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Chicago Pride Fest (Friday)
06.24.2011   |   60 Photos
Day one of Chicago's 9th Annual Pride Fest, a two-day LGBT community festival in Boystown.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Pride Cruise with Miss Foozie
06.24.2011   |   18 Photos
Chicago's very own Miss Foozie hosted a Pride Cruise aboard the Spirit of Chicago.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Revolution Party
06.24.2011   |   27 Photos
ChicagoPride.com arrived early at the House of Blues for CircuitMOM's Revolution, the mega dance party kicking off Gay Pride weekend. Check out the rehearsal photos.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Birdhouse Art Auction
06.23.2011   |   59 Photos
Birdhouse Art Auction & Cocktail Party raised over $70,000 to benefit Chicago House.
Photos by Male Image Photography

Furr-iety Sideshow at Hydrate
06.19.2011   |   85 Photos
A party to support Team Furr for Ride For AIDS Chicago 2011. Performers included:Read My Hips Tribal Belly Dance Ensemble, Jett Adore, Plucky Rosenthal, Ukulele Virtuosa, Saya Naomi,Bradley Gebbia, Gerry and his palms of fire Deirdre Doll, Furrlesque & DJR All proceeds go to TPAN: Test Positive Aware Network
Photos by Anthony Meade

Locker Room: A Manhole Event
06.18.2011   |   57 Photos
Hydrate, AK, K-Dub and Steamworks were proud to present the next Manhole party: LOCKER ROOM with DJ Ted Eiel.
Photos by Anthony Meade

The Go-Go's Live at Ravinia
06.17.2011   |   56 Photos
The all girl band the Go-Go's, on the "Ladies Gone Wild" tour made a stop in Chicago at the Ravinia outdoor theater on Friday night. Song highlights included: "Our Lips are Sealed", "We Got The Beat", "Head Over Heels" & "Vacation".
Photos by Anthony Meade

PrideFest Milwaukee (Sunday - 2)
06.12.2011   |   59 Photos
PrideFest, the three day festival on the Summerfest grounds in Milwaukee, concluded Sunday with headliner LeAnn Rimes.
Photos by Ken Brown

PrideFest Milwaukee (LeAnn Rimes)
06.12.2011   |   38 Photos
PrideFest, the three day festival on the Summerfest grounds in Milwaukee, concluded Sunday with headliner LeAnn Rimes.
Photos by Rick Campbell / Syzmon Cabaj

Milwaukee Pride Parade (2)
06.12.2011   |   110 Photos
The 2011 Milwaukee Pride Parade, with the theme “Filling the Streets with Pride," took place Sunday during PrideFest Weekend.
Photos by Syzmon Cabaj

Milwaukee Pride Parade (1)
06.12.2011   |   85 Photos
The 2011 Milwaukee Pride Parade, with the theme “Filling the Streets with Pride," took place Sunday during PrideFest Weekend.
Photos by Rick Campbell

Andersonville's Midsommarfest 2011
06.12.2011   |   36 Photos
A great annual street fair in gay friendly Andersonville.
Photos by Male Image Photography

@mosphere - Midsommarfest
06.12.2011   |   11 Photos
A bunch of guys enjoying Andersonville's Midsommarfest at @mosphere.
Photos by Male Image Photography

PrideFest Milwaukee (Salt-N-Pepa)
06.11.2011   |   55 Photos
PrideFest, the three day festival on the Summerfest grounds in Milwaukee, continued Saturday with headliner Salt-N-Papa on the main stage.
Photos by Rick Campbell / Syzmon Cabaj

PrideFest Milwaukee (Saturday - 3)
06.11.2011   |   66 Photos
PrideFest, the three day festival on the Summerfest grounds in Milwaukee, continued Saturday with some exciting events including the PUMP Dance Pavilion.
Photos by Rick Campbell / Syzmon Cabaj

PrideFest Milwaukee (Saturday - 1)
06.11.2011   |   34 Photos
PrideFest, the three day festival on the Summerfest grounds in Milwaukee, continued Saturday with headliner Salt-N-Papa on the main stage.
Photos by Ken Brown

LA Pride 2011 Festival
06.11.2011   |   164 Photos
LA Pride, Christopher Street West's annual lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender celebration. Now it its 41st year, the three-day LA Pride Festival included entertainment from over 75 performers including Margaret Cho, Estelle, Prince Poppycock, CeCe Peniston, Macy Gray, Sam Sparro and more.
Photos by Brenden-John

PrideFest Milwaukee on Friday
06.10.2011   |   73 Photos
PrideFest Milwaukee kicked off on Friday. Mo'Nique headlined the show with Shangela as LaQuifa opening. The mainstage was hosted by India Ferrah, Mimi Imfurst and a special guest appearance by Stacy Layne Matthews. The GoPride.com Network is a proud sponsor of PrideFest Milwaukee.
Photos by Rick Campbell

PrideFest Milwaukee (Friday - 2)
06.10.2011   |   44 Photos
PrideFest Milwaukee, the three day festival on the Summerfest grounds along Milwaukee's lakefront, kicked off Friday with over 150 acts on 8 different stages, including top entertainment Mo'Nique.
Photos by Ken Brown

PrideFest Milwaukee (Friday - 1)
06.10.2011   |   54 Photos
PrideFest Milwaukee, the three day festival on the Summerfest grounds along Milwaukee's lakefront, kicked off Friday with over 150 acts on 8 different stages, including top entertainment Mo'Nique.
Photos by Ken Brown

Taverna 750 Opening
06.09.2011   |   31 Photos
Taverna 750, the new Italian restaurant in Lakeview (Boystown) by Scarlet owner Paul Cannella , opened for business at the corner of Halsted and Cornelia in the former Cornelia's space. The menu is all Italian small plates with everything less than $10.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Frat House Party at Scarlet Bar
06.09.2011   |   30 Photos
Frat House Party at Scarlet Bar
Photos by Anthony Meade

Taste For Change at Mini Bar
06.09.2011   |   9 Photos
The Abzyme Research Foundation was created to advance a promising new field in immunology that could be the key to eradicating HIV/AIDS. Dr. Sudhir Paul, Director of the Chemical Immunology Lab at University of Texas, Houston, has developed a vaccine candidate (“HIV E-VAC”) that has shown evidence of effectively preventing HIV infection. For more information on ARF visit their website at www.endhiv.com
Photos by Anthony Meade

Mayor's Pride Reception
06.09.2011   |   64 Photos
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel hosted the annual Pride Reception of the City of Chicago Commission on Human Relations' Advisory Council on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues. Over 1,000 attended the celebration of Pride Month held at the Chicago Cultural Center.
Photos by Male Image Photography

The Dunes Resort
06.04.2011   |   38 Photos
Guys having fun with the Go-Go girls . . .
Photos by Male Image Photography

Mariah and Jade at Spin
06.04.2011   |   45 Photos
RuPaul's Drag Race contestants Mariah and Jade performed live at Spin Night Club in Boystown Chicago.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Name That Sinner at Northend Bar
06.04.2011   |   20 Photos
Name That Sinner at Northend Bar hosted by Saucey Firewater.
Photos by Anthony Meade

QC Pridefest 2011
06.04.2011   |   48 Photos
Quad Cities Pridefest in Davenport, IA
Photos by Jay Shaff

RuPauls Drag Race Tour 2011
06.03.2011   |   44 Photos
RuPauls Drag Race Tour 2011, featuring MiMi Imfurst, Satcy Layne Matthews and India Ferrah, made it's stop at Hydrate in Chicago's Boystown.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Unite With Pride (3)
06.03.2011   |   80 Photos
Nearly 50 couples celebrated the enactment of civil unions in Illinois and the beginning of Pride Month in Chicago as The Civil Rights Agenda hosted Unite with Pride: A Community Celebration at an historic outdoor community civil ceremony on the picturesque “Uihlein Plaza” at the Chicago History Museum. (Read the full story)
Photos by Anthony Meade

Unite With Pride (2)
06.03.2011   |   75 Photos
Nearly 50 couples celebrated the enactment of civil unions in Illinois and the beginning of Pride Month in Chicago as The Civil Rights Agenda hosted Unite with Pride: A Community Celebration at an historic outdoor community civil ceremony on the picturesque “Uihlein Plaza” at the Chicago History Museum. (Read the full story)
Photos by Anthony Meade

Unite with Pride
06.03.2011   |   86 Photos
Nearly 50 couples celebrated the enactment of civil unions in Illinois and the beginning of Pride Month in Chicago as The Civil Rights Agenda hosted Unite with Pride: A Community Celebration at an historic outdoor community civil ceremony on the picturesque “Uihlein Plaza” at the Chicago History Museum. (Read the full story)
Photos by Male Image Photography

Chicago's 'Unions in the Park'
06.02.2011   |   50 Photos
In celebration of the first day of civil union ceremonies in Illinois, the City of Chicago Commission on Human Relations’ Advisory Council on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues hosted 30 civil union ceremonies in Wrigley Square at Millennium Park. (Read the full story)
Photos by Male Image Photography

Illinois Civil Unions, Day 1
06.01.2011   |   29 Photos
Janean Watkins and Lakeesha Harris will remember today for the rest of their lives as they became the first couple in Chicago to register for a license to form a civil union in Illinois. They were joined by hundreds of other same-sex and heterosexual couples to register in Cook County, Illinois. (Read the full story)
Photos by Male Image Photography

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