Event, gala and nightlife photos in Chicago. Capturing the faces, places, feelings & meanings of LGBT Chicago.

June 2012 albums

Legacy Walk Pride Month Party
06.30.2012   |   63 Photos
The Legacy Walk's plaques, commemorating and celebrating LGBT lives and achievements, are to be installed on the rainbow pylons that adorn the LGBT business and nightclub strip along North Halsted. The goal is to have the first 17-20 plaques installed in time to dedicate The Legacy Walk on National Coming Out Day Oct. 11. (Read more). The Legacy Project's pride month party featured entertainment by Angelique Munro, Cyon Flare, Madame X and Kayla Polanko, with DJ Felix.
Photos by Ken Brown

Grrr... It's Friday
06.29.2012   |   37 Photos
Bear night at the SoFo Tap.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Faces of Pride 2012
06.24.2012   |   84 Photos
Photographer Rick Aiello returns for the third year in a row to present his "Faces of Pride" series. While participating in the 43rd annual Chicago Pride Parade, he captured the smiles, laughter and joy of the day.
Photos by Rick Aiello

Scissor Sisters at The Vic
06.24.2012   |   40 Photos
The Scissor Sisters were in Chicago over pride weekend where they performed at The Vic in support of their fourth studio album, Magic Hour. Check out these photos shared by Ed Negron. (Read the ChicagoPride.com exclusive interview with Jake Shears)
Photos by Ed Negron

43rd Annual Chicago Pride Parade (20)
06.24.2012   |   113 Photos
2012 Chicago Pride Parade as photographed by Alicia Diamond (www.fstoppoetry.com)
Photos by Alicia Diamond

43rd Annual Chicago Pride Parade (19)
06.24.2012   |   37 Photos
Photos from the 2012 Chicago Pride Parade by Alex Sennello.
Photos by Alex Sennello

43rd Annual Chicago Pride Parade (18)
06.24.2012   |   125 Photos
2012 Chicago Pride Parade including: Google, Bank of America, Akira, Now Chicago, Cupid's, Bud Boyz and more.
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43rd Annual Chicago Pride Parade (17)
06.24.2012   |   100 Photos
2012 Chicago Pride Parade including: Bisexual Pride, Chicago Gender Society, Gay Liberation Network, B96, Intelligentsia, Downtown Bar, Human Rights Campaign and more.
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43rd Annual Chicago Pride Parade (16)
06.24.2012   |   106 Photos
2012 Chicago Pride Parade including: Miss Foozie, Balloons by Tommy, Chicago Gay Men's Chorus, Howard Brown Health Center, Miller Lite, The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Pepsico and more.
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43rd Annual Chicago Pride Parade (15)
06.24.2012   |   105 Photos
2012 Chicago Pride Parade including: RedEye, Grab Magazine, WGN-TV, Alderman Joe Moore, Roscoe's, ChicagoPride.com, Sidetrack, Gay Chicago TV, Chicago Spirit Brigade and more.
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43rd Annual Chicago Pride Parade (14)
06.24.2012   |   104 Photos
2012 Chicago Pride Parade including: Candy Land, Team to End AIDS, Chicago Gay Hockey Association, ABC 7, Lakeview East, Baton Lounge, PFLAG, ROTC, Ride for AIDS Chicago, Hamburger Mary's, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky and more.
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43rd Annual Chicago Pride Parade (13)
06.24.2012   |   125 Photos
2012 Chicago Pride Parade photos including: Lambda Legal, Dykes on Bikes, The L Stop, ACLU, State Reps. Sara Feigenholtz, Kelly Cassidy, Greg Harris and Deb Mell, Equality Illinois, TCRA's Rick Garcia, Mormon Allies and more.
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43rd Annual Chicago Pride Parade (12)
06.24.2012   |   108 Photos
2012 Chicago Pride Parade photos including: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chuck Renslow, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, GLASS, The Trevor Project, Congressman Mike Quigley, Alderman Tom Tunney, David Orr, and the LGBT for Obama contingent.
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Pride Parade from Halsted and Roscoe (12)
06.24.2012   |   65 Photos
Thanks to the wonderful folks at Roscoe's a perfect venue to photograph the parade was provided.
Photos by Jay Shaff

Pride Parade from Halsted and Roscoe (11)
06.24.2012   |   49 Photos
Thanks to the wonderful folks at Roscoe's a perfect venue to photograph the parade was provided.
Photos by Jay Shaff

Pride Parade from Halsted and Roscoe (10)
06.24.2012   |   50 Photos
Thanks to the wonderful folks at Roscoe's, a perfect venue to photograph the parade was provided.
Photos by Jay Shaff

Pride Parade from Halsted and Roscoe (9)
06.24.2012   |   50 Photos
Thanks to the wonderful folks at Roscoe's, a perfect venue to photograph the parade was provided.
Photos by Jay Shaff

Pride Parade from Halsted and Roscoe (8)
06.24.2012   |   50 Photos
Thanks to the wonderful folks at Roscoe's, a perfect venue to photograph the parade was provided.
Photos by Jay Shaff

Pride Parade from Halsted and Roscoe (7)
06.24.2012   |   50 Photos
Thanks to the wonderful folks at Roscoe's, a perfect venue to photograph the parade was provided.
Photos by Jay Shaff

Pride Parade from Halsted and Roscoe (6)
06.24.2012   |   50 Photos
Thanks to the wonderful folks at Roscoe's, a perfect venue to photograph the parade was provided.
Photos by Jay Shaff

Pride Parade from Halsted and Roscoe (5)
06.24.2012   |   50 Photos
Thanks to the wonderful folks at Roscoe's, a perfect venue to photograph the parade was provided.
Photos by Jay Shaff

Pride Parade from Halsted and Roscoe (4)
06.24.2012   |   54 Photos
Thanks to the wonderful folks at Roscoe's, a perfect venue to photograph the parade was provided.
Photos by Jay Shaff

Pride Parade from Halsted and Roscoe (3)
06.24.2012   |   50 Photos
Thanks to the wonderful folks at Roscoe's, a perfect venue to photograph the parade was provided.
Photos by Jay Shaff

Pride Parade from Halsted and Roscoe (2)
06.24.2012   |   50 Photos
Thanks to the wonderful folks at Roscoe's a perfect venue to photograph the parade was provided.
Photos by Jay Shaff

Pride Parade from Halsted and Roscoe
06.24.2012   |   51 Photos
Thanks to the wonderful folks at Roscoe's, a perfect venue to photograph the parade was provided.
Photos by Jay Shaff

43rd Annual Chicago Pride Parade (11)
06.24.2012   |   65 Photos
43rd Annual Chicago Pride Parade
Photos by Ken Brown

43rd Annual Chicago Pride Parade (10)
06.24.2012   |   54 Photos
43rd Annual Chicago Pride Parade
Photos by Ken Brown

43rd Annual Chicago Pride Parade (9)
06.24.2012   |   52 Photos
43rd Annual Chicago Pride Parade
Photos by Ken Brown

43rd Annual Chicago Pride Parade (8)
06.24.2012   |   52 Photos
43rd Annual Chicago Pride Parade
Photos by Ken Brown

43rd Annual Chicago Pride Parade (7)
06.24.2012   |   52 Photos
43rd Annual Chicago Pride Parade
Photos by Ken Brown

43rd Annual Chicago Pride Parade (6)
06.24.2012   |   52 Photos
43rd Annual Chicago Pride Parade
Photos by Ken Brown

43rd Annual Chicago Pride Parade (5)
06.24.2012   |   40 Photos
43rd Annual Chicago Pride Parade
Photos by Anthony Meade

43rd Annual Chicago Pride Parade (4)
06.24.2012   |   47 Photos
43rd Annual Chicago Pride Parade
Photos by Anthony Meade

43rd Annual Chicago Pride Parade (3)
06.24.2012   |   48 Photos
43rd Annual Chicago Pride Parade
Photos by Anthony Meade

43rd Annual Chicago Pride Parade (2)
06.24.2012   |   50 Photos
43rd Annual Chicago Pride Parade
Photos by Anthony Meade

43rd Annual Chicago Pride Parade
06.24.2012   |   50 Photos
43rd annual Chicago Pride Parade
Photos by Anthony Meade

Back Lot Bash 2012
06.23.2012   |   21 Photos
Back Lot Bash, Chicago's famous girl party, was extended to 4 days and included entertainment by DOT DOT DOT, Legendary Rockstars, Gina Glocksen Band, Hairbangers Ball and more. These photos taken by Tina Cee Photography. View more photos from Back Lot Bash 2012 on TheLStop.org.
Photos by Tina Cee Photography

ChicagoPride.com booth at Pridefest 2012 Saturday
06.23.2012   |   39 Photos
Photos by Jay Shaff

Chicago Pride Fest (Saturday)
06.23.2012   |   20 Photos
Hosted by the Northalsted Business Alliance, the festive two-day Chicago Pride Fest continued Saturday with Martha Walsh.
Photos by Ken Brown

Chicago Pride Fest: ChicagoPride.com Booth (Saturday III)
06.23.2012   |   103 Photos
Hosted by the Northalsted Business Alliance, the festive two-day Chicago Pride Fest continued Saturday in Boystown.
Photos by Lucas Chen

Chicago Pride Fest: ChicagoPride.com Booth (Saturday II)
06.23.2012   |   90 Photos
Hosted by the Northalsted Business Alliance, the festive two-day Chicago Pride Fest continued Saturday in Boystown.
Photos by Lucas Chen

Chicago Pride Fest: ChicagoPride.com Booth (Saturday I)
06.23.2012   |   81 Photos
Hosted by the Northalsted Business Alliance, the festive two-day Chicago Pride Fest continued Saturday in Boystown.
Photos by Lucas Chen

Circuit Mom: Neon with Ben Cohen
06.23.2012   |   155 Photos
Circuit MOM and The StandUP Foundation presents Neon Revolution from Metro Chicago with DJ Paulo and hosted by Rugby Superstar Ben Cohen.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Faces of Pride
06.23.2012   |   39 Photos
Faces of Pride from Chicago's Pridefest weekend celebration.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Chicago Pride Fest (Saturday)
06.23.2012   |   71 Photos
Hosted by the Northalsted Business Alliance, the festive two-day Chicago Pride Fest continued Saturday in Boystown.
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Pride Pet Parade
06.23.2012   |   69 Photos
Miss Foozie lead a festive procession of dogs and their owners down North Halsted on Saturday during the annual Pride Pet Parade, part of Chicago Pride Fest.
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Chicago Pride Fest (Friday)
06.22.2012   |   33 Photos
Hosted by the Northalsted Business Alliance, the festive two-day Chicago Pride Fest kicked off Friday in Boystown.
Photos by Jerry Nunn

Miss Foozie's Pride Cruise (2)
06.22.2012   |   45 Photos
Hosted by Miss Foozie and in honor of Chicago’s Pride Weekend, Mystic Blue cruise ship invited guests to come aboard and support the local LGBT community with its Kickoff to Pride Weekend Lake-Breeze Dinner Cruise.
Photos by Ken Brown

Jiggly Caliente
06.22.2012   |   50 Photos
Jiggly Caliente from Rupaul's Drag Race Season 4 performed in Boystown at Spin.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Chicago Pride Fest: ChicagoPride.com booth
06.22.2012   |   75 Photos
It's all about LGBT pride at Chicago Pride Fest this weekend in Chicago's Boystown. This two day-long gathering is a non-stop, early-summer party hosted by and benefiting the Northalsted Business Alliance. Here are photos of ChicagoPride.com members and fans stopping by our Pride Fest booth on Friday. Festivities continue Saturday. ChicagoPride.com celebrated its 10th anniversary on June 14, 2012.
Photos by ChicagoPride.com booth team

Miss Foozie's Pride Cruise.
06.22.2012   |   70 Photos
Hosted by Miss Foozie and in honor of Chicago’s Pride Weekend, Mystic Blue cruise ship invited guests to come aboard and support the local LGBT community with its Kickoff to Pride Weekend Lake-Breeze Dinner Cruise.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Pride Bowl #5 2012
06.22.2012   |   105 Photos
Pride Bowl: A Division Teams: Boston Massacre, Chicago Wreckers, Cleveland Rockers, DC Admirals, DC Commanders, Denver I Summit , Denver II Summit, Hellraisers Firestorm, Houston Hurricanes, Michigan Panthers, NY Xtreme, Philadelphia Revolution Silvers, Phoenix Hellraisers, San Diego Bolts, Team Tequila, Washington Generals B Division Atlanta 1 Chicago Motley Crew Chicago T's Cleveland B Denver Rocky Mountain Tops Jacksonville Surge Philadelphia Revolution Blue Toronto Mounties
Photos by Anthony Meade

TOM: A Manhole Tribute to Tom of Finland
06.16.2012   |   33 Photos
TOM: A Manhole Tribute to Tom of Finland featured DJ Ted Eiel and an opening set by DJ Harry Cross.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Pandora Boxx Live at Spin
06.16.2012   |   19 Photos
Known for her comedy and campy style, Pandora Boxx entertained the crowd at Spin Nightclub in Boystown. (Read the interview with Pandora Boxx)
Photos by Anthony Meade

ChicagoPride.com 10th Anniversary
06.14.2012   |   20 Photos
ChicagoPride.com, the Midwest's most visited online news and entertainment website for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, celebrated its 10th year of service during a red carpet event that included coverage by Gay Chicago TV and a performance by AvenueQ.
Photos by Jay Shaff

ChicagoPride.com 10th Anniversary
06.14.2012   |   30 Photos
ChicagoPride.com, the Midwest's most visited online news and entertainment website for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, celebrated its 10th year of service during a red carpet event at Hydrate Nightclub in Boystown.
Photos by Dave Ouano

ChicagoPride.com 10th Anniversary Event
06.14.2012   |   45 Photos
In celebration of Pride month and ChicagoPride.com's 10th Anniversary, the event at Hydrate Nightclub in Boystown included live coverage by Gay Chicago TV, hosted bar by 4Rebels Vodka, performances by the cast of the Tony "Best Musical" Avenue Q as well as the public debut of the 2012 Bud Boyz finalists. Angi Taylor from 103.5 KISS FM co-hosted with ChicagoPride.com's Bill Pritchard.
Photos by Anthony Meade

ChicagoPride.com Ten: Red Carpet
06.14.2012   |   143 Photos
In celebration of Pride Month and ChicagoPride.com's 10th Anniversary, the exciting red carpet event at Hydrate Nightclub in Boystown included live coverage by Gay Chicago TV, hosted bar by 4Rebels Vodka, performances by the cast of the Tony "Best Musical" Avenue Q as well as the public debut of the 2012 Bud Boyz finalists. Angi Taylor from 103.5 KISS FM co-hosted with ChicagoPride.com's Bill Pritchard.
Photos by Male Image Photography

Sidetrack 30 Year Anniversary
06.13.2012   |   80 Photos
Sidetrack celebrated an amazing 30 years of great service and community outreach with three decades of Sidetrack video favorites and 30 years of special video treats.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Pridefest Milwaukee Sunday
06.10.2012   |   59 Photos
Photos by Ken Brown

First annual Rockford Pride Fest
06.09.2012   |   80 Photos
"Pride Sees No Prejudice" was the theme of the first annual Pridefest in Rockford, Illinois. In an interview with ChicagoPride.com, Rockford Pridefest creator Ron Almanza said, "We would like to thank the people of Rockford for being so receptive to our growing need of diversity, equality and visibility in the community here." Read about the Rockford Pride festival.
Photos by Spike King

PrideFest Milwaukee Saturday 2 of 2
06.09.2012   |   43 Photos
PrideFest Milwaukee, the nation's largest LGBT music festival, continued Saturday, June 9.
Photos by Ken Brown

PrideFest Milwaukee Saturday 1 of 2
06.09.2012   |   49 Photos
PrideFest Milwaukee, the nation's largest LGBT music festival, continued Saturday, June 9.
Photos by Ken Brown

Latrice Royal at Hydrate
06.09.2012   |   105 Photos
Latrice Royal from RuPaul's Drag Race season 4 performed at Hydrate Nightclub in Chicago's Boystown.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Midsommarfest Saturday
06.09.2012   |   60 Photos
The 47th Annual Midsommarfest in Andersonville.
Photos by Anthony Meade

PrideFest Milwaukee Friday 2 of 2
06.08.2012   |   35 Photos
PrideFest Milwaukee, the nation's largest LGBT music festival, opened Friday, June 8. The annual event runs through the Sunday, June 10 at the Summerfest Grounds. Visit PrideFest.com for more information.
Photos by Ken Brown

PrideFest Milwaukee Friday 1 of 2
06.08.2012   |   34 Photos
PrideFest Milwaukee, the nation's largest LGBT music festival, opened Friday, June 8. The annual event runs through the Sunday, June 10 at the Summerfest Grounds. Visit PrideFest.com for more information.
Photos by Ken Brown

Milwaukee Pride Fest: Belinda Carlisle Live
06.08.2012   |   40 Photos
At opening night of Milwaukee Pride Fest, Belinda Carlisle performed her solo classics Heaven Is A Place On Earth, Mad About You, I Get Weak as well as Go-Go's hits We Got The Beat, Vacation, Our Lips Are Sealed & Head Over Heels.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Milwaukee Pride Fest Opening Night
06.08.2012   |   70 Photos
Photos from the opening day at Milwaukee Pride Fest.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Bars: Hydrate
06.02.2012   |   20 Photos
The photography of Ken Brown out late night at Hydrate nightclub.
Photos by Ken Brown

Bars: Roscoes
06.02.2012   |   41 Photos
The photography of Ken Brown out and about at Roscoe's Tavern in Boystown Chicago.
Photos by Ken Brown

Willam Belli, Detox and Vicky Vox
06.02.2012   |   55 Photos
Hydrate and 4 Rebels presented YouTube phenomenon Willam Belli, Detox and Vicky Vox's Chow Down at Chic Fil A!
Photos by Anthony Meade

Windy City Gay Idol semi-finals
06.02.2012   |   85 Photos
22 talented singers gathered at Sidetrack in Boystown for the 10th Annual Windy City Gay Idol semi-finals presented by Windy City Media Group. Related: Windy City Gay Idol in 10th year of showcasing local LGBT talent
Photos by Anthony Meade

Marylin Monroe To Palm Springs
06.01.2012   |   73 Photos
Forever Marylin made the trip out West to where she was discovered oh, so many years ago, in Palm Springs. Witness her take down in Chicago, arrival and assembly, dedication and another special event, rededicating her 'Star' on her 86th birthday. Special remarks by Carol Channing.
Photos by Male Image Photography

Disco Still Is Not Dead Bus Tour 2012
06.01.2012   |   40 Photos
Disco Still Is Not Dead Bus 2012 hosted by Dougie Collins and Philip Vasquez. Stops included The Glenwood, Cell Block & Atmosphere.
Photos by Anthony Meade

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