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June 2019 albums

Chicago Pride Parade 2019 (10)
06.30.2019   |   169 Photos
Thousands descended on Chicago's Uptown and Lakeview neighborhoods Sunday, June 30 for the 50th annual Chicago Pride Parade, a culmination of the city's Pride Month festivities. The 2019 parade was cut short because of strong storms. A majority of the 160 entries made the parade route, though 39 entries, including nine floats, did not make the parade.  Read More: Don't rain on our parade: Chicago celebrates 50 years of Pride, though parade cut short
Photos by Mark Gurgone

Chicago Pride Parade 2019 (9)
06.30.2019   |   165 Photos
Thousands descended on Chicago's Uptown and Lakeview neighborhoods Sunday, June 30 for the 50th annual Chicago Pride Parade, a culmination of the city's Pride Month festivities. The 2019 parade was cut short because of strong storms. A majority of the 160 entries made the parade route, though 39 entries, including nine floats, did not make the parade.  Read More: Don't rain on our parade: Chicago celebrates 50 years of Pride, though parade cut short
Photos by Mark Gurgone

Chicago Pride Parade 2019 (7)
06.30.2019   |   155 Photos
Thousands descended on Chicago's Uptown and Lakeview neighborhoods Sunday, June 30 for the 50th annual Chicago Pride Parade, a culmination of the city's Pride Month festivities. The 2019 parade was cut short because of strong storms. A majority of the 160 entries made the parade route, though 39 entries, including nine floats, did not make the parade.  Read More: Don't rain on our parade: Chicago celebrates 50 years of Pride, though parade cut short
Photos by Steven Koch

Chicago Pride Parade 2019 (8)
06.30.2019   |   157 Photos
Thousands descended on Chicago's Uptown and Lakeview neighborhoods Sunday, June 30 for the 50th annual Chicago Pride Parade, a culmination of the city's Pride Month festivities. The 2019 parade was cut short because of strong storms. A majority of the 160 entries made the parade route, though 39 entries, including nine floats, did not make the parade.  Read More: Don't rain on our parade: Chicago celebrates 50 years of Pride, though parade cut short
Photos by Steven Koch

Chicago Pride Parade 2019 (6)
06.30.2019   |   86 Photos
Thousands descended on Chicago's Uptown and Lakeview neighborhoods Sunday, June 30 for the 50th annual Chicago Pride Parade, a culmination of the city's Pride Month festivities. The 2019 parade was cut short because of strong storms. A majority of the 160 entries made the parade route, though 39 entries, including nine floats, did not make the parade.  Read More: Don't rain on our parade: Chicago celebrates 50 years of Pride, though parade cut short
Photos by Ken Brown

Chicago Pride Parade 2019 (5)
06.30.2019   |   94 Photos
Thousands descended on Chicago's Uptown and Lakeview neighborhoods Sunday, June 30 for the 50th annual Chicago Pride Parade, a culmination of the city's Pride Month festivities. The 2019 parade was cut short because of strong storms. A majority of the 160 entries made the parade route, though 39 entries, including nine floats, did not make the parade.  Read More: Don't rain on our parade: Chicago celebrates 50 years of Pride, though parade cut short
Photos by Ken Brown

Chicago Pride Parade 2019 (4)
06.30.2019   |   95 Photos
Thousands descended on Chicago's Uptown and Lakeview neighborhoods Sunday, June 30 for the 50th annual Chicago Pride Parade, a culmination of the city's Pride Month festivities. The 2019 parade was cut short because of strong storms. A majority of the 160 entries made the parade route, though 39 entries, including nine floats, did not make the parade.  Read More: Don't rain on our parade: Chicago celebrates 50 years of Pride, though parade cut short
Photos by Ken Brown

Chicago Pride Parade 2019 (3)
06.30.2019   |   65 Photos
Thousands descended on Chicago's Uptown and Lakeview neighborhoods Sunday, June 30 for the 50th annual Chicago Pride Parade, a culmination of the city's Pride Month festivities. The 2019 parade was cut short because of strong storms. A majority of the 160 entries made the parade route, though 39 entries, including nine floats, did not make the parade.  Read More: Don't rain on our parade: Chicago celebrates 50 years of Pride, though parade cut short
Photos by Clinton Bigelow

Chicago Pride Parade 2019 (2)
06.30.2019   |   109 Photos
Thousands descended on Chicago's Uptown and Lakeview neighborhoods Sunday, June 30 for the 50th annual Chicago Pride Parade, a culmination of the city's Pride Month festivities. The 2019 parade was cut short because of strong storms. A majority of the 160 entries made the parade route, though 39 entries, including nine floats, did not make the parade.  Read More: Don't rain on our parade: Chicago celebrates 50 years of Pride, though parade cut short
Photos by GoPride.com

Chicago Pride Parade 2019 (1)
06.30.2019   |   95 Photos
Thousands descended on Chicago's Uptown and Lakeview neighborhoods Sunday, June 30 for the 50th annual Chicago Pride Parade, a culmination of the city's Pride Month festivities. The 2019 parade was cut short because of strong storms. A majority of the 160 entries made the parade route, though 39 entries, including nine floats, did not make the parade.  Read More: Don't rain on our parade: Chicago celebrates 50 years of Pride, though parade cut short
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Pride in the Park (4)
06.29.2019   |   148 Photos
The inaugural Pride In The Park Chicago festival lit up the the Petrillo Bandshell in historic Grant Park with a nine-hour festival filled with top national and local performers, including two-time Grammy-nominated producer/DJ Steve Aoki and Australian rapper Iggy Azalea.
Photos by Mark Gurgone

Pride In The Park (3)
06.29.2019   |   111 Photos
The inaugural Pride In The Park Chicago festival lit up the the Petrillo Bandshell in historic Grant Park with a nine-hour festival filled with top national and local performers, including two-time Grammy-nominated producer/DJ Steve Aoki and Australian rapper Iggy Azalea.
Photos by Steven Koch

Pride In the Park (2)
06.29.2019   |   149 Photos
This ALL-NEW FEST at the Petrillo Bandshell in historic Grant Park celebrated June’s Pride Month with top national and local performers, including headliners Iggy Azalea and Steve Aoki. Also performing were Miss DJ Meg, Todrick Hall, Coco Montrese, Alexis Michelle, Gia Woods, Taylor Dayne, Kathy Sledge, KC Ortiz, Tamar Braxton
Photos by Ken Brown

Proud to Run 2019
06.29.2019   |   90 Photos
Proud to Run celebrated its 38th year on Saturday, June 29. This year, organizers added a half-marathon. 2,204 participants in the annual annual 5K run/walk, 10K run (and half-marathon). Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and her daughter, Vivian, were on-hand to cheer on the runners. Since its inception, Proud To Run has raised more than $600,000 for various local LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS organizations.
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Pride In The Park (1)
06.29.2019   |   75 Photos
The inaugural Pride In The Park Chicago festival lit up the the Petrillo Bandshell in historic Grant Park with a nine-hour festival filled with top national and local performers, including two-time Grammy-nominated producer/DJ Steve Aoki and Australian rapper Iggy Azalea.
Photos by Clinton Bigelow

Chicago Is A Drag Festival
06.28.2019   |   109 Photos
Chicago’s first ever drag festival, featuring a 50+ artist lineup including internationally touring headliners, reality TV superstars and homegrown Chicago talent, happened over Pride Weekend and as part of the Back Lot Bash in Andersonville.
Photos by Eamonn Sexton

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot at Sidetrack
06.24.2019   |   14 Photos
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot served as celebrity VJ for a portion of Sidetrack’s special Pride Edition of Musical Monday on June 24.
Photos by Sidetrack

Chicago Pride Fest 2019 (Sunday)
06.23.2019   |   74 Photos
Photos from this weekend's Chicago Pridefest, featuring Glee's Alex Newell's Saturday night performance. Photos from GoPride.com photographers Mark Gurgone and Matt Inawat.
Photos by Mark Gurgone and Matt Inawat

Chicago Pride Fest 2019 (Sunday)
06.23.2019   |   132 Photos
Chicago Pride Fest returned to Boystown Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23, for another weekend filled with sun, fun, entertainment and plenty of pride.
Photos by Steven Koch

Chicago Pride Fest 2019 (Saturday)
06.23.2019   |   108 Photos
Photos from this weekend's Chicago Pridefest, featuring Glee's Alex Newell's Saturday night performance. Photos from GoPride.com photographers Mark Gurgone and Matt Inawat.
Photos by Mark Gurgone & Matt Inawat

Chicago Pride Fest 2019 - Sunday 6-23
06.23.2019   |   153 Photos
This year marks a milestone as we honor the 50th anniversary of Stonewall Featuring Miss Foozie's annual Pet Parade, Betty Who, Emergency Tiara, Morgan McMichaels, Adam Barta, Out in the Park National Anthem Singing Contest, Leland, Leann Rimes and the Pride Fest Drag Shows
Photos by Ken Brown

Chicago Pride Fest 2019 (Day 2 and Betty Who)
06.23.2019   |   82 Photos
Out and About at Chicago Pride Fest 2019.
Photos by GoPride.com

PrideFest at the GoPride Photo Booth (Sunday Gallery 1)
06.23.2019   |   66 Photos
Photos from the GoPride Photo Booth (Waveland and Halsted) with Chicago's Miss Foozie.
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PrideFest at the GoPride Photo Booth (Sunday Gallery 2)
06.23.2019   |   102 Photos
Photos from the GoPride Photo Booth (Waveland and Halsted) with Chicago's Miss Foozie.
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Chicago Pride Fest 2019 - Saturday 6-22
06.22.2019   |   107 Photos
This year marks a milestone as we honor the 50th anniversary of Stonewall. Featuring Pabllo Vittar, Jaimie Wilson, Inaya Day, Ultra Naté, Alex Newell and the Pride Fest Drag Shows.
Photos by Ken Brown

PrideFest at the GoPride Photo Booth (Saturday Gallery 4)
06.22.2019   |   90 Photos
Photos from the GoPride Photo Booth (Waveland and Halsted) with Chicago's Miss Foozie.
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PrideFest at the GoPride Photo Booth (Saturday Gallery 3)
06.22.2019   |   73 Photos
Photos from the GoPride Photo Booth (Waveland and Halsted) with Chicago's Miss Foozie.
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PrideFest at the GoPride Photo Booth (Saturday Gallery 2)
06.22.2019   |   66 Photos
Photos from the GoPride Photo Booth (Waveland and Halsted) with Chicago's Miss Foozie.
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Chicago Pride Fest 2019 (Day 1)
06.22.2019   |   128 Photos
Out and About at Chicago Pride Fest 2019.
Photos by GoPride.com

PrideFest at the GoPride Photo Booth (Saturday Gallery 1)
06.22.2019   |   106 Photos
Photos from the GoPride Photo Booth (Waveland and Halsted) with Chicago's Miss Foozie.
Photos by GoPride Team/Selfies

Sidetrack's 37th Anniversary
06.13.2019   |   31 Photos
More than 1,000 attended the 37th Anniversary Party for Sidetrack on Thursday night, June 13, with retro-priced drinks and the normal debauchery of host Dixie Lynn Cartwright. “The Anniversary Party is always a great time. People are in great spirits, (with) food, prizes and giveaways,” said Sidetrack general manager Brad Balof.
Photos by Sidetrack

Milwaukee Pride Parade 2019
06.09.2019   |   86 Photos
Highlights from "A Million Moments of Pride" Milwaukee's 15th annual Pride Parade
Photos by Ken Brown

PrideFest Milwaukee 2019 (Sunday)
06.09.2019   |   120 Photos
PrideFest Milwaukee 2019 highlights from Sunday, June 9 featuring Judas Joe Manson - Lady Gaga Enigma show and Dida Ritz.
Photos by Ken Brown

Andersonville Midsommarfest 2019 (Day 2)
06.09.2019   |   94 Photos
Thousands of people poured into the streets of Andersonville for the 54th annual Midsommarfest, presented by the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce. The LGBTQ-friendly festival honoring the neighborhood's Swedish roots, informally marks the beginning of Chicago’s summer street fest season.
Photos by Eamonn Sexton

Spring Awakening Music Festival 2019
06.08.2019   |   41 Photos
Spring Awakening Music Festival, the annual EDM party, made its debut in suburban Hoffman estates in 2019 and featured headlining acts like DJ Snake, Zedd, Martin Garrix, Rezz, Griz and DJ Illenium.
Photos by Steven Koch

PrideFest Milwaukee 2019 (Saturday)
06.08.2019   |   129 Photos
PrideFest Milwaukee highlights from Saturday, June 8 featuring Leland and Kim Petras and Jinkx Monsoon.
Photos by Ken Brown

Andersonville Midsommarfest 2019 (Day 1)
06.08.2019   |   54 Photos
Thousands of people poured into the streets of Andersonville for the 54th annual Midsommarfest, presented by the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce. The LGBTQ-friendly festival honoring the neighborhood's Swedish roots, informally marks the beginning of Chicago’s summer street fest season.
Photos by Eamonn Sexton

PrideFest Milwaukee 2019 (Friday)
06.07.2019   |   107 Photos
PrideFest Milwaukee 2019 highlights from Friday, June 7 featuring Brody Ray and Dragapalooza.
Photos by Ken Brown

PrideFest Milwaukee 2019 (Thursday)
06.06.2019   |   61 Photos
Pride Fest Milwaukee highlights from Thursday, June 6 featuring a performance by Greyson Chace.
Photos by Ken Brown

Stonewall Inn bartender Tree Sequoia at Sidetrack
06.05.2019   |   21 Photos
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. He spoke Wednesday, June 5 at Sidetrack, and presented the night before at Sidetrack’s OUTSpoken monthly series.
Photos by Sidetrack

Dog Day Afternoons
06.01.2019   |   29 Photos
Dog Day Afternoon is held the first Saturday of each month at Sidetrack, featuring a Doggie Talent Show hosted by Dixie Lynn Cartwright, and more.
Photos by Sidetrack

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