2011 Pride Parade
The Chicago Pride Parade is one of the biggest parties of the summer. Whether you are gay, straight or somewhere in between, you are sure to have a fun time. The 2011 Chicago Gay Pride Parade steps off on Sunday June 26 at Noon. The parade is expected to attract over 400,000 spectators and 250 floats, so get there early for a good spot.
The Pride Parade starts at the intersection of Belmont and Halstead, traveling North on Halstead. The parade makes a U-Turn at Broadway and travels south on Broadway to Diversey. The parade finishes by traveling East on Diversey to the park.
Stick around after the parade for some great parties.
Chicago Pride Parade
With the increasing political participation of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans and the community’s relatively high financial resources through political action groups and as individual donors, Illinois politicians have increased their presence at the Chicago Pride Parade. Both the Illinois Democratic and Republican Parties are heavily represented, most noticeably by current Governor Rod Blagojevich, a Democrat, and Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka, a Republican. Both have strong support from many gay and lesbian groups.
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