Alex Reports on Chicago Pride

Alex, (a Chicago-based writer and We Are the Youth guest blogger), attended Chicago Pride on June 24, 2012. Friend Alex on Facebook & Follow Alex on Twitter

 With a record attendance of 850,000 people, a new and improved parade route, and a later start time, this year’s Chicago Pride Parade was a time for exploration and improvement. For the participants, this translated into having enough room to walk safely alongside the parade route and a more comfortable parade watching experience.

From me, this was my third Pride in Chicago, and I was marching near the beginning of the parade with Pride of Links, a youth group for queer teens in the Northern suburbs of Chicago run by a wonderful woman named Erchell.

I arrived early and spent a few hours talking to people, taking photos, and soaking up the wonderful Pride atmosphere. (more…)


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june 8th- bklynboihood party @ public assembly, williamsburg, BK
june 8th- brightest young things at capital pride (featuring the badass JD samson!!), howard theater, 9pm, washington dc
june 8 to 10th- los angeles pride
june 8th- vancouver pride parade
june 8th- boston, ma dyke march
june 8th- washington dc: brightest young things, wild life with JD Samson and lots of other rad people, howard theatre, 9pm to 3:30am

june 8th- milwaukee pride parade
june 8th- los angeles west hollywood dyke march, 7:30pm
june 8th- los angeles: lil kim @ fantasy friday at robertson nightclub, 9pm – 2 am, free, 21+