Pride Month is finally here again, providing many fun and tasty opportunities for Chicagoans to celebrate, appreciate, and support LGBTQ communities. Chicago Pride Fest is slated for Saturday, June 17, and Sunday, June 18; Pride in the Park will resume the following weekend on Friday, June 23, and Saturday, June 24, with headliners including Zedd and Saweetie. The 52nd annual Chicago Pride Parade will be held on Sunday, June 25, with a boisterous march through the Northalsted neighborhood (formerly known as Boystown).
While Pride is generally known for a festive, joyous atmosphere, an urgent tenor has only grown over recent years as right-wing activists have stoked a new wave of animosity against LGBTQ people (and by extension, Pride). Their political allies have followed suit by launching a tidal wave of bills targeting queer communities by banning gender-affirming medical care for trans youth, censoring discussion of LGBTQ issues in public schools, and restricting drag performances.
Check out Eater Chicago’s collection of community spots, rainbow food and cocktails, and delicious ways to raise funds for organizations that serve LGBTQ people.Read More