Pride Parade and more gay events for Chicago Pride month 2013

The Pride Parade through Boystown is just the capstone to a month full of gay events. Here's your guide to June's gay fests, LGBT-friendly shows and more.



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The Chicago Pride Fest, pictured, moves up to the weekend before the Pride Parade.

The Chicago Pride Fest, pictured, moves up to the weekend before the Pride Parade. Photograph: Chicago Special Events Management

The 44th annual Chicago Pride Parade falls not just on the last Sunday of June but the last day of the month, making it the culmination of a busy Pride Month full of gay celebrations. The third annual Pride Fest moves up a week to give Boystown a little breathing room, while the Dyke March, Back Lot Bash and Pride North offer Pride weekend partying in alternative gayborhoods (Uptown, Andersonville and Rogers Park, respectively). But those are just the major events—June offers a wealth of gay-oriented and LGBT-friendly shows, parties, readings and more. Plus, the big question: Where to go for brunch (or Bloody Marys) the day of the parade? Find all your answers, and a look back at last year's festivities, right here.

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Pride Parade 2013: Photos of the floats and faces in the crowd

Photos of the floats and faces in the crowd.

Pride Fest 2013: Photos

Check out fest-goers and some sassy drag queens.

Best gay bars

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Gay theater & performance

Gay and gay-friendly plays and comedy shows abound this June.

Where to brunch near the Pride Parade route

The best eats for the big day.

Charitable LGBT products

Show your suStylish items that donate a portion of proceeds to a worthy cause.

The Legacy Walk

Soak up the city’s queer history while taking in the new Legacy Project.

Logan Square

On the West Side, a queer scene explodes.

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Pride Parade | Photos

Get ready for this year's parade by reliving last year's.

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