Gay Pride Chicago 2015

Here's your guide to Gay Pride in Chicago: 2015's gay festivals, LGBT-friendly parties, best gay bars and more.

Photograph: Ellie Pritts
Pride Parade 2013: More than 200 parade entries and hundreds of thousands of spectators descended on Lakeview for the 44th annual gay celebration.

The 46th annual Chicago Pride Parade is only the culmination of a busy Pride Month full of gay celebrations—and with anticipation of a Supreme Court decision on marriage equality coming in late June, the mood could get extra celebratory. Pride Fest kicks off a weeklong buildup in Boystown with performances by Debbie Gibson, Estelle and Big Freedia, while events like the Dyke March, Back Lot Bash and Pride North offer Pride weekend partying in alternative gayborhoods (Humboldt Park, 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 previous years' festivities, right here.

When is Gay Pride in Chicago in 2015?

Gay Pride events take place throughout the month of June, culminating in the Chicago Pride Parade on Sunday, June 28, 2015.

Gay Pride Chicago 2015

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Photos from Chicago Pride Fest

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Where to drink near (but not too near) the Pride Parade

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Best gay bars in Chicago

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Photos from Chicago's Pride Parade in 1985

See what the parade looked like three decades ago

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Past coverage of Gay Pride Chicago

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Photos from the 2014 Chicago Pride Parade

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Photos from the 2013 Chicago Pride Parade

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Photos from the 2011 Chicago Pride Parade

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2010 Chicago Dyke March

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Denise W
Denise W

If you are going to the Gay Games in Cleveland/Akron - check out the Hawthorn Suites/Akron/Fairlawn - close to all events in Akron!