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Chicago Pride Parade and more LGBT events for Pride Month 2015

The 2015 Chicago Pride Parade is just part of a busy month of LGBT-related events and parties in Chicago.

Photograph: Max Herman
The 43rd Annual Pride Parade, June 24, 2012

The Chicago Pride Parade is a Chicago tradition spanning more than four decades, but celebrations of gay pride have long since expanded beyond just the Boystown parade. Crank up your favorite gay anthem and start planning out your Pride. Not that the gay parties end there—mark your calendar for Market Days, August 8–9, 2015.

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Chicago Pride Parade 2015 and more Pride Month events

Chicago Pride Fest

Critics' pick

Prep for the following weekend's annual Pride Parade with Chicago's LGBT community at this celebration. The event offers musical entertainment including The Veronicas, Debbie Gibson and Estelle, local vendors and a Pet Pride Parade at 12:30pm on Sunday.

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Until Sun Jun 21

Slo ’Mo Presents: Paradise

Critics' pick

Logan Square slow-jams-for-homos party Slo ’Mo heads south for a Pride month concert and dance party, with a band led by Sidewalk Chalk's Charlie Coffeen and special guests including JC Brooks, Kiara Lanier and Psalm One.

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Until Fri Jun 19

Night of 1000 Divines

Berlin's Pride Fest weekend party pays tribute to the drag icon and John Waters muse with performances by queens including Lucy Stoole, Shea Coulee and Valentine Addams. Attendees are encouraged to dress as Divine and walk the "Catwalk of Shame."

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Until Sat Jun 20

Village People

The disco-fab gay favorites bring the "Y.M.C.A." to the Portage Theater for a Pride Fest–weekend dance party.

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Until Sat Jun 20