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Chicago Pride 2019: Everything you need to know

Celebrate Chicago Pride with LGBTQ festivals, events and parties this month

Chicago Pride Parade 2018
Photograph: Jordan Avery

The 50th annual Chicago Pride Parade is only the culmination of a busy Pride Month full of gay celebrations. Pride Fest kicks off a weeklong buildup in Boystown, while events like the Dyke March, Back Lot Bash and Pride North offer Pride weekend partying in alternative gayborhoods (Little Village, Andersonville and Rogers Park, respectively). But those are just the major events—June offers a wealth of gay-oriented and LGBTQ-friendly shows, readings and parties at the best gay bars in Chicago. Plus, the big question: Where to grab brunch in Chicago before the Pride Parade? Find all your answers, and a look back at previous years’ festivities, right here.

When are Chicago Pride celebrations in 2019?

Chicago Pride events take place throughout the month of June, culminating in the Chicago Pride Parade on Sunday, June 30, 2019.

Chicago Pride 2019

Chicago Pride Parade and more major gay events for Pride Month
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Chicago Pride Parade and more major gay events for Pride Month

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LGBTQ locals on how they found acceptance in Chicago
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LGBTQ locals on how they found acceptance in Chicago

These out Chicagoans share where they first discovered community within the city.

These historical Chicago Pride photos are a rainbow-colored blast from the past
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These historical Chicago Pride photos are a rainbow-colored blast from the past

We dug through the Chicago History Museum’s photo archive with longtime parade organizer Richard Pfeiffer.

Iggy Azalea and Steve Aoki headline Pride in the Park

Iggy Azalea and Steve Aoki headline Pride in the Park

Pride in the Park will bring revelers to the Loop for an entire afternoon of performances and entertainment.

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Chicago’s best LGBTQ parties
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Chicago’s best LGBTQ parties

Keep the nightlife going year-round at these weekly and monthly get-downs around town.

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

When you're ready to escape the rainbow, head to these establishments just far enough away.

Where to eat near the Pride Parade route
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Where to eat near the Pride Parade route

If you're watching the Pride Parade or taking part in the weekend's festivities, you're going to need to eat some brunch

Best gay bars in Chicago
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Best gay bars in Chicago

From Uptown to downtown, these are our favorite LGBTQ watering holes

Ultimate Pride playlist: The 50 best gay songs
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Ultimate Pride playlist: The 50 best gay songs

Get the party started with our list of gay anthems

The best attractions and things to do in Boystown
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The best attractions and things to do in Boystown

Boystown has more to offer than epic parties and the best gay bars in Chicago.

Past coverage of Gay Pride Chicago

Photos from the 2014 Chicago Pride Parade
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Photos from the 2014 Chicago Pride Parade

Photos from Pride Fest 2014

Photos from Pride Fest 2014

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Illinois marriage equality celebration at Sidetrack: photos

Photos from the 2013 Chicago Pride Parade
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Photos from the 2013 Chicago Pride Parade

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