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The best LGBTQ+ events for Chicago Pride Month 2021 and beyond

The Chicago Pride Parade is happening a little later this year, but you'll still find plenty of ways to celebrate Pride.

Written by Emma Krupp in association with Good News

After a year of mostly virtual events, Chicago's Pride Month festivities are back and more spread out than ever, thanks to the Chicago Pride Parade's new October weekend slot. Still, don't let that stop you from celebrating Chicago's vibrant LGBTQ+ community all summer long—organizations from across the city are hosting queer-friendly events, from drag brunches to iconic festivals like the two-day Pride in the Park bash, in June and beyond. You can even raise a toast to the community at your favorite Chicago gay bar, most of which have reopened for drinking, drag performances, singalongs and more. Check out these Pride Month events taking place throughout June and the rest of the summer.

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