Cloudy skies and thunderstorms didn't keep hundreds of thousands of people from showing up to the Chicago Pride Parade on Sunday afternoon, where those in attendance celebrated the 50th anniversary of the city's annual festivities. Mayor Lori Lightfoot served as the event's Grand Marshall, while political figures like Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker and Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth also joined the procession. As usual, there were floats blasting music, lots of rainbow-themed outfits and plenty of colorful balloons on display throughout the parade.
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Unfortunately, the celebration was cut short around 2:30pm when Chicago Police postponed the parade and cleared the route in anticipation of severe weather that was scheduled to pass through Chicago. The parade was officially cancelled at 3pm, as attendees took shelter in nearby bars and restaurants or crowded onto packed trains and buses. Whether you lined the streets, missed out on part of the procession or were watching the event from home, you can enjoy scenes from the celebration by scrolling through these amazing photos from the Chicago Pride Parade.