Windy City Times - publishing since 1985  | June 23, 2016
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Wishing everyone a happy and safe Pride weekend

Windy City Times 30 Under 30 Honors event held 
The 17th annual Windy City Times 30 Under 30 Awards were held June 22 at Polo Cafe in Chicago's Bridgeport neighborhood. This was the first time the event was held on the South Side. READ MORE   See full listing of 2016 winners HERE.

Orlando victims honored at Puerto Rican People's Parade 
Puerto Rican Cultural Center-Vida/SIDA (PRCC-Vida/SIDA) honored the victims of the massacre at the LGBTQ Pulse Orlando Night Club & Ultra Lounge at the Puerto Rican People's Parade, June 18 in Humboldt Park. Vida/SIDA marched behind a float carrying this year's Paseo Boricua Cacica Queen, Cynthia Lee Fontaine. Fontaine, a former Ru Paul Drag Race contestant, was crowned by PRCC-Vida/SIDA at the organization's 9th annual coronation ceremony the previous evening. READ MORE

The National Archives, with Center on Halsted and the Chicago History Museum, is hosting a two-day event on human and civil rights and the LGBTQ community. Register now.

From a March to a Parade: Chicago's Pride History 
The annual Chicago Pride Parade started in 1970 as a march with 100 to 150 people from the Near North Side to downtown. In its second year it became a parade with several hundred people and decorated vehicles as well as marchers and moved to the gay-friendly East Lake View neighborhood (then called New Town, now Boys Town). Over the years, the number of registered entries, participants and spectators has steadily increased, as more people become out and proud. READ MORE

Dyke March celebrates 20 years of community
On Saturday, June 25, 2016 people of every age, race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, expression and non-binary identification will flow along an approximately half-mile route through a Chicago neighborhood in a demonstrative river of celebration, defiance, passion and, above all, community.. READ MORE

Life is a parade for Monica Raymund - interview
(Monica will be the grand marshall of Sunday's parade.)

Monica Raymund is setting Chicago on fire these days with her many performances and appearances. Hailing from St. Petersburg, Florida, the talented actress graduated then headed to Juilliard in New York City. Concentrating on the theater this led her to working on television beginning with Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. She moved to Lie to Me where she starred as Maria Torres for 48 episodes. In 2012, she joined the cast of Chicago Fire as series regular Gabriela Dawson.  

ISSUE June 22, 2016

Parade Information

City announces beefed-up Pride security

Chicago Pride Parade lineup released

Transgender measure passes City Council vote

Local responses to Orlando continue

John Cleese pops by Center on Halsted

THEATER: Tina Landau bringing 'Spongebob' to town

About Face marks 20 years of LGBTQ theater

Chicago Pride Fest photos

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