On June 2, Buffalo Grove marked LGBTQ Pride Month by holding its first Pride Paradean event spurred by the actions of 13-year-old Molly Pinta.
Pinta and her family planned the parade that featured more than 90 groups, organizations and politicians. The idea to create the parade led to the creation of a new nonprofit called The Pinta Pride Project.
The teen has been named the youth grand marshal in Chicago's 50th annual Pride Parade, set for June 30.
Windy City Times profiled Pinta and her efforts in 2018; the article is at www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Buffalo-Grove-girl-plans-for-2019-Pride-Parade/63632.html .
Images by Tim Carroll Photography