PRIDEChicago has announced that the honorary grand marshal for this year's Chicago 50th Annual Pride Parade will be newly elected Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot.
According to a press release, "Lightfoot is well known to the public who in record numbers voted for her in the mayoral election.
"Her background and vast experience in both federal positions and local positions with previous administrations is also part of the public record. Mayor-elect Lightfoot will be marching near the front of the parade ( directly behind the front banner and color guard carried by the Scout troops ) as her predecessors, Mayors [Richard M.] Daley and [Rahm] Emanuel, did as well. She is the first open lesbian mayor in the City of Chicago's history."
Announcements have been previously made regarding other marshals: Youth Grand Marshal Molly Pinta; Legacy Grand Marshals Joel Hall, Jim Flint and Marge Summit; and Organizational Grand Marshal Indivisible, organizers of Aurora's Pride Parade.