Some members of Chicago's LGBT community proceeding with a solidarity march the afternoon of June 28, the day that the Chicago Pride Parade was originally scheduled for.
The proposed march would be an informal event to express support for LGBT persons who are members of other marginalized communities, according to organizer William Patrick, who has emphasized that such a march was not affiliated with the Chicago Pride Parade or any particular LGBT organization.
"Right now there are about 20 local Chicago activists who are working together to make this the most seamless, safe and inclusive event possible," Patrick said. "…[We] are working on this event to give agency and visibility to our community members often marginalized by the traditional Pride celebration."
Currently organizers plan to have participants gather at the Wilson Red Line stop at noon; step-off time would be 1 p.m. Marchers would follow the traditional parade route to Lincoln Park.
The 2020 Chicago Pride Parade was first postponed, then officially cancelled June 11, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
For updates on the march, see m.facebook.com/events/s/pride-m-a-r-ch/552252045434223/ .