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Wednesday, Jun 26
30 Under 30 Awards Windy City Times marks Pride Month by honoring thirty people under 30 for substantial contributions to the Chicagoland LGBT community, in entertainment, politics, health, activism, academics, sports or others. 5:30 p.m. reception before program. Questions to Windy City Times Managing Editor Matt Simonette at matt.simonette@gmail.com   6:00pm - 7:30pm  
Polo Cafe and Catering, 3322 S. Morgan St.


C. Heike Schotten, author Queer Terror Critique of U.S. settler-colonial empire that draws on political, queer, and critical indigenous theory to situate Bush's either/or moralism and reframe the concept of terrorism.   7:00pm  
Women & Children First Bookstore
5233 N Clark St
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Salute to Pride, (Not Safe for WERK) ll-new, all-queer variety show performed entirely by an all-LGBTQIA+ cast. Hosted by Chicago drag queen sensation Lucy Stoole and directed by Mick Napier, this epic werk-out of saucy sketch comedy, song, and drag is a bonafide rainbow of entertainment flavors. Henny, sashay your way right into this outrageous party that celebrates all things Pride!. Tickles funny bones on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in June. $26  8:00pm    312-337-3992
The Second City’s UP Comedy Club, 230 West North Ave.
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Fabitat Lucy Stoole hosts this biweekly LGBTQ+ party. Drag performances, DJ sets, live music. Free  9:00pm  
Beauty Bar Chicago
1444 W. Chicago Ave.
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Thursday, Jun 27
National HIV Testing Day, testing and counseling No appointment needed, results delivered on-site. Test-site locator at the link  10:00am - 7:00pm  
Walgreens, 3646 N. Broadway
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HIV Lunch n' Learn, All About Biktarvy Hosted by Gilead. Complimentary lunch is provided. RSVP at link  2:00pm - 3:00pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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Tell Me About It Author Discussion St. Sukie de la Croix and Owen Keehnen discuss their new oral history book, Tell Me About: LGBTQ Secrets, Confessions, and Life Stories   6:30pm  
Gerber Hart Library and Archives
6500 N Clark St
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Aleksandar Hemon, author My Parents (An Introduction) / This Does Not Belong to You Book Launch Party for two books in one the story of Hemon's parents' immigration to Canada--of the lives that were upended by the war in Bosnia and siege of Sarajevo and the new lives his parents were forced to build.   7:00pm  
Women & Children First Bookstore
5233 N Clark St
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National HIV Awareness Day at The Logan Theatre Project VIDA Speed Dating, HIV Testing, & Screening of 'A Fantastic Woman'. 18+ $10. Those who participate in the screenings will also receive a $10 Logan Theatre gift card and free entry into the 10:30pm showtime of A Fantastic Woman.  8:00pm  
The Logan Theatre: 2646 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago
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Red Bull Presents: Renaissance One Hip-hop bash, a 50th anniversary celebration of the city's first public gay and lesbian dance party with rappers BbyMutha, TT the Artist, Kidd Kenn, and Blu Bone, as well as Chicago-based DJs Rae Chardonnay, Hijo Prodigo and Professor-Wrecks. $15  8:00pm  
The Promontory, Hyde Park
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Friday, Jun 28
Pride South Side Events stretching from Bronzeville to South Shore, films, DJs, beach party. (Also see Pride South Side Fest at DuSable Museum). Various prices. June 28-30   Time:TBA  
Various locations
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Chicago Is A Drag Festival Outdoor fest with RuPaul's Drag Race winner Raja and Tiffany Pollard plus a wide variety of performers.   4:00pm - 11:00pm  
Cheetah Gym's parking lot, 5248 N Clark St.
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Lighthouse LGBTQ+ Pride Party Lve music including the HF High School and the Lakeside Pride Ukulele Ensemble; great food and drink options and lots of free activities including rainbow crafts, cookie decorating. Local organization provides support to teens and young adults in the South Suburbs. Free and open to the public  5:00pm - 9:00pm  
Martin Ave Square, Homewood
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The Logan Square Arts Festival June 28-30. Benefits Logan Square Preservation  5:00pm - 10:00pm  
Around the Illinois Centennial Monument on Logan Square


Center on Halsted's annual Pride Kickoff Celebration on the roof Kicking off Pride Parade Weekend and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising with Prince Poppycock performing "Baroque and Roll" as we celebrate the work of those who have paved the way. Live DJ. $25 tickets include 1 drink, bites and performance. 21+   5:30pm - 10:30pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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50 Years Since Stonewall: Collaborating to Achieve Health Equity The LGBTQ Health & Outreach Program of the Chicago Department of Public Health hosts a Pride Health Reception to celebrate the many triumphs that have improved the overall health and well-being of the Chicago LGBTQ community over the past 50 years.   6:00pm - 8:00pm  
Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall, 78 E Washington, Chicago
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More Thabn Enough, Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What Groundbreaking journalist unpacks lessons on race, identity, and success. Women & Children First hosts. $30 includes a copy of the book. Special guest Luvvie Ajayi. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  7:00pm  
Everybody's Coffee - Wilson Abbey, 935 W. Wilson
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Elaine Welteroth, author More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are Book Launch Party. Author in conversation with Luvvie Ajayi. Lessons on race, identity, and success through her own journey as a young boss and often the only black woman in the room. Each ticket includes a copy of Elaine's book.  7:00pm  
Wilson Abbey, 935 W. Wilson
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Q-Flix: Synergism Intersectional media screening and discussion. OpenTV and Pride South Side bring media and performances highlighting black femme, trans, non-binary leads.   8:00pm - 10:00pm  
Stony Island Arts Bank, 6760 S. Stony Island Ave.
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Organized Grime Bike Zambia Sunset Fundraiser DJ Harry Cross, with decor, ambiance, and laser-light show by Fun Dad, Marmot & Friends. $50 includes 4-hour hosted bar powered by 3Olives Vodka, Dobel Tequila, WhistlePig Whiskey, The Brooklyn Brewery, 21st Amendment Brewery, & Hydrate Nightclub   8:00pm  
The Woof-Top Deck, Edgewater
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Steamworks: The Musical! Annual show. Wide-eyed Al searching for love in the skeevy Boystown bathhouse. A bite of Chicago's gay history. $28.  8:00pm  
Annoyance Theatre
851 W Belmont
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Saturday, Jun 29
Proud to Run Raise funds for choice of beneficiaries. 5K Walk/Run: $45, 10K Run: $50, Half Marathon*: $60. Half Marathon begins at 7 a.m., 5K Walk/Run and 10K Run begin at 8 a.m.   7:00am  
Montrose Harbor
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Joliet PrideFest Will County National Organization for Women Legal and Education Fund (NOW LEF), Community Alliance and Action Network (CAAN), Maneuvers & Co., and many other organizations creating a family friendly picnic to celebrate the incredible diversity and inclusion of Joliet. Find Joliet PrideFest on Facebook  12:00pm - 4:00pm  
Bicentennial Park, 201 Jefferson, Joliet


Pride North Chicago Live entertainment, dance, djs, food and drinks. Find Pride North Chicago on Facebook  12:00pm - 10:00pm  
Glenwood Ave. between Morse and Lunt, Rogers Park


The Logan Square Arts Festival June 28-30. Benefits Logan Square Preservation  12:00pm - 10:00pm  
Around the Illinois Centennial Monument on Logan Square


Rainbow Tour Bar Bounce, Pride 2019 Gather at Sidetrack, divid into teams and get t-shirts in the color of your starting bar. Collect bracelets at each bar. $10 with proceeds going to Howard Brown Health.   1:00pm - 7:00pm  
Sidetrack
3349 N Halsted St
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Pride in the Park Chicago Held the day before Chicago's annual Pride Parade, this fest in Grant Park celebrates gay pride and the LGBT community with national and local music acts including Iggy Azalea, , Tamar Braxton and Taylor Dayne. Food and vendors. $20-$50  2:00pm - 10:00pm  
Grant Park 205 E. Randolph Dr
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23rd Annual Chicago Dyke March Gathering 1 :30 p.m. Rally follows  2:30pm  
Little VillageElementary School, 2620 S Lawndale Ave.
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Rally following Dyke March Follow the march to the rally location  3:30pm  
Piotrowski Park, 32nd and Keeler
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Songs That Speak Pride Month party Chicago Fringe Opera and United Pride party feature intimate musical program composed and performed by members of the LGBTQ community, including world premier of a piece by Chicago composer, Kyra Leigh. Also performing Megan Fletcher, Michael R. Oldham, LaRob Payton, Jonathan Zeng. $50 / $100.   4:00pm - 7:00pm  
Private home
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Back Lot Bash Chicago 2019 Two day music fest pass available. IP VIP Meet & Greet with the Veronicas available. 21+ with valid ID   5:00pm  
Parking Lot Behind Cheetah Gym
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Music of the Revoluion, A Stonewall Dance Party The Legacy and Sidetrack celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots with the most popular dance music from five decades of LGBTQ Activism.  5:00pm - 9:00pm  
Sidetrack
3349 N Halsted St
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Pride Liturgy Mass Dignity Chicago celebrates with Pride Liturgy Mass  5:00pm  
BUMC, Broadway & Buckingham, Chicago
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MCA's Prime Time "Question Everything" Premier late night event with performing artists, local designers, and musicians  7:00pm - 11:00pm  
Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)
220 East Chicago Ave
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Brandi Carlile show Grammy-winning lesbian singer. Special guest Lucius. Carlile has released seven albums, including The Story (2007), Give Up the Ghost (2009) and By the Way, I Forgive You (2018).  7:30pm  
Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
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Cabaret Queen Denise Tomasello Performing her fan-favorite, signature songs, classics from the great American songbook and show-stopping Broadway numbers, honoring her Gentry Years for Gay Pride Week  8:30pm  
Drew’s on Halsted, 3201 N. Halsted
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Elevate by OrganizedPride Party in the clouds with the stunning Chicago skyline as your backdrop. Music by Chicago House-Music Legend, Psycho-Bitch and more. EarlyBird $10, General Admission $20   9:00pm - 3:00am  
Cerise Rooftop, The Virgin Hotel
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Sunday, Jun 30
Joint Pride Worship Service Public event by Lighthouse Church, Chicago UCC and St. Pauls United Church of Christ. Afterward, heading to the Pride Parade.   10:00am - 11:00am  
St. Pauls United Church of Christ
2335 N. Orchard
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DignityUSA/International Conference programs through July 4. Full schedule at link.  10:00am  
Cenacle Retreat and Conference Center, 513 W. Fullerton Ave.
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Chicago Pride Parade Beginning at Montrose Avenue and Broadway in Uptown and finishing near the intersection of Diversey Parkway and Sheridan Road in Lincoln Park. PrideChgo@aol.com   12:00pm    773-348-8243
Montrose/Broadway to the intersection of Diversey/Sheridan
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Pride North Chicago Live entertainment, dance, djs, food and drinks. Find Pride North Chicago on Facebook  12:00pm - 2:00am  
Glenwood Ave. between Morse and Lunt, Rogers Park


DignityUSA/International Through July 4. Events at the link  12:00pm  
Cenacle Retreat and Conference Center, 513 W. Fullerton Ave.
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The Logan Square Arts Festival June 28-30. Benefits Logan Square Preservation  12:00pm - 10:00pm  
Around the Illinois Centennial Monument on Logan Square


Robots... why do they kill? Discussion with Dr. Judith Markowitz reads from and discusses her new book, Robots That Kill. Find Why Do Robots Kill? on Facebook  2:00pm - 4:00pm  
Sulzer Regional Chicago Public Library
4455 N Lincoln Ave


TRQPiTECA Queer Pride Chicago 2019 Chicago-based tropical, house, techno artist duo, celebrating in partnership with the Chicago Park District's Night Out in the Parks. Barbecue, visuals by ColorSwim, vendors, art installations, a reiki clinic, dancing. All-ages. Free  3:00pm  
Ping Tom Memorial Park, 300 W. 19th St.
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Asians & Friends Post-Pride Gathering Celebrate Pride and our 2019 AFC Pride Float achievement. Bring a dish to share and memories to make. Cash bar.  3:30pm  
Atmosphere Bar
5355 N Clark St
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Queen! Tea Dance DJ Sets by Michael Serafini, Hijo Prodigo, Club Chow, A Special Day Session of BYOBeans: A Drag Loteria con La Lady Ivory & Valentine Addams featuring JMeoww, Pinche Alvarito y Boy Alberto. A Pop Up Nail Salon with Jess & The Glitteratti with hosts Lucy Stoole, Jojo Baby, Nico. Free. 21+  4:00pm - 10:00pm  
Metro Chicago
3730 N Clark


Pro Wrestling Tees Presents: Rise - Pride & Joy A Pro Wrestling Celebration of Pride!. Anything could go on this card, Men vs. men, women vs. women, and intergender matches. 21+ $20/$60  5:00pm - 8:30pm  
Logan Square Auditorium
2539 N Kedzie Blvd
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Wednesday, Jul 3
Out of the Closets and into the Streets: Power, Pride & Resistance in Chicago's Gay Liberation Movement Exhibit contines through Sept. 19, free. Check site for hours.   6:00pm - 9:00pm  
Gerber Hart Library and Archives
6500 N Clark St
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Thursday, Jul 4
American Veterans for Equal Rights GLBTQ Veterans Day Dinner Monthly Meeting No meeting this month due to the holiday.  7:00pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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Saturday, Jul 6
Chaka Khan Gifted and celebrated musician, known in the 70s as Queen of Funk  7:00pm  
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridian Road Highland Park, IL 60035
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Friday, Jul 12
Out of the Closets and into the Streets: Power, Pride & Resistance in Chicago's Gay Liberation Movement Exhibit contines through Sept. 19, free. Check site for hours.   12:00pm - 4:00pm  
Gerber Hart Library and Archives
6500 N Clark St
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The About Face Youth Theatre Ensemble Celebrates 20th Anniversary with 20/20 Devised, performed by The About Face Youth Theatre Ensemble. Co-Directed by Megan Carney, Donny Acosta. Through July 28, 2019   7:30pm    773-784-8565
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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