On Sunday I grabbed my cowboy hat and rainbow colored fan in honor of the Gay Pride Parade. In my opinion, this is one of the best events of the summer. I have lived in Lakeview (aka Boystown) for the past three years and haven’t missed the festivities yet.
Every year the parade seems to get better and better. This year, there were over 250 entries ranging from various politicians, local organizations, corporate sponsors, and a massive crowd (over 450,000 in attendance) that came out to show their support. People were practically hanging from the rafters on Halsted Street.
This is the kind of event you can expect to see anything and everything. Free expression and people from all walks of life. Expect scantily clothed almost naked dancers, elaborate costumes, impersonators, pride advocates, and well – a lot of fabulosity. There was even a remarkable Tina Turner and boy did she rock the house! But the most impressive thing to see is the energy of the crowd. Drinks flowing, people really get into it! Overall, the Gay Pride Parade is always a merry celebration. Check out more pics from this year’s event here.