With attendance at the Chicago Pride Parade more than doubling in the last five years - breaking one million people the last two - and the rainbow-colored celebrations of the parade and Pride Fest now split between two weekends, Chicago has seen its Pride festivities change and grow to a whole new level -- and this year promises to be the biggest yet.
The first federally approved monument honoring lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) veterans was dedicated Memorial Day, Monday, May 25 at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois.
It's that time of year again! Although Memorial Day itself promises to chase away the recent chill settling around Chicago, with temperatures reaching into the high 70s, the weather prediction for this weekend is rain. This, however, won't stop the thousands upon thousands of LGBT people, bears, fetishests, kinksters, and admirers who flock to the city for the trifecta of events: the Grabby Awards, Bear Pride, and International Mister Leather.