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Chicago Pride Fest continues Sunday; lineup includes Belinda Carlisle and Mya
June 17, 2018

Chicago Pride Fest kicked off Saturday with sun, fun, entertainment and plenty of pride. An excessive heat warning failed to stop the crowds and slow the spirit in Boystown as the two-day festival continued without missing a beat. Chicago Pride Fest re-opens Sunday at 11 a.m.

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Chicago Pride Fest opens Saturday to 'excessive' heat warning
June 16, 2018

As Chicago Pride Fest kicks off Saturday at 11 a.m., an oppressive heat wave is set to hit the Chicago area, with heat indices up to 105 degrees expected to linger during the afternoon hours.

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Everything you need to know for Chicago Pride Fest 2018
June 15, 2018

Spectacular live entertainment, delicious food, endless shopping and plenty of people-watching marks the onset of the annual Chicago Pride Fest to be held Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17 in Chicago's Boystown neighborhood.

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Aurora's first ever gay pride parade is Sunday
June 15, 2018

Aurora will host its very first gay pride parade this weekend. The Inaugural Pride Parade, hosted by Indivisible Aurora, is expected to draw thousands of people to the state's second largest city.

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Supercharge your Fourth of July weekend-to-weekend at an all-LGBT resort
June 14, 2018

The Fourth of July falls smack within the middle of the week this year, making it the perfect time to plan a weekend-to-weekend getaway to an all-LGBT resort just a couple hours away from Chicago.

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Trump keeps in place Obama-era AIDS strategy
June 14, 2018

The Trump administration has signaled its support for a strategy to combat AIDS issued by the Obama administration.

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VH1 renews 'RuPaul's Drag Race' for season 11
June 14, 2018

VH1 on Wednesday announced that it was renewing RuPaul's Drag Race and its aftershow RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked.

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Frenchie Davis is excited, to put it mildly, to come back for Chicago Pride Fest
June 14, 2018

"I love coming to Chicago ... (it's) such a vibrant city," Davis said. "I was just there for Market Days (last August) and got to share a stage with my sister-in song, CeCe Peniston. I'm always amazed by how energetic the crowd is; (there's) such good energy.

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Chicago Pride Fest 2018 returns this weekend to Boystown
June 14, 2018

Chicago Pride Fest returns to Boystown Sat., June 16 and Sun., June 17, for another weekend filled with sun, fun, entertainment and plenty of pride.

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All-American Boy Steve Grand set to release new album
June 13, 2018

It's time to get very personal with mega-popular, openly gay, muscle-packed singer Steve Grand, who lives in suburban Chicago and shot to worldwide fame five years ago with his viral video song sensation "All-American Boy."

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Music, rainbow-filled marriage proposal mix at Spring Awakening
June 13, 2018

Sam Albright knew a surprise was forthcoming on Friday, June 8, during DJ Markus Schulz' set on Spring Awakening Music Festival's Trance Arena stage. Albright's boyfriend of seven years, Dusty Carpenter, told him that, but that's all he knew.

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Two Years Later: Remembering the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting
June 12, 2018

On June 12, 2016 at 2:02 a.m., tragedy struck Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, taking 49 innocent lives in what was, at the time, the deadliest mass shooting by a single gunman in United States history. It remains the deadliest incident of violence against LGBT people in the U.S.

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Thousands attend LGBT Pride parades in Poland, Romania
June 11, 2018

Thousands attended LGBT Pride parades this weekend in Warsaw, Poland and Bucharest, Romania.

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Mya set to close out Chicago Pride Fest, June 17
June 11, 2018

Her resume blasts award-winning accomplishments over the past 20 years: recording artist, songwriter and actress, most noted. There's also Dancing With The Stars, multiple endorsements and her own nonprofit organization, The MÝa Arts & Tech Foundation, dedicated to providing disadvantaged youth growth and opportunity through arts and technology education.

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Arkansas man contracted HIV with the purpose of exposing others, prosecutor says
June 11, 2018

An Arkansas man has confessed to intentionally contracting HIV with the purpose of exposing others to the virus.

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Homophobes target YouTube Pride video featuring Janelle Monae, Adam Rippon
June 11, 2018

The comments section of a YouTube Pride video is teeming with anti-LGBT comments.

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Living true: Eli Okrey is 'very happy' in transition
June 10, 2018

Eli Okrey doesn't know his plans yet for Pride Sunday (June 24) in Chicago, when the city will seemingly turn into one oversized rainbow flag. He is excited and happy to celebrate, but admittedly is very scared, too.

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High-energy Octane Party raises funds for Lakeview Pantry
June 10, 2018

The dance floor at Fantasy Nightclub in Boystown was packed with a sea of shirtless men on Saturday night, June 9, and well into the early morning hours of June 10 for the monthly Octane Party from SKIN Productions.

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Brian Justin Crum performs Chicago Pride Fest, June 17
June 9, 2018

Fresh off his new single "Wild Side," singer, songwriter, and stage actor Brian Justin Crum will be taking his talents to Chicago Pride Fest.

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Jessica Sanchez performs Chicago Pride Fest, June 16
June 9, 2018

Musical prodigy Jessica Sanchez is all grown up and ready to take the stage at Chicago's Pride Fest.

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La Bouche performs Chicago Pride Fest, June 16
June 9, 2018

In a blast from the past, the iconic 90's EDM duo La Bouche will be performing at Chicago Pride Fest.

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Blake Lewis performs Chicago Pride Fest, June 17
June 9, 2018

Singer, songwriter, and beatboxer Blake Lewis will be taking the stage at Chicago Pride Fest.

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Miley Cyrus designed Converse's LGBT Pride collection
June 8, 2018

Singer-songwriter Miley Cyrus designed Converse's new LGBT Pride collection.

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