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“Pride 2017”

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JUNE 17 CHORAL CONCERT & DANCE "Family of Friends" by the Artemis Singers, Chicago's Lesbian feminist chorus at First Unitarian Church, 5650 S. Woodlawn in Chicago. 7pm. Co-sponsored by Affinity Community Services. Dance with live dj follows the concert. Tickets: 773-764-4465.

JUNE 17-18 CHICAGO PRIDE FEST A street festival with vendors and entertainers by Northalsted  Business Alliance (NBA). 11am to 10pm. Two day festival.

JUNE 17 OUTDOOR WOMEN'S FESTIVAL "Back Lot Bash 2017" A mix of music and entertainment. 6pm. (continues on June 22 to June 25).Info at:

JUNE 17 PRESENTATION "Pride LGBTQIA Storytelling Show" at Women & Children First Books, 5233 N. Clark St. in Chicago. 7pm. Information: or call 773-769-9299.

JUNE 17 PRIDE BRUNCH & RECEPTION "Sharing Light, Sharing Faith in Divided Times" hosted by Chicago Coalition of Welcoming Churches (CCWC) at Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1331 Ridge Ave., in Evaston, IL 10am to 12pm. For CCWC member churches and those interested in joining. RSVP by June 14 to 

JUNE 21 TRANS COMMUNITY ICE CREAM SOCIAL 2nd annual event. Co-sponsored by Center on Halsted & Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., in Chicago. 5:30pm to 8:30pm. Free to join. 

JUNE 23 AM KESHET COMMUNITY AWARDS by Temple Sholom of Chicago- Or Chadash, 3480 N. Lake Shore Dr., in Chicago. 5pm to 6:15pm. RSVP to or call 773-435-1559. Free.

JUNE 23 COMEDY SHOW  "Gaywatch" by Gayco Productions at Playground Theater, 3209 N. Halsted in Chicago. 10pm. This is an entirely improvised show inspired by true stories told by heroes of the LGBT communities.  Another show on June 24.  Information and tickets:

JUNE 24 CHICAGO DYKE MARCH For more information: or

JUNE 24 PRIDE LITURGY annual event by Dignity/Chicago at Broadway United Methodist Church, 3338 N. Broadway in Chicago. 5pm.

JUNE 24 WALK & RUN "Proud To Run"  36th annual event includes 5K and 10K  race/walk . 8:04am  from Montrose Harbor. Benefit for community organizations.  The event is USA Track and Field certified, CARA certified and presented in association with Frontrunners/Frontwalkers Chicago. For registration: 

JUNE 25 PRIDE PARADE  "Chicago 48th Annual Pride Parade" coordinated by PRIDEChicago. Noon. 773-348-8243

JUNE 25 SERVICE "Annual Parade Day Service of Dedication" Preceding Pride Parade kick-off. information:

JUNE 30 (through July 3) CHICAGO BLACK PRIDE  Various events for the LGBTQ Black communities and allies, including: June 30 "Elation" Black Pride Kick-Off at Fantasy by Clubhouse/URBANO, Rails Marketing Group & FZ Entertainment. 11pm to 4am w/ DJs, dancers and a celebrity TBA. Also: JULY 1 "Annual Urbano Black Party" at Metro sponsored by Southside Help Center & AHF. 11pm to 5am.  Serayah (Tiana from Empire) will be live onstage with her dancers. DJ spinning until 5am.  Flavaworks is flying in national dancers. www.windycityblackpride

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