PRIDE MONTH CALENDAR

The calendar includes June Pride Month events, whose coordinators have sent a
press release or listing form to us for inclusion.

To add your organization's event email us PrideChgo@aol.com the following information:
Type of event, Name or Title of event, Date, Time, Location, Cost (if any), Public Web Site, Public Email
and Public Phone. (also contact person and phone)

This page will be updated on a regular basis as organizations and individuals who organize the events, finalize their plans and send the information to us.

We also have  listed suburban  LGBTQ+ Pride events such as parades, festivals, picnics, etc. coordinated by suburban LGBTQ+ organizations including: North Shore Pride Fest (June1); Buffalo Grove Pride Parade & Festival (June 2); Mokena Pride Fest (June 8); Aurora Pride Parade ( June 9); Bollingbrook Pride Community Picnic (June 9); Woodstock (June 9); Dundee Pride on the Fox (tentative June 29); and
Joliet PrideFest (June 29). These suburban events are also listed below in our regular calendar in more detail.

PRE-PRIDE MONTH: Occasionally, a few community organizations schedule events at the end of May directly before June Pride Month begins, as kick-off events for June Pride Month.  This year, they include:

MAY 17,18, 19 - Chicago Gay Men's Chorus Choral Concert " Quiet No More: A Choral Celebration of Stonewall"  www.cgmc.org

MAY 17- Gay Liberation Network - "50 Years Since Stonewall: Our Radical Roots & Their Relevance Today"  www.gayliberation.net  LGBTliberation@aol.com 

MAY 30 - PRIDE KICK-OFF - "Out of the Office, 2019"- at I/O Godfrey, 127 W. Huron in Chicago. 5 PM to 8 PM. $15 to $50. Fundraiser for Affinity Chicago, Heartland Health, and the LGBT Chamber of Commerce. Honorary co-chairs: Candace Jordan (Chicago Tribune, & Candid Candace) and Val Warner (Windy City Live, ABC 7 Chicago). Tickets from:  www.eventbrite.com/events/1075534729297055 or at:  www.facebook.com/events/1075534729297055


EVENTS WITH DATES TBA:

JUNE (various dates, to be announced) - CENTER ON HALSTED - during Pride Month the center will feature a variety of different LGBTQ+ events. 3656 N. Halsted in Chicago.  www.centeronhalsted.org

JUNE (various dates, to be announced) - GERBER/HART LIBRARY and ARCHIVES - during Pride Month, the library will host several events and displays, including one display that contains all the Pride pins (buttons) since the first parade in celebration in 1970. The pins are being provided by the library and PRIDEChicago (parade coordinators). 6500 N. Clark in Chicago.  www.gerberhart.org

JUNE (various dates, to be announced) - WOMEN & CHILDREN FIRST BOOKS - during Pride Month the bookstore will host various events. 5233 N. Clark in Chicago.  www.womenandchildrenfirst.com 

JUNE (various dates, to be announced) - CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY - during Pride Month, the library will host various events at the main library and branches throughout Chicago.

JUNE (various dates, to be announced) - CHICAGO COALITION OF WELCOMING CHURCHES - during Pride Month, the coalition and some of their member churches, will sponsor church services and various other events at numerous locations in the metro Chicago area.  www.chicagowelcomingchurches.org


EXACT DATE EVENTS (June 1 to 30).

JUNE 1 - NORTH SHORE PRIDE FEST - 7th Annual event in downtown Highwood, Illinois by Celebrate Highwood. A benefit for the LGBTQ North Shore School District 113 Spectrum Club. The full day of activities will feature a  Pride Family Picnic, Family Friendly Drag Show and Taste the Rainbow (adult only pub crawl) that includes pubs and restaurants.  www.CelebrateHighwood.org 

JUNE 1 - EXHIBIT - "About Face: Stonewall, Revolt and New Queer Art" will feature historical and contemporary works by international artists that, viewed together, provide a nuanced picture of the evolving meaning of queerness. Location: Wrightwood 659 at 659 W. Wrightwood in Chicago. Wrightwood 659 is hailing the Stonewall Rebellion--which spurred the modern-day LGBTQ- rights movement--with a major exhibition marking the 50th anniversary of that historic event. (Exhibit will run May 22-July 20). Curator is: Jonathan David Katz, Ph.D, visiting professor, Gender,Sexuality, & Women's Studies, University of Pennsylvania and Chair, Doctoral Program in Visual Studies, University at Buffalo. Tickets: online only, starting May 13, and may be purchased for $20 throughout the run of exhibition. A limited # of free tickets are released each Monday for the current week. Walk-ins are not accommodated. tickets.wrightwood659.org/events

JUNE 1 - EXHIBIT OPENING - "Out of the Closets and into the Streets: Power, Pride & Resistance in Chicago's Gay Liberation Movement" by/at Gerber/Hart Library and Archives, 6500 N. Clark in Chicago. 7 PM. Opening tickets start at $15. Drinks and desserts will be served.  (After opening night the exhibit will run through Sept. 19 for free). The exhibit will trace the Gay Liberation Movement's presence in Chicago from it's beginnings in the late 1960's to the Anita Bryant protest in 1977. Opening night will feature remarks by Gary Chichester, co-founder of the gay liberation group, the Chicago Gay Alliance, and the exhibit's curators. www.gerberhart.org  info@gerberhart.org 

JUNE 2 - BUFFALO GROVE INAUGURAL ILLINOIS PRIDE PARADE (& FESTIVAL) - 1st Pride Parade for Buffalo Grove, Illinois.Coordinated by Pinta Pride Project, an organization formed by  Molly Pinta, a 12 year old LGBTQ youth with help from her friends and family. Molly attended last year's First Aurora Pride Parade and was so impressed that she wanted to coordinate a parade for her town, too. The parade will feature more than 80 organizations with floats, walkers, trolleys, etc. 10 AM to 12 PM. A post-parade Festival will take place at 12 PM in Mike Ryalko Park featuring entertainment, food trucks,drag entertainment, a D.J., a beer & wine tent, vendors, etc.  www.pintaproject.com

JUNE 2 - EQUALITY ILLINOIS PRIDE EVENT - at Venue West, 221 N Paulina in Chicago. 11 AM to 1 PM. $35.00 supports the LGBTQ Civil Rights work of Equality Illinois. The event includes a guest speaker, brunch stations, coffee, Bloody Marys, mimosa bars and entertainment.
www.equalityillinois/us/events/2019-pride-kickoff-brunch

JUNE 2 - TELEVISION SHOW - "The Day it Snowed in Miami"  5 PM on channel 11.2 WTTW Prime. The Dade County/ Anita Bryant issues in Miami in the 1970's that affected the gay movement at that time and for years after.  (Repeated twice on June 12) For exact times go to: www.wttw.com/programs

JUNE 2 - TELEVISION SHOW - "Penny: Champion of the Marginalized"6:30 PM on channel 11.2 WTTW HD. This documentary deals with the life of  Penny Cooper, a celebrated criminal defense attorney, art collector supporter of female artists  and protector of the underdog. (Repeated twice on June 12) For exact times go to:  www.wttw.com/programs

JUNE 4 - BUSINESS EXPO - "Chicago Pride Business Expo" hosted by the LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois and the Mid-America Club at The Mid-America Club, 200 E. Roosevelt Rd. in Chicago. 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. To register as a vendor and for more information:  www.LGBTCC.com

JUNE 4 - TELEVISION SHOW - "Stonewall Uprising" 7:30 PM on channel 11.1 WTTW HD. When police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in NYC on JUne 28, 1969, the street erupted into violent protests that lasted for the next six days. The Stonewall riots, as they came to be known, marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement in the U.S and around the world.( Repeated at 11 PM).   www.wttw.com/programs

JUNE 6 - TELEVISION SHOW - "Vicious"  6 PM and 6:30 PM on channel 11.1 WTTW Prime every Thursday in June. Elder gay couple and their friends. (Repeated at 11 PM on June 6 & June 9 at 5:30 PM.)  www.wttw.com/programs

JUNE 8 - MOKENA PRIDE FEST - 2nd annual event hosted by Instill Pride and Southwest Suburban Activists organizations at Yunker Farm in Mokena, Illinois.12 PM to 8 PM. The festival includes live entertainment, LGBTQ+ speakers, drag performers & shows, food vendors & trucks, children games play area, local arts & crafts, etc.  www.instillpride.org  or www.facebook.com/instillpridechicago  instillpridechicago@gmail.com 

JUNE 8 - OPALGA'S DONUT DAY - Volunteer with Oak Park Lesbian and Gay Association (OPALGA) and PFLAG to make and sell donuts at Oak Park Farmer's market as a fundraiser for OPALGA's scholarship fund. 3:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Location provided upon registration.  www.opalga.org   Sign up and information :  seangus67@gmail.com  (Steve Angus).

JUNE 8 - STORY TIME - with Drag Queens at Women & Children First Books, 5233 N. Clark in Chicago. 11:30 AM. For more information:  www.womenandchildrenfirst.com  wcfbooks@gmail.com  773-769-9299.

JUNE 9 - AURORA PRIDE PARADE - 2nd annual parade coordinated by Indivisible Aurora. 12 Noon.  www.aurorapride.org  or facebook.com/aurorailpridefestival/

JUNE 9 - BOLINGBROOK PRIDE COMMUNITY PICNIC - 2nd annual event hosted by Bolingbrook Pride. 12 PM to 6 PM at James S. Boan Woods. Picnic includes puppy rescue/animal adoption, LGBTQ resource tent, LGBTQ story telling, art activities, library bus, Mom/Dad/Clergy Hug tent. Family friendly activities. Food & alcohol available for purchase.

JUNE 9 - LGBTQ FAMILY PICNIC DAY- at Center on Halsted, 3656 N Halsted in Chicago. 12 PM to 5 PM. $15.00 per family. RSVP.  www.centeronhaslsted.org

JUNE 9 - PRIDE MOVIE NIGHT - "Signature Move" directed by Jennifer Reeder at Gallagher Way (next to Wrigley Field), 3635 N. Clark St. in Chicago. Gates open: 6 PM. Movie starts at 7 PM. Free admission. Guests encouraged to bring take-out food from Gallagher Way restaurants. NO outside alcoholic beverages permitted. Beer,wine, non-alcoholic beverages, candy, popcorn and other snacks are for sale in the park. Guests are welcome to bring blankets if they prefer to lay on the grass. Full Spectrum Films developed four distinct themed movie nights to highlight producers, writers,directors and actors with ties to Chicago minority filmmakers and highlights themes not typically seen on the big screen. ( to be presented once a month at Gallagher Way--including: July 8: Women in Film Night; Aug.12: Chicagoland Shorts Night; Sept. 9: LatinX Shorts Night). www.Gallagherway.com  info@gallagherway.com  773-388-8260.

JUNE 9 - WOODSTOCK PRIDE -  10 AM to 5PM includes a festival in Historic Woodstock Square and a parade.  www.facebook.com/woodstockpride ; or  www.woodstockilchamber.com/events/register/9647 ; WoodstockPride@gmail.com

JUNE 10 - PRIDE OPEN MIC - Annual event hosted by Sappho's Salon at Women & Children First Books, 5233 N, Clark in Chicago. 7 to 9:30 PM. For more Information about cost, featured performers, food.drink, open mic requirements, etc. www.womenandchildrenfirst.com  wcfbooks@gmail.com  773-769-9299.

JUNE 12 - DISCUSSION: "Quiet as a Riot" by the Chicago History Museum- one of their "OUT at CHM" events. 6:30 PM. Admission: $20./$15 for members and students. Details of event will be forthcoming.  www.ChicgoHistory.org

JUNE 12- CORONATION - "Coronation of the Cacique King & Cacia Queen of the Puerto Rican People's  Parade, 2019 coordinated by the Puerto Rican Cultural Center-Vida/SIDA at the Baton, 4713 N. Broadway in Chicago. Information: Ricardo Jimenez  ricardoj@prcc-chicago.org  773-698-7438.

JUNE 12 - GATHERING - "Gay Women's Gathering: An Evening on Lesbian Pregnancy" sponsored by the Family Equality Council at Women & Children First Books, 5233 N. Clark in Chicago. For more information:  www.womenandchildrenfirst.com    wcfbooks@gmail.com  773-769-9299.

JUNE 14 - TELEVISION SHOW - "Terrence McNally: American Masters" 10 PM on channel 11.1 WTTW HD. Explore 4-time Tony winning playwright Terrance McNally's six groundbreaking decades in theater. The film delves into McNally's pursuit of love and inspiration, LGBTQ activism, triumph over addiction, and the power of the arts to transform society. (Repeated June 19 at 3 AM).   www.wttw.com/programs

JUNE 15 - BBQ -"Flag Day Beer Bust & BBQ"- Annual fundraiser for American Veterans for Equal Rights (AVER) at Replay Bar, 3439 N. Halsted in Chicago. 3PM to 7 PM. $10.  www.averchicago.org  jamesdarby@aol.com  773-752-0058.

JUNE 15 - EXHIBITION OPENING HOUSE - A free exhibition open house at/by Gerber/Hart Library and Archives, 6500 N. Clark in Chicago. 11 AM to 3 PM. Exhibits will include: "Out of the Closets and into the Streets: Power, Pride & Resistance in Chicago's Gay Liberation Movement," "Gay is Good: Homophile Activism before Stonewall," "SportsDykes & GirlJocks," and LGBTQ Slogan and Pride Parade Pins." Additional one day exhibits for the open house will include an exhibit of large and oversize items, and an interactive exhibit of publications from Special Collections (items going back to the 1950's that you can pick up and look through.  www.gerberhart.org  info@gerberhart.org 

JUNE 15 - LGBTQIA PRIDE STORY TELLING SHOW - "You're Being Ridiculous" at Women & Children First Bookstore, 5233 N. Clark in Chicago. 7 PM doors open; 7:30 PM show starts, $10 suggested donation. For more information:  www.womenandchildrenfirst.com  wcfbooks@gmail.com  773-769-9299.    
 
JUNE 15 - PARTY - "Pride on the Fox" Second Annual Pride celebration at Bleuroot, 98 W. Main St. in West Dundee, IL for drinks and dancing. 8 PM.  www.facebook.com/prideonthefox

JUNE 15 - PRIDE BRUNCH - "50 and Forward in Solidarity and Strength" by the Chicago Coalition of Welcoming Churches (CCWC) at Grace Lutheran Church, 1430 South Blvd. in Evanston. 10 AM to 12 PM. Free; Donations welcome.Consisting of 80+Open and Affirming congregations in the Chicagoland area, the CCWC will hold a (light) brunch to celebrate Pride Month and provide an opportunity for celebrating our past and joining together to build a stronger, more inclusive future.  www.chicagowelcomingchurches.org  info@chicagowelcomingchurches.org

JUNE 15 - PRIDE CHORAL CONCERT - "Colors of Us" by the Windy City Gay Chorus and Windy City Treble Quire at Gannon Concert Hall of DePaul University, 2330 N. Halsted in Chicago. 7 PM. Songs of inspiration are more important now than ever. The choruses will perform an eclectic variety of songs, that will touch and inspire, reassuring the audience of their cherished place in the community, and giving the audience hope to face the challenges before them. Tickets: Advance from DePaul Ticketing office; $35 reserved seating, $20 general admission. At the door: $25 general admission, $15 seniors 65+, $10 students w/i.d. & young people  6-17, free for children (5 and under).
www.windycitysings.org

JUNE 15 - PRIDE CONCERT - "We Sing What Sparkles"  Choral concert by the Artemis Singers, Chicago's Lesbian Feminist Chorus. Location: First Unitarian Church, 5650 S. Woodlawn in Chicago. 7 PM to 10 PM. Cost: Donation (sliding scale): $20 in advance; $25 at door. Seniors/students/children 12 and younger: $15.  773-764-4465info@artemissingers.org  www.artemissingers.org

JUNE 16 - CABARET SHOW - "Mad About the Boy" - A Celebration of Sir Noel Coward with Robert Rodi at the Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway in Chicago. 6:30 PM. For the 50th anniversary of Noel Coward's knighthood, Rodi looks back at the  extraordinary career, trailblazing style, enduring influence "...and above all his songs that rival Cole Porter's for emotional range and irresistible melody." Featuring "Mad Dogs and Englishmen," "A  Room with A View," "If Love Were All," and many others. He's joined by Julian Chin on piano and Matt Gold on bass. https://allevents.in/chicago/mad-about-the-boy-with-Robert-Rodi-/200016899080228

JUNE 16 - TELEVISION - Independent Lens # 1820- "Real Boy" at 6 PM on 11.2 WTTW Prime. This is a moving and interesting story of a family in transition that follows the transition of trans teen Bennett as he navigates adolescence, sobriety and the physical and emotional ramifications of his changing gender identity. Through the process, his mother Suzy makes her own transformation, traveling a difficult road toward accepting that the daughter she raised as Rachael is now her son Bennett. Filmed over four years, "Real Boy" is a love story about a mother and son who rediscover connection with each other and find support from their communities. (The show will be re-aired June 21 at 10 PM on WTTW HD). www.wttw.com/programs

JUNE 18 - BOWLING - "Women on the Ball at Diversey Bowl" This pre-Pride bowling extravaganza is by the Women's Action Council of the Center on Halsted at Diversey Bowl, 2211 W. Diversey in Chicago. 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Ticket includes unlimited pizza, shoe rental, 2 hours of bowling. Cash bar available. Tickets:  http://community.centeronhalsted.org/Womenontheball?erid=9912426&trid=5e8cd560-1632-4055-a66f--3e2197f39bda

JUNE 18 - WORKSHOP - "What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up ?" Maybe you aren't sure what your dream job is. This workshop could help you identify your special skills and define your new direction, allowing you freedom to explore. Facilitated by Judi Lansky of Lansky Career Consultants. Loop location. 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Reservations required, NO COST.  www.lanskycareerconsultants.com  jlansky@lanskycareerconsultants.com  312-494-0022.

JUNE 18 - TELEVISION SHOW -"The Lavender Scare"  9 PM on channel 11.1 WTTW HD. This show delves into the firing of thousands of federal workers in the 1950's that stirred outrage in the gay community. (Repeated on June 19 at 7 AM & 3:30 PM on WTTW Prime and June 20 at 1:30 AM & June 22 at 3:30 AM, both on WTTW HD).   www.wttw.com/programs

JUNE 19 - PAPERBACK LAUNCH PARTY - "Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Upstairs Lounge Fire and Rise of Gay Liberation" by Robert W. Fieseler at Women & Children First Books, 5233 N. Clark in Chicago. 7 PM. For more information:  www.womenandchildrenfirstbooks.com  wcfbooks@gmail.com  773-769-9299.

JUNE 19 - TRANS COMMUNITY ICE CREAM SOCIAL - 4th Annual event on Center on Halsted's rooftop deck, 3656 N. Halsted in Chicago.5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Join Chicagoland's trans community & celebrate Pride Month, meet new friends listen to live music from Lakeside Pride and enjoy complimentary ice cream. FREE- no RSVP required.  www.centeronhalsted.org

JUNE 20 - TELEVISION SHOW - "Coming Out: A 50-Year History" 8 PM 11.1 WTTW HD. Transgender teen Jazz Jennings narrates this one hour documentary exploring the exploring the history of public gay identity in the LGBTQ+ community, from the '50's through today.
This show is repeated on June 23 at 6 PM on 11.2 WTTW Prime).  www.wttw.com/programs

JUNE 20 - TELEVISION SHOW - "Out & Proud in Chicago" 9 PM on 11.1 WTTW HD. Encore presentation of the critically acclaimed show filmed several years ago featuring historical coverage of LGBTs in Chicago. Narrated by Jane Lynch. www.wttw.com/programs

JUNE 21 - SENIOR PRIDE PARTY - at The Breakers at Edgewater, 5333 N. Sheridan, 3rd Floor, in Chicago.  2 PM to 3:30 PM. Entertainment, appetizers, drink. FREE.  www.seniorlifestyle.com/property/the-breakers-at-edgewater-beach  douano@seniorlifestyle.com 

JUNE 22 - CHICAGO PRIDE FEST - A street festival with vendors and entertainment by the Northalsted Business Alliance (NBA). 11 AM to 10 PM. Location: Halsted (from Addison to Grace) in Chicago. $10 suggested donation, all ages. Two day festival continues on June 23. For updated information:  www.northalsted.com

JUNE 22 - THEATRE/SOLO PERFORMANCE - "You Only Live Once More: Pride Spectacular (4th Annual) by Solo Crowd at The Frontier, 1106 W. Thorndale in Chicago.  11 PM (doors open: 10:45 PM). FREE: BYOB. Solo Crowd returns with their LGBTQIA+ pride-themed installment of their bi-monthly salon, where a dozen performers, writers and artists create autobiographical solo performances. We are us, we are you, and there is no fourth wall--so come live with us once more !  www.facebook.com/SoloCrowdChicago ; SoloCrowdChicago@gmail.com 

JUNE 23 - CABARET - "50 Years of Pride--A Cabaret" at the Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway in Chicago. https://allevents.in/org/pride-films-and-plays/2609752

JUNE 23 - CHICAGO PRIDE FEST - A street festival with vendors and entertainment by the Northalsted Business Alliance (NBA). 11 AM to 10 PM. Location: Halsted (from Addison to Grace) in Chicago. $10 suggested donation, all ages. Updated information:  www.northalsted.com 
 
JUNE 23 - TELEVISION SHOW - "Man in the Orange Shirt" on Masterpiece at 9:30 PM on channel 11.1 WTTW HD, Two love stories, sixty years apart, chart the changes and challenges in gay lives in England---from the era of jail terms to the onset of dating apps. (Repeated on June 25 at 2:30 AM).  www.wttw.com/programs

JUNE 24 - TELEVISION SHOW - POV: "Gospel of Eureka" 10 PM on 11.1 WTTW HD. (No information on this Point of View program on WTTW.com/programs).

JUNE 25 - VETERANS SALUTE - "Salute to LGBT Veterans" by the American Veterans for Equal Rights (AVER) at Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington at Clark in Chicago. 12 noon to 1 PM. 773-752-0058. No cost. Public is invited. JamesDarby@aol.com   www.averchicago.org

JUNE 26 - AWARDS CEREMONY - "30 Under 30 Awards" by Windy City media Group. Location to be announced. Reception: 5:30 PM; Program , 6 PM to 7:30 PM. The awards honor 30 outstanding young (under 30 years old) LGBT individuals and allies who have made substantial contributions to the Chicagoland LGBT communities. WCT Managing Editor Matt Simonette coordinates the awards program for the paper. Information: matt@windycitytimes.com 

JUNE 27 - DISCUSSION - "Tell Me About It" authors Sukie de la Croix and Own Keehnen discuss their new oral history book, "Tell Me About; LGBTQ Secrets, Confessions and Life Stories" 6:30 PM. Gerber Hart Library & Archives, 6500 N Clark in Chicago. www.gerberhart.org

JUNE 28 - FESTIVAL - "Chicago is a Drag Festival" with RuPaul's Drag Race winner Raja and Tiffany Pollard plus a wide variety of performers at Cheetah's Gym parking lot, 5248 N Clark in Chicago. 4 PM to 11 PM.  www.chicagoisadrag.com

JUNE 28 - OUTDOOR WOMEN'S MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT FESTIVAL - "Backlot Bash 2019". Location: 5238 N. Clark in Chicago (behind Cheetah Gym). The 16th Annual festival continues on June 29 and June 30. More information: backlotbash@yahoo.com  www.backlotbashchicago.com

JUNE 28 - PRIDE CELEBRATION - annual Pride celebration by the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted in Chicago. 12 NOON. 773-472-6469. mail@centeronhalsted.org  www.centeronhalsted.org

JUNE 28 (& 29) SHOW - " (P)ride (C)omedy (P)arty - Pt.2" by GayCo Productions at Playground Theatre, 3209 N Halsted in Chicago. 10 PM. Cost: $15.  www.gayco.com

JUNE 28 - TELEVISION SHOW - "Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart" on American Masters. 9 PM on channel 11.1 WTTW HD. The first black woman to author a play on Broadway, the award winning, "Raisin in the Sun." The documentary is the first in-depth presentation of Hansberry's complex life, using her personal and archives, including home movies and rare photos as source materials.
The film explores the influences that shaped her childhood, future art and activism. It also shows her lifetime commitment to fighting injustice and explores her concealed identity as a lesbian and the themes of sexual orientation and societal norms in her works. (Repeated on June 30 at 2 AM.) For other showings go to:  www.wttw.com/programs

JUNE 29 - DYKE MARCH CHICAGO - annual event. For more information:  www.facebook.com/dykemarchchicago

JUNE 29 - JOLIET PRIDE FEST - at Bicentennial Park, 201 W. Jefferson, in Joliet, IL, 12pm - 4pm. Food, music,vendors. Family friendly. www.jolietpridefest.org

JUNE 29 - RUN & WALK - "Proud To Run"- 38th Annual event includes 5K and 10K and Half Marathon. The half marathon is at 7 AM; the 10K and 5K at 8 AM from Montrose Harbor. Benefit for community organizations including About Face Theatre; Gender Cool Project; H.O.M.E. (Housing Opportunities and Maintenance For the Elderly); and the LGBT Chamber of Commerce. The event is presented in association with Frontrunners/Frontwalkers Chicago. For fees, exact location and registration information:  www.proudtorun.org or  www.frontrunnerschicago.com/proud-to-run/

JUNE 29 - NAVY PIER PRIDE - "Navy Pier's 4th Annual Pier Pride" at 600 E. Grand in Chicago. Noon. Performers, booths etc. to be announced. Presented by American Airlines. This all day event will feature family friendly activities in honor of the LGBTQ+ communities. More information to be announced.  www.navypier.org/event/pier-pride/

JUNE 29 - FEST - Pride in the Park Chicago w/ ENTERTAINMENT & FOOD VENDOR - coordinated by Dreambrite (Dusty Carpenter, a manager at D.S.Tequila Company on Halsted Street heads the group). Location: Grant Park at Butler Field. Includes entertainers and food vendor. Time: 1 PM to 10 PM. General admission: Tickets will start at $50. and VIP tickets start at $100. Kids under 11, will be admitted without a ticket, but must be accompanied by a ticket holding adult, with a limit of 2 kids per adult.
A portion of all ticket sales to Pride in the Park Chicago will be donated to the Center on Halsted. Additional contributions will be made to Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Stonewall Sports Chicago, who will be donating their time working at the festival.
For more information contact:  www.prideintheparkchicago.com

JUNE 29 - OUTDOOR WOMEN'S MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT FESTIVAL - "Backlot Bash, 2019." Location: 5238 N. Clark in Chicago (behind Cheetah Gym). The 16th Annual festival continues on June 30. More information: backlotbash@yahoo.com  www.backlotbashchicago.com

JUNE 30 - PRIDE PARADE - Chicago 50th Annual Pride Parade coordinated by PRIDEChicago group- 12 Noon. 773-348-8243  PrideChgo@aol.com  www.ChicagoPrideCalendar.org

JUNE 30 - PARADE COVERAGE ON TELEVISION - every year ABC 7 Chicago tapes a portion of the Pride Parade for airing later on parade day. Also, it streams each year on the ABC 7 Chicago web site. For more information: www.abc7chicago.com

JUNE 30 - OUTDOOR WOMEN'S MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT FESTIVAL - "Backlot Bash, 2019." Location: 5238 N Clark in Chicago (behind Cheetah Gym). More information:  backlotbash@yahoo.com  www.backlotbashchicago.com

JUNE 30 - FESTIVAL - "Pride North"- live entertainment, dance floors, d.j.s, food and drinks for purchase, etc. Location: Glenwood Ave. between Morse and Lunt in Chicago. Right off the Morse stop on the CTA Red Line.  www.pridenorth.com and  www.facebook.com/pridenorth626

JUNE 30 - WRESTLING MATCHES - "Rise-- Pride & Joy" - A Pro-Wrestling Celebration of Pride !  presented by Pro Wrestling Tees at Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie Blvd., in Chicago. 5 PM to 8:30 PM. Must be 21 yrs. old+; $20./$60. Event features men vs. men, women vs, women and intergender matches. http://risedtwa.ticketleap.com

JUNE 30 - CHICAGO BLACK PRIDE - There will be various events starting this week for the LGBTQ+ -Black communities and allies.  www.windycityblackpride.info  or  www.facebook.com/events/2263449637270256 ; 404-246-9000.