28 April 20
Chicagoans looking forward to Pride Month despite pandemic with Stoli Vodka
June celebrations will have a new-look as events, including the Pride Parade, have been postponed or cancelled
Oh sure, we’ll honor to LGBT legacy, somehow, as always, throughout the 30 days of June, but who knows yet how we’ll be honoring and celebrating 51 years of gay rights and more – person to person, in groups of various size, or virtually.
Get out those red Solo cups or maybe some fine champagne glasses, Chicago definitely will celebrate Pride Month in June …though no one knows how just yet as the COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything, everywhere.
Modesto “Tico” Valle, the CEO of the Center on Halsted in Boystown, the heart of Chicago’s LGBT community, added: “In many ways, I believe (Pride Month 2020) will be more meaningful as community has once again been caring for each other during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our community members should feel a deep and meaningful sense of Pride as we help each other through this crisis.
“Our community is inventive and creative. I’m certain we will find ways to celebrate Pride. That will never be taken away from us. Pride is displayed and appreciated in many ways; we are a diverse community of (numerous) races, genders and cultures. We proudly show Pride throughout the year in various parades, festivals, and programs.”
June in Chicago is the annual Pride Fest from the Northalsted Business Alliance. But not in 2020, though organizers hope to reschedule this Pride celebration for Labor Day weekend, September 5-6.