The calendar includes Pride events whose coordinators have sent a listing form or press release to us for inclusion. Call the phone number or use the e-mail listed on each event to verify the date, time, etc.
To add your organization's event, contact us at 773-348-8243 or e-mail us at PrideChgo@aol.com.
JUNE (various dates) - PLAY - "Late Nite Catechism" by Nuns 4 Fun Entertainment at the Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted. Thursdays and Saturdays. 8 PM. Tickets: $30 (discounts available). www.nuns4fun.com email@example.com 312-988-9000.JUNE (various dates) - PLAY - "Immediate Family"...A New American Play written by Paul Oakley Stovall and directed by Phylicia Rashad. Location: at Goodman Theatre in the Owen, 170 N. Dearborn. About Face Theatre partners on this new comedy with previews starting June 2. "An African-American family gathers for a wedding on the south side of Chicago. When prodigal son Jessie shows up with his Swedish boyfriend, the Bryant family reunion becomes a family showdown." Tickets at Goodman Theatre box office or: www.goodmantheatre.org/ImmediateFamily 312-443-3800.
JUNE (various dates) - FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIE FESTIVAL & DISCUSSIONS - at Broadway United UMC, 3338 N. Broadway. 7 PM. (Movie dates: June 1-15). www.broadwaychurchchicago.org .
JUNE (various dates) - PRIDE WORSHIP SERVICES - on Sundays in June with guest speakers at Broadway United UMC, 3338 N. Broadway. 8:45 AM & 11 AM. ( 10 AM on 6/24).
JUNE (various dates) - BOOK STUDY - "Homosexuality & The Bible" on Wednesdays in June at Broadway UMC, 3338 N. Broadway. 7 PM. www.broadwaychurchchicago.org.
JUNE (various dates) - SKETCH COMEDY REVUE - "Swallow Your Pride" by GayCo at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont. Previews June 1 & 2 at 8 PM; Opens June 15, running Fridays & Saturdays at 8 PM until July 7. The revue features original songs & sketches and explores the joys and frustrations of being gay. Regular tickets: $20 (Preview tickets: $12) 773-327-5252. www.gayco.com firstname.lastname@example.org.
JUNE 1 - PRIDE MONTH - "Chicago Sky Celebrates Pride Month" by WNBA Chicago Sky at Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim Rd., Rosemont, IL. 7:30 PM (also June 8, 13, 29: Games at 7:30 PM EXCEPT June 13 at 7:00 PM). Tickets: $25 per game (or $80 for all 4 games). www.chicagosky.net email@example.com 866-SKY-WNBA.
JUNE 1 - AUTHOR READING - "When We Were Outlaws." Spinster Ink. Jeanne Cordova in conversation with author and journalist, Achy Obejas at Women and Children First Books, 5233 N. Clark. 7:30 PM. Queer journalist Jeanne Cordova 's memoir is a true story of a brash young radical lesbian during early struggles for gay and women's rights during the 1970's social and sexual revolutions. www.womenandchildrenfirst.com 773-769-9299.
JUNE 1 - MOVIE - "Chely Wright: Wish Me Away" the country music star who came out two years ago is profiled in this movie that will be in select theaters today. The movie is also on iTunes and on VOD (Video On Demand). To find the movie on your carrier, be sure to use the title, "Chely Wright: Wish Me Away." For a full list of theatrical screening dates and locations go to: www.wishmeawaydoc.com .
JUNE 1, 2, 3 - PLAY - "The Rock & The Ripe" by Mark Blane (Director/Playwright/Activist) at LINKS Hall, 3435 N. Sheffield. 8 PM (June 1 & June 2); 3:30 PM & 7 PM (June 3). Tickets: $15. Billed as "...a play, book and movement launching in Chicago to give a voice to the bullied and bruised gay youth of America." Seven professional actors portray children and teenagers based off of real stories, revealing why each was sent to the principal's office. "The play is somewhere between a gay version of The Breakfast Club and Waiting for Godot." www.therockandtheripelh.eventbrite.com.
JUNE 1 (through July 7) - PLAY - "Swallow Your Pride" by GayCo Productions at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont. 8 PM. Tickets: $20 ( $12 for previews). June 1 & 2 (Previews) then June 15 to July 7 (runs Fridays & Saturdays). GayCo is a gay and lesbian sketch comedy troupe. www.gayco.com firstname.lastname@example.org 773-327-5252.
JUNE 1 (through August 31) - PLAY - "Steamwerkz The Musical" by Annoyance Theatre, 4830 N. Broadway. 10 PM. Tickets: $20 ($15 for students & the preview). June 1,8 & 15 (preview), then every Friday through Aug.31 (except Aug.17). This comedy musical is about " a young gay man who visits a bathhouse where he meets a host of fun, sexy and antagonizing characters that get him closer to finding his dream man." For tickets: www.theannoyance.com 773-561-4665.
JUNE 2 - WORKSHOP/DISCUSSION - "Be The Change: Redesigning Our Vision of Community" by Affinity Community Services at First Presbyterian Church, 6400 S. Kimbark. 11 AM to 3 PM. FREE. www.affinity95.org email@example.com 773-324-0377.
JUNE 2 - WINDY CITY GAY IDOL SEMI-FINALS - 10th annual competition by Windy City Media Group at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted. 2 PM (door opens); 3 PM (starts). Open to all amateur singers age 21 and above, regardless of sexual orientation. facebook.com/windycitygayidol firstname.lastname@example.org .
JUNE 2 (& 16) - COACHING GROUP - "Choose Life" by Living Well Ministries, 6554 N. Rockwell. 4:30 PM to 6 PM. Led by Rev. Jacki Belile, a lesbian Baptist pastor and spiritual life coach. Free. www.livingwellministries.net email@example.com (RSVP required).
JUNE 2 - WORKSHOP - "Navigating Your Workplace Civil Rights" at Joliet C.A.A.N. (Community Action and Alliance Network) by attorney Christina D. Hatzidakis. She outlines basic employment rights of LGBTQ employees, followed by a Q&A session. Time: 7 PM at C.A.A.N., 68 N. Chicago St., Joliet, IL 60432. POTLUCK precedes presentation. Event information: www.caanmidwest.com. For information about Hatzidakis Law: www.hatzidakislaw.com 312-857-5577.
JUNE 2 - PRIDE CONCERT, DANCE - "Girls' Night Out" by Artemis Singers, Chicago's Lesbian feminist chorus, at Broadway United Methodist Church, 3338 N. Broadway. 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM. The concert spotlights the music of 20th century girl groups. Artemis Singers will perform "Boogie Woogie Bugle GAL," " One Fine Day," "Lollipop," "(S)he's So Fine," "The Loco-Motion" and other hits. Suggested donation: $15 advance for adults, $20 door. $10 for children 12 and under. www.artemissingers.org 773-764-4465.
JUNE 3 (through 17) - BOOK STUDY - "Nothing Pink" w/author Mark Hardy at Broadway United UMC, 10 AM. www.broadwaychurchchicago.org .
JUNE 3 - WORKSHOP - "GLBT people and the Bible" (first of three in a series): "Clearing Out the Clobber Passages." Achurch4me MCC, 1545 W. Morse (parlor, 3rd floor). 1 PM to 2:30 PM. "Free-but please bring your Bibles!" www.achurch4me.org 773-951-4268.
JUNE 5 - SOUTH AFRICAN LGBT WELCOMING MOVEMENT - at St. Luke's Lutheran Church of Logan Square, 2649 N. Francisco Ave. 7 PM. Meet w/reps of Inclusive and Affirming Ministries (IAM) to learn about LGBTI status & movements in South Africa. Includes video presentation, "Created in the Image of God." www.stlukesls.org .
JUNE 5 - BENEFIT - "And The Winner Wasn't - The Tony Awards." This is a fundraiser for "Pride Films and Plays" at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted. Tickets: $20 ( include one drink voucher & one chance to win a door prize). Doors open 7:30 PM. Program from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM featuring Chicago's best musical theater talent. www.pridefilmsandplays.com firstname.lastname@example.org 773-250-3112.
JUNE 6 - COCKTAIL RECEPTION & HONORS CEREMONY - "PFLAG National Celebrates the Heartland...Chicago!" by PFLAG at Center on Halsted. 3656 N. Halsted. 6 PM Cocktails; 7 PM Honors Ceremony. $75 PFLAG members; $100 General Admission; $200 VIP Admission. Event co-chairs: Charles Middleton, PhD, President of Roosevelt University and Pamela Tate, President and CEO of the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning The event features drinks, food and an opportunity to honor several members of the Chicago community. www.community.pflag.org/chicago .
JUNE 6 - PRIDE WORSHIP - hosted by Lake View Presbyterian Church, 716 W. Addison. 7 PM. Guest preacher: J.C. Cadwallader, Pastor and Director of Admissions at McCormack Seminary. email@example.com 773-281-2655.
JUNE 6 - BENEFIT PERFORMANCE - "Sexy Baby" for Friends of the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. 7:30 PM. Tickets $35 online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/224726 www.glhalloffame.org firstname.lastname@example.org 773-281-5095.
JUNE 8 - PRIDE MONTH - "Chicago Sky Celebrates Pride Month" by WNBA Chicago Sky at Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim Rd., Rosemont, IL. 7:30 PM (also June 13 at 7:00 PM and June 29 at 7:30 PM). Tickets: $25. www.chicagosky.net email@example.com 866-SKY-WNBA.
JUNE 9 - CELEBRITY BOWLING - by the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame at Waveland Bowl, 3700 N. Western.10 AM to 1 PM. Registration information: firstname.lastname@example.org www.glhalloffame.org email@example.com 773-281-5095.
JUNE 9 - BENEFIT - "Flag Day Beer Bust & BBQ" - 16th annual Pride Month fundraiser for American Veterans for Equal Rights (AVER) at Buck's Saloon, 3439 N. Halsted. 3 PM to 8 PM. $10. 773-525-1125.
JUNE 9 - CONCERT - "One Voice, Two Hearts." A concert to benefit the Night Ministry featuring Michael McBride and Windy City Court Empress, Alexandra St. James. Achurch4me MCC, 1545 W. Morse (Overdier Hall, 3rd floor). 7 PM to 9 PM. $5 suggested donation to benefit the Night Ministry. www.achurch4me.org 773-951-4268.
JUNE 10 - WORKSHOP - "GLBT people and the Bible" (second of three in a series): "What did Jesus say (and not say) about GLBT people? And: for whom did Jesus have a special affection?" Achurch4me MCC, 1545 W. Morse (parlor, 3rd floor). 1 PM to 2:30 PM. "Free--but please bring your Bibles!" www.achurch4me.org 773-951-4268.
JUNE 10 - SUMMER PRIDE FILM FESTIVAL - "Fish Out of Water" presented by the Gay and Straight Together Ministry of United in Faith Lutheran Church. Presented at the church, 6525 W. Irving Park Rd. 2 PM. This Chicago-produced documentary by filmmaker Ky Dickens explores seven Bible passages used to condemn homosexuality and justify marriage discrimination. The film fest includes several other movies being presented in July and August.
JUNE 10 - DINNER & SOCIAL - by Chicago Prime Timers at Ann Sather Restaurant, 909 W. Belmont. 6 PM. $25 for guests, $20 for members. www.primetimersww.org/chicago firstname.lastname@example.org 773-844-1005.
JUNE 11 - WORKSHOP - "What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up ?": identifying your true career directions, by Judi Lansky of Lansky Careers. 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. No charge, but advance registration required. www.lanskycareerconsultants.com 312-494-0022 (for location & information).
JUNE 12 - LGBTQ OPEN MIC READING - Annual Pride Month event by Women and Children First Books, 5233 N. Clark. 7 PM. Every year, seasoned pros and first timers share their work. Readers: sign up in advance (slots fill quickly) and bring up to two typed (double-spaced, 12 pt. font or larger) pages of original poetry or prose to share. To sign up, drop by or call store. www.womenandchildrenfirst.com 773-769-9299.
JUNE 13 - LGBT DINING OUT - at Jamaica Jerk Restaurant, 1631 W. Howard by PRIDE Up North (Suzanne Kraus, organizer). 6:30 PM. Cost: What you order you pay for! Separate checks. State Rep. Kelly Cassidy will be attending. email: email@example.com 773-764-1546 (RSVP).
JUNE 13 - PRIDE MONTH - "Chicago Sky Celebrates Pride Month" by WNBA Chicago Sky at Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim Rd., Rosemont, IL. 7:00 PM. (also June 29 at 7:30 PM). Tickets: $25. www.chicagosky.net firstname.lastname@example.org 866-SKY-WNBA.
JUNE 13 - SERVICE - of Healing & Communion at Living Well Ministries, 6554 N. Rockwell. 7 PM. Rev. Jacki Belile, presiding. www.livingwellministries.net.
JUNE 14 - CELEBRATION - "Chicagopride.com Ten Year Anniversary" by chicagopride.com (Daily LGBT Guide) at Hydrate Nightclub, 3458 N. Halsted. 7 PM. www.chicagopride.com.
JUNE 14 - CELEBRATION & RECEPTION - "Love: A Celebration of All Unions" hosted by Congregational UCC of Arlington Heights and Countryside UUC of Palatine. Location: 1025 N. Smith St. in Palatine. 7 PM. Rev. Rex Piercy (CUCC) and Rev. Hilary Krivechenia (CUUC) presiding. Both churches' choirs will sing jointly and wedding cake will be served at the reception. www.ccuu.org or www.congucc.org.
JUNE 14 - TELEVISION PROGRAM - "Out & Proud in Chicago." 8 PM on WTTW (11.1). Historical coverage of LGBTs' in Chicago. This is one of several LGBT related shows on WTTW during June Pride Month. www.wttw.com.
JUNE 14 - TELEVISION PROGRAM - "We Were Here" (on Independent Lens show). 9:40 PM on WTTW (11.1). This is one of several LGBT related shows on WTTW during June Pride Month. www.wttw.com.
JUNE 14 (through June 30) - PLAY - "Wild" by Crystal Skillman, Directed by Evan F. Caccioppoli at Angel Island, 735 W. Sheridan Rd. Preview: June 14; Opening Night: June 15. For times, ticket prices: www.kidbrooklynproductions.org.
JUNE 16 - WINDY CITY GAY IDOL FINALS - 10th annual competition by Windy City Media Group at Sidetrack, 3349 N.Halsted. 2 PM (door opens); 3 PM (starts). Open to all amateur singers age 21 and above, regardless of sexual orientation. facebook.com/windycitygayidol email@example.com.
JUNE 16 - PRIDE CONCERT - "The Sound of Fabulous" by Windy City Gay Chorus, Aria, and Chicago Gay Men's Chorus at Senn Hall, 5900 N. Glenwood. Two shows: 5 PM & 8 PM. General admission: $20-order tickets online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/24936 www.windycitysings.org firstname.lastname@example.org 773-661-0928.
JUNE 16 - SAPPHO'S SALON - "A Provocative Night of Lesbian Diversions" featuring women's music legend, Deidre McCalla and folk-rock singer & songwriter Monica Del Castillo with guest host, long-time community activist Vernita Gray at Women & Children First Books, 5233 N. Clark. 7:30 PM. $10 cover charge includes food & wine and benefits the artists and the Women's Voices Fund. www.womenandchildrenfirst.com 773-769-9299.
JUNE 17 (through June 30) - PRIDE SALE - 25% to 50% off at Brown Elephant stores. Sales benefit the Howard Brown Health Center. Store locations: 3651 N. Halsted; 5404 N. Clark; 217 Harrison in Oak Park, IL. 11 AM to 6 PM. www.howardbrown.org/be.
JUNE 17 - WORKSHOP - "GLBT people and the Bible" (last in a series): "What then shall hinder me?" We are everywhere--in Biblical times too. Who were those unusual men who took women's names and groomed Esther so nicely? Achurch4me MCC, 1545 W. Morse (parlor, 3rd floor). 1 PM to 2:30 PM. "Free-but please bring your Bibles!" www.achurch4me.org 773-951-4268.
JUNE 17 - MEETING - "Foreskin Restoration Support Group" by the National Organization of Restoring Men. 4 PM. Location & other details:www.NORM.org NORM.Illinois@gmail.com 773-669-NORM.
JUNE 18 - RECEPTION - "Pride & Joy" by Chicago Gay & Lesbian Hall of Fame at Circuit Night Club, 3641 N. Halsted. 6 PM to 10 PM. Tickets: $20 (door). www.glhalloffame.org email@example.com 773-281-5095.
JUNE 19 - WORKSHOP - "How Do You Find A Job in This Economy ?" by Judi Lansky of Lansky Careers. 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. No charge, but advance registration required. www.lanskycareerconsultants.com 312-494-0022 (for location & information).
JUNE 20 - SEMINAR - "National HIV Testing Day" at Center on Halsted. Starts: 9 AM (Registration begins at 8:30 AM). Community and service providers are invited. Sponsored in part by ViiV Healthcare. www.centeronhalsted.org .
JUNE 20 - PRIDE WORSHIP - at Salem Lutheran Church, 318 E. 74th Street, Chicago. 7:30pm. Rev. Carla Thompson Powell, presiding. Contact 773.783.7776 firstname.lastname@example.org .
JUNE 20 - MEETING - ".. to help celebrate Old Lesbians in Chicago." Event coordinated by OLOC (Old Lesbians Organizing for Change). The event is hosted by Affinity Chicago at 1424 E. 53rd St. #306 (corner of 53rd and Blackstone). 6:30 PM."OLOC takes Lesbian Pride to a new level with a national network of Old Lesbians, all age 60 and older, who work to make life better for Old Lesbians." www.oloc.org email@example.com 888-706-7506.
JUNE 20 - TELEVISION PROGRAM - "Schoolboy to Showgirl: The Alexandra Billings Story." 10 PM on WTTW (11.1). This is one of several LGBT related shows on WTTW during June Pride Month. www.wttw.com .
JUNE 20 - TELEVISION PROGRAM - "In the Life." 10:30 PM. June Pride Month edition of a monthly show on WTTW (11.1). www.wttw.com .
JUNE 20 (through July 1) - PLAY - "The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me." A new 20th anniversary edition featuring Chad Ryan - (The Pride Films and Plays production of David Drake's play) at Luna Central, 3914 N. Clark. Tickets: $20 ($15 preview). For tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com or call 800-838-3006. For more information about Pride Films and Plays: www.pridefilmsandplays.com .
JUNE 21 - WEEKEND PRIDE PARTY - "Backlot Bash" - 9th annual event starts a day earlier this year with a "Comedy Kickoff " at Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse. Tickets $20 advance online (limited tickets). ( Backlot Bash continues June 22, 23 & 24 in parking lot behind Cheetah Gym, 5238 N. Clark, as in past years.) For a list of performers, hours, age requirements, etc.: www.backlotbashchicago.com .
JUNE 21 - PARTY & AUCTION - "Pride Deconstructed; The 2012 Art Auction & Pride Kickoff Cocktail Party" by Chicago House at Room & Board Chicago, 55 E. Ohio St., 6 PM to 9 PM. Tickets: $65 advance; $80 door includes unlimited cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Proceeds will benefit the housing and supportive services Chicago House provides to over 1,400 HIV/AIDS affected men, women and children each year. www.chicagohouse.org firstname.lastname@example.org 773-248-5200 ext. 303.
JUNE 21 - MOVIE - "The Lies We Tell But the Secrets We Keep: The Sequel" by MVP Productions at the Portage Theatre, 4050 N. Milwaukee. 7 PM (Red Carpet); 7:30 PM (showtime). Tickets: $15 advance. www.themakingofmvp.com email@example.com 312-298-9298.
JUNE 21 - TELEVISION PROGRAM - "Stonewall Uprising: American Experience." 8 PM on WTTW (11.1). Historical coverage of the Stonewall rebellion that is credited with kicking off the modern day LGBT rights movement. This is one of several LGBT related shows on WTTW during June Pride Month. www.wttw.com.
JUNE 21 - TELEVISION PROGRAM - "Claiming the Title: Gay Olympics on Trial." 9:30 PM on WTTW (11.1). This is one of several LGBT related shows on WTTW during June Pride Month. www.wttw.com.
JUNE 21, 22, 23-
PLAYS - "30 Queer Plays in 60 Straight Minutes" by the Neo-Futurists,
5153 N. Ashland. 8 PM. "Too Much Light" benefit for a local organization. www.neofuturists.org firstname.lastname@example.org
JUNE 22 - OUTDOOR WEEKEND PRIDE PARTY - "Backlot Bash" - 9th annual event in parking lot behind Cheetah Gym, 5238 N. Clark features an "Acoustic Evening" summer concert. Performers include: Chely Wright and other entertainers. (Backlot Bash continues on June 23 & 24). For a list of entertainers, djs, age requirements, hours, ticket prices, etc.: www.backlotbashchicago.com.
JUNE 22 - ARTIST RECEPTION & WINE TASTING - "Pride Links Us Together" by A Vision Chicago at 910 N. Damen. 6 PM to 10 PM. Featuring the paintings of Kim Leutwyler, a Chicago-based artist who primarily deals with images of gender, beauty, and Queer identity. www.kimleutwyler.com email@example.com 773-227-5700.
JUNE 22 - WOMEN'S PRIDE MOVIE NIGHT - with LCCP at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted. 7PM to 9:30 PM. www.centeronhalsted.org .
JUNE 22 (23, 24) - BENEFIT - "Celebrating Pride & A Taste of Campit Charity Weekend" fundraiser for various charities. Location: Campit Outdoor Resort, 6635 118th Ave., Fennville, MI. Weekend includes: Saturday: Building float for participation in Chicago Pride Parade, poolside relaxing, cocktails & hor d'oeurves. Sunday: Caravan trip to Chicago for the parade.www.campitresort.com firstname.lastname@example.org 269-543-4335 (office); 877-campit1 (reservations).
JUNE 22-24 - DANCE PRESENTATION - "Return" by Rachel Thorne Germond & Friends. A mixed bill evening of dance curated by RTG Dance at Links Hall, 3435 N. Sheffield-#207. Time, price and tickets: www.linkshall.org or www.eventbrite.com.
JUNE 22, 23 - TOURNAMENT - "Chicago Pride Bowl V" by the Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association (CMSA) at Montrose Soccer Fields, Montrose & Lake Shore Drive. 8 AM to 5 PM. FREE. This is the second largest Gay Flag Football tournament with teams from across the U.S. and Canada. www.pridebowlchicago.com email@example.com.
JUNE 22 - STREET FESTIVAL - "Chicago Pride Fest" by Northalsted Business Alliance (NBA) on Halsted Street from Addison to Grace. 4 PM to 10 PM (Two day fest continues, tomorrow, June 23, 11 AM to 10 PM). $7 suggested donation. www.northalsted.com firstname.lastname@example.org 773-868-3010.
JUNE 22 - GATHERING - "$1.00 Drinks with Log Cabin Republicans" 26 West Hubbard @ Howl at the Moon. 7 PM to 9 PM. Free. www.logcabinillinois.org email@example.com 312-841-0172.
JUNE 22 - BOOK RELEASE - "Chicago Whispers" by journalist & historian Sukie de la Croix at Women & Children First Books, 5233 N. Clark. 7:30 PM. The book illuminates a colorful and vibrant record of LGBT people who lived and loved in Chicago from the city's beginnings in the 1670's as a fur-trading post, to the cusp of Stonewall. 7:30 PM. www.womenandchildrenfirst.com 773-769-9299.
JUNE 23 - OUTDOOR WEEKEND PRIDE PARTY - "Backlot Bash" - 9th annual event in parking lot behind Cheetah Gym, 5238 N. Clark with an "All-Day Bash." (Backlot Bash continues on June 24). For a list of entertainers, djs, age requirements, hours, ticket prices, etc.: www.backlotbashchicago.com .
JUNE 23 - DYKE MARCH - rally & march at northside location. For more information: www.chicagodykemarch.wordpress.com .
JUNE 23 - PRIDE WALK & RUN - "Proud to Run" 31st annual event includes a 5k run & 10k run & 2 mile fun walk presented w/Frontrunners/Frontwalkers Chicago in Lincoln Park, Montrose at Simmonds Drive (east of Lake Shore Drive, at the lakefront). 8:04 AM. Fee to participate benefits local organizations, Pride Youth and the Gerber/Hart Library. www.proudtorun.org firstname.lastname@example.org 312-409-8991.
JUNE 23 - PRIDE WORSHIP SERVICE/PLENARY & WORKSHOPS - featuring the Moderator of Metropolitan Community Churches, Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson from Sarasota, Florida, preaching. Eight MCC churches from four different states gather to celebrate Pride. Presented by MCC's North Central US Network at achurch4me MCC, 1545 W. Morse. 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM. "Free--but an offering will be taken. www.achurch4me.org 773- 951-4268.
JUNE 23 - STREET FESTIVAL - "Chicago Pride Fest" by Northalsted Business Alliance (NBA) on Halsted Street from Addison to Grace. 11 AM to 10 PM. (Second day, of two day fest). $7 suggested donation. www.northalsted.com email@example.com 773-868-3010.
JUNE 23 - Worship Service - "Pride Weekend Mass" by Dignity Chicago at 3338 N. Broadway. 5 PM. www.dignity-chicago.org firstname.lastname@example.org 312-458-9438.
JUNE 23 - PRIDE CELEBRATION - by Fairy Gardeners Guild. 6 PM. Potluck dinner. Bring appetizer/side/dessert to share. Entree will be provided. BYOB. email: email@example.com.
JUNE 23 - CRUISE - 2nd Annual Gay Pride in Chicago Sailboat Excursion, The Golden Sail Adventure Sunset Cruise. 6 PM to 8 PM. PROMPT 5:30 PM boarding at Burnham Harbor, 1559 S. Lake Shore Drive. Tickets: $40 each (ADVANCE Purchase only). www.classceechicago.com/redwitch firstname.lastname@example.org 312-399-9669.
JUNE 23 - TEA DANCE & BBQ - "Sober & Proud" by Bonaventure House at 825 W. Wellington. 6 PM to 11 PM. www.bonaventurehouse.org/soberproud2012.
JUNE 23 - LGBT Fashion Show & Competition - for Breast Cancer Awareness by MVP Productions at The Alahambra, 1240 W. Randolph. 7 PM to 10 PM. Tickets: $20 (advance); $25 (door). www.themakingsofmvp.com email@example.com 312-298-9298.
JUNE 23 - TELEVISION PROGRAM - "The Grove." 11 PM on WTTW (11.1). This is one of several LGBT related shows on WTTW during June Pride Month. www.wttw.com.
JUNE 24 - VIEWING PARTY - of the Pride Parade for Seniors 55+ Includes light lunch in air conditioned surroundings of the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted. 11 AM to 4 PM. $5 suggested donation. You must RSVP to BLarson@centeronhalsted.org www.centeronhalsted.org.
JUNE 24 - LIVE STREAM OF PRIDE PARADE - Gay Chicago TV and ChicagoPride.com will be broadcasting the parade from start to finish on the internet: HD quality picture at GayChicagoTV.com and simulcast on ChicagoPride.com Hosts TJ Chernick and Sam Provenzano from Gay Chicago TV will be joined by ChicagoPride.com's Bill Pritchard to provide coverage and commentary. During the live coverage viewers will have an opportunity to submit questions or comments via Twitter using hashtag #chipridelive.
JUNE 24 - CHICAGO 43rd ANNUAL PRIDE PARADE - New line up location and new parade route: Line up at corner of Broadway & Montrose. Step off from the Broadway/Montrose corner at 12 Noon, proceeding south on Broadway (to Halsted); then south on Halsted (to Belmont); then east on Belmont (to Broadway); then south on Broadway (to Diversey); then east on Diversey (to Cannon Drive) in Lincoln Park. coordinated by PRIDEChicago. www.ChicagoPrideCalendar.org PrideChgo@aol.com 773-348-8243.
JUNE 24 - STREET FEST - "Pride North." 2nd annual event, on Glenwood, between Morse and Lunt (at the Morse Red Line). 4 PM to 10 PM. Performances by several bands. DJ's.
JUNE 24 - TELEVISION PROGRAM - "Chicago Pride Parade" - one hour show featuring taped highlights of this year's parade on ABC7 Chicago. For time: www.abc7chicago.com.
JUNE 24 - OUTDOOR WEEKEND PRIDE PARTY - "Backlot Bash" - 9th Annual event in parking lot behind Cheetah Gym, 5238 N. Clark with a "Pride Day Bash." For a list of entertainers, djs, age requirements, hours, ticket prices, etc.: www.backlotbashchicago.com.
JUNE 24 - BLOCK PARTY - hosted by LakeView Lutheran Church, 835 W. Addison. 10 AM to 8:30 PM. Family and visitor friendly. Proceeds support local urban ministries doing outreach with homeless youth. 773-327-1427.
JUNE 24 - WORSHIP SERVICE & PICNIC - at Broadway UMC, 3338 N. Broadway. 10 AM Worship service. 5 PM Post Parade Picnic & Open Sanctuary. www.broadwaychurchchicago.org.
June 24 - PRIDE WORSHIP AT LAKE STREET CHURCH - 607 Lake Street Church, Evanston. 10:30am. Special presentation on Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists. Rev. Dr. Douglas Sharp preaching. www.lakestreet.org.
June 24 - CHICAGO COALITION OF WELCOMING CHURCHES - will hold a brief Pride service at 11am on their float in the parade line-up near Montrose and Broadway, Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
JUNE 24 - LIVE RADIO BROADCAST - of the Pride Parade on 820 AM by WCPT AM & FM. 12 Noon to 3 PM. www.chicagoprogressivetalk.com email@example.com 773-594-8700.
JUNE 25 - WINDY CITY BLACK LGBT PRIDE - beginning this week there are numerous events scheduled for the LGBT Black Pride celebration. www.windycityblackpride.org .
JUNE 25 - CEREMONY - "Salute to LGBT Veterans" - 10th annual event at Daley Plaza in downtown Chicago with American Veterans for Equal Rights (AVER). 12 Noon to 1 PM. www.averchicago.org firstname.lastname@example.org 773-752-0058.
JUNE 25 - CABARET & MEET & GREET - w/"Nothing Pink" author, Mark Hardy (A Youth Lounge Fundraiser). 7 PM at Broadway United MCC, 3338 N. Broadway. www.broadwaychurchchicago.org .
JUNE 26 - GAY MEN'S BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP - "Me" by Ricky Martin by Gerber-Hart Library. 7:30 PM to 9 PM. For location & other information: www.gerberhart.org email@example.com 773-381-8030.
JUNE 28 - TELEVISION PROGRAM - "A Place To Live: The Story of Triangle Square." 8 PM on WTTW (11.1). This is one of several LGBT related shows on WTTW during June Pride Month. www.wttw.com.
JUNE 28 - AWARDS CEREMONY - "30 Under 30 Awards" by Windy City Media Group at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted. 5:30 PM to 8 PM. The awards honor 30 outstanding young (under 30 years old) LGBT individuals (and allies). www.windycitymediagroup.com firstname.lastname@example.org.
JUNE 28 - TELEVISION PROGRAM - "Two Spirits." (on Independent Lens show). 9:30 PM on WTTW (11.1). The show deals with the life and death of Fred Martinez, one of the youngest hate-crime victims in modern history who was murdered at age sixteen. It also explores the ancient Native American two-spirit tradition. This is one of several LGBT related shows on WTTW during June Pride Month. www.wttw.com.
JUNE 29 - PRIDE MONTH - "Chicago Sky Celebrates Pride Month" by WNBA Chicago Sky at Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim Rd., Rosemont, IL. 7:00 PM. Tickets: $25. www.chicagosky.net email@example.com 866-SKY-WNBA .
JUNE 29 - CONCERT & INTRODUCTION - "Peace Concert" and "LGBT- Introduction to SGI Buddhism" by SGI Buddhist at SGI Chicago Cultural Center, 1455 S. Wabash. 7 PM (concert); 8 PM (introduction). No cost, free parking. 312-913-1211 ( 9 AM to 8 PM).
JUNE 29 (through August 8) - PLAY - "Richmond Jim." A long-lost gay play by Cal Yeomans presented by Pride Films and Plays at National Pastime Theater, 941 W. Lawrence. A young man arrives in New York City and begins to experience gay life during the post-Stonewall, pre-AIDS era. All tickets: $20. For tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com or call 800-838-3006. For more information about National Pastime Theater: www.npt2.com For more information about Pride Films and Plays: www.pridefilmsandplays.com.