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Got Pride?

By Aaron Bailey in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 24, 2005 9:33PM

Yes, it's that time of year. Are you ready for Pride festivities this weekend?

Pride is all about welcoming everyone from the gays to the straights, go-go boys, leather daddies and gay men with babies, drag queens, drag kings, boys, girls, Democrats and, yes, even a few Republicans. It's a weekend full of partying, worshipping, meeting friends and celebrating Chicago's diversity.

Tonight and Saturday, a number of events are planned throughout the city. The Dyke March isn't to be missed and Howard Brown Health Center has a number of events planned for youth.

On Sunday, the parade kicks off at noon from Belmont and Halsted, travelling up Halsted to Broadway, then South to Diversey. Arrive early to get a good view, wear sunscreen and drink plenty of water. Most importantly, have fun and go with an open mind. You never know what you might see.