Chicago Pride Postponed, Organizers Set Hopes On Fall

Chicago’s ABC News affiliate reports:

Chicago’s Pride Parade will be postponed for the first time in its 50-year history, organizers said Wednesday. The parade was originally scheduled for June 28. Organizers are still hoping to hold it this year.

“We announce this postponement in hope that conditions will allow the parade to take place later this summer or early fall,” said Tim Frye, 2020 pride parade coordinator.

“We hope there will be a possibility to re-schedule,” Frye wrote. “However, if that is not possible, we know that the Pride Parade will be back in 2021 and for years to come.”

The Windy City Times reports:

The Northalsted Business Alliance announced that Chicago Pride Fest, originally scheduled for June 20-21, will be moved to Labor Day weekend, Sept. 5-6.

“We will continually evaluate the feasibility of hosting the festival with local and state officials as the current crisis evolves,” Chicago Pride Fest Chairperson Mark Liberson said in a statement. At this time, Northalsted Market Days remains on the calendar for the weekend of Aug. 8-9.