Chicago’s ABC News affiliate reports:
Chicago’s 2021 Pride Parade has been canceled. In May, organizers announced the parade would be held October 3. The parade, traditionally held on the last weekend in June, was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic. In May of 2021, organizers announced the parade would be held on Oct. 3.
From Chicago Pride’s website:
To use the words of a song from the ’60s: “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”; we really wanted and hoped that there could be a parade in 2021. We don’t feel, though, that we can do it safely for everyone in the parade and the people watching. We must cancel the parade for the second year.
There is a saying “Third Times A Charm.” We have already scheduled the 2022 Chicago Pride Parade for Sunday, June 26, 2022. We’re going to believe that saying. We’re going to believe that in June, 2022 we are living in a far safer world than now. We intend to have the best, most joyous, fabulous, memorable Pride Parade ever. Count on it!
BREAKING: The Chicago Pride Parade has been canceled for a second year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The organizer hopes to bring it back in 2022. https://t.co/qiFSm5rQLN pic.twitter.com/rY2WSdulQF
— Block Club Chicago (@BlockClubCHI) September 1, 2021