Chicago’s Pride Parade, Pride Fest splitting up

Chicago’s Gay Pride Parade and Pride Festival are being split up this year.

In the past, Gay Pride Month ended with 72 hours of celebrations; but this June the parade will be held the weekend after Pride Fest, a food, arts and entertainment fair.

The change is partly to ease the pressure on Chicago police who patrol the big events.

850,000 people attended last year’s Pride Parade.

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