But on Wednesday, coordinator Tim Frye said they had to cancel the parade for a second time.
“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,” Frye said in a statement posted to the event website. “We must cancel the parade for the second year.”
Frye said 2022’s Pride Parade has been scheduled for Sunday, June 26, 2022.
The 20th anniversary of the event will be celebrated Sunday.
From the Chicago Tribune, “Bill Gubrud knew he wanted to approach the Chicago Cubs. As a lifelong Chicago resident, he was a major fan of the baseball team, but didn’t know what their response would be. Gubrud worked in advertising sales for the Chicago Free Press, a now defunct gay newspaper, and wanted to make the Cubs the first professional male sports team to advertise in a gay paper in the country.
Four years ago the Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage. That VICTORY was celebrated at the 2015 Chicago Pride Parade. 🌈❤️ #lovewins
The 50th annual Chicago Pride Parade is Sunday, June 30 🏳️🌈 Everything you need to know for the parade is on GoPride ☝🏼 Link at @gopride
#lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtpride #pride2019 #pridemonth #chicagopride #chicagoprideparade #instagay #instagaychicago #lgbtchicago #gaychicago #boystown #boystownchicago #northalsted #loveislove (at Boystown) https://www.instagram.com/p/BzS9__bl49H/?igshid=1tw7k69lch0cl