Gay Pride 2013: Focused on Marriage Equality

Chicago's 44th Annual Pride Parade is now in the history books. According to the Chicago Police Department, over 1 million supporters lined the streets to watch one of the biggest celebrations of the year in Chicago.

The parade, occurring less than a week after the United States Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, obviously had a very heavy tone of Marriage Equality. So many floats featured brides and/or grooms, and the Cook County Circuit Clerk had signs stating "We Can't Wait To Marry You".

This was my third year attending the Chicago Gay Pride Parade, and though it was fun, I also felt that this year's parade seemed less festive. Fortunately, or not, depending on how you look at it, the streets of Chicago were a little more open and easy to access. Separating the Chicago Pride Parade from Chicago Pride Fest, seemed to attract a different kind of crowd  to the Parade.

It will be interesting to see how next year's parade is handled.

Now, scroll down and enjoy the photos I took of the Parade, but first be sure to type your email address in the box and click the "create subscription" button. My list is completely spam free, and you can opt out at any time.

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