I'm going to the 41st Chicago Gay Pride Parade, in fact I'm going to be in the parade! For the second year in a row I'll be walking with the Chicago Spirit Brigade, our very own gay cheerleaders and dance squad!
I had such a great time last year that I was happy to accept the offer to walk with CSB again this year - although my arms were a bit tied after holding a sign up for the entire route, I was full of energy.
I can't tell you how exciting it was to walk the parade route and watch people's faces light up when they saw CSB, it was heartwarming. CSB does so much for the community that it's the least I can do to walk with them and support their fund raising.
Get your money ready, because CSB is a fun fundraising organization and collects donations every year that is then donated to charity. Last year CSB collected almost $4,000 during last years parade alone - and that all came from you! It was their largest fundraising event ever.
If you're not going to the parade but you'd still like to help make a difference, visit the Chicago Spirit Brigade website and make a donation via their "virtual spirit bucket" Every little bit helps!
I'll see you at the Parade and give me a shout out when we go by, I'd love to meet you in person!