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The grand marshals for the 2024 Chicago Pride Parade were announced by organizers. Celebrity comedian Fortune Feimster, known for her stand up as well as roles in several notable television shows and movies, including "The Mindy Project," "The L Word: Generation Q," "Office Christmas Party" and more, was named the parade's grand marshal along with her wife Jax Smith. The duo will be joined by community grand marshals Art Johnston, Jose "Pepe" Pena and Myles and Precious Brady-Davis. Feimster and Smith will lead the 2024 procession, set to step off on June 30 at 11 a.m.

The 2024 Pride Parade, set to once again travel through Chicago's landmark Lakeview neighborhood, will be the city's 53rd, serving as "the crowning event of Pride Month in Chicago," with more than one million people expected to line the route.

The theme of this year's parade is "Pride is Power," which organizers said is meant to highlight the "fundamental role the Chicago Pride Parade has played in creating visibility and advocating for effective change for the city and region’s LGBTQ+ community for five decades."

The parade will step off from Sheridan and Broadway, marking a new start location for the annual event. It will also feature 150 entries, an increase from the 125 number the city originally gave organizers in March. 

The changes made by the city followed recent conversations with the LGBTQ+ Advisory Council, parade organizers, businesses, residents and various city agencies, organizers said. 

More information about the 2024 Chicago Pride Parade

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11:00am - 1:00pm
Sunday, June 30, 2024