This weekend marks a major milestone for Chicago’s LGBTQ community: the 50th annual Pride Parade.
The parade will be held on Sunday, with Mayor Lori Lightfoot — the city’s first openly gay mayor — as one of the seven grand marshals. The annual event is the culmination of Pride Month.
Morning Shift takes a look at the highs and lows of the past, present and future of the LGBTQ community in Chicago.
GUESTS: Tracy Baim, publisher of the Chicago Reader, owner of the Windy City Times
Tatyana Moaton, human resources manager of diversity and inclusion at Howard Brown Health
LEARN MORE: 30 key moments in Chicago’s LGBTQ history, from Jane Addams to Lori Lightfoot (Chicago Tribune 6/11/19)
I am a military veteran and transgender — and nobody cares in the trenches of war (Chicago Sun-Times 1/28/19)