The Past, Present And Future Of Chicago’s LGBTQ Community

The Past, Present And Future Of Chicago’s LGBTQ Community
Crowds line the street as they watch Chicago Pride Parade, Sunday, June 25, 2017. G-Jun Yam / Associated Press
The Past, Present And Future Of Chicago’s LGBTQ Community
Crowds line the street as they watch Chicago Pride Parade, Sunday, June 25, 2017. G-Jun Yam / Associated Press

The Past, Present And Future Of Chicago’s LGBTQ Community

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

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