Scenes from Chicago’s 2011 Gay Pride Parade

Chicago police officer putting on a rainbow feather boa, given to her by a reveler

Sunday was the annual Chicago Gay Pride Parade in Lakeview. Although I missed the parade itself, I found the atmosphere of the entire day intoxicating in the best possible way. Even the police officers were in great moods as well, and not only because overtime pay is awesome. When crowds are happy and peaceful, cops tend to relax and have a good time too. The female police officer above actually gave me a huge hug when I stood up from photographing her. It’s the first time I’ve ever been hugged by a cop!

feeding cherries



selling beads

Boys kissing

flower girl

lady gaga


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Graffitied backs

1 Comment

  1. I LOVE the first photo, with the police officer 🙂 I saw people coming to and from the pride parade, but wasn't able to make it this year…but I can't wait for next year!

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