June 27, 2010
What to expect: Floats, bands, politicians and hundreds of thousands of people. Midwestern friendliness – not to mention colorful costumes, dancing and drunkenness – will be on full display at this rowdy event, the culmination of a weekend of Pride parties (including Pride Fest). This year's Grand Marshal is country singer/songwriter Chely Wright,who recently came out on the Today Show, Oprah, Ellen and in a People magazine story. Thousands descend on Lakeview for the event, so be prepared for long lines at virtually all of the area's bars and restaurants.
Centerstage Reviewer: Ben Rubenstein