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A pride parade in Chicago in the 1970s. Photo: Courtesy Rich Pfeiffer

How Chicago’s Pride Parade Grew from a Small March to a Big Event

Meredith Francis

Chicago's Pride Parade didn't start as a parade at all. It was originally a small march to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. But a protest against anti-gay activist Anita Bryant in 1977 helped the parade become what it is today.
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