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Chicago Pride March Draws Thousands Despite Mayor's Coronavirus Rules

Chicago Pride March Draws Thousands Despite Mayor's Coronavirus Rules

Thousands packed the streets in Chicago for an unofficial gay pride march despite Mayor Lori Lightfoot, the first openly gay mayor, canceling the official annual event because of her worries over the coronavirus.

The gay pride parade has roots in the Windy City going back to 1972 and has taken place in the Boystown area of the city until this year, when it was canceled over the coronavirus.

Hundreds flocked to the march flogged by social media posts until thousands were massed in close proximity for a two-mile demonstration into Uptown.

“The reason the march is so important is to highlight those lives that we lost and highlight the people whose lives may not have been lost, but have been wrecked just because they exist openly,” Ashabi Owagboriaye told ABC 7.

YTD: 332 killed, 1394 wounded#Chicago https://t.co/w4VfPpwxii — HeyJackass.com (@w_h_thompson) June 29, 2020

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