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In rainbow clothing, in drag, and in tons of makeup, Chicago’s Pride Week kicked off this past weekend when thousands swarmed Halsted Street in Boystown. 

Attendees braved a Saturday night downpour to celebrate the 12th annual Pride Fest, a weekend-long party that commences Pride Week every year with high-profile performances, dozens of food and retail booths, and tons of dancing. Take a look at the photos—along with some shots of performances by Jennifer Hudson, Mya, and others.

Pride Week caps off with the 45th annual Chicago Pride Parade, which starts next Sunday, June 29, at 12 p.m. Details here.


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