Chicago Pride extended to 2 weekends

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Chicago’s Pride celebration may be extended to two weekends, according to a report in the Chicago Tribune. Traditionally the celebration has been crowded into one weekend close to the anniversary of the Stonewall riots in New York.

The Tribune reported that the Pride parade and the Pride festival, which are organized by different groups, will take place on different weekends.

The report said the plan was an effort to help with crowd control, which has exceeded 800,000 for the parade.

Under the plan, the festival is Saturday and Sunday, June 22-23.

The parade is June 30, a Sunday.