CHICAGO (CBS) — Shoppers at Macy’s at Water Tower got quite the surprise as Chicago’s Gay Men’s Chorus belted out 80’s tunes as part of the beginning of Pride Weekend.

Artistic Director Patrick Sinozich says the chorus is about music and camaraderie.

“The chorus is one of the few gay organizations in town that has this multi- generational thing. We have guys who are 17 and guys who are 70,” he says.

Sinozich says support for gay rights and the gay community grows every year.

“It’s a great way for the community to see how much the community is now joined by gay supportive people. People who aren’t necessarily gay, lesbian, bi sexual, transgender — it’s a much greater community,” he said.

The 43rd annual Chicago Gay Pride Parade steps off at noon on Sunday from Montrose and Broadway in Uptown.

The Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus will be signing on the Macy’s float in the parade.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Lisa Fielding reports

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