Bittersweet Celebration For LGBT Community At Pride ParadeHundreds of thousands of spectators lined streets on the North Side on a hot and sticky Sunday, for an emotional celebration of Chicago’s 47th annual Pride Parade.
Chicago Police, Boystown Businesses To Ramp Up Security For Pride ParadeSecurity at the Pride Parade on Sunday remains top of mind for police and North Side businesses alike, two weeks after the massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando.
Annual 'Race Against Hate' Takes On Extra Meaning After OrlandoThe people of Evanston came together Sunday for the 17th annual Race Against Hate, in honor of the late Ricky Byrdsong, the first African American men’s basketball coach at Northwestern University, who was killed by a white supremacist in 1999.
Orlando Massacre Not Dampening Spirits At Chicago Pride FestSaturday marked the start of two weekends of gay pride in Chicago, with Pride Fest kicking off this weekend, and the Pride Parade set for next weekend; and the nightclub massacre in Orlando very much on people’s minds.
Orlando Shootings: What To Tell The ChildrenAs many people still struggle to understand what happened in Orlando, some parents may be struggling with how to explain it to their children.
'Always Smiling': Orlando Shooting Victim Remembered Fondly In ChicagoOne of the 49 victims of the massacre at an Orlando club was a former Chicago resident who moved to Florida in March.
Blood Donations Surge In Response To Orlando MassacreThe need for blood donations reaches its peak in the summer months, and the mass shooting in Orlando has made the need for donations even greater.
Orlando Survivor Describes Grisly Scene; "Thinking I'm Next, I'm Dead"After two days of heartache and sadness, a moment of hope in Orlando, as a survivor of the Pulse nightclub massacre was wheeled into a news conference and met with a rousing round of applause.
Expert: Orlando Gunman Fits Profile Of Unstable ISIS SympathizerFatima Rahman, an assistant professor of politics and chair of the Islamic World Studies program at Lake Forest College, said Islamic State supporters who carry out terrorist attacks usually have a violent past, are unstable, and tend to be non-religious.
Chicago's LGBT Community Stands With Orlando After MassacreChicago’s LGBT community held a pair of vigils Sunday night in a show of solidarity with the victims of the shooting massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando, and another vigil was planned for Monday night.
All Bodies Removed From Orlando Nightclub After Worst U.S. Mass ShootingAt the White House, President Barack Obama said Monday there is no clear evidence so far that gunman Omar Mateen was directed by the extremist group. He said Mateen was inspired by radical information over the internet, calling it another apparent example of "homegrown extremism."
Increased Security Expected For Pride Fest, Parade After Orlando MassacreIn the wake of the Orlando nightclub massacre, Chicago police were stepping up patrols ahead of Pride Festival this weekend.

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