Throughout the entire month of June the city of Chicago is full of pride activities that culminate to the Pride Parade. The Chicago Pride Parade takes place in the last Sunday of June to celebrate the LGBTQ community and bring LGBTQ supporters in a fun and colorful two-day festival parade. The Pride Parade is a tradition that has been going on for almost 50 years in Chicago. Since then, the parade has long expanded its course from the notable “gay neighborhood” of Boystown to Andersonville and RogersPark. This current year, 2018, the parade covered over a four-mile route. Chicago has become one of the most notable cities during Pride month due to its events.
The graph above represents the estimated attendance for the Chicago Pride parade from 1985 to 2014 which was retrieved from the Chicago Pride Parade. In 1985, there was an estimated attendance of 35,000 people which was the lowest number of people who attended in the years displayed. Fifteen years later, from 1985 to 2000, the estimated attendance was 350,000. However, the highest number of attendees was in the years 2013 and 2014 with one million people. The notable increase throughout the years has been significantly important to the LGBTQ community because it demonstrates the support that they are receiving from people who identify as LGBTQ or who simply support them.