Chicago Black Gay Pride 2017 - Windy City Black Pride 2017

••• Navy Pier is the site of Chicago Black Pride. photo by Andrew Collins

Home to one of the largest and most diverse LGBT populations in the country, Chicago plays host to a large, well-attended Black Pride event each year, taking place a couple of weeks after Chicago Gay Pride (which is held in mid-June). Chicago Black Pride (aka United Black Pride) is held in early July - the dates this year haven't officially been announced but are likely June 30 through July 3, 2017.

Events take place over 4th of July weekend and include a fireworks viewing at Navy Pier on Independence Day, a United Black Pride Rooftop Party, a picnic and beach party at Rainbow Beach, and several other gatherings.

Many of the parties and gatherings take place at downtown's Inn of Chicago (162 E. Ohio St., 866-493-4415), which offers special deals during the weekend - request the "Black Pride" rate when booking.

Chicago Gay Resources

There are several helpful resources if you're visiting town and wanting to learn a bit more about the gay scene. Have a look at local gay papers, such as the Windy City Times, for information. A great website covering the city's GLBT scene is ChicagoPride.com. Also visit the helpful GLBT site produced by the city's official tourism organization, the Chicago CVB.

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