Chicago Pride '98

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Blue, red, and purple text on a white background with two illustrated rainbow flags above a black and white illustration of the Chicago skyline  

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The 1998 Chicago Pride Parade commemorated the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in New York. It was the 28th Annual Chicago Pride celebration and the largest Pride Parade in its history. 

The parade’s aims were community engagement, empowerment, and acceptance rather than petitioning for specific LGBTQ2+ rights and issues. The parade focused on showing the diverse Chicago queer community with lawyers, doctors, and 50+ politicians in participation, floats from Chicago Leather groups and Drag Queens, and many LGBTQ2+ allies with floats, signs, and literature. 

1998 Pride celebrations in San Diego and Atlanta also sported merchandise with the slogan “Unity in Diversity”.


Galloway, P., & Tribune Staff Writer. (1998, June 29). Pride on Parade. Chicago Tribune.

Lambda Archives of San Diego. (n.d.). Unity in diversity, San Diego parade theme, 1998. SDSU University Library. Retrieved August 28, 2023, from   

Lambda Archives of San Diego. (n.d.). Unity through diversity, Atlanta Pride Celebration, 1998. SDSU University Library. Retrieved August 28, 2023, from

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