So this month is nationally recognized as Pride Month. In fact it's been officially proclaimed by the President. It's also proclaimed each year by the Mayor that June is Pride Month in the city of Chicago. Over 1 Million people are expected to attend the parade this Sunday. It's exciting and overwhelming all at the same time! In past years, I've personally been invited to march in the parade, but I always decline so that my boyfriend and I can spend the day together. Well apparently this year he's abandoning me to sing and dance in the parade with the Chicago Gay Men's Chorus. I hope he has fun, but now I have to figure out what I'm going to do! But that's a whole other story.
On Saturday, I'm volunteering at Proud to Run which benefits four of Chicago's non-profit organizations that lead the way in LGBTQ services! The organizations include About Face Theatre, TPAN, Frontrunners Frontwalkers, and of course The Night Ministry for which I serve on the Associate Board.
This whole weekend and month have been full of Pride. I'm so fortunate to be a part of an amazing community. I've even had the great privilege of interviewing four more people for the Cleaning Closets Film Documentary! All the projects are slowly on their way. Be sure to check out the Archives page later for clips from the most recent interviews! Until then, be sure to have a safe and happy Pride! Maybe you can use the power of this weekend to help someone clean their closets!