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Pride Parade 2013: Everything You Need To Know

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CHICAGO - JUNE 26: Parade participants dance on a float as it travels through the city's gay district during the 36th annual Gay and Lesbian Pride Parade June 26, 2005 in Chicago, Illinois. Nearly one half million people were expected to line the parade route to watch this year's parade. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) | Getty

Chicago's annual Pride Parade is back this Sunday, bringing the thumping music, glamorous outfits and over-the-top floats to the North Side.

Kicking off at Broadway Street and Montrose Avenue, the parade starts at noon in Uptown and features 200 different floats, decorated vehicles, performance groups, a marching band and walking contingents. The entire production is expected to last two and a half hours.

From the starting point in Uptown, the parade proceeds south on Broadway, then south on Halsted Street, east on Belmont Avenue, south on Broadway, and east on Diversey to Cannon Drive. Public toilets will be set up along the route for those far from home.

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