07/30/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Chicago Pride Parade 2009, In Pictures (SLIDESHOW)

Nearly 500,000 people jammed Boystown Sunday for the 40th Pride Parade. Here's a slideshow of some of the marchers, spectators, politicians and activists that made the scene.

(All photos courtesy of Kate Gardiner and Angelina Cole)