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ChicagoPride.com is Chicago, Illinois' online resource for the city's gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) community. The ChicagoPride.com website  features a free popular matchmaker, photo galleries, advice columns, breaking news affecting the community, and the largest database of the Midwest's GLBT events.
How ChicagoPride.com startedEdit
Originating in 1996, the web site was created to provide news and information about the annual Chicago Pride Parade, which is held the last Sunday of June in Chicago, Illinois and is organized by PrideChicago.
In 2003, ChicagoPride.com merged two other city websites, QChicago.com and myBoystown.com, to form the current version of the web site.
Since its inception, the web site began serving Boystown, Chicago in the city's Lakeview neighborhood and has quickly grown to a portal which now serves all of the surrounding gay and lesbian population in the nation's third largest market.
ChicagoPride.com currently has over 60 columnists and reporters.
Making a DifferenceEdit
ChicagoPride.com sponsors approximately one-hundred events, chartities and benefits throughout the Chicago community every year.
In December 2006, Bill Pritchard, former Editor of BoystownChicago.com, joined ChicagoPride.com and functions as the Executive Director of the Make a Difference  program which raises awareness to the everyday "Make a Difference Moments." These "moments" encourage others to make a difference in the lives of others; which has helped to raise money for cancer research, anti-illegal drug prevention and various Red Cross campaigns.