* This banner went up last night at Roscoe and Halsted as the Boystown neighborhood preps for the annual Pride Parade…
* And this banner was hung yesterday outside a bar called Sidetracks…
That particular sign was paid for by the Quinn campaign because it owns the website listed. ADDED: I’m told that neither banner was paid for by the Quinn campaign. That particular banner was paid for by the bar’s owner.
* Some gay activists are obviously hoping to turn this year’s parade into an anti-Rauner event. From a press release…
LGBT Couples & Leaders Call for “Teachable Moment” on Rauner’s Record at 2014 Pride Parade
CHICAGO- As organizers prepare for this year’s Chicago Pride Parade, expected to attract record-breaking numbers past last year’s one million mark, LGBT couples and leaders will gather on Thursday, June 26th to make a significant announcement regarding Bruce Rauner’s record of opposition to marriage equality.
WHO: IL Representative Greg Harris, Lead Sponsor of Marriage Equality Bill
IL Representative Kelly Cassidy, Co-Sponsor of Marriage Equality Bill
Bernard Cherkasov, CEO, Equality Illinois
Art Johnston, Co-Founder, Equality Illinois
Jim Bennett, IL Unites for Marriage
Other elected officials and LGBT advocates and allies