Chicago Pride Parade

Love is love
is love
and when time cuts its way
like a river
through the valleys
of our existence,
our brief and tiny knot
on the endless thread,
I want to know that
my feet
know the damp soft soil
on the right side,
the right bank
of history.
Love is love
is love
and how hauntingly small
are those
that ever place rules
on where it can land
and whose heart
it can fill.
— Tyler Knott Gregson
 

In loving memory of the victims of the shooting at Pulse in Orlando on June 12, 2016.
 

Stanley Almodovar III, Amanda Alvear, Oscar A. Aracena-Montero, Rodolfo Ayala-Ayala, Antonio Davon Brown, Darryl Roman Burt II, Angel L. Candelario-Padro, Juan Chevez-Martinez, Luis Daniel Conde, Cory James Connell, Tevin Eugene Crosby, Deonka Deidra Drayton, Simon Adrian Carrillo Fernandez, Leroy Valentin Fernandez, Mercedez Marisol Flores, Peter O. Gonzalez-Cruz, Juan Ramon Guerrero, Paul Terrell Henry, Frank Hernandez, Miguel Angel Honorato, Javier Jorge-Reyes, Jason Benjamin Josaphat, Eddie Jamoldroy Justice, Anthony Luis Laureanodisla, Christopher Andrew Leinonen, Alejandro Barrios Martinez, Brenda Lee Marquez McCool, Gilberto Ramon Silva Menendez, Kimberly Morris, Akyra Monet Murray, Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, Joel Rayon Paniagua, Jean Carlos Mendez Perez, Enrique L. Rios, Jr., Jean C. Nives Rodriguez, Christopher Joseph Sanfeliz, Xavier Emmanuel Serrano Rosado, Edward Sotomayor Jr., Yilmary Rodriguez Sulivan, Shane Evan Tomlinson, Martin Benitez Torres, Jonathan Antonio Camuy Vega, Franky Jimmy Dejesus Velazquez, Juan P. Rivera Velazquez, Luis S. Vielma, Luis Daniel Wilson-Leon, Jerald Arthur Wright