ChicagoPride.com will kick off their tenth anniversary with a cocktail party that combines a toast to Pride month with an experience that allows guests to explore a decade of Pride through the lenses of the Website's photographers.
The celebration will be held at Hydrate nightclub, 3458 N. Halsted St., Thursday, June 14, 6:30 p.m. RSVP at www.chicagopride.com/ten .
The event will include a hosted bar by 4Rebels Vodka, a "live" red carpet, an opportunity to win free airfare for two from Orbitz.com and other giveaways. The event is co-presented by Bud Light, 103.5 KISS FM and Hydrate nightclub.
Special guest host Angi Taylor from the "Brotha Fred" morning show on 103.5 KISS FM will join ChicagoPride.com's Bill Pritchard from8-10 p.m. along with the 103.5 KISS FM Beat Freaks. DJ Phil DaBeatz will keep an upbeat energy with the hottest lights and sounds in the city all night long.
"This is the party to launch the summer. Fun, sexy and inspiring," said Ron Matthew Inawat, ChicagoPride.com president. "We're merging the exuberance and enthusiasm of Pride together with the journey of the community and historic significance of our ten year campaign."
The anniversary campaign also highlights a collection of more than a quarter million ChicagoPride.com photos covering the last decade of the city's LGBT events. The first in a series of illustrative mosaics designed for the campaign will be exhibited at the party and features a colossal photo of the Lakeview neighborhood's rainbow pylon which is made up of nearly 20,000 photos from recent Chicago Pride festivals and parades.
A suggested donation of $5 at the door will benefit the Legacy Project, a permanent memorial of bronze plaques affixed to the 22 rainbow pylons across Halsted Street and paying tribute to LGBT pioneers and leaders.