Pride Day means kid day for many Chicago families
June 21st, 2017
Chicago attorney Aubrey Parker and her pediatrician wife will be among the throngs attending this year’s Pride Parade on June 25.
The couple have attended the annual event before but this time they’re bringing along their two young children.
Families aren’t new to the parade. Parents and children of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities have long been “allies” of the parade, notes Richard Pfeiffer, who’s coordinated the event since the 1970s.
But marriage equality has made the parade even more of a family affair, he says.
For Parker, a family-law attorney at Beermann Pritikin Mirabelli Swerdlove LLP, and her wife, Dr. Ellen Parker, the parade is about celebrating differences.
Read more about their back story in my Taking Names column in the Chicago Sun-Times.