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Chicago Pride Organizers Agree To Move Parade Time

via Chicago Tribune

Organizers with Chicago’s annual gay pride parade have agreed to a later start time after one of Chicago’s oldest Roman Catholic churches objected to a newly-proposed route they claimed would block access to Sunday Masses.

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church leaders said the new route — which would go by the church for the first time — would draw massive crowds and block the church’s entrance.

The parade attracted 800,000 people last year. It’s held the last Sunday in June and usually starts in the morning.

In a statement late Wednesday, parade organizer Richard Pfeiffer said a noon start will accommodate services.

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