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The AIDS Foundation of Chicago is extremely disappointed that Pride at Montrose was required by the Chicago Police Department to end entertainment early on Sunday, June 26. This historic Black LGBTQ event was an opportunity to celebrate pride and provide health care resources in honor of National HIV Testing Day. Though we acknowledge the event did not have the six-foot fence as described in the security plan, throughout the day, we made changes in an attempt to address the concern. These changes, unfortunately, were viewed as an unacceptable alternative by the Chicago Police Department. We wish they would have provided more flexibility so that we could have worked together to find a plausible and immediate solution. We are grateful to all the incredible partners and attendees who came together for this year’s event.
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