"Closing our doors is the direct result of the horrific attacks, endless harassment, and unrelenting negative misinformation"
Awake Illinois has repeatedly used hostile epithets against those they disagree with, labeling them “groomers,” “hateful,” and “perverts”
Lake in the Hills had created “a victory for hateful, anti-LGBTQ+ voices who attacked the owner and bakery after coverage of the drag brunch”
There had been a family-friendly drag show for all ages scheduled for later on Saturday, but UpRising Bakery & Cafe cancelled the event
Lori Lightfoot in 2019 became the first Black lesbian woman elected mayor of a major U.S. city, the nation's third largest
Gregory Pratt, the Chicago Tribune reporter whose beat includes covering Mayor Lori Lightfoot and City Hall tweeted a video of the mayor
The action followed a court hearing earlier Thursday when a judge upheld the city's initial decision to revoke the Pride Parade permit
"We're not giving up. Our position has been misrepresented, and we're making every effort to keep the parade as scheduled"