Buffalo Grove holds first Pride parade

BUFFALO GROVE — Buffalo Grove’s first LGBTQ Pride celebration was a success. Thousands lined residential streets in this suburb just north of the Lake County line to celebrate Pride Month with a parade and festival. There were more than 40 entries in the parade. Most came from Buffalo Grove and surrounding towns, but others came from as far as Skokie, Chicago, Elgin and Aurora. Jennifer Maltas, Buffalo Grove deputy village manager, said the village estimated about 5,000 people in the parade and watching.

Buffalo Grove Pride unveils official poster

BUFFALO GROVE — The Pinta Pride Project, organizers of Buffalo Grove’s first Pride celebration, has unveiled the official poster for the Sunday, June 2, event. BG Pride  inviting any group or business that supports “love, acceptance and equality for all.” Business, religious organizations, school groups and clubs, families, sports teams and more are welcome. Residents in the northern suburb of Chicago started organizing when Molly Pinta, a student at Twin Groves Middle School, was inspired to start a local Pride after seeing Aurora’s inaugural Pride celebration. Student groups will be able to participate for free. Non-profits will have a $25 fee and business can apply for $100.