June 6 would have marked Evanston’s first-ever Pride Parade, which would have occurred on the Main-Dempster Mile. While MDM merchants say they are sad not be able to see Pride floats coming down Main Street, they encourage residents to show support and solidarity with Evanston’s LGBTQ+ community on June 26-28 by

Putting up any and all of their many-colored Pride flags

Putting rainbows, unicorns and messages of support in windows

Chalking rainbows, unicorns and messages of support on sidewalks

Sharing their photos and hashtagging them #ColorEvanstonwithPride and #ChalktheWalk

Updates can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/1451206965050676/