In the map, we see data taken from the City of Chicago Data Portal. The blue points indicate where Covid-19 vaccinations are being held at which location in the city. The green marker shows where Covid-19 testing centers are. As we see, they have taken over Chicago. On the map, we can see how different neighborhoods are impacted and how far community members have to commute to either get tested and vaccinated. Not to mention, a lot of times people have to travel outside their city to get a dose. This seems like a real issue for low income community members who have a hard time with public transportation.

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Since 1985, we can see that Chicago Pride Parade’s attendance has been slowly rising, until we see a major peak in 2010 and from there by more than 500,000 people in attendance over the next five years.

In the United States, same-sex marriage wasn’t legal until June 26, 2015 when Barack Obama was president. Since then, there have been more people coming out as not straight. This includes being Bisexual, pansexual, lesbian, gay, and more. Also known has the LGBTQ+. We see the peak in 2010 rise, and just five years later it skyrockets when same-sex marriage is legalized. People want to celebrate them being their authentic self, and supporting their peers. Plus, everyone loves an all inclusive happy parade. There’s no doubt these number will continue to skyrocket over the next decade once they resume back to normal.

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Elyse Igliori

Elyse Igliori

Communications and Psychology major at University of Illinois- Chicago