Jennifer Hudson will headline Chicago Pride Fest, the Windy City's annual 2-day street festival which takes place the weekend before the city's annual Pride Parade in June.

“Excited to play @pridefestchi in my hometown!” Hudson tweeted. “Lets do this Chicago!”

Hudson will help kick off the festival on Saturday, June 21, reported.

(Related: Jennifer Hudson, Azealia Banks, Mary Lambert to perform at LA Pride.)

The 32-year-old Hudson recently told V Magazine that she got her start in gay clubs.

“I used to go out to the gay clubs when I was a kid,” she said. “We were 16 or 17 and my friend would pretend to be my manager. I'd have these amazing drag queens style me up and down, honey. They would be up there lip-synching and then I'd get up and sing for real – some Whitney Houston or some old-school Shirley Murdock – and I would make all the money. That was, like, my training.”

Slated to perform on Sunday, June 22 is Alex Newell, who plays Wade “Unique” Adams on the Fox musical-comedy Glee.

Also scheduled to appear are Mya, Thelma Houston and Betty Who.