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