The Stanley Cup will make an appearance at the Chicago Pride Parade

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Blackhawks defenseman Brent Sopel carries the Stanley Cup during the Pride Parade. Brian Jackson/Chicago Sun-Times

For the second time in the Chicago Pride Parade’s history, the Stanley Cup will make an appearance on a float.

In 2010, the Chicago Gay Hockey Association requested the Stanley Cup to be there after the Blackhawks won, and former defenseman Brent Sopel honored the request by boasting the cup around the parade.

After defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final, CGHA president Andrew Sobotka thought it would be a good idea to have the Stanley Cup at the parade again.

Having The Cup at the parade is important because it shows the Blackhawks continued support of the LGBT community. It’s also important to have The Cup there because it’s an exciting time for the city, and it should be celebrated by everyone.

The Stanley Cup will ride along the WGN/Jewel Foods float during the parade.

The 46th annual Chicago Pride Parade steps off at noon on Sunday, June 28 and is expected to draw over 1 million people to the Uptown and Lakeview neighborhoods.

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