Three people holding the flags were asked to leave when others said the symbol made them feel unsafe.
What started with 1,000 people ten years ago has grown into a huge community event that celebrates equality for all.
One would make it easier to change the gender marker on birth certificates; the other would outlaw the use of anti-LGBT "panic" as defense against a murder charge.
One woman said protesting is more productive than worrying about what Donald Trump might do next.
The race saw controversy when Republican Kirk was endorsed the the Human Rights Campaign, which revoked its backing due to his racist remark in a debate.
The school district CEO in Elgin, Ill. didn't consult either the school board or parents in establishing a policy allowing trans students to use the locker room matching their gender identity.
After the university issued a letter telling students it didn’t support “safe spaces” or “trigger warnings,” Campus Pride said administrators misunderstand those terms.