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PRIDE EVENTS

Thursday, Jun 1
Evanston Public Library: Pride Unites Us Presented by Evanston Pride, Evanston Made, and the Evanston Public Library will run through June 20 in the third floor gallery space at the Main Library. LGBTQIA+ artists are invited to submit work related to the theme "Pride Unites Us." Artists, including poets/writers, can submit up to six ready-to-hang pieces. Deadline to submit work is June 5. Interested artists can find details on how to submit at the link.  12:00pm   Evanston Public Library  http://epl.org/prideunitesus

Pride Reception with Commissioner Kevin B. Morrison Celebrate Pride Month at a reception in support of Commissioner Kevin B. Morrison. $100. To RSVP, please contact KellyMarie @ KMMconsulting.com  6:00pm - 8:00pm   Sidetrack  3349 N Halsted St Chicago  (224) 999-4690

hicago Reader's Pride Kickoff The Pride kickoff party is the official afterparty of Best of Chicago at Metro. DJ lineup: Rae Chardonnay, Blesstonio, and VITIGRRL. Performances by Lucy Stoole and Irregular Girl, made possible by Red Bull.  10:00pm   Smartbar, 3730 N Clark St  https://tinyurl.com/3286dxc9


Friday, Jun 2
Chicago Filmmakers hosts Reeling Pride Month Film Showcase Special program celebrating Pride Month, a prelude to the highly anticipated Reeling: The 41st Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival, featuring contemporary LGBTQ+ cinema that highlights queer characters on their journeys of self-discovery and explores the connections with family, friends, or lovers that define us. Reserve All-Access Pride Schedule and passes online. Through June 30  7:00pm   Chicago Filmmakers Firehouse, 1326 W Hollywood Ave  Tickets: http://chicagofilmmakers.org/upcoming-screenings-and-events/mubipridepass


Saturday, Jun 3
Elgin Pride Parade and Festival Family-friendly LGBTQ+ PRIDE parade followed by a festival with a vendor marketplace, live music, and more! The parade will be in downtown Elgin, and the festival and vendor marketplace will be held in Festival Park.  11:00am - 4:00am   Downtown Elgin walking distance from Metra  https://www.elginpride.com/

Lombard Pride Fest 2nd Annual Family Pride Fest  12:00pm - 3:00pm   First Church of Lombard, 220 S. Main St., Lombard  https://youth-outlook.org/events-fundraisers/pride-2023/


Sunday, Jun 4
Equality Illinois Pride Brunch Kick-Off The Pride Brunch Kick-Off will bring together more than 300 community leaders and champions to celebrate our LGBTQ+ communities and support our critical advocacy work to build a better Illinois for LGBTQ+ people. Honoring Deputy Director of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Julio Rodriguez!   11:30pm - 1:30pm   Venue West, 221 N. Paulina  Tickets: https://www.equalityillinois.us/pride-brunch-2023/?emci=3d648c87-81ea-ed11-8e8b-00224832eb73&emdi=961b8ad9-83ea-ed11-8e8b-00224832eb73&ceid=2300241


Monday, Jun 5
Film Screening: Pride (2014) at Walker Library Branch Teens can attend a screening of Pride (2014), which shows an unlikely friendship between a small community of miners in Wales and a team of London-based gay-and-lesbian activities.   1:00pm   Walker Branch  https://www.chicagoparent.com/things-to-do/guides/pride-month-events-for-families/

Pride Beyond June: Preventing Rainbow-Washing in Communication We have all seen that after Pride companies revert to their traditional logos and all mentions of the LGBTQ+ community go back into the closet for another year. Join Out In Finance and Salo, a Korn Ferry Company, for a discussion on how companies can authentically recognize the LGBTQ+ community not only during Pride Month but all year long. Please RSVP at link  6:00pm - 8:00pm   Willis Tower 233 S. Wacker Dr. and virttually  Tickets: https://www.eventcreate.com/e/preventing-rainbow-washing


Tuesday, Jun 6
Pride Prints for Teens at Independence Library Branch Ages 13-18 can 3D print something using the Independence Branch's rainbow filament, in honor of Pride Month. Free  3:00pm - 5:00pm   Independence Branch, 4024 N. Elston Ave., Chicago  https://www.chicagoparent.com/things-to-do/guides/pride-month-events-for-families/


Wednesday, Jun 7
DIY Pride Flags at Eola Road Library Branch just in time for Aurora's annual Pride Parade happening on June 11. They will be providing small flags that can be decorated. Free  7:00pm - 8:00pm   Eola Road Library Branch, 555 S. Eola Road, Aurora  https://www.chicagoparent.com/events/diy-pride-flags-eola-road-branch/


Friday, Jun 9
Evanston Public Library: Pride Unites Us Presented by Evanston Pride, Evanston Made, and the Evanston Public Library will run through June 20 in the third floor gallery space at the Main Library. LGBTQIA+ artists are invited to submit work related to the theme "Pride Unites Us." Artists, including poets/writers, can submit up to six ready-to-hang pieces. Deadline to submit work is June 5. Interested artists can find details on how to submit at the link.  12:00pm   Evanston Public Library  http://epl.org/prideunitesus

Chicago Filmmakers hosts Reeling Pride Month Film Showcase Special program celebrating Pride Month, a prelude to the highly anticipated Reeling: The 41st Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival, featuring contemporary LGBTQ+ cinema that highlights queer characters on their journeys of self-discovery and explores the connections with family, friends, or lovers that define us. Reserve All-Access Pride Schedule and passes online. Through June 30  7:00pm   Chicago Filmmakers Firehouse, 1326 W Hollywood Ave  Tickets: http://chicagofilmmakers.org/upcoming-screenings-and-events/mubipridepass

Southern Illinois PrideFest Organized by Pride in Action Southern Illinois, will be in Carbondale on June 9-11. Volunteers welcome: a.socorro984@gmail.com   10:00pm   Carbondale, Illinois


Saturday, Jun 10
Artemis Singers 'Better Times Will Come' Pride Event Kick off LGBTQ+ Pride Month with Artemis Singers' next concert, a celebration of hopefulness after this long global slog of fear and separation. Enjoy an uplifting experience highlighting opportunities to create a better world and our better selves in it and a dance afterward. World premieres of a newly commissioned "Sista Switches" by Regina Harris Baiocchi, a Black woman composer, author, and educator from Chicago, and of "The Weaving" by Artemis Singers' own Laurie Lee Moses, commissioned for our 40th anniversary season. Premiering will be two new choral arrangements by Artemis members: "I Wish You Enough" by Chicago composer Pat Tyson, arranged by Allison Downing and "Better Times Will Come" by Janis Ian, arranged by Karen Mooney.   7:00pm   Irish American Heritage Center  Tickets: http://events.humanitix.com/better-times-will-come-artemis-singers-pride-concert-and-dance

Chicago Fiire's Pride Night match Pride Night match versus Columbus Crew SC are available for purchase here. The match will be broadcast on Apple TV+ and transmitted locally in English on 890 WLS-AM and in Spanish on TUDN 1200 AM.   7:30pm   Soldier Field  1410 Museum Campus Dr Chicago  Tickets: https://www.ticketmaster.com/chicago-fire-fc-vs-columbus-crew-chicago-illinois-06-10-2023/event/04005E268CA70E88?utm_source=sfmc&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2023.05.26_CFCOMM_Play+Proud+League+Announcement&utm_term=http


Tuesday, Jun 13
Cubs Pride Night The Chicago Cubs are having a Pride Night celebrating our local LGBTQ+ community with a party at the ballpark, featuring special entertainment, festive fan activities, and other Pride recognitions. Includes a ticket to the Cubs-Pirates game and a special-edition Cubs jersey  7:00pm     ,  https://www.mlb.com/cubs/tickets/specials/pride

Pride Night at Wrigley Field & Shop Pride Pop-Up Market Special pride month celebration with a pop-up market out in Gallagher Way featuring 12+ small businesses and a night game with special ticket offer through our partnership with the Chicago Cubs   7:00pm   Wrigley Field  1060 W Addison St # 1 Chicago  https://www.mlb.com/cubs/tickets/specials/pride


Thursday, Jun 15
Paint the Town PRIDE with LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois Join in creating an interactive art installation including a guided spray painting lesson and light refreshments. The art piece will break into smaller pieces that will travel to all our festival destinations celebrating PRIDE around Illinois. Tickets include including all paint materials, hand fan take-away, light refreshments and hosted bar.. Registration at link  Time:TBA   Studio W.I.P. in Uptown  Tickets: http://lgbtcc.com

Evanston Public Library Pride Unites Us Open House A PRIDE Celebration Through Art. Meet the local LGBTQIA+ artists featured in the exhibit, plus garland making and more.  4:30pm - 7:30pm   Evanston Public Library  https://evanston.libnet.info/event/8602916


Friday, Jun 16
Chicago Filmmakers hosts Reeling Pride Month Film Showcase Special program celebrating Pride Month, a prelude to the highly anticipated Reeling: The 41st Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival, featuring contemporary LGBTQ+ cinema that highlights queer characters on their journeys of self-discovery and explores the connections with family, friends, or lovers that define us. Reserve All-Access Pride Schedule and passes online. Through June 30  7:00pm   Chicago Filmmakers Firehouse, 1326 W Hollywood Ave  Tickets: http://chicagofilmmakers.org/upcoming-screenings-and-events/mubipridepass


Saturday, Jun 17
Chicago Pride Fest Two-day street festival with live music on three stages, a Youth Pride Space for teens, drag performance, Proud Pet Parade, dance exhibitions, Chicago Gay Men's Chorus, high heel race for prizes, guest speakers and over 150 food and merchandise vendors. $15 suggested donation   11:00am - 10:00pm   Northalsted on Halsted Street from Addison to Grace St.  https://northalsted.com/pridefest/


Sunday, Jun 18
Chicago Pride Fest Two-day street festival with live music on three stages, a Youth Pride Space for teens, drag performance, Proud Pet Parade, dance exhibitions, Chicago Gay Men's Chorus, high heel race for prizes, guest speakers and over 150 food and merchandise vendors. $15 suggested donation   11:00am - 10:00pm   Northalsted on Halsted Street from Addison to Grace St.  https://northalsted.com/pridefest/

Skokie Pride Performers, entertainment and games for all ages. Drag Story Hour. Live music from Kelsey Montanez and her band. Bingo with fabulous prizes. Color Explosion Dance Party. Bounce House. Lawn and Carnival style games. Art for sale by local queer artists. Community Resource Fair. After party at Village Inn Pizzeria from 5-8 p.m., with 50% off pizzas and Pride karaoke  1:00pm - 4:00pm   Oakton Park  https://www.skokieparks.org/skokie-pride/


Friday, Jun 23
Chicago Filmmakers hosts Reeling Pride Month Film Showcase Special program celebrating Pride Month, a prelude to the highly anticipated Reeling: The 41st Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival, featuring contemporary LGBTQ+ cinema that highlights queer characters on their journeys of self-discovery and explores the connections with family, friends, or lovers that define us. Reserve All-Access Pride Schedule and passes online. Through June 30  7:00pm   Chicago Filmmakers Firehouse, 1326 W Hollywood Ave  Tickets: http://chicagofilmmakers.org/upcoming-screenings-and-events/mubipridepass


Saturday, Jun 24
Pride Anthems Concert Celebrate Pride Month with a journey through the past 50 years of Pride anthems. From Donna Summer and Queen to George Michael, Erasure, Madonna, Lady Gaga and much more, these essential songs take you from disco to the present day. A show for all ages.  6:00pm   Lakeside Pavilion at the McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn  http://Warhol2023.com


Sunday, Jun 25
Pride Arts Pride Parade Extravaganza 2nd Annual. For $25, curb-side viewing spot complete with a comfortable chair, a catered brunch, champagne, drag queens and other surprises. Access to restrooms and air conditioning inside the PrideArts Center. Seating limited. Cast: Tyranny Reigns, Ramona Mirage, Oddrey Ball  10:00am   Pride Arts Center, 4147 N Broadway St (Buena)  Tickets: https://www.goelevent.com/pridearts/e/PrideParadeExtravaganza

Chicago Pride Parade 2023 Largest Pride event of the year. Ends near the intersection of Diversey Parkway and Sheridan Road in Lincoln Park. More information to come  1:00pm - 4:00pm   Montrose Avenue and Broadway in Uptown  https://www.facebook.com/events/boystown/chicago-pride-parade-2023/3139976339574555/


Saturday, Jul 8
3rd annual Bolingbrook PRIDE Picnic and Puppies Event Fun family picnic and dog rescue benefit (complete with puppy cuddles), music, food, games, and more! Bolingbrook PRIDE aims to support LGBTQ acceptance through family-friendly community activities, and we'd love to have you celebrate with us! All are welcome; kindness is mandatory; bring your friendly and well-behaved doggos on a leash as well. Register at link.  1:00pm - 9:00pm   375 West Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook  Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3rd-annual-bolingbrook-pride-picnic-and-puppies-tickets-560118749257?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR0aYhUPguJutt3LDZYaWxMbGTdT23CPSMeWv4TihkOSeFv8ap5h-RCuJJ4


Friday, Jul 14
Evanston Public Library: Pride Unites Us Presented by Evanston Pride, Evanston Made, and the Evanston Public Library will run through June 20 in the third floor gallery space at the Main Library. LGBTQIA+ artists are invited to submit work related to the theme "Pride Unites Us." Artists, including poets/writers, can submit up to six ready-to-hang pieces. Deadline to submit work is June 5. Interested artists can find details on how to submit at the link.  12:00pm   Evanston Public Library  http://epl.org/prideunitesus

  Pride 

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  Dodgers re-invite LGBTQ+ group

The Los Angeles Dodgers apologized to the L.A. order of the LGBTQ+ drag group Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence about a week after announcing the group was uninvited to the team's annual Pride Night on June 16—and ...


 
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  Dodgers rescind Pride Night invitation to legendary drag group

On May 17 (the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia), the Los Angeles Dodgers rescinded their Pride Night invitation toThe Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence—a famous LGBTQ+ group that ...


 
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  Chicago Filmmakers to present Reeling Pride Month Film Showcase

--From a press release

Chicago Filmmakers is thrilled to announce the Reeling Pride Month Film Showcase, a special program celebrating Pride Month this June. Presented by MUBI, this showcase is a prelude to the highly anticipated Reeling: The 41st Chicago ...


 
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  ART on THE MART's summer programs include Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project, Pride celebration

--From a press release

CHICAGO, IL — ART on THE MART, an innovative digital art project that transforms a Chicago architectural landmark into a larger-than-life canvas, will introduce two new commissions this summer. Building Light, a new projection by Gensler, ...


 
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  Artemis Singers presents June 10 "Better Times Will Come" Pride Concert and Dance

--From a press release

CHICAGO─Artemis Singers, Chicago's lesbian feminist chorus, will present "Better Times Will Come" Pride Concert & Dance, Saturday, June 10, at the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox Ave. ...


 
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  WORLD Pride parades, Japanese activists, UN expert, anti-LGBTQ+ attack

In France, this year's Gay Pride parade will take place in Paris on June 24 without motorized floats for the very first time, after organizers voted to scrap heavy vehicles along the route for environmental and ...


 
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  Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame nominations extended, participation in Chicago's LGBT Pride Parade announced

--From a press release

The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame announced today, that it will once again be one of the leading floats in Chicago's LGBT Pride Parade on Sunday, June 25. McKinsey & Company will sponsor the Pride float. ...


 
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  Chicago Pride Fest returns June 17-18

--From a press release

Chicago Pride Fest returns June 17-18, 2023, 11 a.m. — 10 p.m., the weekend before the Chicago Pride Parade (June 25). The two-day street festival features live music on three stages, a Youth Pride Space for ...


 
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  Pride Film Fest announces streaming features, shorts, in-person screenings for April, May

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Pride Film Fest has announced its slate of LGBT-themed feature, mid-length and short films through early June. In making the announcement, Pride Film Fest Director David G. Zak said, "This spring, Pride Film Fest ...


 
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  Chicago Blackhawks mark Pride Night, with one change

The Chicago Blackhawks organization again hosted its annual Pride Night celebration, in partnership with BMO, on March 26, as the team took on the Vancouver Canucks. (The Canucks prevailed 4-2.) As media outlets previously reported, the ...


 
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  Blackhawks not wearing Pride jerseys out of concern for Russian players

The Blackhawks will not wear rainbow-colored Pride jerseys during warmups against the Canucks on Sunday, March 26— the team's scheduled Pride Night—because of safety concerns for Russian players, The Chicago ...


 
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  NYC Pride unveils 2023 theme: 'Strength in Solidarity'

--From a press release

NYC Pride announces the official theme for 2023, "Strength in Solidarity," as the kick-off to this year's events and programming. Amidst a backdrop of increased attacks against members of the LGBTQIA+ community, especially in the form ...


 




An ever growing collection of Pride Photos dating back decades.


Milwaukee Pride Fest, Part 1 of 2   2003


Major changes announced for Chicago Pride Parade   2011


Chicago's 43rd Annual Pride Parade   2012


World of Whirlpool holds annual Pride event   2013


PRIDE '17 MILLION STRONG Celebration and resistance at 2017 Pride Parade   2017


Pride 2006 Photos   2006


Daley's Pride   2004


Brookfield Zoo marks Pride   2015



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