Tag: Pride

Champaign-Urbana Pride Parade and Fest, Sept. 16

CHAMPAIGN — The Up Center will hold its annual Pride parade on September 16th with Uniting Pride being this year’s theme. The parade will make a loop of downtown Champaign starting at 4 PM. Local kink club Champaign-Urbana R.A.C.K. will be joined by Peoria’s River City Bears in the march this year. All are welcome…

Fahrenheit Chicago–Pride South on the Lake to honor health advocates

CHICAGO–Two public health advocates who work to improve the lives of LGBTQ Illinoisans will be honored Sunday at Fahrenheit Chicago–Pride South on the Lake, an end-of-summer, daylong beach party that will feature entertainment, games, civic engagement, and health outreach. The two honorees are Anne Carmack of the CORE Foundation and Serette King of Howard Brown…

Kinksters march at Champaign Pride

CHAMPAIGN — For the Third Annual Champaign-Urbana Pride Parade held on Sept. 10, ten individuals from Champaign, Chicago, Danville, Mahomet, Mattoon, and Urbana representing the gay, trans, bi, pan, leather, bear, BDSM and kink communities came together for the first time to march under the Champaign-Urbana RACK club’s umbrella. Under the parade’s theme of ‘Love is Greater…

Biggest leather group ever at Chicago Pride

CHICAGO — This year’s leather contingent at Chicago Pride was the biggest in the four years the community has marched as a group, with 300 riding or walking the route. The leather group had representatives from all parts of the community – gay, bi, straight, trans and cis. The largest segment was definitely the pups,…