First Southern Illinois Pride Weekend to be held in June

CARBONDALE — Carbondale will join other Illinois cities in celebrating Pride this year.

From the Facebook event:

The following schedule is subject to change, and more details will be available soon:

Friday, June 1st:
Welcome Reception, 6:00 p.m., location TBA
Showing of “Milk”, the story of Harvey Milk, Varsity Theater, 8:00

Saturday, June 2nd:
PrideWalk – starting at Carbondale Gaia house at 11 am
Festival – Carbondale Pavilion, 12 p.m. – 4p.m., with Mistress of Ceremonies, the Living Legend, Blanche Dubois! Local bands, tables, activities and events for all ages. MORE DETAILS TBA
DRAG QUEEN BINGO, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., Varsity Theater
YOUTH PARTY – 7pm – 11 pm, Carbondale Gaia House – live band and drag show. Ages 13-19
BENEFIT CONCERT FOR THE RAINBOW CAFE – Street Bar, 8 p.m. – featuring an array of fabulous drag artists / performers, and local bands. Lineup, list of performers, and more details to come.

Special Service on Sunday, June 3rd, Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship, in conjunction with the Church of the Good Shepherd, CUF 10:30 a.m.
The Ralph Anderson Interfaith Dialogues (subgroup of Carbondale Interfaith Council): “Coming Out in Faith”, 2-4pm, at Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship.


Supporting Organizations Include:

The Street Bar
Ky McCloskey: K-smilesxD and Michael Oliver: Dabbling and Babbling on Isn’titQueer
Carbondale United Unitarian Fellowship
Church of the Good Shepherd
Carbondale First Church of Christ
Equality Illinois
the Women’s Center
Illinois Safe Schools Alliance
One Million Kids for Equality
Saluki Rainbow Network
SIU LGBTQ Resource Center
Indivisible Carbondale
Gaia House / Interfaith Center of Carbondale, IL
Southern Illinois Pagan Alliance
Tri-State Alliance
Varsity Theater
Southern Illinois AIDS Coalition
Southern Illinois Roller Girls

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