Buffalo Grove Pride invites participants


BUFFALO GROVE — Buffalo Grove Pride 2019 has put out a call for participants in next year’s Pride in the town.

The organizers are inviting any group or business that supports “love, acceptance and equality for all.” They said that business, religious organizations, school groups and clubs, families, sports teams and more are welcome.

Residents in the northern suburb of Chicago started organizing when Molly Pinta, a student at Twin Groves Middle School, was inspired to start a local Pride after seeing Aurora’s inaugural Pride celebration.

Student groups will be able to participate for free. Non-profits will have a $25 fee and business can apply for $100.

There are some rules for parade entries:

  • All floats and walkers must be family-friendly, fully clothed and advertising a positive message
  • Political views must be positive (Ex: Equality for all vs. Impeach Trump)
  • Safety regulations must be followed per the village of Buffalo Grove and will be provided to all participants

Questions about the BG Pride Parade can be sent to [email protected].