Anti-LGBTQ parents mob at Plainfield Park District meeting

Anti-LGBTQ protesters at Plainfield Park District meeting. Photo courtesy of chicagofreemedia

In another push against the LGBTQ communities of the suburbs, a large number of anti-LGBTQ parents showed up at a Plainfield Park District meeting.

chicagofreemedia, a media collective based in Chicago, reported that a crowd showed up to the park district objecting to a Pride event at a city park.

Plainfield Pride’s Pride at PARC is set for Sunday, Oct. 16, at Parc Prairie Activity and Recreational Center. Along with vendors and food trucks, there is also an all-ages drag show.

There has been a coordinated effort by far-right activists, especially in the Chicago suburbs, to prevent any event that has drag and invites families to attend. This has been happening across the country, but in Illinois it’s been most obvious the collar counties around Chicago. In recent months, they’ve targeted Pride and drag events in Downers Grove, Joliet, Buffalo Grove and Lake in the Hills.