Aurora to raise Pride flag on Friday

The state’s second-largest city joins other communities in the Chicago metro area recognizing Pride Month.

AURORA – The City of Aurora will raise the LGBTQ Pride flag at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 9.

The Pride Flag Raising Ceremony is at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 9, at One Aurora Plaza, 8 Galena Blvd. The ceremony will kick off Pride Weekend in Aurora, featuring several events, including the annual Aurora Pride Parade at noon on Sunday, June 11, in downtown Aurora.

In the announcement for the raising on the Facebook page, the city said they were celebrating “the progress made by the LGBTQ+ community, recognize the resilience and strength of the LGBTQ+ community in the face of adversity, and acknowledge the continued goal and fight for a more equitable and inclusive world.”

Local governments and institutions have come under fire this year as anti-LGBTQ rhetoric has increased. In fact, in the city’s Facebook post, there were quite a few complaints from people objecting to the flag being raised.

Aurora joins other cities in the Chicago metro area raising the Pride flag along with Naperville, Elmhurst and Buffalo Grove.

Know a useful resource?

Share it with your community!

We aggregate links that connect to resources across Illinois. If you know of a site that should be included or want your website listed, please submit it!


Get LGBTQ news sent right to you!

We share original stories, plus essential headlines from across the state and beyond, to keep you current on LGBTQ issues and community.


This site uses cookies to provide you with a great user experience. By continuing to use this website, you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy.

Scroll to Top