Pride Picnic in Decatur on June 30

DECATUR — Decatur Pride will be hosting a Pride Picnic as part of their Pride activities on June 30. From the Facebook event:
Pride Picnic is an official Decatur Pride Festival event! Join us as we close out Pride month 2019. This event is open to the public and appropriate for all ages to enjoy. Admission is free.

Sign a petition for queer, trans youth in Decatur School District #61

DECATUR — Decatur Pride is promoting a petition in support of queer and trans youth in Decatur Public Schools District #61. From the Change.org petition:
There is a lot of fear and misunderstanding regarding queer and trans students. Hate crimes along with suicide (in the queer and trans community) is at an all-time high. It has been clear that faculty and staff need further training on diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to create and maintain all-inclusive safe spaces in our community for our children.

Decatur Pride to have planning meeting in January

DECATUR — Decatur Pride will have its next organizational meeting at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Decatur on Jan. 9. From the Facebook event:
We will be planning Pride Fest 2019! We will be picking a venue (likely Central Park or Nelson Park) for 2019 Pride Fest, choosing the date (between early September or early October), and beginning to plan some of the specific activities. We have 3 remaining board positions to be filled and will be electing them.