Decatur Pride looking for volunteers

DECATUR — Decatur Pride is looking for volunteers to help with this year’s event on Saturday, Oct. 5. All volunteers will be provided with a free Decatur IL Pride volunteer T-shirt to wear and free water throughout the day. Potential volunteers can sign up at this link or by contact Decatur Pride on Facebook.

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 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.

PFLAG Decatur Post Holiday Party set for Jan. 26

DECATUR — PFLAG Decatur has set the date for their Post Holiday Party after having to be rescheduled do to severe winter weather a couple weeks ago. From the Facebook event:
RESCHEDULED !!! PFLAG DECATUR is having a post holiday party on Saturday January 26 at 5:30pm. The party will be in the Fellowship Hall of 1st Congregational Church , 3465 N MacArthur. Just park on the north side and come in at ground level into the hall.

Decatur Pride opens internships for local high school students

DECATUR — Decatur Pride is looking for high school students in Macon County to apply for internships. From their Facebook post:
Committee – Pride Fest Decatur IL is looking for dedicated Freshmen, Sophomore and Junior students residing in Macon County to assist the Committee with various projects, productions, and community initiatives. Seniors who plan to stay in Central Illinois after graduation are also encouraged to apply! Apply today!
Applications are due by February 16, 2019 at 11PM. For inquiries–
Alana G. Banks
Vice-President of Operations,
Decatur Pride