Tag: Pride

Cape Girardeau to have first Pride this spring

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — This small city just across the Mississippi from Illinois will have its first Pride celebration this spring. Local public radio station KRCU reported that it was being organized by local LGBTQ organization Cape Pride. From KRCU: Amber Moyers, who heads the board of directors for the LGBTQ+ advocacy group, says the event…

Aurora Pride raising money for Pride 2019

AURORA — Aurora Pride Festival has started fundraising for this year’s Pride event. They’re kicking it off with a GoFundMe. From the GoFundMe page: This past June, Indivisible Aurora held the first ever Pride Parade in the Chicago suburbs. The response was rousing. The reviews were incredible. We saw thousands of participants and spectators turn…

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…

Aurora Pride accepting vendor applications for 2019 event

AURORA — The organizers of Aurora Pride are now accepting vendor applications for the 2019 festival. From their Facebook group post: Aurora Pride is now accepting vendor applications for our June 2019 Marketplace event! ** Don’t wait! Applications are due by January 25th!** This community event will be a family-friendly shopping experience in the Downtown…

Buffalo Grove Pride highlighting LGBTQ couples

BUFFALO GROVE — Buffalo Grove Pride is wanting to highlight couples as they build up to their Pride celebration next year. From their letter to the community: Will you consider being one of our BG Pride featured couples? When Molly first started talking about this project, her vision was that it could normalize being gay…

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…

2019 Aurora Pride Festival looking for sponsors

AURORA — The Aurora Pride Festival is looking for sponsors as planning gears up for its 2019 set of events, scheduled for June 7 through June 9. With sights set higher than ever, the Aurora Pride Festival boasts numerous events throughout the weekend including a Rainbow Run 5K, Pride Marketplace, opening and closing celebrations, and…

Peoria Pridefest starts planning for 2019

PEORIA — Peoria Pridefest is starting the planning for next year’s event with a meeting this Saturday, Dec. 8. From Peoria Pridefest’s Facebook post: One Voice, your Central Illinois LGBT Alliance is trying to plan Peoria Pridefest 2019, and we need engaged and energetic PEOPLE to make that happen! I won’t sugar-coat our needs…and we…

Buffalo Grove Pride adds festival for next year

BUFFALO GROVE — This Chicago suburb’s first Pride celebration has just gotten bigger. The celebration, called the Pinta Pride Project after 12-year-old Molly Pinta who started the fundraising, will also include a festival as well as a parade. According to the Pinta Pride Project website, the parade will be on a mile-long round on Checker…

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…