June 5, 2021

Downtown Elgin, IL




Our goal with ELGbtq+ is to create a safe, welcoming environment for all lgbtqia+ folx and allies in the Elgin area to come together, celebrate and learn from each other, and create unity within the community.

Our mission is to create family-friendly, accessible events everyone can attend, while prioritizing queer voices in and around the Elgin, IL area.

We are very excited to be working on bringing the first Pride Parade and Festival to Elgin, Illinois!  Many surrounding suburbs have been doing Pride festivals for the last few years with great success and thousands in attendance.  We are currently seeking sponsors, donations, and vendors for the festival, as well as groups interested in participating in the parade.  Click here for more info and to help celebrate and uplift our local community with us!




Due to COVID, events are a little scarce lately, as we are trying to keep everyone's health and wellbeing in mind.  We hope to resume regular events once we feel we won't be putting anyone in danger.  Thanks for understanding and we hope you're hanging in there!

To celebrate our upcoming pride festival

A fun community hike for LGBTQ+ folx of all ages!

Face masks are REQUIRED. We will have a limited quantity on hand available for purchase if needed. Every person MUST wear a mask. We want to be as safe as possible!

For October, we will be exploring the Pratt Wayne Forest Preserve, which is about a mile long, and listed as accessible to all experience levels of hikers. Check the event page for specific meetup details!

October 11th

Queer Mountaineers Hiking Meetup

November 28th

Queer Book Club

We will be holding our monthly Queer Book Club meeting virtually.  Please send an email to ELGbtq@gmail.com with the subject "July Book Club" if you would like to attend.
More details about Queer Book Club can be found at the link below.


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