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June 6, 2020

Downtown Elgin, IL


Our goal with ELGbtq+ and Elgin Pride is to create a safe, welcoming environment for all lgbtqia+ folx and allies in the area to come together and celebrate 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!




To celebrate our upcoming pride festival

Now accepting art entries!

Side Street Studio Arts is currently accepting art entries for their OUT LOUD Pride art exhibit!  Deadline to enter is April 10, and the show will run from May 1-June 7!

Every Monday

Youth Outlook Drop In


The YWCA hosts a drop-in meetup group for LGBTQ+ youth ages 12-20 every Monday from 6:30-8:30pm.

February 21

Moana's Mavens Drag Show

at Martini Room

Moana and her Mavens are back at it again with an amazing drag show at Martini Room!

Show is at 9pm



February 29

Queer Book Club
at Gail Borden Public Libary

Queer book club meets the last Saturday of every month in the Grove room at the main Gail Borden Public Libary at 4pm!

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March 7

Big Queer Variety Show

& Fundraiser!

Moana Lotte will host this incredible night filled with local queer talent!  We'll have drink specials, drag, comedy, music, magic, and more!  Purchase a ticket by making a "General Donation" to the festival and show us your receipt at the door!  Space is limited.


June 6, 2020

Elgin's First Pride Parade & Festival

Save the dates! We're planning a full weekend of entertainment and celebration of our LGBTQIA+ community!

We are seeking parade groups, vendors, and sponsors for the events! To find out more about how you can be involved, click here!


Click Here for a brief anonymous survey to let us know what kinds of events you'd be interested in attending in the future!

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