June 2021

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
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Side Street Studio Arts is currently accepting art entries for their OUT LOUD Pride art exhibit!  Deadline to enter is April 24, and the show will run from May 10-June 7!

Every Monday

Youth Outlook Drop In


****Due to Corona precautions, the drop-in group is currently suspended until April***

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

Due to the virus, all of our April events have been canceled.  Stay tuned for what's to come in the future!

June 10th

Pride Ride Community Bike Ride

We welcome the community to join us for a group bike ride celebrating Pride Month! Friends and family, young and old, are welcome to attend! We'll have music to ride to, and dressing up in your PRIDE gear is highly encouraged!

We'll meet at Festival Park at 7, and head out about 7:15 to roll about 5 miles at a social pace--a chill ride easy for everyone!

If you have not signed the 2020 annual ride waiver, please do so at: https://waiver.fr/p-SDLTu


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