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 LGBTQ+ Pride March 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. Unfortunately, our festival plans for both 2020 and 2021 had to be postponed due to COVID-19, but we plan on coming back stronger than ever in 2022, and we hope you'll join us for a fantastic community celebration!
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!
Queer Mountaineers Hiking Meetup
at Crabtree Nature Center
A fun community hike for LGBTQ+ folx of all ages!
We will pick a different trail to explore together each month. All hiking experience levels welcome. We try to pick trails that are accommodating to beginners as well.
Bring snacks and water!
Face masks are REQUIRED. We will have a limited quantity on hand available if needed. Every person MUST wear a mask. We want to be as safe as possible!
Queer Book Club
We will be holding our monthly Queer Book Club meeting virtually. Please send an email to with the subject "Book Club" if you would like to attend.
More details about Queer Book Club can be found at the link below.
Family Friday: Celebrate Pride
Free virtual event for all ages. Celebrate our LGBTQ+ family and friends with crafts, stories, and more. Pick up at kit at the main branch of the Gail Borden Library May 24th to June 4th. Register at the link below to attend.
2nd Annual PRIDE RIDE
Community bike ride to celebrate PRIDE, in conjunction with Elgin Community Bikes! Everyone must wear a mask. We'll meet at Festival Park and split into groups to spread our Pride around Elgin!
More details coming soon!
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