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Pride events planned in Aurora, Buffalo Grove, Woodstock, Highwood, Joliet
2019-04-24

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Buffalo Grove Pride Parade happening June 2

The Buffalo Grove Pride Parade will take place Saturday, June 2, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

BG Pride is inviting any group or business that supports "love, acceptance and equality for all, according to Illinois Eagle. Business, religious organizations, school groups and clubs, families, sports teams and more are welcome.

Residents in the northern suburb of Chicago started organizing when Molly Pinta, a student at Twin Groves Middle School, was inspired to start a local Pride after seeing Aurora's inaugural Pride celebration.

For more information, email thepintaprideproject@gmail.com .

Woodstock Pride set for June 9

Woodstock Pride is welcoming more than half-dozen local partner organizations to present and sponsor the local Pride fest, in conjunction with the national Pride Month taking place across the country.

The march and rally—making up the first such event in Woodstock—will take place Sunday, June 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Historic Woodstock Square.

In addition to delivering a message of united community, the parade and rally will recognize two key anniversaries of the LGBTQIA+ communities—that of the Pulse Nightclub shootings in Orlando, Florida, which were perpetrated on June 12, 2016; and those who stood during the Stonewall Riots that occurred on June 28, 1969.

Confirmed partners for the Woodstock Pride Fest Parade and Rally for Unity & Pride include DC Cobbs, Twisted Stem, Cherry Tree Inn B&B, Mix n Mingle, Buffalo Grove Pride, theNational Organization for Women, and Woodstock Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

More information regarding the Pride Parade can be obtained at Facebook.com/woodstockpride or WoodstockPride@gmail.com .

Highwood Pride kicks off June

To kick off Pride Month, Celebrate Highwood is "showing its pride on the North Side: at its 7th Annual North Shore Pride Fest on Saturday, June 1, in downtown Highwood, starting at 12 noon.

Benefiting the LGBTQ North Shore School District 113 Spectrum Club, the full day of activities will feature a Pride family picnic, family-friendly drag show, a contest for the best-dressed people and a "Taste the Rainbow" ( adults-only ) pub crawl with food/drink specials and live music at all stops.

Visit CelebrateHighwood.org .

Joliet PrideFest to take place June 29

The inaugural Joliet PrideFest will take place Saturday, June 29, 12-4 p.m., at the Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park & Theatre, 201 W. Jefferson St, Joliet.

Some of the events planned include a resource fair of non-profit organizations, food trucks, music sets from a family-friendly DJ, a bounce house, an LGBTQ history display, a traveling zoo, storytime with Miss Foozie and more.

Visit "Joliet PrideFest" on Facebook for more details.

Also see Aurora Pride plans at www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Aurora-Pride-back-on-after-ambitious-online-fundraiser/65890.html .


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