LGBTQ+ Community Events

NEIGHBORING LGBTQ+ GROUPS IN CHICAGOLAND

 

UPCOMING LGBTQ+ EVENTS IN CHICAGOLAND

Equality Illinois 2024 Gala at the Hilton Chicago
February 3, 2024 – Sign up to volunteer

AIDS Foundation of Chicago World of Chocolate
February 9, 2024 – Learn more

Good Life Race – OPRF High School in Oak Park
April 28, 2024 – Register here

Equality Illinois LGBTQ+ Advocacy Day in Springfield, IL Capitol Bldg
May 8, 2024 – Register here

Transformers Social Gathering of Parents of Trans Kids
Every 3rd Thursday of the Month, Center on Halsted, 6:30pm – RSVP required

Have a Chicagoland LGBTQ+ event not listed, email info@opalga.org.

2023-’24 PAST EVENTS

Equality Illinois, 2023 Gala
February 4, 2023, Hilton Chicago – SOLD OUT

AIDS Foundation of Chicago: World of Chocolate
February 17, 2023, Union Station, 225 S. Canal St, Chicago – Learn more

Express Yourself! A Drag Story time & Costume Celebration
March 18, 2023, Oak Park Public Library – Learn more

Windy City Gay Chorus: Our Common Thread
March 25, 2023 – 7pm, Gannon Concert Hall, N Halsted St, Chicago

March for Queer & Trans Youth Autonomy
March 31, 2023 – 5pm – Grant Park – Learn more 

Center on Halsted’s Human First Gala
April 15, 2023 – The Geraghty – 2520 S Hoyne Ave – Learn more

Springfield IL Advocacy Day 2023
April 19, 2023 – AIDS Foundation of Chicago

Springfield IL Advocacy Day 2023
April 26, 2023 – Equality Illinois

Pilgrim Church Free Showing of “For They Know Not for What They Do”
May 6, 2023, 7pm, refreshments and discussion follow, Oak Park – Learn more

Lambda Legal Bon Foster Celebration
May 19, 2023, 7pm, The Art Institute, Chicago – Learn more

Elgin Pride Parade
June 3, 2023 – Elgin, IL

Buffalo Grove Pride Parade
June 4, 2023 – Buffalo Grove, IL

BUNGALO+ Pride Panel Discussion
Friday, June 9, 2023, 5-7pm, Berwyn Historic Society, Berwyn – Learn more

BUNGALO+ Pride Car Ride & Picnic 
Saturday, June 10, 2023, 11:30am-1pm, Berwyn – Learn more

Andersonville Midsommarfest
June 9-11, 2023, North Clark Street, Chicago – Learn more

Aurora Pride Parade
June 11, 2023, Noon, Aurora – Learn more

Chicago Pride Fest
June 17-18, 2023; Northalsted Street, Chicago – Learn more

Chicago Pride Parade 2023
June 25, 2023; free – Chicago

Northalsted Market Days
August 12-13, 2023; $15 donation; Northalsted Street, Chicago – Learn more

Oak Park Township and River Forest Township Learning the Rainbow
September 13, 2023, 4-5pm

Sep 18 – National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

Sep 16-23 – Bisexual Awareness Week

Sep 23 – Joliet Pride Fest; 12n-6pm,
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park

Sep 23 – Celebrate Bisexuality Day

Sep 27 – National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Oct 11 – National Coming Out Day

Oct 31 – Haunted Halloween Parade –
Northalsted Street, Chicago

Nov 4 – HRC Chicago Gala, Chicago

Nov 12 – Unity Temple Matthew Shepard Concert – 4pm – Learn more

Nov 15-19 – Transgender Awareness Week

Nov 20 – Trans Remembrance Day

PORTRAIT OF AN 8th GRADE GRADUATE WORKSHOP
Tuesday, November 28, 6-7pm
Julian Middle School, 416 S Ridgeland Ave. – Learn more

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: GENDER AFFIRMING CARE
Tuesday, November 28, 7-8:15pm
Virtual – Advanced Registration Required – Learn more

FAMILY DRAG BINGO BRUNCH
Sunday, December 10, 12:30-2pm
Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St. – Learn more