LGBTQ+ Community Events

UPCOMING 2023 EVENTS

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

Chicago Prime Timers – check out the calendar of events for gay men here – https://prime24.wildapricot.org/events

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

June 11 – Aurora Pride Parade (Noon), Aurora – Learn more

June 17-18 – Chicago Pride Fest; $15 donation; Northalsted Street, Chicago – Learn more

June 25 – Chicago Pride Parade 2023; free – Chicago

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

Sep 18 – National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

Sep 16-23 – Bisexual Awareness Week

Sep 23 – Celebrate Bisexuality Day

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

Oct 31 – Haunted Halloween Parade – Northalsted Street, Chicago

Nov 15-19 – Transgender Awareness Week

Nov 20 – Trans Remembrance Day

2022-’23 PAST EVENTS

Chicago Black Pride Kick-Off Party
9 p.m.-2 a.m. July 1-2; Link

Pride South Side 
Noon-5 p.m. July 2
DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl.; Link

Exhale by Pride South Side
9 p.m.-2 a.m. July 2-3; Link

Chicago Black Pride, Ubuntu in the Park
Noon-7 p.m. July 3; Link

The Chi Black Pride: Mini Ball
7 p.m.-midnight July 3; Link

Northalsted Market Day August 6-7, 2022
3200-3600 N Halsted, Chicago, Learn more

PFLAG Bake-Sale, September 3, 2022
Oak Park Farmer’s Market, Oak Park

Learn about the Transgender Community
November 20, 2022, Pilgrim Church (460 Lake St., Oak Park); 5-7:30pm

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 – 7pm, Gannon Concert Hall, N Halsted St, Chicago

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

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

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

Springfield IL Advocacy Day 2023
April 26 – Equality Illinois

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

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

Have an OPRF area event not listed, email social@opalga.org.