LGBTQ+ Community Events

NEIGHBORING LGBTQ+ GROUPS IN CHICAGOLAND

 

UPCOMING LGBTQ+ EVENTS IN CHICAGOLAND

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

June 20: Romeoville Pride
June 22-23: Chicago Pride Fest
June 23-28: Trans Week at Campit Outdoor Resort
June 30: Chicago Pride Parade

July 6: Pride South Side
July 27: Bolingbrook Pride

Aug. 10-11: Northalsted Market Days

Sep 14 – Naper Pride
Sep 21 – Joliet Pride

Feb 8, 2025: Equality Illinois 2025 Gala at the Hilton Chicago

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

2024 PAST EVENTS

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

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

FILM: THE OUTRAGE OF DANNY SOTOMAYER
Sunday, February 18 – 1:30-3pm
Unity Temple Community Center, 1019 South Blvd, OP

PFLAG OAK PARK MEETING
Sunday, February 25, 3-5pm
First United Church of Oak Park, 848 Lake St
Join in person for button making – use back doors

COMBATING LONELINESS + INCREASING INTIMACY
THRIVE WITH PRIDE ZOOM EVENT
Tuesday, February 27 – 11am-12:30pm – Learn more

April 18: Gerber/Hart’s 2024 Spring Soiree
April 20: Center on Halsted’s Human First Gala

May 8: Equality Illinois LGBTQ+ Advocacy Day in Springfield, IL Capitol Building
May 10: Lambda Legal’s Bon Foster Civil Rights Celebration

UNITY TEMPLE MOVIE: THE DADS
Friday, May 17, 7-8:30p.m. – by the father of Mathew Shepard
Unity Temple Community Center, 1019 South Blvd

May 18: Who’s That Girl drag benefit for Howard Brown Health

May 23: The Night Ministry Lighting Up The Night Gala
May 23-27:
 International Mr. Leather

PFLAG OAK PARK MEETING
Sunday, May 26, 3-5 p.m. – Learn more
First United Church, 848 Lake St., Oak Park

THRIVE WITH PRIDE VIRTUAL DISCUSSION EVENT:
Navigating the world as trans and gender non conforming (TGNC)
Tuesday, May 28, 11 a.m. – Zoom – Advanced Registration Req’d

FLAMY GRANT CONCERT
Saturday, June 1, 6-8 p.m. – Learn more
Pilgrim Church, 460 Lake St., Oak Park

June 1: Elgin Pride
June 2: Buffalo Grove Pride
June 2: Chicago Black Gay Men’s Caucus Spring Fling

PRIDE DIGITAL COLLAGE/POSTER DESIGN
Wednesday, June 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St – Learn more

BUNGALO+ PANEL DISCUSSION & ART SHOW
Friday, June 7, 6-8 p.m. – Learn more
The Outtaspace, 6840 32nd St., Berwyn

June 7-9: Andersonville Midsommarfest
June 9: Aurora Pride

GENDER REVOLUTION DISCUSSION
Sunday, June 9, 1 p.m.
Unity Temple Community Center, 1019 South Blvd.

CHICAGO PAGAN PRIDE DRAG BRUNCH
Sunday, June 9
The Outtaspace, 6840 32nd St., Berwyn

MATINEE FILM: PRIDE
Wednesday, June 12, 1-3 p.m. – Learn more
Oak Park Public Library Main Branch, 834 Lake St.

OAK PARK PRIDE KIDICAL MASS BIKE RIDE
Saturday, June 15 – Scoville Park, Oak Park – meet 9 a.m.

BUNGALO+ 5TH ANNUAL PRIDE RIDE & PICNIC
Saturday, June 15 – Line up 10 a.m., drive 11 a.m.
Throughout Berwyn

THE LEGACY WALK GUIDED TOUR
Saturday, June 15, 1:30 p.m. – Tickets required
Northalsted Chicago – Learn mo

2023 PAST EVENTS

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

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