Events in Illinois and Iowa
Week of Events
Rainbow Cafe and the Carbondale Park District are hosting their second family-friendly Picnic in the Park at Attucks Park, complete with local vendors, food trucks, face painting, a bounce house, and community partners like the Southern Illinois Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Bring your entire family for a queer day at the park!
If you're struggling to afford legal help, receive basic legal guidance here on topics that include housing, family law, education issues, unemployment claims, powers of attorney and more. Hosted by Carbondale United and Crbondale NAACP.
Enjoy this monthly discussion of a timely book relevant to LGBTQ people! Upcoming books to be discussed: "Real Life" by Brandon LG Taylor; "Zami: A New Spelling Of My Name" by Audre Lorde; and "The House In The Cerulean Sea" by TJ Klune.
Weekly no-drop, 20- to 30-mile gravel ride. Open to all!
Join Katheryn CrystalClearvision in-person or through Facebook for a weekly spiritual grounding. If attending in-person, arrive no later than 6:20!
Queer performers step up to the mic to share their stories. Each month includes a featured performer, plus eight slots available for sign-up, offering up to seven minutes each. This event is hosted by Rainn, a queer, Black writer who focuses on Black sexuality and culture and contributes to The Onion, Blavity and more. Masks and proof of vaccination required.
"Step by step, the letters and number of LGBTQIA2 will be broken down into simple descriptions." Give yourself the gift of learning about these letters, plus resources that will help you understand even further. Presenter K (they/them and she/her) is a hospice chaplain, wedding officiant, and textile artist. "They have facilitated workshops for church groups that want to be more LGBTQIA2 inclusive but didn't know where to start, and they were on the diversity committee for the Embroiderers Guild of America. " K also interned at the Milwaukee Gay Arts…
Here's the latest in this collaboration of FilmScene and Iowa City Pride, a film that shows "the coming out of an evangelical father" and that experience's impact on his family and community, and the "profoundly repressive society" at the root of his faith.
This festival that draws up to 10,000 central Illinoisans returns in person for the first time in two years, with contests, vendors, performances, dancing, and more -- all organized by the Phoenix Center!
Enjoy tarot readers, palmistry, mediums, reiki, artists and craftsmen, food trucks, a bar, vendors, and workshops at this two-day event.
Come out to Levings Park in Rockford to support small Black business owners and do some shopping!
Rainbow Cafe is hosting their 1st annual community Pride Prom at Carbondale's Garden Grove. Get your gayest formalwear ready and be ready for a night you won't soon forget - complete with drag performances, drinks, music, and more!