10th Annual Champaign-Urbana Pride Fest 2019
Queer History. OUr History.
The UP Center of Champaign County would like to extend our sincere gratitude and appreciation to all the sponsors, vendors, parade participants, entertainers, volunteers and the Champaign-Urbana community for helping to make this year’s Pride Fest a phenomenal success. The outpouring of support from Champaign County for the LGBTQ+ community is overwhelmingly awe-inspiring.
Thank you to our amazing staff and volunteers; who worked diligently to ensure Pride Fest was a success and, without them, none of this would have been possible. We know it was a huge effort to coordinate the 10th annual CU Pride Fest and your hard work showed and was appreciated by all.
Thank you for Helping us create an amazing, inclusive celebration For the LGBTQ+ Community!
Stonewall Uprising - 50th Anniversary
Friday, June 28, 2019
In the early hours of June 28, 1969, New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club located in Greenwich Village in New York City. The raid sparked a riot among bar patrons and neighborhood residents as police roughly hauled employees and patrons out of the bar, leading to six days of protests and violent clashes with law enforcement outside the bar on Christopher Street, in neighboring streets and in nearby Christopher Park. The Stonewall Riots served as a catalyst for the gay rights movement in the United States and around the world.
For more information, please visit https://stonewallforever.org/
Support for one.
Support for all.
The Uniting Pride (UP) Center of Champaign County is the only LGBTQ+ resource center in the greater east central Illinois region. We serve clients from Champaign County and the surrounding areas through support groups, community events, educational programming, guest speakers, referrals, and resources. We also host the annual Champaign-Urbana Pride Festival and Parade each September. Feel free to browse our website for more information on our programs, services, and events.