Be Yourself, change the world


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Be Yourself, change the world


The UP Center is proud to host the Champaign-Urbana’s 9th annual PrideFest, Illinois’ largest Pride parade and celebration outside of Chicago.

Please click the link at the top of this page for a current, continually-updated and mobile-accessible schedule of all of the events taking place this weekend in downtown Champaign.

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Donate to PrideFest to increase our celebration, outreach, and visibility! 

The UP Center works year-round to provide support programs and social programming for LGBTQ youth, parents of LGBTQ youth, the trans community, and self-identified women.

Donate to the UP Center’s support groups here:

Recurring Monthly Sponsorship:
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Become a monthly donor to the UP Center here!



Outstanding sponsorships, vendor fees, and parade entries can be paid here

Please list business in the memo line! Thank you for making Pride a truly community event!


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.




Donations to the UP Center create opportunities for equality, change, and affirmation for the LGBTQ community. As a community-supported organization, we rely on sponsorships and gifts to achieve our vision.