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.

 


UPcoming Events


 

June 2019

 
 

1st Annual “Queering UP the Park” Pride Picnic

SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2019 | 5:00-9:00 PM

HESSEL PARK PAVILION | 1400 GRANDVIEW DR., CHAMPAIGN, IL

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots & in celebration of LGBTQ+ Pride Month, please join us for an evening of fun with family & friends.

Please bring your own picnic &/or potluck style food to share along with your own chairs, blankets, games, etc.

Co-sponsored by The UP Center along with the Welcoming Congregation Team from the Unitarian Universalist Church of Urbana-Champaign.

 

Drag Queen Story Hour: The Kitty Cat Edition

Sunday, JUNE 9, 2019 | 3:00-4:00 PM

Urbana Free Library | 210 W. Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801

Drag Queen Story Hour just got more fabulous! What could be more fun than jazzing up Story Hour with kitty cat crafts & stories? Expect sparkles, glamorous dress-up, and a friendly atmosphere. And if YOU decide to come dressed as a kitten, that's even more fun!

Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) was developed by Michelle Tea and RADAR Productions. Many libraries host DQSH events as a way of celebrating diversity, building empathy, and helping to curb bullying of LGBTQ kids. This event is co-sponsored by The UP Center of Champaign County. 

 

Love Wins Crafting: DIY for Pride Month

Thursday, JUNE 13, 2019 | 7:00-8:30 PM

Urbana Free Library | 210 W. Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801

Drop in & create something beautiful for Pride Month!

So many fun people - so many fun projects for all ages! Stop in and make something beautiful at our drop-in crafts for Pride Month. We'll have creative art supplies to get you started & special guests with projects to try (including Pride magnets, light-up Pride wristbands & more!) Bring a friend and come celebrate the LGBTQ community with us!

Co-sponsored by the Idea Store & The UP Center of Champaign County.


Pride Fest 2019


 

BE YOURSELF, CHANGE THE WORLD!

10th Annual Champaign-Urbana Pride Fest 2019

The UP Center of Champaign County is proud to announce that our 10th annual CU Pride Fest Parade will take place on <date to be determined - Stay tuned>!

Downstate Illinois’ LARGEST Pride Parade is <date to be determined - Stay tuned>!

Be sure to stick around after the parade for all the Pride festivities!!

Click the button below for more information regarding the festival schedule, parade info, vendor fair, sponsorship and much more!!

Help us create an amazing, inclusive celebration by being yourself to change the world!

 

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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.


 
 

 

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