Pride Month in Illinois is not to be missed! From Galena to Springfield, Peoria, and of course, Chicago, the state comes alive with color.
During June, explore Chicago's LGBTQ neighborhoods and find vibrant events, and activities all across the state. Discover trip itineraries, LGBTQ+ Illinois Makers and more! We embrace diversity and welcome everyone to experience the people and places that make Illinois so amazing.
Illinois welcomes LGBTQIA+ travelers with sights, spirit and culture. Stroll down Northalsted’s Legacy Walk, the only outdoor queer history exhibit in the world. Support a LGBTQIA+ friendly business. Then head outside Chicago to explore the vibrant charm of Galena, one of Illinois’ many welcoming cities.
Julie Matthei encouraged Ellen King to open an official business outside her own kitchen. The two became business partners and opened their first storefront in 2013.
Mark Towns and Stephen Pearlman have always been makers. So when they came across some wax for practically nothing, it seemed like an opportunity to learn a new skill.