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Pride Window Painting

Downtown Downers Grove

Stroll through the downtown Downers Grove area and admire the windows painted by professional artists and Downers Grove youth from the Downers Grove Youth Outlook Drop-in Center and Downers Grove High School South & North!

Outwords Journey Storytelling Community Picnic at Fishel Park

Fishel Park 1000 Grove St, Downers Grove, IL

Bring your blankets and enjoy an afternoon in Fishel Park! EQDG partners with the Downers Grove Public Library to host Tony Ozzauto’s Outwords Journey, which will bring storytellers to the Picnic. Picnic Baskets Available to Order! Picnic baskets are available to order through Cadence Kitchen and Co. or Pierce Tavern beginning May 17 Call the… Read More »Outwords Journey Storytelling Community Picnic at Fishel Park

Anderson’s Bookshop Fundraiser

Anderson's Bookshop 5112 Main St., Downers Grove, IL

For the week of June 5-11, shop at Anderson's Bookshop and 20% of all your purchases will be donated to EQDG when you mention EQDG at checkout! Can't shop in person? Participate online by ordering through Anderson's website and using code PRIDEEQDG that week. All funds raised will go to supporting EQDG's public activities and… Read More »Anderson’s Bookshop Fundraiser

LGBTQIA+ Community Acceptance and Inclusion Panel Discussion

Downers Grove Public Library 1050 Curtiss St, Downers Grove, IL

Join community members and leaders for a panel discussion on ideas for creating a more inclusive community. Panel members Dr. Erin Ludwick, Associate Principal of Student Services, Downers Grove North Ashley O’Connor, EQDG Board member, DGS Class of 2022 Leslie Sadowski-Fugitt, Downers Grove Village Councilor and Youth Outlook volunteer Karen Taylor, Associate Principal for Staff… Read More »LGBTQIA+ Community Acceptance and Inclusion Panel Discussion

Pride in the Parking Lot

First United Methodist Church 1032 Maple Ave, Downers Grove, IL

EQDG is proud to partner with the First United Methodist Church (FUMC) to host the second annual Pride in the Parking Lot event. This family and community event will be full of fun activities and will be a place to celebrate our Downers Grove Youth!

EQDG at the West Suburban Humane Society’s PurrIDE Kitten Adoption Event

West Suburban Humane Society 1901 Ogden Avenue, Downers Grove, IL

Meet the West Suburban Humane Society's adoptable kittens and cats at a fun event celebrating their LGBTQ+ staff, volunteers, adopters, and supporters! Come for the kitties, stay for the fun! Enjoy cotton candy, popcorn, nachos, and drinks on WSHS! Enter cat themed raffles! Spin-the-wheel to win fun prizes! Have fun with activities like face painting,… Read More »EQDG at the West Suburban Humane Society’s PurrIDE Kitten Adoption Event

EQDG at Rotary GroveFest

Downtown Downers Grove

EQDG and Youth Outlook Downers Grove will be at Rotary GroveFest from 4:00-6:00pm on Saturday, June 25! Stop by our table and learn about our initiatives and what we are doing for the LGBTQ+ community in Downers Grove.

EQDG at Family Pride Night in the Children’s Garden

Morton Arboretum 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, IL

Come celebrate LGBTQ+ families at Family Pride Night in the Morton Arboretum's Children’s Garden, with arts and crafts available for families throughout the evening, plus a performance by children’s entertainer Nanny Nikki from 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Families are invited to bring their own picnic dinners. No food will be sold at the event,… Read More »EQDG at Family Pride Night in the Children’s Garden

EQDG at Barkapalooza

Lisle Community Park 1925 Ohio St., Lisle, IL

Enjoy a day filled with fun, food, games, a dog-friendly run/walk, and live entertainment while helping to end animal homelessness. The West Suburban Humane Society (WSHS) is thrilled to host the 29th annual Barkapalooza 5k Run and Rescue Fest in person on Sunday, Sept. 25, at Lisle Community Park from 9:00am - 1:00pm. Stop by… Read More »EQDG at Barkapalooza

National Coming Out Day Celebration

Downers Grove

Help us celebrate the 33rd anniversary of National Coming Out Day on October 11 by supporting our wonderful Downers Grove Public Library and the local businesses that support us! All proceeds donated between October 10-16, 2022, will be given to the Downers Grove Public Library Foundation to support the Library’s diversity and equity efforts. The Library supports all of… Read More »National Coming Out Day Celebration