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05032019_Carbondale_Pride-Parade_Michelle_Smith-00031 MEDIA IN THE NEWS PRESS RELEASES IMAGE & VIDEO GALLERY ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES MEMBER LOGIN. The event will be held from noon to one pm on Sunday and all LGBTQ plus individuals, families and allies are invited to decorate cars and take part in a procession. Become an artists, sponsor, or volunteer. There was an error processing your request. The middle school’s GSA formed one year ago, and when students found out that there had never before been a pride parade in their town, they set out to plan the event. This year’s Pride Parade Grand Marshall is Director of the Illinois Office of Tourism Cory Jobe. Gordon hopes adults and families throughout the valley will show up in support. It includes profiles on candidates, officials and activists; a timeline of events;  government documents; speeches; and court cases. Gordon cited statistics that youth who identify as LGBTQ+ are significantly more likely to contemplate or attempt suicide. She said those numbers go down for kids who are accepted by their families and their communities. Dawg Parade Carbondale. Carbondale, IL – Tara Bell-Janowick is the board chair, community relations director, and a volunteer at the Rainbow Café LGBT Youth Center. Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items. Carbondale’s first pride parade is slated for the First Friday in May and it’s all thanks to a group of middle schoolers. The parade will start at Main/2nd Street at 5:30PM and travel to The Family Block Party at 4th Street Plaza. WE ARE STILL WORKING ON 2020 DATES FOR SPECIAL EVENTS. Students spoke in front of the town trustees where they earned unanimous support for their event. University of Illinois Springfield professor Jason Pierceson recently published an encyclopedia detailing LGBTQ politics. Love done differently: Carbondale celebrates Pride amid the pandemic. Carbondale Arts hosts a dedication ceremony for the new mural at the Latino Folk Art Garden at 5… Carbondale’s first annual pride parade marches on Main Street at 5:30… Cool Brick Studios presents Whitewashed at the Crystal Theatre at 5:30... Family Game Night at Basalt Library features indoor disc golf at 5:30… 19 talking about this. Sign up today! Here to inform of nearby happenings & more!!! Home About. “There are now four rainbow flags hanging off lampposts in Carbondale — that has never happened before,” said Janet Gordon, a counselor who works with GSA groups in schools throughout the valley. “It is worrisome though because people in your school know you are going and then it’s just like rumors and yeah, you definitely do have to be brave to participate in that.”. It’s actually the second year that Carbondale Middle School has had a GSA — which can stand for Gay Straight Alliance or Genders and Sexualities Alliance. Aspen’s signature LGBTQ+ event is Gay Ski Week, put on by AspenOUT. CARBONDALE, IL — Southern Illinois is getting an LGBT pride celebration next month. You have permission to edit this article. Alycin Bektesh, Aspen Daily News Staff Writer. With support from True Nature, Aspen Out and Gay for Good, it turned out to be a diverse and well-attended success. This civic pride initiative began as a way to beautify our community, encourage local exploration, and showcase artists. Students spoke in front of the town trustees where they earned unanimous support for their event. But she added attending the GSA at her middle school isn’t always easy. The Rainbow Café LGBT Youth Center and Southern Illinois Pride are hosting a drive through pride parade in Carbondale on June 28th. The organizers encourage attendees to remain in their cars, practice social distancing, and wear masks. Unfortunately, the PRIDE Parade will not be a part of the festivities this year, but the focus will continue to be on celebrating PRIDE in the community. "We announce this postponement in the hope that conditions will allow the parade to … She is also a member of Illinois State Treasurer Mike Frerich’s LGBTQ Advisory Council and a member of Equality Illinois’ Community Advisory Group. The event, which celebrates the LGBTQ community and its allies, was planned by local teens. Marchers fill the sidewalk on June 1, 2019, along Illinois Avenue in Carbondale for the Southern Illinois Pride Fest march. Gay for Good was one of the organizers and had a big presence in the Carbondale Pride Parade that took place as part of the May First Friday events. A student-led pride parade will march down Main Street in Carbondale today, making it the first LGBTQ+ event of its kind in the town. She finds the group helpful, but acknowledges that it might not work for all students who are not ready to come out or label their sexual or gender identity. A host of local LGBTQ+ nonprofits have gathered to bring in volunteers and host booths at the family night. “My family has always been super accepting of everybody and everything,” Stableford said. Driven to show their community that everyone is welcome, the students at Carbondale Middle School, with the support of the school and local community members, went to the City Council and obtained the permits to hold the first-ever Pride Parade and Festival in Carbondale. “It’s so important to actually make the statement,” said Gordon, the GSA counselor. Find Out How. “This generation — and this is going to make me cry — I am so impressed with this generation. By James Long | June 1, 2019 at 8:32 PM CDT - Updated June 1 at 10:13 PM . CARBONDALE, Ill. (KFVS) - Carbondale hosted the Second Annual Southern Illinois Pride … There was a problem saving your notification. Get Involved. “The GSA is really open and it feels really nice to have a space you can feel safe in,” said O’Byrne. Success! CARBONDALE, Ill. — It’s time for Homecoming 2019 – Saluki style – at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Gay for Good was one of the organizers and had a big presence in the Carbondale Pride Parade that took place as part of the May First Friday events. Club Rotario Lucy Arcila-Club President May 3 (Sun) 12 noon -8 pm TBD Sopris Park & Gazebo . Parade with Pride is first of its kind in Carbondale, The middle school’s GSA formed one year ago, and when students found out that there had never before been a pride parade in their town, they set out to plan the event. An email has been sent to with a link to confirm list signup. Dandelion Day. Parade Small Float Winners First Place: Student Alumni Council Second Place: Saluki Pride Committee Carbondale Chamber of Commerce Third Place: Student Center Craft Shop Parade Walking/Marching Unit Winners First Place: Morris Library Precision Book Truck Drill Team Second Place: Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois Third Place: Shawnee Green Party Dayton Gay Pride – Originally June 5–7, 2020, but postponed until Aug. 21–23, 2020 The amazing life of Art Daily, whom Aspen lost this week, how the Aspen School District is leading the local strategy on long-term free COVID-19 testing, the final stages of the first step of an updated Aspen Airport, and of course, skiing. The Southern IL Pride Fest is an annual celebration of PRIDE in Carbondale, IL. CHICAGO — The Chicago Pride Parade, the third largest in the country and the largest in the Midwest, announced on Wednesday that they were postponing the event. Carbondale Middle School’s GSA organized a pride parade. If you have any suggestions for special acts we are always looking for ideas. The Grand Marshal for this year’s parade will be Nancy Mullen of Youth Outlook, the first not-for-profit organization serving lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and non-binary youth that increases visibility and understanding of LGBT youth issues. Would you like to receive the daily headlines? In December 2018, one person was stabbed during the Carbondale Pride Parade in Carbondale, Illinois. “Kids, people, all of us, need to hear ‘we love you, we want you, we accept you for who you are.’”. Pride Parade Michelle Marlow michmarlow@gmail.com jwall@carbondaleco.net Parade Dandelion Day Environment Board Natalie Rae Fuller 970-230-2315. Alycin Bektesh is a reporter for the Aspen Daily News. Filed Under: LGBTQ, LGBTQ parade, Pride Parade CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — A group is organizing an LGBTQ pride festival in southern Illinois following a successful fundraising campaign. “It’s not the most popular thing according to some kids, it’s kind of hard to stand up to them but it’s the right thing to do,” Stableford said. 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Virtual First Friday: Family Block Party & Pride Parade May 1, 2020, 6-8 pm (with Yard Art Walk, 4-6 pm) If we can’t all be together in downtown Carbondale, then let’s connect virtually for a fun-filled evening with local businesses and creatives! Carbondale Gay Pride/Southern Illinois Pride – June 5–7, 2020. She can be reached at Alycin@aspendailynews.com or on Twitter @alycinwonder. Milwaukee Gay Pride/PrideFest Milwaukee – Originally June 4–7, 2020, but postponed with date TBD. A student-led pride parade will march down Main Street in Carbondale today, making it the first LGBTQ+ event of its kind in the town. It really has been like the kids have led the charge and the adults are like ‘okay, we are on it,’” Gordon said. A founder and the lead coordinator of the Southern Illinois Pride Fest, she has organized many LGBTQ events in Southern Illinois, particularly in Jackson County. Learn More . Low near 10F. 360 talking about this. This week: Proceeds from that event are donated to area GSAs and go into a fund for youth or their families to receive counseling services. Lucy O’Byrne, seventh grade, is also a member of the Carbondale Middle School GSA. "We are sad to announce that the annual Pride Parade will not take place this year on June 28," said parade coordinator Tim Frye in a statement. Environment Board Natalie Rae Fuller 503-960-9428. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.. LGBTQ+ are significantly more likely to contemplate or attempt suicide. 2020 Carbondale Wild West Rodeo dates -- Every Thursday June 4th thru August 20th. Focus: The purpose of the Saluki Pride committee is to present a positive image of SIU Carbondale, to foster a close relationship between the University and the business community and to aid in the recruitment and retention of students. Marble Distilling Co. participated in their local Pride Parade, in addition to serving specialty cocktails in honor of Pride Month. “She went with us to the St. Louis pride parade and the Carbondale lights fantastic parade,” Bell-Janowick said. The procession will begin at the Gaia House and continue around town. GSA groups have been growing in local middle and high schools. Contact History Leadership Carbondale Gallery News ... About. The massive rainbow flag that gets skied down Aspen Mountain at the end of each Gay Ski Week will be present at this evening’s march. I can’t think of anything more important to be doing on Friday night than to be on Main Street in Carbondale to show these kids that they matter.”. Stop on in & stay awhile. May 9 (Sat), 9am-5pm Sopris Park & Main St. parade www.dandelionday.org natalierae13@gmail.com dandelionday81623@gmail.com Everyone is welcome to attend and/or join in. The group has organized a pride march to take place during this evening’s First Friday celebrations. Fifty years ago this month, police raided a gay bar in New York City called the Stonewall Inn. Materials from a recent meeting of the Carbondale Middle School Gay-Straight Alliance. “This parade is about everybody, and it’s about time we did this,” she said. Low near 10F. If any community partner wants to represent their organization, clubs, or just parade Be on the lookout for a special performance by … The event will be held from noon to one pm on Sunday and all LGBTQ plus individuals, families and allies are … Partly cloudy skies. Gates Open 5:30pm Slack is at 6:00pm Grand Entry at 7:30pm Sharp. LGBTQ++ Southern Illinois group. The Southern Illinois Carbondale junior will now help oversee the National … The Rainbow Café LGBT Youth Center and Southern Illinois Pride are hosting a drive through pride parade in Carbondale on June 28th. We will kick things off with Carbondale’s 2nd annual PRIDE PARADE! Sign up today! “Can you imagine being a young LGBT kid and for the main street of your home town to basically say ‘who you are is good.’”. A host of local. Beginning at 3:30 p.m. attendees can gather at True Nature for face painting and a drum circle. CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois University Carbondale will be “Wild with Pride” throughout the Oct. 20-26 Homecoming celebration. The parade will begin at 5:30 p.m. with all welcome to join as it makes its way onto Main Street and past Fourth Street Plaza. So the student’s planned one. Prior to his appointment by Governor Bruce Rauner in January 2015, Mr. Jobe served as Deputy Chief of Staff in the Office of the Illinois Comptroller from 2011 to 2015. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Southern IL Pride Queen, Blanche Dubois, and King, Faim Lee Jewls, of 2019-2020 lead the drive-thru Pride parade, June 28, 2020, Carbondale, ILL. 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