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June Is Pride Month

We celebrating Pride Month in June with a variety of events and activities for all ages. We’re also preparing reading and viewing recommendations for youth and families, teens, and adults--coming soon. Pride embodies the celebration of all members of the LGBTQ+ community by sharing different perspectives, accomplishments, and experiences, and focusing on awareness and social justice.

For kids, we have Pride Storytime on Sunday, June 13 and Tuesday, June 15, and Kids Book Chat on Facebook Live on Wednesday, June 9, focusing on Pride stories for babies through 6th grade. More activities and resources to explore with kids will be announced soon.

For teens and adults, we’re hosting a two-part conversation series, Somewhere on the Rainbow, on June 12 and June 26. This series (people can attend one or both sessions) brings people together to celebrate and affirm our existence, no matter where we fall on the rainbow. Civic Lab returns online to discuss Queer Representation in the Media on Wednesday, June 23. 

We’re offering two online events related to Pride flags. Learn about the vinyl cutter by designing iron-on patches on June 23 and experiment with Popsicle recipes on June 24, while also learning about the different meanings of various Pride flag designs.

Adults are invited to explore the LGBTQ+ community’s influence on dance music on Wednesday, June 2, with Love Saves the Day! The Queer Origins of Modern Dance Music. The adult book discussion on Goodreads on June 24 is about Confessions of the Fox by Jordy Rosenberg. Join us on Instagram Live on June 29 to continue the discussion.

The Skokie Park District is hosting many Pride events throughout June at various locations, including the showing of Love, Simon at Devonshire Park on Saturday, June 19. Please note some Park District events have a participation fee or require registration for free tickets.

Check back for more activities and ways to celebrate.