Bolingbrook’s second annual Pride Picnic and Puppies event is set for June 9 from Noon to 6 PM. This year’s LGBTQ+ pride event will be held behind Village Hall, located at 375 W Briarcliff Rd. Admission is free.
Family picnic with puppies to cuddle, food for purchase, yard games, bouncy house, music, hug tent, LGBT resources, and more!
Last year, Bolingbrook Pride made history by hosting one of the first LGBTQ+ pride events in the Chicago Suburbs. It was more impressive considering the short amount of time the organizers had to pull it off. We’re excited to see what this year’s event will be like.
The Babbler is honored to be one of the many sponsors of this event. They still need more sponsors and donors, as well as volunteers.
It wasn’t that long ago that holding any kind of LGBTQ+ event in the suburbs was unthinkable. This year there will also be pride events in Aurora, Buffalo Grove, and Joliet. It’s also interesting to note that both Mayor Roger Claar and members of Bolingbrook United are also sponsors of Bolingbrook’s pride picnic. There’s still a long way to go in terms of acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community, but we can appreciate the progress that has been made so far.