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5th Annual CU Pride Festival


The UP Center presents it’s Fifth Annual CU Pride Festival on Saturday September 6th.  The Pride Festival will include a Parade this year and will be in Downtown Champaign.  

 This year’s theme is Live. Love. Be.

Festivities begin at 12 noon with workshops and a Trans* Clothing Swap sponsored by the Hyatt Place Champaign.  Family Fun Area sponsored by Fluid Events from 3pm to 5pm. There will be games and the Scovill Mobile Zoo and more.  Vendor Expo will be 3pm to 9pm.  The Parade will be at 5pm.  9pm will bring the night-time fun from the Downtown Champaign Bars!  C-U Public Health Department will have their mobile testing unit available after the parade!

12 noon to 3pm Saturday September 6th at the Hyatt Place Champaign.  Come in and find clothing that match your gender expression.  All items are free, monetary donations will be accepted.

WEFT 90.1fm and Womyn Making Waves will be there to support Pride Fest on September 6

 Trans Clothing Swap

The Uniting Pride Center of Champaign County is proud to be running a clothing drive to help transgender individuals at this year’s Pride Festival! The transition process is a time consuming and costly process for many transgender individuals. Our goal is to gather clothing to help ease the burden for transgender people who may be early in transition and need some of the basics, or those who lack sufficient means to purchase all of the clothing they may need.

Please consider donating your gently worn or new clothing items to help this often underserved and overlooked minority group.

We are currently accepting clothing drop-off at the Uniting Pride Center’s new location in downtown Champaign: 44 E Main St, Suite 516 in Downtown Champaign. You can also contact us and we can pick up donations.

12 noon to 3pm Saturday September 6th at the Hyatt Place Champaign.


The UP Center and the Hyatt Place are proud to offer Educational Workshops to members of the community.  We will hold 6 workshops, 2 each hour.

12pm Noon

-Family Law: Know Your Legal Rights with Deb Feinen

-Learn How To Bellydance with Kari Little-McKinney

-Biblical Self Defense Workshop with Rev. Leah Robberts-Mosser from Community      United Church of Christ


-What Is Sexual Violence? What You Need to Know with R.A.C.E.S.

-Tolerating Differences with Elizabeth Holman


 -Sex Ed: Pleasure and Desire with Jamie Hines and Planned Parenthood

-HIV Prevention: Let’s Talk PrEP with Jeff Kemp-Rinderle

After Hours Information

After 9pm, hit the downtown Champaign bars for more fun!

We will list bars and what they are doing.


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