Pride Month

The Village of Wilmette in consultation with the Human Relations Commission has installed Pride flags along Green Bay Road and in the Linden Square business district. The visibility of the Pride Flag has a deep meaning for members of the LGBTQ+ community.

The banner installed is called the Progress Pride banner. There are over 20 variations of the pride flag and the Progress Pride flag is a variation of the original design by Gilbert Baker; which was designed as a celebratory symbol for the LGBTQ+ community. The Progress Pride flag was designed by Daniel Quasar, with the goal to further elevate marginalized identities within the LGBTQ+ community. This flag was released in 2018 and incorporates the colors of the Trans Pride flag and, in its black stripe, also honors those both living with and lost to HIV/AIDS. The arrow starting at the left side and pointing to the right is to symbolize  forward movement, while acknowledging that progress still needs to be made.

Below are several resources provided by the Village’s Human Relations Commission to learn about the pride flag

Below are additional resources to learn about the history of pride

Local Pride Groups

Local Pride Events

 

Pride Month T-Shirt Transfers

Thursday, June 23 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Make your own LGBTQ+ Pride gear this summer with our Silhouette machine and iron-on transfers! Use one of our awesome free designs or work with us to create your own. Click here to register

 

Wilmette Theatre Pride Film Festival

Friday, June 24 and Saturday, June 25

The Wilmette Theatre will be showing five different movies in recognition of Pride Month. Click Here for information on the movies and for ticket information

Social Support Groups

The Wilmette Public Library has compiled a listing of social support groups. Below are links to these different organizations.

  • Glenview-Northbrook’s Pride Youth program has groups for little kids, tweens, middle schoolers, and for older teens, including prideCONNECT, prideSUPPORT, and prideLEAD programs with a variety of opportunities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender youth, and youth who are questioning their sexual and/or gender identities, helping LGBTQIA+ teens to build relationships, get support, and lead their communities.
  • The Josselyn Center’s Living Roomin Northfield, is This  free, inviting space that also offers peer support specialists who have experienced their own mental health journeys. They can meet you where you are.
  • The Trevor Helpline at 1-866-488-7386 offers Crisis Prevention for Gay Youth that’s as easy as a phone call. You can even find text and chat options at thetrevorproject.org.
  • The It Gets Better Project has a “get help” button resource lists, phone numbers and links for LGBTQIA+ youth.
  • The Trans Lifeline at 877-565-8860 offers trans peer support by and for trans people.
  • Haven Youth and Family Services offers counseling, crisis intervention, parenting support, community support, and professional development for a wide array of mental health issues. Its Resources page is especially comprehensive and helpful.
  • The CDC offers LGBTQ Youth Resources.
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