6 Ways Chicago Families can Celebrate Pride Month Virtually

Parades might be postponed as families are avoiding big crowds, but Pride Month isn’t. Hop on your computer to enjoy a few events — virtually — as a family and a community.


YLD Pride Virtual Trivia


When: June 11


Cost: Free


Online: Register at juf.org.


Hang out with Chicago Young Leadership Division Pride for an evening of virtual trivia, with fun-filled questions right to your computer screen. Preregister online for connection information.


Broadway Plus Virtual Pride Celebration


When: 1 p.m. June 19


Cost: Free


Online: RSVP at broadwayplus.com


In celebration of Pride, join Broadway superstars Jenn Colella, Michael James Scott, Chilina Kennedy, Telly Leung, and Jay Armstrong Johnson on-camera to ask your questions and get some answers! You’ll learn about their careers, what they’re up to these days, their work with Broadway Plus, and most importantly, their Pride.


Family Paint Nite


When: 1 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. June 14, 5:30 p.m. June 21


Cost: $15


Online: Register at Eventbrite


Gather your supplies before the class and the family can paint a rainbow puzzle canvas, a rainbow dandelion or a rainbow sunset as Virtual Family Paint Nite celebrates Pride Month. Material lists can be found on the Eventbrite notification. Event host Yaymaker is located in Canada.


That’s Queer, Grandma Live Stream


When: June 22, 29; July 6


Cost: Free, donations accepted.


Online: Register at Eventbrite


PlayMakers Laboratory celebrates Pride Month in Chicago with a hilarious romp through student-written stories that at the heart are centered on inclusivity, equality and what it means to be authentic. The productions will stream live and the cast changes each week.


YLD Pride’s Cooking Demonstration


When: 7 p.m. June 25


Cost: Free


Online: Register at juf.org.


Follow along with Editorial and Test Kitchen Director of The Feedfeed, Jake Cohen, as he shares his recipes for his favorite treats with a Pride month twist. Hosted by the Chicago Young Leadership Division, preregister for connection information.


Pride Month Virtual Dance Party


When: 7-8 p.m. June 25


Cost: Free, preregistration required


Online: eventbrite.com


Join Qualcomm, other San Diego companies, family, friends, and allies to close out Pride Month! DJ Dean spins the tunes while the QMoves dance team shows us how to boogie. Come dressed up to have fun and show your pride.



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This article originally published on June 4, 2019. It has been updated with the most recent information.


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