Pride 2022

The state of Illinois and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) in partnership with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations (IDFPR) is celebrating PRIDE Month throughout the month of June, offering virtual events featuring business resources and recognizing LGBTQIA+ owned businesses. In addition, the Governor's Office, DCEO, IDFPR, Illinois Department of Human Rights, Illinois Department of Human Services, Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA), and more will be spotlighting LGBTQIA+ individuals and allies throughout the State. DCEO is excited to be partnering with state agencies and community partners in honor of the LGBTQIA+ community.

The Governor has proclaimed June as PRIDE Month. Read the proclamation.

Voices of LGBTQIA+ individuals and allies across state agencies.
Watch this video showcasing the voices of LGBTQIA+ individuals and allies throughout the state.



Elected Representation and the LGBTQ Community
Thursday | June 23, 2022 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  | Register

As LGBTQ rights are being threatened in many states across the country, legislators in Illinois are working to strengthen civil rights led oftentimes by the LGBTQ Caucus. Hear from LGBTQ Illinois Legislators on how they have helped lead the way for civil rights in our state, how they serve as models for LGBTQ Illinoisans, and what work still needs to be done to ensure LGBTQ Illinoisans are protected.

Equitable Small Business and Workforce Resources with PRIDE
Tuesday | June 28, 2022 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  | Register or watch on DCEO Facebook, @illinoisdceo

In order to reduce barriers to banking, professional licensing, and workforce development, the state of Illinois offers many resources that can be leveraged to support the growth and advancement of LGBTQIA+ businesses and workforce. Join us for a panel featuring community leaders, along with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations and Illinois Department of Commerce, to learn more about financial tools, business development resources and grant opportunities available to help Illinois businesses and their workforce.


PRIDE Parades

Want to learn more about PRIDE Festivals in Illinois? The Office of Tourism has you covered, visit PRIDE Festivals in Illinois.