The Juniper Center Supports the Community Pride Celebration - Counseling & Therapy Services - The Juniper Center

Maine West High School Genders and Sexualities Alliance (GSA) presents the Community PRIDE Celebration

Saturday, June 4, 3 to 7 pm
Maine West High School D-wing Parking lot (see map here.)

The Maine West GSA, with support from SPEAK Des Plaines, invites LGBTQIA+ people and allies of all ages to celebrate. This event will feature family-friendly fun, live entertainment, community resources, food, crafts, games, and more. You will also find local LGBTQIA+ support organizations and Queer history exhibits.

There’s a full lineup of entertainment, from Karaoke to Poets to a Drag Show.

The goals of the event include inspiring joy and community engagement and being safe, inclusive intersectional, and family-friendly, acknowledging LGBTQIA+ people past, present, and future, and intentionally including all genders and sexualities–whether or not people are out.

Visit The Juniper Center Calming Space

The Juniper Center understands that big events can be overwhelming for some people. That’s why our clinicians are setting up a “Calming Space” where festival-goers and children can find a bit of respite and activities. And, for those who are looking for fun and stimulation. The Juniper Center is also sponsoring the Bounce House!

Full Event Details Right Here!

Click here for a complete list of activities and resources you will find at this weekend’s event.

About the GSA

The Maine West Genders and Sexualities Alliance (GSA) is a next-generation LGBTQIA+ racial and gender justice organization that empowers queer, trans, and allied youth leaders to advocate, organize and mobilize an intersectional movement for safer schools and healthier communities.



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