JUNE 11 - 13, 2021

Black Queer Pride shines a light on the Black Queer community's talent, resilience, and joy by featuring Black performers, paying them fairly, and providing quality programming which educates, empowers, and entertains.

BLACK QUEER PRIDE 2021: SUMMER EDITION
SCHEDULE
FRIDAY

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM CST: Black Queer Concert 

SATURDAY

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST: Two-Year Lighthouse Foundation Anniversary Celebration 

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST: Community Organzing Training 

SUNDAY

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST: Lighthouse UCC Virtual Church Service 

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM CST: Real Talk | Black Queer Conversations 

SPREAD JOY, HEALING, AND JUSTICE...

by supporting Black Queer Pride (BQP), Lighthouse Foundation’s biannual signature event!

When Black LGBTQ+ party promoters created in-person events during COVID-19 to celebrate Pride, we knew there had to be a better way. During a global pandemic, large community gatherings were irresponsible — especially considering Black people are more than twice as likely to die from the virus. 

 

In the summer of 2020, after two and a half weeks of planning, Lighthouse Foundation launched our first ever Black Queer Pride, a 3-day virtual event that people could join from anywhere in the world. Not only did it celebrate our first anniversary, but it offered a gathering space that engaged our isolated, at-risk community amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Black Queer Pride continues to be a source of joy and healing for the Black Queer Community, shining a light on our talent and power.

BLACK QUEER PRIDE 2021: WINTER EDITION
Our Facebook and social media channels reached over 54,000 people, a 253% increase in our virtual outreach.
Our most recent BQP garnered over 4,000 views across the world, attracting viewers as close as Southside Chicago and as far as the United Kingdom, Canada, and Japan.
We paid our Black Queer performers and producers via stipends that totaled over $4,000.
BQP 2021: WINTER EDITION PERFORMERS
2335 N Orchard St. Chicago, IL 60614
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