Find the support you need.
Pride is more than just a day on the calendar. We’re working with local organizations to provide resources, news, and information about the support you need, when you need it.
All of the proceeds from the Ottawa Family Pride Festival benefit Youth Outlook, which offers safe, supportive, and affirming services for LGBTQ+ youth, their families, and the community.
Youth Outlook’s Drop-In Centers meet weekly and are a social setting for youth to meet other LGBTQ+ young people and talk about a variety of topics that really matter to them. Whatever the topic, Youth Outlook’s Drop-In centers provide a place for LGBTQ+ youth to feel safe, supported, and celebrated. All groups welcome youth ages 12-20 unless otherwise noted. All services are offered to youth at no cost.
Check back here later this Summer for our upcoming Illinois Valley Pride Pages! We are compiling a list of businesses and organizations throughout LaSalle County and the nearby areas that are LGBTQIA+ friendly. We have had people contact us directly, as well as vouch for their favorite spots to visit, and we will be posting these verified locations, and their links, on our site. We will keep it constantly updated, and sorted by category to make it easy for you to use. We will also be releasing print copies of this resource twice a year, which we will make available at numerous spots.
If you have a business or organization that you would like to add, send us a message!
Join us for Ottawa Family Pride Fest 2024!
Thank you to our 2022 Sponsors
The inaugural Ottawa Family Pride Festival was a huge success in part because of sponsorships from companies and individuals alike.
Their generous support enabled us to expand festival programming and make events more accessible, ensured our volunteers had the resources they need to get the job done, and helped Youth Outreach in Ottawa.
Please join us in saying “thank you” to all of our sponsors!