Metro East Pride

Diversity · Equality · Inclusion

Our Mission

The mission of Metro East Pride is to encourage unity, celebrate diversity, promote equality and advocate for inclusion of all persons on the LGBTQIA spectrum throughout Southwestern Illinois and the Metropolitan St. Louis region.

Our Purpose

The main purpose of Metro East Pride is to advance unity, visibility and wellness among persons with diverse sexual and gender identities through cultural and educational programs, sharing of information and resources, and social activities in the Metro East area including the annual Metro East Pride Fest —celebrating the present, envisioning the future and honoring the past.

Upcoming Events

17 JUNE, 2023 @ 7:00 PM

Shoehorn Brewing – Paderborn Square
225 E Main Street – Belleville, IL 62220
FREE  All ages Welcome 21+ to drink
Bring a lawnchair!

TBD, 2023 @ 6:00 PM

SPACES Belleville
189 E Main Street – Belleville, IL 62220
$5 in advance / $10 at the door