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

22 MAY, 2022 12:00 PM

Club Escapade
133 W Main Street
Belleville, IL 62220
$25 includes all Bingo Games
21+ to Enter

11 JUNE, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

Club Escapade on Second Street
133 W Main Street
Belleville, IL 62220
FREE to the public – 21+ to Enter Bar
Bring your own Chair!


10 JULY, 2022 @ 12:00 PM

Bennie’s Pizza Pub
113 E Main Street
Belleville, IL 62220
$20.00 per person – 21+
Includes one (1) complimentary drink