Nominated Chicago LGBTQ Hall Of Fame & 33 Years of LGBTQ Advocacy C.U.P Is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting equality and diversity run by 100% volunteers. UrbanPride has brought together members of the LGBTQ community, along with friends, allies and supporters in celebration of the unique spirit and culture of the LGBTQ community by producing monthly activities including social mixer, dance events, entertainment, panel discussions, town hall meetings, health & wellness forum, workshops, free/confidential HIV & STI testing,and more UrbanPride hostes Chicago’s first-ever permitted urban gay picnic on the southside of Chicago on Gay Pride day.

The Experience

C.U.P is open to all people regardless of race, sexual orientation or gender identity. 

Chicago Urban Pride stage returns even bigger for 2022 with added runway, increased VIP area and of course an amazing lineup of live entertainment, drag performance, dance groups and More.



“Equality means more than passing laws. The struggle is really won in the hearts and minds of the community, where it really counts.”


Moments of Pride


Entertainment, MUSIC, art, food, merchandise, exhibits and FUN


Our wonderful volunteers, sponsors, exhibitors, donators, vendors and performers make C.U.P possible and a huge success every year.
If you’d like to be a part of C.U.P

There are several different ways that you can get involved. Whether it’s becoming a sponsor, volunteering, or simply donating. We’d love to have you on the team helping make a positive and lasting impact

When you donate to C.U.P your gift helps our mission of creating safe and inclusive spaces for the urban cultures of Chicago LGBTQ+ community

Thank you for your support

Thank you to the sponsors & Community partners of UrbanPrideInc. 2022 Festival

Urban Pride Inc. is committed to full equality for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ) people. Our community engagement advocates civil and economic rights for LGBTQ people advocates civil and economic rights for LGBTQ people. Urban Pride Inc. cultivates a powerful coalition between the LGBTQ and community partners in our quest for fair and equal treatment of all individuals.

The following companies are helping to support our festival



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