Alton Pride is a charitable & educational organization established to bring awareness, understanding, and advocacy to the LGBTQ+ community with an emphasis on the specific needs of the youth within the community.

One of the biggest things that sets us aside from other Pride organizations is that we are focused on our community rather than just a parade or festival. While your participation is essential to make our fall festival a success, your generous donation will primarily support our greater outreach efforts. We will be doing this by depositing most of the event proceeds into an account to go towards our goal of opening a teen suicide prevention line and eventually a teen resource center to help youth in need.

Our first annual Alton Pride Fall Festival scheduled to take place on October 3rd, 2020 has unfortunately been canceled. However, Alton Pride, Inc. has realigned to contribute directly back to our community. We can’t meet our goal without the help of people/companies like you/yours.

We would like to thank all of our sponsors that have made this difficult but promising decision possible, including:

Event Exclusives: Weathervane Ice Cream

Silver: Gershman Mortgage, Metro East Pride

Bronze: Alton Memorial Hospital, Medelyn Daley, Attorney at Law

Allies: Riverbend Kitchen & More, Junior League of Greater Alton, Preferred Title & Escrow, Centerstone, Mom Said No, Phillips 66 Refinery

Friends: Gentelin’s on BroadwayAngela McDowell Counseling, J&J Ventures

Personal Donations: Marshall Ingrassia, Marcie Jones, Kimberly Chevlin, Michelle Wilder Wilson, Jason Waters, Philip Sandbach, Emily Hollinger, Carrie Henry

Weather Vane Ice Cream
Metro East Pride Southwestern Illinois
Gershman Mortgage

Alton Memorial Hospital

Junior League of Greater Alton