MONDAY, July 1

WHAT: Nekromancy

WHERE: Chester Street Bar

WHEN: Monday, July 1, 9:00 p.m.–2:00 a.m.

Every Monday, DJs SorceryKid and Hivemind, craft a continuous audio-visual mixshow of the latest and the greatest in dark alternative and underground dance music.

Doors: 9:00 p.m.
Cover: $2.00
Age: 19+

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TUESDAY, July 2

WHAT: Mpowerment Meeting

WHERE: Green Street Center
24 E. Green St., Suite 14
Champaign

WHEN: Tuesday, July 2, 6:00–9:00 p.m.

Mpowerment is a local social and HIV prevention group for young gay/bisexual men. Meetings are open to all young gay and bisexual men interested in becoming involved.

For more information, please contact Carrie Keenan.

WHAT: Man UP: Men’s Support Group

WHERE: The UP Center of Champaign County

WHEN: Tuesday, July 2, 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Man UP is geared towards adult men, ages 26 and up. We meet in a peer support setting with focused discussions on topics such as the coming out process, developing friendships within the community, dating, and more.

For more information go here, or contact Kevin Bowersox-Johnson.

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WEDNESDAY, July 3

WHAT: Brother II Brother Meeting

WHERE: Green Street Center
24 E. Green St., Suite 14
Champaign

WHEN: Wednesday, July 3, 7:00–8:00 p.m.

B II B is a social group for young men of color who have sexual or loving relationships with other men. The goal is to create a strong positive and healthy community for men of color in Champaign-Urbana.

For more information, please email Rage.

WHAT: Trans UP

WHERE: The UP Center of Champaign County

WHEN: Wednesday, July 3, 7:00–8:30 p.m.

Trans UP is a group for members of the transgender community to come together in a safe space to discuss our lives and socialize.

Topics for discussion can relate to the coming out process, transitioning, becoming comfortable with ourselves, and living as a trans person in general society, dating, and more — all while developing friendships and networking within the community.

A private changing room is available adjacent to meeting space. Privacy and confidentiality are respected and appreciated.

For more information, please email.

WHAT: Karaoke Party!

WHERE: Emerald City Lounge

WHEN: Wednesday, July 3, 9:00–11:00 p.m.

Emerald City hosts Karaoke every Wednesday. Doors open at 5:00. Order some great food, enjoy the drink specials, and at 9:00 p.m. join in on the fun and show everyone what you’ve got!

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THURSDAY, July 4

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FRIDAY, July 5

WHAT: In the Mix

WHERE: Chester Street Bar

WHEN: Friday, July 5

Come out and celebrate life with the hottest music, videos, and plenty of gay club anthems mixed in for good measure.

DJ Randall Ellison is on the decks spinning dance, pop, electro house, Euro house, and hip hop.

Age: 19+
Cover: $3

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SATURDAY, July 6

WHAT: Saturday Night Royals

WHERE: Emerald City Lounge

WHEN: Saturday, July 6, 11:00 p.m.–2:00 a.m.

Join Emerald City Lounge every Saturday for a Royal Event. You’ll enjoy the Best and Brightest Stars of Drag that Downstate Illinois has to offer.

Call (217) 398-8661 or email for information regarding the featured headliner and reservations.

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SUNDAY, July 7

WHAT: bluesCENTRAL

WHERE: Emerald City Lounge

WHEN: Sunday, July 7, 6:00–10:00 p.m.

Grab a drink. Chill with friends. Dance some blues. All for free with amazing drink specials.

6:00 p.m. - Beginner Lesson
7:00 p.m. - Dancing until 10 p.m.

WHAT: Sunday Night Drag Shows

WHERE: Chester Street Bar

WHEN: Sunday, July 7, 11:30 p.m.–2:00 a.m.

C-Street hosts drag shows every Sunday, with different performers every week. The first Sunday of every month is Open Talent Night, hosted by Ceduxion Carrington, so anyone who wants to sing, dance, or give drag a try can compete for a cash prize.

 

 

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Disclaimer: This is not a comprehensive list of all LGBTQ events in our community. Please always feel free to email me or post other events/updates/corrections in the comments.

Except on rare occasions, all language is taken directly from event pages and websites, and only minimally edited.