We are an inclusive LGBT adult social discussion group based in McHenry County, Illinois. If you identify as Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual, Asexual,and/or Transgender, we welcome your participation.

Our group meets every Thursday evening in a private safe space for open discussion, friendship, and support on the many issues we all face living OUT in the suburbs. We also have many social events throughout the year!
Come OUT and join us here in McHenry County!
We organize our events through meetup.com a FREE social network service for people looking to connect

To apply to become a member of our group, please see the following simple steps.

To participate, you need to have a meetup.com account. If you have one, you can login and skip to step 2. If you don't have one yet, you can go to https://www.meetup.comand sign up for your free account.

Go to our meetup page https://www.meetup.com/McHenry-County-Pride/#Overview and click on the "Request to Join" button. It will ask a few short and simple questions and then click "Next". The group moderator will contact you shortly with our location, details, etc.

We ask that you attend two Thursday evening meetings within 60 days of applying before adding you to the group to protect the privacy of our members.

Once you have completed those three simple steps, you'll be our newest member. We hope to see you soon!

** We are primarily a social group, and the discussions we have are personal experiences, and opinions only. We are not professional counselors.

If you need immediate help, please contact:

Crisis Intervention/Suicide Prevention
The Trevor Project: (866) 488-7386
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255 (online chat available)
Crisis Text Line: Text START to 741-741
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline: (888) 843-4564
The GLBT National Youth Talkline (youth serving youth through age 25): (800) 246-7743
Youth Information
The National Runaway Safeline: 800-RUNAWAY (800-786-2929)
The True Colors Fund: (212) 461-4401
Self Abuse Finally Ends (S.A.F.E)
HIV/AIDS Information
AIDS in Prison Project Hotline: (718) 378-7022 (English and Spanish)
National AIDS Hotline (800) 342-AIDS / (800) 344-7432 (Spanish) / (800) 243-7889 (TDD)
Other Hotlines
U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799-7233 (English and Spanish) (800) 787-3224 (TTY)
Pride Institute: (800) 547-7433 24/7
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN): (800) 656-HOPE / (800) 810-7440 (TTY)