Safe Passage DeKalb hosts weeklong pride celebration

DeKALB – Safe Passage, DeKalb County’s domestic violence and sexual assault crisis center, is recognizing Pride Month with a weeklong social media challenge and free drive-thru event.

Safe Passage is encouraging the community to show off their pride with a week-long social media contest that began Monday.

Each day, social media users are asked to follow a pride specific prompt, upload a photo and use #DeKalbPride in the posting.

Everyone is invited to participate in the week-long social media challenge and to join Safe Passage in celebrating Pride Month, standing together with the LGBTQIA+ community and putting an end to discrimination and bigotry in DeKalb County.

From 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 20, Safe Passage will host a family-friendly drive-thru Pride Party at 217 Franklin St. in DeKalb. Attendees will receive a goodie bag filled with local LGBTQIA+ business friendly information, pride swag and more. Guests are encouraged to show off their pride by decorating their vehicle. The vehicle with the most pride will win a prize.

If your business or organization is LGBTQIA+ friendly and you would like to add to the drive-thru bags, contact Safe Passage at 815-756-7930 or

The weeklong pride celebration includes the remaining activities:

For “Honor a Pride Hero” on Wednesday, June 17, share a photo or message about an historical or current hero in the LGBTQIA+ community.

To celebrate “Throwback Thursday” on June 18, share stories of favorite pride moments from years past or share LGBTQIA+ history.

During “Helping Hand” on Friday, June 19, share your favorite LGBTQIA+ organizations, donate to LGBTQIA+ activists or help a neighbor. Post a photo of a rainbow hand and tell what you did to make the world a better, more proud place.

On Sunday, June 21, share photos of your decorated vehicles from Saturday’s pride party and pride gear and decorations at home or throughout the community.

Safe Passage is DeKalb County’s only domestic violence and rape crisis center. In addition to safe housing, the organization offers crisis intervention and medical advocacy for victims, counseling, legal advocacy, children’s services, prevention programming and a partner abuse intervention program. The organization serves people of all genders and all ages. All services at Safe Passage are free and confidential.

To learn about the social media contest and drive-thru event, visit or call 815-756-7930.

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