Plainfield Pride


Non Profit

About Us

The mission of Plainfield Pride is to promote the idea of equity for Plainfield. We are one community; we will foster a family-friendly, diverse, inclusive, and equal community.

We will lead the way in the community for all people–regardless of orientation, gender, sex, race, religion, or ability—working to share common values, visions, and goals

Through the diversity and inclusion certification held by Executive Director Jes McIlvain, we will educate both the general public, the private sector, local governments, schools, and businesses through paid cultural competency training opportunities. The training will promote equality for the LGBTQIA+ community, and educate about our needs, language usage, pronouns, and culture.

We will advocate for and address community concerns. We will host events that celebrate the history, heritage, and accomplishments of the LGBTQIA+ community and introduce these lessons into school curricula to be taught year-round. We will create an environment for advocacy, networking, outreach, support services, and leadership opportunities for LGBTQIA+ people, their families, friends, and co-conspirators. (if we use this word, the paranoiacs will froth at the mouth)