In the fall of 2014, Peoria Proud held the first of a quarterly Peoria LGBTQ Round Table potluck for local and state-wide organizations to gather and share upcoming events, areas of concern in the community, and look for ways to collaborate. Attendees of the Peoria LGBTQ Round Table the following summer moved to create a more formal membership and monthly meeting schedule.
Fast forward to 2018, and the member organizations of One Voice have continued our tradition of the Pride Month Community Cookout, and are always expanding to find new ways to bring our community together.
The mission of One Voice is to serve as an alliance of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT+) organizations and individuals in the Greater Peoria Area committed to engaging with each other in support of a stronger community.
ONE VOICE Aims to:
Provide a forum for LGBTQ+ organizations/individuals to share information, discuss issues, and coordinate community activities.
Provide social and educational activities for its members as well as the LGBTQ+ community.
Help to promote a positive self- image for LGBTQ+ organizations and individuals in the business community, in the media and general public.
Acorn Equality Fund
Central Illinois FRIENDS
Interfaith Alliance of Central Illinois
Peoria Area LGBTQ+ Outings and Events
Peoria Transgender Society
Planned Parenthood Peoria
River City Bears