First Annual Out in the Park Six Flags Great America to benefit TPAN

An all-new private LGBT event featuring rides, live music and a party-like atmosphere and vitaminwater® are excited to premiere an all new LGBTQ event and fundraiser at Six Flags Great America. Out In The Park 2012 will be a private event for the LGBTQ community, their friends and families. “We are very excited Six Flags Great America is allowing us this unique opportunity to produce such an awesome event at their park,” said Derrick Sorles, owner of “We are proud to have TPAN (Test Positive Awareness Network) as our benefitting charity.”


On Saturday, September 8, 2012, from 9pm – 1am, the park will be closed to the general public for this private event. Guests will enjoy the music of DJs, Matthew Harvat and Phil DaBeatz, as it is heard live throughout the park. The DJs will be spinning together simultaneously as a team bridging two styles that compliment each other and bringing a signature dance floor experience to Six Flags Great America. This amazing LGBT event is expected to welcome people from the five surrounding states coming together to pride-fully celebrate!


Tickets purchased in advance are $35 which includes admission to the park all day long, free parking and admission to the Private Event! A portion of the advance ticket sales will benefit TPAN. Tickets are available now online at using promo code OUT2012.


A limited number of bus tickets will be available departing from Uptown on Montrose Avenue, 1 block West of Broadway. Busses will depart at 3pm and also at 6pm. All busses will leave the park at 1am and return to Uptown.  Bus tickets are extremely limited. Visit for more information or call 773-878-5323.



About TPAN

Now in its 25th year, TPAN empowers everyone living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS to live open, healthy, and productive lives. TPAN innovates to deliver peer-led support programs and collaborative wellness services and to communicate comprehensive information. TPAN will do so until HIV/AIDS is eradicated.



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