Don’t Put Away Your Flag: Pride Events After June Keep the Celebration Going All Year

The end of June does not mean the end of Pride. Now more than ever, we need to spotlight and celebrate the LGBT community — every day, all year long. No crazy-ass ISIS lover can bring down our people, our culture, our lives. We’re bruised, but now, we’re stronger. Let’s prove it at these post-June Pride events.

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San Diego Pride Parade photo courtesy of sdpride.org
 

Pride Highlights After June:

San Diego Pride, July 15-17, 2016

The coastal town sheds its laid-back vibe for three days of pomp, parties and parades. The short list: Spirit of Stonewall Rally at Balboa Park and Pride of Hillcrest Block Party on Friday; Pride Parade and the two-day, multi-stage Pride Music Festival, with headliner Kesha (OMG KESHA!) on Saturday; and The Zoo Party, when DJs turns the nation’s largest zoo into a Sunday night dance party.

Austin Pride, August 27, 2016

You should mess with Texas this August. The eight-day Werk Fashion Show leads up to the Pride Festival, with musical performers, entertainers, games, a family zone and 150 at Fiesta Gardens, and the evening Pride Parade.

Atlanta Pride Festival, October 8-9, 2016

Practice your parade strut at the Trans March and the Dyke March on Saturday, and then hit the biggest Pride Parade in the southeast on Sunday. For eight days leading up to the weekend, Out on Film puts LGBT stories on the big screen. And we look good.

Pride All Over:

Pride San Antonio – July 2, 2016
Tacoma Pride – July 8-9, 2016
Colorado Springs PrideFest – July 9-10, 2016
Pride Alive (Green Bay, WI) – July 9, 2016
Rochester Pride – July 10-17, 2016
Baltimore Pride – July 19-24, 2016
Charleston Pride – August 6-14,2016
Delaware Pride (Dover) – August 6, 2016
Cleveland Pride – August 13, 2016
Charlotte Pride – August 20-21, 2016
Silicon Valley Pride (San Jose, CA)- August 27-28, 2016
Boulder Pride – September 11, 2016
Pride Vermont (Burlington) – September 11, 2016
Oakland Pride – September 11, 2016
Dallas Pride Parade & Festival – September 18, 2016
Mid-South Pride (Memphis, Tennessee) – September 24, 2016
Virginia Pride (Richmond) – September 24, 2016
Come Out With Pride (Orlando, FL) – October 8, 2016
Las Vegas Pride – October 21-23, 2016
Savannah Pride – October 22, 2016
Greater Palm Springs Pride – November 1-6, 2016

Check here for some tips to make the most of your gay Pride travels. And yes, most of this is common sense, but it never hurts to re-state the obvious.