Pride Guide: THIS Weekend!
Pride season is in full swing, with events and celebrations happening day in and day out. No matter where you are, there are sure to be festivities kicking off near by! Check out our Pride Guide for THIS weekend, 6/15 through 6/17.
6/15/12-6/17/12- The peaceful demonstration parade of Zurich Pride Festival is the political manifestation of the LGBT community and Friends of the whole of Switzerland. On Saturday the 16th June 2012 expected to return thousands of people in the city of Zurich to take part in this march.
Southern Maine Pride
6/17/12- Southern Maine Pride is committed to the education, outreach and involvement of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered, Questioning, Intersexed & Allied communities by creating and maintaining a compassionate environment to celebrate and embrace cultural equality amongst all. This festival and parade are not to be missed!
Baltimore Gay Pride Festival
6/15/12-6/17/12- Baltimore Pride has celebrated the diversity of our community in Maryland and throughout the Mid-Atlantic for more than 35 years. Attended annually by an estimated 30,000 people, Baltimore Pride is recognized not only as the premier LGBTQ event in Maryland, but also one of the largest festivals in Baltimore City. The Festival takes place in a lakeside setting in beautiful Druid Hill Park, which provides a pleasant and casual environment for the festivities of the day.
Central New York Pride
6/17/12- The CNY Pride serves the Central New York lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community and their allies. Our annual Pride Parade and Festival, along with similar events throughout the year, provides a forum to celebrate and affirm individual sexual and gender identity, to commemorate our community’s rich history and diversity, and to renew their dedication to ending intolerance and achieving equal rights.
6/15/12-6/17/12- Columbus Pride is a wonderful midsummer event that features a festival, parade, tons of food, and lots of fun! A prime lineup of entertainment and vendors will leave you begging for more. This is a great time of year to visit this beautiful city and celebrate your vibrant pride. Pack your sunglasses and hats, you are bound to be frolicking in the sun all day long!
6/16/12- Boise Pride produces events for the local community that bring the community together in the acceptance and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in Idaho. Since its first events, Idaho people have celebrated pride in many different ways. Boise Pride is the most recent achievement in the history of pride in Boise, by the formation of the non-profit organization to solely focus on the pride festival and events throughout the year.
6/16/12- The purpose of Nashville Pride is to maintain a sense of community and awareness of, about, and for gay lesbian bisexual transgender people and culture throughout Middle Tennessee. From the tapping of a hundred activists’ feet on a downtown sidewalk 20 years ago to a city-wide celebration that draws thousands of LGBT community members and their straight allies, the growth of Nashville Pride has ebbed and flowed over the years thanks to the efforts of dedicated volunteers both past and present.
6/15/12-6/17/12- Today, Pride Northwest is made up of a dynamic group of individuals from many different backgrounds who are dedicated to providing a venue for the queer community to gather and celebrate. The mission of Pride Northwest is to encourage and celebrate the positive diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer communities, and to assist in the education of all people through the development of activities that showcase the history, accomplishments, and talents of these communities.
6/16/12-6/17/12- Denver PrideFest is now the third largest pride festival, and seventh largest pride parade in the United States. The festival features more than 250 vendor booths with arts, crafts, food and more. They even provide a VIP area with food and drinks for sponsors and contributors to enjoy, and there’s also a family area, youth alley, and a transgender resource area.
6/16/12- Pride in the Pines has come a long way from the small picnic in the park it was 15 years ago. This is a testament to the hard work and dedication of many people over the years and to the climate of positive change the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender community has experienced since that time. Pride remains a growing and important annual event here in Flagstaff, both as a celebration of our identity and as a symbol of our continued struggle for equality. We are proud of what we have accomplished and look forward to many more years of welcoming everyone to Pride in the Pines!