Ft. Lauderdale Pride (March 12-13)

Pridefest (Pride South Florida) remains as the largest Pride Festival in the state of Florida with thousands of  attendees and up to 250 vendors. It’s a two-day celebration at Jaco Pastorius Park, Oakland Park. http://pridesouthflorida.org/prideguide.htm

Dinah Shore Weekend (March 30)

This event is lesbian central every year from the end of March to kicking off the start of April.  The famous Pure White Party is held annually at Hotel ZOSO and Dinah Shore is home to the hottest pool parties to hit Palm Springs all year at the Renaissance Hotel.  DJs, celebrities, gogo dancers and girls in bikinis litter the streets for 3 days as the events continue into the night.  Every lesbian must experience Dinah Shore at least once… and preferably single.

Phoenix Pride (April 8-17th)

The Phoenix Pride Festival is a two day event designed to bring our diverse LGBT and allied communities together for a weekend of camaraderie and celebration of our past, present and future while raising monies for Phoenix Pride and its community programs. This event brings over 30,000 attendees with two days of exposure and marketing opportunities for businesses intent on creating relationships within the LGBT community. http://www.phoenixpride.org/festival.html

Miami Beach Pride (April 9-17)

Miami Beach Gay Pride brings together members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, their friends, allies, and supporters in celebration of the unique spirit and culture of the LGBT community. Established by Miami Beach Mayor, Matti Bower, as an initiative of the Miami Beach Gay Business Development Council, Miami Beach Gay Pride is a not-for-profit organization that produces free, safe, quality mass-appeal events that are open to all, and that include the Parade, Festival, Expo, and adjunct, officially sanctioned Miami Beach Gay Pride events. http://www.miamibeachgaypride.com/

Long Beach Pride (May 21-22)

Over the past several years, the Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride Celebration has become one of the premiere Pride events nationwide now attracting over 80,000 participants over two days. The Festival Celebration includes seven large dance areas including a main stage which has featured musical artists such as Grammy Award Winner Jennifer Hudson, Maya, and India.Arie. This year is expected to be bigger than ever so get your tickets online.

Pensacola Memorial Day Weekend (May 26-30)

In late May, over Memorial Day weekend, Pensacola is one of the world’s true gay meccas. The five-day weekend began more than 20 years ago and has become a cross between a circuit-style gay gathering and a regional Florida panhandle gay pride celebration, drawing some 50,000 revelers to the area over the course of several days. http://www.memorialdaypensacola.com

Capital Pride (June 2-12)

Capital Pride is the annual celebration of the LGBT community in the Nation’s capital.  Traditionally held the over the first full week of June each year, the Capital Pride program serves residents and visitors to the Washington DC metropolitan area. http://www.capitalpride.org/about-us

Kansas City Pride (June 3-5)

Named one of the top 10 Pride Festivals in the nation by The Advocate in 2008, the festival is the second largest festival in Kansas City.  Taking place in the heartland, the objective is to use many voices and talents to celebrate, educate and share diversity with those in the greater Kansas City area and surrounding region.  Show Me Pride is pleased to announce Pride Week May 30th - June 5th, 2011, which includes a myriad of events culminating with the 33rd Pride Festival on Saturday, June 4th and Sunday, June 5th. On these days, over 30,000 people from the midwest will come together for one of the most exciting festivals of the year. http://www.gaypridekc.com/aboutUs.php

Austin Pride (June 3-4)

The Austin Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce has organized Austin’s Pride Parade since 2002 with attendance as high as 45,000 in 2008.  In 2008, AGLCC added the festival to its list of responsibilities and in 2009 commissioned the formation of The Austin Gay and Lesbian Pride Foundation – an organization solely dedicated to managing and organizing Austin’s Pride parade and festival. http://austinpride.org/about/

Utah Pride Festival (June 3-5)

Every year, a committee of volunteers, staff and community organizations work together to produce the Utah Pride Festival. The annual event has grown dramatically from those small and rather secretive first gatherings to a 3-day festival with national headliners.  Recent attendance has reached to well over 20,000 people, including those from the GLBT community and their allies found among their families, friends, neighbors, and co-workers. http://utahpridefestival.org/info/history

Boston Pride (June 4-13)

Celebrate gay pride in New England. Boston Pride is a week long event that truly celebrates diversity.  Each community within the LGBT community has it’s own pride event: Youth Pride, Black Pride, Latino Pride, and Senior Pride. Boston’s pride also celebrates gay culture through having a film festival during pride week. And of course, no gay pride week can be complete without a number of dances to boogie on down. Also don’t forget about Guerilla Queer Bar- a special LGBT Bostonian tradition where a bunch of gays go to a straight bar and turn it gay for one night. This event has been going on for forty years and counting. http://www.bostonpride.org

Motor City Pride (June 4-5)

Equality Michigan is excited to announce that Motor City Pride will be honoring its heritage by holding the 2011 festival in Hart Plaza, Detroit, Michigan on June 4 and 5, 2011.  Twenty-five years ago, the first pride march in Michigan was held in Downtown Detroit; we will celebrate that march by bringing the festival to Detroit.  There is something truly energizing, exciting and empowering about holding Motor City Pride at such a prominent location as Hart Plaza because it solidifies the notion of LGBT people as contributing members of our larger community. http://motorcitypride.org/

Indy Pride (June 5-11)

In 2005 the parade featured one float, an antique truck, a few drag queens, some antique cars, and several walking groups. The parade lasted approximately 15 minutes.  Today there are more than 100 entries, a number of elected officials - local, state and national.  There are more than 8,000 spectators along the parade route. http://www.indyprideinc.org/circlecityinpride/parade/index.htm

Albuquerque Pride (June 9-11)

ABQ Pride is a member the International Pride Coordinator’s Association (Interpride), the Consolidated Association of Pride Coordinators (CAPI),  the Albuquerque Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACVB) and The Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce (COC).  ABQ Pride is an all volunteer organization who works year round to create a community Pride event. http://abqpride.com/about/

Los Angeles Pride (June 10-12)

Los Angeles celebrates Gay Pride in mid-June (June 11 to 13 in 2010), to honor what many consider to be one of the foremost events in the history of lesbian and gay rights, the Stonewall Riots, which commenced early in the morning on June 28, 1969 at New York City’s still busy Stonewall gay bar. Los Angeles Gay Pride was begun just a year after Stonewall, in 1970, and has been growing stronger every year since - this year will be the 40th anniversary of Los Angeles Gay Pride. It’s produced by Christopher Street West and takes place in L.A.‘s most gay-identified area, the city of West Hollywood.  To find out more information go to http://www.lapride.org

Providence Pride (June 12-19)

RI Pride is one of the most active and visible GLBT organizations in the New England region. With over 15,000 people participating in our events attendance for the PrideFest and New England’s only Night-time Pride Parade, GLBT individuals in RI, southern Massachusetts, and eastern Connecticut are able to come together to celebrate their personhood and their culture.  http://www.prideri.com/

Denver Pride (June 18-19)

Produced by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of Colorado (The Center) and recognized as one of the top 10 Pride events in the country, Denver PrideFest features the CoorsLight PrideFest Parade, a Dance Stage with DJs, a Country Stage with line-dancing lessons, a Latino Stage with folk dancers and the Main Stage with live entertainment, and plenty of celebrating both days.  Denver PrideFest also features more than 200 vendor booths with arts, crafts, food and more. The Center organizes the entire event and also provides a VIP area with food and drinks for sponsors and contributors to enjoy. http://glbtcolorado.org/renderContent.aspx?contentId=16

Portland Pride (June 18-20)

Serving the Portland gay community is Portland Pride. Parades, vendors, and gays, gays, gays running around and having a good time. Guys turn to girls in the fun Portland Drag Race (make sure to cover up that Adam’s Apple). Other events include a Community Mixer and a Pet Parade.  This event occurs every June. For more information, got to http://www.pridenw.org

Seattle Pride (June 23-26)

PrideFest is in its 5th year, and 2011 will be bigger than ever. Three stages, events over four days, dozens of artists, men's and women's parties, and hundreds of vendors. IT'S THE BIGGEST LGBTQ PARTY IN THE NORTHWEST! The festival is Sunday, June 26 from noon-8pm, immediately following the Downtown Pride Parade.  With over 70,000 Attendees in 2010, PrideFest provided an unparalleled opportunity for sponsors and vendors, and this year will have an even bigger footprint. http://www.seattlepridefest.org/schedule/

Chicago Pride (June 23-26)

Chicago is the 3rd largest city in the nation. That being said, Chicago has a huge gay population that celebrates Gay Pride every June. The whole month features many social, political, and cultural events of the community. Like any other pride festival, events include: a parade, drag shows, honoring gays in the Chicago community, and more.  This gay event occurs every June. For more information, go to http://www.chicagopridecalendar.org

NYC Pride (June 23-26)

This is the Pride event of all Pride events. On Sunday, June 27, celebrate gay, lesbian and transgender culture with more than 300,000 revelers in the streets of NYC. Floats from organizations, events and companies will be decked out and ready to put on an amazing show! http://www.nycpride.org

Toronto Pride (June 24-July 3)

Pride Toronto celebrates “30 Years of Pride”.  Join Toronto as we celebrate Pride Week from June 25 - July 4, 2010, attracting over 1.2 million attendees and celebrating diversity in our LGBTTIQQ2SA communities.  Ten days of official events, over 40 affiliated events, a marketplace, street fair and a massive selection of Toronto’s most flavourful Food Vendors.  With eight stages of entertainment, Pride Weekend (July 2-4) promises to be non-stop, and action-packed. Celebrating diverse Queer talents from across Canada, and around the world. http://www.pridetoronto.com/events/

San Francisco Pride (June 25-26)

The Gayest City in the world is holding the Gayest Festival in the world. SF knows the community is diverse and has multiple stages to accommodate everyone’s tastes, including:

-The Homo Hip Hop Stage
-The Latin Stage
-The Elder Space
-And More!

Join in on the parade festivities as gays walk through the City by the Bay.  This event occurs every June. For more information, go to http://www.sfpride.org

St. Pete’s Pride (June 25)

The City of St. Petersburg has been celebrating its GLBT community with a Pride Parade for the last eight years. Within this relatively short amount of time, St. Pete Pride has grown into one of the largest Pride events in the southeast and is the largest Pride event in the state of Florida. What started as a few thousand native Floridians and a couple city blocks on beautiful Central Avenue has become an international attraction, spanning eight blocks and attracting tens of thousands of people. In 2009, St. Pete’s Grand Central District hosted over 80,000 supporters of the GLBT community, and that number is expected to grow next year during the 2010 festivities. http://www.stpetepride.com/index.php?

Twin Cities Pride (June 25-26)

The 2011 Ashley Rukes GLBT Pride Parade will be held on Sunday, June 26, beginning at 11am along Hennepin Avenue in Downtown Minneapolis. According to public estimates, the Parade again drew over 125,000 spectators last year, making it one of the largest parades in the Upper Midwest, and the largest in all of Minneapolis according to Mayor R.T. Rybak. http://www.tcpride.org/index.php/parade

San Diego Pride (July 16-18)

This year San Diego Pride committed itself to undertaking the Stonewall 40 history project. The modern gay rights movement, which started with the Stonewall riots, is almost 40 years old, but all too often there click here to watch brief video of San Diego Pride wasn’t an organized effort to preserve the records of the historical events as they were happening. For this reason, San Diego Pride recognized the need to document this history now and create a multi-phase multi-media web project to capture local Pride history.  Lets honor our FREEDOM and Party like we know how in Hillcrest!  For more information go to http://www.sandiegopride.org

Vancouver Pride (July 28-31)

The Vancouver Pride Society (VPS) brings together members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community, their friends, allies and supporters in celebration of the unique spirit and culture of the LGBT community by producing quality, inclusive events such as the Pride Parade and Festival. We strive to produce events that reflect the pride the LGBT community has in itself and its contribution to the larger community. In doing so, the VPS strengthens a sense of community, and as such contributes to the vibrancy, health and overall well-being of all persons in the LGBT community. http://www.vancouverpride.ca/about-us

Montreal Pride (August 4-11)

The 2011 Montréal LGBTA Parade is scheduled for Sunday August 4, 2011. The parade will start on the corner of Guy Street and travel east on René-Lévesque Boulevard, culminating on Sanguinet Street and the Village. The crowd will march to Place Émilie-Gamelin where everyone is invited to continue the celebrations during the MEGA T-DANCE until the closing show.

Pride Charlotte (August 19-28)

The Queen City’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Pride festival will be held this year on Aug. 27 in Uptown Charlotte, along S. Tryon St. between 3rd St. and the new Levine Center for the Arts. Pride Charlotte, which attracts thousands each year, is the culmination of a week-long slate of events highlighting the social, cultural, ethnic, artistic and political diversity of the metro Charlotte area’s LGBT community. http://pridecharlotte.com/

Southern Decadence New Orleans (August 31-September 5)

Southern Decadence started forty years ago as a simple going-away party. As a top gay Labor Day Weekend destination, it has evolved into one of the world's major annual events.  One of the largest annual celebrations and festivals in New Orleans, it has become known as the "Gay Mardi Gras."  People begin to arrive on the Wednesday before Labor Day, and generally don't even think about stopping or going home until the following Tuesday.  With over 110,000 gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender participants, and an economic impact estimated to be in excess of $125 million, the city has recognized the festival's importance with an Official Proclamation to welcome the event. http://www.southerndecadence.net/

Savannah Pride (September 10)

The first Savannah Pride Festival was held September 2000, co-chaired by Carol Riles and Robert Jeffery.  The newly formed Pride Board expected around 500 participants.  To their surprise there were more than 2,000 in attendance of the Inaugural “Savannah Pride Fest”. http://savpride.com/wordpress/

Dallas Pride (September 18)

The Dallas Tavern Guild took over the operation of Pride in 1982, moved it to September, and called it the Texas Freedom Parade. It was later renamed in honor of one of the parade’s key architects, the former Guild director Alan Ross. Since 1983, The Alan Ross Texas Freedom Pride Parade and Festival has been held the third Sunday in September.  For more information, go to http://www.dallastavernguild.org/

Orlando Pride (October 7-10)

This four-day festival in the Sunshine State drags in about 55,000 people. Gay Pride Orlando is the party that says it’s okay to be gay! Like most Prides there will be a vendor festival, a parade, and a dance. What’s cool about this though is that Orlando is home to Disney World- the Happiest Place on Earth. Some of the events are held at the Walt Disney World Ampitheater. Orlando Pride is a great opportunity to have fun being gay and enjoy a couple rides too. http://www.comeoutwithpride.com/

Atlanta Pride (October 8-9)

Atlanta’s gay pride event has been going on for 40 years now. Known as one the Gay Havens of the South, Atlanta will surely make you feel proud to be gay. Considering that MLK was born and raised here, there is a definite strive for equality in this city. Support the Southern gay community as they fight for our rights! http://atlantapride.org/

Palm Springs Pride (November 5-6)

Once again the Pride Festival and Parade in Palm Springs are history.  For a few days each year, this year as well as in the past twenty-three, this community comes together to showcase its talents, gifts, and resources.  The all-volunteer Board is grateful for the Sponsors (please see sponsor listing), vendors, volunteers, participants and advertisers who see the vision and enable the events to take place.  There are also many who work behind the scenes and out of the spotlight to give something back to their community and they know their contribution and participation, however small, adds to the experience for all. For more information, go to http://www.pspride.org

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