Here’s How Pride Month Is Being Celebrated Across The Country

When June rolls around it means summer is finally here, and so is LGBT+ Pride Month. Pride is every June in honor of the 1969 Stonewall riots. On June 28, 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village in New York City. The raid incited rioting and protests against the homophobic police continued days after. LGBT+ activist organizations and LGBT+ papers came to fruition after the riots. The Stonewall riots jumpstarted the movement for gay rights in the U.S. The next year marches took place on the anniversary of Stonewall in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.

Now pride marches happen all over the country throughout the entire month of June. Pride parades are more than a ménage à trois of rainbows, glitter and partying. It’s a time to celebrate the LGBT+ community, advocate for them and celebrate LGBT+ culture. Many of the Pride weeks and parades have volunteer opportunities, so make sure to check those out.

Here are all of the major Pride parades that are happening in the U.S. in June 2018.


Albuquerque, NM – June 7-9
Albany, NY – June 10
Anchorage, AK – June 9-16
Asbury Park, NJ – June 3
Augusta, GA – June 21-24
Baltimore, MD – June 16-17
Baton Rouge, LA – June 16
Bend, OR – June 23
Biloxi, MS – June 30
Birmingham, AL – June 1-10
Bisbee, AZ – June 15-17
Boise, ID – June 15-16
Boqueron, Puerto Rico – June 8-11
Boston, MA – June 1-10
Brooklyn, NY – June 3-9
Buffalo, NY – May 29-June 3
Cheyenne, WY – June 9
Chicago, Illinois – June 24
Cincinnati, OH – June 23
Cleveland, OH – June 2
Columbus, OH – June 15-17
Conway, AR – June 3
Denver, CO – June 16-17
Des Moines, IA – June 9-10
Detroit, MI – June 9-10
El Paso, TX – May 27-June 3
Fayetteville, AR – June 14-17
Ferndale, MI – June 2
Flagstaff, AZ – June 23
Houston, TX – June 23
Huntsville, AL – June 11
Indianapolis, IN – June 9
Kalamazoo, MI – June 8-9
Kansas City, KS – June 1-3
Key West, FL – June 6-10
Kingston, NY – June 3
Laguna Beach, CA – June 1-3
Lexington, KY – June 30
Long Island, NY – June 8-10
Los Angeles, CA – June 9-10
Louisville, KY – June 15-16
Milwaukee, WI – June 7-10
Minneapolis, MN – June 24
Naples, FL – June 2
Nashville, TN – June 23-24
New Orleans, LA – June 8-10
New York City, NY – June 24
Norfolk, VA – June 21-30
Oklahoma City, OK – June 22-24
Olympia, WA – June 10
Omaha, NE – June 29-30
Orange County, CA – June 17-24
Philadelphia, PA – June 10
Pittsburgh, PA – June 1-10
Portland, OR – June 8-17
Providence, RI – June 16
Provincetown, MA – June 1-3
Queens, NY – June 3
Sacramento, CA – June 10
St. Louis, MO – June 23-24
St. Petersburg, FL – June 22-24
Salisbury, NC – June 23
Salt Lake City, UT – May 30-June 3
San Antonio, TX – June 30
San Francisco, CA – June 23-24
San Juan, Puerto Rico – June 3
Sandusky, OH – June 21-24
Santa Ana, CA – June 17-24
Santa Cruz, CA – June 3
Santa Fe, NM – June 30
Seattle, WA – June 24
Sonoma, CA – June 1-3
Spokane, WA – June 8-9
Syracuse, NY – June 16
Washington, D.C. – June 7-10
West Hollywood, CA – June 9-10
Wichita, KS – June 29-30
Wilton Manors, FL – June 16
Yonkers, NY – June 9

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