It’s Pride Month!

Last year's Pride parade.
Last year’s Pride parade.

We’ll show you our pride if you show us yours

Pride Calendar
Honorary Grand Marshal: Frank Billingsley
Female Pride Marshal: Robin Brown
Male Pride Marshal: John Nechman
Pride Ally: Januari Leo
Celebrity Grand Marshals: James & Jaymes

Thelma Houston stole the show at Discovery Green during last year’s Rainbow on the Green.
Thelma Houston stole the show at Discovery Green during last year’s Rainbow on the Green.


Compiled by Marene Gustin
Photos by Dalton DeHart (Events pictured here are from Pride 2012, and include the Pride Superstar competition, Wonderland Houston, a fashion show, and the Pride festival.)

For more than 34 years, Pride Houston has been a central part of our LGBT community. Sure, you know you’re going to stake out seating early for the Pride Parade that closes the annual Pride Week on June 29, but you can also celebrate Pride all month long. Check out this list of events and get ready to par-tay.

June 1
Houston Pride Band
The Great Outdoors Concert, the final concert of the 2012–2013 season. Resurrection MCC. resurrectionmcc.org

Lesbian Health Initiative Health Fair
Offers no-cost screenings, including PAP tests/well person exams, mammograms, blood screenings, heart and vascular risk assessments. Legacy Community Health Services. lhihouston.org

First Saturday Queer Bingo
Tequila, tacos, and drag queens at El Real Tex-Mex. The Houston LGBT Community Center hosts this monthly charitable bingo game. El Real Tex-Mex. houstonglbtcommunitycenter.org

DSC_0371DDJune 2
PFLAG Houston Reception
Honoring Rev. Jim Bankston
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. pflaghouston.org

Montrose Softball League Season Play
Week 8. Houston Sportsplex. montrosesoftballleague.com

 June 4
Conversations with the Director
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presents therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer and MFAH director Gary Tinterow. This discussion marks the second event in the new series that brings an eclectic mix of cultural figures to the Museum’s Brown Auditorium three times a year. MFAH. mfah.org

 June 6
Pride Superstar Competition: Round 5
An official event of Houston Pride Week, this competition has showcased amazing LGBT artists that you have experienced not only at Pride Houston events, but at other LGBT events around the city. South Beach. southbeachthenightclub.com

Alley Theatre ActOUT
See Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club and enjoy fabulous pre-performance mixers with music, socializing, complimentary cocktails, and appetizers. Tickets available for purchase online. Alley Theatre. alleytheatre.org

Out@TUTS Night presents Flashdance, The Musical and Dixie’s Tupperware Party
Attend the first Thursday performance of these great shows, and after the performance mingle with the cast and listen to fabulous cabaret music with your LGBT friends. TUTS. tuts.com/out

DSC_0204 June 7
Through the Looking Glass HATCH Prom
Every year the Hatch youth come up with their own theme for their annual prom, and 2013’s concept should lend itself to everything from the surreal and fabulous to the outrageous. The Montrose Center. hatchyouth.org

 June 8
Glamorous Glee:
Gay Men’s Chorus of Houston
For their annual Pride show, GMCH will perform a tribute to the tradition of glee-club choruses. Enjoy favorite male glee-club songs from the past and from present popular fabulous stage shows, presented as only these men can. Cullen Theatre at Wortham Theater Center. houstonfirsttheaters.com/worthamcenter.aspx

Pride Superstar Competition: Round 6
An official event of Houston Pride Week, this competition has showcased amazing LGBT artists that you have experienced not only at Pride Houston events, but at other LGBT events around the city. South Beach. southbeachthenightclub.com.

 June 9
Montrose Softball League Season Play
Week 9. Houston Sportsplex. montrosesoftballleague.com

ACCT Champagne Brunch at the San Luis Resort
Step back in time at the “60s Boob Tube Mania” Champagne Brunch. The San Luis Resort. supportacct.org

 June 13
SOBE Pride Superstar Special Event
RuPaul’s Drag Race
contestant Alyssa Edwards judges and performs live! No cover all night. South Beach. southbeachthenightclub.com

 June 14
Pridescapes Show: This Side of the Rainbow
The third annual Pridescapes show is a song-and-dance revue featuring principal cast from area musical repertory companies, directed by Carole Lamont, celebrating the spirit of the diva in solo and ensemble pieces from Broadway, the movies, and the pop charts of yesterday and today. Creative Life Spiritual Center. www.creativelife.org

DSC_0166Grand Marshal Happy Hour
Presented by BBVA Compass
Join the Houston Pride Celebration’s Grand Marshals Robin Brown, John Nechman, and Januari Leo for a Friday evening cocktail. Hughes Hanger. hugheshangar.com

 June 15
Montrose Softball League’s Jocks in Dresses
Benefits Legacy Community Health Services and Pet Patrol. South Beach. montrosesoftballleague.com

Praia Urbana Houston 27
Featuring Chus + Ceballos and Julius
Praia Urbana is Houston’s all-day outdoor electronic music festival. Last Concert Cafe. flavorus.com/praia27

Jaston Williams in Blame It on Valentine, Texas
Follow Jaston, age four, as he singlehandedly destroys a dance concert in one of the smallest towns in Texas and becomes a local star in the process. It just gets funnier, as one of The Grand’s favorites regales the audience with his stories based on his own experiences growing up. The Grand 1894 Opera House. thegrand.com (See feature article.)

I Can Do Anything!
The annual screening of film shorts by, about, and for kids celebrates children, who truly can do anything because they still know how to dream! Before the screening is a special youth music performance. Aurora Picture Show. aurorapictureshow.org.

DSC_0199 June 18
Center Seniors & Friends Potluck
The Houston GLBT Community Center organizes the monthly potluck. Bethel United Church of Christ. houstonglbtcommunitycenter.org

 June 19
Stache Bash
A chic cocktail party with fantastic nibbles provided by Melange Catering. Guests have the opportunity to show off their ’stache (real or fake) and the possibility of a straight razor shave provided by V’s Barbershop. Complimentary grab bags given to guests. Kiehl’s (Highland Village). pridehouston.org/events/stache-bash

 June 20
Pride Superstar Competition: Round 7
Now in its seventh season, this competition has showcased amazing LGBT artists that you have experienced not only at Pride Houston events, but at other LGBT events around the city. South Beach. southbeachthenightclub.com

LGBT in America: The Last Legal Discrimination
Hosted by the Rothko Chapel, this lecture presents Councilman Joel Burns and Robert Leleux as they discuss the impact discrimination has on the community, the way younger citizens perceive these actions, and how to begin healing from bullying and homophobia. $10 suggested donation. The Rothko Chapel. rothkochapel.org.

 June 21
Rainbow on the Green at Discovery Green
Land Rover Houston Central’s Rainbow on the Green presented by Legacy Community Health Services showcases musical performers and DJs at downtown’s Discovery Green park. discoverygreen.com/rainbow-on-the-green

A Pride Girl Party
The Usual – Neighborhood Pub. theusualpub.com

DSC_0267June 22
Pride in the Park
Come out to the Houston Dynamo game and show your true Pride colors while supporting your local soccer team. BBVA Compass Stadium. bbvacompassstadium.com

Elle Indie-Fest Summer 2013
It’s Victoria Love’s birthday party. Over 200 people attended the last event, and it was awesome. AvantGarden Houston. avantgardenhouston.com

June 23
Salvation: A Pride Pool Party
Come wash away the sins of the past and ones yet to come as Pride Houston presents this party. There will be an open bar and nibbles. Why sizzle in the sun if you can’t get a little wet? HI-Houston: The Morty Rich Hostel. Official After Party following at FBar. pridehouston.org/events/salvation-a-pride-pool-party

June 24
Dine with Pride
When you dine today at Gratifi Kitchen and Bar, a portion of your food bill goes to benefit Pride Houston. Gratifi Kitchen and Bar. gratifikitchenandbar.com

 June 25
The Dreamgirls Show Their Pride. FBar. fbarhouston.com

Rock the Runway
If you thought last year’s Rock the Runway was swanky, you haven’t seen anything yet! This year, it features some of the hottest models in Houston walking the catwalk in this summer’s latest styles in underwear, swimwear, and everything to wear on top! Free and open to the public. South Beach. southbeachthenightclub.com

June 26
Reel Pride Presents Breaking Through
Openly LGBT-elected officials at all levels and from across the country—including the first gay U.S. senator, Tammy Baldwin—share their stories of self-doubt and triumph over multiple barriers ranging from race and poverty to gender and sexual orientation, revealing a deeply personal, rarely seen side of politicians and gay people. River Oaks Theatre. pridehouston.org/events/1673.
(See feature article.)

Merry Gay Consultants Launch Party
Join this launch of a new business. Stereo Live. merrygayconsultants.com

 June 27
Pride Superstar Competition Finale
Now in its seventh season, this competition has showcased amazing LGBT artists that you have experienced not only at Pride Houston events but at other LGBT events around the city. South Beach. southbeachthenightclub.com

The Annual Interfaith Pride Service
The service brings together people from diverse religious traditions who join in unity to acknowledge and celebrate the spiritual presence found in every lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, questioning, and straight person. Cathedral of Hope Houston. cohhouston.org

Drag Me to Fame
Talented hopefuls compete for prizes and bookings hosted by Charo Beans DaBarge. FBar. fbarhouston.com.

 June 28
Wonderland Houston
Follow the white bunny to a winter wonderland, benefiting Bunnies on the Bayou. Ages 18 & up. Bayou Music Center. wonderlandhouston.com.

Tony’s Corner Pocket. tonyscornerpocketbar.com

June 29
The 35th Houston LGBT Pride Festival and Pride Parade
This is it, the big event! Join more than 325,000 people to celebrate who we are as a community. Montrose Blvd. pridehouston.org

Official Pride Houston After Party!
This event is the only official After Party of the Houston LGBT Pride Celebration and a sanctioned Pride Houston event. South Beach. southbeachthenightclub.com

 June 30
Rapture: A Pride Foam Party!
This is the official Foam and closing party of Houston Pride Week. Get ready to swim in the suds with hot boys and girls all around! South Beach. southbeachthenightclub.com.

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