It’s Pride Month!

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

Compiled by Marene Gustin
Photos by Dalton DeHart

Show us your pride!

It’s that time of year again—Pride Month is here. Get ready for all the festivities, the parade, tons of parties, fashion shows, and more. Let’s all get out and celebrate our city’s diversity and just how far our community has come in the 36 years that we’ve been celebrating Pride Month. So get your rainbow on and attend as many of these events as you can. See you at the parade on June 28.

June 5
Alley Theatre ActOUT
See this Tony Award 2013 winner for Best Play—Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, and enjoy a fabulous pre-performance mixer with music, socializing, complimentary cocktails, and appetizers. Tickets available for purchase online. Alley Theatre. alleytheater.org

Pride Superstar: Round Five
Round five of the LGBT sing-off at South Beach. Free and open to the public. sobehouston.com 

June 6
Pride in the Park
It’s LGBT night at the Dynamo soccer game. Come out and root for the home team. pridehouston.org

A Very Hatchy Prom: HATCH Prom 2014
Every year the Hatch youth come up with their own theme for their annual prom, and 2014’s concept should lend itself to everything from the surreal and fabulous to the outrageous. At The Montrose Center. hatchyouth.org

June 7
Lesbian Health Initiative Spring Health Fair
Offers no-cost screenings, including PAP tests/well-person exams, mammograms, blood screenings, and heart and vascular risk assessments. Legacy Community Health Services. lhihouston.org

Take Pride in Your True Colors
An ’80s celebration at 7 p.m. creativelife.org

June 7 & 8
Something Inside So Strong
A concert by the Gay Men’s Chorus of Houston. See bayoucityperformingarts.org for ticket information.

June 11
‘Unbreakable Threads’
Free screening of a film about same-sex couples raising children at The Montrose Center. montrosecenter.org

June 12
Pride Superstar: Round Six
Round six of the LGBT sing-off at South Beach. Free and open to the public. sobehouston.com 

June 13
The Heritage Gala
A black-tie event to raise funds for an LGBT museum at the Rice Hotel’s Crystal Ballroom. pridehouston.org

June 19
Artful Thursday: ‘Fosse’
Join author of Fosse Sam Wasson for a crash course on Bob Fosse’s demons, angels, failures, and more. 6:30 p.m. mfah.org/calendar/artful-thursday-fosse/9551

Pride Superstar: Round Seven
Round seven of the LGBT sing-off at South Beach. Free and open to the public. sobehouston.com 

[email protected]: ‘The Little Mermaid’
See the magical undersea world of Ariel and party with the OUT crowd. tuts.com

June 20
‘Lawrence v. Texas’ Anniversary
Join Lambda Legal and the legal community for this celebration. Info: Carla McKinzie at 214.219.8585 or [email protected]

Revivals: ‘All that Jazz’
This screening showcases a recent 4K digital restoration, introduced by the author of Fosse and film historian Sam Wasson. 7 p.m. mfah.org/films/all-that-jazz

Eden: A Pride Girl Party
This second annual event celebrates the women of the LGBT community. It’s fun, free and open to guys as well. pridehouston.org

Fourth Annual Rainbow on the Green
This event is presented by Legacy Community Health Services. Discovery Green, 7:30 p.m. discoverygreen.com
(See feature article here.)

June 21
Pride Unleashed
Party at Club XL and get your leather and fetish funk on. Another free Pride event. pridehouston.org

Beaumont Pride Parade & Festival
Members of the LGBT community take to the streets for Beaumont Pride, the area’s first gay pride event. Parade at 11 a.m., festival noon–10 p.m. facebook.com/beaumontpride

June 22
Salvation: A Pride Pool Party
Soak up the sun at the pool at The Morty Rich Hostel starting at 1 p.m. A $25 donation benefits the festival. pridehouston.org

Houston Pride Band’s Annual Silent Auction
This event at F Bar from 4 to 7 p.m. benefits this nonprofit LGBT performance group. houstonprideband.org

June 23
Dine with Pride
Grab lunch or dinner at Graffiti Kitchen + Bar, and a percentage of the proceeds on this day benefits Pride Houston. Patio is dog friendly; they have a special dog menu, too! pridehouston.org

June 24
Annual Interfaith Pride Service
Brings together people from diverse religious traditions at Grace Lutheran Church. beinggrace.org

Rock the Runway
The Pride fashion show at South Beach starts at 8 p.m. Wear your finest frocks and drink up. pridehouston.org

June 25
Pride Houston Happy Hour
Bring the gang and celebrate at Crocker Bar from 5 to 8 p.m. pridehouston.org

June 26
Pride Superstar Finale
It’s the final round of the eight-week LGBT singing competition held at South Beach. Free and open to all. sobehouston.com 

June 26–28
Free HIV Testing
Legacy Community Health Services provides free HIV testing in conjunction with National HIV Testing Day and Pride Week, 3–7 p.m., at Walgreen’s, 3317 Montrose Blvd. eventsatlegacy.blogspot.com

Fade to Black
Houston’s first play festival to showcase the new works of African-American playwrights returns for its second year. The plays of ten finalists from around the U.S. are produced before a live audience. On the last day of the festival, a grand-prize-winning playwright (chosen by audience votes) is announced. Three of the shows have gay themes. 8 p.m. nightly. Obsidian Art Space. obsidianartspace.org

June 27
Wonderland Houston
Follow the white rabbit to the new venue for this party that goes beyond any tea party you’ve ever been to. Proceeds benefit Bunnies on the Bayou. pridehouston.org

June 28
The 36th Houston LGBT Pride Festival and Pride Parade
This is it, the big event! Come join more than 400,000 to celebrate who we are. The festival starts at 1 p.m. along Montrose Blvd. Come early and stake out a spot. Grand marshals this year are Christina Gorczynski, JD Doyle, and Sarah and Fernando Aramburo. pridehouston.org

Official Pride After-Party
The party doesn’t end until the wee hours of the next day at South Beach. You know you’ll be there, because everyone else will. sobehouston.com 

June 29
Rapture: A Pride Foam Party
It’s one last Pride party at South Beach. The official end to Pride Month can get a little sudsy, but it’s the best way to party until next year. sobehouston.com 


Marene Gustin

Marene Gustin has written about Texas culture, food, fashion, the arts, and Lone Star politics and crime for television, magazines, the web and newspapers nationwide, and worked in Houston politics for six years. Her freelance work has appeared in the Austin Chronicle, Austin-American Statesman, Houston Chronicle, Houston Press, Texas Monthly, Dance International, Dance Magazine, the Advocate, Prime Living, InTown magazine, OutSmart magazine and web sites CultureMap Houston and Austin, Eater Houston and Gayot.com, among others.

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