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Pride Month Calendar: Don’t Miss Out on Any of the Events in Store this Month

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Compiled by Marene Gustin
Photos by Dalton DeHart

Since Houston’s first Pride parade in 1978, our LGBT community’s event has grown into the largest and most lavish Pride Week in the Southwest. We’ve got a fabulous nighttime parade, a free festival, fashion shows, and much, much more. So fly your rainbow flag and party on, for the cause of diversity.

Pride Superstar: The annual Pride singing competition celebrates its 10th anniversary at Meteor. Who will be this year’s top talent?
Pride Superstar: The annual Pride singing competition celebrates its 10th anniversary at Meteor. Who will be this year’s top talent?

June 1

Pride Superstar Round 4

Season 10 of this artist competition sponsored by Elite Care at Meteor. Free and open to the public. The event starts at 9 p.m. pridehouston.org

Houston Pride Band

Band social from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at HSPVA. houstonprideband.org

June 2

HATCH Youth Prom

Free for youth 13 to 20, HATCH celebrates LGBT awareness and the upcoming Pride Week at Numbers Night Club. The event kicks off at 7 p.m. hatchyouth.org

June 3

Stripper Circus

Hot male dancers every Friday at South Beach, with no cover during June. Doors open at 9 p.m. southbeachthenightclub.com

Phoenix Youth Program

The first program for LGBTQ youth of color in Houston launches at the Montrose Center. hatchyouth.org

June 3–5

South Texas Bear Weekend

The Bear and Leather Corps of Corpus Christi and the Renegade Bears of San Antonio have teamed up this year as hosts. bearandleathercc.com

June 4

LHI’s Health Fair

The Lesbian Health Initiative will provide a limited number of no-cost health services to lesbian women and transgender men, as well as distribute information about accessing ACA healthcare insurance. The event runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Houston Area Community Services (HACS). lhihouston.org

Pride Volunteer Orientation

If you’re volunteering for the festival and parade, get up early and get on down to The Montrose Center for orientation. Starts at 9 a.m. montrosecenter.org

Gender Identity Family Gathering

Families with transgender, gender-diverse, and questioning children and adolescents are welcome to attend. There will be discussion-based support groups for parents and young people as well as playtime for the little ones. The event runs 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Montrose Center. genderinfinity.org

Beaumont Pride Coming Out Ball

A celebratory run-up to Beaumont’s Pride parade. The event kicks off at 7 p.m. at MCM Eleganté Beaumont. beaumont-pride.org

June 5

HIV Long-Term Survivor’s Awareness Day

Thirty-five years later, there is still much to do. This day spotlights those living longest with HIV worldwide. letskickass.org

Turn the World Around

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Houston celebrates Pride with a concert about love and inclusion. The event starts at 3 p.m. at Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church. bcpahouston.org

June 8

Pride Superstar Round 5

Season 10 of this artist competition sponsored by Elite Care at Meteor. Free and open to the public. The event starts at 9 p.m. pridehouston.org

Rainbow on the Green: Coco Montrese rocked the stage at last year’s Discovery Green Pride event.
Rainbow on the Green: Coco Montrese rocked the stage at last year’s Discovery Green Pride event.

June 11

Rainbow on the Green

The Discovery Green park party runner-up to Pride Week, this event downtown is expected to draw 4,000 fans for entertainment, food, and fun. The event kicks off at 7 p.m. discoverygreen.com/rainbow

Beaumont Pride Festival and Parade

The third annual Beaumont Pride parade. Festivities kick off at 10:30 a.m., parade begins at 8 p.m. beaumont-pride.org

June 15

Pride Superstar Round 6

Season 10 of this artist competition sponsored by Elite Care at Meteor. Free and open to the public. The event starts at 9 p.m. pridehouston.org

June 17

Pre-Pride Alumni Mixer

Show your school spirit at the happy hour/mixer at JR’s Houston hosted by Aggie Pride LGBTQA Former Student Network, Texas Exes LGBT Alumni Network, UH LGBTQ Alumni Association, Rice LGBTQ Alumni, and Lambda NextGen Houston. The event kicks off at 6 p.m.

June 22

Pride Superstar FINALE!

Season 10 of this artist competition sponsored by Elite Care. Come root for your faves at Meteor Lounge. The event starts at 9 p.m. pridehouston.org

June 23

Rock the Runway

Cocktails, nibbles, and all the best fashions starting at 8 p.m. at Audi Central Houston. RSVP to get into this free, must-see event. And wear your best! pridehouston.org

June 24

Pride Shabbat Dinner

Keshet Houston and community partners will host Houston’s second annual LGBT Pride Shabbat Dinner. The event begins with Friday evening services at 6 p.m. at Congregation Beth Yeshurun, followed by a festive kosher dinner. keshethouston.org

Between Two Worlds: A Hymn for Black Gay Men on Race, Religion, and Rites of Passage

Dance theater installation/performance created by Harrison Guy about the lives, experiences, and memories of black gay men, crisscrossing generations, nationalities, expressions, identities, and beliefs. The question: “Can we be many things at once?” The event starts at 7:30 p.m. at MATCH and a few other nearby spaces. Tickets are $25. matchouston.org, [email protected]

Amazons

Dedicated to the women of the LGBT community—but open to all!—this gal party at Pearl Bar has a $5 donation. Presented by Comcast and sponsored additionally by Bud Light, the New HOT 95-7, and Mix 96-5. Must be 18 to attend. The event kicks off at 9 p.m. pridehouston.org

Pride in Our City: The Houston Pride Festival and Parade draws in about 600,000 attendees from all over the country.
Pride in Our City: The Houston Pride Festival and Parade draws in about 600,000 attendees from all over the country.

June 25

Houston Pride Festival and Parade

This is the big event! Join us downtown for the daylong festival and the exciting nighttime parade. It’s all free and open to the public—about 600,000 of them. The festival starts at noon and the parade kicks off at 8:30 p.m. V.I.P. tickets are also available. pridehouston.org

Official After Party

When the parade’s over, head on over to South Beach for the official after party. Be 18 or over, drink responsibly, and don’t forget to have fun. The event starts at 11 p.m. pridehouston.org

The Rocky Horror Pride Show

A performance like none other, the beloved Rocky Horror Picture Show hits the stage at the Premiere Cinema Theatre in Webster, TX. Specially-themed for celebrating Pride and diversity, this torrid affair will astonish and arouse. The tickets will sell at 11:45 p.m., and the preshow will begin at midnight.

June 26

Hot-Tea Dance

And it’s not over yet! For one final Pride Week blowout, join the Hot-Tea Dance at the all-new Rich’s Nightclub starting at 5 p.m. Lights, lasers, and Hot-Tea Go-Go Boys. pridehouston.org

July 2

Bigger than Texas Pride

San Antonio’s main Pride event, held at Crockett Park. The festival starts at 11 a.m., followed by the parade at 9 p.m. pridesanantonio.org 

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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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