Pride Celebrations: June, 2014, Part I…


In many places, both in the United States of America, and in other countries, June is “Gay Pride Month,” or, as I have seen it lately, “LGBTQIA Pride Month.”

However, there are other Pride Events, that occur at other times of the year.  For example, Albuquerque, New Mexico, had their Pride Celebration last Saturday, May 31, 2014.

Here is where one can celebrate Pride in June, 2014:

 

Birmingham, Alabama began celebrating “Central Alabama Pride” yesterday, Sunday, June 1, until Saturday, June 7, 2014;

San Juan, Puerto Rico, celebrates their “Puerto Rico Pride (or, in Spanish, Orgullo), today, Monday, June 2;

Orlando, Florida celebrates “Gay Days” at Disney World from tomorrow, Tuesday, June 3, until next Monday, June 9.  Also, “One Mighty Weekend” is from Thursday, June 5, until next Sunday, June 8;

Boston Pride is from Friday, June 6, until Monday, June 16, 2014 (exactly two weeks from today; Cole and Hunter, “the “Maverick Men” shall undoubtedly be in full force!!);

Dallas, shall be celebrating “Dallas: Razzle Dazzle” from this Friday, June 6 until next Sunday, June 8; and so shall Des Moines, Iowa with their “Capital City Pride;”

Edmonton, Canada shall be celebrating “Edmonton Pride” from this Friday, June 6, until Sunday, June 15, and Indianapolis has their “Indy Pridefest” beginning on the same date, but theirs concludes next Saturday, June 14;

Los Angeles, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin have their “Los Angeles Pride” and “Milwaukee Pride,” respectively, from this Friday, June 6, until next Sunday, June 8.

Salt Lake City’s “Utah Pride” is from this Thursday, June 5, also until next Sunday, June 8;

Both Washington, D. C., and West Hollywood, California, have their respective Pride Celebrations, “Capital Pride” and “Los Angeles Pride,” from this Friday, June 6, until next Sunday, June 8;

Detroit, Michigan has their “Detroit: Motor City Pride” from this Saturday, June 7, until next Sunday, June 8;

Both El Paso, Texas, and Honolulu, Hawaii have their Pride Celebrations, “El Paso Pride Texas” and “Honolulu Pride Parade,” respectively this Saturday, June 7;

One of my favorite cities on the Planet, Philadelphia, shall have their “Philly Pride” next Sunday, June 8 (no, I shall not be there, but I do look forward to returning to Philadelphia, perhaps after [Goddess Willing] Giovanni’s Room, reopens); Rockland County, New York (specifically, Nyack) shall have their Pride Celebration on Sunday, June 8, too;

Brooklyn (YO!  Brooklyn), Noo Yawk, has their “Brooklyn Pride” from next Monday, June 9, until next Saturday, June 14;

Key West, Florida, has their “Key West Pride” from next Wednesday, June 11, until Sunday, June 15;

Baltimore, is celebrating “Baltimore Pride” from next Friday, June 13, until Monday, June 23, three Mondays from today!;

Bisbee, Arizona celebrates “Bisbee Pride” from next Friday, June 13, until next Sunday, June 15 (one learns a lot being a WordPress blogger; I never knew a municipality called Bisbee even existed until I began writing this post!);

“Nashville Pride” is from next Friday, June 13, until next Saturday, June 14;

Albany, New York (“Albany Capital Pride”), Anchorage, Alaska (“Alaska Pride Festival”), and Fayetteville, Arkansas (NWA [Northwest Arkansas]), and Long Island, New York (“Long Island Pride”) are all being held next Saturday, June 14;

“Pittsburgh Pride” and “Pride Northwest” in Portland, Oregon are both taking place from next Saturday, June 14, until the Sunday after next, June 15;

Sacramento, California (“Sacramento Pride”), Spokane, Washington (“Spokane Pride: Outspokane”), and San Mateo, California (“SMC [San Mateo County] Pride”), are all being held next Saturday, June 14;

Chicago (“Chicago Pride Festival”), Columbus, Ohio (“Stonewall Columbus Pride”), and Louisville, Kentucky (“Kentuckiana Pride Louisville”) all have their Pride Celebrations from Friday, June 20, until Saturday, June 21;

New Orleans has their “New Orleans Pride” from Friday, June 20, until Sunday, June 22, and Houston, Texas has their “Gay Pride Houston” from Friday, June 20, until Sunday, June 29 (things really are bigger in Texas!  Ha!);

Oklahoma City has their “Oklahoma City Pride” from Friday, June 20, until Saturday, June 21, and Olympia, Washington has their “Olympia Capital Pride” from Friday, June 20, until Sunday, June 22;

Toronto’s “Toronto: World Pride 2014” is from Friday, June 20, until Sunday, June 29;

Denver’s “Denver Pridefest” is from Saturday, June 21, until Sunday, June 22;

Omaha, Nebraska’s “Heartland Pride” is from Saturday, June 21, until Saturday, June 28;

Both Salisbury, North Carolina (“Salisbury Pride”), and Syracuse, New York (“Central New York Pride”) have their respective Pride Celebrations on Saturday, June 21;

Huntsville, Alabama has their “Huntsville: Rocket City Pride” on Sunday, June 22;

Augusta, Georgia (“Augusta Pride”), Manhattan, New York City (“New York City Pride”), and St. Petersburg, Florida (“St. Pete Pride”), have their respective Pride Celebrations from Friday, June 27, to Sunday, June 29;

Baton Rouge, Louisiana (“Baton Rouge Pride”), Bend, Oregon (“Central Oregon Pride”), Cleveland, Ohio (“Cleveland Pride”), and Lexington, Kentucky (“Lexington Pride”), all have their respective Pride Celebrations on Saturday, June 28;

Flagstaff, Arizona (“Northern Arizona Pride”), and Minneapolis, Minnesota (“Twin Cities Pride”), celebrate from Saturday, June 28, until Sunday, June 29;

Provincetown, Rhode Island celebrates “Independence Weekend” from Saturday, June 28, until Saturday, July 5;

Both St. Louis, Missouri (“Pride St. Louis”), San Francisco (“San Francisco Pride”), and Seattle, Washington (“Seattle Pride”) celebrate their respective Pride Celebrations from Saturday, June 28, until Sunday, June 29;

Santa Fe, New Mexico (“Santa Fe Pride”), celebrates on Saturday, June 28, and Chicago (“Chicago Pride Parade”), celebrates on Sunday, June 29, 2014.

 

I AM most thankful to http://www.gaypridecalendar.com for their extensive assistance in this blog post.  I have already subscribed, and I certainly need to give them a “Pride and Love Offering.”

Before I close, I also wish to announce that I added a page to this blog, “A State of Pride…” which you can read by visiting https://thisgaymanslife.wordpress.com/a-state-of-pride/

Thank you for honoring who you are and what you do.rainbow-flag-meaning-hi

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One thought on “Pride Celebrations: June, 2014, Part I…

  1. As I find out about additional Pride Celebrations, both in the United States and in other countries during this time (June, 2014), I shall add them to the appropriate posts.

    And yes, I have already begun working on July, 2014.

    Thank you, one and all.

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