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Pride celebrations across Texas in 2021

Pride is back, y’all! Here’s how you can (safely) celebrate Pride Month in Texas this year.

Happy Pride Month, Texans! It’s been two years since we got together in-person to celebrate Pride and the LGBTQIA+ community, and with vaccination rates rising, Texans are ready to get back to the parades.

Each year, we celebrate Pride Month in June to commemorate the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, the catalyst of the modern LGBTQIA+ rights movement. In 2020, Pride went virtual for the first time as the COVID pandemic forced us to stay inside to keep eachother safe. But that didn’t stop us from coming together to support the LGBTQIA+ community, even behind our computer screens.

The last year has been tough in the fight for LGBTQIA+ rights, especially for trans youth. Across the nation, state legislators are filing bills that attack trans youth in sports and trans healthcare. But there’s a lot to be hopeful for too — in Texas, advocates defeated every single anti-trans bill filed in the 2021 session. Pride month gives us an occasion to celebrate that progress and work to build a better future for LGBTQIA+ Texans.

To help you celebrate Pride with your friends, family, and loved ones, we put together a list of Pride events throughout June taking place across Texas. Some events are fun for the whole family, while others are more adult-oriented. We recommend you don’t attend any in-person events if you’re not vaccinated against COVID-19. And as always, follow CDC guidelines regarding mask wearing and social distancing.

After two years, Pride is finally back! And we can’t wait to dance, celebrate, create, and fight for the LGBTQIA+ community.

Support our ongoing fight for full equality and we’ll send you our 2021 Pride Month sticker pack.

Dallas/Ft. Worth

Dallas Pride - June 4 & 5

Pride at Double Wide - June 5

Northaven Pride Parade - June 5

PRIDE - A Celebration of Diversity - June 5

Reclaiming My Time - Pride Dance Party - June 5

Dallas Southern Pride Presents: Summer Block Party Remix - June 5 & 6

Pride Drag Brunch - June 12

Pride Market Crawl - June 12

OPEN and Out Drag Brunch Fundraiser - June 13

Tapped Out Drag Brunch - June 13

Dallas Museum of Art Pride Party+ Virtual Kickoff - June 18

LGBTQ+ Witch Pride Fest 2021 - June 20

Pride as a Protest! Rally/March - June 26

Take PRIDE in Mental Health - June 26

LGBTQ SAVES CommUNITY Picnic - June 26

PRIDE Nights Neon Light Show - June 26

Silver Pride Free Breakfasts - Wednesdays in June

Houston

Pride Market at Karbach Brewing - June 6

Pride Brunch Paint Party - June 6

The Pride Run - June 12

Rocky Horror Pride Party - June 12

Rainbow - Pride Pool Party & Talent Showcase - June 12

Kinky Circus: Pride Party - June 19 & 20

Houston Pride Weekend - June 25-28

Pride Sports Houston Dodgeball - June 26

Teenchella- NYC Pride Watch Party - June 26

Pride, Love Wins - June 26 & 27

Austin

Paint with Pride - June 5

2021 Austin Black Pride Celebration - June 8-31

Black LGBTQ+ Happy Hour - June 11

Coming to Austin Ball - June 11

ATXGFL Pride Party - June 12

Pride Pop-Up - June 26

Equality Fest - June 26

Pride in Local music - June 30

Note: Austin’s Pride Celebration and Stonewall Rally will be held August 14

San Antonio

San Antonio Pride 2021 - Throughout June

A Day With a Queen - Drag Queen BINGO & Story Time - June 12

Pickleball & PRIDE - June 13

Pride on the Rooftop - June 26

Pride on the Strip 2021 - June 26

A Prideful Fiesta - June 26

NBTX PRIDE 2021 - June 26

Around the State & Virtual

McAllen Rainbow Market - June 5

El Paso Sun City Pride Block Party - June 19 & 20

Pride Corpus Christi - Throughout the month

Austin Pride Mini Film-A-Thon

Pride San Antonio Virtual Event

Other

Amarillo’s Panhandle Pride 2021 has been postponed. 

Lubbock’s 2021 Pride festival has been cancelled.

Pride month events in Tyler will take place in October.

Basin Pride is planned for August 7. 

Editorial Note: Progress Texas is not an organizer of these events. If you have more Pride events or celebrations you would like to add to the list, please send them my way: abby@progresstexas.org.