Pride celebrations across Texas in 2021
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.
Dallas Pride - June 4 & 5
Pride at Double Wide - June 5
Northaven Pride Parade - June 5
PRIDE - A Celebration of Diversity - June 5
Pride Drag Brunch - June 12
Pride Market Crawl - June 12
OPEN and Out Drag Brunch Fundraiser - June 13
Tapped Out Drag Brunch - June 13
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
Pride Market at Karbach Brewing - June 6
Pride Brunch Paint Party - June 6
The Pride Run - June 12
Rocky Horror Pride Party - 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
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 Pride 2021 - Throughout June
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.