Cities across the world are celebrating Pride Month with parades and events to honor the LGBTQ+ activists who fought for gay liberation during the Stonewall riots of 1969. A year after this pivotal point in U.S. history, the nation’s first Gay Pride marches were held, thus launching a worldwide celebration of LGBTQ+ pride and history every June.
In honor of this important time of reflection, we rounded up a listing of virtual and in-person community celebrations here in Austin and beyond. Interested in learning more about how to become an Ally? We compiled several university-wide resources that are available to all members of the Longhorn community.
Texas Exes Pride Alumni Network Austin Pride Happy Hour
What: The Texas Exes Pride Alumni Network presents an Austin Pride Happy Hour meetup. This will be a fun opportunity to celebrate and reconnect with alumni. More info.
When: Wednesday, June 30, 5-7:30 p.m.
Where: The Butterfly Bar @ The Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd., Austin, TX 78722
Pride 2021 Texas Two-Step
What: The Texas GSA Network is hosting a virtual state-wide watch party of NYC Youth Pride featuring a “Queer Trivia” game and a Pride Swag Giveaway.
When: Saturday, June 26, 2-6 p.m.
Where: Online. Go here to register.
What: Learn how to become an Ally to people within the Trans community at this online event presented by Embrace Austin.
When: Sunday, June 27, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: Online. Register here.
Austin Pride Run
What: Celebrate Pride Month by joining Austin East Ciders for a fun run through Zilker Park.
When: Thursday, June 24, 6 p.m. More info.
Where: Zilker Park
Paint with Pride
What: The Dougherty Arts Center and Austin Public Library sites are hosting Paint with Pride. Participate in a larger-than-life “paint by numbers” mural celebrating pride and community! More info.
When: Saturdays, June 5-26, 12-3 p.m.
Where: Austin Public Library
Save the Date!
The Austin Pride Parade is happening on Aug. 14, 2021. Updates to be announced on this website.
In New York
Texas Exes Pride Alumni Network Meetup
What: The Texas Exes New York Chapter is hosting a happy hour to celebrate Pride Month! This will be a fun opportunity to celebrate and reconnect with alumni. More info.
When: Wednesday, June 23, 6-9 p.m.
Where: REBAR Chelsea, 225 West 19th St., New York, NY 10011
In San Antonio
What: Pride San Antonio presents a virtual celebration featuring livestream performances, special guests, tutorials and more. More info.
When: Saturday, June 26, 6-10 p.m.
Teenchella: NYC Pride Viewing Party
What: The YMCA of Greater Houston presents Teenchella: NYC Pride Viewing Party. NYC Pride has offered a this annual event for up to 10,000 teens. This year it will be virtual. More info.
When: Saturday, June 26, 1-6 p.m.
Where: Trotter Family YMCA, 1331 Augusta Dr. Houston, TX
In the Rio Grande Valley
RGV Pride Virtual Run & Fitness Challenge
What: A virtual fun run benefiting Valley AIDS Council. More info.
When:June 21-July 18
Where: Any location