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Pride Month 2023 Celebrations

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In honor of Pride Month, we rounded up a listing of community celebrations and educational opportunities.  Interested in learning more about how to become an Ally? Visit the Gender & Sexuality Center (GSC) website to learn how to get started. You can also find a comprehensive listing of services, reading materials, language guides and more on the GSC’s resources page.

UT & Community Events

Round Rock Pride Festival
Round Rock Pride is hosting its second annual Pride Festival. More info here.
When: Saturday, June 3, 3-8 p.m.
Where: Centennial Plaza, 301 W Bagdad Ave, Round Rock
Co-sponsored by the Gender & Sexuality Center 

Rainbow on the Creek
What: All are invited to attend this free family-friendly Pride celebration with live music, dance and drag performances from local artists and performers, and interactive exhibits. More info here.
When: Saturday, June 10, 10 a.m.
Where: Waterloo Park, 500 E 12th St, Austin

Pride Day at the Wildflower Center
In celebration of Pride Month, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is hosting a special day of activities on June 11, 2023. More info to come here.
When: June 11, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.

Texas Performing Arts Presents ‘Hairspray’
What: Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon is back on tour! Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960s Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world? More info here.
When: June 13-18
Where: Bass Concert Hall, UT Austin

Mutual Love: Rest Fest
What: The Mutual Love Rest Fest is a trans-led festival that brings the LGBTQ+ community and allies together to promote rest, wellness, play and healing. More info here.
When: Saturday, June 24, 2-7 p.m.
Where: East Austin, 3409, East 5th Street
Co-sponsored by the Gender & Sexuality Center

Save the Date for Austin Pride! 

Austin Pride  Festival and Parade 
What: A city-wide Pride Month celebration featuring floats and live entertainment.
When: Saturday, Aug. 12, 11 a.m-6 p.m. (festival), 8-11 p.m. (parade)
Stop by and say hello to our friends at the Gender and Sexuality Center, the Pride and Equity Faculty and Staff Association, and the Texas Exes Pride Alumni Network at the festival!
Parade: UT members will gather to set up and prepare for the parade downtown at the GSC’s staging location (TBD) around 7:30 p.m.
Where: Downtown Austin, near 11th Street and the Texas Capitol (parade), Fiesta Gardens (festival)
Get Involved: Sign up to attend the Pride Parade with the UT Austin Group here.
Show Your Pride: Go to this Texas Exes Pride Alumni Network website to shop for some swag.

Educational Resources & Toolkits 

Allyship Toolkit Part 1: Affirming LGBTQIA+ People: Interpersonal Allyship
When: Tuesday, June 20, 1-3 p.m.
Where: Virtual
Register: Go to  UT Learn, or email gsc@austin.utexas.edu for more info.

Allyship Toolkit Part 2: Virtual Affirming LGBTQIA+ People: Organizational Allyship
When: Thursday, June 22, 1-3 p.m.
Where: Virtual
Register: Go to  UT Learn, or email gsc@austin.utexas.edu for more info.

‘Out at Work’ Resources
The Pride and Equity Faculty, Staff Association (PEFSA) has created a “UT Austin: Out at Work” toolkit offering support resources, services and an opportunity to get involved in the “Out at Work” initiative.