Celebrating Pride Month
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month) is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. The Stonewall riots were a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. In the United States the last Sunday in June was initially celebrated as “Gay Pride Day,” but the actual day was flexible. In major cities across the nation the “day” soon grew to encompass a month-long series of events. Today, celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts, and LGBT Pride Month events attract millions of participants around the world. Memorials are held during this month for those members of the community who have been lost to hate crimes or HIV/AIDS. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.
Pride San Antonio produces several events throughout the year to celebrate Pride and to fulfill its purpose. The main event, The “Pride Bigger Than Texas” Pride Parade and Festival will be held, Saturday, July 1, 2017. Festival at Crockett Park, 1300 N. Main Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212.
Join us. Support us. Celebrate June with PRIDE!!!!