Gay Pride 2013 Parades and Festivals Guide

If you’re a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender person or ally, then you know summer marks the start of Gay Pride celebrations across the globe. While many people see Gay Pride as simply a reason to party and celebrate LGBT diversity — and it is — Gay Pride also marks the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.

In the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in the Greenwich Village section of New York City. Such raids were not unusual in the late 1960s, an era when homosexual sex was illegal in every state but Illinois. That night, however, the street erupted into violent protests and demonstrations that lasted for the next six days. The Stonewall riots, as they came to be known, marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement in the United States and around the world.

–from PBS’s American Experience documentary,
Stonewall Uprising

In honor of Gay Pride, First to Know has compiled a calendar for major upcoming LGBT Pride events. They’re organized by state, then city. Don’t see your city listed? Let us know the city, state and dates at  editor@firsttoknow.com and we’ll add it to the list.

Gay Pride 2013 Parades and Festivals for North America

300_Gay-Pride_MarseilleALABAMA
Birmingham, Ala. – Central Alabama Pride – June 2-9, 2013
http://www.centralalabamapride.org/

ALASKA
Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska PrideFest – June 8-16, 2013
http://alaskapride.org/

ARKANSAS
Fayetteville, Ark. – Northwest Arkansas Pride – June 29, 2013
http://www.nwapride.org/

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Los Angeles, CA – LA Gay Pride –
June 7-9, 2013
http://lapride.org/

Antelope Valley, CA – Antelope Valley Pride – June 30, 2013
http://outreachcenterav.org/pride-2012.html

Long Beach, CA – Long Beach Pride – May 18-19, 2013
longbeachpride.com

Los Angeles, CA – LA Black Pride –
July 3-7, 2013
http://www.myblackpridela.com/

Palm Springs, CA – Greater Palm Springs Pride –
November 1-3, 2013
http://www.pspride.org/

Sacramento, CA – California’s Capital Pride – June 15, 2013300_Cyndi_Lauper_San-Francisco_Gay_Pride
http://www.sacramentopride.org/

San Diego, CA – Pride –
July 12-14, 2013
http://www.sdpride.org/

San Francisco, CA – San Francisco Pride – June 29-30, 2013
http://www.sfpride.org/

San Jose, CA – San Jose Pride –
August 17-18, 2013
http://www.sanjosepride.com

San Luis Obispo, CA – Pride –
July 11-14, 2013
http://slopride.com/

Santa Cruz, CA – Santa Cruz Pride – June 2, 2013
http://diversitycenter.org

Sonoma, CA – Sonoma County Pride – June 2, 2013
http://www.sonomacountypride.org

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Bolder, CO – Bolder Pride –
September 15, 2013
http://www.outboulder.org

Denver, CO – PrideFest –
June 15-16, 2013
www.glbtcolorado.org/PrideFest.aspx

FLORIDA
Key West, FL – Key West Pride –
June 5-9, 2013
http://www.pridefestkeywest.com/

St. Petersburg, FL – St. Pete Pride – June 26-30, 2013
http://www.stpetepride.com/index.php?

GEORGIA
Augusta, Ga. – Augusta Pride –
June 21-22, 2013
http://www.prideaugusta.org/

HAWAII
Honolulu, Hawaii – Honolulu Pride Parade – June 1, 2013
http://honoluluprideparade.blogspot.com/

ILLINOIS
Chicago, Ill. – Pride Chicago Parade
June is Gay Pride Month with many events, but the actual parade is on June 30, 2013
http://www.chicagopridecalendar.org/

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Indianapolis, Ind. – Circle City IN Pride – June 1-9, 2013
http://www.indyprideinc.org/

Fort Wayne, Ind. – Fort Wayne Pride – July 26-27, 2013
http://www.fwpride.org/

IOWA
Davenport, Iowa – Quad-Cities Pride –
June 1-2, 2013
http://www.qcpride.org/

Des Moines, Iowa – Stand Up for Pride 2011 – June 8-9, 2013
http://capitalcitypride.org/

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Wichita, Kan. – Wichita Pride Festival – September 29, 2013
http://www.wichitapride.org/

Louisville, KY – Kentuckiana Pride Festival – June 14-15, 2013
http://www.kypride.com/

LOUISIANA
New Orleans, La. – New Orleans Pride Festival – June 20-23, 2013
http://www.gayprideneworleans.com/

MAINE
Portland, Maine – Southern Main Pride – June 15, 2013
http://www.southernmainepride.org/

MARYLAND
Baltimore, Md. – Baltimore Pride –
June 14-16, 2013
http://www.baltimorepride.org/

MASSACHUSETTS
Boston, Mass. – Boston Pride Week – May 31 – June 9, 2013
http://www.bostonpride.org/

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Detroit (Ferndale), Mich. – Motor City Pride – June 8-9, 2013
http://motorcitypride.org/

Kalamazoo, Mich – Kalamazoo Pride – June 14-16, 2013
http://kglrc.org/pride/

Lansing, Mich. – Michigan Pride –
June 16, 2013
http://www.michiganpride.org

MINNESOTA 
Duluth, MN – Duluth Superior Pride – August 31-September 1, 2013
http://www.dspride.com

Minneapolis / St. Paul, MN – Twin Cities Pride – June 29-30, 2013
http://www.tcpride.org/

MISSOURI
Kansas City, MO. – Kansas City Gay Pride – May 30-June 1, 2013
http://www.gaypridekc.com/

St. Louis, MO. – Pride St. Louis –
June 29-30, 2013
http://www.pridestl.org

MONTANA
Bozeman, MT – Montana Pride Celebration – June 14-16, 2013
http://www.montanapride.org/

NEW JERSEY
Asbury Park, N.J. – Jersey Pride Celebration – June 2, 2013
http://www.jerseypride.org/

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Albuquerque, N.M. – Albuquerque Pride – June 29, 2013
http://abqpride.com/

Las Cruces, N.M. – Southern New Mexico Pride – May 30-June 2, 2013
www.southernnmpride.org/

Los Ranchos, N.M. – Third Annual Los Ranchos Pride
– June 2, 2013
http://sinatradevine.org/

NEW YORK
Albany N.Y. – Capital Pride –
May 29-June 9, 2013
http://www.capitalpridecenter.org

Brooklyn, N.Y. – Brooklyn Pride –
June 8, 2013
http://www.brooklynpride.org/

Buffalo, N.Y. – Buffalo Pride –
May 28-June 3, 2013
http://pridecenterwny.org

Huntington, NY – Long Island Pride – June 8, 2013
http://lipride.org/

New York City, N.Y. – NYC Pride -300_New_York_Gay_Pride
June 28-30, 2013
http://www.nycpride.org/

Syracuse, N.Y. – Central New York (CNY) Pride – June 5, 2013
http://www.cnypride.com

NORTH CAROLINA
Outer Banks, NC – OBX PrideFest – September 13-15, 2013
http://www.OBXpridefest.com/

Salisbury, NC – Salisbury Pride –
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http://salisburypride.com/

Cleveland, Ohio – Cleveland Pride – June 29, 2013

OHIO
Cincinnati, Ohio – Cincinnati Pride – June 22-29, 2013
http://www.CincinnatiPride.org

Cleveland, Ohio – Cleveland Pride – June 29, 2013
http://www.clevelandpride.org

Columbus, Ohio – Columbus Pride Festival – June 21-22, 2013
http://www.columbuspride.org/

OKLAHOMA
Oklahoma City, OK – OKC Pride –
May 18-19, 2013
http://www.okcpride.org/

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Pride – June 1, 2013
http://www.okeq.org/calendar-events/tulsa-pride-2011/

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Eugene, OR – Eugene Springfield Pride Festival – August 10, 2013
http://www.eugenepride.org/

Portland, OR – Pride Northwest –
June 15-16, 2013
http://www.pridenw.org/

PENNSYLVANIA
Lancaster, PA – Lancaster Pride –
June 15, 2013
http://lancasterpride.com/

Philadelphia, PA – Philadelphia Pride – June 9, 2013
http://www.phillypride.org/

Pittsburgh, PA – Pittsburgh Pride –
June 16, 2013
http://www.pittsburghpride.org/

PUERTO RICO
San Juan – San Juan Gay Pride –
June 2, 2013
http://www.puertoricodaytrips.com/calendar-of-events/
(Click the “June” tab for info.)

RHODE ISLAND
Providence, RI. – Rhode Island Pride – June 15, 2013
http://www.prideri.com/

SOUTH CAROLINA
Spartanburg, S.C. – Upstate Pride – September 14, 2013
http://www.upstatepridesc.org/

TENNESSEE
Knoxville, TN – Knoxville PrideFest – June 22, 2013
http://knoxvillepridefest.com/

Memphis, TN – Mid-South Pride – October 12, 2013
http://www.midsouthpride.org/

Nashville, TN – Nashville Pride –
June 15, 2013
http://nashvillepride.org/

TEXAS
Dallas, TX – Dallas Pride Parade & Festival – September 15, 2013
http://www.dallasprideparade.com/

Houston, TX – Pride Houston –
June 21-30, 2013
http://pridehouston.org/events

UTAH
Salt Lake City, Utah – Utah Pride Festival – May 30-June 2, 2013
http://utahpridefestival.org/

VERMONT
Burlington, VT – Pride Vermont – September 15, 2013
http://www.pridevt.com

VIRGINIA
Chesapeake, Va. – Hampton Roads Pride – Out in the Park –
August 10, 2013
hamptonroadspride.shuttlepod.org/

WASHINGTON
Olympia, Wash. – Capital City Pride – June 22, 2013
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http://capitalcitypride.net/

Seattle, Wash. – Seattle Pride Parade – June 30, 2013
http://www.seattlepride.org/

Spokane, Wash. – Spokane Pride Parade & Rainbow Festival –
June 8, 2013
http://www.outspokane.org/

Tacoma, Wash. – Out in the Park – July 13, 2013
http://outintacoma.com/

Bremerton, Wash. – Kitsap Pride – July 21, 2013
http://www.kitsappride.org/

WASHINGTON, DC
Washington, DC – Capital Pride –
May 29-June 9, 2013
http://www.capitalpride.org/

WEST VIRGINIA
Charleston, WV – Rainbow Pride of West Virginia – June 9, 2013
http://gaytravel.about.com/od/previewsofpridefestivals/qt/West_Virginia_Pride.htm

WISCONSIN
Madison, Wis – Wisconsin Capital Pride – August 18, 2013
www.wisconsincapitolpride.org

Milwaukee, Wis. – PrideFest Milwaukee – June 7-9, 2013
http://www.pridefest.com/

CANADA

BRITISH COLUMBIA
Prince George – Prince George Pride – July 4-7, 2013
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Prince-George-Pride/120783767949041

Vancouver, British Columbia – Vancouver Pride Parade & Festival – August 4, 2013
http://www.vancouverpride.ca/

ONTARIO
Toronto – Pride Toronto –
June 21-30, 2013
http://www.pridetoronto.com/

QUEBEC
Montréal – Montréal Pride Celebrations – August 12-18, 2013
www.fiertemontrealpride.com/en/

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