Gay Pride 2014 Parades and Festivals Guide

The summer Gay Pride season is upon us. It’s a time of year when lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people and their allies celebrate at parades and festivals across the globe — and it was initially held in the summer months to honor the Stonewall Riots, which took place on June 28, 1969.

That night, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in the Greenwich Village section of New York City. These raids were very common in the late 1960s, and would often involve police brutality, arrests, and closeted homosexuals having their pictures published in city newspapers. As a result, these outed homosexuals could lose their jobs, be kicked out of their homes, and rejected by their families. Some chose suicide rather than face the repercussions.

However, on that night in 1969, visitors to the Stonewall Inn fought back against police, and violent protests erupted in the streets, lasting for 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.

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 event listed? Email us the city, state and dates at editor@firsttoknow.com and we’ll add it to the list.

Gay Pride 2014 Dates

Parades and Festivals for North America

ALABAMA
Birmingham, Ala. – Central Alabama Pride – June 7-8, 2014
http://centralalabamapride.org/

ALASKA
Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska PrideFest – June 14, 2014

ARKANSAS
Fayetteville, Ark. – Northwest Arkansas Pride – June 14, 2014
http://www.nwapride.org/

CALIFORNIA
Los Angeles, CA – LA Gay Pride –
June 6-8, 2014
http://lapride.org/

Antelope Valley, CA – Antelope Valley Pride – May 31, 2014

Long Beach, CA – Long Beach Pride – May 17-18, 2014
longbeachpride.com

Los Angeles, CA – LA Black Pride – July 2-6, 2014

Palm Springs, CA – Greater Palm Springs Pride –
November 8-9, 2014
http://www.pspride.org/

Sacramento, CA – California’s Capital Pride – June 14, 2014
http://www.sacramentopride.org/

San Diego, CA – Pride –
July 18-20, 2014
http://www.sdpride.org/

San Francisco, CA – San Francisco Pride – June 28-29, 2014
http://www.sfpride.org/

San Jose, CA – San Jose Pride –
August 17, 2014

San Luis Obispo, CA – Pride –
July 11-13, 2014
http://slopride.com/

Santa Cruz, CA – Santa Cruz Pride – June 1, 2014

Sonoma, CA – Sonoma County Pride – June 1, 2014

COLORADO
Bolder, CO – Bolder Pride –
September 14, 2014
http://www.outboulder.org

Denver, CO – PrideFest – June 21-22, 2014

http://www.glbtcolorado.org/pridefest/

FLORIDA
Key West, FL – Key West Pride –
June 11-15, 2014
http://www.pridefestkeywest.com/

St. Petersburg, FL – St. Pete Pride – June 27, 2014

GEORGIA
Augusta, Ga. – Augusta Pride –
June 27-29, 2014
http://www.prideaugusta.org/

HAWAII
Honolulu, Hawaii – Honolulu Pride Parade – June 7, 201

ILLINOIS
Chicago, Ill. – Pride Chicago Parade
June is Gay Pride Month with many events, but the actual parade is on June 29, 2014
http://www.chicagopridecalendar.org/

INDIANA 
Indianapolis, Ind. – Circle City IN Pride – June 7-14, 2014

Fort Wayne, Ind. – Fort Wayne Pride – July 25-26, 2014
http://www.fwpride.org/

IOWA
Davenport, Iowa – Quad-Cities Pride –
June 7-8, 2014
http://www.qcpride.org/

Des Moines, Iowa – Stand Up for Pride 2011 – June 6-8, 2014
http://capitalcitypride.org/

KANSAS
Wichita, Kan. – Wichita Pride Festival – Check out the website for updates!

Louisville, KY – Kentuckiana Pride Festival – June 21, 2014

LOUISIANA
New Orleans, La. – New Orleans Pride Festival – June 20-22, 2014
http://www.gayprideneworleans.com/

MAINE
Portland, Maine – Southern Maine Pride – Stay updated with the Facebook page!
https://www.facebook.com/SouthernMainePride

MARYLAND
Baltimore, Md. – Baltimore Pride –
June 13-15, 2014
http://www.baltimorepride.org/

MASSACHUSETTS
Boston, Mass. – Boston Pride Week – June 14-15, 2014
http://www.bostonpride.org/

MICHIGAN
Detroit (Ferndale), Mich. – Motor City Pride – June 7-8, 2014
http://motorcitypride.org/

Kalamazoo, Mich – Kalamazoo Pride – June 13-14, 2014
http://kglrc.org/pride/

Lansing, Mich. – Michigan Pride –
August 22-23, 2014
http://www.michiganpride.org

MINNESOTA 
Duluth, MN – Duluth Superior Pride – August 31, 2014
http://www.dspride.com

Minneapolis / St. Paul, MN – Twin Cities Pride – June 28-29, 2014
http://www.tcpride.org/

MISSOURI
Kansas City, MO. – Kansas City Gay Pride – June 20-22, 2014
http://www.gaypridekc.com/

St. Louis, MO. – Pride St. Louis –
June 28-29, 2014

MONTANA
Bozeman, MT – Montana Pride Celebration – June 20-21, 2014
http://www.montanapride.org/

NEW JERSEY
Asbury Park, N.J. – Jersey Pride Celebration – June 1, 2014
http://www.jerseypride.org/

NEW MEXICO
Albuquerque, N.M. – Albuquerque Pride – June 29-31, 2014
http://abqpride.com/

Las Cruces, N.M. – Southern New Mexico Pride – June 27-29, 2014
www.southernnmpride.org/

Los Ranchos, N.M. – Third Annual Los Ranchos Pride
– June 1, 2014
http://sinatradevine.org/

NEW YORK
Albany N.Y. – Capital Pride –
June 5-14, 2014

Brooklyn, N.Y. – Brooklyn Pride –
June 9-14, 2014
http://www.brooklynpride.org/

Buffalo, N.Y. – Buffalo Pride –
May 27 – June 1, 2014
http://www.buffalopridefestival.com/

Huntington, NY – Long Island Pride – June 14, 2014
http://lipride.org/

New York City, N.Y. – NYC Pride –
June 24-29, 2014
http://www.nycpride.org/

Syracuse, N.Y. – Central New York (CNY) Pride – June 7-14, 2014
http://www.cnypride.com

NORTH CAROLINA
Outer Banks, NC – OBX PrideFest – September 12-14, 2014
http://www.OBXpridefest.com/

Salisbury, NC – Salisbury Pride –
June 21, 2014
http://salisburypride.com/

OHIO
Cincinnati, Ohio – Cincinnati Pride – May 31, 2014
http://www.CincinnatiPride.org

Cleveland, Ohio – Cleveland Pride – June 28, 2014

Columbus, Ohio – Columbus Pride Festival – June 20-21, 2014
http://www.columbuspride.org/

OKLAHOMA
Oklahoma City, OK – OKC Pride –
June 20-22, 2014
http://www.okcpride.org/

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Pride – June 6-8, 2014

OREGON
Eugene, OR – Eugene Springfield Pride Festival – August 9, 2014
http://www.eugenepride.org/

Portland, OR – Pride Northwest –
June 14-15, 2014
http://www.pridenw.org/

PENNSYLVANIA
Lancaster, PA – Lancaster Pride –
June 21, 2014

Philadelphia, PA – Philadelphia Pride – June 8, 2014

Pittsburgh, PA – Pittsburgh Pride –
June 15, 2014
http://www.pittsburghpride.org/

PUERTO RICO
San Juan – San Juan Gay Pride –
June 1, 2014
http://www.puertoricodaytrips.com/calendar-of-events/
(Click the “June” tab for info.)

RHODE ISLAND
Providence, RI. – Rhode Island Pride – June 21, 2014
http://www.prideri.com/

SOUTH CAROLINA
Spartanburg, S.C. – Upstate Pride – September 13, 2014
http://www.upstatepridesc.org/

TENNESSEE
Knoxville, TN – Knoxville PrideFest – June 21, 2014
http://knoxvillepridefest.com/

Memphis, TN – Mid-South Pride – September 27, 2014
http://www.midsouthpride.org/

Nashville, TN – Nashville Pride –
June 13-14, 2014
http://nashvillepride.org/

TEXAS
Dallas, TX – Dallas Pride Parade & Festival – September 21, 2014
http://www.dallasprideparade.com/

Houston, TX – Pride Houston –
June 20-29, 2014
http://pridehouston.org/events

UTAH
Salt Lake City, Utah – Utah Pride Festival – June 5-8, 2014
http://utahpridefestival.org/

VERMONT
Burlington, VT – Pride Vermont – September 7-14, 2014
http://www.pridevt.com

WASHINGTON
Olympia, Wash. – Capital City Pride – June 19-22, 2014

Seattle, Wash. – Seattle Pride Parade – June 29, 2014
http://www.seattlepride.org/

Spokane, Wash. – Spokane Pride Parade & Rainbow Festival –
June 14, 2014
http://www.outspokane.org/

Tacoma, Wash. – Out in the Park – July 11, 2014

Tri-Cities, Wash. – Mid-Columbia Pride – July 12-20

Bremerton, Wash. – Kitsap Pride – July 20, 2014
http://www.kitsappride.org/

WASHINGTON, DC
Washington, DC – Capital Pride –
June 6-7, 2014
http://www.capitalpride.org/

WEST VIRGINIA
Charleston, WV – Rainbow Pride of West Virginia – June 9, 2013

WISCONSIN
Madison, Wis – Wisconsin Capital Pride – August 10, 2014
www.wisconsincapitolpride.org

Milwaukee, Wis. – PrideFest Milwaukee – June 6, 2014
http://www.pridefest.com/

CANADA

BRITISH COLUMBIA
Prince George – Prince George Pride – July 5, 2014

Vancouver, British Columbia – Vancouver Pride Parade & Festival – August 1-3, 2014

ONTARIO
Toronto – Pride Toronto –
June 20-29, 2014
http://www.pridetoronto.com/

QUEBEC
Montréal – Montréal Pride Celebrations – August 17, 2014
www.fiertemontrealpride.com/en/

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