Happy Pride, Friends!
It’s been more than 50 years since icons Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera with an army of drag queens and people of many colors took to the streets outside of the Stonewall Inn. That night PRIDE began, not with a festival or a celebration, pride began as a riot – the Stonewall Riots.
PRIDE in current times is largely an opportunity to celebrate being LGBTQ+, our authenticity and our wins over the years, but we must not forget our history and what ignited the modern day LGBTQ+ rights movement.
The month of June was chosen for PRIDE Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969. Since the Stonewall Riots in 1969, many significant things have happened during the the month of June.
- June 2003 – US Supreme Court strikes down the “homosexual conduct” law
- June 2013 – US Supreme Court strikes down part of the Defense of Marriage Act
- June 2015 – US Supreme Court rules Marriage Equality is the law of the land
- June 2020 – US Supreme Court rules that workplace discrimination laws protect LGBTQ+ people
As a result, many pride events are held during this month to recognize the impact LGBTQ+ people have had in the world. We invite you to join us and our partners at the following events this June PRIDE month!
South Texas PRIDE Town Hall (KSAT)
Featuring: Robert Salcido, Jr., Executive Director and Dr. Amy Stone
Let’s talk about sex baby! #changrapeculture + Big Vibes Art House
Let’s Talk About Sex ~ with Big Vibes Art House line-up of performers and vendors + Vogue it OUT with #changerapeculture for the Killjoy Ball that will begin at 10 pm!
Brick at Blue Star
“Can’t Cancel Pride,” presented by P&G and iHeartMedia
In 2020, “Can’t Cancel Pride” raised over $4 million to benefit the LGBTQ+ communities most impacted by COVID-19. This year’s event has a goal to raise even more in 2021, as the pandemic continues to have a damaging effect on the fundraising efforts that LGBTQ+ organizations rely on to survive.
We look forward to celebrating Pride with you!
Friday, June 4th, 2021 | 8pm CT
Pride Center’s FB Live
Pulse: 5 Years Later
On June 12, the nation will mark five years since the tragedy in Orlando. This serves as a moment to reflect on the progress that has been made since the shooting, pause to honor the lives of the 49 people who were shot and killed and many more forever changed, and recommit to honoring them with action.
Join the National Discussion on
Saturday, June 12, 2021 | 4:00PM
National Moments of Silence at 5:00PM CT
A Day With a Queer: Drag Queen Bingo and Story Time
It’s PRIDE Month! Bring the whole family to meet the Queen….
and enjoy Drag Queen story time, lunch and Drag Queen BINGO!
All proceeds will benefit the Pride Center of San Antonio
Planned Parenthood invites you to join Pride Center San Antonio for a Pickleball PRIDE Tournament
Teams of 2 – $60 (100% proceeds benefit Pride Center San Antonio)
Food, Drinks, and Raffles
Reserve your team now! Only 24 teams will be competing (only 7 team slots open)!
Sunday, June 13, 2021 | 3pm to 6pm
Join us for a virtual panel discussion with local experts and community advocates to discuss how parents and the wider community can support LGBTQIA+ youth, including transgender and gender non-binary youth. Panelists will feature Sandra Whitley from Thrive Youth Center, Alex Gomez from The Trevor Project, a representative from the San Antonio Gender Association, and F. Leanne Lindsey from Center for Health Care Services.
The conversation will be moderated by Pride Center San Antonio
Watchdog Strength Squat with Pride Seminar on June 19th! Profits will be donated to the Pride Center!
Please visit Watchdog Strength website for more event details, Squat with Pride tickets, and shirt purchases.
Fiesta Market & Pride Benefit Flow benefitting Pride Center San Antonio
San Antonio FC PRIDE Night benefitting Pride Center San Antonio
Join us for our Pride event on the Rooftop, a Drag Show for a Cause.
This event will start at 6 pm with two shows, one at 7 pm and one at 9:30 pm. $25 per person, or reserve a table of 4 for $125 (includes a bucket of East Cider), ticket sales benefit The Pride Center.
Kendra Scott Gives Back Party
Portion of Sales will be donated to The Center
310 E Basse Rd #101, San Antonio, TX 78209
Saturday, July 3, 2021 | 1:00PM – 3:00PM