June has been designated as Pride Month for years in honor of the historic Stonewall Riots/Stonewall Rebellion that took place in June of the summer of ’69, and to this day, elaborate rallies, marches, parades and celebrations take place across the nation. Most major cities in the U.S. put on a killer Pride, and I can tell you it’s worth getting out of your own city and celebrating in another location once or twice just to get a feel of what the community is like in other places. This year’s Pride parades and festivals are expected to be especially worthwhile, as most are honoring the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, the events of which kicked off the modern day LGBTQIA+ equality movement.
Even if parades aren’t your thing, most are hosted along with a whole slew of fun Pride Festival events, like dances, block parties, performances, and more. And in case you’re wondering, you can attend Pride if you’re straight – but there are a few things you definitely need to keep in mind.
See which city’s celebration calls to you the most, and get ready to have a good time!