Pride: 2013 Season

Local and national events from now through the fall

by Maria Dominguez  Editorial Intern  intern@goqnotes.com
Published: June 7, 2013 in A&E / Life&Style, Cover Stories, Featured Stories

Photo Credit: Benson Kua via Flickr. Licensed under Creative Commons.

Photo Credit: Benson Kua via Flickr. Licensed under Creative Commons.

Orlando Black Pride
May 28-June 2
orlandoblackpride.com.

Boston Pride Week
May 31-June 9
bostonpride.org/prideweek.

LA Pride
June 7-9
lapride.org.

Wilmington Pride
Organizers will hold several events for Wilmington Pride this month, including a Pride Prom on June 8, youth laser tag on June 15 and other events.
wilmingtonpride.com.

Nashville Pride
June 15
nashvillepride.org.

SC Black Pride (Columbia)
June 20-23
southcarolinablackpride.com

Salisbury Pride
Salisbury Pride will be held on Saturday, June 22 at 11 a.m. at 110 Lee St in Salisbury.
salisburypride.com.

Chicago Pride
June 22-23, June 30
chicagopride.gopride.com.

Knoxville PrideFest
June 22
knoxvillepridefest.com.

NYC Pride
June 28-30
nycpride.org.

San Francisco Pride
June 29-30
sfpride.org.

Charlotte Black Gay Pride
Charlotte Black Gay Pride (CBGP) is a series of events held from July 15-21. Events include an HIV/AIDS workshop, a coming out workshop, an aerobics and pilates boot camp, a town hall meeting and a meet and greet. On Saturday the signature CBGP Expo will be held at the Naomi Drenan Recreation Center, 750 Beal St. Also sponsored by CBGP is the Take Me Higher event on Friday, June 28, this year’s competition for Miss Charlotte Black Gay Pride 2013, which will be held at the Venue Charlotte (1801 N. Tryon St., Suite 609).
cbgp.org.
[Ed. Note -- Due to a marketing error by Charlotte Black Gay Pride, an earlier version of this online story and the print edition version incorrectly identified the location of the July 20 Expo. It's correct location is noted above. We regret the error.]

Charleston Pride
The Charleston Pride Festival will take place in downtown Charleston from July 29-Aug. 4, with a meet and greet on Friday, Aug. 2, a pride parade on Saturday, Aug. 3 at 9 a.m, and a rally on Saturday at noon at Brittlebank Park.
charlestonpridefestival.org.

Charlotte Pride
Charlotte Pride will take place from Saturday, Aug. 24 to Sunday, Aug. 25. It will be held in Uptown Charlotte and will feature a variety of entertainers, including Big Freedia, the Queen of Bounce. On Sunday, Charlotte’s first Pride Parade since 1994 will sweep the streets of uptown Charlotte.
charlottepride.org.

OBX Pridefest
The OBX Pridefest will be held on the weekend of Sept. 13-15 at the First Colony Inn and resort beaches of Nags Head.
OBXPrideFest.com.

Triad Pride
Triad Pride is planned for Saturday, Sept. 14 and will be set in Festival Park in downtown Greensboro from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
triadpride.org.

Update SC Pride
Upstate SC Pride March & Festival is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 14 at Barnet Park in Spartanburg, S.C.
upstatepridesc.org.

Pride in the Park (Roanoke)
Sept. 21
roanokepride.org.

Virginia Pride (Richmond)
Sept. 28
vapride.org.

SC Pride
The South Carolina Pride Parade will take place on Saturday, Sept. 28 at noon on Main St. in Columbia, S.C. Awards will be given for the most spirited and most colorful floats.
scpride.org.

North Carolina Pride
North Carolina Pride will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28 in Durham at the Duke University East Campus. The festival will go from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., with the parade at 1 p.m. That night, the Raleigh Nightfest and Embrace Party occur on Hargett St. in Raleigh from 6 p.m.-4 a.m.
ncpride.org.

Come Out with Pride (Orlando)
Oct. 1-6
comeoutwithpride.com.

Blue Ridge Pride
Blue Ridge Pride happens in Asheville on Friday, Oct. 5. The organization also sponsors several other events benefitting Blue Ridge Pride, including the White Party Weekend (June 21-22) and the Gay 5K and Rainbow Romp, July 13 in Carrier Park.
blueridgepride.com.

Atlanta Pride
Oct. 12-13
atlantapride.org.

Mid-South Pride Festival and Parade (Memphis)
Oct. 12
midsouthpride.wordpress.com.

Pride Winston-Salem
Pride Winston-Salem is planned for Saturday, Oct. 19. The festival and parade will be in downtown Winston-Salem. Times and other details will be announced at a later date.
pridewinstonsalem.org.

See our extended coverage on Pride’s meaning (Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow) at goqnotes.com/23281/ and Pride history (Our Roots) at goqnotes.com/23276/.

[Ed. Note -- The print version of this story and the original online version included incorrect times for Pride Winston-Salem events. Those details have yet to be announced by organizers and will be determined at a later date. We regret the error.]