Family-Friendly LGBTQ Pride Events Across the US
Queer households can explore numerous events during Pride month
BY NICOLE AKOUKOU THOMPSON
Every year — with 2020
being the unfortunate
exception — LGBTQ
Pride Month becomes a
weeks-long holiday season fi lled
with events, marches, and all
kinds of festivities. Pride Month, of
course, has a richer history, honoring
the 1969 Stonewall Uprising,
and today, we celebrate visibility,
rally for advocacy, and foster discourse
The joys of LGBTQ Pride Month,
however, aren’t just reserved for
raucous parades, dance halls and
raunchy bars. On the contrary,
there are several paths to familyfriendly
activities this June. From
fun runs to movie nights to baseball
games to storytime, various
listings are published by local museums,
libraries, community centers,
and local book shops in cities
across the nation.
Consider some of the exciting
family-friendly happening all
around the country this June:
NEW YORK CITY
Gotham Cheer | Saturday,
June 5, 2021
Are you looking for an exciting
performance? Families are invited
to join Gotham Cheer for a performance!
The team will show how
they execute some of their tricks —
and those in attendance can participate
in an art project. Register
for free via Eventbrite.
Family Movie Night: The Princess
Birde | Friday, June 11,
Calling all “Princess Bride” lovers!
The cult classic will screen at
the Old Stone House in Park Slope
for free. Also, pre-show entertainment
includes Gotham Cheer and
songs from the new musical “Prospect
Hill.” Learn more at Brooklyn-
PRIDE for All Ages Silent Disco
@ Wagner Park | Thursday,
June 17, 2021
Bring your whole family to enjoy
a free riverside dance party.
Queer DJs from QuietEvents will
be spinning the hottest beats
Youth Pride in New York City in 2019.
while you dance the night away
with your friends and family. Join
this family-friendly PRIDE party
in Battery Park City for a good
time, and dance the afternoon
away. Learn more at Eventbrite.
Virtual Family Movie Night |
Thursday, June 17, 2021
Looking for something to watch
with the family this Pride Month?
Family Movie Night is back and it
is virtual. The fi lm “Kapaemahu”
and the documentary “PS Burn
This Letter Please” are among the
options available for this year’s
event. Learn more at NYCPride.
Virtual Youth Pride Celebration
| Saturday, June 26, 2021
Youth Pride returns this year in a
virtual format. Join youth-focused
LGBT centers, organizations, and
programs for the annual event. The
virtual gathering will allow young
people worldwide to enjoy DJs,
musical performances, and more.
Learn more at NYCPride.org.
Atlanta Pride Run | Sunday,
June 20, 2021
The Atlanta Pride Run is back!
This run, which has taken place
for three decades, returns to an inperson
format at Piedmont Park —
though there is also a virtual component
for those who would like
to participate that way. The event
kicks off at 8 a.m. Learn more at
Boston Pride Virtual Family
Movie Night | Wednesday, June
Get ready for movie night! Boston
Pride Committee is hosting a
Virtual Family Movie Night showing
Pixar’s “Onward.” The fi lm is a
heartwarming tale featuring two
teenage elf brothers living in a postmagical
world. The two stumble
upon a spell that can bring their
father back to life. Learn more at
Pride Night at Fenway Park |
Thursday, June 10, 2021
It’s game time! Boston Pride and
the Red Sox announced their seventh
annual Pride Night at Fenway
Park. Show your pride Thursday,
June 10th, when the Red Sox
square off with the Houston Astros.
The very talented Aaron Patterson
will sing the national anthem, and
ticket proceeds will benefi t Boston
Pride. Learn more at BostonPride.
org. Pride night events are planned
in other cities, as well, so be sure
to check your local team’s schedule.
Rainbow Story Time with Mr.
James | Thursday, June 3, 2021
Join Mr. James from the Edgebrook
Branch as the library branch
commemorates Pride through stories,
songs, and more during a Pride
Month storytime event for families
with children up to fi ve years of age.
Celebrate your family and your diversity
with other families who feel
just like you. Learn more at the
Chicago Public Library.
Discovery Bag: PRIDE All
About Me Craft | Monday, June
Grab a queer-friendly Discovery
Bag from the “Kids Room” at the
Downers Grove Library. Especially
assembled for children in preschool
through fi fth grade, students can
grab one every Monday and Saturday.
Learn more at downersgrove.
Grab and Go: Pride Mini
Charm Keychain | Tuesday,
June 8, 2021
Are you looking for an arts and
crafts project to brighten up your
day? The Maker Lab and the Arts
& Music Department are teaming
up to provide arts and crafts graband
go kits for you to take home!
These kits are available at the 8thfl
oor reference desk until June 30th
or while supplies last. Learn more
at the Chicago Public Library.
LGBT+ Pride Storytime | June
The Morton Grove library will be
reading books and singing songs
that celebrate all kinds of families.
Hosted via Zoom, you and your
preschooler can enjoy the LGBTQfriendly
storytime from home.
Learn more at MGPL.org.
SaMo PRIDE | All Month
Do you love family-friendly art
installations? If so, head out to
Santa Monica for the annual SaMo
PRIDE celebration and Art Walk!
The month-long festivities focus on
family-friendly art installations,
activities, and special promotions.
Learn more at santamonicaplace.
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