Pride Month is a time to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer pride. It happens each year in June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising, a major moment of change in the Gay Liberation Movement. Now, people come together for events, parades, and festivals that highlight the lives, experiences, and value of LGBTQIA+ individuals — and many of these events are happening in Prince George’s.

Attend one — or more — of these nine Prince George’s events during Pride Month:

  1. Head to the Bowie library on June 4 to learn about Maryland LGBTQ+ history with the Enoch Pratt Free Library librarians and the Baltimore Heritage LGBTQ+ History Walking Tour guides. They’ll present the fascinating history of the community all the way back to the early 1800s.
  2. Participate in Pride Night Trivia at the Upper Marlboro Library on June 5. Queer Question-Palooza will test your knowledge of LGBTQIA+ culture with questions on history, music, sports, and celebrities. Every participant will receive a small gift.
  3. Check the schedule for Drag Bingo at Denizens Brewing Co. Brewery & Taproom in Riverdale. The games are free to play, and you can drink locally crafted brews while you attempt a major win.
  4. Read a banned book to join the Rock Banned Book Club for its meeting at the Beltsville library on June 12. Finish “The Book is Gay” by Juno Dawson before the session so you can talk with other leaders about this bestselling young adult non-fiction book on sexuality and gender.
  5. March with members of the Mount Rainier community at their 2024 Pride Parade on June 15. In the past, the parade and event have included face painting, glitter tattoos, Queen storytime, and free ice cream.
  6. Make a rainbow necklace at the Upper Marlboro library on June 15 to celebrate Pride Month. The library will provide the supplies, so you just need to bring your creativity. This event is for teens and adults.
  7. Keep an eye out for details on the annual Pride Fest and March in Greenbelt. Last year, there were musical shows, drag performances, guest appearances by city officials, and a parade starting at the Garden Way playground.
  8. Catch a movie at the library to honor Pride Month. On June 14 at Laurel library, you can see “Next Goal Wins” and learn about the infamously terrible American Samoa soccer team. Watch “Moonlight” on June 18 at Hillcrest Heights library to see a young black man struggle to find his place in the world.
  9. Celebrate Pride Month at the Rainbow Festival on June 22. At the Hyattsville library, you can get to know local LGBTQ+ organizations and community members, join a storytime, complete a craft, and listen to music. Wear festive dress and costumes to celebrate.

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