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 seven Prince George’s events during Pride Month:
- Head to Greenbelt on June 3 for its second annual Pride Fest and first Pride March. There will be musical performances, drag performances, guest appearances by city officials, and a parade starting at the Garden Way playground.
- Teenagers can join one another at the Mount Rainier library for a Pride-themed craft event on June 7. The library will have supplies and instructions to create a pride flag out of beads and safety pins.
- Attend “In the Life: LGBTQ+ Pride Celebration” on June 10 at the Hyattsville library. Participants will be able to learn about LGBTQIA authors and learn the history and techniques of Vogue and Runway ballroom choreography. After, the library will host an outdoor reception with light refreshments.
- Head to the regularly scheduled Drag Bingo on June 14 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.
- March with members of the Mount Rainier community at their 2023 Pride Parade on June 17. In the past, the event has included face painting, glitter tattoos, Queen storytime, and free ice cream.
- Win big at Pride Bingo on June 21 at Pizzeria Paradiso. The Hyattsville location will be hosting the games, and they’ll be led by drag king Ricky Rosé. Join the group for laughter, excitement, and fabulous prizes.
- The Bowie Library is hosting a Rainbow Festival on June 24. The family-friendly event will bring together community members and allies for storytimes, crafts, and special surprise guests.
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