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2020 Texas Pride Guide

Up-to-date list of pride events around Texas, including postponed, rescheduled and canceled events.

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While most of the world celebrates Pride in June, here in Texas we practically celebrate it half the year, with pride events starting at soon as April and going all the way through the month of October. But with most of the country under some form of shelter-in-place as a result of the global public health crisis, many organizers, faced with the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, are opting to postpone and reschedule their events for later in the year, or in some cases, cancel them outright.

In fact, the two largest pride events in the United States, both of which where to mark 50 years of pride — San Francisco and New York City — opted to cancel the in-person portions of their celebrations. On April 14, San Francisco Pride announced that due to the COVID-19 pandemic this year’s 50th anniversary parade and celebration would not take place as planned, citing “the risks to public health of a large-scale gathering such as Pride preclude this year’s production of the annual event.” Then, on April 20, NYC Pride announced that New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio officially announced that all in-person gatherings during June, including NYC Pride and its 50th anniversary Pride March, would be canceled. Both are planning to bring at least part of their programming online for virtual celebrations.

But what about Pride in Texas?

Dallas was originally the first major Texas city scheduled to host a pride event on JUNE 6-7, 2020, until Dallas Pride announced that this year’s event had been rescheduled for JULY 25-26, 2020.

Pride Houstonannounced on Facebook on Thursday, April 30, that Houston’s pride celebration would be postponed for fall 2020, with details to follow

Important announcement from Pride Houston President, Lo Roberts, regarding the Pride 2020 Celebration Season.

A month ago our team made the announcement that Pride Houston wasmonitoring the Covid-19 pandemic situation that has gripped the world.Since then, we have had conversations daily with health and electedofficials and with our larger production team and Board of Directors tosee how Pride Houston 2020 could and should take place. Given theimpact of this pandemic we have come to the unanimous conclusion thatthe only viable decision is to postpone Houston’s 2020 Pride Celebrationwith a target of Fall 2020.As a nonprofit that has vowed to support the LGBTQ+ community, wehave no option but to delay our celebration so that we can ensure thesafety of our supporters and attendees.We are still working out all the details for what our 2020 Celebration willlook like so more details are to come. However, understand that we willstill have smaller pop up events throughout June until the fall as the cityallows it to celebrate life, love, culture, the arts, and this beautifulDiverCity!What we do know:1. Pride is all around us at all times!2. Grand Marshall Announcements will continue as planned!3. We could always use the help pf new volunteers so pleasereach out to volunteer@pridehouston.org4. At the end of the day we share in the sadness that many of youfeel with so many things being put on hold and with everyonebeing asked to stay home and be distant – but if there’s onething we would like to put out there in the world it is thatwhile we’re all asked to be physically distant from each otherto help curve the effect of this pandemic we encourage you allto be emotionally and empathetically close with your fellowhuman, with your family, with your friends, with your petsand with those who need it the most#PhysicalDistanceNotSocialDistance.“Don't be pushed around by the fears in your mind… Instead of worryingabout what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can do.Always remember after every storm there is a rainbow- and for us thatRainbow is Pride Houston 2020!”

Posted by Pride Houston on Thursday, April 30, 2020

On Friday, May 1, Pride San Antonio announced PRIDE Bigger Than Texas 2020 Celebration that was planned for the weekend of Friday, June 26, 2020 through Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Crockett Park would now be a virtual event.

Austin’s pride celebration is planned for AUGUST 15, 2020 and Austin PRIDE recently posted on Facebook “with the information we currently have available, we are still committed to putting on a safe and joyous Austin Pride 2020 Celebration.”

TEXAS PRIDE EVENTS

CityEventDateNote
AmarilloPanhandle Pride06/28/20Canceled
AustinAustin PRIDE 08/15/20
AustinAustin Black Pride 06/09-14/20Canceled
AustinQueerBomb06/06/20
TBA
Postponed
Corpus ChristiPride Corpus Christi06/06/20
10/20 (TBA)
Postponed
DallasDallas Pride 06/06-07/20
07/25-26/20
Rescheduled
DallasDallas Black Pride 10/01-04/20
DentonDenton Pride Fest06/27/20
09/12/20
Rescheduled
El PasoSun City Pride06/20/20Canceled
Fort WorthTarrant County PrideTBA
GalvestonPRIDE Galveston 06/05-07/20
09/18-20/20
Rescheduled
HoustonHouston Pride 06/27/20
TBD
Postponed
HoustonHeavy Hitters Pride07/24-26/20
LaredoLaredo PrideTBA
LubbockLubbock PrideTBA
McAllenPRIDE in the Park06/05-06/20
TBD
Postponed
OdessaBasin Pride06/20/20Canceled
PlanoNorth Texas Pride06/13/20
09/13/20
Rescheduled
San AntonioPride Bigger Than Texas06/27/20Virtual
San MarcosSMTX Pride09/12/20
South Padre IslandSplash South Padre04/23-26/20
06/18-21/20
Rescheduled
TylerPride in the Park10/11/20
WacoOut on the Brazos10/10/20
WimberleyWimberley Pride09/18-20/20
The Woodlands The Woodlands Pride 09/26/20

Chase is the founder and Creative Director of therepubliq.com, former host and Executive Producer of OutCast Austin, an award-winning LGBT weekly radio program on KOOP 91.7 FM in Austin. In 2011, he was named the Critics Pick for 'Most Gaybiquitous' in the Austin Chronicle's Best of Austin. In 2012, CultureMap Austin named him one of Austin's Top LGBT bloggers and he received the AGLCC's Chamber Award for Social Media Diva.

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