HOUSTON – Pride month is underway and there is no shortage of parties and celebrations in Houston. Here is a selection of events that celebrate the city’s LGBTQI+ community.
🥞 Drag Show Brunch
The Drag Show Brunch takes place at the Montrose bar Boheme every Sunday from 10:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with two show hours (11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.). There is a $35 per person cover charge for the event, which includes access to the brunch buffet. See menu here. One must reserve.
307 Fairview Street, (713) 529-1099, barboheme.com
🍿 Pride Month Movie Showcase
Wednesday June 8 – Wednesday June 22
During Pride Month, the Rooftop Cinema Club will screen several LGBTQIA+ hits, including “But I’m a Cheerleader,” “To Wong Foo,” and “The Wizard of Oz.” A portion of the proceeds from these screenings will be donated to Pride Houston.
1700 Post Oak Blvd. rooftopcinemaclub.com
🎵 Pride Happy Hour with Pride Chorus Houston
Wednesday, June 15, 5-7 p.m.
Watch a special performance by the Pride Chorus Houston, one of the nation’s first and oldest gay choirs, at the Moody Center for the Arts. Pride Chorus Houston’s performance will be accompanied by happy hour tunes from DJ GNDRBNDR beginning at 5 p.m..” From Elton John to Lady Gaga, the choir’s song selections will spotlight queer artists and anthems of pride. The event is free and open to the public.
6100 Main Street, eventbrite.com
🏊♂️ Pride Pool Party
Saturday June 18, 2-8 p.m.
Described by organizers as the “Biggest LGBTQIA+ Pool Party in Texas,” the pride event will be held at Key Nightclub and will feature multiple DJs, live entertainment, hosts, dancers, games and prizes, as well as special dishes and drinks.
2301 Main Street, eventbrite.com
🍺 Pride Bar Crawl
Saturday June 18, 4 p.m. – 12 a.m.
This “choose your own adventure” crawl will consist of a check-in location, eight additional bars and an after-party location. After registering, you can go to any participating location of your choice. Tickets, which cost between $15 and $20, include access to all venues, two to three free drinks, and exclusive drinks and food. A professional photographer will be on hand to take pictures. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Trevor Project, a suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning) youth.
2409 Grant Street, Suite A, eventbrite.com
👠 Rock The Runway Pride Fashion Show
Thursday, June 23, 6-11 p.m.
Pride Houston’s annual fashion show will feature LGBTQIA+ designers, models and DJs. Expect to see high-end styles, the latest trends in women’s evening and casual wear, and plenty of edgy statements. The event is open to the public and free for the first 200 people who RSVP.
2600 Travis St., (713) 354-9964, eventbrite.com
🌈 Rainbow on Green
Friday June 24, 7-10 p.m.
Discovery Green’s annual LGBTQ celebration, Rainbow on the Green, will honor families who have spoken out against legislation to deny medical treatment to transgender children. The lineup for the event includes local drag queens, the Houston singer Christina Wellsan America’s Got Talent veteran, and as a headliner, vocal group, The sick of Kinsey. Known as America’s Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet, their original music and a cappella parodies have entertained and inspired millions around the world for decades. Admission is free for all.
1500 McKinney Street, discoverygreen.com/rainbowonthegreen
🏃♀️ Pride Race 2022
Saturday June 25, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
This fun, family-friendly run and walk begins at Hennessy Park in Houston’s Greater Fifth Ward. There will be an optional synchronized rainbow at the start line 10 minutes before the start of the Pride race.
1900 Lyon Avenue, thepriderun.org
🏳🌈 Houston Pride LGBT+ Celebration
Saturday June 25, 12-10 p.m.
Houston’s official 44th annual LGBT+ Pride celebration will take place in downtown Houston and is expected to attract thousands of festival-goers. General admission is free for children 12 and under and seniors 60 and over (Free admission does not apply to Main Stage Experience or VIP Celebration.) general admission to the festival is $5 per person. The parade is free for all.
901 Bagby Street, pridehouston365.org
🎨 BYOB Pride Painting Class
Sunday June 26, 2-4 p.m.
This is a step-by-step BYOB painting course and snacks for adults.
1402 North Loop 336 W Conroe, (936) 444-6463, paintingwithatwist.com
AFTER: ‘United with Pride’: Looking Back at Houston’s First LGBTQ Pride Parade Over 4 Decades Ago
What events would you add? This list is by no means exhaustive and we thank you for your recommendations. Drop your event recommendations in the comments section below and they may be included in an update to this article.
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