While June is officially Pride Month, we celebrate Pride in communities of color and in various cities all across Oregon over the next few months. As LGBTQ communities across the nation get ready to attend pride celebrations, it is important to remember the LGBTQ movement leaders like Sylvia Rivera, Marsha P. Johnson and Stormé DeLarverie who were a part of the Stonewall riots and spent a lifetime defending and fighting for LGBTQ equality. We march and celebrate pride in the summer to commemorate the Stonewall riots and to come together as LGBTQ people to celebrate our communities and build power.
Portland Pride Festival takes place over the weekend of June 14 & June 15, put on by Pride Northwest, and is just around the corner and we need YOUR help!
Help us build the movement for Racial Justice, Trans Justice, and justice for all LGBTQ people in Oregon. Sign up to volunteer with us at the Portland Pride Festival (June 14-15) or march with Basic Rights Oregon in the parade! Please select at least one shift, and check all that apply!
Don’t miss out on some of the amazing official and unofficial Portland Pride events, such as:
June 5 – Rice, Beans and Collard Greens (benefiting Basic Rights Oregon’s Racial Justice & Alliance Building program)
June 7 – Sugar Town (benefiting PFLAG Portland Black Chapter)
June 10 – Portland Pride Kick Off at City Hall
June 10 – Pride Civic Drinks
June 12 – Queer Heroes NW 2014 Opening Party
June 12 – PQ Monthly Pride Press Party
June 13 – Firebrand Sports Pride Night (benefiting Basic Rights Oregon)
June 14-15 – Portland Pride Festival
June 14 – 2014 Trans* Pride March
June 14 – Equity Foundation’s Pride Brunch
June 14 – 20th Anniversary Portland Dyke March
June 14 – Portland Children’s Museum Pride Night
June 15 – Portland Pride Parade
June 18 – 22 – Portland Black Pride
June 19 – Bites for Rights
July 25-27 – Portland Latino Gay Pride
A huge thank you to the folks at Pride NW for all of their hard work in bringing our communities together, and putting on the festival each year. Check out their website for more details, and we look forward to seeing many of you at some of the above events and all across Oregon.