June is Pride Month, dedicated to commemorating the Stone Wall Riots led by transgender women of color and to celebrate gender and sexuality diversity. Despite Texas being a conservative state, big cities like San Antonio are getting ready to celebrate big time.
San Antonio will have a Pride Week full of different activities to celebrate this month, and the organization Pride San Antonio wants these events to make it clear that despite many politicians’ attempts to demerit the LGBTQIA+ community (like Governor Greg Abbott’s proposal as filing parents of transgender youth who allow them to have hormone replacement therapy as child abusers), LGBTQIA+ Texans will continue to be loud and proud about who they are.
They have organized many activities for all types of people: family-friendly, for going with your pets, fashion, dancing. This is a list of all the events that will be occurring for SA Pride Week:
- Saturday, June 18 San Antonio Public Library Virtual Event — Queer Crafternoon
Online space for people to hear stories and expand their creativity. Put those crafting skills to use or even dabble in some puzzles, whatever taps into your creativity.
2 -3 p.m. Registration is required.
- Saturday, June 18 Woodlawn Pointe presents Chad Michaels, winner RuPaul Drag All Stars
Woodlawn Pointe presents Chad Michaels, winner of RuPaul Drag All Stars, celebrating Pride 2022. VIP, general seating and meet-and-greet options are available.
- Saturday, June 18 Pride Night with the San Antonio Football Club
You’re invited to join the San Antonio FC for Pride Night. The team will go up against the Oakland Roots.
- Sunday, June 19 Pride Interfaith Service
A special Pride service to celebrate love, faith, and inclusion. 11 a.m. New Living Spiritual Center at Woodlawn Pointe, 702 Donaldson Avenue.
- Friday, June 24 Pride on the Green
Time to enjoy an afternoon of golf! Entry fees are $125 per golfer or $500 for a foursome. The packages include a round of golf, a golf cart, on-hole contests, a commemorative Pride on the Green shirt, lunch, and a donation to Pride San Antonio.
- Friday, June 24 Grand Marshal Meet & Greet
Meet some of this year’s Pride VIPs, including Angel Bonilla, Liz Garcia, Stephanie Bennett and Pride Parade Grand Marshal County Court 13 Judge Rosie Speedlin Gonzalez. 6:30-9 p.m., Bonham Exchange, 411 Bonham St.
- Saturday, June 25 — Pride Bigger than Texas Festival
A festival featuring booths sponsored by local LGBTQ+ businesses and organizations, along with food, drinks, and entertainment. $10 (12 and up) or fee (11 and under), 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Crockett Park, 1300 N Main Ave.
- Saturday, June 25 Pride Bigger than Texas Parade
The parade starts at 9 p.m. at 1812 N. Main Ave. and continues south to Lexington Avenue where it ends. This year’s Grand Marshal is County Court 13 Judge Rosie Speedlin Gonzalez. After the parade, the Pride on the Strip Block Party will be at the corner of N. Main and E. Evergreen streets. Free, 1812 N. Main Ave.
- Sunday, June 26 Pride Day at Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Six Flags is teaming up with SA Pride. For each ticket, $5 benefits Pride San Antonio. There will be a Pride Stage, a dance party featuring the Perry Twins, cocktails and treats and a selection of Six Flags Pride gear.
There are activities for everyone and are all ways to celebrate diversity and inclusivity. This month is the perfect time to come together and continue the fight for equal rights, and to have a good time while doing so.