Pride Gatherings: Fun Ways To Celebrate

It doesn’t have to be Pride Month to celebrate Pride; in fact, Pride celebrations are encouraged at any time of the year. If you want to light up your queer side and connect with like-minded people, you’ve come to the right place. Read on for some inspiring ideas for LGBTQ+ events, including Pride Bookclubs, Pride Parades, outdoor Pride gatherings, and fun movie nights.

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Pride Bookclubs

Pride is a time to engage with the culture and history of the LGBTQ+ community, which stretches back to at least the time of the Greeks, according to records. How do we know this? It’s because of the written word throughout the ages, so there’s plenty to catch up on.

If you want to celebrate Pride Month or Pride at any time of the year, why not start a pride bookclub and delve into the tropes, themes, and experiences of LGBTQ+ people over time? Some of the best books to read in your group are contemporary but don’t ignore the classic.

Pride Parades

No Pride Month is complete without a Pride Parade. Pride Parades are happening in major cities across the world in June, and they’re a chance to put on some sparkle and connect with your community on the streets. Pride Parades are inclusive events, so you can easily go alone.

However, if you want to join the parade in a group but you don’t know anyone in your area, you can connect with other LBBTQ+ people through Meetup groups online. Alternatively, follow your interests and meet people through queer organizations, book groups, and other events.

Outdoor Gatherings

What could be more pleasant than chatting to like-minded people while warming yourself around an outdoor fire? Whether it is after the Pride Parade or another time during the summer or fall seasons, outdoor gatherings with queer people are an excellent way to connect.

It’s a good idea to arrange an outdoor gathering after a walk. Walking gives you something to do while you chat; it also gives you plenty of inspiration for your conversations. Later, you can gather around a controlled fire for drinks; allow lennox furnace parts to support your gathering.

Movie Events

Books are a major part of queer culture; think of Virginia Woolf’s Orlando and James Baldwin’s Giovanni’s Room. But in the 20th Century and beyond, movies have also played a key role in the representation or under representation of queer people. Pick the best for your movie night.

Why create a space for a queer movie night in a local center and advertise it on a meetup forum. Some popular queer movies include Brokeback Mountain, the Danish Girl, and the recent series It’s a Sin. Again, movie events are a chance to have fun and frolic with friends.

Organizations

If you want to connect with like-minded people and engage in some productive activities, then find some online organizations to get involved in. LGBTQ+ organizations are inclusive, safe spaces that allow you to connect with people while writing, playing board games, or sharing.

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Earle Dutton

Earle Dutton

Earle Dutton is the Chief Blogger and Editor of Equality365.com. He founded Equality365.com in 2013 to provide information about LGBTQ friendly events of interest, and to support LGBTQ entertainers and supportive artists who visit our community. Earle is a successful businessman in the Pacific Northwest with a long history of support for and involvement in, the Northwest LGBTQ community. His personal interests include: music, theater, pets, culinary arts and technology.

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