HRC At Pride

On June 27, 1969 The Stonewall Riots in New York City marked the beginning of the LGBT rights movement in the United States.  Harassed by local police simply for congregating, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender patrons decided to take a stand and fight back against the brutal intimidation they regularly faced.  By refusing to resign themselves to the shadows of that bar or American society, the beginning of a social movement dedicated to the eradication of discrimination against all LGBT Americans was born. The events of those nights inspired a social awakening for many in the LGBT community and had a profound effect on the nation’s perception of persons who identify as L, G, B or T as a community in and of itself.  The following year on June 28th, the first gay pride marches took place in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles to commemorate the anniversary of this brave stand against injustice.


As a result, more than 40 years later, pride events are held nationwide in cities big and small – from San Francisco to Omaha and New York to Sioux Falls, members of the LGBT community and their allies gather at festivals and parades to celebrate the progress we’ve made, but also to recognize the distance we still have to go to achieve full equality.  In 2013, HRC maintained its presence at pride events nationwide and attended 180 unique events.  In 2014 we will continue this outreach and connect with members of the community to discuss the work that HRC is doing every day to help move forward the ideals of what the Stonewall riots sparked that night in 1969.  We urge you to get involved.


Happy pride season from the Human Rights Campaign.

Find a Pride in Your Area

Using the drop-down list, select a state to learn what prides HRC will be attending in the area.

Capital Pride Festival More details

Sunday, June 08, 2014

9 AM - 8 PM


Washington DC

Salt Lake City Farmer’s Market More details

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Saturday, August 30: 8 am to 2 pm
Saturday, October 11: 8 am to 2 pm

Pioneer Park
Downtown Salt Lake City

Virginia PrideFest More details

Saturday, September 27, 2014

September 27: 1 pm to 8 pm


Brown's Island
Richmond, VA

Tarrant County Fort Worth Pride More details

Saturday, October 04, 2014

12 pm noon to 6 pm


General Worth Square
Houston St. and 9th Street
(north end of Tarrant County Convention Center)
Fort Worth, TX

Tarrant County Pride - Downtown Fort Worth

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Celebrate ORGULLO Hispanic LGBT Festival More details

Saturday, October 04, 2014

October 4: 11 am - 7 pm


Collins Avenue & 73rd Street
Miami Beach, FL

Blue Ridge Pride More details

Saturday, October 04, 2014

12 pm noon to 7 pm


Pack Square Park
121 College St.
Asheville, NC 28801

Join HRC at the Blue Ridge Pride festival. Sign up to volunteer with us!

Eagle Rock Music Festival More details

Saturday, October 04, 2014

4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Colorado Blvd.
between Eagle Rock Blvd and Argus Dr.
Los Angeles, CA

Jacksonville Pride, River City More details

Sunday, October 05, 2014

11 am - 8 pm


Riverside Arts Market
715 Riverside Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 33204

Central Arkansas Pride, Little Rock More details

Sunday, October 05, 2014

3:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Clinton Presidential Park
Little Rock, Arkansas

Atlanta Pride More details

Saturday, October 11, 2014

10:00 am - 7:00 pm


Piedmont Park
400 Park r. NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30306

Pride By The Beach - North County Pride More details

Saturday, October 11, 2014

11am to 6pm


The streets of Downtown Oceanside
Oceanside, CA

Join HRC at the North County Pride festival. Sign up to volunteer with us!

Philly OutFest More details

Sunday, October 12, 2014


13th and Locust
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Join HRC at the Philly OutFest festival.