June is Pride Month, a time when LGBT+ people and allies are gathering to meet new people, connect with their community, protest, and celebrate.
Are you still wondering what to do to celebrate Pride? Well, for those of you who are interested in attending one of the many nationwide festivities, we’ve put together a list of notable events taking place during this month. If you’re planning on traveling to attend these events, try making use of HomeExchange’s LBGT+-friendly groups to find homes owned by both members of that community and allies.Discover HomeExchange
Fans of amusement parks will be delighted to know that LA Pride will be hosting an event at Universal Studios Hollywood on Friday, June 24th. So, what separates this event from any other day at a theme park? After the park shuts down to the public at 9pm, Pride Universal ticket holders can remain in the park for a special celebration lasting until 1 AM to continue hopping on rides, taking studio tours, and even watch a special performance from the LA Pride Drag Show.
Artsy travelers hoping to celebrate Pride should head on over to Minnesota and take a walk through this art exhibition running from June 3rd through July 8th. There, tourists can see artwork celebrating love, sexuality, gender, and more by local established and up-and-coming LGBTQ+ artists. Some artists featured in the exhibit include Michael Ferranti, Linnea Maas, and Alicia De La Cruz.
Denver Pride invites celebrants to “run, walk, roll, or sashay'' during their PRIDE5K on Saturday, June 25th to help raise money for charity. All proceeds from this event will go to The Center on Colfax, an organization that provides critically important services to Colorado’s LGBTQ+ community, such as their youth center and social support groups. Not in the mood to run or get sweaty? Feel free to stand on the sides and cheer on participants!
Families and movie buffs alike are welcome to come to New York City Pride’s family movie night on Wednesday, June 15th at 5pm at The Battery. This year’s movie will be the Disney musical, Moana. Gather up the family for a night of adventure, music, laughs, and maybe even a few tears without having to worry about cost: This event is completely free and open to anyone who RSVPed online. Don’t forget to come a little early for some outdoor games and live entertainment!
Animal lovers should take a trip to Chicago on Sunday, June 19th at noon. Participants in the parade have the opportunity to deck their dog out in vibrant Pride clothing and colors. Once all dogs and their owners are ready, the parade will begin, led by Chicago Pride personality, Miss Foozie. Once the parade is complete and everyone has finished fawning over how adorable each and every pup is, Miss Foozie will judge them on their outfits and hand out prizes to the most fabulous dogs!Travel with HomeExchange
Whether you’re traveling to these events with your partner, your kids, your pets, or just yourself, pride is a time to celebrate your true, unique self! HomeExchange strives to promote a safe and authentic travel experience to all our members by making members from all over the world, from all walks of life, and from all identities and genders feel at home.
Organize your LGBT+-friendly trip on HomeExchange, and if you’re looking for travel inspiration, perhaps consider checking out our list of LGBTQ+ travel influencers.