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Celebrate Pride Month in Memphis

Photo: Mid-South Pride (Taken by Kevin Reed)

It’s National Pride Month— a time to celebrate the many layers of the LGBTQIA community, a vibrant, steadfast group of beautiful humans who deserve to be unapologetically themselves. The month is already off and running, and we’ve found plenty of ways to make it count.

The Legend of Georgia Mcbride at the Circuit Playhouse (6/7-6/30)

  • Playhouse on the Square invites you to join Casey on his journey as he makes the jump from former Elvis impersonator to lip syncing drag queen. He’s young, broke, just been fired, and has a child on the way, but he’s about to learn a whole show business and himself.

Purchase tickets here

Wolves by Steve Yockey at Emerald Theatre Company (6/7-6/16)

  • When Ben’s roommate and ex-lover Jack brings home a big bad “wolf” for a one night stand, it not only rubs Ben the wrong way but sets into motion a dangerous chain of events that will alter the world as they know it. Join the Emerald Theatre Company as they bring this “deconstruction” of the Little Red Riding Hood story to life.

Tickets are $15 and will only be sold at the door.

Memphis 901 FC Pride Night Game Supporting the Metamorphosis Project (6/8)

  • Memphis 901 FC is partnering with OUTMemphis to help LGBTQ youth in the Mid-South. $3 from every ticket sold for their June 8th game, 901FC vs. Indy Eleven, will go toward the Metamorphosis Project, an outreach program supported by OUTMemphis that works as a response to local LGBTQ youth homelessness.

Purchase game tickets here

Pride at the Pump Featuring Music by Record Player (6/8)

  • DJ Record Player is pumping up the jams in celebration of National Pride Month! Celebrate how far the Pumping Station has come as a gay-owned and gay-operated bar. You’ll dance a little, drink a little, and show your gay A WHOLE LOT!

Pulse Vigil (6/12)

  • It’s been three years since the horrific attack at Pulse Night Club and OUTMemphis is providing a safe space for all to remember those 49 precious lives that were lost. No matter what emotions you are feeling, you don’t have to be alone in them.

Spectrum Dance Party- Pride Month Edition (6/15)

  • Cheers for the queers! Club Spectrum is calling all Asexual, Transexual, Polisexual, Pansexual, Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay, Heterosexual, Curious, Fluid, Androgynous, Male, Female, Intersex, Bigender, Advocate, Agender, Neutrosis, Demiboy, Demigirl, Negative, Positive, Intergender, GenderQueer, Epicene, Pangender, Third Gender, Butch and Femmes to dance the night away with Will Ryder spinning until he can spin no longer. You’ll sip drinks, maybe sashay with drag queens, and who knows what other fun!

Purchase tickets here.

2nd Annual Tristate Black Pride Coed Basketball Tournament (6/15)

  • Got a little Steph Curry in ya? Any potential Lisa Leslie’s out there? Put your skills to the test as 10 teams come together to compete during a weekend of athletic fun and competition. Admission to attend is free, but there is a cost associated with playing on a team.

Register here.

Tristate Black Pride Presents the 3rd Annual “DRAGGIN YOU TO BRUNCH” (6/15)

  • Condragulations! You’re invited to wine and dine with some of the city’s most fabulous kings and kweens. This is a Pride 2K19 celebration for Tennesseans, Mississippians, and Arkansans full of bams and SHABLAMS, so make your way there for this eleganza extravaganza.

Purchase tickets here

Imagene’s Gospel Drag Show (6/16)

  • It’s that time again for Imagene Azengraber to dazzle us with her skills as she and nine other vivacious queens give us something good to look at while we toss back the appropriate amount of mimosas. No cover charge means no excuses!

SPRING BLING PRIDE MEMPHIS| Saturday Game Night and Sunday All White Party (6/15 & 6/16)

  • Party with a purpose, and celebrate diversity and inclusivity during this two-day lineup of good times. Spend Saturday afternoon enjoying some friendly competition over card games (hopefully you’ve been paying attention at previous cookouts and family reunions). Sunday night is an all-white affair, so come dressed looking bougie and ready to boogie as DJ Mike, host Otis Mack, and more create a night to remember. Portions of Sunday’s proceeds will benefit the Metamorphosis Project, an outreach program supported by OUTMemphis that works as a response to local LGBQT youth homelessness.

Learn more about the Metamorphosis project here

Purchase tickets here

Memphis Queer Fest (6/27-6/30)

  • In many cities, the punk-rock scene is vibrant, underground and queer and Memphis Queer Fest was created to bring some of that out in the Bluff City. This four-day, multi-venue festival will showcase 20+ local and traveling musicians who are ready to rock out with you!

LGBTQ Youth Job Fair (6/25)

  • OUTMemphis has gathered a selection of LGBTQ affirming organizations and companies who are waiting to connect with local LGBTQ youth. They are looking for hardworking, dependable and skilled folks, so if you’re that, the rest (gender identity, sexual orientation, etc) don’t matter.

Rainbow Mighty Lights (6/30)

They’ve glown purple and orange for Fedex, blue and white for our Memphis tigers, and to close out Pride Month, they will light up the sky with rainbow colors. Make your way downtown on June 30th to feast your eyes on the beauty of the Mighty Lights.

For more information, send them an email at youth@outmemphis.org.

Where else can we show our pride? Let us know in the comments!

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