Pride in Boulder is exemplified in many ways, including the following events we’re looking forward to:
Join Rainbows Over Boulder to celebrate the start of Pride Month in Boulder County! The kickoff event takes place on June 1 at 12pm on the corner of Broadway and Pearl Street in downtown Boulder.
This one-hour gathering features music from the Mile High Freedom Band, an organization dedicated to the LGBTQ+ community and welcoming to performers of all skill levels. Elected officials and city leaders will also speak before the event concludes, and will raise the Progressive Pride Flag. Check out the rainbow-colored flowers and rainbow crosswalks as you make your way through town.
LGBTQ+ Pride Flags
Rainbows Over Boulder provides the Boulder community with pride flags free of charge. This gives individuals a chance to show their support while allowing consumers the opportunity to shop at LGBTQ+-affirming businesses. You can request your own flag here.
Other Pride Events
Rainbows Over Boulder isn’t the only game in town; there are plenty of Pride events to keep you busy. Take part in Queer Climb Night, watch a performance by the Denver Gay Men’s Chorus, or enjoy a Pride songwriting event. You can also participate in a pool party, a yoga class, or a comedy show.
About Pride Month
The roots of Pride Month began with the Stonewall Uprising on June 28, 1969 when police raided a gay club in New York City, roughly arrested patrons, and set off six days of clashes between law enforcement and citizens. These events lit a fire under what would become the Gay Rights Movement.
A year later, the first Pride march took place to honor the anniversary of the uprising. While Pride Month was initially more along the lines of a Pride Day, the movement gained momentum as the decades passed. In 1999, Bill Clinton became the first US President to officially recognize Pride Month with Barack Obama following suit and solidifying the celebration during his term.
Today, one of the largest celebrations of Pride Month is the New York City Pride March, a parade that features over a hundred thousand participants and millions of spectators.
While local events might not be as big, they don’t require airfare, either! Stop by and show your community support any way you can!