Miami already has had its Sizzle. Dallas has done its Razzle Dazzle. And Milwaukee, of course, celebrated for three days at PrideFest. But dozens more LGBT Pride celebrations crowd the calendar from now through the summer and into the fall.
One of the largest Pride parades takes place in Chicago on June 29, a week after the two-day Chicago Pride Festival on North Halsted Street that features Thelma Houston, Jennifer Hudson and Maya, among others.
The 45th annual parade — always the last Sunday in June — begins at noon at Broadway and Montrose in Lakeview. The parade proceeds south on Broadway, then south on Halsted, east on Belmont, south on Broadway and east on Diversey to Cannon Drive.
More than 200 entries are registered for a parade that’s typically cheered on by more than 200,000 people assembled on sidewalks, at storefronts and outdoor cafes and partying on balconies.
Another big regional event, Minneapolis’ 2014 Ashley Rukes GLBT Pride Parade, takes place the same day along Hennepin Avenue in downtown Minneapolis. The celebration includes a two-day festival in Loring Park, a Margaret Cho concert, a family picnic, a rainbow run and marriage ceremonies.
A sampling of what' s on the calendar …
Through June 29: Dublin Pride
June 22-29: Harlem Pride and CHICAGO PRIDE
June 23-29: Istanbul Gay Pride
June 24-29: New York City Gay Pride
June 27-29: Gay Pride Barcelona
Bologna Pride, Cleveland Pride, Gay Pride Paris
San Francisco Pride, Seattle Pride, TWIN CITIES PRIDE
June 28-July 5:
Independence Weekend in Provincetown, Massachusetts
July 2-6: Gay Pride Madrid
July 4-6: Cologne Gay Pride
KENOSHA PRIDE, GREEN BAY PRIDEALIVE
July 16-20: San Diego Pride
July 19: Glasgow Pride
July 25-Aug. 1: Belfast Gay Pride Festival
July 26-Aug. 3: Hamburg Pride
July 28-Aug. 2: Stockholm Gay Pride
July 28-Aug. 3:
Montreal’s Pride Divers/Cite
Aug. 1-3: Amsterdam Gay Pride
Aug. 2: Brighton Gay Pride
Aug. 3: Vancouver Gay Pride
Aug. 4-10: Antwerp Pride
Aug. 5-10: Reykjavik Gay Pride
Aug. 9-16: Gay Games Cleveland
Aug. 11-17: Prague Gay Pride
Aug. 22-25: Manchester Gay Pride
Aug. 22-Sept. 1: Calgary Gay Pride
Aug. 26-31: Gay Pride Copenhagen
Aug. 31: Oakland Gay Pride
Gay Days Las Vegas/Las Vegas Pride
Sept. 20: Austin Gay Pride
Sept. 21: Dallas Gay Pride
Oct. 3-5: Gay Days Anaheim
Oct. 11-12: Atlanta Pride
Editor's note: This is not a comprehensive listing of Pride. If your community has a celebration you want to share, please let us know here or on Facebook.