Pride month is here. Which means we’re poised to experience a month’s worth of great block parties and parades meant to elevate, celebrate, and support LGBTQ+ communities worldwide. 2019 marks 50 years since the Stonewall Riots, the unofficial beginning of the fight for LGBTQ+ rights and equality in America, so this year’s celebrations are poised to be even bigger than ever before. Over the past five decades, Pride marches have spread from New York City to San Francisco, which means you’re sure to be absolutely spoiled for choices no matter where you live.
If you’ve never been to a Pride event, you’re missing out on one of the summer’s biggest, wildest festival scenes. Sure, there’s a human rights angle underpinning the festivities that’s vital to the broader quest for equality in this nation, but make no mistake: Pride is a party. Whether you’re part of the LGBTQ+ community or simply an ally, get out there and celebrate with these marches, parades, and festivals around the country.