Here’s What To Do After the Pridefest in Pittsburgh

Pride weekend has ended in Pittsburgh, but the celebration continues all month long …  Here’s our original list of ways to honor the legacy of Stonewall with upcoming activities this month … AND WE ADDED EVENTS

This is not in any particular order. It is not a ranking of events, just a listing. Read away.

  1. Primary Election Day (May 21) Your Local Polling Place
  2. Drag Queen Story Hour (June 1, 15, 22, and 29) Various CLP locations.
  3. Pride in the Rox 2019! (June 14) Ryan Arts Center Sto Rox

  4. ReelQ ReelStories CALL HER GANDA (June 26) City of Asylum

  5. 2019 Pride Concert: A Celebration of our Community of Singers! (June 1 and 2) ELPC
  6. Queer Craft Market (June 2) Ace Hotel
  7. LGBTQ Pride Ride Part 2 (June 16) Ellsworth Avenue

  8. Art in Context: Before Stonewall (June 28) The Andy Warhol Museum

  9. Trans Family Potluck (Weds June 26) PFLAG Pittsburgh

  10. TransPride Pgh Femme Meet Up (June 17) Persad Center

  11. Protest: NYC to PGH 10 Years Of Delta After Stonewall (June 28) Ellsworth Avenue

  12. Golden Girls Live (June 9) Arcade Theater
  13. Happy Birthday Marsha Film Screening – Panel (May 19) Ace Hotel
  14. Art in Context: Before Stonewall (June 28) Andy Warhol Museum
  15. Pittsburgh_Transgender’s Community Picnic (August 10) North Park

  16. Stonewall 50: A Gender Inclusive Celebration for Families (June 29) Andy Warhol Museum

  17. PRIDE Soirée Happy Hour (June 28) Hotel Indigo

  18. Impulse Pittsburgh – Pride after Party (June 8) Social House
  19. Celebrate Pride After Dark (June 21) Carnegie Museum of Natural History

  20. 50 Years Since Shotglass Heard ‘Round The World-STONEWALL (June 28) Franklin Bistro, Johnstown

  21. Kierra Darshell’s Sunday DRAG Brunch (May 26 and June 2) Pittsburgh Improv
  22. Brittney Chantele at the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival (June 8) Point State Park
  23. 2nd Annual Blue Ball (June 1) Blue Moon
  24. Kickoff to Pride Drag Show (June 7) Lucy’s Place, Johnstown
  25. World Melanation | A Celebration of Hue- Womens Celebration (June 15) Repair the World

  26. LGBTQ Housing Summit for Older Adults (June 1) Doubletree Green Tree
  27. Prism LGBT Youth June Meeting before Pride! (June 1) Beaver
  28. 2019 Erie Pridefest and Parade (June 29) Erie

  29. 2019 LGBTQ+ Health Provider Symposium (May 31) Erie
  30. LGBT Mercer Community Charity Showcase (August 2) Hermitage Wal-Mart

  31. Donatella: A Queer Variety Show (June 9) Arcade Comedy Theater
  32. After Werk: A Drag Cabaret (June 14) Arcade Comedy Theater

  33. Drag Queen Bingo hosted by Miss Thea Trix (June 23) The Elks in Wilkins Township

  34. Pagan Queer Munch (June 28) Persad

  35. Amy Ray Band (June 4) Club Cafe
  36. Lucy Spraggan (June 17) Club Cafe

  37. PFLAG Families Like Ours Camping Trip (June 14-16)

  38. Rachel Anne Bovier is back (June 7) The Glitterbox
  39. Register for Pittsburgh Black Pride (July 22-28)

  40. Invite a LGBTQ speaker for your club, group, workplace, etc.

  41. Celebrate the Grand Opening of True T Pgh Studios (June 7)
  42. Learn how to register people to vote in the November 2019 elections (June 5) East Liberty
  43. Visit the Jim Fischerkeller Library at the Pgh Equality Center to access nearly 10,000 books with LGBTQ themes (ongoing)

  44. Resist consumerism by donating your stuff to Goodwill & support five local LGBTQ organizations (June 20)

  45. Educate yourself about Stonewall by watching/reading media that centers people who were there, especially trans folx, QTPOC, and drag artists. Movies Other Movies Even more movies Suggest other movies

  46. Request a copy of the Pittsburgh Queer History Project magazine. Read it. Share it. Buy a dozen copies and donate to a local GSA to use in the Fall.

  47. Support queer media – subscribe or become a patron of Autostraddle, CurveErie Gay NewsThe Central VoicePOZ MagazinePOC Zine Project,

  48. Join a body-positive drag and burlesque celebration with the Velvet Hearts (June 15) Brookline

  49. Donate directly to support QTPOC leaders and creators – whether $5 or more. It matters.

  50. Read about Pittsburgh’s LGBTQ history.

  51. Honor our LGBTQ elders, those are with us and those who are no longer with us.

  52. Sign up by text for ResistBot to take daily or weekly actions on political and legislative issues that impact our communities.

  53. Watch POSE Season One on Netflix (or Prime) and save the date for Season Two premiere (June 11)

  54. Join the Bi Pittsburgh monthly Dinner & Discussion event or their Monthly Meet Up

  55. What else should we add to this list? Leave a comment! – We’ll add any new submissions in order received.
  56. Come As You Are: Pittsburgh’s Rainbow History Tour, June 15 by Doors Open Pittsburgh and Shepherd Wellness Community

  57. Eric Himan live at Southern Tier Brewing (June 6) North Side.
  58. Pittsburgh Golden Games Musical Game Show, (June 8 and 9) Mariposa Theater, Bellevue
  59. Pittsburgh Current: BEST YEAR EVER (July 12) Central Northside ** Did you know the Pittsburgh Current is the first local publication to include a LGBTQ Editorial Columnist? (That would be me!)