This June, get excited for New Orleans Pride 2017, a weekend-long celebration to promote the history and future prosperity of the LGBT communities in the New Orleans and Gulf Coast areas. Located in the French Quarter, Pride will continue to take a positive stance against discrimination towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and bring together all communities for a family friendly and celebratory event.
New Orleans Pride, an organization launched in 2011, has quickly become one of the fastest growing Pride Celebrations in the country. Founded to create an atmosphere where all LGBT people can be proud of their identities, New Orleans pride continues to create unity within different communities. The Pride Festival is composed of a weekend of events centered around the LGBT community in New Orleans and its allies and raises money for their cause.
June 9, 2017
Fired Up: In Association with SCRUFF
Starting at 10:00 pm, dance the night away with DJ Honey Dijon, DJ Vicki Powell and DJ Mark O’Brien. Disco through the fire and ice rooms in your best costume for an unforgettable dance party! The event is hosted by Johnny Scruff, Jake Shears, Mr. New Orleans Pride Troy Powell and Mr. Louisiana Leather Ross Ransom. Stay tuned for this year’s location, but be sure to get your tickets here.
June 10, 2017
Pridefest on Elysian Fields
Located at 940 Elysian Fields, PrideFest will feature performances from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm by local male and female impersonators, local bands, and the celebrity Grand Marshal. There will be giveaways for the crowd and the event is free and open to the public.
New Orleans Pride Parade
Louisiana’s largest Pride Parade will begin at 7: 30 p.m. and proceed throughout the French Quarter neighborhood. There will be special appearances by the Grand Marshals, and you can sign a group up to enter the parade together here.
New Orleans Pride Parade After Party
As the Pride Parade draws to a close, several dance clubs will be hosting after parties to keep the celebration going, and give parade goers the opportunity to mingle with some of the parade grand marshals and celebrities.
June 11, 2017
ONE COMMUNITY: Family Equality Day
Located at Longue Vue House & Gardens, Family Equality Day will bring the community together with children’s activities, food, drinks, vendors and more.
The Pride Parade is of course FREE to attend, and tickets for the parties and special events can be purchased here.