Here’s Your Guide to Gay Pride Month in Coastal Virginia


It’s here, it’s queer, and so are we! It’s your Guide to Pride Month 2017! And you’re going to be busy.

Stay plugged in and check out the complete June calendar of events here. Download Pride events into your Google Calendar, Apple iCal or other compatible phone applications by scrolling down to the bottom of each individual event page and click on the applicable export button.

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June 1-4: The Reel It Out LGBTQ Film Festival of Hampton Roads
The Reel it OUT Queer Film Festival of Hampton Roads features new and original films highlighting lifestyle, struggles, joys, and hardships of the Queer community. Three full-length films plus a day of shorts comprise this year’s lineup. Tickets and details at

June 6: Rainbow Art Show and Sale 
Sponsored by Hampton Roads Pride, the show features works by local LGBTQ artists. At the
Twisted Pig Ale and Smokehouse in Portsmouth.

June 10: Rolling Rainbows
Drag Queens and roller skating? You’ll have to see it to believe it! At MacArthur Mall and featuring Amore Diamond, Katrina Colby, Crystal Colby, Onya Nees, Naomi Black, and Victoria Foster.

June 10: Capital Pride (Washington DC)
Seriously, what better way to kick of Pride Month thancapitalpride in our nation’s capital. Alhtough Cpaital pride has events going on all month, the main event is the Bliok Party and Pride Parade on June 10.

June 11: The Equality March on DC
The March is a grassroots movement to mobilize the diverse LGBTQ+ communities to peacefully and clearly address concerns about the current political landscapes and how it is contributing to the persecution and discrimination of LGBTQ+ individuals.

June 11: Queeriosity T.R.U. Teens With a Purpose Open House Extravaganza
T.R.U. = Truly Representing U!And this event sponsored by Hampton Roads pride gives area LGBTQ youth to explore self acceptance and coming out. A fashion show, open mic and original dramatic and poetry performances serve to open a dialog centered around LGBTQ youth.

June 12: Pour A Little Love in Your Heart
Kick-off Pride Week in true Norfolk style at O’Connor’s Brewing Company. Check out the new Beer Garden and enjoy O’Connor’s special Pride SHANDY. Music, food trucks and a raffle and auction.

June 13: Hampton Roads LGBTQSI Interfaith Pride Celebration
The Hampton Roads LGBTQSI Interfaith Group invites you to join with faith communities from all across Hampton Roads for the 5th annual Interfaith Celebration during Pride Week 2017.
Details on Facebook.

June 14: Third Annual Party on the Peninsula
Hosted by Visit Hampton, the Party on the Peninsula is an official Hampton Roads Pride Week Event. A free drink ticket will be given to the first 300 people that arrive at the event. Free food for everyone at Crowne Plaza Marina Hotel

June 16: Sixth Annual Pride Block Party
This year’s theme is Under the Big Top and features games, performers, dancing, and circus fun at Norfolk’s Scope Arena. DJ Ray will be spinning all night.

June 16: Pet Pride Cruise
Sponsored by MJ’s Tavern this fundraiser is held aboard the Carrie B. Heavy hors d’oeuvres, live DJ, and cash bar.
Details on Facebook

June 17: The 29th Annual Hampton Roads Pridefest
PrideFest is the largest annual LGBT festival in Virginia and the City of Norfolk’s largest one-day festival! This years headliners are Martha Wash and the Village People.

June 24: Alternative Pride Picnic
A grassroots, non-corporate celebration of Pride for all. A relaxing day in the park whether you are LGBTQ+, Pagan, Poly, New Age, Green, Fet, Furry, or anything else. All friendly and respectful folks welcome.
Details on Facebook

June 24: Leather Cruise 2016
Come experience Virginia’s only floating Leather bar! The Knight Hawks of Virginia are proud to once again host our annual Leather Cruise on the spacious Carrie B.
Tickets at