(Houston, TX) – The wait is finally over. The Pride Committee of Houston announced the 2016 theme as “Houston Proud” along with some special changes in store for 2016.
Dallas Gay Pride 2016
The Alan Ross Texas Freedom Pride Parade and Festival has steadily grown into one of the biggest and most enthusiastic gay pride celebrations in the southern half of the United States. It’s actually the formal name for Dallas Gay Pride, which this year observes its 31st anniversary (at least in its current form), with its celebration set for September 18, 2016. Dallas actually began holding a Gay Pride celebration in 1972, in solidarity with and commemoration of the 1969 Stonewall Riots that are the basis for many Pride events held around the country in June.
Dallas Gay Pride Parade and Festival in September:
The Dallas Tavern Guild took over the operation of Dallas Pride in 1982, moved it to September, and called it the Texas Freedom Parade. It was later renamed in honor of one of the parade’s key architects, the former Guild director Alan Ross. Since 1983, The Alan Ross Texas Freedom Pride Parade and Festival is held the third Sunday in September – in 2016, it occurs on Sunday, September 18.
Multiple Pulse Nightclub One-Year Anniversary Vigils Planned Around Houston And Montrose!
Remembering Orlando: Multiple Houston Vigils For Pulse 1 Year Anniversary
(HOUSTON) — As Houston’s annual Pride month kicks into full gear the LGBT community is gearing up to remember the victims lost nearly a year ago. The mass shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando shocked the nation and world when 49 people were murdered in a LGBT nightclub.
As the one-year anniversary approaches, the Houston LGBT community and allies plan to honor the anniversary and those lost with multiple vigils to be held in Montrose.
Turn Texas Blue and Black Lives Matter have teamed up to honor Orlando with a vigil planned on the eve of the one-year anniversary. “Stand with Orlando Vigil—One Year Later” will be held on June 11 at Hermann Park.
The second vigil to honor those of Pulse Nightclub in Orlando will be held at the Montrose Center on June 12. The event, held one year to the day, has been organized by the Mayor’s LGBT Advisory Committee.
Land Rover Houston Central’s Rainbow on the Green presented by Legacy Community Health Care Services Returns To Discovery Green With Dazzling Performances On June 23
(Houston) – Show off your LGBT pride at Houston’ Discovery Green’s 7th annual Rainbow on the Green celebration on Friday, June 23. The free LGBTQ city-wide celebration will feature all-star performances by Crawford Nation and violinists Angelina DM Trailz with music by DJ ASTRA, dance and R&B diva CeCe Peniston, and Colonial Blue featuring Stephanie Rice of The Voice Season 12.
Headliner Cece Peniston is an international dance music and R&B artist that is considered to be one of the most successful dance club artist in the history of US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play charts. Her signature hit, “Finally,” was #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and #2 on the UK Top 75 and became one of the biggest dance records in history selling over 3 million copies worldwide.
Houston-based alternative-folk band Colonial Blue resemble the resonance of Damien Rice with the melodic tendencies of Texans Eisley, but bring it to life with a beating heart of their own which stems from the personal nature of lead vocalist Stephanie Rice’s songwriting. You can watch Rice on Alicia Keys’ team on this season’s live finales of The Voice Season 12.
Catch these acts and more energizing entertainment in this years’ Rainbow on the Green! Blankets, lawn chairs and picnics are welcome. Glass containers and alcoholic beverages are not allowed; beer and wine will be available for purchase.