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Pride Month

This June, Lead With Love!  Pride Celebrates Self-Affirmation and Equality.
JUNE IS PRIDE MONTH

Celebrate the LGBTQIA+ Community

Pride is about self-affirmation, dignity, equality, and increased visibility, among Americans who identify as having a non-normative sexual orientation, or gender identity.

What does the initialism stand for?  LGBTQIA+ is inclusive of people who consider themselves to be:
        L     Lesbian
        G    Gay
        B    Bisexual
        T    Transgender - Transexual
        Q    Queer - Questioning
         I      Intersex
        A    Ally - Asexual +

Events

Take a moment to recognize the contributions of LGBTQIA+  Arizonans, and Americans.  In the Valley, many events are clustered in June, and also during Autumn. 

 

INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP
Wed, June 1  |  12:15 – 1:15 pm

Educational Equity: What LGBTQIA+ Students Want

Kick off Pride Month with an interactive workshop focused on the experiences of LGBTQIA+ students, and how to improve their educational outcomes.

The discussion will be lead by Jacque Starks, who has managed the department of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Engagement at the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) since 2006.  Starks' experience includes over three decades of  implementing broad-based diversity, and inclusion, initiatives.  She is a co-founder of the Arizona Multicultural Education Conference; and recipient of the Veora E. Johnson Spirit of Unity Award for Diversity and Inclusion, an honor bestowed by The East Valley Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Committee.

Sponsored by Rio Salado College & MCCCD.

HOW TO ATTEND
Join Virtually.  You can also join the meeting by phone; please note that long distance rates may apply:
   (929) 324-2911‬
   PIN: 830 740 301‬#

 

INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP
Wed, June 1  |  12:15 – 1:15 pm

Relating Otherwise: Trans and Queer Worldmaking
as Revolutionary Praxis

Trans and queer folx have long thrived outside normative relational expectancies. Estranged from their families and communities of origin, many cultivate survival in relation with one another. Join Dr. Lore/tta LeMaster (she/they) as she traces the roots of queer and trans communities in historical, and contemporary contexts. 

Dr. LeMaster is an Assistant Professor at the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, ASU.  Sponsored, and hosted by, Paradise Valley Community College.

HOW TO ATTEND
Join Virtually.  ID: 24924902944;  Password: K6wQyY8sjN9
You can also join the meeting by phone; please note that long distance rates may apply:
   (602) 666-0783
   Access Code: 2492 490 2944

 

MUSEUM EXPERIENCE
Fri, June 3  |  4 – 9 pm

First Friday: Pride Night at the Heard

Enjoy the first-ever Native Drag Show at the Heard, hosted by the Indigenous Fire Queen of Phoenix, Pyraddiction.  Native LGBTQIA + poets will read their works, prior to the Runway Show, which begins at 7 pm, in the Steele Auditorium.  Refreshments will be available for purchase in the Cantina throughout the evening.  Free museum admission between 4 and 9 pm.

HOW TO ATTEND
   Heard Museum
   2301 N. Central Ave.
   Phoenix, AZ 85004

 

SOCCER MATCH
Sat, June 4  |  7:30 – 10 pm

Phoenix Rising's Pride Night

As part of the team's annual Pride Night, the Phoenix Rising will take on Birmingham Legion FC. Visit the team site for details as game night approaches.

HOW TO ATTEND
Purchase Tickets
   Wild Horse Pass
   19615 S. 48th St.
   Chandler, AZ 85225

 

BASKETBALL GAME
Fri, June 10  |  7  – 10 pm

Phoenix Mercury Pride Night

The Phoenix Mercury host the Atlanta Dream for the team's annual Pride Night, a celebration of inclusion and equality.  The first 5,000 fans will receive a Pride flag. 

HOW TO ATTEND
Purchase Tickets
   Footprint Center
   201 E. Jefferson St.
   Phoenix, AZ 85004

 

PRIDE PAGEANT 
Sun, June 12  |  5 – 7 pm

Mx. Phoenix Pride Pageant

Hosted by phxPRIDE, join the audience of a gender-neutral pageant centered around ten contestants.  The aspirants will compete in the categories of:  Fundraising, Parade of Contestants, Red Carpet Fashion, Talent, and On-Stage Q&A.

The individual with the highest cumulative score will be named the first-ever Mx PhxPRIDE, joining forces with Miss, Mister, and JR phxPRIDE.  Pride pageant winners represent the organization's scholarship fundraising initiatives in the Valley.

HOW TO ATTEND
Purchase Tickets (click on the purple graphic)
   Tempe Center for the Arts
   700 W. Rio Salado Parkway
   Tempe, AZ 85281

 

COMEDY SHOW
Wed, June 22  |  7:30 – 9 pm

Improvmania Celebrates ImPRIDEmania

ImprovMania, a comedy theatre located in Chandler, invites you to a hilarious show supporting the LGBTQIA+ community.

HOW TO ATTEND
Purchase Tickets
   improvMANIA Comedy Club
   250 S. Arizona Ave.
   Chandler, AZ 85225

 

BASEBALL GAME
Sat, June 25  |  5:10 – 10 pm

Diamondbacks Pride Night

Join the Arizona Diamondbacks for the annual Pride Night game, when they take on the Detroit Tigers, at Chase Field.
Get a D-backs Pride Tee, if you're one of the first 15,000 fans! Visit the Diamondbacks Pride Page for details.

HOW TO ATTEND
Purchase Tickets
   Chase Field
   401 E. Jefferson St.
   Phoenix, AZ 85004