Pride Month

This June, Lead With Love!  Pride Celebrates Self-Affirmation and Equality.

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 +


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. 


June 2 - 11 Events

MUSEUM EVENT  |  Fri, June 2  |  4 – 8 pm |  Heard Museum
First Friday in June:  Live Painting by Indigenous LGBTQ+ Artists

Talented Indigenous LGBTQ+ artists will captivate you with live painting, showcasing their extraordinary artistic skills. Immerse yourself in the rhythm of DJ This-Just-In’s beats, while witnessing these artists at work.  The evening's events will punctuate the unveiling of the Heard's latest exhibition, Arriving Forever into the Present World.  Complementary refreshments will be served, and additional beverages and snacks will be available for purchase in the Cantina.

    Admission will be free for all guests, arriving from 4 to 8 pm. (6/2 only)
    2301 North Central Ave.
    Phoenix, AZ 85004

SOCCER MATCH  |  Sat, June 10 |  7:30 – 10 pm  |  Phoenix Rising Stadium
Phoenix Rising's Pride Night

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

   Purchase Tickets in Advance
   3801 East Washington St.
   Phoenix, AZ 85034

CONCERT  |  Sun, June 11  |  3 – 5 pm  |  Tempe Center for the Arts
Desert Overture's Composed with Pride

Desert Overture is a Phoenix-based concert band of more than 50 musicians who are part of the LGBTQIA+ community, or are allies.  Join them for Composed with Pride, a concert honoring Pride Month. Tickets are $20 for adults; $15 for seniors and students with identification. Children, 12 and under, are free. There is a $5 surcharge at the door. Tickets are available at

Desert Overture belongs to Pride Bands Alliance, which consists of 37 ensembles across the country, and world.  Directed by Scott Helms, the group performs several major concerts each year.

   Purchase Tickets in Advance
   700 West Rio Salado Pkwy.
   Tempe, AZ 85281


June 17 - 29 Events

BASEBALL GAME  |  Sat, June 17  |  5:10 – 10 pm  |  Chase Field
Diamondbacks Baseball

Join the Arizona Diamondbacks for the annual Pride Night game, when they take on the Cleveland Guardians, at Chase Field.
Get a D-backs Pride Bag, if you're one of the first 10,000 fans! Visit the Diamondbacks Pride Page for details.

   Purchase Tickets in Advance
   401 East Jefferson St.
   Phoenix, AZ 85004

PRIDE PAGEANT  |  Sun, June 25  |  5 – 7 pm  |  Tempe Center for the Arts
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.

   Purchase Tickets in Advance   
   700 West Rio Salado Pkwy.
   Tempe, AZ 85281

BASKETBALL GAME  |  Thurs, June 29  |  7  – 10 pm  |  Footprint Center
Phoenix Mercury Pride Night

The Phoenix Mercury host the Indiana Fever for the team's annual Pride Night, a celebration of inclusion and equality.  Arrive early for the night's giveaway: a Mercury Bucket Hat.
   Purchase Tickets in Advance
   201 East Jefferson St.
   Phoenix, AZ 85004