Celebrate Pride 2020 with virtual & in-person events around Houston

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Photo courtesy of Visit Houston | Photo: Spenser Harrison

Updated: Friday, June 26, 2020

Commemorate Pride month with virtual performances and more around Houston from now until Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

Whether you’d like to show your support for the LGBTQ+ community by learning, raising money for non-profits, enjoying performances, or by coming together to show solidarity at a rally, we’ve got you covered.

Pride Houston 2020 Virtual & In-Person Events

  • KTRK-TV ABC 13 presents Virtual Town Hall on Fatal Violence Against Transgender Women of Color | Thursday, June 25 | FREE – ABC13 presents a one-hour virtual town hall highlighting the epidemic of fatal violence against Black transgender women and transgender women of color. Panelists for the town hall will include Dominique Jackson, Angelica Ross, and Hallie Sahar from FX Network’s Pose, Elia Chino, the founder/executive director of FLAS, and Reverend Troy Treash, the senior pastor of Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church. This event will be held online via ABC13’s Facebook Live, YouTube, ABC13’s app, and ABC13’s connected TV apps on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, and Roku. 7pm.
  • Pride Houston Virtual Rally Online | Saturday, June 27 | FREE – Houston Pride hosts an online rally for the city’s LGBTQ+ community. Originally planned as a physical march, the event was moved online after the city’s skyrocketing cases of COVID-19 became apparent. There will be no physical, in-person event in Downtown. 11am.
  • Drag Diva Brunch: Spice Girls at House of Blues | Saturday, June 27 – Enjoy a brunch along with an exciting drag show featuring local queens as Posh, Scary, Ginger, Sporty, and Baby in Wannabe, a Spice Girls tribute show at the Restaurant & Bar at House of Blues. Tickets are $46 per person. Your ticket includes the show, food, and a complimentary signature shot for the mid-show celebratory toast. 10:30am.
  • Spill the Tease Burlesque Show at White Oak Music Hall | Saturday, June 27 – Head to White Oak Music Hall for a burlesque show in support of Pride, Spill the Tease, featuring performances from Cyn City, The Abby Cadabra, Daisy L’Amour, and more. This show is 21 and up. Tickets are $100 for two. 8pm to 11pm.
  • Texas Pride Online: A Fundraiser for Texas Organizations via Zoom | Sunday, June 28 | FREE – Take part in an online pride celebration that brings together queer communities across the state of Texas to safely celebrate an alternative Pride and raise funds for Texas organizations that care for black, trans, and queer people year-round. Organizations include The House of Rebirth, Austin Justice Coalition, allgo QPOC, Transform Houston, and Montrose Grace Place. Enjoy virtual performances curated by Texas-based LGBTQ collectives including Houston’s own band, Space Kiddettes. You must register for this event. Donations will be accepted. 3pm to 6pm.
  • Harris County Democratic Party presents 2020 Pride Party Fundraiser on Zoom | Tuesday, June 30 – The Harris County Democratic Party hosts a fun-filled night in celebration of Pride with virtual games, a happy hour, and even a Drag Queen Story Time with special guest, Alexyeus Paris. This event will be held online via Zoom. Tickets start at $15. 6:30pm to 8pm.
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Social Distancing, Mask Requirements & COVID-19 Precautions

Businesses around Greater Houston and the State of Texas are opening up and individual social distancing practices vary from location to location.

Masks are mandated for entering all business across the City of Houston and Harris County (through at least Tuesdays, June 30, 2020) in order to reduce the spread of the virus which is growing faster in Houston than the rest of Texas.

Local business owners, many already struggling, face a $1000 fine if they do not enforce this ruling. Texas Governor Greg Abbott has confirmed that local governments can mandate that counties and cities can enforce this rule and has asked that all Texans wear a mask in public, as Texas and Houston have quickly become a hotspot for cases of COVID-19.

It is expected that the mask order will be extended into July. Masks are worn to protect the other people around you and in the community. They have proven to significantly reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Please contact individual organizers directly if you have any questions about their operational guidelines during this time. 

Click here to find the latest updates from the Texas Medical Center on cases in the Greater Houston area.

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