Pride Month Events

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June 1

The Andy Warhol Museum hosts the sixth annual LGBTQ+ Youth Prom, the largest of its kind in Southwestern Pennsylvania. The event includes dinner, dancing and multiple activities. Youth ages 13-20 are permitted. Online registration is sold out, but 50 free tickets will be available at the door on a first come first serve basis. For those who want to be able to celebrate themselves fully at prom, this event is for you. 6 p.m. 117 Sandusky St. Free for the first 50 people.

June 2

Workshop PGH DIY School and Assemble holds a Queer Craft Market at the Ace Hotel. Local artists and creatives will showcase their work, and attendees can enjoy refreshments and make their own DIY crafts. 10 a.m. 120 S Whitfield St. Free.

June 6

Lola LeCroix hosts the Wheels and Heels Drag Show Benefit presented by Lyft Pittsburgh in partnership with Pittsburgh Pride. The show features performers such as Sharon Needles, Dixie Surewood, Danyel Vasquez and Anna Steezia. Come out for a night of fun and celebration. Lyft Pittsburgh will match all tips with donations to Proud Haven Pittsburgh. 8 p.m. 5801 Ellsworth Avenue. Free with reservation.

AIDS Free Pittsburgh holds their Too Hot for July free concert on the patio of the Ace Hotel. Start your Pride celebration with performances by Leikeli47, moon baby, HUNY and more artists. A 90s inspired Vogue Dance Battle is open to all with a $350 cash prize. Free HIV and STD testing will also be provided with healthcare professionals available to answer questions about sexual health. 6 p.m. 120 S Whitfield St. Free.

To begin Arcade Comedy Theater’s month of highlighting queer members of the comedy community, improv and Sketch Comedy team babyGRAND builds a Gay Fantasia musical based off audience suggestions. Nik Nemec will also perform stand-up comedy. 8 p.m. 943 Liberty Ave. $12.

June 7

Walk the Moon kicks off the first night of Pride Rocks PGH concert events by Pittsburgh Pride. Toni Braxton headlines Pride Rocks PGH for the second night with opening act Rina Sawayama. 7:30 p.m. 9th & Ft. Duquesne Blvd. $39 general admission, $69 weekend package.

People’s Pride – Pride of the Ages starts their weekend-long events with an art exhibit and party with artists DJ Amos, DJ Scotty and the Mayday Brass Band. The event promises both historical and contemporary art from queer Pittsburgh, as well as homemade empanadas for sale. 7 p.m. 5120 Penn Ave.

Queen of the Arcade Schwa de Vivre performs as Liza Minelli to host the Big Gay Game Show at Arcade Comedy Theater. Audience members will be chosen to compete for prizes. 8 p.m. 943 Liberty Ave. $12.

Arcade Comedy Theater also puts on Queer Folks Telling Jokes, a night of queer Pittsburgh stand-up comedians. Performers include Chrissy Costa, Joe Esch, Shannon Norman, Peggy Walkush, Helen Wildy and more. 10:30 p.m. 943 Liberty Ave. $12.

Workshop PGH DIY School holds a First Friday Pride Party & Queer Art Show featuring local makers. A fundraiser will be held for Proud Haven Pittsburgh with a dance party following. Refreshments and food trucks will be on site. 6 p.m. 5135 Penn Ave. Free. or

June 8

Pittsburgh Pride will hold PrideFest on a bridge this summer for the first time. Vendors, food stands, crafts and other entertainment will be available, as well as free STI and HIV testing. The event begins Saturday and continues on Sunday, June 9. 12 p.m. Andy Warhol Bridge & Ft. Duquesne Blvd. Free.

People’s Pride invites members of the community to engage in a Self Care DayProhibition Style. Free healing workshops and tips for healthy living will be offered all day. 11 a.m. 4623 Liberty Ave. Free.

People’s Pride also holds their third pride celebration focused on uplifting all intersections of the community. Registration and sponsorship fees will go towards providing safety and entertainment for the event as well as contributing to SisTersPGH’s Initiatives Black Trans Education Fund and Expanding Our Pride mini-grant. The celebration will continue through Sunday, June 9. 12 p.m. Freedom Corner. $100 minimum sponsorship.

June 9

Pittsburgh Pride’s Equality March begins at Boulevard of the Allies. Registration to join the march is open, or watch the parade follow its path down Grant Street, Fifth Avenue and Liberty Avenue. 2:30 p.m. Blvd of the Allies. Free.

DJ Tony Moran closes out Pittsburgh Pride’s Pride Rocks PGH with a free dance party. 7 p.m. Fort Duquesne Blvd & 7th Street. Free.

June 15

Nick Kochanov brings his No Good Very Bad Gay Podcast to Arcade Comedy Theater for a live episode. Nick and other guests will discuss pride and queer pop culture, with trivia and prizes available to the audience. 8 p.m. 943 Liberty Ave. $12.

June 21

Arcade Comedy Theater hosts an LGBTQBert: Improv Jam featuring queer performers of all kinds and experience. Short and long form improv scenes will be performed over the course of the night, and audience members are encouraged to BYOB. 10 p.m. 943 Liberty Ave. $7.

The Carnegie Museum of Natural History holds a Celebrate Pride After Dark 80s themed event. Attendees must be 21 and older and can participate in a scavenger hunt, learning about museum exhibits and talking with representatives from PERSAD, Allies for Health and Wellbeing and other organizations. Signatures are welcomed on a 2020 Pride scarf that will be given to Dippy the Dinosaur. 6 p.m. 4400 Forbes Ave. $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

June 28

Pittsburgh Pride and the Delta Foundation celebrate 50 years since the Stonewall Riots with a mural by artist Leonardo Moleiro at the intersection of Ellsworth and Maryland. 6 p.m. Ellsworth Ave. & Maryland Ave., Shadyside. Free.

People’s Pride protests the Delta Foundation’s involvement in Pittsburgh’s LGBTQ+ community. 5:45 p.m. 5800 Ellsworth Ave. Free.

The Andy Warhol Museum hosts a screening of the documentary “Before Stonewall,” with a Q&A session conducted over Skype with co-director and producer Robert Rosenberg. The film utilizes historical footage as well as interviews. After the screening, local group Jellyfish will hold a dance party in the museum’s entrance space. The event is free with registration, and a cash bar will be available. 8 p.m. 117 Sandusky St. Free with registration.

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