Lest anyone mistake our resounding silence about any upcoming June Pride parades might be mistaken for indifference or worse, here’s the deal: Austin is so cool (hot?) that it has two summer marches in celebration of LGBTQIA-ness in all its forms and glory.
The first, QueerBomb, takes place in June). It was originally organized as an alternative to the annual local Pride parade and celebration, which then took place in June, as it does in much the rest of the country.
According to its Facebook page, QueerBomb is "a family of LGBTQIA individuals reclaiming the radical, carnal and transgressive history of our community in order to express a pride that refuses to put rules on what you can and can’t be proud of."
Saturday marks QueerBomb’s 10th annual rally, procession, and celebration. Celebrants can gather as early as 6 p.m. at Fair Market on East Fifth Street for a resource fair, followed by a rally and procession through downtown, then wind back to its starting space for a dance party and mini-ball.
Street closures will start at 8:30 pm. and end at 9:30 p.m.
East Fifth Street from Waller Street to Brushy Street
Brushy Street from East Fifth Street to East Seventh Street
East Sixth Street from Brushy Street to Brazos Street
Brazos Street from East Sixth Street to East Seventh Street
East Seventh Street from Brazos Street to Brushy Street
This year’s Austin Pride Parade and Festival take place August 10, with many events leading up to it occurring over the summer. You can check out the evolving schedule, preceding events, volunteer opportunities, fundraisers, and more on the group’s Facebook page.
Really, it’s like we get to celebrate all summer long. Check out the Instagram photos below to see how QueerBomb set it off last year.