Pride Houston announces return with march at City Hall on June 27

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Houston’s City Hall, shown lighted for Pride in 2012, will be the site of a march and rally this year instead of a parade. (Courtesy Visit Houston)

Houston’s City Hall, shown lighted for Pride in 2012, will be the site of a march and rally this year instead of a parade. (Courtesy Visit Houston)

Instead of taking over downtown Houston with a parade, Pride Houston has announced it will return this month with a march and rally at City Hall in a show of solidarity with calls for racial equality.

“The George Floyd murder met us at a time where we as a community fully understand that all black lives matter. Thus, the Black Lives Matter movement is also an LGBTQ movement. Our legacy of Stonewall reminds us that great change comes at a cost,” Pride Houston Chair Emeritus Harrison Guy said in the announcement.

Pride Month is celebrated nationwide to mark the anniversary of the June 28, 1969, Stonewall riots in New York City, where members of the LGBT community pushed back against police raids.

The Houston march will take place 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. June 27.

Pride Houston had previously announced that its parade and other activities would be delayed to the fall amid social distancing concerns.


According to the announcement, the event will have volunteers distributing masks and hand sanitizer as well as water and healthy snacks.

"One of our largest goals is keeping our advocates safe and healthy in these uncertain times due to the ever-present threat of COVID-19," the organization said in its announcement.
By Matt Dulin
Matt joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2018 and is the City Editor for Houston's Inner Loop editions.


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