Pride Celebrations 2019 Last Updated 5/19

June is Pride Month, and there are LGBT celebrations and events planned for towns all over the state. Here are some of the happenings taking place in Connecticut.

"Gay Gatherings: Philip Johnson, David Whitney and The Modern Arts"

The Glass House, New Canaan
May 2-August 19, 2019

This exhibit underscores an essential element of the site's history that has not been fully presented as part of its public interpretation up to this time. It exhibits the Glass House as an intellectual and artistic gathering place.

 

"Won't be Erased: The Permanence and Significance of Body Art and Modification in the Queer Community"

May 6-June 30, 2019

The exhibit showcases the works of Beck Doty and Sam Jannetty and explores the significance of tattoos in the LGBTQ culture.

 

New Haven Pride Prom

May 17, 2019

A safe and inclusive prom for LGBTQ+ youth (13-18). Dance and have a good time in downtown New Haven with DJ music, photo booth and live performances.

 

Fairfield PrideFest - Stonewall 50th Anniversary Block Party

May 18, 2019

Outdoor Glow Block Party with food, vendors, open mic, DJ entertainment and much more.

 

"As You Are: 50 Years After Stonewall"

May 18-19, 2019

Concert pays tribute to "those heroes who have championed the movement through history," according to the chorus.

 

Midnight in Paris - "Born the Way" Fashion Show

Ocean Beach Park, New London
May 19, 2019

A fun fashion show showcasing talented models dressed in drag, followed by dancing with raffle and a silent auction.

 

"Kinky Boots"

Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket
May 31-June 2, 2019

Based on true events, this huge-hearted hit musical tells the story of two people with nothing in common - or so they think.

 

Connecticut LGBT Film Festival

Cinestudio Theater at Trinity College, Hartford
May 31-June 8, 2019

The Connecticut’s LGBT Film Festival is a nine-day festival featuring films, documentaries and shorts to our community. Most screenings are at Cinestudio (Trinity College) in Hartford. Additional theaters around the city include Real Art Ways and the Wadsworth Atheneum.

 

LGBT - Let's Go Birding Together

June 2, 2019

In honor of Pride Month, join us for a special bird-watching outing and celebration of diversity and inclusion of both birds and people.

 

Hartford Yard Goats Game: The One Where It's Pride Night

Hartford Yard Goats, Hartford
June 4, 2019

Play along with the game and have the opportunity to win great prizes.

 

"The Normal Heart"

Little Theatre of Manchester at Cheney Hall, Manchester
June 7-23, 2019

Play explores the New York City's public and private indifference to the burgeoning AIDS epidemic in the early 1980s.

 

Pride in the Park

June 8, 2019

A family-friendly festival with entertainers, a family pride social with Stepping Stones Museum for Children, face painting and other activities for all ages.

 

A Brief History of Connecticut's LGBTQ Community: A Traveling Exhibit & Digital Timeline

Connecticut Historical Society Museum and Library, Hartford
June 13-August 3, 2019

The exhibit consists of eight pop-up banners and explores the idea of the LGBTQ community becoming a community and finding its voice.

 

Middletown Pride Festival

City of Middletown, Middletown
June 15, 2019

The parade begins at 2 p.m., followed with a festival on the South Green.

 

Ridgefield Pride in the Park

June 15, 2019

A family-friendly celebration with music, games and much more.

 

Pride in the Hills

June 15, 2019

An evening of wine, spirits, craft beers, food, a bonfire, DJ entertainment and dancing. A 21+ event.

 

Queer Prom - "Dancing Under the Stars"

June 21, 2019

For all LGBTQ youth and their allies. Event for ages 13 to 18 and well chaperoned with food, dancing, DJ and floor show.

 

"Be Seen: Portrait Photography Since Stonewall"

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford
June 22-September 15, 2019

This exhibit features 24 artists that have documented the experiences of the queer community.

 

Pride Night - Connecticut Sun vs. Phoenix Mercury

Connecticut Sun, Uncasville
July 12, 2019

The Connecticut Sun features numerous members of the LGBTQ+ community for an amazing celebration of equality.

 

New London Pride Festival

Ocean Beach Park, New London
August 24, 2019

Activities include workshops, demonstrations, live entertainment, youth programs and the use of the park's facilities.

 

PrideFest

September 14, 2019

Event includes a celebration of events in various locations throughout Hartford. The activities include music, a themed party, a bar crawl, and much more.

 

PRIDE New Haven

September 16-22, 2019

A huge public celebration of the history and culture of New Haven’s LBGTQ community.