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Pride Month Resources

On behalf of the Diversity and Inclusion Initiative Team, Happy Pride Month!

There are several local Pride organizations with events planned throughout the month:

  • Baton Rouge local pride events –
  • NOLA local pride events –
  • NOLA local pride events organized for black residents –
  • Lafayette and Acadiana area pride events –

Additionally, more information regarding the origins of pride month, and the rainbow pride flag, can be found here:

Here is some additional information regarding New Orleans Pride, the largest Pride event in the state, which is occurring this weekend, across June 9th – June 12th.
1. Drag me to the Roosevelt: an LGBTQIA history tour Sunday at 3 pm at the Sazerac Bar
2. NOLA pride parade: June 11 in the Marigny, (it was recommended to arrive at least a half hour before the event to get a good spot. Starts near the Phoenix at 6pm
3. Inaugural Pride and Diversity celebration in Crescent Park in the Bywater neighborhood at Mandeville Wharf 2-7 pm. This is a free event including live music , community organization performances, kids activities, curated arts and craft market, food and beverage booths. A family event!
4. On June 11th, Raptor Distilling is hosting an all ages event from 12-8 pm with music and food.
5. Longue Vue House and Gardens is hosting a family friendly event with fan decorating, drag queen story time, and a community resources fair from 10am-1pm
Additionally, Baton Rouge Pride will be occurring at the Raising Cane’s River Center on June 25th. More info can be found here:
Moving away from the celebratory events, to addressing serious issues within the LGBTQIA+ community, the following organizations focus on helping develop safe environments for LGBTQIA+ individuals:
LGBTQIA Suicide Prevention information:
The Trevor Project, youth LGBTQ mental health support and suicide prevention organization:
Finally, you may access the following cultural media events for free this month:
BONES OF CONTENTION is the first nonfiction feature film to explore the theme of historical memory in Spain, focusing on the repression of lesbians and gays under Franquismo and Spain’s most famous poet, Federico Garcia Lorca.

“Condensed to the Point of Explosion”: Pride Month Soiree

Join Sapphic Writers for a workshop based around historical Pride posters!

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