Pride events are a fun, exciting way to support the LGBTQ+ community no matter your sexual orientation or gender identity. When people think about pride events, colorful parades in June (LGBT Pride Month) are probably the first things to come to mind. However, many organizers of pride events tie in educational events, fundraisers and more throughout the year.
A pride event is currently not hosted in Stark County, yet there are many events nearby and throughout Ohio. Check out the list below to start planning your festival visit or involvement with a pride organization.
Promoting acceptance of all individuals by defending human equity. Find a list of events and fundraisers and learn how to get involved on their website.
Celebrating and accepting all individuals regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. Find a list of Pride Week events and volunteer opportunities on their website.
Bringing awareness, education and knowledge of the LGBTQ+ community to the general public in order to eliminate prejudice and discrimination in Cleveland. Learn about their march and festival on the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland’s website.
Festival, events and parade to celebrate LGBTQ+ pride in Columbus. Find more information on the events hosted by Stonewall Columbus on their website.
Parade and festival to raise awareness for LGBTQ+ issues. Find event details and learn more about the Mansfield Gay Pride Association on their website.
Supporting the LGBTQ+ community through awareness, education and celebration. Visit their website for a list of events and ways to get involved.
An annual area celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex and allied (LGBTQIA+) community. Find information on their main event and parade on the Toledo Pride website.
Local festival to show support for local members of the LGBTQ+ community. Get updates on the Youngstown Pride Festival’s Facebook Page.