PRIDE is back in 2021May 11, 2021
(CORPUS CHRISTI) — For more than 50 years, the month of June has been celebrated as PRIDE Month which is filled with parades, parties, protests, lectures and seminars, performances, shows and LGBTQIA+ centered events to celebrate equality, justice, diversity, dignity and strength of the LGBTQIA+ community. After skipping in-person activities for PRIDE in 2020 due to the global coronavirus pandemic, PRIDE 2021 will be back in the Coastal Bend.
The Mosaic Project of South Texas, which operates PRIDE Corpus Christi, announced some of its plans for PRIDE Month with some adjustments due to COVID-19. In June, there will be an exhibit at the La Palmera Gallery showcasing LGBTQIA+ artists, a youth prom on June 5, a PRIDE Pet Paw-rade on June 12, and a PRIDE Night with the Corpus Christi Hooks at Whataburger Field on June 24. The traditional larger PRIDE Parade and Block Party, which drew more than 3,000 people in 2019, has been scheduled for October 9 during LGBT History Month to allow for cooler weather and for more time for participants to get vaccinated. The highly successful Poetry Night: Pride 2021 will be held on Saturday, October 2 with more details to come.
“There is a strong desire in the LGBTQIA+ community to have PRIDE activities in June,” said Tom Tagliabue, President of the Mosaic Project of South Texas. “We look forward to safely celebrating with our friends, families, allies, stakeholders, colleagues, and community.”
Sponsorship opportunities for PRIDE are available starting at $250 and go up to $5,000. “We were very fortunate in 2019 to receive significant community support,” Tagliabue said. “We hope to generate the same level of support in order to put on quality, fun and memorable events and activities that celebrate the value and significance of LGBTQIA+ individuals in the Coastal Bend.”
Information on sponsorships, event schedules and event locations will be updated on the pridecorpuschristi.com website and the group’s Facebook page.