Dive Into a Month of Celebration: Pride Corpus Christi’s Pride Month EventsMarch 16, 2023
This June, get ready to immerse yourself in a wave of excitement as Pride Corpus Christi presents a series of events celebrating Pride Month! With events for all ages and interests, the Corpus Christi LGBTQIA+ community and its allies are invited to join in the fun, support each other, and create lasting memories.
On June 3rd, the Youth LGBTQIA+ Prom at the Coastal Bend Pride Center welcomes those aged 13-18 and their allies to a ‘Night Under the Sea’ themed prom. Don your ocean-inspired outfits and enjoy a magical evening with refreshments provided. Tickets are available online now for $10.
St. Paul UCC Open & Affirming Sermon
Pride Month festivities commence on June 4th with an open and affirming sermon at 10:30 AM at St. Paul United Church of Christ, led by Pride Corpus Christi board member Reverend Dana Worsham. This event emphasizes the importance of open and affirming churches in fostering an inclusive and supportive environment for the LGBTQIA+ community. Following the sermon, attendees are invited to join a communal potluck, celebrating unity and togetherness.
Gay Bar Party & Movie Night at Alamo Drafthouse
On June 4th, the annual Hidden Door Pride Week Kick Off event returns, with more details to be announced soon. Then, on June 5th, join us for the Alamo Drafthouse Movie Night, featuring the critically acclaimed film Kinky Boots. This heartwarming movie, centered on acceptance and friendship, follows the story of a struggling shoe factory owner who partners with a drag queen to create a unique line of shoes for the drag community. The film embodies the spirit of Pride Month, working together and is a must-see for everyone. Tickets, which include a performance by Robyn Valentine, and a gift bag with branded Pride items, are $25 per person, with food and drinks sold separately.
Comedy Night & Professionals Mixer
The laughter continues on June 6th with our annual Comedy Night with line up and venue to be announced, followed by the Coastal Bend Pride Center‘s Out Professionals Mixer at BUS (Bar Under the Sun) on June 7th. This mixer is the perfect opportunity to connect with fellow LGBTQIA+ professionals in the community.
Poetry Night & Art Exhibition
June 8th’s Poetry Night features Switchgrass Review poetry readings and a free exhibition for artists to share their work. On June 9th, gather your friends for the downtown Pub Crawl – more details on the route and event will be shared soon.
5K Marathon & Pet Paw-rade
Start your day on June 10th with the first-ever Coastal Bend Pride Center’s Rainbow Run/Walk 5K at Cole Park. Show your support by participating in this colorful event with tickets starting at $15. Immediately following the race, join the 3rd Annual Pet Paw-rade at St. Paul United Church of Christ. This free event includes an adoption drive, hot dogs, a bouncy house, and a Pride costume contest.
‘Fun Home’ at Harbor Playhouse and PACT’s ‘5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche’
From June 30th to July 2nd, don’t miss the Harbor Playhouse production of ‘Fun Home,‘ featuring talented members of the community. This poignant and Tony Award winning musical tells lesbian cartoonist Alison Bechdel’s coming-of-age story while exploring themes of identity, family, and self-discovery, making it the perfect production for Pride Month. Tickets are available for $25 per person and will be sold on our website soon.
In addition, the Port Aransas Community Theatre (PACT) is proud to produce the hilarious and quirky show, ‘5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche.’ Set in the 1950s, this witty play revolves around five women who come together for their annual quiche breakfast, only to discover that they share more than just their love for quiche. As the story unfolds, the characters explore themes of identity, sisterhood, and acceptance. The performances will begin on June 15th and run until Sunday, June 18th, offering you a chance to immerse yourself in this entertaining and thought-provoking production.
Corpus Christi Hooks & Community Drag Shows
Pride Corpus Christi is also excited to announce the return of Hooks Pride Night at Whataburger Field on June 21. Throughout June, Pride Corpus Christi is thrilled to sponsor various drag shows, including Azul Entertainment‘s Drag Brunch on June 4th at House of Rock, the 2nd Annual Glammy’s Awards, and Robyn Valentine‘s drag show at The Bay Jewel on June 23rd. We also invite you to check out our online calendar for a complete list of official and unofficial events taking place through the month of June.
Free HIV/STD Testing
Don’t forget that Pride Corpus Christi continues to offer free at-home HIV/STD testing through our website, and we’ll be tabling at events across town. Stay tuned for even more events under development, all made possible by our generous sponsors, including the Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation, Coastal Bend Pride Center, HRMG, Dr. McIntyre Eye and Glass, the Downtown Management District, Attention Promo, Port of Corpus Christi, and many others.
As we celebrate Pride Month, it is essential to acknowledge the recent anti-LGBTQIA+ legislation and the importance of getting involved with organizations such as Equality Texas and the Transgender Education Network of Texas (TENT). Now, more than ever, we must band together as a community and show our Pride in defiance of efforts to restrict access to healthcare, economic vitality and force our community back into the closet. Together, we can create an inclusive and supportive environment for all.
Mark your calendars and join us for a spectacular, community-driven Pride Month in Corpus Christi!
- June 3rd, 10:30 AM – Open and Affirming Sermon & Potluck at St. Paul United Church of Christ
- June 3rd, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM – Youth LGBTQIA+ Prom at the Coastal Bend Pride Center (‘Night Under the Sea’ theme)
- June 4th – Hidden Door Pride Week Kick Off event (time and details TBD)
- June 5th, 7:00 PM – Alamo Drafthouse Movie Night: Kinky Boots
- June 6th – Annual Comedy Night (time and details TBD)
- June 7th – Out Professionals Mixer at BUS (bar under the sun) (time and details TBD)
- June 8th – Poetry Night with Switchgrass Review poetry readings and art exhibition (time and details TBD)
- June 9th – Pub Crawl (time and route details TBD)
- June 10th, 7:00 AM (registration), 8:00 AM (race) – Coastal Bend Pride Center’s First Annual Rainbow Run/Walk 5K at Cole Park
- June 10th, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM – 3rd Annual Pet Paw-rade at St. Paul United Church of Christ
- June 21 – Hooks Pride Night at Whataburger Field
- June 30th – July 2nd – ‘Fun Home’ at the Harbor Playhouse
- Opening date TBD – ‘5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche’ by Port Aransas Community Theatre (PACT)
- + More to be Announced
3 thoughts on “Dive Into a Month of Celebration: Pride Corpus Christi’s Pride Month Events”
Looking forward to be included again this year in various events for Pride Month! I am available at your request if needed!March 18, 2023
Will there be a Pride Painting with a Twist event this year?March 21, 2023
Hi Elizabeth! Thank you for letting us know of your interest in this type of event. There are several more events currently under development. We’ll update our website and social media as more details are confirmed.March 21, 2023