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Celebrating Pride Month

Happy Pride Month everyone!

All during the month of June, The Colorado Sound is celebrating Pride Month. Listen for shout-outs and spins of your favorite music, as well as some special programs, including an episode of Music 101 on the music of the Stonewall Uprising. And watch for web features and other stories focusing on LGBTQ+ artists and music all month long. 

Related: Music 101 on Remembering Stonewall

Pride Month is celebrated around the world during the month of June. Its roots, though, are with the Stonewall Uprising that took place in New York City in 1969. The uprising started on June 28 and took place across six days in the West Village of Manhattan. It’s now considered one of the transformative events in the fight for equality, 

The first Pride march in New York City was held a year later on June 28, 1970, on the anniversary of Stonewall. Pride Day was typically the last Sunday in June, but that single-day event has since evolved into a celebration lasting the entire month. Pride is now celebrated with parades, festivals, and other special events in countries and cities around the world. 

2023 Pride events in Colorado

Below are just a handful of the 2023 Pride events taking place in Colorado including Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins.

  • Denver is holding a free, two-day Pride Festival June 24-25 in Civic Center Park, and a Pride Parade on Sunday, June 25. Denver Pride lists details on these and other events taking place this month.
  • The Colorado Rockies are having a Pride Night on June 9.
  • Yampa Valley Pride is holding a number of events in Steamboat Springs all month long.
  • Out Boulder County highlights multiple Pride events, including the Boulder Pride Festival June 11, Lafayette’s Pride on the Plaza June 15, and Longmont Pride Festival June 30.
  • Northern Colorado Equality is holding a NoCo Pride event in Fort Collins on Saturday, July 15. 
  • Estes Park is holding Pride in the Park on June 17 at Performance Park with live music and other special events.
  • One Colorado has a list of additional Pride Month events in Colorado. 

However you choose to celebrate, have a great time doing it! 


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