Here is the information from the webpage for the AustinPride.org and all the events starting next Wednesday June 28th with a listing of all the exciting events taking place thru August 26th, 2017. The Austin Gay & Lesbian Pride Foundation (AGLPF) in conjunction with Transgender Education Network of Texas, Equality Texas, and Austin’s fabulous Drag Community invite everyone to gather on the South steps of the State Capitol for Annual Stonewall Rally in observance of the 46th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.
The Stonewall Riots were a series of spontaneous and violent demonstrations against a police raid at the Stonewall Inn. The event marked one of the first times in American history that the LGBTQ community, specifically drag queens and transgender individuals, fought back against a government-sponsored system that persecuted sexual minorities. The Stonewall Riots started a fire (literally!), inspiring LGBTQ people across the country to organize and demand gay rights–a fight that continues on to this day!
We gather at the Stonewall Rally to honor the brave individuals who stood up and fought back in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969. We gather at the Stonewall Rally to celebrate the gay rights victories we have experienced since our movement began. We gather at the Stonewall Rally to demand that we will not be quiet, we will not stop fighting until we have FULL EQUALITY!!
DID WE MENTION THE HUGE DRAG EXTRAVAGANZA ON THE STEPS OF THE STATE CAPITOL?! You do not want to miss this event!
Here is the information from the Facebook page for the Austin Pride Stonewall Event. As of today there are 995 people who have committed to attend next Wednesday June 28th and another 4,200 interested in attending.
The attack on the LGBTQ community is in full swing this year.
Senate Bill 6 would seek to prevent the Transgender community from using the bathroom that matches their gender!
Senate Bill 242 would require school employees to Out their students if they know their students to be LGBTQ!
The Texas Supreme Court announced it is going to rehear a case that seeks to limit the effect of U.S. Supreme Court’s Obergefell ruling on marriage!
We invite you to SHOW UP and BE HEARD! We will rally at the Capitol on the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots!
Join Austin PRIDE for our 7th Annual Stonewall Celebration & Rally on the South Steps of the Texas Capitol! This year marks the 48th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.
We will pay tribute to the individuals that sparked the modern day gay rights movement in June 1969 at the Stonewall Inn and we will LET OUR VOICES BE HEARD! Share this event far and wide! We call on the entire Texas LGBTQ community and our Allies to join us!
Performers and Guest Speakers Include:
City Councilman Jimmy Flannigan
Miss Austin PRIDE 2017 Nadine Hughes
Mr. Ausitn PRIDE 2017 Sya Nyde
Vegas Van Cartier
We will also have a touching memorial to those we’ve lost to violence.
Plus, you won’t want to miss the HUGE DRAG PERFORMANCE FINALE the likes of which the State Capitol has never seen!!