In cities and towns all over the world, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender citizens get together for a day or a week to celebrate their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. This celebration is known as Pride. In many cities (though no longer in Memphis). Pride events take place in the month of June. This is commonly attributed to the fact that the Stonewall Riots in New York occurred in June of 1969. Typical Pride events include parades, concerts, and social activities. In Memphis, Pride is now celebrated in October.
Mid-South Pride 2011 will take place on October 15th. The festival will run from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. at Robert Church Park and the Parade will run down 2nd, 3rd, and Beale beginning at 2:00 p.m.