Welcome Pride: Durham, NC, The Annual LGBTQ+ Festival

Welcome Pride Durham NC logo, Duke University logo, rainbow flags and balloons, people attending parade

Welcome! Pride: Durham, NC is in its second year celebrating equality in Durham. Its predecessor, NC Pride, served as the Tar Heel state’s annual LGBTQ+ festival, taking place each year in Durham. The parade draws thousands of costumed marchers alongside decorated floats and vehicles. Additional activities include festival vendors, speeches, and parties that take place around the Triangle. It’s a great opportunity to support an inclusive community. 

Pride: Durham, NC will take place Saturday, September 28, 2019 on Duke University’s East Campus at 1304 Campus Drive. Typically, the festival is from 11 AM to 4 PM. 

Pride: Durham, NC serves as the annual celebration of community, family, pride, and activism in Durham and across North Carolina. Durham is home to progressive politics and true inclusion. We have the perfect location to celebrate your identities. Located in the state famous for “THE Bathroom Bill,” HB2, Durham is also where activists have shaped history through radical acts and intelligent collaboration between key community members. 

Pride: Durham, NC brings love and activism back to the forefront of Pride as a way to develop stronger connections and further growth and success in a turbulent political climate. All people with love in their hearts, fueled by progress, are welcome at Pride: Durham, NC.

The LBGQ+ Center of Durham is located at 114 Hunt Street in Durham, NC. Their core values: “We believe, as individuals of varied experiences and identities, that all people are worthy of equality, respect, and dignity. In order to reflect these values in all that we do, we continually endeavor to:
 
    • be conscious that we are inextricably connected to each other in stability, power, and unity for our survival and liberation;
    • be deeply rooted in relationships, and to build and sustain those connections;
    • foster space where we can be heard and seen in all aspects of our whole selves;
    • understand the complexities of what it means to feel safe and included-in all contexts-and to allow this knowledge to inform and guide our collective work;
    • ground ourselves in our community’s long legacy of resilience and brilliance, and celebrate those qualities in our community members today;
    • encourage and promote our ability to take care of ourselves and each other, in recognition of the toll of living daily with the effects of oppressions;
    • prioritize historically and emerging marginalized peoples in leadership roles;
    • listen to the voices and assess needs of community to determine programming; create and maintain a culture of transparency and accessibility throughout all operations and relationships of the organization.”

You may want to come even earlier this summer to attend a film festival. Celebrating 25 years in 2020, OutSouth Queer Film Festival is the new name for the annual NC Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. Happening this August 15 through 18 in 2019, the Film Festival is the second largest gay, lesbian, and transgender film festival in the Southeast, attracting thousands of people every year. 

Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast welcomes all guests without regard to sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin or citizenship status, age, disability, military status, religion, politics, or anything else. We support the city of Durham’s mission of inclusiveness and love for all. Welcome Pride: Durham, NC is a friendly and accepting public event to attend. 

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