Pride 2020

This year, LGBTQ Virginians and allies are committed to doing Pride differently. Many celebrations are going digital or have been postponed to the Fall. The uprisings for Black lives across the country and in our home state have re-emphasized that racial justice must be integral to Pride because LGBTQ people cannot be free until Black and brown LGBTQ people are free.

We celebrate Pride month in recognition of the Black and Latinx trans and gender nonconforming people, including Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, and Stormé DeLarverie, who led the Stonewall Uprising 51 years ago. We hope you will join us in using this Pride month to celebrate transformation, mutual support, and a striving for full justice for everyone.

In winter 2020, Virginia passed historic legislation banning discrimination against LGBTQ people, which will positively impact every LGBTQ individual and family in the Commonwealth.  Overall, more than a dozen bills were passed by the Virginia General Assembly this year in support of LGBTQ Equality.  Throughout 2020, the LGBTQ community will be celebrating our victories, grieving those we lost, and joining together in our resilience.  Equality Virginia will be there with you!
See below to find a Pride celebration near you!


           EVENT LOCATION           DATE
Capital Pride Digital June 1-Fall 2020
Alexandria Pride Digital June 4-6
D.C. Latinx Pride Digital June 6-June 30
Black & Prideful LGBTQ+ March W. Cary St.  & Harrison St. June 12
Black Trans Community Summit Facebook Live – @blacktransadvocacy June 12
Unity of Fairfax’s Interfaith Pride Service Digital June 25, 5:00-7:00pm
Drive-Thru Pride Norfolk, VA June 24, 5:00-7:00pm
Black Lives Matter FXBG LGBTQ  Pride March Fredericksburg, VA June 24, 5:30-7:00pm
Charlottesville Black Queer and Trans Lives Matter rally 7th & Main St, Charlottesville, VA June 24, 6:30pm
Stonewall Rising: LGBTQ March for Black Lives Diversity Richmond June 27, 7:00-10:00pm
Fredericksburg Pride Hurkamp Park June 27, 2:30-6:00pm
RVA Virtual Pride Event & Market Digital June 27-June 28
Black, Gay, & Proud of Both: Virtual Pride Month Town Hall Facebook Live – @iPowerRichmond June 30, 5:00pm
Staunton Pride Digital July 1-July 25
Black Pride RVA Digital events July 16-19
Black Trans Community Summit Facebook Live August 7, 7:30pm
Pride Party on the Peninsula 37 Mellen St E, Hampton, VA August 29, 2:00-6:00pm
Roanoke Pride Elmwood Park, Roanoke, VA September 5-6
KOA~Chesapeake Bay Pride Festival Weekend Chespeake Bay KOA, Cape Charles, VA September 12-14
Shenandoah Valley Pride Circuit Courthouse, Harrisonburg, VA September 19
Floyd Pride Galax Library/June Bug Center,
Floyd, VA
September 26
Winchester Pride Downtown Mall, Winchester, VA October 24
Reston Pride Festival CANCELLED  CANCELLED
Martinsville Shindig Pride Shindig Uptown Bistro, Martinsville, VA Postponed until 2021 
Hampton Roads Pride Town Point Park, Norfolk, VA Postponed until 2021 
TriPride Festival Cumberland Square,
Bristol, VA
Postponed until 2021 
Cville Pride Digital In-Person Cancelled; Digital Programming TBA