There lots of good things in store during this week’s Houston LGBT Pride Celebration® in Houston, plus some changes too. For detailed information, check out the full list of events on the Pride Houston Facebook Events page.
There’s also a lot of anticipation leading up to Thursday and Friday, when the Supreme Court of the United States could deliver their decision in the Obergefell v. Hodges case on gay marriage.
Saturday’s main Pride Parade is Downtown, Not in Montrose
Perhaps the biggest change this year is the venue for the annual Pride parade. For the first time since 1979, the parade will not run down Westheimer in the Montrose neighborhood where it all began.
Instead, the parade route starts in downtown Houston at the intersection of Milam Street and Walker. The parade continues down Walker Street, making a left on Smith Street and ending at Pease Street.
The parade kicks off at 8:30 pm and lasts until 11:00 pm on Saturday June 27, 2015.
Admission is free.
Grammy-Winner Estelle Fanta Swaray and Big Freedia on Main Stage
Saturday’s celebrations start at noon with the the Houston LGBT Pride Festival main stage entertainment. The stage is located at McKinney St and Smith St.
- ESTELLE – “American Boy,” TV show Empire
- BIG FREEDIA – The Queen Diva of Bounce
- GINGER MINJ – RuPaul’s Drag Race
- JESSICA SUTTA – formerly of the Pussycat Dolls
- PRIDE SUPERSTAR FINALISTS
The Festival concludes at 7:00 p.m. to shift gears for the start of the parade at 8:30 p.m.