June ushers in the Month of Pride for the LGBTQ community and San Antonio’s Historic Market Square escorts the that community promptly into a Pride-filled summer with their Family Pride Fair this weekend.
Saturday, June 6: Historic Market Square will host the Family Pride Fair. Pride Center of San Antonio encourages everyone to bring their families and learn in a relaxed and festive atmosphere, about LGBT programs and services available in the community. Free, 11 am-7 pm, 514 W. Commerce, events.getcreativesanantonio.com
You also won’t want to miss the San Antonio Public Library’s (SAPL) celebration of Pride Month. SAPL will host several panels which are filled with educational material for everyone.
Wednesday, June 10 & Saturday, June 27: Rock OUT, many LGBTI musicians call San Antonio home. Celebrate our Pride with a performance by Alyson D. Alonzo and other LGBTI artists at the library. The June 10 event will be held Igo Branch Library 13330 Kyle Seale Pkwy. from 6 - 7:30 pm and the June 27 event will be held from 10:30-11:30 at the Central Library Plaza 600 Soledad. Free, 6-7:30 pm, (210) 207-9080, guides.mysapl.org/PRIDE
Wednesday, June 10: Work OUT, recruiting for diversity in the workplace doesn’t just create a more open environment; it has multiple bottom-line benefits for businesses. Coming together as business leaders, entrepreneurs and community allies for the fair treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people is crucial to economic competitiveness. This panel will discuss the process and benefits of creating a diverse workforce. Free, 6-7:30 pm, Westfall Branch Library 6111 Rosedale Ct., 78201, (210) 207-9220, guides.mysapl.org/PRIDE
Monday, June 15: Break OUT, the panel discussion will focus on the transgender “coming out” process. The primary topic will speak on access to healthcare and economic factors that could effect the transgender process. The program will start with a film entitled “The T Is No Longer Silent,” followed by a panel discussion with the filmmaker Keith Wichinski, a local area health provider. Free, 6-8 pm, Landa Branch Library 233 Bushnell Ave., (210) 207-9090, guides.mysapl.org/PRIDE
Wednesday, June 24: Cry OUT, Andrez Y’Barbo from Project Embrace will discuss the grieving process parents may go through when their children come out. Free, 6-7:30 pm, Great Northwest Branch Library 9050 Wellwood, (210) 207-9210, guides.mysapl.org/PRIDE
Additionally, San Antonio will hold several Pride events throughout the month.
Sunday, June 7 & June 14: Pride San Antonio will finish up their LGBTQ softball season over the next couple of weekends. Teams like the 'Brokebat Mountain' and 'Looking to Score' will face off in the playoffs. All games are open to the public. Free, Begins at 10 am, Rusty Lyons Park 5200 McCullough Ave., pridesanantonio.org/softball-league
Sunday, June 7: The Beer Bust is on at Club Essence, a local LGBTQ bar. The Pride Center San Antonio is sponsoring the event. $.50 Bud Light draft beers, 5pm, 1010 N. Main, (210) 223-5418, calendar.therivardreport.com
Wednesday, June 10: Project H.O.T. will be sponsoring a Café Focus Group to honor Pride Month and spread awareness on specifically men's sexual health. The Project H.O.T. also offers free HIV and Syphilis testing. Free, 6:30 pm, 314 South Flores, (210) 393-2019, facebook.com/projecthot
Friday, June 12: The Uptown Studio brings together local, LGBTQ artists for the Queers-N-Beers party. The event includes a night of music and art aimed to unite and inform the community. All the proceeds will go to the Pride Center San Antonio. Free, 8 pm - 12 am, 700 Fredericksburg Rd., pridecentersa.org/2015
Saturday, June 13: Astro Super Bowl will host Pride San Antonio's bowling tournament. $25 per person or $80 per team, registration begins at 5:30 pm, 3203 Harry Wurzbach Rd, facebook.com/pridesanantonio
Saturday, June 27: San Antonio AIDS Foundation will be honoring the month as well as National HIV Testing Day by offering free testing at the Get Tested, Get Wet Pool Party. The Friendly Spot (943 S. Alamo St) will host one half of the party offering free testing from 1 to 5 pm. The pool party will be in the Tobin Hill neighborhood (421 Howard St) from 4 to 8 pm. The only catch... You have to be tested before you can attend the pool party. Free, sanantonioaids.org/events