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Austin Pride 2023: Supporting the LGBTQIA+ Community

Austin celebrates Pride Month in August with festivals and ways to give back

Austin Pride Parade and Festival

Austin Pride Month is celebrated annually in August, and we’re sharing some unique events and activities happening this month to support the LGBTQIA+ community. Below you’ll find opportunities to join the festivities at three big festivals, as well as a spotlight on two nonprofit organizations who can use support all year round.

Austin Pride Parade & Festival
One of the city’s most iconic celebrations, the Austin Pride Parade takes place on August 12. From 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. you can join the daytime fun at Fiesta Gardens that includes carnival rides, drag queen story time and hundreds of vendor booths. All ages are welcome to this celebration, and tickets are available in advance or at the gate.

The Parade also takes place on August 12, and it’s free to attend and open to the public. It kicks off at the Texas State Capitol Building at 8 p.m. and marches down Congress Ave. ending 4th/Bettie Naylor.

Austin Pride Parade (photo by James Cano)

The 36th annual festival PRISM 36, is taking place from August 23–27 throughout Austin with screenings, events, Q&As and more. Kicking off the festival is Glitter & Doom, a jukebox musical featuring the iconic music of the Grammy®-Award winning Indigo Girls. Additionally, there is much more engaging programming that spans the four day fest.

aGLIFF at Waterloo Park (photo from the aGLIFF Facebook page)

The Front Fest
Future Front Texas will host its four day multi-venue event, featuring lineups centered around women and LGBTQIA+ artists, from From August 31 – September 3, 2023 at The LINE Austin, Cheer Up Charlies & The Contemporary Austin — Laguna Gloria for four days of music & film. Purchase tickets for individual days or the full weekend, with proceeds benefiting the Creative Future of Texas Fund.

The Front Fest 2022 (photo from the Future Front Texas Facebook page)

Austin LGBTQIA+ Nonprofits to Support All Year Long

Equity Texas
With a mission to eliminate discriminatory legislation towards LGBTQIA+ populations, Equality Texas brings people together to create political action. Participants can assist by attending events, pledging to vote, volunteering, donating and educating themselves further on unjust matters regarding the queer community. Equality Texas gives Austinites a chance to be part of the fight to ensure safety and inclusion for all people of Texas.

Out Youth
Securing bright futures for LGBTQIA+ youth, this organization provides programs and services around Central Texas that offer emotional and material support. With counseling and resources like groceries and hygiene products available, Out Youth ensures that these young people have positive self-images and a caring community to fall back on at any time. Contribute to their efforts by making a donation.

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